SGA candidates sit down for a Q & A

Tyler Placeres for President Senior Tyler Placeres is a communication arts major who has been a member of Student Government Association for a year. He said he chose his major because it leads to a broad spectrum for the job market. He goes on to add that he believes communication opens up any door and […]

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UWF needs $321 million for renovations

On Wednesday, Feb. 26, students donned hard hats to express the University of West Florida’s need for building renovations. The Student Government Association hosted a “Hard Hats for Higher Education” rally in the University Commons to demonstrate why the laboratory sciences buildings are in need of an upgrade. This upgrade will consist of an annex, […]

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SGA Meeting discusses diversity and Future Argo Referral

By Morganne Lennig The SGA Senate meeting on Friday, Oct. 18 at 2:30 p.m. included guest speakers President Judy Bense and Chief Diversity Officer Kim LeDuff presented University news and plans, members were sworn into higher positions and a debate on the Service  ensued. Bense spoke to SGA members and assured them that all is […]

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A focus on the future

The University of West Florida Student Government Association’s recently elected president and vice president discussed their plans to bolster student involvement and recognition on campus in the coming academic year at the April 19 meeting. “Our platform that we ran on was ‘Argos Moving Forward, Together,’” Sherrell Wood, SGA vice president, said. “We wanted to […]

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SGA passes bill to pay senators

The Student Government Association Senate Meeting introduced guest speakers and new legislation on Friday, March 22, in the Commons Auditorium. The first speakers were University of West Florida Peer Educators Adam Smith and Deshonna Bagwell. The UWF Peer Educators are a small group of students that help educate their peers on alcohol use, misuse, abuse […]

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SGA passes bill aimed at cuts

The Student Government Association Senate passed a bill 27-1 on Friday that supported a statewide initiative to decrease spending cuts for Florida universities. The bill was inspired by the Aim Higher Florida initiative, which is an attempt to raise awareness for funding for the Florida State University System. In 2012, the Florida Legislature cut $300 […]

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New award, position at SGA

The University of West Florida’s Student Government Association met on Friday, Jan. 25, to vote on two bills, one implementing a Distinguished Staff Award and the other creating a third marketing coordinator position. The Distinguished Staff Award provides one faculty member $500 to contribute to improving the academic environment in the classroom through academic travel […]

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Nine members appointed to Senate

During the SGA Senate meeting held on Friday, Jan. 18, nine people were appointed to the Senate: William Henderson, Moran Sellers, Thomas Martin and Ashlee Mobley, Jamie Mount, Jacob Stephens, Tyler Martin, Christopher Hill, and Amber Farson. During the legislative address, Senate President Amy Bueno spoke about the Campus Master Plan and how there is […]

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BEI looking for ‘Altier’ native CEO

During a University of West Florida Student Government Senate meeting on Nov. 2, President Judy Bense announced the resignation of Vice President of Administrative Services Matt Altier. Bense said that Feb. 2 will be Altier’s final day at UWF. “He has done nothing wrong,” Bense said. “Everything is fine. In a way, he’s done a […]

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UWF could be going green with electric cars on campus

The University of West Florida’s Student Government Association heard a proposal from ishareEV on Friday about the school receiving 200 electric cars that would be available for students to use any time for no cost. “This is a project that is going to address a lot of issues, and one of those is parking,” Matt […]

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