Senate members concluded the discussion about amendments to the constitution and discussed the new general studies program at their meeting on Monday.
President Morgan Nelson said that she and Jacob Rissler, senator-at-large are going to an AIPAC (American Israeli Public Affairs Committee) conference in Washington D.C. over midterm break.
Treasurer T.J. Thomson said that the deadline for clubs to sign up for budget hearings and submit their packets was Feb. 23. Out of the nearly 45 clubs on campus, around 33 have signed up for hearings and submitted their packets, Thomson said.
There is $12,918 in Senate’s combined accounts, Thomson said.
Tiffani Roelle, junior senator of liberal arts, reported on the time capsule committee and the academic review committee. The time capsule committee is working to get a plaque and landmark for the location of the capsule. Roelle said that Dale Grant, vice president for administration and finance, was providing the funds for these items, so the committee wouldn’t need any funds from Senate. There will be a display case of the time capsule items in the Student Center April 13-19, Roelle said.
The academic review committee is still forming the essential learning program, which will replace the current general studies program, Roelle said.
Luke Wright, CAB president, said that approximately 200 people attended the career fair last week. Only 45 students, out of the 100 who bought tickets, attended the dining etiquette presentation.
Wright said CAB has gotten the Hunger Games movie in the theater early for a special showing for CAB’s free movie night event.
Riley Machal, student trustee, said that the student trustee committee has picked a candidate for the new student trustee. They will pass their vote on to Janie Park. Park will review it and inform the System Office, who will also review it and pass the vote on to the governor, who will appoint the new student trustee.
Laure Sinn, coordinator of Student Activities, requested $3,000 for the Office of Student Activities. She said that the office’s funds were depleted by the college’s centennial events. Nelson said an executive session would meet at the next Senate meeting to discuss Sinn’s request.
The next Senate meeting is March 12.