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2011-2012 Email Updates

VSU Winter Week 8 Updates and Announcements

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VSU Winter Week 8 General Meeeting

Hey VSU Bruins,

Come join us once again as we have our week 8 general meeting of the winter quarter! Spend some lovely time with your VSU friends before this quarter ends. The topic of this general meeting will be our annual “Where’s the love?” event! This historical program marks a relevant part in VSU’s history, coming up next monday, so come find out what its all about.

There will also be an introduction to our special collaboration in place of GM next week.

We will also be collecting money for the upcoming UVSA Winter Formal if you are attending!

Location: Boelter 5272
Time: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 6-8pm

Facebook Event:

http://www.facebook.com/events/246285552124333/

 


 VSU at UCLA presents “WHERE IS THE LOVE? 2012”

Asian Pacific Coalition (APC), Pan Asian Queers (PAQ), Queer Alliance (QA) and the Vietnamese Student Union (VSU) Presents:

“Where is the Love? A Hate Crimes Awareness Event”

“Where is the Love?” is an annual hate crimes awareness event. The first “Where’s the Love?” was hosted in commemoration of the life of former UCLA student and VSU President Thien Minh Ly, who was murdered in a hate crime in 1996.

Every year, “Where is the Love?” is hosted to commemorate the life of Thien Minh Ly and to shed light on current issues that are contributing to an environment which makes hate crimes prevalent.

This year, “Where is the Love?” will focus on the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community and the dialogues surrounding the topic of one’s sexual orientation. We will focus on not only the intersectionality of being API and queer and how the legal system has failed to protect and support members of the LGBT community but also the stigma surrounding being openly gay in our API communities.

Join us to learn more about the current issues and to understand the connection between thoughts, words, and actions.

Learn how to recognize hate crimes and how you can be a part of the solution!

Location: Kerckhoff Grand Salon Room

Time: Monday, March 5, 2012, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/315795888476996/

 

 


 

 

MSU, SP, and VSU Presents:

“YOUR VOICE, YOUR VOTE!” Talent Show GM

COLLABORATION TIME!! Come and check out the diverse talents we have within our orgs and learn about the upcoming 2012 elections! 

When: Week 9 Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Where: Moore 100
Time: 6-8pm

It is a joint GM/talent show extravaganza!

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE TALENT SHOW!! VSU NEEDS TO REP ON STAGE 🙂

Here is the link to the fb page which has the sign up for talent show: 

Just to be clear: THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE OF OUR WEEK 9 GM. 

 


VSU Goes to UVSA Winter Formal!

 

We the Union of Vietnamese Student Associations would like to cordially invite you to this years UVSA Winter Formal 2012 located at the Westridge Country Club in La Habra, CA [Address provided below]. The theme for this years Winter Formal is  “Under The Stars”, so come out and celebrate another year with all the people from the many different schools as we dance the night away under the starry night.

Every year the Intercollegiate Council members from each school come together to create amazing events for you all to enjoy, this year the ICCs have come together to create the Winter Formal, a night of fun and remembrance as you come together to enjoy the night with your school, loved ones, and friends from schools all over Southern California. We are here to invite you to this wonderful event as we all come together to the family we were meant to be. To have a night where we can just enjoy each others presence.
You may be wondering that since it is a dance, you need a date. Don’t feel pressured to have a date! Many of us will be attending in a stagalicious way so join us as we come prepared to mingle!
Location: Westridge Country Club 1400 South La Habra Hills Dr, La Habra CA 90631
Day: Saturday March 10th, 2012
Time: 6:00pm to 11:00pm 

Prices:
Before [February 24th]
Single: $35
Double: $60
After [February 24th]
Single: $40
Double: $65

Deadline for Ticket Purchase is February 29th.

Come join VSU as we rep UCLA! It is a blast every year and you’re sure to have fun! Please contact Danielle Nguyen or your favorite VSU Staff for tickets, or if you want to attend and if you can drive/ need a ride.  Phone # 909-282-9418.

 

 


SEA Admit Dorm Hosts needed!

For folks on campus housing only:
Be a part of one of the most important decisions an admitted student can make…the decision to become a Bruin! Encourage admitted students to join the Bruin family. Host an admitted student in one of several overnight student-sponsored events that showcase all that UCLA has to offer. Each student-sponsored event offers unique programming and opportunities for their attendees and they want YOU to be a part of that experience.

Click on the link https://www.orl.ucla.edu/yield/sea-host

which will take you to a host registration and information site. You will need to submit a registration/agreement online and attend a brief orientation shortly before the event. The deadline to register is Friday, March 23, 2012. We highly recommend that you print a copy of the host agreement for your records.

 


 SEA Transfer Enrichment Day 2012 Coordinator/Volunteer Application!

 

 

The Southeast Asian organizations of UCLA present the first Southeast Asian Transfer Enrichment Day. This event is a one day program that will be held on Friday, May 11th, 2012. It will serve newly admitted transfer students of Burmese, Hmong, Indonesian, Khmer, Laotian,Mien, Thai, Vietnamese, and those of other Southeast Asian descent. It has come to our attention that the transfer community makes up a large portion of the student body and that we need to address those needs within our SEA community. The purpose of the event is to showcase campus experience and higher education at a university level to achieve enrollment of Southeast Asian students. We seek to spread awareness of the Southeast Asian American identity and other relevant issues. In addition to addressing the needs of the SEA community, we will specifically be addressing the needs of transfer students. SEATED is necessary to ensure the diversity and representation of SEA students on the UCLA campus. In order to make this first ever program tailored to SEA transfers a success, we need your help!Apply to be a coordinator or volunteer in the link below!
Coordinator applications are due Sunday February 26 at 11:59PM
Volunteers will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFNuV195QVpRX1FjWlVLYjVUakwwVUE6MQ#gid=0

 

Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/300740893322273/

 

 

 

 


 

SEA CLEAR Updates


SEA CLEAR Community Learning Tour

Save the date! Our Community Learning Tour (a.k.a. Mentorship Retreat) is coming up Week 8, March 2-4.  Location: all over and around CITY HEIGHTS, CA (near San Diego).  Learn about your community outside of UCLA. Visit places rich in ethnic minority history. And of course, bond with fellow (or non-fellow) Mentorship participants!

Space is limited, so hurry and fill out the interest survey:

 

 


 Student Debt Week of Action

VSU is supporting the USAC EVP Office in fighting student debt, come join us!

 

College student debt, in the United States, is estimated to be above $1 TRILLION DOLLARS! With the rising cost of tuition, students are leaving college with more and more debt than ever before.Join the USAC External Vice President’s Office and the United States Student Association as we fight rising student debt and advocate for a more affordable education!

MON.FEB 27: How much debt are YOU in?
Let Congress hear your VOICE!
Bruinwalk 10am-2pm
TUES.FEB 28: Take Action against Student Debt
Sign the petition, make a call!
Bruinwalk 10am -2pm
WED.FEB 29: How can I manage my Debt?
Bruinwalk 10am -2pm
Student Debt Documentary Screening: “Default”
LOCATION TBA 7pm-9pm

We’ll also be selling our “Fund the UC” shirts for ONLY $5 on Bruinwalk from 10am to 2pm!

Visit: uclaexternalvp@wordpress.com or email usaevp@asucla.edu for more information!


Joelle Gamble
UCLA Class of 2012 l International Development Studies Major l Political Science Minor
jgamble1919@gmail.com

External Vice President l Undergraduate Students Association Council
    Website: students.asucla.ucla.edu
Program Assistant l U.S. Department of State, Office of Foreign Missions
     Website: www.state.gov/ofm
The Undergraduate Student Association Council (USAC) is the officially recognized student voice of undergraduate students at UCLA to the campus administration, faculty, and outside community. It is comprised of thirteen offices and commissions and aims to serve the UCLA community through advocacy, education, and programming.  Elected by the undergraduate student body, the officers and commissioners of USAC work to enrich the undergraduate experience by bringing relevant issues and programs to the student body.

 

 


 

 

 

USC’s Vietnamese Student Association drifts into Culture Night 2012.

 

Los Angeles, CA – March 4, 2012 – USC Vietnamese Student Association proudly presents its 34th annual culture night: “Adrift” (Trôi Theo Dòng Nước) in Bovard Auditorium from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. In a compelling effort to celebrate Vietnamese heritage, USC VSA delivers a production that exemplifies Vietnamese culture through drama, dance, song, and commercials.

 

Every year, the Los Angeles County buries hundreds of unclaimed bodies. This production follows the life of Amy, a young college graduate, as she begins her job as a coroner investigator at the county morgue. As Amy explores the solitary lives of the forgotten, she is driven from her comfortable routine of reading in cafes and collecting snapshots of strangers. Through her unorthodox job, Amy is drawn closer to Vinh, an amiable and supportive co-worker who guides her through the suicide case of a Vietnamese boat refugee. These events unexpectedly force her to confront a past that she would prefer to keep forever buried.

 

The students at USC have put in a lot of time and effort to showcase their pride in their culture to the USC and Vietnamese community. We look forward to having you share the enriching experience that exclusively comes with the USC Vietnamese Student Association.

 

Admission is free to all and donations are greatly appreciated.  Parking will be available on campus for $8 or the streets surrounding 37th and Vermont near Smart and Final.


USC Culture Night 2012Bovard Auditorium

Sunday, March 4, 2011

6 PM; pre-show at 5:30 PM

(Doors open at 5 PM)

For more information about this event please refer to our facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/events/295396273855928/
For More information about the USC Vietnamese Student Association, visit our website: http://uscvsa.com/?page_id=249


Fight on,
USC Vietnamese Student Association

Contact Information:
Victoria M. Chu
External Vice President

 

 


Education for the Poor

 

Dear Prospective Participant,

 

I am writing on behalf of a charity organization called Education for the Poor (EFTP) whose mission is to improve the lives of the poor in Vietnam through education. One of the programs that EFTP hosts is a Summer English Program where volunteers from the US go back to Vietnam and teach English for 5 weeks. The goal is to allow the Vietnamese students to have a better grasp of English in order to apply for jobs at foreign companies that have chosen to invest in Vietnam. The program is completely free for students over there. For volunteers, food, room and board are covered. The English textbook that EFTP created to teach this program will also be provided to them. The only out-of-pocket expense to the volunteers is airfare.

 

EFTP would be thankful for your help in forwarding this e-mail to VNLC members or in informing them about this event. Volunteers in the past have really enjoyed the program, calling it a “life changing experience,” “enriching,” and “an incredible journey that I hope many future volunteers will have.” For those interested in learning more about EFTP and its Summer English Program, please visit www.educationforthepoor.org for more information provided by EFTP informational packet and videos and pictures on prior years’ sessions. To apply for the Summer English Program, please submit an application to eftp.vietnam@gmail.com .

 

For any questions, please contact EFTP at eftp.vietnam@gmail.com. Thank you for your time and we hope to be hearing from you.

 

Sincerely,

Natalie Van

President

 

 

 


STRENGTH: A Tribute to API Womyn

The Asian Pacific Coalition, Samahang Pilipino, and the Cultural Affairs Commission at UCLA are proud to celebrate empowered API Womyn and showcase what it truly means to be Asian/Pacific Islander, American and a woman. From February 27 to March 14, we will be showcasing an art gallery with pieces meant to honor the strong API womyn in our communities.

There will be an opening night event on MARCH 1, 7 PM in Kerckhoff Art Gallery, featuring guest speakers and performers like Terisa Siagatonu. This event is open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.

Location: Kerckhoff Art Gallery

Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/134465683341918/

2011-2012 Email Updates

VSU Winter Week 7 Updates and Announcements

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VSU Winter Week 7 General Meeeting

Hi VSU Bruins,

Hope you all did well on your midterms, as its already week 7(half the school year is over!) Come mingle with your VSU friends again at this week’s general meeting!

We will be presenting opportunities for general members to get more involved in VSU! We are looking for volunteers for SEA Admit weekend, SEA Transfer day, yearbook, and Black April Commemoration at this time, so if you haven’t gotten a chance to get involved, now is the time!

Location: Royce 154
Time: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 6-8pm

Facebook Event:

http://www.facebook.com/events/246285552124333/

 


 

 

VSU Late Night Pho + Boba Run!


Heyyyyy VSU BRUINS,

Come join us this friday for a late night pho run to Pho 54 in the OC. We’ll be going to get some boba from Tastea or Volcano after 🙂

Please RSVP by contacting Helen Vu (714) 251-3108 yayhelenvu@gmail.com or your favorite VSU Board member so we can arrange rides 🙂

We will be meeting at 8:30 pm at De Neve Turnaround to get picked up!

Facebook event:

http://www.facebook.com/events/108434559284612/

 

 


 SEA Transfer Enrichment Day 2012 Coordinator/Volunteer Application!

 

 

The Southeast Asian organizations of UCLA present the first Southeast Asian Transfer Enrichment Day. This event is a one day program that will be held on Friday, May 11th, 2012. It will serve newly admitted transfer students of Burmese, Hmong, Indonesian, Khmer, Laotian,Mien, Thai, Vietnamese, and those of other Southeast Asian descent. It has come to our attention that the transfer community makes up a large portion of the student body and that we need to address those needs within our SEA community. The purpose of the event is to showcase campus experience and higher education at a university level to achieve enrollment of Southeast Asian students. We seek to spread awareness of the Southeast Asian American identity and other relevant issues. In addition to addressing the needs of the SEA community, we will specifically be addressing the needs of transfer students. SEATED is necessary to ensure the diversity and representation of SEA students on the UCLA campus. In order to make this first ever program tailored to SEA transfers a success, we need your help!

Apply to be a coordinator or volunteer in the link below!
Coordinator applications are due Sunday February 26 at 11:59PM
Volunteers will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFNuV195QVpRX1FjWlVLYjVUakwwVUE6MQ#gid=0

 

Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/300740893322273/

 

 

 

 


 

SEA CLEAR Updates


SEA CLEAR Community Learning Tour

Save the date! Our Community Learning Tour (a.k.a. Mentorship Retreat) is coming up Week 8, March 2-4.  Location: all over and around CITY HEIGHTS, CA (near San Diego).  Learn about your community outside of UCLA. Visit places rich in ethnic minority history. And of course, bond with fellow (or non-fellow) Mentorship participants!

Space is limited, so hurry and fill out the interest survey:
2011-2012 Email Updates

VSU Winter Week 6 Updates and Announcements!

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VSU Late Night Pho + Boba Run!


Heyyyyy VSU BRUINS,There is no GM this week so study hard for your midterms! Then come join us this friday for a late night pho run to Pho 54 in the OC. We’ll be going to get some boba from Tastea or Volcano after 🙂

Please RSVP by contacting Helen Vu (714) 251-3108 yayhelenvu@gmail.com or your favorite VSU Board member so we can arrange rides 🙂

We will be meeting at 8:30 pm at De Neve Turnaround to get picked up!

Facebook event:

http://www.facebook.com/events/108434559284612/

 

 


 VSU Yearbook Committee!

 

Hello!

Want to help document all great memories that were made in VSU? Would you like to learn technical skills with programs such as P h o t o s h o p  and  I n D e s i g n ?  Love writing articles? VSU has an annual yearbook at the end of the school year to be able to reflect on what we have done over the past year and to archive it for future generations. For those who love looking at pictures or scrap booking, this is for you! (and for all those who don’t, yearbook is still also for you too). There is no prior experience necessary. Yearbook is the place to learn, hone, and/or teach the technical skills needed to create an awesome print item.  The time commitment will be around 1 hour during winter quarter, typically in a form of a meeting. This time commitment will increase during spring break as necessary.

Sound interesting? Sign up by clicking the link below!  Applications due Feb 18th!

For any questions, please email Uyen Hoang at epicuyen@gmail.com.


https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHFIVk05c1dOV250ZHVDMkRiMlNWT2c6MQ#gid=0

 


 

 

AweChords Auditions
If you love to sing and you liked us in VCN, we are holding auditions this Thursday night (2/16) from 5:30 to 9pm at Boelter 5514. All you need is a ONE-MINUTE SOLO of your choice. Please sign up for a 10-minute slot at http://www.awechords.co.nr/.
Check out our facebook event for more info: http://www.facebook.com/events/241823825902680/. If you have any questions, feel free to contact AweChords@gmail.com. We look forward to meeting you!

 

 

 


 

SEA CLEAR Updates


SEA CLEAR Community Learning Tour

Save the date! Our Community Learning Tour (a.k.a. Mentorship Retreat) is coming up Week 8, March 2-4.  Location: all over and around CITY HEIGHTS, CA (near San Diego).  Learn about your community outside of UCLA. Visit places rich in ethnic minority history. And of course, bond with fellow (or non-fellow) Mentorship participants!

Space is limited, so hurry and fill out the interest survey: