Greetings UWGB Student Body and Faculty,
I hope everyone is enjoying the year so far. Student Government will be having a meeting in the 1965 Room at 5:30 this evening. To mention some agenda items, we will be attempting to pass a resolution that will accept a set of bylaws within our constitution that will grant our Environmental Affairs Committee, that I select and the senate approves, the responsibility to govern the Environmental Sustainability Fund that all of us students contribute into. We will be looking to put to work roughly $18,000 this semester and will be open to student and organization input, along with faculty expertise. This is the first year that this fund is active and we are very excited to take another step towards making UWGB a true ECO-U institution. We will be having a discussion with Kress Center officials regarding a faculty proposal brought to us by Chancellor Harden, to allow faculty and staff to utilize the facility at restricted times. The proposal does not require an increase in your seg fee and if approved, the process will be monitored to ensure that students remain the number one priority.
Another topic we feel passionate about is securing and implementing a child care facility on our campus. As some of you may be aware, we are the only UW School at this point that does not provide this service. We feel that our large amount of non-traditional students along with out staff and faculty, would greatly benefit from having the convenience of having their children cared for on campus. We are looking to develop a high quality child care facility with passionate employees in an educational environment. This task will not be easy and we are looking for a large amount of student input. We will be hosting a childcare open forum in the near future to gauge the amount of student and faculty interest, a date will follow soon.
As you all may have noticed, the concealed carry law that has taken place in Wisconsin has not hindered our current gun policy, System Legal, our Administration and recently our Students, have made it known that we do not want guns on our campus. We have a great Public Safety on our campus that has kept us safe in the past and will continue to in the future. Signs have been posted on all doors of academic buildings and entrances connected to the University Union stating that firearms will continue to be prohibited in campus and Residence Life buildings.
One last announcement, any students who are interested in learning more about your Student Government Association, we will be holding an open house this Wednesday night in our SGA office suite. The offices are located in the bottom floor of the University Union across from the American Intercultural Center. Free Pizza and beverages will be provided.
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