Wednesday, Feb. 5
Senator of the Week Courtney Yamagiwa

Senator of the Week Courtney Yamigawa

Senator Yamagiwa has been a Senator for the College Health and Human Services for just under a year, but has been in student leadership for some time, all while being  a double major in consumer affairs and German

This semester, Yamagiwa and her fellow senators have  been working on "The Beach Against the Increase" resolution. Its aim is to combat the potential CSU-wide tuition increase. Yamagiwa and her fellow co-authors have spent many hours on the resolution articulating the voice and concerns of LBSU students against the potential increase. 
"This  resolution  is important because it  shows that the students of [Long Beach State] are all in this together, and the students at-large are representing them in the fight against the tuition increase," Yamigawa said. "We want to do everything in our power to stop it from happening, and we're calling on our administrators to take a stance with us."  

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

Last Wednesday, the board approved the second of three readings for "The Beach Against the Increase" resolution, which included the following changes: 
  • The vote by the California State University Board of Trustees has been postponed to May 2018
  • A request that President Conoley join the students' stance against the increase in the name of "One Beach" was added to the resolution
  • Statistics on the number of students facing housing and food insecurity were also added to the resolution

President Nino will be meeting with LBSU President Conoley and Vice President Dr. Carmen Taylor to discuss the tuition increase, among other matters. The board also confirmed two officers and elected three student trustees at-large last Wednesday, and Dr. Jeane Caveness, recently retired director of student affairs at LBSU, and Dean Cyrus Parker-Jeannette came to speak to the Senate. 


Check out agendas and minutes here.

ASI Elections are here!
Don't forget, the deadline to apply for the 2018 ASI Elections is this Friday, Feb. 9, at 4 p.m.
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Thursdays - 12:30 p.m. (USU-234)
The Lobby Corps (LC) continued the  discussion  on their efforts to combat the potential tuition increase. LC  reported the following from the CSU Board of Trustees  (BOT) meeting that took place Jan. 29 through Jan. 31 at the Office of the Chancellor in Long Beach:  
  • Of the $263 million the CSU system requested from Governor Brown, only $92 million was awarded, leaving a $171 million gap
  • The BOT discussed sources of income to fill this gap, including an increase in tuition 
LC began p hone banking for the Dream Act of 2017  on Tuesday. Phone banking will be held  in the USU Room 204  every Tuesday  in February, with the ex ception of Feb. 27, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. LC also plans to lobby state legislature for more funding for mental health resources. 
Check out agendas and minutes here
DACA Phone Banking

Join us at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center for Game Night at the Rock Wall every Friday in February! 
Game night at the rock wall
Thursdays - 2 p.m. (USU-234)
Farber Senate Chambers
Last Thursday, the Board of Control (BOC) approved 11 student gran ts, including two travel grants and one research grant.   
Remaining  Funds to be Distributed:   
  • Current Year Unallocated Fund (CYUF): $10,643 
  • Student Travel Fund (STF): $11,600 
  • Student Research Grant (SRG): $8,297 
  • University Student Union (USU) Waiver: $5,167 
  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center (CPAC) Waivers: 1 
  • Athletic Facility Fee Waiver: $5,000 
  • Post Season Sports Fund: $25,000  
Check out agendas and minutes here
Mondays - 10 a.m. (USU - 234)
The annual Night Safety Walk  is back and will be held on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 5 p.m. Students and student leaders will assess areas of campus that are unsafe at night or in need of improvement. 
Commissioner for Women and Gender Equity Affairs Stevie Merino confirmed that lactation products are now available in the University Library. And as promised,  Self Care  for the Queer Soul will be taking place on Feb. 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
President Nino announced that his 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 agendas and minutes here
Wednesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234 )
  • Invocation by Corry Colonna, Executive Director of Housing and Residential Life 
  • Reports by the following:
    • President Nino
    • Treasurer Wanless
    • Chief Academic Officer Doering
    • President Conoley 
  • Resolution: Third reading of "The Beach Against the Increase"

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