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This item originally appeared in the January 27, 2005 issue of The Tech Talk.

By VALERIE METREJEAN

Staff Writer

The Student Government Association invites all students curious about becoming a part of the organization to attend an interest meeting to find out more about the roles in student government.

"There really is something for everyone, from those who want to spend 30 minutes to 20 hours a week with SGA," Lindsay Mencacci, SGA vice president and a senior biology major, said.

From elected positions for senators and appointed positions for cabinet and supreme court members, Kimberly Ludwig, SGA president and a senior business management and entrepreneurship major, said the positions of the Student Government Organization are very diverse.

Ludwig said SGA will hold the meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 in Davison Hall, Room 113, for anyone who would like more information before this year's election process begins in the spring quarter.

"We will go over the structure of the government, job roles and important dates that those who plan to run for office will need to know," Ludwig said.

Sheena Kelley, SGA senator and a sophomore medical technology major, said going to the meeting is a great way to see what SGA is about and how the organization works from the inside before making a commitment.

"Anyone can come make input and then decide if they want to get involved," Kelley said.

Kelley said SGA is for students involved in Tech activities or who are passionate about Tech and want to be a part of the changes the SGA works to bring about.

Mencacci said those "students who have any complaints and are willing to do something about them" are invited to be a part of SGA.

"SGA provides a unique opportunity for students to network with administration, community and state leaders," Mencacci said.

Ludwig strongly encourages all students, regardless of whether they have experience in student government or not, to consider being a part of SGA.

"I never thought I would be [in the position] I am now," Ludwig said. "And I think a lot of people think they can't do it, but there really are many opportunities."

Ludwig said the elections process begins with candidates turning in a petition of signatures and a written proposal.

Elections will be held April 6-7.


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