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Co-sponsorship for activities debated

Nicole Zook | Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Board of Governance officers discussed co-sponsorship of campus activities during Monday’s meeting, as all campus activities, groups or clubs must present their plans to the board to receive co-sponsorship. First year class president Claudia Toth presented a proposal for a battle of the bands between Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame and Holy Cross College.”There won’t be too many costs, considering we don’t have to pay for the venue or the bands,” Toth said. “Money will go towards technicians and publicity.”The event, tentatively scheduled for March 26, will be produced by the Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross classes of 2007 and funded by all three schools. Notre Dame will most likely be in charge of finding bands, while Saint Mary’s will handle catering.Also discussed was a co-sponsorship of a Grassroots Organization Weekend [GRO] March 19-21. The weekend conference, put on by the Student Academic Council [SAC] and Peacemakers, is intended to allow students to better understand social injustices.SAC requested $1,500 from BOG in order to keep the event free for all students who wish to attend.Both co-sponsorships were approved. Toth’s proposal, however, was not allotted a specific amount of money.Treasurer Kym Dunlap reported that there is currently $11,000 in the co-sponsorship account. The members of the board agreed the funds should be wisely allocated. In other BOG news:u Campaigning for next year’s class boards will begin Thursday. Meet the Candidates Night will be held on Monday, where candidates from each class will have one hour, beginning with the class of 2007 at 7 p.m. Elections will be held Feb. 24.u Student Activities Board is holding a bus trip to see “The Passion of the Christ” on Ash Wednesday one hundred tickets were purchased for the event. The following day, John Fotopoulos, assistant professor of religious studies, will give a lecture. u Residence Hall Association won several awards this past weekend at the Indiana Residence Hall Organization conference, competing against 13 other schools. Saint Mary’s received third place in both the spirit and banner competitions and was named School of the Year. Jackie Wright, RHA publicity co-chair, won the assistant director position for IRO next year.