Senator visits the senate

SGA hosts State Senator at general sentate meeting

By Rosanna Aguilera
On April 5, 2018

Photo by Axel Marcenaro
Senator Kel Seliger gives the Student Government Association an insight into state politics. Seliger is chairman of the Senate Higher Education Committee. 

 

The Student Government Association had a state senator as a guest speaker in its meeting on Monday and discussed preparation for the Rammys and the end of the year 5k. 

Kel Seliger, chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee, came to talk to SGA about how the senate works. 

President pro tempore, Brayden Woods, said Seliger oversees higher education for the entire state of Texas.

“It was a unique opportunity for the students of ASU,” Woods said.

Woods said Seliger talked about how the state of Texas works and how the committee represent students and higher education to the governing bodies of Texas.

“It allowed the students to gain a learning experience from that,” Woods said. “It was unique for the students to hear him speak because of the experience he has not only in Texas government but life in general.”

Woods said free speech was a main topic during their discussion.

Woods said the senate really enjoyed that he was interactive with the student senators. 

“He would throw a problem out there and ask a senator ‘how would you fix it, what would you do,’” Woods said. “Getting that interactive between a student and a state senator was unique of its own.”

Junior Haley McGregor, Special Events Committee chair, said she and her committee are ready for the Rammys.

“We have been preparing this entire semester,” McGregor said. “It is a lot of work between SGA and the Multicultural Center.” 

McGregor said Jarett Lujan is also a major part of the Rammys and getting everything together. 

“Different people do different sections, but I basically oversee everything and make sure that things are running on track,” McGregor said.

McGregor said her committee is also in charge of ordering the awards and meeting with Chartwells to schedule the food.

“Everyone helps out,” McGregor said. “It has taken a lot of effort but I think it will be one of the better Rammys of the past few years.”

Senior Cody Kretschmer, committee chair for Environment, Health and Sports, said they are preparing for the 5k run on April 27.

“We are having an end-of-the-year fun run kind of 5k,” Kretschmer said. 

The senate passed Bill 89.14 for funding. 

Kretschmer said the first 50 people who sign up will get a free t-shirt and will be entered to win one of two Fitbits, which is what the money will be going towards.

“It’s for students and alumni of ASU,” Kretschmer said. “We are going to be sending out a mass email for the link where students can sign up.”

 

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