The University of Arkansas at Monticello's Student Government Association and Student Activities Board met in the John F. Gibson University Center Caucus Room Thursday, April 5.
Director of Student Programs and Activities Lindsey Kight called the meeting to order at 12:40 p.m., opening with announcements about the upcoming SGA elections. The elections will begin April 17 and last until April 19. Students can vote at the following locations:
Kight will notify students of any changes to dates or locations via student e-mail. Kight said she chooses the locations based on the buildings that have the highest number of classes and students on certain days. The Registrar's Office provides information on the buildings with the most traffic.
With the upcoming elections, the group also discussed issues mentioned by students around campus and ways of improving student life, including more snack machines.
Brad Sears said approximately nine out of ten students he asked said they would like more vending machines in the buildings. He also mentioned that the Biology Club sells snacks to students in the Science Center. The group said student organizations selling snacks in the respective buildings may be a more beneficial and cost-effective solution.
Jordan Thompson brought up the possibility of looking into adding a laundry fee to student bills each semester. If the university could implement a card system, such as the copy card system in the library, it may be easier for students to have access to laundry money. Thompson mentioned that many of the change machines on campus rarely have change. However, students can obtain change from the Cashier's Office between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The second issue on the agenda was Spring Fling, funded by SGA and SAB. The event will take place April 9 - 12 at various locations around campus. The two organizations joined with Aramark to provide students with food and entertainment throughout the week.
The event begins Monday, April 9 with bumper cars outside of the University Center from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Kramer Inc. provided the bumper cars. The following day, a luau will begin at 4:30 p.m., at the sand volleyball courts. Aramark will provide the food.
Carnival Day begins outside of the University Center at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 11. Students can enjoy carnival games and food until 3 p.m. Neon Entertainment provided the games. Spring Fling will end Thursday, April 12 with a crawfish boil and water activities, including an inflatable water slide. The final event begins 5 p.m., at the sand volleyball courts.
Aramark will provide some of the food for the event, and Rob Leonard and members of the Missionary Baptist Student Fellowship will cook and serve. Students can also purchase T-shirts at the Crawfish Boil. Sizes small to extra-large will cost $5, and a double extra-large will cost $7.
The organizations also discussed plans for a possible event during finals week, May 2-8. The event will probably include food and door prizes.
All students are welcome to attend and participate in the SGA and SAB meeting held on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 12:30-1:30 p.m., in the University Center Caucus Room. For more information, contact Kight at 870-460-1396 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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