SGA tries to help out

As has been the trend with this year’s Student Government Association, members and delegates are taking on new projects and granting money to noble causes across campus.
Most notably, the nursing department has requested funds for 14 students and an advisor to journey to Honduras. The trip entails vigorous and grueling days building medical facilities and administering health aid to villagers. Their journey affords them no down time, no play time, and no extra sleep. Instead, their only time off will be for travel.
“This group came to us with an immense amount of information and planning already done,” said SGA Advisor Melissa Paradee. “They should be commended for their amount of preparation as well as for the fact that they are going to dedicate their time-they have no down time, just time to help others.”
In granting this opportunity, the SGA allotted money for the initial deposit for the trip.
The SGA also agreed to help Residence Life establish a meditation clinic in the Campus Center. Delegate Carole Frey has been working with Assistant Dean of Campus Life Victoria Angis in creating a room for students to relax and study as well as meditate.
“It would be a calming area, hopefully with a fountain, that provides people with a place to relax and center,” said Frey in the SGA meeting.
SGA President Timothy Mackintosh talked about two other projects including the “Little Free Library” and civic engagement.
“The Little Free Library would be a way for people to swap books in the community, with outposts around campus to drop off and choose new books,” Mackintosh said.
Inspired by other campuses, the outposts would be weatherproof, outdoor fittings that housed books for people to take and exchange whenever in need of a new read. The SGA approved spending $500 for two outposts.
SGA meetings are held on Thursdays during N-period. Students are encouraged to join student representatives in the Campus Center SGA office on the second floor.

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