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SGA discusses events and new member interviews

Student Government Association (SGA) held their weekly meeting on September 22, 2021. This meeting discussed “Prairies to Mainstreet” as well as future community service events and adopted resolution 21-07.

The meeting began with guest speaker Tim Senecaut, who is the director of physical plant services and landscape maintenance at Pittsburg State. Senecaut discussed upcoming plans on campus in August and making improvements to the campus landscape. 

During student opinion time, an event was promoted called Prairies to Mainstreet, which is a mental health through nature event sponsored by Grand Teton National Park. Grand Teton National Park is sponsoring several different mental health events across the nation. This event will include free Tropical Smoothies, free t-shirts, and free rides to the event. There will also be mental health events and a nature walk, hosted by a ranger with training in suicide prevention and mental health first-aid. There will be professional photos taken of the event on Oct. 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Tri-Sigma also promoted their Men’s Pageant, as they seek contestant nominations from any registered student organization. There will be a lip-sync battle, talent show, dress-up, and other various events. This event will take place on Oct. 24 at 11:00 a.m. Nominations are needed by October 9th

Moving to officer reports, vice president L’Heureux encouraged members to extend invites, and that some interviews would be coming up soon for new members. Chief of Operations Sydney Martinez mentioned that allocations were underway. campus engagement director Marci Heatherly, as well as community affairs director Tarynn Brenner ­­­­expressed their interest for new members to join their committees. Chair reports included mentions of an upcoming trunk or treat community service event and Big Pink Volleyball which would contribute to breast cancer research. In new business, the group discussed resolution 21-07 with vacancy nominees and requiring a full membership in order to properly function. The motion was then adopted after a vote. 

“My favorite part about SGA is getting everybody from different schools and different background to talk about either pressing issues, recent issues, or issues that we are passionate about,” said Morgan Singletary, senior in mathematics and computer information systems.  “Being able to put something forth in order to change it or make an attempt to change it. It’s not like we just meet and do nothing, we actually talk about what’s going on, what’s really important, and we try to find ways to change it or bring awareness to it on campus.”

Students with concerns that they would like to voice to Student Government Association should stop by their office (111 Overman Student Center) or by phone (620-235-4810). Concerns can also be submitted online under their tab on Pitt State’s website (pittstate.edu). 

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