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Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Associated Students’ Government discussed homecoming, the $ALT program, the state of the university address and other topics during the weekly meeting on Sept. 12. File photo

Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Associated Students’ Government discussed homecoming, the $ALT program, the state of the university address and other topics during the weekly meeting on Sept. 12.

Hiring of the ASG director of public relations and filling of open senate seats is progressing, and all positions should be confirmed by next week.

A short discussion was led by President Vanessa Emerson about the homecoming events to be held on October 4-5.

The bonfire and pep rally on Friday evening, a tailgate before the Saturday game against Fort Lewis College, and a masquerade themed dance afterward in the student recreation center gym have already been planned.

Additional information on these events will be made available as soon as possible.

Vice President Michael Weiner discussed CSU-Pueblo’s partnership with $ALT, a program devised by American Student Assistance.

$ALT was created to give financial assistance to college students by helping them gain control of their student loan debt and educating them about responsible money management. $ALT provides a database of job opportunities to its members.

The $ALT program, which will be paid for by the university, will be made available to students at CSU-Pueblo.

A $ALT student ambassador was chosen to represent the university at stakeholder meetings and to be the point of contact for students enrolled in the program.

More information will be released once the $ALT program is completely implemented.

The senate reported that the Hasan School of Business would be evaluated for re-certification in two weeks.  It was also reported that funding for the HSB, collected through student fees and outside sources, will be divided with 60 percent going to HSB activities and 40 percent to improvements.

The president’s state of the university address is Sept. 25 at 8 a.m. and all officers and senators were encouraged to attend.  Issues that will be addressed include the strategic plan for the university and the enrollment census, which directly impacts student fees.

The next meeting for the ASG will be Sept. 19, 2013, at 4 p.m. in room 201 of the Occhiato University Center.  All students and staff are welcome to attend.

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