SGA Makes Better Wi-Fi Access Plan


The Student Government Association met on Jan. 25 and opened with Information Systems and Technology Vice President Chris Davis discussing new wifi access points that will be installed around campus for fall 2016.

These access points will be installed in residential halls including Arkansas and Bear, Mashburn, Lewis-Science Center and Donaghey. The project will cost $1 million and other buildings will be fixed as more funding is provided. The amount of access points in a building depends on the density of the area.

Following Davis, Communications, Public Relations and Marketing Vice President Christina Madsen discussed the need of authentic student-made videos that can be used online to recruit potential students.

The videos will be needed in the next 30 days and should be 15 seconds to two minutes long containing footage of student life such as student organizations, clubs, Greek life, local activities and events. Videos can also include event clips or recaps, team highlights, how-to’s and tours. To submit a video, send the video to by Feb. 12.

The Diversity Committee reported that there will be an informative religious forum on March 2 that will consist of a head of the religion department explaining why it is important to be aware of different religions.

Following the explanation, student presenters will give a short description about their religion from different organizations along with a question and answer session. The forum is not intending to provoke a religious debate but instead provide a learning experience to students.

The Housing and Food Committee is looking into drawing awareness to food allergies in all dining areas by placing signs of what is incorporated in the food. There is talk about a possible Food and Allergy RSO that will be in charge of bringing more awareness by creating an awareness day, week or month.

Academic Affairs announced that the three majors/three minors program has now been activated and is open to begin in Fall 2016. This allows students to sign up for three majors and three minors.

The technology learning center in Mashburn has extended their hours so more printing is accessible for students.

Concluding the meeting, SGA will allocate no more than $500 from funds given for a new television from the resource account specifically designed to cover any needed updates.

The motion passed flawlessly with thirty-two yes’s.

SGA meets every week at 5 p.m. on the second floor of the Student Center.

This article originally appeared in the Jan. 27, 2015 print edition of The Echo.

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