As the school semester goes on, the SGA’s plans have been unfolding too. On Sept. 23, President Kito Aruh announced that the SGA is reallocating the organization’s budget. The budget reallocation will come this week along with various activities planned by the SGA.
As the school semester goes on, the SGA’s plans have been unfolding too.
On Sept. 23, President Kito Aruh announced that the SGA is reallocating the organization’s budget. The budget reallocation will come this week along with various activities planned by the SGA.
Sept. 29, the SGA hosted the 2020 Presidential Debate Watch Party. The debate was between presidential candidates Donald J. Trump and Joe Biden. The SGA will host this watch party and provide food and drinks for guests.
The watch party started at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 7 p.m. in the Clement Auditorium.
Early check-in was required as the seating is limited to 77 people. Social distancing guidelines and masks were also required.
The SGA is a prime resource and proponent for civic engagement opportunities. Senator Mia Collins even encouraged the campus to register to vote in the last meeting session.
The deadline to register to vote is on Oct. 5 in Tennessee.
As the SGA organizes civic engagement efforts, they are also hosting various other campus activities.
On Oct. 3, representatives of the SGA will be at two separate sessions on AP Day. The sessions will be from 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.- 5 p.m. by the Foy Fitness Center Gym. AP Day will be a way for students to learn more about the SGA’s goals and resources offered across campus.
Much like AP Day, GHOST has been a traditional event held by the SGA for years.
Unfortunately, GHOST is canceled for 2020.
On the bright side, the SGA is planning a pumpkin carving contest. In the pumpkin carving contest, students will adopt pumpkins and awards will be designated to students with the most outstanding pumpkins.
With their cheerful festivities, the SGA is also working on collaborative ideas with Govs Care.
Additionally, the SGA will soon hold interviews for the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL) program. TISL applications are already open on APSU’s website. While the event is normally held in Nashville, TISL will be a virtual program this year.
TISL is a way for students to learn about law-making and politics. If chosen for a seat, students can represent APSU and have their voices heard.