Posts Tagged ‘ SGA ’

Students to vote April 5-7 on various issues

Apr 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, News

Issues up for vote include the election of a student body president and vice president, senior class president, five proposals for uses of Wyrick Funds and a potential increase in the Student Involvement Fee.



Live bear, dead campus

Mar 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Columns, Opinions, Top Story

“Live bears” across Missouri breathed a sigh of relief this week.

Student Body President Chris Polley announced the University has squashed the Student Government Association’s plans to bring a “live bear” to football games. No reason was given outside the administration’s discomfort with the idea.



New printing limit stifles student needs

Sep 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Editorials, Opinions

SGA members just get to sit back, vote to impose a printing quota on the rest of us, and make it appear they are doing something for the environment and the school’s budget.



Sunshine Law may or may not apply to SGA, but should be followed regardless

Apr 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, Opinions

Jason McGill Assistant Editor The question has been bugging me.  Is the Student Government Association subject to Missouri’s Sunshine Law?  In the article I wrote for the April 8th issue, I made sure to say that SGA wasn’t in compliance with the law, and not say violating the law, because I wasn’t sure whether the […]



Poor record-keeping could leave SGA’s constituents in the dark

Apr 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, News

The new administration would do well to look into record-keeping practices at SGA that are at best suspicious and at worst illegal. On February 23, The Underground requested SGA budget and attendance records going back to 2005, the year that SGA became wholly funded by student fees. It took 18 days for SGA to produce this year’s budget, and no explanation for the delay was given outside of being busy. The attendance information provided for the current year was incomplete, as it didn’t list the names or total number in attendance for many of the meetings.



Former SGA senator speaks out

Apr 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, News

SGA needs to increase accountability to recruit and retain good senators.



SGA needs to appoint independent auditor

Apr 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Editorials, Opinions

SGA needs to appoint an independent auditor to make sure proper records are kept.



Cover design – April 8 issue

Apr 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Photos

cover design by Jon Simons



Students should not pass sustainability fee

Mar 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Editorials

A recent attempt by the Student Government Association to send a proposed sustainability fee to a student vote failed. The reason. Insufficient attendance by senators at the meeting to pass the vote. While the SGA attendance issue is somewhat troubling, more troubling is the fact that any student senators would be in favor of increasing […]



Sustainability fee explained

Mar 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News

Abby Jo Moore Contributor As the Public Affairs theme for 2009 at Missouri State University, sustainability has caused a lot of talk on campus the past few months. But what does the term mean specifically in the university context, and what might the sustainability proposition bring about for students? The 2009 Referendum for a Sustainability […]