Rabbit Report

The weekly Rabbit Report from the SDSU Students' Association

Monday, September 21st, 2020

Hello, Jackrabbits! We hope that your Monday is going well! Although this semester may look a little different, there are lots of people and resources here to help you as we all work together this fall semester. Please visit the resources below for more information about commonly asked questions from students:

·         SDSU’s resource hub regarding the university’s response to COVID-19

·         SDSU’s JacksRBack hub

·         Student information hub

·         FAQs and latest updates

·         Online learning resources for SDSU students

·         Housing updates

·         Coping with stress during disease outbreaks

·         Resources for international students and scholars

·         Campus communications regarding COVID-19

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.

This week’s edition of the Rabbit Report includes:

  1. Students’ Association Senate Meeting
  2. Upcoming University Program Council (UPC) Events  
  3. One Day for State Celebrates $1,612,648 in Donations! 
  4. Providing Encouragement to all Jackrabbits 
  5. Jacks on the Go Scavenger Hunt 
  6. Do you have what it takes to be an Army Officer?
  7. Sustainability Ambassador Program 
  8. Upcoming Honors College Student Organization Meeting
  9. Need to Report a Concern? 

1. Tonight’s Students’ Association Senate Meeting

The Students’ Association Senate will meet tonight at 7:00 pm (Monday, September 21st) via Zoom video conference. Information about how to join the Students’ Association Senate 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 Students’ Association Senate open forum will include remarks from President Dunn, and Kylee Donnelly with the Hobo Day Committee. The Senate will vote on resolutions pertaining to recognizing health professionals and supporting City of Brookings COVID protocols. Furthermore, the Senate will entertain a first reading on an amendment regarding senator attendance. Tonight’s full SA agenda is linked here.

Students and 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. Upcoming University Program Council (UPC) Events

Make sure you join UPC as they welcome Talia Pollock for a virtual comedy night on Tuesday, September 22nd at 7:00 pm via Zoom. Talia uses her background as a comedian, her experience overcoming crippling anxiety, and her skills as a wellness expert to illuminate how our sixth sense (our sense of humor) which can dramatically decrease daily stress and help us find the happy in the unhappy. Click here  to access the zoom link for this event. 

For the best webinar experience, participants are encouraged to use a laptop/desktop. If using a tablet, participants are encouraged to download the Zoom App and enter the ID: 838-6192-2913. This program requires a password to access, the password is: SDSU. Please contact Noel Kusek SDSU.UPCRecreation@sdstate.edu with any questions you may have regarding this event.


3. One Day for State Celebrates $1,612,648 in Donations!

1 gift. Every 15 seconds. For 24 hours 

Check out the breakdown of what Jackrabbits in all 50 states and across 19 countries accomplished together on September 10 during One Day for STATE

In 24 hours, 4,888 donors came together as one, raising $1,617,648 from 5,656 gifts to transform lives at SDSU, supporting opportunities like scholarships, research, academic programming, and student travel. Of the 4,888 donors, 484 identified as current students and 439 as faculty/staff. The fourth annual celebration was a record-breaking year for connecting Jackrabbits; the event made history by inspiring donors from each of the 50 states to give, unlocking $50,000 in challenge funds for their efforts.

The One Day for STATE celebration starts with one day, but the impact of Jackrabbit Nation's generosity will be felt at the university year-round!


4. Providing Encouragement to all Jackrabbits

Dr. Jody Owen and members of the SOS team have developed a platform to send anonymous word of encouragement. Offering these words of encouragement only take minutes and is as simple as completing this survey. Your submission could be an inspirational quote, a letter, or just a few quick sentences – anything that can help a student feel more confident about their ability to thrive! Please consider scheduling 5 minutes each week to send uplifting notes. Also, pick three colleagues/friends/students to invite to participate as well! We’ve topped 100 messages, let’s top 500 by the end of the month! Everyone can use a bit of kindness and encouragement right now.


5. Jacks on the Go Scavenger Hunt 

The office of International Affairs will be hosting a photo scavenger hunt starting on Tuesday, September 22nd a going until Thursday, September 24th. This scavenger hunt is open to all students.  The goal is to explore campus, make friends, and of course accumulate the most points to win SDSU swag! It will be vital for teams to use the clues given provided by the Office of International Affairs via their Facebook page. To register for the Jacks on the Go Scavenger Hunt click here.   


6. Do you have what it takes to be an Army Officer?

 “Do you have what it takes to be an Army Officer? SDSU Army ROTC offers a wide range of leadership classes that include map reading, rappelling, and physical fitness. To learn more join us on Zoom Mondays any time between 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. By clicking here. If this time does not work, contact SDSU Army ROTC at 605-695-2147 or email troy.ness@sdstate.edu.”  


7. Sustainability Ambassador Program 

Join faculty, staff, and students from across campus in the Sustainability Ambassador Program. This five-week program will take a deep dive into sustainability concepts enriching participants' understanding and empowering them to share and practice what they learn. The one-hour sessions will consist of a presentation with room for engaging activities and meaningful dialogue about a variety of topics such as definitions of sustainability, social equity, climate, energy, transportation, and waste. Registration for the Sustainability Ambassador Program closes September 30th, click here to register Program dates and times will be scheduled around participants’ availability. Sessions will be held on Zoom. For more information please contact Jennifer McLaughlin, SDSU Sustainability Specialist through email, Jennifer.McLaughlin@sdstate.edu.


8. Honors College Student Organization Meeting - 9/23

The HCSO will be holding its next general meeting on Wednesday, September 23rd. This week's activity? Human checkers! Join us in the Honors Hall Courtyard at 6:30 pm to play. Space is limited to 24 participants, so be sure to sign up as soon as possible by clicking here.


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 both 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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To submit an event for consideration to be featured in the Rabbit Report, contact SDSU.SACommunications@sdstate.edu by Thursday at 11:59 pm. Please include all event information written similarly to the format above. All submissions are subject to the Rabbit Report Submission Guidelines.

Have an excellent week! Stay safe and healthy!