ROCSA's News
  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 02:45:56 -0400
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    Dear Members,

    Please bear with me one more time. I forgot to thank my staffs who
    assisted me a great scale. Again, they are:
    VP: Mr. Tim Cheng <rpg_debugger@yahoo.com> (MSIS)
    Treasurer: Ms Yi-Chia Tsai <ytsai@gmu.edu> (MSIS, graduated in May, 04),
    Secretary: Dr. Po-Jeng Wang <pwan1@gmu.edu> (Dr. of Science from GWU,
    graduated in May, 04)

    Thanks,

    Wei-Hong

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  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 02:15:09 -0400
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

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    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    -- The last message edited by ROCSA officers of the Fall 2003/Summer 2004
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    1) New President and Staffs of the ROCSA
    2) Reminder by ROCSA
    3) Reminder: You are cordially invited - Welcome new students dinner party
    (Mann Wen Candice Ko <candiceko77@yahoo.com>)
    4) Reminder: TUITION FREE Toastmasters International Leadership &
    Communication (with Hands on Public Speaking) Program (Mrs. Terry Wang
    <nwbi1@verizon.net>)
    5) Book Exchange (Ceyda Jacky <ceyda@concerted.org>)

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

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    1) New President and Staffs of the ROCSA

    I am glad to announce that we have a new president and her staffs who can
    continuously serve the members of the ROCSA. Please find their information
    as followed:
    -----
    President
    Ms Yinglee Tseng,
    Ph.D. program in Public Policy, ytseng1@gmu.edu 703-993-8122
    -----
    Vice President
    Ms Yingyin Chen,
    Undergrad Pre-Pharm program, ychenh@gmu.edu, 571-274-1740
    -----
    Treasurer
    Mr. George, Yen-Hsu Lu,
    Ph.D. program in EOS(Earth Observation Science) of CSI(Computational
    Science and Informatics), glu@gmu.edu, 703-280-1688
    -----
    Secretary
    Mr. Chieh-Chih Lin,
    Ph.D. program in CSI, clin3@gmu.edu, 703-425-6152

    My staffs (VP: Mr. Tim Cheng <rpg_debugger@yahoo.com>, Treasurer:
    Ms Yi-Chia Tsai <ytsai@gmu.edu>, and Secretary: Mr. Po-Jeng Wang
    <pwan1@gmu.edu>) and I would like to thank your support for the past 12
    months and hope that you could give them cheers as well. Ms Tseng is the
    top candidate of the job since she is very experienced in public service.
    Good services provided by her and the staffs can be expected.

    Though I step down in no time, you still can find me at the computer labs
    of IT&E where are located at rm137/133, ST2 (They have PCs with Windows
    XP and Linux, Solaris UNIX workstations, and printers (pay for print)).
    If you are tied of crowded computer labs around the campus. Please feel
    free to drop by. I am more than happy to provide special service for our
    members. Just drop me a mail at whong2@gmu.edu to check my schedule and I
    will be at your service.

    Thank you and always have a good one.

    Wei-Hong

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    2) Reminder by ROCSA

    Please find the previous ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER at
    EITHER http://www.gmu.edu/org/chinese/news.htm
    OR click "News" button at far left top of
    http://www.gmu.edu/org/chinese/frame.htm

    Thanks

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    3) Reminder: You are cordially invited - Welcome new students dinner party
    (Mann Wen Candice Ko <candiceko77@yahoo.com>)

    Greetings to all students and young professionals,
    It is that time of the year again that the new semester begins and the
    new students start their new journey.
    In order for us to get acquainted with new students, and for you to
    expend your network, We would like to host a WELCOME party
    for the new students.
    Event: Welcome new students dinner party (see menu in the attachment )
    Date: 09/18/2004, Saturday
    Time: 5:30 PM
    Location: Chesterbrook Taiwanese Presbyterian Church
    2036 Westmoreland St.
    Falls Church, VA 22043
    Admission Fee: Free for new students. Three dollars for old students and
    young professionals
    RSVP: 09/12/2004
    Sponsor: Chesterbrook Taiwanese Presbyterian Church
    We look forward to seeing all of you!!!
    Best wishes to you and May God Bless you
    Mannwen Candice Ko
    703-709-7530 (H)
    703-974-1214 (W)

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    4) Reminder: TUITION FREE Toastmasters International Leadership &
    Communication (with Hands on Public Speaking) Program (Mrs. Terry Wang
    <nwbi1@verizon.net>)

    For Your Benefits : A short cut to success:

    The following enhance programs will serve as a short cut to success

    It will help you prepare and refine your skills and gain confidence
    in all aspects of English, leadership and communication.
    Your progress in the program depends on the efforts that you have put into
    it.

    TUITION FREE Toastmasters International Leadership & Communication (with
    Hands on Public Speaking) Program: (Basic materials fee only)
    You are cordially invited to attend the New World Bilingual Institute
    (NWBI) Fairfax Campus.( Free Parking at: lot H ) You are welcome to
    forward to your friends. Thanks.

    Open House with Q&A : Sunday, September 12 at 4:00 PM at Thompson Hall,
    George Mason University,
    The leadership Program provides the OPPORTUNITIES TO IMPROVE YOUR
    PUBLIC SPEAKING AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS
    Each program consists 8 sessions, 18 hours (Sundays 3:30-5:45 PM):
    Youth Leadership class (ages 10-17) - basic and advanced.
    Adult Leadership class (ages 18 and up).
    (TUITION FREE, Basic Materials Cost $ 46 per adult , $30 student for 8
    weeks training)

    Starting Date/ Time: Sunday, September 19, 3:30 PM
    Sept. 19, Oct 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 14, 21, Dec. 5 (Formal Graduation)

    Place: Thompson Hall, George Mason University, Fairfax Campus, Free
    Parking at: lot H

    NWBI Sunday English Program designs for all levels
    (Detail Course Description in both Chinese and English -- Please see our
    Websites:
    http://www.bbschinese.com/bbs/forum...p?s=&forumid=57
    Websites: http:// nwbi.netfirms.com http:// chinesedc.com/nwbi

    New World Bilingual Institute
    Seven Seas Toastmasters Club

    Contact:
    Mrs. Terry Wang, DTM, President, NWBI
    Founding Member and Committee Chair
    George Mason University Diversity Advisory Board
    nwbi1@verizon.net
    703-978-7905

    Instructors:
    Certificated Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), Advanced Toastmaster (ATM),
    Competent Toastmaster (CTM), and Speech Contest Winners.

    Program Highlights:

    Mastering Effectively Leadership and Communicating Skills
    Parliamentary Procedure, Conducting meetings skills
    Interviewing Skills for Jobs/ Schools/Scholarships
    English Writing Skills,
    Speech Preparation, Organization, and Presentation Skills
    Public Speaking and Impromptu Speaking Skills
    Motivating people
    Solving problems
    Communicating Effectively through Active Listening skills
    Persuade people with Ideas or Products
    International Etiquette, Platform Manners
    Voice and Vocabulary, Vocal Variety , Work with Words
    Show Case all skills above at a 1``Formal Graduation Ceremony

    Participants will learn all skills above plus and present the total of 7
    speeches on stage in front of the class (one per week)
    Leadership Speech Assignment

    1. Ice Breaker Speech (3 min.)-- To begin speaking before an audience:
    introduce yourself with a self-portrait speech

    2. Speak with sincerity (3 min.) --- To present a speech from your heart
    with sincerity

    3. Informative Speech (3 min.)-- To research the facts needed to support
    your speech, to organize your information into a well lineup speech

    4. Motivational Speech (3 min.)-- To present a speech that motivates the
    audience to accept your viewpoint.

    5. Show What You Mean (Idea Sharing), or Entertaining Speech (3 min.) -Use
    gestures to show what you mean in your Idea Sharing, or Entertaining your
    audience

    6. Persuasive with Power (with Vocal Variety) Speech (3 min.)-- To use the
    right word to translate your thoughts feelings and vocal variety into a
    persuasive speech

    7. Inspirational Speech (Show all your skills) -- To showcase all the
    skills with an Inspirational Speech at the Graduation Ceremony

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    5) Book Exchange

    I work for a non-profit organization as a webmaster. I am also a student
    at George Mason University. The reason I am emailing to inform you and
    your club about a project that will help the students of GMU to exchange
    their books with other fellow students without any mediator.

    The book exchange will be done at a web portal that we have developed at
    our organization for the benefit of GMU students.

    Yet the book exchange portal is completely free of charge. It is easy and
    user-friendly. There is a tutorial to it where students can learn how to
    buy or sell book.

    The URL to the web site is: http://book.concerted.org/

    Given this, we are asking you and your organization, Republic of China
    Student Association, to support this event. All we need is publicity
    through flyers and word of mouth. I think if every club works together
    like a team to make this event possible, it will be a great benefit to the
    students at our university. Furthermore, that would be a major event and
    accomplishment for our school as well as the student organizations. If you
    decide to support us please feel free to download a sample flyer from the
    following URL (Please make changes if necessary):

    http://book.concerted.org/flyer.ppt

    If you have any questions, please let me know by emailing me at
    ceyda@concerted.org.

    Yours Truly,

    Ceyda Jacky

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  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    Date: Sat, 04 Sep 2004 01:49:34 -0400
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

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    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
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    1) Marvelous Welcome Party -New Student (ID) is FREE Sat. Sept. 4, 7-12
    PM, GMU JC
    2) You are cordially invited - Welcome new students dinner party (Mann
    Wen Candice Ko <candiceko77@yahoo.com>)
    3) Book Exchange (Ceyda Jacky <ceyda@concerted.org>)
    4) Student Org News, 9/2/04
    5) Earn $50 for a One Time Chinese Language Test (Elizabeth Titrington
    <etitrington@kadix.com>)
    6) The Beijing International Cultural Tourism Festival (BICTF) 2004
    7) Encore! Once more for everyone!--JHU 2nd HSK Workshop-Sept.5, 2-5 PM
    at GMU, Faifax

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

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    1) Marvelous Welcome Party -New Student (ID) is FREE Sat. Sept. 4, 7-12
    PM, GMU JC

    Marvelous Welcome Party -New Student (ID) is FREE
    Sat. Sept. 4, 7-12 PM at GMU Johnson Center Dewberry Hall
    --------------------------------------------------------------------

    (Beautiful Hard wood floor Ballroom, it holds 1000 people).
    Free Parking: at Nearest Parking Lot B.

    Great Variety food and door prizes are provided, plus Lucky Prize
    Drawings.
    Proceeds are for the GMU/NWBI students Scholarship
    HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    Schedule: 7-8 PM-- Free Dance Lessons (Couple / Group Dance) ¡VMs. Shu
    Ying li Dance Exhibitions : Flamingto Dance--Julie Liao
    Contact: NWBI (703-978-7905)

    Ticket: General admission: $ 10.00; Student with a valid ID $ 6:00
    (Free Parking: at Parking Lot B, GMU Fairfax Campus)
    Contact: NWBI (703-978-7905)

    Directions to Johnson Center, GMU:
    South 495 Exit at 54 A; onto Braddock Rd. West, about 5 mi., RT on
    Roanoke Ln., enter GMU. RT on Patriot circle,
    At 3rd left enter Parking lot B. Park, walk through the pass way, enter
    Johnson Center Ground floor Dewberry Hall

    ========================================================================
    2) You are cordially invited - Welcome new students dinner party (Mann
    Wen Candice Ko <candiceko77@yahoo.com>)

    Greetings to all students and young professionals,
    It is that time of the year again that the new semester begins and the
    new students start their new journey.
    In order for us to get acquainted with new students, and for you to
    expend your network, We would like to host a WELCOME party
    for the new students.
    Event: Welcome new students dinner party (see menu in the attachment )
    Date: 09/18/2004, Saturday
    Time: 5:30 PM
    Location: Chesterbrook Taiwanese Presbyterian Church
    2036 Westmoreland St.
    Falls Church, VA 22043
    Admission Fee: Free for new students. Three dollars for old students and
    young professionals
    RSVP: 09/12/2004
    Sponsor: Chesterbrook Taiwanese Presbyterian Church
    We look forward to seeing all of you!!!
    Best wishes to you and May God Bless you
    Mannwen Candice Ko
    703-709-7530 (H)
    703-974-1214 (W)

    ========================================================================
    3) Book Exchange

    I work for a non-profit organization as a webmaster. I am also a student

    at George Mason University. The reason I am emailing to inform you and
    your club about a project that will help the students of GMU to exchange

    their books with other fellow students without any mediator.

    The book exchange will be done at a web portal that we have developed at

    our organization for the benefit of GMU students.

    Yet the book exchange portal is completely free of charge. It is easy
    and
    user-friendly. There is a tutorial to it where students can learn how to

    buy or sell book.

    The URL to the web site is: http://book.concerted.org/

    Given this, we are asking you and your organization, Republic of China
    Student Association, to support this event. All we need is publicity
    through flyers and word of mouth. I think if every club works together
    like a team to make this event possible, it will be a great benefit to
    the students at our university. Furthermore, that would be a major event and
    accomplishment for our school as well as the student organizations. If
    you decide to support us please feel free to download a sample flyer from
    the following URL (Please make changes if necessary):

    http://book.concerted.org/flyer.ppt

    If you have any questions, please let me know by emailing me at
    ceyda@concerted.org.

    Yours Truly,

    Ceyda Jacky

    ========================================================================
    4) Student Org News, 9/2/04

    1. Dance Institute of Washington Info
    2. Fall for Fairfax
    3. UNIV 300 Student Leader Course
    4. Important Dates to Know
    5. DebateWatch

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    1. The Dance Institute of Washington

    128 Street Suite 300,
    NW Washington, DC 20001

    (202) 371-9656

    www.danceinstitute.org

    Are you interested in the arts? Are you interested in learning the
    inner-workings of an arts organization? Would you like to see a
    performance by a professional dance company in DC?

    The Dance Institute of Washington is seeking highly motivated,
    versatile, and creative individuals to join the production team for
    Washington Reflections Dance Company shows. Volunteers must have an
    appreciation for the arts and a desire to market the
    newest modern dance company in DC to the University community and the
    general public. This opportunity is perfect for people
    who are interested in gaining behind the scenes experience in all
    aspects of a grassroots production.

    Contact Tasha Daniels (vista2@danceinstitute.org) or Lauren Feldman
    (vista1@danceinstitute.org) to join the production team.

    --------

    2. Fall for Fairfax

    Volunteers and community groups interested in performing are needed for
    the 12th annual Fall for Fairfax, a free-admission event of seasonal
    family activities -
    scarecrow-making, pumpkin painting, hayrides and more - held at the
    Fairfax County Government Center on Saturday October 2nd. To sign up or
    for more
    information, please contact Sean Forman at sean@celebratefairfax.com or
    703-324-5392 or visit www.fallforfairfax.com.



    Sean Forman
    Event Manager
    Celebrate Fairfax, Inc.
    12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 247
    Fairfax, VA 22035
    T: (703) 324-5303
    F: (703) 222-9784
    www.CelebrateFairfax.com & www.FallForFairfax.com

    Save the Dates:
    Fall for Fairfax...October 2, 2004
    Celebrate Fairfax!...June 10-12, 2005

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    3. University 300 Student Leader Course

    Hi Everyone - please forward this on to any student leaders that you
    work with. This semester Lynn Leavitt and I will once again be teaching

    a one-credit section of University 300 specifically designed for
    undergraduate students who currently hold positions of leadership on
    Mason's campus. We had great success our first two semesters of
    teaching the class and received very positive feedback from our
    students.

    - The objectives of the course are to identify attributes of effective
    leaders, discuss individual leadership strengths and challenges, develop

    skills that help students become more effective leaders, and encourage
    communication between and mutual support among student leaders at Mason.

    - Students are expected to participate in each class, complete several
    "light" homework assignments, complete a written reflection on what they

    learned over the semester, and participate in a final group project.

    - Depending on the interests and needs of the student leaders enrolled
    in the course, weekly topics may include discussions of current campus
    issues, leadership skill-building sessions, articles that address
    different leadership styles and models, and guest speakers who serve in
    administrative and faculty roles on campus.

    The course will be held on Mondays from 4:30 - 6:20 pm in Robinson
    A206. The course registration number is 75956. Please have students
    let Lynn or I know if they are interested in taking the class
    (treeves@gmu.edu, lleavitt@gmu.edu). Thanks! :)

    ~Tracey
    --------

    4. Important Dates to Know

    First day of classes: August 30
    Last day to submit Domicile Reclassification Application: August 30
    Last day to drop with no tuition liability: September 14
    Last day to add classes: September 14
    Last day to drop with no academic liability: October 1

    Columbus Day Recess schedule adjustment.
    Monday classes and labs meet on Tuesday October 12; Tuesday classes do
    not meet.

    Mid-term grading period ? grades available via Patriot Web
    https://patriotweb.gmu.edu : September 27 ? October 22

    Final midterm due date: October 22
    Last Day of Classes: December 11
    Submission of grades on Web: December 13
    Students need to go to the schedule of classes at
    http://registrar.gmu.edu/calendars.html for the complete academic
    calendar and exam schedules.

    For a calendar of religious holidays please go to:
    http://www.gmu.edu/departments/unilife/programs/religious-cal.html

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    5. DebateWatch

    Also want you to know that I have signed up George Mason University as a

    host for a DebateWatch program on campus (New Century College is happy
    to be
    the lead sponsor for this activity). The process is that rooms will be
    available for students, faculty and community members to meet together
    to
    watch the debates, then we will turn off the televisions and engage in
    debate/discussion about the issues that were presented. I've done this
    during a few presidential campaigns and it is a wonderful way to educate

    people about the issues without the inherent spin control that happens
    when
    the media comments after the events. Students from my presidential
    campaign
    class will be helping to facilitate these discussions.

    So, please let your students know about this. The debates are scheduled
    on
    the following dates (they will all begin at 9:00 pm ET and last for 90
    minutes):

    1) Pres debate 1- Sept 30 Site -- Univ of Miami, Coral Gables
    Candidates seated, with moderator. Focus is primarily on domestic
    policy.

    2) Vice Pres debate - Oct. 5 Site -- Case Western Reserve Univ,
    Cleveland,
    OH
    Candidates seated, with moderator.

    3) Pres debate 2 - Oct. 8 Site -- Washington Univ in St. Louis
    Town hall meeting format with undecided voters.

    4) Pres Debate 3 -- Site: Ariz State Univ, Tempe
    Candidates seated, with moderator. Focus primarily on foreign
    policy.

    If you'd like to know more about the presidential debate process, you
    can
    consult the Commission on Presidential debates website:
    www.debates.org.

    Also, if you'd like some good references on debate formats, styles,
    communication issues, etc., I'd be happy to share some with you.

    Thanks,

    Janette Muir

    --------

    This ends the Student Org news for September 2, 2004.

    --------
    Mark A. Forrest
    Assistant Director of Student Activities - Organizations
    George Mason University

    703-993-2909
    703-993-4566 (Fax)
    http://sa.gmu.edu

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    5) Earn $50 for a One Time Chinese Language Test (Elizabeth Titrington
    <etitrington@kadix.com>)

    My name is Elizabeth Titrington and I work for Kadix Systems. We are a
    consulting company that is looking for 80 native Chinese speakers to
    participate in a translation test validation project. Test participants
    will receive $50 for taking the test and can choose Simplified or
    Traditional Chinese.

    The project consists of administering a language test battery to native
    speakers to see if the test accurately assesses language translation
    ability.

    There are a total of 4 tests in the validation test battery. The first
    test consists of a multiple choice reading comprehension test. This test
    has 20 questions, and is completely in Chinese. The next two tests are
    translation tests. Both tests have four passages in Chinese that must be
    translated into English. Examinees are allowed to use a dictionary on
    the translation sections of the test battery (examinees must bring their
    own dictionary). The last test is an English essay test. The test
    battery can take up to four hours to complete, but most examinees finish
    in approximately 3 hours.

    All tests are given at our office in Arlington, VA. Examinees are paid
    by check immediately upon completion of the test battery. If you are
    interested in participating, please register at
    http://linguascore.kadix.com

    THIS IS NOT AN ONGOING POSITION. IT IS A ONE TIME EVENT.

    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

    Regards,

    Elizabeth Titrington
    --------------------------------------
    Kadix Systems, LLC
    2611 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Suite 12000
    Arlington, VA 22202
    W: 703-412-1943
    C: 703-915-7902
    F: 703-418-0643
    etitrington@kadix.com

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    6) The Beijing International Cultural Tourism Festival (BICTF) 2004

    An Invitation
    Press conference and outstanding Dress Rehearsal
    Presented by
    George Mason University Dance Company and Dance ETC Broadway Dance
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    Contact: Terry Wang
    USA Representative and Coordinator, BICTF, 2004
    President, New World Bilingual Institute
    International Representative, BICTF
    Founding member and Executive Committee,
    GMU Diversity Advisory Board
    703-978-7905
    nwbi1@verizon.net

    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    As the USA representative and coordinator of THE BEIJING INTERNATIONAL
    CULTURAL TOURISM FESTIVAL (BICTF) 2002, the New world Bilingual
    Institute (NWBI) would like to cordially invite you for a press
    conference and an outstanding open dress rehearsal by the George Mason
    University (GMU) Dance Company (Creative Dance¡X"Sunlit Song"), Dance
    Etc. School of The Arts (Broadway Dance) of Northern Virginia

    Date: Monday, September 6.
    Time: 6:00 PM
    Place: GMU Dance Department's Performing Arts Building
    (Directions to campus are on George Mason University web site
    www.gmu.edu For the Performing Arts Building park in K lot across from
    the pond. The dance studios are on the third floor across from the
    Johnson Center directly behind the Concert Hall.)

    George Mason University Dance Company will be performing "Sunlit
    Song" crated by the choreographer and faculty member Susan Shield's.
    "Sunlit Song" is a bright and relentlessly rhythmic dance, joyous and
    technically challenging. It is performed to "Orawa" by Wojciech Kilar.

    Dance Etc. School of The Arts will perform 5 difference Broadway Dances,
    Flower Drum Song, will be one of the dance.

    Mrs. Terry Wang, President of NWBI represents the BICTF. She has been
    conducted a nationwide search since last year. GMU) Dance Company and
    Dance ETC were selected the best feature performing groups to represent
    the Unite States of America to perform at the BICTF in September.

    There will be total of 44 student performers, administrators, and
    parents from Fairfax County will be led by Mrs. Wang to go to Beijing on
    September 21 -30. They are very proud of being selected and committed to
    this outstanding NWBI International Education and Culture exchange
    program.

    Since 1998, BICTF has held its Gala Festival to promote cultural
    diversity and world harmony. The City of Beijing and Beijing Tourism
    Administration extend its enthusiastic welcome to our team for the gala
    festival from September 21-25 in Beijing, China. The major invitees of
    BICTF are the folk arts performing troupes, feature dance teams, and
    marching Bands from different countries in the world. This international
    festival is to provide the opportunities for all performing groups to
    dazzle 13 million Beijing residents and hundreds of thousands television
    audience around the world as well as to strengthen the friendship among
    the people all over the globe Encore Theatrical Arts Project, Inc. was
    the selected performing group in 2002.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------


    Introduction to The New World Bilingual Institute (NWBI)

    ** Mission:
    To provide the resources and opportunities to enrich the lives of all
    ethnic groups; to help people of all ages
    to learn, understand, and appreciate the Chinese and English languages
    and cultures in order to foster
    greater harmony, and to encourage people to build self-confidence and
    achieve success.

    ** Status:
    NWBI is a 501(c)(3) non profit educational institute that was
    established in1994 in the
    Commonwealth of Virginia. NWBI is affiliated with George Mason
    University (GMU), and has
    partnership with Fairfax County Public School System.


    ** Educational Services (Chinese Language and Culture, English,
    seminars, lectures, workshops, training
    Programs) :
    Promoting Chinese and American heritage through the provision of
    programs emphasizing language, cultural awareness, community service,
    and leadership and communication. These programs are centered on the
    cultural and ethical values comprising the diverse way of life in the
    United States.

    NWBI provides a spectrum of special designed Chinese Language and
    Culture classes to the public and especially, for the families with
    adopted Children who would like to learn Chinese.
    Other educational programs include: various English, leadership and
    communication classes, seminars, lectures, workshops, training programs
    for all ethnic groups in US and overseas counties.

    ** Community outreach Services (provided throughout the year):

    NWBI provides an array of ongoing opportunities to the people of all
    ethnic groups.
    These free/volunteer community services which include: various of
    lectures on carrier, health, skills, and families; job information,
    vocational training programs, mentoring, tutoring, ESL, language,
    translation, citizenship preparation, cross-cultural workshops, culture
    events, Library services, festivities, sports
    (Friday nights, 6-10 PM, GMU-PE Building).

    ** Location and schedule:

    Place: Classes are offered at Thompson Hall, George Mason University,
    Fairfax Campus
    Date: Sunday, Saturday afternoons from 1-6 PM. Weekday evenings
    7-10 PM (optional)
    Registration Required: The 2004- 2005school year starts Sunday,
    September 12, 2004
    2nd Semester starts on Sunday, Late January, 2005.

    ========================================================================
    7) Encore! Once more for everyone!--JHU 2nd HSK Workshop-Sept.5, 2-5 PM
    at GMU,Faifax

    The Johns Hopkins University HSK Workshop was a smashing success on last
    Friday in spite of many events conflict that night.

    Dr. Xueying Wang¡¦s outstanding presentations on the procedures of HSK
    test , and JHS Newly developed Chinese language education software,
    ¡§Chinese Odyssey¡¨ which is an Excellent innovational multimedia program
    to teach Chinese. The full house applauds and comments from the
    teachers, administrators, and educators indicated that all participants
    were benefited from it tremendously. We were asked for an Encore many
    times.

    After I have spoke to Dr. Xueying, she was very graciously agreed to
    give another presentation. Therefore, we decided to conduct this
    workshop one more time. Not just for those educators who didn¡¦t make it
    last time; but also OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC¡Xeducators, parents, and
    students who would be interested to understand the HSK, or who would
    like to take the HSK test for certification and scholarship.

    Johns Hopkins University 2nd HSK Workshop has been scheduled as the
    following:
    Date/time: Sunday, September 5, 2004 at 2-5
    Place: NWBI site, Room 138, Thompson Hall, GMU
    Sponsor: Terry Wang, President, New World Bilingual Institute
    RSAP: Registration is a must for the head count for the free gifts of 2
    CD, materials, and refreshments. Please respond ASAP. 703-978-7905,
    nwbi1@verizon.net
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Please see details (English/Chinese):
    http://www.bbschinese.com/bbs/forum...p?s=&forumid=57
    Websites: http:// chinesedc.com/nwbi
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Help to ask the participants provide this basic information for workshop
    registration listed as the following:

    1) Name -- English/Chinese
    2) Gender--
    3) Chinese Teaching/ administration experiences--
    Years of Teaching/ administration --
    School ¡V
    Students¡¦ Chinese level ¡X

    4) Phone number (H); (W)--
    5) Mailing address--
    6) Email address --
    7) Occupation--
    8) Direction to GMU/NWBI Site: attached below.

    Please call Terry Wang at 703-978-7905 ASAP if you have any questions.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    Thanks for your participation!

    Terry Wang, DTM
    -----------------------------------------------------
    Terry Wang, DTM

    Johns Hopkins University HSK Testing Committee
    President, New World Bilingual Institute
    Founding Member, and Executive Council
    GMU Diversity Advisory Board
    703-978-7905
    nwbi1@verizon.net
    http:// nwbi.netfirms.com;
    Websites: http:// chinesedc.com/nwbi
    http://www.bbschinese.com/bbs/forum...p?s=&forumid=57
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Direction to GMU/NWBI Site:

    >From the North, East & West:
    66 to exit 60 to 123 (Chain Bridge Rd) South;
    drive about 2 miles. (You will pass Route 50
    & Route 236). Turn Left on University Drive.
    [If you reach Braddock Road you've gone 1 block too far].
    At the light Turn right into GMU;
    Park in Lot H ("Faculty parking") on your right. As you walk towards the
    buildings;
    Thompson Hall will be on your right front.

    >From the South, East & West::
    495 North, Exit 54A to Braddock Road West; drive about 5 miles.
    Turn Right on 123; drive one block, Turn Right on University Drive.
    At the light Turn right into GMU; Park in Lot H ("Faculty parking")
    on your right. As you walk towards the buildings;
    Thompson Hall will be on your right front.

    ========================================================================

    ¡@
  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 00:41:41 -0400
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    ************************************************************************
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    2) High quality Inn near Orlando - 65% off for Taiwanese($25)
    3) Book Exchange (Ceyda Jacky <ceyda@concerted.org>)
    4) You are cordially invited starting 08/27/2004 (Mann Wen Candice Ko
    <candiceko77@yahoo.com>)
    5) Moving Sales

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    Please update your contact info by sending e-mail to Wei-Hong Hong
    <whong2@gmu.edu>

    Also, if you like to send any information onto ROCSA's mailing list
    please e-mail them to either Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu> or Po-Jeng
    Wang <pwan1@gmu.edu>. They are the moderators of the list server.

    Please find the previous ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER at
    EITHER http://www.gmu.edu/org/chinese/news.htm
    OR click "News" button at far left top of
    http://www.gmu.edu/org/chinese/frame.htm

    Thanks

    ========================================================================
    2) High quality Inn near Orlando - 65% off for Taiwanese($25)

    This is not an AD. It's a good news for Taiwanese. The
    Owner John Lin--from Taiwan to U.S.A. 30 years
    ago--loves Taiwan so much that he decides to give
    people from Taiwan deep discount to stay in his Best
    Value Inn. The following paragraph is a copy of e-mail
    from University of Florida Taiwanese Student
    Association to its members.
    Title:
    High quality Inn near Orlando - 65% off for Taiwanese
    Content:
    High quality Inn run by Taiwanese. 65% off for Taiwanese.
    Two beds (4 people) only $25 (original price is $78).
    !!! Near Orlando ?about 20 minutes to Disney, 10
    minutes to Universal Studio.
    First oriental supermarket and New China Super Buffet
    (best Chinese restaurant in Orlando area) are only
    around 10 minutes away on the south side of route 50.
    Please spread the words!!!
    President: John Lin
    Home #: 407-654-2567 (Speak Chinese, Taiwanese)
    Reservation: 800-947-7478(Mention from Taiwan. Rate is
    $25 per night per room )
    Business #: 407 654-1188
    Fax: 407- 654-1228
    Web site: bestvalueinnorlandowest.com
    Email: bvinn@worldnet.att.net
    Address:
    13603 W. Colonial Dr.
    Winter Garden, FL 34787

    ========================================================================
    3) Book Exchange

    I work for a non-profit organization as a webmaster. I am also a student
    at George Mason University. The reason I am emailing to inform you and
    your club about a project that will help the students of GMU to exchange
    their books with other fellow students without any mediator.

    The book exchange will be done at a web portal that we have developed at
    our organization for the benefit of GMU students.

    Yet the book exchange portal is completely free of charge. It is easy and
    user-friendly. There is a tutorial to it where students can learn how to
    buy or sell book.

    The URL to the web site is: http://book.concerted.org/

    Given this, we are asking you and your organization, Republic of China
    Student Association, to support this event. All we need is publicity
    through flyers and word of mouth. I think if every club works together
    like a team to make this event possible, it will be a great benefit to the
    students at our university. Furthermore, that would be a major event and
    accomplishment for our school as well as the student organizations. If you
    decide to support us please feel free to download a sample flyer from the
    following URL (Please make changes if necessary):

    http://book.concerted.org/flyer.ppt

    If you have any questions, please let me know by emailing me at
    ceyda@concerted.org.

    Yours Truly,

    Ceyda Jacky

    ========================================================================
    4) You are cordially invited starting 08/27/2004 (Mann Wen Candice Ko
    <candiceko77@yahoo.com>)

    Dear Students and young professionals,

    We are so very excited and thankful to announce this good news:
    Starting 08/27/2004. A fellowship group designed just for young people will be waiting for you every
    Friday night. YES!!! A fellowship group sponsored by your home town folks and by the people who
    were once foreign students just like you is coming up soon.

    Please see the attachment for the introduction of this group, and the program for the upcoming
    meeting. Please visit our web site at www.chesterbrooktpc.org/Taiwanese First click on
    "Fellowship group", then click on "prosperity" fellowship group to see the introduction. Follow
    the instructions to see the program details.

    We sincerely pray that you will be richly blessed through this fellowship group.
    Again, you are cordially invited to join us in the journey of pursuing a life of abundance, in a
    relaxing, friendly, and fun environment.

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Mannwen Candice Ko 703-709-7530
    Sheree Tsai 703-620-9449

    PS: Please forward this invitation to anyone who you think would be interested.

    ========================================================================
    5) Moving Sales

    Contact: Dan or Maggie
    E-mail: birdhead725@hotmail.com or 703-893-6331 or leave a message !!

    1999 Honda Civic EX Coupe 2D
    $8,600 or Best Offer
    Mileage: 44,000
    Condition: Good
    Engine: 4-Cyl. 1.6L VTEC
    Transmission: Automatic
    Drive: Front Wheel Drive
    Equipment:
    Air Conditioning, Power Steering, AM/FM Stereo, Cruise Control, Single Compact Disc,
    Power Door Locks, Power Windows, Premium Sound, Flip-Up Roof, Tilt Wheel,
    Dual Front Air Bags

    Full Size Fulton & Frame + Comforter with Comforter Cover + Bedding Set
    (2 Standard Pillowcases, Flat Sheet, Fitted Sheet, Bed Skirt ) + 2 Pillows $80
    Foldable Fulton Chair $7
    6-Shelf Organizer $5
    Laundry Basket and Clip & Dry $5
    Iron $15
    Toshiba 19¡¨ TV $80
    Samsung 19¡¨ TV $70
    Portable Stereo & CD Player $35
    Canon Color Printer / Cable Included $15
    Desk Lamp $15
    Coffee Maker (12 Servings) $10
    Toaster $5
    Square Table $10
    Plates (Several at least 4) $20

    **Price is negotiable ¡V The more you buy the more you save!!
    ========================================================================

    ¡@
  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 00:04:21 -0400
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    ************************************************************************
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    2) High quality Inn near Orlando - 65% off for Taiwanese($25)
    3) Outdoor event BBQ (Erica <ytsai@gmu.edu>, Johnson Huang
    <cityhunterjh@hotmail.com)
    4) Book Exchange (Ceyda Jacky <ceyda@concerted.org>)

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    Please update your contact info by sending e-mail to Wei-Hong Hong
    <whong2@gmu.edu>

    Also, if you like to send any information onto ROCSA's mailing list
    please e-mail them to either Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu> or Po-Jeng
    Wang <pwan1@gmu.edu>. They are the moderators of the list server.

    Please find the previous ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER at
    EITHER http://www.gmu.edu/org/chinese/news.htm
    OR click "News" button at far left top of
    http://www.gmu.edu/org/chinese/frame.htm

    Thanks

    ========================================================================
    2) High quality Inn near Orlando - 65% off for Taiwanese($25)

    This is not an AD. It's a good news for Taiwanese. The
    Owner John Lin--from Taiwan to U.S.A. 30 years
    ago--loves Taiwan so much that he decides to give
    people from Taiwan deep discount to stay in his Best
    Value Inn. The following paragraph is a copy of e-mail
    from University of Florida Taiwanese Student
    Association to its members.
    Title:
    High quality Inn near Orlando - 65% off for Taiwanese
    Content:
    High quality Inn run by Taiwanese. 65% off for Taiwanese.
    Two beds (4 people) only $25 (original price is $78).
    !!! Near Orlando ?about 20 minutes to Disney, 10
    minutes to Universal Studio.
    First oriental supermarket and New China Super Buffet
    (best Chinese restaurant in Orlando area) are only
    around 10 minutes away on the south side of route 50.
    Please spread the words!!!
    President: John Lin
    Home #: 407-654-2567 (Speak Chinese, Taiwanese)
    Reservation: 800-947-7478(Mention from Taiwan. Rate is
    $25 per night per room )
    Business #: 407 654-1188
    Fax: 407- 654-1228
    Web site: bestvalueinnorlandowest.com
    Email: bvinn@worldnet.att.net
    Address:
    13603 W. Colonial Dr.
    Winter Garden, FL 34787

    ========================================================================
    3) Outdoor event BBQ

    This event is held by Erica (Yi-Chia) Tsai's friend Mr. Johnson Huang who
    also likes to invite Erica's clubmates from ROCSA. Please e-mail Erica
    at ytsai@gmu.edu if you want to go. For detail information, please check
    with Johnson at cityhunterjh@hotmail.com (703-599-9350/703-812-0594), who
    is the event coordinator at GMU.

    --Here is the brief info:
    It's getting closer! Only 2 weeks away from our outdoor BBQ event. This
    time we are going to have a survivor-type competition game before the BBQ
    starts. Want to find out what it means? Come to the event then! ^_^ But
    please reply to Erica <ytsai@gmu.edu> (by Sunday, 8/1/2004) as soon as
    possible so that we'll know how much food we should prepare. We will
    still be glad to see you there without prior reply, but we can't
    guarantee that we have enough food for you. Therefore, please reply to
    Erica <ytsai@gmu.edu> (by Sunday, 8/1/2004) in advance.
    Thank you very much! Hope to see you all there!

    What: Outdoor event BBQ
    Where: Picnic BBQ area at Great Falls Park, Great Fall, VA
    When: 10:00 Am, Saturday, August 7th, 2004
    Who: all of you and your friends.
    Admission: FREE (Can't believe if you still don't want to come)
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ========================================================================
    4) Book Exchange

    I work for a non-profit organization as a webmaster. I am also a student
    at George Mason University. The reason I am emailing to inform you and
    your club about a project that will help the students of GMU to exchange
    their books with other fellow students without any mediator.

    The book exchange will be done at a web portal that we have developed at
    our organization for the benefit of GMU students.

    Yet the book exchange portal is completely free of charge. It is easy and
    user-friendly. There is a tutorial to it where students can learn how to
    buy or sell book.

    The URL to the web site is: http://book.concerted.org/

    Given this, we are asking you and your organization, Republic of China
    Student Association, to support this event. All we need is publicity
    through flyers and word of mouth. I think if every club works together
    like a team to make this event possible, it will be a great benefit to the
    students at our university. Furthermore, that would be a major event and
    accomplishment for our school as well as the student organizations. If you
    decide to support us please feel free to download a sample flyer from the
    following URL (Please make changes if necessary):

    http://book.concerted.org/flyer.ppt

    If you have any questions, please let me know by emailing me at
    ceyda@concerted.org.

    Yours Truly,

    Ceyda Jacky

    ========================================================================

    ¡@
  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    Date: Wed, 07 Jul 2004 14:33:34 -0400
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    ************************************************************************
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    2) Excellent LIFETIME BENEFITS learning fun experiences-grade 2-8- NWBI
    Youth Leadership Camp (7/26 to 8/ 6 Daily).
    3) Room Wanted (Eva Chen <evawchen@yahoo.com>)
    4) Room Wanted (TK Tsai <tungkao@yahoo.com>)
    5) Room Wanted (Krishna Maddileti <kmaddilet@gnx.com>)

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    Please update your contact info by sending e-mail to Wei-Hong Hong
    <whong2@gmu.edu>

    Also, if you like to send any information onto ROCSA's mailing list
    please e-mail them to either Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu> or Po-Jeng
    Wang <pwan1@gmu.edu>. They are the moderators of the list server.

    Please find the previous ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER at
    EITHER http://www.gmu.edu/org/chinese/news.htm
    OR click "News" button at far left top of
    http://www.gmu.edu/org/chinese/frame.htm

    Thanks

    ========================================================================
    2) Excellent LIFETIME BENEFITS learning fun experiences-grade 2-8- NWBI
    Youth Leadership Camp (7/26 to 8/ 6 Daily).

    New World Bilingual Institute (NWBI) First Class International Youth
    Leadership Summer Camp

    Located at GMU-PE Building is ready to go on time (8 AM -5:50 PM)

    Professional Mastering Academic Leadership Skills /Communication-Public
    Speaking , International Etiquette/Table Manners, and Creative English
    Writing. As well as lots of Special Events/Visitors Sports Hands- on
    Leadership Problem Solving Games (Daily Varieties) and Fun Activities.
    Teacher/Student^s ratio: 1 to 8 or 1-15 (It all depend the enrollment)

    Details, Please view:
    http://www.bbschinese.com/bbs/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=57
    www.chinesedc.com/nwbi); nwbi@netfirms.com

    Please call 703-978-7905 for direct communications and registration.

    Through the activities and programs arranged for this camp, participants
    will be able to learn the differences between eastern and western
    cultures, and realize beauty of their heritage.

    Cultural Program-- Participants will the taught various folk story,
    traditional folk arts, Western, Chinese Painting, Chinese calligraphy,
    traditional toys making, sand bags, sand arts, clay /dough arts, paper
    sculpture, kite making, spinning tops, Chinese knotting, Chinese paper
    folding (origami), and science projects, etc.

    Clubs- Special interest focused --Chess, Checker, WeiQi, Dance, Chinese
    Calligraphy, Arts/ Crafts and home works.
    Indoor GYM --sports, games, contests, etc.
    Graduation/ Awards /Parties^Friday, August 6 at 5:30 PM

    ========================================================================
    3) Room Wanted (Eva Chen <evawchen@yahoo.com>)

    A female friend of mine is coming from Taiwan to GMU for its ESL program,
    and she is looking for a place to stay from mid Aug. to late Dec., 2004.
    I am helping her to find a place for these four months.

    She is very mature and responsible. She prefers a place that she can
    walk/bike/bus to the campus, since she will not drive. She also likes a
    room with private bath.

    Anyone who has a room available, please contact me and give me the address
    and telephone number.

    Thank you very much!

    Eva Chen <evawchen@yahoo.com>

    ========================================================================
    4) Room Wanted (TK Tsai <tungkao@yahoo.com>)

    Mr. Tsai, Tung-Kao's friend is looking for a room to rent around Gaitherburg/
    Germantown area. If you know anyone who live around the area and have a room to
    rent or looking for a roommate, please contact Tung-Kao at tungkao@yahoo.com.

    Thanks.

    ========================================================================
    5) Room Wanted (Krishna Maddileti <kmaddilet@gnx.com>)

    Krishna is looking for a bedroom in a townhouse or else, where is closer
    to GMU or Fairfax area. Thanks.

    ========================================================================

    ¡@
  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER (revision from previous one)
    Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2004 19:28:51 -0400
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER (revision from previous one)
    ************************************************************************
    3) Look for Chinese student for babysitting (Wendy Jia
    <wendyjia1@yahoo.com>)

    ===============
    Added Revision:
    ===============
    The duration should be from July 12 to July 21 with a high chance of
    extending into another week.
    ==============
    Original Post:
    ==============
    I am looking for a Chinese-speaking babysitter from July 12 to July 2 for
    my 2 daughters (4.5 yrs old and 2.5 yrs old) . Preferred candidate is
    between 15 yrs - 40 yrs, female, and Chinese speaking. Working hours
    from 8am to 5/6pm with flexibility. We live in a single family subdivision
    at Fairfax County Parkway and West Ox road. If interested, please call
    703-324-1170 (day time), 703-707-8428 (evening time no later than 9pm), or
    reply to email: wendyjia1@yahoo.com.

    ========================================================================

    ¡@
  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2004 18:18:45 -0400
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    ************************************************************************
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    2) 4th JULY DINNER BUFFET, ROOFTOP VIEW FIREWORKS & DANCE PARTY in DC, The
    "FIREPLACE MANSION"
    3) Look for chinese student for babysitting (Wendy Jia
    <wendyjia1@yahoo.com>)
    4) upcoming TIPS movie/concert/ALPHA schedule
    5) Room Wanted (Eva Chen <evawchen@yahoo.com>)

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    Please update your contact info by sending e-mail to Wei-Hong Hong
    <whong2@gmu.edu>

    Also, if you like to send any information onto ROCSA's mailing list
    please e-mail them to either Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu> or Po-Jeng
    Wang <pwan1@gmu.edu>. They are the moderators of the list server.

    Please find the previous ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER at
    EITHER http://www.gmu.edu/org/chinese/news.htm
    OR click "News" button at far left top of
    http://www.gmu.edu/org/chinese/frame.htm

    Thanks

    ========================================================================
    2) 4th JULY DINNER BUFFET, ROOFTOP VIEW FIREWORKS & DANCE PARTY in DC, The
    "FIREPLACE MANSION" (Terry Wang <nwbi1@verizon.net>)

    New World Bilingual Institute group was Invited to join, only $ 10 per
    person
    ------------You are cordially invited -------------
    An East-West theme while honoring the homeland

    GREAT INTERNATIONAL DJ, DANCE CONTEST.PRIZES & MORE!

    'DCIC' Special guests include 'The Arab Professional Association',
    'Euronet International' & 'The World Bank'.

    Date/ Time: Sunday, July 4th, 7pm til late.
    PARKING ok and safe. Call for escort.

    Place: 2301 First Street, NW, DC 20001. The "FIREPLACE MANSION"
    HAS A SCENIC ROOFTOP GARDEN VIEW OF THE FIREWORKS.
    Numerous fireplaces, cozy rooms and balconies for private conversation.

    COST: $20 with RSVP OR $25 at the door.
    You Must RSVP (east_west_connection@hotmail; OR TEL 202-986-8837)
    and mention that you are with The New World Bilingual Institute
    Ms. Terry Wang's group in order to pay only $ 10.

    DRESS: Dressy Casual
    Limit 250 (first RSVP, first on).
    'MORE INFO' or go to WWW.DCINTERNATIONAL.ORG
    http://www.evite.com/pages/gt/events/view.jsp?event=FZLPELIQKGVIRHBUBTGZ

    ========================================================================
    3) Look for chinese student for babysitting (wendy jia
    <wendyjia1@yahoo.com>)

    I am looking for a chinese-speaking babysitter from July 12 to July 2 for
    my 2 daughers (4.5 yrs old and 2.5 yrs old) . Preferred candidate is
    between 15 yrs - 40 yrs, female, and chinese speaking. Working hours
    from 8am to 5/6pm with flexibility. We live in a single family subdivision
    at Fairfax County Parkway and West Ox road. If interested, please call
    703-324-1170 (day time), 703-707-8428 (evening time no later than 9pm), or
    reply to email: wendyjia1@yahoo.com.

    ========================================================================
    4) upcoming TIPS movie/concert/ALPHA schedule

    Movies: July 7th The Gods Must Be Crazy
    July 14th Bend it Like Beckham
    July 21st The Hiding Place

    ALPHA lecture series:
    July 8th Why and How to Read the Bible
    July 15th Why and How to Pray
    July 22nd How Can I Resist Evil?

    FREE Concerts:
    July 8th Jambalay Caribbean Music at Nottaway Park in
    Vienna (7:30 PM)
    July 15th Children's Concert with the Fairfax City Band
    in the
    Armstrong/Chain Bridge (Fairfax City Hall) Veteran's
    Memorial Amphitheatre (7:30 PM)
    July 22nd Blaskapelle Alte Kameraden German (oompa)
    Band Fairfax
    Veteran's Amphitheatre (8 PM)

    See what your schedule allows and enjoy what you can attend.

    David Case
    TIPS director
    Truro International Programs and Services
    Fairfax VA
    703.273.1300e530
    www.trurochurch.org

    ========================================================================
    5) Room Wanted (Eva Chen <evawchen@yahoo.com>)

    A female friend of mine is coming from Taiwan to GMU for its ESL program,
    and she is looking for a place to stay from mid Aug. to late Dec., 2004.
    I am helping her to find a place for these four months.

    She is very mature and responsible. She prefers a place that she can
    walk/bike/bus to the campus, since she will not drive. She also likes a
    room with private bath.

    Anyone who has a room available, please contact me and give me the address
    and telephone number.

    Thank you very much!

    Eva Chen <evawchen@yahoo.com>

    ========================================================================

    ¡@
  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 12:18:02 -0400
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    ************************************************************************
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    2) An Invitation to a Holiday Lunch picnic at Burke Lake Park
    Marina.-5/3 (by nwbi1@verizon.net)
    3) Voice is Power!--Northern VA residents-- Please check your benefits
    (by nwbi1@verizon.net)

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    Please update your contact info by sending e-mail to Wei-Hong Hong
    <whong2@gmu.edu>

    Also, if you like to send any information onto ROCSA's mailing list
    please
    e-mail them to either Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu> or Po-Jeng Wang
    <pwan1@gmu.edu>. They are the moderators of the list server.

    Please find the previous ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER at
    EITHER http://www.gmu.edu/org/chinese/news.htm
    OR click "News" button at far left top
    of http://www.gmu.edu/org/chinese/frame.htm

    Thanks

    ========================================================================
    2) An Invitation to a Holiday Lunch picnic at Burke Lake Park
    Marina.-5/30
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    Dear friends of CSSA, ROCSA

    An Invitation to a Holiday Lunch picnic at Burke Lake Park Marina. Come,
    have FUN
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    The New World Bilingual Institute (NWBI) extends you an Invitation to
    attend 2003-04 end of School Year Lunch picnic on Sunday May 30, 12:00
    noon at Fairfax County Burke Lake Park ¡V meet at Marina area. Burke Lake
    Park (Ox road (Rt.123), Fairfax Station, VA 22039) Provides Boating, Put
    -Put Golf, and 18 holes Golf Court.

    We would like to welcome you, your family, and friends to join us for
    Fun.
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    Please bring the Pot Luck Food or BBQ for sharing.
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    Refreshments, Fun Games and Door Prizes/ Raffle Drawing/are Provided
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    Web-sites: www.chinesedc.com; http://nwbi.netfirms.com;
    www.bbschinese.com/bbs/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=57

    ========================================================================
    3) Voice is Power!--Northern VA residents-- Please check your benefits ¡V

    Dear Friends:

    The VA State and Fairfax County Extension Leadership Council would like
    to help the their residents to get more benefits, especially the Asian
    Community.

    Voice is Power! Friends, please speak up for you and your family¡¦s
    concerns and benefits. There will be a town meeting in Summer!--TBA

    This survey is to ask a simply question for you to express your opinions
    out don't need to share the name, just , just the responses and tell
    from how many # of people answered. In two age group¡XAA). Seniors and
    B). Children under 18.

    A). Person over the age of 55

    Please just speak up for what kind of benefits that you would like to
    have in the following questions:

    1.¡§WThat are the greatest needs of Seniors in
    Fairfax ?¡¨ (Please check, and e-mail it back to nwbi1@verizon.net).
    Here are some suggested questions from many residents two of Senior
    centers in the areas.( Other ethnic group has spoken)

    1). Facility to conduct the classes for Seniors/ Youth.

    2). ESL classes/ US Citizenship preparation classes available in low
    cost for Seniors with Chinese-English Bilingual teachers

    3). Free doctor¡¦s check-up service/ Blood pressure taken once a month
    service.

    4). Reduced medicine rate.

    5). Picnic areas around the Senior Centers.

    6). Bilingual staff to help the limited English spoken Seniors in need.

    7). Life skills classes offered without cost.

    8). Transportation needs

    2. ¡§What one thing would make life easier for you and your Seniors in
    Fairfax?¡¨

    B) . Children under 18.

    1). Facility to conduct the classes for Youth.

    2). Enhanced ESL classes for new immigrants with Chinese-English
    Bilingual teachers

    3). Life skills classes /American cultural classes offered without cost.

    4). Free Workshops for Gang preventions, How to deal with Police's
    aggression, peer pressure

    5). Group Health/ life insurance availibe.

    6). Bilingual staff to help the limited English spoken Youth in need.

    7). Parenting classes for new immigrants

    8). Transportation needs

    2. ¡§WThat one thing would make life easier for you and your youth in
    Fairfax?¡¨

    Sincerely,

    Terry Wang, DTM
    VA State/Fairfax County Leadership Council
    President,
    New World Bilingual Institute
    New Age Chinese Television
    Committee Chair and Founding Member
    George Mason University Diversity Advisory Board
    nwbi1@verizon.net
    Phone and Fax: 703-978-7905

    ========================================================================

    ¡@
  • Date: Fri, 14 May 2004 06:18:49 -0400
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu
    Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    ************************************************************************
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    2) Part-time job 4-8 hours a week, ( full time potentials )-work from
    home or office (by Alice Hong Guo <alice@albeninc.biz>)
    3) NWBI International Youth Leadership Summer Camp (June 21-July 2
    Daily) Mastering skills (by Mrs. Terry Wang <nwbi1@verizon.net>)
    4) Link for previous ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    Please update your contact info by sending e-mail to Wei-Hong Hong
    <whong2@gmu.edu>

    Also, if you like to send any information onto ROCSA's mailing list
    please
    e-mail them to either Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu> or Po-Jeng Wang
    <pwan1@gmu.edu>. They are the moderators of the list server.

    Thanks

    ========================================================================
    2) Part-time job 4-8 hours a week, ( full time potentials )-work from
    home or office (by Alice Hong Guo <alice@albeninc.biz>)

    Forwarded information:

    The type of people we are looking for and the other is an overview of a
    workshop we can do for the Chinese community.
    To qualify for our high income potential positions in our business, we
    are looking for people with the following qualifications:

    - people skills and team-spirit
    - service-minded
    - coachable
    - part-time 4-8 hours a week, (with full time potentials later)
    - flexible hours and work from home or office
    financial background not required, but must be coachable
    --
    Alice Hong Guo, CPA
    Division Leader
    Primerica Financial Services, A Division of Citigroup

    A plan + a coach = financial freedom
    Which part of the your equation is missing?

    alice@albeninc.biz
    (f) 703.726.0346

    ========================================================================
    3) NWBI International Youth Leadership Summer Camp (June 21-July 2
    Daily) Mastering skills (by Mrs. Terry Wang <nwbi1@verizon.net>)

    Dear Parents and Friends:

    Thanks so much for your calls, e-mails. Your enthusiastic encouragement
    is a wonderful act that urged us to design this wonderful 2 weeks
    International Youth Leadership Summer Camp for your Children.

    Please review the detail information below and feel free to give us a
    call if you have any questions. It would be appreciated if you could
    share and Forward to your friends to benefit all.

    See you at the Leadership Camp.

    Mrs. Wang
    -------------------
    Mrs. Terry Wang
    President,
    New World Bilingual Institute (NWBI)
    Producer and CEO, New Age Chinese Television
    Committee Chair and Founding Member
    George Mason University Diversity Advisory Board
    nwbi1@verizon.net
    Phone/Fax: 703-978-7905
    ------------------------------------------------------------

    NWBI International Youth Leadership Summer Camp (June 21-July 2
    Daily) Focus on: Mastering skills of the International Leadership and
    communication Skills/ Activities / Public Speaking /Creative English
    Writing / Advanced Vocabulary Plus the Fun Activities/Games

    ** Honored with Certificate at the graduation.
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Dates: (Monday-Friday). starts on Monday, June 21, 2004. Ended on
    Friday, July 2.
    It will be a one Bi-weekly registration program.
    -------------------------------
    Times: Starts at 8:30 AM (door will open at 8 AM or earlier, it depends
    the need of the parents)
    Closes at 5:30 PM (extended hour to 6:30 PM, prearrangement is needed)

    Place: Thompson Hall, West Building, GMU Fairfax Campus
    Pre Registration (Is a MUST): 703-978-7905, 703-502-0533
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    ** Instructors All Experienced, Master in English, Certificated
    Toastmasters, Excellent in Leadership and Communicating Skills and
    Teaching.

    ** Camp Student Levels:
    Elementary level (2-5 Grade), Middle School Level (6-8 Grade)
    -------------------------------------------------
    Summer Camp Activities:

    I). Formal International Leadership and Communicating Program
    1. Formal Toastmasters International Youth Leadership Program (extended
    to 10 sessions with a formal Graduation Ceremony. It would be held on
    the last Friday evening. Parents and guests are invited to attend and
    review the achievements).

    2. Public Speaking  Daily presentation (in front of audience) 7-10
    different focused speeches Impromptu Speaking, Interview skills--
    Schools/Scholarships/ Jobs
    Speech Preparation, Organization, and Presentation
    Voice and Vocabulary, Vocal Variety , Work with Words

    3. Hands-on Leadership Activities.
    4.Take steps to be a GREAT LEADER.
    Leadership skills ,
    International Etiquette, Platform Manners
    Parliamentary Procedure, Conducting meetings skills
    Practicing Chairmanship, Nominations and Elections
    Motivational skills
    Conflict Resolutions skills
    Problems Solving skills
    Persuasive skills
    Communicating Effectively through Active Listening skills
    5.Special Events with Special Theme Presentation^?Special visitors
    Diversity events with hands-on demonstrations or fun learning
    activities.

    II). Creative English Writing Skills
    This class focuses on Writing with Style: writing for school and
    everyday life, and how to apply them in the real test. To help students
    improve their overall writing ability through a variety of strategies
    -topics, paragraph, sentence and words, learn all levels of English
    vocabulary, Improve grammar, syntax, punctuation, organization and
    reading comprehension; essay, paper writing, book report writing,
    personal letter and more.

    III). English Advanced vocabulary development program
    (Newly Established program, with the best materials, grade 2-3.
    4-5, 6-7, 8-9) This class focuses on:
    vocabulary development program is designed to increase students'
    vocabulary, improve their vocabulary skills, and prepare them for
    standardized tests and college admission tests. Special features
    include:
    Student Texts that guide and stimulate systematic vocabulary growth;
    challenging exercises to
    encourage the development of critical-thinking skills; specially
    designed sections that build vocabulary
    skills required for standardized tests; a clear five-step development
    approach to vocabulary study. Stimulates systematic vocabulary growth
    through clear, concise lessons.
    The leading 5-step lesson approach level-specific

    A. Definitions-give meanings, parts of speech, pronunciation, synonyms,
    and antonyms, and an example of usage in a complete sentence.
    B. Match the meaning-reinforces understanding and recall of unit words.
    C. Synonyms, and Antonyms -clarify meaning, build vocabulary, and
    illustrate usage.
    D. Completing the sentence-offers practice in using contest as a guild
    to correct usage and world selection.
    E. Word Associations-challenge students to apply what they've learned by
    making
    logic associations between the unit words, and their broader
    meanings

    IV). Fun Activities/Games/ International Etiquette/Table Manners
    Through the activities and programs arranged for this camp, participants
    will be able to learn the differences between eastern and western
    cultures, and realize beauty of their heritage.

    V). Cultural Program-- Participants will the taught various folk story,
    traditional folk arts, Chinese calligraphy, traditional toys making,
    sand bags, sand arts, clay /dough arts, paper sculpture, kite making,
    spinning tops, Chinese knotting, Chinese paper folding (origami), and
    science projects, etc.

    VI). Clubs- Special interest focused --Chess, Checker, WeiQi, Dance,
    Chinese Calligraphy, Arts/ Crafts and home works.

    VII). Outdoor activities --sports, games, contests, etc.

    VIII). Graduation/ Awards /Parties

    ========================================================================
    4) Link for previous ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER

    Please find the previous ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER at
    EITHER http://www.gmu.edu/org/chinese/news.htm
    OR click "News" button at far left top
    of http://www.gmu.edu/org/chinese/frame.htm

    Thanks
    ========================================================================
    ¡@
  • Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 00:59:55 -0400
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu
    Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    ************************************************************************
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    2) Math Tutor Wanted (by Liang-Chen Chang <liangchenchang@hotmail.com>)
    3) Link for previous ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    Please update your contact info by sending e-mail to Wei-Hong Hong
    <whong2@gmu.edu>

    Also, if you like to send any information onto ROCSA's mailing list please
    e-mail them to either Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu> or Po-Jeng Wang
    <pwan1@gmu.edu>. They are the moderators of the list server.

    Thanks

    ========================================================================
    2) Math Tutor Wanted (by Liang-Chen Chang <liangchenchang@hotmail.com>)

    I live 10 minutes from GMU. I am looking for a math tutor from your org.
    for my 6-year-old daughter, 15 dollars per hour, 2 hours per week. The
    tutor will use our materiel. Thanks,

    Liang-Chen Chang

    ========================================================================
    3) Link for previous ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER

    Please find the previous ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER at
    EITHER http://www.gmu.edu/org/chinese/news.htm
    OR click "News" button at far left top
    of http://www.gmu.edu/org/chinese/frame.htm

    Thanks
    ========================================================================

    ¡@
  • Date: Sun, 09 May 2004 03:41:47 -0400
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu
    Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    ************************************************************************
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    2) Sublet Wanted (by Chen-yu Chang <yu_1213@hotmail.com>)
    3) Car For Sale (by Luke <linclan@ms37.hinet.net>)
    4) Defense Industry Job Fair - Over 80 Employers - May 11 & 12
    5) 2004 Taiwanese American Heritage Week Greater Washington DC Area
    Celebration & Volunteer Wanted (by http://www.taagwc.org/TAHW/)
    6) Link for previous ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    Please update your contact info by sending e-mail to Wei-Hong Hong
    <whong2@gmu.edu>

    Also, if you like to send any information onto ROCSA's mailing list please
    e-mail them to either Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu> or Po-Jeng Wang
    <pwan1@gmu.edu>. They are the moderators of the list server.

    Thanks

    ========================================================================
    2) Sublet Wanted (by Chen-yu Chang <yu_1213@hotmail.com>)

    Dear all,

    This is Chen-yu Chang from SUNY-Binghamton. I am a sophomore in
    Binghamton. I got a summer internship in B.S.K.B.LLP. in D.C. but I am
    having trouble finding a house to stay over the summer. Therefore, I am
    here to ask for some help if any one of you have time, please. I think the
    best for me is if I can sublet for people who are leaving for the summer.

    Thank you,

    Chen-yu Chang (Austin)

    ========================================================================
    3) Car For Sale (by Luke <linclan@ms37.hinet.net>)

    2002 Honda Civic EX Couple 2D

    Engine: 4-Cyl. 1.7L VTEC
    Trans: Automatic
    Drive: Front Wheel Drive
    Mileage: 18,000
    Color: Silver
    Equipment
    Air Conditioning
    Power Steering
    Power Windows
    Power Door Locks
    Tilt Wheel
    Cruise Control
    AM/FM Stereo
    Single Compact Disc
    Dual Front Air Bags
    ABS (4-Wheel)
    Moon Roof

    Very Good Condition. No any accident.

    KBB Private Party Value: $13,385
    as for $12,750

    Please reply E-mail <linclan@ms37.hinet.net> or call: (240)461-0363 (Luke)

    ========================================================================
    4) Defense Industry Job Fair - Over 80 Employers - May 11 & 12

    If your defense/intelligence career is a top priority, then be sure to
    attend the annual TechNet Career Fair within AFCEA's tradeshow next week.
    More than 80 Federal Agencies & Defense Contractors will recruit and
    interview Engineering, IT, Telecom, Intelligence and Operations professionals.

    TECHEXPO Top Secret / TechNet Career Fair

    Tues, May 11, 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Wed, May 12, 10:00am - 3:00pm

    The New DC Convention Center

    801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC 20001

    Travel Directions only: 800-368-9000

    Free admission

    TechNet requires attendees present a government-issued photo ID (driver's
    license or passport)

    Important: US Citizenship is a requirement for admission to both TechNet
    and TECHEXPO Top Secret job fair. Please note that Security Clearance is
    NOT required for entry to this event, however, most of the positions DO
    require clearance.

    Event details, directions, job listings, and early registration via
    http://techexpousa.com/show_info.cfm?show_id=126

    Confirmed employers at the job fair May 11 & 12:
    The Boeing Company, Microsoft Corporation, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems,
    L-3 Communication Systems^East, Titan Corporation, Chenega Technology
    Services Corp, NJVC, Raytheon, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Unisys Corporation,
    Hewlett-Packard, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, IBM Corporation, Perot
    Systems Government Services/Soza, McDonald Bradley, ENSCO, Concurrent
    Technologies Corporation ^ CTC, CIA - Central Intelligence Agency, Modern
    Technology Solutions Inc/MTSI, AT&T Government Solutions, ORACLE
    Corporation, Computer Associates, Computer Sciences Corporation, Houston
    Associates Inc.,DigitalNet, Honeywell Technology Solutions, SAIC, Impact
    Innovations Group, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, ARTEL, DRS
    Signal Solutions, General Dynamics AIS, Verizon - Federal Network
    Systems, Data Computer Corporation of America, L-3 Communication
    Systems^West, Lucent Technologies Government Solutions, Morgan
    Stanley-401K Sponsor, General Dynamics C4 Systems, Booz Allen & Hamilton,
    SRA International, University of Phoenix, Northrop Grumman Electronic
    Systems, ManTech International Corp., Federal Bureau of Investigation / FBI,
    Harris Corporation, Nortel Networks ^ US Federal Government, TAC Worldwide
    Companies, The Mitre Corporation, ARINC, Abacus Technology Corp, Tech USA,
    The Computer Merchant, Ltd., ABBTECH Staffing Services, CGEY Government
    Solutions, GovWorks, SM Consulting Inc., CACI International, Kelly
    FedSecure, Terremark Worldwide, Keane Federal Systems, Scientific
    Engineering Solutions / SES, Noesis, KEI Pearson, ANSER, NW Systems,
    Montgomery County Police Dept, Applied Signal Technology, CherryRoad
    Technologies, STS International, RTGX, Omen, and more....

    ========================================================================
    5) 2004 Taiwanese American Heritage Week Greater Washington DC Area
    Celebration & Volunteer Wanted (by http://www.taagwc.org/TAHW/)

    SAT May 29, 11:00-8:00pm
    SUN May 30, 12:00-5:00pm
    Tysons Corner Center Community Stage
    (Tysons I near Rainforest Cafe)
    1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22102

    Opening Ceremony on May 29 (SAT) at 11:00AM
    Free Admission

    Special Features & Performance:
    Amis Tribe Percussion Instrument Performance
    Taiwanese Puppetry Theatre
    Taiwan Aboriginal Dance
    Live Arts and Craft Demonstration for All Ages

    Volunteer Wanted:
    If interested, please contact DeeAnn Kuo at dakaroo28@hotmail.com
    or 703-582-8760

    DC Taiwanese American Heritage Week Committee
    Taiwanese Association of America - Greater Washington Chapter (TAAGWC)
    P.O. Box 34563, West Bethesda, MD 20817
    http://www.taagwc.org/TAHW/

    ========================================================================
    6) Link for previous ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER

    Please find the previous ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER at
    EITHER http://www.gmu.edu/org/chinese/news.htm
    OR click "News" button at far left top
    of http://www.gmu.edu/org/chinese/frame.htm

    Thanks
    ========================================================================
    ¡@
  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 01:37:14 -0400
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    ************************************************************************
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    2) Community Yard Sale this Saturday April 24th 8:00 AM ^ 12:00 PM (Rain
    Date April 25th) (by Ren Li <rli7@hotmail.com>)
    3) Tutoring Help (by Mason Yu <mason_yu@hotmail.com>)

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    Please update your contact info by sending e-mail to Wei-Hong Hong
    <whong2@gmu.edu>

    Also, if you like to send any information onto ROCSA's mailing list please
    e-mail them to either Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu> or Po-Jeng Wang
    <pwan1@gmu.edu>. They are the moderators of the list server.

    Thanks

    ========================================================================
    2) Community Yard Sale this Saturday April 24th 8:00 AM ^ 12:00 PM (Rain
    Date April 25th) (by Ren Li <rli7@hotmail.com>)

    Location: Whisperhill Community in Reston, VA (near Fairfax County
    Parkway)

    Directions: Take Fairfax County Parkway towards Reston, turn (east) onto
    Baron Cameron Ave, at the first light turn left onto Bennington Woods Rd,
    turn right onto Whisperhill Dr. (the second Whisperhill sign), then go all
    the way to the end of road.

    A lot of households (mine included) in the Whisperhill Community will
    participate in this yard sale. If you are interested in the following
    things and would like to come before or after the yard sale, please give
    me a call at 703-899-1159 or email rli7@hotmail.com.

    Things I have for sale:

    GE microwave oven with a timer
    Two metal file cabinets, each has two drawers
    Hi-Fi Equipment:
    Sony 5-disc CD Player
    Kenwood analog Stereo Receiver
    Amana Washing machine ($250 OBO, bought for $450, only used for 7 months)
    Black floor Torch lamp
    Mirror 30^x24^
    Two decorative wall scones
    Spice rack
    3 containers for oven and microwave use
    Two motorized Nerf toy guns
    A few women^s hand bags, some never used
    Some clothing and many more

    We will take any reasonable offers. Please do not reply to this email.
    Call 703-899-1159 or email rli7@hotmail.com if you have any questions.
    Thanks.

    Ren Li

    ========================================================================
    3) Tutoring Help (by Mason Yu <mason_yu@hotmail.com>)

    My name is Mason. I am studying the equivalent of second year Chinese. I
    am interested in helping a Chinese student who needs help with their
    classes and wants to learn more English. I have 6 years of experience in
    tutoring. In return I would like their help in studying Chinese. The
    student does not need any prior teaching experience. My questions will
    be easy to answer by a native Chinese speaker/reader.

    FYI-I am 25 years old. I graduated with a degree in political science
    and communications. My job is going to relocate me to Shanghai in October.

    Thanks for your help and consideration.

    Mason
    ========================================================================


  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 19:41:49 -0400
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    ************************************************************************
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    2) 2004 NWBI 17 days Summer Camp Trip to China--5 days in Beijing for FREE
    --Due soon(From arrival to leave) (by nwbi1@verizon.net)

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    Please update your contact info by sending e-mail to Wei-Hong Hong
    <whong2@gmu.edu>

    Also, if you like to send any information onto ROCSA's mailing list please
    e-mail them to either Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu> or Po-Jeng Wang
    <pwan1@gmu.edu>. They are the moderators of the list server.

    Thanks

    ========================================================================
    2) 2004 NWBI 17 days Summer Camp Trip to China--5 days in Beijing for FREE
    --Due soon(From arrival to leave) (nwbi1@verizon.net)

    28 Chinese American Student Scholarships-Invited by the China Overseas
    Chinese Affairs and Office of An Hui Provides

    Dulles Airport^L.A. (US) -- Beijing ^ Xian--HeFei^FengYang^HungShan^Tun
    Xi^
    HongZhou^Shanghai-- 8/10 Return from Beijing -- to L.A. (US) --Dulles
    Airport.

    7/25 Depart from Dulles Airport (VA, US) to Beijing , 8/10 Return from
    Shanghai to Beijing to Dulles Airport (US).

    Camp Director: Mrs. Terry Wang, President, NWBI (Phone: 703-978-7905,
    wbi1@verizon.net)

    Who is Eligible: Student : age 12 to 19 Student under 12 has to be
    accompanied with his/her parent at the all time during the trip.

    Registration: Please call for a phone Interview (703-978-7905). It is base
    on the and first come first served procedures: (Registration due:)

    ** Participant has to be in perfect health (physical/mental), under no
    medication.

    ** Participant is required to follow the Rules of Conduct at all time
    during the NWBI camp trip.
    ** NWBI reserves the right to deny the student^s enrollment or
    continuation in the program if there has an unacceptable behavior/action
    occurred.
    ** Any unlawful or misbehavior act will be responsible by the participant,
    student and his or her parent / guardian for the consequences.

    Name (Chinese and English), Date of birth ^have to be the same with the
    Passport. Gender, Phone #, Address, e-mail, guardian^s name, students^
    special needs^food, allergy, asthma, etc.
    Any medicine that planed to carried: Aspirin, Advil, etc.

    The non-profit cost for NWBI 17 days camp in China as the following:

    (Estimated total cost for each student --According to a group rate of 20
    Students).

    NWBI Camp reserves the right to make changes if adjustment is needed.

    The coverage of the 17- day camp fee as the following:
    Includes 3 Meals daily, Banquets, Water
    Rooms (3 Stars Hotel or University Guest Dome (with air and bath),
    Tour Bus, Transportation (Including Beijing- Xian- HeFei Plane and Train
    tickets), Luggage Handling (from station to station), Airport Pick Up and
    Drop Off Services, Cable Cars Up and Down to HungShan, Lunch on the peak
    of the Mountain, River/lake cruises.
    All Tickets for the Tour/Shows/Sightseeing (Museums, Beaches, Parks,
    Mountains, Lakes, Temples, scenic spots, river cruses shows Art Centers,
    Theaters, Cultural, Arts and Crafts, Shopping tour, and other), Party
    refreshments, English tour guides.
    Plaques, gifts and tips to the hosts, teachers, and staff
    National & International Tele Communication and Administrative costs.

    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 01:58:39 -0400
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    ************************************************************************
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    2) CAPEC Seminar (by capec@gmu.edu)

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    Please update your contact info by sending e-mail to Wei-Hong Hong
    <whong2@gmu.edu>

    Also, if you like to send any information onto ROCSA's mailing list please
    e-mail them to either Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu> or Po-Jeng Wang
    <pwan1@gmu.edu>. They are the moderators of the list server.

    Thanks

    ========================================================================
    2) CAPEC Seminar (by capec@gmu.edu)

    The Center for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (CAPEC) and the
    Department of Modern and Classical Languages invite you to their
    Asia-Pacific Studies Seminar.

    Bui Tin, former editor-in-chief of the Sunday Nhan Dan (People's Daily),
    the official newspaper of the Communist Party of Vietnam, will present,
    "The Challenge of Political Reform in Vietnam and China. This seminar
    takes place on Wednesday, April 14 at 12.30pm in Johnson Center, Room H.
    All are welcome. For information, contact Cheryl Choy at 993-2151 or email
    capec@gmu.edu.

    The celebrated author of six works since he went into exile in Paris in
    1990 will propose what he considers an "optimum choice" for Vietnam to
    achieve national reconciliation, steer clear of Chinese vassalage, and
    create a truly sustainable and constructive relationship with the United
    States.

    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2004 15:21:59 -0400
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    ************************************************************************
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    2) TUITION FREE Toastmasters International Leadership & Communication
    (with Hands on Public Speaking) Program (by nwbil@verizon.net)
    3) An Invitation to GMU 11th Annual Cultural Event Performances 2004 (by
    nwbil@verizon.net)

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    Please update your contact info by sending e-mail to Wei-Hong Hong
    <whong2@gmu.edu>

    Also, if you like to send any information onto ROCSA's mailing list please
    e-mail them to either Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu> or Po-Jeng Wang
    <pwan1@gmu.edu>. They are the moderators of the list server.

    Thanks

    ========================================================================
    2) TUITION FREE Toastmasters International Leadership & Communication
    (with Hands on Public Speaking) Program (by nwbil@verizon.net)

    The leadership Program provides the OPPORTUNITIES TO IMPROVE YOUR PUBLIC
    SPEAKING AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS
    Each program consists 8 sessions, 16 hours (Every Sunday 3:30-5:40 PM):
    Adult Leadership class (ages 18 and up).
    New Classes are Starting on Sunday, April 18, 3:30 PM (Basic materials and
    manual, Graduation fee $ 30 only for each student)
    (Detail Course Description Please see our Websites:
    www. nwbi.netfirms.com www.chinesedc.com /nwbi)

    Contact:
    Mrs. Terry Wang, DTM, President, NWBI
    Committee Chair and Founding Member
    George Mason University Diversity Advisory Board
    nwbi1@verizon.net
    Phone and Fax: 703-978-7905

    Instructors:
    Certificated Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), Advanced Toastmaster (ATM),
    Competent Toastmaster (CTM), and Speech Contest Winners.

    Mastering skills of the leadership and communication^
    Leadership skills ,
    International Etiquette, Platform Manners
    Parliamentary Procedure, Conducting meetings skills
    Motivating people
    Solving problems
    Persuade people with Ideas or Products
    Interviewing for Jobs/ Schools/Scholarships
    English Writing Skills,
    Speech Preparation, Organization, and Presentation Skills,
    Public Speaking and Impromptu Speaking ,
    Voice and Vocabulary, Vocal Variety , Work with Words
    Communicating Effectively through Active Listening skills

    ========================================================================
    3) An Invitation to GMU 11th Annual Cultural Event Performances 2004 (by
    nwbil@verizon.net)

    Dear Friends:

    You are Cordially invited to attend GMU 11th Annual Culture Event
    Performance on Saturday April 10, 2004 at JC Dewberry Hall, 7:30 PM

    The FREE Culture Event Performance is to share the beauty and grace of the
    ethnic arts to dazzle the public. Your positive response would be a
    wonderful act of
    encouragement for the promotion of culture diversity throughout the GMU
    and entire community.

    I look forward to seeing on Saturday.

    Best regards,
    Mrs. Terry Wang
    President, New World Bilingual Institute
    Committee Chair and Founding Member,
    George Mason University Diversity Advisory Board.
    Founding Member, GMU - APIA Heritage Month (1994)
    703-978-7905
    nwbi1@verizon.net
    ----------------------------------------
    Program:

    1. GuZheng ----------------------Ms. Alice Kan, Director
    1).Lion Dance 2)..Edelweiss
    3).Attending the Flowers Festival (Solo) -- Ms. Alice Kan, Director
    4).The Happiness

    2. Chinese Folk Dance---- Hope Chinese School. ^^^. Ms. Xiaoqin
    Zheng,Choreographer
    1). Home at Yellow Highland
    2). Red Ribbon Dance

    3. Indian Dance ^^^^.The Umang Dance Group---Achona Chhaya, Director

    4. Korean Dance ^^^^^...Washington Korean Dance --- Ms. Eun Soo
    Kim,Artistic Director
    Sambuk Choom (Three Drum Dance)

    5. TaiJi Dance----------------New World Bilingual Institute
    ^^Ms. WeiJun Shen, TaiJi Instructor

    6. Bangladesh Dance ---Bengali Ranis---GMU Bangladesh Student Association

    7. "Uoc Hen Ngay Mua", (Promises of the Harvest Day) ------ GMU Vietnam
    Student Association

    8. Hawaii Dance-------HUI HULA O NA MELE ALOHA------- Ms. Addie Melelani
    Chang, Director

    1). Waipi'o Paka'alana: Hula kahiko
    2). O Pana'ewa: Hula noho -
    3). Hula O Ha'ena:
    4). AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: Pearly Shells

    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 02:47:35 -0500
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    ************************************************************************
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    2) Free Seminar: New Laws and Policies on Foreign Student VISA, H1-B VISA
    (by <nwbi1@verizon.net>)
    3) 2ND ANNUAL TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY CAREER FAIR
    4) Harmony Calling All Voices - Pride Week 2004 Open-Mic Night

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    Please update your contact info by sending e-mail to Wei-Hong Hong
    <whong2@gmu.edu>

    Also, if you like to send any information onto ROCSA's mailing list please
    e-mail them to either Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu> or Po-Jeng Wang
    <pwan1@gmu.edu>. They are the moderators of the list server.

    Thanks

    ========================================================================
    2) Free Seminar: New Laws and Policies on Foreign Student VISA, H1-B VISA
    (by <nwbi1@verizon.net>)

    You are cordially invited to attend a

    Free Seminar: New Laws and Policies on Foreign Student VISA, H1-B VISA

    Date: Saturday, April 3, at 2 :30 PM

    Place: Thompson Hall Room 112, GMU Fairfax Campus

    Details in Chinese :
    www.chinesedc.com
    www.chinesedc.com/nwbi

    Honored Speakers:

    Dr. RuiMin Zhang, Associate Director,
    GMU Office of International Student
    Mrs. YueMei Wu Rowan, Attorney at Law,
    Expert on Immigration laws
    Moderator:
    Mrs. Terry Wang, Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM),
    President, NWBI
    Founding Member and Executive Committee, GMU Minority Advisory Board

    Sponsor:
    New World Bilingual Institute (NWBI)
    Call for Information: 703-978-7905

    ========================================================================
    3) 2ND ANNUAL TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY CAREER FAIR

    Monday April 5th, 2004

    Grand Ballroom of the Marvin Center

    1pm-2pm(Program)
    2pm-5pm (Career Fair)
    5pm-6pm (Networking Reception)

    Please send this message out to your club members, collegues, friends,
    classmates, faculty, and any others who you think may be interested in
    attending (or exhibiting at)this career fair. The Tourism and Hospitality
    Career Fair offers networking opporutnities for students interested in
    sports management, tourism destination management, meeting and event
    management, and hotel management.

    To Register and find a list of exhibitors attending please go to:
    www.gwutourism.org/careerfair

    Thank you and I hope to see you there. If you have any questions, please
    contact us at gwucareerfair2004@yahoo.com

    ========================================================================
    4) Harmony Calling All Voices - Pride Week 2004 Open-Mic Night

    You and your organization are invited to a night of singing, reading,
    dancing, and the celebration of Pride Week 2004 and diversity! Come join
    the Multicultural Research and Resource Center, Men's Ally Group, Student
    Government, Pride Alliance, and Women's Coalition as they host the
    Open-mic Night: "Harmony: Calling All Voices," on Thursday, April 8th at
    9:00 pm in the Johnson Center Bistro. All members of the community are
    welcome to try out new material, perform old favorites, or cheer on
    others! Please find the attached flyer with details to share with your
    group.

    For more information or to sign up as a performer, please contact Sandhya
    Deshetty at (703) 993-4003 or sdeshett@gmu.edu. You can also stop by our
    kiosk in the Johnson Center on Monday, April 5th thru Thursday, April 8th.

    We hope to see you there!

    Thank you,

    Sandhya Deshetty
    Student Assistant
    Multicultural Research and Resource Center (MRRC)
    Student Union Bldg. I, Room 225
    4400 University Drive, MSN 2G6
    Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
    Phone: (703) 993-4003
    Fax: (703) 993-4117
    http://www.gmu.edu/student/mrrc

    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 18:46:05 -0500
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT
    ************************************************************************
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    2) Reminder: Car For Sale (by Jackie <maomao322@yahoo.com>)
    3) Car For Sale (by JU-WEN HSIAO <jhsiao@students.wisc.edu>)
    4) Hiring (by Chelsea Chu <ccchu99@hotmail.com>)

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    Please update your contact info by sending e-mail to Wei-Hong Hong
    <whong2@gmu.edu>

    Also, if you like to send any information onto ROCSA's mailing list please
    e-mail them to either Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu> or Po-Jeng Wang
    <pwan1@gmu.edu>. They are the moderators of the list server.

    Thanks

    ========================================================================
    2) Car For Sale (by Jackie <maomao322@yahoo.com>)

    Hi all,

    I have a car is 2003 Toyota Camry SE V6 and looking for a buyer. This
    color of car is black and has moon roof, 6 CD changer, power seat, alarm
    system, side air bag, ABS^more. It is very cleaning and in excellent
    condition. Also it is not body damage and never has an accident. I asked
    for $18999 or best offer. For car^s picture and more details please visit
    the following link:
    http://www.cars.com/search/used/cc/standard/results/single/ld/detail.jhtml?paId=142117216&aff=national&sellerView=true&src=&cid=

    Or contact me via email maomao322@yahoo.com or by phone 858-344-7493 if
    you interesting it.

    Thanks,

    Jackie

    ========================================================================
    3) Car For Sale (by JU-WEN HSIAO <jwhsiao@yahoo.com>)

    1993 Honda Civic EX Sedan 4D
    Engine: 4-cyl. 1.6L VTEC
    Trans: Automatic
    Dirve: Front Wheel Drive
    Mileage: 108,600
    Color: Blue
    Equipment:
    Air Conditioning, Power Steering, Power Windows, Power
    Door Locks, Tilt Wheel, Cruise Control, AM/FM Radio,
    CD Player, ABS(4-wheel)

    ** Excellent Maintenance & No Accident **
    Motor oil, Break Fluid, Cooling System fill & flush,
    Transmission oil, Front tires, Window wipers, Battery,
    Pipe & muffler, Timing belt, Water pump + coolant,
    Antifreeze, Igniter rotor + Spark plugs + distribution
    assembly (base + coil + igniter) + distribution cap,
    Front break pads + clean rear breaks

    Ask for $4350.00 only (maintenance records available)
    (Blue book retail value: $5200)
    Please contact Hsiao at 703-875-9530 or jwhsiao@yahoo.com

    ========================================================================
    4) Hiring (by Chelsea Chu <ccchu99@hotmail.com>)

    I am looking for a person (maybe a student's wife who is not working, has
    no children) who can help me picking up my two daughters (7&10) from
    school everyday (Monday 12:15pm Tu-Fri 3:15 pm) and stay with them until
    my husband or I come home around 6:30 to 7:00 Pm. Sometimes, this person
    will be required to stay if both of us have any dinner engagements. We
    will pay monthly, is still uncertain as we are still asking for references.
    This person needs to be patient, good tempered, work well with children,
    and we also have a golden REtriver at home, she is a one-year female
    around 80 lb. SHe is very friendly, but likes jumping. NEVER BITES. A
    very well trained dog, except loves to eat.

    If you know anyone is interested, please contact me at 703.849.8074 or
    through this email address. This job may start as early as 4/11.

    Thanks very much.

    Chelsea Chu

    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 01:30:21 -0500
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    ************************************************************************
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    2) Reminder: After Midterm Bowling Contest (proposed by May Cheng
    <taurushaha@yahoo.com>, sponsored by ROCSA)
    3) Asia Pacific Studies Seminar (<capec@gmu.edu>)

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    Please update your contact info by sending e-mail to Wei-Hong Hong
    <whong2@gmu.edu>

    Also, if you like to send any information onto ROCSA's mailing list please
    e-mail them to either Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu> or Po-Jeng Wang
    <pwan1@gmu.edu>. They are the moderators of the list server.

    Thanks

    ========================================================================
    2) Reminder: After Midterm Bowling Contest (proposed by May Cheng
    <taurushaha@yahoo.com>, sponsored by ROCSA)

    Let's relax after Midterm. You might win a prize while having fun!

    WHAT: Bowling and Dinner Buffet

    WHEN: 1:30pm --- 8:00pm
    Saturday, March 20, 2004

    WHERE: BOWL AMERICA INCORPORATED
    FAIRFAX, VA 22030
    Phone: (703) 273-7700

    PETER PAN BUFFET
    9518 ARLINGTON BLVD, FAIRFAX, VA 22031
    Phone: (703) 934-9600

    DRESS:
    Personal preference

    PEOPLE:
    Students, Alumni and Friends.

    FEE: $2.59 per bowling game. $3.25 for bowling shoes.
    $12 for dinner buffet per person

    TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

    1:30pm-4:30pm Bowling

    5:00pm-8:00pm Buffet Dinner

    PRIZE: A free dinner for the top bowlers (sponsored by ROCSA)!!

    Please RSVP ASAP so we can make arrangements for this event. Thank you
    and hope to see you there!!!

    ========================================================================
    3) Asia Pacific Studies Seminar (<capec@gmu.edu>)

    Asia Pacific Studies Seminar:
    Date: Wed. 3/24/04
    Time: 12.30pm to 2pm
    Place: Johnson Center, Room H (Ground Floor), Fairfax Campus
    Sponsors:
    Center for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (CAPEC)
    Department for Classical and Modern Languages
    Speaker: Prof. Li-Gang Liu, School of Public Policy (bio below)
    Topic: A Structural and Macroeconomic Approach to Renminbi's Valuation by
    Li-Gang Liu

    Abstract:
    Liu's presentation argues that a nominal appreciation of renminbi should
    be eschewed because of Chinas existing trade structure, financial
    fragility, and macroeconomic imbalances. Instead, the renminbis valuation
    issue can be dealt with effectively using a structural and macroeconomic
    approach by first reducing distortionary export subsidies and gradually
    removing excessive fiscal incentives granted to FDI-founded firms in the
    short run. In the medium term, the renminbis valuation issue can be
    addressed via reflation to bring about a real appreciation: expansionary
    fiscal policy with a focus on rural infrastructure investment accommodated
    by monetary policy. However, the paper emphasizes that such investment
    has to be incentive compatible by involving local government and private
    initiatives aided by the development of Chinas capital market, in
    particular, the local government or municipal bond market.

    Li-Gang Liu's Bio:
    Li-Gang Liu is an assistant professor of public policy at the School of
    Public Policy (SPP), GMU. Before joining SPP of GMU, he was a research and
    later a senior research fellow at the Asian Development Bank Institute
    (ADBI) in Tokyo, Japan. ADBI is a think tank for ADB with a mission to
    focus on medium and long-term development issues in the Asian region.
    Prior to ADB, he was an economist at the Chief Economist Office, East
    Asian and Pacific region, the World Bank. He also served as a research
    associate at the Institute for International Economics before joining the
    World Bank. His current research interests include financial
    liberalization and sequencing in emerging market economies, fiscal
    decentralization in China, credit rating and credit rating agencies,
    trade and financial issues in China and East Asia. He holds a Ph.D. in
    economics from the Johns Hopkins University.

    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 18:03:55 -0500
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT
    ************************************************************************
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    2) Reminder: After Midterm Bowling Contest (proposed by May Cheng
    <taurushaha@yahoo.com>, sponsored by ROCSA)
    3) Car For Sale (by Jackie <maomao322@yahoo.com>)
    4) Free Seminar--Old and New SAT/Adults Offical Writing (by
    <nwbi1@verizon.net>)

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    Please update your contact info by sending e-mail to Wei-Hong Hong
    <whong2@gmu.edu>

    Also, if you like to send any information onto ROCSA's mailing list please
    e-mail them to either Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu> or Po-Jeng Wang
    <pwan1@gmu.edu>. They are the moderators of the list server.

    Thanks

    ========================================================================
    2) Reminder: After Midterm Bowling Contest (proposed by May Cheng
    <taurushaha@yahoo.com>, sponsored by ROCSA)

    Let's relax after Midterm. You might win a prize while having fun!

    WHAT: Bowling and Dinner Buffet

    WHEN: 1:30pm --- 8:00pm
    Saturday, March 20, 2004

    WHERE: BOWL AMERICA INCORPORATED
    FAIRFAX, VA 22030
    Phone: (703) 273-7700

    PETER PAN BUFFET
    9518 ARLINGTON BLVD, FAIRFAX, VA 22031
    Phone: (703) 934-9600

    DRESS:
    Personal preference

    PEOPLE:
    Students, Alumni and Friends.

    FEE: $2.59 per bowling game. $3.25 for bowling shoes.
    $12 for dinner buffet per person

    TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

    1:30pm-4:30pm Bowling

    5:00pm-8:00pm Buffet Dinner

    PRIZE: A free dinner for the top bowlers (sponsored by ROCSA)!!

    Please RSVP by Thursday, March 18, 2004 so we can make arrangements for
    this event. Thank you and hope to see you there!!!

    ========================================================================
    3) Car For Sale (by Jackie <maomao322@yahoo.com>)

    Hi all,

    I have a car is 2003 Toyota Camry SE V6 and looking for a buyer. This
    color of car is black and has moon roof, 6 CD changer, power seat, alarm
    system, side air bag, ABS^more. It is very cleaning and in excellent
    condition. Also it is not body damage and never has an accident. I asked
    for $18999 or best offer. For car^s picture and more details please visit
    the following link:
    http://www.cars.com/search/used/cc/standard/results/single/ld/detail.jhtml?paId=142117216&aff=national&sellerView=true&src=&cid=

    Or contact me via email maomao322@yahoo.com or by phone 858-344-7493 if
    you interesting it.

    Thanks,

    Jackie

    ========================================================================
    4) Free Seminar--Old and New SAT/Adults Offical Writing

    Invitation:

    Free Seminar with Q&A : The Old and New SAT , SAT II, PSAT Test , TJ Test
    Essay Writing Adult?s Offical Writing Skills
    Sunday, March 21, 2-3:15 PM.
    Place: Thompson Hall, George Mason University, Fairfax Campus, Free
    Parking at: lot H
    You are welcome to forward to your friends. Thanks.

    1. Why Is the SAT Changing?
    The SAT assesses student reasoning based on knowledge and skills developed
    by the student in school coursework. The new SAT will improve the
    alignment of the test with current curriculum and institutional practices
    in high school and college. By including a third measure of skills --
    writing, the new SAT will help colleges make better admissions and
    placement decisions. In that way, the new SAT will reinforce the
    importance of writing throughout a student's education

    2. About the New SAT for Graduating in 2006
    your testing timeline: Fall 2004: Take the new PSAT
    Spring 2005: Take the new SAT

    3. What Will Change?
    * Writing / Test Essay (new section)/* Critical Reading (currently called
    Verbal)-
    Analogies / added Short reading passages
    * Math - Math content expanded to include topics from third-year college
    preparatory math
    * Quantitative comparisons

    4. TJ Test Essay Writing

    5. Adult?s Offical Writing Skills


    New and old SAT with SAT Writing; 7 th grade TJ writing; 2nd to -6th
    Creative English Writing; Adult Writing Classes is starting on March 28

    Professional English Instructors:
    * Ms. Ann Carrano? BA in English, MA in Education. FCPS Teacher, plus 3
    year of GT program 5-6 grade teaching experience.

    * Ms. Laura Grabowski ?BA in English, MA in English. Award winning
    Essay Writer

    * Ms. Karen Caldwell-- BA in English, MA in Organizational Leadership and
    Innovation. Permissions editor for Society for HRM Magazine HR News. Eight
    years experience as a radio co-host,

    Questions: 703-978-7905, 703-503-0533, 703-978-6323

    NWBI Sunday English Program designs for all levels
    (Detail Course Description in both Chinese and English -- Please see our
    Websites: www. nwbi.netfirms.com www.chinesedc.com )

    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT
    Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 02:15:30 -0500
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT
    ************************************************************************
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    2) After Midterm Bowling Contest (proposed by May Cheng
    <taurushaha@yahoo.com>, sponsored by ROCSA)

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    Please update your contact info by sending e-mail to Wei-Hong Hong
    <whong2@gmu.edu>

    Also, if you like to send any information onto ROCSA's mailing list please
    e-mail them to either Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu> or Po-Jeng Wang
    <pwan1@gmu.edu>. They are the moderators of the list server.

    Thanks

    ========================================================================
    2) After Midterm Bowling Contest (proposed by May Cheng
    <taurushaha@yahoo.com>, sponsored by ROCSA)

    Let's relax after Midterm. You might win a prize while having fun!

    WHAT: Bowling and Dinner Buffet

    WHEN: 1:30pm --- 8:00pm
    Saturday, March 20, 2004

    WHERE: BOWL AMERICA INCORPORATED
    FAIRFAX, VA 22030
    Phone: (703) 273-7700

    PETER PAN BUFFET
    9518 ARLINGTON BLVD, FAIRFAX, VA 22031
    Phone: (703) 934-9600

    DRESS:
    Personal preference

    PEOPLE:
    Students, Alumni and Friends.

    FEE: $2.59 per bowling game. $3.25 for bowling shoes.
    $12 for dinner buffet per person

    TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

    1:30pm-4:30pm Bowling

    5:00pm-8:00pm Buffet Dinner

    PRIZE: A free dinner for the top bowlers (sponsored by ROCSA)!!

    Please RSVP by Thursday, March 18, 2004 so we can make arrangements for
    this event. Thank you and hope to see you there!!!

    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 15:24:40 -0500
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    ************************************************************************
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    2) 2 DVD-Rs of Mr. Shih, Ming-Te's Speech
    3) 20 free financial check up (takes 30mins) as community services
    (provided by I-In Lee <ilee4@gmu.edu>)
    4) Free Seminar:Tax Return, Estate Investment-- For your benefits
    (provided by Mrs. Terry Wang <nwbi1@verizon.net>)

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    Please update your contact info by sending e-mail to Wei-Hong Hong
    <whong2@gmu.edu>

    Also, if you like to send any information onto ROCSA's mailing list please
    e-mail them to either Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu> or Po-Jeng Wang
    <pwan1@gmu.edu>. They are the moderators of the list server.

    Thanks

    ========================================================================
    2) 2 DVD-Rs of Mr. Shih, Ming-Te's Speech

    The DVD production was not planned in the first place. For those who
    attended to the speech could realize that some audience were inquiring
    about the possibility of having a copy of Mr. Shih's speech. After the
    approval from Mr. Shih at the time, we decided to provide this service
    for the audience and ROCSA's members. If you are interested in having a
    copy, please note the following points.
    1. This documentation was shot and produced by amateurs. Small missing
    parts (due to changing tape and battery), and movements you can find in
    the film. Nevertheless, we think it is more than viewable.
    2. There are 2 DVD-Rs (first half and second half) produced by two
    persons, i.e., from different angles and different effects. An overlapping
    part can be found from 2 DVD-Rs.
    3. It is possible that old DVD players and drives can not recognize the
    DVD-R format.
    4. The copy right belongs to Mr. Shih, Ming-Te.
    5. 2 DVD-Rs are charged for $20, the same price as we announced after the
    speech. Deducted it from the costs, the rests will be donated as ROCSA's
    fund. Thank you very much, Mr. Shih, for your generosity.
    6. Please e-mail to Hong, Wei-Hong <whong2@gmu.edu> if you are interested
    (with your mailing address).

    Thanks

    ========================================================================
    3) 20 free financial check up (takes 30mins) as community services
    (provided by I-In Lee <ilee4@gmu.edu>)

    It is a basic financial check up to see if they are on the right track
    in terms of saving towards retirement, educational planning or become debt
    free. There is no obligation, no commitment, and absolutely no charge.
    I will just collect some basic information and give you recommadations and
    some tips. All the informations will be confidential and not be sold to
    other parties.

    ========================================================================
    4) Free Seminar:Tax Return, Estate Investment-- For your benefits
    (provided by Mrs. Terry Wang <nwbi1@verizon.net>)

    Free Seminar: For your benefits--
    1). Tax Return; and 2). Money Making Real Estate Investment
    Know how to save tax, how to file the return, and how to make the
    financial plan.
    Date: Saturday, March 13, 2004
    Time: 2^ 3 PM ^ Tax Return Seminar --How to save your tax
    3-4 PM^ Money Making Real Estate Investment
    Place: Thompson Hall, George Mason University, Fairfax Campus
    (Free Parking at parking H)
    Sponsor : New World Bilingual Institute NWBI)

    Seminar Speakers:
    1). Tax Return: How to save your tax
    George Wong, CPA
    Auditor-in-charge for comprehensive financial statement audits of Fortune
    500 companies. He has advised many individuals and businesses
    regarding their business operations and related income tax consequences.

    2). Money Making Real Estate Investment^Keep Your Money Grow
    Mr. Wang, Investment expert

    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-NEWSLETTER
    Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2004 02:48:53 -0500
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT
    ************************************************************************
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    2) Tuition Free Professional Interview Skills (provided by Mrs Terry Wang
    <nwbi1@verizon.net> )
    3) Cooking Class Remider (provided by Mann Wen Candice Ko
    <candiceko77@yahoo.com>)

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    Please update your contact info by sending e-mail to Wei-Hong Hong
    <whong2@gmu.edu>

    Also, if you like to send any information onto ROCSA's mailing list please
    e-mail them to either Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu> or Po-Jeng Wang
    <pwan1@gmu.edu>. They are the moderators of the list server.

    Computer Labs of IT&E
    If you are tied of crowded computer labs around (JC, etc.) the campus.
    Please feel free to try the Computer Labs of IT&E
    (http://ite.gmu.edu/labs/), where are located at room 133/137, Science and
    Technology 2. They have PCs with Windows XP, Solaris UNIX workstations,
    and printers (pay for print). I (Hong, Wei-Hong) will be working at the
    labs from 3PM to 10PM on Tuesday and Wednesday most of the time. Welcome
    to drop by.

    Thanks

    ========================================================================
    2) Tuition Free Professional Interview Skills

    Professional Interview Skills:
    ^Improving Your Chances For Success^ ^

    a fast-paced, highly interactive Winner^s performance Workshop
    "Providing effective strategies and techniques for a successful
    interview"(2.5 hours +)
    For job seekers including graduates, unemployed professionals,
    people returning to the workforce, and executives. NWBI provides
    the Q & A materials for in- class excise.
    More Details: (www.nwbi.netfirms.com; www.chinesedc.com/nwbi)

    Date: Saturday, March 6, 2004
    Time: 1:45 PM^Check in^Hands-on excise with Q & A materials
    2:15 ^4:15 PM -- Workshop 4: 15 PM ^ Extra Hands-on Practice
    Place: Thompson Hall, George Mason University, Fairfax Campus
    (Free Parking at parking H)
    Registration Fee only
    Information--703-978-7905

    Sponsor : New World Bilingual Institute NWBI)
    NWBI, a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institute that is affiliated with
    George Mason University (GMU),
    and has partnership with
    Fairfax County Public School System.)

    The workshop features:
    you will gain the ability of ^ How to^--
    * Prepare yourself for the interview
    * Maximize your strengths and abilities
    * Practice powerful keys for effective communications
    * Exercise the skills for personal style
    * Understand nonverbal cues
    * Develop the power of listeningand personal style
    * Develop and handle questions
    * Keep cool under fire
    * Recognize your own weaknesses and develop strategies
    to overcome them
    * Dress for success
    -----------------------------------------
    Workshop Leaders:

    ** Ms. Beatrice Squire, DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster). Parliamentarian
    of Blue Ridge Regional Of International Training in communication.Placed
    first in the non-fiction writing category for International Training in
    Communication (ITC, 1993);

    ** Mrs. Terry Wang, DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster). President of NWBI.
    Professional Trainer. Keynote Speaker at the US Army, US Navy, US National
    Guard, US Marian Corp,Universities, Overseas Cooperates Organizations and
    Schools. Mrs. Wang has received numerous prestige awards / honors
    nationally and internationally.)

    ========================================================================
    3) Cooking Class Remider (Mann Wen Candice Ko <candiceko77@yahoo.com>)

    Hi there,
    Hope everything is going well for you. I would like to remind you that
    the cooking class will start on this Saturday 03/06. If you have
    registered for this class, be sure not to miss it. If you have not
    registered, but would like to come, it is not too late, we still have
    three openings, just reply this e-mail (Mann Wen Candice Ko
    <candiceko77@yahoo.com>).
    Oh, in case you want to know, the two dishes we will learn this Saturday
    are:
    &#30871;&#31262; and &#32905;&#24218;.

    Best Regards

    Mannwen/Candice

    ==============================================================
    Greetings to all students and young professionals,

    Some of you have expressed the interest of learning to cook those
    yummy dishes we have presented during our last dinner party on Feb
    07. We take this as a great compliment and have given some thoughts
    to the original idea.

    We are delighted to announce the following program designed just for
    you:

    What: Cooking class for students and young professionals*
    Where: Chesterbrook Taiwanese Presbyterian Church
    2036 Westmoreland St.
    Falls Church, VA 22043
    (see Directions at the end)
    Time: Saturday afternoon 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM in the following
    five Saturdays
    Date: 03/06/2004, 03/27/2004, 04/10/2004, 04/24/2004,
    05/08/2004
    Sponsor: Chesterbrook Taiwanese Presbyterian Church
    Tuition: Free. Donation is welcome for the cost of the
    material.
    Register: By responding to this e-mail or call Mann Wen/Candice at
    703-709-7530.

    * This is a series of classes which includes five lessons. Each time we
    meet, we will learn at least two items( main dish or dessert )**,
    participate in a 30 minutes health issue related discussion, and enjoy a
    casual dinner with our fellow classmates and instructors.

    ** Your input is welcome. Tell us what you like to learn(main dish or
    dessert ), and we will find the best instructor we have for you.

    This is a great opportunity to learn some practical skills, to improve
    quality of living, to meet some new friends, and more(use your
    imagination... ). So,
    register now to reserve your seat ( class seats are limited to 20 )!!!

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    ! Mannwen Candice
    703-974-1214 ( work )
    703-709-7530 ( home )

    ****************************************************************************
    Directions to the Chesterbrook Taiwanese Presbyterian Church

    >From DC

    Take I-66, exit 69, right onto Sycamore St. turn left onto
    Williamsburg Blvd. Turn right onto Westmoreland St.

    >From Maryland

    From Maryland: Take I-495, exit 45B to I-66 east(exit is on the left
    hand side). Follow the ramp and exit at Westmoreland St, then turn
    left onto Westmoreland St.

    >From Fairfax

    Take I-66, Exit 66, right onto route 7 east. Turn left
    onto Haycock rd. turn left onto Westmoreland St.

    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT
    Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 19:35:22 -0500
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT
    ************************************************************************
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    2) Computer Labs of IT&E

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) Reminder by ROCSA
    Please update your contact info by sending e-mail to Wei-Hong Hong
    <whong2@gmu.edu>

    Also, if you like to send any information onto ROCSA's mailing list please
    e-mail them to either Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu> or Po-Jeng Wang
    <pwan1@gmu.edu>. They are the moderators of the list server.

    Thanks.

    ========================================================================
    2) Computer Labs of IT&E
    If you are tied of crowded computer labs around the campus. Please feel
    free to try the Computer Labs of IT&E (http://ite.gmu.edu/labs/), where
    are located at room 133/137, Science and Technology 2. They have PCs with
    Windows XP, Solaris UNIX workstations, and printers (pay for print). I
    (Hong, Wei-Hong) will be working at the labs from 3PM to 10PM on Tuesday
    and Wednesday most of the time. Welcome to drop by.

    Thanks

    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT
    Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 03:21:54 -0500
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT
    ************************************************************************
    1) An alumni event will be held in Taipei on March 10, 2004. (Provided by
    Yinglee Tseng <ytseng1@gmu.edu>)
    2) Reminder by ROCSA

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) An alumni event will be held in Taipei on March 10, 2004.

    We highly appreciate Ms Yinglee Tseng who will be voluntarily coordinating
    the first time George Mason University Taiwanese alumni meeting in Taipei.
    It is a great opportunity that the GMU alumni in Taiwan can get together
    sharing experiences and memories, and better yet, advertise GMU programs
    in Taiwan since Mason is not particularly known by students in Taiwan.
    Nevertheless, Ms Tseng needs your help to make the event flawless. Please
    check her words below.

    ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    I am writing this mail for asking your assistance to provide the contact
    information of GMU alumni in Taiwan. Kathy, the director of ELI of GMU, is
    going to Taiwan during 3-6 of March for attending Advanced Education show
    around Taiwan. She is organizing the first GMU Alumni dinner in Taipei on
    10th of March. Unfortunately, the University and ROCSA do not have too
    much information of our Taiwanese alumni. Therefore, we sincerely hope
    you may provide the information of the alumni either graduated from GMU
    or ELI in Taiwan for the success of the event. I am a current Ph.D.
    student, voluntarily assisting to organize the event when I will be in
    Taiwan during the same period. Please contact me if you have present
    information (including local telephone number) I can reach our alumni as
    soon as possible due to the time constraint. Your cordial assistance will
    be highly appreciated. Thanks.
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    ========================================================================
    2) Reminder by ROCSA
    Please update your contact info by sending e-mail to Wei-Hong Hong
    <whong2@gmu.edu>

    Also, if you like to send any information onto ROCSA's mailing list please
    e-mail them to either Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu> or Po-Jeng Wang
    <pwan1@gmu.edu>. They are the moderators of the list server.

    Thanks.

    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-NEWSLETTER
    Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 16:34:24 -0500
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-NEWSLETTER
    ************************************************************************
    1) A seminar on the immigration issues, Monday, 2/23 (Provided by Dr. JENG
    ENG LIN <jelin@gmu.edu>)
    2) Tuition Free Classes for Adults (Registration fee Only) (Provided by
    Mrs. Terry Wang <nwbi1@verizon.net>)
    3) Cooking class for students and young professionals (Provided by Mann
    Wen Candice Ko <candiceko77@yahoo.com>)
    4) Reminder by ROCSA

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) A seminar on the immigration issues

    Date and Time: Monday, 2/23/04, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Location: Johnson Center, Room G
    Title: The ABC's of the Immigration
    Speaker: Debra Dowd, Esq.
    Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.
    Topics: U.S. immigration laws (New regulations post 9/11, H-1B
    visas, and the road to a permanent resident green card) followed by a
    questions and answers session.
    Co-sponsored by the Office of International Programs and Services (OIPS)
    and the Asian Pacific American Faculty and Staff Association (APAFSA)
    For more information, please contact OIPS at (703)993-2970

    ========================================================================
    2) New World Bilingual Institute (NWBI) is providing an array of
    Tuition Free Classes for Adults (Registration fee Only)

    Sunday Afternoons

    ** Thompson Hall, GMU--
    1). ESL, US Citizenship Preparation Class( Sunday Afternoons 1:30-3-30 PM)
    2). Gu Zheng Chinese music instrument class( Sunday Afternoons 1:00-2-00
    PM)

    ** Dance Studio, Johnson Center, GMU

    3). Ballroom Dance Club

    Friday Nights-- PE Building, GMU
    4). Song with signs and motions (Starts on Friday Nights, March 5, at 8-9
    PM)
    5). Basket Ball Club
    Badminton Club

    For more Information in Chinese and English, please check the websites:
    www.nwbi.netfirms.net, www.chinesedc.com

    Contact Phone: NWBI 703-978-7905

    ========================================================================
    3) Cooking class for students and young professionals

    Greetings to all students and young professionals,

    Some of you have expressed the interest of learning to cook those yummy
    dishes we have presented during our last dinner party on Feb 07. We take
    this as a great compliment and have given some thoughts to the original
    idea.

    We are delighted to announce the following program designed just for
    you:

    What: Cooking class for students and young professionals*
    Where: Chesterbrook Taiwanese Presbyterian Church
    2036 Westmoreland St.
    Falls Church, VA 22043
    (see Directions at the end)
    Time: Saturday afternoon 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM in the following
    five Saturdays
    Date: 03/06/2004, 03/27/2004, 04/10/2004, 04/24/2004,
    05/08/2004
    Sponsor: Chesterbrook Taiwanese Presbyterian Church
    Tuition: Free. Donation is welcome for the cost of the material.
    Register: By responding to this e-mail or call Mann Wen/Candice at
    703-709-7530.

    * This is a series of classes which includes five lessons. Each time we
    meet, we will learn at least two items( main dish or dessert )**,
    participate in a 30 minutes health issue related discussion, and enjoy a
    casual dinner with our fellow classmates and instructors.

    ** Your input is welcome. Tell us what you like to learn(main dish or
    dessert ), and we will find the best instructor we have for you.

    This is a great opportunity to learn some practical skills, to improve
    quality of living, to meet some new friends, and more(use your
    imagination... ). So, register now to reserve your seat ( class seats
    are limited to 20 )!!!

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Mannwen Candice
    703-974-1214 ( work )
    703-709-7530 ( home )

    ****************************************************************************
    Directions to the Chesterbrook Taiwanese Presbyterian Church

    >From DC

    Take I-66, exit 69, right onto Sycamore St. turn left onto
    Williamsburg Blvd. Turn right onto Westmoreland St.

    >From Maryland

    From Maryland: Take I-495, exit 45B to I-66 east(exit is on the left
    hand side). Follow the ramp and exit at Westmoreland St, then turn
    left onto Westmoreland St.

    >From Fairfax

    Take I-66, Exit 66, right onto route 7 east. Turn left
    onto Haycock rd. turn left onto Westmoreland St.

    ========================================================================
    4) Reminder
    Please update your contact info by sending e-mail to Wei-Hong Hong
    <whong2@gmu.edu>

    Also, if you like to send any information onto ROCSA's mailing list please
    e-mail them to either Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu> or Po-Jeng Wang
    <pwan1@gmu.edu>. They are the moderators of the list server.

    Thanks.

    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT
    Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 19:59:43 -0500
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT
    ************************************************************************
    1) Reminder: Speech by Mr. Shih, Ming-Te.
    2) Reminder

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) Speech by Mr. Shih, Ming-Te.

    Speaker: Mr. Shih, Ming-Te
    Topic: Philosophy of Adversity
    Date: 2/14/2004, Valentine's Day
    Time: 1:30pm to 3:30pm
    Place: Johnson Center Cinema in Johnson Center
    Sponsor: ROCSA, Republic of China Student Association
    Admission: Free

    You may check Mr. Shih's Bio at
    http://www.scs.gmu.edu/~whong2/shihbioc.htm

    ========================================================================
    2) Reminder
    Please update your contact info by sending e-mail to Wei-Hong Hong
    <whong2@gmu.edu>
    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-NEWSLETTER
    Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 15:28:56 -0500
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT
    ************************************************************************
    1) TUITION FREE--Leadership & Communication/Public Speaking-starts 2/8,
    1:30 PM (provided by Terry Wang <nwbi1@verizon.net>)
    2) Reminder

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) TUITION FREE--Leadership & Communication/Public Speaking-starts 2/8,
    1:30 PM

    dear Friends:

    Please note: Our E-address has been changed to nwbi1@verizon.net
    ----------------------------------------------------

    Toastmasters International Leadership & Communication (with Hands on
    Public Speaking) Program: (TUITION
    FREE, Basic materials fee only)
    -----------------------------------------------------
    You are cordially invited to attend the New World Bilingual Institute
    (NWBI)'s TUITION FREE--Leadership &
    Communication/Public Speaking-starts 2/8, 1:30 PM
    You are welcome to forward to your friends. Thanks.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------

    The leadership Program provides the OPPORTUNITIES TO IMPROVE YOUR PUBLIC
    SPEAKING AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS

    Each program consists 8 sessions, 16 hours (3:30-5:40 PM):
    Youth Leadership class (ages 10-17) - basic and advanced. Adult Leadership
    class (ages 18 and up).
    Sundays-3:30-5:30 PM ;

    Starting Date/ Time: Sunday, February 8, 3:30 PM
    (TUITION FREE, Basic Materials Cost $ 46 per adult ,
    $30 per student for 8 weeks training)

    Place: Thompson Hall, George Mason University, Fairfax Campus,
    Free Parking at: lot H

    NWBI Sunday English Program designs for all levels
    (Detail Course Description in both Chinese and English -- Please see our
    Websites:
    www. nwbi.netfirms.com www.chinesedc.com )

    Contact:
    Mrs. Terry Wang, DTM, President, NWBI
    Committee Chair and Founding Member
    George Mason University Diversity Advisory Board
    nwbi1@verizon.net
    Phone and Fax: 703-978-7905
    -------------------------------------------

    Instructors:
    Certificated Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), Advanced Toastmaster (ATM),
    Competent Toastmaster (CTM), and
    Speech Contest Winners.

    Mastering skills of the leadership and communication?
    Leadership skills ,
    International Etiquette, Platform Manners
    Parliamentary Procedure, Conducting meetings skills
    Motivating people
    Solving problems
    Persuade people with Ideas or Products
    Interviewing for Jobs/ Schools/Scholarships
    English Writing Skills,
    Speech Preparation, Organization, and Presentation Skills,
    Public Speaking and Impromptu Speaking ,
    Voice and Vocabulary, Vocal Variety , Work with Words
    Communicating Effectively through Active Listening skills

    Participants will learn all skills above plus and present the total of 7
    speeches on stage in front of the
    class (one per week)

    ========================================================================
    2) Reminder
    Please update your contact info by sending e-mail to Wei-Hong Hong
    <whong2@gmu.edu>

    Thanks.

    ========================================================================
  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT
    Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2004 20:05:21 -0500
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT
    ************************************************************************
    1) Speech by Mr. Shih, Ming-Te.
    2) Reminder

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) Speech by Mr. Shih, Ming-Te.

    Speaker: Mr. Shih, Ming-Te
    Topic: Philosophy of Adversity
    Date: 2/14/2004, Valentine's Day
    Time: 1:30pm to 3:30pm
    Place: Johnson Center Cinema in Johnson Center
    Sponsor: ROCSA, Republic of China Student Association

    You may check Mr. Shih's Bio at
    http://www.scs.gmu.edu/~whong2/shihbioc.htm

    ========================================================================
    2) Reminder
    Please update your contact info by sending e-mail to Wei-Hong Hong
    <whong2@gmu.edu>

    Also, if you like to send any information onto ROCSA's mailing list please
    e-mail them to either Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu> or Po-Jeng Wang
    <pwan1@gmu.edu>. They are the moderators of the list server.

    Thanks.

    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT
    Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2004 13:49:39 -0500
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT
    ************************************************************************
    1) Live Update of Norton AntiVirus
    2) Reminder

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) Live Update of Norton AntiVirus

    Please check the article below and update your Live Update of Norton
    AntiVirus.
    http://www.ettoday.com/2004/01/29/91-1578739.htm
    ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/liveupdate/lusetup.exe

    For those who are the current Mason's Faculty/Staff/Student, you can
    always download the free Norton AntiVirus software from the ITU support
    site below:
    http://itusupport.gmu.edu/downloads/option2.asp
    and some useful software:
    http://itusupport.gmu.edu/downloads/index.asp

    ========================================================================
    2) Reminder
    Please update your contact info by sending e-mail to Wei-Hong Hong
    <whong2@gmu.edu>

    Also, if you like to send any information onto ROCSA's mailing list please
    e-mail them to either Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu> or Po-Jeng Wang
    <pwan1@gmu.edu>. They are the moderators of the list server.

    Thanks.

    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT
    Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 15:51:15 -0500
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT
    ************************************************************************
    1) Virus Alert (Provided by Dr. Lin <jelin@gmu.edu>)
    2) Reminder

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) Virus Alert
    If you receive an email with similarities to the below description,
    please delete the email immediately, being sure to also empty your
    Deleted Items folder.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    Virus Alert - <')" >mailto:W32.Bagle@MM> W32.Bagle@MM,
    <')" >mailto:W32.Beagle.A@mm> W32.Beagle.A@mm email virus.

    <')" >mailto:W32.Bagle@MM> W32.Bagle@MM, <')"
    >mailto:W32.Beagle.A@mm>W32.Beagle.A@mm is a mass-mailing email
    worm virus with a remote access
    component. The worm arrives in an email message with the following
    characteristics:

    From: (address may be forged)
    Subject: Hi
    Body:
    Test =)
    (random characters)
    --
    Test, yep.

    Attachment: (random filename) 15,872 bytes
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    ========================================================================
    2) Reminder
    Please update your contact info by sending e-mail to Wei-Hong Hong
    <whong2@gmu.edu>

    Also, if you like to send any information onto ROCSA's mailing list please
    e-mail them to either Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu> or Po-Jeng Wang
    <pwan1@gmu.edu>. They are the moderators of the list server.

    Thanks.

    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 21:10:22 -0500
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    ************************************************************************
    1) You are cordially invited to the Lunar New Year/Lantern Festival
    Celebration
    2) ROCSA WISH YOU A HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR IN ADVANCE!

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) You are cordially invited to the Lunar New Year/Lantern Festival
    Celebration

    Greetings to all students and young professionals.

    It is that time of the year again, that we Taiwanese celebrate the Lunar
    New year and the Lantern festival. Do you remember that last year we had
    a big party in Mr. and Mrs Hung's home. More than one hundred people
    attended the celebration party. This year with the same enthusiasm, we
    are planning a even better celebration program for you which includes a
    Taiwanese style Banquet and a **Life Issue Seminar. It is our sincere
    wish that you would enjoy the food, the fellowship and the Life issue
    discussion and be blessed for a successful year, and many years to come.
    So, please mark the calendar, and join us to celebrate the year of Monkey.
    Feel free to forward this invitation to your fellow Taiwanese students or
    friends.

    What: Dinner Party and Life Issue Seminar to celebrate Lunar New
    Year
    and Lantern Festival
    When: Saturday, 02/07/2004 at 6:00 PM
    Where: Chesterbrook Taiwanese Presbyterian Church
    2036 WESTMORELAND St.
    Falls Church, VA 22043
    Sponsors: Members from Chesterbrook Taiwanese Presbyterian Church
    RSVP: 02/01/2004
    Direction: At the end of this e-mail
    Please contact us, if you need a ride

    **Seminar Title: How to Make your Work Work for you

    Some say "Work is a necessary evil." Others say "Work is a blessing in
    disguise." What about you? Are we enslaved to work, or can we manage our
    work in a way that will bring for us a multitude of benefits and
    blessings?

    In this Life Issues Seminar, we will

    Help you develop a positive and winning outlook on your work
    Give you practical guidelines to maximize the fruit of your labor.
    Challenge you to formulate a faith-based understanding of work.

    We look forward to seeing you!!


    Chung-Yao Kuo
    301-7620242 (home)
    703-4503575 (work)

    Candice Ko
    703.709.7530 (home)
    703.974.1214 (work)
    & members of CTPC
    ****************************************************************
    Directions to the Chesterbrook Taiwanese Presbyterian Church

    >From DC

    Take I-66, exit 69, right onto Sycamore St. turn left onto
    Williamsburg Blvd. Turn right onto Westmoreland St.

    >From Maryland

    From Maryland: Take I-495, exit 45B to I-66 east(exit is on the left
    hand side). Follow the ramp and exit at Westmoreland St, then turn
    left onto Westmoreland St.

    >From Fairfax

    Take I-66, Exit 66, right onto route 7 east. Turn left
    onto Haycock rd. turn left onto Westmoreland St.
    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-NEWSLETTER
    Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2003 09:55:38 -0500
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-NEWSLETTER
    ************************************************************************
    1) NEW JERSEY COLLEGIATE CAREER DAY
    2) ROCSA WISH YOU MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY 2004!!!

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) NEW JERSEY COLLEGIATE CAREER DAY

    Wednesday, January 7, 2004
    9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
    New Brunswick, NJ

    * 150 employers expected
    * Open to any college student or graduate wanting to work in NJ
    * Enter your resume free of charge into an electronic database
    * Positions for liberal arts, business, science and technical majors

    ON-LINE REGISTRATION
    For directions, registration, & a list of employers
    Go to: http://careerservices.rutgers.edu/NJCCD_Jan.html
    beginning December 1, 2003

    Questions? Call (732) 932-8105
    Or email Janet at jbernard@rci.rutgers.edu
    Career Services - Rutgers University - New Brunswick

    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-NEWSLETTER
    Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2003 20:38:58 -0500
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-NEWSLETTER
    ************************************************************************
    1) THANKS / and another invitation - Sat. 12-6 (Mrs. Terry Wang
    <SYWang@aol.com>)
    2) Looking for roommate(s) (Tong at 703-451-3779)

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) THANKS / and another invitation - Sat. 12-6 (Mrs. Terry Wang
    <SYWang@aol.com>)

    Dear Friends of NWBI, GMU, CSSA, ROCSA and CCF:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    I would like to extend my gracious THANKS to those you who participated at
    our Thanksgiving Dinner last night at Mott community. It was a smashing
    success because of your help.

    I was planed to invite 150 of you (for the capacity limitation); end up
    with more than 270 people sign up and came. It was very crow, I apologize
    for not have enough chairs for you to sit. Now we appreciate more of GMU's
    facilities and services for other events.

    A specially thank goes to Ms. YiHua Song, president of CSSA, and your
    crew for cooked 2 turkeys and did room arrangement; also Ms. Liming Feng
    and many other friends from community; Mr. HuaLinFeng, Ms. Helen Zhang,
    Ms. Zhi Lin, Ms,HuiHui Su, Ms. Gloria Yeh, Mrs. Grace Hu, Mrs. Sandy
    Fong, Mrs. Judy Liao, Ms. Gangfeng Wang, Mrs.HuiShen Wang, Susana Chu,
    Ms. Ling Wang and many parents, students from NWBI who cooked all those
    turkeys, various delicious dishes.

    Your name was reported to the reporter Mr. Bing Li who will print them
    with some photo on XinDaoDaily Newspaper either today or tomorrow. I'll
    send the news report to other newspaper.

    Another thanks is to those of you have donated to save the needy children
    from rural China. (NWBI) has established a fund to pay the tuition for
    students in need. We have provided the opportunities of higher education
    for many students already.

    Last few years, NWBI has donated hundreds dollars to each Children Center
    (Er Tong Fu Li Yuan) through government office and schools or at our China
    Camp visits.


    Thanks to you, We have collected a total of 148.06
    ($ 10 x 4+ $ 5 x 5 + $1 x 81 + cones $ 2.06)-- This will be added on our
    next donation.

    Your help and support are going to bring the hope and better future to
    these students.

    Your kindness is deeply appreciated. If some of you have missed this
    chance to contribute, you are welcome to contact us at 703-978-7905 or at
    this e-mail:
    sywang@aol.com
    Thanks again for your attention.

    Mrs. Terry Wang
    -----------------------------------------
    Mrs. Terry Wang, DTM
    President,
    New World Bilingual Institute
    New Age Chinese Television
    Committee Chair and Founding Member
    George Mason University Diversity Advisory Board
    sywang@aol.com
    Phone and Fax: 703-978-7905
    -----------------------------------------------

    Here is another invitation:

    You are cordially invited to join us to a Marvelous Holiday
    Ballroom Party. Good Refreshments and door prizes are provided, plus
    Holiday Lucky Prize Drawings.

    Proceeds are for the GMU/NWBI students Scholarship

    Date: Saturday, December 6, 2003; Time: 7:00 PM - 12:00 PM
    Place: Beautify Hard wood floor Ballroom, Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center,
    George Mason University, Fairfax Campus
    Schedule: 7-7:45 PM-- Free Dance Lessons (Couple / Group Dance) -Ms. Shu
    Ying li
    9 PM Dance Exhibitions
    For detail in Chinese, please see www.chinesedc.com; www.nwbi.netfirms.com
    (news)

    Hope to see you at the party.

    ========================================================================
    2) Looking for roommate(s) (Tong at 703-451-3779)

    We are looking for a friendly non-smoker Chinese (or a Couple) roommate to
    share a single family home with other Chinese. Our house is located in
    Springfield surrounded by a nice and quite neighborhood. It is 7 to 15
    minutes away from 2 Shopping centers, Metro Station or GMU.

    If you are interested, please contact Tong @ 703-451-3779.

    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-NEWSLETTER/ANNOUNCEMENT
    Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 15:23:36 -0500
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-NEWSLETTER/ANNOUNCEMENT
    ************************************************************************
    1) Chinese teacher from Taiwan (Professor Jeng-Eng Lin <jelin@gmu.edu>)
    2) NWBI / GMU Holiday Ballroom Dance Party -Sat. Dec. 6 (Mrs. Terry Wang
    <SYWang@aol.com>)
    3) Thanksgiving Special Party - Dance Plaza's First Raving DISCO
    ("Jing Qian (jqian)" <jqian@cisco.com>)
    4) REMINDER: Free Thanksgiving Dinner Fun Social Gathering
    (Mrs. Terry Wang <SYWang@aol.com>)
    5) REMINDER: THANKSGIVING DINNER PARTY FOR STUDENTS AND YOUNG
    PROFESSIONALS. ("Wenchyi Liu - BLS" <Liu.Wenchyi@bls.gov>)
    6) REMINDER: Update your info
    7) REMINDER: If you like to post information on ROCSA-NEWLETTER, please
    e-mail either Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu> or Po-Jeng Wang
    <pwan1@gmu.edu> and we'll post it for you.

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) Chinese teacher from Taiwan (Professor Jeng-Eng Lin <jelin@gmu.edu>)

    Dear members of ROCSA:

    Fairfax Chinese Academy is looking for a teacher
    from Taiwan to teach elementary Chinese. If you are
    interested or if you know someone who is interested,
    please let me know. The class time is Sunday
    afternoon, 2 PM - 4 PM. The location is at George
    Mason High School in Falls Church. Thank you.

    Sincerely,
    J. E. Lin <jelin@gmu.edu>
    (703)993-1459

    ========================================================================
    2) NWBI / GMU Holiday Ballroom Dance Party -Sat. Dec. 6 (Mrs. Terry Wang
    <SYWang@aol.com>)

    You are cordially invited to join us to a first class Holiday Ballroom
    Party.

    Good Refreshments and door prizes are provided, plus Holiday Lucky Prize
    Drawings.

    Proceeds are for the GMU/NWBI students Scholarship

    Date: Saturday, December 6, 2003; Time: 7:00 PM - 12:00 PM
    Place: Beautify Hard wood floor Ballroom, Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center,
    George Mason University,
    Fairfax Campus
    Schedule: 7-7:45 PM-- Free Dance Lessons (Couple / Group Dance) -Ms. Shu
    Ying li
    9 PM Dance Exhibitions Latin and Modern
    Mr. Zhang, FuMing and Ms. Mao, Yu
    Champion, 2003 US PreChamp Competition

    Contact: NWBI (703-978-7905)

    (Free Parking: at Parking Lot B, GMU Fairfax Campus)

    Directions to Johnson Center, GMU:
    South 495 Exit at 54 A; onto Braddock Rd. West, about 5 mi., RT on Roanoke
    Ln.,
    enter GMU. RT on Patriot circle,At 3rd left enter Parking lot B. Park,
    walk through the pass way, enter Johnson Center Ground floor Dewberry Hall
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Ballroom Dance Club-Sign up as club member (Membership $ 10/per
    month-FREE LESSONS for members Every Sunday 2-5 PM :
    International / Latin style Ballroom Dance, Beginning class and the
    Intermediate:
    The lessons cover many different dances: Waltz, Slow waltz, Foxtrot,
    Cha-cha, Tango, Rumba, Samba, Swing, etc-- with the basic moves, fancy and flashy
    picture steps

    Place: Johnson Center Ground Floor Dance Studio, George Mason University
    Fairfax Campus


    ========================================================================
    3) Thanksgiving Special Party - Dance Plaza's First Raving DISCO
    ("Jing Qian (jqian)" <jqian@cisco.com>)

    Dear fun lovers,

    Dance Plaza will be hosting a Special Disco party on Friday November 28 at
    Dance With Me Studio, Sterling, Virginia. We will still have regular
    social dance parties on 11/23, 11/29 and 11/30 as usual.

    Our Disco party will be the most raving party in Asian community playing
    the most beating Disco/Club/Techno/Trance music and mixing with the latest
    Chinese popular songs from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and Mainland on
    the top of the chart.

    This is a one-time event to celebrate the Holiday. Our Disco party is NOT
    similar to any of our regular Saturday and Sunday parties. The Disco and
    clubbing music we will be playing consist of the latest DJ hits from the
    USA, Europe, Australia and Asia with the strongest beats to transcend
    everyone from reality to paradise. The only purpose is to get you
    "high" and totally relaxing your body and soul. The format of our party
    will be 15-20 minutes of Disco and Club music, followed by 10-15 minute of
    soft and romantic chill-out songs. The music mix is about 60-70% Disco
    and 30-40% chill-out session. We will be mixing in various Chinese
    popular songs in Hip Hop rhythm (slower Disco). Only the latest 2000-2004
    hits are played.

    This will be the most beaten party in Chinese community, guaranteed. This
    party is designed for dance blind, younger generation and everyone who
    likes to get young.

    There is no requirement for dancing skill at all. This party only demands
    your desire for fun. please dress casually because you should be prepared
    to get sweat out.

    Beer and wine can be purchased from Joe's Restuarant next door before
    10PM. Nobody under 18 is allowed to enter because some of our songs carry
    adult contents not fit for undeveloped minds.

    Welcome everyone, Come to celebrate our youth with DJ Miat.

    Date: 11/28 Friday
    Time: 9PM - 12:30PM
    Admission: $6 per person (Any other Dance Plaza promotional offer doesn't
    apply to this special event)
    Amenity: Spring water, Soft drink, and Assorted Snacks.
    Place: Dance With Me Studio (Next to Safeway Supermarket)
    Address: 22360 Sterling Blvd.
    Sterling Plaza Shopping Center
    Sterling, VA 20164

    Direction: http://www.dancewithme.net/directions.php
    >From 495, Take Exit 47A. Take Route 7 West, Drive about 15 minutes, Turn
    left onto Sterling Blvd(See 846 Sign). Sterling Plaza Shopping Center is
    about 1 mile on your left. The Studio is next to Safeway Supermarket.
    >From Dulles Toll Road, Take Exit 9, Follow Rt. 28 toward Sterling, Make a
    Right Turn onto Sterling Blvd at 846 Sign. Sterling Plaza Shopping Center
    is on your right. We are next to Safeway Supermarket.

    Please also visit
    http://www.bbschinese.com/bbs/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=38 for details.


    ========================================================================
    4) REMINDER: Free Thanksgiving Dinner Fun Social Gathering (Turkey Dinner
    and some Chinese food - for NWBI's Friends and GMU CSSA, ROCSA, CCF and
    their Family) (Mrs. Terry Wang <SYWang@aol.com>)

    Date/ Time-Wednesday before Thanksgiving Day (November 26, 2003, 5:00 PM-9
    PM),
    Place: Mott Community Center (703) 278-8605
    12111 Braddock Road, Fairfax (1 mile west of GMU, before Fairfax County
    Parkway

    Activities: Games, TV Events, and Impromptu Speaking Demonstration
    Plus: Pool Table, Ping Pong Table, 36 in. TV, Piano, Indoor Basketball
    Court

    Please RSVP by 11/24/03 (in order to prepare enough food for everyone)-

    sywang@aol.com(NWBI, 7Seas TM), yihuasong_2000@yahoo.com(CSSA),
    pwan1@gmu.edu, whong2@gmu.edu(ROCSA),
    xlin@GMU.EDU(CCF), HCCC-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    --------------------------------------------------------
    Sponsor: Terry Wang
    President,
    New World Bilingual Institute
    New Age Chinese Television
    Committee Chair and Founding Member
    George Mason University Diversity Advisory Board
    sywang@aol.com
    Phone and Fax: 703-978-7905
    ----------------------------------------------------------

    =========================================================================
    5) REMINDER: Thanksgiving dinner party for students and young
    professionals ("Liu, Wenchyi - BLS" <Liu.Wenchyi@bls.gov>)

    Subject: Thanksgiving dinner party for students and young professionals

    Dear friends,

    You are cordially invited to this wonderful Thanksgiving party. Please
    RSVP at your earliest convenience.

    Best regards
    Mannwen Candice

    Hope you don't mind, if you have received this invitation more than once.

    ======================================================

    To all students and young professionals from Taiwan,

    Please come and join us to celebrate Thanksgiving.

    Event: Thanksgiving Dinner Party for students and young professionals
    When: Saturday, 11/22/2003 at 6:00 PM
    Where: Chesterbrook Taiwanese Presbyterian Church
    2036 Westmoreland St.
    Falls Church, VA 22043
    Sponsors: Members from Chesterbrook Taiwanese Presbyterian Church

    If you attended our Thanksgiving dinner party last year, you may still
    remember the fantastic time we had. We enjoyed a traditional American
    Thanksgiving meal (turkey, corn, beef, pumpkin, nuts, etc.) as well as
    delectable Taiwanese Cuisine, listened to the great story tellers explain
    the history behind Thanksgiving, sang songs, played games, and met new
    friends from different schools. Last year, there were about 70 students
    and young professionals who came. This year, we extend our invitation to
    include students from GWU, GMU, Georgetown, and American U. Hope you can
    come and join us. We want you to meet some new friends and have a
    wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

    We also would like to introduce ourselves. We are members of the
    Chesterbrook Taiwanese Presbyterian Church (CTPC) and we were once
    students
    ourselves. Our group strives to help current Taiwanese students and
    professionals succeed in school and in life. Our members work in a range
    of professions, including lawyer, doctor, accountant, pastor, engineer
    (computer/ information technology), etc. We will make ourselves available
    to answer your questions about school, work, green cards, and anything
    else you might want to know.

    It's going to be a fun evening and a wonderful opportunity for you to meet
    new friends from our hometown. We would appreciate it if you would pass
    along this invitation letter to anyone who you think might be interested.

    We look forward to see you there!

    Thank you,

    Chung-Yao Kuo
    301-7620242 (home)
    703-4503575 (work)
    cykuo@aol.com

    Candice Ko
    703.709.7530 (home)
    703.974.1214 (work)
    candice.m.ko@verizon.com

    & your friends in CTPC

    RSVP November 20, 2003 (by e-mail or by phone)
    If you need a ride, please let us know ASAP.

    ******************************************************************
    Directions to the Thanksgiving Party:

    >From DC

    Take I-66 West, exit 69, right onto Sycamore St.
    Turn left onto Williamsburg Blvd.
    Turn right onto Westmoreland St.

    >From Maryland

    Take I-495 South toward Virginia
    Take exit 45B to I-66 East (exit is on the left lane)
    Follow the ramp and exit at Westmoreland St,
    Then turn left onto Westmoreland St.

    >From Fairfax

    Take I-66 East, Exit 66, right onto route 7 East.
    Turn left onto Haycock rd.
    Turn left onto Westmoreland St.


    =========================================================================
    6) REMINDER: Update your info

    In order to update our directory and mailing list, please e-mail us
    your recent corresponding info.
    --For GMU Students/Alumni: Major (with graduation year for
    Alumni); Name (Chinese and English); Address; Tel #; E-mail address.
    (e.g., MSIS (99), Shui-bian Chen, 1600 Penn. Ave., Fairfax, VA
    22030; 703-993-1234; schen@gmu.edu)
    --For GMU Faculty/Staff: Department; Name (Chinese and English);
    Tel #; E-mail address.
    --For other subscribers: Profession; Name (Chinese and English);
    Address; Tel #; E-mail address.

    Please e-mail us indicated NO CHANGE if your corresponding info is the
    same.

    Thanks
    =========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-NEWSLETTER
    Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2003 03:19:59 -0500
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-NEWSLETTER
    ************************************************************************
    You are cordially invited to a Free Thanksgiving Dinner Fun Social --11/26
    at 5pm (Provided by Mrs. Terry Wang <SYWang@aol.com>)

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    You are cordially invited to a Free Thanksgiving Dinner Fun Social --11/26
    at 5pm
    =======================================================================
    Dear Friends of ROCSA:

    You are cordially invited to a Free Thanksgiving Dinner Fun Social
    Gathering Party (Turkey Dinner and some Chinese food- for NWBI's Friends
    and GMU CSSA, ROCSA, CCF and their Families

    Date/ Time-Wednesday before Thanksgiving Day
    (November 26, 2003, at 5:00 PM),

    Place: Mott Community Center (703) 278-8605
    12111 Braddock Road, Fairfax (1 mile west of GMU, before Fairfax County
    Parkway

    Activities: Games, TV Events, and Impromptu Speaking Demonstration and
    participations,
    Plus: Pool Table, Ping Pong Table, 36 in. TV, Piano, Indoor Basketball
    Court

    Please RSVP (in order to prepare enough food for
    everyone)-sywang@aol.com;
    703-978-7905
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Sponsor: Terry Wang
    President,
    New World Bilingual Institute
    New Age Chinese Television
    Committee Chair and Founding Member
    George Mason University Diversity Advisory Board
    sywang@aol.com
    Phone and Fax: 703-978-7905
    ----------------------------------------------------------

    Mott Community Center (directions at the end of this message)
    12111 Braddock Road
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    ==========
    DIRECTIONS
    ==========
    >From Fairfax County Parkway (7100) South towards Springfield . Exit at
    Braddock Road East. Make a left at the light, staying right. Make a right
    at next light into our parking lot.

    >From the North, East & West: 66 to exit 60 to 123 (Chain Bridge
    Rd. becomes Ox Road) South; Go about 2 miles. (You will pass Route 50 &
    Route 236). Past George Mason , turn right on Braddock Road West pass
    through the Shirley Gate Road lights. Make a left at the next light into
    Mott Community Center parking lot.
    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-NEWSLETTER
    Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2003 01:14:30 -0500
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-NEWSLETTER
    ************************************************************************
    1) Roger Chao-Hao Chuang <sysmatrix.tw@yahoo.com.tw> IS LOOKING FOR A
    PLACE TO STAY.
    2) THANKSGIVING DINNER PARTY FOR STUDENTS AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS.
    (This info is provided by "Liu, Wenchyi - BLS" <Liu.Wenchyi@bls.gov>)

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers

    ========================================================================
    1) Roger Chao-Hao Chuang <sysmatrix.tw@yahoo.com.tw> IS LOOKING FOR A
    PLACE TO STAY.

    I am currently working for a company at Reston town center. I received
    admission letter of PhD program spring 2004 no long ago. Now I am
    looking for a room nearby GMU. Of course, it is much better closer to
    Reston as well.

    If you know someone has a room to share, please let me know. The size
    of room is not so important. I only stay 2-3 days a week.

    Thank you.
    -----------
    Roger Chuang
    <sysmatrix.tw@yahoo.com.tw>

    =========================================================================
    2) Thanksgiving dinner party for students and young professionals
    (This info is provided by "Liu, Wenchyi - BLS" <Liu.Wenchyi@bls.gov>)

    Subject: Thanksgiving dinner party for students and young professionals

    Dear friends,

    You are cordially invited to this wonderful Thanksgiving party. Please
    RSVP
    at your earliest convenience.

    Best regards
    Mannwen Candice

    Hope you don't mind, if you have received this invitation more than once.

    ======================================================

    To all students and young professionals from Taiwan,

    Please come and join us to celebrate Thanksgiving.

    Event: Thanksgiving Dinner Party for students and young professionals
    When: Saturday, 11/22/2003 at 6:00 PM
    Where: Chesterbrook Taiwanese Presbyterian Church
    2036 Westmoreland St.
    Falls Church, VA 22043
    Sponsors: Members from Chesterbrook Taiwanese Presbyterian Church

    If you attended our Thanksgiving dinner party last year, you may still
    remember the fantastic time we had. We enjoyed a traditional American
    Thanksgiving meal (turkey, corn, beef, pumpkin, nuts, etc.) as well as
    delectable Taiwanese Cuisine, listened to the great story tellers explain
    the history behind Thanksgiving, sang songs, played games, and met new
    friends from different schools. Last year, there were about 70 students
    and young professionals who came. This year, we extend our invitation to
    include students from GWU, GMU, Georgetown, and American U. Hope you can
    come and join us. We want you to meet some new friends and have a
    wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

    We also would like to introduce ourselves. We are members of the
    Chesterbrook Taiwanese Presbyterian Church (CTPC) and we were once
    students
    ourselves. Our group strives to help current Taiwanese students and
    professionals succeed in school and in life. Our members work in a range
    of professions, including lawyer, doctor, accountant, pastor, engineer
    (computer/ information technology), etc. We will make ourselves available
    to answer your questions about school, work, green cards, and anything
    else you might want to know.

    It's going to be a fun evening and a wonderful opportunity for you to meet
    new friends from our hometown. We would appreciate it if you would pass
    along this invitation letter to anyone who you think might be interested.

    We look forward to see you there!

    Thank you,

    Chung-Yao Kuo
    301-7620242 (home)
    703-4503575 (work)
    cykuo@aol.com

    Candice Ko
    703.709.7530 (home)
    703.974.1214 (work)
    candice.m.ko@verizon.com

    & your friends in CTPC

    RSVP November 20, 2003 (by e-mail or by phone)
    If you need a ride, please let us know ASAP.

    ******************************************************************
    Directions to the Thanksgiving Party:

    >From DC

    Take I-66 West, exit 69, right onto Sycamore St.
    Turn left onto Williamsburg Blvd.
    Turn right onto Westmoreland St.

    >From Maryland

    Take I-495 South toward Virginia
    Take exit 45B to I-66 East (exit is on the left lane)
    Follow the ramp and exit at Westmoreland St,
    Then turn left onto Westmoreland St.

    >From Fairfax

    Take I-66 East, Exit 66, right onto route 7 East.
    Turn left onto Haycock rd.
    Turn left onto Westmoreland St.
    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-NEWSLETTER
    Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 16:06:22 -0500
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************ 
    ROCSA-NEWSLETTER 
    ************************************************************************ 
    The following information is provided by Mrs. Terry Wang <SYWang@aol.com> 

    Thanks. 
    ************************************************************************ 
    ROCSA Officers 

    ========================================================= 
    NWBI-Free Diagnostic and Seminar( 11/1,) & Free ThanksgivingDinner (11/26) 
    ========================================================= 
    New World Bilingual Institute 
    Website: Http://nwbi .netfirms.com www.chinesedc.com/nwbi 
    E-mail: sywang@aol.com Phone /Fax: 703-978-7905 
    (Located at Thompson Hall, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA) 
    ************************************************************************************ 

    Dear Friends: 

    (Please post for your group, thanks). 

    You are cordially invited to attend two free events: 

    1). a Free Diagnostic and Seminar- With Chinese Traditional Medicine Doctor Hao, Yao Dong. 

    Keep healthy, and avoid the Chronic Fatigue, Flu, Common Cold. 

    Date/ Time- Saturday, November 1, 2003, at 2 PM 
    Place: Room 138, Thompson Hall, GMU (Free Parking at University Drive Entrance--parking Lot H) 

    2). Free Thanksgiving Dinner Fun Social Gathering (Turkey Dinner and some Chinese food- for NWBI's Friends
    and GMU CSSA, ROCSA, CCF and their Family 

    Date/ Time-Wednesday before Thanksgiving Day 
    (November 26, 2003, 5:00 PM-9 PM), 
    Place: Mott Community Center (703) 278-8605) 
    12111 Braddock Road, Fairfax (1 mile west of GMU, before Fairfax County Parkway 

    Activities: Games, TV Events, and Impromptu Speaking Demonstration 
    Plus: Pool Table, Ping Pong Table, 36 in. TV, Piano, Indoor Basketball Court 

    Please RSVP by 11/24/03 (in order to prepare enough food for everyone)- 

    sywang@aol.com(NWBI, 7Seas TM), yihuasong_2000@yahoo.com(CSSA), 
    pwan1@gmu.edu, whong2@mail.gmu.edu(ROCSA), 
    xlin@GMU.EDU(CCF), HCCC-L@mail04.gmu.edu 

    -------------------------------------------------------- 
    Sponsor: Terry Wang 
    President, 
    New World Bilingual Institute 
    New Age Chinese Television 
    Committee Chair and Founding Member 
    George Mason University Diversity Advisory Board 
    sywang@aol.com 
    Phone and Fax: 703-978-7905 
    ---------------------------------------------------------- 


    Mott Community Center (directions at the end of this message) 
    12111 Braddock Road 
    Fairfax, VA 22030 
    ========== 
    DIRECTIONS 
    ========== 
    >From Fairfax County Parkway (7100) South towards Springfield . Exit at Braddock Road East. Make a left at the light,
    staying right. Make a right at next light into our parking lot. 

    >From the North, East & West: 66 to exit 60 to 123 (Chain Bridge Rd. becomes Ox Road) South; Go about 2 miles. (You
    will pass Route 50 & Route 236). Past George Mason , turn right on Braddock Road West pass through the Shirley Gate
    Road lights. Make a left at the next light into Mott Community Center parking lot. 
    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-NEWSLETTER
    Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 00:28:52 -0500
    From: whong2@GMU.EDU
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-NEWSLETTER
    ************************************************************************
    The following information is provided by "Liu, Wenchyi - BLS" <Liu.Wenchyi@bls.gov> 

    Thanks.
    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA Officers


    Subject: FW: Field Trip to Cornfield Maze - Schedule 11/01/03 (Saturday)
    Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 13:50:10 -0500
    From: "Liu, Wenchyi - BLS" <Liu.Wenchyi@bls.gov>
    To: 'Wei-Hong Hong' <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    CC: 'Jerry Shay' <jerryshay@cccontrol.com>

    Hi, Wei-Hong:

    Would you please forward this email to the members of the ROCSA. 

    Thank you,

    Wenchyi Liu


    Hi everyone:



    I am a former GMU student and I graduated from the Dept. of IS in 1988. I would like to cordially invite you to join us to this fun cornfield
    maze field trip. Quite a few GMU alumni will be attending this field trip too. Most of us graduated in the 20th century and are working in the
    DC metropolitan area. We'd like to meet with the young GMUers from the 21st century. Please join us to make this day fun and special. Call
    us in the below given number if you need a ride. 



    What: Corn Field Maze field trip

    When: 2:30 PM, Saturday, November 1, 2003.

    Where: Temple Hall Farm Regional Park, Leesburg, Virginia

    We will meet at Jerry and Ann Shay's home first.

    Please call Jerry at (703) 802-9046 for directions.

    Who: You and your friends. 

    Why: Enjoy the beautiful season and know more friends.

    Bring: flash light, drinking water, snacks

    Wear: pants, sneakers, jacket



    We are looking forward to meeting you in Jerry's house.



    Thank you,

    Wenchyi Liu



    -----Original Message-----
    From: Jerry Shay [mailto:jerryshay@cccontrol.com] 
    Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2003 12:28 PM
    To: "Undisclosed-Recipient:;"@blsmail.bls.gov
    Subject: Re: Field Trip to Cornfield Maze - CBC Centreville Home Group - Schedule 11/01/03 (Saturday)
    Importance: High



    Hi, Everyone:

    Wondering where to go this weekend? Why don't you join our Home Group's field trip to the cornfield maze in Temple Hall Farm
    Regional Park in Leesburg, VA. Every year, the Temple Hall Farm Regional Park's cornfield is transformed each Autumn into an elaborate maze.
    Can you find your way out? Sounds exciting, isn't it? 



    It will be a good opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Fall season in an outdoor setting with kids, families and friends. So, our home group
    gathering will not be held at our house this Saturday, instead, we are going to this field trip together :-)



    What is a cornfield maze?





    "Maize 2003" 

    Aerial Photo by Jack Nevitt

    Temple Hall Farm Regional Park's 10 acre cornfield has been transformed into an elaborate maze. 

    The Regional Park Authority and maze designer Brett Herbst will challenge the wits of explorers seeking the one exit from this mind-boggling
    puzzle, described by national maze creators as "a unique source of good farmin' fun for adults and children." Herbst designs more than 100
    mazes worldwide each year.

    In only 40 minutes, maze-goers can walk the correct path, although most wanderers require more than an hour to
    travel through twists and turns. Two bridges over trails will provide observation points over the 10-foot tall corn in
    the MAiZE.

    Maze goers may answer posted trivia questions on various themes, correctly or incorrectly to move in the right or
    wrong direction.





    Location: Temple Hall Farm Regional Park in Leesburg, VA

    Temple Hall Lane, Leesburg, VA
    Information Line: 703-777-6732 

    http://www.nvrpa.org/maize.html

    Directions: 

    Temple Hall Farm Regional Park is located 5 miles north of Leesburg. Take Route 15 North from Leesburg to right on Route 661 (Limestone
    School Road). Go approximately one mile to the farm entrance on the left.

    Fees: Group Rates - 15 people or more 

    Adults
    $4.50
    Kids (ages 6-11)
    $3.00
    Kids 5 and under
    Free



    Where to meet ? When ?

    We are going to meet first at Jerry's house at 2:30 PM on Saturday (11/1/03). We can then have a car pool driving there. Please call me
    at 703-802-9046 or email me for direction to get to our home (if you don't know how to get there). If you need a ride, please just let me know,
    we will arrange a ride from Vienna Metro station. It will take about an hour to drive there, so if you decide to go to the park directly, we will
    meet you there at the park at the ticket booth at 3:45 PM. We will need to collect the fees from you in advance, since only one person is
    allowed to purchase the group tickets at the ticket entrance.

    What to expect ?

    We will spend at least 2 hours (4 - 6 pm ?) at the MAZE (depending on how smart we are to figure out the way out), so keep yourself warm
    in a big jacket, prepare FLASH LIGHTS, since it will get dark after 5:00 PM. The park is open from 10 am to 10 PM, it will get more
    exciting to wonder in the MAZE in the dark :-) Some water and snacks will be necessary if you have small children. After everyone is out of the
    MAZE (and gets starved), we will go to a buffet place (will announce later) for dinner. So prepare a whole afternoon and evening fun with us.

    How to join ?

    Please call me or email me if you are interested in coming with us. We will need to have a head count by Friday midnight. So if you can let me
    know if you are coming, and how many are coming with you, and respond to me by midnight Friday, that would be great. If you need a ride,
    please let us know in advance.

    See you on Saturday,

    Jerry and Anne Shay (CBC Centreville Home Group. CBC-Chantilly Bible Church)

    (H) (703) 802-9046


















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  • Subject: ROCSA-NEWSLETTER
    Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 21:06:48 -0500
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-NEWSLETTER
    ************************************************************************
    The following information is provided by Nai-Ying Wang <nwang@gmu.edu>

    Maria's bakery located in Kam San Chinese supermarket is looking for part
    time employee for anyone that may be interested, if any of you are
    interested then please call Maria's bakery at 703-914-2828 asking for
    Mr. Lin and ask about the job opening.

    Thanks
    ========================================================================
    ROCSA officers
    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-NEWSLETTER
    Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 04:13:58 -0500
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-NEWSLETTER
    ************************************************************************
    1> Free Diagnostic and Health Seminar- With Chinese Traditional Medicine
    Doctor Ha
    2> Monitors and Microwave Oven For Sale
    3> Reminder of Updating Your Info

    ========================================================================
    1> Free Diagnostic and Health Seminar- With Chinese Traditional Medicine
    Doctor Ha. (This information is provided by Mrs. Terry Wang
    <SYWang@aol.com>, Thanks.)
    ========================================================================

    Dear Friends:

    You are cordially invited to attend a Free Diagnostic and Seminar- With
    Chinese Traditional Medicine Doctor Hao, Yao Dong.

    Keep healthy, and avoid the Chronic Fatigue, Flu, Common Cold.

    Dr. Hao received Bachelor of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture at Beijing
    University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
    16 years experience in Peking Union Hospital (Xie He Yi Yuan)
    Virginia License of Chinese Traditional Medicine
    His Specialty :
    Digest System disease, respiration and circulatory system disease, Nerve
    system disease (particularly brain blood vessel unexpected sequela), Skin
    System disease, Geriatric disease, bone arthritic and muscular system
    disease, operational treatment of all kinds of acute and chronic injures,
    later period cancer, reproductive system disease, analfistula, and women
    unordered period.

    Proficient in Chinese medicine and herb, acupuncture, and tuina.

    Date/ Time- Saturday, November 1, 2003, at 2 PM
    Place: Room 138, Thompson Hall, GMU

    ========================================================================
    2> Monitor and Microwave Oven For Sale
    ========================================================================

    ***New "MGC-995", 19" CRT Computer Monitor--$110
    Without Box and Paper, with power and signal cables. Please check specs
    and web price below:
    http://www.mgcusa.com/MGCUSA/products/995_body.htm
    http://www.doitpc.com/pricing/Components/7.htm
    http://www.rjtech.com/miva/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=MT-MGC995
    http://www.microcompc.com/index.html?target=PeripheralsMonitor19_Inches.html

    ***Used 775Watts "Kenmore Microwave Oven"--$5 with buying the monitor
    above, or $10.

    Please e-mail Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu> (sell for the owner who is
    going back to Taiwan) if interested. Thanks.

    ========================================================================
    3> Reminder of Updating Your Info
    ========================================================================

    In order to update our directory and mailing list, please e-mail us
    your recent corresponding info.
    --For GMU Students/Alumni: Major (with graduation year for
    Alumni); Name (Chinese and English); Address; Tel #; E-mail address.
    (e.g., MSIS (99), Shui-bian Chen, 1600 Penn. Ave., Fairfax, VA
    22030; 703-993-1234; schen@gmu.edu)
    --For GMU Faculty/Staff: Department; Name (Chinese and English);
    Tel #; E-mail address.
    --For other subscribers: Profession; Name (Chinese and English);
    Address; Tel #; E-mail address.

    Your e-mail address will be deleted from ROCSA mailing list if you don't
    provide the info by 10/31/03.

    Please e-mail us indicated NO CHANGE if your corresponding info is the
    same.

    If you like to request for posting announcements (e.g., activities and
    things for sale etc.), please e-mail Wei-Hong Hong (whong2@gmu.edu) or
    Po-Jeng (Bob) Wang (pwan1@gmu.edu). We will post them for you.

    Thanks.
    ROCSA officers
    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT
    Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 04:56:58 -0400
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    Urgent Notice about Foliage Trip
    ************************************************************************
    Dear Members,

    Due to the weather concern (30% of Few Showers according to the
    http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/local/USVA0298), we'd like to move
    our trip from Sunday, 10/26/03 to Saturday, 10/25/03 (rest plans remain
    the same) if nobody objects. Sorry for the abrupt notice. Please reply
    your opinion ASAP.

    Thank you very much for your support.

    ROCSA Officers
    P.S. The trail is wide, well maintained and not that steep at all.
    Nevertheless, you'll be generously rewarded (the view) when you make it up
    there, the Mary's Rock.
    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT
    Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 14:26:52 -0400
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    REMINDER: Minority Career Fair on 10/28
    ************************************************************************
    If you are interested, please directly contact Tim Cheng @
    email: rpg_debugger@yahoo.com
    cell: 571-338-1744

    Date: 10/28/03
    Subject: Minority Job Fair Car Pool

    Time: 7:30 am
    Meet: GMU Parking Lot C (in front of ATM machine by the GMU Police
    Station)

    07:30 am - leave from GMU campus

    10:00 am - arrive at Charlottesville Omni Hotel

    12:00 am - leave from Charlottesville Omni Hotel

    02:30 pm - arrive at GMU campus

    Rules:

    Rule number 1: Do not be late.

    Rule number 2: Passengers will have to pay for the gas and parking fee for
    the driver or car owner. (if no more than 4 people, the driver shares with
    the gas and parking fee)

    Rule number 3: Attire is professional. Suits are recommended.

    Rule number 4: Bring copies of your resume.


    Driving direction: (in case you want to go by yourself)

    Drive about 100 miles on Route 29 south all the way to N Emmet St and Turn
    left when you hit Route 250 University Ave. Keep driving until University
    Ave. becomes W Main St. Omni Hotel will be on you left hand side.


    Again, the minority career fair on 10/28 and the link is:

    http://www.virginia.edu/career/mcd/mcdweb.htm

    Company
    list: http://www.career.virginia.edu/ucsonline/careerfair/registered.php?Type=MCD

    If you are interested, please contact Tim Cheng @
    email: rpg_debugger@yahoo.com
    cell: 571-338-1744
    ************************************************************************
    Thanks

    ROCSA Officers
    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT
    Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 12:34:28 -0400
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    Foliage Trip (more info and reminders)
    ************************************************************************
    a. Please check the link below for direction information.
    http://www.scs.gmu.edu/~whong2/trip.htm
    b. ROCSA will subsidize each car-pooled driver $10. However, people have
    to share entrance fee (http://www.nps.gov/shen/1c.htm) of the Park.
    c. Please try to be on time, 10:00AM, Sunday, 10/26/03 at the parking lot
    in front of University Police Station. We'll be leaving no later than
    10:15AM. If you are late please call Bob's cell at 703-362-2125.
    d. ROCSA will NOT be responsible for any insurance related issue.
    e. Please reply this e-mail if you are planning to go.
    f. The trip will be canceled if the weather does not permit.

    Thanks.

    ROCSA Officers

    Previous e-mail:
    **********************************
    --Why: Get everybody together;
    --Who: Dear you all;
    --What: Foliage Trip;
    --When: 10:00AM, Sunday, 10/26/03, we'll congregate all at the parking lot
    in front of University Police Station;
    --Where: Mary's Rock at Shenandoah National Park;
    \\\\\\INFO\\\\\\
    \Direction: I-66 West --> R-29 West --> R-211 West --> Thornton Gap
    Entrance of Shenandoah National Park (will post the map later).
    \Height--3,514ft(1,071.04m); Climbing difference--1,210ft(368.81m);
    \Distance(up&down)--3.7M(5.92Km);
    Est time of hiking(up&down)--3.7hrs(suggested by the Park Authority).
    (However, my best was 44min up and 35min down; I think for the healthy
    fellows like you, 1hr up and 45min down will be no sweat for you. The
    bottom line is you will feel piece of cake if you really take 2hrs up and
    1.7hrs down.)
    \Trust me, you will be satisfied and compensated when you make it to the
    top.
    \\\\\\END\\\\\\
    --How: Car-pooling.
    **********************************
    NOTICE:
    1. ROCSA will provide water and power bar. Welcome to bring more food to
    share each other.
    2. Please e-mail us if you are interested, which is for us to prepare the
    food and coordinate the car-pooling matter.
    3. ROCSA will NOT be responsible for the insurance related issue. Please
    drive and hike carefully.
    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-NEWSLETTER
    Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 14:25:43 -0400
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@gmu.edu>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ====================================================================================
    This information is provided by "Jing Qian (jqian)" <jqian@cisco.com>

    Thanks

    ROCSA Officers
    ====================================================================================
    Dance Plaza had a very successful dance parties last Sunday with hundreds
    of dancers. So many pretty MMs and handsome GGs from all walks of life
    joined us.

    We have become the most popular weekly dance parties in Chinese community
    with the highest concentration of younger generations.

    We will be offering Hustle dance for the next 3 Sundays before our
    parties.

    You can get detailed information
    here: http://www.bbschinese.com/bbs/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10603

    Schedule: Every Sunday evening
    Time: 7 - 8 PM Dance lesson (Progressively taught, one dance per 4
    week) Teach Hustle dance in October.
    8 - 11:30 PM General Party
    Amenity: Iced spring water. Soft drinks and Assorted Snacks.
    Admission: $7.00 per person.
    Contact: Jing Qian (240) 447-7776

    Location: Dance With Me Studio
    22360 Sterling Blvd.
    Sterling Plaza Shopping Center
    Sterling, VA 20164

    Direction: http://www.dancewithme.net/directions.php
    >From 495, Take Exit 47A. Take Route 7 West, Drive about 15 minutes, Turn
    left onto Sterling Blvd(See 846 Sign). Sterling Plaza Shopping
    Center is about 1 mile on your left. The Studio is next to Safeway.
    ====================================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 13:09:45 -0400
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ************************************************************************
    ROCSA-ANNOUNCEMENT/NEWSLETTER
    ************************************************************************
    1> Foliage Trip
    2> Minority Career Fair
    3> Car For Sale
    4> Reminder
    ========================================================================
    1> Foliage Trip
    After the midterm, it's about time to relax. ROCSA is coordinating the
    activity.
    **********************************
    --Why: Get everybody together;
    --Who: Dear you all;
    --What: Foliage Trip;
    --When: 10:00AM, Sunday, 10/26/03, we'll congregate all at the parking lot
    in front of University Police Station;
    Where: Mary's Rock at Shenandoah National Park;
    \\\\\\INFO\\\\\\
    \Direction: I-66 West --> R-29 West --> R-211 West --> Thornton Gap
    Entrance of Shenandoah National Park (will post the map later).
    \Height--3,514ft(1,071.04m); Climbing difference--1,210ft(368.81m);
    \Distance(up&down)--3.7M(5.92Km);
    Est time of hiking(up&down)--3.7hrs(suggested by the Park Authority).
    (However, my best was 44min up and 35min down; I think for the healthy
    fellows like you, 1hr up and 45min down will be no sweat for you. The
    bottom line is you will feel piece of cake if you really take 2hrs up and
    1.7hrs down.)
    \Trust me, you will be satisfied and compensated when you make it to the
    top.
    \\\\\\END\\\\\\
    --How: Car-pooling.
    **********************************
    NOTICE:
    1. ROCSA will provide water and power bar. Welcome to bring more food to
    share each other.
    2. Please e-mail us if you are interested, which is for us to prepare the
    food and coordinate the car-pooling matter.
    3. ROCSA will NOT be responsible for the insurance related issue. Please
    drive and hike carefully.

    ========================================================================
    2> Minority Career Fair (Coordinated by Tim--The VP of ROCSA)

    \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
    PLEASE DIRECTLY E-MAIL TO Tim Cheng <rpg_debugger@yahoo.com> IF YOU ARE
    INTERESTED IT.
    \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
    Many are graduating and Minority Career Fair is the last chance this year
    for you and potential companies to get to know each other. It is also a
    good chance to practice your interview skill. So, I propose to go and get
    it by adopting "car pool".

    Here is my plan:
    07:30 am ^ leave from GMU campus

    10:00 am ^ arrive at Charlottesville Omni Hotel

    12:00 am ^ leave from Charlottesville Omni Hotel

    02:30 pm ^ arrive at GMU campus

    Rules:

    Rule number 1: Don't be late.

    Rule number 2: Passengers will have to pay for the gas and parking fee for
    the driver or car owner.

    Rule number 3: Attire is professional. Suits are recommended.

    Rule number 4: Bring copies of your resume.

    Driving direction:

    Drive about 100 miles on Route 29 south all the way to N Emmet St and Turn
    left when you hit Route 250 University Ave. Keep driving until University
    Ave. becomes W Main St. Omni Hotel will be on you left hand side.

    ========================================================================
    3> Car For Sale

    1994 Geo Prizm
    4 door
    4 cyl 1.6 litter Auto
    power steeling
    A/C
    AM/FM, cassette
    89,000 Miles

    ask for $3,600 (OBO)

    Please contact
    I-Min Hung
    703-242-8421
    imin_hung@yahoo.com

    ========================================================================
    4> Reminder

    In order to update our directory and mailing list, please e-mail us
    your recent corresponding info.
    --For GMU Students/Alumni: Major (with graduation year for
    Alumni); Name (Chinese and English); Address; Tel #; E-mail address.
    (e.g., MSIS (99), Shui-bian Chen, 1600 Penn. Ave., Fairfax, VA
    22030; 703-993-1234; schen@gmu.edu)
    --For GMU Faculty/Staff: Department; Name (Chinese and English);
    Tel #; E-mail address.
    --For other subscribers: Profession; Name (Chinese and English);
    Address; Tel #; E-mail address.

    Your e-mail address will be deleted from ROCSA mailing list if you don't
    provide the info by 10/31/03.

    Please e-mail us indicated NO CHANGE if your corresponding info is the
    same.

    If you like to request for posting announcements (e.g., activities and
    things for sale etc.), please e-mail Wei-Hong Hong (whong2@gmu.edu) or
    Po-Jeng (Bob) Wang (pwan1@gmu.edu). We will post them for you.

    Thanks.
    ROCSA officers
    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA ANNOUNCEMENT
    Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 18:48:34 -0400
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ========================================================================
    Dear Members/Subscribers,

    Here is the info provided by Mrs. Hsu Terry Wang
    ********************************************************
    Mrs. Hsu Terry Wang
    President, New World Bilingual Institute
    CEO and Producer, New Age Television
    Founding member and Executive Committee Chair,
    George Mason University Diversity Advisory board
    703-978-7905.
    sywang@aol.com
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    ---------------------------------------------------------

    Toastmasters International Leadership Program:

    Skills include:

    Leadership skills ,
    International Etiquette, Platform Manners
    Parliamentary Procedure, Conducting meetings skills
    Motivating people
    Solving problems
    Persuade people with Ideas or Products
    Interviewing for Jobs/ Schools/Scholarships
    Public Speaking and Impromptu Speaking ,
    Speech Preparation, Organization, and Presentation
    Voice and Vocabulary, Vocal Variety , Work with Words
    Communicating effectively through Active Listening skills
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL
    Success Leadership and Communication Series
    Speechcraft Program # 37,? and Youth Leadership Program # 66, 67
    Conducted by the Seven Seas Toastmasters; &? New World Bilingual
    Institute
    (www.nwbi.netfirms.com? ? www.chinesedc.com/nwbi); Phone/Fax:
    703-978-7905
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Instructors: Hsu Terry Wang, DTM, LE; President, Seven Seas Toastmasters
    (94-96 02-03),
    Mr. Richard Castell, ATM-B, CL, Division International Speech, Humorous
    Speech Contest Winner
    Mr. Fred Frate, ATM-S, Past Area 33, 34 Governor
    Mark Benedict, CTM, President of USDA Toastmasters Club
    Program Outline

    Session #1? ? Introduction of Toastmaster International / Program
    Overview /Coping with Stage Fright, Introduction to
    Chairmanship/Parliamentary Procedure/Nominations and Elections/
    Interview skills

    Objective:? ? Introduction to Toastmaster International Leadership and
    Communication Program, To discover your abilities in Leadership and
    Communication, To learn Interview skills with hands-on participation,
    To Develop Optimistic Attitude, to learn how to cope with Stage Fright
    To learn meeting skills/Parliamentary Procedure, To practicing the basic
    chairmanship, Nominations and Elections

    Session # 2?? 8/10/2003? ? ? Introduction to Public Speaking /Speech
    Organization / Impromptu Speaking

    The Ice Breaker Speech (3 min.)

    Objective:?? To learn the elements of a good speech organization and
    build a presentation outline, To organize your thoughts into a logical
    sequence that leads the audience to a clearly defined goal, To learn to
    think on your feet through Impromptu Speaking? "Table Topics", To begin
    speaking before an audience:? introduce yourself with an Ice Breaker
    Speech

    Session #3? ? Speech Preparation/Topic Choice/The Art of Effective
    Evaluation/Speak with sincerity (3
    min.)
    Objective:? To learn how to prepare and develop a great speech outline
    step by step, To learn how to select an interesting speech topic,? To
    learn the purpose and principles of evaluation, To present a speech from
    your heart with sincerity

    Session # 4
    ?? Introducing a Speaker/ Review Parliamentary Procedure/ Effective
    Communication Skills Organizing Your Speech / Informative Speech (3
    min.)

    Objective:?? To develop ability in introducing speakers,? To review the
    meeting skills/Parliamentary Procedure, To help you understand the
    particular emphasis in your speaking development, To learn how to
    communicate in an effective way, To research the facts needed to support
    your speech

    Session # 5?? 8/13/2003? Active Listening Skills / Leadership Excellence
    / 2nd turn election ; Motivational Speech (3 min.)

    Objective:?? To develop good active listening skills
    To prepare and refine participants' Leadership skills and improve their
    performance, To conduct 2nd turn Nominations and Elections,
    To present a speech that motivates the audience to accept your
    viewpoint.

    Session # 6? Head Table Etiquette / Gestures / Problems Solving Skills,
    Show What You Mean Speech --Idea Sharing or Entertaining Speech with
    Gesture (3 min.)

    Objective:?? To learn the proper etiquette and the manner when in the
    limelight or seated at the head table, To learn valuable skills in
    problems solving, To discover the importance of gestures, and how to use
    gestures to show what you mean,? To learn the different ways of using
    body language, facial expressions, and other body movements in your Idea
    Sharing or Entertaining your audience speech, To learn valuable skills
    in problems solving, To learn and practice the principles of group
    discussion

    Session # 7? ?? Voice and Vocabulary/Vocal Variety/Work with
    Words/Visual Aid/ Review the Persuasive Speech with Vocal Variety (3
    min.)

    Objective:? ? To explore the use of voice, volume, pitch, rate, and
    quality as assets to good vocal variety.? To use the right word to
    translate your thoughts, feelings and vocal variety into a persuasive
    speech
    To learn the effective ways to use the visual in speech communication
    To review progress in preparing and presenting speeches

    Session # 8 Evaluate the progress / Inspirational Speech (Show all your
    skills)/ Graduation Ceremony
    Objective:? ? To review the progress and complete a self-evaluation
    To showcase all the skills with a an Inspirational Speech at the
    Graduation Ceremony To present the achievements during the Graduation
    Ceremony
    ========================================================================

  • Subject: ROCSA ANNOUNCEMENT
    Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 04:02:50 -0400
    From: Wei-Hong Hong <whong2@GMU.EDU>
    To: ROCSA-L@mail04.gmu.edu

    ========================================================================
    Dear Members and Subscribers,

    Thanks for Danny's generous introduction. As a new president of ROCSA, I
    like to make some announcements.

    **************************************************************************************

    1. People
    Student Adviser/Supervisor: Dr. Chen, Minder (mchen@gmu.edu)
    Consultant: Mr. Wang, Po-Jeng (Bob) (pwan1@gmu.edu)
    Vice President: Mr. Cheng, Chung (Tim) (rpg_debugger@yahoo.com)
    Treasurer: Ms Tsai, Yi-Chia (Erica) (ytsai@gmu.edu)

    2. If you like to request for posting announcements, please e-mail me
    (whong2@gmu.edu) or Bob (pwan1@gmu.edu). We will post them for you. The
    ROCSA@gmu.edu is NO LONGER valid. DO NOT send e-mail to ROCSA@gmu.edu.

    3. In order to update our directory and mailing list, please e-mail us
    your recent corresponding info.
    --For GMU Students/Alumni: Major (with graduation year for
    Alumni); Name (Chinese and English); Address; Tel #; E-mail address.
    (e.g., MSIS (99), ³¯¤ô«ó Shui-bian Chen, 1600 Penn. Ave., Fairfax, VA
    22030; 703-993-1234;
    schen@gmu.edu)
    --For GMU Faculty/Staff: Department; Name (Chinese and English);
    Tel #; E-mail address.
    --For other subscribers: Profession; Name (Chinese and English);
    Address; Tel #; E-mail address.

    Your e-mail address will be deleted from ROCSA mailing list if you don't
    provide the info by 10/31/03.

    4. As you might know that we have a new mailing list system (LISTSERVE)
    which will take us some time to be familiar with. Please bear with us
    for sending some testing e-mails in the future.

    5. Please continue to support ROCSA and send us suggestions. We will do
    our best to serve you. Thanks.

    Wei-Hong
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  • Date: May 05 2001

    The Presidential Election of ROCSA.

    All of members would be welcome to show up and share your opinion with our ROCSA officers. If you know anyone whom yet join us, please feel free to bring him/her to our meeting That would be a great chance to meet new friends. We will offer soft drink and refreshment. Our current president Mr. Jian-Liang Chen would like to give his warmest welcome and greatest gratitude for participating this event. Date: 5/8/2001 (Tuesday) Time: 7:20pm Place: SITE II room 15 (basement)
  • Date: Mar. 19 2001
    There is a special lecture on the immigration laws by Attorney Yueh-Mei Wu Rowan
    Date and Time: Saturday, 3/24, 4:30 p.m.
    Location: Johnson Center, Assembly Room E.
    A simple complimentary dinner will be provided by Attorney Rowan
    This activity is co-sponsored by Asian American Faculty and Staff Association and 
    Center for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
    Please contact  JENG ENG LIN at jelin@gmu.edu  if you plan to come by
    
    Thursday, 3/22, so that Attorney Rowan can prepare handouts and dinner. 

  • Date: Oct. 14 2000
    The contact list had already been sent, if you did not receive it please
    contract Borsien Sun bsun1@gmu.edu
    
    
  • Date: Sep.14 2000
    New semester had come, how is everybody doing?  Hope that you are all
    enjoying and learning a lot from your classes.
    In order to welcome the new students that came to our University this
    year, our association is going to have a meeting this:
    Saturday (09/16/00)
    Johnson Center
    Meeting Room H
    (G19)
    We will have free food and drinks waiting for you and it would be a
    wonderful chance to meet new friend.
    Hope you can join us and have fun together.
    
  • Date: Aug. 30 2000
    Test the web site of ROCSA 1.0.2 beta.

  • Date: May 18 2000
    Test the web site of ROCSA 1.0.0 beta.