The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

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Student trustee to talk at next A.S. meeting

The Associated Students will have a special guest speaker next week for their Tuesday Senate meetings. The student on the Board of Trustees who voted in favor of raising executive salaries will take a question and answer session about her vote.

One other priority in the opening reports of the meeting was to express the importance of the Dream Act. A.S. President Adam Haverstock said it was a “great service to students.”

The A.S. Senate voted to allocate $1,600 from the Academically Related Reserves Account to History Department for a research trip in Washington, D.C., as well as $5,500 to the Children’s Center and $400 to the Recreation and Tourism Department for a conference.

These three items were the main financial actions during the hour-long meeting. The $16,600 to the History Department would support a research trip from October 12-21. The money being given to the Children’s Center Open House/Rhine Retirement is from funding from the administrative department. That funding is being transferred from one department to the other. There is “no new money coming in,” said Dave Knecht, director of finance.

A new mission statement for the Associated Students will be voted on next week. The old statement will be shown with the new one to show the change before the vote.

A.S. also plans to release a magazine that would inform students on nightlife and events going on and around campus.

“We’re a commuter-based campus. A lot of people don’t know about the CSUN environment,” said Chairman Byron Baba.

This would also inform students about Matador Nights, BBQ’s, and other social events.

“It is important as a senate to support activities,” said Haverstock.

One student event coming up is the Big Show 7, presented by SPACE. So far, 600 students have purchased tickets, resulting in $12,000 in sales.

“Ticket sales are progressively growing each week,” said Audrey Younna of SPACE. Students interested in working in the Big Show can volunteer and train this Thursday at 2 p.m.

The University Affairs Committee has decided that wireless access around campus, a Matador statue, and health information on foods served at CSUN are high priorities. Manzanita Hall and Jerome Richfield were two areas declared to have some of the weakest wireless connections on campus. John Teves and Trevor Tyloch, members of the committee, will test laptops in these areas of campus, among others.

The statue is not a new idea. In 1990, there was a competition within the art department to design the statue, so there will probably be a similar one in the near future as plans to design and build the statue develop, said sophomore kinesiology major Senator Aron Schlabra.

“It will bring more student involvement to the statue,” he said. “It will be a good physical representation of CSUN on campus,” he added.

Though the exact design for the matador mascot is undecided, it is planned to be around 8 feet tall and made of bronze and is mainly in the works to bring school spirit, said Baba.

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