ASWU Update March 20

  • Larry Burnley, vice president for diversity and cultural relations spoke to Whitworth about the diversity committee. The committee is working with a consultant to help assess the university. Burnley also told ASWU that he will  leave the university after June to take a job at Central Michigan University.
  • Yearbook editors Pam Bauthues and Linnea Goold discussed yearbook distribution plans. This year every student will receive a yearbook.
  •  ASWU continued to discuss plans for Spokane Block Party, a new iteration of Springfest that will be open to the community. The event is themed around Unite this year and will take place at the Service Station.
  • Sports events and tournaments coordinator Jonny Whitmore requisitioned $1,000 to allow more students to enter the March 8 basketball playoff game for free. For the previous home playoff game, ASWU put $500 toward the tickets from the unallocated budget and Whitmore contributed $1,500 from his budget.  He said he would be contributing $500 from his budget for this game. With $1,500 total, 300 tickets could be purchased for students. After discussion, ASWU voted to pass the full requisition. Unallocated was at $7,500 before the requisition.

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