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How the SGA president, VP ran an online campaign

How the SGA president, VP ran an online campaign

Abby Behrens and Natalie Hamren

May 8, 2020

Lauren Goodwin and Mia Derks were recently elected SGA president and vice president. Their campaign, along with the rest of the world, had to transition online mid-March. Check out to see what they did and what ultimately led to their win.

Goodwin and Derks named SGA president, VP

Pictured left to right, Lauren Goodwin, president, and Mia Derks, vice president.

Northerner Staff

April 2, 2020

Lauren Goodwin and Mia Derks were announced as the 2020-21 SGA President and Vice President on April 2 with 379 votes. 996 votes came in during the two-day election. Their opponents, Jessica Archer and Jacob Wilson and Katie Estes and Zach Ditchl received 367 and 277 votes respectively. Emily Miller...

Debate 2020: SGA candidates on SB1 & diversity, dating violence, more

Debate 2020: SGA candidates on SB1 & diversity, dating violence, more

Natalie Hamren, Kane Mitten, and Billy Keeney

March 26, 2020

On Wednesday, March 25, The Northerner hosted the annual Student Government Association Presidential Debate. This was the first time the debate was held online.

SGA reschedules presidential election amid coronavirus concerns

SGA reschedules presidential election amid coronavirus concerns

Billy Keeney and Natalie Hamren

March 14, 2020

Through an executive order, student body President Jarett Lopez has postponed the 2020-21 SGA presidential election, originally scheduled for March 25 and 26, to April 1 and 2. The extension allows the presidential candidates to “adequately prepare for the unprecedented event of holding an election w...

Estes, Dichtl: restructure SGA, inclusive dining

Pictured left to right, Zach Dichtl, vice president, and Katie Estes, president.

Billy Keeney

March 4, 2020

SGA senators Katie Estes and Zach Dichtl want to be your student body president and vice president. Estes, entrepreneurship major, and Dichtl, triple major in web and database administration, media informatics and philosophy, aim to bring big changes to SGA through restructuring town halls and addre...

Goodwin and Derks: Transparency in Action

Pictured left to right, Lauren Goodwin, president, and Mia Derks, vice president.

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

March 4, 2020

On Monday, Feb. 24, the only all-female ticket of the election announced its candidacy with the slogan “Transparency in Action.” Student Government Association Justices Lauren Goodwin and Mia Derks are running for president and vice president respectively.  Goodwin was inspired to run after a meeting ...

Archer, Wilson: representing students, accountability

Pictured left to right, Jacob Wilson, vice president, and Jessica Archer, president, are running for president and vice president.

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

March 4, 2020

Jessica Archer recently announced her bid for SGA president in the upcoming election. According to Archer, her platforms focus on communication and transparency to combat issues such as enrollment decline, student representation and administration accountability. She plans to propose more support of SOTA...

Advising resolution passed, alcohol in housing discussed at SGA

Frank Robinson reads comments from Advising about the resolution.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

March 3, 2020

Academic Affairs Chairman Alan Millward and Senator Hannah Miller opened Monday’s meeting reading the changes in their resolution, which had its first reading last week. The resolution now allows students to submit evaluations of their academic advisors, in hopes to improve advising meetings and sessions students have.

All Card design, advising evaluations discussed at SGA

Committee Chairwoman of University Improvements, Onyinyechi Okorie, sharing her

Billy Keeney, News Editor

February 25, 2020

A new resolution proposed by Academic Excellence Senator Hannah Miller and Committee Chairman of Academic Affairs Alan Millward endorsing the universal implementation of online academic advisor evaluations had its first reading in SGA’s Monday meeting. Secretary of Public Relations Jessica Archer a...

SGA gets visit from state representative nominee, update on enrollment strategy

Rachel Roberts, democratic nominee for Kentucky State Representative for District 67, poses for a photo with SGA members.

Billy Keeney, News Editor

February 18, 2020

On Monday, SGA had an update on the Strategic Enrollment Management Plan (SEMP) for the 2020 to 2024 school years and got a visit from Rachel Roberts, the Democratic candidate for the Kentucky District 67 State Representative.  Rachel Roberts on local business and politics Roberts, owner of the Yog...

Library improvements, accreditation solutions discussed at SGA

Senator Joe Baker advocating for changes in the library during Monday's meeting.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

February 11, 2020

Comments on library improvement Dean of Steely Library Andrea Falcone joined SGA’s open session for members to voice concerns and pitch ideas to improve Steely Library.  Committee Chairwoman of University Improvements Onyinyechi Okorie pitched the idea of having the facility open 24 hours, to which F...

SGA discuss diversity, new senators sworn in

SGA discuss diversity, new senators sworn in

Elizabeth Cates, Reporter

February 4, 2020

On Monday, 11 new senate candidates were presented for appointment. Each candidate was given the floor to introduce themselves. After sharing their name, major, year and reasons for wanting to join SGA, the candidates were also given the opportunity to share any ideas that they want to implement upo...

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