Resolutions, Legislation & Proclamations

Resolutions are statements of position on a particular issue by the Associated Students Board, acting as representatives of the students of Cal Poly Humboldt. The resolutions are listed by the date on which they were passed.


Resolution Opposing Infrastructure Change in the Foyer Gallery

Resolution Opposing Infrastructure Change in the Foyer Gallery

Adopted 10/20/03

Whereas: The Student Access Gallery, an official Associated Students
sponsored program since 1987, is committed to enhancing the campus
environment with visual art shows. Student Access Gallery is the voice
for student artists who plan to work in the competitive field of art and
to all students who want to know more about the operations of galleries or
museums. Student Access Gallery is a network for the sharing of
experience and information between artists and students who are interested in enhancing the campus environment, and,

Whereas: The Student Access Gallery's Foyer Gallery located in the Art
Complex Building 2A room 131A has been sited for an infrastructure
project for fiber optics and telecommunications, which would eliminate
an 8 x 12 foot section of the gallery space; and,

Whereas: The planned infrastructure project would detrimentally effect
Student Access Gallery's ability to fulfill its mission statement by
severely compromising the availability of the Foyer Gallery as an
exhibition space. This space is the flagship gallery of this program, and
the addition of an 8 x 12 foot room would remove a significant amount of
wall space and 96 square feet (out of 414 total) of floor space from the
main area of the gallery; and

Whereas: This change would render this space unusable for 3-D artwork,
including sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and any installation projects; and

Whereas: Humboldt State University is a student centered campus, and the
lack of communication with Student Access Gallery does not follow this
ideal. Due to this lack of communication the Student Access Gallery was
not officially informed about this project, but did confirm this
information through the Art Department on October 15th; with the proposed infrastructure project planned to begin October 29th; and,

Whereas: The Student Access Gallery has already scheduled exhibitions,
which utilize the entire space through the end of the year. This
infrastructure project would have an immediate and devastating impact on
the educational opportunities for art students, and compromises the
overall artistic atmosphere of Humboldt State University, and

Whereas: Shared governance is an official policy of the California State University
System (CSU) and Humboldt State University including full disclosure
and input from the Associated Students on University issues that affect
students. Therefore be it,

Resolved: That the Associated Students and the Student Access Gallery demands
that the impending infrastructure project within the Foyer Gallery be
immediately halted; be it further

Resolved: That the Associated Students and the Student Access Gallery recommends
that an alternative space be located for the storage of the fiber-optics
telecommunications network; be it further

Resolved: In the future, any projects with detrimental effects to students or student
programming be communicated with the Associated Students in a timely
manner; be it further

Resolved: That copies of this resolution will be sent to, but not limited
to, Rollin Richmond, President, Richard Vrem, the Academic Provost, Steven Butler, Vice President of Student Affairs, Carl Coffey, Vice President of Administrative Affairs, Bob Shultz, Director of Physical Services, Steve Haag, Infrastructure Project Manager, the HSU Academic Senate, the California State Student Association, the Lumberjack and the local media.

Authored by: Cyrus Smith and Laurie Naber

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Laurie Naber, Representative Liz Miller, Representative
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences All University

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Kelley Kiesling Gretchen Kinney
Legislative Vice President President

Original signatures on file at Associated Students.

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