Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Asian Culturel Center Weekly Events

Who Are Asian Pacific Americans? Luncheon Talk Series

Topic: What’s in a (Group) Name? Exploring Identity Through ‘Labels’

Date: Friday, November 8, 2013

Time:  12-1 pm

Venue:  ACC, 807 E. 10th Street

Description: The month of November and Thanksgiving encourage people to give thanks and reflect on what they appreciate in life. As social creatures, humans have an innate want to belong to some kind of group, be it a family, culture, religion, or friend circle. While the act of belonging is comforting, the labeling of those groups can be complicated and contentious. Do these group names encourage certain behaviors? Do the group names ultimately help a group? Or do they eventually hurt a group? Come for the chance to discuss these questions, which are based on the following article in the LA Times:,0,3788471.story


What’s cooking this Friday? Pho Soup

Date:  Friday, November 15, 2013

Time:  5-6 p.m.

Venue:  ACC, 807 E. 10th Street

Description:  Members of the Vietnamese Student Association will unveil their culinary knowledge and tell you about the featured dish, Pho soup, 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.


Weekly Fun Activities at the ACC


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


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 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 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 are between 9:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily.  Please call the ACC at 856-5361 to inquire about the updated schedule.

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