UPUA to vote to fund test prep books, support blue light system report
The University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) will meet Wednesday, Nov. 15 for its last meeting before the Thanksgiving holiday break.
The assembly will push to pass Bill #09-12 “Funding of Test Prep Week Booklets” and Resolution #17-12 “Support for the Recommendations of the Blue Light Emergency Telephone System Report.”
Beginning in the 6th Assembly, UPUA has partnered with The Princeton Review to host a “Test Prep Week,” offering ways to help students prepare for entrance exams.
During the week, UPUA hosts free practice exams for tests including the MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, and GRE as well as free preparation books.
Bill #09-12 will continue this tradition with the fall Test Prep Week. Free exams books will be handed out in front of the Paul Robeson Cultural Center in the HUB-Robeson Center on Monday, Nov. 27 through Thursday, Nov. 30 as well as practice examinations by The Princeton Review held the next week.
Per an agreement with The Princeton Review, the test preparation company will match the Fall 2017 order, free of charge for the spring semester.
In total, the bill is requesting $5,226.20 that will pay for 425 GRE prep books, 75 GMAT prep books, 150 LSAT prep books, 250 MCAT books, and 75 Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.
In addition to the bill, UPUA will also vote to recommend the Blue Light Emergency Telephone System Report.
The Blue Light system, established in the 1990s at Penn State, serves to provide a layer of security to students with a way to contact authorities in emergency situations throughout campus.
Recently, the lights have also had cameras installed on them, to aid police in emergency situations.
A report authored by members in the 12th Assembly recommends that UPUA leadership advocate for changes included in the report, such as high technology Blue Lights with phone charging and other advanced capabilities as well as a system that targets more secluded areas on campus.
In addition to the recommendations, the report analyzes peer institutions and their usage of Blue Light technology.UPUA Blue Light Report
Along with the two pieces of legislation, the assembly will also hear from Linda LaSalle, Director of Health Promotion and Wellness, as well as the Penn State Canvas Project Management Team.
UPUA meets every Wednesday at 8 p.m. in 233B HUB-Robeson Center. Meetings are open to the public and student attendance is encouraged.