Yesplus workshop

Dear all,
Feel Alive Again.

Remember how you never wanted to go to bed as a kid?

Getting older doesn’t mean you cannot love life with the same wonder and enthusiasm you once had. You can have tons of energy and a peaceful mind, and you dont need to succumb to the daily stress of work, relationships, money, school, etc.

Learn how to bring the mind back to the present moment, with practical knowledge rooted in very powerful ancient wisdom.

Using meditation, powerful breathing techniques, and a deeper understanding of the way the mind works, you can drop stress and anxiety, have more energy, connect with people in more meaningful ways, and much more.

The yesplus workshop is simple and yet powerful. It has something for everyone, and anyone can experience it. This is a illuminating and yet very practical few day workshop. Share some great experiences with good people, and learn tools you will want to use for the rest of your life.

Further course details and registration link can be found at:

Open Townhall on Occupy Movement – January 31 4-6pm in Pauley Ballroom

On behalf of the University of California Office of the President, you are invited to attend an Open Forum entitled “How Would You Respond to the Next Occupy?” in Pauley Ballroom, on January 31, 2012, 4 – 6 p.m.

UC General Counsel Charles Robinson and UC Berkeley School of Law Dean Christopher Edley, Jr. invite students and faculty to share their opinions and experiences on:

– Best practices for pre-event planning, such as event observers and pre-event coordination

– Best practices during events, including issues such as mutual aid and the role of campus administrators and faculty

– Best post-event practices, including such issues as civilian review

– Educating police, students, faculty and administrators regarding policies and best practices

This Open Forum, sponsored by the UC Office of the President, is part of a Looking Forward  project to examine current policies and identify best practices in connection with protests at all 10 UC campuses.

Managers and supervisors are encouraged to print out and post this message for any staff who do not have ready access to a computer.

Claire Holmes
Associate Vice Chancellor
Public Affairs and Communications

Southeast Asian Student Coalition’s Anthology

Hello beautiful community!

Are you interested in demonstrating your creative side? Would you like to help us explore what it means to be a Southeast Asian?

The UC Berkeley Southeast Asian Student Coalition (SASC) would like to invite writers, poets, artists and anyone wanting to express to submit their creative works for consideration for an upcoming chapbook. We want to emphasize that this compilation is open to everyone who is interested, regardless whether or not they are UC Berkeley students.

Why Should You Participate?
To better represent the Southeast Asian narrative in the public sphere, we aim to use this chapbook as the start of what may hopefully become an anthology of documented experiences that will be available not only for classroom use, but for future generations to come.

We have attached a Letter of Intent below to give us an indication of how many people are participating in this project. Please read the letter carefully to understand the submission guidelines. Once you fill out the form, please e-mail it to by February 5, 2012 to be considered.

Important Deadlines to Remember
Letter of Intent Due: February 5, 2012
Submission: February 19, 2012 (or a requested extension deadline*)
Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2012
Edited submission: April 1, 2012
*See attachment for more detail.
All this information along with the Letter of Intent can also be found on If you have any further questions, please contact us at our email address and we’ll look forward to hearing from you soon!

Anthology Committee

Southeast Asian Student Coalition’s Summer Institute

Greetings on behalf of SASC Summer Institute 2010,

This summer, UC Berkeley’s Southeast Asian Student Coalition [SASC] will be hosting its 2012 Summer Institute from June 20th-June 24th.  In this program, Southeast Asian American high school youth will have the opportunity to participate in a five-day program at Cal in which they engage in workshops, lectures, and other peer-bonding activities promoting higher education, cultural awareness, and other subjects.  They will also be paired with mentors who will provide guidance specific to their needs.  This all-expense paid program caters specifically to youth who are tied to the Southeast Asian refugee experience.  We would like to stress that we are looking for students with diverse experiences and backgrounds, not just those with high academic performances.  Ultimately, SASC SI seeks to empower these students and to encourage them to empower their family and their community as well.

As community members, we ask that you pass on these applications to Southeast Asian youth that you are connected to or to other community organizations that would benefit or that would be able to get the word out.  We would like to be able to outreach as effectively as possible, so if you have contacts, suggestions, or information, please send it to us at!  So please pass this application on and let others know about the program.

Thank you so much for your help and we hope to hear from you!

Louisa Vue, Nathalie Chau, and Nhan Vu
SASC SI Outreach Co-Coordinators, 2012

Applications must be postmarked by March 30th, 2012 and selected attendees will be notified by the beginning of May.
Please submit APPLICATIONS to:
SASC Summer Institute 2010
506 Barrows Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-2570
Questions? Tuyen Nguyen: 510-479-5504 and Jenny Lu: 510-703-1276

Are you interested in serving as a public defender of UC Berkeley?

NFO SESSION #1: January 26 at 7PM in Dougls Fir (4th FL MLK)
INFO SESSION #2: January 30 at 7:30PM in Douglas Fir (4th FL MLK)
SUBMIT APPS to by 5PM on February 1.

Are you interested in serving as a public defender of UC Berkeley? Join SAO! The Student Advocate’s Office is an executive, non-partisan office of the student government at UC Berkeley that offers representation, help, and advice to any student or student group involved in a dispute with the University. The office’s caseworkers can provide assistance for a broad variety of problems, including conduct violations, grade disputes, enrollment issues, financial aid problems, establishment of residency, discrimination, harassment, and filing grievances. All assistance is free and confidential. The office is open during the school year M-F 10am-5pm in 204 Eshleman.

This is one of the best and most exciting opportunities to get involved on campus and help your fellow students. Not only will you be joining a dynamic group on campus, but you will become part of an alumni network with contacts at Google, Harvard Law, Teach for America, Pixar and more. To learn more we highly recommend attending one of our info sessions on January 26 at 7PM and January 30 at 7:30PM in Douglas Fir in MLK Student Union.

Applications are already available online at and are due by 5PM on February 1 via email to

ASUC is in search of a Cal Housing Director

The ASUC is seeking a dynamic, motivated individual who is interested in social justice issues and local government to take on the role of Cal Housing Director and lead the newly created Cal Housing Commission.  The ASUC’s Cal Housing Director is an important and prestigious position charged with protecting the rights of student tenants and addressing the housing needs of UC Berkeley students.  As the representative of 35,000 students on all housing-related issues, the position offers valuable leadership opportunities, as well as significant experience working on local government issues.

With deceptive landlord practices, seismically unsafe buildings, potentially illegal leases, and the high cost of rent, finding a good place to live in Berkeley is no easy task.  The Cal Housing Director will help alleviate some of this pain by lobbying the city council on issues related to student housing, assisting in the development of an apartment rating and review website, and working with the university residence halls and other organizations to spread information about finding housing and tenants’ rights.

If you’re interested, please email Lucy Liu ( with your resume ASAP.  Feel free to email Lucy with any questions you may have as well.

You are invited to register for this year’s Leadership Symposium!

We wanted to invite each of you to attend this year’s Leadership
Symposium.  This is a great chance for you to connect with students, with
your constituents.  Additionally, the students are interested in
leadership so they may be interested in getting involved with ASUC.  You
can meet them at the symposium – all you need to do is register.

The 12th annual Cal Leadership Symposium is happening from 8:30am to 4pm
on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at UC Berkeley.  This is a great chance for
you to explore and develop your leadership skills while also spending time
with students interested in leadership. You’ll spend the day attending
workshops (there will be over 40 workshops offered over three breakout
sessions) and hearing from Roger Crawford, the keynote speaker and one of
the most accomplished physically challenged athletes in the world.  Join
us on 2/4/2012. Register at

You will definitely find something at Leadership Symposium that fits your
needs and helps you grow as a leader. Register now as we expect it to sell
out.  Register as an individual or register as a group and get a discount.
Register at If you want more
information about the symposium, visit We hope to see you at

Best regards,

Leadership Symposium Student Planning Team 2012

ASUC Building Hours for Spring 2012



ESHLEMAN will be open the following hours for the Spring semester:

12 noon – 5:00 PM           Sunday                                                

7:30AM – 9:00 PM           Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

7:30AM – Midnight         Wednesday

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM        Saturday


MLK STUDENT UNION will be open the following hour for the Spring semester:

12 noon – 5:00 PM           Sunday

8:30 AM – 9:00 PM          Monday through Friday

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM        Saturday



MCC will be open the following hours for the Spring semester:

12 noon – 5:00 PM           Sunday

9:00AM – 10:00PM          Monday through Friday

11:00AM – 6:00PM          Saturday



Cal Student Store will be open the following hour for the Spring semester:

12 noon – 5:00 PM           Sunday

8:30AM – 6:00PM            Monday through Friday

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM        Saturday


This information is posted on the ASUC Auxiliary intranet.

A Message from the ASUC Sustainability Team: Leadership, Recruitment and Campaign Planning Workshop for UCB Student Groups

My name is Judy Li, and I am the Director of ASUC Sustainability Team (STeam). STeam is working with Green Corps, an environmental non-profit group, to organize a Leadership, Recruitment and Campaign Planning Workshop on Tuesday January 31st, and I would like to invite you and your members to attend. I think that you could benefit from this workshop. Leaders and members from all student groups are welcome to attend, and of course, this workshop is completely free.
The goal of this workshop is to give student groups involved in social activism more tools and skills in leadership development, recruiting new members to your cause/organization, and campaign planning. We want to help you create a bigger impact in whatever you are trying to do. The skills and techniques from this workshop are applicable to any campaign – from environmental issues to human rights to politics. The main components – leadership, recruitment and campaign planning – will be separated by a small 5 minute break, so students can select which portions of the workshop to attend if they do not wish to attend all three.

If you are at all interested in this skills training workshop or have any questions, please send me an email:


Green Corps has been training students in organizing and advocacy at universities all over the country for the last 20 years. This workshop at UC Berkeley will be customized based on what the participating student groups at UC Berkeley would like training in. So if there is a particular area that you would like to improve in, let me know and I will work with you from there. Areas of improvement could be anything related to leadership, recruitment and campaign planning; from how to get more members at the start of each semester, to team building. I hope you, your leadership team and your members will be able to join us for this incredible opportunity to learn new skills and grow your organization.


I look forward to working with you!

Judy Li
ASUC Sustainability Team Director

Attention Student Leaders: Do not forget to make your classroom reservations!

Deborah Gray has sent you a bSpace Message from Student Group Classroom Reservations: Information and resources for student group signatories.
Hi all,

The question we receive more than any other (other than “When will my request be done?”) is “Why were no rooms available to fill my request?”

Here are the factors that present a challenge when we are looking for rooms to fill your request, along with suggestions on how to overcome them:

1. Challenge: More and more academic classes are being held in late afternoon or early evening. This means that if you are starting your event at 7pm, you still are competing with academic classes for rooms. If your event starts at 6pm, you are competing with even more academic classes for rooms. 
 Begin your event at 8pm. If you are concerned about safety, call BearWalk for an escort to/from your room.

2. Challenge: Academic and adminstrative departments are able to submit requests up to a year in advance. So even before the system opens for student group requests, we have already processed hundreds of room reservations. Solution: Be flexible about the day, date, time slot and size of the room you need. Give us several alteratives in every request you submit.

3. Challenge: There is much more going on on-campus on the weekends than there used to be. Recruiting, outreach to underprivileged students, testing and conferences held by departments is much more prevalent than it was only a couple of years ago. If you try to book a room for all day on Saturday, you may be unsuccessful.
Solution: Re-examine the length of time you need the room. Are you asking for a room for a large chunk of time because you don’t want to commit to a time slot? Narrow the time slot down. If you are having a conference or some other event that will require a large amount of hours per day, give us the option of breaking the time down into four hour chunks (i.e., 8:00am-noon, 1:00-5:00) instead of 8:00am-5:00pm (for example).

4. Challenge: The room size requested more than any other is between 50 and 60 seats. However, we have fewer than 10 rooms of that size in our inventory.
Solution: Fifty-sixty is a nice round number, but is it possible that you never get more than 35 or 40 people at your meetings? Evaluate your needs based on past experience.

Be sure to read the manual in the Resources section for a detailed description of the best way to give us alternatives when you submit your request. Unless you are asking for a room for two hours on Sunday afternoon, you should always give us a few alternatives!


Deborah Gray
Special Event Scheduler