ALANA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER [3.21]
Updates from the ALANA Intercultural Board
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEWLY ELECTED POSITIONS FOR THE ALANA INTERCULTURAL BOARD 2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR
PRESIDENT: Hillary Yeboah
VICE PRESIDENT EXTERNAL: Joseph Kidane
VICE PRESIDENT INTERNAL: Haadia Amjad
VICE PRESIDENT OF PROGRAMMING: Nina Kitele
This Week's Organization Spotlight
The Multicultural Greek Letter Council
The mission is to operate as a united governing body for all organizations. They are dedicated to promoting unity and serving as a support system for all organizations. They serve as a model for the underrepresented student community and operate as a united body to effectively advocate the issues and concerns of our organizations and the entire campus community that we serve.
The purpose of MGLC is to positively promote cultural Greek Life as it exists at Cornell University and beyond.
Upcoming ALANA Events
Mental Health in the Minority Community
The Multicultural Greek Letter Council invites all members of the Ithaca community! Join us for a discussion on mental health in marginalized communities. Discuss resources available, how they can be improved to be more inclusive, and how to better support one-another. Let's talk! We will be collaborating with ALANA Intercultural Board, Black Students United, La Asociación Latina, and Haven: The LGBTQ+ Student Union.
Date: Monday, March 21, 2016
Location: Bio-Technology Building, Room G10
Time: 6:00 PM
College of Human Ecology
Association for Students of Color
Study Abroad Panel
Join us as student panelists share stories about their experiences abroad. Topics will include: study abroad preparation, the role of race and ethnicity in international travel, and maximizing the abroad experience.
Monday, March 21
4:45pm - 5:45pm Room G87 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Questions? Contact Evodie Ganjwa (email@example.com)
** This event is open to ALL Cornell students **
Berger Current Events Program
“SYRIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST: REFUGEES, INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS AND ASYLUM SEEKERS IN LONG-TERM GLOBAL CRISES”
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 4:30 pm in 184 Myron Taylor Hall
LAKHDAR BRAHIMI, Einaudi Center Practitioner-in-Residence; Former U.N. Under Secretary General and Special Adviser to the Secretary General; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Algeria
ALEX ALEINIKOFF, Former U.N. Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva and Visiting Professor of Law at Columbia University
LISEL HINTZ, Postdoctoral Fellow, Einaudi Center
CHANTAL THOMAS, Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, Cornell University and Director of the Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa
Jointly organized by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, the Berger Center for International Legal Studies, and the Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa.
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Islam and the American Common Good
The Muslim Educational and Cultural Association at Cornell University is pleased to announce an upcoming University Lecture by Professor Sherman Jackson, King Faisal Chair in Islamic Thought and Culture, and Professor of Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.
Professor Jackson will present a talk titled 'Islam and the American Common Good' on March 22, 2016 at 5 PM. The lecture will take place in Kaufmann Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall and will be followed by a reception in Klarman Hall atrium. This event is free and open to the public.
Professor Jackson is the author of numerous books, including ‘Islam and the Problem of Black Suffering’, ‘Islam and the Blackamerican’, ‘On the Boundaries of Theological Tolerance in Islam’, and ‘Islamic Law and the State: The Constitutional Jurisprudence of Shihab al-Din al-Qarafi’. His recent articles include 'Islamic Law, Muslims and American Politics' and 'Jihad: Between Law, Fact and Orientalism'. He received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.
This event is made possible through generous funding from the Cornell University Faculty and the University Lecture Series. The University Lecture fund was first endowed at the beginning of the twentieth century by Goldwin Smith. The designation 'University Lecturer' is given to a speaker whose subject is likely to draw, on the occasion of presenting a single lecture, a wide audience from a range of departments or programs.
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 : https://www.facebook.com/events/826235904166341/826280737495191/
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com)
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!!
SAVE THE DATE
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!
CALS Student Advisory Council to the Dean, is now recruiting new members to join our council. The council is a student run organization that communicates relevant student issues to Dean Boor to better the student experience in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The organization consists of several committes of students from various departments and deals with topics ranging from Funding to CALS Spirit!
To apply for membership, please fill out the following application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1MTh_9C4oeRsbSx3cFJacCIkZBwUNO4KhnzfoBWCksso/viewform?c=0&w=1
Applications are due on March 25th, 2016 at 11:59pm
Check out our website for more information: https://cals.cornell.edu/campus-life/student-organizations/sac
Join the Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/515781981927203/?active_tab=highlights
For questions, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Job, Internship and Scholarship Opportunities
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.