Keeping Connected with SGA 3-1-17

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Story by Ashley Traylor, Staff writer

Don Robertson, vice president of Student Affairs, introduced the new Career Services Director, Matt Purdy, to the student government body at the SGA meeting Wednesday.

Purdy previously worked at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he was the Employer Relations Coordinator.  

Purdy said he has only heard good things about Murray State.

“I’m really excited to be here,” he said. “My family is excited to be moving here to Murray and I appreciate all the warm welcomes everyone has given us.”

The upcoming SGA elections was also discussed. Voting will be held on MyGate March 13-14.

The slate is posted on SGA’s Twitter page and will be added to SGA’s website soon.

A presidential forum will be held March 8 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Barkley Room for students to get to know the candidates.

Two candidates are running for SGA president, and there they will have the opportunity to share their platforms.

Clint Combs, SGA president, encouraged the Senate to attend the forum because he said a lot of important decisions are coming up.

“We will be rolling into another state budget year, so it’s going to be really important that you hear the viewpoints and thoughts of our presidential candidates,” Combs said.

At the Board of Regents meeting Feb. 24, Combs said the alcohol and tailgating procedure was passed.

Regarding Health Services, the university will be gathering information on each option for the facility, he said.

The International Student Organization dinner will be March 8 at 4 p.m. Paul Amols, director of Dining Services, said nine countries will be represented.

“It’s a great way to really taste authentic food from all these other countries,” Amols said.

Upcoming events:

  • March 8 – Pet therapy at noon in the Curris Center Rocking Lounge
  • March 9 – Presidential Lecture at CFSB at 8 p.m.
  • March 13-14 – SGA elections – online voting
  • March 15 – Election results revealed at Winslow Dining Hall at 8 p.m.