ASUAF Minutes – Sept. 11, 2011
Jeremia Schrock / Sun Star Reporter
Sept. 13, 2011
The following notes, with the exception of Strehl’s resignation, were compiled during the Sept. 11, 2011 Associated Students of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (ASUAF) senate meeting. All senate meetings, unless otherwise noted, are held at 4p.m. on Sunday in the Alumni Lounge.
Senators in attendance
Robert Kinnard II
Officers in attendance
Concert Board appointment
ASUAF president Mari Freitag appointed RJ Mikulski to the Concert Board. The senate confirmed the appointment by a vote of 6-0-0. Cody Rogers, the assistant director of the Student Activities Office (SAO), had recommended Mikulski to Freitag. The Concert Board works with SAO to host concerts during the school year.
Mari Freitag selected former ASUAF senator Josh Banks to be the ASUAF government relations director. Banks will be hired for the position within the next week. The government relations director is responsible for maintaining a healthy relationship between ASUAF and local, state and federal governments.
Public relations chair appointed
The senate appointed John Netardus as chair of the senate’s public relations committee. The public relations committee works with the government relations director to advocate university issues both within and outside of campus. Some of these concerns include informing students of issues facing the university and working with university staff and faculty to promote UAF. Robert Kinnard III nominated Netardus for the position.
Publication board representative selected
The senate appointed Chelsea Holt as the senate’s representative to the publication board. The publication board oversees the financial health of the Sun Star, has the power to hire and fire the editor and acts as an advisory council to the paper’s staff. Sophia Grzeskowiak-Amezquita nominated Holt for the position, while Will Collingwood nominated Jesse Cervin. Both Holt and Cervin accepted their nominations. Holt was confirmed by a vote of 4-3, with senate chair Jennifer Chambers casting her tie-breaking vote to Holt.
Mary Strehl resigned her senate seat Sept. 8.