As the end of this semester draws near the SGA has much to attend to. At the April 23 meeting of its members the SGA looked to put all its semester closing business into action. The first item of discussion was the upcoming tricycle race. On Thursday April 30th the SGA will be involved in a race around the Godbey parking circle. Other participants include Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Beta Lambda, the baseball and basketball teams, support staff, faculty assembly, and early childhood development staff. At 11:30 racers will don helmets and ride their tricycles around the lot. A raffle will be held where onlookers can try and predict the winner and the time it takes to make the lap. The best guess will get 50% of the proceeds and the rest will go to the winning organization and to the other participants.
Other upcoming events are centered around Spring Fling on May 8th. Treasurer James Kittinger’s karaoke day will take place, and Secretary Meagan Willis has organized a mass pillow fight, open to all students.
The central issue of the meeting however was that of evaluations. The time has come for the members of the SGA to be evaluated based on their performance this semester, the last step towards receiving their tuition reimbursements. First they had the opportunity to assess one another, and each member was subjected to private judgments from fellow officers and senators. Today’s reviews had many ups and downs as some were lauded for their outstanding efforts, and others stood abashedly before the criticisms of their peers. The evaluations were fair, and those who had not performed as well as others received lower ratings in the areas in which they came up short. Those areas in which they were judged were attendance, speeches, projects, and participation. These evaluations will combine with those of advisor Ben Kramer, and when reviewed by administration will determine whether a member will receive full or partial reimbursement.