ASUAF Recap- February 3, 2013

Ashleigh Strange/Sun Star Reporter
February 5, 2013

Senators present

Daniel Strigle, Micheal Golub, Ayla O’Scannell, Michael Magnan, Ashley Strauch, Beth Steele, John Seiler, Simon Ortega and Mickey Wilson

Senators absent

Michael Collingwood, Sarah Walker and McKinley Zakurdaew

Officers present

Mari Freitag


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. Students 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.

ASUAF 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.

Ping pong bill

Former 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.

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