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Students Unite suspended from campaigning

Staff Reporter

April 18, 2013

Filed under Student Government Association

The Student Government Association Election Commission suspended the Students Unite party from election campaigning on Wednesday. Students Unite, led by Presidential Candidate Darren Beckham was found guilty of being endorsed at an SGA sponsored event. Although the party did not speak, current SGA Senator DianaCarbajal endorsed them at the event. The party is required to make a formal apology on their social networks by Thursday at 5:00 p.m. and must remove all campaigning materials including signs and flyers by Friday at 5:00 p.m. The party will also take out an ad in Monday’s issue of the Sunflower to apologize further. Students Unite will still participate in the election debate on Tuesday and will be allowed to resume campaigning Wednesday.

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Election candidates disqualified by Election Commission

Staff Reporter

April 15, 2013

Filed under Student Government Association

The Student Government Association election is off to a rough start after six members of the Students Unite party were disqualified after missing one of the many offered rules meetings. The meetings provide candidate informatio...

SGA in brief

Staff Reporter

April 11, 2013

Filed under Student Government Association

Six members out in SGA election  Six members of the Students Unite party were disqualified by the Election Commission due to missing the required rules meeting.  Multiple meeting times were offered to discuss the rules within the election.  Both parties were required to attend before the start of campaigning, Sunday, April 7.  Students Unite presidential candidate Darren Beckham unsuccessfully appealed the ruling on Wednesday.  Although Chief Election Commissioner Olivia Sullivan says this ruling “will not cripple his chances of winning.” Beckham said his party will now “have an incomplete image.” SGA commends professors Student Government Association met Wednesday to recognize professors they believe “sincerely care about their students and their advancement in their education.”  Resolution R013 recognized Dr. Ramazan Asmatula for his work in nanotechnology while Resolution R014 recognized Dr. Ron Matson for his work in sociology, women’s studies and human rights. Both resolutions passed unanimously.  SGA also passed funding bill FB063 providing $2,353.50 to three individuals traveling to present their work.

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SGA votes to ignore request for McLemore’s removal

Staff Reporter

April 8, 2013

Filed under Student Government Association

Wichita State’s Student Government Association chose not to talk about a previously tabled dispute between its president and its chairman of programming.  SGA President Luis Carbajal had recommended to remove Chairman of Pr...

Student government president recommends chairman’s removal, VP questions proposal

Staff Reporter

April 1, 2013

Filed under Student Government Association

Student Government Association President Luis Carbajal recommended Wednesday that Chairman of Programming Sean McLemore be removed from office with a last-minute speech that was not on the Senate’s agenda. “It has just bee...

SGA looking to ban smoking on campus

Staff Reporter

March 27, 2013

Filed under Student Government Association

According to a 2010 National Interview Health Survey, nearly one in five American adults smoke cigarettes. To help lessen the impact of public smoking, college campuses across the country have taken measures to become completely...

SGA moves forward after spring break

Staff Reporter

March 25, 2013

Filed under Student Government Association

After the weeklong break from school and other duties, the Student Government Association will be preparing for elections, while maintaining its duties to organizations and individuals. One of the first steps in the process of elections...

SGA speeds through funding bills

Staff Reporter

March 11, 2013

Filed under Student Government Association

Usually, funding bills for Student Government Association must go through a two-meeting process – introduction during the first and approval during the second. Sometimes it is a one-meeting process if senators consider the bil...

SGA approves student fees budget

Staff Reporter

March 4, 2013

Filed under Student Government Association

Wichita State’s Student Government Association approved $11.5 million in student fees requests last Wednesday, drawing SGA’s involvement in the process to a close. “I feel pretty proud of the decisions that the Senate has ma...

SGA out of organization funding

Staff Reporter

February 20, 2013

Filed under Student Government Association

As of this month, the Student Government Association no longer has money to give to student organizations.  Although many may see this as daunting and disastrous, Coordinator of Student Organizations and Civic Engagement Lyston Skerritt di...

SGA continues process for student fees hearings

Staff Reporter

February 18, 2013

Filed under Student Government Association

The process for deciding the budget for student fees continued on Wednesday when Student Government Association met to look at the Student Fees Committee’s recommendations. The College of Fine Arts requested $77,000 to pay f...