Senate Recap 1/10/2017

This week at Senate we first heard from Pete Sandberg who currently serves as the Assistant Vice President of Facilities! The discussion centered around the new developments in Holland Hall and any other major renovation programs of which many are meant for different dorms on Campus.

If you’ve got something you’d like Senate to talk about, let us know!

The meeting’s minutes can be found here.

Beach Night

Want to get away from the cold? Want to enjoy a night filled with fun (but informative) games? Well, come to the Pause to join ADC and the Wellness Center for Beach Night! Come show off your limbo skills (there are prizes involved…ooh!), enjoy some fun music and try mocktails while you’re at it!Beach Night poster

Inside an ADC Meeting!

Every week, ADC holds a meeting in Buntrock Commons 142. Now, you’re probably wondering what happens inside these mysterious rendezvous. Well, not a lot (just kidding). In our meetings, the first thing we do is sit. Next, we discuss ADC events, as one would expect. We talk about how well attended the previous event was (sometimes we even get forty people!) and the complex process of planning the event. We then move onto the logistics of the upcoming event. For example, this week we are planning the Jingle Ball Rock semi-formal. Planning an event like this takes time, talent, and a heck of a lot of emails to Bon App, begging them for cheaper food. For every event, we brainstorm new and fun ideas together that all students could partake in. Our ideas range from things like romantic horseback rides through the natural lands to frozen turkey bowling at Ytterboe’s ice-rink. The specifics of every event are planned by a group of about three people, but during weekly meetings the whole committee provides help and insight. We also always have a fantastic artist to make us some posters and spread the word (S/O to Alyssa and Ellen).

If time permits, we discuss the happenings of the Senate and SGA executive meetings. This part gets a little more serious. We bring up issues that take place on campus like alcohol awareness, mental health, racism, and gender relations. These issues pertain to us because ADC wants to create events that are all-inclusive and safe for the student body. Especially when it comes to planning events like a Pause Dance, it’s important to us that we make sure students make safe decisions. As many totally cool ideas for events we come up with during the meetings, we always love getting ideas from other students. So if you ever come up with something fun you think the whole student body would enjoy doing, please be sure to let ADC know! You can send us ideas through our page on Oleville, we’d love to hear from you! Not to mention, if you think you’d like to be a part of this wonderful branch of SGA, applications open on Oleville in the spring sometime (date TBD).

Jingle Ball Rock!

Happy almost winter break everyone! We are so close to being finished with what I hope was an awesome semester for everyone. To celebrate surviving a semester of college (and the cold winter winds of Minnesota), ADC is hosting their first ever semiformal this Friday, December 9th, at 10 P.M. There will be sweet decorations, sweet treats, and even sweet prizes. This dance is semi-formal, so feel free to get a little dressy… or come in your favorite ugly Christmas sweater. Whatever you choose, we hope we will see you at the Jingle Ball Rock!!

Senate Recap: 11/29/16

Last night senate heard from Jamie Cathcart, head of the Wellness Center and from Leslie Moore, head of the Piper center. Jamie came into to speak about new initiatives and events the Wellness Center is planning and got feedback for wellness-themed programming. Leslie spoke with us on and new programs added to the piper center including more Connections Trips, dinners with alumni focused on newer career fields, and drop-in hours with career coaches. Leslie said her main goal for the Piper Center at the moment is doing all they can to support International Students while at Olaf and when they become alumni. Senate passed the Proposal Proposal which decreases the number of signatures needed for students to submit a proposal to Senate. You now only need 25 student signatures or 2 senator signatures, making it much easier to get a topic or idea talked about and voted on.

If you’ve got something you’d like Senate to talk about, let us know!

The meeting’s minutes can be found here.

Christmas Stocking Craft Night!

As the end of second semester grows near and the holidays seem to come all too quickly, what better way to spend an evening than making a mini Christmas stocking? Come hang out with ADC this Friday December 2nd in Crossroads from 10:00-11:30 to enjoy a fun Christmas craft! If you don’t have any ideas for presents for this year, this Friday is your perfect opportunity to get started; we hope to see you there!

Lip Sync Battle

The Voice? Who needs it! Come to the Pause this Saturday, November 19th to witness Not Your Voice, one of the coolest events on campus! Hosted by IHC and ADC, we hope you’ll join us at 9:30 p.m., right when the doors open (the show starts at 9:45 p.m.), so that you’ll be up front and center to cheer your fellow Oles on as they battle it out, lip sync style. The prizes of the winners will be amazing, and their acts even more so. Good luck to our contestants and may the voice (or not the voice) be with you. Hope to see you all there!

SOC Meeting Recap Nov. 11, 2016

Happy Veteran’s Day!

We began with a visit from the Free Thinker’s Club, requesting org status.  The club aims to provide a safe space for interdisciplinary conversation on a variety of topics.  They were approved.  We gave $366 for a movie screening brought to you by To Write Love on Her Arms.  Team Tibet came to us for a conference request to travel to New York City.  We awarded them $1500 for their trip.

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Board Game Night!

Come join ADC this Friday, November 11th from 10 P.M. to 11:30 P.M. in Trollhaugen to play some fun board games! I can promise you that you won’t be “board” for a moment; we hope to see you there!

SOC Meeting Recap Oct 28

Oles combatting poverty won the Caf fast.  We approved a new club that is designed to help integrate Gap Year students into college life.  The Post Gap Year Adjustment club will help GAP year students connect and mentor each other in the ways of college life.  The Society for Ancient History was awarded $406.59 for a speaker coming from the University of Iowa.  After, we awarded the SOEMTs $804 for new jackets and patches.  Don’t forget to thank them for their hard work.  Lastly, the Women’s Ultimate Team got $1697 for their annual spending.

The SOC member of the week is Holly Jansen.  We concluded with some housekeeping odds and ends.  Happy Halloween!

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