Friday, September 13, 2013


Who Are Asian Pacific Americans? Luncheon Talk Series

Topic: Trayvon Martin and the Ambiguity of Race Relations in the U.S.

Date: Friday, September 20, 2013

Time:  12-1 pm

Venue:  Asian Culture Center Lounge, 807 E. 10th Street

Description: Join us for our first discussion of the year! We will examine the meaning of the Zimmerman verdict.  What role did race, profiling, and stereotypes play? Come share your thoughts over free lunch on this current and controversial topic. Moderated by Derek DiMatteo and Cara Maffini. Please see the following article for discussion points:

Who Are Asian Pacific Americans? is a bi-monthly roundtable lunch discussion that allows students and community members to talk about specific  topics such as: identity, misconceptions, the model minority myth, APA and media representation, bi-racial culture, as well as other topics.


Asian Culture Center’s Over A Cup of Tea

Topic: Information, Technology, and Snowden: Privacy vs. Protection?

Date: September 26, 2013                                                                                   

Time: 7-8 pm

Venue:  IU Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street

Description:  Professor L. Jean Camp from the School of Informatics will lead this discussion about the state of privacy and information in America. A few questions that we will be asking include: What is it reasonable to assume that the NSA knows? What are the apparent practices?  How do issues of security and privacy interact? Or are we jeopardizing national security? Is national security more important than our own right to privacy? What are the economic implications for the practices described or implied? Come for the chance to learn about and discuss these very current issues.

What’s cooking on Friday? Dumplings!

Date:  Friday, September 27, 2013

Time:  5-6 p.m.

Venue:  ACC, 807 E. 10th Street

Description: Find out what’s cooking on Friday!   ACC’s special guest will unveil her/his culinary knowledge and tell you about the varieties and nuances of the featured Asian dish, as well as its preparation.  At the end of the program, we will have food tasting. Due to limited seating, advance free registration is required. Email or call (812) 856-5361 to register.


ACC's Monday Table Topics

Topic: “What on Earth is a Bule?  A Discussion of Code Selection and Linguistic ‘Others’” presented by Joshua Owens, MA Student in Chinese

Date:  Monday, September 30, 2013

Time:  12-1:15 pm

Venue:  ACC, 807 E. 10th Street

Description: This presentation centers on the linguistic tendencies of individuals with Taiwanese and Chinese heritage. Owens’s presentation will also explore the social and cognitive processes underlying code selection as well as the various factors affecting communication with linguistic "others.”

Monday Table Topics is a monthly discussion and luncheon with graduate students and visiting scholars at Indiana University. The roundtable serves as one of the many informal outlets for scholars to talk about topics that are related to Asian cultures, history, arts, education, politics, government, and business.


ACC’s English Tutoring Services
The Asian Culture Center is offering English tutorials. Peer counselors will be conducting free consultations at the ACC  (807 E. 10th Street) each week during the school year.  Students wanting to practice their conversational skills and needing assistance with written homework, basic grammar, business language, or short research papers will be able to stop by during office hours and receive help from a peer counselor. No appointments needed.  Tutoring hours between 9:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily.  Current tutoring hours are listed below. More hours will be added as we get more volunteers.

Monday: 9-1 pm, 1:15-8:30 pm

Tuesday: 9-3 pm, 3:30-8:30 pm

Wednesday: 10-8:30 pm

Thursday: 10-8:30 pm

Friday: 10:15-3 pm, 3:45-7 pm

Weekly Fun Activities at the ACC

Play 'Mah-Jong' at the ACC Every Friday from 2- 4 pm. Mah-Jong is a game of skill coupled with wit and fortune. It originated in China and dates far back into ancient times.  Beginners are welcome.

Go (WeiQi in Chinese, Baduk in Korean) Every Friday from 4- 7 pm. Go is the oldest game of strategy still played in its original form. The rules are simple, but the strategy is fantastically complex (computers can't come close to beating humans). Come to play, learn, or even teach this ageless game.


Asian Cultures Around Campus featuring Henna 101

Every Monday, starting the week of September 9. Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Come to the ACC to learn the Indian art of henna designs. You will have hands on experience, as well as learn basic techniques and designs. Please feel free to bring your friends. If you are bringing a group of more than 6, please rsvp in advance. For questions, email Hallie Baumann at


Asian Cultures Around Campus featuring Free Calligraphy Lessons

Every Friday, Time: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Learn and practice the art of East Asian Calligraphy with Vanessa Niu. Informal class meets every Friday to learn and practice how to write in the ancient script. Beginners are welcome. Lessons are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact


ACC’s Asian Language Class Schedule


Need tutoring in an Asian language? Want to learn basic survival phrases in an Asian language? Or to brush up on your speaking skills?  The ACC can help! We currently have informal classes that last one hour. All classes are free of charge and start the week of September 9 and will end on Dec. 13. To learn about the schedule and to register, please e-mail

All classes are held at the Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street. 

More classes will be added as we get more volunteers.


Monday Lessons

Japanese Beginner Class
In this beginner class, students will learn basic conversational skills and learn to read Hiragana. The class will also introduce elements of Japanese culture and contemporary trends. No prior knowledge is required.

Meets every Monday. Time: 5:15-6:15 pm. Teacher: Hirofumi Mita. Begins 9/9/13.


Korean Beginners Class
In this beginner class, students will learn the Korean alphabet, basic grammar, conversational skills, and aspects of Korean culture. No prior knowledge is required.

Meets every Monday. Time: 5:15-6:15 pm. Teacher: Minjoo Ji.  Begins 9/9/13.


Tagalog (Filipino) Class

Meets every Monday. Time: 5:15-6:15 pm. Teacher: Cindy Berin. Begins 9/9/13.


Hindi Beginner

Meets every Monday. Time: 5:15-6:15 pm. Teacher: Shibashis Mukherjee. Begins 9/9/13.


Tuesday Lessons

Japanese Beginner Class: In this beginner class, students will learn basic language skills in speaking and reading (Japanese writing systems: hiragana, katakana, and some simple kanji). Course material is based on the GENKI textbook, but may be altered according to the proficiency and needs of the students. Basic class communication, except for grammatical explanations, will be conducted in Japanese.

Meets every Tuesday. Time: 5:15-6:15 p.m. Teacher: Asami Lutz. Begins 9/10/13.


Chinese Beginner Class (Mandarin)
This is a beginning level course in Mandarin Chinese for students with little or no prior experience in the language. We will learn the basics of grammar and pronunciation, then will move quickly into beginning conversation practice.
Meets every Tuesday. Time: 6:20-7:20 pm. Teacher: Junyan Shan. Begins 9/10/13.


Wednesday Lessons

Chinese Beginner Class (Mandarin)
We are going to review basic Pinyin, and will discuss Chinese daily conversation. No previous knowledge of Chinese required.

Meets every Wednesday. Time: 5:15-6:15 pm. Teacher: Jinhua Ouyang. Begins 9/11/13.


Chinese Intermediate Class (Mandarin)

This intermediate level Chinese language class will focus on speaking, listening and writing. Students should have previously learned Pinyin and have basic vocabulary. You will expand your vocabulary through colloquial conversations, interactive activities and homework. Reading assignments will be given towards the end of the semester. We will also tailor the class to the needs of the students.

Meets every Wednesday Time: 6:20-7:20 pm. Teacher: Kuang He. Begins 9/11/13.


Thursday Lessons

Korean Beginner Class

Come to learn about Korean language and culture. We will use the following textbooks: '한국어 읽기' from Yeon-seh University, and 'Gateway to Speaking Korean.’ No prior knowledge necessary.

Meets every Thursday. Time: 5:15-6:15 pm. Teacher: Helena Cheun. Begins 9/12/13.


Korean Intermediate Class

This class is designed for students who know the Korean alphabet and can read basic sentences. We will expand on these language skills.

Meets every Thursday. Time: 6:20-7:20 pm. Teacher: Helena Cheun. Begins 9/12/13.


Bengali Beginner Class

Meets every Thursday. Time: 6:20-7:20 pm. Teacher: Shibashis Mukherjee. Begins 9/12/13.


News Around Campus & Beyond Sample Gates


A Call to Action: Ava DuVernay and AFFRM

Date/Time: September 11-20, 2013
Student Building (SB) 150

Description:  Winner of the Best Director award at Sundance in 2012, Ava DuVernay is a veritable trailblazer in the independent film world. In addition to writing, directing and producing her own films, DuVernay launched a groundbreaking film distribution venture, the African American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM), in 2011. The series is sponsored by the Black Film Center/Archive, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, Department of American Studies, Department of Communication and Culture, Film and Media Studies program, IU Cinema and Indiana University Women’s Philanthropy Council. There will be 7 film screenings and a Jorgensen Lecture with Ava DuVernay. For more information, visit


East Asian Studies Colloquium:

Topic: “Lost in Translation: The Challenge of Cross-cultural Writing and Publishing and How US-China Communication (and its absence) is Shaping the Future of the Planet"

Date: Friday, September 13, 2013

Time: 12:00-1:15 P.M.

Location: Student Building, Room 150

Description: Presenter Karen Christensen will talk about the importance of language education and lifelong language learning, and about the need for a broader education about both China and the United States. She will demonstrate how a lack of cultural and historical understanding affects real-life outcomes in politics, business, education, and personal relationships, and provide some practical advice on how we can improve our communications and interactions.


Colloquium Presentation: “The Evolution of Watershed Institutions in the U.S.”

Date: September 16, 2013

Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Ostrom Workshop, 513 N. Park Avenue

Description: Presented by Professor Craig Anthony (Tony) Arnold, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville.  This project is an ongoing study of how watershed institutions in the U.S. evolve over time, based on in-depth case studies of 48 watersheds in 10 states and the use of resilience and panarchy theories to understand systemic change. Colloquium presentations are open to the public. You are welcome to bring your lunch, and refreshments are available.  For questions, or for special arrangements for accommodations, contact Gayle Higgins (; 812–855–3905). Papers are available online at:


Colloquium Series: “Capitalism, Its Defenders and Critics”

Topic: “Market-Tested Innovation: Ethics, Rhetoric, and Outcome” presented by Professor Deirdre McCloskey

Date: Friday, September 20, 2013

Time: 12:00-1:30 pm

Location: Ostrom Workshop, 513 N. Park

Description: The political and economic developments of the past six years have triggered vibrant debates on the nature and future of capitalism. They have reopened old questions and invited us to rethink a few issues and themes that some might have considered as closed or settled. Our program for AY 2013-14 will provide a public forum for investigating the underlying principles and institutions of capitalism (e.g. individual rights, private property, contracts, voluntary associations, entrepreneurship, the rule of law, limited government). Special attention will also be paid to the arguments put forward by capitalism’s critics over time.




The Chinese Film Society Presents In the Mood for Love (2000) 

Date/Time: Thursday, September 12, 7-9pm
Student Building (SB) 150

Description:  The Chinese Film Society at Indiana University welcomes you to join us for our screening of Wong Kar-wai's superb drama set in a film-noir 1960s Hong Kong. Ranked 42nd out of Empire magazine's "100 Best Films Of World Cinema" this film tells the story of a writer plagued by memories, loneliness, and loss amid the contrasting dingy dives and luxurious parlor rooms of the era. All films will be preceded by a brief introduction and followed by an optional discussion period. All are welcome to attend.


IU RAAS Workshops And Tryouts

Date/Time: September 10 & 12, 8-10pm
Neal Marshall Black Culture Center Room A217

Description:  IU Raas will be having open workshops this Tuesday, September 10 and Thursday, September 12. Workshops are open; you can show up and leave at any time. Come learn what IU raas is all about! We cannot emphasize enough how dance experience is not necessary! You do not need to be Indian, and you can attend the workshop if you want to learn some competitive garba-raas. However, the workshop is mandatory for those who wish to tryout. Check out the facebook event for directions and updates: or contact the captains about any questions!


Kappa Gamma Delta Open House

Date/Time: Monday, September 16, 6-8pm
Asian Culture Center

Description:  Learn about KGD and its history at IU. For more info, email


Kappa Gamma Delta Picture Perfect- Scrapbook with Boba

Date/Time: Thursday September 19, 2013 7:00pm-8:30pm

Location: Kopi (10th St. by Sobon Restaurant)


Kappa Gamma Delta Sushi Night

Date/Time: Friday, September 20, 2013 7:00pm-8:30pm

Location: Sushi Bar


employment/Internship/Scholarship Opportunities


Call for applications: Joon Park Student Leadership Experience Scholarship Award

The successful candidate will receive a scholarship award of $1000.00.  The JPSLE Award exists to provide an IUB undergraduate student the opportunity to attend a conference or workshop focused on community engagement, community advocacy, and/or professional development. Special preference will be given to an undergraduate student who will present his/her work at a conference, or who has shown leadership experience on campus.  There will be one recipient each academic year. Students who wish to be considered must submit their application on or before December 1, 2013. The award is valid for a conference or workshop taking place in the 2014 calendar year (January 1 – December 31, 2014). Application and guidelines are available at under Resources page.


Call for Proposals: The Teaching Diversity Award With Funding Support From the Felix Chen Memorial Fund

The Asian Culture Center with funding support from the Felix Chen Memorial Fund and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education is calling for proposals from undergraduate or graduate students who arrange to teach a lesson in an MCCSC classroom that addresses issues of: our nation’s cultural diversity; the challenges of living in a democratic, pluralistic society; the ethnic history(ies) of our citizens; and/or problems of prejudice, discrimination and/or stereotyping in our society. Funded proposals will be awarded $250 to reward the student and supervising teacher for their time and effort, and help pay for materials needed to develop and teach this lesson. Two proposals will be awarded each academic year. Proposals are due November 1st of each year.  If interested, please email More info on


2013-14 Academic Year Internship Program in Sustainability

Applications Due:  Friday, September 13

Description: The IU Office of Sustainability has 8 open positions for a yearlong internship allowing students to question and explore important questions facing their communities.  The Academic Year Internship in Sustainability utilizes campus as a living-learning lab, enlisting students as researchers in investigating the ways in which our campus operates and consumes resources and how it affects the social, environmental and economic wellbeing of our community.  For more information visit


Short and Strong Film Competition

Applications Due:  Friday, September 20, 2013

Description: Short and Strong is a film competition meant to create a space for youth to tell their immigrant stories. Do you know youth interested in telling amazing immigration stories on film? Invite them to tell their stories in a three minute video and have the opportunity to win a $2,000 cash prize and have their videos seen by Dolores Huerta, Rosario Dawson , Danny Trejo (El Machete) and more! For more information, visit


IU Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
(812) 856-5361

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