Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Associated Students’ Government has been diligently working to bring more accessibility, more benefits and more accommodations to the students at the university.
Many of the projects approved in spring 2016 have reached completion this fall, one of which was the sidewalk from the residence halls to the sports stadiums.
ASG Vice President Maggie Geolat said, “The sidewalk to the ThunderBowl was envisioned and now implemented in an attempt to assist those students living on campus with easier access to our football, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, softball, sand volleyball and ropes course facilities.”
Two swing sets have been installed across from the Walking Stick Apartments, in an effort to add unique characteristics to the residence halls, according to Geolat.
Another addition was the concrete pathway in the Residence Hall Oval, which will be completed once a fire pit has been installed in the center. Geolat said the pit will be installed once the company it was purchased from delivers it.
While many of the projects from the spring semester appear to focus on students living on campus, many of the plans the current ASG staff is working on will impact more than just the students living on campus.
In the works is a “Wolfie’s List,” which would allow students to connect in order to find things like textbooks and furniture. There are also plans to improve the recycling in the LARC and the residence halls, and bring a food delivery service to students on and off campus. Director of Student Affairs Bailey Bair is working on improving the student discount program with the Pueblo community.
Geolat said, “Senator Higgs is working on re-supplementing and reviving the materials in the resource lab for all students, but specifically those in the education program.”
Senator Hannah Higgs said lots of award winning books have been donated so students can use them in classes without having to buy them or borrow them from a library.
The goal is to get supplies and funding from the community to better develop the curriculum center in the Technology Building, Higgs said.
Eventually, Higgs hopes that the center will have a copier and more cameras to help students video their lessons.
If students have opinions or ideas about what the campus needs, they can address the ASG by attending its meetings on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in the ASG chambers, located in the Occhiate University Center. Students can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to voice their thoughts.
With the renovations to the OUC coming soon, the directors’ and senators’ offices have been moved to the Student Recreation Center.
ASG President Antonio Huerta’s and Geolat’s offices have been moved into LARC 267. The ASG meetings location will be moved in November to an as-yet-to-be-decided location, but until then they will continue to meet in the OUC.
In regards to the future of ASG this semester Geolat said, “We are trying to build awareness of what we do around campus so that we do not come off as a mysterious entity. We are trying to accomplish projects that the students would like to see take place on our campus, and we are very open to all ideas brought our way. By getting more students to our weekly meetings, we can all come together to accomplish many great things.”
Edited by: Theresa Wolf
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