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All but two of the available SGA senators raise their hand in support of supporting the "Karaoke Corral."

SGA discusses 2018 senate, Karaoke Corral, Student Awards

After not having a general meeting last week due to debates, SGA resumed normal business. The meeting could not have gone underway without congratulating its newest senate and executive board.

The student body voted Jacob Bell, speaker of the senate, as the president of SGA for the upcoming academic year last week. Sen. Amea Thompson will serve as vice president.

Krupesh Patel and Rachel Tessin will serve as comptroller and secretary respectively. Also, 14 new members were voted into the senate.

Besides complimenting the achievement of the upcoming board, SGA turned the floor over to Ashely Williams, who is a member of the Association of Graduate Students. Williams gave an update on Karaoke Corral, an event for students to participate in karaoke.

According to Williams, the event will serve as “a way for students to distress before finals week.” Trophies will be awarded to students who place first, second and third.

She asked SGA to help with promoting the event to the students, for volunteers to be judges at the event and help with registration.

The event was slated to take place on Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m., but that time conflicts with the Mayhem Music Festival. The executive board felt that Williams and her organization should consider changing the time, so it can be most suitable for SGA and other students to attend and volunteer.

Comptroller Matthew Rowe then presented his report which imposed eight unanimous Blazer Allocation Fund approvals. Requested funds varied between $150 to $300 to which the senate voted in favor of granting.

Sen. Carrington Lewis spoke on behalf of the Chamber of Campus Affairs to announce the Grill and Games Cookout, which will take place on Thursday, April 26 in Palms Quad from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Lewis asked for volunteers to help cook and operate several games.

Lastly, Dr. Vince Miller, vice president of Student Affairs, extended an invite to all members of SGA to attend the Student Awards and Recognition Night.

“It is an opportunity for us as a university to celebrate the achievements of our students,” Miller said. “As part of that, your newly elected SGA officials will be sworn into office.”

The ceremony will be held in the Student Union Ballrooms on Tuesday, April 24 at 6 p.m.

Written by Prince Robinson Jr., Staff Writer. Photo by Bryce Ethridge, News Editor.

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