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SGA discusses elections and upcoming events

By Ashley Williams 

The Student Government Association inducted two new senators, discussed SGA elections and introduced a new resolution in their last three meetings. The first meeting on Feb. 22 started at 4:30 p.m., and was brief, ending at 4:38 p.m. with no committee meetings afterwards. 

Old business discussed the LifeSouth Blood Drive, while new business involved student feedback surveys. 

The meeting also saw the appointment of freshman Andrew Wilson as Minority Senator. 

During executive officer reports, Cody Hodge, SGA President, announced there will be a showing of  “Legally Blonde” at Farmer Hall on March 17, and a Boho Tea truck will also be there. Hodge also announced there will be a Zaxby’s food truck on March 18. Both of these two events are a part of UPC’s WOW Weekend. 

During university committee reports, Aubrie Chastain, Executive Secretary, announced three Green Fund proposals that were brought up at the Sustainability Committee meeting.  

One senate committee report was announced. The Academic Affairs committee announced that they were working on a resolution to add resistance bands to the SAC. The committee is seeking this resolution due to feedback from Student Feedback Surveys. 

The second meeting on March 1 started at 4:33 p.m., and was longer, ending at 4:44 p.m. 

Old business involved the LifeSouth Blood Drive, Student Feedback Surveys, SGA Applications and a mandatory election meeting on March 6.  

Abigail Heuton, SGA Vice President, announced that SGA Elections will be from March 20 – March 22. Election results are set to be revealed on March 22. The SGA Debate will take place on March 15. 

The meeting also saw the appointment of junior Sasha Doyle as Junior Senator. 

During executive officer reports, Ivey Siegel, UPC Coordinator, announced there will be a UPC bingo event at Farmer Hall on March 9. No senate committee reports were announced. 

Heuton announced Higher Education Day is still set to happen on April 13, and there will be bus transportation provided to go to Montgomery. 

After the second meeting, senators were reminded to complete student feedback surveys and then new inductees were put into a committee. 

The third meeting on March 8 started at 4:31 p.m. and ended at 4:45 p.m. Old Business included the Student Feedback Surveys and SGA election.  

During executive reports, Hodge made several announcements, including that fall break is set to happen in the 2024-2025 academic year. The Anna Irving Dining Hall’s structure will be changing over the summer due to being understaffed. 

A new contract has been signed with Coca-Cola. Part of the contract is that all unattended vending machines must be provided by Coke; Smart Market will be replaced in the library, but there’s no timeline on that for now. 

No university committee reports were announced. During senate committee reports, the Student Rights & Interest committee announced they’re writing a resolution about building a sidewalk from the baseball field to the university lake. However, senators responded saying there’s already a trail, but it’s not well lit. 

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