Latinx UCSB Network Association hosts networking event

The Latinx UC Santa Barbara Network Association is hosting a networking event to kick off the winter quarter on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 8-10 a.m. in the Student Resource Building (SRB) Multipurpose Room.

Latinx staff, faculty and UCSB affiliates will have the opportunity to network with one another. Coffee and pan dulce will be provided. 

Prospective attendees can register for the event on Shoreline.

 Office of International Students and Scholars discusses employment for F-1 visa holders

The Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS) is hosting an employment workshop and Q&A session for F-1 visa holders on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the SRB Multipurpose Room. 

The workshop will detail the process of work authorization through curricular practical training and optional practical training — the two types of F-1 practical training that F-1 student visa holders can become eligible for prior to becoming employed under F-1 student employment guidelines

OISS provides resources for immigration services, cultural programs and other related information for international students, faculty and departments at UCSB. 

Black Student Union hosts appreciation ceremony for Black staff and faculty

UCSB’s Black Student Union (BSU) is honoring Black staff and faculty in an appreciation ceremony on Friday, Feb. 10, from 5-7 p.m. at Corwin Pavilion. 

“In honor of Black History Month we would like to honor our Black staff and faculty for the work they do for Black students on campus,” the Shoreline description read

BSU provides a safe community for Black students at UCSB and organizes educational, cultural and social programs and activities for Black academic, cultural and social development. 

Women’s Center leads presentation on sexual and reproductive health care 

The Women’s Center is hosting a presentation on sexual and reproductive health care, discussing expectations from gynecologist appointments. The discussion will take place on Monday, Feb. 13, from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Women’s Center Community Room.

The presentation will be led by certified nurse-midwife and nurse practitioner Angie Magaña and Dr. Kellie DeLozier, student health providers at UCSB. 

Attendees can also participate in a Q&A session following the presentation, and pizza and free menstrual cups from the Associated Students Food Bank will be provided. 

The Women’s Center provides education on women’s issues and topics and holds spaces for women’s organizations, as well as mentorship and external programs. 

Undocumented Student Services holds workshop on first-generation student experiences 

UCSB’s Undocumented Student Services (USS) is holding a discussion space on experiences for first-generation students of mixed-status families. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 6-7 p.m. in the MultiCultural Center lounge. 

Students of mixed-status families are legal residents but have immediate undocumented family members. 

The workshop will share the various spaces, knowledge and resources available for students of mixed-status families, including how to navigate on-campus resources like CalFresh, financial aid and more. 

USS provides resources and shares spaces for undocumented students and those of mixed-status families at UCSB.

Southeast Asian Union, Burmese Student Association and Nikkei Student Union host cultural game day 

UCSB’s Southeast Asian Union (SEAU), Burmese Student Association (BURSA) and Nikkei Student Union (NSU) are collaborating for a field day of cultural games. The field day will take place on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 3-5 p.m. at the Student Health Lawn, followed by a social at 9:30 p.m. at a yet-to-be-announced location.

The event will host competitions featuring various cultural games from every organization, and snacks will be provided. 

SEAU explores education, identity, community and culture of the Southeast Asian community at UCSB. BURSA promotes awareness of ongoing issues in Myanmar and builds community for Burmese students at UCSB. NSU is a Japanese American cultural and social organization on campus.

Isla Vista Trading Post and Health & Wellness collaborate on workshop on second-hand clothing

I.V. Trading Post and UCSB’s Health & Wellness are hosting a second-hand clothing store and various workshops on second-hand clothing in light of Valentine’s Day. The event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 1-3 p.m. at the SRB Multipurpose Room.

The clothing store will have a “3-for-free” option for attendees to get free second-hand clothing, and the event will include sewing demonstrations and workshops on upcycling clothing. 

I.V. Trading Post is a student-run organization that recirculates clothing in I.V. UCSB Health & Wellness hosts various events and programs for students’ health and well-being. 

A version of this article appeared on p. 2  of the Feb. 9, 2023, print edition of the Daily Nexus.


Asumi Shuda
Asumi Shuda (they/them) is the Lead News Editor for the 2023-24 school year. Previously, Shuda was the Deputy News Editor, Community Outreach News Editor for the 2022-23 school year and the 2021-22 school year and an Assistant News Editor during the 2020-21 school year. They can be reached at or