Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Student Senate 2012-2013

I serve again and with great pleasure as Faculty Sponsor for Student Senate.  The preceding photograph comes from the Student Senate table at this year's Oakfest.

On this page dedicated to Student Senate's activities over the course of the 2012-2013 year, you will find links to photographs and video that chronicles many of the events in which Student Senate members take part.

Annual Peru Foundation and National Alumni Association Chili Feed, January 26

As they have in the years past, the Peru State College Student Senate served chili and drinks and talked with the alumni and others in the college community at the Annual Chili Feed.

The senate members added a lot to the festivities and worked hard with the Peru Foundation and National Alumni members to make the event another success.

Enjoy the pictures on Flickr and Facebook.

Student Senate Christmas Party 

 This year, Student Senate enjoyed a Christmas Party at Micki Willis's house, where Micki prepared an excellent meal for the group.

I loaded pictures from the fun; they include a few shots from the party at the president's house.

I thank all the members of Student Senate for a wonderful first half of the year that included many highlights, some of which  the following posts feature.
Trick or Treat for SENCA

On Halloween evening from 6:00 to 7:30, I joined some members of Student Senate to Trick or Treat for SENCA, Southeast Nebraska Community Action.

Instead of asking for candy, members collected canned goods and other food for the Auburn Pantry, and as the photographs indicate, this group and another in Auburn both enjoyed themselves and collected a considerable amount and variety of food.
Check out Around Peru, NE,  for more information about this community-engagement event in which Student Senate members played an active role.  Special thanks to senate member Dawn Plympton for her hard work organizing the project.


This year, I will upload, along with group photographs in a couple weeks, portraits of individual senate members for press releases and other uses.  

Homecoming 2012

Each year, Student Senate takes responsibility for the Homecoming Parade and the elections for the Homecoming King Queen and Court, photographs about which you will find on the blog page devoted to Homecoming

This year's parade--the 92nd and with the theme Sea of Blue--provided energetic entertainment for those who participated in the even and to the many who lined the streets from Hoyt Street to downtown Peru.  As I recall, over fifty separate entries walked or drove the route.
And this year, the Student Senate's entry earned First Place in the Best Float competition.  

Members worked hard to ensure a successful event.

Picking up the Highway Trash

At least twice a year, senate members take part in a trash pickup east two miles along Highway 67 to the intersection--lots of "stuff" there--with Highway 75.

 This fall on 20 September, members devoted a couple hours to the clean up--check out the photographs--for Homecoming, September 28.

And on Sunday, September 9, Student Senate members took part on an orientation from 1:00-6:00, covering many aspects of senate for members new and old, including me. 

Student Senate Orientation

 Student Senate Orientation, September 2012

Dr.  Karl Ryan  helped senate with some cooperation exercises, from an egg race to a tug of war.  I enjoyed the water balloon toss  in particular, especially the part about getting wet.

As the photographs hint, everyone enjoyed the afternoon of getting acquainted with one another and with Student Senate.

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