Northern Iowa Student Government

DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman

By: Student on Mon, 03/01/2010 - 13:41

Ellen Kullman, chair of the board and CEO of DuPont, will visit the University of Northern Iowa on Thursday, March 4. Kullman will be the inaugural speaker for a new distinguished guest lecture series featuring top corporate leaders at 2 p.m., in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Kullman, 53, is the 19th executive to lead the company in DuPont's 207-year history. She became CEO on Jan. 1, 2009, and chair of the board on Dec. 31, 2009. Also in 2009, Kullman ranked No. 7 on both Fortune and Forbes lists of most powerful women.

"It's a great honor and a rare opportunity to have a world business leader of Ellen Kullman's caliber on campus," said UNI President Ben Allen. "She will be able to share her perspective on the world business climate and the challenges of corporate leadership today. This is an invaluable opportunity to enrich the educational experience for our students, and the broader community."

DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

DuPont also is the parent company of Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., headquartered in Johnston, Iowa.

Constitutional Changes Results

By: Student on Thu, 02/25/2010 - 10:10

The following changes to the NISG Constitution were approved:

Do you agree with the NISG Constitutional changes that were approved by Senate and signed by President Cezar updating the Constitution to include the Director of Diversity and Student Life as an Executive Officer? (567 yes - 73 no)

Do you agree with the NISG Constitutional changes that were approved by Senate regarding the impeachment and removal of members of NISG? This change means that the NISG Supreme Court will no longer have appellate jurisdiction in matters of impeachment and removal? This power will be exercised by the NISG Senate. (468-161)

Do you agree with the NISG Constitutional changes that were approved by Senate and signed by President Haselhuhn regarding the creation of Executive Orders? This change means that the NISG President will be able to use an executive order to create and appoint people to committees, dismiss NISG executive officers, and call special meetings of the NISG Senate. (497-128)

Do you agree with the NISG Constitutional changes that were approved by Senate and signed by President Haselhuhn updating the NISG Constitution to refer to the NISG Election Rules instead of the NISG By-Laws for matters regarding elections? (544-61)

Do you agree with the NISG Constitutional changes that were approved by Senate and signed by President Haselhuhn regarding the changing of the University At-Large Senate seats? This change means that NISG will elect one University At-Large senator for each 2,000 UNI students and will elect two of these senators in the fall. (569-46)

Do you agree with NISG Constitutional changes that were approved by the Senate and signed by President Haselhuhn regarding the creation of a paid Executive Officer in charge of lobbying and external affairs with the state and local government? (473-141)

For more information on these bills, see www.uni.edu/nisg/news/constitutional-changes-ballot/387

Election Results

By: Student on Thu, 02/25/2010 - 09:36

The following list announces the results from this year's general election. Congratulations to everyone who was elected!

President/VP:
Joel Anderson/Emma Hashman (646) - Elected
Colin Sandberg/Zeke Musselman (55)

Residences:
Bartlett: Open
Bender: Ryan Lockard (2)
Campbell: Andrew Miller (52)
Dancer: Ben Bonar (2)
Hagemann: Open
Lawther: Samantha Burdick (12)
Noehren: Emily Ann Brueck (6)
Rider: Zeke Musselman (11)
ROTH: T.J. Olberding (2)
Shull: Kashonna Drain (25)
University Apartments: Open

Off-Campus (18 seats):
Adam Haselhuhn (259)
Crista Righi (204)
Katie Angwin (195)
Alison Slowey (194)
Elizabeth Cerveny (189)
Jeff Harms (186)
Colin Sandberg (162)
Jared Parker (158)
Gage Rewerts (140)
David Miller (38)
Casondra Roethler (33)
Jessica Streit (32)
Daniel Jensen (8)
Rob Conway (8)
Kyle Reasoner (7)
Troy Olson (6)
Tony Ruose (6)
Josh Wilson (5)

At-Large (5 seats)
Thomas Early (455)
Kevin Shannon (450)
Ryan Trump (429)
Ryan Alfred (413)
Michael Lunn (26)

Colleges
COE: Open
CHFA: Open
CBA: Robert Boyle (145)
CNS: Cassandra Hayne (9)
CSBS: Spencer Walrath (140)
Graduate College: Dale Yurs (9)

6 hours left to vote

By: Student on Wed, 02/24/2010 - 11:42

Remember to vote in the NISG elections before 6 p.m. tonight. Voting is quick and easy. Login into your MyUNIverse account and access your personalized ballot in the Current Announcements box.

Constitutional Changes on the Ballot

By: Student on Tue, 02/23/2010 - 09:29

Here is a list of the NISG Constitutional changes listed on the NISG general election ballot:

Do you agree with the NISG Constitutional changes that were approved by Senate and signed by President Cezar updating the Constitution to include the Director of Diversity and Student Life as an Executive Officer? (SSB 2009-45)

Do you agree with the NISG Constitutional changes that were approved by Senate regarding the impeachment and removal of members of NISG? This change means that the NISG Supreme Court will no longer have appellate jurisdiction in matters of impeachment and removal? This power will be exercised by the NISG Senate. (SSB 2009-51)

Do you agree with the NISG Constitutional changes that were approved by Senate and signed by President Haselhuhn regarding the creation of Executive Orders? This change means that the NISG President will be able to use an executive order to create and appoint people to committees, dismiss NISG executive officers, and call special meetings of the NISG Senate. (SSB 2010-03)

Do you agree with the NISG Constitutional changes that were approved by Senate and signed by President Haselhuhn updating the NISG Constitution to refer to the NISG Election Rules instead of the NISG By-Laws for matters regarding elections? (SSB 2010-27)

Do you agree with the NISG Constitutional changes that were approved by Senate and signed by President Haselhuhn regarding the changing of the University At-Large Senate seats? This change means that NISG will elect one University At-Large senator for each 2,000 UNI students and will elect two of these senators in the fall. (SSB 2010-33)

Do you agree with NISG Constitutional changes that were approved by the Senate and signed by President Haselhuhn regarding the creation of a paid Executive Officer in charge of lobbying and external affairs with the state and local government? (SSB 2010-40)

See bills attached for more information.

Voting will last until 6 p.m. on Feb. 24. To vote, login to your MyUNIverse account and access your personalized ballot in the Current Announcements box. www.uni.edu/myuniverse.