SGA members work around budget concerns

The Student Government Association may face a budget cut next year. This year’s budget for SGA was $213,263 as of July 1. This budget doesn’t include the rollover amount from last year, which was about $19,000. SGA also had about $9,000 in their reserve fund, which is used for nontraditional student organization requests. Officials have […]

Student Government Association changes rules in prep for elections

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Student Senate voted to change the wording on a part of the election rules to prohibit candidates, election staff or any SGA member from being a voting booths or soliciting votes via any electronic device. The changes were approved Feb. 24 after the Senate voted by secret ballot.

Mobile application released to campus community

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By Emily Wiley, Editor-in-Chief The university launched a new tool to help students engage with the campus community. The new Oklahoma City University app was launched Feb. 17. The app has had 549 downloads from the Apple Store and between 100 and 500 downloads from GooglePlay, as of presstime. “So far we have gotten really good […]

Proposed ‘language’ brings changes to SGA

By Emily Wiley, Editor-in-Chief Students might not be seeing candidates for Student Government Association at voting places anymore. The old language on the campaign rules for SGA allowed candidates and their staff to stand at the voting places with iPads and other devices asking passing students to vote. With the new language proposed, this would become illegal and […]

Prioritization report released to faculty, staff


The preliminary recommendations of the prioritization process were released to faculty and staff last week.Students did not receive any of the information or a password to the results.aThe prioritization process has been ongoing since the beginning of the academic year. The process is meant to help university officials see how programs use money and where budgets need to be modified.

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 […]

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