SGA fills vacancies, announces fall budget
The Student Government Association president, Wil Perkins, swore in seven senators and one college president.
The new members of the SGA are: Kiana Vincenty and Leah Mandel, Arts senators; Kandice Kidd and Alyson Domangue, University College senators; Brenna LeDay, Sarah Wilson and Quiara Collor, Business senators; and Sofiyat Ibrahim, University College president.
Two representatives of Reach Out Volunteers, a volunteer program that goes to Cambodia, Peru and Mozambique to aid communities, spoke to the SGA. The volunteer program that goes to community service projects include: building homes, schools, libraries, greenhouses and running water systems.
The volunteer program works with the World Wildlife Foundation to track and monitor endangered rhinos to safeguard against poaching. Reach Out Volunteers held meetings on Tuesday Sept. 27 in the Student Union at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
The SGA held its nomination for the homecoming court, and the nominee for the SGA is Katie Wappel.
Thomas Schumacher, treasurer, announced the Fall 2016 Budget of $119,280.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s PetroBowl Team placed first in North America and second in the world.
Campaigning for freshmen senators began, and there are 28 freshmen running for senators. Freshmen are reminded that voting is done through OrgSync on ULink. SGA will hold elections Oct. 12-Oct. 13.
SGA approved the following appropriations:
- Lori Rubin received $125 to attend the Society for Neuroscience.
- The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) received $525 to attend ATCE 2016 Dubai.
- Paige Byerly received $195 to attend the Waterbirds Conference.
- Jennifer van Alstyne received $145 to attend the Literature/Film Association National Conference.
- Joyce Anderson received $200 to attend the International Conference on Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
- Karrie Kueker received $200 to attend the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).
- The University of Louisiana Lafayette’s Voice Department received $105 to attend the Southern Regional National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference.
- Brad Wedlock received $200 to attend the Hawaii International Conference on Education.