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SGA Spring Update

A letter from SGA to the student body:

Welcome back everyone,

My name is Kirby Fitzpatrick, the current Secretary of Administration for the SGA. Alongside the Speaker of the House, Bryce Rowland, and on the behalf of the SGA, I am writing you to follow up on our initiatives from the fall semester, provide a transparent summary of our accomplishments from November through March, and outline our currently planned events for the rest of the academic year.

In the five General Sessions since November, the SGA has allocated $8,231.13 to support clubs’ plans to benefit the Centre and Danville communities. Several example of events funded by SGA during this period are providing $2,000 to support Senior Week festivities, STAND’s Human Trafficking Awareness event which took place on Tuesday, March 14th, as well as funding the endeavors of Centre Signers, Archery Club, Rugby Club, Math Club, Hispanic Society, STAND, GEMS, Centre Players, and APO. SGA has also approved two new clubs, the Archery Club and the Inbetweeners. If you are interested in joining either of these clubs contact Sarah Taylor or Alana Smith, respectively.

In the Fall, SGA collaborated with the After School Program to throw the First Annual Literacy Gala. The event raised approximately $1,400 for new books for the After School Program.

Currently, SGA is currently organizing their community-wide spring service project, a 5K at Millennium Park to benefit Camp Horsin’ Around, a camp just outside of Danville that provides outdoor adventure for children whose health is compromised or who have special needs. The event will take place on Saturday, April 22nd at 9:30 am at Millennium Park. If you are interested in running or volunteering at this event, please contact me, Kirby Fitzpatrick.

If you are interested in participating in the Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation Training on April 29-30th, make sure you complete your application by Friday, March 31st. This weekend of training will equip those who participate develop the tools and skills to effectively navigate identity differences, make more informed decisions, increase civic agency, and build empathy on campus. Additionally, members of the campus community who participate will receive the opportunity to learn to lead tough conversations around real problems in diversity and inclusion. An application for the training can be found here:  https://centre.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eEsC4IZ9xnSbnOB

The Dining Services committee held a catered dinner for students to converse with Centre Dining Services administration and provide feedback about campus dining.  The event was well attended, and hopefully these dinners will be a frequent staple of the Dining Services committee moving into next year.  The committee brought a BBQ food truck to campus the week before spring break, and the food was sold out over the course of three hours.  The event was a success, but in the future the committee will seek trucks with better vegetarian options and cheaper food.  Finally, a winner in the mug design competition was picked, and the committee hopes to bring these mugs to campus by the end of the semester.

In closing, I would like to remind everyone that General Sessions occur every other week in Olin 124 at 7:30 pm. General Sessions are open to the entire student body, and we would love to have you join us for our next meeting on Thursday, March 30th. The minutes from each General Session are available on the SGA website (sga.centre.edu).

If you have any ideas you would like to see implemented on campus, do not hesitate to reach out to myself or any other member of Centre SGA.

Thank you, and enjoy the rest of the spring semester!

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