FUSG allocates funds for talks, seminars


Franciscan University Student Government allocated funds for several lectures and seminars hosted by different clubs during its meeting on March 27.

The G.K. Chesterton Club received $1,000 from Spring Bill 60 to pay for the April 15 visit of Dale Ahlquist, a renowned Chesterton expert and co-founder of Chesterton Academy. Spring Bill 62 reimbursed the club $566.60 for the money it spent on Ahlquist’s roundtrip airfare.

The Veritas Society was allocated $103 in Spring Bill 58 to purchase food and a French press for its On Guard seminars for the rest of the semester. The club received $165 in Spring Bill 59 for walkie-talkies and promotional material for the club’s Dumb Ox debates.

Spring Bill 64 allocated $730 to Student Government to purchase 200 Chick-Fil-A sandwiches that will be distributed at the men’s lacrosse team kickoff on March 30. According to the bill, the university’s athletic department would reimburse Student Government $230, bring the total cost of the sandwiches to Student Government down to $500

Alexis Basil, assistant athletic director, said the sandwiches are to draw students to show support for the lacrosse team as the commissioner of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference, of which the team is a part of, will be in attendance.

Basil said that the university is hoping to become a full-fledged member of the PAC for the 2020-2021 school year, moving over all its teams from the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, and that having a good showing at the lacrosse game would impress the commissioner and bode well for the school’s chances to be accepted into the conference. The bill was passed unanimously.

Also during the meeting:
Spring Bill 57 allocated $350 to AIM Women’s Center for their charity event.
Spring Bill 65 gave the Student Creative Arts Network $128 to buy food during its short-film production.
Student Government received $46.61 to buy staplers for printers located in the residence halls.
The Knitting Nook Club was recognized as an official Student Government Club

Student Government will next meet April 3 at 11 a.m. in the St. Leo Room.