ASI to vote on rec center name

By Erin O’Brien

As the ground-breaking of the 2014 Recreation Center approaches,
Cal Poly Pomona’s student leaders prepare plans for the future.

At the first Associated Students, Inc. Senate meeting of winter
quarter Thursday, the ASI senate discussed possible names for the
upcoming campus fitness center.

Cora Culla, executive director of ASI, reminded the senators to
keep in mind possible acronyms when thinking of names for the
building. The cabinet members discussed possibilities as they
looked over a list of other universities’ recreation center
names.

Some names suggested by senate members included Bronco
Connection Center (BCC), Bronco Recreation Center (B-Rec) and
Bronco Activity and Recreation Network (BARN).

“I want the name to be very open and inviting so students can
say it so it rolls off their tongues really nicely,” said ASI
President Jonathan Jianu, “so that they do go out and exercise and
take a break from classes and all that type of stuff.”

Jianu said he and the rest of the cabinet will be taking
suggestions from students in the next two weeks. Possible names are
expected to be posted on ASI’s website early this week, allowing
students to informally vote on them and make further
suggestions.

“We want people to be involved in the process of this building
because it is a campus building and one that everyone should be
proud of,” said Jianu.

The senate will vote on a name at their next meeting on Jan.
26.

If the chosen name is generic, it will need university approval.
Otherwise it will need approval from the California State
University Board of Trustees, according to Culla.

The ASI Senate voted 13-0-1 in favor of appointing Bradley
Westbook as an assistant treasurer and the newest member of student
government.

Westbook said he will be glad to serve alongside treasurer Brian
Poirrier to help manage the ASI budget.

“I think it’s a good way to get involved,” said Westbook. “You
actually see where the money is going, you see the benefit [and]
you see how you can improve it.”

Science Senator Pulkit Jain, Agricultural Senator Gabriel
Barrios and Inter-hall Council Senator Dylan Devlin were appointed
to serve on the budget committee, which is formed on a quarterly
basis.

The senate also appointed Rebecca Unit, environmental design
senator, and Alicia Martin, student interest council senator at
large, to serve on the ASI Sustainability Board, which is a sort of
advisory board for ASI secretary of sustainability Krisha
Hernandez-

Pruhs.

Unit was enthusiastic about being able to serve on the
Sustainability Board, and said she has been looking into some of
the Campus Master Plan and the sprinkler system.

“The thing I’m most excited about is that we’re making a website
highlighting sustainability efforts on campus,” said Unit.

ASI approved three changes to policies regarding the hierarchy
of art in gallery spaces, the difference between partnerships and
sponsorship as well as its rules and policies code, which were all
discussed at the last meeting of fall quarter.

The changes to the sponsorship and partnership policy make the
terms more clearly defined. If ASI sponsors an event, it is giving
a group money for an event, but with a partnership ASI is involved
in the event in additional ways.

“Our policy has been kind of vague about this and so our forms
and our structure are going to be much more formalized now to
determine and distinguish whether it’s just a sponsorship or a
partnership.

Members of the ASI Senate also discussed changes to its bylaws,
which students will vote on during ASI elections.

Gabriel Barrios

Jonathan Cruz / The Poly Post

Gabriel Barrios

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