After heated andÂ raucousÂ debate, the Students’ Association granted $1,331 of the total remaining $4,724 in the conference request fund budget in their meeting on Wednesday.
The conference request fund is a portion of the SA budget specifically set aside for student groups taking trips this semester. The total amount for the fund began at $6,500; last week, Congress granted $1,776 to three groups.
This week, in an argumentative and lengthy session, Congress helped fund five trips being conducted by three groups.
The Alpha Chi National Honor Society was granted $499 of its requested $1,724 for the Alpha Chi National Convention in Nashiville, Tenn. on April 4-6 by a narrow vote.
The Student Association for Nutrition and Dietetics was granted $300 of its requested $3,706 for the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition in Austin on April 11-14.
ACU Wildlife Society was established last semester and officially recognized this semester. It asked for funding for three different trips through two request forms.Â It was granted $212 of its requested $592 for its camping trip to the Kerr Wildlife Management Area in Leakey on April 12-14 and a day trip to Tolling Plains Quail Research Ranch in Roby on March 23. It was granted an additional $320 of its requested $2,414 for the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, which began Feb. 20.
SA meetingsÂ are conducted Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m. in the Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building Room 114. Meetings are public and anyone is welcome to attend.
Gabe Elorreaga, senior class vice president
Maria Martinez, Sikes Hall representative
Chris Singleton, off campus representative