At the latest Student Government meeting, five new senators were approved and took their oaths of office, filling seats that had been vacant since the beginning of the semester.


The five new senators include the following:


  • Jessica DelVecchio, senator for the School of Education, Health, and Human Behavior;

  • Callie Krager, senator for the College of Arts and Sciences Science and Math;

  • William Akpan, freshman senator;

  • Richard Beck, senator for the School of Business; and

  • Hayleigh Lutz, senator for the School of Business.


At the Feb. 10 meeting, Kaitlyn Kyle was confirmed as SG’s new external affairs officer. The position had been open since Maddie Walters, the previous external affairs officer, stepped into the role of vice president. Kyle previously served on the External Affairs Committee while acting as the senator for the College of Arts and Sciences People and Culture.


SG also approved an SIUE chapter of the Students for Liberty. According to the new organization’s Get Involved page, “Students for Liberty’s mission at SIUE is to help young people to learn about the principles of a free society and to give to its members the power to spread their ideas.”


In additional business, SG approved a name change for the Digital and Photographic Imagers, which will now be known as Photography Club. 


Two travel requests were approved one for Eta Sigma Gamma and one for the Cougar Rockets, both to the amount of $600. SG also approved a program request from Collegiate 100 for $3,250 for the Black Heritage Month Unity Conference on Feb. 23.

SG is currently accepting applications for all positions for the 2020-2021 academic year. Applications can be found on SG’s Get Involved page. The next Student Government meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 in the Goshen Lounge.

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