Sileo describes club activities and events

President of the Union welcomes new first-year members of the Executive Board, gets season hockey tickets

The Rensselaer Union Executive Board is now complete! Last weekend I held ten interviews for the two spots left on the E-Board. It was a very difficult decision to find only two candidates out of such a talented pool. However, I am pleased to announce that Karl Meir ’17 and Kai Shi ’17 will be serving on the Executive Board as the Class of 2017 Representative and Member at Large, respectively. I am excited to have them join the E-Board as they are both very passionate and interested in serving the student body.

Last week was the E-Board’s first official meeting, and we had quite a few proposals on our plate. The Executive Board approved funds for a new wrestling mat for the club team. The mat they were using was very old and in serious need of replacement. Now our team can host more events and continue to participate in the sport under much safer conditions!

The E-Board also approved RPI’s Autistic Self-Advocacy Network as a Union-affiliated club last week. This official classification of the club helps to lend legitimacy to their organization as well as allowing them to book rooms in the Union and use the Union’s servers to host a website. ASAN, as they are called, is focused on informing the general population about autism while also advocating for a more positive portrayal of autism in the community.

Finally, the E-Board approved funding to aid in a long standing RPI tradition, Hockey Line. Last night, Hockey Line had its finale at the Houston Field House, where students from all over campus came out to join in the festivities. I purchased season tickets this year and I expect to see you all at the games! Hockey Line is a tradition centered around purchasing season hockey tickets that has been around for quite some time, and I was excited to see so many people turn out for this event. If you came last night and participated in the free skate, that was supported by one of our motions last week to fund the remaining costs for that program! In the event that you were unable to get hockey tickets last night, you are in luck! Season tickets can be bought at any time, so make your way up to the field house!

This weekend, the UPAC groups came together to put on a wonderful event. On Saturday night, UPAC held a showcase where a local band, Wild Adriatic, played an excellent show. After the band, members from UPAC Cinema, UPAC Comedy, and Sheer Idiocy hosted “UPAC Feud.” This was an exciting adaptation of Family Feud with topics such as the best place to live on campus, and how to recognize a freshman. It was a great event, and I hope that you all make it out to another UPAC event this semester!

Again if you have any questions or would like me to advertise for your organization, please send me an e-mail. I hope you all have a great week!