General curricula set to change

Clarion, Pa.- Changes to the general education curriculum and upcoming campus events including the Reinhard Awards and Relay for Life topped discussion at the April 11 meeting of the Student Senate.

Student senators discussed faculty senate proposals that outlined numerous revisions to the general education program by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study, along with potential changes within the athletic department. The criminal activity disclosure process for student-athletes has been altered, and changes to the student-athlete handbook were discussed as well.

Clarion Student Association Manager Shelly Wilson reported that registered student organizations used approximately 66.5 percent of their allocated budgets for the academic year, a significant increase from the 2014-2015 year.

It was also reported that the university has held its final “spirit contest” of the school year, and that a winner had been selected and will be announced as soon as next week.

Relay for Life is an annual cancer awareness event and will be held in the student recreation center from 8 a.m. on Friday, April 16 to 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 17 in the Recreation Center.  The event’s theme is “Lights, Camera, Relay!” Participating clubs will be dressing in costumes related to their favorite movies.

The Reinhard Awards is an annual awards ceremony that honors students, faculty and RSOs for contributing significantly and meaningfully to the Clarion community. The ceremony will be held in the Gemmell Multi-Purpose Room on Wednesday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m.

The deadline to apply for a Student Senate position for the upcoming fall semester was April 12. Applications may be available for a special election if a seat becomes vacant.

Student Senate meets every Monday at 7:30 p.m. in Gemmell 246. These meetings are open to the public.

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