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SGA elections party results

SGA elections party results

Kenyan Carter, Reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under News

The SGA announced the winners of the 2018 SGA elections at the call-out party on Wednesday, April 4. Grace Newcombe won the bid for the president’s seat. “I am so excited to be putting my platform to work,” Newcombe said. “I believe my opponent would agree that this has been a tough, hard...

SGA elections

SGA elections

Richard Narramore, Managing Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Polls for the SGA 2018-19 elections open April 2 and close April 4. There will be runoffs for the position of SGA president, studentat-large and treasurer. SGA vice president, attorney general and chief justice are unopposed. Zorrya Kelley and Grace Newcombe are SGA presidential candidates. Kelley’s...

Resolution 002 passes

Resolution 002 passes

Elaine Russ, Reporter

March 12, 2018


Filed under News

SGA passed a resolution calling for an updated active shooter preparedness plan in their Monday, March 5 meeting. The resolution proposes a partnership with the University of South Alabama Police Department and it seeks to make students feel safe, according to the document. The resolution came after...

SGA seeks new applicants

SGA seeks new applicants

Richard Narramore, Reporter

March 12, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Campaign season is on the horizon for SGA hopefuls. Applications opened up on March 2 and close March 16 at noon. To apply for a senate position, students must have a 2.0 GPA and be a sophomore by the end of the spring semester. Students may only run for a senate seat in the college they are enrolled...

SGA Update

SGA Update

Elaine Russ, Reporter

February 4, 2018


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The SGA discussed several bills and and made several announcements on their Jan. 29 meeting. The SGA passed the Spring Mitchell College of Business Senate Project. The bill will provide MCOB with new high-top tables and chairs. Dean Bob G. Wood personally requested the bill as the only improvement...

Following-up with campaign promises

Following-up with campaign promises

Natasha Spradlin, Reporter

February 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Elected last spring, Carl Thomas Jr., Elizabeth Hernandez, Kevin Aria and Taylor Davis made commitments to the University of South Alabama student body. Almost a year into their term, it is time to see the progress they’ve made in fulfilling those campaign promises. SGA President Carl Thomas Jr....

SGA update

SGA update

Elaine Russ, Reporter

January 29, 2018


Filed under News

SGA announced internships opportunities, events, voted on a bill and swore in two new senators at their Jan. 21 meeting. SGA President Carl Thomas, Jr. announced two internship opportunities. The first is a Mobile youth internship. To participate, one must be between the ages of 17-22 and devote 40...

SGA holds funding meeting

SGA holds funding meeting

Kenyan Carter, Reporter

January 29, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The University of South Alabama SGA hosted an appropriations information session for clubs seeking funding in the spring semester. Appropriations is money that will be used to fund recognized student organizations throughout the semester. SGA Treasurer Kevin Aria explained that the SGA has an annual...

SGA began finalizing a project that could bring more money to student orgs

SGA began finalizing a project that could bring more money to student orgs

Hannah Clayton, Reporter

October 30, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

SGA began finalizing a project that could bring more money to student organizations, approved the College of Education’s senate project and discussed a new government position in their Oct. 23 meeting. SGA Treasurer Kevin Aria discussed an initiative to bring more money to organizations that win ...

New rule for Supplemental Travel Grants

Natasha Spradlin, Reporter

October 1, 2017


Filed under News

The SGA approved a new rule to the Supplemental Travel Grant during their weekly meeting on Sept. 28. An STG is a financial request from a USA student organization or entity to SGA’s Appropriations Committee. The Appropriations Committee allocates funds to student groups whose activities directly ...

SGA approves budget for fall semester 2017

SGA approves budget for fall semester 2017

Shannon Lundgren, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The SGA approved their $239,235 budget for fall 2017 in their Sept. 28 meeting. The items in SGA’s budget fall into eleven categories: • $85,000 allocated to appropriations, which is money that will be used to fund recognized student organizations throughout the semester • $5,000 allocated...

Get involved with SGA

Get involved with SGA

Shannon Lundren, Editor-in-Chief

September 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Getting involved with SGA at the University of South Alabama introduced me to people who helped me improve my social skills and gave me new opportunities. This is why I encourage any eligible students to apply for the open transfer-at-large and College of Medicine SGA senate positions.  Interested ...

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