SB-2020-21-009: Support to Create a Fallen Matador Memorial Event

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Senate Bill No.: 2020-21-009

Date: April 8, 2021

Authored by: Carina Alvarado Alcala, Graduate Senator

Ronnie Medrano, Senator for the College of Humanities

Referred to: University Affairs Committee

Committee Rec: April 8, 2021

Senate Action: April 12, 2021 (17-0-0)

Title: Support to Create a Fallen Matador Memorial Event

1. WHEREAS: The Associated Students, Inc. (AS) is the official voice of over 38,000 students at California State University Northridge; AND

2. WHEREAS: AS is the primary advocate for students at CSUN and provides excellent, meaningful programs and services designed to create and enhance a spirited, learning focused campus environment; AND

3. WHEREAS: AS is invested in students involved and increase student participation within many programs and services we offer; AND

4. WHEREAS: CSUN aims to build a strong community and support system; AND

5. WHEREAS: There are many events annually acknowledging faculty and/or staff who have passed away; AND

6. WHEREAS: Currently, there is no official event that recognizes any students who passed away (Fallen Matadors); AND

7. WHEREAS: The CSUN community needs to create an event to honor any fallen Matador; AND

8. WHEREAS: The Fallen Matador Memorial Event will be honored for anyone within the CSUN community (Staff, Faculty, Administrators, Students, Alumni) who are no longer with us; THEREFORE, LET IT BE

1. RESOLVED: AS encourages that the following departments collaborate on this program together: AS Productions, USU Programs and the Alumni Association; AND LET IT BE FURTHER

2. RESOLVED: Associated Students Allocates $1,000 annually to AS Productions to be used for the annual Fallen Matador Memorial event; AND LET IT BE FURTHER

3. RESOLVED: The criteria of this event be as follows: The Tradition of the Rose and highlighting all Fallen Matadors individually; AND LET IT BE FURTHER

4. RESOLVED: Associated Students encourages a website platform to be created where Fallen Matadors can be highlighted by including their name, picture and biography; AND LET IT BE FURTHER

5. RESOLVED: This program be reassessed every two years to determine if more funding is needed; AND LET IT BE FURTHER

6. RESOLVED: That copies of this resolution be distributed widely, including but not limited to the following:

  • Dr. Erika D. Beck, CSUN President
  • Dr. William Watkins, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Patrick Bailey, AS Executive Director
  • Kira Paczkowski, AS Senior Program Coordinator
  • USU Board of Directors
  • USU Programs
  • The Alumni Association
  • CSUN Today
  • The Daily Sundial