Newsletter: Fall 2013, Week 7

Fall 2013, Week 7

** VSU – Weekly Member Newsletter – Fall, Week 7————————————————————

** IMPORTANT: Typhoon Haiyan Relief Effort

** A natural disaster that VSU is focusing donation efforts towards. Please read the following infographic to learn about Typhoon Haiyan.

Typhoon Haiyan Person Finder (
As you may or may not be aware, one of the most powerful typhoons in recorded history has devastated the coast of the Philippines and is currently making its way towards Vietnam. Quote from USA Today: “If the typhoon death toll is confirmed, it would be the deadliest natural catastrophe on record in the Philippines, topping both the 5,100 killed by Tropical Storm Thelma in November 1991 and the 5,791 killed after a magnitude-7.9 earthquake triggered a tsunami in the Moro Gulf in the southern Philippines in 1976.” VSU has made it a priority to take a proactive step in this effort, so please visit us on Bruinwalk this week. Donate to the cause or simply swing by to show your support. Our thoughts and wishes go out to the families of those who have already been affected.

** VSUxACA Joint General Meeting!

** This week we team up with ACA to put on a GM that’s TWICE as fun!

Happy Week 7, everyone! We hope that everything has been great on your end. Because things are going very well on ours. In fact, we’ve been talking to some of our frieds over at the Association of Chinese Americans and we’re very excited to announce that our two organizations are going to plan a joint general meeting this week! Bring your VSU friends and meet some new ACA ones. It’s gonna a very unique, very cool opportunity to mix and mingle between organizations. We’ll learn a little bit about them. They’ll learn a little bit about us. What’s there not to love?

It’s gonna be the same time, same place that we usually have our general meetings. Meaning this Wednesday from 6:00PM – 8:00PM in Kerckhoff Staterooms (131). We are very excited about planning this event alongside ACA and we’re hoping that you all come out to rep VSU! Let’s show them how to have a good time, VSU-style! We’re almost certain that ACA is gonna do the same for us!

VSUxACA Joint General Meeting Facebook Event (

** VCN Clubbing
(Thursday, November 21st)

The Vietnamese Culture Night (VCN) will be having a clubbing event Thurs. Nov. 21, week 8 at Dim Mak Studios ( from 10PM – 2AM. It is pajama themed, so show your support for VCN by dancing the night away with us in your cutest, fuzziest, and sexiest sleepwear! Buy your tickets from any VCN staff member ASAP (:

[$15 ticket; $5 bus]

** VCN Staff Members:
* Teri Nguyen
* Suzanna Tran
* Tony Nguyen
* Matt Le
* Chris Vo
* Hoang Vuong
* Breigh Dang
* Julia Tran
* Vu Pham

* Jonathon Le
* Andrea Nguyen
* Joseph Choi
* Laurie Allred
* Tiffany Chow
* Kristeen Chu
* Jessy Nguyen
* Justin Nguyen

** HOPE Internship Applications!

** Lucky you! The application deadline has been extended!
Jonathan Katz
Because quite a few people have asked for an extension, HOPE will be extending its internship application deadline to Thursday November 14, 2013 at 4:59 PM! This is it, so be sure to turn in your applications in on time! (No late submissions will be accepted after this date and time)

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. (
* HOPE Internship Application HERE. (

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** SEA CLEAR Announcements

** Retention happenings delivered right to your doorstep!

Transfer Skill Building Workshop
One of the biggest regrets many students often have is not taking advantage of everything thats there to offer at UCLA. Come join us Tuesday and learn more time sensitive topics such as study abroad, travel studies, academic policies, and much much more. This is especially important for Transfer students who only have 2 years here at UCLA. There will be an Q&A session from previous transfer students. Food and refreshments will be provided, come join us!

When: Tuesday, Week 7 (November 12th)
Where: Math and Sciences 5127

Link to the event HERE ( .

SEA CLEAR’s Mentorship Component Presents: Let’s get Phy-SEA-cal!
Kick off the year with SEA CLEAR Mentorship by participating in the FOUR-Week Challenge to get FIT with your families & mentee/mentor and earn easy points while having fun!


1) Finish a Blogilates challenge (chosen by the Mentorhip Coordintor) Mentor/Mentee at least once a week during Weeks 5, 6, 7, and 8, upload a video of your workout to the Mentorship page at the end of each week and earn 8 Points! NO EXCUSE IF YOUR MENTOR/MENTEE IS FAR! You can do this through Skype!!! NO EXCUSE TO NOT BEING ABLE LEAD A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE! 🙂
2) Extra points for those who exercise with SEA CLEAR @ HUMANITIES A36 on Tuesdays! (10 Points)
* Special prizes will be awarded to the Pair with the most points!!!
* Challenge completers with 4 submitted videos will also be rewarded with a consolation prize!!!
* Every Video should be submitted by Sunday by 5:00 PM!

SEA CLEAR Blogilates-a-thon FUNdraiser!
* PLEASE HELP SEA CLEAR FUNDRAISE! SEA CLEAR events are usually low cost or free so all students have an equal opportunity to experience the resources SEA CLEAR can offer, and this can only be done with your support! There is two way you can help out!
* 1. SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE STAFF MEMBER and FAMILY HEAD! You can donate at a flat rate or per video/excercise move to a person of your choice.
* Blogilates-a-thon fundraiser form HERE (—rrm5mS6FBSSI/viewform) .
* 2. You and your pair, or your family can JOIN the Blogilates-a-thon! So GRYFFINDOR, SLYTHERIN, HUFFLEPUFF, and RAVENCLAW get ready for some FRIENDLY COMPETITION!! It is super easy!
* First, sign up on the google doc attached
* Two, Print out the form
* Three, Collect sponsors,
* Four, Participate in our Blogilates-thon Fundraiser on Friday of Week 8,November 22, 2013 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
* Five, Earn 20 points for you and your pair if you choose to participate and complete the fundraiser!
* Participation form HERE ( .

(Wow, sign me up already, am I right?)

Wellshop Series #3: How I Walk My Life
How do you live your life? What is it based on? Do you practice a religion? Whether you do or don’t, come share your own opinions and experiences and learn about those of others. SEA CLEAR presents Wellshop Series #3: How I Walk My Life.

When: Wednesday Nov. 20th from 6;00PM – 7:30PM
Where: Kerckoff Staterooms (Room 131)

Come check it out, hope to see you then!

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!

One more thing! Keep up with SEA CLEAR Events!
Did you know that SEA CLEAR has its own facebook page? Or its own tumblr? Well we definitely do! Be sure to like our pages and follow us in order to stay up to date with all things SEA CLEAR! Links located right below!
SEA CLEAR Facebook (
SEA CLEAR Tumblr (
Transfer Skill Building Workshop (
SEA CLEAR Peer Counselor Application (
Blogilates-a-thon: Sponsor (—rrm5mS6FBSSI/viewform)

Blogilates-a-thon: Participation (


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