Student Senate

Student Senate discusses Homecoming, commissions and Orange Shirt Day

Bridget Kelley

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Monday’s meeting commenced a little late at 6:15 p.m., due to several senators’ participation in the Dear World storytelling event that is taking place in Davies throughout the week.

There was a motion made to yield executive reports to the minutes. Senators that wished to share their reports were asked to share during the announcement portion.

University Activities Commission Director Brett Farmer made his report during the announcement portion.

He encouraged others to attend and participate in the Dear World event this week, gave updates regarding homecoming week and talked about the Varsity Night Live event.

Communications Director Yoshi Gaitan also made an announcement encouraging other senators to participate in the communication commission.

Finance Director Nick Johnson spoke to the Senate regarding the finance commission and noted that student organizations’ budgets are due this Friday, Oct. 1.

Chief of Staff Olivia Schenzel spoke to the Senate about a contact information sheet that was distributed to the body. She said senators should contact her regarding any edits they wish to be made.

Academic Affairs Director Elizabeth TenBarge said the academic affairs commission would not be meeting this week.

Maddie Loeffler, the Student Office of Sustainability Commission Director, said she was looking for two to three more voting members to sit on the SOS commission.

Intergovernmental Affairs Commission Director Bailey Carruthers noted that the fall community walkthrough is next week. 

This walkthrough is to raise concerns with administration and community leaders. She also shared information regarding the Ft. McCoy donation drive that was noted at last week’s meeting. This drive will go until Oct. 8.

Mengcha Moua, Equity in Student Matters Senate Director, said that ESM is not co-sponsoring a women’s rally this week, in deference to a later date. This is so an event can be better planned out. 

Moua also shared that this Thursday, Sept. 30, is Orange Shirt Day. He encourages all to wear orange to support the Indigenous and Native members of our community.

Parliamentarian Adler Kranich is hosting a parliamentary procedure workshop Friday for the members of the Senate from 3-4 p.m. This is an open meeting and new senators are encouraged to participate.

Information Technology Commission Director Brett Swanson shared that the McIntire Library’s digital studio open house walkthrough will be Oct. 14. The time will be announced at a later date. 

Swanson also spoke about the recent CampS update and encouraged any issues to be forwarded to Learning and Technology Services.

The meeting adjourned at 6:37 p.m. The Senate will reconvene at 6 p.m. next Monday, Oct. 4 in the Dakota Ballroom.


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