State of the University (Feb. 2016)

Fortunately, all of our New Year’s resolutions to give up sugar have already disintegrated, because it seems as if midterm season has called for an unending stream of candy, cookies, and doughnuts littering the atriums of North Classroom. Fueled by our sugar highs, we’ve made some great movements on many of our projects this semester.

This semester has brought with it the introduction of our new Chancellor, Dorothy Horrell, PhD. Her first few weeks on campus have brought her to the students as she kicked off her listening tour. We have had the incredible honor of working closely with her to introduce many of our ideas and initiatives, and she has been extremely receptive to our passions.

Our Judicial Branch has been hard at work creating a new system for students to submit concerns to varying resources on campus. Many of the comments we’ve received in the few years have been about the ability of students to overcome the obstacles they’re faced with during their time at the university, and our justices have identified that oftentimes, such problems are simply a matter of communication. By being the first point of reference, the Judicial Branch hopes to be able to direct students to the resource or office that can help.

Along those lines, our association, collectively, has hosted two feedback events already this semester. Our Freshman counsel tabled by the Lynx Center a few weeks ago and found several interesting trends in the interests of upperclassmen and loweclassmen. Among these issues were parking, events, advising, and wifi. Our College counsel held an open forum a few weeks ago and discussed school and college-related issues with students of all majors. These types of events help us solicit feedback to both help us improve existing programs on campus and represent students’ view to fuel new initiatives.

The Wellness Center project is nearing the completion of design, and soon images of the building will be available for students to see. Like “CU Denver Wellness Center” on Facebook to get the latest renderings of the building.

The Intramural Indoor Soccer League is nearing its end. Come watch the Championship game on Monday, March 14 at the PE Events Center starting at 7 p.m. The winning team will be awarded championship t-shirts and ultimate bragging rights.

Finally, election season is on its way and we are looking for students to run for a variety of positions. In order to run, you must at least attend an interest meeting, which will be held every week into March. To get more information on running for Student Government, come on into our office and pick up an information packet.

Tivoli 301 is always a resource for you, whether you need direction, have a concern, or want another candy/cookie/doughnut. We have a lot going on and would love for you to be a part of it.

—David Heisler • SGA PRESIDENT


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