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SGA welcomes new senators to the senate

Danielle Everson
Managing Editor
dveverson@valdosta.edu 

 VSU students will soon have the chance to vote on changes in the Student Government Association constitution, as SGA President Kelli Cody presented the senate with tentative revisions at their meeting Monday night. 
 Other topics of discussion included welcoming of new senators, voter registration, a senate retreat, homecoming and Judicial Board voting.
 SGA finally reached quorum Monday night after a series of elections, including a vacancy election, in which they voted in 19 new senators at their meeting. 
 Cody opened the meeting by congratulating newly elected freshman senators and discussing plans for senators to hold a voter registration drive that is scheduled for today from 11a.m. to 1 p.m.
 Cody explained that the deadline for registration is Monday.
 SGA Vice President Chris Nish addressed plans for the SGA retreat scheduled to be held Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Senators will start off the day volunteering  at “Make a Difference Day,” participate in  team building exercises at the ropes course, have lunch, and then discuss the ins and outs of SGA.
 Nish also discussed plans for SGA’s involvement in homecoming.
 SGA plans on having a float, participating in the rock climbing event, bake off and sidewalk chalking.
 Vacancy elections took place soon after reports where students expressed why they wanted to be a part of SGA.
 Newly elected senator Brittany Brown expressed her excitement for being a part of SGA.
 “I am excited to bring in a new year,” Brown, sophomore biology major, said. “We have a lot of influence on campus and I’m looking forward to SGA making an impact on campus. Our campus is growing and I believe our student influence should too.”
 Due to lengthy speeches and not having quorum prior to voting, the new business of voting in the Judicial Board was postponed until next Monday’s meeting.
  SGA will also have an open discussion about the constitution changes.
 SGA meetings are held Monday night at 8 p.m. in the Library Auditorium on the first floor of Odum Library by the Internet Café.

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