By Lauren Cottle
The Student Government Association met at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, to discuss upcoming events and propose new legislation.
Resolution number one was presented, which will be voted on Wednesday, Sept. 11.
The bill’s purpose is to send a formal letter of thanks and appreciation from the SGA to the Office of Housing and Residential Life for their recent work on the new dorm buildings, Governors Terrace North, South and Eriksson Hall.
The housing dedication occurred on Monday, Sept. 9 to officially celebrate the new halls.
According to SGA President Mike Rainier, this is an “exciting day for the APSU family” since “resident halls are a crucial aspect to any college campus.”
Rainier said one highlight of the new dorms is that there will be a common area, or “quad,” for students to socialize.
“Each hall also features unique common spaces throughout to encourage student interaction and ultimately promote student success here on campus,” Rainier said in an online statement.
The SGA routinely designates 10 minutes of each meeting for students to address the SGA with concerns relevant to campus life or events.
As of this meeting, there have been no students present to pose questions.
Upcoming events touched on during the meeting include this week’s Academic Integrity Week, SGA elections Sept. 10-12, MudBowl on Sept. 29, and the Ft. Campbell Student Appreciation event Sept. 11.
Speakers for the Quality Enhancement Program will be speaking in the SGA meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 11. This program is a five year academic plan for APSU.
Two new members, Zach Inman of the College of Math and Science and Ryan Krause, were appointed with unanimous approval.
The final number for freshman applicants for SGA senator seats was 36; graduate students, two.
This is a lower number for freshman applicants than the expected 50 last meeting.
Out of the 36 freshmen applicants, a final number of 18 are running for office as half of the group was absent at the election meeting.