Wednesday, March 6
Headers LBSU

Hello, Long Beach State! Considering that this is our seventh weekly edition of Inside Student Government, it's safe to say that the semester is flying by.

We have some interesting updates for you in this newsletter, most of which revolve around the upcoming California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS). I will join several other student representatives from all around campus to advocate for the best interests of the LBSU community at the State Capitol. We look forward to this Saturday when we will be leaving for Sacramento to take part in this amazing advocacy opportunity.

As a reminder, the mascot submission deadline is this Friday, March 8. We are excited to review the hundreds of submissions already received, and we'd like to thank each and every student with a unique entry!

We would also like to thank the many motivated students that applied for ASI elections this semester. We wish you all the best on your campaigns come March 11!

We hope you all have a fantastic rest of your week!
Go Beach!
Check out Reyalyn's first CSSA recap as Chief Government Relations Officer.
Mondays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)
Last Monday, the President's Cabinet continued most of their discussions regarding the planning of Conscious Collection, Earth Week, effective advocacy policy and other ways to improve campus life at LBSU. Updates were provided by Commissioner Napoles regarding an LGBTQIA+ Coalition and improvements to roommate selection in the dormitories.

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

The board discussed the criteria for an ASI scholarship and student organization grant applications. ASI Treasurer Jesse Luna discussed Take a Sec with the Execs and the Spring Grant Allocation Program.

To learn more, check out BOC agendas and minutes here .
Coffee with the Candidates on March 13 and 14
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) and the passing of the California Legislature Bills of Interest resolution.

The following reports were heard:
  • Chief Government Relations Officer Reyalyn Villegas thanked the board for their efforts, discussed visit confirmations from legislators, CHESS training and the CSSA recap video filmed by ASI Communications.
  • Student-at-Large Jude Khatib reported on an upcoming legislative visit with Senator Chang.
  • Student-at-Large Jireah Deng reported on upcoming legislative visits with staffers for Senators Scott Weiner and Connie Leyva as well as Assembly Members Tom Daly and Ian Calderon.
  • Senator Mateo Maya discussed the passing of the California Legislature Bills of Interest resolution in the senate.
  • Senator Frances Canales stressed the importance of researching the bills that will be discussed in legislative visits.

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:

  • SR #2019-09: California State Legislature Bills of Interests (3rd and Final Reading) - PASSED
  • Senators and non-voting members held a final discussion regarding the bills that have been selected for presentation at CHESS. The debate revolved around SB 24, a bill that would provide access to abortion for students on campus. A motion to strike SB 24 from the list of bills of interest failed. The main motion to approve of the resolution passed by a vote of 11-5-3.

  • BOD #2019-32: Election of (1) Senate Representatives to the Senate Audit Committee - SENATOR MAYA ELECTED

  • BOD #2019-33: Election of (1) Senate Representative to the Social Justice and Equity Committee – ELECTED
  • Senator Ullah was elected to the committee by a unanimous vote.

The following reports were heard:
  • ASI Chief Academic Officer Emely Lopez – discussed meeting with various staff, faculty and students to discuss academic policies such as General Education and other matters pertaining to curriculum. Lopez informed the senate of upcoming lectures on shared governance and the future of the CSU system.
  • Beach Pride Coordinator Sabrina Ware – reported on upcoming events such as Movies on the House, Take a Sec with the Execs and Speed Dating.
  • ASI College 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 continued to express their support or opposition for the inclusion of SB 24 in SR #2019-09: California State Legislature Bills of Interest. Representatives from several organizations, such as the Feminist Majority Foundation, passionately explained and defended their positions.

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:
  • PA #2019-23: Confirmation of Commissioner for International Students - Stephany Triska
  • PA #2019-24: Confirmation of Commissioner for Pregnant & Parenting - Erika Rodriguez
  • PA #2019-25: Confirmation of Commissioner for Veteran Affairs - Kaleb Lee

  • ASI President Genesis Jara - Time Certain 3:45 p.m.
  • ASI Treasurer Jesse Luna - Time Certain 3:50 p.m.
  • ASI Commissioner for Cultural Affairs Daniella Hernandez
  • ASI Executive Director Richard Haller
  • ASI At-Large Senator Reports
ASGV Senate Chambers USU