Get ready for our last Asian Pacific American Heritage Month event!!!

Asian American Student Union Presents: Clara C in Concert

Having been a closet musician most of her life, Clara has only recently revealed her talent to the world. Clara’s music can best be described as a synergy of folk/pop/rock that when blended together creates a unique experience. She has performed at renowned venues such as The White House Dept. of Education, Hollywood Bowl, Shrine Auditorium and more where she performed for crowds of up to 18,000 people.

In a little over a year Clara has released her debut album, The Art In My Heart, performed live in front of an estimated 70,000 people in 2011, received music placement on a national commercial, movies and on TV networks such as Showtime, ABC Family, MTV, and completed 2 sold out tours throughout the US, Canada and Asia. After a successful debut Clara is headed back into the studio to record her 2nd album slated for a Summer 2012 release.

For more information:

http://www.youtube.com/user/ClaraCMusic
http://twitter.com/#!/claracmusic

Location: Commonwealth Ballroom in Squires Student Center
Admission: FREE!

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/425870794105308/

 
 

Welcome back everyone! Spring semester is just starting up and it’s a great time to catch up with the AASU organizations!  The Center for Academic Enrichment and Excellence (CAEE) in partnership with the Asian-American Student Union (AASU) and the Filipino American Student Association (FASA) is hosting a Spring Welcome Back reception with a lunar new year theme. There will be heavy refreshments and plenty of activities going on.

Come out on Friday, January 27, 2012 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Old Dominion Ballroom, Squires and see what our orgs have to offer!!!

Invite your friends on Facebook!

 
 

AASU’s Got Talent - TONIGHT!!!

This show is meant to serve as a mildly competitive medium for individuals and groups to showcase their hidden talents. There will be a panel of three judges who will contribute constructive criticism, as well as award points based on certain criteria. Following the completion of the show, the audience will be able to place their votes for their favorite acts. The total amount of votes from the judges and the audience will determine the winners! Prizes will then be awarded accordingly!

 
 

FASA will be hosting a World Cup style tournament involving the AASU orgs.

Each organization will represent a charity of their choice and the winning org of the tournament will have all proceeds donated to their respective charity.

The participating orgs and their charities include:

Chinese American Society (CAS): Half the Sky Foundation, helps orphaned children in China by providing nutrition and education to for babies and personalized learning opportunities for older children and foster homes. http://www.halfthesky.org/

Filipino American Student Association (FASA): Dynamic Teen Company, helps provide basic medical treatment, education and youth awareness projects to children in poverty stricken areas of the Philippines. http://www.dtc.org.ph/

Japanese Cultural Association (JCA): Japan Relief Recovery Fund, a fundraising effort to aid those affected by the hurricane that struck Japan.https://secure2.convio.net/dri/site/Donation2?idb=1728062106&df_id=1700&1700.donation=form1&gclid=CIrjr4mBlKwCFQGO5godihkwng

Korean American Student Association (KASA)

Society of Indian Americans (SIA): Habitat for Humanity, through volunteer effort and donated materials they are able to build houses and affordable homes for those in need. http://www.habitat.org/default.aspx?tgs=MTAvMzEvMjAxMSA4OjA3OjA3IFBN

Vietnamese Student Association (VSA)

The purpose of this event is so to promote unity within AASU and to compete for a good cause. So please come out and support your organization!

 
 

DID YOU HEAR? OMG YEAH!

The Asian American Student Union is hosting its annual Culture Show: RUMOR HAS IT!

DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM.

This year’s show will feature performances from our member organizations as well as an exciting Modern Dance.

And that’s not all! We also have a special performance from BAMBOOM DANCE CREW!

Join us as we follow the story of four friends, who went to high school together, experience the college life. Roxy and Tyler, who are freshmen, are eager and excited for new opportunities college has to offer. Jackie and Mark, who are sophomores, show them around, giving them a glimpse of the real Asian-American community at Virginia Tech: the cliques and the exclusivity.

Roxy runs into the most popular clique of them all, the Mean Girls: Gina, Daniella, and Andrea. While Roxy hangs out with them more and slowly becomes one of them, ditching the friends who have been there for her, Jackie and Mark must figure out how to bring the organizations together for the AASU Winter Ball, their biggest fundraiser of the semester.

Will the organizations and cliques find the strength to unite for a common goal? Or will AASU be forever divided?

Watch as we explore how friendships are broken and relationships are tested.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

DON’T FORGET TO SREAD THE WORD.

 
 

Information Session: U.S. Secret Service

The U.S. Secret Service is coming to Virginia Tech to speak about career opportunities within the agency detailing the law enforcement, administrative, professional, and technical careers available. Internship and post-graduation jobs are available. Following the presentation will be a question and answer/meet and greet session.
Topics to be discussed will included the Secret Service Application Process, Law Enforcement Careers, and Administrative, Professional and Technical specialties.

If you are interested in submitting your resume prior to the event, please send a PDF copy with the event title in the subject line to:

vtasianamericanstudentunion@gmail.com

Deadline for submissions is Sunday, Oct. 16 at noon.

http://www.secretservice.gov/join/
http://www.secretservice.gov/opportunities.shtml

Facebook Event:http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=123176937788730

Keep Up With the AASU Orgs!

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There’s a ton of events coming up so don’t miss out!

Check out the AASU Calendar to see what’s going on!

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Kristina Wong is coming to Virginia Tech!

"Kristina Wong is a nationally presented solo performer, writer, actor, educator, culture jammer, and filmmaker. Described by the East Bay Express as "brutal but hilarious… a woman who takes life’s absurdities very seriously," her body of performance work includes short and full-length solo performance works, outrageous street theater stunts and pranks, subversive internet installations, and plays and sketch comedy. Her performances have been shown in spaces that include: the Public Theater, REDCAT, Mark Taper Forum, Jumpstart Performance Company (San Antonio, TX), La MaMa ETC, the Painted Bride (Philadelphia, PA), the Comedy Central Workspace among dozens of others. She was awarded the Creative Capital Award in Theater and a Creation Fund from the National Performance Network to create her third full-length solo show, “Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” exploring the remarkably high incidence of suicide among Asian American women in a world that’s more nuts than we are. The performance was recently captured in Kristina’s first ever concert film through the thoughtful direction of Michael Closson.”

To learn more about her and her work, visit
her site!

Check out the facebook event!

Become an AASU Volunteer!

Are you interested in being a volunteer at AASU events?

Join the Facebook group and stay informed of ways you can help out!

For additional information check out the 'Volunteer' tab on our website or tumblr!

AASU Career Forum

Have you ever thought of having a job with the Secret Service? Are you interested in working for a company like Deloitte?

Fill out this interest survey and you’ll be notified about an upcoming AASU Career Forum with representatives from the Secret Service and Deloitte.

It’s always a good time to start networking and learning about what opportunities you have waiting for you.  Come talk to representatives about career opportunities following graduation or internship openings!