New UCLA Students Ready To Make Volunteer Day Memories

UCLA students volunteering at a veteran’s home and sanding furniture for Volunteer Day 2014. (Christelle Snow/UCLA)

When thousands of incoming freshmen and transfer students blanket Los Angeles County for UCLA’s annual Volunteer Day this Saturday, organizers strive to create a meaningful day everyone will remember.

“We want to leave a lasting impression,” said Walen Ngo, program manager at UCLA Extension’s business, management and legal programs department. Ngo will lead a group of those young volunteers to serve at the Veterans Home of West Los Angeles, an experience he hopes and believes they will cherish well beyond Saturday.

“It’s really worthwhile to open the eyes of the volunteers to this home and these people who have given so much to our country,” Ngo said. “The little we can do on Volunteer Day will hopefully inspire them to continue to give back.”


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UCLA Day in Downtown LA, Thursday, Oct. 8, 5:30pm

LAPD_headquarters_photo.ua_Join Chancellor Gene Block at the annual UCLA in Downtown LA reception, celebrating the positive impact that UCLA faculty, staff, students, and alumni make every day in Los Angeles.

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 5:30pm to 8pm
Deaton Civic Auditorium, LAPD
100 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA

5:30pm reception
6:30pm program – featuring Los Angeles City Councilmember Jose Huizar J.D. ’97, District 14 and KNBC host Conan Nolan

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MYTHBUSTERS: Public Funding


The state budget continues to be a point of debate among California legislators and the UCLA community at large. Learn the facts about how much money the state contributes to the UCLA budget and which items and services that money specifically pays for.

MYTH: Because the state budget allocation is such a small part of UCLA’s total budget, the university can do without California’s support.

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Volunteer Day, UCLA Day in Downtown Highlight Fall Activities

I hope your summer has been both relaxing and productive.

As the new academic year begins, you will notice a couple of new features to our website that will keep you better informed and more engaged with UCLA. We have started a series called “Advocates in Action,” profiles of our tried and true advocates – our first profiles were of Councilmember Paul Koretz ’79, and Howard Welinsky ’72, grad year. The second series we have begun is “Mythbusters,” a chance for us to give you the hard facts to clarify some misinformation that tends to spread – our first Mythbuster provided facts clarifying the acceptance and enrollment of non-resident students.


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Your Efforts Are Succeeding at Making UC Special

Dear UC Advocate,

Thank you for your support and efforts on behalf of the University of California during the past year.  While the negotiations were tough at times, your voice was heard. UC had a successful budget outcome that froze tuition increases for two additional years and increased the state investment to put UC on sound financial footing over the near term.  This would not have happened without your efforts.


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