Updates from the ALANA Intercultural Board

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Our newsletter will be sent out weekly and will inform you of upcoming events, resources, and job and internship opportunities! Read what's new this week!

This Week's Organization Spotlight


Upcoming ALANA Events

Mental Health Across Cultures and Countries: Students’ Perspectives Dining with Diverse Minds Friday, April 8th 4:50 – 6:45 PM Memorial Room, Willard Straight Hall

Enjoy conversation about how different cultures and families from different nations shape the way we perceive our mental health. Dr. Qi Wang, professor of Cultural Psychology, a CAPS counselor and 2 students will share their perspectives. Catered dinner from Aladdin’s Natural Eatery, Moes’ Southwest Grill and Taste of Thai Express. Come early to ensure a seat. Free and co-sponsored by Cornell Minds Matter, ALANA and International Student Union.

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Upcoming Events

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Message from the Student Assembly:

The forum will be held around restructuring the Student Assembly in order to forge a more inclusive, accepting, and truly representative future. As you may know, a group of students came to the SA this month with a proposal to add an additional "First Generation Liaison At-Large" representative seat. I am excited to say that it has been passed, and that this seat will be elected in the Fall Semester.

Since then, we have been actively thinking of additional changes that could be made, and will be holding an open forum to discuss suggestions and allow community members to propose changes. In order to move towards a more inclusive representative shared-governance system, I ask that you please encourage members of ALANA to attend and share their views on how we should go about doing this. If any members are unable to attend, but would like to provide input, please encourage them to do so using this form. Thank you so much in advance and feel free to reach out to me or Emma Johnston ( with any questions! Have an amazing Spring Break!

Are you a pre-med or pre-health student?

Did you enjoy BBMTA's Health Conference?

Do you want to help design next year's health conference and other G-body's for

pre-health students?

if yes...

Join BBMTA's E-board!

Open Position Include: Secretary & Co-Treasurer

Application Deadline: April 8, 2015 @ 4pm

Interviews: April 11, 2015

Click Here to access the application:

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Call for performers:
Do you have a talent (associated with Indian culture) you honed in school or undergrad that you'd like to perform at Cornell? Love getting on stage? We're calling all singers, instrumentalists, dancers, bands, actors, comedians, puppeteers, rusty and not so rusty, rank noobies and maestros to join us on stage and have your moment in the spotlight. Register here and contact Samyuktha Kannan ( to save a performance spot. OR just write to us to find out what all the noise is about!!

Call for volunteers and artists:
The stage not your thing? Do you have talent or a deep appreciation for art, design and meeting fun, exciting people? We're calling for artists and enthusiasts to volunteer at the event and handicraft stalls. Contact Pooja Gudibanda (

All volunteers and performers will get a free ticket to the event. However, volunteer spots are LIMITED!

What is this about?

Cornell India Association and SPICMACAY are proud to host our annual mega cultural extravaganza, Art of India in a whole new avatar this year. Spend an evening in a truly immersive Indian experience - packed with Indian music and dance performances, authentic street food stalls (serving sweets and savories from different regions of India), handicraft workshops and souvenir stalls, collaborative artwork and a photo booth that will take you across the world to a vivid desi bazaar - we are excited to bring you a vibrant Indian celebration like no other!!!

First 100 entry tickets are available via our website at $5 a ticket . Every ticket can be redeemed for 3 Food Coupons, 2 Art Souvenirs, a Welcome Drink and Paan (its a steal now, but prices may go up)! We will also be selling tickets at convenient locations on campus for purchase through cash or credit card. Follow our event on Facebook for updates on ticketing schedules, and event announcements (including menu, and performances).

Again, we will sell out; so get your tickets NOW!!


What : Art of India 2016

When : April 9th, Saturday, 4.00 pm onwards

Where : The brand new Klarman Hall and Auditorium

Tickets : First 100 tickets for $5, available on our website!

The Nigerian Students’ Association

Ghanaians at Cornell and

Coalition of Pan-African Scholars

cordially invites you to the

5th Annual Africa Ball

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Join us in celebrating the beauty, diversity, and cross-culture explosion that results from the Africans in America—through a night of amazing musical and dance performances, hilarious skits, and delicious food!

And enjoy an unforgettable event as we find out who will be crowned this year’s Mr. and Miss Africa!

Date: April 9th, 2016

Doors Open at: 7:30 PM

Venue: Biotech G10

Cost: $10.00 a Ticket (buy from any E-board member this week)

Traditional Wear Strongly Encouraged!

Funded in part by the:

ALANA Intercultural Board


SDDI and the Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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E.Motion, a Korean-pop dance group, will be having its dance showcase "Music Bank @ Cornell," in WSH Memorial Room on April 7th, and will start at 7pm. Doors will open at 6:30.

Facebook event :

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Do you have a story about mentorship and its advantages for women? Would you like to pay homage to your mentors? What does mentorship mean to you? What do you think is its role in women's personal and professional lives? SUBMIT YOUR THOUGHTS TO IMARA MAGAZINE BY APRIL 10TH TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE SPRING ISSUE! Email sn346@cornell.eduor!
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Want to have your eyebrows on fleek?

Want to get your face beat by makeup artists?

Want to get a massage...

All for Free?

Join the women of

The Black Women's Support Network

on Friday, April 15th at 8PM

at the Townhouse Community Center

for our semiannual Overnight Celebrity!

Get your nails done, hair done,

everything done for absolutely free

all while spending time with your favorite

members of the Cornell community!

Don't miss out!

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Senior Days Presents The Cornellian Senior Gala

Join us on Saturday, April 16th at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum for a Black Tie Affair from 9PM to 12 AM!

We will have 3 bars, food and desserts, live jazz performances, music and dance, and a classic toast to Senior year with free Champagne. You will also take home a 2016 Champagne flute compliments of Senior Class Council.

Seniors are welcome to bring a guest, who can be another Senior, an underclassmen, or a non-Cornellian.

Purchase here, while supplies last:

If you take advantage of the Early Bird special till Friday, March 25th, then you will receive a free drink!

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Sunday, April 17 | 3pm

Bailey Hall

Tickets: $8 presale

$10 at the door

Featuring special collaborations with Cornell Lion Dance, Project Hope, and children from the Cornell Cross-Cultural Adoptee Mentorship Program (CCAMP).

This year, a portion of our proceeds will be donated to Project Hope to help provide educational resources to children in rural China.

This is one afternoon of fantastic dancing you won't want to miss! Get your tickets NOW from or from any member of Illuminations/Amber before they all run out!

Facebook event:

If you need accommodations to participate in this event or have any other questions, please contact as soon as possible.

Job, Internship and Scholarship Opportunities

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Voices of African Mothers (VAM) is a United Nation NGO started by Nana Fosu-Randall in 2004 to empower African women and girls. This summer will be the fourth time Cornell students travel to Ghana to participate in this enriching service-learning experience! The program will be a 6-8 week commitment from late June to early August. Students in the program will be participating in development and education work at VAM’s many project sites with opportunities for individual projects in virtually any desired area, including schools, hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, co-ops, and more. In addition, students in the program will have opportunities to experience Ghanaian culture and visit cultural sites. Students who apply should be self-motivated, demonstrate superior leadership and teamwork abilities. Prior international experience is not a must, but is preferred. Upon acceptance to the program, funding opportunities will be discussed. Please contact Blake Brown (btb52), Lala Xu (lqx2), or Emily Martey (ebm72) with any questions, comments, or concerns. We look forward to reviewing your applications!
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Blackstone LaunchPad is looking for students to share a one minute video about a campus problem they identify and believe they can feasibly solve.

Attached below are instructions for this competition. There are CASH prizes for winners.

The competition opens March 14 - April 8. Winners will be announced Week of April 25.

If you have any questions, contact your Blackstone LaunchPad Campus Team.

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