Senate favors more fitness options in dorms

Senate allocated money for renovations to the dorms’ exercise equipment and discussed amendments to the constitution at the meeting Monday.

Senate allocated $33,000 for renovations to the fitness equipment in the residence halls.  Prior to the allocation, Dr. Rhine, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Services, said there was $172, 290 available in the student activity fee reserve account

T. J. Thomson, treasurer, said that Senate has $13,018 in un-allocated funds in its combined accounts.

The club MAPS was disbanded due to its members’ absences from CAB meetings, so the club’s funds, $1,000, were returned to Senate.

Senate allocated $100 for refreshments at the club budget hearings.

Clubs’ budget hearings are scheduled for March 15 and 16, if the clubs requested more than $1,000, and March 22 and 23, if the clubs requested less than $1,000. Budget appeals are April 5.

The executive board and senators read and approved the new amendments to the Senate constitution. They discussed whether all amendments should be included on the ballots during Senate elections, regardless of their importance and length.

Faculty Adviser, Susan Schaeffer, said that Robert’s Rules of Order only state that changes to the constitution should be clear. President Morgan Nelson said that Senate should be consistent about listing amendments on ballots.

The decision on whether to include all amendments on ballots was tabled till the next Senate meeting.

For senatorial reports, Joe Reedy, senator of B.E.A.M.S.S., said the college library has acquired access to more online scientific articles through Ebsco.

Tiffani Roelle, junior senator of liberal arts, said the Time Capsule Committee will host a dedication for the capsule April 19 at the flag plaza. The committee is still deciding what items will go in the capsule.

Marlee Waugh, senator of liberal arts, said that IT is still working on single password sign-in for CSC students.

Luke Wright, CAB president, said that 156 people attended CAB’s free bowling event last Saturday. Other upcoming events include a free movie night on February 19 and a career fair next week, with a “dress for success” presentation and fashion show on Wednesday. The actual career fair is Thursday; 19 businesses will be participating.

Laure Sinn, coordinator of student activities, said the Sandoz Center is hosting a presentation on Wild Bill and Mardi Gras at 7:30 p.m., Friday in the Sandoz Center. The event is free.

Riley Machal, student trustee, said that applications for the new student trustee are due noon, Feb. 24, to Kathy Mason’s office in Crites. Applications are available at the information desk in the Student Center.

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