It’s Founder’s Week!

12707_582388748513408_182604086_nJoin us as we celebrate alpha Kappa Delta Phi’s Founder’s Week and our 24 years of sisterhood!

Founded on February 7, 1990, alpha Kappa Delta Phi is currently the largest, fastest-growing and ONLY INTERNATIONAL Asian-interest sorority in the nation. Established at the University of California, Berkeley in 1990, we have since then grown into 48 chapters internationally with more than 5,000 sisters coast to coast, creating an experience of sisterhood you won’t find anywhere else!

MONDAY 2/3 Endless State of Mind [Forum on Mental Health]
LOCATION: 411 Peabody Hall
TIME: 12:50 – 1:40PM
Besides focusing on your physical health, mental health is something that often goes unnoticed. Mental diseases are also an issue that plagues Asians which we often try to hide. We will be discussing these issues that hit close to home for many of us and perhaps you can find ways to improve your mental health as well.

TUESDAY 2/4 Pausing Time [Yoga Fitness Class]
LOCATION: Student Rec Center
TIME: 6:30PM
This is definitely one of the most stressful times in your life, but what better way to relax than with some yoga. Relax, unwind and have some healthy fun as we exercise together!

WEDNESDAY 2/5 Enduring Friendship [Social with the Colony of Delta Phi Omega – CLOSED]
TIME: 7:00PM

THURSDAY 2/6 Continuous Community [Tabling at the Set]
LOCATION: The Set
TIME: 9:35AM – 2:00PM
Come visit us as we table for our Founder’s Week. We also have gifts for MGC orgs and AASU, so come by and see what we have for you :)

FRIDAY 2/7 Eternal Flame [Performance on the Set & cake cutting]
LOCATION: The Set
TIME: 12:35PM
Check out our performance in Turlington as we celebrate our 24th birthday and join us for some cake afterwards!

SATURDAY 2/8 UF VSO’s TET SHOW 2014!
LOCATION: Reit’s Union Grand Ballroom
TIME: 6:00PM
We will have sisters performing at Tet :) check out Vso At Uf and celebrate Vietnamese new year!

SUNDAY 2/9 Eterni-TIDY [Adopt-a-Road Clean up – CLOSED]
LOCATION: SW 16th AVE
TIME: 8AM

The purpose of aKDPhi is to promote sisterhood, scholarship, leadership, and Asian awareness in the University and community. We dedicate our time to worthy causes such as our national philanthropy — Breast Cancer Awareness. We serve not only for the betterment of ourselves, but seek to contribute to the community as a whole. Academic achievements are one of the most important goals of the sorority and the sisters constantly motivate one another. The ladies of aKDPhi work hard to improve ourselves and our society while strengthening the bonds of sisterhood that exist between each of us.

Sister Spotlight: Stephanie Wong

The adorable and dazzling individual that is recognized this week is the one and only #76 Stephanie “a capeLLa” Wong. This inspirational being mesmerizes us with her grace and poise and astonishes us with her leadership qualities. From participating in SERCAAL as the Programming Co-Director to running for the CLAS seat in Student Government, she is always determined and 100% focused on what she immerses herself in. Watch out for the “a capeLLa,” cause she’s singing to the beat of her own tune.

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Congratulations Nancy!

This past weekend was the Vietnamese Lunar Tet Festival in Orlando, where the Miss Vietnam Florida Pageant was being held. Our own sister, Nancy “gaLaxii” Nguyen has spent the last month working hard and giving her all into the competition. Today, Nancy truly represented all the pillars we hold dear to us, while also staying true to her roots. We are so proud of her dedication and hard work that landed her a spot in the Miss Vietnam Royal Court and the Miss Vietnam 2nd Princess 2014 title. Stay shining because your poise and elegance is truly out of this world, Miss Nancy “gaLaxii” Nguyen!

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Stop the Violence

1779814_580928401992776_2090129991_nToday is alpha Kappa Delta Phi’s National Violence Awareness Day. We come together as a sisterhood to talk about this issue and to take action in honor of one of our sisters, Valerie Zavala, who became a victim to a senseless act of violence. The sisters of UF changed their profile pictures on Facebook to photos of them holding their own individual messages in order to show support for the #NOMORE campaign and bring awareness against domestic violence and sexual assault.
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In addition to the social media campaign, we tabled in Turlington, handing out ribbons in Valerie’s favorite color. Along with the commemoration to our fellow sister, we provided other students with the opportunity to take part in our #NOMORE campaign to write a message as to why violence needs to end now.
1654348_581186485300301_2025337157_nAs someone once said “The time for complacency is long gone, has passed and belongs to another era.” It’s time to respond to the cries for justice because if left unaddressed, the effects of violence can remain with one for a lifetime and can manifest from one generation to another. Let’s stop the statistics, it’s time to say NO MORE!
For more information on the NO MORE campaign visit: http://nomore.org. Also visit us at Turlington,while we hand out ribbons and commemorate our fallen sister Valerie Zavala who was a victim of sexual assault.

 

Nancy Nguyen for Miss Vietnam

1560438_10202478220813472_887044158_nOne of our very own sisters  has entered  the Miss Vietnam Florida Pageant! #31 Nancy “gaLaxii” Nguyen is in the running for the Miss Vietnam title. The competition is to take place this weekend at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in honor of the Vietnamese lunar Tét festival. For the pageant, each contestant is to raise as much money as possible for their each respected philanthropies. Nancy has chosen the Make a Wish Foundation as her philanthropy.

Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every thirty-eight minutes to a child fighting for his or her life. Make-A-Wish Foundation began granting wishes in May 1983 and more than 226,000 children in the United States have benefited from the hope, strength, and joy of experiencing their one heartfelt wish.

While Nancy has said herself that the decision to enter the Miss Vietnam pageant was initially last minute, she has put 110% of her efforts into raising as much money as she can for her philanthropy and taking home the title. With the support of all her sisters behind her, we’re sure there’s nothing that can stop her! Help us support Nancy by helping her reach her $650 goal (make donations here or at donation bins left in local places such as the UF AASU office and even restaurants such as Bagels and Noodles, Pho Hanoi, and Lollicup) and maybe even dropping by the Central Florida Fairgrounds this weekend to see her in action!