Student Senate discusses semester plans, committees

Amanda Betts – News Editor

CLARION, Pa. -The Clarion University Student Senate convened this past Monday for a brief meeting.

While the Senate has not yet received the calculated balances of the funds they will receive for the 2017-2018 year, Treasurer Katherine McCann is expecting them within the next few weeks.

This upcoming Saturday and Sunday, the Senate will be partaking in a retreat during which committees and general Senate members will discuss plans for the semester.  President Welsh is “excited to spend time together and figure out what we want to do.”

Quentin Claypool was moved to the position of Community Relations Chair, having served in the position last semester.  Former Student Senate President Devon Vallies took over the position for the fall 2017 semester, but felt that given his other responsibilities, Claypool would be better equipped to finish out the semester.

Contributed Photo/ the Clarion Call
President Katie Welsh (far left) leads the Clarion University Student Senate in plans for weekend retreat as well as focus for fall semester planning.

Members of on-campus organizations should submit their re-registration to Cu Connect by Sept. 29. After the deadline, clubs will not be able to receive funds from the Senate if they are not registered.

Beginning Monday, Student Senate will be participating in the Good Neighbor Program, during which the university invites students and community members to join together and learn what it means to be a “good neighbor.”  Senate members will be talking to businesses along Main Street Tuesday and the following day will be visiting off-campus housing properties along Grand Avenue and others.  There will also be tables set up in Gemmell and Eagle Commons to further educate students on what values the university would like to teach through the program.

Next week’s meeting will be held Monday Sept. 25 in Gemmell 246 at 7:30 p.m.  Students who wish to receive money for their organizations should feel free to come to the meetings and present their requests formally.

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