April 2019
A.S. Government Corner
Welcome back from Spring break, Spartans! We hope you’re well-rested and ready to take on the rest of the semester!

As class registration for next semester quickly approaches, Associated Students encourages you to use MyPlanner, an online tool that helps with class selection for major, minor (if applicable) and general education courses. View the video above to learn more. Questions? Contact Academic Advising and Retention Services at academic.advising@sjsu.edu or (408)924-2129.

Elections is now in full swing for our incoming A.S. Board of Directors 2019-2020. Candidates are hard at work campaigning on campus. Learn more about our candidates by attending elections-related events. Cast your vote from April 15 to 18 and be entered to win prizes such as an iPad, Apple TV, AirPods, and so much more! More about A.S. Elections below.

In March, the A.S. Lobby Corps committee attended CHESS (California Higher Education Student Summit) in Sacramento, California. During this conference, our students learned about the nuances of education inequality at the state level, and were able to network and collaborate with other student leaders from the 23 CSUs.

Associated Students will soon announce the 2019 recipients of the A.S. 55 award. These student leaders are being recognized for their outstanding commitment to San José State University and the community. Join us at the 8th Annual Student Leadership Gala in the Diaz Compean Student Union Ballroom on Tuesday, May 7th from 5-7pm for the awarding ceremony.

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.

There are only six weeks left in the semester, so give it your all! You've got this, Spartans!!! 

A.S. Student Government Corner is a monthly update from your Director of Communications, Pia Mandrekar, pia.mandrekar@sjsu.edu. 
A.S. Elections
Cast your vote! Voting begins on Monday, April 15th at 7pm and ends on Thursday, April 18th at 8am. Voting enters you for a chance to win an iPad, AppleTV, AirPods and more. Learn more about our candidates running for office through the Voter Information Guide (VIG) .

Please attend our upcoming events:
  • Meet the Candidates: Wednesday, April 10th, 11am-2pm, Smith/Carlos Lawn
  • Candidate Debates: Monday, April 15th, 5pm-7pm, Student Union, Meeting Room 1B
  • Elections Results Party: Thursday, April 18th, 3pm-5pm, Student Wellness Center, Room 122A

Questions? Contact the Students' Election Commission (SEC) at student-elections@sjsu.edu or call (408)924-6242.
A.S. Transportation Solutions
Join your fellow Spartans in creating a more sustainable future on April 25, National Get on Board Day, by pledging to use an alternative mode of VTA transportation. All VTA transit lines will be FREE to ride including Express buses. Pledge for a chance to win a $100 VISA gift card! Spread the word and Get on Board!
Post your transit selfies on your Instagram feed or story using #GetOnBoard and tag @ts_sjsu for a chance to win $100 VISA gift card, $25 clipper e-cash, sustainability gift bag, and more! Winners will be contacted via social media on April 26th.  
Questions? Contact A.S. Transportation Solutions at transportation@sjsu.edu or 408-924-RIDE.
A.S. César E. Chávez
Community Action Center
What did you say? Understanding Microaggressions with Dr. Dawn Lee Tu
Wednesday, April 17th, 12pm-1pm
Diaz Compean Student Union,
Meeting Room 2A

Learn the basic understanding of what microaggressions are, their impact, and strategies for self-advocacy when you've experienced a microaggression. Indian food will be served for lunch.
Building Resilience for Success
with Dr. Shaun Fletcher
Wednesday, May 1st, 12pm-1pm
Diaz Compean Student Union,
Meeting Room 4B

In this workshop, you will learn the value and traits of a resilient person, assess your own resilience and understand how to begin developing resilience in others as a leader. 
Questions? Contact Zayna Seyedi, Leadership and Social Justice Assistant, at zayna.seyedi@sjsu.edu or (408)924-4144.
Social Justice Based Leadership
Wednesday, April 10th, 12pm-1pm
A.S. Government Conference Room

How do you use inclusive language as a student leader? What social justice values are you committed to? Join the CCCAC and the Mosaic Cross Cultural Center for a workshop where you will learn how to build a student org that will leave a lasting legacy. Free appetizers and refreshments will be provided. No RSVP required, all are welcomed!

Questions? Contact Zayna Seyedi, Leadership and Social Justice Assistant, at zayna.seyedi@sjsu.edu or (408)924-4144.
Friday, April 12th, 10am-12pm
Diaz Compean Student Union, Meeting Room 3

Listen to our action scholars share their experiences and presentations on how to effectively take action against issues surrounding poverty in the Silicon Valley, particularly the intersection of housing, hunger and the environment. 

Everyone is invited. Light refreshments will be served. 

Questions? Contact Diana Victa, CCCAC Department Manager, at diana.victa@sjsu.edu.
Events Calendar
Associated Students has a full calendar of events for you. To view the A.S. calendar,  click here .
Mon, April 15, 10am-11:15am
Event Center

Are you skipping meals as a result of not having enough money? Visit the monthly Mobile Food Pantry for FREE fresh fruits, veggies and groceries.

Questions? Contact SJSU Cares at economiccrisis@sjsu.edu.

Mon, April 15th, 1pm-2pm
Diaz Compean Student Union, Meeting Room 1B

Learn more about the application process for scholarships being awarded in academic year 2019-2020.

Please note that you do not need to attend a workshop to apply for a scholarship.

Questions? Contact Joe Ordaz-Alvarado, A.S. Director of Student Fee Affairs, at joe.ordaz-alvarado@sjsu.edu. 
Thurs, April 18th, 10am-2:30pm
Tower Lawn

The 52nd Annual Earth Day is host to dozens of vendors in support of the environment and sustainability which includes workshops, speakers, a petting zoo, and a positive learning environment. There will also be live music, games, food, and much more for people of all ages.

Questions? Contact Samantha Cardenas, A.S. Events Coordinator, at samantha.cardenas@sjsu.edu or (408)924-6297. 
Mon, April 22nd, 12pm-1:30pm
Diaz Compean Student Union, Meeting Room 4A/B

Join fellow students at an informal lunch with SJSU President Mary Papazian. 
Ask your questions. Discuss your thoughts and concerns. 

Questions? Contact Ariadna Manzo, A.S. President, at ariadna.manzo@sjsu.edu.
Mon, April 29th, 11am-4pm
Diaz Compean Student Union, Meeting Room 1A/B

Innovation fueled by Spartan Spirit!

Meet Spartan start-up entrepreneurs! Free food and giveaways. Everyone is welcome! 

Questions? Contact Jyotsna Kethepalli, A.S. Director of Student Resource Affairs, at jyotsna.kethepalli@sjsu.edu.
Wed, May 1st, 5pm-8pm
Diaz Compean Student Union, Ballroom

3-minute TED Talk-inspired presentations by our very own SJSU Graduate Students. Come support your fellow Spartans and network with staff, faculty, students, and alumni. Complimentary food and beverages provided. 

Questions? Contact Samantha Cardenas, A.S. Events Coordinator, at samantha.cardenas@sjsu.edu or (408)924-6297.
Opportunity Corner
Associated Students is hiring! We have open positions in several of our departments. Working at A.S. is a great way to gain experience, network, and get more involved on-campus! Apply today!

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.
Photo Gallery
Workshop: Sewing Academy
February 28, 2019
Speaker Series: Yesika Salgado
March 5, 2019
Speaker Series: @HCLOUart
March 14, 2019
Employee Recognition Luncheon
March 15, 2019
Elections Kickoff
March 18, 2019
Diversity Day
March 19, 2019
Workshop: SJSU Speaks
March 19, 2019
Spartans Got Talent
March 19, 2019
A.S. Community Garden Honors César E. Chávez
March 20, 2019