USU to break world record using bouncy balls

The ASUSU executive council passed a bill Wednesday to allocate $1,200 to the Science Council and Society of Physics Students for a bouncy-ball drop March 17 during Geek Week.The science council is planning to break a world record by dropping 20,000 bouncy balls out of a helicopter. The current world record is 16,000 bouncy balls.The science council and society of physics students are putting on this event in part to encourage k-12 students to study science and math. The group visits multiple k-12 schools each week to encourage students there to study science and math.The $1,200 ASUSU gave to the event came from the capital and support fund. This fund accumulates money not spent over past years, and any group on campus can submit a request for money. The money from this fund being spent on this event is not coming from this year’s student fees.The $1,200 was allocated for the purchase of bouncy balls and event publicity.Also at the meeting, the council again postponed making a decision about a bill that would allot $30,000 to student clubs and organizations at their Wednesday meeting.The ASUSU discretionary fund for clubs and organizations would create a fund from Tier II tuition money that could disperse up to $30,000 to student clubs and organizations annually.Tier II tuition comes from students’ tuition rather than state and federal funding. The state dictates how Tier I tuition is spent, but Tier II funds are spent at the student leaders’ and university president’s discretion.

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