ASUAF Briefs – June 3, 2011

Jeremia Schrock / Sun Star Reporter
June 3, 2011

The following meeting notes were taken via video on May 31, 2011 in the Senate Chambers in the Wood Center.


  • Jennifer Chambers, Summer Committee Chair
  • Arthur Martin
  • Joshua Cooper (via phone)

Ean Pfeiffer was absent.

Seiler resigns

Hollie Seiler, who was to be one of the five senators on the Summer Committee, resigned from the ASUAF senate. The summer committee has the authority to appoint another member to the committee. They have yet to state if they will. Sen. Chambers cited the main difficulty in picking a new member is that most senators are unavailable over the summer.

Sun Star ad buy

ASUAF has allocated $3,000 for a summer ad buy from the Sun Star. The contract was approved unanimously.

Promotional items

$3000 has been allocated to purchase hats and tote bags in order to promote ASUAF. The items will be purchased from Lands End. Rosemary Paz, the Public Relations Director and Sen. Chambers will be in charge of selecting and purchasing said items. Paz was appointed late in the spring semester. The allocation was approved unanimously.

Training film

Sen. Martin stated that he had spoken to Maya Salganek, the Director of Film/Video Arts, concerning the shooting of a ASUAF new senator training video. Martin stated that Salganek had expressed interest in the project, adding that the UAF Film Club would be ideal for such an undertaking. Money for the project was added to the FY11-12 ASUAF budget.

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2 Responses

  1. Jennifer Chambers says:

    The legislation allocating funds for the promotional items actually said hats, totes, and/or other items. The hats discussed at the meeting were form Lands End. The totes were from 4

    Money for the senator training video was not added to the FY 2011-2012 budget- the committee does not have that authority. However, the committee does have 5,000 in regular funds and 750 that it could spend from rollover in the next fiscal year (July 1st) and what was discussed was using some of this money to pay for the video.

    Hopefully these comments make sense. If not, please let me know.

  2. Jeremia Schrock says:

    Thank you for specifying where the totes are coming from. I chose to only reference the purchase of “hats” and “totes” due to their specific nature. “Other items” is vague enough that I didn’t feel it worth including in my briefs (but I do understand the committee’s desire to leave their options open).

    As far as the training video is concerned, Arthur had made reference to there being sufficient funds in the FY11-12 budget to do so. You also mentioned how you hoped to use part of the committee’s funds to develop a video. I took those statements to be policy goals with the assumption that the money had already been allotted. However, thank you for pointing out that such funding has not been expressly set aside for the undertaking.

    I will confess that my re-reading of the briefs last sentence DOES make it sound like the committee just chose, of it’s own volition, to add the project to the budget. That was not my intent! I will be sure to update the story with the correct information.

    Also, I appreciate you taking the time to point out my errors. I want to ensure our readers get the most accurate information they can.

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