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Additional Resources to Help Those Affected by Typhoon Haiyan
AARCC understands that there are many different options to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. As previously mentioned, at UIC, we are supporting the efforts of the student organization Filipinos in Alliance (FIA). On FIA's web site at fiauic.org, they have more information. If you would like additional options, we suggest an Internet search and vetting opportunities that you are comfortable with.
Thoughts, Support for Those Affected by Typhoon Haiyan
November 11, 2013
Dear Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni, On behalf of the Asian American Resource and Cultural Center staff, the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Asian Americans, the Office of Diversity, and Filipinos in Alliance, we would like to express our thoughts and support for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and surrounding areas.
While many of us are still getting more information, it is clear that there is significant damage and destruction. We are keeping everyone whose family and friends may have been affected by this tragedy in our thoughts. We hope recovery can happen quickly and efficiently. Currently, UIC’s student organization FIA is holding a clothing and non-perishable food drive. People can leave items in the designated box outside of AARCC, 101 Taft Hall, during business hours. More information about FIA can be found at fiauic.org.
Additional ways people can help will be posted on AARCC’s Web site at aarcc.uic.edu and Facebook - AARCC. If you need to touch base or talk, feel free to contact us and/or the UIC Counseling Center at (312) 996-3490 or at http://www.uic.edu/depts/counseling.
Thank you for your consideration.
Jessica Canlas, Chair, Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Asian Americans
J.R. Ellasos, President, Filipinos in Alliance
Charu Thakral, Interim Executive Director, Office of Diversity
Liz Thomson, Interim Director, Asian American Resource and Cultural Center
Take the UIC AANAPISI Online Demographic Survey of 2013-2014 here:
ALL new and returning eligible students are asked to complete the survey once between Sept. 2013-May 2014. Please take the survey this year even if you have taken it in previous years.
What is it? A research study on UIC Asian American and Pacific Islander undergraduate students.
The research survey is part of the UIC Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) grant initiative, which is fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The survey consists of basic questions about demographics and campus participation and perceptions, taking approximately 15 - 20 minutes to complete.
Who is eligible? Non-international undergraduate UIC students of the following ethnic backgrounds, including multi-racial: Asian American: Bangladeshi, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Malaysian, Mongolian, Nepalese, Pakistani, Singaporean, Sri Lankan, Taiwanese, Thai, Tibetan, Vietnamese, or other Asian ethnic background and /or Pacific Islander: Chamorro, Fijian, Guamanian, Native Hawaiian, Papua New Guinean, Polynesian, Samoan, Tongan, or other Pacific Islander background.
Qualifying respondents will be entered into a random drawing to receive one of a hundred $20 Amazon.com gift cards. Winners will be contacted via email after each drawing during the 2013-14 school year in October, January, March, and/or May. Each respondent is entered once based on UIN# and stays in the pool until selected or until the survey ends on May 14, 2014.
Questions? Contact Professor Karen Su, Asian American Studies Program, at 312-996-8530 or email@example.com.
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AARCC Director Transition Announcement from Karen Su
I am writing to inform you about an important director transition at the Asian American Resource and Cultural Center. I recently accepted a clinical faculty position in UIC’s Asian American Studies Program, where my new role will be to serve as the Principal Investigator and Project Director of the
UIC Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions(AANAPISI) Initiative. I am very pleased to announce that Liz Thomson, former Assistant Director at the Gender and Sexuality Center, has been appointed interim director of AARCC and will provide key transitional
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I Define Myself: Undocumented and Unafraid Portrait Project
The panels of the collaborative exhibit presented by the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change are currently located at the Behavorial Sciences Building (BSB) south entrance, now being hosted by the Gender and Sexuality Center.
Learn how you can benefit from AANAPISI at UIC
The University of Illinois at Chicago is a federally-designated Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The campus will receive close to $4 million dollars over the next five years from the U.S. Department of Education to support recruitment, retention and graduation of Asian American and Pacific Islander students and all UIC students.
See The UIC AANAPISI Initiative page for more information on the programs, scholarships, activities, and news related to UIC's AANAPISI Initiative.