NEWS and EVENTS

CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2007!!!

AFRICAN BLACK COALITION 2008

ABC’s mission is to organize a progressive UC coalition that encompasses students of African descent from each UC campus. The coalition will address the concerns of every campus and support them in identifying and combating policies that adversely affect our community. ABC will serve as a political force focused on the outreach and retention of people of African descent.

This is event is cracking! This years it’s gonna be poppin off in Irvine so if you want to come (and NO you don’t have to be black to participate) let us know! We are the UC Merced Delegation and we WILL be holding it down for UC Merced’s African American Student Association and we are going to show them how we do it up here in Merced! For more information please contact belljasmine@gmail.com.

BE INSPIRED!!

barack

BARACK OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT 08!!

Visit http://www.BarackObama.com for more information!!!

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ARE YOU INTERESTING IN SERVING ON THE 2007-2008 A.A.S.A. COMMITTEES??

IF SO, THEN A.A.S.A. NEEDS YOU!!!

Exec Board

-Are you a committed, passionate, diverse leader on campus with bright ideas?

If so we are looking for you!!

-You will be responsible for fostering and promoting the appreciation and awareness of the African American culture and history

-Encouraging social tolerance of African Americans and peoples of African descent

-Exhibiting academic success and assisting each other in accomplishing their goals

-Developing a forum and providing support for African American students on campus and in the community

-Planning and hosting innovative and thought-provoking events such as current events panels, leadership conferences, trips, and volunteer/community service projects

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is A.A.S.A. really for me?

~If you are ambitious, a leader, supportive, ready to succeed academically, help others when you can, interested in the history, development, and unity of African American culture, then yes!

If I am not Black can I still join?

~Yes! A.A.S.A. is an welcoming organization and though we do wish to encourage and promote African American culture, we would like to include everyone in that mission.

Do I have to have a really high GPA?

~There is a minimum GPA that has to be obtained and kept to be a good standing A.A.S.A. member, but we are not the National Honor Society! A minimum of a 2.0 GPA is sufficient for our organization.

Will being in the club affect my academics?

~That is a choice you will have to make; be aware of your course load. We want you to be active in student life, but you are at UC Merced to graduate and any organization should not compete with that.

I don’t think I’ll have time!

~Time management is an important skill we all should learn. Your officers have learned that you make time for what is important to you. If you’re serious about becoming a Distinguished Black Leader on Campus (D-BLOC) then A.A.S.A. is the organization for you.

For More Information Contact Rodney: belljasmine@gmail.com

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UC Merced Presents the first Inaugural

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH ORATORICAL CONTEST

 

“From the Civil Rights Era to the New Millennium: Values in the American Community”

 

Friday February 23, 2007 5:30PM

 

Refreshments will be served and Attendance is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC!!

 

For More Information

 

Contact Jason: jason.juarez@ucmerced.edu

oratorical-contest-cover-letter-non-uc-students.pdf

oratorical-contest-application.pdf

oratorical-contest-poster-final.pdf

 

Sponsored by the Office of Student Life and the Black History Month Oratorical Contest Planning Committee

 

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The AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION

 

Proudly presents in collaboration with the Office of Admissions/Relations with Schools and Colleges, Office of Student Life, and ASUCM

 

The University of California Merced’s 1st Annual African American Leadership Summit

 

UMOJA

 

“The Spirit of Togetherness”

 

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Saturday February 24, 2007 8AM-5PM

 

5200 North Lake Road

 

Merced, CA 95348

Celebrating Over 200 Years of Black History

 

Mission

 

A community-wide leadership summit is absolutely essential to the education and embitterment of this community. Because this is a brand-new university and this area has never had anything of this magnitude and now is the perfect time to expose the community to the Black scholars that are now right here at UC Merced. It is our purpose to expose the mission and goals of the African American Student Association, in connection with the UCM Admissions Office, Office of Student Life, Associated Students of UC Merced, and the African American community at the University of California, Merced. African American professionals, along with the UMOJA Planning Committee. Come hear empowering speeches given by inspirational community leaders; gain insight from student panelists; participate in informational workshops; tour the campus and meet UC Merced faculty, students and staff. Close the evening with exciting performances by student groups and a local band!

 

Event is FREE and OPEN to the public!

 

ALL high school and college students encouraged to attend!

 

Register online at http://cep.ucmerced.edu/CalenderTool/

 

YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!!

 

For More Information:

Rodney Nickens, rnickens@ucmerced.edu

Shavon English, senglish@ucmerced.edu

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3 Comments

  1. the link to register for UMOJA doesn’t work

  2. you guys are freaking gay!

  3. guys….. why are you gay?


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