SGA plans to bring up complaints about garage
Pizza with the President is set for Sept. 13.
Published: Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Updated: Friday, September 7, 2012 17:09
Correction: SGA did not specify the number of times needed to donate blood for recognition by the college. According to South Texas Blood and Tissue Center’s website, high school students were required to donate six times. The number of times a student here is required to donate is still undetermined.
The Student Government Association plans to talk to college President Robert Zeigler about complaints of police officers blocking the entrance to the parking garage when the garage is not full.
This topic was brought up by President Jacob Wong today at the first SGA meeting of the semester in the craft room of Loftin Student Center.
A student complained to Wong that he drove past the blockade and found more than 10 empty spaces on the second level while cars were being turned away, Wong said.
The SGA also discussed plans to start an open-campus forum with the college president, faculty and students, but they have not yet selected dates.
Pizza with the President will be Sept. 13, Wong said.
The pizza event, in which students discuss campus issues with the college president, will be noon-1 p.m. in the Fiesta Room of Loftin.
SGA has placed an order for 115 large pepperoni pizzas and 115 cheese pizzas, Wong said.
This event should be better than last year’s Pizza with the President because the event will be inside and SGA will be handing out cans of soft drinks instead of pouring small quantities in cups, he said.
In other discussion, the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center will be on campus Sept. 28 promoting the Red Cord Honors Program.
If a student has donated blood six or more times, they will be eligible to wear a red cord during graduation from this college. The blood bank must have a record of the donations.
Students also can donate time to earn the red cord, Wong said.
This will be an opportunity for students to be the first graduating class with the Red Honor Cord.
The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center will be offering refreshments and snacks for students Sept. 28.
Wong said a representative of Student Government will be a guest on “The Sandwich” on campus radio station KSYM 90.1 FM at 7:30 a.m. every Tuesday.
SGA has an office in Room 260B of Loftin adjacent to the office of student life. Office hours are not available yet, but the phone numbers are 210-486-0132 and 210-486-0133.
Five members and an adviser attended the meeting today. Two of the five arrived late.
Previously, members could be voted out if they missed 25 percent of meetings or assignments. Wong said he will take action sooner than that to remove any SGA member who is not attending meetings.
The next meeting is at noon Monday in the craft room on the second floor of Loftin. Meetings are open to the public.