ASUAF Recap- February 3, 2013
Ashleigh Strange/Sun Star Reporter
February 5, 2013
Daniel Strigle, Micheal Golub, Ayla O’Scannell, Michael Magnan, Ashley Strauch, Beth Steele, John Seiler, Simon Ortega
and Mickey Wilson
Michael Collingwood, Sarah Walker and McKinley Zakurdaew
Ashleigh Strange spoke to the senate regarding the Biz Bee, an adult spelling bee fundraiser for the Literacy Council of Fairbanks. The entry fee is $350 for the 3 person team. Strange only requested $300, as the team will cover the remaining costs. S
tudents should always feel free to ask their student government for help and the worst they can do say is no, Freitag said. It awaits legislation.
open ice beverages
Williamson was approached by Patty
Ice Arena manager Adam Powell. Powell wants to hold an open ice event during Winter Carnival and asked if ASUAF would provide coffee and cocoa during the event. It would cost approximately $150. Frietag recommended that Powell first speak with the Nanook Traditions Board, who is in charge of Winter Carnival events.
senator Matthew Dakus sponsored a bill that proposed the purchase of new ping pong tables, Foosball tables and one ping pong/air hockey table for some of the dorms.
Magnan advocated for failing the bill since Dakus was no longer on the senate, the prices may have changed and there was no evidence of contacting
Residence Life on the subject. Strauch agreed, stating that she wanted to see proof that students truly wanted the tables. Steele also said that the bill may not be worth it at this time.
Freitag said that the bill should not fail in the senate
because there were some loose ends. “ If you want something to happen, don’t fail it. Put the work in to get it going,” Freitag said.
Wilson agreed and said that ping-pong is “
one of the world’s most popular games. If we find even 10 people who want the tables, we can supply a lot of happiness.” Golub also supported the bill.
The legislation was sent to the public relations committee for revisions.