• Kyia Young

SGA amends election rules at final semester meeting

April 25, 2017

The Student Government Association voted to amend the rules surrounding elections to include specific dates surrounding spring election at its final meeting of the year.

The amendment includes a list of dates not currently explicitly listed in SGA’s Rules Governing Election document available online. The amendment sets party petitions for Big Three candidates for noon during the third Friday of November, with application announcements set to run in either flyers or the Vermilion. The deadline for party petitions is set for noon on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The legislation also calls for opportunities for Big Three candidates to recruit members. A mandatory candidates meeting will also be held during the second Wednesday in March, during which Big Three groups can share their platforms.

The Big Three concluded their last meeting of the 2017-2018 school year with thanks of gratitude and congratulations for SGA’s hard work and support.

President Wil Perkins inducted Jedd Smith as the new Chief Elections Officer for the 2017-2018 school year.

Vice President Mary McMahon stated some college projects have been completed. However, some of them are still in the process of being done. The remainder of the colleges has the option of completing their projects before the school year concludes or during the summer semester.

The new Director of Athletics, Bryan Maggard, Ph.D., and UL Lafayette football coach Mark Hudspeth spoke to students about the importance of supporting the athletic department during sporting events. SGA and peers are invited to attend all sporting events.

Maggard and Hudspeth reminded SGA to encourage all students to participate in the new tailgating plans and sporting events for this upcoming school year. They said the athletic department will continue to work with campus leaders, students and administration to maximize event-goers’ enjoyment.

The College of Liberal Arts and the Office of Career Services will host an ice cream social at noon April 26 between Zeus and Griffin Hall. They will provide advice and career options for all liberal arts students.

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