ASUA Notebook: Senate Meeting Jan. 30

ASUA senators approved new flyers for financial aid workshops and discussed an event that will allow students to have breakfast with Ann Weaver Hart, president of the University of Arizona, at their weekly meeting.

Sen. Joel Torres motioned for the approval of flyers for financial aid workshops scheduled for February and March.

“I want to get these out as soon as possible to start making the visibility and try to get as many students as we can to try to attend these,” Torres said.

Sen. Taylor Ashton also commented on the motion.

“The flyers are really nice and it’s a really reasonable request,” Ashton said. “There isn’t any reason we shouldn’t approve this.”

The flyers were approved for a total of $187.43.

A new event will allow selected students to join President Hart for breakfast. Students are required to submit an application to be considered for the breakfast. Applications are due at the ASUA front desk by 5p.m. on Monday.

There will be two breakfasts this semester, the first one on Feb. 14, according to Katy Murray, president of ASUA. The breakfasts will be from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Ventana room at the Student Union Memorial Center.

“Basically the whole idea behind this breakfast is for Dr. Hart to get to know students, for us to get to know her,” Murray said.

Hart does not want the breakfast to be structured around a particular topic, but wants it to be real and genuine, according to Murray. Hart also wants to know what students are passionate about and concerned about, and inform them about what she is doing, Murray added.

“It’s going to be a really cool way to get to know her on a personal level, and she has just so many awesome stories and experiences that are relevant to things we are doing now,” Murray said. “I think it’s going to be a really awesome thing for students to take advantage of.”