April 2018
A.S. Government
Hello, Spartans! We hope you had a refreshing and relaxing Spring Break!

A.S. Elections are in full swing. It’s your turn TO VOTE! The Students' Election Commission (pictured here at the Elections Kick Off) has events planned for you! We encourage you to get to know your candidates and cast your votes online from April 9th through the 12th. Take a look at the rest of this month’s newsletter for more information.

The A.S. Programs and Services Survey may now be completed between April 2nd to 13th. Your feedback matters! Visit your SJSU e-mail to complete the survey and have the chance to win a 55” 4K TV, Hydroflasks and other prizes. Questions? Contact Malik Akil, A.S. Director of Business Affairs, at  malik.akil@sjsu.edu .

We hope to keep you engaged to improve your experience on campus. The A.S. Board of Directors invites you to a number of events in April!

From April 16th through the 20th, the board invites to you Donuts with a Director , an opportunity to enjoy a delicious treat while discussing changes or issues you hope your student government can address. Drop in at the government suite in Diaz Compean Student Union to meet with a director during their office hours. You don’t need to make an appointment! We will post Director’s office hours on social media, but you can also ask the front desk for information.

We invite you to Bowling with the Board on April 20th from 3pm to 6pm at the Student Union Bowling Center. This is an opportunity to have some fun and get to know your student government representatives better!

Find a full listing of A.S. events below. Stay tuned through our social media platforms!
A.S. Student Government Corner is a monthly update from your Director of Communications, Nayeli Lopez, nayeli.lopez@sjsu.edu.
ELECTION EVENTS
 
Come out and meet the candidates for the 2018-2019 A.S. Board of Directors. 
 
Meet the Candidates
Wednesday, April 4th, 11am to 2pm
Smith-Carlos Lawn
 
Candidate Debates
Monday, April 9th, 5pm to 7pm
Diaz Compean Student Union, Meeting Rm 4B
 
Election Results Party
Thursday, April 12th, 12pm to 1:30pm
Diaz Compean Student Union, Meeting Rm 2A/B
 
Questions?  Contact the Students' Election Commission (SEC) at   student-elections@sjsu.edu , ( 408)924-6242  or visit the A.S. House.

CAST YOUR VOTE!
Voting opens: Monday, April 9th, 7:00pm
Voting ends: Thursday, April 12th, 8:00am 

Get to know your candidates at events and through the Voter Information Guide (VIG). Vote online using your SJSU ONE login credentials at  as.sjsu.edu/vote  or visit one of our polling locations around campus.

WIN PRIZES
After you cast your vote, you will be entered for a chance to win prizes such as a Nintendo Switch, Hydroflasks, Kindle Fire 8, and more.

Please visit as.sjsu.edu/vote for more information.

Questions?  Contact the Students' Election Commission (SEC) at   student-elections@sjsu.edu , ( 408)924-6242  or visit the A.S. House.
A.S. César Chávez
Community Action Center
An Afternoon with Dr. Jon Paul Higgins:
Am I Woke Enough?
Tuesday, April 3rd, 3:30pm
Diaz Compean Student Union,
2nd Floor, Meeting Room 1B
 
Do I know enough social justice information to engage in a conversation? Am I activist enough to be in activist spaces? You are! Join the CCCAC for an afternoon with Dr. Jon Paul Higgins to learn about and navigate the impostor syndrome.
 
Questions:  Contact CCCAC at   as-communityaction@sjsu.edu , (408)924-4144   or visit Diaz Compean Student Union, 1st Floor, Suite 1550.
120 Minutes for 120 Years
Friday, April 6th, 10am-12pm
9:30am: Check in at A.S. Lawn
10:00am-12:00pm: Service Hours

Celebrate 120 years of Associated Students by giving back 120 minutes of gratitude and service!

Projects will vary from the Campus Community Garden, Child Development Center, to many other A.S. partners.
 
T-shirt provided! Lunch to follow service. RSVP by Monday, April 2: tinyurl.com/AS120minsfor120years

Questions? Contact CCCAC at  as-communityaction@sjsu.edu  and  ( 408)924-4144  or visit Diaz Compean Student Union, 1 st  Floor, Suite 1550.
SLTA Workshop #4
Knowing Yourself:
Interviewing with Confidence
Wednesday, April 4th, 12pm-1:15pm
MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center

The Spartan Legacy Training Academy is a series of workshops engaging the intersection of social justice and holistic development. Benefits include a Certificate of Completion, networking, and personal and professional development.

Questions? Contact Benedicto.llave@sjsu.edu , (408)924-4144 or visit Diaz Compean Student Union, 1st Floor, Suite 1550.
Living the Change Film
Inspiring Stories for A Sustainable Future
Thursday, April 19th, 3:00pm
Diaz Compean Student Union,
2 nd  Floor Meeting Room 1B

As part of the Earth Day San Jose celebration, the documentary screening will be followed by guest panelists at 4:30pm.

Join the A.S. Campus Community Garden and learn how you can be an agent of sustainable change. Food and beverages provided.

Click here for more information on the documentary.
 
Questions? Contact CCCAC at  as-communityaction@sjsu.edu  and  ( 408)924-4144  or visit Diaz Compean Student Union, 1 st  Floor, Suite 1550.
Opportunity Corner
A.S. Scholarship Program
Total awards: $81,000
Application period: January 31st - April 13th

Associated Students is offering a total of $81,000 to be awarded in the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • 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.

Questions? Contact Christy Riggins at (408)924-6240 or christy.riggins@sjsu.edu.
Spartan Squad T-Shirt Design Contest
Deadline: Friday, April 6th by 5pm

Spartan Squad is an Associated Students program that encourages Spartans to show off SJSU pride by attending games, going to events, and wearing Blue & Gold.

We are looking for design submissions for the 2018-2019 shirts.

To read guidelines, visit tinyurl.com/SquadDesignGuidelines18

Questions?  Contact Bradyn Miller at (408)924-6297 or bradyn.miller@sjsu.edu.
Just in Time Mobile Food Pantry
Monday, April 9th, 10am-11:15am
SJSU Event Center

Fresh fruit, vegetables and groceries will be available! To qualify for this free service, you must be a current SJSU student with an annual income below $23,540. Distribution is on a first come, first served basis. Please bring your own bags to pick up the food. Some food items are perishable and will need to be refrigerated shortly after pick up.

Visit sjsu.edu/sjsucares for more information.
Chicanx/Latinx Community Mixer
Monday, April 16th, 5pm-6pm
Diaz Compean Student Union
2nd Floor, Meeting Room 4A
 
Join us for an evening of mingling and community. Everyone is welcome! Students, faculty, staff and community members! Invite professors and faculty members you want to connect with.
 
Questions? Contact Armani Donahue, A.S. Director of Faculty Affairs, at  armani.donahue@sjsu.edu  or ( 408)924-6240 .

Events Calendar
Associated Students has a calendar full of events for you.
To view the A.S. calendar, click here.
4th Annual Spartan Showcase
Tuesday, April 17th, 5pm-7pm
Diaz Compean Student Union Ballroom

The event showcases how A.S. funding has been used by student organizations.

Funded student organizations may RSVP by April 10th by clicking here .

Questions? Contact Joshua Villanueva, A.S. Controller, at joshua.a.villanueva@sjsu.edu.
All Aboard The Chew Chew Train!
Thursday, April 5th, 11am-2pm
7th Street Plaza

Celebrate food! Join us and other organizations to learn some #lifehacks and #cookingskills!
 
Questions? Contact Bradyn Miller, A.S. Marketing & Events Manager, at bradyn.miller@sjsu.edu  or  (408)924-6297 .
#KnowYourIX
Know Your Rights! Title IX Workshop
Monday, April 16th, 6pm-7pm
Diaz Compean Student Union,
2nd Floor, Meeting Room 1A

What are your rights as a student under Title IX?

Questions? Contact Chelby Gill, A.S. Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities, at  chelby.gill@sjsu.edu .
SJSU Mental Health Awareness Week
April 23-27, Monday - Friday
 
A collaborative event brought to you by A. S. Campus Community Garden, Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Union, Healthy Campus 2020, and CHEW.

Check out the calendar of events on A.S. social media and posters this week.
 
Questions? Contact Chelsea Busick, A.S. Director of Student Resource Affairs, at  chelsea.busick@sjsu.edu .
Photo Gallery
A.S. Elections Kick Off
Students' Election Commission
March 20, 2018
Escape Room
presented by the A.S. Programming Board
March 21, 2018
Music Mayhem
Competition Winner:  Disciples of Destruction
March 14, 2018
Speaker John Picacio
Hugo Award-Winning Artist
March 14, 2018
Spartan Legacy Training Academy:
Tall Because of the Shoulders You Stand On
March 13, 2018
That's So Gay
One-Man Play
March 13, 2018