08/20: APEX in Action: CIE/USA DFW 2005 Annual Convention
08/21: Fundraiser and Fashion Show benefiting the Dallas Chinese Community Center
feb - aug: APEX Dallas College Mentor Program


08/02-07: Asian Programming Gets Provocative at the Dallas Video Festival
08/20: CIE/USA DFW 2005 Annual Convention
08/26-27: Asian Business Opportunities In The 21st Century


08/20 APEX in Action: CIE/USA DFW 2005 Annual Convention
hosted by Chinese Institute of Engineers-USA, DFW Chapter

Date : Saturday, August 20, 2005
Convention time : 12:00pm - 9:00 pm
Registration Preparation - Sunday, August 14, 2pm-5pm; Wednesday, August 17, 7pm-9pm
Convention Day - 2:00pm-6:30pm; Volunteer Shifts, 2:00pm-4:30pm, 4:00pm-6:30pm
Registration Preparation Location : email for information
Convention Location : Westin Galleria Dallas, 13340 Dallas Parkway Dallas, Texas 75240
RSVP : Angela
, angela@apexdallas.org

APEX in Action is the name for our Community Service part of the organization. We are dedicated and driven to volunteer for various community service projects. We're taking action by giving back to the area community.

APEX in Action is getting ready to help CIE with their annual engineering/technical convention “Global Transformation – The Flat World". Each year the convention is attended by over 600 people. We have been enlisted to help them with registration and have the opportunity to attend their seminars and dinner banquet.

Volunteers needed to help out as:

- Organizing Registration List by Organization (need a computer/laptop)
- Printing out Name Tags (need printer)
- Putting together Name Tags (need plastic covers)
- Organizing companies and individuals by table
- Set up and Signing attendees in on Convention day

If you want to volunteer, send an email to Angela at angela@apexdallas.org as soon as possible. You can be just a part of one task on any of the volunteer days and shifts. Just let Angela know with which time you can help out.

The Chinese Institute of Engineers Dallas/Fort Worth Area Chapter (CIE/USA-DFW) is a non-profit organization established in January 1989 . The Objective of CIE/USA-DFW is to promote communication and exchange of information among engineers and scientists in the various fields of engineering science who are interested in the well-being of the Chinese engineering community in the U.S. and abroad. For more about CIE/USA-DFW, visit their website at http://www.cie-dfw.org .

08/21 Fundraiser and Fashion Show benefiting the Dallas Chinese Community Center
Volunteers needed!

Date: Sunday, August 21
Time: TBA
Location: Renaissance Hotel, 900 E. Lookout Drive Richardson , Texas 75082 (next to the Eisenmann Center )
Open Call for models: TBA
Contact: Shirley, shirley@apexdallas.org or Angela, angela@apexdallas.org .

The organizers of the fashion show have asked APEX to help make this event a success by participating in the evening's main attraction, the fashion show. Clothes will be provided by Dillard's (including brands such as Kenneth Cole, To the Max, BCBG and BCBGirls, Joie, Gianni Bini, Antonio Melini, to name a few). There will also be a traditional costume segment, as well as an evening wear and bridal segment.

They are looking volunteers to assist backstage on the night of the event. Thanks to all those who came out and applied to be a model.


Volunteer duties will include matching clothes to models, aiding in changing between sets, directing backstage traffic, and mainly to help with the flow of the evening.

Please contact Shirley or Angela for more information on being a volunteer.

The Dallas Chinese Community Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization operated mostly by volunteers and funded by substantial donations from individuals and businesses. The mission of the Dallas Chinese Community Center is to promote Chinese culture and to foster diversity through educational, cultural and recreational programs and activities that enrich the lives of immigrants and broad American society. The facilities have been used by a variety of organizations for periodic meetings as well as a venue for instructional courses in computer, English, arts, dance, martial arts, and table tennis. Also available to the general public is a library of thousands of Chinese literature, magazines and newspapers. For more on the Dallas Chinese Community Center please visit their website at http://www.dallasccc.org/ .


08/25 APEX After 5

Date: Thursday, August 25
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Bone Daddy's (Located on the corner of 75 and Spring Valley)
Tel: 214-575-3050
Drink specials: $1.75 drafts, $3 premium drafts and margaritas, $2.50 wells.
Dinner Special: $9 One Meat Platter (meat and two sides). Choose one meat from the following: briskets, sausage, ham, turkey, or ribs.
Contact: Wendy, wendy@apexdallas.org - no reservations required!

Join us for some barbeque at Bone Daddy's as we kiss the summer goodbye! Grab some relief from the sun and quench your thirst with the special, exclusive, happy hour menu and see why people say this is the 'hottest' place in Richardson..
Bone Daddy's is located on the corner of Spring Valley and 75, right next to Razzoo's. They are located in the same corner as Walmart and Loews Theatre in the Keystone Park.

Enjoy drink and dinner specials until 8:30 p.m. Look for us *upstairs* in the section especially reserved for APEX.
Drawings for free goodies will be available for members only! Not a member yet? It's not too late to sign up! Membership is only $20.00 for the remainder of the year!

feb - aug APEX Dallas College Mentor Program

Date: February - August
Contact: Justin Hung, justin@apexdallas.org

APEX College Mentor Program: Sponsored by Deloitte


The APEX College Mentor Program is a chance for our organization to give back to the community while also committing to help develop the Asian American leaders of tomorrow. This year, from February to August, APEX Dallas will host the pilot program of the College Mentor Program. 15 mentors will be paired up with 15 students from the Southern Methodist University. Our goal for the first year is to develop a strong foundation of mentors, sponsors, and resources to build upon for the following years.

Mentors will be required to spend at least 4 hours per month communicating with their mentees through email, phone, or face-to-face. Additionally, mentors will be encouraged to bring their mentees to their workplace. A feedback survey will be distributed at the end of the Spring Program to both mentors and mentees to help improve the program.

Our mentors have the following backgrounds:
· At least one year of professional work experience.
· Comes from one of a diverse range of fields (medicine, law, engineering, marketing, finance, IT, retail, accounting)
· APEX Membership for 2005
· Enthusiasm to pass on knowledge and wisdom about their careers and job industry.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Justin Hung at justin@apexdallas.org or Anthony Luu at anthony@apexdallas.org.


To help foster the career development of undergraduate students in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area by providing a program for which young professionals can mentor students with similar backgrounds and interests in building a professional network, developing a professional skills set, as well as achieving their overall career goals.

APEX Dallas Mentors will achieve its mission by
· Providing advice on how to succeed in the corporate world
· Passing on experience and knowledge about specific industries
· Advising students on job searches and networking tips
· Encouraging mentees to follow their career dreams
· Building lasting relationships with their mentees

Program Schedule

Saturday, February 19th
Mandatory Mentor Meeting - Review mentor responsibilities and bid for mentees.

Saturday, March 5th
Kick-off Luncheon - The kick-off luncheon will introduce the program to both the mentors and mentees and give them a chance to mingle and interact with one another in a relaxed environment. The event is scheduled for March 5th, 11:30 am at the Blue Mesa Grill on Belt Line.

Monday, August 1st
Feedback forms will be sent to both mentors and mentee to review the program strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement.

Wednesday, August 30th
Close of the College Mentor Program pilot program.

Program Sponsor



08/02-07 Asian Programming Gets Provocative at the Dallas Video Festival

Date: Tuesday, August 2-7, 2005
Place: Angelika Film Center, Dallas Museum of Art, and the Kalita Humphreys Theater at the Dallas Theater Center

Dallas, TX – With programs ranging from short contemplations on the nature of complex ideas like death and memory to lengthier explorations of the equally complex issues of war and Asian sexuality, the 18th Annual Dallas Video Festival proudly offers the community a diverse and challenging lineup of videos by Asian filmmakers and about Asian issues. Of particular interest is Toru Takagi's Media Jihad, which explores the propaganda production of al-Qaeda's media group Al-Sahaab. This timely documentary is a must-see with anyone concerned with the misuse of media power, particularly when it falls in the hands of extremists.

For the past eighteen years the Dallas Video Festival has worked tirelessly in its pursuit of electronic media that showcase the fresh perspectives and original voices that often struggle to find a place in contemporary cinema. This year's celebration of alternative video will take place at the Angelika Film Center, Dallas Museum of Art, and the Kalita Humphreys Theater at the Dallas Theater Center from August 2-7, 2005.

The 18th Annual Dallas Video Festival will be held at the Angelika Film Center, Dallas Museum of Art, and the Kalita Humphreys Theater at the Dallas Theater Center from August 2-7, 2005. Complete program information, tickets and additional information is available online at www.videofest.org. General questions can be directed to info@videofest.org or 214.428.8700.


The Karma That Moves Us -
Friday, August 5 at 9:15 pm Video Box

Dallas filmmaker and former DVF staffer Sai Selvarajan returns to India after 15 years and captures what he sees. (Visions From Afar compilation)

Khalong Song Doe - FrIday, August 5 at 9:15 pm Video Box

Menri Monastery in Himachal Pradesh, India is the main teaching monastery for of the Bon religion of Tibet in exile. This portrait of the Khalong Song Doe summer ritual was scripted and directed by the monks themselves, who were taught filmmaking and editing on Final Cut Pro by Bill Megalos. (Visions From Afar compilation)

Masters of the Pillow - Satuday, August 6 at 9:15 pm Video Cabaret

This film is about pornography, specifically, Asian-American pornography, a “genre” that previously existed in people's imaginations. James Hou's documentary traces the making of UC-Davis professor Darrell Hamamoto's first-ever Asian-American porn movie from its early planning stages to its actual production, and explores the implications this endeavor raises. This film was banned by government censors in Singapore and the Philippines. (MA)

New Artists in a New China - Sunday, August 7 at 3:45 pm Video Lounge

Quin Mathews documents the changing art scene in China. Outside Beijing, he finds Factory 798, China's answer to Chelsea, where an abandoned complex houses international galleries and the studios of the artists that exhibit there.

the yellow bird - Sunday, August 7 at 8 pm Videotheque

After an arranged marriage to a man in the United States, a young Vietnamese girl quietly struggles to adjust to her new family in America in this short work by Dang Minh Hoang. (The Texas Show compilation)


wake -
Friday, August 5 at 7:45 pm Video Lounge

“wake” is Keun-Pyo Park's heartbreaking and beautiful story about a 5-year-old girl who spends four days in a small apartment when her mother doesn't wake up from sleeping, unaware of the concept of death. ((death) compilation)

Media Jihad - Saturday, August 6 at 1:45 pm Video Lounge

The war on terror is not fought not only on the ground, but in the mind and media. Toru Takagi examines the propaganda war al-Qaeda wages though their media group, As-Sahaab, and the placement of party-line pieces through internet and satellite news.

November - Saturday, August 6 at 7 pm Video Box

Hito Steyerl examines the spectrum of interrelationships between territorial power politics (as practiced by Turkey in Kurdistan with the support of Germany) and individual forms of resistance, through films and memory of her friend and martyred Kurdish heroine Andrea Wolf.

TRACEXCHANGEXCAVATE - Sunday, August 7 at 2:30 pm Video Box

A skyscraper from the first days of Manhattan's finance frenzy, hollowed out in preparation for a residential conversion never completed, is reanimated for one night by the ghosts of its working past in this work by Mariam Ghani. (Dancing compilation)

Childhood - Friday, August 5 at 8:45 pm Video Lounge

Stop-action of a crumpled piece of paper overlaid with video is Shizuko Tabata's palette for their take on memory and childhood. (Best Ten Years of Microcinema International compilation)

Whizeewhig - Friday, August 5 at 8:45 pm Video Lounge

What you see is not always what you get. A brisk jaunt around downtown San Francisco reveals new sights in Chihcheng Peng's Escheresque vision. (Best Ten Years of Microcinema International compilation)


08/20 CIE/USA DFW 2005 Annual Convention
hosted by Chinese Institute of Engineers-USA, DFW Chapter

Date : Saturday, August 20, 2005
Convention time : 12:00pm - 9:00 pm, 12-2pm opening banquet/opening keynote, 2-5:30pm seminars/panel discussion, 5:30-7pm social hour, 7-9pm evening banquet/keynote speaker
Convention Location : Westin Galleria Dallas, 13340 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75240
RSVP : Angela , angela@apexdallas.org  

is having their annual engineering/technical convention “Global Transformation – The Flat World". Each year the convention is attended by over 600 people. The afternoon seminars are open to the public from 2:00-3:30pm. Seminar titles/topics:

“Making the Transition from Employee to Entrepreneur ”
"Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for the Retail and Consumer Products”
"The past, the present and the future of semiconductor industry"
"New HDTV market to drive chip demand and 3C convergence "

From 3:45-5:30pm there will be a Panel Discussion discussing the theme. APEX has a table for 10 guests at the evening banquet. APEX Members get priority seating. RSVP as soon as possible to Angela, angela@apexdallas.org .


08/26-27 Asian Business Opportunities In The 21st Century

Date: August 26-27, 2005
Where: Wyndham Anatole Hotel, 2201 Stemmons Frwy.
Cost: $225 members, $295 non-members for all costs, $75 for just the workshops

If you're looking to access over 2,000 business leaders from across Texas, gain insights on over $40 billion of opportunities for your business and interact with Asian elected officials, the media and potential customers, then don't miss the Texas Asian American Business Symposium 2005 (TAABS)!

Not only will this event bring expert speakers with insights to grow your company's bottom line but from small to large corporations alike, it offers the premiere setting for accessing the Asian American market, understanding future trends and more!

For more information on this event, please click here.

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