Wednesday, Oct. 31
Headers LBSU

Members of the Beach community, it is with a heavy heart that I take this opportunity to reflect on and denounce the tragic events that occurred in our country this past week.

Last Wednesday, Oct. 24, Gregory Bush attempted to barge into a predominantly African-American church in Kentucky and harm churchgoers. After an unsuccessful attempt, Bush headed to a local grocery store and killed 2 unarmed African-Americans. And on Saturday, Oct. 27, Robert Bowers entered a Synagogue in Pittsburgh and killed 11 people. Both men entered places of worship, community safe havens, and places of peace - only to inflict harm and pain on others. Both of these are hate crimes, and cannot be forgotten.

In this difficult national climate, it is important that we remind ourselves that resisting hate, and embracing the joy of our existence is powerful. Although horrific acts like these may make many of us afraid, it is in times like these that we must push ourselves to stand strong; to stand together as a coalition of people who care about humanity. We must stand in solidarity with our Jewish and Black siblings, join together as one and prove these criminals wrong.

May the victims of these atrocious crimes, fueled by white supremacy, rest in the power of unity.
Mondays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)

Last Monday, the President's Cabinet met to discuss the most relevant topics to students at Long Beach State. The following reports were heard:
  • ASI President Genesis Jara discussed her recent participation in CSU and CSSA meetings and how she was able to advocate for students at LBSU.
  • ASI Chief Government Relations Officer Bryanna Siguenza encouraged the cabinet to spread the word on the final day to register to vote.
  • Chief Justice Henson discussed grape appeals for Spring 2018, a meeting with Dr. Cormack of the Grade Appeal Committee, a judiciary meeting and updates to the bylaws in relation to the duties of the Chief Justice.
  • ASI Chief Diversity Officer Sean Aquino furthered the planning of Conscious Collection by delegating commissioners to specific tasks.
  • Commissioner Citlalli Ortiz discussed her continued advocacy for AB540 and undocumented students through events, meetings and student outreach.
  • Commissioner Evelyn Wynn discussed her continuing efforts to promote environmental justice through events and other forms of advocacy.
  • Commissioner Bomi Lim discussed her continued advocacy for AB540 and undocumented students through events, meetings, programs and other methods.
  • Commissioner Vivian Napoles discussed her continued advocacy for LGBTIQ+ students through networking and increasing resources on campus.
  • Commissioner Chloe Ortiz discussed upcoming events that promote wellness on campus and specified her methods of advocacy for the student body.

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:
  • Mary Hyepock - National Communication Association Annual Convention
  • Hailey Arreola and Cindy Sue - 2018 Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
  • Brittany Meunitz, Kelly Nguyen and Janelle Villanueva - American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) 2019 Combined Sections Meeting
  • Brandon Beimborn - The Effects of Foam Rolling on Creatine Kinase after Exercise Induced Muscle Damage

The following reports were heard:
  • ASI Treasurer Jesse Luna reported on the success of the Take a Sec with the Execs event.

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

Lobby Corps met last Thursday to discuss advocacy, events and resources for students. The following reports were heard:
  • ASI Chief Government Relations Officer Bryanna Siguenza discussed past meetings that serve to improve and increase ASI events and expand resources for student voters.
  • ASI Senator Contreras discussed Be the Match, an organization that raises awareness for the National Marrow Donor Program.
  • AVP Legislative & External Relations Terri Carbaugh discussed an upcoming research spreadsheet that will bring important data to Lobby Corps.

The body approved expenditures for Festival of Frights and Ballot Bash, an Election Day event at the USU.

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

L ast Wednesday, the Senate met to give various reports and vote on the following:
  • SR #2019-04: Support Increased Voter Turnout (3rd and Final Reading) – PASSED
  • This resolution passed unanimously. The next steps in this initiative are focused around discussions with faculty, staff and students to facilitate the voting process for the student body.

The following public comments were heard:
  • Yesenia Salguero – reported on behalf of ASI Communications on upcoming and ongoing ASI events such as Love Your Body Week, Movies on the House, Drag Bingo, Festival of Frights and other seasonal activities.
  • Brendon Hall – gave an additional perspective on the administration’s act of placing Dr. Carmen Taylor on paid leave. 

To learn more about the Senate, visit their web page here.
Wednesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU-234)
Action Items:
  • BOD #2019-22: Election of (1) Senator, College of Natural Science and Mathematics - Ruben Alvarez - Time Certain 4:05 p.m.
  • PA #2019-19: Confirmation of (1) Associate Justice Christopher Forestiere - Time Certain 4:10 p.m.

  • ASI President Genesis Jara - Time Certain 3:45 p.m.
  • ASI Commissioner for LGBTIQ+ Affairs Vivian Napoles - Time Certain 3:55 p.m.
  • ASI Beach Pride Lead Jonathan Ibarra - Time Certain 4:00 p.m.
  • ASI College Senators
ASGV Senate Chambers USU