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Group awards $500 to SMC Dance Marathon

Liz Harter | Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Saint Mary’s Board of Governance (BOG) members voted for a $500 co-sponsorship for the College’s upcoming Dance Marathon at their meeting Monday night, before new student body president Kim Hodges discussed what she expects of BOG in the upcoming year.

Dance Marathon entertainment co-chairs Anne Cusak and Catherine Wagner asked for the donation from BOG to help finance the “blow-up” activities available for dancers.

“We think it’s important, it’s going to get everybody pumped up to have a good night,” Wagner said.

“We’re almost doubling the number of dancers,” Cusak said. “[The co-sponsorship] will affect probably about 300 Saint Mary’s students.”

After approving the co-sponsorship, executive secretary Annie Davis motioned to give a $500 donation from BOG that will go straight to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Ind., which the board passed.

Hodges began her first executive report by announcing the election of Cate Cetta to be the student trustee for the 2007-08 school year.

Cetta, a junior political science and history double major, was the off-campus commissioner for BOG – a position junior Val Pekofske will take over while Hodges and student body vice president will appoint someone to fill the campus club commissioner position.

Hodges also announced that she wants all of BOG to actively participate in the meetings throughout the coming year.

“I’ve heard rumors that people don’t attend because they don’t have to report,” Hodges said. “We’re here for the policy making of the college. We can’t pass policies, and we can’t communicate about what’s pertinent to the college if everyone is not here.”

In Other BOG News:

u Technology commissioner Erin Scott said Regina Hall and McCandless Hall will have wireless by the beginning of the next school year, according to Chief Information Officer Keith Fowlkes. Due to complications installing wireless, LeMans Hall and Holy Cross Hall will not have wireless installed until after the other two dorms.

u The 2007 Madeleva Lecture will take place Thursday. This year’s topic will be “The Subversive Power of Love: The Vision of Henriette Delille M.” presented by Boston College theology professor Shawn Copeland.