In the Chambers: Oct. 17

Hello Pirates! Fall is here and the campus is looking beautiful with all of the leaves changing color. Also, thank you all for being so wonderful. I am so grateful for all of you and the ideas you have presented to ASWU thus far. We love hearing what you have to say and about how you are thinking intellectually and creatively about today’s issues. This past week we heard from two wonderful guests. Macy Olivas came to speak about the committee that was formed to search for a new Provost/EVP. Michael Le Roy was in this position last year and he had the opportunity to take a job as a president of a different college. It was hard to see him leave but we are eager for the new candidates. Macy asked ASWU what characteristics they would like to see in the candidates. A great list was made, which included availability, a commitment to diversity, approachable, intellect and vision. If you have any suggestions feel free to email Macy Olivas with any suggestions. Dan King and Jim O’Brien who are in charge of Sodexo, came to update us about the new HUB expansion. They shared with us some concerns that they have heard from students and they are currently working through the kinks. Sodexo works so hard for us and truly cares about the students’ voice. We shared with them the results of the survey we conducted a couple weeks ago also and what we have been hearing around campus as well. They heard what we had to say and I’m sure they are working away trying to accommodate us as well as they can. Make sure to tell Sodexo thank you next time you see an employee!

Finally, we had a great discussion about transparency within ASWU. We want to make sure that we are serving you in the best way possible and relaying the information we know to you. Make sure to check out ASWU’s new YouTube show “Minutes in a Minute with Molly.” A video will go out once a week with an update about what has been going on in the chambers.

I would love to see you at our meetings Wednesdays at 5 p.m. This meeting is open to anyone who would like to join so come and learn about what is going on in our community. There is also free dinner involved if you email Tim Gjefle. If you have any thoughts, comments, questions or concerns please send me an email. I would love to hear what you have to say! Look forward to seeing you around campus and make sure to say hello!

Live Bold. Be Fierce.

Molly Beth ASWU President

Contact Molly Hough at mhough13@my.whitworth.edu.