Student Senate appropriated $1,000 to the Bearcat Trapshooters to host their Glow in the Dark Trapshoot event from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 25 at Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area.
The money Senate approved will go toward supplies that will be provided at the event. They will have an entry fee for everyone that participates. All proceeds from the event will go to a local breast cancer charity.
Senior Faith Offner said the event will have neon clays that will glow in the dark and some neon lighting on the course. It will be open to all Northwest students and anyone in the Maryville community.
“Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we chose this cause, and we decided to donate the money locally so we could give back to the Maryville community,” Offner said. “This event will also help to bring publicity to MOERA, which not that many students know is open for them to use.”
Student Senate also approved two new campus organizations at the Oct. 12 meeting.
Pi Sigma Alpha, a collegiate national honor society for the political science department, was approved as a new organization on campus. Students are eligible to join if they have met a 3.5 GPA in at least 10 credit hours of political science classes and are within the top third of all students in the department. Faculty will choose five potential members to be a part of this honor society.
Senior Sidney Kucera, who is one of the members starting the club at Northwest, said that the club will participate in an initiation ceremony and apply for national scholarships through the organization. Members will have the opportunity to be published authors in the Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics.
The Disc Golf Association was the second approved student organization. Members of the executive board, President Jacob Mustard, Vice President Edward Cockerham, Secretary Brad Dunivan and Treasurer Jackson Weddle, shared a presentation about what this club would add to the Northwest campus.
“A few of our goals for this organization are to get people in the community familiar with the sport of disc golf, advocate for course improvements and let people enjoy themselves,” Mustard said.
The club will use the disc golf course on campus. They hope to hold a disc golf tournament on this course in the spring.
“Disc golf really took off during COVID-19, so many more people are playing it now. And we think this club will help people get involved on campus,” Mustard said.
Student Senate closed the meeting by swearing in two new inclusion representatives and a new Interfraternity Council representative.
Junior Juhee Kwon and freshman Deep Suikha were sworn in as the new inclusion representatives.
“I wanted to join Senate to get more involved on campus and gain leadership skills,” Kwon said.
Senior Eli Weber, who is the current vice president of judicial affairs for IFC, was sworn in as the new IFC Representative.