March 2019
A.S. Government Corner
Associated Students has so much in store for you this month! Student government elections, social justice workshops, and a Spartan talent show are just a few of the many events, programs, and opportunities that are available to you this March. 

The A.S. Board of Directors welcomes Pia Mandrekar as the new A.S. Director of Communications. Pia was sworn in at the February 13th board meeting and will serve in this position for the remainder of the semester. As the Director of Communications, Pia will assist the Board in publicizing the activities of Associated Students to all students. 

Applications for A.S. Scholarships 2019-2020 are now open. Awards range from $500 - $2,000. To learn more, please click here. Applications are due May 1st. Get those applications in, Spartans! 

Nominations for the A.S. 55 Award are now open! Associated Students annually recognizes up to 55 student leaders who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to SJSU and who continually give back to the community. Nominate yourself or a fellow Spartan here. Nominations are due on March 22nd by 4pm. 

Keep on reading—you won’t be disappointed!

Photo: A.S. Board of Directors and government team on a team-bonding outing. 

A.S. Government Corner is a monthly update from your A.S. Board of Directors.
A.S. Elections: Build Your Legacy!
Campaigning begins March 18th.

Join us for food, games, and prizes at our annual Elections Kick Off held on Monday, March 18th on 7th Street Plaza from 12pm-3pm.

We're looking for volunteers to help out with elections! Free food, apparel, and giveaways will be provided for our volunteers. To sign up, please click here.

Questions? Contact the Students' Election Commission (SEC) at student-elections@sjsu.edu or call (408)924-6242.
Wednesday, March 6th, 12-2pm
Diaz Compean Student Union,
2nd Floor, Meeting Room 2B

We love feedback! Let us know how you feel about advising, past experiences, and how academic advising can improve its services. 

FREE PIZZA!

You can take the online survey from March 6th - 20th. 
 
Questions? Contact Cynthia Fernandez-Rios, A.S. Director of University Advising Affairs, at cynthia.fernandez-rios@sjsu.edu. 
Tues, March 19th, 11am-3pm
7th Street Plaza

Help us celebrate identity, culture, uniqueness, and inclusion!

Questions? Contact Selena Marie Flores, A.S. Director of Programming Affairs at selena.m.flores@sjsu.edu.
Join an A.S committee today! Advocate for yourself and on behalf of your fellow students! To learn more, click here.

Questions? Contact Christy Riggins, A.S. Government Executive Assistant, at christy.riggins@sjsu.edu or (408)924-6240.
Associated Students offers up to $2,700 per year for your Recognized Student Organization. To learn more, click here.

Questions? Contact Malik Akil, A.S. Controller, at as-controller@sjsu.edu.
A.S. César E. Chávez
Community Action Center
Speaker: @HCLOUArt
Thursday, March 14th, 3pm-4:30pm
Diaz Compean Student Union,
2nd Floor, Meeting Room 1

In this workshop, participants will explore the ways that art tactics serve as tangible sites of challenge and empowerment for people with hxstorically marginalized identities. Participants will be able to design and create their own block prints based on their identities, experiences, and activism.

Questions? Contact Zayna Seyedi, Leadership and Social Justice Assistant, at zayna.seyedi@sjsu.edu or (408)924-4144.
Workshop 3: SJSU SPEAKS
Tues, March 19th, 4-5pm,
Diaz Compean Student Union, 2nd Floor, Meeting Room 4A

Explore people, places, and movements that brought us here today and that continue to form who we are as we grow.

Questions? Contact Zayna Seyedi, Leadership and Social Justice Assistant, at zayna.seyedi@sjsu.edu or (408)924-4144.
SJSU Community Garden
Honors César E. Chávez 
Wed, March 20th, 10am-2pm,

Want to learn how you can continue social justice work at CCCAC and the SJSU community garden? Help us grow, water, weed and harvest the garden vegetables.
 
Questions? Contact Michelle Domocol, Garden Operations and Community Engagement Assistant, michelle.domocal@sjsu.edu or (408)924-4414.
Purposeful Leadership
Tues, March 26th, 11am-12pm,
Diaz Compean Student Union, 2nd Floor, Meeting Room 2A

What will your legacy be in your student org? Learn how to effectively work with your members, reach your goals, develop practical meeting content, and collaborate with other organizations In Solidarity. 

Questions? Contact Zayna Seyedi, Leadership and Social Justice Assistant, at zayna.seyedi@sjsu.edu or 408.924.4144.
A.S. Transportation Solutions
Thursday, March 14th, 10am-2pm
7th Street Plaza

We are teaming up with the Environmental Resource Center to host our annual Ride to School Day: Sustainable Transportation Fair!

FREE bike tune-ups, FREE food … and much more!

Questions? Contact transportation@sjsu.edu or 408-924-RIDE.
Attention! VTA New Transit Service Plan 2019

The plan proposes to shift the ridership-to-coverage ratio from the current 70/30 to 90/10. This means 90 percent of VTA resources would be dedicated to high ridership routes while 10 percent would be dedicated to VTA’s service coverage area.To learn more about the plan, please click here.

Want to share your thoughts with VTA?

  • Attend the board meeting on March 7th, 2019 at the Board of Directors Office (70 W. Hedding St. San Jose, CA) at 5:30pm.
  • Visit the following blog post from A.S. Transportation Solutions’ official Facebook page here.
A.S. Events
Win up to $800!
Graduate students, join in on this research-based, Ted Talk-inspired, competition! Applications are due Wednesday, March 20th.

Compete for the best research talk aimed at a non-specialist audience! Time allowances are as follows:
  • Individual Speech: 3 minutes
  • Team Speech: 5 minutes

For more information, please attend our information session on Monday, March 11th from 5pm-7pm in the A.S. Government Suite 2300 Conference Room.
Tuesday, March 19th, 7pm-9pm
Morris Dailey Auditorium

Come support your fellow Spartans showcasing their talents! Win prizes for audience participation! Help decide which talent act wins!

Refreshments provided (while supplies last). Doors open at 6:30pm.
Tuesday, March 26th, 9am-12pm
7th Street Plaza

Learn how to efficiently make diverse and healthy meals for the week. Discover positive exercise habits you can implement in your busy day-to-day life! Participate for a chance to win Tupperware sets and a free Fitbit. 
Questions? Contact Samantha Cardenas, A.S. Events Coordinator, at samantha.cardenas@sjsu.edu or (408)924-6297. To view the full A.S. calendar, click here.
Photo Gallery
Spartan Squad Tip Off
February 5, 2019
Workshop: The Art of Protest
February 5, 2019
Life Skills Series: Love Fest
February 14, 2019