This archived article was written by: Seth Richards
Student Association (EUSA) President Thomas Garvin began his term with the intent of making changes here at USU Eastern. He wanted to see students get more involved in campus events and assorted extracurricular activities, see the construction of a new arts and education building on the Reeves lawn, improve the student association, and cut costs of student fees.
Strides are being made towards these goals. The ground is closer to being broken for the building and positions are being eliminated in EUSA to make it more efficient. In addition, the student issue forum on October 10 helped the association see what else needed to be on the agenda and where they stood with certain of the original goals.
Such issues as the sanitation of the drinking fountain in the Student Activities Center (SAC) and a growing distaste for the visitation policy in the dorms were at the forefront of the agenda.
Changes are already being made in these areas. New filtered water fountains were installed in the SAC, BDAC and Jennifer Leavitt Buldilng. A petition is being taken around to get the signatures required to repeal the residential life visitation policy.
There seemed to be an air of disappointment in EUSA over the low turnout to the forum. The low numbers reflected negatively on the goal to get students involved in campus activities. Even the attendance at the, previously well-attended Lite-Bright Dance was down this year.
Students are strongly advised to take part in campus events and activities whenever possible and to voice concerns as they arise to EUSA. The next Student Issue Forum is scheduled for Monday, November 14 at 11:30 a.m. and a plethora of upcoming events can be found on the schedule on the college website.
According to Garvin, “There’s no issue too big or no issue too small, we’ll take anything and bring it to the plate and see if we can get it fixed.”