Northern State University Student Association Update

My fellow students,

   This month begins SA’s election process. By the time of this issue’s publication, a new faculty advisor will likely have been voted on and approved. Additionally, petitions for the executive seats of president and vice president will be circulating shortly. Be sure to watch your email account for the link to the voting page!
   Mid-March is when the senator petitions go out. If you are interested in being a student senator, please email either myself ( or Corey Klatt ( for the necessary documents.
   Fast approaching is our annual SBAC hearings. Luckily, your dedicated Finance and SBACChair, Kamie Wagar, has been working diligently to organize everything, from the scheduling of presentations to the coordinating of food options for those sitting on the committee.
   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.
   This year’s hearings will take place on March 22-23, and the deliberations on March 27-29 so as to avoid conflicts with the many breaks, activities, competitions, and conferences held during that month.
   There are no official documents to fill out. Instead, organizations wishing to acquire funding should create a presentation and submit a request that provides 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.”
   Currently, we still have one seat available on Student Association for this semester — graduate school. Therefore, if you have an interest in making a difference on campus and in the lives of your fellow students, consider applying for the position!
   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!
   Have a relaxing (and safe) Spring Break!


Brooke Nelson
SA Vice President