Look through past events that happened!
Asian & Pacific Islander American (APIA) Week
October 17-25, 2013
Phil Kaye performed some of his inspiring pieces and answered questions in the Hance Auditorium. Several Davidson students from Free Word opened for our speaker. After his performance, he gathered in a classroom for a workshop with around 20 participants. During the workshop, Phil Kaye engaged in writing and verbal exercises that were incredibly helpful and encouraging to all levels in spoken word.
We prepared three types of drinks for Sippin’ Asia: Vietnamese Coffee, Chai Tea, and Bubble Tea. Stars were given to people to vote for their favorite of the drinks. Bubble Tea won by a landslide!
People gathered to create and eat sushi! Ingredients to create the sushi were provided by Sabi. Starting with a seaweed wrapper, students created their own sushi by adding the ingredients as they pleased. Rice, avocado, crab sticks, and cucumbers were provided.
The Eggroll and Tea Mixer brought many students, staff, and faculty together in the 900 Room. This allowed for students to inform faculty of what they are doing on campus and vice versa.
3 teams participated in Trivia Night where students learned about what they did and didn’t know about Asian and Asian American culture. A prize was given to the winners.
Sponsored by Pho Nam, the Noodle Bar provided students ways to make there very own Vietnamese noodle dish, pho. The noodles and broth were prepared for the students along with meat, herbs, and condiments in a buffet-esque line. It was the perfect addition to a cold day and allowed students to experience a traditional Vietnamese dish!
The Badminton Tournament was held on Chambers Lawn on a Friday afternoon. There were about 16 doubles teams that participated and everyone had a great time trying to compete for a gift card to Sabi. The teams were all very diverse so students were able to meet and play against new faces!
In January, ACAA hosted the popular Asian celebration, the Lunar New Year festival, in conjunction with the Chinese Culture Club. The event consisted of free food and drinks, a lucky lion dance, a guest performance and fashion show by the Little Lotuses, and a student performance by Davidson College’s very own Melodemics. Furthermore, ACAA created student run activities which included an origami table, a photobooth where one could take a picture with a horse, and a face painting booth that was popular with the kids. Other activities included making your own dumplings, discovering your zodiac fortune, learning more about Asia, and practicing the art of paper cutting. After an evening filled with these activities, ACAA ended the night with a spectacular show of fireworks directly in front of Chambers and a round of applause. ACAA looks forward to once again hosting this ever popular event next year for the community and college.
To learn even more about the festivities, please read these articles written by the Davidsonian and Huntersville’s Herald Weekly.