Student senate covered a broad agenda during titsmeeting Wednesday and discussed plans for voter registration and education, a disaster relief fund and the upcoming Stanford pep rally in Purcell Pavilion. Social Concerns chair Pat McCormick said efforts for voter registration and education kicked off Monday with a standing-room-only crowd for the lecture “Pizza, Pop and Politics: Midterm Elections 2010.” “The way that we have developed [voter registration] in terms of an action plan splits into three tiers,” McCormick said. “We have spent a lot of time researching this because it is really a priority.” The plan includes education on election issues for all voters, voter registration for residents of Indiana and encouraging out-of-state students to participate in midterm elections in the best way possible, McCormick said. Those students who are not residents of Indiana may legally switch their residency to Indiana and vote in local elections, but this change could be problematic when transitioning back to their home state, McCormick said. “State laws vary in terms of switching your permanent residency,” McCormick said. “We are encouraging everyone who is thinking about switching their residency to Indiana to register here to meet with someone who can give them legal specifics.” Oversight chair Paige Becker said her committee is planning a disaster relief fund that would help the University reach out financially after a crisis. “The fund would act somewhat like a church charity fund,” Becker said. “It would be a continuous charity fund to be accessed in the event of a national or international disaster.” Student clubs could also petition to use the fund to finance projects and trips to areas in need of aid, Becker said. Senators also talked about the details of the upcoming home game weekend. The Stanford pep rally on Friday will bring the student body back to Purcell Pavilion, student body president Catherine Soler said. Each dorm will not have a designated seating area, so students should arrive as early as possible with their residence hall before the pep rally begins at 6 p.m., she said. “We will definitely have good conversations next week about what format we like best for pep rallies,” Soler said. Feedback from the Stanford pep rally will continue efforts to host pep rallies that are more oriented toward students, Soler said.
IOWA CITY — Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery says point guard Jordan Bohannon is still a couple of weeks from returning to practice. The senior three-year starter underwent off-season hip surgery and may take a redshirt year.McCaffery says there is a chance Bohannon could play a few games before making a final decision.If Bohannon can’t play more will be expected out of freshman Joe Toussaint from New York City.Grad transfer Bakari Evelyn from Valparaiso will also add depth in the guard court.Iowa will face Lindsey Wilson College in an exhibition game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Monday November 4th before opening up the season at home against Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville on Friday November 8th. IOWA CITY — The 17th ranked Iowa Hawkeyes hope the home field is an advantage when they host 10th ranked Penn State under the lights. The Hawkeyes are 4-1 after a 10-3 loss at Michigan. Senior corner Michael Ojemudia.The Hawkeyes will be out to snap a five game losing skid in the series. Sophomore safety Jack Koerner.Last year Penn State prevailed in Happy Valley 30-24, and two years ago, the fourth ranked Nittany Lions used a walk-off touchdown for a 23-21 win in Kinnick Stadium. Iowa running back Toren Young.Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 6:30, with the pre-game starting at 4:30 on AM-1300 KGLO. MASON CITY – There’s a three-way tie atop the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference volleyball standings.After Wednesday’s league matches, No. 20 NIACC, No. 11 Iowa Central and Northeast Community College all sit in first place with 5-1 marks.NIACC handed Northeast Community College its first league loss Wednesday with a 3-0 victory. The Lady Trojans (21-6 overall) won 25-21, 25-18, 25-21.No. 20 Kirkwood (3-3 in the league) gave the Tritons their first conference loss with a 3-2 victory in Cedar Rapids.NIACC has league matches remaining at Ellsworth on Oct. 16, at home against Iowa Lakes on Oct. 23 and at Iowa Central on Oct. 30.In Wednesday’s sweep of Northeast, sophomore Kennedy Meister collected 14 kills, 11 digs and three blocks. Freshman Becca Steffen had six kills, 24 assists, three ace serves and eight digs.NIACC returns to action Friday and Saturday at the Iowa Central Triton Invitational.