HELLO BSU STUDENTS! I hope you all had an excellent, relaxing break. I know I did!
Student Senate kicked off second semester with our first meeting this Wednesday 1/11/12. A lot of good things came up right away which is exciting for us because it gives all of us senators plenty of things to work on to hit the ground running.
First we heard from Ryan Montgomery, Assistant Coach for our BSU Men’s Basketball team. He asked the Senate for feedback on how to increase attendance at men’s basketball games since this season so far they are 11-3 and ranked #4 in the NCIS. We gave him a number of promotional ideas and told him that we as a Senate would do what we could to promote games as well, in fact, there is a HOME GAME TONIGHT! Our BSU Men’s Basketball team is playing at home against #3 ranked St. Cloud State. Admission is FREE for students, so if you like attending BSU Athletics I encourage you to attend tonight at 8:00 PM! and support our Beaver Basketball team! To see a full list of men’s games for the rest of the season, follow this link: http://www.bsubeavers.com/mbasketball/schedule/134/
We had a first reading of SB 12-06 which is a bill that has been motioned by Senator Davison that addresses the implementation of the Collegiate Readership program. You may have noticed the two week trial run of this program where there were free Newspapers for students towards the end of first semester. In order to make this program a permanent resource for students, a fee of $4/student per semester must be put into place for funding. Senator Davison proposed a fee of $5, and suggests that the extra $1 will go to help fund the Northern Student magazine. Senator Horien is seconding this bill, and a second reading/discussion will take place next Wednesday January 18th at the Student Senate meeting. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CONCERNS, OR SUGGESTIONS REGARDING THIS BILL, PLEASE CONTACT STUDENT SENATE OR ATTEND NEXT WEEK’S MEETING AND MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD. You can stop by the Student Senate office at any time and talk to a senator! We are located in the Upper Hobson Union just down the hall from the Front Desk.
As always, we encourage any and all students to attend our Student Senate meetings Wednesdays at 4:00 pm. We are typically in the Crying Wolf Room, but due to some scheduling conflicts this semester, many of our meetings will be held in other meeting rooms such as the Ozawindib Room or the Gathering Room in the AIRC. Student Senate will make sure the meeting place is communicated before each meeting so stay tuned!!
We are the official voice of the students and we are here to represent YOU! Use us as a way to connect with administration and address ANY concerns you have!
—Until next time…do whatever you can to stay warm and not slip on the ice! :)—
-Co-Chair Cooper (University Affairs)