What’s Up SG? February Edition
Feb 16, 2016 by Dani Sanchez
What’s Up SG?
A monthly update on Student Government happenings.
IT’S ELECTION SEASON
Don’t forget to vote for your new Senators, Student Body President and Vice President, and the next Our Shirt design! Voting opens Feb. 29 and remains open until March 3. You will be able to access voting via your MyUSF homepage, or by going to sg.usf.edu/vote once voting opens on Feb. 29. There will also be polling locations every day at the Marshall Student Center and in front of the on-campus Pollo Tropical to vote in person between Feb. 29 and March 3.
CATCH ME UP
Student Government Engagement Day
Student Government drove around campus in golf carts last Thursday talking to students about concerns or questions they have about SG. This is something that Student Government will be doing monthly, so look out for the SG golf carts around campus to talk to us and get free food and merchandise next month! If you'd like to contribute to the survey we brought to students during our last Engagement Day, you can find the survey here.
USF Day at City Hall
On Tuesday, Feb. 9, a group of about 35 students traveled to Tampa City Hall for the day to advocate on behalf of USF students. After hearing from the mayor, students were able to sit down with members of City Council to learn more about local government and to talk about issues that affect us every day, including: pedestrian safety and infrastructure around campus, ride share services such as Uber and Lyft, and the new USF downtown medical school. This was a great program that we look forward to continuing in years to come.
FREE FOOD ALERT
Meet the Candidates
Wednesday, Feb. 17 | 12-2pm | MSC Amphitheater
Stop by the Marshall Student Center Amphitheater this Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 12-2pm to enjoy free Jimmy John’s sandwiches and get the opportunity to interact with the 2016 Senate, Student Body President, and Student Body Vice President candidates. Voting for the Student Body Elections will be open from Feb. 29-March 3 via sg.usf.edu/vote as well as polling locations at the Marshall Student Center and Pollo Tropical on campus.
Tuesday, Feb. 16 & 23 | 6-9pm (tentative) | SG Senate Chambers (MSC 4200)
All students are welcomed and encouraged to attend Student Government Senate meetings that occur every Tuesday night starting at 6pm in the SG Senate Chambers (MSC 4200). The remaining Senate meetings this month will be held on Feb. 16 and Feb. 23.
In Senate meetings, members of the Senate discuss and put bills in order that help shape university policy and student life at USF. As well, there are typically other university offices, departments, or representatives that come present to the Senate on various topics. Attending meetings is a great way to stay up to date on university happenings. Additionally, if you would like to voice your opinion to the Senate about Senate bills, current policies, or anything else you would like to bring to the Senate, you can discuss this during the Open Forum section of Senate meetings. To speak in Open Forum, contact Senate President, Kristen Truong at email@example.com.
Mr. & Ms. USF Scholarship Pageant
Monday, April 4 | Time TBD | MSC Oval Theater
The Mr. & Ms. USF Scholarship Pageant will be held on April 4, directly following the USF Week Kickoff! The Mr. & Ms. USF Scholarship Pageant is an annual pageant event hosted by Student Government to determine who the next outstanding student representatives of the university (Mr. & Ms. USF) will be. The winners of the scholarship pageant will be crowned Mr. & Ms. USF. Come to find out who the next Mr. & Ms. USF will be!
Street Team Meeting
Thursday, Feb. 18 | 5:30-6pm | SG Back Cabinet (MSC 4300)
Street Team members help promote Student Government, involvement, projects and initiatives. This unique, hands-on group participates and helps host showcases hosts and events for all students to attend. Don’t miss the next Street Team Meeting this Thursday, Feb. 18. Current Street Teamers as well as anyone interested in being a part of Street Team is welcomed! We will provide free food for all who attend.
WHAT’S NEW WITH BULLS RADIO?
Bulls Radio will host DJ classes on Tuesday nights at 8pm in the MSC. The meeting rooms change from week to week, but students may meet in Bulls Radio beforehand. This is a great opportunity to get involved with Bulls Radio while learning a new skill.
Student Musicians—Have Your Songs Played on Bulls Radio
If you are a student musician and are interested in being recorded/played on Bulls Radio, stop by the Bulls Radio studio on the first floor of the Marshall Student Center and speak to Jackson Cardarelli (Music Director at Bulls Radio). He can be contacted at Cardarelli@usf.edu.
Student Organization Public Service Announcements
Looking to promote general information about your student organization or an event being hosted by your student organization? You can now request PSAs to air on Bulls Radio! Request a PSA here.
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU
Upcoming SB President/VP Debates—Give us Ideas!
The Student Body President and Vice President candidate debates are events that allow students to get to know each candidate better as candidates debate university issues, and what their stance on them are. Debate dates:
The Student Body President Debate: Wednesday, Feb. 24 | 7pm | MSC Ballroom
The Student Body Vice President Debate: Tuesday, Feb. 23 | 7pm | Beef O'Brady's at the MSC
What are some questions you would like to hear the Student Body President/VP candidates answer, or topics you would like them to cover during the debate? Let us know by completing this survey.
There is much more to come from Student Government this semester! The best way to stay up-to-date with Student Government is to join our BullSync page and follow USF Student Government on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (@usfstudentgov).