By: Ashley Bergeron
On Sept. 2, the Student Government Association (SGA) held their second meeting of the academic year to discuss new applicants and event programming.
New member and transfer student Sami Haney was appointed as a senator to begin the process of her appointment to Secretary. Senior Tori Monahan was reappointed as Chief Justice. With six open senatorial positions and two justice positions, the SGA is still looking for more interested students to apply.
Cynthia Murphy, staff adviser to the Latino Student Union, presented a funding request for the four music acts that will be here at IU South Bend for Hispanic Heritage Month on every Wednesday in September. The SGA approved the funding up to $3000 . If any other student organizations have a funding request for events, trips and other resources, the funding request form can be found on the SGA Titan Atlas page.
Scott Strittmatter, Director of Student Life and adviser to the SGA, also discussed Spirit Week to be held in October. So far, the events planned for Spirit Week are club window painting, dress-up themes, a volleyball cookout and student-versus-staff volleyball game, tailgating, and a movie night.
Treasurer Marissa Million also noted that students can access the Long Term Planning Fund proposal form on the SGA Titan Atlas page, where they can submit ideas about how to use a sum of money to improve campus life and engagement. Students interested in getting involved with the SGA can also find applications on the SGA Titan Atlas page.
SGA meetings are open to the public and will be held every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon this semester in SAC 220.