Senate resolution aims to support campus groups

by Brandon Newell

Student Senate’s Campus Propaganda Resolution has taken effect with the hopes of promoting active participation of senators through advertising.

“The main reason this piece of legislation passed through Senate was because there was a pending issue brought forth by Simpson student Michael Schrode and the Academic Affairs Committee,” said Student Body President Jake Abel.

The committee created a cloud of awareness in the minds of Senate members by quoting disappointing low attendance numbers at this year’s Carver Lecture given by Bishop Leontine Kelly.

“I couldn’t believe that so few students attended the event because the lecture was outstanding and exemplified what the Simpson experience is all about,” said Abel. “There has been some grumbling by the student body claiming that they were not aware of what was going on around campus.”

To address the critics the Senate committee is working harder than ever to provide fresh new avenues of promotion. In the meantime, they will have their hands full trying to diagram out key places for groups to solicit advertising for their activity.

“This bill may not have all the answers for increasing attendance, but by creating an easy package for assisting students in the advertising department, I believe it is a stepping stone for many in the right direction,” said Abel.

Senior Jason Mohr sees nothing but good things from an active Senate.

“This resolution has great potential to help increase awareness around campus because, as a forum event participator, I understand that it is sometimes hard to keep track of events in relation to a busy schedule,” said Mohr. “Strategic placements of the propaganda solicitation can really prove itself to be worthy.”

The propaganda resolution bill contains a characteristic somewhat unique to other Senate proposals – the absence of a monetary requirement.

“It shows that Senate is not just a bank,” said Abel. “Besides handing out money, students can look to Senate and its committees to work hard to tackle or evaluate problems that faces the Simpson community, in areas like manpower, helping to organize, or just gaining the inside edge with administration or faculty.”

Schrode’s persistence with the propaganda resolution is another example of how Senate hopes to continue to function with committee personnel.

“With committees bringing forth pertinent issues from the Simpson community we have enhanced their source of committee power,” said Abel. “Senate committees in pursuit of their own agenda sets the stage for the bigger picture which is to reflect the Simpson Senate as the hardworking servant for the Simpson community.”