SGA Corner: Bonfires, New Bills Passed, and College Debate

By: Annie Carr, SGA Press Secretary

SGA1SGA is hard at work drafting legislation, planning events, and meeting with students and administrators throughout October. Here’s a quick update on some of SGA’s upcoming initiatives and events:

See You There

Update: The second annual SGA Homecoming Bonfire has been rescheduled for Friday, October 24. More details to be announced.

CheekSpeak is coming back this semester. On Tuesday, October 21, Chancellor Cheek will speak and answer student questions at 6:00 p.m. in Haslam Business Building Room 501.

Government Affairs’ College Debate will let student organizations debate local, national, and international politics on Wednesday, October 29. This event is set for 7:00 p.m. at the Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy.

Reminders

sgasenateOur senate is hard at work drafting legislation. During Tuesday’s meeting, Bill to Mandate First Year Orientation passed with 64 percent of the vote and will be passed on to administrators. We have more legislation on the agenda for next week’s meeting. Don’t forget you can follow our meetings at @UTKSGA.

If you have something to share with the SGA Senate, stop by during the open forum time at the beginning of each meeting. SGA meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays in the UC Shiloh Room.

Involved

Still looking to get involved? SGA needs senators from the College of Business and Vol Hall. Apply here!

Graduating in December? You can apply to speak at the commencement ceremony here.

…And, if you know graphic design, we could use your help! Contact Annie Carr.

Awesome

The Neyland Express gets a little more “express!” SGA’s Traffic and Parking Advisory Committee is working to get more buses on the Neyland Express during high traffic hours.

New restaurant alert! Twisted Taco, the ultimate Tex-Mex experience, is coming to Fred D. Brown Jr. Residence Hall in January.