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Student Senate met on Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Buckmaster at 11:30 a.m. to discuss upcoming event changes to campus.

The meeting began with Senate Reporter Grace Greving, and Treasurer Jordan Flaherty giving reminders about the upcoming housing lottery.

Housing lottery dates are Monday, March 23, for the Residence, Tuesday, March 24, for fourth-years at Knights Village, Wednesday, March 25, for single rooms, Tuesday, March 31, for three and four person rooms, and Wednesday, April 1, for double rooms.

There will be information sessions over the housing lottery at 8 p.m. on March 10 in Clinton Lounge, and at 8 p.m. on March 12 in Centennial Lounge. Other important reminders mentioned are to empty mailboxes so the housing lottery papers can fit into mailboxes.

Senator Hanna Wolke began the five minutes of inspiration by sharing her list of 19 things she’s learned in the past 19 years. Wolke ended her list with the Audrey Hepburn quote, “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible.”

The new way to buy books through the online bookstore was then addressed by Student Body President Trevor Hurd.

Hurd said, “Wartburg as an institution has established a task force to evaluate the effectiveness and evaluate student concerns of the online bookstore.”

The task force is a way to see how students are responding to the change and if it has been beneficial.

Manny Jeffery, academic ombudsperson, then reminded students of award nominations that will be up until the evening of Friday, Feb. 28. These nominations are for faculty members who have made an impact on an individual’s life at Wartburg. Awards include excellence in teaching, outstanding advisor, and outstanding staff member.

Jeffery also announced a discussion that will be held by Dr. McQueen about rape culture and abusive relationships at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17. The location for this meeting has not yet been determined.

Liz Strange, administrative ombudsperson, reported that measurements have been sent in to put blinds up in the Mensa Dining Hall.

Shaukat Ibrahim was announced senator of the month for taking action in his role in senate by asking thought-provoking questions to speakers and members during meetings and positively contributing to discussions, according to Student Senate.

An upcoming event for students is Big Knight Out, which will take place at Sasquatch Jacks at 10 p.m. on Friday, March 13. The night will feature karaoke, food and drinks. There is a $5 cover charge for anyone under 21, and the first 50 people are free.

To learn more about Student Senate and the meetings, go to

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