Mu Chapter of Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. at Columbia University

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Welcome to our site!!! We are the Distiguished Dons of the Mu Chapter of Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and we would like to introduce ourselves from left to right:
Ricky "Don Odi" Coria SEAS '14, Donnie Ray "Don Ecuadigno" Alonzo SEAS '12,
Michael "Don Texicano" Chavez SEAS '13, Miguel Angel "Don Angelito" Castro CC'11,
Jose Daniel "Don Güerejo" Contreras SEAS '13, Christian Arnette "Don Kewa" White CC '14,
and Frank Joseph "Don Chapulin" Pinto.
This site is here to privide the greater community with the opportunity to see a preview of what the Distiguished Dons on the Columbia Campus have done in the past and what they have in store for you. Thanks for having interest in our ΦamIliΑ and hope to stay in contact!

Past Events

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Nuestra America Cultural Explosion: Brazil

We partenered with Student Organization of Latinos (SOL) and presented our third Nustra America and were able to teach the Columbia community a little about Brazil through both a powerpoint and through a performance of a live performace by a Brazilian Band. The Brazilian band performed for over an our and keep our guests entartained with their rythmic music. The ambiance of the room made it feel as if we were eating dinner at Cafe downtown with dim lighting from fishbowls with candles. A great event overall. The purpose of our Nuestra America Event series is to expose an under represented Latin American country to the Columbia community.

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Ceviche y MUcho Mas

In order to bring the Columbia community closer together. We put together a study break with free snacks which included two kinds of ceviche, made from shrimp and crab, and ice cream. Donnie "Don Ecuadigno" Alonzo's mother prepared the shrimp ceviche and Jose "Don Güerejo" Contreras prepared the crab ceviche.

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Don Jose Marti Poetry Slam

An array of entartainment made this event extremely successful. We opened the floor to any kind of art not only poetry and we were happy to see performances from CU Belly Dance and RA. The open mic portion of the night went better than expected. Many people were able to open up after our MC Miguel "Don Angelito" Castro asked the simple yet multidimensional question: "What is love?"