November/December

It’s time for another SGA update. Here’s what’s been going on:

You may have seen the large, inflatable jumping creatures at the men’s basketball game vs. Hampden-Sydney. SGA was pleased to help co-sponsor their performance along with Athletic Events, Marketing, and CAC. Everyone there enjoyed their crazy antics.

EMU’s Board of Trustees convened for their fall meeting, and we as Co-Presidents reported to them on behalf of SGA. We updated them on the current Senate, as well as happenings within our organization. We were pleased to give a glowing report to a board which received us with affirmation. We also supported an official statement in conjunction with the Morally Responsible Investment Club, who met with the Board’s Finance Committee and urged them to support more morally responsible investment within the Mennonite financial institutions.

Thanks to Senators Peyton Erb and Darian Harnish for their work at putting together another successful Faculty Forum. We are also grateful for the willingness of the faculty/staff panel–Walt Surratt, Matt Siderhurst, Don Clymer, Amy Springer, and Vi Dutcher. It’s great to be able to get to know EMU faculty and staff outside the classroom.

Recently, we helped fund a trip to New York for several members of Peace Fellowship to the annual MCC-UN Conference. They will be having a forum to discuss their experience in Common Grounds on Wednesday, Dec 8 at 8pm.

Keep your eye out, matey, for these upcoming happenings:

  • SGA Caroling before chapel, Monday, Dec. 13 at 10am (last day of class!)
  • Late Night Breakfast, Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 10pm
  • Apparel give-aways at select athletic events
  • Food Drive early next semester for Patchwork Pantry

As always, our weekly meetings (Wednesdays at 9pm) are open to all students, our minutes are posted at www.emu.edu/sga, and let us know if you have any questions or ideas at sga@emu.edu. Happy studying!