At its meeting Wednesday, Oct. 21, the Franciscan University Student Government formally introduced four new students to the senate and heard updates on the organization’s ongoing projects.
The newly inducted senators were: Josh Costello, junior; Jared Johnson, sophomore; Hannah Kline, sophomore; and Alex Casey, freshman. They were selected via an internal election by the senate.
Also during the meeting, various announcements were made and bills passed following up on previous student government projects and goals:
- It was announced that the new purified drinking fountains for the dorms that were previously allocated funds are now in the process of being ordered by the university.
- It was announced that, as a follow-up to the informal meeting held with the Rev. Shawn Roberson, TOR, on the topic of patens, the senate will next be meeting with Alex Lamparella, student head of liturgy, and Alex McKenna, assistant student head of liturgy, to further discuss the same topic.
- The senate-sponsored election night watch party will be moving forward, and Fall Bill 31 allocated $200 for the purchase of drinks for the event.
- Campus coffee and donuts, a campaign promise of the current administration, will also be moving forward on Sunday, Nov. 1, outside of Christ the King Chapel at 9 and 11 a.m.
- Fall Bill 32 was passed, which allocated funds toward the Totus Tuus library room renovation, a Center for Leadership Project of Vice President Clement Harrold, Senator Jacob Schmiesing, and student Justine Smykowski, who have been raising funds from various sources throughout the semester.
Student Government meets Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the seminar room of the St. Joseph’s Center.