What’s important to you? Let your ASUC Elected Officials know through the Advocacy Agenda survey!

What’s important to you? Let your ASUC Elected Officials know through the Advocacy Agenda survey!

Hello Student Leaders!
As students at the number one public university in the world, we, as your student government, know that you and the rest of the Cal student body are full of passions. Our passions as Cal students range from civic engagement to higher education policy to sustainability to issues concerning our very own communities and everything in between. When someone walks down Sproul plaza, what that person will see are student organizations tabling for all kinds of reasons. Whether it’s to make other students laugh or to educate others on a global human rights issue or to invite other students to join a social organization, it’s pretty clear to anyone that steps on the Cal campus that we are a vibrant student community that truly cares about our University and our impact on the world. And now, as the ASUC Senate is developing it’s annual mission statement called the ASUC Advocacy Agenda, we challenge you to answer one question: What is important to you?
Let us know by completing the Advocacy Agenda survey (it takes two minutes) and letting your voice be heard in your student government: http://tinyurl.com/ASUCAdvocacyAgenda
Thank you for all that you do for our campus community, and we look forward to continue serving and representing you as your ASUC Elected Officials.
Justin Sayarath
University of California, Berkeley
B.A. Economics | Class of 2013
Sayarath.Justin@gmail.com | (619) 313-3737 | www.justinsayarath.com

Executive Vice President | Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) | UC Berkeley Student Government | 2012-2013

Senator | Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) | UC Berkeley Student Government | 2011-2012
Senior Adviser | Caliber Magazine

Scholarship Workshop October 17: How to find and apply for scholarships!

The scholarship workshop will provide students with tips and guidelines on how to find and apply for scholarships. Some representatives from various scholarships will be present to share out what they look for in applicants.
A spreadsheet of compiled scholarships will be available on our website after the workshop. The spreadsheet will also be handed out on the day of the event. Details are as follows:
Date: October 17
Time: 7-8:30PM
Location: Chinquapin, MLK Student Union

Your Leadership Symposium October 14, 2012

The LEAD Center is formally inviting you to attend Leadership Symposium from 11:00am to 4:10pm on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at UC Berkeley.

The symposium offers students just like YOU the chance to explore one’s own leadership style while building upon new and existing leadership skills.  It also provides the opportunity for you to learn and understand how important relationships are to successful and effective leadership. Through this experience, you will explore your own leadership style, enhance your leadership skills, and develop the knowledge and the ability to create prosperous relationships with others while bringing about positive social change for the community and the world.

Whether your interest is personal leadership development or in developing the leadership skills to help your organization, we are sure you will find something at the Leadership Symposium that fits your needs.

Register now at http://leadershipsymposium.eventbrite.com

If you want more information about the symposium, visit:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at leadsymp@berkeley.edu.

We hope to see you at there!
Leadership Symposium is sponsored by the LEAD Center, ASUC Auxiliary



For Immediate Release

September 25, 2012

Shahryar Abbasi, ASUC External Affairs Vice President (eavp@asuc.org925-212-4487)




In an effort to congregate students of color in a safe space and to educate students on cultural and racial issues still existent in the today’s society, the SOCC is an opportunity to share opinions and views with students from all over California.

By Ada Gu, ASUC Office of the External Affairs Vice President

RIVERSIDE, Calif—The 24th annual Students of Color Conference (SOCC) will be held this year from November 9th to 11th at the University of California, Riverside. This yearly event is held by the UCSA as a platform for membership to congregate together to discuss and challenge cultural issues and inequalities that exist in our education system even today. The SOCC is a safe space for students of color and proponents of cultural equality to strategize and plan campus and statewide actions. It is the UCSA’s oldest and largest conference, and for the past 24 years, has been a major forum used to bring diverse, passionate students together from campuses all over California.
To finish the first phase of registration for the UC Berkeley delegation, please:

1.Complete the application at http://tinyurl.com/ucbsocc.

2.Turn in your $30 refundable deposit at the LEAD Center located at 102 Hearst Gym

3.Sign the University waiver at the LEAD Center located at 102 Hearst Gym

The LEAD Center will be accepting your refundable deposits and collecting waivers Monday- Friday between 10am-4pm up until the deadline which is October 8th. There will be no exceptions after this deadline. The deadline to cancel registration is October 8th by 5pm. If you cancel your registration after this time, your deposit will be non-refundable. If you are unable to pay the $30 deposit please contact Prabhdeep Kehal ateavpchief@asuc.org.

To learn more about the Student of Color Conference and the UCSA, you can contact the UCSA office in Oakland at 510-834-8272 and visitwww.ucrsocc2012.com.


The ASUC External Affairs Vice President’s office works as the official branch of UC Berkeley’s student government to advocate for students on the local, state, and national levels.

CAMPUS ALERT from EVCP Breslauer and VCAF Wilton

Earlier today, a campus operator received a very brief telephone call, saying that `there is a bomb on campus`.  We believe this to be a hoax, as similar threats have recently been made at other universities.

Nonetheless, campus police have been searching all buildings on campus.  In addition, we have notified building coordinators to be alert for suspicious objects.  If you see anything suspicious, please report it to the campus police at 642-6760 and leave the building.

If you wish to leave campus, please feel free to do so.

George Breslauer, Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost
John Wilton, Vice Chancellor, Administration & Finance

Challah for Hunger this week! 9/27, Wear Orange in honor of National Hunger Awareness Month!

Hello Challah Friends!

Just a friendly reminder that this Thursday, 9/27 will be another Challah for Hunger Braiding event at Berkeley Hillel beginning at 6:45!  We are excited to have you all there as our regulars, and hope that you will bring your friends with you so they can see the great things that CfH does! This week, we have prepared extra dough, which also means that there will be more challah available to be sold at 8:00 pm fresh out of the oven!

Additionally, please wear orange this week in honor of National Hunger Awareness Month!  As an incentive, if you wear orange, you can buy one challah and get one 50% off!  This amazing deal will still be in effect on Friday as well, when we sell challah on Sproul Plaza!

Finally, this Sunday from 11 AM- 6 PM, we will be sending volunteers to work with our one of our partners, Camp Kesem, for Cal’s Fall Free For All Event.  Camp Kesem is looking for volunteers to help them make balloon animals.  They have said that the day will be filled with interacting with children and parents!  Please respond directly to this email if you are interested in helping out this Sunday!

We hope to see you all at Hillel this Thursday (9/7) at 6:45 wearing orange.  Be sure to bring some dollar bills to buy your fresh challah, too.

CfH Team

Dream Resource Center BBQ September 29

You are cordially invited to attend the Dream Resource Center Family BBQ Potluck!

On Saturday September 29th, 2012 come kick off the launching of the new Dream Resource Center. Lend a hand to collectively create the groundbreaking space through painting murals, setting up furniture, and enjoying the good company of each other. All those who lend a hand and in attendance will be treated to a delicious community BBQ! Please bring comfortable clothes and feel free to add your favorite dish to share with others.

Please sign up to volunteer at http://tinyurl.com/dreamresourcecenter

Who: You!

What: Dream Resource Center BBQ Potluck

When: September 29th, 2012 10am-3pm

Where: 119 Cesar Chavez

Please join us and invite your friends and family to participate as well!
We can’t wait to see you there!

Warm wishes,

Meng So

Meng L. So, M.A
Academic Counselor
Undocumented Student Program Coordinator Student Life Advising Services (SLAS) Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) University of California, Berkeley

Tel: (510) 642-7224
Web: http://eop.berkeley.edu/

Juniors Apply Now: The Goldman School of Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute [PPIA]

The Goldman School of Public Policy will be holding two information
sessions this Fall Semester for students interested in applying to the
Summer 2013 Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer
Institute at UC Berkeley. These sessions will provide an overview of the
UC Berkeley PPIA application process & program curriculum, and will
include Q&A with recent PPIA alumni.

The sessions will be held at the following dates and times:
Info Session 1
Date: Tuesday, September, 25th
Time: 12:30-2pm
Location: Rm. 105, GSPP East

Info Session 2
Date: Friday, September 28th
Time: 4-6:30pm
Location: Rm. 250, GSPP West


To RSVP, please send an email to PPIAPROGRAM@BERKELEY.EDU indicating which
session (1 or 2) you will be attending.

REMINDER: The PPIA application deadline is *November 1, 2012*. Visit
http://ppiaprogram.org/app/ to apply.

For more information, visit: http://gspp.berkeley.edu/ppia/

Annual Campus Memorial, September 27, 2012

Dear Campus Community,

On Thursday, September 27, 2012 the campus will hold its annual memorial event to recognize the more than 50 faculty/academics, staff, students, emeriti faculty, and staff retirees who died this past year. The event will take place from 12 to 1 p.m. at the flagpole west of California Hall. The program will include brief remarks and a reading of the names of those we are remembering, followed by music and spoken word. The ceremony will conclude with the placement of personal tokens at the memorial site. Those attending are invited to bring a flower, ribbon or other token. All are invited to attend.

The campus memorial is an important Berkeley tradition. The ceremony symbolizes the care and support that distinguish the Berkeley community.

In coming together to remember and to honor the lives of the deceased, we reach out to our many colleagues and friends who have suffered loss, and we share in a universal human experience that touches us all.

In trying to ensure the inclusion of all the names of the deceased in the September 27 event, please take a moment to review the names collected so far listed here:

If you note any errors or omissions, please email campusmemorial@berkeley.edu with the correct information by 5 p.m., Tuesday, September 25.

Please join me for this campus event on September 27 at 12 p.m.

Yours sincerely,

Robert J. Birgeneau

Call for CAC-LGBT Membership Nominations

Please circulate this message to listserves of UC Berkeley
LGBT staff, faculty, and undergraduate and graduate students, and Allies.
Please pardon duplications.

The Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community at Cal (CAC-LGBT) invites membership nominations and self-nominations from faculty, staff, and students who are committed to LGBT equality.

Since reconstituting in 2007, the CAC-LGBT has accomplished much to increase the visibility of the contributions and concerns of LGBT staff, faculty, and students among Berkeley’s initiatives for diversity, equity, and inclusion. A full agenda awaits us in 2012-13. Applications due next Friday, September 28, 2012.

Some of our recent projects have included:
Advising Chancellor Birgeneau on issuing these statements: http://www.berkeley.edu/news/berkeleyan/2008/05/08_diversitystatement.shtml and http://berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2008/10/22_propeight.shtml .
Addressing the academic climate and resources for LGBT students and scholars.
Addressing the needs of transgender persons on campus.
Advising the campus and UCOP on parental leave and adoption benefits.
A summary of activities and briefing statements, as well as our mission statement and current membership roster, can be found at: caclgbt.berkeley.edu.

For more information about CAC-LGBT membership composition, responsibilities and qualifications, and for an application, please see the attached. We invite expressions of interest in serving for 2012-13 or 2013-14. (Please note that, due to limitations of committee size, not all nominations may result in being invited to serve during a given year.)

Please email applications, questions, comments to: .
Thank you for your interest!