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.

LOVE HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP FAIR A GREAT SUCCESS!

Last Saturday over 110 people signed in and participated in carnival games, craft activities, a jump house, cotton candy and popcorn.
Thank you to our Community and Campus Partners for supporting our event by sharing important information about healthy relationships and resources.
· UCI Health Ed

· UCI Counseling Center

· Human Options
We gave away over $300.00 in prizes including passes to Boomers, Movie Tickets and 2 passes to the Irvine IMPROV.

Congratulations to the following lucky winners:
Alejandro J.
Alyssa M.
Bianca C
Clara Z.
Fran T.
Jamie R.
Marie T.
Rana A.
Shiloh A.
Yasamau A.

Betsy Franklin
Elizabeth “Betsy” Franklin
Assistant Director of Apartment Life, Family and Community Programs
Verano Place Housing
Director, Verano After School & Summer Program
enfrankl@uci.edu
949-824-5383

Upcoming VRC Meeting- 3/1/2016

Verano Resident Council Community Meeting!

When: Tuesday,  March 1 @ 6:30 – 7:30 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 Resident 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 Resident 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.