SGA talks books, grants funds

Published by adviser, Author: Chris Gordon - Assistant News Editor, Date: October 22, 2015
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Slippery Rock’s Student Government Association heard testimony from the SGA Bookstore and approved funds for two campus organizations Monday night.
Joe Flynn, the manager of the SGA Bookstore, spoke of his efforts to keep textbook prices down and said he hopes to buy back all books sold this semester.
“We haven’t done an excellent job, at least not as good a job as we need to,” Flynn said in regards to advertising the bookstore’s new, lower prices.
Flynn encouraged students to buy books at the best price they can find and to ask professors if they plan on reusing textbooks so that the bookstore can buy those books back.
Additionally, SGA voted to give Exercise Science Society (ESS) $2,800 to rent a bus to transport students to a healthcare research conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Angela Grazier, a spokesperson for ESS, said the conference would be a great networking opportunity and is open to all students.
SGA also voted to give Phi Beta Sigma $455 to hire a DJ for a Halloween party they plan to host.
However, the fraternity will be required to repay the funds before they can run a profit from ticket sales, Vice President of Finance Michael Farah said.
Farah also indicated that applications for the SGA scholarship are now available.
Applications are due Oct. 30 and one applicant will receive $500 towards school expenses.
SGA President Logan Steigerwalt discussed a proposed partnership with La Famiglia which would help raise funds for SGA.
In the proposal, SGA would receive 10 percent of students’ bills when they pay with their student ID.
The next SGA meeting will be on Nov. 2 at 8:45 p.m. in the Smith Student Center Theater.

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