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Senate discusses topics and proposals

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November 14, 2013

Several riveting proposals and events have come forward in Student Senate this week.

One such event is the UW System Student Representatives meeting which is being held at UW-Oshkosh. Legislatives Affairs Director Matthew Shutey will be representing UW-River Falls, along with Nick Vanden Heuvel, Daniel Raiter and Senate Vice President Anthony Sumnicht.

Sumnicht also represents UWRF as the UW System Student Representatives Chair. A few topics up for discussion at UW System Student Representatives agenda are Student Representatives Legislative Priorities Summary, which includes information about various issues regarding the UW System. They will also be discussing the Affordable Care Act and what impact that will have on the various UW System Campuses and how that will change current student healthcare services.

On a local note, the Recreation and Sport Facilities Committee is working with Allocable Fee and Appropriations Board (AFAB) to create a new club sport budget process to address a declining funds and inefficiencies in the current process for existing club sport teams. If you have a good idea or possess a unique insight, AFAB would love to hear from you at a meeting or in person.

Contact information and meeting times can be found on Senate’s OrgSync page. If you would like to learn more about how to better utilize OrgSync please feel free to contact any student senator, or Anna Hunter in Student Life.

On the lighter side of things, Senate is holding its second annual Meet the Senate event held at the Ann Lydecker Center. Little Ceasers, Subway and Buffalo Wild Wings, to name a few, will be provided to all that attend.

Afraid it may be too cold to walk all the way to the Lydecker Center? Don’t worry, we have arranged a shuttle to pick any student who wants to attend. A shuttle will leave at approximately 4:30 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 15, and will make as many trips as necessary.

Additionally, everyone who attends Meet the Senate event, will be chauffeured to the Phillip Phillips concert and receive VIP entry, courtesy of Student Life. The Phillips concert will begin at approximately 8 p.m., with transportation leaving at 7 p.m., from the Ann Lydecker Center. We hope to see you there.

Matthew Hobbs is a student at UW-River Falls.