On Jan. 30, ASUCR senators reconvened for their weekly meeting to discuss painting the “C” green, promoting a dance marathon and an upcoming town hall meeting to help find UCR’s next chancellor.
Representatives of the Student Alumni Association (SAA) Jane Kim and Viry Melendez publicized the six-hour event, Dance Marathon, with a message of nurturing a “campus of philanthropy” among future alumni. The Dance Marathon will be co-sponsored by SAA and the Golden Key International Honour Society from 6 p.m. to midnight on Feb. 23 in the Student Recreation Center. The event will raise money for Guardian Scholars—a network of resources that offer emotional and financial assistance to emancipated foster youth here at UCR.
“For 70 percent of teens who report that they want to attend a university, less than 4 percent actually graduate from a university,” said Kim.
In hopes of promoting sustainability measures, ASUCR senators will be painting the “C” green from April 16 to 27 during Earth Week. With approval from Chancellor Conoley and John Cook, the director of sustainability, the ivy-colored monument will be turned back to yellow by the end of the week. The “C,” located on the Box Springs Mountains, falls under the ownership of ASUCR.
On Feb. 22, members of the chancellor search committee will gather input about UCR’s next chancellor during a town hall meeting on campus. Appointed in Dec. 2012, a search committee is on the hunt to find UCR’s next permanent chancellor. The 17-member advisory group consists of student representatives, staff and regents. “Students are invited to give their ideas about what they want to see in a new chancellor,” stated ASUCR President Liam Dow.
CALPIRG campus organizer Morgan Culbertson wants to write a resolution in support of overturning the resolution for Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission ruling. “It has created a culture for people to say it’s easier to be silent than louder,” she said.
The 2nd Annual Amazing College Race will be held on March 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. in Downtown Riverside. Hosted by the College Council of Riverside (CCOR), the scavenger hunt allows college students to compete for scholarship money. Students may register on the city of Riverside homepage by filling out an online application.
During to rising concerns over public safety, Vice President of Internal Affairs Kevin Jo is pushing for greater collaboration between the Women’s Resource Center, ASUCR and UCPD to keep students safe.
Senators are in the planning process for a professor research symposium, which will be held on March 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. in HUB 302. Professors and students will be given the opportunity to showcase their scientific research to the campus.
The lineup for the HEAT music festival will be announced at the FUSE event on Feb. 6 from 7 to 10 p.m. located in the Highlander Union Plaza. On the same day, student DJs will compete for a contract to perform at HEAT. Tickets for the HEAT music festival will begin being distributed to students on Feb. 7.
The Student Lobby Conference applications are due on Feb. 6. Taking place from March 2 to 5, the conference provides workshops for UC students to effectively lobby legislators, hear inspirational speakers and march to the Capitol.
The deadline for student regent applications is Feb. 28. There has not been a student regent from UCR since 1999. As a student representative of the UC system, a new student regent will be appointed by mid-May 2014.
President Dow suggested the online sales of amusement park and movie theater tickets, once sold by the former Exchange store.
Senators have begun preparing for spring elections, which will take place from April 15 to 19.