By Rocío Hernández

Senator Reports

Sen. Thomas Green                      

College of Education

At the first senate meeting of the spring semester on Wednesday, Jan. 21, Sen. Thomas Green said that his goal for the remainder of his term is to establish a free CPR or first aid class for University of Nevada, Reno students. Green noted that many students are involved in the community and he said that he wants students to be prepared for any situation when they are out in public.

Green aims to discuss his idea to the University Affairs committee in the Associated Students of the University of Nevada on Friday, Jan. 30. Green said that after obtaining the committee’s feedback, he hopes to find resources on campus that will provide CPR or first aid training or reach out to off campus organizations such as the Red Cross. Those interested in getting involved with Green’s project can contact him at

Sen. Velsabet Mojica                 

Division of Health Sciences

Sen. Mojica announced that she and Sen. Rebecca Bustos of the Division of Health Sciences and have completed the Division of Health Sciences Student Advisory Board’s constitution and are now accepting members. According to Mojica, the DHS advisory board was established to help bridge DHS students and faculty, ensure interaction between the two groups and serve the needs, concerns and interest of DHS majors.

Students interested in joining the DHS student advisory board must be a DHS major and have a minimum GPA of 2.0. Students can contact the club at for the application.

Sen. Ryan Hood                            

College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources

Sen. Hood presented his idea to create a website with a centralized listing location for all lab research opportunities available at the university to his fellow senators.

According to Hood, there are currently few paid lab positions posted on the UNR job board. Although other lab opportunities do exist, Hood said that it is usually students who have contact with the faculty member who fill those positions. Hood said he believes that developing a listing website will connect students to more research opportunities and faculty to qualified candidates.

Hood consulted with UNR’s Chief Information Officer Huipei Chen on Monday, Jan. 26 for ideas on how to begin developing the website.

Comments and Announcements

James Beattie, associate director for student engagement, shared his report on the MLK Day of Service with ASUN senators. According to Beattie, 85 UNR students and faculty members volunteered at seven local nonprofit organizations in the Reno and Sparks area. Together, participants served 255 hours in the community. The event also attracted attention from three television stations, including Univision. Beattie said that the university is now looking to create monthly service opportunities so students and faculty members can serve their community throughout the year.

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