By Adam Baker/News editor
After nearly two hours of debate and discussion the Student Government Association distributed more than $120,000 of the university’s money Tuesday night.In two separate resolutions the Student Senate allotted $100,000 to various university departments for technological improvements and $22,039.72 to student organizations for their expenses.
In the first act, the senate used $100,000 of money provided by student technology fees to recommend allocations “which will enhance the technological resources available to EKU students,” according to the legislation.
Students are charged a $50 technology fee per semester as part of their student fees. Information Technology and Delivery Services oversee the distribution of that money.
Each year an SGA Ad Hoc Committee, chaired this year by Senator Daniel Logsdon, is responsible for distributing part of that money to university departments.
Tuesday the senate unanimously approved the committee’s suggestions.
The senate also began dispensing 2004-2005 organizational funding to various student groups on campus. Any group listed with the office of Student Life as a university organization can apply.
Money is distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Organizations must submit an itemized budget and use the SGA allotment for the exact purpose for which the money was given.
SGA started with $30,000 to distribute. Twenty-one student organizations applied for SGA funds. The senate allocated money to half of the groups who applied before tabling the resolution until the next weekly meeting. The senate adjourned with $7,960 remaining in the fund.
The remaining 11 student organizations’ budgets will be heard next Tuesday.
SGA dispensed funding for student organizations as follows:
* The Barrister’s Society was allotted $3,977 for an Eastern tournament and Mock Trial team competitions.
* The men’s rugby club was allotted $3,330 for uniform needs, union dues, registration fees and tournament fees.
* The Tutoring Association was allotted $1,640 for a dry-erase board, two Accutrack Database card readers and two training manuals, videos and reference books.
* The International Student Association was allotted $2,000 for their International Student Banquet.
* The Pershing Rifles was allotted $1,500 for uniform costs.
* The Psi Chi organization was allotted $1,500 for conference transportation and registration costs.
* The Student Paralegal Association was allotted $1,360 for conference hotel accommodations, registration fees and to bring two guest speakers to campus.
* The Student Council for Exceptional Children was allotted $920 for meeting fees, community events and convention expenses.
* The Women’s Soccer Club was allotted $1,407.97 for jerseys, soccer balls, tournament fees and referee fees.
* The Phi Beta Lambda organization was allotted $1,151 for state and national leadership conferences.
* The Swim Team Club was allotted $3,233.75 for coaching services and swimsuits.
SGA also allotted money to departments for technological funding as follows:
* The government department was allocated $6,730 for a SMART Board Room package.
* The health promotion and administration department was allocated $6,640 for a SMART Board Room package.
* The communication department was allocated $5,026 for a Power Mac G5, screen and hard drive.
* The ROTC department was allotted $16,605 for an indoor shooting range and SMART Board package
* The exercise and sport science department was allotted $3,620.33 for a computer, Adobe Premiere Pro and software.
* The art and design department was allotted $5,260 for a projector, sound-proof projector cabinet and wireless remote system.
* The mathematics and statistics department was allotted $3,000 for minitab licenses.
* The environment health science department was allotted $1,700 for a SMART Board Room package.
* The interpreter training department was allotted $11,700 for 10 computers, swivel stands and cameras.
* The art and design department was allotted $7,784.22 for Adobe Creative Suite, ATI RADEON video card and a FF Meta package.
* The health sciences department was allotted $2,400 for the installation of a SMART Board Room and lighting in two classrooms.
* The continuing education and outreach department was allotted $2,349.54 for a color printer, laptop and scanner.
* The agriculture department was allotted $16,747.20 for a computer, software and license.
* The science department was allotted $6,616 for a SMAR T Board Room package.
* The Disabilities Office was allotted $3,464 for software and scanner drive.
* ITDS was allocated $287.71 for additional expenses such as shipping and price variations.
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