Wednesday, November 08, 2006

APIFSA Fall Social Mixer 2006

APIFSA Meeting With the President

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


APIFSA Winter Social Mixer2005-2006

A Winter Social was held February 2 bringing in the Asian Lunar New Year: Year of the Dog. It was a wonderful opportunity for student/staff/faculty/administrators/alumni to meet with the past/present/future Asian Americans at Cal State East Bay. A raffle was held raising over $500 for APIFSA Student Scholarships. Entertainment was provided by:
Liloma Bassal & Rushna Bassal (EOP Students) – Afghan dance
Ms. Ha Van, famous vocalist in the Vietnamese community
Tran Vy, Nik Tran, Linh Truong, Triny Dam (EOP Students) – Vietnamese dance

The APIFSA Selection Committee: (l-r) Dr. Colleen Fong, Dr. Mei-Ling Wu, and Long Huynh (far right) are standing with Shaily Arora and Linda Ly the first 2 APIFSA SCHOLARSHIP Recipients at the Asian Graduation Celebration on June 9.

Student Art Exhibit
With Art Professor Grace Munakata’s assistance and Library Director, Myong-Ja Lee Kwong:6 artists, Lisa Dufour, Michelle Guintu,Joanne Ludwig, Lisa Nam, Joseph Ramos, and Raymond Wong, whose heritage stems from 5 different Asian shores are pictured with Professor Kirk LeClaire at an Art Reception held in the Library on May 18. The paintings were originally contracted to be displayed for Pacific Heritage Month but has been extended for the entire summer quarter!

ASIAN GRADUATION CELEBRATION: June 10 Keynote speaker, CSUEB Alumni Jimmy Ly, J.D., addressed the participants and shared his journey from Hayward to Hastings Law School. CSUEB graduate 2006 (sociology), Leedah Wong and his band, “Passing Through”, serenaded the audience with his musical talent.


Dr. Colleen Fong and Professor Frako Loden brought Stuart Gaffney who screened 3 of his short films: Transgressions, Names and Muni to Marriage on May 8 and a screening of Kieu August 10 at CSUEB. These films took a look at the Hapa and Queer identities and issues that confront as Americans in the US. Also, Professor Fong organized an Asian American studies Forum to bring together interested student, staff, faculty, and administrators to discuss Asian American Studies and it’s future on the CSUEB campus. SFSU’s Asian American Studies acting Chair: Dr. Lorraine Dong, started the discussion with a presentation on SFSU’s Asian American Studies program and history. Professor Frako Loden organized a screeing of Kieu – presentation by filmmaker. Aug 10. Kieu is about... include url.

APIFSA has been working hard this past year with it’s involvement in the CSUEB Presidential Search, making sure that the process was equitable/fair and that Asian American concerns were heard during the process; and the WASC: Campus Climate Outcome Team. Throughout the past year, members were active in a variety of activities to make sure that CSUEB is a place that is open to all. Also, APIFSA wrote a letter in support of tenure for Dr. Mei-Ling Wu. Our heart felt congratulations to Dr. Wu: tenured at Cal State East Bay in June 2006!