SGA: autumn updates

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The Student Government Association has been busy during the month of October helping MUW students as well as others in the community.

More than $400 was raised during Oktoberfest to donate to the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, thanks to the participants of the bachelor and bachelorette bidding. The SGA sponsored this portion of Oktoberfest and was very pleased with the outcome.

The SGA also volunteered at the Diabetes Walk on Sunday, Oct. 20. This event took place at the Columbus Riverwalk located near the MUW campus. About 100 people from the community participated by walking that day.

SGA members volunteered at the Diabetes Walk by helping with various tasks throughout the event. A few of those tasks include packaging and distributing food for those walking, handing out medals to the people who completed the two-mile walk and face painting for the children. The SGA students were asked to gather the directional signs along the trail, which meant they also made the two-mile walk.

“It was a fun event for us because we were giving back to people,” said Katelyn Davis, a kinesiology major.

The SGA brought its $400 donation from Oktoberfest to the Diabetes Walk.

In response to concerns voiced by the MUW student body, the SGA was able to get Simply To Go to extend its hours. Simply To Go is a dining service kiosk at Parkinson Hall that offers healthy snack items for students. The menu also includes coffee, sandwiches, microwavable meals, fruit and salads.

This change went into effect on Monday, Oct. 21. Simply To Go will now close at 5:30 p.m. instead of at 2 p.m.

The new closing time will be more of a convenience for both students and faculty members.

A Food Ambassadors committee was established which is made up of SGA members. The job of this committee is to evaluate the food service on campus, along with help from the student body. Constant feedback will be given directly to Dining Services in order to better provide what students need.