Upcoming VRC Meeting! 5/24

Verano Residents Council Community Meeting

 
When: Tuesday, May 24th @ 6:00 – 7:00 pm

 
Where: Verano Place Commons

 
Come and discuss any concerns you have as a resident of Verano Place, or share ideas on how we can improve our community. If you have ideas for cool events you’d like to see within our community, this is a great place to share and discuss them as well.

 
Pizza will be provided, while supplies last.

 
The Verano Place Residents Council (VRC) is the democratically-selected body representing the residents of Verano Place. It is elected and budgeted to provide services, goods, and advocacy, to the benefit of Verano residents. In co-operation with the Verano Housing Office, it is the task of the Verano Residents Council to ensure the continued success of the Verano Place residential and community environment, by representing and responding to the interests of Verano Place residents.

zotALERT Sign-Up/ New Mobile Application

We are continuously working to ensure our community is prepared for an emergency and one critical component to this is ensuring timely communication that can alert you to potential threats or safety hazards. To do this the campus has developed the ZotALERT system. ZotALERTS are issued upon confirmation or believe of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving a potential immediate threat to the health or safety of community members occurring on the campus. Examples of situations in which a zotALERT may be sent include in-progress crimes, earthquakes, bomb threats, an armed intruder, gas leaks, explosions, or severe weather, among other situations. When UCI issues a zotALERT, a mass email is sent to all individuals with a UCI email address and a text message is sent to cell phone devices for those individuals who opt-in. At times, zotALERTS may be general in nature because the situation is unfolding. They provide important information known to authorities at a specific point in time. Additional information will be sent out by the campus as it becomes available. If Verano Place receives a zotALERT, relevant to the community it is our practice to forward it to the community list serve to ensure the community is informed.

To ensure you receive timely communication, please take a moment and consider signing up for ZotALERT (if you have not already done so already).
• Students, staff and faculty should visit http://www.oit.uci.edu/zotalert/ to register and opt-in for this service or to update zotALERT contact information.
• Residents who live in full apartments in family housing can sign their partners up for zot alerts, visit http://www.resnet.uci.edu/zotalert.html for more information.

If an incident is unfolding the following resources are available to you as a means to get information from the campus:
• Facebook – http://facebook.com/UCIrvinePD,
• Twitter – http://twitter.com/UCIrvinePD
• UCI Emergency Resources “the flip book” – http://police.uci.edu/UCI_EmerProc.pdf

Additionally, an new mobile application ZOTFinder has recently become available on Google Play Store and updated for Apple users. ZOTFinder is a mobile app developed to help people easily get around campus as well as provide key emergency information (similar to what is contained in the red emergency procedures flip charts). This is a free resource that could be useful in an emergency.

Jennifer

Jennifer Nelson Martinez
Associate Director of Apartment Life
Verano Place Housing
University Of California, Irvine
6529 Adobe Circle Road, South
Irvine, CA 92617

Announcing the 2016-2017 Verano Residents’ Council Election!

Hi Verano Residents,

Do you have ideas on how to improve the community for everyone? Want more information on how to make that possible?

We will be holding two information sessions next week for all interested parties. You
will have an opportunity to meet the Election Commissioner, learn about the election
process, and ask any questions you may have regarding running for the VRC. You are eligible to run for a Council seat if you have been a Verano Place resident since at least December 13, 2015.

Attendance at one of these information sessions is a requirement to run in the election, and ensures that the election can proceed in a fair and unbiased manner.

Information Session I: Monday, May 16 at 6:00pm in the Verano Commons.
Information Session II: Tuesday, May 17at 6:00pm in the Verano Commons.

If you are interested in running for a seat, but you cannot make either of these two information sessions, please email the Election Commissioner (contact info below) by Friday of this week, and we can discuss the possibility of making alternative arrangements.

Elections will be held via electronic voting from June 13 – June 17.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, this year’s Election Commissioner at:

bogartd@uci.edu

Thanks,
Daniel Bogart


Daniel Bogart
Graduate Student
Department of Psychology and Social Behavior
University of California, Irvine

Water Safety- Take it seriously

For many parents, nothing can cause more parent anxiety than water safety. Every time about this year, parents gear up for the hours and hours that will be inevitably spent at the pool during the summer months. Please take your water safety seriously! We’ve seen it all: parents of young swimmers sleeping, on their phone, sunbathing or completely turned away from where their kids are swimming. (Nineteen percent of drowning fatalities happen in a pool where a certified lifeguard is on duty.) We all have also been at pools where no life guard was on duty and where, probably, no one would know how to administer CPR. Take a minute to brush up on the facts and skills needed to make sure no accidents happen on your watch.

– The facts: http://www.poolsafely.gov/drowning-deaths-injuries/

http://www.cdc.gov/Features/dsSafeSwimmingPool/

– A good article to learn what to look for:http://gcaptain.com/drowning/?10981

– CPR for children: https://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4240175_Pediatric_ready_reference.pdf

VRC Meeting- Let your voice be heard! 4/26/2016

Verano Residents Council Community Meeting
When: Tuesday, April 26 @ 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Where: Verano Place Commons
Come and discuss any concerns you have as a resident of Verano Place, or share ideas on how we can improve our community. If you have ideas for cool events you’d like to see within our community, this is a great place to share and discuss them as well.

 
The Verano Place Residents Council (VRC) is the democratically-selected body representing the residents of Verano Place. It is elected and budgeted to provide services, goods, and advocacy, to the benefit of Verano residents. In co-operation with the Verano Housing Office, it is the task of the Verano Residents Council to ensure the continued success of the Verano Place residential and community environment, by representing and responding to the interests of Verano Place residents.

Campus Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Events

From CARE:

 

We wanted to remind you of some of the events we’re hosting for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and share some exciting peer education opportunities with you!

 

Interested in being a Peer Educator?

Apply to be a Right to KNOW or Challenging All Men to Prevent Sexism (CHAMPS) peer educator! Being a peer educator provides an opportunity to develop invaluable leadership skills. Learn about issues related to sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking as well as be an important resource and leader for the UCI community.  Applications for Right to KNOW are due on April 22 and CHAMPS are due on April 29.

 

April 18th – April 20th, Gateway Commons – The Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project is a participatory and visual exhibit designed to break the silence surrounding sexual violence and to illustrate its impact by displaying T-shirts designed by survivors of sexual violence. Students, staff and faculty can contact the CARE office to create a personal shirt to contribute.

 

April 20th, 7pm, Flagpoles –  UCI’s 19th Annual Take Back the Night

A keynote address will be followed by a candlelight vigil and march to raise awareness about sexual violence and to honor survivors. This program will feature music and dance performances, visual displays, refreshments, interactive activities and a raffle. The evening concludes with a Speak-Out where survivors tell their stories of survival and recovery. Sponsored by UCI CARE, ASUCI SPFB and student groups VIP, CHAMPS, and Right to KNOW.

 

April 27thDenim Day

The Denim Day campaign began as part of an international protest of an Italian High Court decision to overturn a rape conviction because the victim was wearing jeans. ALL are urged to wear denim or “Why Denim?” buttons on April 27thAlso, each year, individuals, student organizations, staff groups, and departments around UCI participate in a Denim Day photo contest. The winner of this photo contest will get a Pizza Party! Submit photos by email to care@uci.edu or Instagram your photos and tag us at UCICARE and use the hashtag #UCIDenimDay by 11:59pm on April 27th.

 

Submit Nominations for the Dynamic Womyn of UCI Awards!

This is a one of a kind celebration that focuses on the womyn who inspire us to take action, to fight for causes we believe in, and who make a difference each and every day.

The event will take place Thursday, May 26 | 3-5pm | Doheny Beach, Student Center.

We are currently taking nominations for this year at: http://tinyurl.com/dwnomination

Nomination Deadline: Spring Quarter | Week 5 | Monday, April 25.

You can RSVP to attend the event at: http://tinyurl.com/dwrsvp by ­­Week 8 | Friday, May 20.