GPSS to host first meeting of new year

Michaela Ramm

The Graduate and Professional Student Senate will host its first meeting of the new year at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union.

The graduate senate will discuss a proposal on the organization’s preliminary budget for 2017.

At the senate forum, the senators will also discuss a revision of the ISU diploma. Diplomas at Iowa State has not been revised in about 30 years, according to the senate’s document. Senators are currently seeking student input on this matter, and invite ISU students to participate in a committee to provide feedback in the process.

GPSS will also introduce and discuss, but will not vote on, other bills during the meeting. This includes a bill on the revision on GPSS standard rules and a special allocation 2016 R.F. Baker Plant Breeding Symposium organized by graduate students in plant breeding and genetics.

The graduate students will also host open forums with Martino Harmon, associate vice-president for Student Affairs, and Erin Baldwin, director for the Thielen Student Health Center.