CALS week gets additional funding – Iowa State Daily

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Student government meets every Wednesday at the Memorial Union.

No null votes were cast this week in a meeting that included a funding bill and multiple confirmations to the Elections Commission and Senate committees.

Student council representatives from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences were on hand to discuss the details of a request for funding, which was passed unanimously.

The largest items on the bill were tent rentals as well as pizza and ice cream which will be available to students during the week.

CALS week takes place every year; this year, it will take place during the last week of September.

“It’s been really great to promote the work we do at CALS and bring people together from across the university,” said Lydia Johnson, Senior Agriculture and Life Sciences Education and Chair of the Council of CALS. “It’s kind of a tradition on campus, but we’re really excited this year to expand it and have a lot more opportunities available.”

Representatives were requesting funds from the Events Account which has $50,000 earmarked for events that must be free, open to all students, and entertaining or social in nature, according to student government regulations.

“We will set up directly on the central campus with two tents. One tent will be filled with lunches every day — a free lunch for students, faculty, staff, anyone at the university — and the second tent will be filled with speakers every day,” Johnson said.

The bill passed unanimously and a total of $5,000 will be transferred to the CALS Student Council.

David Heidenreich, a mechanical engineering junior, was unanimously confirmed as the senator-in-residence. Heidenreich said he had been involved with the IRHA on and off for the past two years.

The Electoral Commission put five members before the body to be confirmed.

Hannah Overman, an industrial design junior, was confirmed as a voting member of the Elections Committee.
Nhu Phan, a first-year computer science student, was confirmed as a voting member of the election commission.
Raegan Kime, a junior in agricultural and rural policy studies, was confirmed as a voting member of the Electoral Commission.
Sophie Dickie, a freshman in statistics, was confirmed as a voting member of the electoral commission.
Hermione Zhou, a first-year political science student, was confirmed as a non-voting member of the Election Commission.

Additions to Committees

Andrea Muchori, Senior Architect and committee member last year, has been confirmed as a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.
Arianna Burkes, a management information systems junior, has been confirmed as a Senate member of the Student Initiatives Committee.
Aidan McClellan, a first-year finance student, was confirmed as an at-large member of the finance committee.
Maithilee Bahirat, a second-year environmental science student and committee member last year, has been confirmed as an at-large member of the sustainability committee.
Grayson Adickes, a junior in environmental science, was confirmed as an at-large member of the sustainability committee.
Jaiden Shahan, a junior in agricultural studies, was confirmed as a member of the sustainability committee.

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