Coyote SGA meets for spring semester
On Wednesday, February 8th, Kansas Wesleyan’s Student Government hosted their first meeting of the 2017 Spring semester. The goal of the meeting was to establish a timeline of events that will be taking place over the course of this semester, as well as discuss the budget, and new club information.
The first big topics presented by the student representatives was for the semester budget and senior class present. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) requested $500 to help cover the costs of their sponsored events like bowling, movie nights, and weekly Sunday activities. The request passed due to a majority vote by club representatives. The senior gift is still under discussion through SGA President, Kaleb Whitehair, Senior President, Asiria Ramirez, Faculty Rep, Dr. Lonnie Booker, and KWU President, Dr. Matt Thompson. More information will be made available on this is soon.
Project Hero appeared next on the agenda. Currently, KWU is still looking for site leaders for the Sunday, April 23rd event. Project Hero is a volunteer community service event, hosted each year in order for KWU to give back to Salina. Site leaders are in charge of helping organize each group and contacting each organization to help set up the event. If you are interested in volunteering for the event, sign up sheets will be posted around the campus soon. Those interested in signing up as a site leader for the event should check their KWU email throughout the next few weeks for more information.
The resident assistant application is currently available for students for the 2017/2018 school year. These applications have been sent through your KWU email and are due on February 17th. The application to become an RA should include a resume, a resident assistant application, two reference letters from professional faculty/staff members from KWU, and reference letter from your current RA. Those interested should print off the application materials from the email or pick up the application packet in the student development office.
Two new clubs were requested by KWU students during the meeting. The first club presented to the group was a Table Tennis Club by Kobee McCorkle . The goal of the club is to help encourage a fun and competitive environment for students. The second club proposed intends to help advance leadership and field experience for both the top six emergency management and six criminal justice students at Kansas Wesleyan University. The club wishes to tour field related locations across Kansas and give back to the community through volunteer work and a partnership with the Salina Police Department. The group will be an exclusive group, only available to specific emergency management and criminal justice majors.
Club announcements were one of the last events on the SGA agenda.
The KCAC competition for cheer and dance is being held Friday, February 10, at 6:00 pm in the SAC. Students are being encouraged to attend, to support the KWU sports program. On Sunday, February 12, the Smokey Hills Music Festival will be taking place in Sam’s Chapel at 2:00 pm. The event brings together musical talent from both Kansas Wesleyan and Salina high schools.
The Last event discussed was by faculty rep, Dr. Lonnie Booker. Dr. Booker announced that on February 23rd there will be storm spotter training taking place in Sam’s Chapel at 6:30 pm. The event will be hosted by the National Weather Service out of Wichita. The goal of the event is to help teach the community how to be safe in different storm situations.
To stay informed on upcoming SGA meetings make sure to frequently check your KWU email. Those wishing to become involved with SGA should watch for the time and date of the next meeting.