Category Archives: SGA Updates

Hello Argos!
We hope classes are going well for you as well approach finals and the end of the semester. We have a few events coming up that we would like to share and hope you will join us for.
2017 Student Body Election Voting Period – April 3rd @ 8am – April 5th @ 8pm – You can cast your vote at the SGA table just outside the Nautilus Market or vote online on ArgoPulse
Student Body Elections Reveal – April 5th @ 9pm, UC Great Hall – See who won the election!
UWF SGA 50th Senate Installation – April 14th @ 2:30pm, UC Auditorium
Spring Football Game
Football is back! Please come join us for the 2017 UWF Spring Football game on April 22nd! SGA will have a tailgate before the game. Please join us for free food and games!
Stay strong and motivated Argos!

Antonio Allende
Special to The Voyager

Hello Argos! We hope that you are staying motivated and on top of your studies. First exams are right around the corner and it is imperative to consistently stay ahead of the curve. We’ve got several events taking place this upcoming week, and are excited to share them with you.

UWF Dining Services will be hosting focus group sessions on Wednesday, February 15 and Thursday, February 16 at various times throughout the day. These focus groups are essential because with feedback from the students comes a more direct and helpful way for Dining Services to enhance the student dining experience. Below are the dates and times for each focus group, keep in mind that these times are for resident students, with commuter students being given a separate time frame on the same days. There is a link directly below the dates that allows students to see all the dates and times available.

Wednesday, February 15th
11:15am-12:15pm, UC 265

Wednesday, February 15th
4:15-5:15, UC 265
Thursday, February 16th 
11:15am-12:15pm, UC 255
Thursday, February 16th 
5-6pm, UC 255
The Deans Lunch will be taking place on February 15th from 11am-2pm. This provides an opportunity for students to meet with the Dean of their choice in order to foster professional relationships and potentially build networking circles.
On February 17th senate will be conducting the first reading of the Budget Bill, this is an open opportunity for anybody to learn how budgets are divided and how money is allocated to organizations on campus.

Don’t forget that Student Government Association elections are approaching; filing for anyone interested in an executive or senator position begins on Feb. 27th. We strongly suggest that you put together a viable campaign plan with a genuine ambition to better our organization and University as a whole, as this is a great opportunity to gain some experience in politics and community affairs. Election voting will commence on April 3rd.

Distinguished Teaching Award/Distinguished Staff Award Nominations are underway, nominate the professor that you feel exemplifies the Argonaut spirit, and shows true dedication to the profession and students. Here is the link! https://orgsync.com/119949/forms/178386

Tabling for Distinguished Teaching Awards will begin on February 20th, and will continue for that entire week so please find some time to visit the table and show appreciation for your favorite Professor.

Let’s stay motivated Argos, and strive for greatness!

Welcome!


Antonio Allende
Special to the Voyager

Hello Argos!

Before we begin, UWF SGA would like to welcome Dr. Saunders to the University of West Florida as our new University President! We look forward to the amazing contributions that Dr. Saunders has in store for the student body as well as the surrounding community.

This Monday we will be kicking off Diversity Week, a week where local student organizations such as the UWF Black Employees Association, Student Government Association, and Student Activities and Office of Diversity plan multiple events throughout the week in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and our University’s continuous dedication to commitment to service and understanding. The Dates and times are scheduled as follows:

Jan. 30th

Diversity Lunch – held in the University Commons Great Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jan. 31st

Diversity Town Hall, “Let’s taco’bout it” – held in the University Commons Great Hall from 7 to 9 p.m.

Feb. 1st

Diversity Workshop – held in the University Commons room 255 at 7 p.m.

Feb 2nd

Diversity Showcase – held in the University Commons Auditorium at 7 p.m.

Student Government Association elections are approaching quickly; filing for anyone interested in an executive or senator position begins on Feb. 27th. We strongly suggest that you put together a viable campaign plan with a genuine ambition to better our organization and University as a whole, as this is a great opportunity to gain some experience in politics and community affairs. Election voting will commence on April 3rd.

Lastly, Distinguished Teaching Award/Distinguished Staff Award Nominations are underway, nominate the professor that you feel exemplifies the Argonaut spirit, and shows true dedication to the profession and students. The form can be found here.

The SGA staff would like to encourage you to maintain the passion and work ethic that you arrived with in August. An Argonaut pushes to strive for the very best and takes pride in the accomplishments that follow a dedicated and hard working mindset. If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to please email us at sgadircomm@uwf.edu or call us at 850-474-2393. 

“A Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”
Greek Proverb

Coming Soon!

Together, The Voyager and SGA are working to keep the UWF community up-to-date on the policies, events and topics that matter most! Stay tuned for weekly updates from the Student Government Association.