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Students bring concerns to ASULV representatives

Megan Keller, sophomore broadcast radio major and ASULV senator, tells students about the Campus West project at the ASULV student forum March 6 on the South Quad. Students were able to ask questions and present concerns to the ASULV leaders. The event was baseball themed to rally students to support the baseball and softball teams on the new fields. / photo by Jessica Harsen

Megan Keller, sophomore broadcast radio major and ASULV senator, tells students about the Campus West project at the ASULV student forum March 6 on the South Quad. Students were able to ask questions and present concerns to the ASULV leaders. The event was baseball themed to rally students to support the baseball and softball teams on the new fields. / photo by Jessica Harsen

Alejandra Aguilar
Staff Writer

The Associated Students of the University of La Verne held a student forum for students to voice their concerns about campus issues.

The student forum takes place once a semester. This semester’s forum was themed “Step Up to the Plate,” and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 6 students gathered on the South Quad.

It is an opportunity for students to ask questions and get immediate answers, but not many took advantage of the opportunity.

Selyna Ybarra, ASULV senator at large, said the top concerns they hear about regard parking, class capacity, food and on campus facilities.

“ASULV is here to serve the students so when they have questions or comments, we take it into consideration,” Ybarra said.

She said ASULV is working with dining services to bring food that the students want, and they have passed the information regarding class capacity to the provost.

Students who stood up to ask questions were given a La Verne gym bag from ASULV.

The students who did participate in the event brought up the same concerns Ybarra was aware of.

Ybarra said the parking committee is still working on the parking issues.

A tall parking structure would require approval from the city. Therefore, it is a process that is going to take time, she said.

If ASULV does not have an immediate answer, they pass the information along to administration and get the student’s contact information so they can get back to them with an answer.

“Don’t be afraid to contact ASULV. You don’t have to wait for the student forum to voice your concerns,” Ybarra said.

Surveys asking for the best times and dates for events were scattered on the tables for students to fill out.

“This is a chance for me to voice my opinion, and personally, I’d like to see new events,” said Jarrett Peterson, business administration major.

During the event, ASULV informed the students about their elections and Freshman Future Leader Scholarship.

Students were encouraged to run for positions and apply for the scholarship.

“I like to know what is going on in the school and the community,” said kinesiology major Melissa Pryor.

ASULV also invited the women’s tennis and softball teams to promote their accomplishments.

The teams had the chance to talk to the students in attendance and tell them about upcoming games.

ASULV also announced that 3OH!3 will be the opener for Big Sean at LaVernapalooza in May.

Alejandra Aguilar can be reached at alejandra.aguilar@laverne.edu.

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