By Cody Hawes, Correspondent
Image Credit: Hunter Hourany for Horizons
On Jan. 23, 2023, Embry-Riddle’s Student Government Association (SGA) called their bi-weekly “Open Meeting” to order at 6:00 p.m.
After passing the previous meeting’s minutes, SGA President Prince Anselmo moved to officer reports. Anselmo shared an update to the Student Retention Support Plan, announcing plans for a farmers’ market on campus.
In an interview with Horizons, Anselmo said that, “It’s kind of an idea to bring together students so they can connect with the community, especially Prescott and the surrounding quad community. I think that a big chunk of student retention is finding a community or finding a home here in Prescott.”
SGA Vice-President Dylan Astrup shared his proposed updates to the SGA bylaws in proposal SP23-02. Besides grammar edits, Astrup added a stipulation to the college representative eligibility, now requiring that candidates running for this position are in the college they want to represent. This motion passed 10-0-0.
Anna McLaughlin, the SGA Treasurer, reported that subsidy and grant forms have now been moved to Eagle Life. Tier trainings will be on Feb. 27, March 20, and April 8 at 7:00 p.m. in Building 17, Room 123. Additionally, grant and subsidy trainings will be Feb. 8 and March 8 at 6:00 p.m. in Building 17, Room 134.
Costco muffins are now available for free on Monday mornings in the SGA office. This will be known as “Muffin Monday’s,” according to McLaughlin.
Cameron Daveney – Representative for the College of Business, Security, and Intelligence – announced updates for on campus trails. He will continue working with Brad Sinn, head of facilities, and Shannon Murphy to gather materials for and create trail map signs for these trails.
Christopher Sorensen, the College of Engineering Representative shared his update on the campus lighting project. Sorensen told Horizons, “I would like to possibly send up a drone to get aerial photos of the parts that are dark on campus so we have actual research that we can submit to administration or other people as we request funding for the project.”
Additionally, Sorensen reported that in his meeting with Dean Madler, he gained more insight on plans to improve EGR 101. The College of Engineering received feedback on the new EGR 101 experimental class structure. This section, taught by Professor Ali, was an effort to modernize the course.
Sorensen said, “The College of Engineering is setting up a committee to evaluate EGR 101, and over the next couple of semesters they’re going to try and revamp EGR 101 using that feedback.”
Carson Westman, one of the Student Life Representatives, announced a new service opportunity for Registered Student Organizations (RSO) through the trail improvement project. “Hopefully our trail improvement project will be able to get service hours starting whenever the winter season starts to die down,” Westman said. “So hopefully like late February, early March we can get going. Possibly a bit later depending on how the season shakes down.”
Dining Services’ weekly meetings are set for every Friday at 1:00 p.m. in the Earhart’s conference room. Any students are also welcome to come and express their concerns.
Jacob Wolf, Chairman of the Student Campus Enrichment Fund, reminded the audience of the board’s existence.
Proposal SP23-01 was also introduced by the DET 028 Cyber Team, requesting $3,700 to cover travel fees for a competition in Daytona Beach, Fla. McLaughlin clarified that the proposal fell outside of the additional funding guidelines, and the motion did not pass with a vote of 2-8-0.
The meeting was adjourned by Anselmo at 6:37 p.m.