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Monson and Berscheit win 2019 SA election

Monson and Berscheit win 2019 SA election

Brianna Schreurs, Editor-in-Chief

March 20, 2019

President Allyson Monson claimed her second term as she and Sen. Corey Berscheit won the 2019 Students’ Association election. Monson and Berscheit won over Sen. Carter Hunter and Sen. Amanda Husted by 438 votes, or 32 percent of the vote. There were 1,358 unique voters in this election. This is around 14 percent of the student population. Compared to past elections in t...

GAF totals for transportation and wellness services flip flop and change

GAF totals for transportation and wellness services flip flop and change

Alli Cummings, SA Reporter

March 20, 2019

Weeks after finalizing the General Activity Fee (GAF), the topic was once again a hot topic at the March 18 Students’ Association meeting. The plan was submitted to the Board of Regents and has returned with a few changes. The original GAF strategic plan recommended funding Frost Arena renovation...

Two constitutions approved, new registration site

Two constitutions approved, new registration site

March 12, 2019

The Big Event and Young Americans for Liberty are South Dakota State University’s newest clubs, as both of their constitutions were approved at last night’s Students’ Association meeting. The Big Event takes place every spring and is hosted by the Student Sustainability Council. The new club...

Meet the 2019 SA College candidates

Meet the 2019 SA College candidates

Brianna Schreurs, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2019

Students' Association elections are kicking into gear. Voting takes place on March 19 and 20. Polling stations are in The Student Union, Wellness Center, Animal Science Complex and Crothers Engineering Hall. Voting is also online from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at saelection.sdstate.edu. Debates are going to ...

Students voice concerns to Senate about campus gun laws, representation

Students voice concerns to Senate about campus gun laws, representation

Alli Cummings, SA Reporter

February 26, 2019

Things got heated last night as several students voiced their concerns about campus gun rights at the Students’ Association meeting on Feb. 25. Keegan Reeves, who was representing various conservative student groups, spoke during public comments to represent “students who feel the gun rights issue...

Students’ Association works on resolution for trained CPR CAs

Students’ Association works on resolution for trained CPR CAs

Gina Goblirsch, Reporter

February 12, 2019

CPR certification could be the skill between life and death, that’s why there’s conversation about Community Assistants (CA) becoming trained happening on campus. The Students’ Association will soon be voting on whether to start a program for Community Assistants to become CPR certified. ...

More candidates step forward for SA election

More candidates step forward for SA election

Alli Cummings, SA Reporter

February 12, 2019

Last night’s Students’ Association meeting began right as several senators were arriving home from Pierre, South Dakota for Students in Higher Education Days. While it started a few minutes late, senators got on with the meeting. Nominations are still open and Sen. Carter Hunter and Sen. Amand...

Legislation unanimously passes at Feb. 4 SA meeting

Legislation unanimously passes at Feb. 4 SA meeting

Alli Cummings, SA Reporter

February 5, 2019

After the General Activity Fee Strategic Plan vote last week, Students’ Association returned for another busy agenda for its Feb. 4 meeting. The new At-Large senator, Kevy Konynenbelt, was sworn into office. Sen. Konynenbelt is a senior undergraduate student in the College of Arts, Humanities and...

After long debate, athletics operations gets $1.01 GAF increase

After long debate, athletics operations gets $1.01 GAF increase

Brianna Schreurs, Editor-in-Chief

January 30, 2019

After putting amendments on amendments, whipping out calculators and a sincere debate, Students’ Association passed the four-year General Activity Fee (GAF) strategic plan after almost four hours of deliberation during its Jan. 28 meeting. The plan passed with a 24-4 vote. Sen. Josh Longtin, Sen...

SA makes strides in record-long meeting

SA makes strides in record-long meeting

Alli Cummings, Students' Association Reporter

January 29, 2019

Despite the almost four-hour debate on the General Activity Fee (GAF) Strategic Plan, Students' Associations passed two club constitutions, approved two special allocations and one resolution, resulting in a six-hour meeting on Jan. 28. Vice President of Finance and Administration Robert Kohrman...

GAF for athletics: $1.2 million deficit explained

GAF for athletics: $1.2 million deficit explained

Lauren Franken, Managing Editor

January 23, 2019

In 2009 South Dakota State was a newly transitioned Division I school with an athletic department operating on a $10.5 million budget. Ten years later, that budget has more than doubled to $22 million and is growing. The large budget increase is, in part, where the $1.2 million athletic departmen...

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

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 ...