Executive Board 2018-2019

Congrats to our Executive Board of 2018-2019!

  • Co-Presidents: Rasha Baig & Aarohi Shah
  • Vice President: Shriya Srinivas
  • Treasurer: Sanjana Varma
  • Secretary: Rahul Suryadevara
  • Public Relations Chair: Tamanna Asarpota
  • Cultural Co-Chairs: Tushar Desai & Veer Shah
  • Media Specialist: Kaveri Gowda
  • Co-Freshmen Represenatives: Ilisa Kothary and Chinmay Patel
  • Consultant: Sindhu Gowda

Holi 2018!

Come and join NU UTSAV and the undergraduate community of Northeastern as we celebrate Holi, the festival of colors, in the heart of Northeastern’s campus!

Be sure to wear white clothing that you don’t mind getting Holi powder on!

Holi is a South Asian festival in the spring also known as the festival of colors. It is an ancient Hindu religious festival that has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities, to welcome the new season. The festival celebrates the harvest of agriculture and the triumph of good over evil.

When: Saturday, April 21st, 12:30PM-4:00PM
The event will start at 1:00PM, but we highly recommend that participants get there early to gain entry.

Where: Centennial Commons
Music, Holi powder, and food will be provided!

***Please bring your signed waiver to the event***
You will get priority!

This event is FREE and we will have shirts and sunglasses for the first 200 Northeastern Undergraduates that bring their signed printed-out waiver.

*This is an NU undergraduate only event. You will need to present a Husky ID in order to participate*

We hope to see you all there!

NU UTSAV Presents Nataraj 2018: Keeping up with the Kapoors

Northeastern University UTSAV proudly presents NATARAJ 2018: KEEPING UP WITH THE KAPOORS! Nataraj is UTSAV’s annual culture show, exhibiting many different aspects of South Asian culture.

This year, we wanted to reminisce the excitement and drama in the style of the popular reality television series, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and take a peek inside the exploits and privileged private lives of the blended Kapoor family, including sisters Kim, Kourtney, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie.
Our talented performers have been working non-stop and are excited to entertain you with their dancing, singing, acting and more.

When: Saturday, March 31st, 2018
Doors Open at 5:30 PM | Show Starts at 6:00PM
Where: Blackman Auditorium, 360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
NU Undergraduate Students- FREE tickets. Guests- $10/each.

This year’s acts include:

Beta Chi Theta
Delta Phi Omega
Fashion Show
New England Bhangra Club
Northeastern Nakhraas
Rangila Rhythms

We hope you join us for this night of performances, and for a FREE catered dinner at the post-show reception afterwards! Check out videos from last year’s show here:

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at nunataraj@gmail.com.

This show is sponsored by the Student Activity Fee.

AAHW 2018: The APIDA Experience in Tech and Entrepreneurship

Interested in Entrepreneurship? Looking to network with established professionals in the fields of Tech & Entrepreneurship? Want to hear more about the Asian American experience in the workplace?

Join the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) and UTSAV in our Tech and Entrepreneurship Panel to hear from leading Asian American entrepreneurs about their experiences in the tech industry. Following the panel, be sure to stay around for a reception for the opportunity to network with the panelists over light refreshments.

If you have any questions you’d like to hear asked during the panel, you can submit them using the form below. [https://goo.gl/forms/fQLzhIzQSpu5BEGE2]

This event is *smart casual*.

David Chang – Entrepreneur and active angel investor
Gururaj “”Desh”” Deshpande – Co-founder of Sycamore Networks
Savitha Sridharan – Founder and CEO of Orora Global, Inc
Lissy Hu – Co-founder and CEO of Careport Health

Check out the other Asian American Heritage Week events here!:http://tinyurl.com/aahw2018

**What does APIDA mean?**
APIDA stands for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American and we choose to use this term to be more mindful and inclusive of individuals who make up the Asian American diaspora.

**More about the hosts:**
SASE’s mission is to prepare rising scientists and engineers for finding success in the global business world, celebrate diversity on campuses and the workplace, and provide opportunities for members to give back. We have planned many professional networking events with companies such as GE, P&G, SharkNinja, Jacobs, Draper, etc. We strive to create a welcoming environment fostering the growth of young leaders and preparing our members for their respective industries.

UTSAV, named for the Sanskrit word meaning “Festival,” was started in 1991 by a handful of South Asian students. Now in its 27th year, UTSAV has grown into a large community of over 250 South Asian and South Asian American students, and continues to strive to provide them with a sense of belonging, along with supplying fun, unique, and thoughtful opportunities for all Northeastern students to learn about South Asian heritage and identity.We represent students from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Although we represent these six countries, we encourage those of any background to engage with us to navigate South Asian culture, tradition, and context. We hope you join our community, attend our events, perform in our shows, and come share your stories with us!

UNO Fundraiser

Need some Friday night dinner plans? Craving some delicious pizza and burgers? Love NU UTSAV? Here’s an opportunity to relax, treat yourself, and support UTSAV all at the same time! Join us on Friday, January 26th for our UNO’s fundraiser – be sure to show the pinned flyer and UTSAV will get some of the proceeds from your sales. Hope to see you all there!

South Asian Week 2018

NU UTSAV presents its annual South Asian Week, which will be held from February 2nd to February 10th this year! South Asian Week (SAW) is a week-long campaign serving to give the Northeastern community an opportunity to learn more about South Asian culture through a series of speakers, workshops and friendly competitions. This year, the theme of South Asian Week is “Designated Desi”, as the events strive to reveal aspects of the Desi identity and their value in our community.

Below are the events for SAW 2018. Keep your eye out for the individual Facebook events for more information!

February 2nd @ 7pm, Blackman Auditorium: Guest Speaker (TBA at our First GB!)
*Doors open at 6:30pm | Tickets will be on myNortheastern*

February 5th @ 7:45pm, 346 CSC: Blush & Bangles – A beauty based workshop
*Free Makeup Raffle!*

February 6th @ 7pm, AfterHOURS: Lip Sync for Learning – A lip sync battle co-hosted by NU Barkada
*All Proceeds for Charity*

February 7th @ 7pm, CSC Ballroom: Born to BollyX – Zumba workshop

February 8th @ 7pm, McLeod Suites: Alumni Round Table – Networking event with UTSAV Alumni

February 9th @ 5:45pm, 340 CSC: UTSavory Snacks! – Build your own South Asian snacks

February 10th @ 1pm, Marino Center: Marino Madness – Basketball Tourney & Fundraiser

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to nuutsav@gmail.com with any questions or concerns. Can’t wait to see everyone at these events!