Executive Vice President Becca Cohen called the meeting to order at 3:34 PM.
A. Voting Members Present: Becca Cohen, Ezinne Ofeogbu, Cassie Zimmerman, Megan Goodman, Gabrielle Gray, Alyssa Carbajal, Hassan Abdinur, Grace Diaz, Dara Majdi, Kelsey Schroeder, Tyler Aguilar, Jordan Wells, Michelle Ong, Corey Polant, Tianna Williams, Josh Morse, Javier Gomez, Morgan Chan
B. Voting Members Absent: Jacqueline Karczewski, Mariah Kelly
C. Ex-Officios (non-voting) Present: Christina Brown, Dr. Timothy Quinnan, Clarice Mendoza, Josh Garman, Washington Navarrete, Kevin Hancock
D. Ex-Officios (non-voting) Absent: None.
E. Visitors Present: Blaire Ward, Lynn Cacha
It was moved and seconded to approve the agenda of January 29, 2014.
It was moved and seconded to approve the previous minutes of December 4, 2013.
A. SDSU Vice President of Student Affairs Designee, Dr. Tim Quinnan:
1. Stop by the Commuter Student Lounge on the second floor of the Aztec Student Union.
2. 43 registered student organizations have been designated to assigned spaces in the Student Life and Leadership honeycomb offices. There are still 5 of the honeycomb desks available, and 6 office spaces are available.
B. A.S. Executive Director, Christina Brown reported:
1. There will be a building update at every Campus Life Council meeting. Starbucks will be open by February 10. The Habit and Chipotle will be open a few weeks after that. California Coastal Credit Union shall be having their groundbreaking in the next few weeks as well. Everything shall be open by Grand Dedication Week, except for Oggi’s.
2. Aztec Lanes is now open, after a few parts had to be fixed.
3. The foot washing stations and prayer rooms are still being developed and tweaked. More signage for these features is being created.
4. The complexity of this project is unbelievable. Despite everything that still needs to be fixed, the building’s completion is very successful.
5. The Interactive Boards will talk to the organizations about putting up their information on the screens.
C. Welcome Back Week in the Aztec Student Union Overview – Aztec Student Union Director, Lynn Cacha reported:
1. Lynn gave an update on the building’s progress towards completion, and commended the students of Associated Students’ past and present for their hard work towards this project.
2. There are still issues with the building, which is natural for a building of this size. Fixing is going on behind the scenes so that students aren’t adversely affected.
3. Please bring any of your concerns and issues with the building to either Becca or Lynn.
A. General Consent Agenda: (Action)
It was moved and seconded to approve the General Consent Agenda, as attached.
A. Becca Cohen, Executive Vice President:
1. Welcome back!
2. The retreat is this Saturday in our new Aztec Student Union. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Don’t forget to wear your A.S. polos and bring red and black attire for the basketball game afterwards. Tickets for the game will be provided.
3. Packets for the spring elections are available in the Associated Students office. Orientations for prospective candidates will be in the Legacy Suite on Monday at 3 PM and Tuesday at 9 AM.
4. Hope everyone is supporting and enjoying the Aztec Student Union Board events! The masquerade is on Friday, so be sure to dress up for this free event. Remember to follow the Aztec Student Union Board on Instagram for more updates on their events.
B. Josh Morse, President:
1. The Student Success Fee forums schedule has been finalized. There will be a survey about all the different levels of fee amounts to gauge the students’ opinion about the fee. More information can be found at http://studentsuccessfee.sdsu.edu. As student leaders, it is our duty to ensure that our fellow peers know about the student success fee and have the necessary information to form an opinion.
2. Get ready for a really great semester!
C. Javier Gomez, Vice President of External Relations:
1. Before explaining the activity that occurred at CSSA Fullerton last weekend, Javier explained what the California State Student Association is and what their purpose is as an association dedicated to the students of the California State University system. Many topics were discussed at the meeting in Fullerton, including a budget increase for the CSU system, the creation of a white paper concerning online education, a voluntary student fee towards the CSSA to hire lobbyists, and the change for students receiving financial aid to receive their stipends in the form of a debit card instead of a check.
2. The State Report is about to debut their first episode. Like them on Facebook and keep a look out for the video. It can be found on the AztecTV YouTube channel.
3. On Thursday and Friday, there will be interviews for the new Chief of Police.
4. SDSU is now a non-smoking campus, as of January 1. Please utilize social enforcement to communicate this change in policy.
5. The Cal State DC program is now accepting applications to send students to Washington D.C. this summer. This is a great opportunity and it would be great to see SDSU students chosen and flown over to intern in the world of politics there. More information can be found at http://dcinterns.fullerton.edu/.
6. The CSSA Board of Directors is looking for students who would be interested in becoming a Student Trustee. Applications can be found at http://www.csustudents. org/index.php/who-we-are/student-trustees/apply-for-student-trustee-2/.
D. Mariah Kelly, Vice President of Financial Affairs:
1. Register for the talent showcase on March 6 of Grand Dedication Week: Explore Arts & Tradition @ The Union! Information will be e-mailed out about this opportunity.
2. There is still money available for travel requests. Tell your friends who are members of registered student orgs.
E. Morgan Chan, Vice President of University Affairs:
1. At University Affairs Board today, the members discussed what they would like to work on this semester, including more bike lane monitoring, working closely with the senate committee, and gathering student feedback about the bike lanes and skateboards usage on campus. They want to collaborate with more commissions, just like how they worked with the Student Support Commission last semester for the Bike Lane Safety Day.
2. If your organization would like a five-minute presentation by Your Voice Matters, please contact Morgan.
F. Ezinne Ofoegbu, Aztec Student Union Board Representative:
1. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped out with the first day events!
2. There is still so much to do in the Union! #thefirst9days
3. Greenfest Presents: No Impact Man – today at 7 PM in Montezuma Theatre.
4. Dance Dance at the Union: Country Line Dance Lessons – Thursday, 1/30, at 6 PM in Templo Mayor.
5. Aztec Nights: Aztec HungerGames – Thursday, 1/30, at 9PM in Montezuma Hall.
G. Kelsey Schroeder, Community Service Commissioner:
1. The first meeting was on Monday! If you are interested in volunteering for Relay for Life, come to our meetings.
2. The Community Service Commission will be tabling in the Union and making Valentine’s Day cards. Come and check it out.
H. Alyssa Carbajal, Student Support Commission Representative:
1. The Commuter Student Center is really cool. The Commission went there during their meeting to see the Center.
I. Corey Polant, Student Support Commissioner:
1. Throughout the semester, the Student Support Commission will have a different agenda item every month to focus on.
It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.
Executive Vice President Becca Cohen adjourned the meeting at 5:10 PM.