Welcome to the Sweet Life!

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Spring ’14 Recruitment is finally here, and with winter break ending, what better way to get energized for the upcoming school semester than with the aKDPhi Sugar Rush?

Recruitment is a period of time for all who are interested to get a sense of what aKDPhi is all about here at UF. The sisters host a variety of events during recruitment giving girls the opportunity to get to know us and explore Greek life in a fun and enjoyable setting.

“Here I am in your life, here you are in mine, yes we have a sweet life, ALL of the TIME! You and me got KDPhi to see, so come on down, because we all know what you should do, so come on down!”

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SPRING 2014 RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE

♡♡MOUND OF THANKS [Service Event]♡♡
Date: January 7, 2014
Time: 8:30-10:30pm
Location: RINKER 106
Come and decorate some yummy cookies with us! We will be donating these cookies to the Ronald McDonald House right after, so help us as we try to make some people’s day a little bit sweeter.

♡♡MINT TO BE [1st GIM and Cake Pop Social]♡♡
Date: January 8, 2014
Time: 8:30-10:30pm
Location: RINKER 210
Find out if aKDPhi is meant for you at our 1st GIM by learning more about our organization and hearing what we have to say. There will also be a cake pop social afterwards so stay after and enjoy some sweets!

♡♡Bubble Bubble POP! [Dance Workshop]♡♡
Date: January 9, 2014
Time: 8:30-10:30pm
Location: Student Rec Center Activities Room 2
Wanna learn some sweet moves? Or want to try something new? Come to our dance workshop and strut your stuff.

♡♡7-UP Pop Up! [Boardgame Night]♡♡
Date: January 10, 2014
Time: 7-9pm
Location: RINKER 106
Got a competitive side? Or just need to let off some steam after a hard day of classes? Enjoy a night of snacks, fun, and games as you join sisters in playing their favorite childhood boardgames!

♡♡CANDY BUFFET [Potluck]♡♡
Date: January 13, 2014
Time: 8:30-10:30pm
Location: Polo’s Clubhouse
Who doesn’t love food? Especially free food. Especially free non-dining hall food. Come join us at our potluck and see our sisters display their cooking skills.

♡♡Lollipop, lollipop, lolli-lolli-lollipop! [2nd GIM with Lollipop Social]♡♡
Date: January 14, 2014
Time: 8:30-10:30pm
Location: Rinker 106
Missed our 1st GIM? Want to get to know more about us? Come to our 2nd GIM and learn more about our organization with a Lollipop craft social afterwards!

♡♡CHOCOLATE INDULGENCE! [Fondue Night]♡♡
Date: January 16, 2014
Time: 8:30-10:30pm
Location: TBA
Sweets Galore! Come mingle with sisters and enjoy some fondue! Attend our Fondue night and know why our sisterhood is so sweet.

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Questions? Need a ride?
Contact one of our lovely recruitment chairs:

Rigen Saltivan: (386) 344-1483
Lauren Tram Nguyen: (850) 529-2981

All rushees must attend 1 GIM and are encouraged to go to 2 events to qualify for an Interview.

All events are free, and there is no obligation to join. So come out to rush and have a taste of the sweet life that is aKDPhi!

 

Sister Spotlight: Alice Zhang

This week’s spotlight goes to the wondrous #77 Alice “LUCKY” Zhang. Exceptional and inspiring, she truly exemplifies what it means to be a sister and exceeding in above and beyond expectations when times get tough. We are truly “lucky” to have her!1120052_10201790862912327_748259191_o

Winter Highlights

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Season’s greetings from aKDPhi! We hope you had a great end to the 2013 year and an even greater start to this year! Before winter break, the UF aKDPhi sisters came together to celebrate the upcoming holidays with a White Elephant. With the holiday season being a time for friends and family, what better way to officially start the winter break than with the people whom you consider both friends and family: sisters? Food, gifts, and sisterhood were abundant and truly provided the perfect close to the fall semester and 2013 year.

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But the winter break had just begun, and sisters decided not to spend it relaxing by the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa and a good book to read. From road trips to Atlanta to hiking in the Appalachian mountains, sisters made sure to take advantage of the break by traveling around the world – and proudly repping their letters while they were at it!

 

Sisters Stephanie Wong and Van Hoang also spent the break together, road-tripping to Atlanta and eating the best Korean BBQ the city had to offer

Sisters Stephanie Wong and Van Hoang also spent the break together, road-tripping to Atlanta and eating the best Korean BBQ the city had to offer.

Rigen and Jean Saltivan had so much fun visiting Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and the Dead Sea. They loved being immersed in their culture as well as learning more about their own religion.

Rigen and Jean Saltivan had so much fun in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and the Dead Sea. They loved learning about both their religion and the culture surrounding it.

 

Eun Lee hiked 37 miles of the Appalachian trail for four days during the break!

Eun Lee hiked 37 miles of the Appalachian trail for four days during the break!

 

Although Reena Martinez didn't have to travel very far, she made sure to soak up as much of the Florida sun as she could!... Well... almost.

Although Reena Martinez didn’t have to travel very far, she made sure to soak up as much of the Florida sun as she could!… kinda.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now that winter break has come to a close, we have a lot of great events to get involved in, starting with recruitment week! Come out to our rush events, which you can see in further detail on the Facebook page and on the website.

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Come and have a taste of the UF aKDPhi Sweet Life!

UF aKDPhi turns 5!

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Message from the UF aKDPhi Charters

As one of the largest and fastest-growing international Asian-interest sororities, the UF Associate chapter of aKDPhi is no exception. The UF Associate chapter of aKDPhi has assisted sisters in maturing individually, by providing each sister with the resources necessary in order for each woman to mature into her ideal self, while also maturing as a chapter. Having been on campus for five years, the chapter has already grown to include over 80 sisters! The chapter itself has won multiple awards, including Council Chapter of the Year, First Place Sorority at Southeast APIA Unity Mixer Stroll Competition, Most Spirited Chapter at UF Greek Week, and many more as well as being the Host Chapter at alpha Kappa Delta Phi Southeast Sisterhood Rally. Along with chapter recognitions, individual sisters have been recognized such as the IRIS Award winner, Oanh Nguyen, Miss AASU Pageant winner, Klea Jampasar, and Florida Greek Ambassador, Irene Ng and Kathleen Contreras. In only five years, the UF aKDPhi Associate chapter has already achieved so much; here’s to many more years – and memories – of sisterhood, scholarship, leadership, service, and Asian Awareness!

UF aKDPhi 5 Year Recap

Sister Spotlight: Dan-Tam Nguyen

This weeks spotlight goes to #52 Dani “Charm” Nguyen!

She has given so much of her support to aKDPhi and works behind the scenes. From joining different committees to dancing in multiple shows, she still manages to balance everything from school, work, to sorority obligations. She never refuse to help someone in need and she is very intuitive. Dani will definitely “Charm” you at first sight ;)

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