Welcome to PSGA
"We, as the elected student representatives, dedicate ourselves to be the voice of all Park University students. We hereby promise to be a liaison between all students, faculty, and staff, establish open communication, promote transparency, diversity and accountability, and actively seek positive solutions that aid in student excellence."
Student Senate meets every Friday from 12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Our Meetings are open to all students
General Assembly Dates:
Committee Meeting Dates:
Louise Morden Board Room for General Assembly
Senate Office, MA 308 for Committee Meetings
RecycleMania 2013 has come to an end and the final results were released this morning.
We had the best year in the university’s history, recycling 20,522 pounds of material for the competition. Last year we recycled 11,574 pounds of material and our highest year was 2010 with 14,355 pounds.
What did this mean for the environment? Through our recycling efforts, we eliminated 43 Metric Tons of CO2 from the atmosphere. This is the equivalent of taking 8 cars off the road or off-setting the energy consumption of 4 households.
Overall, we recycled 18,845 pounds of paper; 646 pounds of aluminum; and 1,031 pounds of cardboard.
The Park Student Government Association is happy to announce the results of the spring elections. We are excited about the student representation for Park University for the 2013-2014 academic year! Note the new term of these Senators begin on the day of Honors Convocation April 17, 2013. If you are interested in getting involved or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of the executive board members.
Park Student Government Association 2012-2013
President – Mika Mahyenga
Vice President – Kirby Appollis
Business Manager – Triumfia Houmbie
Secretary – Janek Sunga
Several students received write-in votes for the senator position. Those with the highest number of write-in votes will be contacted about their interest in filling the remaining open senator positions. Write-in candidates have to accept the position before their name is announced.
PSGA is organizing a Student Town Hall for February 14, 2012 starting from 1.00pm to 2.45pm in the McCoy Meetin' House. Park's President will give an update on Park University issues, and afterwards there will be a Question and Answer session. Senior members of Park's administration will be present. All students are invited.
The PSGA Environmental Affairs Committee, in partnership with the Office of the Environmental Affairs Committee and the Geo Club, are coordinating Park University's participation in RecycleMania 2013, Sunday, Feb. 3, through Friday, April 12. RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities. During an 8-week period each spring, colleges across the United States and Canada report the amount of recycling and trash collected weekly and are ranked in various categories based on who recycles the most on a per capita basis, as well as which schools have the best recycling rate as a percentage of total waste and which schools generate the least amount of combined trash and recycling. All "green" Pirates can participate by recycling white paper, mixed paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and aluminum soda cans. Parkville Campus residential students will have a competition between residents of Chesnut Hall and Copley Quad. In addition, a variety of activities are scheduled, including trash pickup, a "Go Green" design contest using recyclables and a "Dumpster Diving" event. For more information about Park's activities and how to get involved, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kirby Apollis is the new Secretary for PSGA. She takes over after last semester's resignation of Sarina Mayora. She was appointed after the President and the Executive Board interviewed two candidates for the position. Kirby will serve out the rest of Sarina Mayora's term.
Sarina Mayora resigned from her position as PSGA Secretary last year. PSGA is looking to fill this position. If you are interested, now is the time. Please send the following documents to Senate as possible. If you are interested in applying for this position, now is the time.
The following documents are needed by the application deadline, January 17, 2013. Please send the documents to email@example.com.
The Executive Board will interview the candidates for Secretary, and thereafter the President will appoint a Secretary based on the recommendations of the Executive Board.
Park Student Government Association has recently revised the By-Laws for the club allocation process. Therefore, we are having a meeting to educate your club or organization regarding how to follow the necessary procedures when needing club funding. In order to be aware of this process and be able to apply for funding for the upcoming Spring semester, a representative from your club or organization must be in attendance at this meeting. The meeting will be held at PDL academic underground on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 12:00pm. Lunch will be provided for you. If you have questions prior to the meeting, please feel free to contact Saruul Baatartsogt at Saruul.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kelvin Igumbor, appointed as new PSGA Vice President for 2012. Mr. Igumbor has been a Senator for past year, he replaces Brandon Dugan who resigned earlier this month for personal and professional reasons. Mr. Igumbor was selected as a Vice President after a vigorous application process that including conduction an interview with Executive Board Members. Two other applicants who interviewed were Senator Selly Attila and Zhenghao Wu "Will". At the time of his application was not a senator. (see below) PSGA's President Janek Sunga swore in Mr. Igumbor.
Park's President and Provost attend Senate Meeting. This past Friday's meeting was a packed house. President Michael Droge, Provost Jerry Jorgensen, and Alan Liebrecht, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management were in attendance. Dr. Droge had come to address the Senate on possible changes in tuition and room and rates. Here are the proposed changes, they will only be final if they are approved by the Board of Trustees.
Undergraduate Parkville Daytime Campus $4 increase
Online $4 increase
Military Campus $5 increase, represents 2% increase
Ditstance Learning Online- no change
Nursing program no change
Graduate program no change
No change, this is for second year running this has happened
Sodexho is requsting a 3% increase, they have had a flat rate for the past 2 years.
Budget Committee presents By-Law changes to Senate. Senate approves new by-law changes concerning club allocations and special fundings.
Environmental Affairs Committee to host Campus Cleanup. This Friday November 16, 2012 from 3-4.30pm. Senator Atilla requests all those who are interested to meet in the Chapel Lawn at 3pm. After cleanup there will pizza and refreshments for the participants.
"Will" Zhenghao Wu joins the Senator. Wu is from China. He was sworn in by new Vice President Kelvin Igumbor.