2012-2013 Email Updates

VSU Spring Week 5 Updates and Announcements

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Happy Week 5!

VSU elections continue into Round 2 this week!  Take a break from midterm studying and come out to our elections to vote for your next VSU 2013-2014 board! *We are still accepting applications for general board until the end of Week 6, so keep rolling in those apps!

And as always, check out the other events that we have going on this week!


VSU Board Elections, Round 2

Where: TBA (please check back with the Facebook event for updated location)

When: Wednesday, May 1st, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

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Part 1, Round 2 Elections will encompass the positions of:

  • Retention Coordinator
  • Internal Vice President
  • External Vice President

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


Black April Commemoration 2013: A Message from the Past

Where: Los Angeles Tennis Center

When: Tuesday, April 30th, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

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The Vietnamese Student Union at the University of California, Los Angeles is continuing our annual April 30th, 1975 commemoration event! The event, “A Message from the Past (Thông Điệp Từ Quá Khứ)”, will take place on April 30th, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the LATC Clubhouse in UCLA.

The event will consist of:

  • Panelist Speakers (one of which was an ambassador of Vietnam)
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Art
  • Food!!!!!!
  • And MANY MORE!

*As part of the Black April Commemoration at UCLA, there will also be a Black April Info Day on Monday, April 29th, 10-2pm in Bruin Plaza.


VSU Banh Mi and Boba Sale

Where: SAC Lounge

When: Monday, April 29th, 10:00AM – 1:00PM

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Hello Everyone!

VSU is having another delicious Banh Mi and Boba sale!!!!!!! Come out to SAC lounge and buy a yummy Vietnamese Sandwich!!!

Trust me, you will not regret it.


SEA CLEAR Wellshop: Me, My Family, & I

Where: SAC Conference Room 4 (3rd Floor)

When: Friday, May 3rd, 3:00PM – 4:30PM

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Come and discuss about family relationships in a safe space! We will be discussing topics regarding our relationships with parents/caretaker(s), and inter-generational conflicts, and issues surrounding API community, media and stereotype. Also, joining us will be a special guest facilitator, Wendy F. Lin, from UCLA’s Counseling and Psychological Services.

Free food and refreshments will be provided. Raffle prizes and free giveaways will also take place!

Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity :) See ya there!

P.S. If you will be attending the wellshop, please RSVP here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YgM5m78e8c2aLZGYLGUdLKp_i_aeV_R5jER0Kxq8YWQ/viewform


HOPE Bowl-A-Thon Fundraiser Event

When: Sunday, May 5th, 9:30PM – 11:30PM

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Ever wanted to test your bowling skills? Ever wanted to see how much money you could raise for a good cause? Well, you can do all this while having a HOPEtastic time with people at HOPE’s Bowl-A-Thon Fundraiser!

The Higher Opportunity Program for Education (HOPE) at UCLA is looking for participants, sponsors, and donors to help support the project’s operational and programming funds! Money raised from this event will go directly towards HOPE’s future events such as Field Trips, Community Service Events, and HOPE Banquet!

Link to FORM:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GcmiSAtADElAZR7UB9PzUdCdQBzckU9yKgMHRsiVZEs/viewform

Our target amount for this event is $500! Completely doable right?

Here’s 3 ways how you can help*:

*Read rules on the event page for further details!

(1) Be a participant!
– Participate in actual bowling by attending the event, and be committed in raising a minimum of $20.

(2) Be a sponsor!
– Sponsor a participant by donating a set amount per pin/game/points

(3) Be a flat donor!
– Donate a fixed amount to one of the participants bowling!

Participants, sign up here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GcmiSAtADElAZR7UB9PzUdCdQBzckU9yKgMHRsiVZEs/viewform


Dinner with 12 AAPI Strangers

Where: Covel Grand Horizon

When: Wednesday, May 1st, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Asian Pacific Coalition, Office of Residential Life, and On Campus Housing Council are holding several events for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Our first major event is DINNER WITH 12 AAPI STRANGERS on May 1,  from 6-8pm, at Covel Grand Horizon.
This FREE DINNER will encourage students to connect with with outside community from Los Angeles. Dinner will be pan-Asian themed, with meat and veggie options!
Our full list of guests are:
  • solo performer KRISTINA WONG, also our keynote
  • East Area Director MIKE FONG
  • community theater artist ALISON DE LA CRUZ
  • community engagement coordinator LINDA LAM
  • Masters candidate LAI WA WU
  • postdoc cancer researcher GINA CHU
  • Director of Field Education at CSU Dominguez Hills SUSAN NAKAOKA
  • web design to UCLA Volunteer Center ALESHA UNPINGCO
  • User Experience Designer EVA KANG
  • Director of Queer Justice Fund ALICE Y. HOM
  • CEO of the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center LESLIE ITO
  • lawyer CITADELLE PRIAGULA

HMONG:LA Meet ‘N Greet and HAEP

Where: Kerckhoff Grand Salon

When: Friday, May 3rd, 7:00PM – 11:00PM

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Hello Members of Sister API, SEA, and Hmong Orgs and Alumni,
The Association of Hmong Students (AHS) at UCLA will be hosting our high school summit entitled Higher education Movement Our Next Generation: Leadership Advancement (HMONG:LA). HMONG:LA is the second installment to last year’s successful high school conference HMONG.

You are cordially invited to take part of HMONG:LA’s Meet ‘N Greet on Friday, May 3rd at the UCLA Kerckhoff Grand Salon from 7:00PM – 8:00PM with AHS and HMONG:LA attendees. Part of HMONG:LA’s mission is to showcase student leaders who have pursued higher education. The Meet ‘N Greet will allow high school youths to actively engage with student leaders within and outside of UCLA.Immediately following the Meet ‘N Greet will be the presentations of the Hmong American Experience Projects (HAEP) from 8:00PM – 11:00PM. All are welcome to stay and enjoy the projects presented by AHS members. HAEP was designed to provide a safe and supportive space where members could express their interpretations of their “Hmong American” identity.

We hope you all will be joining us Friday night. Light Refreshments will be provided.

If you will be attending, please RSVP by clicking the ‘Going’ button on the Facebook event page.

Feel free to direct any questions or concerns to the Co-Chairs. We hope to see you all on Friday night!

Your Co-Chairs,

April Lor | External Vice President
aprilblor@gmail.com | (916) 822 – 0021

Yee Vang | Internal Vice President
yeevang93@gmail.com | (209) 898 – 5855


CRC Workshop: Financial Aid Suspension?!

Know what it takes to restore your financial aid eligibility.

This workshop will review the following:

  1. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements
  2. Review the appeals process for SAP
  3. Provide tips on what should be included in the appeal letter

Spring Quarter Workshops
Week 5: Tuesday, 4/30, 2-3pm @ SAC Conference Room 3
Week 5: Thursday, 5/2, 4-5pm @ Campbell Hall 1224
Week 6: Tuesday, 5/7, 6-7pm @ Covel West Coast Room

Sign-up through my.UCLA.edu

Questions/Information: Call 310.825.3382

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2012-2013 Email Updates

VSU Election Results (Round 1, Part 1)

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Dear Members of the Vietnamese Student Union,

Thank you all for participating in the 2013 Vietnamese Student Union Elections (Round 1, Part 1).  The votes were counted last night on April 24, 2013 at 8:00 pm by the President, Roman Nguyen, and VSU Election Committee members, John Le and Steven Pham. 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:

Outreach Coordinator

Evelyn Tran – Confidence: 20, No Confidence: 11 = 64.5% 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 next Wednesday. 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.

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

Best,

The Vietnamese Student Union at UCLA

2012-2013 Email Updates

VSU Spring Week 4 Updates and Announcements

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Happy Week 4!

Round 1 for VSU elections is starting this week! Take a break from midterm studying and come out to our elections to vote for your next VSU 2013-2014 board! *We are still accepting applications for general board until the end of Week 6, so keep rolling in those apps!

And as always, check out the other events that we have going on this week!


VSU Board Elections, Round 1

Where: TBA (please check back with the Facebook event for updated location)

When: Wednesday, April 24th, 7:00PM – 8:00PM

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Part 1, Round 1 Elections will encompass the positions of:

  • Outreach Coordinator
  • Administrative Coordinator
  • Fiscal Coordinator (Tentative)

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


Black April Commemoration 2013: A Message from the Past

Where: Los Angeles Tennis Center

When: Tuesday, April 30th, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Facebook: Click!

The Vietnamese Student Union at the University of California, Los Angeles is continuing our annual April 30th, 1975 commemoration event! The event, “A Message from the Past (Thông Điệp Từ Quá Khứ)”, will take place on April 30th, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the LATC Clubhouse in UCLA.

The event will consist of:

  • Panelist Speakers (one of which was an ambassador of Vietnam)
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Art
  • Food!!!!!!
  • And MANY MORE!

*As part of the Black April Commemoration at UCLA, there will also be another Cafe Am on Sunday, April 28th, 4-6pm in Sunset Rec and a Black April Info Day on Monday, April 29th, 10-2pm in Bruin Plaza.


Become a part of VSU Yearbook Staff today!

Every year, VSU produces a yearbook of all the events that happened throughout the year, and we need YOU to help us produce it!

These yearbooks will be passed out during our End-of-the-Year + 35th Anniversary joint banquet. If you are interested in helping out, please contact VSU’s Public Relations Coordinator, Julia Tran.


HOPE & SEA CLEAR Info Night

Where: SAC ROTC 120P

When: Thursday, April 25th, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

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This will be your chance to learn about the role of each HOPE Admin, SEA CLEAR staff, and about the spaces in general!

If you are interested in working with high school students in the San Gabriel Valley and Orange County, or your fellow college colleagues here at UCLA, please stop by to learn about HOPE!

If you are interested in working with college students within the Southeast Asian communities to make sure all SEA students retain 100% retention through peer counseling, internship, wellness, mentorship and transfer component, please stop by and learn about SEA CLEAR!

This is a great opportunity to step into a leadership role and gain valuable experience working with the community. You will have the opportunity to really understand each position’s experiences and responsibilities. Don’t miss out! See you all there!


SEA CLEAR 2013 Career Alumni Forum

Where: SAC basement

When: Sunday, April 28th, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

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Do you need help choosing a career that best suits you?
Are you seeking more information on your chosen major?
Ever wondered about the options and opportunities out there after graduating from college?
Do you want a chance to talk to UCLA Alumni from different fields and backgrounds?

Come join us on April 28th from 11am-4pm at UCLA’s Student Activities Center Basement to get your answers to ALL these questions, learn about the paths to careers in health/medicine, law, business, education, non-profit work, and more from UCLA Alumni!

Professionals from different career options will also be on hand for a panel Q&A and networking portion. Panels include: Medical/pharmacists/health, Law/policy/politics, Non-Profit, Education, Business

Don’t miss out! Please share this amazing opportunity with all yours friends. There will be FREE FOOD. Dress is business casual. BRING YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER!!!

BE AT SAC BY 10:30 AM TO SIGN-IN!!!!

If you would like more information, please contact the Mentorship Coordinator, Kristeen Chu, at seaclear.mentorship@gmail.com