February 2020
Government Corner
The Students' Election Commission (SEC), pictured here with staff advisors, will implement A.S. Elections 2020
to help elect the incoming A.S. Board of Directors 2020-2021 with terms starting June 1st.
Welcome to Spring, Spartans! Associated Students has lots in store for you this semester! Elections are underway for the A.S. Board of Directors 2020-2021. If you're interested in running for office, please attend an Orientation & Ethics Session. Candidate Information Packets are available for pick up at the A.S. Government Office in the Student Union. To learn more, visit sjsu.edu/as/vote . You can also volunteer to help with election events and polling booths.
We are co-hosting SJSU Democracy Week from February 24-28. Daily events range from meeting local government officials to free bowling in the Student Union. The California Presidential Primary Election is on March 3rd. Cast your votes, Spartans!

A.S. Scholarship applications are open til May 1st. Up to $70,000 to be awarded in academic year 2020-2021. To learn more, click here . To apply, click here .

There are so many ways to get involved with Associated Students! Attend an event, volunteer or apply to become a student-at-large on one of the A.S. Committees . Follow us on @as_sjsu for Instagram updates. You can access the A.S. Master Public Calendar here for upcoming meetings and events!

Spartan Up!

A.S. Government Corner is a monthly update from your Director of Community and Outreach, Kira Nguyen, kira.nguyen@sjsu.edu. 
A.S. Elections 2020
Run for Student Government!
Application deadline: Friday, 02/28, 5pm
Elections for the A.S. Board of Directors 2020-2021 are underway! Interested applicants must attend an Orientation & Ethics Session.
Learn about Executive Positions
02/13, Thursday, 11am-1pm, S.U. Room 4A
02/19, Wednesday, 2-4pm, S.U. Room 3A
02/25, Tuesday, 5-7pm, S.U. Room 3A
02/28, Friday, 11am-1pm, S.U. Room 3A
Learn about Director Positions
02/12, Wednesday, 10am-12pm, S.U. Room 2A
02/18, Tuesday, 5-7pm, S.U. Room 3A
02/24, Monday, 11am-1pm, S.U. Room 3A
2/28, Friday, 1-3pm, S.U. Room 3B
To learn more, visit sjsu.edu/as/vote .
 Questions? Contact the Students' Election Commission (SEC) at student-elections@sjsu.edu or call (408)924-6242.
SJSU Democracy Week
Associated Students, through its A.S. Lobby Corps, and SJSU, are co-hosting a week of events leading up to Super Tuesday. Participate in the events below:
 02/24 , Monday,10am-2pm: Learn more the primaries, 7th Street Plaza
02/25 , Tuesday, all day: Take a selfie with a balloon backdrop! MLK Jr. Library
02/26 , Wednesday, 12-2pm: Ballot Bowl, Student Union Bowling Center
02/27 , Thursday, 10am-2pm: Learn more about the primaries, 7th Street Plaza
02/28 , Friday, 2-4pm: Pizza to the Poles, MLK Jr. Library

Cast your vote in the Presidential Primary Elections on Tuesday, March 3rd!

Questions? Contact Zobeida Delgadillo, A.S. Director of Legislative Affairs, at zobeida.delgadillo@sjsu.edu.
A.S. Committees and Funding
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, click  here. For the Academic Affairs Committee, click here.

Questions? Call (408)924-6241 or visit the A.S. Government Office in the Student Union.

Associated Students offers up to $2,700 per year for Recognized Student Organization. To learn more, click  here.

Questions? Contact Jyostna Kethepalli, A.S. Controller, at as-controller@sjsu.edu.

Funds may be used for travel and/or professional development. Graduate and undergraduate students may apply once a year for up $750 maximum per student.

Questions? Contact Christy Riggins at christy.riggins@sjsu.edu or (408)924-6240.

César E. Chávez Community Action Center
For a full listing of events, please visit the CCCAC in Student Union, Suite 1550,
contact (408)924-4144 or as-communityaction@sjsu.edu.
One Thousand Cranes Project
Tuesday, 2/18, 12-2pm
Campus Community Garden

Join us in creating one thousand Origami paper cranes to show our support and stand for a peaceful world without nuclear weapons . The cranes that will be sent to the Children’s Peace Memorial in Hiroshima.
Cooking with the SJSU Garden
Thursday, 2/13, 11am-2pm
Food Science Department

Cooking Demos and Gourmet Tasting presented by the Wellness & Health Student Kitchen ambassadors and Jamie Kubota, Food Management Professor. Free food will be served.
Mandala Art
Wednesday, 02/26, 12-1pm
Campus Community Garden

A Mandala, circle in Sanskrit, is an intricate, complex geometric design that represents the connection between people’s inner worlds and outer reality. Create your own personal Mandala. 
The community garden is located at 372 E. San Salvador and 8th Streets, across from the Dining Commons.

Questions? Contact Kaitlyn Meyer at kaitlyn.meyer@sjsu.edu  or (408)924-4144 or visit  sjsu.edu/garden .
Community Action Summit
Mandatory Volunteer Training
02/21, Friday, 10am-2pm
Student Union Meeting Room 2A

Learn about volunteering with K-12 youth and how to be an effective mentor! RSVP by Sunday, February 16 at bit.ly/CAS-2020. Lunch will be provided. 

Questions? Contact Jessica Sierra at jessica.sierraornelas@sjsu.edu.
Muxer Divina/The Divine Feminine
In Solidarity Program
Thursday, 02/20, 5-7pm
Student Union Room 3B

Learn how to reclaim your power as a muxer in the latinx community. Discuss how Latinx culture and machismo have shaped our ideas about body image and stereotypes of muxeres.
Questions?  Contact Kendall Grajeda-Klingler at kendall.grajeda-klingler@sjsu.edu.
A.S. Events Calendar
A.S. has a full calendar of events for you. To view the calendar,   click here .
Want to showcase a talent of yours? Sign up to audition for our very own Spartans Got Talent.

Compete for a chance to win time in a professional recording studio, AirPods 2 or a $100 gift card.

Event will take place in the Student Union Theater on Tuesday, March 17th, 5-7pm.

Applications are open until Friday, February 14th.

Questions? Contact Alisia Blair at alisia.blair@sjsu.edu.

Calling all grad students! Do you want to present your thesis in a 3-minute format? Compete for the chance to win up to $600 in cash prizes.

Event will take place in the Student Union Theater on Monday, May 4th, 5-8pm.

Attend an information session to learn more. For dates and times, click here. Apply to compete by Thursday, March 12th. 

Questions? Contact Payal Raj at payal.raj@sjsu.edu.

Thursday, Feb 27th, 7-9pm
Student Union Theater
In collaboration with
All Comedy SJSU and
the San Jose Improv

Moses Storm as seen on: Comedy Central, Conan, NBC's Sunnyside

Neel Nanda as seen on: Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central

Andrew Orolfo on Netflix, Late Late Show with James Corden

Questions? Contact Chai Sharma at chaitanya.sharma@sjsu.edu.
Photo Gallery
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