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SGA reviews proposed budget

During the first meeting of the school year, the Student Government Association (SGA) outlined their budget for the fall semester.

Executive treasurer, Hunter Cable presented the official budget which includes $48,000 to work with, $11,000 less than last year. Because SGA had a smaller rollover amount than last year, each committee has less money to utilize. Voting for the proposed budget will occur next week.

In other actions, Homecoming Director Mandolin Skipworth presented a funding request for $9,800 to cover the cost of prizes, apparel and additional event supplies at Homecoming. The SGA set aside 23.48 percent of their proposed budget for Homecoming, including a $1,000 stipend for Skipworth.

In light of “Oklahoma!” as the Homecoming musical, the theme will center around understanding the state’s history. The Homecoming team plans to foster a greater connection with alumni, encourage students to learn more about the history of Oklahoma Christian and take part in the larger Oklahoma City community. Unlike previous years, the University will not host a fall festival during Homecoming.

The Black Student Union (BSU) will host an event to commemorate Botham Jean, a Harding University alumnus, recently killed in Dallas, TX. Entitled “He Was Like Me,” the event will have an open forum of discussion for students to process the death of Botham Jean as well as the relationship between black people and the police. The BSU will host the discussion Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in the DAH auditorium.

The first SGA town hall of the semester will occur Thursday, Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. in Scotts Chapel. Students will have the opportunity to ask the executives any question pertaining to the SGA or Oklahoma Christian at large.

The activities committee will provide $4.00 state fair tickets Friday, Sept. 14 on a first come, first serve basis. Additionally, the first 50 freshmen who attend the women’s soccer game Thursday, Sept, 13 will receive free tickets.

The activities committee will also host the first Brew Talks event next Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Brew. The first 30 people will receive subsidized drinks.

The campus spirit committee will provide free pizza at the men’s soccer game Saturday and have an apparel giveaway at both the men’s and women’s soccer games.

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