Thursday, September 27, 2007

Welcome Note

This is the place where each member of the ISA committee would be individually blogging with what they have in mind about specific events and the direction that they see the organization heading to. We invite you to join us, in the form of comments and guest pieces. It is our intention to build this organization based on collective constructive criticism.

The objectives of this blog have been outlined below followed by the tentative list of events that is the framework of what the committee has thought for the year. Availability of funds are the limiting factor, of course, which is why we are banking on enthusiastic participation from ,and the support of, all members.


1. To get critiques on the number and type of events.

2. To invite people to blog with us, and share anything that is interesting, evocative, or would spark a discussion. Pieces may be about travel/opinion/music/arts/sports. Only criterion is readability.

3. To get the ISA going towards formation of a placement committee and the creation of alumni networking fora.

4. To be, specifically, the point of consensus and democratic discussion, on topics ranging from choice of movies in movie nights to music at the events, in the form of opinion polls.

5. To be the catalyst for ideas and suggestions from one all.

6. To relay what the committee has as its objectives at various times and to incorporate the student voice and hence augment the scope of activities.

7. To get the Indian community, the largest international presence on the campus, heard in the University of Akron.

8. To be the definitive point of getting the word out and building a presence at the large number of events, both fundraisers and otherwise, the ISA intends to hold.



1. Game Nights (Cavs/Browns/Indians/Cricket/Soccer(UEFA/Euro/EPL?) )

2. House parties/Fundraisers at eat outs.(Hungry Howies for a start?)

3. Movie Nights (Two regional language movies are to be shown in Oct/Nov. Suggestions are welcome.)

4. Bowling Nights (On a Friday night. Dates are to be decided soon.)

5. Diwali

6. Christmas Party

7. Bhangra Night

8. Intramurals (on 6th October we have soccer intramurals from 5-10 pm in the Rec centre. We also intend to have Badminton, Ping Pong, and Volleyball intramurals)

Spring (Excepting the ones in common with Fall{1-4} )

1. Ice Skating

2. Paintball

3. Saraswati Puja/Cultural Night

4. Pongal/Makar Sankranti/Lohri

5. Spring party/Holi

6. Alumni meet

7. Camping

8. Freshers Picnic

We had three events being hosted by the Association so far. Ganesh Puja, Bowling Night and a Movie Night. Some pictures from the bowling night are included in this piece. The collection would be uploaded on the website soon. Comment in your input/ideas/suggestions. Email articles to All comments are to be moderated for obvious reasons.

We hope you enjoyed the Freshers' Party and thanks for visiting.


ISA Team '07