Kurt Dunkel, program coordinator for the Connection AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs) program, spoke before the Student Government Association at its Oct. 26 meeting.
Dunkel promoted the Raider Wellness Resource Center (CUB 121), which offers various services and hosts events like meditation and therapy dog days. He also thanked those who answered the National College Health Assessment survey, which received a 10% response rate.
President Harun Pacavar announced that SGA has determined a timeline for appointing a Vice President of Finance. The position is currently vacant, and is responsible for overseeing the Budget and Finance Committee’s efforts. Students who are interested in the position should contact Kim Rockwell at KARockwell@ship.edu by Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. for more information.
In addition to the VP of Finance position, SGA has five senator vacancies. These are for the positions representing National Pan-Hellenic Council, the Class of 2024, Exploratory students, International students, and Commuter students. Those interested in being considered should contact VP Kennedy Holt at email@example.com
Vice President Lillian Sellers has taken over SGA’s social media pages, and has started posting “quick minutes” to the group’s Instagram. These condensed minutes highlight important information after each public meeting.
Sellers also announced that SGA would be creating dropboxes for student comments for the SGA constitutional revision ad-hoc committee. These will be located in the lobbies of each residence hall, the DHC Fishbowl, and in Reisner Dining Hall.
Senators gave reports on past and upcoming events, emphasizing the many homecoming events. A list of official homecoming events can be found at ship.edu/alumni/homecoming.
Official business included re-approval of Sept. 14 meeting minutes, which were amended to remove unprofessional language. Additionally, SGA approved the creation of an ad-hoc committee to conduct the search for a new VP of Finance.