With the semester halfway over, students are hard at work trying to push on to finals week. While students hit the books, the Student Government Association has been working on events and projects to try and help relax and assist the student body in many different forms. From cookies, to concerts, and new committees, the senate had an eventful week.

Student Governor Hannah Berry and Director of Public Relations Connor Peters have been working on the Griff's Bake Gratitude Initiative which rewards members of the university for their hard work with desserts baked by the students. The physical plant was the recipient this month rewarded with cookies and a painting as recognition for all their hard work keeping the campus in top condition and taken care of. 

I chose the physical plant as the first recipient of our Griff's Bake Gratitude initiative because of all their hard work to make our campus safe, comfortable and charming,” Berry said. “Recently, walking around campus I’ve noticed the flowers behind Spratt/Fulkerson, in front of Popplewell, and around the clock tower! Beyond the flowers, the physical plant works hard to maintain our campus in many other ways.

Director of Finances Sean Peter told of the $1,750 that was approved by the FOC for a Hussey Brothers concert on Oct. 23 at Potter hall.

Connor Peters went on to later talk about their attempts in advertising for more SGA members and the first meeting of his public relations and marketing committee meeting. 

Konnor Buczek, assistant director of external relations, shared his pitch for an online external relations event and is currently looking for a guest speaker. 

“I'll give more details after more details have been confirmed,” Buczek said. “We're looking forward to at least one event between now and Nov. 3 that will be voter related, and we'll fulfill our all democracy challenge statement that we made at the start of the year.”

Executive Vice President of SGA Ariana Reed shared in her report that her and SGA President Nathan Scott have been going over the 360 evaluations that were recently conducted on directors in the association going over achievements so far and changes to policies. 

Nathan Scott said that the evaluations will help them with strategies moving forward.

“I feel they were very productive, in conversations with our directors they seem to have really appreciated the feedback,” Scott said. “Being able to kind of find out how we can professionally develop ourselves to be better everyday.”

After a semester of work and revisions the Financial Freedom Reform Act, which changes funding policies and accessibility of funding for organizations, was given a final vote and was passed by the senate.


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