February Issue 20 17
A.S. Government

Happy Spring 2017, Spartans! Associated Students has plenty planned for you this month so prepare for a sweet semester!

A.S. is celebrating its 120th year anniversary! A special commemorative logo has been created to mark the milestone. Join us for Wayback Wednesday, our anniversary launch event, on March 1st from 11:30am to 2:30pm at Tower Lawn.To learn more about our history, visit as.sjsu.edu/history

A.S. has two available Board of Director positions in Student Government: Director of Rights & Responsibilities and Director of Co-Curricular Affairs. Deadline to apply is on February 9th. Please visit the jobs page on our website for details. 

Looking for a chance to network and gain leadership opportunities? We are hosting the Elect Her workshop on February 10th from 9:30am - 3:00pm at Diaz Compean Student Union Meeting Room 1A. This free professional development training encourages college women to run for leadership positions on campus and in the community. Please sign up by February 6th.

SJSU also has events lined up in celebration of Black History Month in February! The first event will be the Zuzu African Acrobats performance on February 6th in the Diaz Compean Student Union. 

Last but not the least, A.S. is happy to share the recently-released Annual Report 2015-2016. We have lots of updates, highlights and numbers to share with you from the past year. And we are definitely excited for our Spartans for Spring 2017.

A.S. Student Government Corner is a monthly update from A.S. Director of Communications, Jasmine Garcia (odalys.garciaarce@sjsu.edu).
A.S. Elections 2017 

A.S. Elections for the incoming Board of Directors 2017-2018 are coming up. 

Application packets will be available for pick up beginning February 9th at A.S. House and Student Government (S.U. 2300). 

The Students' Election Commission (SEC) and the Board of Directors have worked to improve the Elections Regulation Manual to help candidates through the process.

And to learn how to get involved with the SEC, click here to view open positions. A message from the SEC is also found on the page. 

Important Dates
APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: Thur., February 9

Elections Info Sessions: All info sessions will be held at the A.S. House Board Room.
Get to know more about Associated Students and the elections process
Info Session #1: Mon., February 13, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Info Session #2: Wed., February 15, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Info Session #3: Thur., February 16, 9:00am – 10:00am

Mandatory Orientation: All orientations will be held at the A.S. House Board Room.
Candidates must attend ONE session if planning to participate in elections
Candidate Orientation and Ethics #1: Tue., February 21, 10:00am - 11:30am
Candidate Orientation and Ethics #2: Wed., February 22, 8:30am – 10:00am
Candidate Orientation and Ethics #3: Mon., February 27, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Candidate Orientation and Ethics #4: Thur. March 2, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Candidate Orientation and Ethics #5: Fri. March 3, 11:00am - 12:30pm

March 10: Application deadline; no later than 4:00pm at A.S. House Front Desk
March 15: Candidate Eligibility Notification Deadline

To learn more about A.S. elections, visit as.sjsu.edu/vote/. 

César E. Chávez
Community Action Center

Interested in becoming a student leader on campus? Refining your leadership skills? Getting involved with the community?  

CCCAC Informational Session
Thursday, 12:00pm, February 2
Come to this informational session to learn how the CCCAC can help you! We’ll be presenting our programs, services and opportunities.
Where: Diaz Compean Student Union, 2nd Floor Meeting Room 2A

To view our Spring 2017 calendar of events, click here.
Spartan  Legacy Training Academy

Be the legacy you wish to become! Start your journey at SJSU! The Spartan Legacy Training Academy is a series of workshops offered by the CCCAC in Spring 2017.

Benefits include a Certificate of Completion*, networking, professional development and a Letter of Recommendation (upon request).

*Participants must attend at least three workshops to earn a  Certification of Completion. 


Tuesday, 4:00pm, February 7
Careers in Social Justice
Diaz Compean Student Union, 2nd Floor Meeting Room 3A
Careers in social justice is beyond nonprofits and government positions, social justice can also happen in STEM, law, fashion, television, etc. Come to this panel to learn about how professionals from different fields practice social justice.

Monday, 4:00pm, February 13
Understanding Your Strengths to Amplify Your Activism and Career
StrengthsQuest Assessment
4:00pm; Diaz Compean Student Union, 2nd Floor Meeting Room 3A
Strengthsquest assessment is used to identify your interpersonal and professional strengths! Come by this session to learn what your strengths are and identify ways you can use those strengths amplify your skills in activism and professionalism.

Spots are limited! RSVP open on 1/30 at the CCCAC front desk until spots are filled.

Thursday, 4:00pm, February 23
How to Keep it 100:
Balancing Work, Life, Academics and Involvement
4:00pm; Student Union – 2nd Floor Meeting Room 4A
Being a student is a lot of work! Adding on work, life, and involvement can be challenging. Come to this session to learn ways to properly balance all of these elements while still being a successful student.

Snacks and light refreshments provided.

Monday, 4:00pm, March 6
Making Your Spartan Legacy:
Translating Your Activism and Involvement onto a Resumé
Diaz Compean Student Union, 2nd Floor Meeting Room 2B
Being involved on campus you learn a wide variety of skills. From planning events, facilitating meetings, to 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).

Opportunity Corner
A.S. Scholarships: $82,000 Total Awards
Now accepting applications for 2017- 2018
Application period: January 23- May 1, 2017

  • A.S. Environmental Champion Award ($500 each)
  • A.S. First-Generation Student Scholar Award ($500 each)
  • A.S. Advocacy Award ($1000 each)
  • A.S. Global Scholar Award ($500 each)
  • A.S. Legacy Award ($2000 each)
  • St. Saffold Leadership Scholarships ($1000 each)
  • SJSU Salzburg Scholarship (A.S. provides up to $7,000 total toward the cost of student participants)

For more details, please visit the SJSU Financial Aid and Scholarship Office online at www.sjsu.edu/faso or call (408) 283-7500 ext. 6.

Attention: Recognized Student Organizations 

Request funds from Associated Students for expenses including: apparel, research projects, publicity, printing, promotional items, rental equipment, travel expenses, conference registration fees, speakers and performers.

*Additional funding from the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs for the Spring 2017 semester has increased A.S. student organization
funding from $2,700 to $3,700.

To learn more about funding, click here.

Questions? Contact Christy Riggins,
A.S. Government Executive Assistant, at christy.riggins@sjsu.edu or call (408) 924-6240.
  A.S. Board Directors
Spring 2017: Open Positions
Apply by Thursday, 4:00pm, February 9th

Be the voice of SJSU Students! A.S. is now accepting applications for the Director of Rights & Responsibilities and the Director of Co-Curricular Affairs.

To learn more about the positions, please visit the jobs page on our website.


FREE Professional Development Opportunity!
Friday, 9:30am - 3:00pm, February 10
Diaz Compean Student Union Meeting Room 1A

Elect Her will give you the skills and confidence to lead on campus and your community.

Cindy Chavez, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, District 2, will be one of the guest panelists. 

Free lunch included. Business casual attire requested. Please RSVP by February 6th.
New semester! New prizes! New swag! 
Spartan Squad points have restarted,
so it's time to earn those points back! 

Last semester, a Spartan won a Mac Book Pro as the grand prize for earning the highest points on their Spartan Squad mobile app!

This semester's grand prize is an Xbox One S! You could be this semester's winner!

The Spartan Squad app shows the Spring 2017 schedule of events and games. To learn more about the app and to start earning points,  click here!
Who's going to rock SJSU? Apply now for a battle of musical talent at Music Mayhem 2017!

 Prizes:
  • 10 hours at Red Eye Recording
  • A paid gig
  • Custom poster 
  • Gift card to local music shop
  • Professional photoshoot 
  • And more! 
Applications are available online here or in the A.S. House. Deadline is on Friday, February 17th! 
Events Calendar
Associated Students has a calendar full of events for you! To view the A.S. calendar, click here
 Spartan Speaker Series: Kevin Powell
Wednesday, 7:00pm, February 15
Diaz Compean Student Union Ballroom

In celebration of Black History Month, Student Affairs and the Black Male Collective present Kevin Powell as part of the Spartan Speaker Series. 

Kevin is one of the most critically-acclaimed political, cultural, literacy and hip-hop voices, in America today. 

For more information on Kevin Powell and the event, click here!
Way Back Wednesday 
Wednesday, 11:30am- 2:30pm, March 1
Tower Lawn

Loopback through the decades in celebration of the A.S. 120th Year Anniversary! 

History of Associated Students, A.S. membership punch cards, silhouette drawings, beard-making station and more! 

Free anniversary shirts, food, music, and prizes! 

 Our legacy Starts with you!  #AS120Years
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