ASIAN NEW YEARS FESTIVAL
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UPCOMING EVENTS

ASIAN NEW YEAR FESTIVAL
DATE Saturday, February 21, 2015
DINNER 5:30PM, SLC Ballroom
SHOW 7:30PM, Langford Auditorium
GENERAL BODY MEETING
WHEN Sunday, January 18, 2015
WHERE Sarratt 189
WHAT TBD
OUR MISSION
As Vanderbilt's Asian American Student Association (AASA), our purpose is to promote and provide a cultural and political awareness of Asian and Asian-American customs and diversity within the University and local community.
MEET OUR PRESIDENT

Name Lynn Ong
Hometown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Class 2015
Why I love AASA This organization provided me with an opportunity to reconnect with my Asian heritage during a time when I felt like I'd lost that part of myself.
Hobbies Photography, travelling, eating, going on adventures, acting like a child, and spending time with my friends.
MEET OUR COMMUNITY VICE-PRESIDENTS

Name MingYang Lu
Hometown Da Lian, China
Class 2015
Why I love AASA Tons of money for food!
Hobbies Anime, manga, food, video games.

Name Kevin Xie
Hometown Lexington, KY
Class 2015
Why I love AASA AASA creates so many opportunities for people to come together and to make something great happen!
Hobbies Playing video games and nomming.
APAHM 2014
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) is a celebration of the culture and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. AASA celebrates APAHM all November with the publication of our annual literary magazine, Anthem, as well as events such as Taste of Asia, movie screenings, game nights, concerts, calligraphy workshops and more! Past guests have included musicians Clara C, David Choi, and Joseph Vincent, as well as stand-up comedian Eliot Chang. Keep an eye out for fall's line-up!
MEET OUR COMMUNITY ASSISTANT
Name Kevin Liu
Hometown Tai'an, China
Class 2016
Why I love AASA It's introduced me to so many people who I wouldn't know otherwise.
Hobbies N/A
TASTE OF ASIA
Taste of Asia, the headlining event of our yearly celebration of APAHM, features a night of delicious, locally-catered and home-made Asian food. Experience Nashville's best with Chinese, Filipino, Korean, Japanese, Malaysian, Indian, Taiwanese, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisine from elegantly decorated booths. Be on the lookout for more information in the near future!
ANTHEM
Anthem is AASA's annual literary magazine, featuring written and visual artwork from the Vanderbilt community. We welcome submissions of your poetry, prose, photography, painting, and more! Expect submission details soon.

Past editions are available for viewing here.
ANYF 2015

The Asian American Student Association proudly presents the annual Asian New Year Festival, a showcase of dances and performances spanning over 10 countries across Asia.

The Asian New Year Festival (ANYF) is a celebration held around the time of the traditional Lunar New Year. Operated under the umbrella of the Asian American Student Association, the Asian New Year Festival includes performances from the following organizations: Malaysian Student Association of Vanderbilt, Phillipine Intercultural Student Organization, Vanderbilt Undergraduate Chinese Association, Korean Undergraduate Student Association, Asian American Christian Fellowship, and Nach Vandy. Along with these participating organizations, there are individual acts and independently choreographed acts from members across different communities that showcase various Asian traditions and cultures. In addition to the show itself, we hold a dinner before the show featuring cuisine from culinary traditions in Asia.

The show itself is a collaboration of over two hundred Vanderbilt students (both Asian and non-Asian) who put in hours of work each week to perfecting their respective acts. The show contains 16 different acts that reflect the rich diversity of culture, music, and art of Asia.





MEET OUR CULTURAL VICE-PRESIDENTS

Name Emily Chong
Hometown Charleston, SC
Class 2015
Why I love AASA AASA love and awesome people!
Hobbies Dancing ballet, making phone collages, and going on adventures.
Name Justin Yeh
Hometown Auburn, AL
Class 2016
Why I love AASA AASA is a home for everyone, and I met some of my favorite people at Vandy through AASA!
Hobbies juggling, playing Pokemon and Smash Bros. Melee, badminton, and cooking.
MEET OUR CULTURAL ASSISTANT

Name Clara Chu
Hometown Los Angeles, CA
Class 2017
Why I love AASA It's like a home away from home. Everyone is super nice and welcoming. It provides a chance to learn about my heritage as well as to share it with others! The food is also a plus <3.
Hobbies Exploring new places and FOOD <3.
FRESHMAN/TRANSFER OUTREACH CHAIR
Name Amy Dam
Hometown Atlanta, GA
Class 2017
Why I love AASA AASA is a club that consists of extremely enthusiastic and accepting people who want to share their passion for the Asian culture with everyone on campus and beyond.​
Hobbies ​Eating, cooking, baking, sleeping, and dancing​.
FRESHMAN REPRESENTATIVE

Name Christian Raroque
Hometown Dallas, TX
Class 2018
Why I love AASA
Hobbies


SOCIAL CHAIR

Name Winsor Yang
Hometown
Class
Why I love AASA
Hobbies

PUBLICITY CHAIR
Name Anni Xin
Hometown Gainesville, FL
Class 2016
Why I love AASA Good food and good people!
Hobbies Speaking broken Chinese to my parents, stopping in the street to pet stray animals, Instagramming, and being a frequent rider of the premed strugglebus.
MEET THE REST OF US (PT. 1)

CULTURAL CHAIRS (GBM PLANNERS)

Name Christina Song
Hometown
Class
Why I love AASA
Hobbies



Name Jordan Jensen
Hometown Kansas City, MO
Class 2017
Why I love AASA
Hobbies


COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR

Name Kathy Zhou
Hometown St. Louis, MO
Class 2015
Why I love AASA You won't find a crazier, more awesome, and more diverse group on campus!
Hobbies Cooking, watching bad TV, and Trader Joe's Peanutters cookies.
WEBMASTER

Name Jennifer Duan
Hometown Bartlesville, OK
Class 2015
Why I love AASA Great programming and great people!
Hobbies CATS, eating food with my roomie (see above), video games, and binge-watching teen TV.
MEET THE REST OF US (PT. 2)

TREASURER
Name Kendric Ng
Hometown Chattanooga, TN
Class 2015
Why I love AASA It reminds me of who I am: food, programming, people, and more food
Hobbies Cooking lots of food, eating out to be a foodie, being (a bit of a) gym rat, being a karaoke addict, anything else that's stereotypically Asian
HISTORIAN

Name Shirlene Wang
Hometown Wilmette, IL
Class 2016
Why I love AASA The GBMs are a great way to learn about/explore different cultures and hang out with my friends!
Hobbies Updating my Snapchat story, fangirling over good TV, dramaturgy, crying about Real Madrid, using wechat stickers, waiting for my roomie to finish instagramming flowers and animals (See above).
CONTACT US
Please direct all inquiries and comments about AASA to lynn.w.ong@vanderbilt.edu.

Questions about the website? Email the webmaster at xinyue.x.duan@vanderbilt.edu.