Student government passes new organization and proposes new street signs

Changes are soon to come to campus

By Cameron Niblock
On November 14, 2014

Student Government Association passed a new student organization called The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on campus Nov. 10 during their meeting.

NAACP wants students to be more aware of diversity with the many different social issues that are “overlooked on campus,” Tiffany Allen, unofficial president for NAACP, said. Some of these issues include financial insecurity, gender and religion. We want students to know we are promoting diversity, cultural experience and unity, Allen said. All NAACP asks from its members is that they come to meetings with an open mind and they are prepared to be involved by using their voice to address these issues.

We are part of an age group that has the drive and passion to make these changes, Allen said.

NAACP plans on promoting these issues by using presentations in classes, social media and face to face interaction with students.

Parking, Food, Housing and Technology committee chair, Zach Miranda, has been working with the President’s Office to change to color of road signs around campus to blue and gold. He has prepared a proposal for the City Council in San Angelo to approve.

If the proposal is passed, the first change to occur will be to the Varsity Ave. street sign sometime in December, Miranda said. In addition to this the name will be changed to Phil George Drive in honor of the alumni coach from ASU.

We will start to systematically change the colors on street signs around campus after the approval is passed, Miranda said. He said he is confident that it will be approved.

Meghan Rogers, Environment Health and Sports committee chair, will be attending the City Council meeting Nov.18 to support the approval of the change.

The purpose of this change is to show ASU spirit and pride, Miranda said.

President Brian J. May Ph.D. attended the Student Senate meeting and gave insight into the future of the Engineering degree that will hopefully be ready by the fall semester of 2015.

ASU is looking to provide a new degree that is not available in the state of Texas called Aeronautics, May said. The degree would potentially provide unmanned aircrafts for students to learn more about the aviation industry.

In closing, the summer school program was discussed. The program is looking for more student input in regards to personal experiences within the program, May said.

The summer school program already offers free housing to students and an opportunity to receive a summer Carr scholarships for those who meet the requirements.

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