Go Team: We are bringing back the tailgate!




Am I the only one missing the wide-stretched lawn and the good time chat with friends with barbecue and beer?

That’s why UIAA is bringing back this good old fashion of tailgating to Hong Kong! No way we are missing the most important part of the night – SPORT! We will play highlight games from NCAA, NBA etc. along the grill so get your cheers /stomach ready! We want to see you and meet your friends so bring them along!

RSVP  before November 28th so we can save you some food and beer!

Contact us if you have any questions.

The UIAA Board is Formed!


Thanks for all the supports at our first general meeting last Friday in Central! Not only we have 40 members attended the event, we also received a bunch of proxy from members who was not available that night!

We have unanimously adopted the Bylaws and voted for the 4 officers. 2 committees are also established on the night to support upcoming UIAA activities!

The night is highlighted by our special guest. Scott Koeneman, UI Director of International Advancement and Associate Dean of the Library, came to our support and presented some U of I souvenirs to our new officers and committees’ chairs.

We have some members who have been very supportive in our initiatives to re-energize UIAA-HK, including Sophie Leung, Brian Leung and Norman Li, Director of Asia Pacific, Illinois Office of Trade and Investment, who also made it to the meeting last Friday and shared with us their experiences and expectations inthe Association. We would like to take the chance here again to thanks Sophie for bringing back UIAA-HK!

Many thanks to the preparation committee to pull the crowd together!

Meet the officers and committees here and see the photo from that night!




Drina C. Yue


Vice President

Adrian Aw



Carol Chu



Jack Lai



Mentoring and Public Relations (Co-Chair)

Jason Lo


Mentoring and Public Relations (Co-Chair)

Yan Chu


Events Committee (Chair)

Carolyn Tsai

It’s Monday: Cannot Wait till It’s Friday!


It’s Monday Morning Everyone! To those that got in work early, brainstorming something to look forward to this weekend?

This Friday is the UIAA FIRST General Meeting!

Bring your UI friends to the meeting for a drink or two and meet our fellows UI Alum!

Not to mention we will be voting our board, so don’t miss out!


Date: Oct 17,2014 (Friday)
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: Va Bene, 17-22 Lan Kwai Fong

$300/person (food and drink)

Get Ready to Vote: UIAA First General Meeting


Come to our first UIAA_HK General Meeting to network, meet other alumni with gourmet food & drinks, elect Officers and endorse the Bylaws in this meeting. It’s a big night for UIAA because this is the night our future UIAA Board will be produced by each of your vote!

Date: Oct 17,2014 (Friday)
Time: 6:30
pm – 9:30pm
Venue: Va Bene, 17-22 Lan Kwai Fong

$300/person (food and drink), RSVP here

Please spread the words, send this message to the UI alumni friends you know, and help us make this UIAA_HK General Meeting a fun evening and successful event.

Interested in running for office?

For those who are interested in running for Office to serve the alumni association, please contact Drina Yue at drinayue@outlook.com for the Preparation Committee to include you in the ballot.



Big Ten University Fair in Hong Kong

Big 10 Fair Flyer

Do you have younger siblings, cousins, niece and nephews or even family friends who also wants the Big Ten advantage?

There will be an undergraduate University fair for high school student organized by the Hong Kong Big Ten Network, Big Ten Schools’ representatives and La Salle College this coming Sunday!

Date: Sunday Sept 21st (Sunday)
Time: 2:30-5:30 pm
Venue: La Salle College

It’s the first undergraduate fair for Big Ten in Hong Kong and a great opportunity for students to learn about the mid-west schools. (Please note there will be no parking available on the date).

Please contact us if you have any questions.

For UIUC, we have Carol Chu and Adrian Aw as the representatives. We look for forward to meeting you and your friends at the UIUC booth!

Hong Kong Big Ten Network Autumn Happy Hour 2014


Join us at the Hong Kong Big Ten Network‘s networking event! Others fellow Big Ten Schools will be at the event are as follows:

  • Indiana
  • MSU
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Northwestern
  • Ohio State
  • Purdue
  • Wisconsin

Hosted by Hong Kong Big Ten Network, this coming September 19th we will swill our martini at Bar Six. Overlooking Wyndham St, the venue is in close proximity to Lan Kwai Fong for the convenience of the movers and shakers on the Friday night. We look forward to seeing you bringing new faces to the mix!

Date: Friday Sept 19th (Friday)
Time: 7:00-10:00 pm
Venue: BarSix – 6F, Parekh House, 63 Wyndham Street, Central District

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