Student Senate gathered for a shorter meeting Monday and revised one of its constitutions.
T.J. Thomson, treasurer, reintroduced the newly revised Senate finance committee constitution that was presented to Senate at its March 28 meeting. Senate approved the changes. Club appeals are today. Seven clubs have requested appeals.
There is $11,832 in Senate’s combined accounts.
Nisha Durand, chief justice, said Student Senate elections are in three weeks. Petitions are due by 5 p.m., Friday.
Cressy Yeutter, Senator of E.H.P.C.P.S.W. and head of the College Affairs Committee, said Shellie Johns, conferencing coordinator, selects potential Galaxy Series events and brings them before CAB, who choose the final acts.
Yeutter also said the committee looked into vegetarian options for students at The Grille and the cafeteria. There are options for vegetarian students; if students want more options, they have to ask.
Jocelyn Utecht, senator of B.E.A.M.S.S. and Student Affairs Committee chair, said Dr. Hyer is enthusiastic about the changes to the library. He wants to see more faculty using the library, so meetings might be held there. Changes to the library include renovations to the coffee shop, an I.T. desk, new furniture, and outlets near the desks, according to Utecht. The committee also talked to Dr. Randy Rhine about having laundry fees included in housing fees.
Tiffani Roelle, senator of liberal arts, said that the time capsule committee had a meeting Wednesday. The committee purchased a titanium USB drive to store news articles and video clips of the college; the USB drive will go into the time capsule. Student interviews were conducted at the 20th Century Party last week. Faculty interviews will be conducted today. All of these interviews will also go in the time capsule.
Luke Wright, CAB president, said 298 students attended the 20th Century Party on March 29. And on Friday, the band “Monster in the Mirror” took first place in the PR Club’s Battle of the Bands competition.
Wright said CAB approved changes to its constitution and will begin nominations for the reduced number of executive officer positions at its Tuesday meeting. Morgan Nelson, Senate president, said Senate would wait to vote on the changes to CAB’s constitution because the revisions were not submitted by the deadline Senate set.
Senate approved “Amendment 2012-03,” which dealt with future constitutional amendments.
Senate discussed the renovations to the PAC’s floor. Nelson clarified that the Armstrong pool and the PAC renovations are two separate projects with separate funds. James Bahensky, vice president, said that Senate’s agenda included $50,000 that was returned to Senate’s account because Dr. Rhine only requested $50,000 for the PAC. The other $50,000 is coming from other sources.
Senate’s next meeting is set for 5 p.m., April 16. A community service project is planned to precede the meeting at 4 p.m. Senators will be helping Lucinda Mays.
Nelson said student senate elections are planned for 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., April 18-19.