The Student Government Association (SGA) hosted its weekly open meeting on Tuesday. All members of the Wilmington College community are invited and encouraged to attend these meetings as it is a direct form of communication to the student government.
Approximately twelve people attended the meeting. They represented SGA, Sodexo, FIA, The Witness, and others.
Below are the topics presented by the SGA board of the Sept. 17 meeting:
Cody Martin, the vice president of administration, had nothing to report.
Chase Menchofer, the vice president of faculty, alumni, and trustees, had nothing to report.
Chris Zody, the vice president of SGA, reported that the first Student Senate meeting will be on Sept. 24. Students who received a seat in the new on-campus group have until this Friday to accept or decline their position. The first meeting will commence whether or not all senate seats are full.
Nate Johnson, the vice president of finance, had nothing to report.
Logan Schroer, the vice president of elections, reported that the Homecoming shirts will be on sale for $5 on Thursday and Friday during lunch and dinner.
Wil Overholt, the vice president of public relations, reported that he is working with Ashleigh Wellman on the spirit week campaign. Winners of the spirit days can receive either WC spirit gear, food truck vouchers for Homecoming, or dunk tank vouchers.
Kameron Rinehart, the president of SGA, reported that SGA wants students to make safe decisions this weekend at Homecoming. Rinehart will be in the dunk tank activity on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until noon. The Pyle Center scrolling announcements are updated daily; all campus groups are welcome to submit content.
Sigrid Solomon, SGA’s adviser, reported that she is looking for volunteers to help with the inflatables that will be at the Homecoming festivities. Service hours and food truck vouchers will serve as compensation.
Other topic points presented by non-SGA attendees include:
A Sodexo representative asked for feedback regarding the service that Sodexo provides. Plans for bringing composting back to campus are being finalized.
APB will have a Madden video game tournament on Sept. 18. On Friday, a Homecoming concert will be in the Village courtyard. An inflatable party is planned for next Tuesday on the Mall that will feature sunglasses as a student gift. Thursday, Sept. 26, will be the Paint ‘n Sip event. A group will be taken to an FC Cincinnati soccer game on Sunday, Sept. 29.
The Publications Board has been in a questionable state for the last few years. SGA says they have ideas to update the board. The Publications Board as stated in the SGA constitution is composed of the editors and advisors of The Witness, The Woodhouse, and of The Wilmingtonian, along with the SGA vice president, a faculty advisor, and a staff member from Student Life. Rinehart stated that the Publications Board met three times during last semester, despite the absence of the editor-in-chief of The Witness. It was not made clear why the editor of The Witness was not involved in those meetings.
The current SGA board expressed confusion regarding their own constitution. The SGA President believed that changes to the constitution would take effect at the beginning of the next semester; however, Article XI “Amendments” Section 1 states that the SGA constitution “may be amended by consensus of the SGA board. Amendments will go into effect after the election of the next SGA Board.” The most updated version of the SGA constitution as cited before is available on WC@Home.
A proposal to revive the Art Club was submitted to SGA.
Faith in Action requested funds to attend a conference in February. The conference is about representing a person’s faith in a professional setting.