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SENATE RECAP: COUNSELING SERVICES AT WARTBURG

The April 7 Student Senate meeting was headlined by Stephanie Newsom from Wartburg’s counseling services coming to talk to Senate about what counseling services does and their role on campus. 

ZACH HINEY, KNIGHT WIRE STUDENT SENATE REPORTER

The Wartburg Student Senate met again on Thursday, April 7.   

This meeting was headlined by Stephanie Newsom from Wartburg’s counseling services coming to talk to Senate about what counseling services does and their role on campus. 

She started by providing basic information about counseling services on campus. Counseling is located on the third floor of the library in the Academic Resource Center, formerly known as Pathways. There are currently four counselors, with two on staff full time, another being a practicum student and the final a part-time counselor who is also a professor at UNI. Newsom is the longest tenured counselor, having been at Wartburg since 1999. 

Newsom shared that counseling works with students who want help with any issues they’re facing. They work with relationship issues, substance abuse issues and many other situations students may face. She also made sure to note that counseling is confidential and no one will hear about a specific session unless the student or staff member gives permission. 

Newsom closed out by discussing events that counseling services does throughout the year. Students can hear about specific events through fliers in the Vogel Library on campus or by reading The Juice

The other main point of this meeting was the completion of the Student Senate by-laws. The by-law committee has been working all semester to complete the Senate by-laws for the next academic year. The new by-laws will be revealed and voted on at the next Senate meeting, which will be the final meeting of the semester for the Student Senate. 

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