Student Senate meeting minutes

Ex Officio report: Kevin Monahan

Associate Dean of Student Affairs for the Career and Professional Development Center Kevin Monahan spoke at Thursday’s Senate meeting to prepare students for the upcoming Business Opportunities Conference (BOC) and Technical Opportunities Conference (TOC). Monahan spoke about the relocation of the Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) to West Wing. According to Monahan, the center has more than double the number of interview rooms it had before, including several that remained in the basement of the Jared L. Cohon University Center, the Center’s former location.

Monahan also spoke about the CPDC’s increased effort to work with students in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Fine Arts, who typically receive less attention at the TOC and BOC.

Special Allocation: Aerial Arts Club

Senate voted to allocate $1,936 to the newly-formed Aerial Arts Club. The club, which was recognized as a campus organization at the end of the spring semester, requested funds from Senate to buy an aerial rig. A representative from the club said that the rig is a one-time purchase and will allow the club to practice both indoors and outdoors.

Sergeant At Arms Elections

Junior mechanical engineering major Paul Kioko was elected to the position of Senate Sergeant at Arms. Kioko, who ran for Student Body Vice President for Finance last semester, said that he was interested in participating in student government since his first year at Carnegie Mellon and was glad to have the chance to participate in Senate.

The Sergeant at Arms performs administrative duties for Senate, including the transportation of the Senate tablecloth and gavel to meetings and the ordering of food for meetings.