FUSG approves two bills in second-to-last meeting of semester


Franciscan University Student Government (FUSG) met for one of the last times this semester on Wednesday, for the purpose of passing two bills.

Meeting for the first time since Nov. 16 due to Thanksgiving break, the meeting began with the treasurer’s report. Treasurer Danny Butters informed the body that the contingency fund currently holds $32,472.91 and the club sub-accounts hold $10,923.30.  Sen. Samantha Martinez then reported that the Finance Committee had met and discussed Fall Bills 28 and 29 with no amendments.

At the beginning of the introduction of formal legislation, Sen. Martinez introduced Fall Bill #28, calling for the allocation of $500 to FUSG for hourly shuttles to the Pittsburgh airport during finals week. The money would be used to pay for gas and to pay student drivers running the shuttles.  The cost for each student on the shuttles will be $5. The bill passed unanimously.

Fall Bill #29 called for the allocation of $150 to the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society.  The money will be used to fund its annual symphony and dinner night. This event allows Franciscan education majors to take underprivileged youth out for an evening. The money allocated would make it so that participating education majors do not need to pay out of pocket for the event.  Representing the club was Grace Goduti, president. The bill passed without objection.

At the conclusion of formal business, FUSG advisor David Schmiesing made his advisor’s comments to the group.  He commended FUSG for its efficient and well-done job of creating and approving its budget for the Spring 2017 semester.

In other FUSG news, there is a special election being held for two open sophomore senator seats.

FUSG will meet for its final formal business meeting of the semester on Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. in the St. Leo room.