Southeast Missouri State University student publication

Student Government Association's Oct. 2 meeting update

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

*Editor's Note: The story was updated at 4:45 p.m. on Oct. 4 to reflect a change made to the time of the event. Vargas's speech will take place at 3 p.m. on Oct. 5.

Student Government Association President Peyton Mogley said at Monday’s SGA meeting that the organization will be assessing the value of “ownable” assets around campus such as water filters, microwaves and televisions.

Student regent representative interviews are taking place this week. Selected applicants will need to be approved by President Carlos Vargas. They will then be sent to Gov. Eric Greitens for approval. Mogley said at that point the representative election process is out of the university’s hands.

Pride’s drag show, which is partially funded by Student Government, will have rapid result HIV testing. Pride president Abby Lewis said the Butler County Health Department has volunteered to facilitate the testing. Test results take approximately 30 minutes.

Lewis said performers this year will include Peyton Mogley and Rane Belling.

Director of Campus Life and Event Services and faculty adviser Michele Irby informed the Senate of Vargas’ Staff-directed State of the University convocation or informative speech, planned at 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at the University Center. She said students are not generally invited to this annual event, but will not be turned away.

Vice President Dylan Kennedy said Thank a Giver, an opportunity for students to show gratitude for scholarships and other alumni resources, will be a component of homecoming week. Students who make use of scholarships can receive buttons indicating their appreciation for those funds.

Newly appointed RHA chair for the Hall Initiative Committee Jacob White said an RHA/SGA Taskforce is working toward special projects to improve existing areas on campus, such as the sand volleyball courts at Towers Complex.

Funds were allocated this week for the Printmaking and Sculpture Club for an international convention. The National Pan-Hellenic Council that represents historically black fraternities and sororities was allocated funds for an inflatable obstacle course at Parker Field on homecoming.