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SGA Launches the Reusable Cup Program

Director of Sustainability, Max Wagner, and his committee has paired SGA with Dining Services to create a reusable cup program. The program is $29.99 a semester, with the exception of this semester which has a price $12.91. This program includes free fountain drinks and refills in the PSU, excluding Chic-Fil-A lemonade and tea. It also includes a punch card system for additional rewards. The program will be identified with the tumbler cup it comes with and a sticker that will be placed on the BearPass.  Please spread the word and tell fellow students about this awesome program.

 

For more information, contact Director Wagner at wagner16@live.missouristate.edu.

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SGA Announces the Results of the Student Body Election and Wyrick Proposals

After an official vote count, SGA would like to announce the results of the Spring 2014 elections. They are as follows:

Student Body President and Vice President: Jordan McGee/Addison Reed

Senior Class President: Cody Miller

The Wyrick Fund is generated through a $3 fee paid each semester by all full-time students along with $75,000 from the Office of the President. The current amount in the fund is $342,235.90. The following Wyrick proposals passed:

1) Campus Security Camera with a projected cost of 114,400

2) Construction of net around the Betty and Bobby Recreation Fields with a projected cost of $144,650

3) PSU Outdoor Tables with a projected cost of 82,483.50

4) Bear Line Shuttle Stop Bench with a projected cost of $2,264.90.

5) Key Card Reader at Betty and Bobby Recreation Fields with a projected cost of $25,520

Due to the limited funds of the Wyrick Fund, only the first three proposals will be funded.

Thank you to all the Missouri State students who voted in this election.

 

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SGA Organization Constitution Update

The following organizations have submitted their constitutions to SGA for updates or approval. Senate has passed the following:

 

Home Builders

Concrete Constorium

Interfraternity Council

Hillel of South West Missouri

Student Activities Council

Missouri State University Trombone Society

Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Academic Media Production Guild

Sigma Sigma Sigma

Violin Society

Young Life College

United

Tibbers

Bataan Death March Club

National Pan-Hellenic Council 

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SGA Passes 8 Organizational Constitutions in the Month of October

The following organizations have submitted their constitutions to SGA for updates or approval.  In the month of October, SGA has passed all of the following:

 

NRHH

NAFME

The U

Aerialists

Ozark Student Chapter

National Association of Teachers of Singing Leaders in Community Service

Creative Writers Association

Resident Hall Association 

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SGA Announces the Bear Experience and Recreation Fee Passes

After an official vote count, SGA would like to announce that the Bear Experience and Recreation Fee has passed. The results are as follows: 2948 for, 726 against and 232 abstain. With this passage, four new facilities will be created. The facilities include a Sand Volleyball Court, Field Hockey Field, Soccer/Track Field and renovations of Plaster Sports Complex.  Students will be charged $50 per semester. Date of completion is Fall 2014, which is when the fee will be implemented. This passage also includes a Student Experience Fund of $200,000 that will help make the game day experience more enjoyable.  For pictures of the renderings check out the SGA website: http://sga.missouristate.edu

For more information, please contact Addison Reed, Chief Communications Officer, at addison303@live.missouristate.edu

 

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SGA Passes 18 Organizational Constitutions in the Month of September

The following organizations have submitted their constitutions to SGA for updates or approval.  In the month of September, SGA has passed all of the following:

Bear Service Team

Missouri State Running Club

Trixie Chicks Trick Riders Association

Disc Golf Club

Linked

Future Engineers & Renewable Energy

Student-Athlete of Color Combing Opportunity and Responsibility for Excellence

Student Pageant Association

Foster Recreation Center Association

Tabula Rasa

Constitution of God’s Ministries

Missouri State Rugby Football Club

Missouri State Swing Club

Advocates

Korean Bears

Model United Nations

Springfield Collegiate Figure Skating Club

Order of Harmony

For any questions concerning these organizations, check Campus Link or the MSU website for more information. You may also contact Chief Communication Officer, Addison Reed, at addison303@live.missouristate.edu

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SGA Supports the B.E.A.R Fee to appear on the Homecoming Ballot

Senate has recently passed a resolution supporting the B.E.A.R. Fee to be placed on the Fall 2013 Homecoming ballot for all students to vote on.

If the fee passes

If the B.E.A.R Fee (Bear Experience And Recreation Fee) passes, students will be charged $50/semester that would go towards building and renovating 4 recreational facilities on campus. Three brand new facilities would be built including a Sand Volleyball Court, Field Hockey Field, and Soccer/Track Field.  Renovations of Plaster Sports Complex would replace the current student section on the east side of the field.  An additional fund of $200,000 would go towards a Student Experience Fund that would help make the game day experience more enjoyable.

If the fee doesn’t pass

If the B.E.A.R Fee does not pass, a few things will still happen. The Field Hockey Field will be constructed no matter what because our team is at a disadvantage for home games because of the inadequate turf. The student section of Plaster Sports Complex would be torn down as it has been deemed unsafe and all fans will sit on the West side.  The track will still be constructed regardless so that the Women’s Track team will remain in compliance with Title IX.

Details about the fee

The date of completion is set for Fall 2014 and all students will not pay into the fee until all facilities are completed.  The time and quality of this project is determined by money raised privately and from the B.E.A.R. Fee. If the fee does not pass, the quality will be different than if it did pass.

Renderings

For any further information about the B.E.A.R. Fee, please contact Addison Reed, Chief Communications Officer, at Addison303@live.missouristate.edu.

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SGA Supports Long-Range Scheduling Database

Senate has recently passed a resolution supporting the implementation of the periodicity and modality database. This involves a uniform and easily accessible database for students and faculty to view and input long-range scheduling plans for preparation and registration purposes.

The database extends for three years and displays summer, fall and spring intersession course schedules. It also lists the course’s modality (blended, I-NET, seated, etc.).

A team assembled of faculty and staff has been developing the database, with student input, for several years and it is now in the final stages of development. The database will be available to students by the Summer 2013 semester.

 

For information, please contact Riana Sears, Chief Communications Officer, at Riana21@live.missouristate.edu.

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SGA Approves Extension of Library Hours during Finals Week

Student Government Association has approved a resolution in support of extending Meyer Library’s hours of operation during final examination periods to 24 hours per day.

The Student Government Association passed a similar resolution in the spring of 2011 to extend the library’s hours until 2 a.m. throughout the year. Considering that students have used the library heavily during these extended hours, SGA and the Meyer Library staff are excited to see the turnout during “Finals Week.”

After considering student feedback regarding the library’s hours of operation, the library staff and Thomas Peters, dean of library services, will provide 24-hour support during the final examination period this fall.

Instead of its regular hours of 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Mon-Thurs, beginning Sun. Dec. 9 through Thurs. Dec 13, Meyer Library will stay open non-stop.

Students present in the library during these extended hours can expect various promotions from the library staff aimed at keeping students motivated for their exams.

For more information, please contact Riana Sears, Chief Communications Officer at Riana21@live.missouristate.edu.

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