MARCH 2022
Government Corner
Spring is just around the corner, Spartans! Hope you’ve been having a good semester, especially with the return of in-person classes three weeks ago. Good luck with midterms!

The official list of candidates for A.S. Elections 2022 is in! Meet your candidates by attending the Elections Kick-Off on Monday, March 14, 12-2pm at the Smith/Carlos Lawn. Voting in April will elect the incoming A.S. Board of Directors 2022-2023. For a full schedule of events and all info related to elections, visit sjsu.edu/as/vote.

The 7th Annual Spartan Showcase, an exhibit of A.S.-funded student organizations, will be on Monday, April 25, 4-6pm in the Student Union Ballroom. Recognized Student Organizations (RSO) who received A.S. funds will have a choice of having a table, displaying your apparel, and/or performing or presenting on stage. Participation is mandatory. RSOs should fill out this Google Form by Friday, April 8. Contact Maritza Molina, A.S. Controller, at as-controller@sjsu.edu for any questions.

If you filled out the COVID Care Package Form in February, please expect an email soon regarding the status of your package.

Interested in Associated Students hosting a car show on campus? Do you have a stunning ride you’d like to showcase? Please fill out the interest form at tinyurl.com/ascarshowinterest.

Your A.S. Board is here to represent and advocate for you! Visit sjsu.edu/as/boardhours for office hours and contact information.

Please remember to stay safe, vigilant, and healthy by following COVID-19 guidelines. More information at Student Health Center.
 
Check out our social media @as_sjsu for more information on events, programs, and services!

A.S. Government Corner is a monthly update from your Director of Communications, Gerard Pablo, gerardwilliam.pablo@sjsu.edu.
A.S. Government
A.S. 55 Award
Nomination Deadline: Friday, March 25 

Presented by Associated Students, this award of distinction for up to 12 student leaders is for those who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to SJSU and the community. 

Self-nomination form: bit.ly/AS55selfnomination
Nominate a fellow Spartan: bit.ly/AS55nominateafellowspartan

Awardees will be recognized at the 11th Student Leadership Gala on Tuesday, March 3rd, 5-6:30pm in the Student Union Ballroom.

Questions? Contact Nina Chuang, A.S. Vice President, at nina.chuang@sjsu.edu.
MEET YOUR CANDIDATES

Elections Kick-Off
Monday, March 14, 12-2pm
Smith Carlos Lawn
 
Meet the Candidates
Monday, April 4, 4-6pm
Smith Carlos Lawn
 
Candidate Debates
Monday, April 11, 5-7pm
S.U. Meeting Room 4
Hosted by the Spartan Daily
Voting on sjsu.edu./as/vote begins immediately after debates.
 
Election Results Party
Thursday, April 14, 12-2pm
S.U. Meeting Room 3

More information on candidates and events at sjsu.edu/as/vote.

Questions? Contact the Students' Elections Commission (SEC) at student-elections@sjsu.edu.
Spartan Voice by Associated Students

The third blog post for Spartan Voice by A.S. has officially been released! Check out the article from the CCCAC by clicking here.
Submit Feedback to the
A.S. Board or Departments

In lieu of a public forum, you may submit questions, ideas, and any feedback for the A.S. Board and A.S. Departments by using the Your Voice Matters Google Form.

Click the button below to be heard!
Join an A.S. Committee

Interested in becoming a student-at-large in one of the A.S. Committees? Apply for the committee you feel you can best serve on.

To learn more about the different A.S. Committees, click here.

Questions? Contact Parker Rugeley-Valle, A.S. Administrative Assistant, at parker.rugeley-valle@sjsu.edu.
Student Organization Funding

Associated Students offers up to $2,700 per year for Recognized Student Organizations. To learn more, click here. To sign up for the next mandatory training, click here. Upcoming training session is on Friday, March 11, 11am-12pm.

Questions? Contact Maritza Molina, A.S. Controller, at 
Join the A.S. Programming Board!

Do you enjoy planning events? We will be hosting a mix of in-person and virtual events this semester.

Questions? Contact Kai Rapanot, A.S. Director of Co-Curricular Affairs, at ikaika.rapanot@sjsu.edu.
Be a Superstar!

Do you want to be featured on the A.S. Instagram? Now is your chance to showcase your organization and what you’ve done or accomplished with A.S. funds!

Submit your product, publicity, presentation and/or event photos (plus a brief description) for consideration to as-controller@sjsu.edu. Selected organizations will be featured on A.S. Instagram in Spring 2022.

Questions? Contact Maritza Molina, A.S. Controller, at as-controller@sjsu.edu.
SJSU Cares!

Are you at risk of becoming homeless? Do you skip meals to afford rent? Do you have an unexpected medical bill that you are struggling to pay? SJSU Cares may be able to provide you with campus and community resources to manage your crisis. Reach out at sjsu.edu/sjsucares to keep updated on campus resources for yourself or to refer a friend.
A.S. Events Calendar
A.S. has a full calendar of events for you. To view the calendar, click here.
Spartan Strikes
Wednesday, March 9, 4:30-6:30PM
Student Union Bowling Center

Do you enjoy bowling or billiards with friends? Come out to Spartan Strikes!

A.S. Events is hosting Spartan Strikes! Enjoy free games of bowling and billiards; with complimentary food, merch, and prizes for playing!

Sign-up ahead of time to reserve a lane at tinyurl.com/ASSpartanStrikes.

Questions? Contact our Events Assistant Merilouisse Bugay at merilouisse.bugay@sjsu.edu.
Spartans Got Talent
Thursday, March 15, 5-7PM
Student Union Theater

Spartans Got Talent is back live onstage! Want to earn the title of being the most talented performer on this campus? Does your band want to win a chance to record music at a professional recording studio? Or do you simply want to strut your talents on stage? If so, you've come to the right place! 

There will be free food and drinks in the Student Union Courtyard from 4-5PM. This event is co-presented by Associated Students and the Student Union. We want you to show us your talents and win big prizes! See you there!

Questions? Contact Alisia Blair, A.S. Events Student Assistant, at alisia.blair@sjsu.edu.
A.S. Presents... Culture Couture!
Friday, April 29, 5-7PM
Housing Quad

Associated Students is presenting the first-ever fashion show promoting diversity, culture, and self-expression! Students can showcase their creativity through the clothes that they wear in a number of ways; uniform, fashion, attire, creative outfit, etc.

Clubs, organizations, and groups are welcome to sign up to be part of the show.

Participants must arrive no later than 4:00 PM. The deadline to signup is April 25th at 11:59 pm.

Questions? Contact Alisia Blair, A.S. Events Student Assistant, at alisia.blair@sjsu.edu.
Spartan Selfie Museum
Thursday, March 24. 12-3PM
Student Union Meeting Room 3

Bring your phone, camera, and friends to enjoy a photoshoot with creative backdrops and props! You could also win a FREE Polaroid Camera!

Questions? Contact our Events Assistant, Merilouisse Bugay at merilouisse.bugay@sjsu.edu.
César E. Chávez Community Action Center
SPEAKING TRUTH INTO EXISTENCE
Tuesday, March 15, 1-2PM
Student Union, Meeting Room 3A

Action and advocacy are all about learning how to tell your own story and to see it as your own truth. Join us to learn more about how you can tell your own story to speak truth into existence. Guest Facilitator: Anteeniya Bell
Follow us on Instagram @sjsucccac and @sjsugarden!
Questions? ​Contact Diana Garcia Rodriguez, CCCAC Department Coordinator, at diana.garciarodriguez@sjsu.edu ​for more information about our programs, events and services. Please contact the CCCAC for any sign language interpreters or other accommodation requests.
Chávez, Huerta, Itliong Day of Celebration
Tuesday, March 17, 11AM-1PM
7th Street Plaza

Join us in celebration of the legacies of labor rights leaders César Chávez, Dolores Huerta, and Larry Itliong. There will be arts and crafts activities, giveaways, performances, and free food!

Questions? ​Contact Diana Garcia Rodriguez, CCCAC Department Coordinator, at diana.garciarodriguez@sjsu.edu.
All events will be held at the Campus Community Garden, 372 E. San Salvador St. (across the dining commons).
 
CHAVEZ, HUERTA, ITLIONG ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AT THE GARDEN
Friday, March 18, 12-2PM 
 
MOVIE NIGHT AT THE GARDEN: DELANO MANONGS -
HEROES OF THE FARM WORKER MOVEMENT
Friday, March 18, 7-8:45PM
 
MOVIE NIGHT AT THE GARDEN: GUERILLA GARDENING 
Wednesday, April 6, 5-10PM
Learn the concept of returning power to the people through guerilla gardening. We will be watching an inspiring film about the concept and then we will be putting our knowledge to action outside the garden under the cloak of night.
 
EARTH WEEK: STORYTELLING AT THE GARDEN
Friday, April 22, 1-4PM
Come listen to stories from community members in San Jose about environmental change over their lifetimes. Share experiences and stories with the community.

For more information on the garden, composting hours, and volunteer opportunities, please visit sjsu.edu/garden and insta @sjsucccac

Questions? Contact Matthew Spadoni, CCCAC Community Garden Coordinator, at matthew.spadoni@sjsu.edu.
Transportation Solutions
Hey Spartans! We wanted to provide you with a few helpful tips and tricks when it comes to riding transit!

Transit Safety Resources
Check out our Transit Safety Resources page on our website for a number of different resources to help keep you safe on campus and on transit!

Transit App
Download the Transit app! The Transit app is a free mobile app (available on Apple and Google Play stores) where you can plan a trip using public transit.

Commute Resource Guide
If you want a list of all the resources and discounts for a more sustainable commute, check out our commute resource guide! This is a regularly updated file that lists the best discounts and other resources for you!

VTA Survey
We also wanted to share that VTA is interested in hearing from you and your experience using their services! VTA has a brief survey in hopes of gathering feedback to help improve their services in the future! The survey is anonymous and the information will be strictly confidential. At the end of the survey, you will also have the opportunity to opt-in to a random drawing for one of twenty $50 VISA gift cards as a thank you for your time. This survey is running up until March 8th! We highly
recommend you fill out the survey and share your voice!

Be sure to check our website, commute resource guides, and our social media for the most up-to-date transit resources.
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