Weekly SGA Update: October 18, 2017


Funding Requests—Nanhao Chen

  • On behalf of the Interfaith Alliance Riley Breshnahan is asking for $200 the amount of funds allocated to new clubs per our constitution.
  • Passed

President’s Report—Joseph Gearon

  • Received 30 responses on our survey where we polled students on what they liked and disliked about Transy
    • 9 people did not like the food
    • Others claim that administration did not listen to students
      • Has to do with advertising, SGA to student body maybe room for improvement
    • University may focus too much on athletics
    • T not aligned with Haupt
  • What can SGA do?
    • Facilitate more discussion between students and administration
    • Help students to know about Faculty-Student Lunches, especially with President Carey
    • Increase transparency with SGA
    • Updates on administrative decisions
    • Make administration care about students

Academic Affairs—Lauren Gilbert

  • GE Subcommittee has been divided into 9 separate committees
  • Dates in FEN basically set
    • Looking into ideas on FEN, FYS, FYRS
  • Working on adjectives and GOALS for future honor code
    • Dr./Dean Bryan wants a copy of this by the end of the semester!
  • Checking into changing “winter term” to “spring term”
  • Interlibrary loans – confusion with how it works, want to explore improving it
  • Faculty Lunches have been scheduled until for rest of the semester
    • This is for everyone! Open to all students!
    • Great opportunity for students to get to know faculty especially if they are not in their major
  • Senator Katie Tucker
    • Proposal to get Senior Seminar classes moved to Fall term (as permitted)
    • Senior Seminar classes write a Thesis paper
      • Graduate Schools request a writing piece from the student
      • Senior thesis for graduate applications would be able to be submitted along with graduate application
    • Procedure: We vote -> Send to CPC, they deal with it

Student Affairs—Mark Sirianno

  • Senator McKenzie Miller will be maintaining Keurig in library
    • Will provide options such as, tea, hot chocolate and coffee
  • Senator Jocelyn Lucero will be looking into the logistics of purchasing a pool table for campus-wide use
  • Working on getting grills in back circle
    • Purchasing one now may not be best idea due to colder weather
  • Addressing intramurals
    • working on getting Intramural cup back – organization who won most titles received cup
  • Addressing the fact that kitchen access for students living in Forrer is nonexistent