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Run for APSC XXIV!
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It's hard to believe, but it's almost time to elect the next APSC board. Everyone (younger than the Class of 2018) is eligible to run for APSC. We strongly encourage anyone who is interested in APSC to reach out and learn more about what it's like to be on board.
If you know someone who would be a great candidate, please continue to nominate here.
Important Dates for Candidates:
  • Meet with the role(s) you are interested in: anytime before elections
  • Candidate's Meeting: Tuesday, 10/31 at 7:30 PM in PAACH
    • Mandatory for all candidates, email me if you cannot make it
  • Application Due Date: Sunday, 11/5 at 11:59 PM
  • Elections: Wednesday, 11/8 at 8:00 PM (candidates must arrive by 7:45 PM)
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Apply Here: APSC-XXIV-Executive-Board-Application-2018

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Apply to be our FRESHMAN LIAISON!
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APSC highly encourages any freshmen interested in becoming more involved in Penn’s API community to apply to become a Freshman Liaison for APSC. The Freshman Liaison will:

  • Develop as a leader in the API community, meet leaders of APSC constituent groups, and learn more about the issues facing our community.
  • Promote APSC, its constituents, and its initiatives to the freshman class.
  • Recruit other freshmen to join APSC’s constituents and Executive Board.
  • Attend APSC’s weekly Executive Board meetings as well as its biweekly General Body meetings.

The position will require a commitment from September until November 8th, when the Executive Board turns over and the new board is elected.

To apply, please fill out the application below and submit it to chair@upennapsc.org by 11:59 pm on Sunday, September 17th. Executive Board will conduct in-person interviews in the days following the submission of the application. If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email at board@upennapsc.org!

APPLY HERE: 2017 APSC Freshman Liaison Application

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Self Defense Workshop!
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Join APSC at its Self Defense Workshop! Date: Sunday, September 24th, 2017 Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm Where: Division of Public Safety Building, 4040 Chestnut Street Room TBD

The self defense class will have a holistic take on self-defense, teaching botoh physical and psychological preparedness. In collaboration with the Penn Department of Public Safety, the self defense training course will provide women with public safety-awareness and strategies that can help them avoid, escape, and survive assault if they do occur.

Spaces are limited, so please sign up if you would like to attend: You will recieve an email confirming your attendance following your registration.https://goo.gl/forms/yJo0etpDI8GmWUKE2

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Celebrate CelebrASIAN with APSC!
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Celebrate CelebrASIAN with APSC!

UPenn Asian Pacific Student Coalition - APSC is proud to present our annual NSO Late Night CelebrASIAN!

CelebrASIAN seeks to welcome students to campus by showcasing Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander culture at Penn. This year, we have over 30 groups participating from cultural to pre-professional to performing arts and more! Come meet members of our community, learn about how to get involved, play games, watch performances, and of course, ~eat food~. We can't wait to meet you!

Featuring:
UPenn Asian Pacific Student Coalition - APSC
UPenn alpha Kappa Delta Phi
Penn Chinese Students' Association
Hong Kong Student Association UPenn
Penn Japan Student Association
UPenn Korean Student Association
UPenn Lambda Phi Epsilon
Penn Queer and Asian
Penn Philippine Association
Penn Taiwanese Society
Penn Sangam
UPenn South Asia Society
Sigma Psi Zeta - University of Pennsylvania
Penn VSA (Vietnamese Students' Association)
Wharton Asia Exchange (WAX)

AAPI Politics
Penn Asian American Studies (ASAM) Undergraduate Advisory Board
Asian Pacific American Heritage Week
Asian Students Promoting Identity, Reflection, and Education - ASPIRE
Promoting Enriching Experiences & Relationships (PEER Mentoring Program: http://www.pennpeer.com/index.html)
7/8 (First Generation Low Income Support Network)

Atma
Pan-Asian Dance Troupe
Penn Dhamaka
Penn Lions
Penn Masala
Penn Masti
PENNaach
Penn Raas
PennSori
PennYo

Thank you to the Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH) for their help and support.

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Performance Schedule: TBA

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APSC Constitution

Updated 8.20.2017 [pdf-embedder url="http://www.upennapsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2017.8.20-APSC-Constitution.pdf" title="APSC Constitution"]

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President's Forum Minutes

Sunday, February 5, 2017

  • Icebreaker (What we share)
      • Taking risks and changing the pathways of group
      • Bringing back the importance of history in our groups
      • Bridging the gap between respective groups; meeting new people
      • Fear of curveballs and current political climate
      • Key Takeaways
        • There is no one set criteria to being an APSC member
        • We share a lot of commonalities, whether we know it or not
  • What has APSC been doing well?
      • Board liaisons increase comfort in the APSC space
      • Sabino’s political newsletter summarizes political climate
      • APSC president’s dinner was a casual setting to meet new leaders in community
  • What can APSC do better?
      • Treasurer’s meeting
      • Be more personal with groups, getting to know more of the groups better
  • APSC initiatives feedback
        • Support for initiatives towards health
        • I CARE Training (February 28th, 5-8pm) Dinner provided
          • Module must be completed before hand
          • Potentially sending General Boards as well (for smaller boards)
          • May be difficult to send people to the training (class/lack of interest/rehearsal for other events/midterms)
          • Would you need to do I CARE Training if you have already gone through it? Send another member to I CARE
          • Goal is to expose more people to I CARE Training
  • Suggestion: Have two sessions of I CARE Training, to help people work better with their schedules
  • Suggestion: Have a session on the weekend
  • Subsidized ticket
        • Can APSC subsidize the tickets out of their own budget?
        • 8 groups have culture shows/large events
          • VSA- Subsidize 50% of the ticket for all APSC board members
          • PTS- Allowing APSC board members to pay a member’s fee
        • Lack of clarity in the benefits of only providing one free ticket
        • APSC’s job is to be a supporter of constituents, they should not be favored
        • If there is a subsidy for APSC board, why not a subsidy for a regular member of the group?
  • Constituent groups feedback
    • Show up to more free events (come to events that don’t cost money)
    • Make information of each group more accessible
      • Post meeting minutes on website and include a link in the newsletter
      • The website is a place to find APSC resources!
      • Google Drive shared folder
      • More events such as President Forum to facilitate intergroup exposure (board mixers)
      • Difficulty logistically coordinate events with APSC groups
    • Collaboration between groups
      • Make it easier to find the right person to contact from a group
      • President’s Facebook group
      • A short, 30-60 minute event for external chairs
      • GroupMe with external chairs of respective APSC groups
      • Potentially have a systematic, easy way to reach out (every month send out a list of groups that are ready to collaborate in newsletter)
      • Collaboration is based on the content of the event, not just availabilities
    • Penn Q&A-Send board members/APSC members to attend more events supporting other communities
    • Passion projects→ how effective are they really?
      • Have a real reason behind hosting APSC events
      • APSC will put constituent events first and foremost
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Statement on Executive Orders

The executive orders this past week blocking and deporting immigrants and refugees from 7 Muslim-majority countries are the antithesis of the basic founding principles of this country. While our community encompasses a range of generations from international and first generation to fourth and beyond, we are all immigrants who have been taught to see the U.S. as a land of opportunity and freedom. With these new policies, we must now question this.

It is heartbreaking, frustrating, and disappointing to see this new Presidential Administration disregard constitutional law, basic human rights, and decades of progress. Beyond these orders, his rhetoric has spawned a wave of Islamophobia across this country - from burning mosques to other violent hate crimes. As the Asian Pacific Student Coalition, we refuse to stay passive and vainly wait for Trump to change his tune because he has already been showing his true colors this entire time.

As Asian Pacific Islanders, we are no strangers to discriminatory legislation. In the 1880s, there was the Chinese Exclusion Act. In 1923, the U.S. declared Asian Indians ineligible for citizenship. In 1924, the Immigration Act virtually limited all Asian immigration. The list goes on. Islamophobia has endangered our friends and families who, because of their faith, have to live with fear and emotional duress and we must support them. Discrimination is a moving target - no one has the luxury to stay silent. We must collectively use our voices and our votes to show that no one - no matter what shape of office they sit in - has the power to enact such irresponsible and morally reprehensible policies.

APSC supports and will always support all members of our community, regardless of religion or documentation status. Along with the Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH) and other campus resources, we are working to build safe spaces for anyone who is seeking support and community. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you are looking to organize, learn, or just a friend to talk to.

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GBM Meeting Minutes | 12.7.2016
  • Chair

    • Board Introductions
      • Introduction, why you decided to run for APSC, fun fact
    • Bi-weekly Chair’s Digest
    • Open coffee chat sign-ups
    • Office Hours (3-5pm on Fridays in PAACH)
    • Meet the Greeks Recap
    • API Photo Campaign #ThisIs2016
    • Board Shadow System
    • Board Liaison System
  • Vice Chair Internal
  • Political
  • Constituent
    • Update  board directories as you turn over → once you do, remove the (change) written before your Org name tab
      • Include APSC Rep and board turnover date
    • Add me (Lindsey Lui) on Facebook
    • End of APSC Dollars will be on DECEMBER 18, 11:59 PM
    • Looking forward
      • New Presidents Dinner and Forum
      • New placards
        • Please send me (constituent@upennapsc.org) designs in PNG format by SUNDAY JAN. 8 at 11:59 PM
      • Look out for an email from me once all the boards turn over
  • Finance
    • APSC Stickers→ $1 each
  • External
    • If you are interested in being part of the solidarity series please reach out to external@upennapsc.org
  • Communications
    • Creating a freshmen listserv
    • Google calendar tab on Facebook
    • GBM meeting minutes on Facebook
    • 30-second constituent intro videos
  • Mannequin Challenge!

 

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All GBM PowerPoints | 8/31 - 11/9 (Fall Semester 2016)

Here's a compilation of all the GBM PowerPoints from the fall semester of 2016 - First GBM - Wednesday, August 31 - General Body Meeting PPT 8/31

Wednesday, September 14 - General Body Meeting PPT 9/14/16

Wednesday, September 28 - General Body Meeting PPT 9/28/16

Wednesday, October 12 - General Body Meeting PPT 10/12

Wednesday, October 26 - General Body Meeting PPT 10/26

Wednesday, November 9 - TBA

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LOOKING FOR: Freshman Liaison Fall '16!

APSC highly encourages any freshmen interested in becoming more involved in Penn’s API community to apply to become a Freshman Liaison for APSC. The Freshman Liaison will:

  • Develop as a leader in the API community, meet leaders of APSC constituent groups, and learn more about the issues facing our community.
  • Promote APSC, its constituents, and its initiatives to the freshman class.
  • Recruit other freshmen to join APSC’s constituents and Executive Board.
  • Attend APSC’s weekly Executive Board meetings as well as its biweekly General Body meetings.

The position will require a commitment from September until November 18th, when the Executive Board turns over and the new board is elected.

To apply, please fill out the application below and submit it to chair@upennapsc.org by Thursday, September 15 at 11:59 pm. Executive Board will conduct in-person interviews in the days following the submission of the application.

APPLY HERE: Final_2016 APSC Freshman Liaison Application

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WANT TO BE FEATURED ON OUR PAGE? [APSC WEEKLY SPOTLIGHTS]
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APSC Weekly Spotlights will be starting up very soon for the 2016 year! We are currently looking for submissions or nominations to be featured on APSC's social media series called: Person of the Week. Each week, we will post a brief profile of members in the APSC Community to highlight their accomplishments and put it up on our social media outlets. If you have a nomination for someone that you think would be a great addition to our page, email communications@upennapsc.org or message the APSC Facebook Page (you have to like us though ;) ) with the following information:

[Self-nominations are accepted too, of course.]

Name: 
School/Major/Class:
Which APSC Constituent Group(s) are you involved in?
What other groups are you also involved in?

ANSWER 3 of the following (or make your own): - Biggest Pet Peeve: - Favorite Quote: - Favorite Brunch Place or Food Truck - Most played song - Place that you would want to live (given no language barriers and other restrictions) - What you wanted to be as a kid - Secret talent - OR anything other cool fact you can think of! (The above were just possible ideas, but you have leeway, so have fun with it!)

What is your favorite part about being part of the APSC Community or your respective constituent group(s)?

Facebook Profile Page Link:
***Attach a photograph!

Don't miss out on this opportunity to embarrass one of your friends or highlight someone amazing in the API community.

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The Greek Chat
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The Greek Chat will answer any questions you have about Greek Life, ranging from the different types (Panhellenic, Interfraternity, Multicultural) to different processes, and of course, personal experiences. WE HAVE REPRESENTATIVES FROM: alpha Kappa Delta Phi Alpha Kappa Psi Lambda Phi Epsilon Phi Gamma Nu Phi Kappa Psi Sigma Psi Zeta

It's just around rush time. Come for some real talk. RSVP to the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1720433328191286/

 

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Congratulations APSC XXII Board!
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APSC XXI board, thank you for an amazing term. Your impact on the API community will forever be cherished & the leadership you all have shown is absolutely inspiring. Thank you for fighting on behalf of the things you are passionate about. You are irreplaceable in our hearts. And now, we'd also like to send a warm congratulations to the new APSC XXII Executive Board, which will consist of: Sarah Cho, C'17 | Chair Brandon Chin, W'17 | Vice Chair Yen-Yen Gao, W'18 | Vice Chair of Political Affairs Maya Rawal, C'17 | Vice Chair of Constituent Affairs Andy Miao, C'18 | Vice Chair of Finance Majid Mubeen, W'17 | Vice Chair of External Affairs Michelle Shen, C'19 | Vice Chair of Communications

We wish this new board the best of luck & cannot wait to see them lead the API community with their great ideas and visions.

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Welcome to our Freshmen Liaisons!

We are proud to introduce Albert Cai and Hillary Nguyen, our Freshmen Liaisons for the fall 2014 semester! We can't wait to see what our newest board members have in store for us. Welcome to the APSC family! Want to know more about our newest board members? Check out their pet peeves, favorite junk foods, why they joined ASPC, and more under their profiles here!

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NSO Late Night - CelebrASIAN

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APSC's annual NSO Late Night: CelebrASIAN is a showcase of the diversity and variety of Asian culture via a collaboration of several multicultural groups from across Penn's campus. Showcasing groups had stations featuring their unique culture via games, dance tutorials, music, food, drinks, arts and crafts, and free giveaways. There was also an area that was dedicated for collaborating performing arts groups to showcase their talents throughout the entire late-night.

Collaborating groups included alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority Inc. (aKDPhi), South Asia Society (SAS), Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity Inc. (SBP), Vietnamese Students ASsociation (VSA), Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority Inc. (SYZ), Lambda Phi Epsilon (LPhiE), Chinese Students' Association (CSA), Penn Pakistan Society (PPS), Korean Students Association (KSA), Penn Philippine Association (PPA), Penn Taiwanese Society (PTS), Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers (SASE), Asian Pacific American Heritage Week (APAHW), Japan Student Association (JSA), Penn Dhamaka, Penn Masti, Penn Naach, Penn Masala, Penn Yalla, Penn Lions, Sangam, Penn Sori, Penn Sargam, Penn Hawaii Club (PHC), Penn Thillana, Penn Atma, Hong Kong Student Association (HKSA), Penn Q&A, Penn Hype, Hindu Students Council & Young Jains of America (HSC/YJA).

Want to see some photos? Click here to see our CelebrASIAN photo album!

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Mental Wellness Week: Operation Happiness

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In the spirit of the first Mental Wellness Week initiated at Penn by the Asian Pacific Student Coalition, this year we would like to present Mental Wellness Week: Operation Happiness. Join us for a week of initiatives and events that will get you out of your seat, unwind, de-stress and rejuvenate your mind and body.

 

***************************Tuesday 4/22***************************** “Commence Operation” Time: 11am - 4 pm Location: Locust Walk Join us, the sisters of alpha Kappa Delta Phi (aKDPhi), Sigma Psi Zeta (SYZ), and the brothers of Lambda Phi Epsilon (LPhiE) and Sigma Beta Rho (SBP) on Locust Walk for a pleasant surprise!

"Sister Outsider" Time: 6pm - 9 pm Location: ARCH Building Room 108 Engage with Sister Outsider, an award-winning spoken word duo, as they speak about anger, ethnicity, queerness, and social change! https://www.facebook.com/events/269620723198855/

 

*********************Wednesday - Thursday 4/23-24*********************** “Snap Your Joy” Time: 11am - 4 pm Location: Locust Walk Let us, the Pan-Asian American Graduate Student Association (PAAGSA), and the sisters of alpha Kappa Delta Phi (aKDPhi) capture your smile and give you another treat!

 

*******************************Friday 4/25******************************* “APSC Does Penn Relays” Time: 2:45 pm - 5pm Location: Meet us at PAACH and we will walk over to Franklin Field together. Join us for all the wonderful events and festivities of Penn Relays at Franklin Field. Admission is free! Signup here - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/194lD1n9lmALmjUkKLmxK86n2hcGgeo91sKcmnKvk5i4/viewform

 

******************************Monday 4/28****************************** "A Time to Kiln" Time: 3pm - 5pm Location: ARCH Building Suite G22 Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH) Join us for a couple hours to destress by making pottery and enjoying some wonderful mocktails!

 

****************************Wednesday 4/30***************************** "General Body Happiness" Time: 8pm - 9pm Location: ARCH Building Room 108 Join us for our bi-semesterly General Body Meeting to mingle with other students in our community, take part in some games, and relax on the last day of school. Dinner will be provided!