Thanks for coming out everyone! Here is a quick video recap of Splash! See everyone at the first general meeting!

T-Shirts For Sale

BU KSA T-Shirts for sale! $15 each. Please contact any e-board member to get your hands on one!

E-Board for 2013-2014

Say hello to your Boston University Korean Student Association Executive Board for the 2013-2014 Academic Year:

Co-Presidents:  Mary Yi & Anna Youk

Vice President: Peter Rhim

Treasurer: Alex Kim

Secretary: Eubin Kim

Media Chair: Claire Ha

Public Relations Chair: Grace Shin

Rep Director: James Choi

Upper Classman Rep: Elaine Shin

Sophomore Reps:  Jayne Lee & Eunice Cho


BU KSA would like to present our last event of the year, POJANGMACHA NIGHT! 

♦ Come out this Sunday to be a part of this year’s last event by enjoying good food with good company! There will be all sorts of food this year…
김밥 (Sushi Rolls)
파전 & 김치파전 (Korean Pancakes & Kimchi Pancakes)
만두 (Dumpling)
닭강정 (Sweet & Sour Chicken)
떡볶이 (Spicy Rice Cakes)

♦ ONLY $2 for an amazing, authentic, and filling Korean meal!
*******Also, if you have been meaning to grab a KSA shirt, this is your last chance! Just pay $5 and you’ll get a shirt AND a meal!

♦ There will be an end of the year slideshow and an introduction of the next year’s E-Board so come out and support your fellow KSAers!

♦ SOOOO…don’t miss out on this final event where we’ll all be together as KSA for the last time this year!


Network Event Cancelled

Boston is currently in lockdown while the police are in search of the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect still at large. In the wake of these recent events, the Networking Event has been canceled. For our friends in Boston, please stay safe and indoors!

BU KSA Networking Event



BU KSA has invited fellow BU alums to comeback and talk about their lives after college, current occupations and what they’ve been up to. Feel free to come with questions! This is a great opportunity to learn more about specific jobs and for some networking!


*WHO: Everyone and anyone who has interest in:

-Public Relations


*WHEN: April 20th, Saturday @ 4:30 p.m.


-PLEASE RSVP RSVP RSVP, if you plan on attending!
-This event is BUSINESS CASUAL, so come dressed accordingly!
-Refreshments and snacks will be served! c:



Boston University KSA Position Descriptions


Previous relevant college leadership experience required. The Co-President is responsible for the overall club direction and management. He/she provides leadership for the group and executive board. She/he should execute their goals with confidence and precision. Qualifications include an outgoing personality, excellent communication skills, strong leadership qualities, organizational skills, management skills, and most importantly, a passion to make a difference in BU KSA. The Co-President will need to know how to delegate tasks well, handle various situations calmly and needs to prepare for weekly e-board meetings. He/she must guide the other officers in the commission of their duties and represent the club at all events. As the face of the organization, the President must always be cautious of their actions and must go out of their way to reach out to and keep good relations with other members, organizations, and outside sources. He/she must be willing to sacrifice and devote his/her own personal time for the betterment of the organization. He/she should become familiar with the SAO (Student Activity Office) to help with paperwork and should be in constant communication with the Vice President, as well as the rest of the e-board and committees. There is a high level of commitment for this position.



Previous relevant college leadership experience required. The role of the vice president is almost, if not

as important as the president’s. The VP should know everything that the president knows and should be able to take charge if given the task. He/she should communicate constantly with the president and assist him/her to thoroughly execute tasks and events. The VP will also be in communication with the rest of the e-board as well. He/she should also become familiar with the SAO to do paperwork. Each year, the specific responsibilities of the vice president will differ so he/she must be flexible. Being a BKIC representative is preferred. There is a high level of commitment for this position.



The Secretary is in charge of many computer tasks. Fast typing is a plus. Duties include writing the

“minutes” promptly after the E-Board meeting. Thus it is imperative that the secretary is present at all E-Board meetings. He/she is in charge of the weekly undergraduate newsletter, which they must compose and send out via e-mail. Newsletter outlines have generally been KSA News (upcoming events), Class News (class events), World News, and Entertainment news (researched by secretary). Though, the secretary can be creative with how they want to format the newsletter. Also, the secretary is in charge of the BU KSA email account and needs to constantly check it daily, email people back promptly, and filter all the emails into their appropriate labels and keep the email organized. He/she must be organized, timely, and detailed. The secretary will also be responsible for recruiting and writing up the alumni newsletter and figuring out better ways to stay connected with them and encouraging donations. The secretary will need to find an efficient way to get contact info from alum to update them on the club’s status. For this particular task, the secretary may work with the PR Chair in drafting up the newsletters and stay connected with alumni and other relevant groups.



The Treasurer’s main task is to maintain the budget of the club by keeping a detailed record of the

balance and all transactions for any event at all times. The treasurer will need to handle most of the paperwork at SAO, which includes reimbursements, check requests, and purchase orders. This position requires close connection with the Student Activities Office and club advisor to ensure the integrity of all the club’s records. Therefore, the treasurer must have good money management skills. However, the BU KSA Treasurer is expected to go above and beyond the stereotype of this position, as the success of the club is dependent on all of its E-Board members and their equal participation. The Treasurer, if unfamiliar with the ins and outs of SAO, will need to be trained beforehand by the current e-board member.



A prerequisite for this position is the knowledge of HTML, Photoshop, and website coding. You are also in charge of recording events through photography. It would help if you had skills with working with websites. The Media Chair will be responsible for photography, videography, website maintenance, as well as graphic design for various KSA events. This position will work closely with the PR Chair in online marketing campaigns as well as with the Secretary in assistance of creating an aesthetically pleasing newsletter format. Main tasks include capturing events through photo or video, editing photos and footage, creating designs for posters and flyers, and reformatting the website.



A requirement of the Social Chair is to be proficient in Korean. Social Chair is responsible for

maintaining relations with the outside college community and reaching out to the BU community. He/she will be responsible for organizing collaboration with people outside of BU KSA, such as the Boston Korean Consulate. One of the other main tasks for the Social Chair is to plan for and organize the annual culture show. This entails scheduling practices, reserving rooms, doing paperwork, finding sponsors, and overseeing the production. The Public Relations side of this position demands for marketing and advertising of events.



The PR Chair will be in charge of the marketing/advertising team. On Facebook, they will be

responsible for taking care of and updating the group, creating events, and messaging members with

information. PR Chair will also be working with the Secretary with the alumni newsletters. This position is not necessarily in charge of the design of flyers (media team), but spreading the word through online marketing or other strategies.



This position is the newest that KSA has to offer. The Representative Director is in charge of all the reps. He/she will attend regular e-board meetings as well as lead meetings for the reps and help make administrative decisions for their class events. One of the main focuses is figuring out and executing a family system at the beginning of the year. This will include all classes but focus on freshmen. The Rep Director is the link between the upper e-board and the reps and must relay messages and have good communication with both sides. He/she must be outgoing, have good organizational skills and be available to help brainstorm with the class reps.


CLASS REPRESENTATIVES (1 Senior, 1 Junior, 2 Sophomore, 2 Freshmen)

The Class Representatives are responsible for coordinating and planning events

for their particular class. The class representatives are the link between BU KSA Executive Board and their class members. They must keep a close relationship with other BU KSA class members and keep them informed about BU KSA events as well as recruit more members by spreading word. Their job is to form a community among their own class and bring them closer to each other. Other duties include contributing to the BU KSA organization as a whole, and during Culture Show they are expected to step up and take on administrative responsibilities for different acts in the show. Reps should be outgoing and able to be flexible with tasks. Two class events per semester are recommended.


2013-2014 E-Board Recruitment

Did you get a “mystery prizeeeeee” at SPLASH?

Did you make new friends at the first general meeting?

Did you speed date with potential bigs/littles?

Did you wait in line for an hour to use the bathroom at the Halloween party?

Did you vote for your favorite at Mr. KSA?

Did you have a great time at our annual culture show?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be qualified to be a part of next year’s awesome eboard!

❖Applications due on Sunday 3/31 at 11:55pm!
-ABSOLUTELY NO late applications will be accepted.

Vice President
Social Chair
Public Relations Chair
Media Chair
Rep Director
Senior Rep
Junior Rep
Sophomore Rep (2)

-Please view position descriptions in the next blog post.
-If you are running for the Co-President or Vice President positions, please indicate a alternative position in the case you are not chosen.

❖Email to bostonu.ksa@gmail.com
-Subject line: “E-Board Application: (position you’re running for)”

❖Application questions:
Position Applying for (include an alternative if running for Co-Pres/VP):
1. Describe yourself.
2. How have you been involved with KSA?
3. Why do you want to be this specific position?
4. What do you think KSA can improve on and how? Give specifics.
5. What can you bring to the table?
6. Anything else you’d like to mention?


BU vs. BC results 2013

Congratulations BU for winning BU/BC Olympics overall with an overall score of 4-3. BU won A and B team basketball (2 points each). BC won C Team (1 point) and both sets of Volleyball (1 point per set/best two out of three). Good job to all players!

More photos are available here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151548162814406.1073741825.105383959405&type=1


BU vs BC Olympics

BU KSA would like to present our annual BU vs. BC Olympics! This is the time to get your game face on, ready to DOMINATE and show them who’s b☺$$ !!



– Volleyball players

Basketball players

– Supporters (a BIG crowd)!!

– One Co-ed Volleyball Team
– Three Basketball Teams: Team A & B (Boys) // Team C (Co-ed)
– You can only be on ONE basketball team!
– Unfortunately, Team B players will not be able to participate in volleyball! The time slots overlap, sorry!

– March 23rd, Saturday
– 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

– FitRec

– Player fee : $5
– Player fee + Shirt : $7

– If you are interesting in playing, please be sure to register online and make your payments!
– Registration Deadline: March 18th, MIDNIGHT!
– Stay tuned for the signup link!!
– People who are NOT participating in any sports, DO NOT have to register online.
– Any questions? Contact Alex Kim for VOLLEYBALL. & Daniel Han and Peter Rhim for BASKETBALL

Anyone who is interested in being a part of the Pep Team, please signup online. The signup link is posted below
-Create posters
-Recruit people to come out and cheer
-Brainstorm creative ways in which we could get the crowd going

– Games will begin @ 6:00 p.m. SHARP!
– Please note that ALL PLAYERS MUST wear this year’s KSA shirt.

START REGISTERING NOW: https://docs.google.com/forms/ d/ 1tWRgLtib70oF_sTBRTOW2KrUmQN_JEyDa0Oc-Xu0oTw/viewform