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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Feb. 8, 2013

Student Senate having election regarding amendments to constitution

Pursuant to its constitution, the Northwest Missouri State University Student Senate has organized an election to give students an opportunity to vote on amendments to its constitution. If a majority of the student body votes in favor of the amendments, they will be adopted.

The action is in response to a referendum passed by two-thirds of the Student Senate on Feb. 5. The proposed amendments are as follows:

The election will take place on CatPaws between Wednesday, Feb. 13, and Friday, Feb. 15. Students may participate by logging on to CatPaws, clicking on the “Voting and Polls” tab and following the prompts.

Student Senate also recently approved a set of bylaw amendments, which do not need approval from the student body, that restrict graduate and Missouri Academy students from running for any voting position that is not specifically outlined for their constituency.

For more information, contact the Student Senate office at ext. 1218 or Ashton Raffety, Student Senate government chair and student regent, at

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468