Happy October Break SAO digest :D

Dear SAOies,

ZOMGGGG October break!! I know you all shall dearly miss SAO, so I leave you with a parting SAO digest 🙂

1. SHARPLES TAKEOVER! – What’s your favorite Asian dish??
2. Asian American Election Protection and Poll Monitoring
3. The State of Asian American Studies at Universities Today
4. Psychology Paid Study – Interpersonal Decision Making Study #2 – Money making opportunity!
5. MadTV Bobby Lee Sung Kang Korean Drama

1. SHARPLES TAKEOVER! – What’s your favorite Asian dish??

Do you have a favorite Asian dish that you think would also be tasty Sharples-style? Every year, SAO and Deshi plan a Sharples Takeover, where we submit recipes for Sharples to serve for dinner. With your help, we can make this meal super delicious! (We all know Sharples is capable – Local Foods night mmmmm) Send your recipes and dish ideas to mzheng2!

2. Asian American Election Protection and Poll Monitoring
Defending Asian American Voting Rights

The Swarthmore Asian Organization wants student volunteers to observe voting sites in Chinatown and Upper Darby on Election Day!

In past elections, Asian Americans have faced a series of barriers in exercising their right to vote. For example, poll workers were hostile and made racist remarks, poll sites had too few interpreters to assist Asian American voters, translated voting materials were missing or hidden from voters, and ballots were mistranslated listing Democratic candidates as Republicans, and vice versa.

Volunteers will administer a multilingual voter survey in 3-hour shifts and document voting problems on Election Day in Chinatown and Upper Darby. Polls are generally open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

For more information, go to http://aaldef.org/programs/voting-rights/ and to volunteer, please contact ameng2.

3. The State of Asian American Studies at Universities Today

On Saturday, November 6, 2010, the Undergraduate Advisory Board of the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania will be holding the first ever Asian American Studies Summit entitled The State of Asian American Studies at Universities Today.

Bonny Tsang from UPenn writes,
“‘We are holding this conference because we want to build our network of support with students and professors for Asian American Studies along the East Coast. I want to meet other students who have struggled with the same issues on their campus so that we can learn how to confront these situations. Hopefully we will walk away from the Summit learning how to strengthen our own programs and enrich our school’s environment.

We have panelists from our school, University of Maryland, and Cornell. Students will be represented on these panels too! This conference is completely free and will be an great opportunity to learn about how to provide better support for Asian American Studies at your own school! It would be great if students came from different schools so that we can better understand the situation on various campuses.”
Check out the website for more information on the Summit http://asam.sas.upenn.edu/ . Registration is open now!

Contact James Mao (jmao4) if you want to attend or have any questions!

4. Psychology Paid Study – Interpersonal Decision Making Study #2

Dear SAO Members:
We are recruiting Asian/Asian American participants for our psychology study, the Interpersonal Decision Making Study #2. You will receive $10 by first filling out an online survey and then participating in a study in our research lab.
To sing up, please go to:
http://swarthmore.sona-systems.com/
When you log on, you need to create your own account in order to sign up for the study. If you already have an account, once you log in to Sona, you would see “Interpersonal Decision Making Study #2” in the list of available studies. If any of the time slots listed does not work for your schedule, please contact the student researcher, Jennifer Yi (jyi4@swarthmore.edu), and arrange a session time. Once you sign up for the Interpersonal Decision Making Study #2, Jennifer will contact you so that you can fill out an online survey.
If you have difficulty with Sona Systems, please e-mail Professor Hoshino-Browne (ehoshin1@swarthmore.edu) and let her know. We look forward to seeing you in our lab.
Professor Hoshino-Browne
Department of Psychology

5. MadTV Bobby Lee Sung Kang Korean Drama
Now that you all have time to relax and watch tv, you all should definitely check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMvk0KqS8aQ You’ll die of laughter, I promise

Have a wonderful break, everyone! :)))

– Melissa

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