Asian Pacific Islander Student Union (APISU)

Celebrating multicultural identities and experiences at the Multicultural Center.

The Asian and Pacific Islander Student Union (APISU) is a safe space for Asian and Pacific Islander students at Lane Community College (LCC) to meet and gather to support, learn, and encourage awareness of Asian and Pacific Islander cultures and traditions at LCC and within our community.

APISU Campus Conversations

Interest Form: Hula 1

Sign Up: A/PI Programs Student Support

APISU Advisor Info

Winter Term 2023

UPCOMING: APISU Dance Movement Group Practice (schedule TBA). APISU membership invites our Lane community to practice hula, K-pop, and tahitian dance movements for a presentation to be scheduled in Spring term (late May or early June, event date TBA). Please contact Kumu Iwalani Raes at raesi@lanecc.edu for more information.

ON-GOING: Thursdays @ 12pm-1:30pm. Campus Conversations by APISU is an on-going student-led activity held weekly this term on Thursdays from 12:00pm-1:30pm at the Multicultural Center (Bldg 1, Room 206). Campus Conversations offers peer-to-peer support in a space to talk it out with friends. Coffee, tea and snacks available. Please contact Kumu Iwalani Raes at raesi@lanecc.edu for more information.

ON-GOING: Wednesdays @ 3pm-4pm. Kanikapila: Conversations in Hawaiian Music (CRN 31750, Hybrid) is an invitation to our Lane community of students, staff and faculty to come together to play and enjoy music. Kanikapila happens everywhere in Hawaiʻi--backyard bbqʻs, celebrations from informal to formal gatherings. Music, movement, and language is an important part of culture and communities. In Hawaiʻi, itʻs a wonderful way for family and friends to connect and create a sense of belonging through the familiar sounds of music heard through generations. We are pleased to offer this cultural campus community engagement in a hybrid format (via Zoom and in-person at the Multicultural Center main room) every Wednesday during Winter Term 2023 at 3:00pm from January 25 to March 1. Register for the Zoom link and/or to reserve your spotContact Kumu Iwalani Raes, Faculty Coordinator, Asian and Pacific Islander Programs, Multicultural Center 1/206 at raesi@lanecc.edu.

Wednesday, February 1, 15 and March 1 @ 3pm-4pm. "Kanikapila: Conversations in Hawaiian Mele with Guest Artist, Bernard Kalua."  We are honored to welcome special guest, Bernard Kalua. Mr. Kalua, originally from Keaukaha, now lives in Waimānalo and has been an indelible part of the local Hawaiian music scene in Hawaiʻi island and Oʻahu. We are excited to have him come join us via Zoom to share his stories of Hawaiian mele and experiences as a professional musician and music mentor. Contact Kumu Iwalani Raes at raesi@lanecc.edu for more information.

Thursday, February 2 @ 12pm-1:30pm. "Year of the Rabbit Lunar New Year Potluck."  APISU membership potluck at the Multicultural Center main gathering space to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. Bring a dish to share. Contact Kumu Iwalani Raes at raesi@lanecc.edu for more information.

Thursday, January 25 @ 12pm-1:30pm. "Conversation, College and Chocolate."  Want to learn the French perspective on Marketing, International Business, Supply Chain or Finance?  Come visit us at the MCC on January 26 at 12:00 p.m. to learn about Rennes School of Businessʻ opportunities for Lane students to complete their Bachelor Degree in Business in France (yes, France!) in JUST ONE YEAR after completing an Associate Degree. Tuition costs are typically lower than in the US. The program is FAFSA eligible for Direct subsidized and unsubsidized loans.  Courses are taught in English. Not ready to fully transfer? Rennes School of Business offers a two-week summer program (also in France!) with scholarships from the French embassy focused on sustainable business. Refreshments of hot chocolate, coffee, and tea as well as sweet and savory croissants. Please contact Kumu Iwalani Raes at raesi@lanecc.edu for more information.

Fall Term 2022

Campus Conversations by APISU is an on-going student-led activity held at the main gathering area at the Multicultural Center (Bldg 1, Room 206) this term that provides peer-to-peer support and a valuable space to share experiences of college life with fellow students. Coffee, tea and snacks available. Please contact Kumu Iwalani Raes at raesi@lanecc.edu for more information.

E MĀLANA KĀKOU: Hula 1 tuition-free online synchronous course is an introduction to the movement fundamentals of hula: terminology, posture, basic footwork, hand/arm gestures and positioning within a wellness approach. Introduction to the two general classifications of hula--Hula Kahiko (classical) and Hula ʻAuana (contemporary) and the accompanying moʻōlelo (stories) related to Hawaiian history, mythology, chiefly leadership, notable place names, and native flora. Wednesdays, 9/28 - 11/16, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. CRN 21751. Instructor: Kumu Iwalani Raes, Faculty F/T, Multicultural Center office and coordinator of Asian and Pacific Islander Programs.

For more information, please email raesi@lanecc.edu or to schedule an in-person or virtual appointment via Zoom.

Contact Asian Pacific Islander Student Union (APISU)

Lane Community College
Multicultural Center - Asian and Pacific Islander American Student Program
Building 1, Room 206-B
4000 East 30th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97405-0640

Building 1, Room 206 B

Coordinador del Programa de Estudiantes Americanos de Asia y las Islas del Pacifico: Kumu Iwalani Raes: (541) 463-3245
Appointments available by phone, virtual (via Zoom) and in-person, please request via email or Google Chat at raesi@lanecc.edu.

LCC is closed on Fridays during summer term.