Student senate looks to get speaker for It’s On Us

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

The Student Senate is hoping to plan a speaker for the It’s On Us Campaign and continue preparations for the next “Prowlin’ with the Prez.”

They will discuss these topics at their meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Arcola/Tuscola Room.

Student Body President Catie Witt said she is still working on the campaign for sexual assault awareness, and said she is working on getting a speaker to come to campus.

The speaker Witt has in mind is Jackie Mortillaro, who has spoken at universities across the state. Witt said she is working with her It’s On Us committee to set up a date and time for Mortillaro to come and speak at Eastern.

Witt said other than the speaker, she is planning on getting a dodgeball game going called “Knock Out Sexual Assault” to raise awareness, but it is still in the works.

Luke Young, student vice president of academic affairs, said the Prowlin’ with the Prez event he is working on is coming along well. Called “Pumpkins with the Prez,” the event is scheduled to be in the Library Quad.

Young was able to get Panther Catering to supply foods like apple cider and pumpkin pie.

He said he got Greek organizations to sponsor Prowlin’ with the Prez as well.

However, he said he had a harder time getting businesses to join in on the event.

In last week’s meeting, executive vice president Maralea Negron said she is a representative for the Illinois Board of Higher Education Student Advisory Committee, which looks at higher education in Illinois.

She told senators she wants topics of discussion about the atmosphere of the campus to report to the committee.

She asked the senators to head out and talk to a diverse group of student run organizations, such as the Latin American Student Organization, Pride and the various Greek life chapters.

Samuel Nusbaum can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected]