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SGA discusses Homecoming events and future renovations

October 25, 2018

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SGA discusses Homecoming events and future renovations

Photo by: Marlie Pierce

Photo by: Marlie Pierce

Photo by: Marlie Pierce

The Student Government Association discussed student involvement in Homecoming events, the diversity and inclusion survey and future projects at the meeting this past Monday.

SGA president Grant Henry began the meeting encouraging all members, and the public, to attend Homecoming events.

He also discussed the diversity and inclusion survey that was sent to all students via email. The purpose of the survey is to obtain student opinions on the diversity on campus.

Emily Ledet, SGA director of public relations, reminded senators that Alive At 5, an SPA-sponsored event, is scheduled for Thursday at 5 p.m. It’s scheduled to end at 10 p.m.

Ledet also said a t-shirt giveaway is to take place on Nov. 13.

Next up, Austin Wendt, SGA vice president, discussed current and future campus renovations.

The televisions in the snack bar area have been replace. Also, the floor in the library is in the process of being cleaning. Current furniture in the library will be replaced with new furniture in the next couple of weeks.

As for future library renovations, the space by the windows on the first floor have the possibility of being turned into a technology bar. The bar will contain plugins for laptops, phones and other electronic devices.

Wendt also said he’s working on getting free printing for students on campus.

Senator Aarati Pant motioned that SGA contributes $2,000 to the building of a sidewalk between the Baptist Collegiate Ministry and St. Thomas Aquinas. The bid for the project was more than originally budgeted, but the motion was tabled and put into further consideration.

SGA then appointed Christopher Tate as a senator-at-large. Senator Juan Howard motioned for Tate to be accepted after appointed by Henry.

“I think Christopher Tate is a really good person, and I think he would be great for SGA because he has a lot of good decision-making skills,” Howard said.

Senator Jason Spell agreed with Howard.

“He’s very professional [in] the way he speaks; he never has any flaws when he speaks publicly. I really think he would be a wonderful addition to the Senate,” Spell said.

One of the final orders of business was the discussion of moving the student section back into the stadium seats. Previously, the student section was located in the end zone. Majority of senators who spoke on this topic all agreed that the section needs to be roped off from the general public.

Senator Jade Hawkins suggested painting the section for students so that it can visibly be known as the student section. Discussion as to where the student section will be located is still ongoing. However, the majority said the student section should be next to the band in order to rally school spirit.

Also, SGA is also looking into naming the student section.

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