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ASUA works on increasing club funding, Spring Fling planning

The Associated Students of the University of Arizona held its first senate meeting of the spring semester on Wednesday to discuss some of the projects it aims to complete in the next few months.

Sen. Taylor Ashton said he hopes to continue working with the Student Vets Center in the Student Union Memorial Center. Ashton said that since last semester he has been trying to get tickets to sporting events for the veterans on campus as a way of thanking them for their service and for some of the community service projects they have completed.

The Vets Center service projects last year included volunteering at a soup kitchen and hosting a Toys for Tots drive. There should be about five more service projects that he will help with in the coming months, he added.

Sen. Alex Chang said “the ball has been rolling” to get a diversity speaker to come to campus. Speaker Maura Cullen has been set to come to campus and speak as part of a diversity workshop on Jan. 27 and 28. Cullen is a “nationally known speaker,” according to student body president Katy Murray.

Administrative vice president Paige Sager told the senate and those in attendance that Pride Alliance has hired 11 new interns and the Feminists Organized to Resist, Create, and Empower has hired 20 new interns. She added that Bear Down Camp for freshmen is looking for a new site to host the camp and the Students for Sustainability club has been working on putting new recycling units in all the buildings around campus.

Executive vice president Krystina Nguyen reported that she is working on increasing the club funding budget and that the Club Fair will be hosted on Feb. 6.

Murray gave the final report and said there are some new things coming this semester, including the search for a new provost, the “second in command to the president of the university,” as well as the search for a new director of the student union. She said the search for the provost is going well and that the third candidate will be visiting campus next Thursday.

Finally, Murray discussed the idea of bringing Spring Fling back to campus for spring 2014. She said meetings regarding the event are in the works.

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