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SGA covers new plans for senate

The Student Government Association discussed the freshmen election results, senate seat nominations, as well as a sergeant at arms nomination, and mentioned a senate retreat scheduled in October as well as homecoming committee activities planned for that week during Monday night’s meeting in the Student Union.

SGA president Graham Davis was pleased with the meeting’s turnout of newly welcomed freshmen senators.

“It was great to see so many students taking the initiative and showing up to meetings in order to become a part of this wonderful organization, “said Graham Davis, a junior political science major. “That sort of thing makes me proud to be in charge of such a great group.”

First on the agenda vice president Derika Powers welcomed freshmen senators and discussed freshmen election results in which 10 senators were elected with Senator Cara Kidd having the most recorded votes.

“There was a great turnout for the Fall Freshmen Election with 30 eligible candidates,” said Powers.

In addition to the freshmen election results, many members were nominated, including Paul Rosemond and Jamaica Hill regarding senate seat nominations and Justice Purser for seargeant at arms.

“SGA currently has five open senate seats which need to be filled. There seems to be a lot of interest in filling those seats soon from our visitors.” said Powers.

Also on the agenda, Senator Nigel Richardson, a senior political science major addressed SGA’s need for t-shirts.

“I had brought up the idea of getting SGA t-shirts because i know they have done it in the past,” said Richardson. “ I believe the T-shirts are a great identifier of whose apart of the Student Government Association as well as a unifier for SGA.

In other news, the Health Services Committee head Reginald Blake spoke on the benefits of staying healthy and keeping an ecofriendly environment.

“It was requested to add more recycling bins around campus,” said Blake. “All students are encouraged to recycle their cans, bottles, and paper.”

Blake also reminded the committee of free Chlamydia and Gonorrhea testing offered by the Student Health Center beginning next week as well as the start of Freshman Fusion workout classes at the Student Rec Center.

“All freshmen are encouraged not to gain that “Freshman 15lb” by going to the classes each Wednesday at 9pm,” Blake said.

Also discussed were homecoming week activities.

“I’m really excited about this year’s homecoming sheet sign decoration completion because it’s something new,” said Senator Samuel Logan, a senior mass media major. “ It will be exciting to see the creativity of organizations on campus.”

Homecoming week will kick off with sidewalk chalk, and will feature many events including a sheet sign competition, to a concert featuring A list “A-town Allstars”. A parade will conclude the week’s festivities.

Also discussed, the senate retreat will be held at CORE Ropes Course on the 2nd of October and give senators an opportunity to come together and discuss future activities.

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