Global Interactions seeks funds from Senate


Alexandra Miller (left), Taylor Nelson (center) and Leah Larson (right) at the senate meeting. Photo by Nicholas Nelson/The Dakota Student.

Joseph Blanchard of Global Interactions visited student senate on Oct. 12 to pitch his group and its desire to become a recognized student organization. Blanchard said Global Interactions is a pair to the cultural nights hosted by International Student Services.

The group allows for interactions between people of different departments and countries, and gives students the opportunity to try new foods and meet new people.

“It’s an opportunity for you to learn about culture before you go to a different country or if you can’t go,” Blanchard said. “We educate students and get them together.”

Blanchard is looking for funding from senate in the future to help with the costs associated with the different activities the group plans to host.

Senate will be having a joint meeting on Oct. 26 with members of the Grand Forks city council. Vice President Brett Johnson announced that the agenda for that day will include discussion on internships, Monster Patrol, master planning on how to improve the city and ways to overall improve student life.

UPC chairman Jordan Cespedes announced several upcoming Halloween-themed events UPC will be hosting. The first is Halloween Grocery Bingo on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Loading Dock. The other event will be held Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. with the opportunity for students to decorate pumpkins and watch the movie Halloweentown.

Megan Hoffman is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at [email protected].