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USUAA hosts Chat with the Chancellor

Photo courtesy of the UAA Office of University Advancement
Photo courtesy of the UAA Office of University Advancement

Chancellor Tom Case is scheduled to attend a Q&A session with students this week, giving them the opportunity to ask questions about the future of UAA. The event is at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on the second floor of the Student Union, directly outside the Student Life and Leadership office in Room 218.

In other news, the Activities Committee is giving away five free pairs of Masquerade Ball tickets Feb. 22. Borowski said the Madi Gras themed event is formal.

IDs will be checked at the door. Student tickets are $10 in advance and $20 at the door, and guest tickets are double each price. Borowski said guests must be accompanied by a student and be 18 years-old or older.

Administrative assistant Anita Bradbury said the dance was slated to generate $4,000 but she thinks the event will generate more money. She compared it to the homecoming dance in October, which made $7,000 more than the estimated $10,000.

The ball takes place from 8 p.m.- 1 a.m. March 1 at the Egan Center.

Two senator projects were also acted on during the meeting.

Senator Mabil “Mo” Duir’s project to create more options for black or Hispanic based history classes was updated. He said Judge Pamela Washington and he met last week after the project was featured on the Fox 4 news channel. She expressed interest in teaching the classes and Duir contacted the history department about the possibility lat week. However, he requested the assembly table his bill until the next meeting to reflect more up to date expenditure estimates.

Senator Max Bullock also presented Resolution 1304, advocating for a co-ed intramural flag football team on campus. After garnering support from students, he said during the meeting that he feels the student-driven bill might be able to warrant this intramural sport on campus.

President Alejandra Buitrago said the USUAA advocacy trip to Juneau was also marked to be a success, but a briefing is not scheduled about the trip until this week’s meeting. The trip consisted of USUAA members meeting with lawmakers to advocate for UAA initiatives and for student concerns.

It was also noted during the meeting that there were questions by some military students about the representation of their needs through USUAA. Vice President Andrew McConnell said a new board or representative position might be added to accommodate the concerns of those students.

USUAA is broadcasting their meeting live at http://new.livestream.com/accounts/2714556/events/1885029. They meet again at 3 p.m. Friday in the cafeteria at the Student Union.

 

Written by J. Almendarez

J. Almendarez is a journalism junior who transferred to UAA this fall from San Antonio College, located in South Texas. At SAC, she worked at the national award winning student publication, The Ranger, as a reporter, photographer, Multimedia Editor and Executive Editor. After graduation next fall, she plans to work as a reporter for a daily in South Texas. Eventually, she would like to earn a Master's degree in Media Convergence. After a long career in journalism, she will go back to San Antonio College, teach a reporting class and die while preaching in front of a group of students about the importance of legit journalism and AP Style.