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2010-2011 Email Updates

Vietnamese Student Union Election Results Part 1

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Dear Members of the Vietnamese Student Union,

Thank you all for participating in the 2011 Vietnamese Student Union Elections (Part 1).  The votes were counted last night on April, 20, 2011 at 8:30 pm by the following members of the board: Van Huynh, Nancy Nguyen, and Nicole Nguyen.  To assure validity, the counting of the votes was monitored by UCLA full-time employee and American Indian Recruitment (AIR) Project Director, Jose Miguel Pulido Leon and American Indian Student Association (AISA) alum Eric Sanchez.  The results are as follows:


Katrina Vo – Yes: 41, No: 18 = 69.5% Elected

Roman Nguyen – Yes: 17, No: 42 = 28.8% Not Elected

Internal Vice President

Dennis Nguyen – Yes: 27, No: 23 = 54% Elected

Trang Michelle Nguyen – Yes: 23, No: 27 = 46% Not Elected

Congratulations to those elected! Candidates have one week to formally accept. Elected candidates will receive a follow-up notice from the current President. If any position is not accepted, positions will be reopened for election.

We were not able to finish all the hearings for executive board candidates on April 20th. Thus, Election Hearings Part 1 will be continued Week 6, Wednesday, May 4th from 6-9 pm, location TBA.

Thank you for participating in the election process for the future leadership of the Vietnamese Student Union at UCLA.

Vân Huỳnh

2010-2011 Email Updates

VSU Black April Commemoration Week 2011

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On behalf of the Vietnamese Student Union at UCLA, we invite you to attend Black April Commemoration Week 2011, which highlights the political, cultural, and historical impact of the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975.

The annual Black April Commemoration is a touching and empowering program that will serve as a tool to bridge the generational gap between many Vietnamese Americans and war-related immigrant families.

Vietnamese Student Union at UCLA presents:

Black April Commemoration Week 2011
“Through the Eyes of the People”

4/26 – 4/30


Time: 6 PM TO 8 PM
Kerkhoff Grand Salon Room
Look forward to: Exploring the event of the Fall of Saigon through art, spoken word, and discussion. Come learn more about the Fall of Saigon and how its legacy still leaves an impact on our generation today.



Time: 6-9 PM, Doors open at 5:45 PM, Program starts at 6 PM

Location: Fowler Auditorium and Amphitheater

Dress code: All black/semi-formal attire

Look forward to: Special Guest Speakers and Panelists, a video by VSU Interns, Candlelight Vigil, and complimentary dinner.



Time: 5-8 PM


Westminster Civic Center

8200 Westminster Blvd

Westminster, CA

For rides: rsvp to

Facebook Event:


Please confirm your attendance on Facebook:



To volunteer for any of the events:

Contact: Cao Nguyen at or Randy Mai at

2010-2011 Email Updates

VSU Spring Week 4 Updates and Announcements

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VSU Board Elections Part 1

When: Wednesday, April 20th, 6-8PM
Where: Ackerman 2408
What: This week, as many of you know, is the first round of VSU elections! Be a part of the democratic process, and help shape the future leadership of VSU.

Part 1 Elections will encompass the positions of:

Internal Vice President
External Vice President
Outreach Coordinator
Retention Coordinator
Fiscal Coordinator
Administrative Coordinator

*Come prepared and ask potential candidates about their vision of the future of VSU, or pose any other questions you have! You must be present at elections in order to make your vote count! Please come on time because we will start on time.*

VSU Board Elections

VSU board elections are coming up starting week 4 and we are looking for new board members for the 2011-2012 academic year! If you are interested in running to be on VSU board next year, be sure to check download and check out the application:

Application here

Vietnamese Graduation Committee Applications
V-Grad, Vietnamese Graduation, is designed for graduating seniors who identify as Vietnamese, have been involved with VSU, and/or would like to be part of the ceremony to celebrate such a momentous occasion with their families, friends, and individuals who have contributed to their success.

Help be a part of the planning process by applying to be on a committee! Sign up on-line at
Applications are due by 5 PM on Sunday, April 24th.

Speakers / Volunteer – Outreach to the community to find guest speakers, oversee volunteers that will be needed on the day of the event
Logistics / Gifts – Help plan and gather materials, plan and create the gifts for graduating seniors (sashes and certificates)
Food / Entertainment – Work with a strict budget to get food for the event, outreach for cultural performers to entertain
Decorations – Work with a strict budget to decorate the location

Questions or comments? Contact:
Giang (Jack) Lee – E-mail: / Phone: (415) 513-3568
Ngoc Hanh Pham – E-mail: / Phone: (310) 228-7118


Selling VSU T-shirts! Only 6 dollars. Bring your money on Wednesday. (I have all sizes)

Curious to see how much Wellshops have changed?  The only way to know is to come see it for yourself!

If you liked what you saw Week 3, come back for more during our Wellshop held:

Week 5, Monday, April 25 @ 3-4:30 pm in SAC Basement Room 4.

We will be holding good dialogue on a variety of wellness issues and figuring out ways to solve them together as ONE community

Come for good dialogue, leave with some action,

Interested? For more information, contact Patricia Le, the SEA CLEAR Wellness Coordinator at or at (951)660-7699



Friday April 22 5-7pm

SEA CLEAR presents the SEA Family Olympics! Play games and compete against some of the strongest SEA students at UCLA! RSVP in the link below and come out to represent your SEA family! And if you aren’t in a family, then join your favorite team!

Study Hall

Hours: Monday-Thursday 7pm-Midnight

Free Printing, Scantrons, Bluebooks, and Van Rides in exchange for one hour of studying

Writing Success Program

Need help with any writing? Papers, Scholarships, Grant Writing, Personal Statements, Personal Writing?

They can help. Make an appoint with them today! Ask the front desk in the Student Activities Center Suite 105.

SEA CLEAR is selling shirts!

Only $10!! Ask your favorite SEA CLEAR Staff Member to buy one today! 😀

Special Report:

SEA CLEAR loves and appreciates your continued support. Thank you for meeting up with your peer counselors, coming out to our events, and supporting our wellness component. We truly appreciate all you have done and continue to strive to improve all our services to best serve you. Let us know if there is anything else we can help you with.

Other VSA VCNs

CSUF VSA 23rd Annual VCN, “Lost & Found: Vi Mat Moi Co”

Sunday, May 8 · 6:00pm – 10:00pm

SB VSA’s 13th Annual Vietnamese Culture Night: Com Tam (Broken Rice)

Saturday, April 23 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm

UCSD VSA 16th Annual Vietnamese Culture Night 2011

Saturday, April 23 · 6:00pm – 10:00pm

CSULB VSA’s 2011 Vietnamese Culture Night: I Need A Hero

Friday, April 22 · 6:30pm – 10:00pm

VSU – 2011-2012 HOPE Admin and SEA CLEAR Staff Application


The quarter is coming to an end soon, and I wanted to let you all know about the wonderful opportunities HOPE has in store for the upcoming year.  HOPE is looking for driven and motivated individuals dedicated to promoting access to higher education. Make a difference by working with HOPE student-staff toward servicing students in Los Angeles and Orange County.
APPLICATION DUE: 5pm, FRIDAY, April 29th, 2011
(Position is for the 2011-2012, summer and academic year. Employment begins July 1st, 2010)

Attached are the application and flyer.

If you are interested in any position, please feel free to contact the current coordinator holding that position. You can find them in the HOPE Office in the Student Activities Center, suite 106D, or in the HOPE Staff meeting every Monday at 7pm, in the Student Activities Center, 3rd Floor.

Administrative Assistant – Nancy Le
Academic Development Coordinator – Randy Mai
Peer Advising Coordinator – Tawny Young
San Gabriel High School Site Coordinator – Ethan Nguyen
Westminster High School Site Coordinator – Kevin Vu

You can also contact Seng So the project director.

Applicants will be contacted no later than Sunday, May 1st via email or cell phone for interview times.
This is a wonderful opportunity take a leadership position, give back & give hope.
If you have any questions about the application, please do not hesitate to contact me directly!

Good Luck,

Katrina Mai Võ
Vietnamese Student Union at UCLA, Outreach Coordinator


Hey folks,

SEA CLEAR is hiring for the 2011-2012 Academic Year!!! PLEASE APPLY if you are interested! Please let your students or friends know. Applications are due on Friday April 29th 5:00PM.

Founded in 1998, SEA CLEAR, along with other student retention projects in the Student Retention Center, is committed to address the issue of student retention at UCLA through our holistic development philosophy. We provide services such as peer counseling, mentorship, internship, study hall, writing success, and others to all students from diverse backgrounds, and we are excited that you want to be part of our team. For more information about SEA CLEAR, please visit our office located in the UCLA Student Activities Center, suite 105.
Attached is the Application and Flyer

Please contact Cecilia Ngo or Layhearn tep for more information.