APRIL 2022
Community Garden Video
Check out this video from the A.S. Campus Community Garden!
Government Corner
Welcome back from spring break, Spartans! It’s time to get back into the groove of things!

Cast your vote for your incoming 2022-2023 A.S. Board of Directors from Monday to Thursday next week, April 11 to 14. Get to know your candidates at upcoming election events. More details at sjsu.edu/as/vote.

Applications to the A.S. Scholarship Program are now open! A total of $93,250 will be awarded in academic year 2022-2023. Make sure to apply by May 1st at sjsu.edu/faso/types-of-aid/scholarships.

The 11th Annual Student Leadership Gala is a collaboration among organizations within the SJSU Division of Student Affairs to recognize and celebrate outstanding leadership. The gala will be on Tuesday, May 3rd, from 5-6:30pm, in the Diaz Compean Student Union Ballroom. Everyone is welcome.

Looking to participate in the A.S. Cafe Open Mic Night on Tuesday, April 14th, from 6-8 pm? Then fill out this form https://forms.gle/T8uSFKvVvTTemtY17.

We have lots of events, programs and announcements for you! Check out details below and be sure to follow our Instagram and TikTok @as_sjsu to get the latest from A.S.!

Please remember to stay safe, vigilant, and healthy by following COVID-19 guidelines. More information at Student Health Center.
 
A.S. Government Corner is a monthly update from your Director of Communications, Gerard Pablo, gerardwilliam.pablo@sjsu.edu.
A.S. Marketing
ACUI "Steal This Idea" National Graphics Competition

Congratulations to the A.S. Marketing graphics team for winning four spots in the "Steal This Idea" national graphics competition hosted by the Association of College Union - International (ACUI).

  • CATEGORY: MULTIPAGE CATEGORY
  • First: "Spartan Strong" A.S. Annual Report 2020-2021; Associated Students, SJSU
  • Designer/s: Cassandra Nguyen, Crystal Yu
  • tinyurl.com/AnnualReportSpartanStrong
  • CATEGORY: DIGITAL CAMPAIGN    
  • Second: 14th Annual Fire on the Fountain; Associated Students, SJSU
  • Designer/s: Skye Ocaranza
  • Fourth/Honorable Mention: Tarot Card Reading; Associated Students, SJSU
  • Designer/s: Skye Ocaranza
  • CATEGORY: MISCELLANEOUS
  • Third: AS SJSU Miscellaneous Stickers; Associated Students, SJSU
  • Designer/s: Casa Chen, Crystal Yu, Cassandra Nguyen

All entries were created in calendar year 2021. See the full list of winners here.
A.S. Government
Student Leadership Gala
Tuesday, May 3, 5-6:30PM
Student Union Ballroom 

The Student Leadership Gala is a collaboration among organizations within the SJSU Division of Student Affairs to recognize and celebrate outstanding leadership.

Questions? Contact Parker Rugeley-Valle, A.S. Leadership and Government Coordinator, at parker.rugeley-valle@sjsu.edu.
Candidate Debates
Monday, April 11, 5-7PM
S.U. Meeting Room 4

Cast Your Vote
Thursday, April 11-14, 7PM-8AM
Vote online using your SJSU ONE login credentials at sjsu.edu/as/vote.
You will vote using the A.S. Elections Voting App.

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.

Voter Information Guide
Spartan Voice by Associated Students

The fourth and fifth blog posts for Spartan Voice by A.S. have officially been released! Check out the article on equity from A.S. President, Anoop Kaur, and the article about openness and inclusion from A.S. Vice President, Nina Chuang, 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!
Reserve a Conference Room!

The A.S. House has conference room space available for SJSU students and staff use, free of charge, during our regular business hours from Monday-Thursday. Click below to reserve a room!

Questions? Contact our office at
as-hr@sjsu.edu or 408-924-6242.
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.
A.S. Scholarship Program

Calling all Spartans! Applications for the A.S. Scholarship Program is now open. Total awards at $93,250.

  • St Saffold Leadership Scholarships (15)
  • A.S. Legacy Award (15)
  • A.S. Advocacy Award (15)
  • A.S. First-Generation Student Award (27)
  • A.S. Global Scholar Award (10)
  • A.S. Pursuit of Black Excellence Scholarship (10)

Scholarships will be awarded in the academic year 2022-2023. Apply by May 1st.

Questions? Contact Maritza Molina, A.S. Controller, at as-controller@sjsu.edu
A.S. CAFE: Open Mic Night
Thursday, April 14, 6-8PM
S.U. Outdoor Amphitheater

No auditions required! Come take the stage and crack a joke or two, perform a song, recite a poem, rap your message or share something you’re passionate about! 

Questions? Contact Gerard Pablo, A.S. Director of Communications, at gerardwilliam.pablo@sjsu.edu.
A.S. Spartan Showcase
Monday, April 25, 4-6PM
Student Union Ballroom

Congratulations on receiving student organization funding from Associated Students! The 7th Annual A.S. Spartan Showcase is YOUR opportunity to highlight your organization's accomplishments and demonstrate how A.S. Funding has benefited your organization and the students of SJSU. You will also have an opportunity to be awarded ADDITIONAL funding for the next academic year!

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

Your voice matters–do your part to keep SJSU safe from sex/gender discrimination, sexual/gender harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. #SpeakUpSpartans. Fore more info, click here.
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.

Click the photo above to watch some student testimonials!
A.S. Events Calendar
A.S. has a full calendar of events for you. To view the calendar, click here.
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 by Wednesday, April 20th, 11:59pm. https://tinyurl.com/SJSUfashionshow

Questions? Contact Alisia Blair, A.S. Events Student Assistant, at alisia.blair@sjsu.edu.
Spartan Talks with Tabitha Brown
Thursday, April 7, 6-7:30PM
Morris Daley Auditorium

Tabitha Brown satisfies the hunger of millions with her unique approach to veganism and her wholesome, comedic personality. She is a home base for learning new recipes, acquiring imparted wisdom and enjoying a good laugh. Pre-register for this event and FOR a chance TO WIN A signed COPY of her debut book, Feeding The Soul, at the VIP meet & greet below.

Click on Tabitha's photo to view her video.

Questions? Contact Kingson Leung, Associate Director of A.S. Marketing and Programs, at kingson.leung@sjsu.edu.
César E. Chávez Community Action Center
All events will be held at the Campus Community Garden, 372 E. San Salvador St. (across the street from the dining commons).

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.
Poetry, Performance, and Protesting with Plants
Wednesday, April 6, 5-10PM
Campus Community Garden

Come experience two featured poets & poetry busking, a student open mic session, learn about Guerilla Gardening and make seed balls with garden staff, and Guerilla Planting cacti on San Salvador St. outside the garden.

VOLUNTEER WITH US
Mondays: 1:15-3:15PM
Tuesdays: 9-11AM
Fridays: 10AM-12PM

For more information on the garden, composting hours, and volunteer opportunities: Instagram @sjsucccac, @sjsugarden and/or linktr.ee/sjsugardensjsu.edu/garden.

Questions? Contact Matthew Spadoni, CCCAC Community Garden Coordinator, at matthew.spadoni@sjsu.edu.
Transportation Solutions
Happy Earth Month, Spartans! This month has some very special events centered around our Earth and helping keep it safe! 

Commuter Appreciation Week: April 11-14
Join us for a week full of events to appreciate our commuter students. The events include an outdoor family movie night (4/12), a FREE mini farmers market (4/13), and a Throwback Thursday event (4/14) where you can get free food, lounge in a hammock, and play some fun games! 

Transit Selfie Competition: April 8-22
Post a selfie of you on transit and be entered in a drawing to get a gift bag that includes a $50 Amazon gift card! Post your transit selfie and tag us @ts_sjsu and you will be entered! *Please make it apparent and clear that you are on transit or else your entry may not be counted. You can even hold up your transit pass in the picture as well. Maximum 5 entries! Keep an eye on our social media on Friday to get more of the details! 

We hope to see you out at these events! They are sure to be a great time and you get to learn more about different resources that contribute to saving our Earth! 

For more updates on events and resources during Earth Month, follow our social media! Our handle is @ts_sjsu on both Instagram and Twitter!
SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION FAIR
Wednesday, April 20, 10AM-2PM
Tower Lawn

Earth Day is on 04/20! Presented by Transportation Solutions and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the fair will have information on sustainable programs, resources and options offered by Transportation Solutions, campus organizations, and community partners.

Join us for FREE FOOD, swag, and a chance to win a $100 VISA gift card at our raffle!

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

Questions? Contact Anton Lauron, T.S. Student Assistant, at anton.lauron@sjsu.edu.
Getting Around SJSU
Biking to Campus
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Photo Gallery
View the full album for each event by clicking on the display photo.
03/15 Spartans Got Talent
03/24 Spartan Selfie Museum
04/04 A.S. Elections: Meet the Candidates