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Student Senate to see unofficial results of election

Samuel Nusbaum, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2017

The Student Senate will see the unofficial results of the race for senator at its next meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Charleston/Mattoon room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. William Outzen, speaker of the student senate, said 13 senators are up for re-election. There are 26 open...

Student senate hears unlimited meal plan proposal

Samuel Nusbaum, Contributing Writer

November 8, 2017

Student senate heard a report about suggestions from the Revenue Bond Committee and learned the guidelines on how to become speaker of the senate during their meeting Wednesday night. During their meeting in the Charleston Mattoon Room in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union, senator E...

Student Senate discusses campus app

Samuel Nusbaum, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2017

  Student senate heard a presentation about the PantherLife App and an upcoming business success presentation during their meeting at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Wednesday night. The presenter of the PantherLife App was Jeremy Alexander, interim associate director of Housing...

Righter warns Student Senate of future budget issues

Righter warns Student Senate of future budget issues

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

October 11, 2017

State Sen. Dale Righter (R- Mattoon) said the possibility of a gridlock in the state budget is still a possibility for the future after addressing the Student Senate at its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday. “Higher education should be prepared for another impasse,” Righter said in an interview...

Student Senate focuses on student outreach

Brooke Schwartz, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017

The Student Senate set up a table outside of the Doudna Fine Arts Center to survey students about possible campus improvements. This table will be set up every Thursday of every month for the rest of the semester. Senators had students fill out a sheet of paper that asked about any areas of campus...

Student senate plans student outreach

Student senate plans student outreach

Samuel Nusbaum, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2017

Student senate discussed a proposed Aldi’s bus stop and introduced a new event during their meeting Wednesday evening in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Student Senate Speaker William Outzen introduced his event “1st Thursday” to the senate. Outzen said the senators will go in front...

Student Senate elects new speaker

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter

April 19, 2017

  The Student Senate swore in new senate members, elected a new speaker and tabled bylaw changes at its final Wednesday night meeting of the semester. 18 members of the senate voted for senate member Will Outzen to become speaker for the Fall 2017 semester. Danny Estrada, current chair of...

University Enhancement committee of the Student Senate to host Safety Walk

Chrissy Miller, Administrative Reporter

April 16, 2017

In an effort to make the university safer by identifying problem areas on campus, the University Enhancement committee of the Student Senate will host a Safety Walk from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Students, faculty and staff can all participate in the walk. Participants will meet in the Bridge Lounge...

Student Senate disapproves of lack of cultural involvement

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter

April 12, 2017

  The Student Senate reported on preparations for the Safety Walk and discussed a lack of Student Senate members’ participation in cultural events at its meeting Wednesday evening. The Safety Walk will help identify improvements the campus can make to allow students to feel more safe on...

Student Senate discusses lobby, student fee allocations, and finals week preparation

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter

April 5, 2017

  The Student Senate discussed student fee allocations and an increase in graduation fees at its meeting Wednesday. Student senate member Edwyn Mitchell said there would be a graduation fee increase for students. When asked for more details he refused to give further details because he did...

Student Senate releases unofficial election results, debates Teach Out

Leon Mire, Associate News Editor

March 29, 2017

  Student Senate released its unofficial 2017 spring election results and vigorously debated whether it should officially support a Teach Out in Springfield the Thursday before finals. The unofficial election results are as follows: Luke Young won the most votes for student body preside...

Student body president candidates talk goals

Emmanuel Ayiku, Contributing Writer

March 26, 2017

Students will have the chance to vote for the next student body president Monday and Tuesday. An email will be sent to each students’ panthermail address, allowing them to vote all the student government’s executive board positions. Speaker of the Senate Felicia Wagner, student vice president...

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