Wednesday, Feb. 28
As the ASI treasurer ,  I have worked with the Board of Control to provide opportunities for students to host programming, travel and research   that enriches the student experience .   I wanted to take this moment to remind everyone t hat Spring Grant Application forms are now available on  BeachSync  through March 23. These grants are for programs and organizations that receive funds from ASI. Student organizations that belong to a college council will present to their councils and their councils will submit the application on their behalf. Stand-alone organizations that do not belong to a council will submit their applications and present their proposal to the Board of Control. 
The  hard working  students and organizations of LBSU have made our campus the diverse and impressive community that it is today. I encourage everyone to challenge themselves to continue that effort by partnering with your peers and ASI.  The Board of Control, and  all of   ASI,  are  here to help students  achieve  their academic and extracurricular  goals  as One Beach .      

Go Beach! 
Wednesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU-234)

Last Wednesday, the board approved the first reading of a resolution to retire Prospector Pete and dissociate the campus from the Gold Rush era. Senators-at-Large Leen Almahdi and Thulani Ngazimbi have been working with Native American and Indigeno us students and staff on campus  to help gain perspective on the matter
President Nino stated in his report that he is collaborating with Long Beach City College and the Long Beach Unified School District to show our support for the students of  Douglas High in the  March F or Our Lives on March 24, 2018.  
Check out Senate agendas and minutes here
ASGV Senate Chambers USU
Thursdays - 12:30 p.m. (USU-234)
The Lobby Corps (LC) is preparing for the California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS) conference that will be taking place  March 11 and 12. Among the main topics of discussion at CHESS are the CSU-wide tuition increase, the Dream Act, homelessness and mental health issues.   

Check out LC agendas and minutes  here

Join us as we watch, listen and learn about the stories of undocumented artists today from 5 to 7:30 p.m. There will be a special singing performance by current LBSU grad student Julie Yeeun Kim and a screening followed by a Q&A panel.

Coffee with the Candidates!
Meet your candidates for the 2018 Student Government Elections with refreshments and a cup of coffee on March 7 and 8. 

For more information on these events and more, visit

Every 1st and 3rd Monday - 10 a.m. (USU-234)
The president's cabinet will be returning to its bi-weekly schedule starting next Monday, March 5. The cabinet will meet every first and third Monday. 
The Beach Pregnant and Parenting meetup will be taking place on  March 5 at 3 p.m . in the Children's  Collection on the second floor of the University Library. They will be compiling a resource list to present to the Beach Pantry, such as diapers and formula. 

Beach Pregnant & Parenting Student Meetup Promo

The cabinet is still in need of a commissioner for veterans affairs. This position will stay open until filled. Apply on BeachSync or visit for job descriptions and other open positions. 
Check out cabinet agendas and minutes  here.
Thursdays - 2 p.m. (USU-234)
Last Thursday, Board of Control (BOC) approved eight student applications for the following programming and research projects:
  • Future Underrepresented  Educated Leaders (FUEL), Coming Out of the Shadows   
  • Graduate Studio Art Association, Painting with an Artist Chris Troutman  
  • Travel Grant: American Marketing Association, 40 th  Annual International Collegiate Conference 
  • Travel Fund for four students of the American Society for Neurochemistry   
  • Research Fund: Esperanza Aceves, Food is a Right
Spring Grant Application forms are available on BeachSync through March 23. Remember, if your organization does not apply by the deadline, you will not be able to receive funds from ASI later. 
Check out BOC agendas and minutes here
Do you have any questions or comments for your student leaders?
Access our comment form!
Wednesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)
  • Invocation by Dr. Curtis Bennett, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics 
  • Reports by:
    • President Joe Nino
    • Beach Pride Events Lead Jonathan Ibarra
  • Action Item: Retirement of Prospector Pete and dissociation from the Gold Rush Era (Second Reading)
  • Action Item: Position on California State Legislature Bills of Interest (First Reading)

ASGV Senate Chambers USU
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