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1 (Shakespeare, As You Like It)! Thank you, Golden Key for bringing Dr. Creese to speak to us. -Ariella Hauptschein Golden Key at UCLA 1206 Murphy Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1429 www.ucla.goldenkey.org Public Speaking Advice from Honorary Member Dr. Creese By BRYAN PHAM 2012-2013 GK President Hear from UCLAs GK Advisor and Assistant Dean of Students, Jasmine Rush. Page 2Page 4 Page 3 Learn more about how Golden Key helps serve the Los Angeles community. Meet our 2011- 2012 Golden Key Scholarship Recipients, and take a look at our upcoming events for summer! Spring 2012 -- UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL – During our general meetings, UCLAs 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 Shakespeares 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. Creeses play, "A Man of the Theatre," at the ISC Studio in Atwater Village. Dr. 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 28 th through September 2 nd. As an English major, I really enjoyed Dr. Creeses public speaking event, because he combined elements of literature. More specifically, these were literary devices seen in Shakespeares 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 Shakespeares work even moreWhy 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; dont miss out!

2 Wise Words from Jasmine Rush, Dean of Students Albert 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. Heres to another year of great experiences and all of the wonderful acquisitions that come with them. –Jasmine Rush 2 Spring 2012 UCLA Golden Key Newsletter Meet Our 2012-2013 Officers Officers of the 2011-2012 Year President | Bryan Pham Vice President | Shoshee Jau Treasurer | Adam Lee Communications Director | Rashi Singh Public Relations Director | Gabrielle Satter Fundraising Director | Ping Chen Scholarship Director | Alex Wonnaparhown Service Director | Diane Bani-Esraili Historian | Yee Ting Chan Events Director | Mai Tran Webmaster | Shannon Esswein President | Alex Wonnaparhown Vice President | Victoria Wong Treasurer | Bryan Pham Communications Director | Yingfei Wu Public Relations Director | Chen Chong Fundraising Director | Sarah Kang Scholarship Director | Jeffery Lin Service Director | Mai Tran Honorary Members Director | Shoshee Jau Social Director | Samantha Radogna Jasmine Rush GK members at the Spring Banquet.

3 Stone Creek Canyon Clean Up 3 Spring 2012 UCLA Golden Key Newsletter Some GK Officers having fun in the sun at the most recent Relay for Life event. Golden Key; Serving the Community Golden Key members pause their hard work to pose for a picture. Stone Creek Canyon, 2012. Relay for Life, Bruin Style Better Worlds Book Drive By IAN YARBROUGH 2011-2012 GK Member By MAI TRAN 2012-2013 Events Director Stone 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. Remember 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 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 Keys 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. By GABRIELLE SATTER 2012-2013 GK Public Relations Director UCLA Golden Key was proud to take part in the Spring 2012 Relay For Life event. Held at UCLAs 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 UCLAs fight against cancer.

4 4 Spring 2012 UCLA Golden Key Newsletter 2012 Scholarship Recipient Reflections Being 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 Lee GK Pillars Scholarship Winner, Brian Lee GK Leadership Scholarship Winner, Christina Fong Upcoming Events & Announcements Find UCLA Golden Key on Facebook at: Honorary Member Dr. Creese cordially invites you to the Griffith Park Shakespeare Festival Thurs. June 28 th – Sun. Sept. 2 nd Free Admission | Volunteers Needed A Midsummer Nights Dream, The Comedy of Errors, & A Winters Tale, with Luis Galindo and Andre Martin - Visit http://www.iscla.org/ for details - & visit www.ucla.goldenkey.org to learn more ! University of California, Los Angeles: Golden Key 2012-13 GK Membership Drive will take place in September & October 2012 Golden Key welcomes our newest Honorary Member, Dianne Tanjuaquio! Check us out at the Enormous Activities Fair in September 2012!! Golden Key International Summit July 26 – July 29 When 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 isnt about discovering yourself. Its about creating yourself. Ive come to believe that it is important not only to constantly try your hardest and give back to the community, but also to lead by actively creating positive change. While I know I still have so much to learn, receiving this Golden Key Leadership scholarship has given me more confidence that I am moving in the right direction. I am extremely fortunate to be staying at UCLA for another four years for medical school, and I hope to continue striving towards Golden Keys values of service and leadership in the health care field in the future. Thank you for this support! - Christina Fong


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