Monthly Archives: November 2017

Dance 4 Me Double Chin Fundraiser

Well helloo!! Do you want a tasty cube toast and a yummy mojito?!?! Of course ya do! Well come out to Double Chin in Chinatown (Nov. 27 to Nov. 30th – a full 4 days wowowow!) and help ASU raise money for Dance 4 Me 2017! Simply bring the FLYER (posted) and present it at checkout!

Dance 4 Me is an annual dance competition with the goal of raising funds for a charity or cause. This year’s charity is Americares, a global disaster relief and health organization. Americares is supporting people and communities effected by the recent hurricanes in Puerto Rico.

Dance 4 Me:

Double Chin:


Blaze Pizza Fundraiser event page:

Kung Fu Tea Fundraiser event page:

Dance4Me KFT Fundraiser

Come support NEU’s Dance4Me fundraiser! All funds raised will go to Americares to assist hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
Event details: Show the flyer (cover photo) PRIOR to actual purchase at the Kung Fu Tea Mass Ave. location on November 28th/29th from open to close, and 20% of your purchase will be contributed!

Additional links:
Dance4Me event page:
Double Chin Fundraiser event page:
Blaze Pizza Fundraiser event page:

Chai & Chat #2: Parental Expectations

Chai & Chat #2 – Parental Expectations

No matter how old we are, our parents will always have expectations for us, whether they pertain to our career paths, cultural values, or marriage. As South Asians and South Asian Americans, parental expectations can play a big part in our everyday lives. Do you agree that parental expectations influenced your values? Want to discuss how cultural environment plays a role in the expectations your parents place on you? Interested in learning about other people’s experiences? Craving chai? Come and share your thoughts at our second Chai & Chat: Parental Expectations!

*There will be chai!

Facilitators: Vishwa Dhuleshia and Rasha Baig

But what is Chai & Chat?

Chai & Chat is UTSAV’s discussion series, designed to facilitate thoughtful discussion within the NEU South Asian American community about the issues that affect our experience. Our goal is to pursue the Asian American Center’s three core values: self-knowledge, community awareness, and intentional allyship. We hope this initiative helps provide spaces for dialogue, context for individual experience, and opportunities for people to learn. Let us know if you’re interested in a particular topic – discussing or facilitating – by emailing us at

Dance 4 Me Blaze Pizza Fundraiser

Help us BLAZE a trail for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief by grabbing some amazing pizza!

Come out to our official Dance4Me fundraiser on Nov 30th from 5-9pm. All proceeds will benefit Americares, aiding in the rebuilding of communities affected by hurricanes in Puerto Rico.

Show the flyer (pinned in the event) at check out to ensure a portion of your check is donated!

While you’re at it, don’t forget to purchase tickets for Dance4Me (December 3rd) on myNEU. The FIRE lineup this year is not one you want to miss! You can get more details in the event page:

Double Chin Fundraiser event page:
Kung Fu Tea Fundraiser event page:

Dance 4 Me 2017!

Dance For Me, Northeastern’s annual charity dance competition is back! Join UTSAV, RSA, VSA, Barkada, ASU, NASO, KPL, and PDPsi for a dance-filled night of entertainment and watch to see which groups are crowned Best Competing Team and Best Student Group. Remember that YOU as the audience have the power to select Crowd Favorite. So take a break from studying, sit back, bring your friends, and enjoy a previously awarded Northeastern University Program of the Year!

Proceeds will go to Americares Puerto Rico hurricane relief.

Date: Sunday, December 3, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM (Doors open at 5:30PM)
Location: Blackman Auditorium
**Tickets will be available on myNEU for $8 on Wednesday, 11/15 at 6pm!!! Don’t forget to bring your friends and family, as this event is NU+1**
***If you need to purchase additional tickets, please email***
****Performers do not need to purchase tickets****

Student Organizations:
Asian Student Union (ASU)
Kappa Phi Lambda (KPL)
Northeastern African Student Organization (NASO)
UTSAV South Asian Organization
Vietnamese Student Association (VSA)
Pi Delta Psi (PDPsi)
Resident Student Association (RSA)

Dance Teams:
Kaliente Dance Group
Kinematix Dance Troupe
New England Bhangra Club
Northeastern NakhRAAS
Revolve Dance Crew
Rangila Rhythms
EON Dance Troupe

Exhibition Act:
Pitch, Please!

Holiday GB Potluck

What holiday song is used in the tropics? Jungle Bells 🔔🎵

Want more holiday spirit right before finals? Join us on Wednesday, December 6th for our annual Holiday General Body Meeting! This meeting is a POTLUCK so bring your favorite treats to share! Also, wear your ugliest sweater for our “Ugly Sweater Contest” and bring some holiday cheer as we celebrate the end of a great semester. Prizes will be given out to individuals with the ugliest sweater, so you don’t want to miss out!

Time: 8:45-9:45PM

Location: 312 Ell

Finally, Nataraj season is coming soon ~ Nataraj 2018 will be our 27th annual spring culture show featuring singing, dancing, acting, and entertainment for the whole UTSAV fam! This meeting is a mandatory event for all people who are interested in being Nataraj Act Heads. The acts for this year are listed below, and suggestions to add on acts are welcome. There will be a brief info session after the Holiday GB Meeting as well as sign ups, so please stay until the very end!

Nataraj 2018 Acts:
· Acapella
· Beta Chi Theta
· Bollywood Classics
· Bollywood Contemporary
· Classical
· Delta Phi Omega
· Fashion Show
· Folk
· Freshmen
· Fusion
· Instrumental
· New England Bhangra Club
· Northeastern NakhRAAS
· Rangila Rhythms
· Seniors
· Skit
· South Indian
· Traditional/Regional
· Other ~ Any suggestions for additional acts

UTSAV’s 2nd GB: The Amazing Race

Join us in UTSAV: The Amazing Race, an adventure around campus and a race to see which team will be first to the finish line! Perform tasks at various locations around campus to win challenges and solve clues to learn the next location. First team to finish wins a Tasty Burger gift card!

The race will begin in Curry Student Center, Room 340 at 6:30 pm. We’ll be explaining the rules and then handing out the first clue!

Sign up on the google form below by November 6th in teams of 4 or sign up individually and we’ll place you on a team.

UTSAV goes to Boston Bhangra Competition 2017

NU Utsav is going to Boston Bhangra Competition 2017! Come see amazing live performances and support Northeastern’s New England Bhangra Club at this year’s BBC.

When: 11/11 from 5:00pm – 9:30pm

Where: Orpheum Theater

We will be meeting at Ruggles at 5:00 and taking the T to Orpheum Theater together.

The cost is $25 per ticket. Sign up below!

Last day to sign up is 11/3!