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USG elections The USG oversees and distributes $1.4 million to promote student activities and organizations. Vote and voice your opinion on how the funds are spent.

DAVID LORISH

From left, juniors Dillon Doyle and Jim Francescon both are running for student body president in the 2010-2011 Undergraduate Student Government elections. Voting continues until tomorrow.

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USG Election Guide

May 4, 2010

NICK ANDERSON

KATIE BERNELL

VOTE Sophomore Senator candidates

WHO CAN VOTE ALL REGISTERED DU STUDENTS. GRADUATING SENIORS CAN VOTE.

WHEN TO VOTE NOW UNTIL 4 P.M. WEDNESDAY.

WHERE TO VOTE

WEBCENTRAL.DU.EDU UNDER THE ‘SURVEYS’ TAB.

Two will win

JORDAN LOYD

VANESSA TECK

SAM WHITE

Hometown: Dallas and Littleton, Colo. Class: Freshman Major: Marketing, Management

Hometown: Denver Class: Freshman Major: International Studies, Communication

Hometown: Chandler, Ariz. Class: Freshman Major: Biology

goals

• Unity amongst campus • Conjure spirit on campus • Increase transparency amongst Senate

goals

• Hold a college field day • Implement a greater participation of students on Arbor Day • Hold games like capture the flag

• Educate those around me about the world in order to effectively engage in learning and service

JACK BOUCHARD “If you want to see a balance between fun and getting things done in student government, vote for me.”

“If you want to see a campus that is cohesive, inclusive, and supportive, vote for me.”

Senior Senator candidates ANDREW BROWN

Two will win

MINDY STONE

KELLY WALKER

Hometown: Belgrade Lakes, Maine Class: Junior Major: Philosophy

Hometown: Houston Class: Junior Major: Integrated Sciences

Hometown: Alburquerque, N.M. Class: Junior Major: History, Political Science

goals

goals

goals

“If you want to see both dedication and creativity in student government, vote for me.”

• Build a more unified campus • Have more campus events such as barbeques • Have more spirit at sporting games “If you want to see unity, vote for me.”

On-Campus Senator candidates VANESSA TORRES GANGOO

Two will win KATHERINE SNOW

Hometown: Greenwood Village, Colo. Class: Freshman Major: Political Science

Hometown: Denver Class: Junior Major: Business Administration

Hometown: Boulder, Colo. Class: Freshman Major: Intl. Business, Communications

goals

goals

goals

“If you want to see living on-campus or in Greek houses improve as well as be involved, vote for me!”

• Identify what students care about on campus • Collaborate student organizations • Recognize the commonalities in passion of senators “If you want to see concern for the needs of students and effective action, vote for me.”

• Work with Sodexo to improve the quality and variety of food with a focus on organics • Establish a Pioneer volunteer program • Establish an official “School Spirit Day” during Pioneer Days “If you want to see USG transparency and change, vote for me.”

Two will win

CHARLIE WONDERGEM

JEREMY LYNCH

VANESSA TORRES GANGOO

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Mich. Class: Freshman Major: International Business

Hometown: Littleton, Colo. Class: Junior Major: Management, Marketing

goals

Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela Class: Junior Major: International Business

goals

goals

• Work with Daniels administration to build a corporate partners program • Be more effective in connecting students with alumni • Have better access to the Wall Street Journal “If you want to see more student voice in Daniels, vote for me.”

JORDAN LOYD

“If you want to see integrity at DU, vote for me.”

ERICCA MCCUTCHEON

DCB Senator candidates

CRAIG HIROKAWA

• Establish a better Departures program • Have more senior involvement • Build class unity

JULIA GODSHAW

• To see the student body be comfortable with the living situation on campus • Promote more activism on campus • Bring more sustainable options to campus

JULIA GODSHAW

“If you want to see the upmost concern and hard work for the sophomore class, vote for me.”

JACK BOUCHARD

• Place greater emphasis on the liberal arts, environmental awareness and student health

NIKKI DEUTSCH

goals

• Finalize plans for the Daniels student-run store • Improve networking opportunities • Enhance the student and alumni mentoring program “If you want to see more access to USG and continued dedication to Daniels, vote for me.”

• Provide more job and career opportunities • Represent the voice of DCB students • Develop the framework for DCB to gain more recognition and prestige “If you want to see the best out of your DCB experience while seeing your degree appreciate in value, vote for me.”

Not pictured: Milan Chatterjee, Carrie Gamper, Jeanne Ireland, Trevor Kroeger, Caitlin Lorenz, Jeremy Lynch, Ericca McCutcheon, Mindy Stone, Kelly Walker


USG Election Guide

International Studies Senator candidates

May 4, 2010

One will win

LUKE NIFORATOS

NICK ANDERSON

DORIELLE PARKER

Hometown: Aurora, Colo. Class: Freshman Major: International Studies

Hometown: Littleton, Colo. Class: Freshman Major: International Studies, English

Hometown: Allentown, Penn. Class: Junior Major: International Studies

goals

goals

goals

LUKE NIFARATOS

SOCS Senator

DARIO OGAZ

• Establish an academic recognition program • Create an INTS committee • Establish a bi-weekly or monthly newsletter “If you want to see true devotion to you, vote for me.”

• Integrate INTS Students into the community • Continue the standard of excellence • See this spirit of collaboration spread “If you want to see free, independent thinking and a senator dedicated to bringing all students together, vote for me.”

Perf. Arts Senator candidates

One will win

ANDREW BROWN

JEANNE IRELAND

Hometown: Littleton, Colo. Class: Sophomore Major: Music - Cello Performance

Hometown: Centennial, Colo. Class: Junior Major: Vocal Performance

goals

goals

• Continue to investigate the unavailable minor • Continue the "What? There are no practice rooms available?" venture • Promote students voicing concerns, solutions “If you want to see me attempt to sightread orchestral excerpts, vote for me.”

Junior Senators

• To see Lamont involved in the DU campus, and vice versa through better publicity and interaction by both parties “If you want to see more people involved in the performing arts, whether in ensembles or in the audience, vote for me.”

Running unopposed CRAIG HIROKAWA

Hometown: Parker, Colo. Class: Freshman Major: Political Science, Intl. Studies

goals • Increase and promote awareness of inclusive excellence in the social sciences • Improve the unreliable wireless in Sturm • Increase transparency between Senate and the student body

MILAN CHATTERJEE

CAITLIN LORENZ

Hometown: Henderson, Nev. Class: Sophomore Major: Political Science

Hometown: Loveland, Colo. Class: Sophomore Major: HRTM

goals

goals

• To see more juniors connected with campus • To do monthly socials to help juniors stay in touch with each other and campus • Implement a program that helps juniors coming back from abroad reconnect with DU

Off-Campus Senators Two will win

Running unopposed

Hometown: Cokato, Minn. Class: Junior Major: Computer Engineering

goals

• Show the rest of campus what happens in the School of Engineering & Computer Science • Create a SECS undergrad research bulletin • Introduce a mentorship/tutor program

KATERINE SNOW

AHUM Senator

CARRIE GAMPER

Running unopposed

Hometown: Houston Class: Junior Major: Marketing, Communications

Hometown: Baltimore, Md. Class: Junior Major: Marketing

NIKKI DEUTSCH

goals

goals

• Create an internal partnering network • Build spirit and unity within DU

STUART PORTMAN

TREVOR KROEGER

KATIE BERNELL

• Increase accessibility of resources for student orgs • Improve student and alumni relations • Promote the DU Shuttle

DORIELLE PARKER

SECS Senator

Two will win

• Give additional funding for student orgs • Eliminate wasteful spending • Establish a re-turn from study abroad program

•Encourage more student involvement • Ensure better hours in the Cyber Café in order to make the relations in the building more tangible • Involve the right student led organizations into the Korbel School activity

Hometown: Alburquerque, N.M. Class: Junior Major: International Studies, German

VANESSA TECK

goals

• Create a language tutoring program • Create more unity among AHUM majors since every subject within is very different • Create less apathy toward USG

SAM WHITE

HRTM Senator candidates

One will win

SONIA ZARUBA

DARIO OGAZ

Hometown: San Francisco Class: Freshman Major: HRTM

Hometown: Denver Class: Freshman Major: HRTM

goals

goals

• To be the image of HRTM • Create a buddy system for study abroad • More recycling “If you want to see a positive and passionate representative for the HRTM programs and USG, vote for me.”

• Create a supportive and resourceful community within the HRTM school • Work with current HRTM student orgs and help the students who want to create new orgs • Serve as the “voice” to HRTM Students

NSM Senator Running unopposed STUART PORTMAN Hometown: St. Louis Class: Freshman Major: Biology (Pre-med)

CHARLIE WONDERGEM

goals

• Increae NSM student inclusiveness • Encourage students to work with the pre-professional adviser • Increase shadowing and clinical volunteer opportunities

“If you want to see an inclusive, united HRTM community, vote for me.” PHOTOS BY MICHAEL FURMAN DESIGN BY ARIANNA RANAHOSSEINI

SONIA ZARUBA


May 4, 2010

USG Election Guide

Doyle, Francescon discuss platforms

DAVID LORISH

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Why are you running for student body big issue is the fact that student government does get free season tickets to hockey president and vice president? Dillon Doyle: “We’re running to games and a lot of them don’t even go.” DD: “Senate has a negative percepempower students and to create a student government that solves student issues with tion. People think that the Senate is there to take their money student solutions. and is there to screw So that may sound over the students. very, ‘What does that DILLON DOYLE I think sometimes, mean?’ What that like through execumeans is we’re going Hometown: Minneapolis, Denver tive scholarship and out there and we’re Class: Junior buying ourselves talking to students Major: Digital Media Studies season hockey tickand listening to them ets, we definitely perand we’re making MEGAN MARSHALL petuate that. So then an effort trying to Hometown: Aurora, Colo. when we listened continue what they Class: Freshman to the students and [USG] have done Major: Public Policy, Sociology say, “OK, you don’t throughout the year want us to buy them and focus on issues [hockey tickets] for that students want solved and actually solve them with stu- ourselves, and you want $5 tickets back and you want the Safe Ride to work. If you dent solutions.” What do you think are some of the biggest add up executive grant and senator hockey tickets that equals around $6,500. When issues at DU? Megan Marshall: “One of biggest elected, we’re going to get rid of all that and issues that Dillon and I have been hitting invest in buying hockey tickets to two of on with a lot of students is that there are most important games [for all students]. executive scholarships right now, that the It’s symbolic and increases spirit and it’s president and vice president will be paid a gesture of faith and will build bridges for what, I think, should be a volunteer that I think we lost over some of the years. opportunity. I think there was a big conflict Instead of student money for 25 people, it’s of interest when it was voted in. Another student money for all the students.”

DAVID LORISH

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Why are you running for student body really feel like this is the year we can do a president and vice president? lot of good for this campus.” Jim Francescon: “Because I’ve had Felipe Diaz: “I’ve gotten really excited such a great experience this year being able about the vision we have for next year. Jim to help the campus out. There’s so many and I, personally, are two very different things were started people, but like he this year that next said, this is a great year, with the conchance to connect JIM FRANCESCON nections we’ve been and it’s something able to build this year, I’m really excited to Hometown: Denver and a lot of the things be a part of.” Class: Junior we weren’t able to get What do you think Major: Real Estate, Finance going, we can push are some of the bigthrough next year gest issues at DU? FELIPE DIAZ and make happen. JF: “For the Hometown: Greely, Colo. Being vice president undergraduate stuClass: Sophomore and having been dent population, I feel Major: Political Science, Journalism able to meet varilike we have so many ous administrators great little areas of our and gain really good campus that really relationships. Where in a lot of cases, when thrive on their own, but if we could connect you have someone new coming in, even them, imagine what we could accomplish. from just a senator position, those relations Another problem I think we have is in necessarily aren’t made and sometimes they regards to our international students...We’ve haven’t been as positive as those ones I’ve worked really hard way to develop a plan on been able to cultivate this year. ways to bring international students and inteSo being able to utilize them we can grate them with the domestic culture here.” really hit the ground running and get a FD: “I think student awareness of the lot done next year. We have such a great Undergraduate Student Government and vision for next year. We sat down and kind the transparency of it…We’ve got ton of of started building our ideas and figure out plans for video addresses, radio addresses what we’re going to do and we just really, and we will have a website.”

Sample online ballot: How to vote Step 1: Log in to WebCentral, click ‘myWeb’ tab, select ‘surveys’

Step 3: Vote, then click ‘next question’ to continue

Step 2: Select ‘Student Senate Survey

Step 4: Select a president-vice president, then click ‘survey complete’

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