Oct. 2 STUSU Briefs

Vacated position added to STUSU election

The Student Representative Committee announced its acceptance of ex-off-campus representative Sebastian O’Brien’s resignation at its meeting Thursday. He will be taking a leave from his studies at STU. A fifth off-campus representative position is now up for grabs in the STUSU election, though nominations are closed. Voting will take place Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 8 and 9. Online voting will again be available, and students will be notified via their STU email accounts when to vote. Positions for first year residence liaison, off-campus first year liaison, two at-large representatives, The Aquinian board of directors first year representative and two Aquinian at-large representatives will also be voted on. The campaign runs Oct. 1 to 7 and all posters and promotional materials must be taken down before the first day of voting.

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Mental Health Awareness Week schedule change

Vice-president of student life Rebecca Ferris announced a change to the Mental Health Awareness Week schedule. Because of a scheduling error, Thursday’s self-care day will now feature free massages by Massage Addicts from 9:30 a.m. to noon, rather than 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., in the Holy Cross House conference room. Registration for the free massages will be available on campus this week.

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Clubs ratified

The STUSU governance committee approved four funding applications and three amendments to clubs and societies’ constitutions at their last meeting. Two students with the STU Newman Society, a group that aims to share the value of Catholicism through the arts and education, received $100 each to help attend a conference. The Chinese Students Association was granted $283 for campus events, and one individual was granted $150 to attend a conference. Constitutions for the STU branch of Her Campus international online media outlet, the STU Tennis Club, and the Communications of Public Policy Society were approved by the committee and now officially have the support of the university.

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