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Rabbit Report

The weekly Rabbit Report from the SDSU Students' Association

Monday, April 12th 2021

Hello, Jackrabbits! There are a lot of great events happening this week on campus; please read this edition of the Rabbit Report for more event information.

This week’s edition of the Rabbit Report includes:

 

  1. Tonight’s Students’ Association Senate Meeting
  2. Tunnel of Oppression 4/13
  3. 5K Color Run 4/15
  4. International Night 4/18
  5. KSDJ Radio 2021-2022 Staff Applications Open
  6. New Extended Hours at Briggs Library
  7. Healthy Homes Partnership
  8. Spruce Up SDSU
  9. Need to Report a Concern?
  10. Pandemic Environment Resources

1. Tonight’s Students’ Association Meeting

The Students’ Association Senate will conduct its weekly meeting tonight at 7:00 pm (Monday, March 12th). Students and members of the public must attend the meeting via Zoom. Information about how to join the meeting via Zoom is provided on this web page. Please contact SDSU.SACommunications@sdstate.edu with any questions about joining the SA Senate meeting. 

Tonight’s full SA agenda is linked here. Tonight, the Senate will hear remarks from Jessica McLaughlin, the university’s Sustainability Specialist. In addition, the Senate will hear second readings on 20-27-R which would add AHSS 111 as an SGR, five amendments to the bylaws, and two ordinances that would establish Presidents’ Council and Campus Partner of the Year award. In addition, the Senate will approve the FY22 General Budget. The Senate will also swear in the 2022 Students’ Association President and Vice President and senators elected to their respective colleges, approve new senators at-large, and swear-in the new executive team. Members of the public are welcome to speak during the public comments portion of the meeting or during discussion on relevant agenda items. Please contact SDSU.SAChiefOfStaff@sdstate.edu with any questions about SA Senate meetings or agenda items.


2. Tunnel of Oppression 4/13

Join the Office of Multicultural Center for an interactive exhibit designed by SDSU student leaders to educate students, faculty, & staff about issues of oppression in today’s society. We will have several student groups sharing presentations on issues they want to bring awareness to as well as a conversation with Selwyn Jones, uncle of George Floyd. He will talk about life, his experience as a long time SD resident and the impact of the tragedy that struck their family of losing his nephew. Tunnel of Oppression will be held Tuesday, April 13th at 6:00 pm in the Volstorff Ballroom B or to join via Zoom.


3. 5K Color Run 4/15

The Feminist Equality Movement (FEM) will be partnering with CHAARG and HEROH to put on a Sexual Assault Awareness 5k Color Run/Walk for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The event will take place from 4:30-6:00pm on Thursday, April 15th outside the Miller Wellness Center. Any student is encouraged to attend. It costs $10 to register and payment will be collected by either cash, check, or Venmo. A T-shirt is included and all proceeds will go to the Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter. You can sign up for a time slot here. If you have any questions, please contact morgan.eick@jacks.sdstate.edu.


4. International Night 4/18

The International Relations Council (IRC) will be hosting International Night on Sunday, April 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. International Night is an occasion put together by students to showcase their various talents! It also serves as an opportunity to exhibit diverse cultures from around the world. International Night will look a little different this year, but this memorable event will be filled with cultural performances, music, dance, and colorful attire! Tickets: cost $5 and can be purchased here. Seating is limited and tickets will need to be purchased prior to the event. A free livestream of International Night will also be made available through Facebook Live which can be accessed by clicking here. More information about the event can found on the International Night Facebook page. Masks are required during the event and social distancing guidelines will be followed.


5. KSDJ Radio 2021-2022 Staff Applications Open

SDSU's student-run radio station is now accepting staff applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. Positions include News Director, Sports Director, Program Director, and more! At KSDJ, you will gain new friends and valuable leadership experience all while growing in your communication skills on-air and off. As a staff member, you will host your own personalized two-hour radio show every week in addition to staff meetings and other tasks. The time commitment is about 5+ hours per week and is very flexible!

Apply at KSDJ today, and join a fun staff that aims to make KSDJ 90.7 the prime radio station for all Jackrabbits! Learn more on the KSDJ website and apply today! Please contact victoria.berndt@jacks.sdstate.edu or megan.janssen407@jacks.sdstate.edu with any questions.


6. New Extended Hours at Briggs Library

 Starting Sunday, April 11, Briggs Library will be open until midnight Sunday – Thursday through the end of the semester. Learn more about hours of service.


7. Healthy Homes Partnership  

Dr. Axton Betz-Hamilton, Assistant Professor of Consumer Affairs, received subgrant funding from the Healthy Homes Partnership to provide to provide education on maintaining healthy indoor air quality to students enrolled at SDBOR institutions.  This education will include a webinar that focuses on actions students can take in their residence to maintain or improve indoor air quality for optimum respiratory health. 

The Healthy Homes Partnership links the resources of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and state land grant universities with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), for a public outreach education program that addresses housing deficiencies and risks associated with childhood diseases and injuries. 

The Healthy Homes Partnership is applied at the state level through participating land-grant universities and is nationally coordinated by University of Missouri - Extension. The Healthy Homes Partnership national office at MU Extension facilitates state-level projects through various support mechanisms which includes: the development of educational materials, supporting state healthy homes advisory boards/coalitions, creating website and social media content on healthy homes, and producing the Everyone Deserves a Safe and Healthy Home guides used by Extension programs, health departments, community-based organizations, and individuals from around the world. The Healthy Homes Partnership and state programs directly assist families with addressing mold issues, reducing asthma triggers, preventing lead poisoning, maintaining safe drinking water, preventing carbon monoxide poisoning, and addressing many aspects of environmental health, including energy efficiency and safety around the home.  

As noted above, students are invited to participate in a one-hour webinar, which will be offered on the following dates and times (Central Time): April 12 at 6pm, April 20 at 12pm, and April 22 at 6pm. Register for this event.


8. Spruce Up SDSU

Join fellow Jackrabbits in sprucing up SDSU by picking up trash across campus. Registration is required. Sign up as an individual or as a group (student clubs, academic departments, group of friends, etc. To register, please click here. Participants will be assigned an area on campus to clean. Trash bags will be provided. Bring your own gloves. Masks and social distancing required. In the event of inclement weather or snow-covered ground, the event will move to April 20th. This event is hosted by Facilities & Services


9. Need to Report a Concern?

You have great resources available right at your fingertips to help you through your experience at SDSU, one of which is the online Student Handbook . Here you can find policies, processes, information on how to get involved and details about student services and supports to make you successful. You also have many ways to report a concern   related to academics and non-academics. Finally, if you need assistance, know that we are here to help and our Student Ombudsperson and the University Ombuds Office are both resources to assist you in many different ways.

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10. Coronavirus Pandemic Resources

Despite the pandemic environment, there are a lot of people and resources here to help you navigate campus life and COVID-19. Please visit the many resources here to assist you with more information and commonly asked questions:

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the university’s COVID-19 response team at SDSU.COVID-19.Response@sdstate.edu with any questions.

Read on for this week’s student organization events, campus resources and involvement opportunities.

Have a great week, Jackrabbits!