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Senate encourages student involvement

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October 31, 2013

Student Senate continues to be actively filling open student positions available on committees. There are still around 100 student positions available on a variety of committees.

Some of the many student positions available are: Textbook Services Advisory committee, Student Health Advisory Committee, Student Life Advisory Committee, Differential Tuition Advisory Committee, and Inclusivity and Diversity Issues Committee. There are applications available on Senate’s OrgSync page under the forms tab labeled as student involvement application. Also, if any are interested, and have some questions regarding committees feel free to stop by the Senate office in the Involvement Center and any one of the senators would be happy to answer any questions.

During the Senate meeting a motion was discussed regarding the AFAB budget and reallocating funds for single event funding to last the rest of the semester. The amount requested was calculated by using the average of requests and the amounts requested to ensure there would be enough for the semester. An amount of $4,000 was requested to come from the University Reserve Account to be added to the Single Event Funds. The University Reserve Account contains funds which have been collected from past years of the Shared Governance Fee. The motion was sent back to the Allocable Fee Appropriations Board committee to be further reviewed.

Last Tuesday, Blake Herbison was approved by the Senate Executive board as the Public Relations Administrator. He was approved by the Senate and soon will begin working with Shared Governance and the Student Affairs and Academic Services committee on the Meet the Senate event.

The Meet the Senate event will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., on  Friday, Nov. 15. Join the senators for food, drink and a variety of other activities.

Students who attend the meet the Senate event will receive a VIP entrance option for attending the Phillip Phillips concert. The VIP entrance entitles the students to have first choice of seating before the general public enters.

For more information on how to get involved with committee’s on campus visit the Senate Orgsync page or the Senate office in the Involvement Center.

Brooke Frelich is a student at UW-River Falls.