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1 Golden Key at UCLA-- UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL –Spring 20121206 Murphy Hall, Los Angeles, CAPublic Speaking Advice from Honorary Member Dr. CreeseBy BRYAN PHAMGK PresidentDuring our general meetings, UCLA’s Golden Key International Honour Society chapter makes an effort to plan diverse workshops and beneficial informational meetings for our members. One of the general meetings that we had in the beginning of Spring Quarter 2012 was presented by our newest Golden Key Honorary Member, Dr. Richard Creese. He is a lecturer with UCLA Writing Programs and a Board member of the Independent Shakespeare Company (ISC). He presented a workshop on Shakespeare’s rhetoric, which is an important skill that we all must have in order to be leaders in society. He taught us how to be powerful speakers through the use of Shakespeare quotes, and explained the different elements of effective speaking, such as emphasizing or arranging words in different ways. Golden Key member Ariella comments on her appreciation of the event:Dr. Richard Creese is pictured above, in between Luis Galindo and Andre Martin, who performed in Dr. Creese’s play, "A Man of the Theatre," at the ISC Studio in Atwater Village.(Shakespeare, As You Like It)! Thank you, Golden Key for bringing Dr. Creese to speak to us.”-Ariella HauptscheinDr. Creese provided us with great tools in order for us to enhance our public speaking skills. On another note, he also provided us with the opportunity to help out with setting up the stage for the ISC production of Shakespeare plays at Griffith Park, which is free for public viewing after 7pm, from June 28th through September 2nd.“As an English major, I really enjoyed Dr. Creese’s public speaking event, because he combined elements of literature. More specifically, these were literary devices seen in Shakespeare’s plays, that could be used to enhance our public speaking and persuasion skills. During the event, each of us was assigned a paragraph and had to figure out what device was used. Becoming aware of these devices, I now will appreciate Shakespeare’s work even more—“Why then, can one desire too much of a good thing?”Dr. Creese will be teaching English 5W in Summer 2012, and HC 21W in the Falll; don’t miss out!Hear from UCLA’s GK Advisor and Assistant Dean of Students, Jasmine Rush.Learn more about how Golden Key helps servethe Los Angeles community.Meet our Golden Key Scholarship Recipients, and take a look at ourupcoming events for summer!Page 2Page 3Page 4
2 Wise Words from Jasmine Rush, Dean of Students Spring UCLA Golden Key NewsletterWHO WE AREOfficers of the YearPresident | Alex WonnaparhownVice President | Victoria WongTreasurer | Bryan PhamCommunications Director | Yingfei WuPublic Relations Director | Chen ChongFundraising Director | Sarah KangScholarship Director | Jeffery LinService Director | Mai TranHonorary Members Director| Shoshee JauSocial Director | Samantha RadognaGK members at the Spring Banquet.Wise Words from Jasmine Rush, Dean of StudentsAlbert Einstein once said that “The only source of knowledge is experience”. As members of Golden Key at UCLA, we could not agree more. By way of shared experiences in the classroom, through community service, and in participation with campus programs, we have been able to acquire vast amounts of knowledge about ourselves and the diverse world around us. These opportunities will not only unlock the door to the True Bruin experience, but will also inform our choices for the journey ahead. Here’s to another year of great experiences and all of the wonderful acquisitions that come with them.–Jasmine RushMeet Our OfficersPresident | Bryan PhamVice President | Shoshee JauTreasurer | Adam LeeCommunications Director | Rashi SinghPublic Relations Director | Gabrielle SatterFundraising Director | Ping ChenScholarship Director | Alex WonnaparhownService Director | Diane Bani-EsrailiHistorian | Yee Ting ChanEvents Director | Mai TranWebmaster | Shannon EssweinJasmine Rush
3 Stone Creek Canyon Clean Up Spring UCLA Golden Key NewsletterGolden Key; Serving the CommunityGolden Key members pause their hard work to pose for a picture. Stone Creek Canyon, 2012.revenue goes toward nonprofit organizations that promote literacy and the development of libraries in third world countries, such as Books for Africa, Invisible Children, and Room to Read. Room to Read, UCLA Golden Key’s beneficiary partner, helps establish school libraries and stock them with local-language books in ten countries in Asia and Africa, with the help of local teams. Brightly-colored furniture puzzles and games foster a child-friendly environment, and encourage a love of reading.UCLA Golden Key is proud to be a part of Better World Books; we collected more than 50 books within a two-month period, and every book counts. We are proud of the turn-out of our first book drive, and look forward to increasing the number of books collected next year.Stone Creek Canyon Clean UpRelay for Life, Bruin StyleBy IAN YARBROUGHGK MemberBy GABRIELLE SATTER GK Public Relations DirectorStone Canyon Creek sits nestled between Anderson School of Management and the UCLA Lab School. Between the fence and thick brush that separate it from the street, this quaint little patch of nature is easily missed. The creek itself is rather modest, but it is surrounded by a host of more flamboyant shrubs, grasses, and a single conspicuously placed palm tree. From time to time this mix includes pesky invasive grass, which threatens to overrun the native plant life. Fortunately, this year Golden Key was there to save the day.Joined by volunteers from Circle K and Disneyland, we spent an afternoon clearing invasive grass on the creek banks with pitch forks. One of the lead volunteers, who was an expert on plant life, explained the difference between the various grasses and shrubs growing around the creek. Some were harmless, she explained, but others had to go. Overall, this was a great community service project and Golden Key looks forward to more in the future.UCLA Golden Key was proud to take part in the Spring 2012 Relay For Life event. Held at UCLA’s Drake Stadium, this nationally recognized 24 hour walk-a-thon helped raise awareness of cancer, and honored real-life cancer survivors. Ranging from young children to older adults, the survivors proudly took the first walk around the track, with the cheerful applause of many students, friends, family and local community members in the background. The opening ceremony was followed by a full day of fun games, sports and fundraisers.Personally, the most moving aspect of the event was hearing speeches from current UCLA students who have beat their battle with cancer. These motivating success stories made me realize that many of my young peers fight this terrible disease everyday. My GK friends and I had a great time at Relay For Life, and look forward to attending again next year, to support UCLA’s fight against cancer.Some GK Officers having fun in the sun at the most recent Relay for Life event.Better World’s Book DriveBy MAI TRANEvents DirectorRemember that favorite bed-time-story your parents used to read to you before bed? Imagine how you would feel if there was no bed-time-story, because your parents never had a chance to learn how to read. Sadly, this is the reality in many families. And YES we can do something to help. This past Spring quarter, UCLA Golden Key held a Better World Books on-campus book drive. Better World Books collects and sells books online, and the
4 2012 Scholarship Recipient Reflections Spring UCLA Golden Key Newsletter2012 Scholarship Recipient ReflectionsWhen I first came to UCLA, I was overwhelmed by how many different opportunities were available to us as students. Because my goals were to meet new people, make meaningful memories, and learn as much as I could, I joined any organization that I thought could broaden my views or simply teach me something new. With this open mindset, I ended up getting involved in many life-changing activities, ranging from working with the homeless to independent science research.All of my experiences here have humbled me and helped me grow in countless ways.One of the most important lessons I learned from my time here can be summed up in this quote: “Life isn’t about discovering yourself. It’s about creating yourself.” I’vecome to believe that it is important not only to constantly try your hardest and giveback to the community, but also to lead by actively creating positive change. While Iknow I still have so much to learn, receiving this Golden Key Leadership scholarshiphas given me more confidence that I am moving in the right direction. I am extremelyfortunate to be staying at UCLA for another four years for medical school, and I hopeto continue striving towards Golden Key’s values of service and leadership in the health care field in the future. Thank you for this support! Christina FongGK Leadership Scholarship Winner,Christina FongGK Pillars Scholarship Winner, Brian LeeAcademics, Leadership, ServiceBeing a party of Golden Key has continually reminded me of what it means to be a member of this honor society. During my time with Golden Key, I focused on my academics, sought leadership positions in clubs, and performed community service within Los Angeles. These three characteristics represent the three pillars of Golden Key. Therefore, obtaining the Golden Key Pillars Scholarship was such a great honor. It will help pay college fees, and continues to remind me why I am a Golden Key member: to live by its three pillars. Golden Key has also offered great community service opportunities. One of the service events I attended with Golden Key was the Camp Ronald McDonald Halloween event held at Universal Studios Hollywood. We set up the entire event with props, and although it was physically tiring, helping out was such a gratifying experience. It was awesome knowing that kids diagnosed with cancer will have a fun time at an event we helped set up.-Brian LeeUpcoming Events & Announcements Golden Key International SummitJuly 26 – July 29Honorary Member Dr. Creese cordiallyinvites you to theGriffith ParkShakespeareFestivalThurs. June 28th – Sun. Sept. 2ndFree Admission | Volunteers NeededA Midsummer Night’s Dream, TheComedy of Errors, & A Winter’s Tale,with Luis Galindo and Andre Martin- Visit for details -Check us out at the Enormous Activities Fair in September 2012!! GK Membership Drive willtake place in September & October 2012Golden Key welcomes our newest Honorary Member, Dianne Tanjuaquio!Find UCLA Golden Key on Facebook at:University of California, Los Angeles: Golden Key& visit to learn more!