Officer reports:

ASUN President changes TEDx ticket sale tactics

In the 84th session of the Senate of the Associated Students, ASUN President Brandon Boone began the meeting with his officer report, where he discussed the upcoming TEDx University of Nevada, Reno, event.

Boone discussed the sale of the TEDx tickets, saying ASUN is planning on buying bundles of 100 tickets to be sold at the Nevada Wolf Shop. Boone said he hopes there will not be many tickets left over  and that the proceeds from the ticket sales will go back into ASUN. Originally ticket sales were just available online through the TEDx University of Nevada website.

According to Boone, ASUN Director of Programming Cassandra Hurdle is still figuring out the details for purchasing the bundles of tickets and selling them at the Wolf Shop, but students can also buy their tickets online

TEDx is a program that gives speakers and participants the stage to spread their ideas and to share their life experiences. The first TEDx University of Nevada program was held in 2013.

This year’s University of Nevada TEDx is being held on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at 9 a.m. at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno.

It’s on Us Campaign to take place at two basketball games

ASUN Chief of Staff Sebastian Atienza told the senate he plans to have two It’s on Us campaign basketball games, where information on sexual assault and consent will be shared with game attendees.

Atienza said he met with Blue Crew representatives and decided on a women’s basketball game and a men’s basketball game that will feature the campaign.

It’s on Us is a national campaign to stop sexual assault. It’s on Us has partners throughout the nation that have dedicated their organizations to recognizing sexual assault, identifying when situations may occur, how to intervene when the situation has occurred and to create an environment that shows sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.

Atienza said he reached out to a university representative to help with the It’s on Us campaign. The representative began helping with the campus-wide sexual assault survey that was sent out to students and will be collecting the data for ASUN. 

ASUN Diversity Director: DACA students remain vital part of university

Director of Diversity and Inclusion Gabriel Rojas began his officer report to the senators with a short conversation on an upcoming meeting with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students that will address what will happen to DACA students on campus.

Rojas stressed the importance of these students and said they are key parts of this university’s population.

“It is important to stay informed on what [DACA students’] situations are with the new president-elect,” Rojas said.

Rojas also said that UNR is very close and has a goal in mind to become a Hispanic-serving institution and he thinks it is very important that the university remains on track to achieve that goal.

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