TempleASA Newsletter

Important Updates

Dear TempleASA members,

We hope you are having a great summer so far!

Congrats to all recent graduates and we have some exciting news to share with you all.

We have also attached some fun things you might want to check out this summer to mark on your calendar!

We will have our own table during the Welcome Week August 20th! Come stop by to say hi and let all your friends know!

Can't wait to see y'all in the Fall! Enjoy rest of your Summer break :)

Important Announcement regarding the Racist Incident!!!

After much persistence to Temple University, The Office of IDEAL (Institutional Diversity Equity Advocacy Leadership) has just announced to us that they have just put up a job posting for the position of Director of Student Engagement. The Director is in charge of academic support for heritage celebrations, development of a race course, student diversity dialogues and work with different student affinity groups.The Office of IDEAL will also be submitting a proposal for new space at the old Messiah College Property on Broad Street, across from J & H student housing. It will be called the Burrow, which is the name of an underground owl nest. If the proposal is accepted there may be a classroom available for race courses, student dialogues, and other courses IDEAL services.

This job posting could have never come to life without you all. We did this together for us. Had we not stood up for ourselves we would have never known the possibilities of what we truly deserve as students on campus. We deserve to have staff that care about our identities, our stories and our safety. With this new position and the new road that is ahead, we have to keep fighting and remember that as students we deserve a safe, inclusive environment for people of all different races, genders, sexualities, religions and abilities.

Below are the links to the job posting for the Director of Student Engagement. Feel free to share with those you may know to be qualified.

Link to job posting - http://bit.ly/TempleDirectorSE

Some fun events for you and your family to enjoy the last few weeks of summer :D


Join the 4rd Annual Southeast Asian Dragon Boat Festival!

"Come experience the delicious flavors of Southeast Asian foods and traditional spices while witnessing dragon boat teams race in the marina at Penn's Landing. Be prepared to watch and perhaps join in cultural dances, lively music, and talented performances that embrace the Southeast Asian Region."

WHEN--> SaturdayAugust 2, 2014

TIME--> 12:00–7:00PM

WHERE-->Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA

Click here for more details--> http://seadbf.com

2014 OCA National Convention

The 2014 National Convention will take place from August 7-10 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. This year's Convention theme is "On Location for Advocacy" will focus on our advocacy efforts both nationally and locally.

Tens of thousands have participated and attended the OCA National Convention through the years, and we look forward to continue exceeding the expectations of our members and convention partners through programs, workshops, events and activities designed to foster the next generations of APA community, government, business and corporate leaders. As an advocacy organization, we will also continue to commit ourselves to evolving and expanding our goals to excel within the dynamic APA communities and beyond. The OCA National Convention is one of the APA community’s premiere events.

WHEN--> August 7 - 10, 2014

WHERE--> Millennium Biltmore Hotel | Los Angeles, California

Click here for more details--> http://www.ocanational.org/?page=Events_Convention


Kollaboration New York is proud to present its 9th Annual Showcase on Saturday, Aug. 30 at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

The headliner will be the groundbreaking native New York rapper and upcoming star of Bad Rap Film and AWKWAFINA

Guest Judges include
- Ted Fu from Wong Fu Productions
- Ali Ewoldt from the Broadway show West Side Story
- Ellie Lee from VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live and MTV K

WHEN-->Saturday, August 30, 2014

TIME--> 6:00 pm

WHERE-->NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts

566 Laguardia Pl, New York, New York 10012

Click here for more details-->> http://on.fb.me/1muYspC


Every year, thousands of people gather under the full moon to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival in Philadelphia’s Chinatown. Closing down 10th Street, people gather to reclaim old traditions and establish new ones, and in so doing, assert their right to exist as a community.

AAU’s Mid-Autumn Festival creates a time when people come together in an expression of community pride and collective responsibility. Youth give a day of service, restaurants donate food, artists offer their talents, businesses and organizations chip in money – hundreds of people work together to make the festival our own.

WHEN--> Saturday, September 13th, 2014

TIME--> 12:45 pm to 6:00 pm

WHERE--> China Friendship Gate at 10th and Arch Streets (CHINATOWN)

Click here for more details-->> http://aaunited.org/culture/maf/


Should you have any questions regarding this newsletter or anything else, don't hesitate to email us at templeasa@gmail.com