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SGA prepares for elections

Published: Thursday, January 24, 2013

Updated: Thursday, January 24, 2013 18:01


Barret Schein

Hunter Petrus swears in Amy Henson for the college of agriculture seat in SGA Tuesday evening.

SGA discussed the dates for the president and vice president elections at their first meeting of the semester on Tuesday evening.

 Elections will be held on March 12-13 and an application table will be available on Feb. 11, said Austin Copenhaver, vice president.

SGA President Hunter Petrus urged students to attend the open floor meeting at 6 p.m. in Centennial Hall on Jan. 29.

“All of the Executive Council will be present,” Petrus said. The council will be at the meeting answering questions from students, faculty, and anyone who wishes to attend.

“This is a good opportunity for students to ask questions,” Petrus said. Questions could range from financial aid and sports to admissions and what happens to the money from parking tickets, he said. “Anything you’d like to ask, they’ll be there to answer your questions.”

Amy Henson, a freshman agriculture business major of Maumelle, got sworn into the senate seat to represent the College of Agriculture.

“I wanted to be more involved,” Henson said. “It’s very hard to do that as a freshmen.”

Henson heard about the seat opening and jumped at the opportunity to fill it. “It feels awesome,” Henson said. “I’m very excited.”

The nominations for Pride Day Awards are due at the end of the week, Martha Spack, advisor, said.

“Those awards are given to individuals in result from nominations that we receive in the Leadership Center,” Spack said.  
Anyone who provides a service from mentors and professors to staff members can receive a nomination. Organizations receive their own separate award and nominations are accepted at the Leadership Center.

D’Andre Anderson, chief of staff, explained that his shared governance advisor, Chris Collins, is working on curriculum changes. If anyone wanted to see changes in an academic curriculum, applications could be filled out, Anderson said.

“Contact me if and I’ll make sure to get the appropriate application to you,” Anderson said.

SGA will be meeting Feb. 5 at 5:30 p.m. on the eighth floor of the library.  


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