Student Body President's
As many of you know, Student Senate authorized a significant increase in funding to allow for the official programming body of Student Government- University Program Council (UPC) to make this year's spring concert bigger and better than ever before. Since this funding was approved by the Student Senate, the members of UPC have been working around the clock in preparation for this year's event- which will take place on Saturday, May 3rd , at the Alerus Center.
This year's concert will be much bigger than those in recent memory, and I assure you that this will be a night you won't want to miss. Tickets will be free to ALL students and available to the non-student public for purchase ($30). For years, students have voiced their desire for an event such as this, so I am very excited to see it happen. The artists for Spring Jam have not yet been released but they will soon be announced at UPC's speaker event featuring Frank Warren on March 25th at 7 pm in the Chester Fritz Auditorium.
Frank Warren- PostSecret's Creator
PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail their secrets anonymously on the side of a postcard. Hear about the empowering movement from PostSecret's creator, Frank Warren on Wednesday, March 25th at 7 pm at the Chester Fritz. UPC is excited to put on this event, which is free and open to all students.
Parking: Improvements, and Feedback on Interim Parking Policy
Parking on campus continues to be a primary focus of many of your Student Senators, my Executive team, and of course this is something that Lexi and I remain passionate reforming in order to provide a better overall student experience for all of us here at UND. We have had a great deal of input from many of you- but if we're going to be able to implement any sort of meaningful changes that will have a positive impact on parking here on our campus, we need your input! There are a number of ways in which you can share your concerns, suggestions, complaints, and any other thoughts you may want to share with. Here are a few ways to do so:
1. Email me (SGpresident@und.edu) or Lexi (SGVP@und.edu) directly
2. Contact your Student Senators (information available here: http://und.edu/student-government/offices/student-senate/senatorcontactinformation.cfm)
3. Social media
Facebook: UND Student Government
Dru Sjodin Memorial Scholarship
All current students are encouraged to apply for the Dru Sjodin Memorial Scholarship, which provides funding toward tuition and fees for a full academic year.
As a UND student, Dru Sjodin's warm and vibrant personality showed itself through her creativity and campus involvement. This scholarship was established through the UND Foundation in loving memory of Dru's vibrant spirit with the intention of turning grief into triumph.
Application deadline: March 31
Community Connect Forum
Would you like to take a free trip to a local community Saturday, April 26? Network with UND faculty & staff and regional community members at the annual Community Connect Forum in Emerado, ND. The forum, sponsored by the UND Center for Community Engagement, is free and transportation is provided from UND's Memorial Union. There is also a complimentary lunch served by the host community. Program and registration information is available at:
Or you can contact the Center for more information at 701-777-0675.
News from our Congressional Delegation
This week I had the opportunity to meet with staff members from our congressional delegation. They updated me on a number of key initiatives that could really impact UND in a positive way, most notably on the final stages of determining if Grand Forks will be chosen as the home for the location of the first new UAS test site facilities being built. With this will come enormous opportunity especially to the students in the Aerospace field of study.
We were also able to have some very good discussions about the Collegiate Housing & Infrastructure Act, which would greatly improve campus housing across the country and could even allow for donations made to University Organizations (i.e., fraternities & sororities) to be tax deductible just as a donation made directly to a university or other similar non-profit organizations would be.
If you have any questions on these initiatives or anything else, please let me know. These news items are available online at:
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Student Body President, University of North Dakota
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