Northern State University Student Association Update

My fellow students,

   The spring semester is now in full swing and your Student Association is hard at work, setting up important dates and planning more social events.
   Our Finance Chair, Kamie Wagar, is in the works of setting up the Student Budget and Appropriations Committee (SBAC) hearings, of which she is also chair. These hearings determine the amount that each organization on campus is allocated from the student activity fees. Large and small organizations on campus receive and utilize these funds: fine arts, athletics, student clubs, and even Student Association.
   As of now, a dates are still being worked out but anticipate to be notified of them shortly. As a heads up, those wishing to submit a request should provide the following information per the SA Constitution: “all income from all sources, a year-end financing report from the past fiscal year (consisting of financial transactions and the budget of the past fiscal year, a list of goals for the upcoming years, and any other information required by the SBAC.”
   As for social events, our Public Relations Chair, Brooke Thielbar, recently organized Northern’s first annual Presidential Promenade. With approximately 100 people in attendance, the event provided students a wonderful evening of chatting, dancing, and snacking and was also a great way to welcome President Downs to campus.
   As of right now we still have one seat available on Student Association for this semester. The position of Graduate School Senator is still open. Therefore, if you have an interest in making a difference on campus and in the lives of your fellow students, consider applying for a position!
   If you have questions about the positions and the responsibilities they entail, please email me ( or SA President Corey Klatt ( for more information about the positions! To apply, stop by one of our meetings. They are held every Tuesday night at 9pm in the Centennial Rooms of the Student Center. Applicants will be asked to introduce themselves to the Association and answer a few questions from the senators.
   We are here to serve you, the students, and, if we aren’t properly serving the students, then we are not doing our job. So come join us  for a meeting and don’t be afraid to give us your input. We are your voice in the world of higher education. Not only do your senators represent you in Student Association, but every senator also serves on a number of campus-wide committees that affect all areas of campus life.
   That being said, we would greatly appreciate your input at our meetings. Our meetings are open to the public. It’s your opportunity to be heard, so take advantage of it and stop by!


Brooke Nelson
SA Vice President