Student Government to see education resolution, funding bills


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Speaker Cody Woodruff addresses his fellow Student Government members during their first meeting of the spring semester Jan. 16 in the Campanile Room of the Memorial Union. During the meeting they elected Jacob Schrader, current IRHA senator, to be chair of the Civic Engagement Committee and confirmed Emily Rizvic as the new election commissioner.

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Student Government will debate and vote on seven funding bills, seat a senator and review a resolution at their meeting Wednesday.

Senator Wyatt Scheu will introduce a bill to fund student STD testing.

“Many students don’t have health insurance to cover the costs when getting tested through Thielen, and/or do not want the tests to be visible to their legal guardians,” according to the document.

The bill requests $13,500 to fund free, confidential STD testing for up to 100 students per month for three months.

Speaker Cody Woodruff will introduce a resolution called “Higher Education Legislative Priorities of University Students.” The resolution commends Gov. Kim Reynolds for fulfilling the Regents’ request, including $7 million in additional funding for Iowa State, and urges the legislature to continue supporting all Iowans in their pursuit of education.

The Advertising Club is requesting $300 to pay for transportation to and from Austin, Texas. The Advertising Club focuses on networking with communications professionals and learning about careers in advertising and marketing.

The Central Iowa Student Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications is asking for $150 to assist in decreasing their costs for students attending professional events and touring businesses as well as advertising for their club.

The Descarga Latin Dance Club is requesting $720 to help pay for students’ conference registration, advertising and a salsa DJ, equipment and decorations for the club’s dances.

The Kuwaiti Student Association, a club that aspires to help Kuwaiti students settle in a new environment and meet other Kuwaitis as well as students of all nationalities, is requesting $972 to assist in paying for advertising, transportation, food and drinks for a Kuwaiti National Day event Feb. 23.

Director of Health & Wellness Laura Pesquera Colom is requesting $3,571 to fund a Mental Health Awareness Week from March 11 to 14. The funding would cover food, events, lecturer costs and advertising.

The PAS Student Chapter, a national student-led organization that allows students to build and sharpen their skills so that they are ready for the workplace, is asking for $5,370 to offset the costs of registrations for a conference in Iowa and another in Colorado.

Student Government is looking to have an election service online, and the Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology will develop the online service. The administrative fees, labor and supplies will cost $4,400.

Student Government will also seat Sen. Zach Mass to the Civic Engagement Committee.

For more information or to contact your senator, visit The senate meetings are open to the public at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in the Campanile Room of the Memorial Union.