More Clubs, SRSGA Approved Funds
The Slippery Rock Student Government Association (SRSGA) met at the Robert M. Smith Student Center (SSC) on Monday and voted to approve the nomination of the fifth and final Elections Committee seat.
Vice President of Student and Academic Affairs Grant Warmbein has offered to appoint Senator Gabe Stiles to the 2022 Elections Committee to fill the final seat and ensure there will be no ties in decisions made by the Commission.
“We had an open position on the election commission, so we’re hoping to put Gabe in just so that if we have votes on election violations or whatever, we don’t have a result, and nothing gets done,” said the chairman of the electoral commission. Nic Condon said. “So we will have an odd number of people [on the commission]Gabe will also do a great job on this.
The motion is adopted unanimously without debate.
SRSGA proposed to nominate Mohamad Khalaifa to represent the student body as a student nominee to the Presidential Search Committee (PSC), winning an in-person vote by the Senate.
Khalaifa, a junior psychology student at Slippery Rock University and a first-generation student in the Middle East, submitted an application with Senator Amanda Brock to be considered for the position.
In Khalafia’s letter to SRSGA, he explains why he is the best choice for the job.
“Through my own experiences and listening to the stories of others, I believe I have the right mindset to make a justifiable and concise choice about who is qualified to answer the calls of the student body, stand up for what is right and who will be a president who makes the community feel heard and appreciated,” Khalafia said.
Voting took place in person via a GroupMe poll.
Seven other clubs
SRSGA has approved seven new organizations which will be the last approved for the academic year.
The Advertising Federation of America chapter focuses on working with actual clients and creating advertising campaigns for them.
Enabling students to strengthen their musical skills by improving their intonation, dynamics, rhythm and pulse, the Bassoon Choir organization will also work to develop valuable chamber music skills such as mixing, tuning and listening. .
Collaborative Faiths is a faith-affiliated club that strives to provide a safe and equitable space for students.
According to a brief provided by the finance committee, the goal of the Game Development Club is to emulate a professional work environment that would be similar in video game studios.
Focused on expanding knowledge of Italian culture through a multitude of different activities, the Italian Culture Club wants to create a welcoming environment in order to establish a meaningful united community.
“Essentially, we want our members to enjoy experiencing Italian culture while having the opportunity to socialize with other members,” the new club said in its statement provided to the rules and policies committee.
The Spikeball Club, open to all students, seeks to promote physical activity through a causal and competitive atmosphere.
The aim of the Physics and Engineering Club is to maintain and raise the level of students while improving the technical knowledge and professional skills of students.
No one from the organizations spoke at the general assembly.
New funding initiatives
The Senate approved two fundraising initiatives Monday night totaling nearly $15,000.
President Hannah D’Egidio moved to approve the two new initiatives in a single vote.
The first initiative will award $14,678 to the inline hockey club to attend the National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association (NCRHA) National Championship in Kalamazoo, Michigan. While nearly $5,000 of the funding will go toward national bid fees and travel expenses, $9,688 will go toward accommodations.
MP Condon suggested amending the financial report before a vote took place, as there was a correction to accommodation costs due to a misprint on the report.
Senator Braden Brinker disputed the need for the amendment due to the fact that the minutes were corrected before the meeting began.
After short deliberations, Chair Mia Graziani decided that there was no need for amendment and no correction of the record.
The second initiative was $275 to the Strengthening Positivity And Reinforcing Kindness (SPARK) club to buy a new tablecloth with their logo on it since the last one was ruined by a previous painting event.
Finally, the SRSGA unanimously approved its minutes from the March 21 formal meeting.
The SRSGA will hold its next official meeting on April 18 at 5 p.m. at the SSC Theater. For more information, visit their CORE page.