By Beth Flynn
Student Government members are keeping busy this semester planning for upcoming events.
The group will hold its open house from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18. The event allows students to get more familiar with the organization.
At the open house, the senators will explain their duties and allow students to voice their concerns. Refreshments will be provided.
UNO students will have another opportunity to meet with the Senate at the Fall Leadership Conference, which will be held Sept. 21.
At the conference, senators will get a chance to talk with other students about their futures.
The Senate has also been planning its banquet, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct 10 in the Milo Bail Student Center.
At Student Government’s Thursday night meeting, Shay Riggs, student president/regent, briefly addressed the budget cuts.
Riggs encouraged students to discuss their concerns with her. Budget cuts issues that were discussed include the elimination of the graduate programs as well as some foreign language courses.
Another work in progress for Student Government is the reconstruction of its constitution. The Senate has been working on the constitution since last semester. The changes were minor, mostly cleaning the constitution up a bit.
“[As of right now] our constitution is on track for the October ballots,” said Aaron Becker, Student Government speaker.
The Senate also approved legislation to install another code blue security light.
After discussing the possible location options, the group ruled to have the light placed below the football field, near Elmwood Park.
Originally, the Senate was going to install the blue light near the Arts and Sciences Building but realized there wasn’t one located below the football field.
Student Government’s next big event will be its elections, held Oct. 15 and 16. Look in The Gateway for complete election coverage.