Category: Student Senate

Senate discusses the future of Book Ends

Senate discusses the future of Book Ends

Student Senate debated ways to increase staff and faculty traffic flow to the coffee shop, Book Ends, in the library. At the meeting Monday night, Director of Food Services Tracy Shuck answered questions regarding, and spoke to Senate about Book Ends, saying that “student use of it not the issue,” but the lack of use by the faculty and staff. Each day, the coffee shop gets roughly 45 to 65 visitors, most of these visitors being students. Students can use their Eagle Bucks to purchase coffee, and snacks, but profit comes from the use of credit cards, or cash.

Coffee shop future still up for debate

Coffee shop future still up for debate

The future of the coffee shop in the library, Book Ends, continues to be a topic of debate. Some members of Senate including President Carly Slaght felt that Book Ends was quite costly, “not being used enough,” and presented some complaints regarding noise. Senate proposed ideas and alternatives, such as a barista could be hired on campus. Until the Student Senate comes to a verdict, however, Book Ends remains on the first floor of the Reta E. King Library. Student Senate discussed plans concerning future senators of the resident halls.

Senate allocates clubs’ recommended fall budget

Senate allocates clubs’ recommended fall budget

Senate allocated $215,840.93 to clubs for next semester’s budgets. The money for the clubs’ budgets will come from the Student Senate budget in the fall; any unallocated funds from this semester will roll over to next year’s budget.

Senate reveals campus AED packs are not compatible

Senate reveals campus AED packs are not compatible

Senate discussed purchasing new automated external defibrillators after a senator claimed the ones on campus are not compatible with the equipment on the Chadron ambulances at a meeting 5 p.m. Monday in the Student Center.

Senate allocates $2K

Senate allocates $2K

With Vice President Karson Langley gone for golf and Senate President Katrina Hurley gone to an AIPAC meeting in the District of Columbia, Student Senate Secretary Olivia Vester ran the Senate meeting, where $2,000 was allocated to bring an inspirational speaker to campus next semester.

Students discuss speaker allocation

Students discuss speaker allocation

Senate discussed bringing inspirational speaker Holly Hoffman, former “Survivor: Nicaragua” contestant, to campus next year at the open forum Thursday night.

Senate releases spring budget, allocates almost $50,000

Senate releases spring budget, allocates almost $50,000

Senate announced its budget with the spring semester numbers in, and allocated $48,863 of the $196,793.30 unallocated funds. Senate also amended bylaws for the Activity Fee Board, amid much discussion between senators.

Proposed bylaws rile up students at open forum

Proposed bylaws rile up students at open forum

A debate over possible Activity Fee Board bylaw changes broke out at the open forum 5 p.m. Thursday in the Student Center. Lots of student retaliation to the suggested bylaws lead the meeting to run more than an hour.