ASI senators address event-heavy month

By Tessa Heron

According to Cal Poly Pomona Associated Students Inc. senators, February is going to be a busy month for Cal Poly Pomona students.

ASI leaders met on Thursday night to discuss the details of the month’s events.

Engineering senator, Mary Haynes, said the engineering council is in the process of planning E-week, which will be held Feb. 18-22.

E-week will include four days of events all students can participate in. Activities will include a free pizza day, a night social with karaoke in the Games Room Etc. and an egg drop competition.

Also in February, the Greek community will be sponsoring Up Til Dawn, an event that will help raise money for children with pediatric cancer and other diseases.

The Greek community is currently in the process of raising $15,000 for the event that will be held Feb. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Joanna Ha, ASI business senator, said the college of business will host the Bronco Startup Challenge in February which will be open to all students and aims to help students create their own business.

“If you’re interested and you have an idea and you want to create a business, they’re having an event [this] Thursday and you can start forming your teams,” said Ha.

According to Ha, the prize for the challenge is still pending, but she said a prize of up to $10,000 has been discussed.

February is also Social Justice Month. The MultiCultural Council will be collaborating with the Student Interest Council, Science Council, ASI BEAT and First Year Experience office to hold different events throughout the month.

“30 Days of Social Justice” will begin onFeb. 5withState of Our Community and end March 6 with the MCC winter quarterly Hunger Banquet.

“We really reached out for this one,” said Tommy Ward, senator at large, MCC. “What’s actually really nice is the more events you go to, the more prizes you get and who doesn’t want free stuff?”

After the senators were finished presenting their reports, Chris Osuala, ASI president, spoke. He reminded the student leaders of the two events happening after the meeting: Pizza with the Presidents and State of our Community: Violence in Schools.

Osuala told the senators why he felt CPP needed to hold a discussion on the recent tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary.

“I thought it was extremely important to set up an avenue for students to discuss what took place at Sandy Hook and different schools nationally,” said Osuala.

Once all of the senators had a chance to speak, they voted to approve funding for the earthquake engineering research institute, a total amount of $3,900.

The senators then moved on to their discussion item, a recommendation from the finance committee of the American Planning Student Association. It will be decided at their next meeting whether the senators will vote to approve $4,056 in funding for APSA.

After the meeting, Christine Hall, ASI vice president, said she was looking forward to the different events that the councils have planned for February including CPP’s first ever Homecoming week.

“We can’t push it enough,” said Hall. “It will be [Feb.] 11-16, and there will be various events going on that week.”

The Homecoming week consists of the annual ASI Makes my Heart BEAT event, which will be held on Valentine’s Day, and the Homecoming basketball game on Feb. 16.

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