Student Government Association stresses homecoming involvement at meeting

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Drum Major Brendan Wilk speaks at the Student Government Association General Board meeting in the Bovee University Center Auditorium on Sept. 25

Talk of homecoming dominated the discussion during the Student Government Association General Board meeting on Sept. 25 in the Bovee University Center.

The first guest speaker of the night was Drum Major Brendan Wilk. The senior gave the audience background on his experience with the Central Michigan University Marching Chips, saying he joined in 2014 before serving as assistant drum major the following two years. 

He emphasized how alumni attend the homecoming game, play with the band and march during the parade. He explained the history and tradition of participating in the homecoming festivities is richer for both alumni and students when the community rallies to attend. 

Wilk's call-to-action for SGA was that they "need to get people fired up for homecoming."

Grand Blanc senior a member of homecoming committee, Rachel Kish spoke afterward, explaining ways that students can participate in activities during homecoming week that will “fire everyone up for the game.”

Kish said that this year's theme "back to the past," is a way to pay homage to the 125 years CMU has been educating students.

Continuing on with tradition, Residence Halls and participating registered student organizations will compete for the Maroon Cup with various games the homecoming committee has planned. The Greek community will compete for a similar trophy—the Greek Cup. 

Registration for RSOs is open until Wednesday, Oct. 4, and will be completed on OrgSync.

SGA President Anna Owens spoke after Kish, providing what the

administration calls "the Executive Board Weekly Update."

This is an added section within the General Board meetings that Owens and Vice President Derek Sturvist hope will increase transparency between the executive board and members of the house and senate. 

Owens took this time to congratulate Senate Leader Caroline Murray and House Leader Drake Smarch on their entry into office.

The house met in the UC Auditorium, where Smarch addressed procedure for writing legislation.

The senate chose office hours within the SGA office, which is in the Student Involvement Center in the UC. 

These hours are meant for students to meet with a representative of the academic college they belong to, to share concerns or comments with the senator who can refer them to faculty within the school.

Posters will be made within the next month that provide information on what senators represent what academic colleges and their office hours.