The ASC is teaming up with United Way of King County and thousands of people across the country to be part of the nationwide day of service that honors Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy of compassion. This will be our first time ever coming together as a commission to serve on MLK Day, January 21, 2013. If you like the outdoors and meeting new people, join the ASC as we volunteer at the UW Botanic Gardens. There is a limited amount of spots left so register to volunteer now: http://bit.ly/13lU316
New year, new traditions. With the start of the 2013 year, the Asian Student Commission will begin a series titled “RSO Feature of the Week.” Every Monday, the ASC will feature one of its 30+ affiliated registered student organizations (RSOs) and the important work they do on our website and Facebook Page.
You may have heard, this year marks our 25th Annual ASC Talent Show!
CURRENTLY, we are in the Audition Stage. We are looking for up to 15 acts and up to three emcees to help make this show our biggest, best and most successful show thus far.
1) Act Auditions is a two-step process.
- Fill out the Audition Form (Deadline: January 25 at 5:00 pm). Click here.
- Confirm a 15-minute audition time slot. Click here. Act Auditions will take place on January 28 and 29, 2013 from 6:00-9:00 PM in the Ethnic Culture Theatre (ECT – 3940 Brooklyn Ave NE).
2) MC Auditions will be held through video (Deadline: February 3 at 11:59 PM). To be considered, your video must include:
- A brief introduction (name, major, and year).
- An explanation for why you should be chosen as an emcee.
- A history of your past emcee experiences.
- Two examples of how you would introduce the Talent Show.
- Two examples of how you would transition between acts.
- A total length of the video not exceeding five minutes.
Individuals are welcome to audition as a duo or trio. Upload and send your video link to the ASC Director Melissa Yang via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
*Acts and emcees will be announced about one-two weeks after each respective deadline.
Congratulations to Andrea Kang of Korean Student Association for winning 2012-2013 ASC Tshirt Contest
With the help and support of students and the community, the University of Washington’s Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMAD) is actively seeking to recruit under-represented students by hiring a part-time position for a Southeast Asian Outreach and Recruitment Counselor. The ideal candidate is well connected to the local Southeast Asian community, and has one-two years of relevant experience in professional admissions advising, counseling, or outreach to college and/or high school age students. The application is available here: https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=90736&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords&szReturnToSearch=1
Note: Eligible candidates must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, not a Master’s Degree as listed.
For questions, please contact Melissa Yang (email@example.com) in the Asian Student Commission or Tony Vo (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Recruitment and Outreach Program.
Yup! You heard right! The Asian Student Commission is back on the twitterverse. Follow us @ASUW_ASC to get the latest updates especially with our upcoming events.
The UW Dream project is looking for volunteers to help them mentor first generation & low-income students on November 19th & 20th (this weekend!), and wanted to reach out to the Asian Student Commission constituents– they’re looking for as many volunteers as possible, and applications would like anyone interested in helping out to please send in an application by Friday, the 18th, but the earlier, the better!:
The Dream Project is a student-initiated, student-led program that partners UW students with first-generation and low-income students from local high schools, as they navigate through the college admissions process. We also coordinate an annual event called Admissions Workshop Weekend at which high school students can come to our campus and receive help on their college application process, which will be taking place the weekend of November 19 and 20 this year. Ideally, students will have the opportunity to work one on one with a mentor/tutor to provide support and make sure they are on track with the college application process. These high school students will gain a strong understanding of the college application process and craft quality applications and essays. From years past, many of our students complete their entire college applications over the course of this weekend. You will find that this is a rewarding community experience when you witness the accomplishment of these students in one weekend. That is why we need your help! For further details please contact us at marcus08[at]uw.edu or thompt2[at]uw.edu.
If you’re interested in committing to this effort, please go to the following link to register: www.dreamproject.washington.edu/workshop/help.
Marcus Ramirez and Tayler Thompson
UW Dream Project
Admissions Workshop Weekend
The Asian Student Commission is now accepting applications for an intern, as well as sign ups to volunteer at any of various ASC events throughout the year! Check out the new “Getting Involved” tab up above for more information.
Following requests from various constituents, there is now a calendar on the ASC site! Just click the tab on the bar up above, and you will be able to browse my Office Hours, RSO/Constituents’ events, as well as events happening in the community.
If you have an event you would like to submit to the calendar, feel free to send them to me to put up.