The A-List

September 12th - September 19th

The ALANA A-List showcases the top events in the multicultural community happening on campus. Listed below are events you do not want to miss!

Please email to be featured on the next edition of the A-List. Submissions are due on Fridays at 11:59p EST. Anything submitted after this deadline will be on the following week's edition.

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Meet the ALANA E-Board!

Top: Marisa Knox (President), Richard Escobar (VP of Internal Affairs), Lovette Ekwebelem (VP of Public Relations), Adaugo Ezike (VP of External Affairs), and Haris Hassan (Programming Coordinator)

Bottom: Janee Dennis (Public Relations Chair), Elaine Liu (Programming Coordinator), Kathleen Li (Programming Coordinator), Keri Gill (MCFAB Chair), and Evelyn Ambriz (Faculty Advisor)

Not pictured: Aaliya Khan (Treasurer)



A huge thank you to all who attended our Mix & Mingle Financial Training Workshop and Registration Event on Sunday! We hope that there will be more dialogue around how we can integrate our different cultures and communities, and continually promote a more accepting and welcoming environment here on campus :)
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No More ALANA G-body Meetings

There will no longer be ALANA general body meetings. To replace them, the umbrella liaisons will create ALANA Meetings that are for members to attend and they will focus on different topics in their respective multicultural communities. Stay tuned for upcoming events!

Dr. Renee Alexander as NEW Senior Advisor to the Dean of Students!

I am excited to announce that Dr. Renee Alexander will now be serving as the Senior Advisor to the Dean of Students on issues of campus climate. In this new role, Dr. Renee will work closely with the Dean of Students, Dr. Vijay Pendakur, on shaping a student climate at Cornell that is engaged, equity-minded, and committed to free speech. Dr. Renee will also continue her Breaking Bread programming series, while identifying new opportunities for inter-group exchange and dialogue across difference. Please come visit Dr. Renee at her new office in 401 Willard Straight Hall, and her satellite office in 221 RPCC! During this transition, Sophie Sidhu has stepped into the role of Interim Building Director of 626 while she will also maintain her role as Director of the Asian and Asian American Resource Center (A3C).

For now, please do e mail Dr. Renee to schedule an appointment and see where and when you may be able to meet with her


Bhangra Tryouts

Get ready for the LARGEST DANCE TRYOUTS at Cornell University!
That's right! Cornell Bhangra wants YOU to join our family! We're turning 20 THIS YEAR!!
In addition to competing across the nation, each year Cornell Bhangra hosts Pao Bhangra, the largest student-run show on Cornell's campus and the largest Bhangra exhibition in all of North America. Last year, over 2,500 people joined us for the event!
Interested in becoming a part of the family?
Tryout Details:
September 12th: 7PM
Barton Hall
**If you can't make these tryouts, we have our make-up tryouts on September 13 at 7 PM!**
You can also try out for:
- Singer
- Dholi
- Sher
*But please e-mail us at beforehand if you plan to do so!*
Here's a little bit about the team:
Founded in 1997, Cornell Bhangra's goal is to promote awareness of Punjabi dance and culture in the community and across the nation. Bhangra is a folk dance originating in the state of Punjab in Northern India and Pakistan that celebrates the arrival of spring and everyday culture/life in Punjab.
In the past, Cornell Bhangra has:
- performed on America’s Got Talent in Radio City
- won 1st place at Bhangra Blowout
- won 1st Place at World's Best Bhangra Crew two years in a row
- won 1st Place at T Dot Bhangra
- won 2nd Place at Bhangra in the Burgh
Can't wait to see you there!!
Join the fun. Join the family. Join the legacy.

Big Red Raas Tryouts

Interested in joining a nationally-ranked, TOP 10 South Asian dance team? Want to find your best friends? Not really even sure what Raas is??
Monday, September 11 @ Appel Commons 303. 8:30PM
Tuesday, September 12 @ Appel Commons 303. 8:30PM
Raas is a South Asian dance team combining elements of modern music with Indian classical elements. Peep our latest cut around campus. We are currently top 10 in the country for the Raas/Garba circuit and we placed 1st & 2nd at our competitions in previous year. We travel around the country and perform all over campus.
NO dance experience necessary & NO preparation - captains will teach a short piece that you will then perform!
Come meet some of campus' coolest people and ask us how we do it all! We have engineers, artists, doctors, lawyers, historians! Meet people from all around the world with all sorts of backgrounds. We're involved in over 30 different organizations as a team, and we've all come to love what Raas has given us :)
Check out our Facebook page and our website for more info!
Travel, dance, and bond - One Team. One Love.

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JOBS ON CAMPUS: Campus Tour Guides Wanted!

Looking for a challenge and a job that brings you paid public relations experience? How about a chance to work with some of the most fun & energetic people on campus in a positive, flexible work environment? Do you love meeting new people & making new friends?

Cornell University's Visitor Relations is looking for people just like you! Our Information Specialist Tour Guides welcome tens of thousands of guests to campus each year, answering questions about every Cornell topic from the renowned Brain Collection to the flavors served at the Dairy Bar, while walking backwards every step of the way. This semester, we’re looking for students who want to shape their futures and Cornell’s.

You can access the application at Applications for Fall 2017 are due by September 12th at 5pm.

Contact the Hiring Managers, Elise Czuchna ( and Jack Nienaltow ( with any questions about the application process or the job in general!

Bengali Students Association

Hope your semester is off to a good start!
The Bengali Student Association at Cornell will be having its first Gbody meeting of the year. Come have some চা বিস্কুট (tea and cookies) and hang with your fellow Bengalis on campus!
Bring your friends on Wednesday, September 13th from 5pm-6pm to Hollister Hall Room 372! You don't have to be Bengali to join us.

Sitara Tryouts


Founded over 20 years ago, Cornell Sitara performs at a variety of on-campus events, as well as various showcases and competitions.

Cornell Sitara also hosts its annual production, Sitara Night, each spring with an audience of over 500 in Bailey Hall.

Both BOYS and GIRLS are welcome and encouraged to come to learn a new kind of dance and try-out if interested!!

We will teach a short cut, give you time to practice, and then have you tryout in groups-- very low key and stress free!


Check out our youtube channel and website!


Wednesday September 13th

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Barton Hall

Makeup tryouts:

Thursday September 14th


Barton Hall

Anjali Tryouts

Come tryout for Cornell's premiere Indian Classical Dance Team! If you have any classical Indian dance experience (Bhartanatyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi, etc.) we would love for you to come tryout!
When: Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 7 PM
Where: Physical Sciences Building
** If you can't make Thursday, come to our makeup tryouts on September 15th! Same place, same time! **
PS: Please come prepared with 1 - 1.5 minutes of previously learned choreo and bring your music as well! If you don't have something you can prepare for beforehand, that's okay! You can do the piece we teach you twice.
Can't wait to see you guys there!! :)

Delta Sigma Pi Information Sessions

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Delta Sigma Pi is Cornell’s foremost co-ed professional business fraternity. Our fraternity hosts some of Cornell's largest professional events, such as the Sophomore Internship Panel, ConsultingNOW Conference, Work on Wall Street Conference, and the Cornell Leadership Summit. The unique new member education process provides an incredible learning and professional development experience.

We also have a myriad of private company networking events, social outings and service events. Our brothers and alumni have achieved success at Google, J.P. Morgan, Deloitte, Snapchat, McKinsey, Goldman Sachs, Facebook, Boston Consulting Group, Starwood Capital Group, The White House, Evercore, Harvard Business School, Stanford Law School, and more.

Register for recruitment by September 14th at

Please note registration for rush is not required to attend an information session. Cross membership in social fraternities and sororities permitted. |

Please contact Maura Roach ( or Manali Mahajan ( with any questions.

Learn more about our fraternity and recruitment at our events:

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Pakistani Students Association

Come hang out with PSA and have some free pizza! Stop by on Friday September 15th between 6pm-9pm in Willard Straight Hall!

MiSK-UNDP Youth Forum

Dear Members,

On September 15, 2017, the MiSK Foundation and UNDP are hosting a global youth forum, bringing together high-achieving young people to discuss how tolerance can be used as a tool for achieving peace and the Sustainable Development Goals. The event will also address UN Security Council Resolution 2250, which urges member states to increase representation of youth in decision-making at all levels.

About the MiSK-UNDP Youth Forum:

Theme: Promoting Tolerance for Peace & Sustainable Development: A Dialogue with Youth

Location: Sept 15, The Plaza Hotel located at 768 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York, United States 10019.

Audience: 300 youth, 100 other individuals including government officials, UN officials, MiSK Partners & VIPs (speakers)


Language: English

Selection Criteria

  • Age 18-30
  • High-achieving
  • Demonstrated interested and/or achievements related to the event theme

If you would like to participate, please submit your application at under “Youth Applicants.” All applications will be reviewed by the organizing committee. If accepted, you will receive a final confirmation via email.

About the Organizers

MiSK is a foundation focused on youth, education, and culture, based in Saudi Arabia, and Chaired by the Crown Prince – HRH Mohammed bin Salman.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations' global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to expert knowledge and resources to build a sustainable society.

If you have any questions, we’ll be happy to answer them at


  1. When is the application deadline?
    Acceptances are made on a rolling basis. Therefore, we strongly suggest you fill out the application as soon as possible to ensure there are available spots to apply for.

  2. When will I be notified of my acceptance?
    All applications will be reviewed by the organizing committee. Once a decision has been made, you will receive a final response via email.

  3. What will I do at the event?
    Participate in interactive workshops, network, brainstorm ways to build a tolerant and sustainable society, and listen to an amazing group of inspirational speakers.
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