USG discusses general housekeeping

Gov’t addresses budgeting, club funding, attire

Written By Hannah Walden, USG Beat Writer

Returning to the seventh floor of the Student Center after last week’s meeting in Lawrence Hall 200, United Student Government (USG) discussed the upcoming budget period and the next guest speaker to appear in front of the student body.

USG Treasurer Josh Croup announced the opening of applications for club funds during the second budget period. The funding application opened Oct. 10 at 8 a.m. and will close on Oct. 24 at 11:50 p.m. The Finance Committee will then review proposals at the USG meeting following the due date. Following the meeting, funds will be distributed to clubs.

The Rules Committee recommended a measure to clarify the use of electronics and the appropriate attire during legislative body meetings.

The committee also approved a measure to include Bylaw 604.5 on its club funding application, reminding clubs of the requirement to recognize USG on all club advertising. Clubs are required to use the USG logo and include a brief message stating that USG funded the club. Both motions were carried unanimously.

The Student Concerns Committee also gave additional dates for Student Concerns tables, which will be held Oct. 16 from 12-3 p.m. and Oct. 17 from 2-4 p.m. Both events will be held right outside the Cafe on the second floor of Lawrence Hall.

President Pro-Tempore Daniel Murphy announced he will be posting USG office hours outside of the USG office Making the hours public allows USG to be more accessible to the student body.

USG President Bobby Bertha also swore in two senators, Alexis Slavicek and Hattie Charney, to represent the School of Communication.

“I want to be a voice for the student body,” Charney, a sophomore broadcast reporting and journalism double major, said Tuesday. “I want people to know that their voices are heard.”

Keith Paylo, Dean of Students, and Michael Gieseke, Dean of Student Life, questioned the process of excusing senators that, for one reason or another, could not make the required meetings.

“Remember that you represent a constituency in this room, and you don’t represent each other,” Paylo said. “By someone not being here, that means the people they represent are now not being represented at this moment. That is how important you being in this room is.”

Two CulinArt representatives will speak at the next USG meeting to answer students questions and concerns on Oct. 16 on the seventh floor of the student center.

Disclosure: USG Treasurer Josh Croup is Co-Sports Editor for the Globe.