SGA shares plans, encourages volunteers for academic year

Student Government Association has begun preparation for another year, focusing their attention on restructuring the organization. “The prioritization report asked that we undergo a strategic planning process to make sure the organization is keeping with a new student body,” SGA President Chance Johnson said. “We intend to streamline SGA and make it better able to […]

SGA funds help send students to international conference

Two students will attend an international conference, thanks to Student Government Association. Sadeq Al-Fayyadh and Serwan Bakey, nursing Ph.D. students and members of the Iraqi Student Organization, requested funds from SGA at the Student Senate meeting March 24 to attend the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry to present their research. Their research is a quantitative, […]

Senators release applications for appointed positions

By Lauren Matheny, Lifestyles Editor Student Government Association is accepting applications for new officer appointments for the 2015-16 academic year. Chance Johnson, Student Government Association president-elect, will appoint officers to the SGA executive cabinet. Open positions include chief of staff, secretary of public relations, secretary of finance, and secretary of policies and initiatives. All students […]

SGA vice president-elect shares goals for next term

By Emily Wiley, Editor-in-Chief Students elected a new vice president of Student Government Association. Nic Rhodes, economics sophomore, was elected into the position of vice president of SGA April 1 after students voted via OrgSync. Rhodes ran against Brandon Elder, acting freshman, for the office. Rhodes was born in Hurst, Texas, where he played soccer at […]

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

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

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

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

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.

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