Senate allocates $1,750 for Homecoming, voting conference

Senate allocated $850 for Homecoming events and $900 for a voting conference Monday.
The Homecoming committee received a budget approval of $700 for Homecoming apparel—the crown, sashes, pins, jackets, and a scepter.
Senate allocated $150 for Wal-Mart gift cards to give away during Homecoming dress up days. First place winners each day will receive $20 and second place winners each day will receive $10. The dress up days are as follows: Monday—class color day, freshman-yellow, sophomore-green, junior-blue, senior-red, graduate students-purple, faculty-orange; Tuesday—superhero; Wednesday—Greek; Thursday—pajama; Friday—’80s and ‘90s.
Sen. Carly Slaght for the Homecoming committee said the parade has been rerouted to avoid road construction on Third Street. The parade will now go from campus to Fourth Street. The theme of the parade and for bedsheets is Eagle Days. The football game is the only thing that is white out themed. CAB Chair Molly O’Connell reminded senators that bedsheets are due to the Student Center by noon Friday and voting is from 4 p.m. Friday until noon Tuesday.
There will also be MC auditions for coronation at 8 p.m. today in the Student Senate office. Students are asked to bring their own piece to audition with.
Social Science club was approved $900 for a voting conference on Oct. 4. Last week, the Social Science Club requested $2,000 for the conference but that amount was an incorrect number. Senate corrected the requested allocation at an open forum last Thursday, Senate President Katrina Hurley said.
The idea is to have speakers come to discuss various topics about the upcoming election. The speakers are said to not campaign for any politician, but will just give information about each party and the voting process.
Denae Schilling and Betel Weldemeskel were approved as senators for Kent Hall and at large, respectively.
Chief Justice Samantha Merrill informed senators that Sen. Clayton Hinman has four unexcused absences so it is now up to senators to file for impeachment if that is how they plan to proceed.
To file for impeachment, senators have to get 10 signatures from senators and file it with Merrill.
Taylor Osmotherly, 21, senior of Crawford, came to senate to nominate Cory Martens, 21, junior of Newton, Kansas, as the new Platinum Eagle Award Committee chair.
Vice President of Finance Curtis Stevens was absent from Monday’s meeting so no finances report was stated.
Vice President Karson Langley said that she will be sending out a tentative agenda on Wednesdays and the final agenda between Friday and Sunday.
Hurley said that the recycling buckets will be out this week and she will have three senators sign up each week to empty the buckets.
Saturday, senators met to discuss more in-depth issues on campus. Hurley asked for feedback on that meeting and a few suggestions were to make sure Senate is punctual and are starting when they say they are scheduled to start. Student Trustee Coy Clark suggested if they have another meeting like this to make it an executive session to allow senators more freedom to talk. For more information on Saturday’s meeting, see related story on page 2.
Slaght is now the Campus Improvement Committee chair.
A company that does aqua-massages has contacted CAB. CAB will be looking into the company and possibly bringing them to campus in November.
Sen. Mikayla Gallagher asked if they will ever be bringing puppies to campus during finals week. Advisers mentioned that there is a board policy about pets on campus that prevents puppies from coming to campus.
Hurley said maybe they could bring them to the park across the street from the college.

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