Three RSOs allocated funds, Psi Chi recognized

Clarion, Pa.- Three student organizations are able to continue with trip and activity planning after being granted funds at Student Senate’s meeting Monday, Nov. 10.

The University Activities Board was approved funding amounting to $20,000.

According to Campus Fest chairman Maggie Abrams, the funds will help in acquiring bigger acts for the spring CampusFest event.

“Since the Tippin renovations have been pushed off and the fall CampusFest was cancelled, we hope to pull off a big show, make it a big top- off event since once the gym starts renovation, it’ll be hard to plan a show there,” said Abrams.

She continued, “After student polling, we have determined what kind of show they want and would like to see, but in order to pull it off, we will need more funding.”

PanHellenic Council was granted around $1,200 to help with purchasing a new computer for its organization. President Catlynn Fleming addressed Senate. Fleming stated, “We used to have two computers in the office, but then one broke down.”

She said 12 members are using the one computer that is working in the office.

“Next year,” she said, “by national guidelines, we will have to switch over to a new system where everything is pretty much online. We need a computer that is online-safe and has protective hardware because we will be entering some very personal data online.”

Clarion Council for Social Studies was the third organization to be granted funds at Monday’s meeting. The organization was granted $1,000 to help fund a trip to a national social studies education conference in Boston.

Member Angela Summers represented the group, stating, “We will be the only representing college from Pennsylvania at the conference. While we are there, we will be networking with international professors and other representatives. We will explore topics in social studies education as well as network for future job opportunities.”

In other business, Psi Chi, the Honors Society in Psychology, was granted re-recognition by Senate. Vice president Makayla Dusch said Psi Chi had to simply update their by-laws.

Tech Floor member, Andrea Olson, sought to appeal funding that Senate had previously denied. The 65 member group had requested $5,000 to purchase computer parts in order to build their own computers and replace the outdated computers in their Nair office.

The discussion was tabled for the Nov. 17 meeting in order for Senate members to discuss the topic.

To conclude the meeting, Senate approved the resignation letter of freshman Senator Terrell Fields, who had filled a vacant chair in late September.

Student Senate meetings are held every Monday in 246 Gemmell at 7:30 p.m. All meetings are open to students, staff and the local community.

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