Wednesday, Jan. 31
A Message From
President Nino

As 2018 gets underway, your representatives have been busy planning a great semester. In the bustle of day-to-day campus life, we sometimes forget to stop and enjoy the company of others and the many things our campus has to offer. To provide you with fun and informative ways to  connect with your fellow students, share experiences and even learn something new , your student leaders are planning events that will highlight and serve the many communities on our campus. 

In the first cabinet meeting of the semester, your commissioners discussed their plans for an exciting semester. 
  • Black History Month  events in collaboration with the  Office of Multicultural Affairs ( OMA)  
  • Planning Committee for Pan-African celebration event  
  • Protestors' Rights and First Amendment e vent  
  • Informative programming for LBSU's environmental communities  
  • PR for Puerto Rico fundraising and awareness event in  collaboration with Sustain U
  • Earth Week 
  • And so much more to come!
Additionally, students have expressed that there is a lack of queer-focused events on campus, and we listened. This February my team, in collaboration with campus partners, will be planning a queer-focused Valentine's Day event. And on Wednesday, Feb. 28, we will be screening Undocumented Tales, a web series about a queer Mexican immigrant followed by a panel discussion by the creator and cast. 

 
Go Beach!
EVENT SPOTLIGHT
Join us today and tomorrow for Week of Welcome 2018!

Week of Welcome 2018 Promo

Join us next Wednesday, Feb. 7, for the semester's first meeting of the DACA/Undocumented Support Group in the USU, Room 304. 
 
IN THE SENATE
Wednesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU-234)

Last Wednesday, the board approved the first of three readings for "The Beach Against the Increase" resolution, which  declares that ASI will take a strong stance against the CSU tuition increase.  I t also outlines support for action in the event of a tuition increase, such as the possibility of mobilizing students for a walk-out. 
 
President Nino reported that $1.8 million was awarded over the winter break to fun programs providing enhanced education outside of the traditional classroom setting, like field trips and hands on experiences, through the distribution of IRA fees. 
LOBBY CORPS
Thursdays - 12:30 p.m. (USU-234)
  
The Lobby Corps (LC)   plans to lobby the CSU  Board of Trustees in a continued effort to combat the potential tuition increase, among other efforts such as  tabling, phone banking  and a town hall event.   LC also discussed possibilities for phone banking in February for the Dream Act of 2017. 
 
2018 Spring semester goals:   
  • Prioritizing mental health in the policy agenda
  • Hosting an informative event with  Counseling  and Psychological Services ( CAPS)  
  • Expanding EBT  on campus in a continued effort to support students receiving   CalFresh  benefits
ASI Elections are here!
BOARD OF CONTROL
Thursdays - 2 p.m. (USU-234)
 
Last week, the Board of Control (BOC) approved four student  grants. 
  • A grant was approved for the Cambodian Student Society to host an event that aims to showcase the many cultures and organizations on campus
  • The board approved two travel grants, one for the Model United Nations to attend the Model Arab League conference in Universal City, and one for a student to attend the Winter Conference on Brain Research in British Columbia
  • Lastly, the board approved a research grant for a student who will look at the role DNA plays in exercise-induced inflammation and muscle damage
The BOC also discussed a budget adjustment of ten thousand dollars to reflect a prior agreement with President Conoley, in which she agreed to match ASI's scholarship funding for International Student Advocacy and Undocumented Student Advocacy Programs. 
TODAY'S SENATE MEETING  
Wednesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234 )

- Invocation by Cyrus Parker-Jeannette, Dean of the College of the Arts
- Resolution: The Beach Against the Increase (2nd reading)
- Confirmation of College of Business Administration (CBA) Senator, Erika Paz
Confirmation of Commissioner for International Student Affairs, Bomi Lim
- Four Trustee At-Large Elections 
 
Report by President Nino, followed by a presentation commemorating LBSU Assistant Dean of Students Dr. Jeanne Caveness. 

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