Association of Indian Students at USC

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

AIS Newsletter

Association of Indian Students

Hello Friends,

History repeats itself and so does the fall semester! But every time it has something new to offer! This time we have even more number of Indian students coming to USC.

Being in the mailing list of AIS, you form an integral form of our group. We are as strong as our supporters. We request for volunteers for the temporary accommodation. Please take your precious time to fill out a short form if you choose to volunteer for the 'desi' fraternity by providing temporary accommodation for few days. 

Thank you for your support and have a pleasant summer.

The AIS team


Temporary  Accommodation Forms:

 The temporary accommodation request and volunteer forms for the Fall 2008 semester are now online.

Volunteer Form - For students who would like to volunteer for providing temporary accommodation, we request you to fill out this short form. Thank you for your support.

Accomodation Request Form - For students who would like to request temporary accomodation for the coming Fall 2008 semester.


Upcoming Events:

Dance the night away to blazing new hip-hop tracks by world-renowned KARMACY, as they reveal, for the first time, lyrics that captivate, art that inspires, and beats that will set the stage on fire.

 This year, we invite YOU to think.

To Think, Give, and Listen as we raise money to alleviate the plight of underprivileged youth in our global and local backyards.  100% of proceeds from this event will benefit a domestic and an international organization: Peace4Kids (South LA) and Itipini (South Africa).  Both are committed to empowering poor and underprivileged youth through a plethora of programs by instilling a strong sense of self-confidence while teaching children that they have both a voice and a choice.

Be The Cause. The "Be the Cause" name stems from the personal nature of our organization's philosophy—that each individual can participate in the cause and effect relationships of the universe and can influence any set of circumstances in their environment.  Founded in 2002, the organization now boasts an enormous community of individuals that create enriching opportunities of service.  In the process, we benefit the community at large and change our own lives as well.

Karmacy.  Layering multilingual flows atop cross-cultural beats with lyrics and themes that invite people to think. The group's ability to absorb individual life lessons and discover a new truth, a new Karmacy, has led it to trust its instincts to the Nth degree and created a sound that resonates more deeply and harmoniously than ever before.  The result?  Wooden Bling.

Peace4Kids.  Dedicated to empowering underprivileged foster youth in South Central, Los Angeles (Watts, Willowbrook & Compton), Peace4Kids runs a plethora of creative arts, music, business and entertainment education programs that give children the opportunity to learn and to be heard.  From drama & spoken word workshops and courses such as "The Art of Business" to healthy, vegetarian cooking classes and professional sound engineering & film courses, Peace4Kids ensures that foster children—whose lives are riddled with decisions that are made for them, not by them—have a voice and a choice in chartering their life paths.

Itipini Community Project is a 3,000 inhabitant squatters' camp located in Mthatha, South Africa.  In addition to hosting and running a primary health care clinic, a women's economic cooperative and a feeding program for children, Itipini empowers children through both a pre-school and an after school children's program.


$20 (ticket only) or $25 (w/ CD) -
At the Door
$25 (ticket only)
Buy Early!  Blazin' Hope I SOLD OUT one week in advance and we had to turn people away at the door!
Special Incentive for NetIP LA-OC Members (contact NetIP LA-OC for details)
Important Note: Where multiple online ticket purchases are made at once (i.e., you buy tickets for you and 3 of your friends), there will be no separate will call system: all ticketholders must be present together at the door to be admitted.


AIS Independence Day

Date: 15th August, 2008


AIS Welcome Social

Date: 5th September, 2008 (tentative)



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