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Home News The Sower’s Student Senate Summary: October 17, 2017

By Benjamin Middendorf

This week’s meeting may hold the record for the shortest Student Senate meeting, running just under seven minutes.  The meeting was opened at 6:15 p.m. with a prayer by Michael Sanderson.  No changes to the minutes were approved, as the minutes sent out on Friday, October 13 were mistakenly from the meeting on October 3.

Old business was a small update on the reduced availability of the field and fieldhouse to non-athlete students.  Student Senate President Dakota Judds had talked with President Friedrich, but chose not to discuss it in more detail with the Senate until something had been finalized.  An article will appear in next week’s print edition of the Sower detailing the reduced access.

The Student Senate unanimously approved a fundraiser for a mission trip over spring break for several members of the woman’s soccer team.  The members wish to sell prayer request balloons at the football game on October 28.  Fifty percent of the proceeds will go to a suicide awareness charity, while the remaining proceeds will go towards a planned mission trip to Las Vegas, through Christ for the City International’s Urban Plunge program.

Club reports included an announcement of the Bulldogs for Life meeting that evening at 7 p.m., which discussed details about an upcoming Lutherans for Life conference in Lincoln, and the trip to Washington D.C. in January for the March for Life.  A $100 deposit will be due by late November for those who wish to attend the trip, and the final price will be finalized in the next few weeks.

The Student Committee for Diversity and Inclusion invited Jason R. Thompson, director for diversity and inclusion for the USA Olympic teams, to give a talk at 7:30 p.m. in the TLEC auditorium.

Concordia Youth Ministry (CYM) held a meeting at 9:15 p.m. in the Cattle Conference room.

At next week’s Tuesday, October 24 Student Senate meeting, Security Manager Ron Down will speak on security at Concordia, as well as concerns with lighting.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:22 p.m., with only a few dissenters

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