By Wesley Walter
The Student Government Association held its first official meeting this school year on Wednesday, Sept. 1. In its first meetings since last spring, the SGA has worked to begin drafting new legislation and planning university events.
During the Sept. 1 meeting, nine new senators, all elected last school year, were sworn into office as well as Aubrie Chastain being sworn in as the new Senate Clerk.
All senators were given their first two constituent report forms which are used by the SGA to determine select students’ general level of satisfaction with the university and to determine where students believe the university or SGA could be doing better. These are to be turned in by senators biweekly.
The SGA discussed upcoming events including Sailesh the Hypnotist who will be hosted by UPC on Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. in Palmer and WOW weekend hosted by SGA on Sept. 17 and 18, which will include karaoke at Farmer at 6 p.m., free food, and laser tag on Brooke quad at 4 p.m.
SGA is also planning a blood drive for the third week of October.
No new business or committee legislation was discussed during the meeting and Senate Committees were set to officially begin the during the next meeting on Sept. 8.
During the Sept. 8 meeting, senators were officially assigned to their committees.
No new business or legislation was discussed during the meeting, however there was a series of announcements.
SGA President Anakate Andrasko announced that the Senior Class Meeting will be held Sept. 21. It was announced that the golf course will be closing permanently and a mountain biking trail will likely be built in its place. The SGA has also decided to not hold Carnival for a Cause this year and has instead opted to hold a silent disco.
Wesley Walter is managing editor for The Alabamian. He is a junior English major and mass communications minor. Wesley boasts a 750 credit score, boyish good looks and soulful eyes that contain a deep indescribable sadness. In his free time, he enjoys travelling, visiting gas stations and thinking about getting into surfing.