The Student Government Association passed a resolution to increase lighting around the nursing building that will affect nursing students and residents of the adjacent Newman Center residence halls.
“With our nursing program being one of the top ones in the state of Alabama and the U.S., I believe that this small yet needed update will shed light on more improvements needed,” said SGA President Heath Barton, a senior global business major from Opp.
Avalon Dudinsky, a junior global business major from Panama City, Florida, said that now that the resolution is passed, the SGA will approach the administration about installing temporary sources of light at the site until a permanent solution is found.
SGA also passed a resolution about establishment of the Oxfam Club at Troy University. According to its website, Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 member organizations working in more than 90 countries to create solutions to hunger and poverty and conducting campaigns to bring about lasting, positive social change.
Leebo Tyler, a junior mathematics major from Mobile and president of Troy’s Campus Kitchens, said that establishing Oxfam on campus was important to bring awareness among students about the issues of hunger that Oxfam addresses.
Olivia Melton, a junior mathematics and economics major from Orange Beach and SGA director of representation, reminded the senators about the upcoming spring elections for three seats in SGA.
“Currently we have one at-large seat which any student can run for, a college of fine arts (seat) which the student must have a major in that program, and a graduate seat where the student must be a graduate student,” Melton said.
Applications will be posted on the Trojan Connection website starting Jan. 7, 2016, and are due by Jan. 15.
Barton expressed gratitude to all SGA senators for their effort to further the SGA’s projects this semester. One of the projects of this year was the Homecoming Book Drive.
“We were able to raise 1,100 books, 300 of which we took to Charles Henderson Child Health Center,” Barton said.
The largest portion of books will go towards the “HERO” project in Hale County for a pop-up bookstore.
“Through this initiative we are hoping to encourage the literacy ranking of Alabama to improve,” Barton said.