Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A Survey


My name is CeCe Cihang Gu and I am a researcher from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. We are currently conducting a research study among families in the Northeast regarding parenting and child eating behavior to investigate the environmental influences on childhood obesity, especially in Chinese Americans. The study is conducted through a survey and each parent who completes the survey will receive $5 in compensation. 

Enter to Win $100 in Johns Hopkins Child Eating Research Study!
Help us study the effects of parenting on childhood obesity! Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is conducting a research study in children 5-12 years old and their adult parents to investigate the behavioral influences that affect child weight. This study involves the one-time, 20-30 minute completion of questionnaires regarding basic demographic information, parenting behaviors, and behaviors and attitudes towards food weight of you and your child. Upon the completion of the study, you will receive $5 in compensation as well as be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card!
For any questions/concerns, or if you want to request paper version of the survey mailed to you, please contact CeCe Cihang Gu at or (443) 961-7924. (Principal Investigator: Susan Carnell, PhD.; NA_00092328)
Please click the following link to access the survey

帮助我们改善华人儿童饮食健康!约翰·霍普金斯医科大学正在进行一项关于512岁儿童以及孩子家长关于育儿和饮食习惯和态度对儿童体重的影响的研究 。此项研究需要您完成一组一次性20-30分钟的关于您家的基本状况,育儿方式,以及和饮食及体重有关的习惯和看法的问卷。 完成此调查后,您会马上收到$5的奖金而且将有机会抽到$100礼品卡!
如有问题,或您想填写书面的问卷,请联系:古慈航女士(email: cgu11@jhu.edu电话: (443) 961-7924,微信:cihanggu)。(主研究员Susan Carnell 博士; NA_00092328


CeCe Cihang Gu

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
600 N Wolfe St., Phipps 300C
Baltimore, MD 21287
Email: | Phone: (443) 961-7924

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Union Chinese School of Westfield will hold its open house on September 10 and 17, 2016

The Union Chinese School is a non-profit organization that has educated and promoted the awareness of Chinese language and culture for 38 years. It celebrated the closing of 2015~2016 school year by holding its annual picnic event at Tamaques Park on 6/18 (picture was taken).

Registration for 2016~2017 school year for language and culture classes will take place on two Saturdays, September 10th and September 17th at Thomas Alva Edison Intermediate School, 800 Rahway Avenue, Westfield, NJ, 9:30-11:30 am.

The Union Chinese School offers courses in Mandarin for students from preschool to high school, as well as traditional culture classes such as calligraphy and Chinese chess. Adult Mandarin class and Yoga class are also available. For further information about the school, please email UCS school principal, Airu Chen at

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Writing Competition



ABC Clarion's writing competition is designed for student writers to put their creativity and skill to the test.

There are 3 categories, with winners and monetary prizes for each. The judges consist of experienced

professionals. ABC Clarion is a student-run newspaper published in the Global Chinese Times. To learn

how to join ABC Clarion, check out For more information about the competition,



1. Essay
2. Narrative
3. Poetry


Describe a time when you experienced failure. How did the experience affect you?


● Length limit: 500 words
● Essays must be non-fictional, including creative nonfiction, memoirs, etc.


Vincent van Gogh once said, "The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting." Write a narrative about someone engaged in an activity that makes him/her feel alive.


● Length limit: 750 words
● We will accept a 750-word excerpt—a chapter, for example—from a longer work of fiction as long as the excerpt relates to the prompt.




● Length limit: 1 page
● Any form/style of poetry is allowed. Feel free to get as experimental as you like! Impress us!


● The competition is open to students currently enrolled in grades 8 through 12. Each student is allowed ONE ENTRY per category.

● Submit to with each attached entry as a Word Document; title your email "ABC Clarion Competition___(NAME)"; indicate the category, your name, address, grade, school, and email. ​

Submission Deadline: 7/31/16
Judges’ Decision: 8/31/16



First place: $75
Second place: $50
Third place: $25


First place: $75
Second place: $50
Third place: $25


First place: $50

*All winners will be published on an edition of the ABC Clarion*

To get more information/details about the guidelines, visit or

Concert Series

Friday, July 1, 2016
8:00 pm

The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series
c/o Morristown Unitarian Fellowship
21 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ 07960

Guitar fans who saw Beppe Gambetta back in January will certainly remember Shun Ng, who opened for him. He is an exciting and innovative young guitarist making a splash in the guitar world today. With great virtuosity on his radically designed guitar, he performs his own music as well as some unexpected covers of unlikely, and yet familiar songs. His style is part jazz, part blues, maybe even a little disco, and 100% joy. He is exciting to watch and brilliant to hear. Eclectic Consort opens.

Info: 973-335-9489 or


Wheelchair accessible; free parking

Adults $9; children 12 and under free

Thursday, February 25, 2016

SSN Info

As chair of the New York/New Jersey Regional Network of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, I’m sharing this press release with you.

Rutgers Night Market

Dear Union Chinese School,

Hello! We are the Taiwanese-American Student Association at Rutgers University (RU TASA). As a student-run, on-campus association that spreads awareness of Taiwanese culture at Rutgers, we have a big event called Night Market that emulates the popular night markets on the streets of Taiwan. We're going to have performances, games, and authentic Taiwanese cuisine served by local caterers. This year's Night Market starts at 6:00 p.m on April 8th at Morrell St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901 between the Rutgers Student Center and Au Bon Pain. This event is not limited to Taiwanese people; everyone is welcome to experience night market and learn about Taiwanese culture and cuisine. It would mean very much to the Taiwanese community at Rutgers if the students, parents, faculty, and administration of Union Chinese School could support us by attending our event and spreading the word.

If you have any additional questions regarding Night Market, feel free to reply back to this email at

We hope to see you at our event!



我是亚裔表演艺术中心项目负责人Erika,下个月三月十三号,我们会在新泽西Rutgers University举办纽约大都会歌剧院男低音歌唱家田浩江先生个人音乐会。田浩江先生生于北京, 1983年来美国学习声乐, 1986年开始其歌剧表演事业, 1991年起与纽约大都会歌剧院签约演出, 他还与世界上30多个重要的歌剧院合作, 演出场次达1400余场, 田老师还参加过7部中国原创歌剧的首演, 是目前在东西方歌剧界具有代表性的中国歌剧演奏艺术家。此次演出曲目将别于传统,会是一场很特殊又很有特别意义的音乐会。田老师除了演唱经典歌剧《唐卡罗》、《浮士德》和《费加罗的婚礼》中的著名唱段,还要分别在钢琴、手风琴和吉他的伴奏下,给大家演唱许多大家年轻时期传唱的耳熟能详的老歌,象“听妈妈讲那过去的故事”、“松花江上”、“我的祖国”、“红河谷”、“月亮代表我的心”,等等。田老师将用他的歌声讲述他的故事。

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

School Year 2015-2016

Registration Weeks at UCS

Registration weeks at Chinese School in Westfield

CACA-Union Chinese School (UCS), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to Chinese education, has been providing high quality Chinese language and cultural classes to the neighboring communities for more than 35 years. The new school year (2015-2016) registration will be held on Saturdays, September 12th and September 19th from 9:00-11:30 a.m. at the school facility, located at 800 Rahway Ave., Westfield, in the Thomas Alva Edison Intermediate School.

Parents and students are welcome to explore our school and experience Chinese culture and language. The dedicated faculty and staff will be happy to discuss the language curriculum in detail and describe the various cultural classes.

For information about the registration, please email UCS school principal, Johnny Wu at,, Or call (908) 456-2870. Website:

Friday, May 1, 2015


Registration for Fall 2015-2016 starts this weekend, on 5/2, 5/9 & 5/16.

Sunday, March 22, 2015


From: Michelle Pao
Date: 2015-03-20 13:27 GMT-04:00
Subject: 中華函授學校2015學年課程延長報名至4月30日
Cc: 譚雪珍副主任





Friday, February 27, 2015

Night Markets at Rutgers

Dear Union Chinese School,

TASA Nightmarket, which was scheduled for today, has been RESCHEDULED to Sunday April 12th at 6:00PM! We hope that the members of your organization who were planning to come today will be able to join us on a 70 degrees and sunny Sunday instead.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and hope to see you there!

TASA E-board
Dear Union Chinese School,

Hello! We are the Taiwanese-American Student Association from Rutgers University (RU TASA). As a student-run, on-campus association that spread awareness of Taiwanese culture at Rutgers, we have a big event called Night Market that emulates the popular night markets on the streets of Taiwan. This year, our theme draws inspiration from the Hayao Miyazaki film, Spirited Away. We also have performances throughout the night, fun games, and authentic Taiwanese deliciousness served fresh by local eateries.

Night Market is going to be on April 10th at 6:00 p.m. on Murrell St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901 between the College Avenue Gym and the Rutgers Student Center. Everyone is welcome, so it would mean very much to us if the members of Union Chinese School could attend our event and spread the word about it.

If you are interested or have any additional questions, please reply to this email and we will give you more details. If this is the wrong email, would you mind directing us to a person we can contact with about this information?

Thanks so much and hope to see you soon,

Rutgers TASA rutgers.tasa at

Monday, January 19, 2015


Whether it is the Year of Sheep, Ram or Lamb, don’t miss our 2/21/2015 Chinese New Year Event. It is loaded with entertainment and fun. Please read attached invitation letter, flyers and banquet menu for more information. Also, Below is 2/21/2015 (Saturday) schedule.


Morning – no school
Around 11:30am – Preparation, decoration and programs rehearsal
3:00 to 5:00pm – performances begin (Mandatory for all students)
5:30 - 8:30pm – Dinner party banquet (menu attached, RSVP Saturday at cafeteria)

Special thanks to two talented parents for coordinating this important event. Charlene Tsai is our director for auditorium Programs and Ichi Chen is our designer for the cafeteria decoration. We appreciate if you could contact them to help in any matter.
此外 我們十分感謝兩位為此重要活動竭盡心力的家長。蔡采吟女士負責本次的禮堂表演策劃, 陳逸琦女士則負責設計晚宴廳裝飾。如貴家長有意幫忙任何項目, 敬請不吝與該兩位家長聯絡, 不勝感謝!

Please contact the following person regarding the following matter for this event:
Auditorium decoration – Charlene Tsai ( chaiyin.tsai at )
Cafeteria decoration – Ichi Chen ( icmashsu at )
Reservation for Dinner – Clara Teu ( ctcan at )
Raffle Gift Donation – Yuwen Peng ( ywp200b at )
Party night Karaoke (need song name) – Johnny Wu ( bmw12571 at )
Food or other event question – Inhou Chu ( Inhouchu at )