Student Assembly met on Tuesday, Sept. 30 in the Mountain View room to discuss this week’s business.

Keene State College’s chapter of Big Brother Big Sister requested a budget of $2320 for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

Organization representative Samuel Anderson explained that they did not submit a budget by the deadline last year because the treasurer of the organization did not know it was their responsibility to file for a budget.

The assembly approved the budget request unanimously.

A new club on campus, the Social Studies Club, also made a budget request Tuesday night.

The club requested $1,320 for the current fiscal year. Social Studies Club member Kalie Randlett explained the budget will be for apparel, conference attendance, and fundraising.

The assembly recommended the amount of $1,020, which was unanimously approved.

The Society for Physics Studies was represented by club president Ryan Walsh, where he pitched the clubs funding request for $485.60 to help with the costs of a conference at Siena College in Siena, New York.

The assembly approved the Society for Physics Studies the full amount of $485.60 from the Contingency Account.

Student Assembly also received a name change request from the Keene State College X-fit club.

The assembly approved a request to change their name to the Keene State Barbell Club in an effort to avoid confusion with CrossFit.

According to the CrossFit website the company, “provides accredited training  seminars across the world.”

The new Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Kemal Atkin also attended the meeting to introduce himself to the Student Assembly.

Atkins has been at KSC for two months, and has worked in higher education for the last 20  years.

Atkins left the meeting asking the Assembly to work with him to improve student experience at KSC.

“If you were me, what would you focus on?” Atkins posed to the Assembly.


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