Posts made in April, 2012

The UW-Madison Chapter of alpha Kappa Delta Phi is PROUD to Present their Spring 2012 Neophytes: The Zeta Zigzags!

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 in Greek Life, News, Sisterhood

Our BEAUTIFUL neos! Goofy neos. Alpha Marina Baccam with her Zeta Little, Hillary Chang. Delta Bei Bei Wu with her Zeta Little, Kiran Silwal. These four girls worked hard to become STRONG WOMEN and cross into alpha Kappa Delta Phi. Welcome to the TIMELESS & ETERNAL sisterhood, Zetas!...

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Bone Marrow Registry Drive May 3rd 10am-5pm at Library Mall!

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 in Asian-American Awareness, News, Service

The campus-wide bone marrow registry drive is in honor of a young, Asian-American woman named Janet Liang, a graduate of UCLA who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. In December 2011, Janet’s disease relapsed and was told that she will die if she does not find a bone marrow match by June. There are many diseases that can lead to death unless a match for a bone marrow transplant is found. It is incredibly rare to be a match. Among minority groups, the chances are even smaller. Some Bone Marrow Transplant Statistics: -Every year, more than 10,000 men, women and children could benefit from a bone marrow transplant -Only 30% of patients will find a donor match within their family. 70% of patients depend on a complete stranger to give them a second chance at life. -Only 4 out of 10 patients will receive the transplant that can save their life, -There is a great need to enlist young, healthy donors of all races and ethnicities between the ages of 18-24. -There is no better place to recruit these much-needed donors than at colleges and universities throughout the United States. -According to the National Registry of Potential Marrow/Stem Cell Donors as of January 3, 2009, Asian Americans make up a total of 7.6% of the registry with only 532,006 donors registered and 531 transplants performed. (South Asian=1.9%, Filipino=0.6%, Japanese=0.4%, Korean=0.9%, Chinese=1.1%, Other SE Asian=0.5%, Vietnamese=0.2%, unspecified Asian/Pacific Islander=1.3%, multiple Asian/Pacific Islander=0.2%) Registration Procedure: The registration process is simple, consisting solely of filling out a registration form and doing a cheek swab (rubbing a Q-tip on the inside of your cheek). It will take no more than 5 minutes to potentially save one person. The drive is entirely for registration, but if you are a match and decide to be a donor, the Donation Procedure: There are two ways of donating bone marrow: 1) Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Collection (procedure similar to blood/plasma donation) 2) Traditional Bone Marrow Extraction (extraction of bone marrow through the hip) -You will be put under anesthesia during the operation so no pain will be experienced during the procedure. After the donation, you may feel a little sore. People have compared it to feeling like you just had a tough workout. Which procedure is chosen is under the doctor’s discretion although 80-90% of the time, the first procedure is chosen. (For more information, check out www.getswabbed.org) It is our sincerest hope and conviction that our fellow UW-Madison students will step up to the plate and answer the call to join the bone marrow registry in order to rescue a precious person in need. Sincerely, alpha Kappa Delta Phi (aKDPhi) Chi Sigma Tau (CST) Korean-American Student Association (KASA) Asian American Student Union (AASU) Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) Asian-American Intervarsity (AAIV) Chinese Language and Culture Club (CLACC) Asian Pacific American Law Students Association/South Asian Law Students Association (APALSA/SALSA) India Students Association (ISA) Global Chinese Connection (GCC) Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) Laotian-American Organization of Students (LAOS) Wunk Sheek Why we’re doing this: Janet’s Plea [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSCyz8F_kuo&feature=youtu.be] It’s easy-peasy: How to become a bone marrow donor! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw5HTSEcyxo&feature=relmfu] **If you would like to get involved with volunteering or marketing for the event, please contact EstherHa at EstherHa90@gmail.com** Or sign up on these google docs! Help with promotions:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Am5DATmt9xQ4dEN2UHNBd0NxTVBGUzFEZ2JKZVdvYWc#gid=0 Volunteer the day of:...

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Asian American Movie Night with aKDPhi

Posted on Apr 11, 2012 in Asian-American Awareness, News

Asian American Movie Night with aKDPhi

The UW-Madison ladies of alpha Kappa Delta Phi will be hosting our next event coming up right around the corner, in support of Asian-American awareness month this April We invite everyone to come spend some time to watch a film with us! We will be showing “Red Doors” – an independent film about a Chinese-American family struggling to cope with life, love, and family dysfunction in the suburbs of New York. Not to mention, we will also be raffling off some cool prizes and sending proceeds to The Catalyst Foundation which is a non-profit organization that helps build communities in Vietnam to help stop human trafficking. We will also be taking pictures at the event of people holding up signs that say “I Am A Catalyst to Stop Human Trafficking” to post on The Catalyst Foundation’s website. For every picture submitted, a dollar will be donated to the Foundation. The prizes for the raffle will be: -ONE $20 gift certificate to Asian Midway! -TWO $25 gift cards to Buffalo Wild Wings! -FOUR $5 gift certificates to Jade Mountain, the perfect amount for a free bubble tea! There are lots of chances to win something so buy your tickets ahead of time and you must be present to win! Contact us  by sending an email to wisc.akdphi@gmail.com, tweet at us, or meet up with one of our sisters to buy a ticket for ONE DOLLAR! AND did we mention that there will be FREE FOOD? Who doesn’t want free food? Come out, relax and enjoy a good film! When: Thursday April 19th @ 7pm Where: Ingraham 19 Cost: Free! Donations for the Catalyst Foundation will be accepted and again, it’s just ONE DOLLAR for a raffle ticket to win awesome prizes! Hope to see everyone there! Thank you so much to Asian Midway, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Jade Mountain for their generous...

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UW-Madison is an AWARD-WINNING chapter

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 in News, Scholarship

In March, the All Greek Awards Ceremony at UW-Madison awarded our chapter three separate awards! Eva Li won Outstanding Delegate in the Multicultural Greek Council. This award goes to the delegate that goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that the Council is successful in its goal of Greek Unity. Eva continues to promote our chapter to other Greek organizations and keeps our chapter running efficiently as Vice President-Internal! Jessica Chang won Outstanding New Member. This award goes to the New Member who has already accomplished so much in his/her organization the short time that he/she has been a member. Jessica showed great promise to the All Greek Awards Nominations Committee, and we’re sure she’ll do great things for the chapter and the campus! Last, but not least, our chapter won the award for Most Improved GPA. Scholarship is one of the pillars our sorority was based on, and something that we are all here on campus for. Our chapter’s strong women worked hard the past semester to bring our GPA up, and to set an example that even if you do well, you can always do better! Improvement is something our chapter constantly strives...

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Midwest Sisterhood Conference 2012

Posted on Apr 4, 2012 in News, Sisterhood

Each semester, our Midwest region has a conference to see and meet our sisters from the other chapters in the Midwest! It’s awesome to make connections with other sisters and see the differences and similarities of our chapters. We always learn something...

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