USG seeks liaison officer to ease food services transition

The Undergraduate Student Government determined a key liaison officer is needed for communication between the student government and food services to ease the transition from Murray-Herrick Campus Center to the new Anderson Student Center. logo_USGupdate

The Wellness Center finished a survey that indicated three areas to improve student health. Wellness Center Health Educator Birdie Cunningham said that if St. Thomas can focus on alcohol, stress and sleep, it will reduce disease, injury and violence.

The in-depth survey strayed from former surveys that solely focused on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, to include other factors such as finances and sleep. The reason behind the shift was to study how academics are affected.

USG member Tom Deiley suggested student government members attend the Day at the Capitol event for the Minnesota Private College Council. The event is designed for college students to speak with their government representatives about state grant funding. About 23 percent of St. Thomas students receive state grants, Deiley said.

“In the face of historic cuts, this is more important than ever,” he said.

German Club, Campus Outreach and Students for Human Life proposed budgets, which were all approved. Some budgets were amended to support different initiatives, such as travel, lodging and registration fees for different events, said Quinn Abraham, vice president of financial affairs. Budgets for Bio Club and Bowling Club were reduced and approved.

A unanimous vote also approved the St. Thomas Badminton Club. Badminton players said one the benefits of having this club is increased exercise.

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