Wednesday, Feb. 27
Headers LBSU

Happy Wednesday! We've had another successful week here at student government, and we're glad to be able to share it with the Beach community.

We are extremely excited and honored to host Grammy Award winning artist Daniel Caesar at this year's ASI Big Event! The event will take place on March 16 at 7 p.m., and students can still purchase tickets here for just $10. Don't miss out on Caesar's incredible performance!

Next weekend, your student representatives will be attending the California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS), a two-day conference in Sacramento in which we will stand strong with other CSU representatives as we lobby California legislators to pass bills that will improve campus life at Long Beach State. Some of the bills target issues such as student homelessness, financial aid reform and an increase to the Cal Grant limit for AB540/undocumented students. Tune in to today's senate meeting as we come to a consensus over which bills will be promoted at CHESS.

The deadline for ASI Elections is tomorrow, and we are still looking for the best and brightest students to apply for the wide variety of positions that will be up for a vote in March. Click here to see how you can apply and potentially shape student life at LBSU.

We hope you all have a fantastic rest of your week!
Go Beach!
Mondays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)
Last Monday, the President's Cabinet met to discuss Conscious Collection and Earth Week. The board also listened to information items regarding the best ways to advocate for their respective communities, an LGBTQIA+ Coalition Update and other domestic issues.

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:
  • Nicholas Roy - Economics Student Assn - CSULB Rocks the Bald
  • Irene Choi - Facility Fee Waver; Pilipino American Coalition - Pilipino Graduation
  • Victoria Echevarria - Natl Student Speech Language Hearing Assn - California Speech & Hearing Assn Conference
  • Andro Metry - Theoretical Approach on the Morphing Wing
  • Peter Dinh - American Psychosomatic Society (APS) 2019 Annual Meeting
  • Gabriela Hernandez Uribe - 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology
  • Jessica Fey - Public Policy Workshop 2019
  • Gabriella Da Silva - Campus Couture - Campus Couture 2019
  • Jamie Caputol - Pilipino American Coalition - Pilipino Culture Night

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 their preparation for the California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS), Bills of Interest and financial aid reform.

The following reports were heard:
  • Chief Government Relations Officer Reyalyn Villegas gave an extensive recap on the February CSSA meeting. Villegas discussed items such as the Graduation Initiative 2025, the work of the Social Justice and Equity Committee and the Legislative Affairs Committee. Within each of these, Villegas outlined bills in the California State Legislature and how they pertain to the issues that were discussed at the CSSA meeting.
  • Student-at-Large Jude Khatib reported on email contact with state senators.
  • Student-at-Large Jireah Deng reported on upcoming meetings with state senators.

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:
  • BOD 2019-31: Election of (1) SJEC Student At-Large – Alex Ceja – ELECTED
  • Alex spoke to her experiences and explained how they qualify her for the position of Student At-Large. She expressed her desire to provide equity for students and explained how her goals match that desire. She was elected by a vote of 17-0-2.

  • SR #2019-09: California State Legislature Bills of Interests (2nd Reading) - PASSED
  • Senators continued to discuss relevant bills in the California State Legislature and explained why they are relevant to Long Beach State. Topics of the bills include funding for programs in higher education, affordable housing, rental discrimination, mental health services and more. The main discussion pertained to SB-24, a bill that would improve access to abortions for students in the CSU and UC systems. The bills will continue to be discussed at the next senate meeting.

The following reports were heard:
  • ASI President Genesis Jara reported on collaboration with Beach Team, a CSSA meeting, the upcoming California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS) and the lobbying of certain bills to California legislators. She commended the success of the Career Closet event.
  • ASI Treasurer Jesse Luna – discussed spring grant allocation applications and provided an update on the Board of Control’s status of funds.
  • ASI Government Relations Officer Reyalyn Villegas – recapped the Lobby Corps’ agenda and priorities and discussed how these goals can continue to be met in the most efficient manner.
  • CSULB Director of Operations for Financial Management Robyn Ames-Woodyard – discussed an array of issues currently being worked on including sustainable transportation, parking and ways to increase revenue on campus.
  • ASI At-Large Senator Reports – discussed their constituents’ concerns, as well as their goals, events, meetings and other plans for the semester.

The following public comments were heard:
  • Several members of the campus community expressed their views regarding the Bills of Interest resolution. In particular, speakers passionately proclaimed their support or opposition to the inclusion of SB-24 in the resolution. Comments also pertained to the representation of investors and the athletics community in the mascot search.

To learn more about the Senate, visit their web page here .
Wednesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)
  • CSULB Dean of College of Health & Human Services Dr. Monica Lounsberry

Action Items:
  • SR #2019-09: California State Legislature Bills of Interest (3rd and Final Reading)
  • BOD #2019-32: Election of (1) Senate Representative to the Senate Audit Committee
  • BOD #2019-33: Election of (1) Senate Representative to the Social Justice and Equity Committee

  • ASI President Genesis Jara - Time Certain 3:45 p.m.
  • ASI Chief Academic Officer Emely Lopez - Time Certain 3:50 p.m.
  • Beach Pride Events - Time Certain 4 p.m.
  • ASI Executive Director Richard Haller
  • ASI College Senator Reports
ASGV Senate Chambers USU