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Nicole Breen

Welcome back. I hope you are all getting back into the swing of things and are ready for the spring semester to begin. First-years, you survived your first semester of college and seniors; it’s the final stretch.

Student Government Association moved back from winter break a weekend early for training. We did a re-cap of last semester and got a head start on planning for the spring. Aside from planning, during training we participated in ‘random acts of kindness,’ bonded over team builders and we also met with CAB to plan both Welcome Back Weekends.

On Monday, January 19, all student leaders who were back on campus attended a training session together. Each year students come together for training, whether it be a service project, conference style sessions or small group discussions. This year we welcomed City Year to campus to facilitate our student leader training. City Year introduced us to different leadership styles and had us group together with other students who identify with the same characteristics as you.

There were small group team builders and discussions. It was interesting to be able to chat with other student leaders about the different styles and hear their stories and opinions.

In the evening, we all attended the annual Martin Luther King Jr. dinner and entertainment portion of training in Hagan Campus Center Hall. We all heard remarks from Dean of Campus Life, Conway Campbell, History Professor, Professor Carl Keyes, and from our talented guest speaker and performer Chantel Hampton.

I would like to thank and congratulate the Cross Cultural Center, specifically Bea Patiño and the ALANA Network Executives for putting together such a great event.

The first two weekends of the semester Campus Activities Board and SGA teamed up to co-sponsor Welcome Back Weekend. The first Friday back students had fun singing and dancing at Karaoke and Saturday evening we welcomed the musical duo, “Two Worlds,” to campus. This past weekend on Friday we played the game we all know and love, Assumption Bingo, and on Saturday we hosted “Mind Games.”

Thank you to CAB for collaborating with us and for another exciting and successful Welcome Back Weekend.

We have a lot planned for this semester and are excited to announce new events and initiatives as the semester continues. We are also looking forward to our annual events such as the Student Forum, Duck Day and late night in Charlie’s events.

The annual Student Forum will be held on Wednesday, February 11t at 7:30 p.m., and the location will be announced at a later time. The Student Forum is for the student body to come ask questions and voice concerns. The forum will be run by the SGA executives and is only open to students. Administrators, faculty and college employees will not be present at this event.

Something that you may notice we are doing differently this semester is the format of this column.

Traditionally this section in the Provoc has been the SGA President’s column. We are trying something different this semester where each issue will be an article written by a different SGA Executive. Between the five us, there are so many different aspects to cover and we figured it would be effective to hear from all of us and our respective areas. Not only will you be hearing from me, but you will also be reading articles submitted by Patrick Giroux, Jenna Connors, Barry Nicholson and Jennifer Crea.

I hope to see you all at the Student Forum, but if for some reason you need to get to us before then with a question or concern, feel free to stop by the SGA office in Charlie’s. You can also always reach me via e-mail at Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @AC_SGA and on Instagram @AC_SGA_.

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