- Mon, March 2
- Commuter Advocacy and Resources Society Breakfast - 8a @ ACSU, Second Floor
- BCM Free Lunch - 11a @ BCM Building
- ASME Monthly Meeting - 12p @ Keplinger Hall, Room M1
- TU Society for Military Psychology Meeting - 12p @ Chapman Hall, Room 122
- "Sophisticated Sisters" Presentation by Tawanda Jones - 5p @ TU Law School
- Tue, March 3
- Rockin' for the Ropers Philanthropy Dinner - 5p @ ACSU, Great Hall A
- Wed, March 4
- Student Teaching Info Session - 7:30p @ Norman Village Clubhouse
- Thu, March 5
- Free International Lunch - 12p @ Wesley Building
- Etiquette Dinner - 5:30p @ ACSU, Great Hall
- Fri, March 6
- Earth Matters Meeting - 9p @ Little Blue House
Voting will be open from Wednesday, April 10, at 9:00 am to Thursday, April 10, at 9:00 pm.
Candidates for President
I’m Katie McGouran, and I’m running to be your SA President. As President, I want to improve student life by providing free shuttles on weekends to downtown Tulsa, Cherry Street, Brookside, and Utica Square. I’ll fight against the implementation of plus/minus grading so that our classes stay focused on learning, not grades. I want to showcase a wider variety of Golden Hurricane sports with more free food and TU gear at games. I’d also like to throw an awesome 2014 Springfest, capped off with a benefit concert to fight hunger in Oklahoma. I have experience with both Senate and Cabinet, and as Treasurer, I have the expertise to make sure that our funds are used responsibly and that the Event Sponsorship fund is not depleted before the end of the year. I’ve written over 100 bills to fund student events and trips, and I initiated the campaign to open a lounge and locker space for commuters in ACAC. When I ran for Treasurer, I promised to serve the student body with energy and integrity, and I hope to do the same as the President of Student Association.
College: Engineering and Natural Sciences
I joined SA my freshman year as Associate Director of Operations. My sophomore year I served as Executive Director of Community Service coordinating the largest Service Day in TU history with over 600 students in attendance. This year I was lucky to serve on the Executive board. I would like to serve as your next President for many reasons. I would like to work on three main issues. First, I would like expand library hours. TU is a very tough institution, and most students need a convenient, central location on campus to study late into the night. Secondly, I would like to implement an extension to the printing quota. Many classes require huge packets printed every week, and it is not fair for students to have to pay extra for this. The last thing I would like to implement in my time as president is a more open communication between administration, SA, and the students. I would like to make students more aware of projects around campus so students can be as excited for TU’s future as Administration and Trustees are. I hope you would join me in making next year the greatest!
Candidates for Vice President
Brett J. Baumgartner
I feel that I am the best candidate for vice president of Student Association because the vice president is in charge of SA Senate. Because of this, it is optimal to choose a candidate who has plenty of Senatorial experience. I am currently in my second term as an SA Senator and am chairperson of the Student Investigative Committee. In SA Senate I have investigated such things as: trying to reopen the lap pool, update the recycling and parking policies, and establish the Commuter Lounge in ACAC. Currently, I am trying to overturn the +/- grading system, lengthen the library hours, and make this campus more accessible for everyone. The vice president of SA is also one of a couple students who are invited to administrative meetings, so this investigative experience that I have will be vital to making TU as great as possible. If you vote for me, I will guarantee that your ideas and opinions will be heard. I send out surveys whenever something controversial comes up just to make sure that we act on behalf of the student body. Thank you for voting!
College: Arts and Sciences
Hey everyone! I’m Michael Mancini, a sophomore History and Education major from San Antonio, Texas. I’m running to be your next Student Association Vice President because I want to make SA more accessible on campus and more open to your input. I know that SA often seems distant and complicated to many students, and I will put my utmost effort into bridging that gap. Having organized SA’s elections for the past two years, I have spent a lot of time talking with voters and hearing their concerns. This personal contact is crucial to SA’s presence on campus, and under my leadership, SA Senators will continue to build closer ties with the student body through more frequent Meet Your Senator events. We will also keep fine-tuning the Event Sponsorship process so that your organizations can receive funding for events quickly, fairly, and accurately. I pledge to you that if elected I will be a devoted and enthusiastic public servant who will always be ready to address your concerns.
Candidates for Secretary
Major: Arts and Sciences
I am a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences and am pursuing a double major in English and Education as well as a minor in Spanish. During this past year I have been working as an Associate Director for the Springfest committee and have learned a great deal about Student Association and all that we do. I have loved being a member of SA and I want to continue working to make TU the best that it can be as Secretary. Although the description for the job is not particularly scintillating, I believe that there is a lot of untapped potential in the role. While the Senate and Cabinet standing rules only specify that the Secretary must attend meetings and record minutes, I would like to use the role to not only complete my mandated duties, but also to act as a historian for SA. One of my main projects -- were I to be elected -- would be to organize the SA files into a cohesive, digitized database. I believe that creating this database would enable senators to look up past bills easily, streamline the process of finding precedents and help future SA officers in their duties.
The position of Secretary is sometimes overlooked as "the other Executive position on SA." I am here to not only serve in a vital position; I also want to excel in it and work with all parties to benefit the student body as a whole. I believe the position of Secretary is important because it requires not only the fast, logical typing skills; it also requires being arguably the most available Exec member to speak with students regarding issues. Having served as Senator for the past two years and serving as Clerk and President Pro Tempore during those terms, I believe I have the experience, dedication, and understanding necessary for this role. As Secretary, I want to unite the legislative body in Senate, the Judicial branch, and the Executive's Cabinet staff set a common goal in terms of helping our students and then follow up on those goals. I am outgoing, friendly, and optimistic. The person who puts in time, efforts, and ideas is the one that will succeed. TU, I am ready to take the next step to bigger and better things by serving as your Student Association Secretary next year.
Candidates for Treasurer
College: Engineering and Natural Sciences
I have been an SA Senator for about two and a half years, and I am currently the Financial Appropriations Committee Chairperson in SA Senate. I would like to further my experience with student government by moving to the executive branch, and I believe that my experience and responsibilities in SA make me a strong candidate for Treasurer.
I am running for the executive branch because I want to be a part of the events that will happen on campus. I am creative, and have new ideas that would be valuable in planning some of the most anticipated happenings on campus. I would like to become treasurer because I have always been good at managing funds and using them efficiently to maximize results.