ASG In Review – Nov. 8, 2019

Juan Páez

The Associated Student Government (ASG) typically holds meetings from 3-5 p.m. every other Monday in the Boardroom of the 1000 Building. This meeting was on Nov. 4, and was the second meeting of the fall quarter. Students may attend if they would like to meet their representatives or voice an issue. In addition, students may meet with their representatives in the Student Life Office on the third floor of the PUB on most weekdays.

The next meeting will be held on Nov. 25.

Nominee Approvals

Appointment Review Committee

Appointment Review Committees (ARC) are convened by teachers on track for tenure. The goal of an ARC is to review the progress of the faculty member who convened the ARC. The reports compiled by the ARC will be used to decide whether the member of faculty should be tenured or not. One of the members of the ARC must be a full-time student at SCC, and the ASG board approves the candidates.

Candidates Matthew Louie, Courtney Batts and Dawn Johnston were approved for the ARCs.

Mini Grants

Multicultural Center

At the Oct. 21 board meeting, the ASG board decided to delay the decision regarding the Multicultural Center’s mini grant request for the Qtopia conference, an LGBTQ+ conference taking place in South Puget Sound Community College on May 8-9.

ASG President Isaac Tchao proposed various ideas to promote the event and SCC, like sharing pictures on social media of the students going and the keynote speakers of the event. He also suggested that attendees share their experiences after the fact to other students.

However, the club representative stated that pictures of students going to the conference would only be released with prior consent, and any reflections shared by the attendees would be anonymous, due to the nature of the event and to protect students’ identities and safety.

Requested: $1,660

Granted: $1,660

Multicultural Center

The Multicultural Center plans to send 24 students and four advisers to the Students of Color Conference (SOCC) taking place at the Yakima Convention Center on April 23-25. SOCC is a meeting for people of different backgrounds to share their experiences, build a sense of community and foster leadership skills through various workshops.

The funds requested will go towards registration and per diem fees (daily food for students and advisors).

Requested: $6,729

Granted: $6,729

SCC Athletics

SCC Athletics requested funds for the women’s volleyball team to participate in the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) tournament taking place on Nov. 20-24. 

The club representative clarified that if the team got eliminated early they wouldn’t need the entirety of the funds. The volleyball team has gone over budget for their regular and preseason games, but they clarified that they were asking SCOFF to cover the deficit.

However, the team did not make it to the NWAC because they lost their final game on Nov. 6.

Requested: $4,800

Granted: $0

SCC Theatre and Film

The Theatre and Film Department sought funding for a new presentation involving SCC students, faculty and locals.

Participants plan on reading real historical letters. The performance will be held in the 1600 Building, “potentially in January,” according to the department representative.

Admission will be free of charge. Attendants are encouraged to donate food or money which will go to SCC’s Food Bank.

Requested: $2,600

Granted: $2,600

Correction: An earlier headline for this story stated the incorrect date of publication. This story was published Nov. 8, 2019, not Oct. 8, 2019.