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A.S. Government

Happy March, Spartans! We have lots of updates and reminders so get your calendars out!!

We begin the month of March with a celebration! The Associated Students 120th year anniversary kick off event, Way Back Wednesday, will be held today from 11:30am to 2:30pm at Tower Lawn. We hope to see you there! To learn more about our history, visit as.sjsu.edu/history.

Congratulations to Parin Patel, A.S. Director of Co-Curricular Affairs, and Sameer Saran, A.S. Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities, who were sworn in at the February 22nd board meeting. 

Recently, the A.S. Board of Directors passed a resolution against tuition increase. We are advocating against the proposed $270 raise for undergraduates, $438 for graduates and $312 for credentials. The CSU has not raised tuition for five years because students advocated for it. We did it then, we can do it now! If you want to get involved, contact Juritzi Torres Mendoza, our A.S. Director of External Affairs at juritzi.torres@sjsu.edu or visit the government office in Diaz Compean Student Union Suite 2300. To read the resolution, click here. 

VTA has also proposed significant cuts to their services that will affect our commuter students, faculty and staff. Our efforts to advocate against these changes will continue until their final decision. If you are directly affected, we invite you to our board meeting on Wednesday, March 8th at 3:00pm in Diaz Compean Student Union Room 4A or contact Luis Cervantes Rodriguez, our A.S. Director of Community and Sustainability, at luis.cervantesrodriguez@sjsu.edu for more information. 

In other news, we are aware that many of our students, faculty and staff have been evacuated due to recent flooding. Thankfully, the effects of the flood have been mitigated, but SJSU offers resources if you are in need of them. 

For other upcoming events, Trashion Fashion will be on April 20th from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Applications will be out this Friday! If you want to be a model or a designer, please apply and win some cool prizes. Diversity Day is also emerging on April 27th on 7th street plaza. If you are interested in performing or tabling, please email meOn Thursday, 03/02, we have Mega Game Day on Tower Lawn from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Come enjoy free food and giant games like chess and twister.

See you out and about this March! Spartan up!

A.S. Student Government Corner is a monthly update from A.S. Director of Communications, Jasmine Garcia (odalys.garciaarce@sjsu.edu).

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Community Action Center
Expressions: Spoken Word
Please join us for a special workshop and performance headlined by nationally-renowned Spoken Word artist, Jasmine Mans.

3:00pm: Spoken Word  Workshop with Jasmine Mans
MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center, Diaz Compean Student Union
Speak your mind, share your stories. Come by and learn how to create a spoken word piece! .

6:00pm: The Movement - An Evening of Spoken Word
Diaz Compean Student Union Theater 
Poets Jasmine Mans, Chaz Cruz, and Fong Tran will perform. 

These events are presented by the CCCAC in collaboration with the Gender and Equity Center, Human Rights Department, and MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center. 

Questions?  Contact the center at (408)924-4138, as-communityactioncenter@sjsu.edu or visit CCCAC at Diaz Compean  Student Union (Suite 1550).
Child Development Center
The A.S. Child Development Center is raising funds to help provide quality programming for SJSU students, parents and children!

HOW YOU CAN HELP!
  1. Stop by our partner restaurant for dine-in or take-out. 
  2. Make sure to say “The Center” when placing your order.
  3. A portion of “Center” sales will be donated to the A.S. Child Development Center.  

Earlier, we partnered with Sammy G's Pizzeria. This month's partner is: 

Minato Japanese Restaurant
617 N. 6th St, San José, CA 95112 (Approximately one mile from SJSU)
Tuesday, March 14th, and Thursday, March 16th
Lunch 11:15am - 1:45pm and dinner: 5:00pm-8:30pm

Questions? Contact the A.S. Child Development Center at (408)924-6988.  

Opportunity Corner

A.S. Elections 2017
Attend a Mandatory Orientation 

and Ethics Session

Thursday, March 2nd from 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Diaz Compean Student Union Meeting Room 2B

Friday, March 3rd from 11:00am - 12:30pm
Clark Hall 5th Floor Room 547

Deadline to apply is on Friday, March 10th no later than 4:00pm. 

Questions? Contact the Students’ Election Commission at (408)924-6242, student-elections@sjsu.edu or visit the A.S. House.
A.S. 55 nominations
Nominate an outstanding student by Friday, March 10th no later than 4:00pm.

Students may be nominated by fellow students, and faculty and staff. You may also nominate yourself for the award.

Associated Students will select up to 55 students to be honored at the annual Student Leadership Gala.  To nominate a student, please visit  http://tinyurl.com/AS55-2017 .

Questions? Contact Christy Riggins, A.S. Government Executive Administrative Assistant, at (408)924-6240 or christy.riggins@sjsu.edu.
Making Your Spartan Legacy: 
Translating Your Activism and
Involvement onto a Resumé

Monday, March 6th at 4:00pm
Diaz Compean Student Union,
2nd Floor Meeting Room 2B

Being involved on campus you learn a wide variety of skills, from planning events, to facilitating meetings, and managing people. Come to this session to learn how you can include your involvement onto your resume!

Questions? Contact the center at (408)924-4138, as-communityactioncenter@sjsu.edu or visit CCCAC at Diaz Compean Student Union (Suite 1550).
Spartan Squad T-Shirt Design Contest
Design the 2017-2018 Shirt!

Your design will be featured on 5,000+ Spartan Squad Shirts that are handed out to students at many events throughout the year. Contest rules:
  1. Designer must be a current SJSU student in spring 2017.
  2. Design will be used for front of the shirt only.
  3. Use of Spartan Squad logo not required.
  4. Shirt will remain gold. Design should be a 2-color design in blue and white (recommended but not required).
Submissions due April 7th by 5:00pm. Submit design to spartansquad@sjsu.edu or at the A.S. House.
Events Calendar
Associated Students has a calendar full of events for you! To view the A.S. calendar, click here

Photo and Video Gallery
Crafternoon
February 15, 2017
A.S. Employee Service Recognition Luncheon
February 17, 2017
A.S. Board Meeting
February 22, 2017
A.S. 120th Anniversary   
A.S. History Interviews