Club presidents react to new allocation process

Students representatives sign in during SGA to ask for allocation money on Wednesday, Feb. 11.

| Tyler Koester | Effective this semester, clubs and organizations across campus have had to accept a twist on the group allocations process. For any campus group to receive its piece of the $60,000 up for allocations this year, it must send a delegate to no fewer than three Student Government Association (SGA) meetings. This new requirement came about last semester when SGA’s former campus affairs director Elle Walker met with student organization presidents. At this meeting a suggestion was made to require that organizations begin attending SGA meetings. “The original idea presented to her (Walker) was to have student organizations attend every SGA meeting,” said Austin Bailey, SGA treasurer. “However, we did not feel…

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Stalking awareness January is National Stalking Awareness month and Pitt State’s Students for Violence Prevention will host a stalking awareness event at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, in Grubbs Hall, room 107. Sarah Bahr, stalking survivor, will share her personal story of domestic violence and the steps she took to prosecute the offender. A roundtable discussion and Q&A session will follow, where attendees have the option to anonymously text in their questions. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 231-6892. SGA senators needed Student Government Association (SGA) is in search of senators from the College of Education and the College of Technology. Students interested in being a voice for…

Dishing it out, or not

SGA handles allocations with caution Marcus Clem | editor in chief Read the freaking manual. In essence, that is the message that Rodney Kimlin, Student Government Association (SGA) treasurer and graduate student in communication, wants student clubs to take away from this semester’s allocations experience. The way Kimlin sees it – with the support of a solid majority of SGA’s senators – the various 50 percent deductions suffered by student clubs were a slap on the wrist. These organizations, which did not properly submit explanatory appendices to justify their requests for funds, could have been deprived entirely. “The handbook explains everything,” Kimlin said. “The appendices take some time, but those are needed so I can…

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Paint the town red birthday bash As part of the annual ‘Paint the town Red’ festivities, there will be a celebration of Gus’ 90th birthday, sponsored by Pizza Hut and Jock’s Nitch Sporting Goods, tonight at 6 p.m. in the Gorilla Village. Judges for PTTR will be tallying scores for on-campus decorating and residential displays. Pizza and cake will be provided. ‘A strange place to call home’ coming to PSU The PSU Department of Art’s Interdisciplinary Lecture Series welcomes artist Vaughn Wascovich to display his collection about the Tar Creek Superfund Site at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in the University Gallery of Porter Hall. Speakers will include Steve Scott, president, Gene Bicknell, Randy Roberts,…

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CAC openings The Student Activities Council is seeking students to be candidates for the 2013-2014 SAC executive board. Those wishing to apply must turn in an application by 4 p.m. Friday, April 5, to the Campus Activities Center office located in the basement of the Overman Student Center.   Art trip planned The University Art Association will travel to Kansas City to visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Kansas City Art Institute on Saturday, April 13. For more information, contact Mercedes Brink at mbrink@gus.pittstate.edu. Dance Marathon executive openings Applications to join the Dance Marathon’s executive board are open for interested students. Seven positions are available: director, vice…

SGA President says no

Ismert uses first veto in 30 years Marcus Clem | Collegio Reporter Lara Ismert, Student Government Association president, struck down an adopted Senate resolution for the first time in decades before SGA’s last meeting of buy cialis online the semester. The resolution had allocated about $1,000 from the carryover fund of the previous SGA fiscal year for the Pitt Points scholarship program, and had been approved by a unanimous vote on Nov. 14. The Pitt Points program rewards students who are active participants in university-sponsored events by giving out an academic scholarship and other prizes. Ismert says she decided to use her veto power after the question of fundraising had been raised at SGA’s previous…