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After recently electing president for the 2017-18 academic year, Student Government Association took steps to improve registered student organizations on campus.RSO & Grow took place Friday in the Student Involvement Center in the Bovee University Center.
Midland senior Anna Owens was elected as Student Government Association president for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year.Owens currently serves as SGA vice president. She and her running mate, sophomore Derek Sturvist, were chosen by the student body during an election between March 28 and April 4.
Student Government Association Vice President Anna Owens continued the push for a Gender and Sexuality Center and addressed other topics in the State of the Student Body Address on Monday in Powers Ballroom.
There are currently three students who are running for the Student
Government Association Presidential election 2017-18.Students all have a variety of differences that they would
like to make here on Central Michigan University’s campus, if elected.Those who are running for president are Midland junior Anna
Owens, Palms junior Luke Anderson and Belding senior Cody Van Buren.For Vice President, sophomore Derek Sturvist will serve with
Owens, sophomore Galen Miller with Anderson and senior Emilee Madison
with Van Buren.Voting began on March 28 and continues until 11:59 p.m.
Three candidates are on the ballot for president.
The Gender and Sexuality Center, sustainability and improving Central Michigan University relations are among the issues Student Government Association presidential candidates are concerned about.Three SGA presidential candidates and their vice presidntial
Student Government Association will host a student body presidential debate at 7:25 p.m. Monday, March 27 in the Bovee University Center Auditorium.Those running for president for the 2017-18 academic year are current SGA Vice President Anna Owens, Treasurer Luke Anderson and House Leader Cody Van Buren.Sophomore Derek Sturvist will be running with Owens, sophomore Galen Miller with Anderson and Senate Leader Emilee Madison with Van Buren.SGA will be taking questions from the public off of its Twitter page.
A Diversity and Inclusion Forum was held at Central Michigan
University to discuss and help promote diversity and inclusion here on campus.The forum was sponsored by CMU’s Student Government
Association, where five students and one faculty member discussed topics on a
panel.The forum was on March 23 at 7 p.m.
The Student Government Association passed seven resolutions at its meeting Monday in the Bovee University Center.All resolutions passed by the House are as follows:
A resolution in creation of an online bump systemA resolution to support the creation of a policy to expand daily vegan and vegetarian optionsA resolution to support providing healthier food options in the markets on-campusA resolution in support of petitioning Mount Pleasant City CommissionA resolution to require that students be notified when professors are assigned to registered classesA resolution for the establishment of an Arab-American History Week at Central Michigan UniversityA resolution to support the extension of university coordinated pickups for new international studentsThe House voted to table a resolution to endure registered student organization members are registered Central Michigan University students and all members follow university policies.
Student Government Association passed at its meeting Monday a resolution to support the creation of a policy that requires all residence halls that host "Living and Learning Communities" to become handicap accessible.Rockford sophomore Caroline Murray, registered student organization growth and development chairperson, said she has been working on this legislation since she was first elected in May 2016.
Three resolutions were passed by the Senate and House, at the
Student Government Association meeting on Feb.
SGA President Jazmin Biernat said the address is tentatively scheduled for April 3.
The house and senate voted to pass the proposal to create Group
IV-D of the University Program at their meeting on Feb.13.Group IV-D is entitled Studies in Other Forms of
Discrimination in the United States and Other Cultures.“In 2014-15 this was brought up under the Chuck Malone
administration and it passed both the house and senate,” said SGA Vice
President Anna Owens. “But right now since
its two years since that one passed, we are just bringing it to you guys again
so that we can make sure this is something that the student body as a whole
wants.”The proposal states that adding Group IV-D will provide students
to undertake courses focusing on groups inside or outside the US that experience
social, economic, and/or political discrimination due to identities or shared
traits other than race.The house and senate passed the proposal with 74 in favor,
13 opposed and 9 abstained.“We would hope that it would be on the fall 2018 bulletin,
but that is uncertain depending on when it would be approved by the academic
senate through the university,” said Michael Mamp Professor of Human and Environmental
Studies.Packets for those wanting to run for SGA President and Vice President
are available in the SGA office due by March 3.Campaigns are not allowed to start until Feb.
The Student Government Association passed a resolution supporting the extension of hours in the Extended Hours Study in the Charles V. Park Library at its meeting Feb. 6.SGA Vice President Anna Owens said this resolution is for students who have very different schedules
The senate and house members gathered in the UC Auditorium
for the discussion of many different topics around Central Michigan
Anna Owens Student Government Association Vice President,
called order to the third meeting of the semester held on Jan.
The Student Government Association introduced their second
meeting of the spring 2017 semester with the available positions that are up
for grabs.The UC Auditorium was filled with students eager to see
change in CMU’s community.The house leader Cody Van Buren, introduced the available positions,
which were the following: House Clerk, House Pro Tempore, Parliamentarian,
Membership Committee, SBAC, and Hardship.Leaders of the six committees had then given updates on what
was discussed at their individual meetings.
Student Government Association has their first meeting on Monday and will be holding elections for Senate positions.
While Central Michigan University administration and the Academic Senate make decisions regarding the university, some of the legislation comes from another source.That source is a group of students whose decisions reflect the voice for their fellow students on campus.Student Government Association (SGA) is described by its President Jazmin Biernat as “an organization of student representatives on campus that look to address issues that are relevant for everyone.”Biernat replaced Ian Elliott, who stepped down in December due to “personal reasons and opportunities.” Biernat declined to comment Elliott’s whereabouts but said she is excited to lead the organization this semester.“Every year it’s something different,” Biernat said.
Eight students walked into the first Student Government Association meeting of the spring semester as nominees. They left as senators.
Student Government Association’s first meeting of the semester will be Monday, Jan. 9, at 7 PM in the UC auditorium.“The first meeting of the semester is always kind of crazy because we have senate elections but this semester is different because there isn’t a senate leader,” Vice President Anna Owens said.