SGA holds homecoming event and plans GUSTalks

Trent Wallace, SGA president and advertising and communications junior, speaks with Angel Russell, SGA chief justice and sociology junior during the SGA homecoming event on Wednesday, Feb. 11

Kristin Kennedy

Trent Wallace, SGA president and advertising and communications junior, speaks with Angel Russell, SGA chief justice and sociology junior during the SGA homecoming event on Wednesday, Feb. 11

Kristin Kennedy, Staff

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The Student Government Association held an event during Homecoming Week despite recent leadership changes, and the organization is planning other events.

The SGA discussed its homecoming event and upcoming events during its meeting on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 4:30 p.m. in University Center North, room 122.

The SGA’s homecoming event occurred on Wednesday, Feb. 11 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in The Commons.

Students, faculty and staff could eat free cookies and brownies, and they could win prizes by shooting basketballs. The prizes included SGA T-shirts, water bottles, drawstring bags and other items.

Rebeccah Nesbitt, SGA senate pro-tempore and international studies sophomore, said she believes the homecoming event was a success.

“I would say that was probably one of the most successful events we’ve had so far that I’ve been to,” Nesbitt said. “It was nice to see the school turn out for it.”

Sociology junior and SGA chief justice Angel Russell, international studies sophomore and SGA senate pro tempore Rebecca Nesbitt and criminal justice freshman and SGA press secretaryGreg Huda represent the SGA during the

Sociology junior and SGA chief justice Angel Russell, international studies sophomore and SGA senate pro tempore Rebecca Nesbitt and criminal justice freshman and SGA press secretary Greg Huda represent the SGA during the organization’s homecoming event on Wednesday, Feb. 11 in The Commons from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. At the event, students, faculty and staff could eat free brownies and shoot basketballs into a basketball hoop to earn SGA T-shirts, water bottles and other items.

Additionally, due to the popularity of last year’s GUSTalks, the SGA will hold another GUSTalks event this semester.

Greg Huda, SGA press secretary and criminal justice freshman, said GUSTalks will occur on Wednesday, March 18 at 6 p.m. in the Ogle Center.

Chris Schoettmer, SGA vice president and general studies senior said GUSTalks will benefit students and community members.

“A lot of the speakers are going to be from the community and from the campus, so by doing that it’s going to highlight the benefits (of IU Southeast) to the community and to the students,” Schoettmer said.

The SGA is still planning details of GUSTalks, but Andrew Takami will be one of the speakers. Takami is the director of Purdue University’s College of Technology on Charlestown Road in New Albany.

In addition to holding GUSTalks, the SGA plans to participate in the Campus Beautification Day in April. Traditionally, the SGA has provided meal vouchers for Campus Beautification Day participants.

The SGA is also planning an end-of-the-year celebration. Trent Wallace, SGA president and advertising and communications senior, will meet with Student Alumni Association president Josh Crase to plan details of the celebration.

Besides discussing events, the SGA members voted on a bill to request office supplies for the SGA office.

The bill passed with an unanimous vote.

According to the bill, the SGA will request pens, legal notepads, a hole punch, white-out sticks, printer paper, and other supplies. The total cost of the supplies will be about $220.

In addition, members of the SGA budget committee will attend a budget hearing on Friday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. off-campus. The committee will review its presentation after the next SGA meeting.

Free brownies and cookies are available for students, faculty and staff during the SGA homecoming event on Wednesday, Feb. 11

Free brownies and cookies are available for students, faculty and staff during the SGA homecoming event on Wednesday, Feb. 11

Also, Kyle Haus, SGA senate chair and sophomore, read a resignation letter from Meriem Memady, international studies senior. Memady resigned from the tech officer position.

In her resignation letter, Memady said that being a part of the SGA was a “pleasurable learning experience.”

The next SGA meeting will occur on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 4:30 p.m. in University Center North, room 122.

For more information about the SGA and its events, contact Schoettmer at chmschoe@ius.edu.

 

(The budget hearing meeting was changed and was held Feb. 20 in University Center room 122 at 12:15 p.m.)