USUAA sets up for new semester

The first legislation passed by student government this semester gives additional funding for three assembly members to attend a leadership conference in Washington, D.C.

“This isn’t going to be a fun trip,” said John Roberson III, the president of UAA’s student government, USUAA. “It’ll be a lot of work.”

The trip costs about $5,400. Roberson and USUAA senators Megan Rodgers and Allison Murrell are attending.

Roberson said the American Student Government Association conference, Sept. 27-29, will help USUAA learn from student governments across the U.S. that have effectively improved the lives of their students.

Karl Wing was voted to serve a second year as assembly speaker at the meeting.

The Rules Committee was appointed. Norman Tate, Lea Merritt, Robert Skulka, Matt Rodgers and Tyler Morris will oversee this year’s assembly actions, appoint committees and monitor assembly attendance.

On Sept. 21, Roberson gives his first State of the Student Union address in the South Cafeteria.