Highlights from the discussion at the Nov. 2 and 9 Augustana Students Association meetings
The Augustana Students Association (ASA) Student Council meets each Wednesday in the ASA boardroom for their regular student council meetings. The meetings are open to the student body and councillors discuss the ASA’s operations and upcoming projects.
Vice-President Communications Zarmina Shir reported that Tricks for Eats was a success with a large student turnout and a literal truckload of food collected for the local food bank. Aliya Kadir, International Student Representative, reported Augustana’s Got Talent was also a success with a large number of students attending.
ASA will be hosting “Make your Mondays Pop” in the forum from 12 – 2 p.m. on Nov. 14. ASA councillors will be in the Forum giving out free popcorn. The aim of the event is to give students a chance for students to engage ASA members with questions and suggestions.
ASA President Ben Curry said that he would be attending the Students’ Union meeting at North Campus on Nov 22 to discuss international student tuition.
Councillors discussed Wellness Week, which is scheduled for Nov. 21 – 25. The discussion included details about pet therapy, yoga sessions, painting, gardening, and an African dance workshop. Bright colours are to be expected as well.
Ben Curry reported that the Dagligtale Independence Committee discussed new advertising, new website design and the possibility of the Gateway buying the Dagligtale at a recent committee meeting. Curry also confirmed an employment festival will be happening the week of Feb. 6 – 10.
Looking ahead to After U next semester, buses to North Campus and live streaming of speakers is on the table to give Augustana students access to resources available at North Campus. The ASA is planning on adding job postings to the ASA Facebook page soon as well.