SGA funds 4 requests, tables one until spring

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Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 at 6:10 PM

At Monday’s Student Government Association meeting, five student organizations presented to the EUSGA congress in order to receive funds from SGA.

Clay Club requested $1,297 for a Kevin Snipes workshop. Snipes is an artist who resides in Pittsburgh who, from Oct. 3-4, came to Edinboro to hold workshops and critiques for art students. The club has one visiting artist a semester, and requested funding for the honorarium, hotel and travel costs. SGA voted to allot the club $1,297.

The EUP Sculpture, Fibers and Extended Media Club requested a grand total of $873.28 for a conference in Detroit. Sculpture X is a conference for sculptors and artists working in 3-D and extended media and was co-founded by two Edinboro professors, Lisa Austin and Dietrich Wegner. The conference will take place from Oct. 12-14 and a total of seven students will be attending.

The club also requested $40 for meals for Charles Tucker, a professor at the Cleveland Institute of Art on Oct. 27 to conduct studio visits and have an artist talk. Tucker is visiting the campus for free in exchange for Lisa Austin to visit his campus at a later date. SGA allotted the club the $913.28.

The Psychology Club requested $2,694.17 for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology National Conference in Florida. Three students will be attending and presenting at the conference, which takes place Oct. 15-21. The money would cover transportation, registration and lodging. EUSGA passed a motion to allot the students $2,264.11 after calculating caps. Additionally, EUSGA will give the money on the condition the students will give a follow-up report after the conference.

Edinboro ROTC requested $3,909.06 to take 12 people to the Army Ten Miler, which takes place in Washington, D.C. from Oct. 6-8. This is a 10-mile foot face that will involve 36,000 runners. The cost would cover transportation, registration, lodging and uniforms. One congress member said they believe sending the ROTC team to this event would add to Edinboro’s name. SGA approved the motion for $3,727.66.

Kappa Kappa Psi, the national honorary band fraternity, requested $2,023 for the North East District Convention on March 9 and 10 in 2018. Thirteen members of the fraternity will be traveling to the convention at Virginia Polytechnic Institute where they will learn skills for bettering of their fraternity. The money requested would cover travel and lodging.

A executive board member said since SGA’s general fund budget of $90,000 was split between the fall and spring semesters for this academic year, they don’t believe the club should receive money from this semester. Since the conference will take place next semester, congress passed a motion to table the discussion until then.

In addition to the club presentations, SGA President Ja’Cobi Green inducted Aspen Bradford into congress.

The next SGA meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. in Pogue Student Center, room 310.

Dakota Palmer is the news editor for The Spectator. She can be reached at eupnews.spectator@gmail.com. 

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