Applications open for SA director of Environmental Affairs

By Satta Kendor

The application window for the Student Association’s director of Environmental Affairs position will be open on HuskieLink until the end of the week.

The director of Environmental Affairs will coordinate environmental service projects, collaborate with university environmental groups for programming and a hold a minimum of one sustainability workshop per semester, according to an Oct. 19 Northern Star article. The application for the position has been up on HuskieLink since Thursday and will remain online until 4 p.m. Friday.

Students who are interested in applying need to write a letter of intent stating their interest in the position and what they would do if hired, and provide a resume, said SA President Nathan Lupstein.

“I think people are really excited about the possibility of filling this position, and I think it’s going to acquire a lot of attention, so hopefully we get … a lot of qualified applicants,” Lupstein said.

Senior English major Britney Young said she thinks the director of Environmental Affairs could help enforce the Smoke-Free Campus Act at NIU. The university has been a smoke-free campus since the act became effective July 1.

“I feel one way they can help the campus is if that person is actually able to put together something that will enforce the non-smoking ban because although we have a ban against smoking we still see people walking around with their cigarettes, infesting our lungs with their smoke,” Young said.

Sophomore accounting major Eric Ngum said there is not a lot of waste lying around campus, but the environment could still be better.

“I feel like the person will actually be helping campus,” Ngum said.