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Newsletter Issue II: April–May, 2015

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Associated Students, Inc.

Earth DayCelebrating Earth Day

On April 22 Associated Students will celebrate Earth Day, an event meant to bring the community closer to nature and celebrate our planet. Students and community members alike gather on Tower Lawn to enjoy performers, a petting zoo, sustainability lectures and the annual Trashion Fashion Show.

Community GardenCommunity Garden Tours

11:00am–3:00pm, sign-up at Earth Day events on Tower Lawn
Visit and learn more about the new Associated Students Community Garden on San Salvador Street. Contact Mark Batcheler for more information at 408.924.4109.

Trashion Fashion ShowTrashion Fashion Show

6:00–9:00pm, Campus Village Quad
This culminating point of the Earth Day celebration presents an evening of musical performances and fashion shows featuring designs made from at least 80% post-consumer materials. Students also model trendy Spring styles provided by local recycled clothing stores. Contact Kelsey Kilpatrick for more information at 408.924.6416.

Day of Service hosted by the A.S. Cesar E. Chavez Community Action Center

Cesar Chavez was an incredible leader who actually grew-up right in our neighborhood, having worked in the fields and orchards of the east side of San José. We are proud to honor Cesar's legacy in this Day of Service, as he has inspired much of the work we do. It will also be our chance to welcome the Spring and get our first Summer crops in the ground. Please share in what will be a beautiful and memorable community event.

CCCAC Day of ServiceDate: Friday, April 3, 2015
Times: 9–9:30am — Welcome 7 Registration
9:30am–noon — Service
noon–1pm — Lunch
Service Projects Include: Community Garden, Mural Project, K–12 Youth Enrichment, Food Pantry, & Neighborhood Outreach and Beautification

Register at This event is for SJSU students only!

Spartan ShowcaseInaugural Spartan Showcase

Coinciding with the WASC Visit will be the first ever Associated Students SPARTAN SHOWCASE. This event will feature an exhibition by A.S.-funded SJSU recognized student organizations (RSOs). As part of the A.S. funding process during the academic year, if a student organization is funded by A.S., they must attend and exhibit at the Spartan Showcase. This is the perfect opportunity for the campus community, as well as the WASC visiting team, to see the great things that our student organizations are doing and the ways in which they are contributing to the academic mission of SJSU.

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Time:  5:00pm
Location:  Student Union Ballroom
Refreshments will be served!

Student Government Elections Are Upon Us!

It's your turn! Help select the new Student Government Board of Directors. Voting is from April 16–23, online and at designated polling locations. For more detailed information about the process, candidates, etc., please visit GET OUT THE VOTE: Student Government Elections Are Upon Us!.

Student Leadership GalaStudent Leadership Gala

Please join us at this annual event honoring SJSU's student leaders. The recipients of Associated Students' prestigious A.S. 55 Awards, and honorees from Student Involvement and the Solidarity Network will be recognized at the gala.

Date: Thursday, May 7, 2015
Time:  5:00pm Reception & 6:00pm Awards
Location:  Student Union Ballroom

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center

The LGBT Resource Center is currently located at MOD B, next to the A.S. Print Shop at Hoover Hall

8th Annual Drag ShowDrag Show

It's that time of year......when Queers Thoughtfully Interrupting Prejudice (QTIP) sponsors their 8th Annual Drag Show. Come see professional and amateur performers express themselves through the art of drag.

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Student Union Theatre
Admission: $5 pre-sale and $7 at the door

For additional information or how to participate, please email QTIP.

Rainbow Graduation

Rainbow Graduation is an opportunity to honor YOU, as well as your family, close friends, and those who are most important to you. This is your formal induction into the ranks of SJSU LGBT Graduate Alumni, where you will receive a Rainbow Tassel. Please join us for quite the queer little get together, with all the uniqueness of our community, and have a bit of great food while you're at it.

All students will be given at least two minutes to talk if they so wish to take time to thanks family members, partners, talk about their struggles and triumphs in school and/or give advise to those following, etc. When you register you will be asked it you would like to apply to speak at graduation, please note this is for a formal speech (5 to 10 min).

7th Annual Rainbow Graduation

Date: Friday, May 22, 2015
Time: 1–3:00pm
Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Room 225/229

Everyone is welcome to join the celebration!

Are you a graduating senior Spring 2015 or Fall 2015? Congratulations! Then you are eligible to participate in this years celebration! Please register for Rainbow Graduation by Friday, May 8th, 2015.

Student Conduct & Ethical Development

Integrity Week photoIntegrity Week Recap

Integrity Week was co-sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, MOSAIC Cross-Cultural Center, the Center for Faculty Development, University Housing Services and the Career Center. It was held March 9–12, 2015 and was last held during the Fall 2008 semester, thus this year saw the successful revival of the program.

Integrity Week provided sessions that explored academic, professional, and personal integrity. Some sessions were specifically focused on the Academic Integrity Policy for both students and faculty. Over 250 students and faculty were recorded participating in this year's events.

The inaugural "Do-Not (Donut) Cheat" Resource Fair showcased various campus resources that support students' academic and personal success. Throughout this program, students personally defined integrity as "staying true to my morals and values and the rules of the community", "admitting to your faults and honest", "being honest, even if nobody is watching", and "doing the right thing even during the hardest moment". Students were also encouraged to sign San José State University's Integrity Pledge.

Student Conduct and Ethical Development hopes to continue Integrity Week in the future to enhance campus awareness of the importance of academic, professional, and personal integrity. Contact the office for additional information and feedback.

Student Involvement 

Lauren Cairns, Frosh Orientation Team LeaderCelebrating Student Achievement — It's Awards Season

We would like to begin by celebrating Ms. Lauren Cairns, a third year member of the Frosh Orientation team. She served as an Orientation Leader during the 2013 & 2014 Summers, and is serving as a Team Leader for Summer 2015. At this past February's NODA Region II Conference at CSU Fresno, Lauren was part of an eight member team (LaPorche Tenner, Brittany Goulart, Brandon Do, Clarissa Mae Calimbas, Adam del Castillo, Luna Marrero and Ricky Salguero) that presented an educational session called: The Importance of Organization During Orientation Sessions. They talked about having to be on top of their game and what tools are important for staff to be on point. They further discussed how staff prepare best through their daily game plan.

NODA Region II Conference Logo 2015Additionally, at the Closing Brunch and Awards, Ms. Cairns was celebrated as the region's Outstanding Undergraduate Student Leader (four year institution). This is the region's highest honor, and is given as special recognition for creativity, energy, enthusiasm and outstanding abilities, which are the backbone of successful and dynamic orientation programs. As a result, she is a nominee for the national Outstanding Undergraduate Student Leader Award (four year institution), which will be announced at the NODAC National Convention in early November.

Fraternal Values Awards

Every year, Student Involvement celebrates individual achievement in fraternity and sorority life at a special gathering. The evening will showcase awards like: Alumni (male and female) of the Year, Emerging Leader (male and female) of the Year, Senior Man and Woman of the Year, Greek Man and Woman of the Year, and program awards that celebrate outstanding contributions such as philanthropy, service, scholastic achievement, and programmatic excellence. Join us in celebration of the achievements within the fraternity and sorority community. The event will be held in early April, and is by invitation only. Please look for a list of award winners in the Summer (June/July issue of the Student Affairs Newsletter)

Student Leadership GalaStudent Leadership Gala

Please join us at this annual event honoring SJSU's student leaders. The recipients of Associated Students' prestigious A.S. 55 Awards, and honorees from Student Involvement and the Solidarity Network will be recognized at the gala.

Date: Thursday, May 7, 2015
Time:  5:00pm Reception & 6:00pm Awards
Location:  Student Union Ballroom

Student Union, Inc. 


Club Sports Crushes the Competition

SJSU ArcheryArchery

The team received over $3,000 dollars worth of equipment and money through a grant with Easton. They will now be able to expand their club and start adding participants that don't have the financial means to own their own equipment.

For anyone interested in the team, membership is closed for the year. Our annual membership drive is held in the Fall.

SJSU Bowling TeamBowling 

SJSU Bowling has been on a tremendous run this year winning a majority of their tournaments. They have most recently qualified for the National Tournament, which will be held April 13–18 in Wichita, KS. They earned this bid to nationals by placing 3rd in their sectional qualifying tournament in Dallas, TX March 14-15, out-pacing 15 other universities to solidify their repeat appearance at nationals. They are looking to top their 3rd place finish at last year's national tournament in Reno, NV.

For more information on the bowling team, please follow the links below and the attachments highlighting their team accomplishments.  

Facebook (Bowling Team)

Spartan Daily Articles: San Joses Bowling Bros and Bowling Team Topped Bulldogs

2015 National Tournament Schedule

SJSU BoxingBoxing 

The Boxing team qualified a member (Ryan Ruelan) for the national tournament taking place April 8–12 in Sunrise, FL (BB&T Center). Ryan qualified for nationals by placing 2nd at their regional qualifier in Reno, NV. Losing a split decision to a member of the Air Force Academy. Ryan will be representing SJSU as a number 2 seed from the Far West Region.

2015 National Tournament Schedule and
Live Stream of the Event

SJSU DanceSportDance Sport  

Our team recently qualified a couple (Shaquiel P. & Katherine Brinker) for the national tournament, which took place in Baltimore, MD March 26–30.

Visit the USA Dance Nationals website for more information.

The team did an amazing job at the UC Berkeley competition. Though our team was small in comparison to schools like UC Berkeley, we proved that quality is better than quantity. All of our couples who competed made it to multiple finals in the syllabus events and placed very high in rank. Our team also competed in the team match where we won first place! The team match was comprised of different dance events where we have to send one couple to represent our team. Our team's enthusiasm and support for one another was greatly reflected during the team match events. UC Berkeley was a huge success in regards to not only our members' performance but also our overall team dynamic. We train as a team, go to competition as a team, and win as a team. 

Here are the results for Shaquiel P. & Katherine Brinker @ UC Berkley

3rd Bronze Std. Waltz 3rd Bronze Std. Quickstep 4th Bronze Std. Tango 5th Bronze Std. Foxtrot 2nd Bronze Std. V Waltz 5th Silver Std. Waltz 4th Silver Std V Waltz 1st Silver Am Waltz 1st Silver Am Tango 2nd Silver Am Foxtrot 1st Gold Am Waltz 1st Gold Am Tango 1st Gold Am Foxtrot 1st Gold Am V Waltz Latin 3rd Bronze Int Cha Cha 2nd Bronze Am Cha Cha 1st Bronze Am Rumba 2nd Bronze Am East Coast Swing 3rd Silver Am Cha Cha 2nd Silver Am Rumba 3rd Silver Am East coast

SJSU GymnasticsGymnastics 

In their second year in existence as a club sport here at SJSU, Gymnastics has qualified 15 members for their national tournament taking place in Philadelphia, PA April 8–12th. They earned this bid to nationals by competing in their regional tournament in Berkeley, CA. The West Coast NAIGC Regional Championships, compiled the top schools from NorCal, SoCal, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Arizona (Member schools: Arizona State University, Oregon State University, San Jose State University, University of California, Berkeley , University of California, Davis, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Utah State university) 

Patricia Aubel — career best on beam [1st on beam (9.85), 1st on uneven bars (9.5)] 

SJSU had one competitor in the Women's All-around: Kat Han. 

This was SJSU's first time competing as a club team at West Coast Regionals.

SJSU PowerliftingPower-lifting 

SJSU Power-lifting competed in the USPA California State Championships held in Anaheim, CA March 27–30. James Mcbade lead the team into competition as a current state and world record holder. The team sent 13 members to compete in this years national tournament. 

Facebook (Power-Lifting)

University Housing Services


UHS StudentsResident Advisor (RA) Selection

A record number of applications were turned-in for our 77 Resident Advisor positions for the 2015–2016 academic year. Submissions were received by 237 new applicants in addition to 53 returners. The new staff will be announced early in April.

Returning Resident Process

Over 1,600 residents participated in our Returning Resident Sign-Up Process. During this time, current housing residents have an opportunity to select a space on campus for the next academic year. The process will continue through early April. For more inforamtion, please see our Returning Resident Newsletter.

Women's Resource Center

The Women's Resource Center is currently located at MOD B, next to the A.S. Print Shop at Hoover Hall

$mart $tart$tart $mart

The $tart $mart negotiation workshop will provide you with the knowledge and skills to successfully negotiate your professional salary and benefit package.

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time: 5:00–8:00pm
Location: Engineering 285
Admission: Free

Please register by Thursday, April 9.

Take Back the NightTake Back the Night

Join us for SJSU's Annual Take Back The Night March! All genders are invited to join us for a day of activism, culminating with a march through campus to "take back the night!" Be a part of the movement to speak out against sexual violence and support survivors on campus!

Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time: All Day
Location: Campus Village B (CVB) Resident Activities Center (RAC)

For more information, please visit our website.


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