ASU prepares for end of semester activites

By Alexa Santana

The Associated Student Union held its last meeting of the semester to discuss activity funding deadlines, end of the year events and the chartering of clubs.

The end of the business day on May 15 is the club activity match funding deadline at the Budgetary Affairs Committee (BAC) meeting.

By this day both  the Vice President of Finance and the Treasurer must return funds that clubs have not used.

The funds will return to the book rental program and clubs will not be allowed to receive the money back.

“We were given $10,000 at the beginning of the year to spend on book rentals. What ended up happening was we saw an influx of student conferences and student tours which (took) a lot of money out of that account. So we thought we’ll pull money out of the book rental program to fund these events,” ASU President Sonny Martinez said.

Students across campus are welcome to join the Extended Opportunity Program & Services (EOP&S) and Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) for their end of the year event.

The event will provide food for approximately 175 students.

Aside from budget approvals, ASU approved final events to take place on campus to end the semester on a good note.

This will be the first year Relaxation Week will take place and will be held all day throughout the week during finals to help students de-stress.

ASU members have the privilege to take yoga classes and receive massages from the health center.

On May 26, The Habit will give out burgers for ASU members.

The Habit will serve approximately 480 students, therefore spaces are limited.

Lastly, ELAC can expect two new clubs as they were chartered this past Friday.

The English Club wants to bring more popularity to English and literature.

They hope to give back to students in communities that can’t afford tutoring and anything that pertains to the major.

Their meetings are every Tuesday at 12:15 to 1:30.

History Circle was rechartered and wants to bring awareness to students and faculty about historic events involving the community.

They meet every Thursday, but no time was given.

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