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AS approves funding for clubs despite low budget

AS approves funding for clubs despite low budget

Alexandra Chidbachian

March 16, 2015

Financial setbacks in the Associated Students budget has not stopped AS from allocating large amounts of funding to clubs in need. Seven clubs received partial funding from AS at today’s senate meeting. The Aztlan Grad Scholarship Committee and the VEX Robotics Club spoke to AS senators asking fo...

Students Wait Anxiously For James Franco’s ‘Big Lecture’

Students Wait Anxiously For James Franco’s ‘Big Lecture’

Madeline Sensibile

March 10, 2015

On March 10 at 6 p.m. actor and writer James Franco will be taking the stage at the VPAC for this semester's Big Lecture presented by Associated Students Productions.What looked to be nearly 500 plus students have been standing outside since early this morning, a few students said. Alyssa Hernandez,...

Election season begins for Associated Students

Daniel Dell-Cornejo

February 25, 2015

It’s election season again at CSUN, which means all 24 Associated Students representative positions are up for grabs. Aspiring Associated Students officers are able to file for candidacy electronically through the A.S. website until March 9 at 5:00 pm, with voting taking place from April 1 to Apri...

AS explains where their money is coming from and going to

AS explains where their money is coming from and going to

Alexandra Chidbachian

February 23, 2015

Unexpected school events have caused a major funding backlash for Associated Students (AS) causing them to decrease allocations for club events, as noted by the AS finance committee. Senators and the finance committee are in a debate over whether to give full funding to clubs. High enrollment rates...

Associated Students undergo financial setback

Associated Students undergo financial setback

Alexandra Chidbachian

February 16, 2015

Many CSUN clubs and organizations are feeling a financial strain on their semester events this spring due to the unusually low budget Associated Students has reported. AS is responsible for funding numerous events on campus that are sponsored and planned by student-run clubs and organizations. AS's...

AS changes election spending rules

AS changes election spending rules

Alexandra Chidbachian

February 4, 2015

In a 10 to 2 vote, Associated Students (AS) approved a new change in the General Election Code, regarding the addition of a financial disclosure statement concerning funding and donations for AS elections. This new change will go into effect immediately for the upcoming Spring 2015 Associated Students...

Associated Students senator resigns

Associated Students senator resigns

Daniel Dell-Cornejo

January 27, 2015

  The Associated Students Senator for the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication Frank Duarte announced his resignation on Jan. 26. Duarte said via email that a demanding spring semester and the death of his grandmother substantially affected his emotional and mental well-being, ...

AS approves funding for Farmer’s Market

AS approves funding for Farmer’s Market

Alexi Chidbachian

January 26, 2015

In a unanimous vote, Associated Students (AS) approved a request to budget $33,100 for the school’s first on-campus Farmer’s Market for the spring 2015 semester in hopes of increasing sustainability. The original estimated cost for the farmer’s market was around $45,000 to $50,000. However...

University Student Union hosts 4th Annual Spring KickOff

University Student Union hosts 4th Annual Spring KickOff

Angel Silva

January 23, 2015

  >CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said the event was hosted by Associated Students, rather than the University Student Union. CSUN’s Spring Kickoff welcomed students to the Spring semester for the fourth year in a row, with music, games and free food at the...

Commencement ceremonies to be held at Oviatt, Associated Students announces

Commencement ceremonies to be held at Oviatt, Associated Students announces

Alexi Chidbachian

December 9, 2014

  CSUN administration and Associated Students (AS), along with the voices of students have changed the platform for the way 2015 commencement will be held by increasing the number of tickets distributed due to the addition of a separate ceremony for graduate students. Early in the semester, the university propos...

Final Flip gives students a break

Final Flip gives students a break

Silvia Gutierrez

December 4, 2014

http://youtu.be/BqtifA2mgZg Associated students (AS) provided students free pancakes, fruit and drinks on Wednesday Dec. 3 from 7pm to 10pm at the Oviatt library. Final Flip is a tradition that helps students relax from finals.

AS allocates funds to Black Student Union for Black History Month event

AS allocates funds to Black Student Union for Black History Month event

Alexi Chidbachian

November 24, 2014

  Associated Students passed a motion to allocate $5,000 to the Black Student Union (BSU) to fund two major events next semester, despite their poor financial history with AS, and $1050 to the CSUN Percussion Club for Day of Percussion. The BSU requested $9,750 from AS to fund their ev...

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