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SGA – The Student Voice – January Update

SGA – The Student Voice – January Update

January 31, 2015 at 10:39 pm 0 comments
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Students find ways to fight the winter blues

January 22, 2015 at 9:27 pm 0 comments

  To the dismay of many students, sled riding is no longer allowed on portions of the hill outside Saint Benedict Hall. Public Safety put up warning signs in these places where students are not allowed to sled ride. “We have to do as much as we can to make sure our students are safe,” said the Associate Dean of Students Bob Baum. Sled riding down the Saint Benedict hill was often referred to as a freshman rite of passage, but without this popular winter activity, what should students do for fun in the winter? About 25 percent of college students in the United States suffer from Season Affective Disorder, a depressed state associated with the wintertime. What is a Bearcat to do to combat the winter blues? Binge-watch Netflix? Nope! Students should instead participate in activities going on in the Saint Vincent community. A great way to relieve stressRead More

SGA Update

SGA Update

December 6, 2014 at 2:34 am 0 comments
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Captain Richard Phillips gives lecture at SVC

October 30, 2014 at 4:23 am 0 comments

On Oct. 23, SVC was visited by retired sea captain Richard Phillips, the man in charge of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama during its famous hijacking by Somali pirates in April 2009, an ordeal dramatized in the critically-acclaimed 2013 film “Captain Phillips,” starring Tom Hanks. Phillips’ day on campus culminated with a lecture in the Carey Center gymnasium that evening. Phillips spoke before a sold-out crowd of more than 700 people in the Carey Center gymnasium, as part of the Campus Life and SGA “New Horizons” series of lectures. He gave his speech from a tastefully decorated stage and was aided by video projectors which provided photos and maps to underscore his main points. Phillips recounted the details of his ordeal at sea, but also said he wanted to impart three main points to the audience: “You are much stronger than you know; nothing is over till you quit; andRead More

Students begin new clubs on campus

October 28, 2014 at 11:01 pm 0 comments

The fall 2014 semester has brought new clubs and activities run for students by students. These groups include the Young Americans for Liberty, Engineering Club and the International Students’ Union. A chapter of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) was started this semester by a sophomore, Kathryn Lang. Young Americans for Liberty is a pro-liberty organization with chapters in campuses all over the United States. The group is dedicated to educating students to be better leaders for the future. Lang said she started the group because she “believed it was important to bring the ideas that YAL believes [in] to Saint Vincent College.” Currently, there are 15 members in the organization, working to spread the message of YAL around campus. The Engineering Club is a club that tries to “bring the engineering community together,” according to freshman Ande Greco, the club’s president. “I also wanted to help those in engineering confirmRead More

SGA Updates

SGA Updates

October 3, 2014 at 2:21 am 0 comments
Steps were renovated outside of Rooney Hall. (Photo by Rachel DeNino)

Campus-wide improvements made over the summer

October 2, 2014 at 8:14 pm 0 comments

Over this past summer, Saint Vincent underwent campus-wide renovations by the Facility Management Office, while the Information Technology department upgraded technology for student use. A basketball court was also constructed near Saint Benedict Hall. Several sets of steps were removed and replaced around campus. FMO replaced six sets in front of Rooney Hall and two sets behind it, one set leading up to parking lot Q and another set outside of Bonaventure Hall. FMO also repaired broken concrete and installed a new railing leading from Saint Benedict Hall to the baseball field. The steps in front of Wimmer Hall were also patched up. Skyline Drive, the path from Lot A up toward Alfred Hall, had new concrete and new lighting measures installed to improve safety, and new crosswalks were painted in front of the chapel. These improvements were all funded through capital expenses. The steam line from the Carey CenterRead More

SGA, ISSUE 17

SGA, ISSUE 17

April 15, 2014 at 2:33 am 0 comments
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“DROP THE BOOKS” DANCE EVENT TO HOST SIX DJS, COLLECT CHARITY DONATIONS

April 14, 2014 at 7:05 pm 0 comments

Junior engineering science major Alexander Schwartz and the Activities Programming Board (APB) are organizing a dance entitled “Drop the Books” in Alcuin Hall on May 2 from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. This charity dance aims to help raise money and goods for local libraries and food banks and to promote awareness of local disc jockeys and their music. Tickets are $5 for general admission and may be purchased from the Campus Life office. Students who choose to bring either books or canned food to donate at the event can buy tickets for $2, while students who bring both receive tickets free. Coordinators are considering including higher-priced VIP tickets, which will include food and a meet-and-greet with the DJs. Schwartz and the APB are working in collaboration with the Mythopoeic Society, Math Club, SGA, SVC Radio and other groups. Music will be provided by six DJs from the Pittsburgh area:Read More

SGA: WHAT WE’RE ABOUT

SGA: WHAT WE’RE ABOUT

April 1, 2014 at 4:38 am 1 comment