September 2019
A.S. Government Corner
Welcome back, Spartans!

The A.S. Board of Directors is YOUR student body government, working to represent and advocate for the needs, issues, and concerns of over 36,000 students. Please feel free to join us at our next board meeting on Wednesday, September 11, from 3-6pm in Student Union Meeting Room 1A! Everyone is welcome! To learn more about the current board, please click here

Homecoming is a few weeks away and we’re looking for students to be a part of Homecoming Royalty. Read below for more details. 

We’re also looking for students-at-large to serve on A.S. Committees. This is a great way to get involved on-campus, find a committee that interests you, and make your voice heard! To learn more about our committees, please click here or feel free to swing by the A.S. Government office on the 2nd floor (Suite 2300) of the Student Union. 

Lastly, be on the lookout for the new Meet the Board video coming out soon! The Board is excited to share all our upcoming projects and initiatives for the year. Follow us on social media to stay up-to-date with everything we’re up to. Have a great start to the Fall semester, Spartans! 

A.S. Government Corner is a monthly update from your Director of Community and Outreach, Kira Nguyen, 
Student Government
Nominate yourself or a fellow Spartan! Are you the next Homecoming Royalty? Do you bleed blue and gold? Are you dedicated and involved? Do you like to make a difference and contribute to your community?

Application Requirements
  • A completed nomination form is due by Thursday, September 12th, 5pm.
  • All requirements are due by Monday, September 16th, 5pm.

Questions? Contact Katrina Festejo, A.S. Director of Co-Curricular Affairs, at
New funding program!

Funds may be used for travel and/or professional development. Graduate and undergraduate students may apply once a year for up $750 maximum per student.

Applicants must show proof of invitation to present a paper, perform a piece or compete as an individual.

Funds from this program are not applicable if you are applying as a member of a recognized student organization. 

Questions? Contact Christy Riggins at or (408)924-6240.
Join an A.S committee today! Advocate for yourself and on behalf of your fellow students! To learn more, click here.

Questions? Contact Christy Riggins at or (408)924-6240.
Associated Students offers up to $2,700 per year for your Recognized Student Organization. To learn more, click here.

Questions? Contact Jyostna Kethepalli, A.S. Controller, at
Get involved with Associated Students!
Apply today:
Looking for a job? Love working with kids? Look no further, our accredited A.S. Child Development Center (CDC), located across the street from the Dining Commons, is currently hiring for Infant & Toddler and Pre-K Teacher Assistants.

Questions? Contact Analisa Perez at 
Want to get involved with running our annual A.S. Board of Directors elections? We're seeking motivated students to serve on our Students' Elections Commission (SEC). Officer and election consultant positions available.

Questions? Contact A.S. Government at or (408)924-6240.
A.S. Events
A.S. has a full calendar of events for you. To view the A.S. calendar,   click here .
Night Market
Thursday, Sept 19th, 6-8pm, 7th Street Plaza

Join us for a night of fun! Don't miss out on free food, entertainment, and t-shirts!

Questions? Contact Samantha Cardenas at
13th Annual Fire on the Fountain
Thursday, Oct 17th, 4-9pm, Tower Lawn

Fire on the Fountain (FotF) is an annual event celebrating SJSU's Homecoming. Enjoy booths, games, food, inflatable rides and performances. The evening culminates at 8pm with a spectacular fire show and pep rally featuring the football team, cheerleaders and an introduction to the 2019 Homecoming Court. Applications to table or perform due Friday, October 4th by 5pm.

Questions? Contact A.S. Events at  or (408)924-6297.
César E. Chávez
Community Action Center
Workshop #1: Commanding Attention - Representing Yourself with Confidence and Purpose
Wednesday, September 11th, 12-1pm, Student Union Meeting Room 1B

From large presentations to job interviews, phone conversations and interpersonal dialogue, communicating a clear and compelling message continues to be a competency that can catapult or stall your goals. This interactive workshop is designed to introduce practical skills in order to speak and communicate yourself and personal brand persuasively, with confidence and purpose. The session will also offer tips to overcome common intrapersonal barriers to success, including fear of public speaking.

Workshop #2: Turning Adversity into Positive Career Traits + Introduction to LinkedIn
Tuesday, October 1st, 1:30-3pm, Student Union Meeting Room 3A

Each of us has our own story. Our own struggles. Our own victories. Our own purpose. Ideals that have been passed on from generation to generation redefined by experiences and cemented in our hearts from the joy of triumphing over adversity. This workshop takes you on a personal journey of belittlement, self-doubt, cultural reaffirmation and embracing YOUR uniqueness. This workshop will be facilitated by Oscar Garcia from Aspira and will include an introduction to LinkedIn for students.

Questions? Contact Zayna Seyedi at or (408)924-4144.
Friday, September 20th, 10am-4pm
Student Union Meeting Room 4

César E. Chávez Community Action Center’s mandatory volunteer training. Interested in volunteering? Learn how to be an effective volunteer. Learn about volunteering with K-12 youth. Learn about mandated reporting. RSVP by Sunday, September 15. Lunch will be provided.

Questions? Contact the CCCAC at or (408)924-4144.
In Solidarity Workshop
Wednesday, September 18th, 4:30-5:30pm Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center

Interested in learning how to build your skills as a student leader and advocate for social justice within your community and student organization? Join the CCCAC for our program series, In Solidarity.

Questions? Contact Zayna Seyedi at or (408)924-4144.
A.S. Campus Community Garden
Managed by the CCCAC
Harvest Festival
Friday, September 20th, 10am-2pm, Campus Community Garden
Celebrate the fall harvest with delicious food, music, face painting and games. Enjoy cooking demos and gourmet tasting with the Student Kitchen. Event open to supervised children aged 4 years and older.

Climate-Resilient Communities
Wednesday, September, 25th, 4pm, S.U. Meeting Room 3A
Interested in the relationship between climate justice, policy reform and community action? Join speaker Mari Rose Taruc and learn how to build social and legislative reform for environmentally-just and resilient communities. Taruc has two decades of experience as an environmental justice leader with the Filipino/American Coalition for Environmental Solidarity, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Movement Generation, and California Environmental Justice Alliance. 

Cooking with SJSU Garden
Friday, September 27th, 12pm, Food Science Department
Interested in creating delicious, plant-based meals and snacks? Join our 3-part series of cooking demos. Cook with Wellness & Health Student Kitchen ambassadors and Food Management Professor, Jamie Kubota. Enjoy a cooking demo and gourmet tasting with the Student Kitchen. Meals will use fresh campus garden vegetables and herbs.

Questions? Contact the A.S. Community Garden at
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