University of Illinois Asian American Alumni Network Scholarship
Learn more about our scholarship. UIAAAN strongly believes in investing in our future leaders and is pleased to offer scholarships to outstanding students at the University of Illinois. Two students who have demonstrated dedication and commitment to the Asian and Asian American community will receive $500 scholarships for Fall 2015. The UIAAAN Scholarship recipient must attend the Asian American Cultural Center’s Annual Leadership Awards Ceremony on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7pm in the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.
University of Illinois Day at the Capitol
Wednesday, May 13–14, 2014
University of Illinois Day at the Capitol provides you and other advocates an opportunity to collectively communicate to legislators the value of the University of Illinois to you, the state and the nation. This year, attendees will have the unique opportunity to join the U of I Board of Trustees as they head to the Capitol to speak out in support of the University.
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National Leadership Forum: Expanding Our Community’s Definition of Success
Council of Korean Americans, KABA Chicago,
KAC-Chicago, and KAAC
DePaul University College of Law, 8th
floor (25 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago)
Saturday, April 26
10 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., including lunch
(Registration from 9:15 – 10 a.m.)
Networking Reception to immediately follow
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Here's a survey for a research project from seniors at the U of I:
Our names are Daniel Wang, Brenda Wong, and Kevin Yoon. We are seniors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We are working on a research project analyzing the spending habits and giving practices of Asian Americans. Any help from you would be greatly appreciated and would be very important to the success of our study.
A survey link is provided below. If you also have any questions or concerns regarding the survey, please let us know.
U of I Annual Report
The annual report from the University of Illinois highlights a few of the initiatives at one of the world's most accomplished and respected public research universities. You may read the University of Illinois 2014 annual report here.
Letter to Chancellor Wise
Dear Chancellor Wise,
As a proud Illini alumni group, the University of Illinois Asian American Alumni Network regrets to learn of the disappointing reactions to the your campus memo on January 26 regarding normal campus operations during severe weather conditions.
While we understand that these comments reflect only a small portion of the Illini community, as Asian and Asian Americans, we are sadly all too familiar with negative and derogatory comments based on our race, ethnicity, and culture- as well as our gender. We found the comments posted to be offensive and unacceptable. In addition, they evidenced an appalling lack of civility and respect.
Under your leadership, Illinois, one of the most well respected higher education institutions in the world, has been making great progress towards diversity and global education, which benefits all students, staff, faculty, and alumni. This incident clearly emphasizes the importance of continuing efforts towards diversity and social justice education-- in instilling understanding and respect for all. We graciously appreciate your leadership and look forward to assisting you in the future.
University of Illinois Asian American Alumni Network