Approval of funds tabled

Clarion University’s Student Senate held its weekly meeting Monday, March 21 in Gemmell 246 at 7:30 p.m. with this week’s agenda set to cover votes regarding the approval of club funds.

Advisor Shawn Hoke opened the meeting with the announcement that Ernie the Eagle moved on to round two of the Mascot Madness competition, which means he will be facing off against Rocky from Slippery Rock University this week.

Round two voting began Wednesday at 9 a.m. The idea of voting through Facebook was overwhelmingly favored over the current Twitter voting system.

President Boxley reported on an event that took place March 23 where students were encouraged to register to vote and to participate in the upcoming elections. Boxley also reminded the senators that they will be participating in the Relay for Life event April 15 and 16.

Upcoming Reinhard Awards were also announced to take place April 20 in Gemmell’s Multi-Purpose Room. The Campus Safety, Health and Environmental Concerns committee is working toward finalizing dates for the Spring Safety Walk. The website management committee announced the Spirit Contest event that is going on Thursday, March 24 at 8 p.m.

Treasurer Dylan Rea moved to allocate money for Students for Life and Model United Nations, but due to a lack of organization attendees, both movements were tabled.

However, $412.86 was allocated to the Athletic Training club for reimbursement for attendance at the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association conference. Before the meeting, vice president of the Athletic Training Club, Megan Anderson, said, “Unfortunately, I am in here to try and get the money for our supplemental request, and we submitted it too late, so we are trying to do a reimbursement now.”

Anderson also stressed on the important networking and skills that they acquired from the conference. The vote was unanimously in favor of the reimbursement for the Athletic Training Club.

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