Shippensburg University’s Student Government Association (SGA) held a meeting on Sept. 1 at which Vice President Kennedy Holt shared that elections are coming up and petitions to run were due on Sept. 2.
Chase Slenker, vice president of finance, shared that dates for student groups budget trainings have also been released, and any student group that wants a budget for the 2023-2024 academic year must attend at least one meeting. There must be at least two members and an adviser present.
Vice President of Student Groups Brea Neal reported that the annual student group training is coming up on Sept. 18 from 2-5 p.m. in the Ceddia Union Building (CUB) MPR. Trustee Rangeline DeJesus also let members know that on Sept. 17, the trustee council is having its first meeting. The council is also working on the president’s inauguration.
A representative of the Activities Programming Board said, “APB has had a great turnout from our events so far this semester. On Aug. 20, we hosted Breakfast Bingo with about 700 attendees. Aug. 26, we hosted Shake it Up with about 150 attendees. Aug. 27 was karaoke night with 60 attendees, and this weekend we are showing “Spiderman” in OT [Orndorff Theatre], and on Saturday we are hosting a volleyball tournament.”
Represntatives of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) said, “So far this semester, we received the Star Chapter Award again, which is a huge honor as we were one of the chapters chosen out of 42 others in the country. We received the Star Chapter Award for our outstanding work with our clients, the Shippensburg Recreation and the marketing group on campus. Also, we attended the Downtown Pittsburgh district conference in the spring where we made lots of new connections and gained a ton of knowledge to bring back to our other members. There were many amazing guest speakers that came throughout the year that shared their insightful experiences and advice with us, too.”
Looking to the future, the PRSSA representative said, “This semester we are working with The Slate and Shippensburg’s Community Resource Coalition. We have also applied to be chosen to host a district conference this spring here on campus and are in the process of that. For the month of September, we have Jason Kirsch from PR Works coming in to speak about ethics month and what he does in the PR industry. Also, we are going to the first in-person international PRSSA conference since COVID in the past two to three years in Grapevine, Texas, in November.”
Slenker had motions on voting rights for some groups and people. There was one former member who had their rights removed, and many groups of people who have gained the right. Slenker also approved the new budget for The Green League.
The next SGA meeting will occur in Orndorff Theatre at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15.