The Student Government Association met on Sept. 14 for their weekly senate meeting. In this week’s meeting, SGA discussed funding requests, the new freshman Bible class, updates from past meetings and events from Eagle Eye.
This week’s funding request was from the Women Who Lead. The WWL wants to bring in Madi Prewett as a Keynote speaker in March.
Next, Alden Bass discussed the new freshman Bible class, “Intro to the Good Life.” Bass explained how members of the student body who did not come from a Christian background were lost in the original freshman class, “Life of Christ in Matthew.”
Bass also mentioned how students coming from a Christian home already knew the Gospel and were gaining very little, if anything at all, in the previous class. The Bible department’s solution was to have a class where both groups were able to grow in their faith.
“Our goal isn’t for you to lose your faith, but for you to leave here with your own,” Bass said.
After hearing from Dr. Bass, the SGA Executive Treasurer provided updates. This included an approved funding request for Kappa Float, which will be held Sept. 23 and 24. SGA has covered the cost of shirts for all attendees.
Another approval was the Professional Music Educators’ Tie-Dye Party being held on Sept. 24, with SGA covering the cost of the dunk tank and snacks.
Lastly, the Baja Arizona Trip was approved. From Sept.r 28 to Oct. 3, the mechanical engineering Baja team will be taking a trip to Arizona, where they will be using last year’s Baja Cart for a competition.
To wrap up the meeting, Eagle Eye presented upcoming events on campus. These included SGA’s Organization Fair on Sept. 16 from 11-1 p.m. Additionally, Freshman Fanfare will be held on Sept. 16 and 17. A campus-wide Blood drive will be held on Sept. 20 and 21.
Date Week is also coming up, beginning on Sept. 16 and lasting until Sept. 21.
Finally, the Campus Spirit Volleyball Kickoff Event will be held on Sept. 23.