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New dining options, clubs status discussed at Senate

Hungry students will have a new dining option soon in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center.

Julie Wickston and David Randolph of Dining Services notified the senate Tuesday that SMU is making some changes. After winter break there will be a Pizza Hut Express located in Hughes- Trigg.

Dining Services is also beginning to evaluate on-campus meal plans.

“We are now looking at meal-plan rates for the upcoming year which will be presented to the Board of Trustees at their December meeting. Right now is a wonderful time for you to give your input,” Wickston said.

Aramark is currently the university’s meal service provider.

Senator Michael Goodman announced that he and several other senators are working on a resolution to addressing the issue of Jena 6.

Senator Rob Hayden was elected the new chief of staff.

Chair Ben Reiff announced that the senate gave club baseball a positive recommendation for a temporary charter. The Chess Club was also given a positive recommendation for a temporary charter with a stipulation to gain more members. Engineers Without Borders was give a positive recommendation for a temporary charter as well, with the stipulation of more campus involvement. Democracy Matters was given a positive recommendation for probationary status.

The senate approved a motion to approve the committee’s recommendation for the Gamerz Club, Squash Club, Badminton Club and SMU Cycling.

A motion to approve the membership committee’s positive recommendation to appoint Jeff Ordner as education senator and Shafeel Mehdi as Asian American Senator.

New Vice President of Business Affairs Christine Casey introduced herself at this week’s Student Senate meeting. Casey has worked in higher education for 15 years and is responsible for the administration of budgets and financial planning, business services, risk management, and information technology services, among many other tasks.

Fifth-year engineering major Jamie Stoehr spoke to the senate about a contest to bring Dave Matthews Band to the SMU campus.

In order to win the contest, students must vote at

Aisha U’Kiu of the Muslim Students Association invited all students to the organization’s seventh annual Fast-a-thon on Oct. 5 in Hughes-Trigg beginning at 5:15 p.m. followed by a Ramadan Banquet at 6:45 p.m. Local businesses will donate money to match the number of people who fast.

Senator Jessica Narvaez announced the Service House is hosting a Hawaiian luau Oct. 4 from 6-10 p.m. at the Dedman Center. Tickets are $3 and are available for sale at the West Bridge. The Service House holds 28 students and requires them to do community service each semester.

“This is a great opportunity to see what the Service House is all about,” Narvaez said.

Chair Ben Manthey reminded everyone to apply for the senate scholarship. Applications are due Oct. 12 at 5 p.m. Students can apply at

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