• Kyia Young

Biology professor to start new student support service

March 14, 2017

Student Government Association President Wil Perkins announced that biology professor Sherry Krayesky plans on advertising the importance of tutoring and academic counseling through a New Student Support Services.

Krayesky said she plans on getting science students acquainted with the new program before expanding it to the rest of the campus. The meeting date and time for the New Student Support Services’ committee has yet to be determined.

Perkins also said SGA scholarships are now available online and in office. He said SGA will award 40 domestic and five international scholarships this semester. The application deadline is 5 p.m. April 26.

Graduate School Week is planned to be held during the first week of April.

The College of Liberal Arts will host a Spring Borden’s Ice Cream Social April 26. The college additionally plans to partner with Career Services to host a function that discusses career options after graduation.

Woodvale Elementary School is looking for volunteers to help their students with tutoring from noon to 3 p.m. each day. Students interested should contact the College of Sciences President Megan Parfait for more information through the SGA office.

Perkins noted that no decision has been made on academic provost selections. On Tuesday, March 13, SGA met with Dean of Students Margarita Perez for more information.

Debate on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal will be tomorrow at 6 p.m. in the Louisiane Room. The panel is open to all students.

SGA issued condolences to Vandebilt Catholic High School on the loss of one of their students to suicide.

College reports were tabled until next week. Appropriation 98 on Oladapo Shafih Akinyemi attending the U.S. National Combustion Meeting from April 23-26 was withdrawn.

- Amari Williams received $125 to attend Sigma Gamma Rho Southwestern Regional Conference in Austin, Texas from March 16-19.

- The university’s Chem-E-Car Team received $445 to attend the 2017 AlChE Regional Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee from March 31 through April 1.

- UL Lafayette’s Panhellenic Council received $400 to attend the Southeastern Panhellenic Conference in Atlanta from March 31-April 2.

- Oladiran Olaleye received $200 to attend the IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering in Ontario, Canada from April 30-May 3.

- Olayinka Ayotunde received $200 to attend the North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC) in Los Angeles from June 4-June 8.

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