On April 22, Student Assembly approved three clubs on campus. One of the clubs included Men’s Club Soccer team, which is not affiliated with Keene State’s Recreation Department, proposed by Will Holden, a sophomore.  The proposal passed unanimously. 

The second club proposed was Samaritans Campus Chapter, an organization involved with suicide prevention on campus. The organization works to help struggling victims. The organization has worked with other organizations such as Active Minds and To Write Love on Her Arms.

The organization was proposed by senior Erin Rindfuss.  The motion passed with a unanimous vote. Another club introduced was Group Theater, a club for all majors interested in going to performances and readings.

The club was proposed by William Howell, the scheduling coordinator for the Student Involvement Office, and it passed unanimously as well. Also announced at the meeting, the senior class trip will now open to juniors and they do not have to be 21-years-old.  Tickets are to be sold, Thursday April 23, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m..

In other news, Alternative Spring Break organizers asked for requested funds totaling $285, for next year’s trip to New Orleans.

The motion passed and they are planning on bringing in a speaker to talk about their experience after Hurricane Katrina. It is scheduled for Tuesday April 29, at 7 p.m. in the Flag Room in the L.P. Young Student Center.  The event is free, but they will be accepting donations.

Trustee for Student Government, Allie Bedell, said the meeting was “kind of a wrap-up of the end of the year.”  A central aspect of the meeting she found important was the election coming up. Next week, Student Assembly will hear individuals petitions for student office and vote for next year’s student government.

In the race for Student Body President, Caitlin Licence, the current secretary of Student Assembly, Constitution Committee chair and the Class of 2015 vice president. She has been involved with Student Government on campus since her freshman year and has been the vice president for two years. Licence is running because, “I feel like I am friendly face that people can come to and be able to state their opinions,” License said.

She continued, “Students need a mature, older, experienced voice of their opinions.  I have seen how the current president, Eric Grady, has taken more of student opinions into consideration.  Doing his Campus Concerns Tour is something that I’d want to keep going.”

Licence explained many of the ideas Student Assembly has implemented to increase student involvement came from a conference in Washington D.C. She said the conference focused on listening to the students more and making sure that they are heard. Recently Licence has worked on getting coffee served in the library for students during finals week.

Next week Student Assembly will hold events to entice people to run.  Monday, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the student center lawn. They are also holding a ‘Meet the Candidates’ on Friday, April 25.


Hannah Sundell can be contacted at hsundell@keene-equinox.com

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