New senators sworn in at Student Government meeting


Franciscan University Student Government (FUSG) reallocated and allocated funds for two clubs before swearing in newly elected members at their weekly meeting on Sept. 28.

As always, the meeting began with the Prayer of St. Francis and roll call, followed by Treasurer Danny Butters’ report on the contingency fund. Butters said that while numbers were not quite finalized, the projected amount in the contingency fund is approximately $39,000.

At the beginning of formal business, Sen. Samantha Martinez, chair of the Finance Committee, introduced Fall Bill #17, for the reallocation of funds to the Board Game Association. The bill asked that a total of $38.04 be reallocated from pizza parties on Oct. 24 and Nov. 24 and split between pizza parties on Oct. 21 and Nov. 14. Representing the club was president Joshua McKenna. The bill passed without objection.

Fall Bill #18 called for $19.02, originally for a pizza party on Sept. 26, to be split amongst the pizza parties on Oct. 21 and Nov. 14. The bill passed without objection.

The last item of formal business was Fall Bill #19, calling for $150 to be allotted to the Baronettes Dance Team for the purchase of jazz shoes. Representing the team was captain Rachael Popčak. Sen. Jeremiah Poff inquired as to why the dance team wanted to make this purchase, and Popčak responded that the team has new uniforms this year, in addition to many new members, so this created the need to purchase new dance shoes. After more discussion, the bill was passed.

At the conclusion of formal business, Chief Justice Ben Idzik swore in to office the newly elected senators and previously confirmed justices. The new senators are seniors James Kueber and Daniel Kim, sophomore Louis Heisler, and freshmen Anne Arvidson, Danny Bagley, and Daniel McNichol.

The next FUSG meeting will be next Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 11 a.m.