November Issue 2016
A.S. Student Government
Welcome Back to the A.S. Government Corner!

Recently, your student advocates passed two resolutions.
The first resolution, In Support of Joining the Institute of International Education's (IIE) Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis, asks our university to join the IIE's Syria Consortium in support of Syrian refugees.  
The second resolution, In Support of the Santa Clara County Measure B, shows our support for the measure and its goal to grant students greater flexibility, convenience, and ease of transportation when commuting to San José State University. 

With elections on November 8th drawing closer, A.S. will host a discussion on the California propositions featured on the ballot. Please join us this Thursday, November 3rd, 5:30pm in Diaz Compean Student Union - Suite 1400. 
Congratulations too to Maya Briones, the newly-appointed Chief Elections Officer of the Students' Election Commission. Maya will lead the planning and execution of the spring 2017 A.S. Elections.
Thi Tran is the newly-appointed A.S. Director of Internal Affairs. A.S. is excited to have Thi on the Board of Directors. To read Thi's bio/statement in the Meet The Board section of our website, please click here.

Additionally, the A.S. Board will soon begin discussions with students on campus regarding a potential CSU tuition fee increase. Stay tuned for more information through posters, fliers, social media and emails.
Finally, we hope to see you at this month's board meetings on November 9th and 30th at 3:00pm in Diaz Compean Student Union - Room 1A!

A.S. Student Government Corner is a monthly update from A.S. Director of Communications, Jasmine Garcia (
A.S. Scholarship Program

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016-2017 A.S. Scholarship Program!

Students awarded an Associated Students scholarship demonstrate exemplary leadership and involvement in campus and community life including: student organizations, sports, campus committees, volunteerism, community and civic activism. 

A total of $82,000 has been awarded to the recipients.  A.S. also provides funding to a number of Salzburg Scholars.

The scholarships are as follows:
A.S. Legacy Award
St. Saffold Leadership Scholarship
A.S Environmental Champion Award
A.S. Advocacy Award
A.S. First-Generation Student Scholarship
A.S. Global Scholar Award

Applications for the 2017-2018 scholarships will begin in February 2017.  To learn more about A.S. Scholarships and to view the full list of 2016-2017 recipients,  click here.
Congratulations: Homecoming Court and Royalty!

Congratulations to 2016-2017 Homecoming Royalty Ashley Washington and Jamie Ascanio! Homecoming Court includes Brandon Do, Ashley Thomas-Williams, Jared Garcia and Natalya Balal.

The Programming Board, led by Marco Buelna, A.S. Director of Programming Affairs, organized Homecoming Court. 

The court made their appearance at Fire on the Fountain on October 6th and rallied Spartan Spirit at the Homecoming Game that weekend. 

And a shout out too to ALMAS, the winning student organization for Best Decorated Booth at Fire on the Fountain. The graphic design team from A.S. Marketing & Events selected our winner.

To view photos from the Homecoming Court Meet & Greet held October 4th at the Rose Bell Garden, click here.
Meet the HR Team

Say hello to the Associated Students Human Resources team (left to right): Jaynae Patrick, Bria Sterling (HR Assistant), Kira Nguyen, Jennifer Montero (HR Manager), Stephanie Womack (HR Coordinator), Nayeli Lopez and Carlos Escobar.
The A.S. Human Resources Department provides overall direction on human resource management issues and administrative support functions related to the management of all employees.  The mission of the HR department is to serve other A.S. departments in their efforts to recruit, train and retain a diverse and competent workforce and maintain compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws to allow the departments to carry out their functions more effectively. 

To learn more about open job opportunities,   click here.
A.S. César E. Chávez Community Action Center

Sleep Out on Smith/Carlos Lawn This Thursday!

The 11th Annual  Poverty Under the Stars begins at 7:00pm, Thursday, November 3rd with a sleep out on Smith/Carlos Lawn. 

Students, faculty and staff will pitch tents on the lawn in solidarity with the 6,6000 homeless people in Santa Clara County.

A breakfast discussion is scheduled at 9:00am, Friday, November 4th in Diaz Compean Student Union - Meeting Room 2B.
The event is organized by the A.S. César E. Chávez Community Action Center. 

San José City leaders will also be speaking at the event:
7:35pm - 7:45pm: NAACP President Reverend Jethroe Moore
7:55pm - 8:05pm: District 7 City Councilmember Tam Nguyen
8:10pm - 8:20pm: Sacred Heart Community Service, Leila McCabe
8:45pm - 8:55pm: District 9 City Councilmember Don Rocha
Councilmember Nguyen will be participating in the sleep out.  For more information, please contact Jerry Wilburn, CCCAC Program Assistant, (408) 924-4138, or visit the center in Diaz Compean Student Union - Suite 1550.     

Food Drive: November 1st to 8th

Please support the CCCAC Food Shelf Program. We currently have 15 locations on campus.
Did you know?
1 in 3 SJSU students reported that it is often or sometimes true that they skip meals due to not being able to afford food.

1 in 5 SJSU students said that they have gone a whole day without eating.
These statistics are based on a Fall 2014 survey sent out to the entire student body population in which approximately 5,200 students responded.

Drop-Off Locations
CCCAC: Diaz Compean Student Union - Suite 1550 (M-F 10:00am - 5:00pm)
International Gateways: Industrial Studies Room 227 (M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm)

Non-perishable food that is not expired. Preferably organic, BPA Free*, whole-grain/multi-grain, low-sodium, and food items that are easily microwavable. Cans that have pull-back lids and individual serving sizes are preferred. No glass, no jars and no perishable food.  Suggested items you can donate:
  • Canned meat (tuna, salmon, chicken)
  • Canned beans/peas (pinto, black, chickpeas, kidney, green peas, lentils, etc.)
  • Nuts (peanuts, almonds, walnuts)
  • Nut butters (peanut butter, almond butter)
  • Dried fruit
  • Canned fruit (fruit cocktail, applesauce, peaches, etc.)
  • Canned vegetables (green beans, corn, tomatoes, salsa)
  • Grains (rice, pasta, oatmeal, whole grain crackers, shelf-stable tortillas)
  • Easy to make flavorful meals (eg. Rice Pilaf, Hamburger Helper, Stuffing)
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Box instant potatoes
  • Granola bars/breakfast bars
  • Pasta sauces
  • Chili
  • Popcorn (healthier the better)
  • Cereal (healthier the better, eg. raisin bran, cheerios over sugary stuff)
  • Soups (healthier the better, eg. low sodium chicken noodle/minestrone over ramen or cup of noodles)
  • Ensure/Boost Nutritional Shake
  • Shelf-stable milk alternatives (almond milk, soy milk, etc).
  • 100% Fruit juice boxes
  • Hygiene products (shampoo, deodorant, bar soap, etc.)
*Examples of BPA-Free products: Trader Joe's, Amy's and Eden Organic

To view food shelf locations, access the survey results and for on- and off-campus resources, visit
Questions? Contact Elizabeth Agramont-Justiniano, CCCAC Food Shelf Program Assistant; (40)924-4138; .
Welcome to the Fall semester where Associated Students has a calendar full of events for you! To view the  A.S. calendar ,  click here!  

Native American Heritage Month: Opening Ceremony
November 1, 11:45am-1:30pm
Smith/Carlos Lawn

Start Native American Heritage Month with the Opening Ceremony where there will be Native singers, dancers, speakers, and food. 
Film Screening and Panel
Asian Immigrant 
Student Experiences
November 1, 6:00pm-8:00pm 
MLK Room 255/257

The story of student activist Ju Hong, an undocumented immigrant in the United States, who dared to speak out against President Obama's massive deportations. Ju returns to Korea with Advance Parole (DACA). This is a story of family separation and hope. 
November 8, 11:00am-2:30pm
A.S. Rec Lawn

Discover the artist in you!  Enjoy free Henna tattos, caricature drawings and much, much more!


Discussion on California Propositions on Ballot 
November 3, 5:30pm 
Diaz Compean Student Union - Suite 1400

Don't miss out. Get informed! Come be part of an open forum about the propositions on the California ballot presented by your favorite campus organizations. Snacks will be provided. 

Remember to vote on November 8th!
Just in Time: Mobile Pantry
November 14 and December 12, 10:00am-11:00am
SJSU Event Center

Are you skipping meals as a result of not having enough money? FREE fresh fruit, vegetables and groceries!  To qualify, you must be a current SJSU student with an annual income below $23,540. 

Please bring your own bags to pick up food. For more information, visit

Light Up the Night
December 1, 6:00pm
A.S. House

The holidays are just around the corner! Enjoy festive lights dancing to holiday music at the A.S. House on this special evening! 
Spartan Speaker Series: Jose Antonio Vargas, October 10, 2016

To see more from this event, click here!
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