The Shippensburg University Student Government Association (SGA) was updated on a multitude of upcoming student group events during its second public meeting on Feb. 9.
SGA Vice President of Internal Affairs Rashann Henry announced that Student Government Officer Elections are getting underway. Students are welcomed to attend candidates’ speeches in McFeely’s Lounge (CUB 024) on February 23 at 5 p.m. Voting will take place the following week from Monday to Thursday, and students shall receive a link via their ship.edu emails to vote.
Henry also indicated that SGA is looking for students interested in joining SGA committees. Anyone who is interested should contact the relevant committee chairs, VP Henry or SGA administrative secretary Lisa Laughlin.
RHA Senator Connor Baca announced two upcoming events being held by RHA. First, President’s Hour will be held Monday, Feb. 20 from 8-9 p.m. in Harley MPR. President Patterson and members of his cabinet and other administrators will be present to answer questions and concerns from students. He also announced that RHA will be holding a “Mocktails” event March 29 from 7-9 p.m. in the CUB.
SGA Vice President of External Affairs Harun Pacavar announced that SGA has set a date for their movie night. SGA will be hosting a showing of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” in Orndorff Theater (CUB 123) on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. Pacavar also mentioned that he was working with the Political Science department on partnering for multiple events.
Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) Senators McArthur and Elhossian announced a slate of events being held by MSA in honor of Black History Month, including a Poetry Cafe, a Black Wall Street Entrepreneur fair and a movie discussion. Additional information as well as times and locations for these events can be found on MSA’s social media.
The Activities Programming Board announced that they have had an encouraging rise in event attendance, approaching pre-pandemic levels.
A representative from the Campus Media Board announced that WSYC is preparing for its “Up All Night” event. They also announced that SUTV will soon begin producing and broadcasting new programming, including an E-sports talk show, a cooking show and a game show.
During the public comment period, members of SGA were updated on a situation regarding a lack of furniture in Fireside Lounge (CUB 120) which has had a negative effect on use of the space by students and student groups. They were informed of recent progress and the potential for a resolution to the issue.
Due to a large number of senators being absent, SGA did not reach a quorum, and was unable to conduct votes on any new business. The meeting was adjourned after 15 minutes.
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