Almost there! Everyone hwaiting!

Hello everyone, so we are halfway through the quarter already and it’s a good time to update what we’ve done and what other events are happening as we are now in our last full month before summer!!

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Officer applications for 2011-2012 are out!!! If you are interested in becoming an officer next year, please fill out an application and submit by May 15th! https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEwxQ3BMX0dmT0Z2SnFNUk43SHlDMFE6MQ


PAST MEETINGS

So far almost all of our meetings this quarter has been the social, bonding type. Besides the usual updates, for our 2nd meeting we bonded with members playing ultimate frisbee in the quad afterwards. Our 3rd meeting, we had a movie night watching The People I’ve Slept With. 4th meeting, we finally got this year’s AAA shirts and passed it out to the members.

THIS WEEK’S MEETING

This week, our 5th meeting is going to be a short meeting where we will be having announcements of upcoming events and showing a trailer of the film being shown this thursday for Film Fest, Fool For Love. . Afterwards, we will all walk over to Chem 194 where the film will be shown.

UPCOMING EVENTS!!!

AAA Film Festival starts this week May 4th wednesday-friday for two weeks until May 13th. For the list of films that will be shown or you just want more information about Film Fest, check out their website This event is FREE!!! http://www.aaafilmfest.com/index.html

Bowling at MUGA: AAA is planning on doing a collaboration fundraiser with AAA Searchlight. The event will be from 7-9pm on May 19th (may be rescheduled). We will also update more information on this soon! I’ll be a nice way to just chill, have fun, hang out with people, and at the same time fundraise!!

End of the Year Banquet/Bash: we were planning on having this event Saturday, May 28th. Us officers are still planning this out so more details about this will be out later.

End of the Year BBQ: This is also TBA. We haven’t set a date yet. We will definitely update you all in the next week or two.

That’s all I have for now. Check back for more information or come to our meetings to get updates too! Hart 1150, Thursdays 7-8pm.

~Webmaster, Melody Yeung.

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3rd Annual Southeast Asian Graduation! Apply now if you’re a graduating senior!

****Download a copy of the application here >>>>>>>>>>>> SEA Grad Apps 2010

****Download a copy of the application here >>>>>>>>>>>> SEA Grad Apps 2010

****Download a copy of the application here >>>>>>>>>>>> SEA Grad Apps 2010

The 3rd annual Southeast Asian Graduation returns to UC Davis on Friday, June 11, 2010 from 6:00-9:00PM in Freeborn Hall. This special event focuses on recognizing the students of, not limited to, Southeast Asian graduating seniors for their achievements. This means that you don’t necessarily have to identify as Southeast Asian (Vietnamese, Thai, Khmer, Hmong, Iu Mien, Laotian, Indonesian etc) to participate – in fact, as long as you want to be a part of this experience, you are more than welcome.

SEA Grad started 3 years ago with the collective efforts of the Southeast Asian student community at Davis. They wanted a special intimate ceremony that acknowledge this particular ethnic community. UC Berkeley had their own tradition, but Davis lacked one. Months of planning, fundraising, and spreading awareness resulted in a successful turnout!

If you are a graduating senior, I highly encourage you to participate in this event. Benefits are that you can

  • invite a lot of family members to attend at no cost (yes, while UCD commencement may limit your tickets, SEA Grad does not!)
  • Get a few minutes to express gratitude to those who supported you (even in your own family language!)
  • Graduate with peers from diverse communities and colleges
  • The entire event is of no cost to you, because the dedicated coordinators and committee plan the event!

For more information read the following message below from this year’s Sea Grad coordinators who happen to be member of AAA and Film Fest =].

Don’t forget to ****Download a copy of the application here >>>>>>>>>>>> SEA Grad Apps 2010

Submit your application via email to UCDavis.SEAGrad@gmail.com and a physical copy to 16 South Hall (Student Recruitment and Retention Center)

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On behalf of the Southeast Asian Graduation Coordinators, I would like to present to you a special invitation as an expected graduate, class of 2010, who both may or may not identify as Southeast Asian, The University of California, Davis 3rd Annual Southeast Asian Graduation Commencement Ceremony.

The Southeast Asian (SEA) Graduation is a celebration of the achievements of graduating SEA and/or refugee experience students through an intimate, cultural, and inclusive ceremony in hopes of leading the SEA community beyond the university.*

The Southeast Asian Graduation will be taking place on Friday, June 11, 2010 from 6:00-9:00PM in Freeborn Hall. This is a completely free event that aims to acknowledge both you and your family’s experiences. If you are interested in participating in this once in a life time event, please see the attached application. Applications to participate in SEA Grad can be turned in at in 16 South Hall (aka the Student Recruitment and Retention Center located in the basement of South Hall) and also email a e-copy to UCDavis.SEAGrad@gmail.com.

SEA Grad is open to all UCD class of 2010 graduates! Undergrad? Graduate? Law graduate? It doesn’t matter–please join us! If you are not graduating this year but still want to be involved in SEA Grad feel free to join the planning committee! Have any workshop ideas for our graduates of 2010 to aid in their transformation after graduation? Please feel free to offer your skills and talents to facilitate workshops!

The SEA Graduation Planning committee is putting together multiple social events and workshops to both allow the expected graduates to get to know one another and help them in their transition to life after their Undergraduate years at UCD. The socials and workshops are as follows:

  • Yogurt Shack Fundraiser 5/6 from 4-9PM
  • Fundraising Carwash on 5/16 @Savemart
  • SEAnior Fundraising BBQ
  • SEAnior Field Day @ the park
  • Resume workshop
  • Career workshop
  • and many MORE!

For the dates and times of our events to stay updated with SEA Grad and SEA Grad’s events please follow us on Tumblr or on Facebook. If you have any questions regarding this special commencement ceremony, please feel free to contact the coordinators, Nancy LĂȘ and Daphne Kim Nguyen at UCDavis.SEAGrad@gmail.com

* Subject to change.

Respectfully,

Nancy Le and Daphne Kim Nguyen

Southeast Asian Graduation Coordinators 2010

UCD.SeaGrad@gmail.com