Student Senate to plan for next year’s budget 

Luis Martinez, Administration Editor

The Student Senate will hear an update Wednesday from the Apportionment Board regarding its budget for next year.

During the board’s March 26 meeting, it cut $3,835 from the senate’s proposed budget of $42,035, leaving the senate with a total of $38,200.

The senate will review how it will budget for next year based on the board’s decision.

Reginald Thedford, the student body president, said executive members of the senate come up with a budget to propose to the board.

“We will be hearing from the Apportionment Board about if our budget was approved or if there needs to be some cuts,” Thedford said. “The executive members get together to go over the budget, and then it’s sent to Apportionment Board.”

Thedford said the board members look over the budget, and depending on how much money the university has, they will approve the budget or make cuts to it if necessary.

Also on the agenda is the upcoming Student Action Team trip to Springfield in two weeks.

“We will be getting an update on the Student Action Team’s trip to Springfield,” Thedford said. “We will look at how many applications we have and how many students we can send.”

Thedford will also be giving an update on the “It’s On Us” campaign, since April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Thedford said the senate would also talk about the spring student government elections. Applications for student government positions are due by April 1.

The senate will also talk about the distinguished faculty member award, as well as the last Prowl event of the year, “Picnic with the Prez,” on April 29.

The event will be President Bill Perry’s last Prowl event before he vacates the presidency at the end of the academic year.

The Student Senate will be meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the Arcola-Tuscola Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Luis Martinez can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].