Editor’s note: Associated Students of CSU senatorial candidates
were invited to submit a letter about their candidacy for next
week’s elections. Only the College of Liberal Arts has more
candidates running than there are seats.
Graduate School: six available seats
For far too long the student body representation has missed an
important constituency base: that of the graduate student. The
issues and concerns that face us, graduate students, are different
than those that face undergraduates.
I am serious about reestablishing Graduate Student Council so
that graduate students have a forum to voice their concerns and
opinions about what is happening on campus, and I will take this
voice back to ASCSU. I also will work toward getting more students
involved in ASCSU. If elected I will bring my experience in student
government, my hard-working attitude, a listening ear and my
dedication to the office.
College of Liberal Arts: six available seats
I am a senatorial candidate for the College of Liberal Arts. In
our system, I believe only in a few things.
I believe in the necessity and value of a liberal arts
education. We need artists, musician, politicians, journalists,
writers, speakers, economists, philosophers and lovers of art,
history, language, literature and mankind as sure as we doctors and
I believe in the unity and direction of this campus. Involved
students learning and making educated decisions about their
knowledge and their higher education promises a brighter future for
us as individuals, communities, nations and people.
I believe in the open exchange of ideas. What students say and
hear in classrooms and organizations interests them, and not
outside parties. We all, as students, want to gain the most from
our experiences here, and instituting programs, finding funding and
fighting apathy and restriction make that possible.
I make no promises. It is not my place to swear what I will do
in office. But I believe that issues important to CSU students
deserve a voice, and mine is one strong enough to be heard within
the ASCSU Senate Chambers. Vote next week, and if it suits you,
vote for me.
Courtney Przybylski, freshman technical journalism major
This is my first year at CSU, and I would like to become
involved in this great community. I transferred from the University
of Arizona and have made beautiful Fort Collins my home. I am a
sophomore speech communications major. Currently I am a member of
Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, in which I serve as the philanthropy
chairperson. As chairperson, I arranged a RamRide training for my
fraternity as well as for some sororities. I have organized
cleanups in neighborhoods around campus, and I am planning our
involvement in CSUnity.
I am running for ASCSU Senate as a way for me to get involved
and give back to the community that has already made an impact on
my life in such a short amount of time. CSU has been a big help in
starting me on a path to a successful future. I believe I have the
leadership and knowledge to continue the traditions that CSU has
established and help students achieve a greater college experience.
I will do my best to always put students first. In my time left at
CSU, I plan on working for the best of the student body.
Nicholas (Nic) Redavid
My name is Jonathan Muller and I am running for an ASCSU Senate
seat in the College of Liberal Arts. I am a current associate
senator and an English major in my junior year. I am dedicated to
giving one more year to CSU and its students, who have given so
much to me.
As a student and as well as an employee of the CSU Bookstore, I
know that the high cost of books is a concern of students. Senate
is working with the bookstore to improve buyback and the number of
used books, and I will continue that work.
In my English classes I have bought numerous different books,
only to read the same short stories. I believe similar occurrences
happen for many majors, and I want to fix that problem. Next year
CSU will suffer more cuts from the state, but tuition will only be
raised very slightly. I fear that some people will try to fix the
resulting gap in money with a raise of student fees. It is my
mission to make sure that this will not happen. I am proud to be a
CSU Ram, and I look forward to continuing our traditions as well as
creating a few new ones.
I am a junior political science major who is working on a
criminal justice minor and a diversity in law certificate. I am
currently a senator in ASCSU for the College of Liberal Arts and I
serve on the Community Students Issues Committee as well as the
Academic Integrity Sub-Committee for NCAA re-accreditation. I am
also an active member of the Liberal Arts College Council.
I believe that it is important to have a balance in ASCSU of
fresh faces as well as people with experience to insure variety,
continuity and integrity. As the only candidate running that is
currently an ASCSU senator I feel I can supply both experience and
fresh ideas. This makes it easier to work efficiently for all
students. ASCSU Senate is about representing all students, not
pursuing a personal agenda. It is about soliciting opinions and
working to make the changes that you want! This is what I want to
continue doing … representing the liberal arts students of
I would really appreciate your support in this election and a
vote for STEPHENS!
I am running for a senatorial seat to represent the College of
Liberal Arts in ASCSU during the 2004-2005 school year. During my
term I would be a senior political science major in the College of
I am currently an associate senator in ASCSU and I am involved
in many different aspects of campus life, including Habitat for
Humanity, Liberal Arts College Council and the Student Empowerment
Committee. I feel that my broad knowledge of campus life and my
experience in ASCSU makes me a fine candidate to represent Liberal
Arts in the ASCSU Senate. If elected I will do everything in my
power to represent the overall collective opinion of all the
students in the College of Liberal Arts.
I am running for the College of Liberal Arts!
Peter on “Office Space” once said, “I would say I only do 15
minutes of actual work here” (or something to that extent).
Concerning my objectives and myself, I would do just opposite of
that and do more on the line of 15 hours of work.
I know what it takes to be involved in ASCSU, the commitments,
dedication and willingness to work for others. People should vote
for me because I care a lot about other students and their views
I am involved in numerous organizations on campus and work every
day to try to make our campus just a little bit better. Plus, I am
from Fargo, N.D.! (What is better than that?)