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Talk of Renovations in Student Union Basement

Students’ Association Brief

New student clubs were approved and updates on the construction of Larson Commons were provided at the weekly Students’ Association meeting.

Michael Alex and Samuel Pichura, both senior business economic majors who started The Brookings Consulting Club, addressed the senate with a constitution. The club will offer services to businesses around Brookings for free.

“The purpose of our club is to offer an opportunity where students specifically ness school available to any student the opportunity to apply their business knowledge in marketing and finance,” Alex said.

The constitution was approved, and if students are interested in joining the club they can look out for posters that will be around campus.

Chief of Staff Benjamin Connor announced that student tailgating will take place Saturday, Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with University Program Council (UPC). The tailgating will have bags, tables, a tent, and music.

Government Affairs Chair Michael Garofalo announced that the Student Promotion Fund Committee met last week and tabled an application for the 2024 Martin Luther King Jr. Rally and Rave.

Diversity Chair Asledi Castillo announced that she will be resigning from her position effective immediately. Since the chair is now vacant, applications are now open and students who are interested in applying can email Vice President Hayden Bentz for an application. The applications are due Thursday, Nov. 2 at 8 a.m.

The American Indian Students Association is having a beading circle Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and a drum group Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. in the American Indian Center.

Black Student Alliance is hosting a cultural ball Friday, Nov. 3, in Jack’s Place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will also be a canned food drive and a raffle at the event.

The Gender and Sexuality Alliance is preparing to host their drag show Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. Students interested in purchasing tickets can scan the QR codes located on the posters in the Union.

UPC is hosting a paint and sip event in the Volstorff Ball Room Thursday, Nov. 2 starting at 6 p.m. The organization is also hosting a self-defense class in the Miller Wellness Center Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m.

Larson Commons Renovation

Sen. Grace Barnett discussed the upcoming remodel of Larson Commons that will be starting next year, and she is looking for students input on what they would like to see in this remodel before meeting with architects.

Communication Chair, Hannah Dayaget, said Larson will be out of commission until July 2025.

Pulse also mentioned that Larson will still exist during the remodel, but it will just be in a different location that has not been determined yet.    

The American Institute of Architecture Students requested $1500 from the New Venture Fund so the organization can attend a national conference in New Orleans, Louisiana in January.

The venture fund was approved.

Topics for Future Discussion

Sen. Grace Peterson is working on a resolution to make November Native American Heritage Month at SDSU.

Garofalo is working on a resolution to make November Veteran and Military Families Appreciation Month on campus as well.

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