Wednesday, April 4
Headers LBSU

We hope you have all returned from Spring Break refreshed and ready to take on the final stretch of the semester! Over the break, your student leaders joined with fellow students across the city of Long Beach for #MarchForOurLivesLB.

Last Saturday, March 24, students, parents and activists marched to stand together against gun violence and mass school shootings. Marches took place in cities across the nation in support of the Washington, D.C. march, led by the Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School students.

On behalf of all of us here at ASI, we thank everyone who was able to spend part of their first Saturday of Spring Break standing up for the safety of students across America. We hope by coming together and continuing to advocate, we will make a change so that this truly never happens again. Students across America are saying #ENOUGH, and we stand with them.

LBSU students, student government representatives and campus media were present at the march Saturday afternoon. You can read about #MarchFourOurLivesLB in the Daily 49er here

Left: Kelly Chinchilla leading a chant at Bixby Park. Photo by Kat Schuster, Daily 49er news editor. Right: Mayor Robert Garcia thanking Trevor Schnack, the Long Beach high school student who organized the Long Beach march. Photo by the Press-Telegram .
Go Beach! 
Wednesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU-234)
Wednesday, March 21, the board approved the third and final reading of a resolution to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music. Chief Government Relations Officer Genesis Jara reported on opposition tuition increase efforts and the March CHESS visit. Chief Justice Justin Contreras reported on various workshops, including Consumer Rights, Renter's Rights and First Amendment Rights.   
To learn more, check out Senate agendas and minutes here .
Thursdays - 12:30 p.m. (USU-234)
Thursday, March 22, Lobby Corps (LC) discussed plans to table along with Project OCEAN at their annual Live Your Life Day event Tuesday, April 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Speaker's Platform.

Student At-Large Hilda Jurado attended the CSU Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting and reported that $75 million generated from last year's tuition increase was spent on the below: 

  • Hiring of 400 new tenure track faculty members 
  • Hiring of 228 academic advisors  
  • Addition of 3,200 new courses 
CSU BOT also stated that $24 million of the $75 million went to student and academic support programs such as the Provost Initiative Program, which provides grants for students attending Summer courses.  

Join LC and other student organizations at the #FundtheCSU: Stop the Increase event at the Speaker's Platform Thursday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to learn more about the tuition increase and how you can help. In the meantime, you can use the hashtags #FundtheCSU and #FreetheCSU on all social media platforms to express your opposition or attend LC meetings to stay informed.
To learn more, check out LC agendas and minutes here .
Join us for the remainder of Respect Diversity Week today, tomorrow and Friday for a body positive pool party , Queer Prom and more!
Come by the USU Art Gallery tomorrow at 6 p.m. for the opening of the Conscious Collection art gallery and celebrate the diversity of art from a variety of communities!
Thursdays - 2 p.m. (USU-234)
Thursday, March 22, Board of Control (BOC) approved the first reading of ASI's operating budget. BOC also approved student applications for the following programming and services:  
  • Black Business Student Association to attend the Black Business Expo, a new event that aims to connect the community with Black businesses by educating students of the importance of Black-owned businesses

  • Marine Biology Student Association to aid in providing SCUBA and Open Water Certifications, important tools in conducting research in the marine biology field

  • Travel Funds were awarded to students to attend the following:
  • 2018 National Black Association for Speech Language & Hearing Convention to present research on Speech and Language Pathology in Washington, D.C.
  • Western Psychological Association Conference, at which two students will be presenting their research in Portland, Oregon
  • Eastern Communication Association 2018 conference, at which a student will be presenting their research in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • National Conferences on Undergraduate Research, at which six students will be presenting their research

To learn more, check out BOC agendas and minutes here .
Every 1st and 3rd Monday - 10 a.m. (USU-234)
The president's cabinet did not meet this week. Their next meeting will take place on Monday, April 16 at 10 a.m. in USU-234.

To learn more, check out cabinet agendas and minutes here .
Wednesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU-234)
Invocation: Kerry Johnson, Associate Vice President, Undergraduate Studies

Action Items:
  • SR #2018-20: Bylaw Amendment to Remove Board of Elections and Add New Responsibilities to Judiciary (1st Reading)
  • PA #2018-21: Commemoration of Joseph White, Ph.D and Support for the Joe White Legacy Memorial Project

  • President Joe Nino
  • Treasurer Jonathan Wanless
  • Chief Academic Officer Jordan Doering
  • Commissioner for LGBTIQ+ Affairs Sean Aquino
  • IPCDCBOT Chair Adriana Rincon

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