UPUA Swears in At-Large & Academic Reps, Director & Passes Two Additional Legislations

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Jan. 18, 2017​ – The University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) met Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. in 302 HUB.

The meeting began with a special presentation by Blake Bergey, Senior Manager at Learning Applications & Technologies. Bergey spoke about working with WEPA, a cloud printing service that Penn State is collaborating with to run a pilot program for on-campus printing.

Confirmation hearings were held for At-Large Representatives Ben Cutler, Fernando Mendez and Johnna Purcell, as well as the Director of Communications Colin Murtha. Afterwards, President Ford swore in the newly confirmed At-Large Representatives, Director of Communications, as well as the College of Arts & Architecture Representative Andrew Ahr.

Speaker Shockley brought Bill #22-11: “Funding for the Nutrition Habit Challenge Day of Advocacy and Registration” to the floor. The bill seeks to sponsor a promotional day on Monday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m alongside the College of Health and Human Development. This event is meant to encourage students to participate in the Nutrition Habit Challenge, a wellness initiative that helps to promote nutritional health for individuals of all ages. Incentives to sign up will include water bottles, nutrition bars and packets of trail mix. The bill passed unanimously.

Finally, At-Large Representative Andrew George brought Resolution #32-11: “Announcement of Treadmill Desk Pilot with Campus Recreation” to the floor. UPUA in partnership with Campus Recreation will run a pilot program of the two trail run walking desks. If these trail walking desks get significant level of usage and positive feedback, an organization of permanent desks may be deployed throughout various locations on campus. The resolution recognizes Penn State Campus Recreation for their work in partnering with UPUA to pilot the program. The resolution passed unanimously.


The University Park Undergraduate Association works to provide students representation at the highest levels of administration and build programs to the benefit of undergraduates at University Park.

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