As the university’s “busy season” is coming to a close, the student government of SUU is working hard to plan events and keep students here on campus from now until Christmas break. On Nov. 5, 2019 at 11:30 a.m., SUUSA held their weekly senate meeting and discussed details regarding these future events.
The week of Nov. 4-8 is Native American Heritage week. On Friday, Nov. 8, students representing this heritage are putting on a Native American Showcase. This event will be held in the Starlight Room at 5:30 p.m.
SUUSA is also working hard to ensure that international students are taken care of for the upcoming holidays. The student government wants to include these students as much as possible, so they have planned a Thanksgiving dinner that will be held in the Great Hall. The date was not announced, but for international students, it is something to look forward to this month.
“I really like being involved in something that is bigger than me,” said Amine Toualbi, SUUSA’s International Representative. “These events are really important, because a lot of these students come here without family or friends. I feel that it is super important to allow them to have a voice and be heard.”
Nov. 11 kicks off International Education Week, which will allow these international students another opportunity to meet the students of SUU and feel more comfortable at the university.
As far as other announcements, all midterm grades should be finalized. The decision has been made to keep tbirdconnection for another year, but as it is sometimes confusing for students to use, SUUSA will be creating tutorial videos that will help students understand the website better.
The Meet Your Representatives event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the STIL offices. The Photo Club also has their opening reception, Weird and Wonderful, on the third floor of the library on Friday Nov. 8, beginning at 2 p.m.
Senate meetings are every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in the Sterling Church Auditorium, and they are open to the public. They are also streamed on the SUUSA Facebook page.
Story by: Kylee Shaffer
Photos courtesy of: Kylee Shaffer