By Jazmine Dirks ~ Morningside College’s student officials met Tuesday at 6:30p.m. in the Student Government office to discuss “spreading some love” to other campus groups.
On behalf of Campus Ministries, Jessica Boschen who is in her fourth year at Morningside College and looking at graduating in May, asked for $3,500 to help fund a mission trip to Alabama. Currently 19 students are looking at going. Each student is paying $300, and there has been fundraisers to also help pay for the trip.
Before voting, Cassie Burnside, Apartments/Garretson Houses representative, gave testimonial to Campus Ministries Mission the previous year, “I went on last years trip and it was not only fun but a real eye opening experience as well.”
Sophomore Senate Representative Ashleigh Starr motioned to allocate the $3,500 asked to help fund the Campus Ministries mission trip, which will take place over Spring Break. Mary Froeschl seconded the motion and it was passed.
Morningside campus’s radio station KMSC Fusion 93, also presented to student government asking for $1,846.24 in funding. Nick Brinks and Ryan Tellinghuisen explained the money would go towards sending two students heavily involved in KMSC to New York on behalf of Morningside College.
The campus radio station is up for three awards at the conference competition: Best Promo, Best Broadcast, and Best Public Service Announcement. Starr again moved to allocate the $1,846.24. The motion was approved.
Treasurer Taylor Chapman, reported that MAC has spent is $76,457.00 with $21,925.00 contracted and a balance of $2,853.00 left after contracts. Student Government has a balance of $24,687.18 with $7,992.95 left to allocate, prior to the two funds they approved for KMSC and Campus Ministries in the meeting.
There is $2,646.71 left to allocate, unless they run into some other money.