Meeting: 17 September 2013

Hello everyone! Here’s how our meeting tonight went:

We decided to change Senate’s meeting time back to 5:30pm on Tuesday evenings.

An update on the NY Times subscription – after seeking funding from the Student Life office we will continue our efforts by bringing the issue to the Library for financial support in order to bring the NY Times back to campus. 

Some updates have been made to the Funds Request form; the updated document can be found under the “Documents/Forms” tab on the Student Senate website. This revised document should promote more responsible use of Senate’s funds and will address some concerns that were brought about at the end of last year. 

The three event ideas that were proposed by the student leaders of our campus at the Encampment meeting in August were presented to Senate today; these are: (1) a skit night in Gano for all campus organizations, (2) a potluck style tailgate party at a future football game, and (3) a bowling night for Jewell students. Next week Senate will vote on which idea we will fund and help to facilitate. 


Committee chairs for the year were announced tonight, each committee will be chaired by the senator(s) indicated below:

Student Life (Chelsea Taff & Clay Shaffstall): first order of business is to pursue various safety updates around campus; these projects include the following: a sidewalk up from the Sahara to the upperclassmen triangle, fixing various burnt our street lights (including those in the parking lot of the Sorority Complex, and a blue emergency pole on the walkway by Grand River Chapel. 

Kansas City & Liberty Community (Tyler Stevens): will be looking into promoting upcoming Liberty events and spreading the word about the various student discounts available around town. 

Sustainability (Megan Wilson): looking into establishing better means of glass recycling on campus

Spirit (Brennan Canuteson): better publicizing of campus athletics schedule

Housing (Will Bergman): initial projects of interest include getting those cool water fountains that we have in PLC with the water bottle filler installed in each dorm, getting paper towel dispensers in the dorms that do not already have them, and looking into laying a side walk to connect Fraternity Circle and the baseball stadium parking lot to the rest of campus.

Communications (Spencer Allen): here to communicate with you and advertise for your events – will be seeking more effective lines of communication this year.

We are excited to finally get our work started for year and are looking forward to supporting you this year!