Lower Sproul Project: Anthony Hall Renovation

Lower Sproul Redevelopment

Anthony Hall Renovation


Anthony Hall, also known as the Pelican Building and home of the Graduate Assembly (GA), is being renovated as part of the Lower Sproul Redevelopment program.  In addition to a seismic safety upgrade, the building will have better access and an improved interior.  Construction is scheduled to be complete for the start of the Spring 2013 semester. 


GA offices are temporarily located in Eshleman Hall on the fourth floor.  They are scheduled to return to Anthony Hall the week of January 21, 2013.


Work hours for this project are 7am -7pm weekdays.  Parking on Eshleman Road (the roadway in front of Anthony Hall) will not be impacted by the project, except perhaps for short periods of time to allow for materials deliveries.


Questions about construction should be directed to UC Berkeley Capital Projects at 510 643-4793


Questions about Lower Sproul Redevelopment should go to lsinfo@berkeley.edu


Apply to be an RA in the Residence Halls!



My name is Zarish Akram and I am the 2013-2014 Selection Coordinator for Hall Staff positions. The Office of Student Development is now selecting Hall Staff (Resident Assistants, Apartment Assistants, and Theme Program Assistants) for the 2013-2014 academic year. We strive to bring in students with diverse life experiences and views, different majors, varying interests, and dynamic personalities. I am emailing you because I would like to encourage you and the members of your student organization to apply for Hall Staff positions. If there is an opportunity for me to attend a meeting and promote this opportunity, I would greatly appreciate it. If not, I would encourage you to forward the email blurb I’ve included below to the members of your organization.


If you are interested and would like to learn more about the positions and our selection process, you can find more information on our website: http://reshall.berkeley.edu/selection


Or, if you have any questions that cannot be answered by our website, please do not hesitate to email me atreslife.selection@gmail.com  


Thank you in advance for your help in spreading this opportunity to your organization.



Zarish Akram


The Office of Student Development, Residential Living Department is hiring for Residence Hall Staff positions for the 2013-2014 academic year!  The positions available are: Resident Assistants (RA), Theme Program Assistants (TPA), and Apartment Assistants (AA).


Hall Staff positions are academic year, live-in positions in the University residence halls, where you have the opportunity to create change, positively impact the lives of students as they transition into UC Berkeley, and gain a deeper understanding about yourself and your strengths. Some of the rewards of being on Hall Staff include: leadership experience, team-building skills, appreciation of diversity, program and event planning skills, conflict mediation skills, opportunity to work on social justice and inclusion issues, and your own personal growth.


For Hall Staff, we are looking for individuals who have a strong commitment to community living, serving the needs of a dynamic, fostering the growth of a diverse student population, and helping shape someone’s Cal experience. We are also looking for applicants that can contribute their own unique personality and experiences to our residence halls.


If you are interested and would like to learn more about the positions and our selection process, applications and information are available on the selection website: reshall.berkeley.edu/selection.


Application can be found online at http://www.reshall.berkeley.edu/selection/ and are due by 11:59pm on December 3, 2012.


If you have any questions that cannot be answered by our website, please do not hesitate to email the Selection Coordinator, Zarish Akram at reslife.selection@gmail.com.   


Thank you for your time and we hope to see your application!

Zarish Akram
Residential Living Selection Coordinator
Office of Student Development: Residential Living

Hearst Access Forms Now Available on CalLink!

Hello Cal Community!

Throughout the Surge process, requesting Hearst Gym and Hearst Field Annex access has been difficult and timely, and many have expressed that this process has not been efficient or accountable. We have heard your concerns, and responded! The Student Spaces Department will now be able to process your access requests through an online application and paper supplement. This process will allow you to track your submission and check to see if you have been approved for access. The access process will be more streamlined and much faster, and access will be granted within 7-10 days of submission of your form to 114E Hearst.

*Important*: Please make sure to read the instructions at the top of the CalLink form page to ensure that your form is processed correctly.

The form can be accessed via the CalLink EVP page.


EVP Update/Report for November 14, 2012 Meeting

Justin Sayarath

November 14, 2012

ASUC Senate Meeting – EVP Report


  1. Office Updates
    1. Internal Department

i.     Technical difficulties in streaming our senate meetings, will work out the kinks, but senate meeting live-tweeting is still going on

ii.     In the process of putting pictures of senators & elected officials up on the website, and will get the pictures and materials up once we move the showcase boards over

iii.     Process of planning the retreat, will have info after the thanksgiving break

iv.     Remember no senate meeting next week, it is postponed to RRR week

v.     Working on mapping out the workflow for bills so they can get online correctly

  1. Finance Department

i.     CSSB lectures notes to be phased out

ii.     The doodle for the Cal Lodge presentation plus income statements will be circulated

iii.     Proposal for the soft cap section is submitted to the bookstore director

  1. Perspectives Multicultural Showcase Department

i.     Next fundraiser is this Friday at House of Curries planned by the Finance Departmnet

ii.     Auditions were last Sunday in Hearst Gym

iii.     Call for art submissions for a gallery will come later because I know that some communities don’t necessarily have performance groups, but we will find a way to showcase our campus’ diversity in other ways including fine art.

iv.     CACSSF proposal is under scrutiny because they think that Cal Performances should give the students or the ASUC a discount or a free day. CSF is following up with Cal Performances and Connor & Bahar are following up with the Chancellor.

v.     Planning for Art Week to happen the week before Perspectives in conjunction with Projects and Programs Department

  1. Projects and Programs Department

i.     Peace not Prejudice Week is happening right now! Tomorrow is the last event of peace not prejudice week 5-7PM on upper sproul plaza. There will be student performances and shirts. The mission of the Coalition for Peace Not Prejudice is to foster the ideals of diversity, acceptance, and engagement. Working to increase awareness about a variety of narratives, the Coalition creates space for collaboration between individuals and communities. The Coalition has a personal responsibility to promote concrete action that addresses campus climate, encourages sensitivity, and challenges prejudice. The Coalition will work to build a network of student leaders committed to creating a positive and inclusive atmosphere for all individuals. It was created in response to a really caustic series of events on our campus a few years back called islamo-fascist week

ii.     International Thanksgiving Dinner is fast approaching to, if you want to help or will be around for the dinner, please let me know. An RSVP form will be sent out to the general population after PNP week is over.

  1. Facilities and Space Management Department

i.     Initial reallocations to be released this week for people who already have space.

ii.     Second reallocations for people who did not have space will be released next week.

iii.     Touch based with the budget office about surging the fringe groups and also about what we have left to surge, and discussions are happening

iv.     Touching base with Kelsey tomorrow about the meditation space

v.     Sharay is following up on our lack of trash cans and custodial services

vi.     Organizer and benches are in the senate lounge in preparation for next semester and to clean up our space so keep it organized but feel free to use the supplies

vii.     Prepping and gathering information for second surge to Anna Head

viii.     CACSSF proposal for CSO is approved!

ix.     CACSSF proposal for our tabling program is approved!

  1. Student Resources Department

i.     Publicity Resources/form are available online

ii.     Funding resources/form are available online

iii.     Mental Health and wellness working group is aggregating resources and getting ready to disseminate information to students so that students know what resources are available.

  1. Students of Color Conference
    1. Campus Climate Initiatives
    2. Student Governments Meeting

West Coast A Capella Showcase – Nov. 9 & 10

Come check out what the west coast has to offer! Cal is bringing you the best west coast a cappella groups including your hosts: Berkeley’s very own California Golden Overtones and the UC Men’s Octet!

Want to get tickets? Visit http://ucce.berkeley.edu/tickets.html !

Tickets can be purchased online at http://tickets.berkeley.edu/ or at the door! Prices will increase by $2 at the door, so buy your tickets online today!

On Friday and Saturday, November 9th and 10th, Wheeler Auditorium’s doors will be opening at 7:30 pm for you to witness the most incredible showcase that has ever been put on. There will be groups from Berkeley, Stanford, Oregon, UCLA, and more!

Ticket Prices:
$7 for UCB students,
$10 for students,
$12 for non-students.

Tell your friends! Tell your families! Tell your friends’ families!! We can’t wait to see your beautiful faces in the crowd! Save the date and GO BEARS!

Cloud 9, Vocal Rush, CJC, Spokes, Decadence, Noteworthy, Acquire

Liquid Hotplates, A.I.R, Divisi, Dil Se, On The Rocks, Awaken, Fleet Street

Cardkeys to Student Spaces will be locked all day for Veterans Day

Dear Card Key Administrators

In observance of Veterans Day on Monday November 12th, 2012, the card reader
controlled doors will remain locked. This means that only those with card
key access will be able to get into card reader controlled doors.

If you would like to request doors be unlocked during this time, please send
an email to ucpd_aac@berkeley.edu. You will need to specify which doors you
would like opened as well as the dates and times you want them unlocked.

All those requiring access over the break, that don’t already have card key
access, should submit their requests to you as soon as possible

Thanks please let me know if you have any questions

Tracie Mennenga
UCPD Crime Prevention Unit

IFC Executive Board Applications]

Hey all,

I apologize for the delay in getting this out, please forward this out to
your chapter at your soonest convenience.

A couple things to note:

-You are allowed to apply for up to two positions, we will vote on them in
their order of succession, please let me know if you have any questions
about what that order looks like.
-Check out the required dates and make sure that you will be available for
all of them.
-If you are running for VP of recruitment, you need to be in Berkeley
during the summer to oversee outreach during the Calso sessions.

Please email me with any questions you  may have. Also, feel free to email
the person currently holding a position you are considering running for so
you can gauge for yourself how you will excel in that position. Also, if
you have any brothers you think would be particularly good for a position,
please personally encourage them to apply.

*Pen-ultimately: the application deadline is Monday, November 12th at 11:59
p.m. pst.*
*Ultimately: If you have yet to vote today, please go and do so.(I
apologize for beating this dead horse, but I promise this is the last time)*

David Blanchard
President | Inter-Fraternity Council
University of California, Berkeley
530.635.4095 | www.calgreeks.com/IFC
<http://www.calgreeks.com/IFC>Leadership | Scholarship | Friendship |

Join us at Peace not Prejudice Week Nov. 13-Nov. 15

Celebrate our diversity!

Events for UC Berkeley’s PEACE NOT PREJUDICE WEEK 2012:


Tuesday November 13th: 5-7 PM
Candlelight Vigil on Upper Sproul

Wednesday Nov. 14th: 6:30-9 PM
Bears Breaking Bread Dialogue and Free Dinner at The Garden Room Clark Kerr
(Topic: Inter-minority Prejudice)
RSVP here: http://peacenotprejudice.eventbrite.com/

Thursday Nov. 15th: 5-7 PM
Rally on Upper Sproul

Coalition Groups: ASUC EVP, Bears Breaking Bread, Universal Love and Peace, RAZA, Queer Alliance Resource Center, RISE, Arab Student Union, Muslim Student Association, Pakistani Student Association, Afghan Student Association, CalSLAM, GenEq Resource Center

ASUC Sponsored
ADA Accessible

Pepper Spray & Night Safety Workshop!

The ASUC Student Advocate’s Office and the UCPD present: Pepper Spray & Night Safety Workshop!

Come learn how to properly use pepper spray (and potentially get to practice spraying a dummy with pepper spray) and get night safety information from a UCPD Lieutenant.


WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 8th at 7PM
WHERE: Tan Oak Room, MLK (4th Floor)



Message from your ASUC Executives: Elevate the Student Voice Today

Hello Student Leaders and CalLink Community.

We, your ASUC Executives, are writing to you today, to remind you to vote and to remind you to vote wisely. As members of our campus student community, we spend our days on Sproul tabling and organizing for our various events and programs as student organizations. We can all agree that what we love about UC Berkeley, is the initiative that students take each and every day in their student organizations. But today, as your ASUC elected officials, we are here to remind you and tell you that all of this is at stake in today’s election. We would like to remind you one last time, to review the propositions and candidates on the ballot and to remember to vote. If you do not know your polling location please visit http://www.vote411.org.

For example, if the State of California’ Proposition 30 does not pass, all University of California Students could see their tuition increase up to 20% because of trigger cuts at the state level, as stated by the UC Board of Regents. For in-state students that means about a $2800 increase and for out-of-state/international students it could mean up to about an $8000 increase.

As your elected officials we believe the quality of student life on our very own campus is at stake in this election and we ask you to please vote and make sure the student voice is heard.

Thank you so much for your time and we once again, encourage you to elevate your voice, the student voice, in today’s election.

Justin Sayarath
ASUC Executive Vice President

Shahryar Abbasi
ASUC External Affairs Vice President

Natalie Gavello
ASUC Academic Affairs Vice President

Stacy Suh
ASUC Student Advocate

Connor Landgraf
ASUC President