UPUA Kicks Off Semester By Confirming S-Book Director

The University Park Undergraduate Association reconvened for the spring semester Wednesday night in 233B HUB for what’s closing in on the Assembly’s last ten meetings together, as President Katie Jordan pointed out.

Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) President Matt Krott kicked off the meeting with a special presentation explaining his organization and opportunities for UPUA to work more closely with GPSA. The assembly then heard from students involved in organizing next week’s commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jordan and Vice President Alex Shockley spent most of their respective reports discussing the upcoming Association of Big Ten Students conference, which they’ll attend this weekend at Michigan State. The two have the opportunity to interact with other student government representative from around the conference, and attendees will also vote on ABTS’s legislative platform, which they’ll advocate for at the organization’s annual Big Ten On The Hill conference in Washington, DC.

The assembly unanimously confirmed Grace Park as the 2018-2019 S-Book Director. The S-Book is Penn State’s student handbook, which is distributed to every incoming student at their New Student Orientation (NSO). Park hopes to make the S-Book eye-catching and appealing, so students want to use it as a resource and see it as more than just another item in their NSO bags.

Resolution 20-12, “Support of an Academic Student Rights Webpage on LionPATH,” was the only piece of legislation for the night. The resolution, which passed unanimously, supports adding a link in LionPATH “Quick Links” tab about the Policies and Rule for Undergraduate Students.

New Governmental Affairs Chair Zach Robinson also announced a room change for Mayor Don Hahn’s office hours in the HUB. Students will be able to meet with Hahn on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in 110 HUB.

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