Metals Club denied funds from Student Government Association

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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 5:47 PM

The Metals Club of Edinboro University requested funding this week from Edinboro’s Student Government Association (SGA) for their biannual SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) Conference.

This year, the conference is in New Orleans, and the club looked to stay four nights. The opportunity is for metalsmiths. Those who attend would be a part of artist talks and lectures, networking with artists, exhibitions, and would have opportunities to sell art pieces, take in “Q & As” with artists, as well as portfolio reviews. Last year, the club traveled to Asheville, North Carolina.

The budget included flights, hotels and registration. The Metals Club requested a total amount of $11,429.28 for their trip. They have also been participating in various fundraising methods such as bake sales and jewelry sales.

SGA denied the funding for the metals club because they were unable to answer whether or not busing would be a cheaper option. The club was also unsure as to how many attendees would be grad students since the trip is after this semester; SGA is unable to fund graduate students.

SGA has also made recent revisions on how much they can fund to organizations and clubs, and they believe the changes are more reasonable.

In other business, SGA recently made some changes to the interview questions for incoming SGA applicants, adding some new questions and getting rid of those which seemed repetitive. They wanted the questions to focus on character and what they can do as leaders.

Jenna Giordano is a staff writer for The Spectator. 

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