Thursday, Feb. 14
Headers LBSU

Hello, Long Beach State! We are four weeks into the semester with lots to be proud of and no shortage of work to be done.

With the submissions for the Mascot Search coming in strong, ASI is excited to review these phenomenal submissions. We are glad to see the thriving school spirit of The Beach manifest itself in the form of creative expression, and we will match your enthusiasm during our selection process!

One of the many services we are excited to be bringing to students is the Career Closet . Bring your student ID to USU 205 on Feb. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and pick out up to three items to add to your wardrobe, courtesy of ASI and the generous donors within the Beach community. We urge you not to miss out on this amazing opportunity to increase your professional attire while simultaneously increasing your career opportunities!

We hope to see you at this event in addition to the many other events, programs and services provided by ASI. Have a wonderful rest of your week!
Go Beach!
Mondays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)
Last Monday, the President's Cabinet met to discuss Conscious Collection Spring 2019, assigned committees and student outreach. The cabinet reviewed their fall accomplishments and assessed their goals for the spring semester.

The following commissioners reported on the following topics:
  • Citlalli Ortiz (AB540 & Undocumented Students) reported on future events for her constituents, her involvement in a DACA campaign in Washington, D.C., an undocumented student workshop at SOAR and other student outreach efforts.
  • Daniella Hernandez (Cultural Affairs) discussed future meetings and events that will increase cultural representation on campus.
  • Samantha Brown (Disability Affairs) - Chief Diversity Officer Sean Aquino reported on behalf of Samantha. He discussed the Service Animal Ice Cream Social, a meeting with Transportation Services and continuing efforts to increase transportation resources for students with disabilities.

For more information on the cabinet, check out their web page here .
Tuesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)
Last Tuesday, the Board of Control (BOC) awarded funds to:
  • Lyka Gutierrez - SASE, NSBE, MAES, SHPE - Diversity in Engineering Day
  • Lyka Gutierrez - Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers - Night with Professionals
  • Adriana Medina - American Marketing Association - 41st Annual International Collegiate Conference
  • Nathan Johnson - Physical Education Teacher Education @ The Beach - CAHPERD Conference
  • Abishek Basavanna - Droplet Evaporation Under High Voltage Electric Fields
  • Brandy Coats - Lake Maharlou: Reconstructing Holecene Paleoclimatic Change Among Early Human Urbanization in SW Iran
  • Eduardo Arvilla Bohmer and Andy Dinh - Annual American Chemical Society Conference
  • Kayla Fiori, Martina Hollearn, Kimberly Ngo and Asin Rasoul - Western Psychological Association 2019 Conference

The board also discussed the Spring Grant Allocation Process which students can apply for on the ASI Government Website.

To learn more, check out BOC agendas and minutes here .
Wednesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)
Last Wednesday, the senate voted on the following action items:
  • Confirmation of ASI Government Relations Officer – Reyalyn Villegas - CONFIRMED
  • Reyalyn submitted a written statement on her experience in the Lobby Corps as a Student At-Large in which she worked closely with various members of ASI on efforts such as the Ballot Bowl voter registration competition. She was confirmed by a vote of 17-0-2.

  • SR #2019-08: Mascot Referendum (2nd, 3rd and Final Reading)
  • Vice President Leen Almahdi gave a presentation on the mascot selection process. The following information was given:
  • Step 1) Collect ideas for new mascot
  • Step 2) Convene mascot search committee to review submissions
  • Step 3) Community input period
  • Step 4) Students vote
  • Final recommendation submitted to LBSU President Jane Conoley
  • The presentation also included a website preview as well as a timeline of each step. The senate discussed various aspects of the plan, including President Conoley’s role and the functionality of the website. The motion passed 17-0-2.

The following reports were heard:
  • ASI President Genesis Jara – reported on ASI Night, advocated for participation in the ASI Student Government Newsletter and promoted upcoming events at the University Student Union.
  • ASI Treasurer Jesse Luna – reported on the Board of Control’s status of funds and provided an update on the Spring Grant Allocation.
  • ASI Executive Director Richard Haller – Provided updates on the finances of the USU and ASI, student enrollment, investments, staff recruitment and staff recognition.
  • ASI At-Large Senator Reports – discussed their constituents’ concerns, as well as their goals, events, meetings and other information associated with student advocacy.

The following public comment was heard:
  • Yesenia Salguero – spoke on behalf of ASI Communications to promote the upcoming Wellness Workshops at the SRWC and Movies on the House.

To learn more about the Senate, visit their web page here .
Thursdays - 2:30 p.m. (USU 234)
Last Thursday, Lobby Corps met to continue discussing the California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS) and bills of interest.

The body elected Jireh Deng and Jude Khatib to the positions of Students At-Large.

The following reports were heard:
  • Chief Government Relations Officer Reyalyn Villegas reported on visits to local legislators such as 70th District Assembly Member O'Donnell.
  • Senator Mateo Maya reported on be have of the AS Senate to discuss the confirmation of Reyalyn Villegas to the position of Chief Government Relations Officer, the Mascot Referendum and various Senator At-Large reports.

To learn more about the Lobby Corps, click here .
Wednesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)
  • CSULB Director of Athletics Andy Fee

Action Items:
  • PA #2019-21: Confirmation of ASI Chief Justice Lizbeth Velasquez - Time Certain 4 p.m.
  • BOD #2019-30: Election of (2) Lobby Corps Students At-Large - Time Certain 4:05 p.m.
  • Jireah Deng
  • Jude Khatib
  • SR #2019-09: California State Legislature Bills of Interest (1st Reading)

  • ASI President Genesis Jara - Time Certain 3:45 p.m.
  • ASI Chief Diversity Officer Sean Aquino - Time Certain 3:50 p.m.
  • ASI Social Justice and Equity Committee Chair Candys Redd - Time Certain 3:55 p.m.
  • ASI College Senator Reports
ASGV Senate Chambers USU