By Laura Kempton
Student Senate Secretary
This semester has gone by quickly! Even though we only have about a month left, Student Senate is still working hard for you.
We heard that many students, especially juniors, are unhappy with the current co-presenter policy for Ring Day which states that only graduates of The Woods who wear the ring are eligible.
So, we set about trying to change it. We circulated a petition, which received 142 signatures, and wrote up a proposal. Cathleen Flynn also designed a button that those who signed the petition received.
Despite our efforts, we were told that the policy is to remain as it currently stands for Ring Day 2012. However, we haven’t given up! We will try again next year, building on what we have done. We want to ensure that the concerns of the students are being properly heard and addressed.
This year, Senate tried something new with Relay for Life. We partnered with other groups on campus to create an SMWC Student team with subgroups for the different clubs that participated. Music Therapy Club partnered with Senate to make this happen.
Through this collaboration, organized the Pie the Person fundraiser a Spa Day at the relay, with massages, manicures, pedicures, and soap-making.
Student Senate would like to thank everyone for their support our Relay for Life team, with a special thank you to Music Therapy Club for their partnership.
Student Senate is putting together forums for commuter students and resident students to hear concerns, and feedback on how we can better serve the student body. Please keep an eye out for these upcoming forums and be sure to attend so that your voice is heard.
With the end of the year quickly approaching, Senate has scheduled elections for the following organizations: Student Senate, Sophomore-Freshman Council, Junior and Senior Class officers, and Judicial Board.
Intent to run forms are due on Wednesday, April 4 with elections being held on Wednesday, April 11 through Thursday, April 12 during lunch, dinner, and snack. If it is necessary to have run-off elections, they will be held on Friday, April 13 during lunch and dinner. Be sure you have your student ID with you when you come to vote. We wish everyone the best of luck!
Remember that our meetings are always open to everyone who would like to come.
We meet every Tuesday at 12:15 pm in the Woods Student Center. Feel free to email us at email@example.com, stop a Senator when you see her, or stop by our office on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00-9:45 pm.
We would love to hear from you!