Arkansas legislation, Tech advertisements and student artwork were discussed by Arkansas Tech senators in their March 29 Student Government Association meeting.
Secretary of Diversity and Inclusion, Jazz Grewal, announced that the bill proposed by members of the Arkansas House of Representatives to defund the department of diversity and inclusion at Tech was no longer under consideration.
Many staff members and students at Tech, including Grewal, said they were relieved that the department was no longer at risk of being defunded. “The department of diversity and inclusion isn’t going anywhere,” Grewal said.
Director of University Relations, Sam Strasner, met with senate members regarding a survey on ATU’s advertising methods. The survey consisted of different pictures, videos and slogans of which students could mark the ones they preferred.
Strasner said the survey would help determine which advertising methods were most effective to recruit more students to Arkansas Tech.
Kimberly Huff, a graphic design major from Springdale, suggested a portion of Student Government Association funds go toward the purchase of student artwork. Huff, a sophomore, said the artwork would be displayed in all buildings around campus, and students would be paid for their creations.
The associate dean for campus life, Kevin Solomon, said he was in favor of Huff’s idea. “It’s a great way to give back to our students for their hard work,” Solomon said.
Student Government Association meetings take place every Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. in the Mary Anne Salmon Senate Room in Doc Bryan Hall. Meetings are open to students and faculty.