Weekly SGA News

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Natalie Villanueva

The Student Government Association held its weekly general meeting held on April 12 in Hillwood Commons.  Present at the meeting were the executive board which are President, Jared Ciborowski; Vice president, Alexandra Hochstrasser; Treasurer, Jill Scionti; Executive Officer, Gina Oseguedo; and Secretary, Jerimida Sanders.  Also, the members of the committees of academic, diversity, campus quality and security and food were present.  A representative of each student club was there as well.

During the president’s report, he announced that for the fall semester of 2011 that there will be a high definition television channel that will be used to broadcast events that will happen within campus.  The PTV crew will be shooting events with high definition technologies for the semester.

For the duration of the Vice President’s report, she announced that an organization, Textbook Rebellion, will be rioting to have more textbooks in the library to take out instead of buying them.  Many students agreed to this argument knowing that textbooks can be really expensive.  To find out more about this cause, log on to www.textbookrebellion.org and they have a facebook page and just look them up by their name. Hochstrasser also announced that the library hours will be extended for finals week.

There was a special presentation given by Jeanette Murray after all the reports.  She encouraged everyone the service surveys that can be found in your LIU accounts.  The service survey is about the person’s personal engagement in community service.  Your submission of you survey will automatically qualify you for participation in a raffle for an ipod touch or book vouchers.  Each student will receive two more reminders and the last day to fill out the survey is on April 22.

A prospective book club is for those who love books in general.  The book club will nourish in incorporating a relaxed environment and making future programs.  The book club has 6 members so far and plans to meet every Thursday.

As for future events, the Thursday before finals start, April 28, there will be midnight breakfast at Winnick.  A heads up for senior week activities that start April 26 and end on April 30 for those prospective graduates of 2011.  The package for senior week includes everything for the price of $150.  The package can be purchased in Hillwood Commons in room 102.

SGA had their final general meeting of the year yesterday.  As for the fall semester of 2011 it is encouraged that students join more often to the general meetings held in Hillwood Commons.

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