ASWSUV Senate Update

Leadership conference
ASWSUV will host the Expand Leadership Conference at 11:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Nov. 30. Chancellor Mel Netzhammer will be the keynote speaker. Lunch will be provided. The conference is intended for both students and community members and will reach out to local high school and community college students. More information may be found at ASWSUV.com.

Travel grants available
A travel grant for undergraduate students has been approved, and there is now a committee and application process for students wishing to access those funds. Forms and information about the application process may be found at ASWSUV.com.

Smoking survey
As of Oct. 26, 912 students responded to the ASWSUV survey to about smoking on campus.

Budget update
The ASWSUV budget has $28,800 left in the activities fund. Of that, $11,300 is available for use this semester.

Food For Thought
ASWSUV is planning to double the number of tables offered during the Food for Thought events during finals week. Hot coffee, tea, snacks, blue/green books and scantrons will be available starting at 7:30 a.m. near the Library building and in front of the Bookie.

Anthropology event
River Cities Anthropological Society will host the event: “How Rare is Polyandry?” Raymond Hames from University of Nebraska—Lincoln will speak about polyandry, the marriage of one woman to multiple men. The event will be recorded and posted on CougSync.

Campus Food Pantry
Cougs helping Cougs, a food drive to serve students, was re-launched to refill the campus food pantry shelves. Students experiencing a problem affording food for themselves or their families due to financial hardship may come to OSI to get items from the  food pantry.

Fitness Center Remodel
The Fitness Center will be remodeled beginning in November. Students will be able to use the facilities to exercise, but the restrooms and some lockers will not be available during construction.

More information about Senate meetings and upcoming events may be found at ASWSUV.com.

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