Wednesday, April 11
Headers LBSU


INSIDE
STUDENT GOVERNMENT
A MESSAGE ON SUSTAINABILITY
FROM PRESIDENT NINO
The university and ASI are constantly finding new ways to connect students and the community to sustainability; I couldn't be more proud of the examples our students and student leaders have set in doing so.

Long Beach State is at the forefront in the CSU when it comes to encouraging a greener future, and ASI plays a big role in that through our USU , Sustain U and the ASI Recycling Center programs .

For example, through the thousands of pounds of aluminum, plastic, glass, cardboard and paper recycled in the 2017/18 fiscal year, the ASI Recycling Center has saved:
  • 1,313 trees
  • 24,111 gallons of oil
  • 632,816 hours of electricity
  • 395,849 gallons of water
Additionally, thanks to the efforts of the USUBOT last fall the ASI stopped selling single-use plastic water bottles in the USU and over the recent spring break, four new hydration stations were installed. We can all make a huge difference with something as small as refilling a water bottle.

I encourage everyone to join us next week as organizations across campus celebrate sustainability and Earth Week with the many exciting events we have planned! You can visit the ASI Event Calendar for the full schedule of events. There's something for everyone!
Go green and GO BEACH! 
IN THE SENATE
Wednesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU-234)
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Last Wednesday, the board approved the first readings of a resolution for a bylaw amendment to remove the Board of Elections and move elections responsibilities to judiciary, and a resolution supporting the Commemoration and Memorial of Dr. Joseph White the first Black tenured professor, creator of the Educational Opportunity Program and co-founder of the Association of Black Psychologists.  

The board also considered the third reading, but postponed the final vote, of the resolution ASI Against White Supremacy. This resolution highlights the importance of equal access to opportunities and justice to all communities and disenfranchised groups.
 
To learn more, check out Senate agendas and minutes here .
LOBBY CORPS
Thursdays - 12:30 p.m. (USU-234)
Over the weekend, LC attended the CSSA April meeting, which took place on the Long Beach State Campus in the University Student Union .

LC will be hosting two more tabling sessions for the tuition increase opposition efforts. Join them tomorrow from 11 a.m. to noon in front of the escalators and at the #FundtheCSU: Stop the Tuition Increase event next Thursday, April 19, at the Speaker's Platform at 11 a.m. to learn more about how you can help fight the proposed tuition increase.
To learn more, check out LC agendas and minutes here .
! A T T E N T I O N !
Would you like to speak about your personal experience and how the proposed tuition increase will affect you?

ASI is currently accepting applications for one student who is not currently a student government leader to share their unique story at the #FundtheCSU: Stop the Tuition Increase event.

If you are interested, email your speech to Lobby Corps Chair Genesis Jara at genesis.jara-sa@csulb.edu by noon on Thursday, April 12. The individual selectdd to speak will be contacted before Friday, April 13.
PRESIDENT'S CABINET
Every 1st and 3rd Monday - 10 a.m. (USU-234)
The president's cabinet meets every 1st and 3rd Monday. Their next meeting will take place at 10 a.m. in USU-234 next Monday, April 16.

To learn more, check out cabinet agendas and minutes here .
EARTH WEEK EVENTS SPOTLIGHT
Join us for a series of fun and informative events next week to celebrate Earth Week! Check out the ASI Event calendar for all Earth Week events.
Are you interested in environmental issues? Take advantage of networking opportunities with professionals and local organizations, panel discussions and more at the State of the Environment Conference !
BOARD OF CONTROL
Thursdays - 2 p.m. (USU-234)
Last Thursday, the Board of Control (BOC) approved student applications for the following events, programming and research: 

  • Beach Hillel - Israel Peace Week gives students the opportunity to learn about the culture of Israel outside of the conflict.  
  • Religious Studies Student Society - Sex and the Body, a CSULB Religious Studies Symposium, is a new event that aims to enhance students' academic preparation and development regarding religion and the body.  
  • Social Cultural Analysis Education – Emerging Scholars in Social Justice is a new conference that provides a community space to engage in dialogue focusing on social justice, scholarly research and community-based applications. 
  • Travel funds were also awarded to students to present their research on personality and social issues, multi-ethnic literature, geography, psychology and teaching English to speakers of other languages at various conferences across the nation.  
 
BOC also approved the second reading of the 2018-2019 ASI Operating Budget. Revisions reflected budget cuts submitted from each department, which resulted in a deficit of $17,000 to potentially be supplemented from the reserves.  

To learn more, check out BOC agendas and minutes here .
TODAY'S SENATE MEETING
Wednesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU-234)
Invocation: Pam Rayburn, Coordinator for the Women's & Gender Equity Center

Action Items:
  • SR #2018-12: ASI Against White Supremacy (3rd reading)
  • SR #2018-20: Bylaw Amendment to Remove Board of Elections and Add New Responsibilities to Judiciary (2nd Reading)
  • SR #2018-21: Commemoration of Joseph White, Ph.D. and Support for the Joe White Legacy Memorial Project (2nd Reading)
  • SR #2018-22: Call for Special Election to Amend Chapter One of the ASI Bylaw (1st Reading)

Reports:
  • President Joe Nino
  • Chief Diversity Officer Yasmin Elasmar
  • Executive Director Richard Haller

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