Association of Indian Students at USC

Saturday, February 23, 2008

A.I.S. Newsletter - Board Elections, HSO Ganesh & Shiva Pooja (Today), Engineering Idol, Bollywood Research Study and many more

Association of Indian Students

 

Hi Guys & Gals,

 

We have our board elections soon, the details of which are given below. We hope that the new students would rise to the occasion and get involved in AIS as board members. Also, we have a lot of events coming up. We hope to see you all there.

 

Thank You.

 

AIS Team

 

Upcoming Events:

AIS General Body Meeting & Elections

 

For those who are interested in taking up active roles in the AIS executive board, we have several open positions with a brief description of each role given below. Please find attached the AIS Intent to run form. Fill it out and send it by Feb 15th 2008 along with other questions you may have to gauravku@usc.edu with your name, email id, position of interest and contact number IN THE EMAIL body.

 

President - Direct the activities of the board.

VP Programming - Planning event details/requirements. Finding specific vendors for each event.

VP Communication - Liaison between board members. Keeping track of specific tasks for each board member.

VP Technology - Responsible for website maintenance & newsletter publication (e-mail)

VP Sponsorship - Communicate with vendors for sponsorship/deals for all events (must be willing to travel a bit in the LA area).

VP Finance - Make proposals for funding in advance and keep accounts of AIS funds.

VP Publicity - (Must have basic graphic design skills, Photoshop preferred) Design posters, fliers, event booklets & publicize events.

VP Internal Affairs - Responsible for keeping track of procedures and deadlines for proposals and events.

VP Grad Affairs - Liaison with other graduate organizations & act a a resource for helping grad students with housing (Must be available on campus during Summer through to Fall 2008)

VP Undergrad Affairs - <same as above for undergrad organizations> (undergrad preferred for this position)

VP Membership - Responsible for maintaining records of members (old+new) and must be involved with publicity activities.

 

Thank you all for your interest in joining AIS as board members!

 

HSO Presents –Ganesh & Shiva Pooja

Date: 23rd Feb, 2008

Time: 4 – 6 pm

Venue: Fishbowl Chapel (Between University Church and Heath Center)

 

The first pooja for this semester for the well being of all students. The pooja also includes the pooja for Lord Shiva as Shivarathiri comes closer. Since that date is Sankatahara Chaturthi, its very auspicious to worship Lord Ganesh to help us cross all the hurdles in our life. So, be there and get blessed.

 

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Are you our Engineering Idol?

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You are invited to participate in Engineering Idol . We are looking for people with any kind of talent to compete for fabulous prizes and for the respect and admiration of your colleagues. Come out and strut your stuff on stage, and go home with one of these prizes!

 

1st prize:        iPod Touch

 

2nd prize:      iPod Nano

3rd prize:       iPod Classic

 

4th Prize:        iPod Shuffle

5th Prize:        Bookstore Certificate

 

There will also be prizes for every competitor.

 

There can be a wide variety of talents, possibly including (but not limited to): singing, dancing, juggling, making music, magic, tight-rope walking, eating swords, and just about anything else you can imagine!

 

Okay, so here's the relevant information for the contest :

 

1. Each performance will take place on the stage in Ground Zero, and be about 3 minutes in length .

2. An audience will be present, as will 3 judges to review and score each performance.

3. Each performer must be a USC Graduate Student.

 

4. The contest will take place on Wednesday, March 5th, 5.30 PM – 8.30 PM at Ground Zero.

5. The performances are solo.

6. No profanity.

 

 

If you're interested in going down in history as the most talented Engineer at USC, and if you're interested in winning some great prizes, contact Engineering Idol by emailing engineeringidol@gmail.com or visiting http://www-scf.usc.edu/~egsa/eidol.html for more information.

 

Deadline to register is February 27th, Midnight.

 

This could be your chance to make it big in LA!!!

 

Host: EGSA

 

SARSA's Upcoming Events

 

Wheels for Humanity

Saturday, Feb. 23

     SARSA invites you to come to Wheels for Humanity, where our team will help build wheel chairs to be sent to underprivileged handicapped people all over the world.

 

Dodgeball Tournament

Saturday, March 8th

     SARSA presents a good ol' fashion dodgeball tournament! Winning team gets a prize and bragging rights.

 

Beach Clean Up

Late March

     SARSA's repeat of last semester's Beach Clean-up because the first one was so much fun. We'll go out, clean the beach and then play in the sand!

 

Relay for Life

Saturday, April 5th

     Join the South Asian Team in an effort to raise awareness and funds for cancer in Relay for Life. We will organize at least one person to be walking against cancer around Cromwell Field.

 

Habitat for Humanity

Saturday, April 19th

     Get some excercise, hang out with friends and build houses for those in need!

 

SCIA's Upcoming Events

 

CULTURE SHOW - April 12th at Bovard Auditorium.

 

Participate in Bollywood Research Study

 

Hi,

 

Currently, I'm working on a Bollywood Marketing Research Study at Marymount University.  I need to administer a brief, online survey to students in the U.S. and in India regarding their Bollywood preferences.

 

I will really appreciate it if you tell the students who are part of the University of Southern California Association of Indian Students to take the survey online at https://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/2a5eg313ed.

 

Feel free to also read the article posted on PassionforCinema.com about the research study at http://passionforcinema.com/searching-bollywood/.

 

I will really appreciate your help, and I look forward to hearing back from you soon.

 

Thanks,

Amanda Sodhi

http://muweb.marymount.edu/~a0s81566

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