By Trace Harris 

The last round of the Associated Students of the University of Nevada senatorial debates was held last Wednesday, Feb. 25. Five candidates from the College of Science competed for two open seats, six College of Business candidates competed for three open seats and two candidates from Interdisciplinary Program are running for two open seats. College of Business candidate Kendal Ferris has announced that she has dropped from the race.

COLIN WILHELM – COLLEGE OF SCIENCE 

PLATFORM:

• Organize an effective advisory board for the College of

Science

• Offer an open forum between students and faculty

• Form volunteer outreach programs, research programs

and an alumni speaking series in the College of Science

AUDREY ENGEL – COLLEGE OF SCIENCE 

PLATFORM:

• Make labs more efficient and accommodating by

adding proper equipment, modifying schedules and

making textbooks more accessible

• Create a women’s resource center for victims of sexual

assault and harassment

• Unite current students and College of Science alumni

through special events

SEBASTIAN ATIENZA – COLLEGE OF BUSINESS 

PLATFORM:

• Expand student-run businesses at the university

• Promote involvement in College of Business clubs and

organizations

• Support the “College Town” image of Reno by

integrating college-run businesses into the city

TRENTON JACKSON – COLLEGE OF SCIENCE 

PLATFORM:

• Create a lounge for College of Science majors

• Advocate for a greater amount of scholarships for

students in multiple colleges

• Work with Professor Jeffery Thompson, the College of

Science dean, to bring more speakers to the university

BRANDON BOONE – COLLEGE OF BUSINESS 

PLATFORM:

• Expand Business Week and make local internships

more accessible

• Develop innovative plans to make graduates more

competitive in the job market

• Ensure funding is fully utilized for business clubs and

organizations

NICHOLAS MENENDEZ – COLLEGE OF SCIENCE 

PLATFORM:

• Ensure clubs, scholarships and programs within the

College of Science receive adequate funding

• Improve safety of students on campus through sexual

assault prevention and awareness

• Create an advisory board within the College of Science

where students can create a dialogue with the faculty

to make decisions for the college

LUCY CROW – COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

PLATFORM:

• Create more resume-building opportunities and

facilitate faculty and student engagement

• Be an accessible voice for all students

• Increase funding for business-related clubs and

organizations

ABBIE SCHEPPS – COLLEGE OF SCIENCE 

PLATFORM:

• Increase funding for the College of Science through

ASUN

• Reform WebCampus to include more scholarship and

research opportunities for the College of Science

• Dedicate one week per year for events that will

include speakers and professional workshops

KELSEY HANNAH – COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

PLATFORM:

• Lower class wait lists

• Promote service and learning opportunities

• Promote the Nevada State Undergraduate Research

Journal

• Accomplish goals set in Joint Vision 2017

NOAH TEIXEIRA – COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

PLATFORM:

• Create new and exciting opportunities for College of

Business students to gain employment after graduating

by working with the College of Business administration

and business clubs and organizations

• Make a safer campus by instituting a service similar to

University of California, Davis’ Tipsy Taxi

• Implement town hall meetings to inform students

about how ASUN is using its money

NICK ANDREW – INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAM 

PLATFORM:

• Increase funding for volunteer and internship

opportunities

• Create a student advisory board for Interdisciplinary

Program students

• Continue the conversation regarding gender equality

by creating an ASUN task force and supporting the

creation of a gender equality center

• Improve communication between ASUN and students

• Reform club support funding by working with heads of

clubs and organizations

• Develop a student outreach department through ASUN

• Increase funding for volunteer and internship

opportunities

LARISSA GLOUTAK – INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAM 

PLATFORM:

• Promote campus-wide clean-ups

• Ensure students begin research on campus

• Ensure undecided students can explore potential

careers

• Improve communication between the ASUN senate

and students

Trace Harris can be reached at rhernandez@sagebrush.unr.edu and on Twitter @TheSagebrush.