Senate Recap

Anthony Jadus
Senate Recorder

This past Thursday, Feb. 6th, 2014, Student Senate had a pretty short meeting due to cancellations and multiple weather delays. To start off the meeting, as well as the motioning, Justin Stoner and Trista Davidek were inducted as new members into the Senate.

The Student Senate meets every Thursday in the SMC.
The Student Senate meets every Thursday in the SMC.

Senate’s second motion was in regards to changes in the bylaws. The changes concerned organizations on probation, who under the new rules, now have a simple form and process for probation removal.
The funding for our school next year will remain flat, meaning that while we will not receive any additional funding, we won’t be losing any either. This won’t help with our deficit however, as we will still be in debt. That being said, there will be plans to overcome this soon. Hopefully, the tuition will not be increasing, but as of now, this is a possibility.
Aaron Funck won Senator of the month for January.
Town Hall meetings will be held in the SMC Atrium on Tuesday, Feb. 25th, around 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 27th, Senate will be meeting at 6:00 p.m., and afterwards, we will be attending the opening night of the show. This will allow for us to reach out to other organizations and support our fellow students!
Any faculty interested in an advisor position, please contact one of us and express an interest to us! We would love to have more faculty involvement and input in the organization.
Library concerns were discussed. The first topic was in regards to having the library remain open 24 hours a day to students, but sadly this won’t happen until the fall semester. This is because we need another contractor to get more electrical work done.
The new printers in the library will now have to be fixed by their respective company, RICOH, and it will take around 24 hours to get them fixed. If things don’t work, the tech department may need to become more involved, or we will push to have a better system in place.
Lastly, a truck struck the outdoor book drop, so that will be out of service for some time.
80 financial applications were submitted this year from organizations across campus, so finance committee will have their hands full as always this year.
Al Sharpton will be coming to campus to speak next Wednesday in the Winter Center at 7:30 p.m.
And finally, Stuff-A-Plush was postponed until a later date, so look for more updates to come regarding that, and our basketball teams have some big games coming up, so come out and support your school and students.
That is all for this week, so look to next week for the newest report.