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SGA committee reports inspire change on campus

The Student Government Association (SGA) reviewed their aspirations for the spring semester during last night’s meeting focused on committee presentations.

A new school relations committee was introduced last night to SGA members. Inspired by Abilene Christian University’s effort to unite sister schools, SGA plans to create a hybrid Spring Sing show for the Spring 2019 semester.

The Healthy Living Committee is revamping Oklahoma Christian University’s recycling system this semester. As Oklahoma Christian does not have a hired position for sustainability, the launch will promote recycling through selling t-shirts. Additionally, students will be able to scan a QR code to let SGA know if a bin is full.

Treasurer Taylor Dotson reviewed the appropriation committee’s seven funding requests from the business, history, English, bible, psychology and family studies departments. The committee still had $8,300 left to spend this semester.

Campus Improvements Chair Molly Peterson presented an idea of building a fire pit on campus. The campus improvement committee hosts open meetings in the SGA office every Thursday.

Graduate student Alan Miller shared a new initiative to bridge the disconnect between undergraduate and the 410 graduate students on campus. SGA members discussed the inclusion of graduate students in student life.

The Academics committee plans to work with Jeff McMillon, the dean of spiritual life, to set up a system for anonymous complaints by students. The committee meets at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Brew.

President Tyler Clark presented on behalf of the constitution rules and revisions committee. This semester, the committee plans to start a program to facilitate the communications and funding opportunities between student organizations and the SGA.

The elections and operations committee recently elected new senators, Seibrina Huckaby and Sarah Parks. The committee is currently searching for three new housing representatives for the Heritage Heights Phase Three apartment complex, Fails and Tealridge.

The Multicultural Committee reviewed their recent collaboration with Scientista and the homeschool science fair. The committee plans to continue “Tea and Tough Talks,” a kudos-approved event, every Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. in the Brew.

The campus spirit committee presented their ideas to increase student involvement on campus through incentives such as giveaways at all sporting events, free food at basketball games and cookouts for softball and baseball games.

Chaise Lucero presented future events from the activities committee including blind dates for Valentine’s Day, paintball, rock climbing, an easter egg hunt and kayaking. The committee meets at 8:30 p.m on Wednesdays in the Harvey Business Center.

Spiritual Life chair, Jack Smith shared his committee’s plan to organize a men’s retreat for students on Easter weekend. The retreat will focus on how to effectively participate in the church as a millennial.

The Rho Mu chapter of Sigma Tau Delta presented a funding request of $1,401.05 to attend a conference in Cincinnati, OH. Despite a case of stolen fundraising money and originally inaccurate numbers, SGA plans to vote on the request at the next meeting.

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