Wednesday, Oct. 3
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Happy October, Long Beach State! We here at ASI are thrilled to begin another month of student engagement and progress. In the contents of this week's newsletter you will read all about our continuing efforts to maximize inclusivity all across campus.

Fellow students, there is an amazing volunteer opportunity that I would love to bring your attention to. This Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the You Run This Town Foundation & Generosity Feeds invites all students to come to St. Anthony HS in Long Beach to help fight child hunger in our great city. Please join us in feeding those who need it most. If we bring enough volunteers, the hosts of this event will donate over 5,000 meals to the Beach Pantry. Come show your pride for our community at this truly special function.

As themes of advocacy press forward, I remind students that the Social Justice & Equity Committee is constantly working to ensure equality for all students. Today, our Students-at-Large will appear in front of the ASI Senate for confirmation. And next Tuesday, the committee will meet to establish goals and plan the best path towards equity on campus for the academic year. We hope our work and the work of all students will transcend our time here at the Beach, and we are looking forward to making this month another one for the books.
Mondays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)

Last Monday, the President's Cabinet met to discuss Conscious Collections, Campus Climate and other forms of advocacy. The following items were discussed:
  • ASI Chief Diversity Officer Sean Aquino announced the ways in which the commissioners will be involved with planning Conscious Collections on behalf of their communities.
  • Commissioner Citlalli Ortiz brought to light an incident involving a complaint from a student that was called illegal at an on-campus event.
  • Commissioner Chloe Olvera brought attention to artist showcase and the recent firing of the Director of the University Art Museum.

Updates regarding advocacy efforts for AB540/Undocumented students, Environmental Justice, International Student Affairs, LGBTIQ+ Affairs and Wellness Affairs were discussed during the meeting. Upcoming events, successful collaborations and awareness of unsolved issues were brought to light. For more information on the cabinet, check out their web page here.
Tuesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)

La st Tuesday, the Board of Control (BOC) awarded funds to:
  • Pilipino American Coalition for partial funding of the Pilipino Christmas Festival.
  • TEDx CSULB for partial funding of TEDx CSULB, Navigating Truth.
  • Bryce Leisy and Juan Rosas for the presentation of research at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting on Nov. 14 in San Jose, CA.
  • Abbey Brown for research - Acute Carbohydrate Restriction on Substrate Availability and Performance in Resistance Training.
  • Carolina Raines for research - Effect of Acute Bout of Resistance Exercise at Different Intensity and Volume on Muscle – Derived Interleukin 6.

The board also heard reports from ASI Treasurer Luna regarding voter registration and ASI Executive Director Haller regarding updates on posted jobs and a meeting with business office staff.

To learn more, check out BOC agendas and minutes  here.
Thursdays - 2:30 p.m. (USU 234)

The Lobby Corps met last Thursday to discuss continuing voter registration efforts and review future events in their timeline. They also elected Melissa Mejia to the position of Lobby Corps Vice Chair.

The ballot drop-off location was confirmed to be the Info & Ticket Center in the University Student Union. Students will be able to inquire about election information in addition to dropping of their mail-in ballots.

To learn more, check out the Lobby Corps' website  here.
Wednesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)

Last Wednesday, the Senate discussed the success of their ongoing efforts to increase transparency and maximize individual representation in student government. The following reports were heard:

  • ASI President Genesis Jara reported on a successful meeting with Mayor Garcia in which she expressed student concerns and discussed solutions. She also provided details on student organization outreach and conferences.
  • ASI Chief Academic Officer Emely Lopez reported on successful meetings, increased cross-governmental communication, current goals and upcoming events.
  • ASI Commissioner for AB540 and Undocumented Students Citlalli Ortiz reported on upcoming events that promote advocacy for undocumented students.
  • Beach Pride Lead Jonathan Ibarra reported on the success of several events from Beach Pride such as Week of Welcome and outlined future goals.
  • ASI At-Large Senators reported on successful meetings with students, events and ongoing goals. The senators also provided details on upcoming events that advocate for student concerns such as parking and athletics.

To learn more about the Senate, visit their web page here.
Wednesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU-234)
Action Items:
  • Election of (3) Students At-Large, Social Justice and Equity - Time Certain 4:10 p.m.
  • Ariana Faizi
  • Kativon Makary
  • Candys Redd
  • Senator Conduct and Responsibilities Deliberation, Pursuant to 2018-19 ASI Senate Working Rules, Item #B-2 - Aaron Jordan

  • ASI President Genesis Jara - Time Certain 3:45 p.m.
  • ASI Treasurer Jesse Luna - Time Certain 3:50 p.m.
  • ASI Chief Justice Robina Henson - Time Certain 3:55 p.m.
  • ASI Commissioner for Cultural Affairs - Time Certain 4:00 p.m.
  • ASI Executive Director Richard Haller
  • ASI College Senators
ASGV Senate Chambers USU