ASNMU update: Representatives readily repopulate roundtable

Braden Linick

A lot of brainstorming occurred at the weekly ASNMU meeting Monday night, Dec. 3.

ASNMU President Ben Stanley announced that NMU President David Haynes said he would like to see a list of priorities from ASNMU regarding some of the things they are working towards on behalf of the student body.

Many of the general assembly members wanted to work on a student union and help smaller organizations on campus get funding.

Stanley suggested it would be appropriate for their organization to address the 45-minute rule at the Wildcat Den. According to Stanley, it has been a rule for the past few years, however rarely enforced.

Chairwoman of the Assembly Abby Roche noted the priority of getting posters up to promote the 24-hour study lounge in Starbucks and the surrounding areas from Sunday, Dec. 2 through Thursday, Dec. 13.

Five new members were sworn into ASNMU at the meeting. They included: College of Arts and Science Representative Jenna Ennamany, College of Professional Studies Representative Mackenzie Carlson, general studies representative Wesley Reiber, down-campus representative Brandon Zanon and off-campus representative Neil Martel.

College of Professional Studies Representative John McGovern presented a budget to provide donuts and coffee at the 24-hour study lounge from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 10 to Wednesday, Dec. 12. Although the budget was passed, some funding issues arose, making it unclear whether or not the plan would go through. However, Stanley said Dining Services told him they would most likely be able to make a sufficient donation for the event.

College of Professional Studies representative Sam Forintos presented a budget to host an ASNMU social that was also passed. A date is uncertain at this time, but they are planning to have it in the Payne/Halverson lobby. Some food and beverages will be provided along with surveys for students to fill out on what they would like to see from their student government.

The issue of finding a new vice president was also addressed at the meeting.

“I plan on having a nomination up the first week of winter semester,” Stanley said.

ASNMU faculty adviser Larry Pagel said that although ASNMU is currently without a vice president, there were no essential duties that were not being fulfilled.