September 2016 Issue
Breaking News
New A.S. Print & Technology Center Opens in  Student Union

The all new A.S. Print & Technology Center opens on September 1st at the second level of Student Union-East. 
 
The A.S. Print Shop and the A.S. Computer Services Center have merged their services to form the new center this fall. 

The Print Shop, having been located these past years in Hoover Hall, has served the campus community for over 30 years. 

During the transition period, there will likely be a disruption to some of the services but the new center hopes to minimize the impact to the community.

Students, faculty and staff now have one convenient location to access printing and technology services! We look forward to welcoming the Spartan community in the new center.
A.S. Student Government Corner
Welcome to Fall 2016!

A new academic year has begun and your Associated Students Board of Directors (A.S. Board) is ready to get to business!
 
The A.S. Board and the A.S. Leadership Team have arrived at three strategic priorities for our organization for the 2016-2017 academic year: 1. campus climate 2. student experience, and 3. sustainability

The team will continue to work this year to create a long-term strategic plan for Associated Students which will be shared with the campus community in late Spring 2017.
 
An allocation of $50,000 for the Spartan Community Fund was also recently approved by the A.S. Board. The money will help improve our campus climate with additional funding for our campus partners such as Accessible Education Center, Gender Equity Center, International House, MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center, Pride Center and the Veterans Resource Center.
 
For student organization funding, you may now request a maximum of $2,700, with the A.S. Controller being able to more readily approve funding requests under $1,350.  You may contact Adi Mairal, A.S. Controller, at aditya.mairal@sjsu.edu for any questions.
 
We encourage you to familiarize yourselves with student government activities and get more involved with Associated Students. Stay tuned for more updates in the upcoming issues of A.S. Spartan Scoop!

A.S. Student Government Corner is a monthly update form A.S. Director of Communications, Jasmine Garcia ( odalys.garciaarce@sjsu.edu ).
Spartan Speaker Series: Jose Antonio Vargas

Associated Students will host social justice advocate and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and filmmaker, Jose Antonio Vargas, as part of the Spartan Speaker Series. 

Vargas centers his work on changing the American identity.  Some of his work includes his non-profit organization, Define American, and pieces written in New York Times Magazine and TIME. 

He also directed a television special on MTV called  White People as a part of the network's "Look Different" campaign. 

His latest project, Documented, a documentary feature film which he wrote, produced, and directed, received a 2014 NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Documentary.

The Spartan community is invited to listen to his story and mission in the Student Union Ballroom on Monday, October 10 at 7:00pm  Registration for this event is not required.

Questions? Visit the A.S. César E. Chávez Community Action Center at Student Union (Suite 1550) or call (408) 924-4114.

The first speaker in the Spartan Speaker Series will be Van Jones, American political activist, commentator, author and attorney. For details on his September 19th visit, click here.
A.S. Transportation Services
Eco Pass Clipper Cards Mark 1st Year at SJSU

Associated Students Transportation Solutions (TS.) is celebrating the first anniversary of its successful transition from the Eco Pass sticker to the Eco Pass Clipper system. 

The Eco Pass program enables students and employees to make unlimited trips using Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority's (VTA) bus and light rail lines.
 
On August 3, 2015, T.S. successfully launched the customized Multi-Interface SAMI Gateway to administer the Eco Pass Clipper program at SJSU. The SAMI system was designed by the Student Affairs Systems to verify the eligibility of students and employees when requesting for the Eco Pass Clipper. 
 
In the past year alone, T.S. has fulfilled over 20,000 requests for Eco Pass Clipper cards, with total VTA ridership to SJSU increasing by 1.2% (434 riders) from 34.1% in 2014 to 35.3% or 12,760 riders in fall 2015.
 
The Clipper card is a long-term cost effective pass to the VTA transit system and is also used for access to other Bay Area transit operators such as SF Muni, BART and Caltrain at an additional cost. The Eco Pass Clippers are available for pick up at the A.S. General Services counter.
A.S. César E. Chávez Community Action Center
 CCCAC Welcomes New Manager


Associated Students welcomes Diana Victa, the new department manager for the A.S. César E. Chávez Community Action Center (CCCAC). Diana joins us from Cal State LA where she served as the Coordinator for the Asian Pacific Island and Chicano/a Latino/a Student Resource Centers respectively. 

An alumna of San José State University and a former CCCAC student employee, it is exciting to welcome Diana back home to Associated Students. 

"As an SJSU alum, I am honored to serve and give back to a university that has cultivated me to be the person and professional I am today. GO SPARTANS!"

Diana began her new role on August 9th. 
 Applications Open for Alternative Spring Break 2017

Alternative Spring Break (ASB), now on its 12th year, is accepting applications for the 2017 trip to Oaxaca, Mexico. Deadline for submission is on October 10th. To apply, click here.

ASB sends up to 25 students, staff and faculty to spend an immersive week in Oaxaca, Mexico. ASB is a growing collaboration between the SJSU Department of Health Sciences, Associated Students César E. Chávez Community Action Center, SJSU Student Involvement, the Asociación Ecoalebrijes de Arrazola, and other supporting organizations.
 
A central part of the Intercambio, unique only to San José State's Alternative Spring Break program, is the annual visit in the Fall of two to three artisans from Arrazola as artisans-in-residence at SJSU for seven to ten days. This "exchange" truly embodies and represents the values of our Spartan community and our student population of diverse, welcoming, global citizens.

Questions about the application process? Visit the ASB webpage or email kelli.reid@sjsu.edu or  as-communityaction@sjsu.edu. 

To view photos from the 2016 ASB, click here.
Opportunity Corner


Check out all the different A.S. committees.  To apply, please fill out the A.S. Committee Application Form

For questions, please contact  Christy Riggins , Government Executive Assistant, (408) 924-6240  or visit A.S. Student Government in the Student Union (Suite 2300).                  

Associated Students is hiring!  Click here  for job descriptions and how to apply!


 

UPCOMING A.S. EVENTS
Welcome to the Fall semester where Associated Students has a calendar full of events for you! To view the A.S. calendar, click here
 
For Weeks of Welcome (#wowSJSU), consisting of a series of FREE programs and events that take place the first four weeks of the Fall semester to welcome returning students and help new students get acquainted with SJSU, click here


  September 12, October 3, 10
César E. Chávez Community Action Center 

Start your week off the right way and stop by to grab a free doughnut. Donuts and juice are available beginning at 9:00am.

Learn more about the  César E. Chávez Community Action Center.
September 6, 5:00-6:00pm
César E. Chávez Community Action Center 

Hangin' Out with the CCCAC. Stop by the center for our open house and mixer!

Listen to music, meet some of the CCCAC staff, and get involved! Free food available on a first-come first-serve basis. 


September 8, 6:00pm
 Tower Lawn

Ready to cheer on your favorite athletic teams?  Spartan Pride! Spartan Cheer!   It's Spartan Squad Kick Off!

Free food, prizes and shirts ('til supplies last).  Download the Spartan Squad App: Check in at events  and exchange points for prizes.
 

September 14, 4:00pm-6:00pm
A.S. Rec Lawn
 
New to SJSU as a transfer student?

Get to know other transfer Spartans and become part of the community. There will be games and free food until supplies last! 

To RSVP for the event, click here!

 September 15, 10:30-1:30pm
Smith/Carlos Lawn 

Social Justice BBQ and Mixer. Interested in learning more about social justice issues? Getting involved on and off campus? 

Join the CCCAC and campus partners for a BBQ. Learn about the different issues surrounding our communities, network with social justice related departments and student organizations, and get involved!

September 22, 6:00pm
Tower Lawn

Jam out to bands at Tower lawn with giveaways! 

Entertainment and relaxation brought to you by Student Involvement and Associated Students.









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