Committee Seeks Proposals for Beverage Contract Funds St. Thomas Newsroom October 27, 2010 What projects should St. Thomas fund with beverage contract money?St. Thomas students, faculty and staff are invited to submit proposals to the Beverage Committee. The committee approves funding for support of student-focused initiatives using the proceeds from an exclusive beverage contract with Pepsi.Over the past several years, the contract funds have been used to fund a variety of needs and projects that may not have regular sources of funding. The average cost of items funded is approximately $1,500.Applications are accepted throughout the academic year. The committee typically meets to review proposals twice a year, in late fall and again in late March or early April. The application is available online through the Campus Life website.To receive consideration:Proposals must be for the purchase of durable goods that will enhance the student experience.The item purchased should have a life cycle of at least three years.Any recognized student organization or university department may request funding.Requests from departments must have the signature of the department head indicating their agreement to maintain any equipment after its purchase.Items purchased through Beverage Committee funding are University of St. Thomas property. Purchases must comply with campus purchasing guidelines.To ensure consideration of proposals this semester, submit applications to Campus Life, Mail #4024, prior to noon Nov. 29.For more information, contact Mary Ann Ryan, Department of Campus and Residence Life, (651) 962-6133, or Dwight Anderson, president, Undergraduate Student Government, (651) 962-6145.