Student Senate changes meeting schedule

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Student Senate members voted to change the frequency of their meetings. The decision was made to hold meetings on a bi-monthly schedule for the Spring 2015 semester. Previously, the organization held meetings once a week.

SGA overestimates number of bills for semester


Student Senate will not review the number of bills they estimated this semester.

Student Senate sets soft caps on bill spending

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A Student Senate committee is suggesting how much the governing body should allot for each bill presented to them. Student Senate’s appropriations committee has set soft caps for the semester to suggest how much Senate should spend on each bill.

Student Government Association conducts audit


Student Government Association has decided to go through its own process of prioritization. SGA will begin the process of a self-audit soon.

Student government association hosts annual retreat

Student Government Association worked on bonding as a unit at their annual retreat last Saturday Sept. 13.

SGA election results released

The 2014 Student Government Association high office winners were announced Thursday. Beatrize Martinez was re-elected as president of SGA. Terrance Craft won Vice President of SGA, President of Student Senate. Maryann Grove won Vice President, President of Student Activities Council. The votes were cast April 1 and 2. Applications to be on the SGA executive […]

Senior king, queen competition returns


Student Government Association will host the second Senior King and Queen Ceremony: Seniors’ Biggest Night later this month to honor senior achievements. The event will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in Petree Recital Hall in Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center. Seniors and their families will be honored at the free event, which is open to […]

Student government to plan more tailgate events

Student Government Association hosted a tailgate party Nov. 6 in the caf.

The event was the second tailgating event hosted by SGA this year. The first was for a soccer game.

Student Senate passes Cokesbury apartments security resolution

Security concerns in Cokesbury apartments may be solved in the coming semester

Free movie night rescheduled

The upcoming Free Movie Night has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Students call for more security

A resolution is currently sitting on the senate floor calling for heightened security in Cokesbury Court apartments.

Editors urge students to attend Homecoming activities

Homecoming is in full swing this week.

There are a variety of events occurring throughout the week, presented by Student Activities Council.

Women’s wrestler focuses on leadership responsibilities

Challenges and obstacles always have been part of Beatrize Martinez’s world.

This makes being a senior leader of the women’s wrestling team and Student Government Association president another set of challenges she thinks she can overcome.

Rehearsals Grill now open


Rehearsals Grill, a new campus restaurant, is now open.

The restaurant, run by Sodexo, opened Monday to the public.

Cuban salsa night provides free lessons, community


Cuban Salsa Night has returned this semester, offering students free Latin dance lessons.

The club meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays in Watson Lounge in Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel.

Student Senate passes resolution regarding laundry maintenance

Student Senate passed a resolution that addresses the maintenance of laundry facilities for campus residents.

A resolution is a formal way for students to communicate their wishes to administration.

SGA adjusts allotments process

Student Senate is changing its allotment process.

The changes began Sept. 24 with senators unanimously agreeing to suspend parts of the student constitution.

Student government plans, hosts first tailgating event

Student Government Association will host a ‘White Out Wednesday’ tailgating party to support OCU soccer teams today,.

The festivities are from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Team One Pavillion across from United Methodist Hall.

SGA’s first Free Movie Night of the year scheduled for Thursday

Student Government Association’s first Free Movie Night of the year is scheduled for Thursday.

Free Movie Night is a SGA-funded event that allows students to use their student IDs to receive a voucher for a free movie ticket at Harkins Bricktown Cinemas 16 at 150 E. Reno Ave

Student Government offers new discount program


Students can save money at more than 22 local businesses thanks to Student Government Association.

SGA recently launched the Stars Advantage program, which gives discounts specifically for OCU students.

The program was developed over the summer by Edgars Boitmanis, vice president of SGA.

Student Government encouraged to monitor spending

By The Editors Student Senate recently approved Student Government Association’s Fall 2013 budget. The budget totals to more than $106,000 for the semester and is comprised mainly from student fees. The budget includes events hosted on and off campus for students, SGA officials’ salaries, office supplies, and more. Read more on page 1. SGA officials […]

Students to assist with Moore relief efforts

By Emily Wiley, Staff Writer OCU Cares is helping with the Moore, Okla. tornado relief effort on Sept. 21. OCU Cares is a new way for organizations to keep track of member service hours and fundraisers. The Moore event is the first opportunity for groups to use OCU Cares. “Moore is part of our community, […]

Student Senate hosts first meeting of semester

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By Susannah Waite, Editor-in-Chief Student senators are making some changes to Student Senate meetings this semester. These changes include a more engaging call the audience as well as how bills are written and submitted At the Aug. 27 meeting, Senators approved the Standing Rules for the organization. The Standing Rules and other documents pertinent to […]

Student government president discusses plans, goals for 2013-14 academic year


By Susannah Waite, Editor-in-Chief Student Government Association members are gearing up for another school year. SGA President Beatrize Martinez and other members of SGA spent the summer working on plans for the academic year. “The direction, looking forward, is definitely communication,” Martinez said. “This year we’re really making sure that we’re at events, and we […]

SGA launches website, encourages student feedback

By Susannah Waite, Editor-in-Chief Student Government Association has created a website in hopes of improving communication with the campus community. The website, launched Aug. 11, features links to important documents, including the Student Code of Conduct and allotment information. “I think the website will be a great tool for students to go to and use,” […]

Editors encourage participation in campus groups

A new academic year has begun, and many students and faculty are looking for their niches in the larger community. Students are settling in and making new friends in the dorms and the classroom, as faculty and staff are connecting with new and returning students. The beginning of a new school year is a perfect […]

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