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IUS individuals elected into local city councils

Two individuals from the IU Southeast community – Matt Owen, political science junior and SGA senate chair, and Gregory Phipps, senior lecturer and program coordinator in the Department of Sociology – have been elected for the Jeffersonville and New Albany City Councils. Owen was elected for the Jeffersonville City Council at large, which represents all districts within the city. “When I decided to run, I actually filed to run for mayor,” Owen said. “However, at the last minute, I decided that running for council would be a better fit for me at this time, mostly because a part-time position on the council would allow me to play a key part in our city [as it] continues to grow and still have time to finish my degree at IU Southeast.” While the Jeffersonville City Council does not directly influence the IU Southeast campus, Owen said he hopes his election will help encourage students who are trying to make a difference. Read More »

SGA votes during executive session

The Student Government Association began their meeting 30 minutes late and went directly into executive session on Dec. 1. Executive sessions are when the senate votes to close the meeting to the community in order to discuss confirmation proceedings for nominees to SGA positions and disciplinary proceedings. Advisers may also privately address the senate. Stephen Prather, radiography junior and SGA pro-tempore, motioned to go into executive session for 15 minutes. “We need to discuss some protocol and proceedings,” Prather said. Read More »

SGA changes senator probationary period

The Student Government Association held its meeting on Nov. 3 by talking about the syllabus proposal that was taken to the Student Recruitment and Retention Committee on Oct. 30. The syllabus proposal would give faculty the means to put a syllabus onto OneStart before classes begin and encourage them to use the utility. Jay McTyier, program analyst for the Registrar, talked about how IU Southeast is technologically prepared to set up the proposal. Read More »

Proposal passes in SGA for new policy

The Student Government Association passed a proposal that would change how syllabuses are viewed at their meeting on Oct. 27. According to the proposal, instead of the course syllabus going onto OnCourse when classes start, they will be available before the start of the respective semester. Kevin Evans, secondary education junior and SGA vice president, said he has been working on getting the proposal into effect since the start of the school year. “The policy still has to go through some committees and the Faculty Senate before it can be approved,” Evans said. “The chancellor will also have to look over it.” Read More »

SGA demands office supplies

The Student Government Association discussed restructuring its organization at the Oct. 13 meeting. On Oct. 5, the SGA talked about bringing in new senators by having the deans of each school select five students to be placed on a ballot, and the top two voted in by students would become senators. Matt Owen, political science junior and SGA senate chair, explained the way elections work now. Read More »

SGA fills more positions, reforms

The Student Government Association began their meeting on Sept. 29 by swearing in Ryan Miller, education junior, as a full-time senator. Normally, senators have to go through a two-week probationary period before they can become full senators. However, since Miller was a senator last fall, the SGA voted him in on Sept. 22. “I would like a motion to open elections for the tech officer position,” Josh Sesar, math junior and SGA senator, said. Read More »

SGA votes in new senators

Two students were made probationary senators for the Student Government Association during their Sept. 22 meeting. Stephon Moore, journalism freshman, and Brandon Smith, secondary education freshman, were voted in as the new probationary senators. “I wanted to help people, make a difference at IUS and meet new people,” Smith said. Read More »

SGA moves bill to emergency status

The Student Government Association started their meeting on Sept. 15 by deciding on a new secretary. Dulguun Otgonsuren, undecided sophomore, was nominated for the position and voted in as the SGA secretary. “I looked over the description, and it’s something I could do,” Otgonsuren said. “I just wanted to step up.” Read More »

SGA commemorates 9/11

The Student Government Association started off with a delay to their meeting on Sept. 8, due to some of the senators attending late classes. Matt Owen, political science junior and SGA senate chair, asked other senators to write a directive that would expire at the end of the semester to change the beginning and the end of the meetings. “There ... Read More »

SGA creates new logo

A new branding campaign was discussed at the Student Government Association’s summer meeting on June 5. SGA President Josh Kornberg explained to other members of the SGA why he felt like the organization needed to be re-branded. “I wanted people to know that we are going to function as a legitimate organization and that the concerns of the student body will be represented in the appropriate manner,” Kornberg said Read More »