SGA weekly: February 2, 2015

Kaley Paterson (SGA)

Kaley Patterson
A&E Editor
@KaleyKayPatt

 

The 2015 governing body of the Cameron University Student Government Association (SGA) started their spring session on Jan. 12.

The caucus did not meet on Jan. 19 because of Martin Luther King Jr. Day but reconvened on Jan. 26 for the second meeting of the semester.

At the first meeting, SGA President Sidney McCormack announced that the Parliamentarian and Sargent at Arms resigned their positions and requested volunteers to fill the positions. During the second meeting, the governing body approved, by unanimous consent, Brandon Clark as the new Sargent at Arms and Kelly High as Parliamentarian.

Due to the recent resignation of Vice President of Student Services Jennifer Holland, Student Activities Specialist Leslie Cothren now holds the position of co-advisor to the CU SGA alongside Dean of Students Zeak Naifeh.

The governing body also approved by unanimous consent the Go-Green Committee, which will foster in carrying out ways Cameron can become more sustainable even after this year’s festival. Prior to SGA’s approval, the Go-Green Committee was approved by the Faculty Senate and now awaits the green light from President McArthur.

During the second meeting, Naifeh announced that the Cameron University Foundation granted $5,000 to the CU SGA to distribute to organizations in need of funding for service projects. The service grants will require paperwork and a detailed outline of the service project. If organizations are interested, they need to inform their SGA Representative.

Members of the governing body can sign up to attend the Spring OSGA Oklahoma Student Government Association (OSGA) Congress, which will take place on March 6 and 7 at Northwestern State University in Tahlequah, Okla. Student Government Associations from multiple universities in Oklahoma meet at OSGA each semester to find ways to advance higher education in Oklahoma.

Bids for the positions of the 2015-2016 SGA President, Vice President and Treasurer will be accepted from now till spring break. Students may run individually or on ticket with all three positions filled with one student. Campaigning and voting for the SGA Executive Council will take place later in the semester. The student body will cast ballots for whom they deem best for each position.

 

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