Pictured above: Ryan Bishop, RIC’s director of internal affairs, speaks Monday at the weekly meeting. | Photo by Jessi Balagtas
By Jessi Balagtas
Reid Hall Resident Assistant
Residents’ Interhall Congress passed three bills Monday, including two for resident hall events and one for student scholarships to a leadership conference.
House Bill 1 – Movie on the NW Quad Lawn
RIC representatives approved a bill authorizing $5,850 to show Ghostbusters and hold other festivities on the NW Quad lawn. It is scheduled for the week before Halloween. Up to 200 people are expected to attend.
House Bill 2 – Student Housing Conference Scholarships
RIC authorized spending $5,500 to pay for 10 students to attend the SWACURH Regional Leadership Conference. This student leadership conference will be held Oct. 20-23 at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.
RIC executive staff told the assembled representatives that everyone who attended the conference last year took on a leadership role in residential student life. Those who attended either became resident assistants or joined the RIC executive board.
The bill originally called for money to sponsor six attendees. An amendment was considered to pay for an additional six attendees, but this amendment failed.
Instead, representatives approved an additional two scholarships, raising the total to ten.
House Bill 3 – Gregson-Gibson End-of-Summer Celebration
Representatives agreed to spend $150 to pay for snow cones at this celebration. It will be held on the Humphreys Hall lawn.
Is it open to all students, but will be mainly marketed to those in Gregon and Gibson Halls. The event will also include games of Ultimate Frisbee and other activities.
House Bill 4 – Duncan Movie Outing to “Greater”
Representatives considered spending $175 to schedule an outing to the movie Greater. The 2016 movie is a dramatization of the life of Brandon Burlsworth, a famed walk-on Razorback football player who was killed in a car accident days after being drafted into the NFL.
The money should allow 20 Duncan Avenue Apartment residents to attend. The tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
This bill will be voted on next week.