CUSN Fall Family Fun!!!

14 Nov

Hey CUSNs!!

Yep, it’s time to meet your CUSN families!! This Wednesday, (November 17, 2010) we are having our family mixer event at the Redwood Lounge from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. We will be providing food as always. There will be games and family bonding time so come and meet your CUSN family members and other members of the CUSN community! If you want to be a part of a CUSN family but didn’t sign up for one, don’t worry we will put you in a family during the mixer. Hope to see you there =)

CLICK HERE to view the event on facebook.

Much love,

CUSN Core

Welcome Home CUSN!!!

19 Oct

Hello lovely CUSNs!!!

It’s our first event of the school year!! Come and attend “Welcome Home CUSN!!” our fall reception. It’s on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at College 8 Red Room from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Kick it with your old CUSNs and of course we can’t wait to meet our new CUSNs as well. Delicious dinner will be provided! Yeah, we don’t let our CUSNs go hungry!

CLICK HERE to view the event on our facebook page…and while you’re at it, don’t forget to join our facebook group if you haven’t already. See you all on Thursday! =)

Much love,

CUSN Core

TRUST BOND!

9 May

Hey CUSNs! Trust Bond is a day of activities focused towards getting to know each other and strengthening as a community through art, theater, games, food, and creating a safe and fun space to explore our multiple identities and get to know each other.

Sunday, May 23 from 12-6pm (lunch 12-1pm, activities 1-6pm)

Click here to sign up for Trust Bond!

Click here to check out the event on Facebook for more information

Winter Survey

19 Feb

Please take a second to fill out our CUSN Winter survey! Your feedback helps us plan programs and events that YOU would like to see!

Click here to fill out our winter survey!

A Poem from CUSN Core

8 Feb

During our retreat this last weekend we all free wrote answering the question “Why is it important to retain your community through CUSN”. We all took one line from it and created a poem. Here it is!!!!!

it is important for students to know that there is a program on campus that is filled with people who care

in [the] long run, those who come out of college tend to make the decisions in the worn, “real” world. We need any API voice in that. CUSN helps those get there

it is important to retain the AAPI community through CUSN because it offers the AAPI student body a safe space for students to get involved, mentorship for psychological support, and resources to help students succeed academically. AAPI students will have a voice

retaining API is important because it’s my community: my friends and family. I want my community to educate themselves in history, academics, and themselves: mind and body

i don’t want others to go through what i did

i hate the model minority myth

because i care about my community and CUSN is a space where people could meet other people who care about community

to give voice, visibility, & empower a community portrayed as passive, silent, & apolitical

if it’s fellow students helping you out, you don’t feel so intimidated about asking questions

i envision a relationship between APISA and CUSN that would harness a greater sense of political solidarity coming out of this space. Because i fear there is a political apathy towards AA/PI issues on and off campus

i got a lot of privilege and as I am developing my own identity, I realized the responsibility to support others

i feel the importance of learning/writing our story

its important to me because students like me can feel comfortable and supported

we are strong, we are talented, & we are effective to motivate and empower

CUSN Wonderland: Winter Reception

3 Feb

Hello CUSN!

Hope your winter quarter is as fly as you are! We have lots of upcoming events and opportunities to make your quarter more exciting….

Come to our Winter Reception “CUSN Wonderland” for Food, Art, Political Information, community updates, bring your friends, WIN PRIZES, and chill with some down people!

CUSN WONDERLAND
Wednesday February 10
6:30-9pm at the Kresge Townhall (Next to the Owl’s Nest cafe!)

Below are some upcoming events and opportunities you should check out! Also, if you have not joined a CUSN family and you are interested, here to join! (If you have any upcoming events/opportunities you would like to send out in our newsletter, please email them in and we will include them.)

With love and solidarity,
CUSN Core

Upcoming Events/Opportunities for the Asian American/Pacific Islander community:

Engaging Education Winter Welcome- TOMORROW!
Thursday, February 4, 6-8pm @ Redwood Lounge
Food, Music, community speakers, learn more about Engaging Education and how it can support YOU!

“Dance in the Romance” hosted by the Japanese Student Association and the Cantonese Taiwanese Union
Friday, February 5, 7:30pm @ Merrill Cultural Center: $7 at the door!

Yell-OH Girls! Workshop Series
Monday, February 8, 5pm – 7pm
Yell-OH Girls! Workshop Series Our Multiple Identities: Voicing a Collective Past, Present & Future, please rsvp, spaces are limited! click here and go to the “events page” for more information!

A-Pizza Nights hosted by Asian/Pacific Islander Student Association
Thursday, February 11, 7-9pm location TBA, email apisa.slugs@gmail.com for more information!

Alay Submissions due
Alay is a creative expressions aspect of the Filipino Student Association with an annual publication, you can submit works of art/expression/poetry and creative writing to alay.ucsc@gmail.com by February 18. The Alay open mic/Art exhibit is February 11 time/location TBA!

Join the Asian American Heritage Month Planning Committee:
Click here for more information or email heritagemonth2010@gmail.com

Join the Asian/Pacific Islander Student Association
Meetings are every Thursday 6pm at the Oakes Guzman room (next to the Oakes cafe) or email apisa.slugs@gmail.com for more information!

Plan Motivation Conference!
Motivation Conference is an outreach program for Asian American/Pacific Islander middle and high school students to encourage and motivate them to attend higher education. Email mc16.ucsc@gmail.com to learn how to get involved

CUSN Newsletter

24 Jan

Hello CUSN!

Hope your Winter Quarter is starting up well! This quarter we look forward to supporting you with your classes, academics, and making sure you enjoy your time here with fun events with your CUSN family and with the CUSN community!

We hope to see you all at our Winter Reception, CUSN WONDERLAND on Wednesday February 10 from 6:30-9pm at the Kresge Townhall. We will have food, other amazing students, games, community updates, and much more!

Below are some upcoming events and opportunities you should check out! Also, if you have not joined a CUSN family and you are interested, click here to join! (If you have any upcoming events/opportunities you would like to send out in our newsletter, please email them in and we will include them.)

Check out upcoming events below, and as always send back your feedback/ideas/needs/experiences, etc.

With love and solidarity,
CUSN Core

Upcoming Events/Opportunities for the Asian American/Pacific Islander community:

Yell-OH Girls! Workshop Series
Monday, February 8, 5pm – 7pm

Yell-OH Girls! Workshop Series Our Multiple Identities: Voicing a Collective Past, Present & Future, please rsvp, spaces are limited! click here and go to the “events page” for more information!

Alay Submissions due
Alay is a creative expressions aspect of the Filipino Student Association with an annual publication, you can submit works of art/expression/poetry and creative writing to alay.ucsc@gmail.com by February 18. The Alay open mic/Art exhibit is February 11 time/location TBA!

Join the Asian American Heritage Month Planning Committee:
Click here for more information or email heritagemonth2010@gmail.com

Join the Asian/Pacific Islander Student Association
Meetings are every Thursday 6pm at the Oakes Guzman room (next to the Oakes cafe) email apisa.slugs@gmail.com for more information!

Plan Motivation Conference!
Motivation Conference is an outreach program for Asian American/Pacific Islander middle and high school students to encourage and motivate them to attend higher education. Email mc16.ucsc@gmail.com