Senate approves The Big Event budget

Senate approved the budget for The Big Event. The cost was broken down into several categories which include: $750 for Advertising, $1,291.00 for the White-Out event, $250 for Printing Costs, $7,237.50 for “Day of” Costs, and $650 in miscellaneous fees. The total cost of this years The Big Event comes to $10,178.55.
With little to no feedback on the Facebook page regarding the subject, Senate is looking for another way to do open forums to get a response from students.
Senate has a current budget of $34,760.50 in unallocated funds.
“We are working on getting everything set in stone, so we are ready for budget season in the spring,” said Vice President of Finance Lukas Klueber.
AFB, the committee responsible for allotting the money that students pay each year in activities fees, to fund many of the clubs on campus, is now up and running.
“We are going to be sending out a thing that discusses AFB in general, to clubs soon,” said Klueber. “It will be called Allocation Information, and it will answer six, or seven frequently asked questions about money, and how it works.”
In wake of the death of a student from Peru State College, Kaelia Nelson, 21 of Hemingford, who was crowned Miss Chadron 2018, President Carly Slaght addressed the subject of suicide awareness and mental health.
“I just want to ask you guys to please be on alert, and to learn the symptoms, and make sure that you are spreading the message of suicide prevention,” said Slaght. “We do have several counselors on campus, and I posted on our Facebook page, the email address, and their contact information. It is really important to keep the conversation going, so that students know that there are many places on campus to get help.”
In another matter, 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 Spring Daze committee is contacting bands, and continually seeking recommendations for other entertainment.

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