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Senate faces busy week

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October 3, 2013

The UW-River Falls Student Senate held an election last week that was riddled with technical issues. Qualtrics, the web-based tool used for last week’s elections, dropped the ball by giving some students the ability to vote twice, some not able to access the voting system and some students did not get the email at all.

Based off of these issues, Fall Elections Commissioner Mohammad Battah has chosen to redo the elections using Orgsync to facilitate the voting. The Orgsync voting will begin at 12 a.m., this Sunday, Oct. 6, and this time everyone will get a fair chance at voting.

All students will receive an email with a link to Orgsync, and the election can be accessed through Orgsync itself under Senate’s page.

The results will be announced at the Senate meeting at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting. Senate is filling one at-large position and four first year representative positions.

At the end of this week UWRF will be welcoming representatives from 14 University of Wisconsin schools, and members of the UW System staff. The UW System Student Representatives Conference is being held at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, and at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, in the St. Croix room in the University Center. This meeting will be open to the public and will be discussing things that effect all University of Wisconsin Schools.

Each university in the UW System is given two voting representatives that are allowed to come to any UW System Student Representatives Conferences, and each school is allowed one vote on matters that effect all schools.

With homecoming just around the bend, Senate is excited to participate in the events. We will be joining in the parade as well as the football game festivities.

We will be handing out thunder sticks at the beginning of the game, so we can all cheer the Falcon football team to victory. Following, there will be smores and other assorted snacks at the amphitheater. So make sure to leave the game hungry and we will see you all on Oct. 12. Go Falcons!

Matt Shutey, a student at UW-River Falls, is the 2013-2014 legislative affairs director for Student Senate.