2023 - 2024 Asian Student Achievement Program Events


Taste of Asia - Hosted by Asian Student Union & ASAP

Friday October 6 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Niemeyer Multipurpose Area

The Taste of Asia fundraiser features a variety of Asian food from all over the continent and proceeds benefit Grand Rapids Asian Pacific Foundation.  Attendees can purchase a one-way train ride ticket which gets them one plate to fill with whatever food they desire or can enter the Spicy Ramen Challenge.  ASU welcomes all students to come out and hang with them while enjoying plenty of games, music, and great company.

RSVP through the QR code on the flyer by October 4th for a discounted ticket.


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Fear Factor - Hosted by Vietnamese Student Association

Tuesday October 17th | 6:30pm | KC 2263

More information coming soon!

Candle Making - Hosted by Delta Phi Lambda and Filipinx American Student Association

October 26 | 7:00PM | Niemeyer Multi-Purpose Room

More information coming soon!


Bibimbar Fundraiser - Hosted by Asian Student Union

Friday November 3rd | Niemeyer Multipurpose Area | 6:00P - 8:00P

A build-your-own bibimbap bar made by the ASU eboard!  For a small price come experience traditional Korean cuisine and support ASU!  [email protected] for more information!  RSVP by 11/1

MGC Thrift Event - Hosted by Delta Phi Lambda

Thursday November 9th | 12:00P - 2:00P | Kirkhof Center

More information coming soon!

Pho Night - Hosted by Vietnamese Student Association

Friday, November 17th 

More information coming soon!

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Sip & Serve Boba Social - Hosted by ASAP and Delta Phi Lambda

Monday November 20th | 5:00p - 7:00p | KC 2263

Come drink Boba Tea with us while decorating bags to benefit Kid's Food Basket.  Meet other ASAP members and learn more about Delta Phi Lambda GVSU's Asian Interest Sorority.

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Bake Sale - Hosted by Delta Phi Lambda

Tuesday November 28 | Kirkhof Center

Proceeds benefit American Bone Health


Pickleball Social - Hosted by ASAP and Asian Faculty & Staff Association

Friday December 8th | 5:30pm - 8:30pm | Fieldhouse & Rec Center

Join ASAP and AFSA as we celebrate the end of the semester with food, fun, and fellowship.  

RSVP by Dec 1

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Welcome Back Social Night - Hosted by ASAP

Friday January 19th | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Kirkhof Center Grand River Room

Join us for an evening of delighting in snacks and playing boardgames!

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Heritage Celebration Film Event - Hosted by ASAP

Wednesday January 24th | 8:30pm | Kirkhof Center Pere Marquette Room

Join as we watch Bad Axe - a documentary film that follows a closely knit Asian-American family's fight to keep their restaurant and American Dream alive. 

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Asian New Year Festival - Hosted by ASAP and Asian Student Union

Saturday February 17th | 6:00pm - 9:30pm | Kirkhof Center Grand River Room

Enjoy a spectacular festival that showcases the traditional Asian New Year celebration. The event highlights the richness and diversity of Asia by featuring an assortment of Asian ethnic cuisine and traditional performances including a lion dance, cultural fashion show and a variety of Asian ethnic dances.

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Asian Authors/Topics Reception - Hosted by Asian Faculty & Staff Association & East Asian Studies Program

Thursday February 29th | 5:00pm - 6:30pm | Kirkhof Center Room 2266

This event will provide a platform to recognize and honor the publications and creative works of Asian faculty and staff, as well as publications with Asian related topics and themes. There will be a  group of six presenters who will share their interesting research ranging from "Medieval Chinese literature to understanding how exercise can affect those with Parkinson's Disease to Reevaluating gender dynamics in transnational marriages...."

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RICE Conference - Hosted by ASAP and Asian Student Union

Saturday March 23rd | TBD | Loosemore Auditorium

More information coming soon 


AAPI Graduation Celebration

Monday April 15th | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Kirkhof Center 

More information coming soon 

Laker Connections Shared Programming

Study tables

Located in Allendale Knowledge Market in the Mary Idema Pew Library from 6-8PM

September 6

October 4

November 1

December 6

Conversations of Color

Performative Diversity - Wednesday, September 13th | 12-1PM | Kirkhof Center, Room 2266

Banned Books - Wednesday, October 4th | 12-1PM | Kirkhof Center, Room 2266

Health Disparities in POC Communities - Wednesday, November 15th | 12-1PM | Kirkhof Center, Room 2266

End-of-Semester Celebration

Monday December 4th | 5:00p-7:00p

If you are a December 2023 Graduate or just want to celebrate the end-of-year, come join ASAP and the other Laker Connections programs in our End-of-Semester Celebration.  We will be recognizing all December 2023 Grads and celebrating with all members of the Laker Connections Programs.  Holiday treats and a hot chocolate bar will be provided

Please RSVP

Etiquette Luncheon

Friday, January 26 | 11:30a - 1:00p | Kirkhof Grand River Room 2250

Our Laker Connections Etiquette Luncheon is sponsored and hosted in partnership with the GVSU Career Center. The recommended attire for this event is business casual attire. If you are in need of this specific type of clothing you may email [email protected] for assistance. 

There are only 50 spots available so RSVP Now

Additional Events

Career Fair Prep Session: September 25, 2023 | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm | Pere Marquette, KC 2204

Etiquette Luncheon hosted by Career Center: January 26, 2024 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm | Grand River Room, KC 2250

Asian Student Graduates
AAPI Graduation Flyer
Cheering students at graduation celebration

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