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VSU Winter Week 4 Updates and Announcements

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Happy Week 4!

It may be midterm season, but be sure to take the occasional study break and come out to this week’s events!

ACA + VSU Joint Cultural Recipe Exchange

Where: Sunset Recreational Center, BUENOS AIRES ROOM

When: Sunday, February 3rd, 5:30PM

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Hungry before midterms hit? In need of authentic, cheap Asian food?

Come and join ACA and VSU at our joint event: Cultural Recipe Exchange! At this event, we will be making foods from the Chinese and Vietnamese culture! After making the foods, you will be able to eat what you made. Trust, this is actually legit stuff. We actually buy REAL ingredients to make these. 😀

Please RSVP at the link in order to attend! If needed, we will have a cut-off. Spaces are limited so sign-up soon!

Vietnamese Spring Roll
Chinese Cold Noodles
Almond jelly with fruit cocktail
Vietnamese coffee

※Donations are greatly appreciated!

SEA CLEAR Financial Aid Workshop

Where: Wilson Plaza

When: Tuesday, January 29th, 6:00PM – 7:30PM

Want to learn more or have questions about your financial aid but tired of just listening to a boring workshop or waiting in the financial aid office? Well, SEA CLEAR is here to solve that problem! Come join us for a night of fun trivial games that will help you be more informed about your financial aid! Here you get to learn about new rules that might affect your eligibility for financial aid, different types of grants, and facts about FAFSA that may ease your renewing process through the classic game of The Price is Right!! So come for some friendly competition with your peers, WIN PRIZES and leave with a more informed mind about your financial!


HOPE Banh Mi and Boba Sale

Where: Student Activities Center (SAC) Lounge

When: Thursday, January 31st, 11:00AM – 2:00PM

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Hey Everyone!

HOPE is having our Banh Mi & Boba Fundraiser again on January 31, 2013, Thursday from 11AM-2PM. Please come out and support us!

Banh Mi Sandwiches are $4 each, Boba is $2 each

Varieties are listed on the Facebook event.

VNLC Tet Festival 2013

Where: Ackerman Grand Ballroom

When: Saturday, February 2nd, 7:00PM (doors open at 5:30PM)

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Welcome to VNLC’s 19th annual Tet Festival 2013!!!!!!!

Come learn more about our Vietnamese traditions and Lunar New Year! There will be lots of games and prizes! Our stage will be filled with gifted actors and actresses, graceful dancers, beautiful models, talented singers, and breathtaking stunts!

Refreshments will be served on a first-come first-serve basis.

WSP Scholarship Application Available Now!

The WSP Janet Brown Scholarship process is starting earlier this year. Below is the link to the application. We encourage you to apply! The reviewers are especially interested in rewarding students who can demonstrate a commitment to community involvement and financial need.

May we continue to celebrate and honor the spirit of Janet Brown!

The Janet Brown Memorial Scholarship Application 2013:
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VSU Winter Week 3 Updates and Announcements

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Happy Week 3!

Thank you everyone for coming out to VCN! Especially big thanks to all the staff and performers, we could not have pulled off such a great show without you all!

Looking for something to occupy your time now that VCN is sadly over? Check out some upcoming events below!

SEAing You in Your Family: Wellness Workshop/GM Collab

Where: John Wooden Center, PYRAMID ROOM

When: Wednesday, January 23rd, 6:30PM – 7:45PM

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Did you go to VSU’s Vietnamese Culture Night last night? If you did, then you’ll know that there are topics, such as sexuality, career choices, relationships, that may be hard to talk about with parents. Ever questioned why these topics may be so sensitive with your parents?

Come out to our Wellness Workshop/GM collaboration in the Pyramid Room in the Wooden Center to find out! Refreshments will be provided!

SEA CLEAR Mentorship Family Revelations

Where: Student Activities Center (SAC) Basement Rooms 1 & 2

When: Friday, January 25th, 4:00PM – 6:00PM

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Mentorship FAMILY Revelation is closely approaching, and SEA CLEAR is in need of tributes! We are accepting tributes in Basement 1 and 2 at 4 PM for the event Family Revelation so don’t be LATE! We will be separating you into your districts. Come and represent your district. And of course, “May the odds be ever be in your favor.”

CRC Workshop: Don’t Lose Your Financial Aid!

Many regulations governing the administration of financial aid can be confusing!

If you qualify for financial aid, know what it takes to maintain your eligibility!

This workshop will review the following:

  1. Financial aid regulations
  2. Quarterly unit requirements
  3. What happens if you drop classes?
  4. What happens if you withdraw?
  5. Satisfactory academic progress requirements

Week 3 Workshops
Tuesday, 01/22, 6-7pm @ Covel Northridge Room
Thursday, 01/24, 2-3pm @ SAC Rooms 1 & 2

Sign-up through

Questions/Information: Call 310.825.3382


Ms. Foundation for Women Invites Applications for Year-Long Fellowship

The Ms. Foundation for Women has announced that it is accepting proposals for its second annual fellowship, which will support a talented leader pursuing change related to the Ms. Foundation’s advocacy and policy work.

Proposed approaches may include but are not limited to research and analysis, policy reports and white papers, technological innovation, state legislative strategy, and anti-discrimination initiatives. Examples of current Ms. Foundation policy initiatives include extension of states’ civil statutes of limitations for child sexual abuse lawsuits, research and analysis of the barriers to public benefits that women encounter, a report on immigrant women’s access to reproductive health care, and a legislative scorecard on women’s issues.

The fellow will be a full-time paid employee of the Ms. Foundation for Women and will receive a generous benefits package. Although the Ms. Foundation, which is located in Brooklyn, New York, prefers local applicants, it welcomes proposals based in other states. The fellowship runs from September 2013 to August 2014.

For complete program guidelines, the application form, and information on the 2012 fellow, visit the Ms. Foundation Web site.

Link to Complete RFP

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Tune into Al Jazeera’s The Stream tomorrow morning!

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As many of you may know, there is a major crackdown on human rights activists in Vietnam. And it’s not getting any better. Most recently, 14 human rights defenders were sentenced to 3-13 years in prison, merely for the simple fact of learning about digital security, leadership skills, and writing on blogs. They are young. They are dedicated. They are community organizers. They are us.

Al Jazeera’s The Stream ( will focus their live show on human rights in Vietnam tomorrow at:

19:30 GMT, Wednesday (2:30 pm DC, 11:30am California, 6:30am Sydney Thursday morning)

The Stream is a social media community with its own daily TV show, broadcasted live on Al Jazeera English. The show covers news and stories often ignored by mainstream media. Viet Tan’s chairman, Diem Do, will be interviewed in a segment focusing on the recent crackdown on peaceful political activism on Vietnam, specifically the trial of the 14 human rights defenders.

Social media is a 2-way street. Let’s get on Twitter & Facebook and make some noise. Send in questions, comments you’d like to be read online. Let’s make sure the world audiences know that we are supporting the many human rights activists in jail.

1/ If you’re on twitter, make sure to send in questions to @AJStream
– use these hashtags: #Vietnam, #Vinhtrial

2/ Facebook
send messages and questions to the fan page:

3/ Send in a video to the Stream, get featured on the show. Looking at you: UVSAa, VSAs, student groups who have done so much advocacy for human rights in Vietnam. (scroll to the bottom)

Please get your friends involved, let’s get everyone on the ball! These trials of human rights defenders does not exist in a vacuum.

You can do this NOW. Do not wait until the start of the show.