Brief: ASU Updates

Updated: May 16, 2021

The ASU had their last meeting of the semester and did what they could to complete their duty to the student body.

The ASU’s last meeting of the semester provided Valley College students with multiple updates on information of future aid and upcoming workshops.

The ASU approved $25,000 for the college’s food pantry “Helping Hands” in order to provide $200 grocery gift cards for 125 students.

The ASU is encouraging clubs to charter in the fall semester, and as an incentive, they have budgeted $1000 so that the first 10 chartered clubs in the fall will receive $100 each.

The current ASU has accomplished what former members have tried in the past — now providing free pads and tampons in the female and non-gendered restrooms. Valley currently provides free pads and tampons, but now students will no longer need a school ID to sign in and receive the products. There will be a follow up story in the Valley Star with more information on this soon.

A “Healthy Eating Habits” workshop with James Sims, professor of kinesiology and health, organized by ASU’s Ana Vetvitcaia, commissioner of health and wellness affairs, will be held on May 19 from 1-2 p.m. Students can register here.

The ASU will be holding an Asian Awareness Event on May 19 at 3 p.m., presented by Eyal Shalom, commissioner of ethnic and cultural affairs, featuring professor Xiaoyang L Behlendorf, professor June Miyasaki and professor Phung Huynh. Students may join the event with the passcode 434544 and watch the film “Who Killed Vincent Chin?” to learn more about Asian culture and history.

ASU members Ethan Shalom, ICC senate representative, and Luoi Sabha, commissioner of political affairs, will host a stock market workshop to learn the basics of investing and what it means to invest with Kevin Sanford, professor of business on May 19 from 5-6 p.m.

The Fine Arts Festival will be held on May 27 from 4-6 p.m. Students will be able to sign up for an open 10 minute slot and all creative disciplines are welcome. For students who are interested, email Commissioner of Fine Arts Katy Workman at to sign up.

Angela Thompson