The Big Event proposes budget to Senate

Representatives for The Big Event presented the budget for the sixth annual The Big Event, Monday at the Senate meeting. The cost was broken down into $750.00 for Advertising, $1,291.05 for White-Out, $250.00 for Printing Costs, $7,237.50 for Day of Costs, and $650.00 in Miscellaneous costs. The overall total comes to $10,178.55. The decision to approve th budget will take place at the next Senate meeting.
Senate has a current balance of $35,411.35 in unallocated funds. The AFB committee is filling its positions which include three senate members, three senators at large, and three members from CAB. With eight of the nine positions filled, AFB is looking for a senator to fill the last position.
“We are working on getting things up and running,” said Lukas Klueber, Vice Chair of Finance, “So, if you guys know any clubs that want to talk about money, tell them that AFB is up and running.”
Student Senate allocated $650.85 toward to the purchase of new polos for senators. Senate also allocated $80.00 toward the purchase of name tags.
“The name tags ended up being a little bit more expensive than I thought,” said President Carly Slaught. “The size that was wider was cheaper than the ones that we ended up getting, so we will need to allocate a little bit more money for that.”
The NSCS Student Leadership Conference with Wayne State College, will take place today and tomorrow. Leadership, Diversity, and Relationship speaker Joshua Fredenburg will present, and give advice on the topic of leadership resilience. There will be breakout sessions on Friday which CAB representatives are free to attend, but the conference itself is limited to student senators only.
Also at the meeting, three new senators, Shaniya DeNaieyer, 21, senior of Valentine, and Annie Hart, 21, senior of Loup City, and Chaona Radtke, 20, junior of Sidney were sworn in.
The Spring Daze Committee is contacting bands for Spring Daze, which should take place April 11-15.
“Our rough layout for this year is starting April 11,” said Vice President Johnathan Sayloune. “The plan is to set up a pep rally kind of event on that Wednesday, and then doing Mr. and Mrs. Spring Daze Thursday, having the club portion and activities on Friday. On Saturday, we will do the JDFR walk in the morning, and then we’ll have the main concert that evening. On Sunday, we will wrap it up with a Free Movie Night, like last year.”
Brain Health Advocate and Storyteller, Kevin Hines will speak on Nov 14, at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Hines, a Golden Gate Bridge (jumper) Survivor will tell his story in hopes to promote suicide awareness, and intrigue others to “love the life we have been given.”
The Freaky Food Pantry, a program to provide students who could not go home for midterm break with food had a turnout of 20 students.
“I’m happy to see that many students showed up,” said CAB chair Trista Schell, “It really shows there is a need for it, which I didn’t realize.”
The next two free movies nights are as follows: Nov .12, and Dec. 10. Students should continue to watch CAB’s Facebook, and Twitter pages for the release of the movie titles.
Sigma Tau Delta is having an annual Scream Slam, on Oct. 30, from 7-9 p.m., in the Bordeaux Room.
In another matter, Faculty Adviser Matthew Brust encouraged Student senate to remind other students to fill out the course evaluation.
“They are not just a waste of time,” said Brust, “We do take that feedback, and it is very important to us.”

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