By Isabel Vega
Student Government welcomed both new and returning members with its first general meeting of the semester on Sept. 4 in the Education Building Room 115.
Executive President Patty Kou, a senior political science and finance dual major, was the first to welcome the general body with a flag salute. Kou then introduced herself to the organization and discussed the agenda of the meeting.
The meeting consisted of general introductions amongst the executive board and goals for the upcoming year.
Vice President for Administration of Finances Sam Koch, a junior marketing major who handles SG’s budget, explained that her committee helped to orchestrate enhanced WiFi in the Atrium at Eickhoff Hall, which was completed last week.
Lions’ Stadium, New Residence Hall and Cromwell Hall have had their WiFi connection updated as well.
Vice President for Student Services Dani Mauro, a senior elementary education and psychology dual major, discussed her committee’s plans for this year’s homecoming, which is taking place the week of Oct. 14.
Mauro broke down her ideas for spirit week. The highly anticipated week will include a fashion show flash mob, fall CUB nooner, t-shirt giveaway, popcorn bar and a lip-syncing and dance night.
Vice President for Governmental Affairs Suchir Govindarajan, a junior English major, announced that he had updated the constitution and bylaws for SG. Govindarajan also told the organization that they will begin addressing new bills and resolutions in the near future.
Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion Ana Gutiérrez, a sophomore communication studies major, announced the dates for the College’s Diversity Educational Series, which will be Sept. 24, Oct. 10 and Nov. 5 and 12. Each day consists of a different message regarding inclusion on campus.
SG adviser Dave Connor announced he was welcoming a new addition to the organization. Starting Sept. 23, Avani Rana will start working alongside Connor to help support SG and the College Union Board.
Student representatives for each department and school stood to give an overview of what their goals are for the new year.
A representative for Arts and Communication shared the desire to implement public relations as a minor within the school.
The School of Business was granted a $50,000 donation from alumni. With this money, representatives plan to update the basement lounge area, update the carpet, add a new coat of paint and better the furniture and plumbing system.
At the next meeting, SG will begin discussing desires for new bills, resolutions and changes to the current ones.