Sept. 14 marked the first meeting of the new student government association (SGA) for the 2017-2018 academic year. Members of SGA have been eager to get to work and push legislation to provide for students. Since our first meeting, here are some of our most recent orders of business:
Voices of Praise (VOP) came to us asking for $1,500 to help fund a three-day professional workshop on Oct. 6 – Oct. 8. This workshop benefits the Maryville College VOP, but any Maryville College student that wants to attend may do so. Dr. Kathy Bullock, Chair of the Music Department at Berea College, plans to come share her research in sub-African and African-American music and culture.
In our most recent meeting, we discussed the plans for a “Good Vibes” day here on campus. Several students have mentioned in passing that morale on campus has seemed to change, and students aren’t as willing to say hello in a quick exchange on the sidewalk. Senior Senator Aley Goodlett spearheaded this event, along with members of Student Programming Board and Residence Hall Association. These organizations have come together to create “Good Vibes” on Oct. 12. This event is similar to MC Uplift in the spring, but on a smaller scale. Keep an eye out for stickers, huggers and ‘puppers’.
SGA will continue to serve the students throughout the year, and we are excited to bring forth change on campus. If you have any suggestions, or anything you want done on campus, please talk to one of your representatives. Better yet, you can come to our meetings every Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in Thaw 216.
Keep an eye out for these short newsletters, as they will be published bi-weekly in attempt to get information out to the students about happenings in SGA.