Wednesday, Feb. 20
Headers LBSU

Happy Wednesday, Long Beach State! Your student government has been exceedingly pleased with how this semester has gone so far, and we hope you feel the same. With ASI Elections in March, the California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS) in a couple of weeks and continuing programs from Beach Pride Events occurring throughout the semester, we’ve got a lot to look forward to. Any and all students with an interest in leadership are encouraged to apply for any number of the elected and appointed positions within ASI. Click here for more information.
As mentioned above, CHESS provides a unique opportunity for your student representatives to truly advocate on your behalf. Following the passing of the Bills of Interest resolution in the senate, representatives from your student government will have a compiled list of bills in the California State Legislature that are relevant to campus life at LBSU. We will work diligently to bring attention to these bills in order to ensure that your voices are heard and your interests are expressed.
Lastly, as the mascot search continues, we would like to remind students that the submission deadline is Friday, March 8. Make sure you submit your ideas here before time runs out!
We hope you have a great rest of your week!
Go Beach!
Mondays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)
Last Monday, the President's Cabinet met to discuss Conscious Collection, a guest speaker event and Respect Diversity Week. The board also discussed the best ways to advocate for their communities and students' concerns.

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:
  • Matthew Taylor - Model United Nations (MUN) - UCLA Conference to New York Conference
  • Chloe Bell-Wilson - History Graduate Student Assn. - 1st Annual HGSA Collaboration Symposium
  • Chris Amaro - Musicians' Club @CSULB - Masters of Sound
  • Michael Wolf - Video Game Development Assn - Intro to Virtual Reality
  • Adriana Medina - American Marketing Assn (AMA) - 41st Annual International Collegiate Conference for the AMA (2nd Reading)
  • Mario Martinez - Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) - Annual EERI Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition
  • Albert Hadad - National Assn of Home Builders (NAHB) - Residential Construction Management Competition (RCMC)
  • Mike Do - Pi Kappa Alpha - PIKE University Conference
  • Leo Cota - Facility Authenticity and its Influence on Latinx Student Outcomes
  • Phillippe Ly - Experimental Biology Conference
  • Lizabeth Ivezaj, Jessica Muncey and Cherisa Pelle - Western Psychological Assn (WPA) 2019 Conference

The board also discussed updates to the Spring Grant Allocation Process which students can apply for here .

To learn more, check out BOC agendas and minutes 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 following reports were heard:
  • Chief Government Relations Officer Reyalyn Villegas congratulated newly elected students-at-large, encouraged the board to recruit students for vacancies and announced her attendance at the Cal State Student Assn (CSSA) conference in San Francisco.
  • Senator Mateo Maya summarized the previous senate meeting in which the students-at-large were confirmed and the Bills of Interest resolution was moved to its 2nd reading.
  • AVP Legislative & External Relations Autumn Farmer discussed her efforts to improve contact with California legislators and increase advocacy on behalf of LBSU.

To learn more about the Lobby Corps, click here .
Wednesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)
Last Wednesday, the senate voted on the following action items:
  • PA #2019-21: Confirmation of ASI Chief Justice Lizbeth Velasquez - CONFIRMED
  • Lizbeth was unable to attend the senate meeting but provided a written statement in her absence. The statement spoke to her past experience and current qualifications for the position. She was confirmed by a unanimous vote.

  • BOD #2019-30: Election of (2) Lobby Corps Students At-Large - ELECTED
  • Jude Khatib
  • Jude submitted a written statement that spoke to her past experience and qualifications.
  • Jireah Deng
  • Jireah spoke to her political and organizational experience in local legislatures which will increase her ability to advocate for students at LBSU.

  • SR #2019-09: California State Legislature Bills of Interests (1st Reading)
  • Senators discussed relevant bills in the California State Legislature and explained their connection to Long Beach State. Topics of the bills include funding for programs in higher education, affordable housing, rental discrimination and mental health services. The bills will continue to be discussed at the next senate meeting.

The following reports were heard:
  • ASI Chief Diversity Officer Sean Aquino – reported on recent discussions pertaining to Conscious Collection and the subcommittees and members that will be involved in the planning of the event. Sean also discussed other events such as the Night Safety Walk and the Service Animal Ice Cream Social.
  • ASI College Senator Reports – discussed their constituents’ concerns, as well as their goals, events, meetings and other plans for the rest of the semester.

The following public comments were heard:
  • Yesenia Salguero – spoke on behalf of ASI Communications to promote the Mascot Search and upcoming events such as the Career Closet and Movies on the House.
  • Jacob Ingram – discussed his thoughts on the Mascot Search and raised questions about the submission and review process.

To learn more about the Senate, visit their web page here .
Wednesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)
  • CSULB Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, and Sociology Jake Wilson

Action Items:
  • SR #2019-09: California State Legislature Bills of Interest (2nd Reading)
  • BOD #2019-31: Election of (1) SJEC Student At-Large - Alex Ceja - Time Certain 4:20 p.m.

  • ASI President Genesis Jara - Time Certain 3:45 p.m.
  • ASI Treasurer Jesse Luna - Time Certain 3:50 p.m.
  • ASI Government Relations Officer Reyalyn Villegas - Time Certain 3:55 p.m.
  • CSULB Director of Operations for Financial Management Robyn Ames-Woodyard - Parking Roadshow
  • ASI At-Large Senator Reports
ASGV Senate Chambers USU