Council Clippings

This edition of Council Clippings covers the UHR and GSS meetings from Oct. 21, 2008.

Fall Fest

The Fall Fest is a new event being created in light of the Sting Break Student Appreciation Day Festival, which regularly brings in 2500 students.

It will replace the annual Ramblin’ Nights event. It will focus on food, giveaway prizes and novelties. The event will run form 11 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 20.

The Student Center Festival Committee requested funding for the novelties and general fees required for the event, totalling $4,660.

According to the organizational representative, the committee expects there to be between 1,500 and 2,000 students to turning out for the event.

The JFC recommend to reduce the bill to $2,495. In the GSS, there was also some concern about the pumpkin smashing event, and some senators called it a “waste of money.” The line item was struck from the bill.

The bill in the GSS passed by a vote of 26-3-0 and in the UHR the bill was also passed, with a vote of 38-3-1.

Veritas Forum

The Veritas Forum requested partial funding for an upcoming event called “C.S. Lewis On Stage,” which will be a presentation of an original drama by Tom Key, executive artistic director of Atlanta’s Theatrical Outfit.

After the presentation, the event will also include a reception for students to discuss what was presented.

The Veritas Forum requested funds for Key’s fees. The JFC stated that the bill met with their policies and needed no changes. The bill was passed in the GSS 21-2-1 and in the UHR 33-3-4.