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October 13th, 2013
A message from the President!


Interim elections will be held next SundayOctober 20th, 11AM @ Maury 209! Last year after Board and Council elections, there were five spots open - Corresponding Secretary, ISIP (2), PR, and Historic - where the positions were filled in last Spring through an interview and application process with interim positions. OYFA will be holding Interim elections in October to instate interim council members. 
So far, the people listed below are running for these respective positions:
Corresponding Secretary: Allan Bagsic
Initiative Studies in Pilipino (ISIP): Angeli Mendoza and Jenny Hodge
Historic: Christine Chen
Public Relations (PR): Katherine Jiang
Anyone can also run during interim
 elections, even first years! Email me ( if you would like to be put in the ballot or have any questions about the election process. 
Don't forget that the 5K is this Friday, October 18th, and save the date for our Homecoming Tailgate on October 26th 11am at Garden X!
Hope you all are having a great Fall break so far!

-Camille Lorenzana
Recording Secretary

Hey OYFAm!

Every year the Recording Secretary publishes a directory all of our member's and parent's contact information called the Little Pages to reach out to members and parents throughout the year! So if you could please take a few seconds to fill out this form, it would be greatly appreciated! First Years, it's highly important for you to fill it out because this is how we'll be inviting your families to Global Expo, where they'll be seeing all of your hard work paying off in those awesome dances! 

Thanks guys!


Lakas is Strength 5K

GET HYPE for our first ever GLOW 5K!!!!!!!!!!! Come out to support the HeCares Foundation, and Relay for Life on October 18th! Find more information on our Facebook Event Page.  Register online here.  



Groups 10+: $12 per person

Individuals: $15 per person


<3 Community


'Ello OYFA!
Keep coming to Global Expo practices! The next one is on Sunday, October 20, at Slaugther MP 2/3. Traditional will start at 1pm and Modern will be at 2pm.  The Boys/Girls Dances will be taught!
Here's a list of all future practices, so please plan accordingly:
Sunday October 20 - Boys/Girls Dance
Thursday, October 24 - Boys/Girls Dance
Sunday, October 27 - Boys/Girls Dance
Thursday, October 31 - Partner
Sunday, November 3 - Partner
Tuesday, November 5 - Partner
Sunday, November 10 - All
Wednesday, November 13 - All
Thursday, November 14 - All
Friday, November 15 - All til you get it right!!
Sunday practices will usually be 1ish - 4ish and Weekday practices will be from 8ish - midnightish. First half is traditional and second half is Modern, about 45 minutes each!
Exact times and locations will be announced closer to the date. 
It's very important for you to attend practices and learn the dances if you want to perform at global expo. If for any reason you can't make it, please email us
See you there!
Culture (Kristine & Leangelo)



We hope everyone is have a great fall break so far! We just have 2 things!

First, we are excited to announce our Date Auctionees….drum roll please! SARAH CHWIKI & YIMING LIN! Be sure to mark your calendars and come out to Newcomb Theater on October 22nd at 7PM to support your fellow OYFAns as they showcase their lovely talents! With that, be on the look out for more details to come about ASU Semi-formal on November 9th! :)

Second, keep filling this social survey out, Click Here! Thanks!

Social (Nicole - naw4hr & Danielle - dbe5pj)


Hey everyone,
Our next IM sport is inner-tube water polo! Look out for any updates on games coming up!




We hope you all are making the most of Reading Day weekend!  We're almost halfway through the semester, and it's about time that we were given a break.  In any case, Jasmine and I wanted to thank all of those who came out to our Happy Jassy Jor Jor Dinner last Wednesday!  We hope you all found our little dinner table discussions helpful and that all of your questions regarding FIND, D7, and Dialgoue were answered.  If not, please don't hesitate to contact myself (jvt2de) or Jasmine (jap8ew).  

As a reminder, D7 Executive Board is still looking for PR/Historians, so if you're at all interested, hit us up for some additional information!  Lastly, FIND Dialogue planning is well in the works, so be on the lookout for more information regarding the event in the coming week or two.  

Have a great rest of the extended weekend, all!

FIND (Jor & Jasmine)


Thanks everyone for coming to Filipino Food Night! We raised a lot of money for the Scholarship Endowment Fund and it was all thanks to your stomachs and generosity! Shout out to Historic and Council for all the help! We hope everyone is having a good Fall Break!

Sexy Scholarship

General Announcements

A message from ASU:
APAutumn is coming up!  Come learn about professional development skills, life after college, and A/APA culture from October 17 to October 25.  Events during APAutumn include:

October 17, 5-8 PMTheme Dinner at Newcomb Dining Room.  Come to enjoy delicious Asian dishes courtesy of Newcomb Dining and the various Asian organizations on Grounds!

October 21, 7 PMOpening Ceremonies at Nau 101.  Learn about life after college from a panel of UVA alumni in variety of postgraduate fields.

October 22, 7 PMDate Auction at Newcomb Theater.  Watch some of the most talented students in UVA Asian organizations perform before being auctioned off for the semiformal!

October 24, 7 PMIssues Round Table at Location TBD.  Discuss pressing issues facing the Asian community today, especially with regards to domestic violence.
October 25, 4 PMClosing Ceremonies at Ern Commons.  Fine tune your professional skills at this lecture presented by Claire L. Tse, MGA of Tse Solutions LLC and co-author of the book: The SOLVE Communication Method.

Also, join the Minority Rights Coalition at our Town Hall event on Thursday, October 10 at 5 PM in the Newcomb Ballroom. We will have a student panel followed by a roundtable discussion. This is an opportunity to engage in dialogue about diversity issues across grounds. We aim to provide a space where individuals can reflect and form opinions in addressing these relevant issues at the University. Food will be provided.

Facebook Event

Applications for the 2013-2014 APALTI cohort are now being accepted. This prestigious
leadership development program is open to 1st and 2nd year A/APA students. 
Due by 11:59PM on Friday, October 25th. No late applications will be accepted.
APALTI is sponsored by A/APA programs and services in the Office of the Dean of Students. 


30 Unmatched Alumni Career Mentors.  Deadline Extended to Friday, October 18!  

UVA's Asian and Asian Pacific American Alumni Network (AAPAAN) is extending the deadline for students to participate in its career mentoring program.  We currently have alumni mentors in the below areas, and can accommodate ~30 more students.  Please submit your application today!  It only takes a few minutes. 

-Health care (psychiatrist, professor, nurse, physician, occupational therapist
-Business (marketing, risk management, audit, IT, accounting, consulting, finance, corporate strategy, financial services, equities, hedge fund)
-Government/Public Service and Administration (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, NYC Mayor’s Office, Army, Homeland Security)
-Engineering (software, chemical, electrical)
-Law (intellectual property, employment, higher education, Court of Appeals for 9th Circuit)
-Education (K-12 –principal, teacher, and higher education- professor, student affairs, fundraising)
-Environmental consulting
Student-mentor pairs should be in contact (email, phone, etc.) at least once a month.  See for additional information.   

To participate, please complete the Student Application at by Friday, October 18.  Questions?  Contact JoyTongsri at or see

Want to talk to someone about research 
but don't know who to ask?
The URN Research Advising Program 
(URN RAP) is back!
Please stop by Clemons 200F to talk to one of our peer advisors. Get your questions answered or just ask them about what they're doing!

Upcoming October office hours:
Wednesday, 10/16 â€“ Andrew Lankenau 5-6pm
Thursday, 10/17 â€“ Katy Jones 2-3pm

Monday, 10/21 â€“ Duncan Cannon 2-3pm

Wednesday, 10/23 â€“ Molly Booth 2-3pm

Friday, 10/25 â€“ Rob Dyer 12-1pm

Monday, 10/28 â€“ Mason Brannon 3– 4pm

Trivia Challenge 

Be the first to answer back with at least one correct answer to be the next featured OYFAN! But wait! If you answer back with both answers by the end of this week (midnight on Sunday), you will be entered into the Week In OYFA Raffle for a chance to win a prize at the next general meeting if you attend! Remember, the raffle is renewed every month so keep participating!

1. In what year was UVA founded?

2. Name one song that the Babies danced to at Culturefest last year!

This week's Featured OYFAn is Rupali Vohra!

Tell us a little about yourself!
HEY! I'm Rupali Vohra, second year in the E-School majoring in CS and about to declare a Cognitive Science major. I was born in VA, moved to India for like 5 years, and then moved to NoVA, where I've lived since. My favorite color is orange, and I LOVE chocolate chip cookies.

Favorite GIF?
Favorite OYFA Memory so far?
I really liked every event of Big/Lil Sib week I went to because all of y'all are so welcoming and nice!

Answers to the previous trivia questions: 
1. Adrian Gloria
2. ASU Date Auction

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