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New SGA senators sworn in

During the Student Government Association meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 25, Austin Page was sworn in as senator for the college of business.

Chief Justice Will Roberts reported that SGA election applications for president, vice-president, secretary or senate positions will be open from Monday, March 2, to Wednesday March 25. Chief justice and tribunal applications will be open until Thursday, April 9.

As the voice of student nominations for the Distinguished Professor Award, SGA nominated Matthew Kenney, Carrie Brennan and Nell Rayburn. Advocating for the nomination, Sen. Ankit Patel said, “Kenney really gets to know his students.”

SGA announced that, after the four-month process beginning in October 2014, Rex Gandy was appointed the new provost and vice-president of Academic Affairs. Gandy will start Monday, June 1.

Dean of Students Gregory Singleton noted that the committee for Mr. and Madame Governor consists of one faculty member, one staff member and three SGA members. Sens. Samuel Cupp, Blaine Gundersen and Laken Bowlin will serve on the commitee. The deadline to apply was Monday, Mar. 2. The applicant must have graduated in December 2014 or plan to graduate in May or August 2015. 

President Zac Gillman further discussed The Big Event, a service project sponsored by SGA, will be held Saturday, March 21. Registration will be from 7-8:30 a.m. at the Foy Center. SGA will provide breakfast, lunch, T-shirts and a DJ for the volunteers. With over 500 volunteers and 30 sites, Gillman said, “It’s awesome seeing the numbers grow.”

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