SGA wants student feedback

Will Whiting
Managing Editor

   The University of Arkansas – Monticello Student Government Association held a regular meeting Dec. 1 to discuss plans for a student forum next spring.  According to SGA President Sally Owen, the association will need feedback from students to determine whether or not there is a need for a forum.

   “We are working very hard to have students share their opinions about having a student forum to discuss several student-related issues,” Owen said.  “We sent out one survey and had only nine responses from students.  We will need more input to make a rational decision as to whether or not students would support a forum.”

   Because of the few responses, the association decided to send the same poll out again in January after students return from the Christmas holiday break. After receiving the poll in student e-mail, students may complete the form and send it back to the SGA e-mail account. The association will make a decision as to whether or not a student forum would be successful at its next regular meeting.

   Other issues discussed at the meeting include the following:

  • Owen indicated several students inquired as to why UAM had school on Good Friday. After examining several university documents, the SGA concluded the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees sets the UAM calendar, and the SGA will not make recommendations to amend the decisions of the Board. 
  • Student Programs and Activities Director Ashley Lynn announced plans for the 2004 Stress Free Week. The week, planned by the Student Activities Board, will take place Dec. 6-10 on the Monticello campus. According to Lynn, several activities will allow students to be completely stress free the week prior to final examinations.

    “The SAB has worked very hard to offer several activities during the 2004 Stress Free Week,” Lynn said. “Some activities include free massages, a concert and many other exciting events.”

   The next SGA meeting will take place in the John F. Gibson University Center Caucus Room on Feb. 2, 2005. The time of the meeting will be announced on student e-mail as the date approaches. The SGA encourages all students to attend the open meetings.

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The Voice, 2004
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