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SGA Holds Committee Reports, Considers Funding Requests

The Student Government Association (SGA) focused on committee reports and voted on bylaw proposals at last night’s meeting.

In other actions, Oklahoma Christian University’s Outreach team presented a funding request for their student-led spring break mission trip. The Appropriations committee, led by SGA Treasurer Taylor Dotson, previously voted on contributing $1,000 to the mission trip. The total cost for the trip is $6,318.

The SGA voted on various bylaw revisions to consolidate campaigning, change certain Spring Sing rules and include additional college representatives to the SGA. According to the revised bylaw, “out of the remaining profit, $5,000 shall remain in the Spring Sing account to be used as seed money for the following year. The remaining profit will be returned to the SGA prior to the end of the academic year and put into the SGA endowment fund.”

Appropriations currently has five pending funding requests to review including Outreach, Worth-a-tri, Clinic Vitals and the Bataan Memorial Death March. Executive Chair Taylor Dotson also clarifies the discrepancies concerning the Outreach funding request.

The School Relations Committee presented the initiation of Harmony—a hybrid Spring Sing show between other Church of Christ schools. Students at Harding University and Abilene Christian University are gathering committees to prepare for the Spring 2019 event.

The Healthy Living Committee is planning a planting day for the Master’s Garden and a fitness festival to occur April 7. The committee also updated SGA members on their progress concerning the recycling situation on campus.

According to the Multicultural Committee, the next Tea and Tough Topics will focus on the importance of being uncomfortable and micro-aggression. The kudos-approved event provides subsidized drinks and will occur on March 27 at 8 p.m. in the Brew.

The Campus Improvement Committee plans to fix the bike rack by Scotts Chapel, whiteboards in the Student Success Center, vacuums in Tinius, Wi-Fi in the forum, lighting on the stairs in Scotts Chapel and the receptionist chair in Gunn-Henderson.

Chaise Lucero, executive vice president, presented on behalf of the Activities Committee. The committee plans to host a rock-climbing event March 26 and April 2, and Easter egg hunt and other miscellaneous activities during finals week. The committee hosts open meeting every Thursday at 4:00 pm in the SGA office.

The Campus Spirit Committee reported on their future events such as a softball cookout on April 7 and giveaways at games and over twitter. The committee said they encourage students to contact them with any activities to promote.

The Academics Committee plans to investigate the disappearance of the Dean’s and President’s list. The committee meets every Wednesday at 4:00 pm in the Brew. The Spiritual life committee plans to host a poetry slam March 29 at 6 pm in the Brew.

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