Emporia State’s Associated Student Government approved a $3,635.22 in fundsfor the Sociology Club, Chinese Student Association and MBA Association during0 their fourth meeting of the year on Oct. 7.
“We were really looking forward to it. It’s the first thing our organization has really done like this. I think it would be a good learning experience for our group,” said Andrea Schmidt,president of MBA Association.
Schmidt said the funding from ASG is really important to help pay for the MBA Association’s trips, especially the one they planned to St. Louis over fall break.
“We were trying to keep it inexpensive and that’s why we got so many people to go. With that it could really make this a pretty inexpensive trip for all they were doing,” Schmidt said.
In the revised Senate Finance Policy, the student activity fee increased from $474 to $511. The $137 increase was mainly caused by a $123.75 increase in Student Union Improvements fees, which were $9.25 before the change.
The Policy also adds new rules and procedures concerning the Recognized Student Organization (RSO) fund allocations, including that no RSO may use the funds for national dues, refreshments for meetings or any food purchases, office supplies (exempting ASG), food on trips, taxes, sports organizations, prizes and clothing.
“Actually these policies, we’ve been doing it, but we haven’t actually put them into our policies,” said Ashley Vogts, fiscal affairs chair for ASG. “Because its state funded… so it’s not really our doing, it’s more like the state or budget and what we are allowed to give money for.”
Jonathan Rivers, president of ASG, reported from the open forum last week and the plan for next month. He also gave the updated information about the Kansas Commitment, a new approved $50 million investment plan for Kansas higher education.
Aaron Koch, senior health promotions major, was elected the new senator to represent the Teacher’s College.
“I am here to represent what’s said in the Teacher’s College, the elementary teachers, high school teachers, whatever they would like to see happen,” Koch said. “I could be the person to bring it here. We can make that change.”
Lynn Hobson, the assistant vice president for student life, formally announced that Whitney McGinnis, who was the graduate advisor for ASG and RSOs, resigned from her position because she has other things to take care of before graduating this December. No new adviser has been announced.