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SGA discusses changes to e-portfolio application and installment of parking signs

February 13, 2019


Photo by: Jessica Mouton

Members of the Student Government Association (SGA) discussed the upcoming spring elections, new motions and a small change to LiveText on Feb. 11.

“Nicholls has recently switched over, so some of you may have used LiveText in the past. It was adopted several years ago and was used particularly used for education, nursing and 101 courses. We went through the process, and LiveText has increased their price quite a bit, so we made the decision to move to a new system called Portfolium,” Renee Hicks, executive director of planning and institutional effectiveness, said.

The Portfolium system will allow students to control their own career paths. Students will be able to create work, upload their achievements and highlight the things they are currently working on. It will also allow them to share their work with companies and other places to get experience and interviews in their careers.

SGA also mentioned a new motion for parking lot signs. Sydney Matherne, senator of arts and sciences, introduced the motion for new parking signs. There are some people who do not know where to park and are afraid of getting a ticket.

“The signs will have the times, days of the week and the type of parking lot it is. The signs will be very simple and small. They will also tell the difference if a parking lot is a residence spot or for a commuter,” Matherne said.

The new parking signs will cost a total of $3,500. The student senators agree with this motion because more and more parking tickets are being issued every day, and students are getting more confused about where they can park their vehicle on campus.

With these motions in place, SGA will also be attending a bus tour for African American History Month this Friday. The event is open to students and will take place at the museum in Houma.

This week’s meeting concluded with the talk of spring elections and applications for new committee heads in the senate. The senate also concluded with the swearing in of Douglas Gilchrist, the new senator of education.


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