Saturday, November 15, 2008
WHERE: Opus Lounge
116 King St # 1 (off the State Capitol)
Madison, Wi 53703
Website: http://www.opuslounge.com (complete with food and drink menu)
WHEN: Thursday, November 24, 2008, 530-7:00pm AAAGS Happy Hour Social (happy hour prices end at 7pm, 25 percent discount before then on drinks and appetizers).
WHAT: Bring a new AAAGS member, bring a new friend.
Faculty, staff, grads, and allies are all welcome! Come see AAAGS buddies before the end of semester crunch of deadlines, and people leaving town, staying in town, buddy up with others for Thanksgiving social events if you're sticking around (and so many from the coasts are staying, believe me). Continue those conversations you started at the Dinner and Dialogue this past October. Come take a break from the library or the lab and get your happy hour on.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Le club allemand va à Chicago pour visiter le Christkindlmarkt, et nous voudrions vous inviter à venir. Chriskindlmarkt est un “German Christmas market” authentique, comme le marché de Nuremberg. Il y a beaucoup de vendeurs d'Allemagne, et on peut acheter articles allemands. Par exemple, on peut acheter la nourriture allemande, les boissons allemandes, le bonbon allemand, et cetera. Vous pouvez apprendre plus du Christkindlmarkt ici.
Le 6 décembre, nous pensons faire aller à Chicago en car, et nous partons à 10 heures. Nous restons à Chicago jusqu'à 21 heures, et nous devrions revenir à Madison vers minuit.
Le ticket coûte $25, mais si beaucoup de personnes viennent le coût diminuera et vous pouvez recevoir un remboursement de la différence.
A plus tard, et espérons, vous pouvez venir.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Der deutsche Klub geht nach Chicago, um den Christkindlmarkt zu besuchen, und wir möchten Sie einladen mitzukommen. Christkindlmarkt ist einer authentischer "German Christmas market", wie der Markt in Nuremberg. Es gibt viele Verkäufern aus Deutschland, und man kann deutschen Ware kaufen. Zum Beispiel, kann man deutsche Essen, deutschen Getränke, deutscher Kandis, und so weiter kaufen. Sie können mehr den Christkindlmarkt hier lernen.
Am 6. Dezember, haben wir zu fahren nach Chicago mit dem Bus vor, und wir fahren um 10 Uhr ab. Wir bleiben in Chicago bis 21 Uhr, und wir sollen gegen Mitternacht in Madison ankommen.
Die Buskarte kostet $25, aber wenn viele Leute mitkommen, ist die Ausgaben kleiner, und Sie können eine Rückerstattung von der Abweichung bekommen.
Bis später, und hoffentlich, können Sie mitkommen.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Critical Perspectives on Hmong Scholarship and ExperiencesThe focus of the speaker series is to provide a platform for scholars, community leaders, and artists from, and working with, the Hmong community to share their work with the UW-Madison campus and the Madison Hmong community.FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Gil Jose, United Way (Community Relations)
Vanessa Merina, Creative Writing (Academic Chair)
Mytoan Nguyen, Sociology (Grants, Internal Business)
Chong Moua, History (Communications, Blogger Laureate)
Maiger Moua, History (Undergraduate Liaison)
Linda S. Park, Human Development and Family Studies (Campus Administrative Liaison)
Kao Phetchareun, Public Affairs (Undergraduate Liaison)
Lan Phung, Southeast Asian Studies (Historian)
Asia Thao, Counseling Psychology (Social Co-Chair)
Betty Thao, Education Policy Studies (Ad Hoc)
Faculty Advisor: Assistant Prof. Cindy I-Fen Cheng, History/Asian American Studies Program
Any inaccuracies, please drop an email to AAAGS.
Monday, October 6, 2008
"Learning from the Past and Looking Ahead at the Asian American Academic Community at UW Madison"
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Dinner served right away
Room 253, 1025 West Johnson
RSVP now to email@example.com
(include name, department, title)
NO CHARGE FOR ADMISSION
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Critical Perspectives on Hmong Scholarship and Experiences
The focus of the speaker series is to provide a platform for scholars, community leaders, and artists from, and working with, the Hmong community to share their work with the UW-Madison campus and the Madison Hmong community.
Please join us Friday, October 3, 2008 from 2-4 pm in welcoming Dr. Chia Youyee Vang, Assistant Professor of History, from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall
Please save the following dates for upcoming colloquium events:
October 31, 2008, 2-4 pm
November 21, 2008, 2-4 pm
December 12, 2008, 2-4 pm
Monday, September 22, 2008
WHO: Everyone is invited - new and old AAAGS members. Welcome new APALSA/SALSA Members!
WHERE: Red Gym (on Langdon), Mezzanine Room C. Walk up the stairs towards the back of the Red Gym.
WHEN: Thursday, September 25, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (feel free to bring your own dinner)
WHAT: General Meeting. The agenda will include:
2. Recap of the Retreat
3. Upcoming Academic Events
4. Upcoming Social Events
5. Steering Committee Confirmation
Questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE the Date: Tuesday, Oct 21, 2008, is the Asian American Faculty/Grad/Staff Dinner and Dialogue. EVITE will go out to current members in the gmail address book. RSVP required and space is limited to 45 individuals.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Obama Statement on Mid-Autumn Festival
September 12, 2008
I appreciate the opportunity to share a few thoughts with the Asian American communities that gather now to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. This is a wonderful time to reflect on the year past and look toward the year ahead.
The Mid-Autumn Festival celebrates the abundance of the summer harvest. As Americans, it is a time to celebrate our blessings and rededicate ourselves to extending the opportunity to those who lack it across our country, and around the world.
That's why I have developed detailed plans to jumpstart the economy and put us on a path to long-term economic growth and job creation, provide middle class Americans with tax relief, support small businesses, and protect homeownership. I also have plans to provide every American access to quality, affordable health care and to fix our schools. We can accomplish these goals at home, and we can rebuild our alliances, encourage individual involvement and service in the Peace Corps, and improve our foreign aid programs so that we help other countries accomplish these goals as well.
Change only happens when people demand it, so I hope you'll get involved in this election and vote on November 4th. Together as one nation, we can work together to create a better future. I wish you all the best for a wonderful celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival.
(Appeared Sept 19, 2008 in an email from political consultant, Bill Wong, who edits the Sunfire Newswire Political Digest highlighting Asian Americans and politics in California. To subscribe, email email@example.com)
Sunday, September 14, 2008
THAO WITH THE GET DOWN STAY DOWNia female-fronted alterna.rock.folk band hailing from San Fran. Hot of tours first with Xiu Xiu and then Rilo Kiley, Paste Magazine named this Kill Rock Stars darling one of their "4 to Watch" in February '08. Watch her.
September 20, 2008 (SAT)
Tickets for the entire festival can be purchased here: http://www.forwardmusicfest.com - $25 for admission to all shows around town on 19-20th Sept.
A few AAAGS members are attending (contact Mytoan).
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Sept 4, 2008, Thursday
Time: 4:30-7:00 pm (happy hour prices last until 6pm)
Sucre Patisserie + Dessert Lounge
20 W Mifflin St. (at the top of State Street, turn left at the State Capitol)
Madison WI 53703
Tel: (608) 310-4520
Madison's newest dessert lounge and recently voted best new restaurant. Sucre has freshly prepared sweets such as summery fruit tarts, devilish chocolate cakes and recently added green tea white chocolate mouse cakes. During happy hour from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm, you can enjoy summer cocktails or wines for only $5. Thanks to Hong Tran, one of the chefs (and a friend/member of AAAGS), for helping us plan this event.
A Group of AAAGS folks will be at the outdoor seating area (indoors if raining)
NO RSVP needed, just show up!
These are just some rough figures (we don't know, however, the methodologies for how these numbers were generated or how durable the definitions have been over time).
- Faculty: 216/2198 = 9.8 percent (we don't really know how accurate this is!)
- Academic Staff: 509/6826 = 7.4 percent
- Graduate Students (Masters and PhD non-professional school): 319/8860 = 3.6 percent
- Professional School Students: 189/2080 = 9.1 percent*
* We have reason to believe that this number is inflated due to the possible inclusion of overseas graduate students. This means that the number of Asian American graduate students, as well as the number of graduate non-professional Asian American students, is actually lower than these figures would suggest.
All ethnic minorities: 861/8860= 9.7 percent
Source: Academic Planning and Analysis, UW Madison, 2007-2008 Figures (assembled from various excell spreadsheets). If you know of some more accurate or up to date figures, please let us know!
Friday, August 29, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
DATE: Saturday, August 23, 2008
TIME: 11:15 am-2:30 pm - Potluck Lunch Included
Monticello Apartment Social Room
5015 Sheboygan Ave,
Madison, WI 53705
The social room is the door to your right when you enter the Monticello Apartments building (close to Hilldale Mall). There's access to a kitchen, bathroom and balcony available that we can use.
BY BUS - On the weekends you can take the # 2 or 8 bus and it will drop you off on the corner of Sheboygan and Eau Claire. From there, walk about 1/2 a block West until you come to the "Monticello" sign and ahead of that is the office sign. The apartment building is also the building's office.
BY CAR - There's parking on the street in front of the building and also around it. There should be sufficient spaces for everyone. Please indicate whether you need a ride. We have drivers coming from both the East and West side of Madison.
PURPOSE: To plan the next calendar year of fun social events, mixers, and programs and of course, to get as many members involved in this program planning process as possible. AAAGS wants to serve the needs of its changing membership.
In the spring, we administered a Membership Satisfaction Survey on Survey Monkey. We'll share with you some of the highlights and the many conversations amongst steering committee members that arose thereafter at next week's retreat.
WHO's INVITED: AAAGS Members
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org and include what dish, dessert, or drink you wish to share.
We hope you'll consider staying for the entire agenda, but in case you don't, please come for part of the day's activities. An EVITE to current members has been sent out, please email email@example.com to be added to the invitation.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
- Ray Hsu, PhD Creative Writing/Literary Studies
- Natalie Tran, PhD Education Leadership and Policy Analysis
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org seating is limited
Monday, May 19, 2008
These past three years of AAAGS activities have been phenomenal both in scope and frequency. In order to better serve current and future members, we are administering our first-ever member satisfaction survey.
Please click here to access the survey. Responses will be processed June 1st. We would appreciate your honest and candid responses in order to improve our milieu of activities for AY 2008-2009. We especially would like to encourage members who are graduating/leaving. We'll be surveying our population of 350 existing members, AASP faculty and academic staff allies. The analytic findings will be processed using Survey Monkey and disclosed at our next General Meeting. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback!
c/o Mytoan Nguyen
PS: Our volunteers have spent the past two weeks refining the questions -- special thanks go to Jackie Nguyen (Educational Psych) and Danielle Vokal (Education Policy).
Friday, May 9, 2008
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Where: Memorial Union Terrace (if inclement weather or too cold, we will be in the Rathskellar)
When: 2 May 2008
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Why: Because AAAGS mixers are fun and you can meet other grad students you havent seen or never met.
Come on out and join us for a drink! Look out for signs!!!
For those interested, a group of us will be going to InAsia, APAC's cultural show at 8pm at the Wisconsin Union Theatre, Mem Union
Hope to see everyone on friday!!
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
In honor of MCSC & AASU's Asian American Awareness Month, The Filipino American Student Organization is proud to present a 3-part workshop event to share what makes The Philippines unique among other Southeast Asian nations, demonstrating its rich cultural history and the variety of influences, both regional and colonial, that have made it the nation that it is today.
The workshops will take place on Saturday April 12th in Tripp Commons, Memorial Union
11:00-11:30am - APELLIDO Workshop
Tracing Filipino last names to ancestral roots
- Led by Maureen Justiniano, Filipino Language Instructor
11:30pm-12:20pm - Cross-Culture: The Mexican Influence in Filipino food, language and currency.
- Led by Maureen Justiniano, Filipino Language Instructor
Special ARNIS BATTLE Demonstration by FASO members you don't want to miss!
12:30pm-2:00pm - Learn Filipino Martial Arts!
Defend, Disarm, and Dare your friends! Sticks will be provided.
- Led by acclaimed Martial Arts Guru
(If weather permits, we will even fight outside!)
2:00pm-2:45pm - Revolution & Nationalism - Paul Bunyan Room
A stimulating look into the Filipino-American War & its connections to today
- Led by Dr. Michael Cullinane, Associate Director for Southeast Asian Studies
Bring your friends!
ISANG MAHAL (One Love),
The Filipino American Student Organization
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Either way, make sure you come out and support!!
Come for the workshops, the dinner and the show!
Stay tuned for more updates
**THE REGISTRATION PAGE IS NOW ACTIVE**
Go to the link below to register:
Monday, March 24, 2008
4 for Hollywood Chinese on Thursday, April 3rd, 7:45pm (Cinemateque)
2 for Na Kamalei (Men of Hula) on Friday, April 4th, 5:00pm (Chazen Museum)
2 for Na Kamalei (Men of Hula) on Saturday, April 5th 2:30pm (Chazen Museum)
Please let us know asap if you want any of these extra FREE tix! Each person can order up to 2 tix for now (maybe you can get more than 2 later if there are any left). Details coming on how to pick up your ticket.
Monday, March 17, 2008
The opening remarks and keynote address are currently scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School. Kate Rigg's performance will begin at 8:15 p.m. at 3650 Humanities.
Online registration for Asian American Voices will be announced soon. Please pass this information to student and community individuals and organizations that may be interested in attending and please save the date!!!
Asian American Voices seeks to bring together members across the UW-Madison campus as well as the greater Madison community to engage in topics of concern to those who identity as Asian American.
We want to thank this year's co-sponsors: Association of Asian American Graduate Students (AAAGS), Asian Pacific American Law Student Association-South Asian Law Student Association (APALSA-SALSA), Asian American Studies Program (AASP), Asian Pacific American Council (APAC), Asian American Student Union (AASU), Wisconsin Asian Bar Association (WABA), Wisconsin Association for Asian Americans (WOAA), MultiCultural Student Coalition (MCSC), and Associated Students of Madison (ASM).
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Dinner & Dialogue with Asian American faculty/administrators and Graduate STudents.
Thursday, March 27th @ the Friederick Center 5:30pm. come join us for a delicious Italian Buffet dinner and great conversations with our faculty/administrators!
Invitation have gone out and will be coming again your way soon! don't forget to RSVP!
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR APRIL 2008!
April 6, 2008 Asian American Film Festival
This year's selection is New Year Baby. Show time is Sunday, April 6th at 12:45pm.
RSVP to AAAGS for your free ticket (email@example.com). It's first come, first serve! We will plan a brunch before the fiim showing. Details to follow soon!
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Rathskeller End of Year Mixer, Dec 2007
Asian American Activism in Practice, Nov 2007 - most of the committee members
Dear AAAGS Members and Friends:
The year 2007 brought many important and exciting developments for AAAGS as a student group at UW Madison. Here's a year in review:
- Lunar New Year Potluck
- 1st Annual Faculty/Staff Dinner and Dialog @ the Union South
- 1st Annual Asian American Voices (AAV) @ the Great Hall, Memorial Union
- the Asian American Film Festival and Dine Around - viewing of "Slanted Screen"
- 2nd annual AAAGS retreat @ Gil's condo clubhouse and strategic planning
- Terrace Welcome Mixer to New Members
- 1st Annual AAAGS undergrad-graduate student mentorship potluck
- 1st Asian American Activism in Practice Workshop: "Learning from Each Other"
- End of Year Mixer @ The Rathskeller
Informally, the friendships formed through first-time connections established at AAAGS events have flourished in a number of important and innovative ways. Graduates have formed study groups together at various libraries on campus, gathered for documentary film screenings and holiday meals (if they couldn't be home for out-of-state students), and coffeehouse chit chat.
AAAGS is also wired -- literally. Our online networking group "UW AAAGS" Facebook group at this time is at 60 members -- current grad students and affiliates (staff, alumni, and ugrad allies).
As Co-Chair, I am stepping down in the spring to do overseas predissertation fieldwork, however, the existing corps of executive committee members is unrivaled in their dedication, commitment, and solidarity to the academic, social, and community goals of AAAGS. Thank you especially to Linda Park, Chair in 2006-2007, for her dedication to re-chartering AAAGS and for advising the incoming Co-Chairs. I have to thank Gil Jose (Dept of Microbiology), for being such a kind and fun individual to work with as Co-Chair in Fall 2007; the devoted executive committee members who came to our meetings on Friday evenings; the contributions and solidarity with APALSA/SALSA - our colleagues in the Law School have been wonderful and involved every step of the way. To the undergrad student orgs, APAC and to the re-vamped AASU, as a group, AAAGS will be there to support the important work you will do in the near future. And best wishes to our friends at Hmong Talk. Our new Co-Chair is Casey Lee (Dept of East Asian Studies), I couldn't have asked for a more fresh and energetic replacement. Happy New Year, AAAGS!
Mytoan Nguyen (Dept of Sociology)
Co-Chair, Fall 2007