Student Senate allocated $1,100 and swore in four new members at it’s meeting Monday night.
The Senate approved Treasurer Ashley Swanson’s request for a $100 allocation for Family Day refreshments. Senate also approved Swanson’s request of $1,000 for “Tailgate with the Teams,” a party on Sept. 20. Reba Jackson, senator at large, said that the tailgate party is still in the works, but instead of Thursday’s Late Night, The Pit will be co-sponsoring a tailgate party starting at 6 p.m., Sept. 20. The party will be open to students and athletes and will feature be hot dogs and burgers.
“We want to get the support behind the athletics again,” Jackson said.
Heather Wing, chief justice, said that residence hall elections ended Thursday. Students elected Kaitlin Macke as the Brooks Hall representative; Molly Wedan as the High Rise representative; Nate Jones as the Kent Hall representative; and Jake Almanrode as the Edna Hall representative. Wing said that Senate is still looking for a representative for Andrews Hall, and asked that anyone who was interested contact Student Senate.
Nelson said that Chadron State was the only college that saw a positive enrollment rate this year, up by 3.26 percent.
James Bahensky, president, said he, with Vice President T.J. Thomson, submitted a letter to the board asking about procedures for club finances in light of the recently amended Board Policy 3300.
Bahensky said they should have more information for Senate in the near future.
Morgan Nelson, student trustee, said that the board of trustees meeting was successful. Nelson said that Chadron State was the only college that saw a positive enrollment rate this year, up by 3.26 percent. Nelson said that the schools all have a bit of “friendly competition,” so it is good to see the positive enrollment.
Aaron Prestwich, interim executive director of student life, said that there would be a conference call Wednesday concerning Board Policy 3300, which outlines how clubs handle fundraising funds. These funds can no longer be stored in the foundation account, and will have to be held off campus. According to Prestwich, advisers cannot have the account in their name, which is one of the main concerns.
Thomson asked if Prestwich would have a written transcript of the conference call made. Prestwich said that even if there were not a written transcript, he would be relaying the information to Student Senate at the next meeting.
Spike Jordan, senator at large, reported on the past two academic review committee meetings, which were on Aug. 28 and Sept. 4, saying that they are currently trying to help transition from the general studies program to the new essential studies program. The committee discussed how many credits would be accepted from other schools for transfer students. Currently it stands at 66 credit hours.
Jordan also brought up the class College 191 which includes learning basic skills for college students to help them understand how to process information.
Sarah Polak, Mari Sandoz Center director, came to speak to Senate regarding feedback on what exhibits students would like to see at the center in the coming year.