SGA discusses upcoming events Tuesday despite absence of three executive board members

Katie Williams Staff Writer K.L.Williams9@iup.edu

The Student Government Association meeting Tuesday was without President Brian Swatt, Vice President Carson Nicolas and Chief Justice Caleb King. All three were unable to attend due to their participation with Advocacy Day in Harrisburg.

After the meeting was called to order, senators from various committees mentioned the Warrior 5K, Earth Day events, Whitmyre Hall renovations, further surveying for CrimsonConnect and parking changes, but no particular topics were discussed in extensive detail.

The sustainability senator said SGA should continue its outreach with the green movement through promotions for Earth Day.

SGA also approved a budget of $13.75 for 100 flyers for Earth Day.

Sarah Aycock (sophomore, political science) said more cameras would be installed in campus parking lots, but there was no discussion of when or where these cameras will be put in place. The group also said they hope to help to develop more of a walker-friendly campus, similar to Penn State University, by offering better parking facilities, but no definitive plan for achieving this was offered.

James Cannon (junior, psychology), a photographer for The Penn and SGA member, suggested another Qualtrics survey paired with tabling efforts to learn more about students’ opinions of CrimsonConnect, but no vote for this proposal was taken.

In the open discussion, Relay for Life was mentioned because only two members were registered to participate.

Jesse Brown (freshman, education) mentioned that Whitmyre’s renovations will be starting soon, with Honors College students still a priority for the building’s use.

The group also talked about having an ice cream social before the end of the year, and agreed that a Friday afternoon was the most convenient time for the group.

SGA ran a tabling campaign Thursday, during which they asked passersby in the Oak Grove what they wanted to see from SGA in the future and handed out lollipops.