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VSU Newsletter Fall 2013, Week #4: Boba Sales and HOPE Internship!

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Fall 2013, Week 4

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** VSU – Weekly Member Newsletter – Fall, Week 4
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*If you are a VSU alumnus, please let us know! We have a separate VSU Monthly Newsletter tailored just for you!

** Good luck on midterms!
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** Study hard for now, we’ll take it easy this week.
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That right there is Mr. Johnny Tran, VSU’s Internal Vice President, catching up on some much needed sleep. This week VSU’s schedule is fairly light since midterms are rolling in. We’re all students here at UCLA, so it’s good to budget some time for us all to do well in our classes. Study hard and try your best not to get too sleep-deprived! We’ll try our best to do the same! In the mean-time, keep note of the following announcements.

Note: VSU will have its next general meeting Wednesday of 5th Week, October 30th from 6:00PM – 8:00PM in Kerckhoff 131. The meeting will be our annual Halloween general meeting and is sure to be a frighteningly good time. More details about our Halloween GM will be in next week’s newsletter!

VSU’s Halloween GM already has a facebook event! (https://www.facebook.com/events/564305476989969/)

** Bánh Mì and Boba just the way you like it!
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** You do like your boba inexpensive, don’t you?
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Did you know that VSU fundraisers sell the most affordable boba and bánh mì on campus? At $2 a cup and $4 a sandwich, you better believe it! All profits go directly towards raising funds for all of VSU’s various programs. So come out and grab some food! It’s all for a good cause. But make sure you do it quick, because what with our prices, these usually sell out VERY quickly!

** Menu:
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Bánh Mì

Price: $4
Varieties:
* BBQ Pork (thịt nướng)
* BBQ Beef (bò nướng)
* Chicken (gà)
* Special (đặc biệt)
* Vegetarian (chay)

BOBA
Price: $2
Varieties:
* Thai Tea with Boba
* Thai Tea without Boba
* Milk Tea with Boba
* Milk Tea without Boba

VCN 2013 || Bánh Mì and Boba Sale

When: Wednesday October 23th, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Where: Student Activities Center (SAC) Lounge — it’s next to the computer lab

*If you’re nice, we’ll throw in some smiles with your purchase, FREE OF CHARGE!!! :D

HOPE || Bánh Mì and Boba Sale

When: Monday October 28th, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Where: Student Activities Center (SAC) Lounge — it’s next to the computer lab

Bring your hungry stomachs to HOPE’s first Banh Mi and Boba Sale of the year! Please come join us for lunch and show some support for project HOPE!

** Do you keep in contact with students who currently attend high school?
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** Let them know about VSU’s High School Conference!
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As you may or may not be aware, High School Conference is aprogram that VSU puts on every year in order to help at-risk high school students gain the tools and skills needed in order to obtain higher education. This year marks VSU’s 30th annual High School Conference and applications for the event are currently LIVE!
And we need your help!
If you know anyone currently in high school who would be interested in such an opportunity, please tell them to apply for High School Conference! Link to the application can be found HERE (http://www.vsubruins.com/wp-content/uploads/Applications/2013-HSC-Student-App.pdf) .
And if you or anyone you outreach to has any questions regarding High School Conference, our website is currently up and running (And good-looking, too!) HERE (http://www.vsubruins.com/events/educational/vsu-high-school-conference-2013/) . If you take the time to mention HSC to even one of your friends or family members, it would be a huge help. Thank you!
*Applications for HSC are due November 12th at 11:59PM.

High School Conference Student App (Share with your friends)! (http://www.vsubruins.com/wp-content/uploads/Applications/2013-HSC-Student-App.pdf)

** Updates from Project HOPE
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** Just a little bit of HOPE to brighten up your day.
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HOPE Internship applications are out!!

If you’re interested in working with youth, building your leadership skills, and building those lifetime bonds with others, HOPE Internship is perfect for you! The focus of this internship is higher education and access to higher education. This internship program will enable interns to critically think about issues in higher education, as well as topics on identity and history/herstory. Interns will engage in deep dialogue around these issues, prompting them to think about their personal experiences in relation to the topics discussed. Through HOPE Internship, interns will be prepared to take on more leadership roles within and outside the HOPE space.
* Facebook Event HERE. (https://www.facebook.com/events/194091664108684)
* HOPE Internship Application HERE. (https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4-Ihr1x8ky4QU43R2tVSGNuZmM/edit?usp=drive_web)

HOPE Meetings
HOPE has a meeting every Monday from 7-9 p.m. in SAC (Student Activity Center) in ROTC room 120P. Meetings are filled with a bunch of activities: developments, ice-breakers, and team builders; they are also a great way to meet new people. Come out to learn more about our project, and how you can make a difference!

Join our facebook page HERE (https://www.facebook.com/groups/hope.staff/) for more updates.
You can learn more about HOPE on our website HERE. (http:// http://www.vsubruins.com/about/hope/)

FALL RETREAT
HOPE is having its annual Fall Retreat! This year’s retreat will be from Friday Evening, November 1st to Sunday Afternoon, November 3rd (end of 5th week). Fall Retreat this is a great way to discover the HOPE space, meet its staff, get outside of campus, and share an amazing experience with fun, bonding, laughter, sharing, and memories never to be forgetten!

* More info can be found on our facebook event page HERE (https://www.facebook.com/events/529714113783893/) .
* HOPE Fall Retreat Sign-Ups HERE (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1gq6qgAHQs4ahUQm5nJ9dwlpsDMqpJ4gFmQhGc6XN638/viewform)

*(HOPE Fall Retreat sign-ups are on a first come, first serve basis)*
HOPE Internship Applicaions (https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4-Ihr1x8ky4QU43R2tVSGNuZmM/edit?usp=drive_web)
HOPE Fall Retreat!! (https://www.facebook.com/events/529714113783893/)

** SEA CLEAR Announcements
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** Retention happenings delivered right to your doorstep!
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WELLSHOP SERIES #2: HIKE TO
TOPANGA LOOKOUT
SEA CLEAR’S Wellness component is back! If you missed their first Wellshop last Friday, there’s still plenty of opportunities to participate in SEA CLEAR’s Wellness component! We are holding our annual WELLNESS HIKE early this year at the end of Week 5 on Sunday November 3rd at 9:00AM, so mark your calendars and we hope to see you all there!

Let us know you’re going by attending the facebook event HERE. (https://www.facebook.com/events/564305476989969/)

SAC Study Hall
As you all know, midterms are coming up quickly. What you may not know is that SAC offers Study Hall every night from Monday to Thursday 7 PM – 12 AM, so come out for a nice, quiet place to study! If you stay for an hour, you can sign up for the van service that will take you back to your dorm room/apartment.

SEA CLEAR monitors every Wednesday, but you’re all welcome to come on any day you wish! It’s always more enjoyable to study with a buddy!

SEA CLEAR Wellness Facilitators Wanted!
VOLUNTEERS WANTED! Apply to be a SEA CLEAR Wellness Facilitator to plan workshops and events related to physical and mental health, spirituality and relationships, and even gender and sexuality. Educate the Southeast Asian community through surveying and film and promote community health and wellness by learning!
* More information about the projects, workshops, and events on the application HERE (http:// https://www.dropbox.com/s/z5z3ap0qfoj5qhj/Wellness%20Facilitator%20Application%202013-2014.pdf) .

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE SOMEONE TO TALK TO? PEER-TO-PEER?
Through 1-on-1 sessions, peer counselors help students with issues regarding academics, finances, community, & also with the student’s social, professional, and personal life. Peer Counseling provides a safe space for confidentiality and trust. With the resources to help you gain the knowledge needed to make your experience at UCLA successful, peer counselors are trained to challenge students to be empowered leaders.

To sign up for a peer counselor, please click HERE (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dF80U1NGRTllbEFTdHJueTBIcVJHYkE6MQ) .

SEA CLEAR Hike to Topanga Lookout (https://www.facebook.com/events/564305476989969/)
Become a Wellness Facilitator! (https://www.facebook.com/events/564305476989969/)
SEA CLEAR Peer Counselor Application (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dF80U1NGRTllbEFTdHJueTBIcVJHYkE6MQ)

** Community News
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** Happenings in our community that may interest you
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** CPO Welcome: MONDAY OCT 21ST!
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For those of you unfamiliar with CPO, CPO is an office that truly gives a voice to unrepresented communities such as our very own Vietnamese-American community. VSU is a welcomed member of the CPO family and we love all of the change and ideas that CPO advocates for. So come out to this welcome event with us to meet some new faces and start the year off on a good note!

The Community Programs Office (CPO) will celebrate the beginning of another great year by hosting its fifth annual Welcome and Reception for students and staff. We invite you to participate in what will be a great night.

Every year the CPO Welcome attracts hundreds of students who are interested in getting involved in the CPO’s multicultural space. This year’s event will occur on Monday, October 21, 2013 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm in the Pauley Pavilion Clubhouse and Pauley’s North Concourse (which faces Lot 7). Our program will start promptly at 6:45pm.

The CPO will be offering a multicultural dinner featuring vegetarian, vegan, halal, and kosher options.

The CPO Welcome is an opportunity for you to meet freshmen and transfer students as well as student leaders who might want to co-program or participate in events and services offered by your department.

The theme of this year’s welcome and reception is “This is Our Moment!” which comes directly from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ song Can’t Hold Us. The theme was chosen by the CPO’s student leadership to reflect their belief that their 25 year record of working to improve UCLA’s diversity, campus climate, and graduation rates for historically underrepresented students has been successful. Moreover, our students believe that this is their moment to prepare for their next 25 years.

Thank you for considering our invitation. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at . We look forward to seeing you there!

Please take care.

Tony

5th Annual CPO Welcome Event! (https://www.facebook.com/events/564305476989969/)

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