ASG elections for the 2017/2018 school year coming up
MNU’s Associated Student Government campaign and elections have arrived. ASG is comprised of nine executive cabinet members as well as a council of five members for each class.
Coming up first is the ASG executive cabinet campaign and elections. These roles include: student body president, director of finance, pioneer spirit, social Life, publicity, intramurals, executive secretary, and MNU productions. For those that were interested in learning more about each role or want to run for a position on the ASG executive cabinet, an info meeting was held on Monday, February 6th. But if you missed this meeting, no worries! You may still contact Kelsey Woods, director of student services, for more information.
Information packets will be held in the Student Development office as well. Following the info meeting, a campaign rules meeting will be held on Monday, February 13th at 9:30. As part of running for ASG exec, a Forum will be held during the All-Star Basketball game. This is a chance for those running to talk with the student body and to showcase all their ideas as to why they should vote for them. Voting on Moodle will open at 8am on Wednesday March 2nd and close the 3rd at 8pm.
Being a part of the ASG executive cabinet is chance to be a leader on campus and to make change happen. Student Body President, Aaron Merrell said, “If you are interested in making a difference on our campus, being a voice to students on a broader scale, and to continue to improve on event and activities, consider the executive cabinet.”
Director of ASG, Lisa Downs, is excited for the year to come. “There is going to be a big change as seven out of the nine executive cabinet members are seniors. But this means more opportunity for new ideas and to expand and maybe even have twist on existing events. It’s going to be a big transition but I am excited to see what the new council can bring,” Downs said.
Along with the executive cabinet is the opportunity to run for class councils. An info meeting will be held Monday, April 3rd at 9:30 pm. The positions offered are president, ministry chair, finance chair, social life chair, and intramurals. Being on a class council is a great way to meet new faces on our campus and get involved at MNU.
Leigh Ann Martin, ministry chair on the senior class council states, “Being on class council was an opportunity for me to reach out to people I normally wouldn’t talk to and build relationships with others. It’s been great to be a part of a council with people of different personalities and strengths and use that to benefit what we do for our class.”
Students who have been involved with this organization say it has been a great experience. Woods said, “In my position of being director of student services, I’ve got to sit down and talk with a lot of different people and learn a lot more about the different clubs MNU has to offer. If students want to make a difference on campus and being a voice for the student body, this is such a great chance.”
Merrell says, “Being on ASG has given me the privilege to come up with a vision and follow it through, see it progress, and in the end, see student enjoy what we do.”
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Alexis Gonzalez is a student at MidAmerica Nazarene University and a reporter for The Trailblazer.