Northern Iowa Student Government Senate met last night (1/26/10) to discuss and debate a number of pertinent issues facing the student community at the University of Northern Iowa. The Senate meets every Wednesday in the Oak Room on the lower level of Maucker Union at the University of Northern Iowa.
A bill that was vigorously debated during last night’s Senate meeting was Senators Boeckmann and Jensen’s legislation that reduces the size of NISG Senate from it’s current scope to 21 seats beginning during the 2012-2013 academic year. The legislation also redraws the districting from where Senators will be elected.
Last night’s meeting also produced a resolution in support to the family of and in remembrance of UNI student Jared Havel. Mr. Havel passed away earlier this semester.
Funding was also a point of discussion during last night’s Senate meeting. UNI fraternity Kappa Sigma and the UNI Philosophy Club were granted funding for their individual events by unanimous support.
The final point of debate last night was a funding bill over NISG’s desire to bring speaker, Rick Barnes to campus to address the dangers of alcohol abuse among college students. A second reading was granted and after debate, the bill was passed. Alcohol Awareness Week will be the week of February 28th.
We hope to see many more people at our weekly meetings! Stay in contact with your representatives and let them know how you feel about proposed legislation that will effect you!
Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) will be holding informational meetings regarding the budgetary process for obtaining funds for multiple events and activities at one time. It is required of your organization to send a representative to attend these meetings in order to properly apply for the budget process and ask any questions you may have.
Dates for the informational meetings are as follows:
Monday, January 24 from 6-7 PM
Wednesday, January 26 from 6-7 PM
All meetings will be held in the Oak Room, lower level of Maucker Union.
All budget requests are due Tuesday, February 15 at 5 PM. Please contact Director of Administration Felly Phommalinh if you cannot send a representative to these meetings.
There are the following Senate seats available to apply for:
- 5 Off-Campus
- Hagemann Hall
- University Apartments
You can apply at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/government/nisg-open-positions. If you have any questions feel free to email Kevin Shannon (kshannon [at] uni.edu).
Joe Murphy, UNI State Relations Officer, will host a legislative update from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, January 21, in the Elm Room of Maucker Union. Topics include the state budget process, budget cuts and policy items affecting UNI. He will be available for questions.
Are you interested in a position within the Election Commission or NISG's Supreme Court? Check out our openings under the "Government" tab on the upper left hand side of this webpage, then look on the left side of the page for "Open Positions" under the "Government" label. We look forward to hearing from you!