SGA Big Event position vacated
J. Fred Fox | reporter
SGA announced on Wednesday, Aug. 28, that it will hire a new director. It also considered a resolution on campus posters and addressed financial issues in this week’s meeting.
Big event director appointment
Rodney Kimlin was confirmed as new SGA treasurer, thus vacating the Big Event director position.
Taylor Gravett, SGA president, said he plans to appoint a candidate for the position in time for next week’s meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 4.
Senators will then participate in a confirmation vote. Two-thirds of the votes must be in favor of the candidate for him or her to take office.
During open forum, Sen. William Ravenstein suggested removing the Big Event director position, as he said it would save a large sum in SGA’s budget by eliminating a director salary.
Kimlin said in response that he does not believe that other members of SGA would have the time or resources to handle the Big Event director’s job.
Poster colors a problem
Bailey Peak, SGA academic affairs director, submitted a resolution that would require a dedicated 6-square-inch space in the bottom right corner of all campus bulletin-board posters for SGA’s stamp of approval.
Peak said that she believes the reform is necessary, as whenever someone has submitted a dark-colored poster to SGA in the past, the approval stamp has not been sufficiently visible.
According to the proposed resolution, the space may be a blank sticker in lieu of the use of a light-enough color.
All student organizations will receive notices and the rule will take effect on Monday, Sept. 16, if it is voted in after two more readings on Wednesday, Sept. 4, and Wednesday, Sept. 11.
Library surveys proposed
Gravett said he will continue to work on extending library hours, a campaign promise that he was unsuccessful in accomplishing while SGA academic affairs director last year.
In order to get information for his case for the hours-extension, Gravett said that he wants to require students who obtain a Scantron test-taking form from SGA’s office to fill out a four-question survey on the time that they spend in the library.
“Once we finalize the survey, it will be given to Senate for a vote,” Gravett said. “Hopefully, by next meeting (on Wednesday, Sept. 4).”
Peak announced that Scantrons are now available at SGA’s office in the lower level of Overman Student Center.
Less money than before
Kimlin, as new SGA treasurer, said he was concerned about how SGA’s $78,700 budget is roughly $20,000 less than last year.
He said senators should be looking for ways to cut back spending.