Hey everybody, I hope the last days of classes were good and study days effective. Good luck during finals and have a fun and safe winter break!
A quick update from SGA, congratulations to Ben Schmidt who was recently appointed and confirmed as the Chief Justice of the Student Court. Ben will beb in charge of over-seeing the SGA elections in spring. He’s the most senior member of the court and will be graduating this May. Kervin and I are sure his time in the new leadership role will be handled flawlessly.
This semester saw the passing of an updated smoking policy. As of now, the policy has been sent to the other campus governance groups and we should have the final word on the policy in March. We also saw the most successful election in UWGB’s history. Roughly 65% of on-campus students voted on-campus! I want to thank Jamie Froh, Chair of University Governance, for overseeing this project. She did an amazing job. We’ve also been fervently working to implement new policies regarding SUFAC. As a result of the Court case earlier this year, it’s become obvious to everyone that things need to be updated, and Senate, SUFAC, and the Executive leadership are all working to make sure everyone is happy with the SUFAC process. We’ve also begun discussions on renewing the U-Pass for next year. From July through November, the U-Pass has been utilized over 21,000 times!
Normally, Spring is a hard semester to get things done. its shorter, people are getting ready to graduate and there is a change in leadership. That is NOT how this year is going to go! We plan to continue the good work that has been done thus far, and to make even more happen to benefit the students of UWGB.
Again, good luck with finals, and have a fun and safe break!
I hope you’re all having a great summer and are getting ready for fall. I just wanted to inform (or remind) you that as of July 1st, the UWGB U-Pass program is up-and-running!
All you need for free access to all GB Transit bus routes is your UWGB ID card. Yes, it is that easy! All you have to do is show the bus driver your UWGB ID card and you can ride any bus, on any route, at any scheduled time for absolutely free. This includes all students, faculty, and staff with a UWGB ID. In the first week alone, GB Transit reported 274 UWGB riders utilizing the U-Pass.
Whether you’re looking to save money on gas, be friendlier to the environment, or just looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon, riding the bus is a great option for all of us. So keep it up, UWGB! I look forward to seeing you on the bus!
Hello everyone, I hope this message finds you doing well. I’d just like to start by saying thank you to all of the students of UWGB for electing me Student Government Association President for the 2008-2009 year. I’m very excited to serve and represent the student body and work diligently to address any and all concerns, issues, and problems facing the students here.
We have a lot of plans for the coming year. UWGB, under our leadership, will be working toward becoming more ecologically friendly. We in SGA want to see UWGB regain its title as “Eco-U” and provide a model for other schools around the system to follow. We’ll be branching out more globally, with a focus on the SGA Global Blog. As a school with a lot of international opportunities for our students, we want to see more knowledge and opportunities being shared with students looking to study abroad, or looking to come study at UWGB. Fairness is a major point for our administration. We want to see the needs of all students met; whether they be desire for a better smoking policy, better access and maintenance of handicapped entrances, or extended lab and library hours, and we will work to meet as many of these needs as possible.
Again, I’m extremely excited to work for and with the students of UWGB. We’re all in this together, and as such, we need to work together to better our campus, our community, and our experience here at UWGB. Please stop by the new SGA suite located across from the new Office of Student Life. Come say hi, give us some ideas of what you want to see done, let us know we’re on the right track, or tell us we’re doing something wrong. Thanks again and have a great year!