Senate to host public forum, allocate $1,500 for Bowling Night

At the beginning of the meeting, Senate had $116,268.61 in unallocated funds.

There will be an open forum for students to discuss the leadership conference that will come to Chadron on Nov. 12 at 4 p.m., Thursday in the Student Center.

Senate allocated no more than $1,500 to CAB for Free Bowling Night in November. CAB will be coming to Senate in two weeks to ask for an allocation of no more than $2,000 for the nest Free Movie Night.

Student Senate needs a senator to be on the Educational Technology Committee and two senators for the Essential Studies Committee. The Policy Committee is being organized and will meet to discuss policies for the constitution and things that happen over the summer.

Project Strive is working on getting boxes in all the buildings on campus and posters to advertise the recycling program. They are also asking the Resident Directors to email all their residents so students are aware of the boxes. There are certain things that cannot be sent to TerraCycle. For example, plastic bottles cannot be sent there so they will be sent to Keep Chadron Beautiful.

The advisers told the senators to remind their constituents to get to know their advisers and sign up for next semester’s classes.

Green said that Marc Mero’s presentation Sunday had a great turnout with about 200 people attending the event. He said that there was a good message for students and it was a good thing to allocate money to. The senators were reminded to make time to go to the speakers and events on campus because their attendance will encourage other students to attend.

Student Senate President Katrina Hurley said she will be having a conference call this week to potentially get Uber Cars in Chadron. These cars are basically taxi services that hire students to drive them. The drivers will have background checks done on them for safety reasons. Although this service can be used for many different situations, Chadron will be focusing on using this service to prevent drunk driving. There is an app available to download on smartphones to communicate with the drivers and give them your location to pick you up and the payment can be taken from a debit or credit card.

Nathaniel Jones, vice president of finance, asked the senators to remind their constituents that firearms are not allowed on campus at all, but the Chadron Police Department has free storage for them. The guns will be available to check out at any time of the day. Coy Clark, chief justice, added students should call ahead when you want to check in the firearms. He said if the firearms are found on campus, it is considered a felony and you can serve up to five years in jail.

Senate advisers also commented on The Eagle’s recent editorial and asked senators if they had a complaint with the Senate advisers.

Tate Jensen, senator at large, said he doesn’t see a problem with the advisers.

Due to midterm break, there will not be a Senate meeting next week.

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