Student Senate to announce election results

Cassie Buchman and Analicia Haynes

The Student Senate will reveal the results of the senate elections at their meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Arcola-Tuscola room of the Union.

Shirmeen Ahmed, student body president, said 16 people ran for Senate this semester.

“There were only two people whose term didn’t end,” Ahmed said.

She said they will have the actual number of people who will be senators next week.

Maralea Negron, current Student Senate speaker, was nominated again for the position.

She was the only one nominated for the position.

At the meeting, two student senators will speak on her behalf, then she will make her own speech. After a discussion, everyone will vote.

Bryce Mullins, the chair for the student alumni relations committee said, “the (student) senate has been very productive this semester compared to years past.”

Mullins said because of Negron’s engaging attitude, the committee chairs were able to stay motivated and are currently working on many projects.

“It’s the same process as always,” Ahmed said. “I run the meeting for that part, so I’m excited.”

The meeting will be the longest of the semester.

“I hope it’s not too long,” Ahmed said.

Although it was supposed to be the last meeting of the semester, the Senate will meet next week to hear from the apportionment board about what to do with extra money.

The apportionment board met earlier in the week. Senators will also be sworn in at the meeting.

Besides the bylaw change 15-16-03 will be voted on at the meeting.

Bylaw 15-16-03 adds an amendment and addition to the bylaws that cover the powers and responsibilities of the student internal affairs committee.

The bylaw will eliminate the student government webmaster position. The internal affairs committee will maintain all social media sites for student government, and will update it with information about student government and their activities.

Ariannah Lambert, university enhancement chair, will present Resolution 15-16-03 which asks Student Government to “Adopt a Block” for one academic school year.

Lambert said it would be good to show that Student Government supports the Eastern community.

The resolution is intended to be beneficial for Student Government because it shows how active Student Government is with the community and with the school, Lambert said.

“It gives me a sense of accomplishment and I can imagine other students feel the same,” Lambert said.

Courtney Sage, the student vice-president for student affairs will be presenting the budget allocation proposal.

The money is to help fund the It’s On Us Campaign, the Prowlin’ with the Prez Series, and the adoption of OrgSync.

OrgSync is a website that creates a community between students and registered student organizations in order to better communication on campus.

The student senate will also pick the “Senator of the Semester” at the meeting.

Cassie Buchman can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]