Student Gov. to start Speaker elections

Helena Edwards, Staff Reporter

The Speaker of the Senate elections will start next week on Nov. 18 with platforms, questions, and initial discussion and the second meeting to be held Dec. 2 with additional discussion and final votes.

A report from Executive Vice President and Interim Speaker of the Senate Michael Perri included the discussion on Special Bylaws Committee. This includes a general review of bylaws and the members are Perri, Student Body President Noor Ul-Haash Khamisani, and Student Senators Seth Yeakel, DD Patterson, and Rachel Ashley.

Diversity requirements for members of Student Government was changed to one this semester and office hours requirements started this week for members of Student Government.

In his report as Executive Vice President, included an update on applications being sent out to Political Science majors, Student Senators, and RSOs for the Student Action Team.

Khamisani reported further development on a YouTube Channel being made for Student Government, a kindness wall to include what members of Eastern are thankful for, a previous meeting with the Sexual Violence Prevention Team, and upcoming Board of Trustees and Naming Committee meetings.

The Student Vice President of Academic Affairs report from Justin Richards included an update on the Student Dean Advisory Council meeting Nov. 13 and Prowlin’ With the Prez being postponed to the spring.

The Student Dean Advisory Council Members in detail are Justin Richards as Chairperson and the following representatives for the following colleges:

College of Liberal Arts:

· Natural Sciences/Mathematics – Carolyn Karns

· Social Science – Aidan Kennedy

· Arts and Humanities – Grace West

College of Health and Human Services

· Exercise Science – Ashley Bartley

College of Education

· Special Education – Nathaniel Baldwin

Lumpkin College of Business and Technology

· Management – Jason Tabit

Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College

· Unfilled, but Dean Richard England and Associate Dean Suzie Park already looking at possible candidates for appointment which will happen in January

The Graduate School

· Political Science – Brock Hammond

Student Vice President of Student Affairs Skylar Coffey discussed creating care packages for quarantined students over Thanksgiving Break to include recreational items, food, and hygiene products.

Diversity Affairs is planning a Diversity Awareness Art Showcase, an informational on how to be an advocate for minorities on campus and the importance of diversity via Zoom, “Hot Topics and Hot Chocolate” to include conversations about current events, and a Poetry Slam event.

Student Affairs will have meetings at 5pm via Teams on Mondays. The first meeting held a brainstorming session on the committee with a game plan for the semester to include student safety informationals/COVID videos and discussion of legislation. Next week’s meeting will include more planning for these topics.

University Enhancement covered working on legislation for increasing trash cans and recycling bins throughout campus and working with Hall Councils and RHA to gather support for installing trash bins in the female restrooms, along with a safety video in connection with the university police department.

 

Helena Edwards can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected]