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April 30, 2009

Peace Out Grill Out!


This in from the Indian Student Association:

Take a break before studying for finals and come join us behind Coffman for an evening of good music, great company, and excellent free food! We'll be grilling burgers (Boca), hot dogs (turkey) and corn!

Friday 1 May 2009
4:00PM to 7:00PM
Riverbend Plaza (Behind Coffman Memorial Union)

We will also be announcing ISA's Board for the 2009-2010 school year!

Hope to see all of you there!

April 23, 2009

Journey To Moos This Friday!


The ASU will be screening the film A Chinese Odyssey Part 1 - Pandora's Box, based on the novel Journey to the West.

Here are the whens and wheres:

Friday April 24, 2009
Moos Tower Room 2-520
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Drumroll Please

The results from last night's votes are in!

Here's your new ASU board:

President: Ellyn Dam
MSA Representative: Mandy Woo
Outreach Chairs: Pablo Garcia and David Dang
Secretary: Amy Kwok
Treasurer: Joseph Truong

Congratulations to all...

April 19, 2009

Wong So Right


Author, performer Kristina Wong comes to town, bringing us Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, a "swear-to-god-not-autobiographical, serio-comic portrayal of the high incidence of anxiety, depression and mental illness among Asian American women."

Bitch magazine calls it brilliant, "politically charged art with unapologetic humor."

This is a limited engagement performance, and runs April 30--May 2 at the Pangea World Theater in Minneapolis.

Go here for ticketing information.

April 13, 2009

World Famous Physicist On Campus


Author and physicist Michio Kaku will be discussing his book, Physics of the Impossible on Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00PM at the U Bookstore at Coffman.

Visit Dr. Kaku's MySpace for more.

(Yes, he's 62 years-old and has a MySpace page. Awesome.)

ASU Board, 2009-10


Want to be a part of the ASU?

Well, here's your chance.

The group is currently accepting applications for next year's board. Here's more:

You will need to submit a hard copy to the President's mail box in ASU, room 219 in CMU.

In addition, you will need to email an electronic copy to asu@umn.edu.

This year, ASU will be hosting a Q&A session about running for board. We will have each board member do a brief run down of the position, and then open for questions.

This will be held at our next GA Meeting, on Tuesday April 14th at 6:30 PM in ASU. Please join us if you can even if you're just a little curious about board. You can learn a lot, and being on board is a great experience.

Can't make it? Need an application? E-mail the group for the hook up.

Good luck!

April 6, 2009

ASU Spring Conference Week!

This is from Nehal, of the ASU:

Hello All!
We hope this mid-semester time finds you all well. The ASU board and helpers have been working hard to bring to you the biggest event of the year we host, Spring Conference Week. The week is filled with exciting workshops, and it concludes with a beautiful banquet on Saturday.

Details are as follows:

Monday: Tea Ceremony
Co-hosted with Japanese Student Association, come enjoy great food and performances in the President's Room on 3rd floor of Coffman. Event is from 6-8 PM.

Tuesday: Diversity & Dumpling
Learn how to make dumplings, eat some, and learn about the bi-cultural life style. Held in CMU 219 (ASU) from 6-8 PM

Wednesday: Professional & Dining Etiquette
Learn how to be smart with your money, time and self-promotion! Also, most important learn about dining etiquette while enjoying a dinner, so you can learn to make a great impression! Held in CMU Mississippi Room, from 6-9 PM

Thursday: A New Generation & Martial Arts
Learn all about Asian-Americans in modern America, and also get a one-on-one martial arts lesson. Free food by Cane's Chicken Fingers! Held in CMU Room 219 (ASU) from 6-8 PM

Friday: Sushi & Nutrition
Our famous Sushi night is back, and it's sponsored by Azuki Sushi. Also, learn about a healthy lifestyle while you're at it. Held in CMU room 303 from 7-10 PM. (Limited to first 60 people)

Saturday: Spring Conference Banquet

An elegant dinner catered by various local eateries. Look forward to fun student group performances, and bands: IBU and Seriously. Also performing is Kenichi Ebina, a break dancer from New York, the show is hosted by comedian Mike Anderson. Business casual attire, no jeans. Free for all UofM students, $10 general public. Held in CMU Great Hall from 6-9 PM

We look forward to seeing you all at some or all of our events this week!

Rumi's Poetry


Author and plant expert, Dr. Grami, visits the University of Minnesota to share an interpretation of Rumi's poetry.

Grami is author of Flowers and Plants in a Thousand Years of the Persian Poetry, and will be discussing the symbolism found in Rumi's work.

*This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 9, 2009
6:00 – 8:00 PM

Carlson School of Management, Room 2‐224
321 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN

Amirhossein Kiani
Iran’s House of Art (University of Minnesota, Campus Life Program)

April 2, 2009

Desi Rap!


Murali Balaji U alum, and author of the new book Desi Rap: Hip Hop and South Asian America, will visit the campus bookstore (CMU) this April 9, at 4:00 p.m.

Call (612) 626-0559 with questions.