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SGA prepares for upcoming term

Staff Reporter

June 12, 2013

Filed under Student Government Association

Wichita State’s Student Government Association has begun making the transition to a new administration. Members are discussing goals they have for the year and other issues. Darren Beckham won the election in April and was sworn i...

Luis Carbajal resigns as SGA president

Staff Reporter

May 6, 2013

Filed under Student Government Association

Corrections: A previous version of this article cited Diana Carbajal as saying she was unaware of Luis's resignation prior to last Wednesday's meeting. Olivia Sullivan, not Diana Carbajal, was unaware. The previous version also cited Su...

A profile of Students Unite candidate Darren Beckham

Staff Reporter

April 24, 2013

Filed under Student Government Association

As a senior Political Science major with an emphasis in International Studies and a minor in Economics, Darren Beckham was naturally attracted to getting involved with Student Government Association. As well as being the current...

A profile of SURV candidate Sean Mclemore

Staff Reporter

April 24, 2013

Filed under Student Government Association

When Sean Mclemore came back to school at Wichita State, he wanted a way to get involved on campus instead of just going to class. The Student Government Association was a good match. As a General Studies major with minors in ...

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...