SGA proposes new road names
Published: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Updated: Thursday, February 7, 2013 18:02
Hunter Petrus, SGA president, presented a resolution to the SGA senate to request for administration to name the area that houses the rugby pitch, intramural fields and track and field complex.
The resolution hopes to name the area “The Red Wolves Sports Park,” and to name the street that leads to the area “Red Wolf Trail.”
“Say someone gets hurt there and someone calls 911, there is not a street that they can identify with,” Petrus said. “It’s for emergency purposes.”
Senator Peters pointed out that students should be the ones to decide the names. “I think you need to get the students primary ownership to it, like a contest for the name,” Peters said. “I think it would be a great advertising and marketing opportunity for SGA.”
LaTasha Moore thinks that students wouldn’t be eager about naming the street. “I don’t think it would bring as much excitement to the student body, the naming of a road,” Moore said. “I would say do it as is.”
“None of the other names had ‘Red Wolves’,” Petrus said. “We needed to have something that identified with our brand.”
The resolution passed with the majority voting for the names staying as written in the resolution.
Petrus stressed that there was a reason for the decision to be made at the meeting instead of holding it off for a student-naming contest. “The reason that we are going about it in a hasty manner is because this needs to be done really quickly in order to develop those maps for emergencies,” Petrus said.
Another resolution was presented regarding changing the name of Banks Street to Honors Avenue. The naming is meant to make it easier to identify with the school for those who are unfamiliar with ASU campus, according to the resolution. The resolution passed unanimously.
Three students were admitted into the senate at the meeting. Jared Barks, a junior biology major of Manilla, was sworn in as representative for the graduate seat. “I want to get more involved on campus,” Barks said. “I don’t know a lot of you because I’m a biology major and I probably spend too much time studying. I’d like to get to know you.”
Jonathan Williams, a freshman communication disorders major of Camden, received the sophomore seat and Megan Wright, a freshman business marketing major of Blue Springs, Mo.
“I’ve been in leadership for quite a while,” Wright said. “I think this is a good way to get involved. I think I’ll be good for this position.”
Stevie Overby, public relations director announced that there would be a Rugby Day in March that will consist of many events. On March 7 there will be an informational session in which Rugby will be explained to those who have questions about the sport. “It will be in the Spring River Room from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.,” Overby said. “It’s open to the public and anyone that wants to come is invited to that.”
On March 8 in the Student Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. there will be fliers about the Saturday game and rugby t-shirts will be handed out. The game will be held March 9 at 1 p.m. “Everyone is invited to come out and tailgate and hang out, watch the game,” Overby said. “Free t-shirts will be given out to students (and) a couple of booths will be set up.”
Applications for SGA senators, vice president and president will be available Monday, Martha Spack said.
SGA will meet Feb. 19 at 5:30 on the eighth floor of the library.