Presented by Monisha Shah, Asian Pacific American Alumni Leadership Intern
Co-Hosted by Delta Kappa Delta
This week’s Chai-Time event is hosted by Monisha Shah, Asian Pacific American Alumni Leadership Intern and the sisters of Delta Kappa Delta Sorority, Inc. Monisha will be presenting about South Asian Diaspora in the United States, the effect on women after the 1965 Immigration Act and the South Asian student population at the University of Illinois. The sisters of Delta Kappa Delta will also hold a short discussion after the presentation. Chai Time is a weekly AACC evening program co-sponsored with a different Registered Student Organization each week. Snacks and chai are provided by the AACC and all students are invited to come.
Food for Thought – “Lean on Me: Becoming an Active Bystander”
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 12-1 pm
Food for Thought is a weekly discussion series that is focused on topics relevant to the Asian American community. Presentations will take place at the Asian American Cultural Center from 12-1pm. This 40 minute interactive workshop provides understanding of rape myths and how they create barriers to intervening, statistics of what is happening in the community in regards to sexual violence, how to be an active bystander, and how to overcome obstacles that may stand in the way of being supportive. Campus and community support resource information is provided.
Patricia Ricketts, Ph.D., is a staff clinical psychologist at the UIUC Counseling Center. Patricia serves as Chair for the Trauma Outreach and Consultation Team. Patricia received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York. Her professional interests include complex psychological trauma, Anxiety, Mindfulness and identity issues.
Nami Doshi is a graduate student pursuing a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. She is a graduate assistant at the UIUC Counseling Center doing outreach in the area of trauma treatment and women’s issues and has held this position for nearly 2 years. She has experience working with populations impacted by domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual violence. Nami received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine and received her M.S. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The Trauma Outreach and Consultation Team offers a place for clinicians and trainees to broaden their understanding of trauma treatment and to develop related outreach for the campus community. The mission of the Team is to be a supportive resource for the Counseling Center and University community.
iCU OIIR Intercultural Dialogue Series – Martial Arts: Stereotypes and Reality
Wednesday, April 1st, 6:30-7:30pm @ Asian American Cultural Center
iCU OIIR Intercultural Dialogue Series on International Networking: Buddy Program with the International Illini. Share your stories and learn from others on how to develop friendship with international and domestic students during the dinner dialogue! Come join our discussion on the portrayal of martial arts in films, its actual application in daily life, the influence of stars like Bruce Lee, and more!
Call for Graduating Students – AACC Stoles
The AACC is looking to honor highly involved and outstanding students at the Asian American Leadership Awards Ceremony on April 20st, 2015 Monday, 7PM.
Graduating students should meet one of the following:
I.) Have directly participated in AACC initiatives within the span of undergraduate/graduate degree;
II.) Have actively been involved with the AACC by representing the AACC in various committees;
III.) Have 2 or more years of experience working on extensive projects within Student Affairs and/or the local community (FACT, MAASU, etc);
IV.) Have held an officer leadership position (for a minimum of 2 consecutive years, thus showing leadership as well as commitment) within an RSO affiliated with the AACC; and/or
V.) Have worked as an intern and/or volunteered at the AACC.
If you are interested in purchasing a stole and meet one or more of the above requirements, please email [email protected]with your name, permanent email address, a picture of yourself, major, a list of accomplishments and method of payment. Stoles will be $20 per student. You will get to keep the stole after purchase, and wear it at your commencement!
You will have to attend the Asian American Leadership Awards Ceremony to receive your stole on April 20th, 2015,Monday, 7pmat the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.
If you have questions, please talk to Kenny Importante.
University of Illinois Asian American Alumni Network (UIAAAN) Scholarship
Deadline extended to Monday, March 30, 2015
UIAAAN strongly believes in investing in our future leaders and is pleased to offer scholarships to outstanding students at the University of Illinois. Three students who have demonstrated dedication and commitment to the Asian and Asian American community will receive $500 scholarships for Fall 2015. The UIAAAN Scholarship recipients will be honored at the Asian American Cultural Center’s Annual Leadership Awards Ceremony on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7pm in the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.
· Domestic or international undergraduate student enrolled during the spring 2015 semester at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
· Continued enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate/professional student during the fall 2015 semester at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
· UI cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
· Completed one or more courses related to Asian and Asian American topics
· One or more years of leadership in the Asian and Asian American community through campus and student organizations
Applicant essay question: In 500 words or less, (1) describe how you have made an impact through your involvement in the Asian/Asian American community, and (2) describe an idea you would like to implement in the upcoming year that would help the Asian/Asian American community at UI.
How to apply: All applicants must submit a resume, an unofficial UI transcript, contact information (phone and email) for two references who can address your work in the Asian/Asian American community, and the essay response. Applications must be submitted as one single pdf file to[email protected] by 5pm,Monday, March 30, 2015. Recipients will be notified by Friday, April 3, 2015
Asian American Cultural CenterLeadership Awards 2015
Nominations are now being accepted for the 20th annual Asian American Leadership Awards. These awards recognize excellence in activities, programs, and services that promote cross-cultural understanding of Asian American and Asian international experiences, and that provide educational and cultural support for Asians and Asian Americans in our university community.
Yuki Llewellyn Award for Outstanding Asian & Asian American Student Organization Student organizations that have developed and implemented activities, programs, and services that promote greater cultural, social, or political awareness of Asian American issues.The award recipient must be a registered organization affiliated with the AACC.
Susan Yung Maul Award for Outstanding Asian & Asian American Program / Event Programs/events that have shown a significant impact in serving the Asian American community, developing awareness of Asian American issues, and/or promoting unity in the Asian American campus community.The award recipient must be sponsored primarily by a student organization.
Outstanding Asian & Asian American Undergraduate Student Leader Award Exceptional undergraduate student leaders who have served the Asian American campus community as advocates for promoting understanding of Asian American issues and in leadership of activities that promote unity among Asian American students.Award consideration favors those nominees who have exemplified several semesters of leadership to our campus and will soon be graduating.
Outstanding Asian & Asian American Graduate Student Leader Award Graduate and professional students for excellence in developing and implementing programs for the Asian American campus community, excellence and innovation in classroom instruction that furthers knowledge of Asian American communities, and/or excellence in research that promotes awareness of Asian American issues.Award consideration favors those nominees who have exemplified several semesters of leadership to our campus and will soon be graduating.
Outstanding Asian & Asian American Faculty/Staff Award This award recognizes faculty, academic professionals, and civil service staff who have shown years of commitment to the Asian American campus community in providing mentoring, advising, programming, counseling, teaching, and research opportunities that develop students’ self-awareness and that promote understanding of Asian American issues. Award consideration favors those nominees who have exemplified at least five years of service to our campus and have collaborated with AACC programs.
1. On the first page, include (a) your own name and contact information including your e-mail address, (b) the award category, and (c) your nominee’s name and contact information. For RSO nominations, include the name and contact information for the top officer. For program/event nominations, include the name and contact information for the primary coordinators.
2. On the second page, write a nominating letter of up to one single spaced page. Describe how the nominee meets the criteria for the award (which are listed above). You are encouraged to include supporting documents and website links regarding the nominee in addition to this page.
3. Attach a photo (jpeg) of the person, RSO, or program/event you are nominating, which we will include in our program booklet.
4. Nominations must be emailed as a Word document attachment to [email protected] and must be received by Monday, March 30, 2015.
Diversity and Social Justice Education is now accepting nominations for their first annual DiversityEd Awards. These awards are for an unsung undergraduate student, graduate student, and registered student organization that has sought to address marginalization, oppression, and/or privilege as it relates to the campus community.Nominations are due by Tuesday, April 1st at 5pm. To submit a nomination or see more about eligibility, see the link above. Awards will be presented at the first annual Diversity & Social Justice Education Awards Ceremony on Tuesday,April 21st at 6pm in the Murphy Lounge at the YMCA. For more information, contact [email protected] or call 217-244-1814.
#InclusiveIllinois: Campus Conversation on Diversity and School Spirit
Tuesday March 31, 2015 at SDRP 2025 from 7:00-9:30PM
Come hear the Rip Chords perform, hear the perspective of fellow student leaders as they share their stories about their University of Illinois experiences and share your voice either to reflect upon the stories shared or to inform our campus of your unique insight about diversity and school spirit at Illinois.
What’s with Those Letters?: An International Student’s Guide on Fraternities and Sororities
Wednesday April 1st, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Illini Union, Courtyard Cafe
Join the brothers of Chi Sigma Tau, Beta Chi Theta and the sisters of alpha Kappa Delta Phi, Delta Phi Omega, Kappa Phi Lambda, Sigma Psi Zeta and Delta Kappa Delta at our education workshop on fraternities and sororities where we will answer frequently asked questions about these organizations on campus! Light snacks will be provided!
Translating East Asia Series– Great Expectations: South Korea and the Making of Global ‘Korean’ Literature
Wednesday, April 1
Speaker: Jenny Wang Medina (Independent Freelancer)
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Place: Room126, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
501 E. Daniel Street, Champaign
Upcoming events at the Leadership Center:
April 4th – Integrity
“Integrity was a really inspiring program which helped me to better understand the qualities that it takes to be a leader. I also learned how to correct myself when I have a lack of integrity which really gave me a feeling of contentment and hope. I give this program a thumbs up for the amount of effort and energy that was put into making it an effective learning experience.” – MARINA S., ’10 FINE & APPLIED ARTS
Integrity is our FINAL program for the school year. If you are interested, do not wait to register!
Leadership Certificate Program:
Been to an i-Program before? You are already well on your way to obtaining a Leadership Certificate! Enroll in our Leadership Certificate Program today!
Alex Bratton Talk on Technical Leadership:
As part of our Alumni Workshop Series, we will be welcoming CEO of Lextech Alex Bratton to the Illini Union. Alex in an alum of U of I and has experience in leadership innovation, technical literacy, and entrepreneurial leadership. He will be discussing these topics and more at the Illini Union Room 406 on March 19th from 5 to 6 pm. More information is attached, including how and where to register.
Because you are a leader on campus, we need YOU to represent Illinois for visiting Prospective Students.. become an Illinois Tour Guide!
Undergraduate Admissions would like to invite you to apply to serve as an Illinois Student Admissions Representative (I-STAR), beginning this summer. All I-STARs will serve on student panels, provide tours of campus, and assist with on-campus recruiting events.
Students may apply now to begin training in May. Ideal candidates would have experience with public speaking, strong oral communication skills, an ability to learn information quickly, involvement on campus, and enthusiastic about Illinois. We are seeking candidates from diverse colleges, majors, ethnicities, areas of involvement, and geographic hometowns.
Students may pick up an application at the front desk of the Admissions & Record Building, 901 W. Illinois St., Urbana, IL or they may request a copy by emailing [email protected]. For your convenience, we have also attached an application.
Applications are due by Monday, March 23rd by 5pm. We look forward to your applications!
Counseling Center Paraprofessional Workshop
Are you down with the swirl? Would you feel confident crossing the cultural crossroads to find a partner? The Counseling Center Paraprofessionals have prepared a Tuesday @ 7 workshop that will discuss the benefits and challenges of intercultural dating. On March 31st, at 7 p.m, Counseling Center Paraprofessionals will be presenting a workshop that will not only decipher the difference between interracial and intercultural dating but also increase awareness and teach strategies to cope with the realities of intercultural dating and how that influences relationship development. All individuals are encouraged to attend! Whether you have experienced an intercultural relationship or are simply looking to learn more come and join the discussion taking place in the Illini Union, room 406, conveniently located on the main quad.
Together we will break down the benefits and challenges that will enhance your perspective on intercultural dating.