On January 28, members of Student Government approved a funding request of $12,000 for the Alternative Spring Break program. The program offers students seven to nine day trips during spring break, featuring options like helping with the homeless, natural disasters and more, with trips to cities such as Cincinnati and Key West.

In other business, Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations, Bethany Morin, spoke on the Fire and Ice event happening Friday, Jan. 31. According to Student Body Vice President, Eric Grady, the event will be part of the Winter Fest Weekend, which will feature, “A large bonfire, fire and ice-themed food and drink, fire dancers and jugglers,” Grady said.

The rest of the Winter Weekend will include a waffles and toppings breakfast, inflatable attractions and a bingo event put on by the class of 2016.

Trustee for Student Govt., Allison Bedell, also mentioned during the meeting that she will speak in front of the N.H. House of Representatives on Feb. 6, to thank them for restoring funding to the university system, which allowed KSC the opportunity to freeze in-state tuition.

During the meeting, Student Government Advisor and Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs, Paul Striffolino, introduced Brandon Matthew, the new KSC Greek Life and Student Leader Coordinator. Striffolino stated, “Matthew will assist me as the Co-Advisor for Student Government  until he takes over next semester.“ Matthew commented, “Come Fall, I hope we can hit the ground running.”


Eric Jedd can be contacted at ejedd@keene-equinox.com

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