Sticking with the motto Students Serving Students Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) gave back in many ways during fall quarter. Students helped each other get involved with their community and register to vote. ASI continued to move forward in a number of ways, including with the opening of a new dinning facility in the Bronco Student Center (BSC) and started construction on the recreation center.
1. Phase 1 of construction on the BRIC began
Construction began on the Bronco Recreation and Intramural Complex (BRIC) keeping it on track to open in fall 2014. Phase 1 of construction includes building the new pool which will be open for academic use starting in 2013. Though traffic access was restricted for a few days at the construction site, between the Bronco Commons and Kellogg Gym, students can look forward to many amenities including five multipurpose studios, a multi-activity court, leisure and lap pools, a 54-foot rock wall, an indoor jogging track, and a juice bar. Just before construction began, Krista Smith joined the ASI team as director of recreation and will be here to manage the daily operations of the Campus Rec department. For more information about the recreation center, visit the BRIC website.
2. Qdoba opened in the Bronco Student Center
Students have been enjoying a new addition to the dinning options in the BSC since the opening of Qdoba in October. Foundation Dinning Service gave students, faculty, staff and others on campus an opportunity to dine at the location on Sept. 29, before its official opening the following week. The venue replaced Subway Express and offers a variety of made-to-order burritos, quesadillas, tacos and salads.
3. Over 1,000 students registered to vote
Beginning with summer orientation sessions, ASI student government leaders encouraged and facilitated voter registration among students, surpassing their goal of registering 1,000 students by 861 before the Oct. 22 deadline. Students were able to register to vote at many major campus events, including the annual Hot Dog Caper, Matt’s Run and #CPPVotes, an event specific to encouraging participation in the national election. The campus served as a precinct on election day and had such an unprecedented number of voters compared to past years that the polling place set up in the Bronco Student Center had to replenish ballots throughout the day, proving that like many other students in California CPP student leaders did a good job of getting out the vote.
4. Student leaders gave back with Project Homeless Connect
From Nov. 20 to Dec. 4 students were encouraged to bring in donations of gently used clothing, blankets, hygienic products, canned food and electronics for the donation drive in a collaboration with Project Homeless Connect and the city of Pomona. A group of about 20 student volunteers helped sort and transport the donations to the National Guard Armory in Pomona on Dec. 5. There will be more opportunities for students to help out with their community in winter quarter with ASI student government led beautification days.
5. The Board of Directors made the ASI Articles of Incorporation more relevant
The ASI Board of Directors voted to make changes to the Articles of Incorporation, which had not been updated in its entirety since 1963, making their mark in CPP history. A discussion to make changes to the Articles of Incorporation was brought up after a recent change in California law, requiring an amendment to the dissolution clause in the document.
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