2013-14 Hearst SURGE Space Applications due 4/12/13

Dear Callink Community:

Due to Lower Sproul Redevelopment, Eshleman Hall will be torn down during the Spring of 2013. During the construction period of the new Eshleman Hall, student groups will have to occupy temporary spaces known as SURGE spaces, located in Hearst Field Annex and the basement and first floor of Hearst Gymnasium. These spaces are very limited and will require student groups to extremely downsize their items, offices, and storage needs.

The 2012-2013 EVP office is releasing applications for the 2013-2014 SURGE spaces for groups that have already been given space, AS WELL AS giving groups who do not have space the opportunity to apply for limited space in Hearst Gym.

Deadlines are firm, and this application is due midnight of April 12th. *EVERY Group that would like space must apply again to be considered again*, visit:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dFFpRDlK clhsc0ppS1F4Y3JIVFlCdkE6MQ

Please note: Groups that have been allocated space in previous semesters (Fall 2012-Spring 2013) have priority for their current space. Failure to reapply will result in forfeit of space.

Please only have one representative from your group apply for space. Please provide a contact that is current, failure to respond may result in forfeit of potential space. EVP Sayarath and Deputy Mullen will work to ensure that each group’s space is as accommodating as possible, including the hassles of moving. We may ask some groups to move from current space, to a space in equivalent size to accommodate more groups.

If you have any questions or concerns, email:

Briana Mullen, Chief Deputy of Facilities and Space Management

EVP Justin Sayarath evp@asuc.org

EVP Chief of Staff Oren Friedman evpchief@asuc.org

For more information on the Lower Sproul Redevelopment and SURGE see:



Sign up to Table At Cal Day!

Greetings Signatories!

Tomorrow is the day!  You can sign up to table at CalDay!

The link should become active at 10am on 3/20.  You WILL NOT be able to sign up any earlier.  If, for any reason, the link is not working, I will do my best to communicate with you ASAP.  The link is:https://students.berkeley.edu/osl/studentgroups/signatories/index.asp?todo=selecttablebut

Once the spots are filled, you will need to go to the waiting list at: https://docs.google.com/a/berkeley.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHpsc0ROSFh1TWZzTl9nU1dOenpaLXc6MQ

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the LEAD Center and we will do our best to help you.

Have a great day!


Kelly Lough
Coordinator, LEAD Center
ASUC Auxiliary

New Chief of Police – Students Have a Say!

Fellow Students,

As you may have heard, the University is currently searching for a new
UCPD Chief of Police. The search team, under Associate Vice Chancellor
Ron Coley, has narrowed down the pool to 4 final candidates.

We would like you all to meet with and interview the 4 finalists. There
will be 4 student forums on Wednesday and Thursday (times and locations
below), where students can meet with the candidates and ask questions as
well as provide evaluations of each candidate.

Candidates #1 and 2 – Wed 3/20 from 11am-2pm (lunch provided 11-12:30)
in the Club Room at Haas Pavilion

Candidates #3 and 4 – Thurs 3/21 from 11am-2pm (lunch provided
11-12:30pm) in the Club Room at Haas Pavilion

As your student leadership, we highly value your feedback and want you
to have a say in who the next UCPD Chief will be.

Go Bears,

Connor Landgraf
ASUC President

Bahar Navab
GA President

ATTENTION JUNIORS: TEACHFORAMERICA is offering an opportunity to apply early to the 2014 corps!


is offering an opportunity to apply early to the 2014 corps!



WHY? Applying early affords students the opportunity to begin the process of preparing for their own classrooms during the course of their senior year. This may include taking education classes, tutoring/mentoring in low-income schools, taking teacher credential exams, and observing classrooms. Additionally, each year we hear from students who are interested in TFA but unable to apply because of our admissions timeline.


Reasons why you might want to apply early:

  • You would like to set your senior schedule based on your acceptance to TFA
  • You plan to make a final decision on your post-graduate plans before November 2013
  • You will be abroad during your senior year
  • You have an internship that is likely to offer you a full-time position and you would like to consider that position and TFA on the same timeline



HOW? You will go through the admissions process with other 2014 early admission applicants on your campus. The timeline is as follows:

  • Online application due: Friday, March 22, 2013 by 11:59PM PST
  • If invited, Complete online activity: March 28-April 8
  • If invited, Phone interview: April 14-16
  • If invited, Final interviews: May 2-3
  • Final admissions notification: May 10
  • Accept or decline your offer: November 2013



WHO? This opportunity is open to students graduating between July 2013 and May 2014.  Corps members are selected based on leadership potential and other criteria. You should apply when you believe your application will be strongest. Learn more about the junior application process here!





This communication and any file transmitted with it may contain information that is confidential, privileged and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. It is intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, dissemination or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender. Thank you for your cooperation.

Important Announcements: Flyering in Classrooms, Tabling on Sproul and Perspectives Showcase 3/16

1) Flyers in Classrooms

Your ASUC student leaders were recently contacted by building coordinators regarding the dangers of placing flyers in classrooms. I just wanted to remind you that while placing flyers in buildings may be good for advertising your group’s events, it has become a problem for the campus in terms of clean up and safety. Professors and students have been known to slip and fall from walking on glossy flyers and has been a cause of concern for emergency drills. While the ASUC EVP office is working with classroom reservations to open up more classrooms for our student organizations during Lower Sproul Redevelopment, we have to keep classrooms clean and safe so that our partnerships can continue and expand. Some building coordinators have threatened to close classrooms down if the situation does no improve. I am working with them to make sure that we maintain spaces for student organizing, but please help us by cleaning up flyers in classroom and keeping classrooms clean.

Please remember that ASUC Sponsored Programs can electronically post e-flyers on the callink.berkeley.edu e-bulletin board (instructions to be forwarded separately) and post your events on the campus calendar athttp://events.berkeley.edu/

2) ASUC Table and Chair Program

The ASUC Table and Chair program has been a hit! The location close to Sproul has made it easier for all of us to table especially now that we don’t have to lug tables and chairs all over the campus. I am writing to remind you to please remember to return all tables and chairs at the end of each day after use. In order for this program to continue to be successful, we have to keep our shared equipment well maintained and well stocked. 

3) ASUC Perspectives Showcase

Rarely do we have a chance to celebrate the great quality of our student life. This Saturday March 16, 2013 at 7PM, the ASUC will be hosting the ASUC Perspectives Showcase. UC Berkeley campus performing groups of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and performance styles will perform together in the hope of unity on one stage to help create a more inclusive and accepting Cal community. 2,000 students, faculty, and staff will gather to experience the talent and diversity that make up the lifeblood of the UC Berkeley campus. 

We can’t wait for you to join us in this amazing experience! Tickets are only $7.00 on Sproul or atwww.asucperspectives.org. Please come celebrate with your fellow Cal student organizations this Saturday.

You Mean More & UC Berkeley Suicide Prevention Walk

Despite the silence surrounding suicide and depression, these issues are extremely prevalent on our campus. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for college students, averaging to about 1,100  students lost per year.

Sometimes a large university can seem like a machine, and as students we are only a small cog or bolt in the overall structure. This often creates a sense of isolation to anyone struggling with mental health. As students, we are in a constant state of stress. There are many aspects to balance at the same time: school, professionalism, personal development, social pressures, and the list goes on. So, when a student begins to struggle with depression, asking for help seems as if they are admitting weakness or incompetence.

On April 7th, 2013, You Mean More will be holding the second annual UC Berkeley Suicide Prevention Walk, benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Half of the proceeds from the walk will go to support suicide prevention programs for the Bay Area community and the other half will support suicide prevention nationally.

One of the most important programs funded by our walk is the Interactive Screen Program, designed by AFSP, and implemented at the Tang Center right here at Cal. This anonymous screening program works with students in the dorms and is designed to identify at-risk individuals and encourage them to come in for treatment.

This walk creates a statement by having members of the community join together to advocate for acceptance, love, and support. With this walk, we hope to reduce the stigma of suicide on campus and create a platform for such issues to be addressed and advocated for.

We hope that you will support us in our journey to reduce stigma and increase support for mental health. More than that, we hope you believe in this cause and help initiate a crucial social movement on our campus, and campuses across the nation.

Event Details
Date: April 7th, 2013
Time: 11:00am-3:00pm
Location: Upper Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley
There will be a resource fair with different organizations focused on mental health, several activities, and some amazing speakers and performers.

Register here: tinyurl.com/ucbsuicidepreventionwalk2013

You can register as an individual walker, create a team, or join team. Once you register, you will automatically have your own fundraising page that you can personalize and send out to friends and family for donations. 
If you have any questions or comments please free to contact us at youmeanmore@gmail.com
We hope to see you on April 7th! 
Sanjala Chitnis and Shannan McClain
UC Berkeley Suicide Prevention Walk Co-Chairs

“Addressing the UC Student Health Insurance Plan Deficit” Student Forums

Berkeley has recently learned of a $57 million dollar deficit in the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP). We want to gather feedback on several options available to students and the campus to address the deficit, including raising premiums for students, reducing health benefits, or pulling Berkeley out of the systemwide insurance plan. Not only will this impact student health but it will also impact financial aid. Additionally, learn about how Health Reform (or the Affordable Care Act) will impact SHIP and your benefits.

We are hosting three forums to inform students on what has been happening with UC SHIP and to find out your preferences on premiums, benefits, and more. As your Berkeley UC SHIP rep it is critical to have your feedback as we make decisions about the future of health and health insurance on our campus. These forums are open to all students, staff, and faculty.

DATE 1: Tuesday, March 5 from 4-5:30pm, in Moffitt Room 103

DATE 2: Thursday, March 7 from 12:30-2:00, in 105 Boalt.

DATE 3: Friday, March 8, 3-5pm, in Dwinelle Room 88