2012-2013 Email Updates

VSU Spring Week 8 Updates and Announcements

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Happy Week 8!

There will be no VSU elections this week due to CPO banquet on Wednesday (which we highly encourage you to attend!). However, VSU and SEA CLEAR are still hosting events for the week, so be sure to come out!

And don’t forget to sign up for banquet! We would love to see you all there at our special 35th anniversary banquet!

Timeless: A Special VSU 35th Anniversary

Where: Taix French Restaurant (rides will be provided if needed)

When: Sunday, June 2nd, 5:00PM – 11:30PM


The Vietnamese Student Union at UCLA requests the pleasure of your company at our end of the year banquet Timeless: A Special VSU 35th Anniversary.

Celebrate VSU’s journey towards a great milestone with familiar and new faces! A time to bond with those who have pioneered within, advocated on behalf of, and supported and organization with a rich history of love for the community around us.

Admission pre-sale is $25 cash for UCLA students who sign up and pay in person to any VSU Board member or Brian Vu by May 24th.

After respective deadlines, UCLA/UVSA students pay $30 cash at the door.

Admission for VSU alumni and affiliates is $30 cash by May 24th to any VSU Board member or payable at the door only if attendance is confirmed by Brian Vu.

*payments that are delivered must be labeled with the name of attendee(s)

Please fill out the the google form below and turn in payment by deadline to ensure attendance.


Once payment is received, you will receive a paper invitation from VSU board member or at the door depending on where you paid. This will serve as your formal invitational ticket into the event.

Questions and concerns may be directed to the VSU Community Advocacy Coordinator Brian Vu
(714) 837-5277

Please arrive in appropriate formal attire.
Bar will be present, please exercise responsibility.

VSU, APC, and UKS Presents: Where’s the Love?

Where: LATC

When: Tuesday, May 21st, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

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Around the world, as many as one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex, or abused in some other way – most often by someone she knows, including by her husband or another male family member; one woman in four has been abused during pregnancy.

Violence against women has been called “the most pervasive yet least recognized human rights abuse in the world.” Violence comes in many shapes and forms: domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, etc.

On May 21st, 2013, the Vietnamese Student Union and the Asian Pacific Coalition humbly present our annual hate crime awareness event, “Where’s the Love?” with this year’s topic of GENDER VIOLENCE.

Come and get educated about the ideology behind womyn with the “Y” and hear many different perspectives and stories about issues that affect women and how you can be an ally.

Together we can bridge hate with love. ♥

VSU Modern/VSU General Member Dance Workshop

Where: Parking Lot 7

When: Tuesday, May 21st, 8:00PM – 10:30PM

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Ever wanted to dance but felt too embarrassed to try? Come next Tuesday to VSU Modern’s dance workshop for VSU general members and learn how to dance with people you know!

SEA CLEAR Presents: Closing the Gap

Where: Campbell 1224

When: Thursday, May 23rd, 6:00PM – 7:30PM

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SEA CLEAR’s Transfer Workgroup will be holding a workshop catering to students who are need more information regarding 4th, 5th, or gap year planning.

RSVP on this link below!

VSU Vietnamese Graduation

Where: Powell Courtyard

When: Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Know of someone who is graduating this year? Want to help make their graduation extra special? Then hop on board with the VGRAD STAFF! We are still looking for positions to be filled, so please please fill out this Google doc below if you are interested!

VGrad is less than a month away! Get pumped!

For those of you looking to participate in VGrad, keep an eye out for the online application, which should be released within the week. :)

2012-2013 Email Updates

VSU Election Results (Round 2, Part 1 + Round 1 Finale)

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Dear Members of the Vietnamese Student Union,

Thank you all for participating in the 2013 Vietnamese Student Union Elections (Round 2, Part 1 + Round 1 Finale).  The votes were counted last night on May 15, 2013 by the President, Roman Nguyen, and the VSU Election Committee members, Steven Pham and John Le. To assure validity, the counting of the votes was monitored by a UCLA full-time employee and Director of the Community Programs Office, Antonio Sandoval. The results are as follows:

Administrative Coordinator:

Joanna Lee – Confidence: 22, No Confidence: 2 = 91.7% Elected

Public Relations

Calvin Lam – Confidence: 25, No Confidence: 0 = 100% Elected

Education Coordinator:

Matt Le – Confidence: 24, No Confidence: 3 = 88.9% Elected

Social Affairs Coordinator:

Minh Quan Nguyen – Confidence: 16, No Confidence: 11 = 59.3% Elected


Anh Q Nguyen – Confidence: 31, No Confidence: 2 = 93.9% 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 will continue with elections Week 9, May 29. More information will be available at a later time. Expected start time of election will be 6:00 PM. A general reminder, the next election will begin promptly and coming in late may result in being unable to vote for a position

Board applications are reopen for the following positions:

  • Political Advocacy Coordinator
  • Intercollegiate Council Representative
  • Community Advocacy Coordinator
  • Webmaster

Download Application Here: http://www.vsubruins.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/VSU-Board-Application-2013-2014.doc

Due May 24, 2013 by 5:00 PM.

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


The Vietnamese Student Union at UCLA

2012-2013 Email Updates

VSU Spring Week 7 Updates and Announcements

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Happy Week 7!

We are closing out part 1 of VSU elections with candidates for Administrative Coordinator and President this week, so be sure to come out this Wednesday! We will also be hearing a couple of general board positions in addition to the two mentioned above.

Don’t forget to check out SEA CLEAR’s Mentorship event and our joint clubbing event this week!

VSU Board Elections Part 2, Round 1 + Round 1 Finale

Where: Math Sciences 5118

When: Wednesday, May 15th, 6:00PM – 8:00PM


We will finish up Part 1 with the following positions:

  • President
  • Administrative Coordinator

And will begin Part 2, Round 1 with the following positions:

  • TBA

Voting Rights:
To be eligible to vote, each individual must be an Undergraduate at UCLA and be a general member of the Vietnamese Student Union. A general member is defined by an individual’s participation in at least ONE of the items listed below:

  • Volunteered in at least ONE VSU program (i.e. Black April Commemoration Week, VSU High School Conference, Vietnamese Culture Night)
  • Attended at least ONE VSU general body meeting
  • Participated in SEA CLEAR mentorship component
  • Volunteer for Project HOPE

*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 the beginning of each elections hearing in order to make your vote count! Please come on time because we will start on time.*

If there are any questions or concerns regarding VSU election hearings or processes, please directly contact the President, Roman Nguyen at email: RomanNguyen@gmail.com

SEA CLEAR Mentorship Presents: EPICnic

Where: Sunset Rec

When: Thursday, May 16th, 5:00PM

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Family heads are throwing the last BIGGEST BASH/PARTY/AWESOMENESS/EPIC PICNIC OF THE YEAR!! This is the second to last Mentorship event of the year!!! SO COME OUT AND MAKE THE SECOND TO LAST MENTORSHIP EVENT THE BEST EVER!!! THERE IS GOING TO BE A POTLUCK!!!!! So please bring a dish and contribute!!

Come enjoy:

  • Hanging out with awesome people
  • food
  • games
  • food
  • water balloon fight
  • food
  • food
  • food

See you this Thursday at Sunset Rec. Come hungry, leave happy ;) (I think this is DQ’s slogan, but that’s ok!) :).

Hi 5 @ La Vida

Where: La Vida Nightclub (meet at Ackerman Turnaround if you are going with the buses)

When: Thursday, May 16th, 10:00PM – 2:00AM

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Come clubbing with UCLA’s 5 premiere Asian cultural organizations!

UCLA Samahang Pilipino

Brian Vu: 714-837-5277

At La Vida Nightclub
1448 N. Gower St.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

$15 for tickets, $5 for bus.

Contact one any one of the organizations for tickets.