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SGA gains graduate representation

Gabi Wy, News Editor

January 28, 2016

Since joining freshman year, SGA President Alexa Bueltel had never seen a student appointed to the graduate member-at-large position. Today, the organization swore in Lauren Smith, a second semester graduate student, to fill the member-at-large position. SGA also appointed two undergraduate students...

Separate committees shorten regular SGA time

Gabi Wy, News Editor

January 21, 2016

Student Government Association has been keeping it brief this semester. At its half-hour meeting Jan. 21, SGA largely delegated further discussions about issues to meetings outside of the general assembly. Housing member-at-large Tanner Milazzo proposed asking the university to provide a marker...

SGA seeks wet-campus, better programming

Armon Siadat, Community Engagement Manager

January 19, 2016

The Student Government Association wants to see USI transition to a wet-campus. Banning classes from 11 a.m. to noon and decongesting parking were also among the list of “initiatives” SGA established Jan. 15, at its first meeting of the new year. The initiatives, which began as a list of bu...

Sodexo discusses retail dining, to-go boxes

Gabi Wy, News Editor

December 1, 2015

Sodexo has been negotiating with several businesses to replace Burger King and/or Archie’s Pizzeria.

SGA addresses absenteeism

Gabi Wy

November 11, 2015

Student Government Association issued four censorships at its Nov. 5 meeting, meaning that four members received formal warnings for absenteeism, or not fulfilling weekly SGA duties. SGA members must complete two office hours per week in addition to attending each assembly meeting. Not meeting these requ...

SGA hosts multi-institution conference

Gabi Wy

November 11, 2015

USI’s Student Government Association will host the Student Government Coalition Conference Friday and Saturday, involving over 100 students from 10 institutions including IUPUI, Hanover College, Indiana State University, Eastern Illinois University and branches of IU. Ball State University star...

USI propels students, faculty, community

Gabi Wy

October 26, 2015

The university’s Strategic Plan, approved by the Board of Trustees in 2010, included six goals USI aimed to meet by 2015. As for the goal of being a leader in Indiana and the region, Mark Bernhard said the university did well. Over the course of five years, committees specific to each point of the pla...

SGA seeks external relations representative

SGA seeks external relations representative

Gabi Wy

October 15, 2015

SGA turned down two applicants for Assistant Vice President of External Relations during its meeting Oct. 8, and the general assembly will review more applicants at future meetings. The meeting went into an executive session, meaning that the discussion about the two applicants remains confidential with...

SGA population nearly doubles

SGA population nearly doubles

Gabi Wy

September 22, 2015

Student Government Association considered 15 applicants for membership Sept. 19, and after a meeting longer than two hours, the organization welcomed 12 new members and almost doubled its population. “I just got interviewed (to be part of SGA),” freshman biochemistry major Gabriela Aguilar said ...

SGA needs ‘great note-taker’ for Executive Clerk

Gabi Wy

August 18, 2015

Student Government Association (SGA) announced an opening for the position of Executive Clerk. The student will be required to attend all SGA General Assembly meetings as well as Executive Board Meetings (Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. and Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m., respectively). The Executive Clerk must...

SGA purchases more shirts for annual swap

Jeanette Burbage

April 6, 2015

For three years now, the Student Government Association has been host to the T-shirt Swap event where students, faculty and alumni are encouraged to swap out other university's T-shirts for a USI T-shirt. AVP of External Relations Alexa Bueltel said she feels this is a great event for students to...

VIDEO: 2015 SGA Presidential Debate

VIDEO: 2015 SGA Presidential Debate

USI Shield Staff

March 30, 2015

Students who missed out on the Student Government Association's 2015-2016 presidential debate Thursday can watch the full event. The Shield livestreamed as all three candidates laid out their platforms at the USI Performance Center, and answered questions submitted from the audience and President...

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