Student senate holds second meeting of the school year

On Sept. 27, the Shippensburg University Student Senate held its second meeting of the school year. The majority of the meeting was directed toward the various committee reports.

The treasurer of the Student Senate, Isabel Scott, had several motions addressed regarding the budget and finance committee.

The Senate agreed unanimously on the additional allocation of funds to the women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team. This would allow the team to compete in the fall tournaments.

The Senate also approved the additional allocation of funds for SUTV. The funds will be used for them to attend the local Emmy awards ceremony.

Scott’s final motion was on the additional allocation of funds to the Activities Program Board. The motion is intended to help improve the student activities at SU.

The vice president of Student Senate, Jean Martinez, had two motions passed unanimously at the meeting.

The first was the approval of recognition of the Red Sea, a group of SU students who attend and cheer on many of the SU athletic teams.

The second motion that was passed was the merging of PRSSA and SUPR. The merger took place on the basis that the organizations are striving for the same purpose.

Sen. Dylan Bensinger, who represents the Food Service Committee, addressed several issues.
“We addressed service at Grill Nation, which we hope will be improving,” Bensinger said. “We checked on the progression, and Papa John’s is going very well. As well as possible marketing techniques for Freshens to better introduce Freshens to freshmen who do not know it exists.”

Sen. Sarah Maize said, “Librarians are looking for more student input on problems that we may have, or if things are difficult to find in the library or on [its] website. So if anybody has any ideas, you can contact me about that, and I will let them know.”

Near the conclusion of the meeting, the Red Sea was awarded a certificate by the Student Association for being the Outstanding Member of the Month.

The Senate recognized the group’s dedication toward school spirit and the organization as a whole. Student Senate President Ethan Goldbach also had an issue to address.

“Dr. [Johnson] Coyle, who has served as the Director of Health Services for 10 years now — his contract will be ending in January,” Goldbach said. “We will not be renewing Dr. Coyle’s contract.
Instead, when the next semester begins, we will have a new doctor —Dr. Peterson– [who] will be the new director of Health Services for our university.”

The Student Senate will have its next meeting on Oct. 9, in CUB 119. All meetings are open to the public and students are encouraged to attend.

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