SGA applications to close this Friday


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Written By Erin Yudt, SGA Beat Writer

Applications to become a senator, vice president, or president for the Student Government Association (SGA) will close this Friday at 11:59 p.m. A campus-wide email was sent out last week, and there are also flyers throughout Lawrence and Academic Halls with a QR code to the Google Form. All that is needed is 10 student emails and ID numbers for signatures and a brief statement on the reason for running and plans for the group, which will be put directly onto the voting ballots.

Those running for election are allowed to have tabeling events but must be funded with their own money.

“Money would have to be funded by yourself,” said Treasurer Maggie Hier. “You could set up a booth in Lawrence or Thayer, which tables could be provided for, but other than that, it is on your own.”

In addition to the election email, SGA sent out an email to all student organizations, asking for their participation in SGA’s upcoming Pioneer Community Week event.

“We reached out to all student clubs and organizations this past week,” said the senator and co-chair of Pioneer Community Week. “CAB has gotten back to us, and we hope to have as many get involved as possible and are looking for outside donors as well, which we have drafted an email to be sent out this week.”

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair Eli Bagaporo had an announcement from the Multicultural Fair.

“We got a supply of free COVID tests from the Multicultural Fair specifically for SGA,” said Bagaporo. “If you are ever struggling to get a test and need one right away, we have one for you.”

During senator reports, senator Julianne Bailey raised concerns about fire alarm issues in Thayer Hall.

“We [Thayer Hall residents] had to evacuate last night at like 11:30 p.m.,” said Bailey. “But I did not hear it, as my smoke detector is hanging from my ceiling because Public Safety has not answered my work order from days ago. I also have heard that no one above the third floor can hear the fire alarms nor do the fire stairwell alarms go off.”

The Public Safety committee, one of the several committees in SGA, plans to discuss this in their next meeting.

Just before the start of spring break, the executive cabinet will be hosting a Blind Dating event this Thursday, February 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall ballroom. Students will be able to meet the cabinet behind a curtain and also be able to make different crafts.