Archives

September, 2012

Sep 16

2012

0

comments

Countdown to Senate – Weekend Edition! Days 6 and 7!

Hi Everyone! Hope you’re getting excited for the first Senate meeting. Only a day left! This is my first time on Senate, so I’m looking forward to Monday. I have been involved in SGA, mainly Programming Committee, since the end of my freshman year. It was a great way to get involved and joining the committee was by far the best decision I made since coming to Stonehill. Since I’m new to Senate, it’s going to be a learning experience, so why not join with me? As a senior, I don’t have many opportunities to collaborate with the other classes. I’m excited to work with all years and can’t wait to see what great ideas we come up with!

Senate is an awesome way to get involved and for students to make a difference while working together. It’s more than a club meeting; it’s a chance to build a stronger community with those around you. If you’re interested in joining, then come to the first meeting! See you there!

 

Rachel Ness

Class of 2013

SGA Executive Programming Chair

 

 

 

 

ONE Day Left ’til Senate… IT’s SO SOON!

Can you believe the year has already been kicked off, and we are about to start meeting as a SENATE?! This is my first year being a part of SGA, and one of the things I am most excited about is Senate. At Senate, we get a chance to hear directly from the student body what their experience is like here, and what would make it better! As SGA Executive Diversity Chair, this is so important to me because I seek to make Stonehill a comfortable environment for everyone to share their unique identities.

Even if you’re a first-timer (like me!), I hope to see you at the first Senate meeting on Monday, September 17 at 11:30! 

Julie Kelly

SGA Executive Diversity Chair

 

Sep 14

2012

0

comments

Countdown to Senate – Day 5!

Hey Stonehill Community,
                I’ve been involved SGA since the start of my freshman year; thanks to a fellow E-Board member, Melissa, for writing my name in for nominations.  Distinct from the other E-Board members, I was also on E-Board for my junior year.  That was the first time I sat on Senate and was sitting on it as one of the heads as Executive Treasurer.  I quickly saw that senate is where the brainstorming and planning for the most important actions or changes take place on campus.  Anyone is more than welcome to sit in on one or all meetings to voice their opinion or even try to sway or open people’s minds so we can see positive effects on our great campus.  In the past there have been some great accomplishments made and we hope that this year can set a new record for involvement and constructive changes to the place most of us have started calling home.  As an E-board member, I want everyone to know their voice does matter and senate is the perfect place to voice it!
Hope to see everyone at the first meeting,
Terry Rose, Student Government Association Finance Chair

Sep 13

2012

0

comments

Countdown to Senate – Day 4!

Hey everyone!  Unlike a lot of the other E-Board members, this is actually going to be my first year as part of Senate (and SGA in general).  Student government was never really something I was gung-ho about in the past, but I realize now it’s definitely one of the best ways to get involved on campus.  Last semester it started to dawn on me that I really only have one year left here at Stonehill, and I wanted to be able to get involved in a way that would help to leave a lasting impact on the place that has given me so much.  As the main link between the student body and the faculty, Senate is the ideal place for anyone to voice their thoughts and opinions.  Senate has really been the driving force behind a lot of the changes that have been instituted since my freshmen year, and I want to keep that momentum going.  As an E-Board we definitely have a lot of lofty goals for the year, but with the help of Senate we feel like a lot of them can be accomplished.

 

Best,

Matt McCormack, Student Government Association Executive Treasurer 

 

Sep 13

2012

0

comments

Countdown to Senate – Day 3!

Hello everyone!

I first became involved in SGA three years ago when I ran to be a representative on the Class of 2013 Committee.  I always loved being a part of SGA, so after being abroad for a year I still decided to run for Executive Board as Secretary.  Even with being involved so much in SGA, I had never been on Senate.  I am excited to experience a different part of SGA besides the many committee meetings I’ve been to.

I’m eager to be a part Senate since this is where the administration of Stonehill comes to gain a student perspective on issues and it’s where the many student-implemented changes come from.   I believe that Senate is going to be one of the best places for students to come and voice their opinions and concerns this year and I am excited to see what Senate will be capable of doing!

Best,

Melissa Beaumont, Student Government Association Executive Board Secretary

 

Sep 11

2012

0

comments

Countdown to Senate – Day 2!

Hello Stonehill!
I first got involved in SGA three years ago at the start of my freshmen year because I wanted to challenge myself and meet new people. I have served as class secretary and publicity coordinator, but I became a general member of Senate last year because I wanted to have a more direct impact and learn about the current happenings of the school. I love going to Senate because it is a wonderful group of students from all different class years and residence halls passionate about making Stonehill a better place. It is a collaborative effort with each person bringing a different point of view to the table. With Stonehill constantly changing and improving, it is a great feeling to see the Senate’s work visibly seen throughout many aspects of student life. This year I am excited hear new voices and see more changes on Stonehill’s campus.
-Lauren Melaugh, Executive Vice President of Student Government Association


Sep 11

2012

0

comments

7 Day Countdown to Senate – Day 1!

Welcome to the 7 Day Countdown to Senate!

According to our constitution, the SGA Senate is “a forum that serves as the liaison between students and administration.  Its chief role is to deliberate, approve, and set policies that are pertinent to the student body and SGA.”

The SGA Executive President runs the Senate meeting, and the voting members of the Senate include the Executive Vice President of SGA, Executive Secretary of SGA, Executive Treasurer of SGA, the Presidents and Vice Presidents of each Class Committee, two Commuter Senators, and one Residence Hall representative from each Residence Hall. BUT anyone is welcome to attend an open Senate meeting and present their ideas or opinions!

 

With 7 days left before the first Senate meeting, each day the SGA Executive Board will be describing why they will be attending Senate on Monday September 17 at 11:30 and why you should too!

 

Hello! I have been a member of SGA for four years now and have also been a part of Senate for all four years! My first and second year I went as representative from our class committee, and last year I attended as a general member after returning from abroad. I enjoy going to Senate because this is a group of students that many times administration and faculty will approach or present to in order to get a student perspective. I enjoy the ability to voice my opinion in a forum that will make a difference for my class and my school. This year I am looking forward to running the Senate as a professional student body that can take the lead on issues that may face Stonehill in order to create an even stronger community here.

 

-Courtney Beauregard, Executive President of Student Government Association

 

Sep 03

2012

0

comments

Class of 2016 Elections

Nominations for Class of 2016 elections close tomorrow, Tuesday September 4th at 5pm! So if you are interested in any of the following positions come down to the SGA office in the Commons to sign up to run!

Once you’ve signed up to run for a position, campaigning will take place from Wednesday, September 5th – Tuesday, September 11th, ending with Speech Night that Tuesday (9/11).

Then voting will take place from Wednesday, September 12th at noon to Friday, September 14th at noon.

Good luck!

President

Chairs the Class committee, prepares agendas for weekly meetings, sits on the SGA Senate, and must hold 2 office hours a week.

Vice President

Works closely with the President, sits on the SGA Senate, shall be concerned with any financial matters of the Class Committee, sits on the SGA Finance Committee, and must hold 2 office hours a week

Communications Director

Records and publishes minutes for he Class Committee meetings, as well as oversee the publicity and promotion of Class Committee initiatives, sites on the PR Committee

Programming Committee Representative 

Oversees events organized by the Class Committee, as well as updates the Class Committee on Programming  Committee activities

Diversity Committee Representative

Updates the Class Committee on Diversity Committee activities, as well as actively attends Diversity Committee meetings and events

 Athlete Representative

An active member of a Stonehill recognized varsity or club sports team. Responsible for representing the student athlete perspective during Class Committee discussions and initiatives

Campus Ministry Representative

An active member in the office of Campus Ministry and its sponsored programs. Responsible for representing a campus ministry perspective during Class Committee discussions and initiatives

2 At-Large Members

Responsible for voicing and updating the Class Committee with any and all issues known by them or brought to their attention by their peers