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Senate allocates $1,500 for homecoming

Senate allocated monies for homecoming and an upcoming powwow, discussed ongoing parking issues, and homecoming details at its meeting Monday.

Ashley Maxon, senate treasurer, asked senators to allocate $1,500 from the student activity fees fund, for “all activities during homecoming.”

Senate also allocated money toward the White Buffalo Club Powwow, scheduled for Nov. 6.

The club requested $2,000 to go toward its $6,500 budget, which covers paying for performers and food.
Senate allocated $500 for the event.

Before the allocation, Senate had $1,350 in its student activities account.

Jacob Zitterkopf, senator at large, said he spoke to Dale Grant Monday about parking ticket concerns. The parking office, operated by Brenda Barry-Schommer, writes tickets 7:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, according to Grant.

However, security “can and do write tickets whenever they want,” Zitterkopf said.

Grant and other officials are working together to write a formal policy about when tickets can be written.

Trevor Dietrich, student trustee, said that “somewhere around 44-46 tickets were written last week” because of outdated stickers. Dietrich said that many students chose to appeal the tickets, citing that a 2009-2010 sticker was not technically expired.

Susan Schauffer, senate sponsor, said that tickets go by the academic year, not the calendar year, thus invalidating the students’ grounds for appeals.

Zitterkopf said their point was valid, however, and would “bring it up with Dale Grant” the next time he meets with him.

Randy Rhine, vice president of enrollment management and student services, said that wireless equipment has been installed in all residence halls.

“Now we have to go backward and do programming.

“I’m optimistic, and I’ll go out on a limb and say it’ll be working by the end of this month,” Rhine said.

Rhine said that “some hiccups are possible,” however, and students should be patient.

Laure Sinn, coordinator of student activities, said she retrieved sanitized bed sheets from Fort Robinson. The sheets are available to clubs for use in the bed sheet decorating contest for homecoming, and may be picked up at the front desk in the Student Center.

Sinn said some vintage cars, owned by community members, are available for clubs to use in the homecoming parade. To sign up to use the cars, club representatives should talk to Sinn.

Homecoming royalty will ride on a 100-year-old wagon pulled by a team of horses, Sinn said.

Senate nominated and then voted for its homecoming king and queen representatives.

Senate tapped Zitterkopf and Michelle Mahr, senate secretary, as its king and queen candidates out of six nominees.
Kristen Black, senior of Newton, Kan., was voted in as a senator for the school of B.E.A.M.S.S.

Christine Aye, CAB president, said that CAB would vote on the best alternative to free movie night at its meeting Tuesday.
Aye also said that homecoming packets, which were anticipated to be ready last Friday, would instead be available sometime early this week.

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