SGA announces reduced Happy Bus hours, still up for discussion

Published by adviser, Author: Kevin Squires - Assistant News Editor, Date: August 29, 2013

The evening route for the Happy Bus has been discontinued this semester, announced Vice President of Campus Outreach Anthony Plumberg, at the Student Government Association meeting Monday.

Plumberg stated that this decision was made due to a lack of funds to support the route and that it is a trial run which is open for discussion from students. Any concerns or questions should be taken to a member of the Student Government Association.

Plumberg also explained that this week’s free movie will be “The Great Gatsby,” not “Iron Man 3” as listed in some information outlets given to students.

Dr. Robert J. Watson was presented with an official proclamation welcoming him back to Slippery Rock University as the interim Vice President of Student Affairs at the meeting.

Watson told the Senate he was both surprised and a bit embarrassed by the proclamation. “It means a great deal to me so thank you very much for that.” Watson said. He spoke of his excitement to work with the Senate in the upcoming year, stating that they “are the right student leaders at the right time at this university.”

Patrick Burkhart, president of the SRU chapter of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) spoke to the Senate regarding Slippery Rock University’s financial future and the fear of retrenchment.

In other news, a motion was carried to hire Wendy Leitera as the new Slippery Rock Student Government Association Business Manager starting September 9 after what Student Government Association President Rodgers “Buddy” Clements described as a “rigorous procedure” culminating with an interview that took place this summer. She was unanimously selected by a search committee.

“I was at the point in my career where I wanted to take a leap and try something different,” Leitera said, “and this couldn’t be more perfect for me.”

She appreciated the opportunity from the Senate commenting, “I really thank you all for accepting me here and giving me the chance to come in and do some good things…I really look forward to getting to be a part of this group and getting to do some good things here.”  She was presented with a shirt to welcome her to Slippery Rock.

Watson, Building F, and four freshmen Senate spots are vacant. Applications can be obtained in the Student Government Association office in the Student Development Suite of the Robert M. Smith Student Center or online at

The meeting adjourned at 9:47 p.m. The next meeting will take place Monday, September 29 at 8:45 p.m. in the theater of the Robert M. Smith Student Center.


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