[] ECAASU [] Fallin' into October

In case you missed it! First October Digest is out!  ------

Hey guys,

The ECAASU campus mixer will officially start in next week at Columbia University in New York City on October 15th. We’ll make sure to keep you guys posted in the meanwhile. Also the ECAASU 2012 Conference's websiteis up! Check it out and register because early registration starts now and lasts til 12/9/11.Your ECAASU Family --------------------------------------------

SEPTEMBER DIGEST HIGHLIGHTS:

Announcements: 1. ECAASU Campus Ambassadors 2. ECAASU Trailblazer Award, Nominations Needed; First Finalist Announced! 3. Be an ECAASU Intern! 4. ECAASU Campus Mixer Coming to a City Near You!

Opportunities: Internships, Jobs, Events, etc. 5. [Connecticut] Student Art Exhibition at University of Connecticut 6. [Nationwide]  Free Films Brought to You by San Diego Asian Film Foundation (SDAFF) 7. [Nationwide] SMART Program presents Scholarship Opportunity 8. [Nationwide] Recruiting For “Young People For (YP4) 9. [Nationwide] Recruiting for “The Front Line Leaders Academy(FLLA) 10.[New Jersey] IvyCon Conference at Princeton University --------------------------------------------

1) ECAASU Campus Ambassador The ambassador position is to help ECAASU build up a network across the East Coast amongst student leaders. At the same time, the program is an opportunity for people to step up and be an active community member in the East Coast region. In a way, it is very similar to a publicity position, in which we hope the ambassador will help us spread the news about ECAASU events (Fall Campus Tour and Spring Conference) and etc. to your campus community. If you would like to join the program and/or work on new ideas for the program, check this out.

2) ECAASU Trailblazer Award: Do you know a student who is paving the way for activism and advocacy in the Asian Pacific American community? The ECAASU National Board is soliciting nominations of students who  inspire, educate and empower those interested in Asian American & Pacific Islander American issues. As a new initiative to honor those who whose work fits with our mission and goals, ECAASU has created the ECAASU Trailblazer Award to recognize those students who have significantly impacted his or her community. Every two weeks leading up to the ECAASU 2012 Student Conference at Duke University, a Trailblazer Award nominee will be chosen by the ECAASU National Board as a finalist. At the ECAASU 2012 Conference, all the finalists will be recognized at a reception and the winner for ECAASU's Trailblazer Award will be chosen. The winner of the Trailblazer Award will be recognized at the reception and win a scholarship of an amount to be determined to further his or her education or career aspirations.

Students must be nominated by their peers, co-workers or supervisors. For more information or to nominate a student, click here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Nicole Fink, Advocacy Coordinator at nicole.fink@ecaasu.org.

Congratulations to Mansoor Alam for being the first Trailblazer Award Finalist. For more information, click here
3) ECAASU Intern Positions Open With the many projects that are undergoing on National Board, we would appreciate any help from people who'd like to join on as an intern. This opportunity will allow you to work closely to our Advocacy, Communications, Finance, or E-News and Media team and be an active part of the planning and implementing process. Space is limited. For more information, click here.

4) ECAASU Campus Mixer Coming to a City Near You! Come join ECAASU and fellow student activists from a city near you! We will be traveling to 7 different cities including NYC, Philly, Hartford, Boston, Atlanta, and Florida to bring together students of the APIA community. If you are a student activist, love to meet new people, want to collaborate with others from your community this is the event for you! For more information check out our website, facebook site, and registration form.

5) Student Art Exhibition at University of Connecticut Date: Oct 10-21 The Asian American Cultural Center will be hosting a Student Art Exhibition in October for AAHO – Asian American Heritage Observance to showcase art pieces that reflect and display the influence of Asia/Asian America on their art.This year’s theme is: InspirAsian = Art, Art Inspired by Asian/America 6) Free Films Brought to You by San Diego Asian Film Foundation (SDAFF) Date: September 1-December 31, 2011 | FREE SDAFF is one of the largest organizations in the US that focuses on presenting, educating, and preserving Pan Asian Cinema. DIGIFEST is the first ever Asian American Virtual Online Film Festival. During this time viewers will have the opportunity to watch films online for free, engage in online conversations with filmmakers, and vote for their favorite film.SDAFF thought that Asian American student organizations around the country would take interest in this as an outlet for its members to watch a vast amount of film that pertain to topics and issues within the Asian American community.  We believe these films are the perfect vehicle that would encourage more dialogue about certain themes that are important to your members. Films to be streamed here.
7) SMART Program presents Scholarship Opportunity Deadline: Dec 1st, 2011 We want to make you aware of a tremendous scholarship-for-service opportunity for students to fully fund their undergraduate or graduate education at your institution, and request that you make them aware of this opportunity. The SMART (Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation) Program will pay for all educational expenses for a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. program, and then provide scholars unique opportunities to work as research scientists or engineers on cutting edge technology in world class Department of Defense facilities. A comprehensive list of facilities and eligibility information can be found on the here.

8) Recruiting For “Young People For (YP4) Deadline: Jan 31, 2012 Young People For (YP4) is a strategic long-term leadership development program that identifies, engages and empowers the newest generation of progressive leaders to create lasting change in their communities.  The one-year fellowship equips college students with the skills and resources necessary to create lasting change on their campuses and in their communities.

Fellows receive access to: ·  Trainings from national and regional progressive movement leaders ·  One-on-one coaching from YP4 staff and/or other progressive movement leaders ·  Assistance and support in implementing a sustainable, community-driven action plan

Apply for the Fellowship today or nominate another progressive leader on campus! Contact Zach Dryden at zdryden@pfaw.org or by phone at             202.467.2367      if you have any questions about the YP4 Fellowship.

9) Recruiting for “The Front Line Leaders Academy(FLLA) Deadline: Oct 31, 2011 The Front Line Leaders Academy (FLLA) is a premier campaign leadership development program offered every year by YP4 and the Young Elected Officials Network to 20 talented young people from across the country. For eight months FLLA provides young leaders the opportunity to learn political skills from successful political campaign professionals. Fellows selected into this elite academy are trained on how to be an effective candidate, campaign manager, finance director, communication director and field organizer. Fellows work one-on-one with young elected officials and campaign experts as they develop the necessary skills to become the next generation of progressive candidates, campaign leaders and community organizers.

Fellows receive access to: ·  Trainings on the five core components of campaigns: candidacy, field, campaign management, finance, & communications ·  Coaching from members of the Young Elected Officials Network and proven campaign experts ·  A national network of FLLA alumni including progressive activists, organizers, and young elected officials

Apply for the Front Line Leaders Academy  or nominate another progressive leader today! Contact Joy Lawson at jlawson@pfaw.org or by phone at             202.467.2315       if you have any questions about FLLA.

10) IvyCon Conference at Princeton University Date: Nov 11th-13th, 2011 Princeton University presents the second annual Ivy League Asian American Conference (IvyCon). IvyCon is the first student-run conference for Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander students in the Ivy League, and the goal is to bring students together to encourage leadership in politics, business, and media. We believe that close collaboration between motivated students is necessary to bring about change within our campus, local, and national communities, and IvyCon is designed to provide the perfect opportunity for learning from exceptional leaders and building partnerships for future success. Here you can find a template schedule for the conference. For more information go here.

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