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Jerry Clark

May 1, 2008

Senate monopolizes meeting with awards

Awards were given out during Tuesday’s Student Senate meeting, with the Hard Worker Award going to Legislative Affairs Chair Craig Witte. He was given the award for his “hard stance on wide issues as committee member,” Ben Plunkett said as he presented the award. Several other awards were given out after the meeting. The Senator […]

April 24, 2008

Continued debate on Senate budget recommendations

For the fourth consecutive week, Student Senate engaged in debate over LDPB’s Student Segregated Fee Allocation Recommendation at Tuesday’s Senate meeting. Two separate points were in contention. First was whether the budget recommendation should be voted on immediately, or if voting should be held for further review during the next week. “The Issue of Greek […]

April 17, 2008

Speakers, student involvement highlighted at event

“Today is a day that we come together … as a campus to identify and recognize those individuals who have contributed so much to making UWRF a more welcoming and inclusive environment,” Multicultural Services Adviser Linda Alvarez said. Alvarez was one of the speakers at the fifth annual Diversity Awards Banquet held Wednesday. “Creating a […]

April 17, 2008

Senate debates future of computing at UWRF

Members of the Student Senate posed a number of questions to Information and Instructional Technology Council [IITC] Chair Hossien Najafi and IITC Vice-Chair Lisa Wheeler at Tuesday’s Senate meeting. Senate debated on whether or not to mandate the IITC to appoint a task force to develop an implementation strategy such that UWRF becomes a Wireless-Portable-Computing […]

April 10, 2008

Greeks oppose Senate budget approval

A heated debate regarding funding for Greek organizations took the foreground at Tuesday’s Senate meeting. Students showed up for the meeting early in an attempt to pack the meeting. Thirty-eight students, including 29 members of the Greek community, united to address the Senate. Students in the Greek community felt the Greeks had been treated unfairly […]

March 27, 2008

Student Senate debates funding for diversity awards

Funding for the upcoming 2008 Diversity Awards Banquet was widely debated at Tuesday’s Student Senate meeting. Senator Matt Dale opened the discussion. “[Student Senate] really appreciates that you tried to keep costs down this year,” Dale said. “I personally feel that this motion has taken it too far with cost-cutting.” Dale was not alone in […]

March 13, 2008

Senate approves military minor

Student Senate gave its unanimous support to the new military leadership minor on Tuesday night. Guest speaker Lt. Col. Scott Bolstad, director of ROTC at UW-Stout and military science professor at UW-River Falls, opened the Senate meeting with a presentation concerning the details of the new military leadership minor. The minor will encompass fields in […]

March 6, 2008

Senate approves student fee increase for HHP, Ramer Field

Student Senate met Tuesday to decide whether to approve student fee increases to fund renovation of both Karges Hall and Ramer Field. The meeting opened with guest speakers Shannon Zweifel and Connor Graves presenting a strong case for the renovation of Ramer Field.  “Ramer Field has not been touched since 1967,” said Zwiefel. Included in […]

February 27, 2008

Budget concerns motivate high turnout at Senate meeting

Tuesday’s Student Senate meeting comprised the largest student turnout of the semester.  In attendance were 22 members of the student body. High turnout was in response to an e-mail sent out by President Derek Brandt.  He requested student presence and opinion concerning, primarily, two issues. First, increasing the student contribution towards the total cost of […]

February 21, 2008

Senate discusses United Council, student committees

Tuesday’s Student Senate meeting was launched with a presentation by United Council of UW Students Executive Director Nicole Juan and Multicultural Issues director Shaltreese McCoy.  United Council is a primarily student-run organization designed to lobby the Wisconsin Legislature. United Council focuses on issues such as tuition, financial aid, and multicultural/campus climate issues, and also provides […]

February 14, 2008

Student Senate discusses small staff, upcoming elections

The majority of the Student Senate meeting was spent discussing both the Senate election process and many of the Senate committees being short-staffed. The primary point of discussion regarding the Senate elections was how to conduct the polling process, with on-line returns in the last two years declining from around 300 votes to just over […]

February 7, 2008

Student Senate meeting short, sweet, to the point

The Feb. 5 Student Senate meeting opened at the usual time of 7 p.m. in the Willow River Room of the University Center,  with a number of members not in attendance. They were purportedly at the “Super Tuesday” happenings in Minnesota. The Senate quickly moved on to addressing issues concerning Senate committees needing to be […]