Students’ Association appointed a new member and passed two resolutions this week in Congress. Thirty-four of the 43 members were present in Wednesday’s session.
The meeting began with the appointment of Liz Cansino, senior exercise science major from George West, as representative for the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.
This is not Cansino’s first time to serve in the role of SRWC rep. She had the position her freshman and sophomore years at ACU. The vote to appoint Cansino passed unanimously.
After Cansino’s appointment, Rodney Johnson, president of Students’ Association, gave a report on Wednesday’s Student Activity Fair, which took place after chapel in the mall area outside the Campus Center. Johnson said he hoped for student groups to get more out of SA than just money and that this activity fair was successful in that goal.
Beau Carter, vice president of Students’ Association, reported that Congress is still looking to fill the positions of Sikes representative, Williams Performing Arts Center representative and Zona Luce representative for the nursing school.
Andrew Tate, executive treasurer of Students’ Association, touched on the subject of class budgets. This year, budgets for the four classes were increased from $500 to $1,000 so class officers will have the funding to put on better events. Tate spoke to class officers present, urging them to be planning how they will spend their $1,000.
Savannah Hostetter, executive administrator, announced that Congress members received the first ever SA Weekly this week, a new publication for members.
Hostetter said the SA Weekly will be sent out each week, updating members on what others in Congress have been doing throughout the week and providing a place for members to publish ideas they have for projects or initiatives.
Two resolutions were passed by Congress.
The first was a resolution to repair the skylights in the Onstead Packer Biblical Studies building. The bill, proposed by Ryan Bischof, freshman Bible ministry major from Amarillo, urges administration to repair the chipped tint on the windows of the Biblical Studies building. It passed 32 voting in favor, zero opposing and two abstaining.
The second resolution on the floor, proposed by Daniel Vargas, freshman accounting major from Coppell, and Catlin Young, freshman communication major from Dallas, was to fix handicap doors on campus. Vargas and Young said handicap doors on campus don’t function properly and the university should repair them for students’ safety. The resolution passed unanimously, 34-0-0.
In addition to other business, several students from Hardin-Simmons University visited the meeting. HSU students are in the process of restructuring their student government and came to observe SA.