SUUSA Senate Meeting 11/12

During the weekly senate meeting on Nov. 12, the Southern Utah Student Association announced many events that will take place throughout the next few weeks. Though finals are upon us and the semester is coming to a close, the fun hasn’t ended yet for the T-Birds as many events are still underway. 

The Explore and Prepare Event took place on Nov. 13 from 6-8 p.m. in the Ballroom. This was an opportunity for students to get career information, job interview tips, and resume help.

Disability Week begins Mon., Nov. 18 with a Yoga and Breathing Class in the Starlight Room of the Student Center at 2 p.m. Then on Tues., Nov. 19, the movie “The Soloist” will be screened at 3 p.m. in the Sterling Church Auditorium. To end the week, there will be a Conversation Panel on Fri., Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. in the Leavitt Center.

A question addressed at the senate meeting was whether the AFEC building should portray student artwork, and how SUUSA should be distributing finances to clubs. 

Colby Meline, president of the Philosophy Club, joined SUUSA for the senate meeting and expressed his desire to be funded for a Philosophy conference next year. Originally, the Finance Committee was planning to turn down the request as they didn’t feel it was necessary to distribute a large amount of student fees toward one club. 

Once discussed, they concluded that SUUSA will help out with what they can, and Meline could re-submit a finance request that would better suit SUUSA’s budget.

“It’s really cool to be able to know what is going on and participate in figuring out the best ways to help students,” said Kaylee Gerlach, the student senator for the College of Education and Human Development. “We give out funding to students as a way to help them achieve their goals, have fun, and be successful in their clubs.” 

SUUSA also plans to make travel videos for campus clubs. These videos will show club presidents and members how to fill out club travel request forms. SUUSA also announced that they have found two more attorneys to participate in the Legal Counsel Series that will begin at the start of the new year. 

SUUSA’s purpose is to aid students in being successful, and the weekly senate meetings are extremely important in achieving that goal. You can find the meetings live-streamed on the SUUSA Facebook page every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.

Story by: Kylee Shaffer 
Photo courtesy of: Kylee Shaffer