Student Government Association discusses Homecoming events; senate to further projects


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Student Government Association President Anna Owens gives the Executive Council Address on Oct. 16 in the Bovee University Center.


Student Government Association President Anna Owens thanked members for participating in the homecoming events during the SGA General Board meeting on Oct. 16 in the Bovee University Center Auditorium. 

"We have two SGA members who are the Gold Ambassadors for Central Michigan University as a whole," Owens said after recognizing members junior Caroline Murray and senior Jason Hall. 

To be a Homecoming ambassador, CMU's Student Activities and Involvement website states that a candidate for a position must complete "a three step process that includes an application review, presentation and interview and finally a campus vote." 

Candidates are selected by review boards and are chosen based on campus involvement, and how well they represent CMU and the Mount Pleasant community. 

Owens reminded SGA members of the Local Candidates Forum, on Oct. 25 in the Charles V. Park Library Auditorium. The purpose of this event is to connect students with leaders in the community in order to help educate them before voting in the Nov. 7 election. 

Wishing good luck to everyone on their midterm exams, Owens also promoted the availability of Park Library's new 24/7 study room. She asked attendees to "please take advantage of it," adding only a student ID is required for entry. 

The house is working on legislation that aims to improve the efficiency of Student Observation Survey forms and is planning to partner with the Residence Hall Assembly to organize a Maroon and Gold Ball next semester.

The senate met in the UC Mackinaw Room, where Senate Leader Caroline Murray provided instructions on how senators report on the three office hours they are required to hold per week, as well as how to check out tabling equipment. 

The senate will be tabling in the Towers Residence Halls community on Oct. 26 from noon to 4 p.m. to connect with constituents. They also want to provide clarity on what senators are working on within SGA and address constituents' concerns.

Senate Leader Caroline Murray reminded senators that the proposals for their senate projects will be due at the beginning of November. Murray described these senate projects as a responsibility each senator has to the college they represent. 

"These are ongoing things," she said. "Once a senator finishes their project, they will start a new one." 

A senate project is a "tangible way" to help the student body, Murray added. That may be an event, legislation to change campus policy or a planned show of activism. 

"A lot of these people are here to make a difference on campus, and they're already coming up with ideas, (like) how they can improve the student body (experience)," Murray said. 



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