February 2018
A.S. Government
Welcome to 2018, Spartans!

Associated Students (A.S.) continues to mark its 120th year celebration of student advocacy, leadership and service. We officially kick off A.S. elections on February 1st! If you are interested in being an advocate for students for the 2018-2019 academic year, visit as.sjsu.edu/vote. Find the dates for Candidate Orientation and Ethics sessions in this newsletter. Personally, running as a candidate was one of the best decisions I made in my college career. I hope other students will find that to be the case for them, too.

We are happy to welcome a new member to the A.S. Board of Directors! Kyle Norman was appointed in December as the new Director of Internal Affairs. He succeeded Thi Tran who graduated in the fall. “I'm looking forward to making, conquering and reporting all concerns and proposals for any change in policy that affects our campus community and Associated Students. In my term, I'd like to maintain and amend the Elections Regulation Manual and ensure all parliamentary procedures are followed and intact,” says Norman, a third year philosophy major.

To read about tuition increase and more, click here.
A.S. Student Government Corner is a monthly update from your Director of Communications, Nayeli Lopez, nayeli.lopez@sjsu.edu.

A.S. Board of Directors Election 2018
Candidate Orientation and Ethics Sessions

  • Session #1: Tuesday, February 6th, 3pm-5pm, Student Union, Meeting Room 3A
  • Session #2: Thursday, February 15th, 11am-1pm, Student Union, Meeting Room 3B
  • Session #3: Friday, February 16th, 2pm-4pm, Student Union, Meeting Room 2A
  • Session #4: Tuesday, February 20th, 9am-11am, Student Union, Meeting Room 3A
  • Session #5: Wednesday, February 21st, 1pm-3pm, Student Union Meeting Room 3A
  • Session #6: Monday, February 26th, 11am-1pm, Student Union, Meeting Room 3A
  • Session #7: Thursday, March 1st, 2pm-4pm, Student Union, Meeting Room 3B

A candidate must attend one of these sessions to be eligible to run in elections. For more information, visit as.sjsu.edu/vote .
A.S. César Chávez
Community Action Center
Spartan Legacy Training Academy
Spring Workshops

Workshop 1: Is Grad School for You?
Tuesday, February 13th, 12pm-1pm
MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center.
No RSVP Needed, Drop-In!

Workshop 2: Reclaiming Your Time
Skill-Building with Google Applications
Tuesday, February 27th, 12pm-1pm
Diaz Compean Student Union,
2nd Floor, Meeting Room 5
RSVP: e-mail benedicto.llave@sjsu.edu.
Using Art as a Method of Healing and Collective Healing:
An Evening with Thea Monyee
Wednesday, February 27th, 3:30pm
MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center
Diaz Compean Student Union, First Floor
 
Join the CCCAC for an afternoon with spoken word artist, Thea Monyee. Thea will be facilitating a two-hour workshop on how to use poetry and art as a way to build community and advocate for change.

Questions:  Contact CCCAC at   as-communityaction@sjsu.edu  or (408) 924-4144   or visit the center at Diaz Compean Student Union, 1st Floor, Suite 1550.
A.S. Transportation Solutions
 Eco Pass is now SmartPass!

Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has excluded the Express Bus Service from the SJSU SmartPass program until the planned extension of BART to San José, operation starts in June 2018.  There are a few exceptions:
  • Fremont Express buses (120, 140, 180 and 181)
  • Gilroy Express bus 168 (for EcoPass users in 2017)

SJSU SmartPass holders are allowed to board other VTA Express buses by paying a surcharge of $2.25 per ride. The surcharge must be paid with e-cash value loaded on the SmartPass Clipper Card.
Ride to School Day
Thursday, February 15th
Thursday, March 8th
10am-2pm, 7th St. Plaza

Join us at this sustainable transportation fair co-hosted by A.S. Transportation Solutions and the Environmental Resource Center. A bike will be raffled off on March 8th. Attendees from either event are eligible to win.

Questions? Contact Transportation Solutions at ( 408) 942-RIDE or visit the office at Diaz Compean Student Union, 1st Level, Suite 1801.
Opportunity Corner
A.S. Scholarship Program
Total awards: $81,000
Application period: January 31st - April 13th

This year, we are offering a grand total of $81,000 in scholarship awards. There are several scholarships you can apply for if eligible!
  • A.S. Advocacy Award
  • A.S. Environmental Champion Award
  • A.S. First Generation Student Scholarship
  • A.S. Global Scholar Award
  • A.S. Legacy Award
  • A.S. Saffold Leadership Scholarship

Click here for more information on how to apply or contact Christy Riggins at (408) 924-6240 or christy.riggins@sjsu.edu
Fund your org!

Associated Students offers up to $2,700 per year for your registered student organization! Apply  here.

Questions? Contact Joshua Villanueva, A.S. Controller, joshua.a.villanueva@sjsu.edu or call the A.S. Government office at (408) 924-6240
Events Calendar
Associated Students has a calendar full of events for you.
To view the A.S. calendar, click here.
Music Mayhem: Call for Musicians

Are you an SJSU student with musical talents? Participate in our annual Music Mayhem (battle of the bands) event on Wednesday, March 14th.

Application deadline: Friday, February 16th, 5pm, at the A.S. House. You can also e-mail your application to sjsumusicmayhem@gmail.com .

Download an application here or pick one up at the A.S. House.

Questions? e-mail sjsumusicmayhem@gmail.com.
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