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Oct 22

2012

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OCTOBER SGA NEWSLETTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 17

2012

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Meet the new Class of 2016 Committee!

Please welcome the members of the Class of 2016 Committee who were elected into their positions this September!

 

Programming Committee Representative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Sara Morris

Hometown: Warwick, RI

Major: Political Science/ International Studies

Position: 2016 Programming Committee Representative

Fun Fact: I want to travel the world

 

 

 At- Large Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name:Meaghan Cloherty

Hometown: Braintree, MA

Major: Criminology

Position: At-large Representative

What I want to accomplish in SGA: Getting our whole class involved

 

At- Large Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Evan Wolstencroft

Majors: International Studies, Foreign Languages

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Current Residence: Manassas, VA

Position: At-large Representative

Fun Fact: I have had basic training in how to land a helicopter.

What I Want to Accomplish in SGA: to give voice to problems on campus, and see that they all get resolved so Stonehill can be even better than it already is

 

Campus Ministry Representative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Kate Morneault

Hometown: Fort Kent, ME

Major: Marketing

Position: Campus Ministry Rep.

Fun Fact: My favorite movie is Finding Nemo.

 

Communications Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Caroline Thompson

Hometown: Manasquan, NJ

Major: Business

Position: Communications Coordinator

Fun Fact: I love Taylor Swift!

 

Diversity Committee Representative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Monia Mukiza

Hometown: Portland, Maine

Major: Business Finance

Position: Diversity Representative

Fun Fact: I’m from East Africa

 

Vice President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Chris McKay

Hometown: Cranston, RI

Major: Math

Position: Vice President

Fun Fact: I surf in the snow

 

President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Jackson Reilly

Hometown: Swansea, MA

Major: Biology

Position: President

Fun Fact: Stonehill was the only school I applied to and I love to wear crop tops.

 

 

Oct 09

2012

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Senate Update!

For those who are not familiar with Senate, the SGA Senate is the legislative branch of SGA.  Its purpose is to act as a liaison between students and the administration.  It’s role is to work on policies that are pertinent to the Student Body and SGA.  Some of the things the Senate will typically work on are approving new SGA clubs and organizations and it will work on addressing different areas of concern important to the student body.

The voting members of SGA include the Executive Vice President, the Executive Secretary, the Executive Treasurer, the President and Vice President of each class committee, two commuter senators, each residence hall senator, and the Executive President in the case of a tie.  The SGA Executive President, Diversity Chair, Programming Chair, and Finance Chair sit on the Senate as non-voting members.

Feel free to look under the Senate section of the SGA blog to see all the different members who sit on Senate this year! (http://stonehillblogs.org/sga/senate/)

The Senate has had three meeting so far this year, where we came up with focus groups to start off the year with.  Then we decided to dedicate every other Senate meeting to having time for focus groups to meet in place of our regular senate meetings.

Here are the Senate focus groups and their members so far:

Commuter Life:  Brett Gammon, Jeff Santos, & Jamey Breen

Environmental Issues:  Lindsey Beauregard & Austin Alfredson

Parking:  Jackson Reilly & Amanda Carlino

Operational Hours:  Billy O’Donnell & Molly Bannister

Space Improvements:  Nick Culbert, Jamie McDermott, & Mike Smith

* If you have any ideas for new focus groups, please feel free to submit your idea under the “suggestions” tab!

 

In addition, to focus groups, Senate is working on bringing in speakers from different departments and in the administration to address the Senate.

Our next Senate meeting will be Monday, October 15th at 11:30 AM in the Cleary Dining room.  All students are welcome to attend! It’s a great way to see what is going on in SGA and to see the different issues the SGA and Senate are working on.

Hope to see you there!

 

Oct 04

2012

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SGA Retreat 2012

This past weekend the Student Government Association held it’s annual retreat!

This year the retreat was a little bit different than usual since it was held on campus, but it was a great way to have SGA members learn about leadership where they will be actually leading.

The retreat was a great way for the members of SGA to interact with each other socially and engage in group bonding activities.  On Friday, everyone went to an SGA event in the Hill with poetry slam artist, George Watsky.  The event enabled SGA members to show their support for another SGA sponsored activity and to see how an SGA event is run.

Other things we accomplished at the retreat included positional training so that everyone could get a better understanding of their roles and responsibilities in SGA. Plus, everyone went through “true colors” leadership training with Jim!

Last, everyone at the retreat participated in a mock town hall where we discussed issues and ideas for the upcoming year.  From the town hall we came up with ideas that will be addressed in focus groups in SGA Senate.

Overall, the SGA retreat was both a fun and productive weekend for everyone.  Everyone is really excited for the upcoming year in SGA and ready to make a difference on campus!

 

“Find Your Wingman” Activity!

 

At the SGA event in the Hill!

George Watsky!