SGA hears from FHSU Provost on semester plans

BY CORIE LYNN

FHSU Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Jill Arensdorf was the invited speaker at Thursday’s SGA meeting. She informed members of the FHSU Student Government Association of the university’s plans for a virtual commencement ceremony. 

“We are planning to host five commencement ceremonies,” Arensdorf said “one for each college.”

Her announcement about commencement pertained to Fall 2020 graduation. Arensdorf explained that, because of the uncertainty of the weather in December, the five commencement ceremonies would be held online.

“We are really hopeful we can do something in person this spring,” she said.

Besides commencement plans, Arensdorf also confirmed the university will proceed with the fall and spring semesters as per the original calendars, including holding breaks as normal.

Following Arensdorf’s discussion, the meeting moved into reports from SGA Executive Staff and Committees.

President Haley Reiter began by informing the student senators that, while applications for the Student Emergency Assistance Fund are still open, the committee received no new requests this week.

In addition, she informed the students that members of the FHSU Virtual Student Senate were joining the evening’s meeting over Zoom, emphasizing the uniqueness of this organization at FHSU.

“There’s nothing extremely similar to what we have,” Reiter said.

Community Relations Director Jayden Siebert also gave a report this week, informing the student senators of the TGOF relaunch to be held the following day.

She explained that this campaign, formerly known as “Tiger Gold on Fridays,” has been changed to “Tiger Gear on Fridays.”

“It’s more inclusive if it’s ‘Tiger Gear’ rather than ‘gold,’” Siebert said.

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