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SA reads first draft of GAF, passes 2+2 program resolution

SA reads first draft of GAF, passes 2+2 program resolution

Allie Cummings, Students' Association Reporter

January 15, 2019


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Through many months of work, the General Activity Fee (GAF) first draft was read and debated at the Jan. 14 Students’ Association meeting. It was a long and tense debate that consumed most of the meeting. Issues such as student organization funding, expanding Wellness Center hours and services, a ...

The $8.32 GAF increase explained

The $8.32 GAF increase explained

Lauren Franken, Managing Editor

January 14, 2019


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At the Jan. 14 Students’ Association meeting, the General Activity Fee (GAF) steering committee revealed a first draft of the three-year strategic plan for years 2020-23. They also proposed a two-year plan, but ultimately decided in favor of the three-year plan. GAF is a mandatory per-credit-hour...

Students’ Association approves Best Buddies program, Knitting Club

Students’ Association approves Best Buddies program, Knitting Club

Alli Cummings, SA Reporter

January 8, 2019


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Student Association kicked off the spring semester by approving two new organizations and setting goals for the upcoming semester. The Knitting Club currently consists of eight students who believe knitting is a way to escape the stress of classes and improve mental health. The representatives s...

Wymer discusses changes to international nights

Wymer discusses changes to international nights

Trenton Abrego

December 4, 2018


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In the final Students’ Association meeting of the semester, Greg Wymer addressed concerns with students feeling ill after eating food at one of the international nights this semester. Changes will be made with Aramark supervisors overseeing and taking temperatures of the food that is served at all i...

High-speed SA meeting breaks unofficial record

High-speed SA meeting breaks unofficial record

Trenton Abrego

November 27, 2018


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Thirty-three minutes. That’s how long the Students’ Association meeting on Monday, Nov. 26 lasted. “That’s gotta be a record, folks,” Sen. Nick Lorang said at the end of the meeting. “Uff da.” A short agenda looked to be highlighted by resolution 18-05 regarding a fixed-transportatio...

Fixed bus route in works through Students’ Association and GAF

Fixed bus route in works through Students’ Association and GAF

Brianna Schreurs

November 27, 2018


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Transportation has been on Students’ Associations radar for years now, and co-chairs of the Transportation General Activity Strategic plan workgroup are looking to solve the campus problem. Co-chairs Sen. Josh Longtin and Sen. Sameer Keshavan have worked all semester on a plan to put a bus transportation system...

There is a lack of knowledge surrounding GAF strategic plan

There is a lack of knowledge surrounding GAF strategic plan

Editorial Board

November 21, 2018


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The general activity (GAF) fee is a mandatory per-credit-hour fee that directs funds toward activities the general population of the student body would participate in and benefit from. Drafting a GAF strategic plan has been at the forefront of the Students’ Association’s priorities this semester. SDSU ...

International nights face future difficulties: Nov. 19 SA meeting

International nights face future difficulties: Nov. 19 SA meeting

Brianna Schreurs

November 20, 2018


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Since Students’ Association’s last meeting was two weeks ago, there was plenty of agenda items at its Nov. 19 meeting. A big topic of the night was the GAF strategic planning updates. On Oct. 30, SA opened up a comprehensive survey for students to give input on how to spend General Activity Fee...

SA approves new venture for Armed Forces Association

SA approves new venture for Armed Forces Association

Trenton Abrego

November 6, 2018


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A new venture of $1,960 was made and granted by Students’ Association during the Nov. 5 meeting. The allocation will benefit the Armed Forces Association. AFA will be permanently be put in SA’s budget. The funds will be utilized in three different ways: Purple Heart Chapter 5355 ...

Students’ Association unanimously passes three resolutions

Students’ Association unanimously passes three resolutions

Trenton Abrego

October 30, 2018


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“Aye” was said 87 times in the Lewis and Clark Room during the Oct. 29 Students’ Association meeting as three resolutions were unanimously passed. These resolutions were: 18-02 R. The resolution supports the Board of Regents’ creation of a new needs-based financial aid program called ...

Students’ Association asks for input on how to spend student dollars

Students’ Association asks for input on how to spend student dollars

Brianna Schreurs

October 30, 2018


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How to invest student dollars into the General Activity Fee (GAF) for the next four years has been the focus for Students’ Association. To help guide the conversation, SA released a general survey. You can take the survey here. Students could win a $750 to the SDSU Bookstore, two Summit League Bas...

SA focuses on clubs and sustainability in Oct. 22

SA focuses on clubs and sustainability in Oct. 22

Trenton Abrego

October 23, 2018


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Jennifer McLaughlin and the newly-approved Women’s Club Volleyball Team highlighted the Oct. 22 South Dakota State Students’ Association meeting. McLaughlin, the SDSU sustainability specialist, spoke to SA about practicing sustainability. During the meeting, McLaughlin mentioned SA was working with her to potentially include a green fee into the General Activity Fee. The discussion...