Archive for Student Government

Vartabedian, Scott toe-to-toe on new fee

Vartabedian, Scott toe-to-toe on new fee

December 13, 2012 Comments

Katelyn Canon

Student government administration and Western Administration are now at odds over the purpose and appropriation of the Student Success act fee. At the Nov. 16 fee advisory meeting, Student Government Association President Jacob Scott questioned the need for the $75 fee for full-time students when the university has record millions in surplus in reserves. The […]

SGA allocates 20 percent to Student Affairs

October 24, 2012 Comments

Katelyn Canon

Annually, the Student Government Association allocates 20 percent of the budget to Student Affairs. According to the SGA Bylaws and Policy Guide the money allocated to Student Affairs primarily funds the Center for Multicultural Education, the Center for Student Engagement, intramural programs and Student Leadership Programs. Judy Grimes, the interim vice president for Student Affairs […]

Campus gains new desks and tables, expenses totaling to $100,000

Campus gains new desks and tables, expenses totaling to $100,000

September 13, 2012 Comments

Ellis Cross

In March of this year, the SGA voted to allocate $99,558 to purchase new chairs and tables to replace aging furniture across campus. The announcement came with some criticism at the time from those who thought it was strange that student fee money would be used to purchase property for the university. “There was some […]

Two SGA senators resign, approve rally towel purchase

September 11, 2012 Comments

Katelyn Canon

The Student Government Association was called to order for the first time this semester on August 27. While the senate was in session, some seats remained vacant. After two Senate resignations, Clifford Petersen and Matthew Hunt, there are eight seats to fill in SGA. President Jacob Scott hopes to have the positions filled in time […]

SGA inaugurates new president, celebrates student successes

April 24, 2012 Comments

Albert Shelby

Newly elected SGA President Jacob Scott and Vice President Lauren Upton were inaugurated Wednesday, April 18. The night also included award celebrations where organizations around the campus were awarded for the work they have accomplished at Western. The night’s main goal was to honor students on campus for not only their hard work, but also […]

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