Association of Indian Students at USC

Thursday, April 03, 2008

A.I.S. Newsletter - HSO-AIS Holi Splash 2008, Relay for Life, and many more

Association of Indian Students


Hi Guys & Gals,


Everything is now set for the Holi Splash 2008 which is organized by HSO and helped by AIS. We would be having it on this coming Sunday and would be celebrating with UCLA and UCI. More details of that event are given below. We also have many more events coming up, which are listed below.


Thank You.


AIS Team


Upcoming Events:

HSO Holi 2008


Date: 6th Apr, 2008

Venue: Huntington Beach

Time: 11 am to 4 pm

Note: We will be meeting behind Leavey Library. Our bus will be leaving at 11am with first come first serve seating. We expect to be back on campus by 4-5pm. If you have any questions, feel free to email us!



SARSA's Upcoming Events


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.


Meditation in Psychology

March 26th, SGM 226



This event will include:

-information on how meditation is a part of psychology

-personal experience of meditation from a psychologist's perspective

-a guided meditation

-how on campus one can learn meditation techniques


Come join Dr. Nooshin Aghili, a prolific psychologist based in Los Angeles, and the USC Yoga and Service Club on how meditation is bridging the gap of science and personal experience.






Hi! My name is Tiffany Wen and I am Mentor Involvement Director of WYSE (Women and Youth Supporting Each Other). We are currently recruiting mentors for the 2008-2009 school year!


W.Y.S.E. is a curriculum based mentoring program for middle school girls at John Adams Middle School and LA Academy. We work with about 30 girls from each school and hold weekly sessions on a variety of topics (ie: sex, body image, healthy and unhealthy relationships, future options, discrimination, etc.) Each mentor is assigned 2 girls with whom they can form a closer relationship and communicate outside of the weekly school sessions. In addition, we form a cohesive group of mentors that bonds and supports one another.


Applications will be out starting April 1st and can be found at both the front desk of Topping (between April 1-14) and at Hall Building (between April 14-17) and on our website at We will be tabling on Trousdale from April 2nd to April 16th from 10-2 pm and will be holding information sessions on April 10th at 5:00 pm and April 14th at 3:45 pm at Topping (room 205). Applications will be due on Thursday, April 17th at the front desk of Hall Building (HSH) behind the bookstore. I encourage you to visit us at those times!


Please don't hesitate to contact me at or the wyse account at for further questions. I encourage all of you to apply!



Tiffany Wen

Mentor Involvement Director



Women and Youth Supporting Each Other


Women of all colors uniting for change and self-determination



The Political Student Assembly, Latino/a Student Assembly, Asian Pacific American Student Assembly, Calpirg, EnvironmentFirst, Students for a Sustainable 'SC, and the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics presents…


The Color of Environmentalism: The Movement for Racial and Environmental Justice


Wednesday, April 9 at 11:45 am

THH 212

Free lunch from Natural Soul Food Nonprofit Café!

This noontime panel will illuminate the intersection between the environment and social inequalities, what the local environmental justice movement is currently fighting against and advocating for, and how students can become involved. The discussion promises to be fruitful and open a space for different kinds of environmental discourses to be explored at USC and the nation.

Confirmed Panelists:

Elsa Barboza, Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education in LA

Robert Cabrales, Communities for a Better Environment

Sunyoung Yang, Labor/Community Strategy Center




The 6th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles announces its Call for Volunteers!


IFFLA 2008 is looking for volunteers to help with all aspects of preparation and on site organization leading up to and during this year's festival, which runs April 22-27 at ArcLight Hollywood, an elegant, state-of-the-art facility at Sunset and Vine in Hollywood. Volunteers will have the opportunity to experience first hand how a film festival comes together and to interact with a dynamic group of filmmakers whose films will be featured. Plus there will be opportunities to see some great films for free!

Volunteer Orientation

Don't miss this opportunity to meet the festival staff and our Volunteer Coordinator, Shannon Valenzuela, visit the home of the festival, ArcLight Hollywood, and find out how you can be involved.


When: Saturday, April 5, 10am

Where: ArcLight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Parking: $2.5 for 4 hours

Light breakfast will be provided.

Attendance at the orientations is mandatory for all volunteers.


For more information, and to fill out a volunteer application, please visit our website at and click on "get involved."


If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!




Emily Coppel

Festival Coordinator

Tel: (707) 481-4042

Fax: (323) 571-8746



IFFLA 2008, April 22-27

ArcLight Hollywood


Volunteer Orientation April 5

Association of Indian Students
Norman Topping Student Center
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0981

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    It is based on the recent game show going by the name of "Paannchvi

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    By Blogger dhanashree, at 11:20 PM  

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