PUBLIC COMMENT

Survey shows UNR graduates stay in Nevada

According to the Nevada Career Studio, 73 percent of Nevada undergraduates from the class of 2016 stayed to work or go to graduate school in Nevada. Mary T. Calhoun from the Nevada Career Studio presented a survey given to the graduating class of 2016. The survey results were from the 55 percent of the graduating class that answered the questions, and it showed 86 percent stayed in the greater Reno area. Calhoun encouraged all graduating students to take the survey to show the success of the university. The survey opens a month before graduation and closes a year after.

REPORTS

Director of Event Programming apologizes

Mia Kinel, Director of Event Programming for ASUN, apologized for using funds not approved for events such as Biggest Little Festival and Shaun King. She was censured by the Senate last week. According to the Statutes of the Associated Students, Kinel must write an apology letter, which printed in full below:

To the Students of the University of Nevada,

I am writing this letter in regards to the Nevada Revised Statute violations surrounding the Biggest Little Festival and Shaun King. As Director of the Event Programming Department, it is my responsibility to ensure that all Nevada Revised Statues are followed. I am taking full responsibility for the misunderstanding that transpired in regards to the violation of the unapproved funds.

The funds for both the Biggest Little Festival and Shaun King have since been approved by my Department as of October 10, 2017.

I have made the following changes in the Department structure to ensure that these violations do not occur this year, or in years to follow:

1. Implemented an officer transitioning program.

2. Mandated for each Programmer to create a Nevada Box file for every event they plan that entails the following:

a. Budget Proposal

b. Event Proposal

c. Event planning timeline

d. Receipts

e. Correspondence

f. Debrief Notes

3. Worked with Assistant Director of Budget and Finance, Kyle Feng, to ensure that all other Departments funds have been accounted for.

I can assure you that I, as Director, and Kyle, as Assistant Director of Budget and Finance, have taken all necessary action to ensure that something like this never happens again.

With Respect,

Mia Kinel, Director of Event Programming

LEGISLATION

Senate remembers Vegas shooting victims

The Senate passed a resolution to remember and honor the victims of the Oct. 1, shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and injured more than 500. The resolution will be posted in the Center for Student Engagement on the third floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union and in the Pennington Student Achievement Center with a Nevada flag next to it.

Pack Internship Grant Program expanded

The Senate voted to give extra funding from the Biggest Little Festival to help create two more internships for the Pack Internship Grant Program. The Pack Internship Grant Program helps university students find internships with local businesses. ASUN provides funding for the internships, which pays $12 an hour for 120 hours.

Madeline Purdue can be reached at mpurdue@sagebrush.unr.edu and on Twitter @madelinepurdue.