Senate funds first bill of academic year

By Nathan Hatcher, Editor-in-Chief

Senators spent the majority of their Sept. 6 meeting in discussion over funding of the first Senate bill of the semester.

Senate meets at 8 p.m. Tuesdays in the Great Hall in Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center to present topics discussed in individual committees and manage new business.

SB 001 requested $650 to fund Conversation Cafe, a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language initiative for students to meet and have a guest lecturer.

Click here and here to see the bill and get more information on the event.

Senators voted on two amendments of the bill.

An amendment to cut funding to $595 failed, while a final amendment to cut funding to $550 passed by consent.

Senators were unanimously in favor of the event but were concerned about allotting $100 to compensate a guest lecturer.

Senate also voted to approve Student Government Association’s election rules.

Click to view each page of the rules: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Sarah Cook, vice president of SGA, addressed Senate during her executive report.

“Okie Fest was a blazing success,” she said.

Cook urged senators to sign up for Star Connect because there are currently twice as many international students as domestic students in the program.

Individual senators spoke on behalf of their committees during committee reports.

The first OCU Speaks event Midnight Breakfast will be hosted Oct. 11 starting at 11 p.m. outside the caf in Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center, Sen. Nick Bonfiglio (junior-at-large) said.

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