ASI approves $16,000 for Runner Nights


ASI’s board votes on the request to fund $16,250 to Spring Runner Nights on April 8. Photo by Chris Mateo/The Runner

Esteban Ramirez



Associated Students Inc. approved the request of $16,250 to support the Spring Runner Nights Concert at its weekly board of directors meeting on Friday.

According to Associate Director of Campus Programming Emily Poole and ASI Vice President of Programming Mirka Sanchez, the money will pay to bring Alessia Cara onto campus to perform at the Runner Nights event on April 23.

“The actual artist fee is what this is helping with,” said Poole.

Poole added the Vice President of Student Affairs Office is helping with the cost but is also paying for security, sound and lighting and the fencing that will be around the Icardo Center.

Sanchez said the whole committee (ASI, Student Housing, Campus Programming, Student Recreation Center and the Office of Student Affairs) had put in money for Runner Nights but it wasn’t enough.

“Housing had to pay for the venue and the SRC had to pay for the security purposes and so what was left for us to pay was the artist,” Sanchez said.

ASI unanimously voted in favor of approving the request.

“We are really looking forward to it being such a great success and a great crowd of students so that we can have something like this for years to come,” Poole said. “This will be the first year we are putting on a concert on campus with an artist, and hopefully, the success will be so great that our campus will rally behind doing something like this.”

Poole also said the reason they are charging for this Runner Nights as opposed to the previous two is because it is a bit more expensive due to bringing Cara onto campus.


In her report, ASI Executive Vice President Jennifer Sanchez said they had been attempting to get the campus to be a polling place for the presidential primaries and CSUB President Horace Mitchell gave them permission to do so.

ASI Vice President of Finance Parmeet Sidhu said they funded $40 to the Pre-Law Society for its Victims Advocacy Panel, which was on April 4. They also funded $774 to Theta Sigma Chi for its 19th Annual Latina Youth Conference and funded Phi Sigma Tau $200 for a Krispy Kreme Donut Fundraiser, which will be on April 20 in Dorothy Donahoe Hall.

Poole said the third annual Ethics Bowl will be on May 7. The sign-up sheets to register teams are on RunnerSync.

ASI Vice President of University Affairs Anish Mohan said from May 16 to May 20 they will have “Diversity Week”, which will include LGBT+ Day on May 16, Cultural Day on May 18, Student Appreciation Day on May 19 and Fashion Show on May 20.