SGA to host Blind Dating Event in LH Ballroom

Written By Erin Yudt, SGA Beat Writer

The Student Government Association (SGA) will be hosting a Blind Dating event on February 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall ballroom. Students will be able to meet SGA members behind a curtain and also be able to make different crafts.

Communications Director Drew Simko organized this event and urged senators at Monday’s legislative body meeting to participate along with the executive cabinet.

“This is going to be a really fun event,” said Simko. “I have been stockpiling all different kinds of crafts in my room for months, and I still have more coming from Amazon. There will be a lot to do.”

Recording Secretary Anna Skeels made note of the upcoming shows in the theater and dance departments. A Choreo Lab will be held at 7:30 p.m. from February 16-18 and at 2 p.m. from February 19-20. Additional shows include American War, Children’s Hour, an evening Shakespeare reading and a few dance shows. Information on these events can be found on PointSync and the Playhouse’s website.

In new business on Monday, senators approved the Forensic Science club’s new constitution, and the club is now officially up and running. Additionally, $208.49 was allocated to the Animator’s Survival Club for a mini 3D printer. Treasure Maggie Hier summarized the finance committee meeting that initially approved this allocation.

“The club was very good and clear with what their intentions were for the printer,” said Hier. “I think it was mainly to show the department that they need better supplies. They [the animation department] have been underfunded and do not have much.”

Furthermore, Hier discussed new bylaws and guidelines for clubs requesting large purchases and items that will need recurring purchases.

“These new bylaws will be for items over $200 and things that need purchases to maintain the item,” said Hier. “There will also be a form that the club president and treasurer need to sign and fill out, answering questions and agreeing that it is the club’s property to prevent it from being taken, as it is a large, expensive item.”

Vice President Kendra Summers ended the meeting with a thank you to those who made Valentines, helped display them around Academic and Lawrence Halls and wished everyone a safe and happy holiday.

“Thank you all for coming to the meeting,” said Summers. “I am sure this was the last thing you wanted to do, but it’s now over, so spend time with your Valentine or someone you love and take care of yourself as always.”

Elections for senators, vice president, and president will open this Friday, Feb. 18. Online forms will be sent out in a university wide email on this day. The applications will close on February 25. One must obtain 10 signatures from students with their Point Park emails listed for all positions in order to have a complete form.