FUSG spends over $12,000 on grad week, clubs

Danielle Huber
Staff Writer

Franciscan University Student Government (FUSG) spent over half of its remaining budget during Wednesday’s meeting, allocating $12,857.26 toward grad week and clubs.

Spring Bill 35 allocated $9,312.50 for grad week expenses. Grad week is to begin May 10 with a BBQ night, where food will be provided by Rubbin’ Butts food truck, and beer will be provided by Parkhurst for seniors age 21 and over.

May 11 will be a bar night, with Froelich’s Classic Corner providing food and drinks for seniors.

Two bills allocated funds for St. Thomas Society, a new academic club. Spring Bill 29 allocated $227.50 to purchase 10 copies of the book “The Intellectual and Spirit Condition Method” to be used during a talk by Michael Waldstein, who holds a doctorate in biblical theology.

Spring Bill 27 allocated $115.62 to buying snacks for the club’s bi-weekly meetings. The budget accounts for six meetings’ worth of snacks purchased throughout the semester.

Spring Bill 34 allocated $1,400 to senior Sophia Fernandez to pay for Indie artist Jordy Searcy to give a concert on campus. The date of the concert is to be determined.

Spring Bill 32 reallocated $427.50 from music to musical rights within the Franciscan University Musical Theatre Troupe.

Spring Bill 30 allocated $447.18 to FUSG for food and drink at the townhall meeting to be held March 8 at 5 p.m. in the Gentile Gallery. This is an open forum for students to ask questions about FUSG and university policies.

Senior Treasurer Molly Propson reported the contingency to be $18,122 and the total spent being $2,694.

Senior Sen. Maria Gontis was excused from the meeting.

FUSG meets Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the St. Leo room.


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