October 2020
Government Corner
Happy October, Spartans!

We hope you are doing well on midterm exams, and taking care of yourselves!

The A.S. Committees are still recruiting for students-at-large! If you want to get more involved with student government, this is a great opportunity to do so. The following committees are actively recruiting: Campus Life Affairs, Academic Senate, Operations, Internal Affairs, Lobby Corps, and Programming Board! Visit our website to learn more about committees and submit an application!

Do you want to help plan and implement student elections in Spring 2021 for the 2021-2022 A.S. Board of Directors? Then join the Students’ Election Commission (SEC)! You can amplify the student voice by being part of the SEC! More details in the newsletter.

The Presidential elections are just around the corner! Your vote matters now more than ever! The CSU Ballot Bowl is a friendly competition between the CSU and UC systems to get the highest percentage of students registered to vote! If you haven’t yet, show your Spartan Spirit by registering to vote here!

Associated Students has virtual events planned for you to stay engaged and have some fun this month. Find out more in the A.S. Events section. We hope you’ll join us!

A.S. Government Corner is a monthly update from your Director of Communications, Martha Mata, marthamichelle.mata@sjsu.edu. 
A.S. Government
Student Organization Funding

Associated Students offers up to $2,700 per year for Recognized Student Organizations. To learn more, click here. Mandatory training for organizations is required to become eligible. Training sessions are scheduled on Mondays at 10am and Tuesdays at 12pm. 

Questions? Contact Flor Sario, A.S. Controller, at as-controller@sjsu.edu.
Join the Students' Election Commission (SEC)!

Plan and implement A.S. Elections in Spring 2021! Monthly stipend for all positions.

Apply by Friday, October 9: Chief Elections Officer

Apply by Friday, October 23:
Ethics Officer
Events Officer
Marketing Officer
Election Consultants (2)

Questions? Contact Samantha Quiambao, Leadership & Government Coordinator, at samantha.quiambao@sjsu.edu
Voice Your Issues, Concerns and Ideas!

The A.S. Board of Directors meets regularly and invites students to speak at public forum. Meetings fall on Wednesdays and start promptly at 3pm.

To view upcoming agenda and previous meeting minutes, and connect with student leaders on the A.S. Board, visit sjsu.edu/as/boardhours.
Join an A.S. Committee!

Interested in becoming a student-at-large in one of the A.S. Committees? Apply for the committee you feel you can best serve on. To learn more, click here.

Questions? Contact Christy Riggins at christy.riggins@sjsu.edu.
Submit Feedback to the
A.S. Board or Departments

In lieu of public forum, you may submit questions, ideas and feedback for the A.S. Board and A.S. Departments by using the Your Voice Matters Google Form.
Child Development Center
Please enjoy the video and learn more about the Child Development Center!
A.S. Events Calendar
A.S. has a full calendar of events for you. To view the calendar, click here.
Friday, October 16, 3pm

Calling all gaming fanatic Spartans! Compete with fellow Spartans at our first-ever virtual Rocket League Competition! Learn more about the game at rocketleague.com. Sign up by October 14: tinyurl.com/ASGamingtournament

Join the Discord: https://discord.gg/4HksYQP

Questions? Contact Alisia Blair, A.S. Events Student Assistant, at alisia.blair@sjsu.edu.
Thursday, October 15, 4pm

Sign up for a paint kit: tinyurl.com/SpartanPaintNight
Print & Technology Center, S.U. 2/F, Suite 2600
Tuesday to Thursday: October 13-15, 10am-2pm
Limited supplies.

With your own supplies, you will need the following: 
  • A canvas or thick paper to paint on
  • Dark blue and light blue paint
  • Dark yellow and light yellow paint
  • A medium paint brush
  • Cup with water to clean paint brush
  • Napkin for cleaning and drying brush
  • Paper plate to mix colors

Questions? Contact Jade Bordenave, A.S. Events Coordinator, at jade.bordenave@sjsu.edu
Friday, October 23, 2pm

Test your trivia knowledge on Halloween and all things spooky! Sign up: tinyurl.com/SpookyVirtualTrivia

Questions? Contact Jade Bordenave, A.S. Events Coordinator, at jade.bordenave@sjsu.edu.
Pumpkin Carving Contest
October 26-30 on IG @as_sjsu

Ready to showcase your Jack-o-Lantern or best carving creation?

  • 1-Year Disney+ Subscription
  • Hydroflask
  • Mini portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • You must be following @as_sjsu on IG. 
  • Post a photo of your pumpkin on your IG as a post or story and tag @as_sjsu.
  • Tag 3 friends.
  • Contest period from 10/26-30.
  • Winners will be chosen using a randomizer. 
  • Winners will be announced on 11/02. 
  • Prizes will be mailed directly to home or apartment address.
Wishing all Spartans a safe, spooky, and fun Halloween!

Questions? Contact Jade Bordenave, A.S. Events Coordinator, at jade.bordenave@sjsu.edu.
César E. Chávez Community Action Center
Wednesday, October 7, 3-4pm, IG Live
Create art with CCCAC staff Kendall and discuss what it means to continue the work and legacy of social justice at SJSU.

Thursday, October 8, 5pm, IG Live: with RON ASHBY-ROSELLON
Thursday, October 22, 5pm, IG Live: with ZHANE GAY
Trying to figure out a career in social justice? Learn what CCCAC staff alum do now as social justice professionals!

Monday, October 12, 7pm, IG Live
Monday, October 26, 7pm, IG Live

Monday, October 12, 8pm, Zoom
RSVP required at tinyurl.com/legacymonth1
First come. First served.

Wednesday, October 14, 4-6pm, Zoom
Registration required to access Zoom link. Sign up at bit.ly/Fall2020Events
Join us for a virtual film screening of Food Chains, a documentary focused on working conditions among migrant farmworkers in the United States. A short discussion will follow the screening.

Thursday, October 15, 6pm, IG LIVE
Maribel Martinez is the Director of Santa Clara County Office of LGBTQ Affairs. Join us as we explore the power of civic engagement through Maribel’s journey!
Wednesday, October 7, 2-3pm
Register to receive Zoom link: bit.ly/Fall2020Events
Ditch the cling wrap and learn how to make your own beeswax wrap to keep food fresh. This event is in collaboration with the SJSU Office of Sustainability. Registered attendees will be eligible to get a home-made beeswax wrap mailed to them.

Wednesday, October 14, 4-6pm, Zoom
Registration required to access Zoom link. Sign up at bit.ly/Fall2020Events
Join us for a virtual film screening of Food Chains, a documentary focused on working conditions among migrant farmworkers in the United States. A short discussion will follow the screening.

Thursday, October 22, 12-12:30pm
CCCAC IGTV Livestream
Celebrate Campus Sustainability Month by learning how to combine your favorite herbs and leafy greens to make your own miniature indoor herb planter. Stay after the demo to get your gardening questions answered. Free seed and soil! Bring your own container (at least 4” wide x 4” deep) to the garden on 10/19 and 10/20 from 10am-12pm.
The community garden is located at 372 E. San Salvador and 8th Streets, across from the Dining Commons. Questions? Contact Kaitlyn Meyer at kaitlyn.meyer@sjsu.edu or (408)924-4144 or visit sjsu.edu/garden.
Thursday, October 15: Campus Resources
Thursday, October 29: Campus Expectations

Interested in activism, but don't know where to begin? Follow us on Instagram @sjsucccac to view our IGTV video series on how to start your student activism.
SLTA 2: Commitment and Collaboration
Thursday, October 15, 12pm

Do you have commitment problems? Do you like working in teams? Explore the meaning of commitment and the stages of group development.
Transportation Solutions
SJSU and Waze Carpool Exclusive Offer

Waze Carpool makes it easy and fun for Wazers to commute together, saving time and money while reducing the strain on the roads and environment. Carpool lets you choose to drive or ride with people already going your way. Also, earn unlimited rewards for becoming a Merge member and reporting your green trips. Get started by joining the exclusive SJSU Carpool Group and save $4 off every ride to and from campus!

Earn Rewards with Merge! One carpool trip earns $1 towards a reward of your choice, no matter how you carpool. Limit one $25 reward per month, per person. Connect your Waze Carpool account with Merge to automatically log your Waze Carpools!
Speaker Series: Asian Communities and Transportation in Downtown San José

Join us for an enriching conversation about how the Asian communities have found a home in the greater Downtown area! We will also explore how we can create public spaces that serve these communities and honor their histories while discussing ways we may improve the transportation experience for the Asian communities. 

Panel discussion: Friday, October 9, 12-1pm
Or dial in: +1 646 558 8656
Webinar ID: 882 2030 1474 

Or stream the discussion:
Comcast Channel 30

Speaker Series: Women and Transportation 

Join us for a panel discussion exploring the experience of women traveling within and to downtown San José, how the current transportation options do and do not serve them, and identify solutions to make our streets safer. By understanding how women travel in San José and in the Downtown area, we will be able to build a transportation system that works for everyone.
Panel discussion: Monday, October 19, 6-7pm
Or dial in: +1 646 558 8656
Webinar ID: 827 6675 7288
or stream the discussion: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoveSanJose

Downtown Transportation Plan Workshop 

Residents, workers, and visitors of Downtown San José, please join us for our first public workshop for the Downtown Transportation Plan! We would like your help to envision a lively, more inclusive future for Downtown.
Digital workshop: Wednesday, October 28, 5:30-7:30pm 
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