Kalamazoo College's Student Newspaper
By Kelsey Donk Arts and Entertainment Editor
Secretary of Finance Cameron Goodall ’15 began the meeting by reporting on the Financial Policies Committee’s budget request approvals. Representatives from MEChA, Kalamazoo Outing Club and Frelon attended to discuss funds for events. Commissioners approved money for a KOC cycling trip, and security, advertising and food for the fall Frelon show. Discussions of MEChA’s request were postponed for a later FPC meeting.
President Bianca Rasho ’13 said she’s looking for a leader for the new Health Advisory Committee. Commissioners Ben Richards ’13 and Brie Mulligan ’15 volunteered to serve on this new committee. StuComm also voted to appoint new first-year commissioners to committees.
Commissioner Shadae Sutherland ’14 announced an event she is leading called “Lets talk about race baby!” The event was a success last year and will be held next Wednesday in the Banquet Hall.
Vice-President Darwin Rodriguez ’13 reminded commissioners that it is important for them to show up to every StuComm meeting.
“We’ve been having a lot of absences lately and this becomes a problem,” Rodriguez said.
According to the StuComm constitution, commissioners are allowed one absence per quarter.
Secretary of Public Relations Katherine Stevenson ’15 reminded commissioners to volunteer for homecoming activities this year. Rodriguez announced that the Homecoming Dance will be held in Anderson Gym again.
Secretary of Student Affairs Alex Werder ’15 estimated that homecoming festivities will cost between $9,000 and $10,000, and that StuComm will split these costs with the Student Activities Council.
Werder then reported on recent dining service market research meetings. He said those present at the meetings were pleased with Bon Appetit and Creative Dining. Rasho said the purpose of these meetings was not, however, for students and faculty to judge the service providers, but rather for the bidders to gather information about K students’ hopes for dining services.
Elections Committee head Ian Flanagan ’13 listed the commissioners who will need to run for reelection if they would like to remain on StuComm for the Winter Quarter. Commissioners voted to hold elections first week of Winter Quarter.