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ITASA: The November 2013 Edition!
How was everyone’s Thanksgiving? We hope everyone is filled with Turkey and plenty of family love :) It’s feeling like winter now! Whoo for snow! As we are struggling to finish our semester/quarter and dealing with midterms and projects, let’s take a look at what went on this busy month of November!
So what’s going on?
Check out the awesome events TASCs and TASAs from across the country have organized! From Night Markets to Eating contests, even a Formal! You definitely want to see the amazing events that have happened this past month. Be sure to submit your own upcoming events to be featured in our newsletters and social media!
What are TASAs across the US up to?
So this month which schools are getting the spotlight? We got schools from all over the States! Check out how the TASAs are doing at Columbia, Ohio State University, and UC Berkeley !
TASA Spotlight: Columbia
Take a look to see how Columbia TASA works and what events they have!
TASA Spotlight: Ohio State University
Read to learn how OSU TASA went from something small to something big that they won the ITASA Outstanding Award. Do you want to win an ITASA Award too? Click HERE for more information to see how you can win an award for you and your TASA! We also have a new Philanthropy Awards! :) Applications due January 31st, 2014!
TASA Spotlight: University of California, Berkeley
Family, food, and fun — the three things guaranteed to be found within UC Berkeley TASA.
Recaps and Reflections
So many events have happened during November! This month features some cool events that occurred at ! Who knows, maybe some of these things might inspire your own local TASA! But of course, if you want something entertaining and different, be sure to read some of the creative pieces below.
- Ice on Ice - Tiffany Liao tells us about Wellesley College’s Shaved Ice Study Break — it might be cold, but a bowl of shaved ice drizzled with condensed milk along with various toppings like boba is all totally worth the cold!
- CWRU TASA: NIGHT MARKET 2013- Judy Chen gives us some details about their night market, one of the biggest annual event for Case Western Reserve University! Who can resist all those foods along with some classic ring toss?
- Ice Time! Skating with CTAS! - Join Emily Kuo as she joins the ice skating event with Cornell TAS along with some hot chocolate! Press here for more pictures at CTAS Facebook link!
- Screaming Together at Six Flags - Read about how Alison (our VP) screamed along with others in our first SoCal District Mixer at Six Flags — an experience that will not be forgotten!
- Confessions of a Taiwanese American from Tennessee - Were you ever confused with your own identity? Alex Chambers shares his experience as he is stuck in between the guy from Tennessee and the Taiwanese kid.
- Misrepresentation as Representation: Accepting and Reproducing Racist Images of Ourselves through Humor - Stereotypes is something that everyone has in their mind, but something that is sensitive to talk about. Here, Cheryl Lee discusses Western and Eastern stereotypes that occur in jokes and mass media.
Everyone has an ITASA story. We’d love to hear yours! This month, ITASA National Board. Share yours today! Written and video submissions may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Thanks for reading and get ready for the December Christmas edition!
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And check out our awesome 2013-2014 National Board staff!
by Sean Kow (ITASA Representative Rice University)
I joined ITASA this September after a long time of hearing about the organization, but never knowing what exactly it did. Rice University’s Taiwanese Association was invited to join ITASA, and as the vice president of external affairs, I took up the position to be RIce’s IR. Being in ITASA for just a short time, I really don’t know much about it yet, but helping to plan the UTAustin and Rice Mixer has gotten me very excited about ITASA and all the future events it has to offer.
It is the time again — the time to acknowledge all those great individuals out there helping our communities!
ITASA is proud to recognize exceptional students and organizations across the country each year. If you would like to nominate a TASA or student leader in one of the categories below, please submit a complete application to email@example.com by January 31, 2014.
We will announce the winners of each ITASA Award at the ITASA 2014 East Coast Conference at Yale. Award winners will also be recognized at the ITASA 2014 Midwest Conference at UT Austin and the ITASA 2014 West Coast Conference at UC Berkeley.
Feel free to submit!!! :) And check out our winners last year!
By Alex Chambers (DMV District Governor - DC, Maryland, Virginia)
“Alex Chambers? Oh, you mean that white kid from Tennessee who is actually Taiwanese?”
Indeed, if you have not already met me, this pretty much sums up who I am: a white kid from Tennessee who is actually Taiwanese. Although I am very proud of my roots, I must admit that I was taken off guard the first time I heard someone say this about me. Sure, I had been referred to as “that Taiwanese kid” in Tennessee or as “that American” in Taiwan, but before I came to the East Coast, where being neither Tennessean nor Taiwanese American is the norm, I had never heard someone call me both in the same sentence.
By Emily Kuo (ITASA Conference Liaison Director)
On November 9th, ITASA Tri-State held a mixer with Cornell Taiwanese American Society CTAS) at Lynah Rink for ice skating and hot chocolate. Jerry, our awesome Cornell ITASA Representative, planned and coordinated an awesome event!
By Judy Chen (ITASA Representative Case Western Reserve University)
In midst of the cold, windy weather of November and the waves of midterms approaching, one of CWRU TASA’s biggest campus events, Night Market, recently took place on November 9th.
By Aaron Lee (ITASA Representative Ohio State University)
OSU TASA is one of the younger TASA’s across the country. Now, how did we gain the spotlight at the university in such a brief period of time?
by Emily Liu (ITASA NorCal District Governor)
Family. Food. Fun.
Those are the three things you’re absolutely guaranteed to find at Berkeley TASA. Take it from me – Emily Liu – ITASA NorCal District Governor and Berkeley TASA Outreach Officer. Now allow me to explain …