11th Assembly Agenda – 2/15/17

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Feb. 13, 2017​ – The assembly of the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) will hold its weekly meeting Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. in 302 HUB.

The meeting will begin with a special presentation from Dr. Joe Salem, Associate Dean for Learning, Undergraduate Services and Commonwealth Campus Libraries. In his role, Dr. Salem is a key part of the Libraries’ administration collective leadership team where he leads Library Learning Services, the Knowledge Commons, the Commonwealth Campus Libraries, Penn State World Campus support, and other initiatives related especially to undergraduate students.

Slated legislation to be addressed include Bill #27-11: “Great Debate Co-Sponsor.” The bill would support funding for “The Great Debate” which is scheduled to be held on April 26, 2017. If passed, UPUA will (through the Student Activities Contract Office) equally and directly pay a portion of the honoraria of the two speakers: $4,000 towards the honoraria for the contract of the liberal speaker and $4,000 towards the honoraria for the contract of the conservative speaker.

Resolution #38-11: “Support for Loan Forgiveness Programs in Pennsylvania” will be brought to the floor. The resolution would call on UPUA to assist in the advocacy of H.B. 120 to the Pennsylvania State Legislature. H.B. 120 if passed would be an expansion of loan forgiveness programs for students attending a higher education institution in the Commonwealth.

The meeting is open to the public. Students are strongly invited to attend and participate in Open Student Forum.


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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