the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Residence Hall Association passed a bill allocating money to help fund a way for Abel-Sandoz Residence Hall residents to celebrate Pi Day.
Sam Zeitner, a sophomore psychology major and Sandoz resident assistant, spoke on behalf of the event, requesting $175 from the association to help fund Sandoz Hall Pi Day. the money will go toward buying whipped cream and three pies with fruit filling. the RHA amended the bill so any remaining money from the $175 allocated will go as a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Sandoz Hall Pi Day is March 14, at 5 p.m., in the Abel-Sandoz welcome Center.
Students can throw aluminum pie tins filled with whipped cream at a volunteer for a $1, or smash it in the face for $3, Zeitner said. There will also be raffle tickets for $1.
Zeitner said there will also be a silent auction where students can bid on fruit-filled pies they can either throw or smash in a volunteer’s face.
Madison Healy, a freshman speech language pathology major and senator from Schramm Hall, spoke in support of passing the bill during discussion.
“I would like to say that Make-a-Wish is a good organization,” she said.
Healy said her little sister did a Make-A-Wish and the people in the foundation were great. she said she was happy the bill passed with the amendment. Zeitner said the foundation was chosen because his sister had also worked with the Make-A-Wish.
“They just do wonderful things,” he said.
the senate also heard from the Impact Party, which is running for office in the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska election, during open forum.
Representatives from the party talked about the party’s three platforms — academic, student life and communication. the party would create a general studies association board, an ad-hoc committee for sporting events and an improved UNL iPhone app.
RHA president Kevin rush, a senior special education major, encouraged senators to vote in the ASUN elections tomorrow during executive reports.