Frat.‘s bid to sell ads approved

By Holly Schubert

The Student Association Mass Transit Board voted Monday to continue their contract with Pi Sigma Epsilon to sell Huskie bus line advertising for the 1989-1990 academic year.

The board spent only 20 minutes in executive session before making its decision under secret ballot.

Two organizations, PSE and the Institute for Excellence in Selling, submitted bids for the account and gave presentations at the meeting.

PSE sold the bus advertising this year, and a representative attended weekly board meetings. IES had the contract during the 1987-1988 year.

Board Chairman Dave Emerick said the bus system receives 60 percent of profit from bus advertising sales and the organization who sells the advertising receives 40 percent.

In an average year, the bus line could earn an estimated $10,000 to $15,000 from sales, Emerick said. This year, however, is an exceptional year because of political elections, he said.

As of March 27, Emerick said the board has received $8,692.42 and PSE has received $5,794.95 from the bus advertising. PSE has contracts for $14,487.37 worth of advertising, he said.

Money the board receives goes back into their budget under “revenue generated,” Emerick said.

In other matters, the board voted to allow children to ride the Weekend Route Four this weekend in order to provide transportation during Little Siblings’ Weekend sponsored by the Residence Hall Association.