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Group offers $750 in co-sponsorship grants

Liz Harter | Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Saint Mary’s Board of Governance (BOG) members awarded a total of $750 to two different co-sponsorships at their meeting Monday night.

The Saint Mary’s Modern Language clubs were awarded $200 to assist with the costs of the Three Soprano Voices recital they held Monday in the Moreau Little Theater. The recital included Spanish, French, Italian and German students at the College.

The senior seminar in the sociology department also received a $550 co-sponsorship to help with the cost of its annual trip to the North Central Sociological Association and Midwest Sociological Society joint meeting in the spring of 2007. The sociology department will send six students to the conference in Chicago titled “Social Policy, Social Ideology and Social Change.”

Members also discussed upcoming events that will take place over the next two weeks, including the “12 Days of Christmas” event sponsored by the Senior Board, which raises money to help local families buy Christmas presents and decorations during the holidays.

The five Christmas trees that the BOG pledged to donate to the event were bought and will be decorated in the five residence halls this week. At the end of the week, the trees will also be donated to the local families.

Student Services commissioner Kelly Maus announced that “to-go” mugs will be sold Tuesday and Thursday this week outside the dining hall. Mugs will be sold for eight dollars and proceeds will benefit the Senior Board’s “12 Days of Christmas” event.

“[After buying the mug] you get free refills from the dining hall for the rest of the year,” student body president Susan McIlduff said.

In other BOG News:

uThe sophomore board is hosting a dance with Fisher Hall this Friday, sophomore class president Francesca Johnson announced. Tickets are on sale at dinner outside the dining hall until Thursday and at lunch on Friday. They cost $10 per person.

uThe Second Annual Saint Mary’s Battle of the Bands will take place this Saturday. Proceeds from the competition will support the second annual Saint Mary’s Dance Marathon, which benefits Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

uThe Dance Marathon committee is also hosting a semi-formal benefit reception on Saturday, Dec. 9. Members of the community, alumni and anyone else interested are invited to attend. The event costs $50 per person.