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GEORGIA INSTITUE OF TECHNOLOGY Student Government Association Communications Board BI-WEEKLY NEWSLETTER BY Vice President of Communications Corey Boone

September 9, 2009

Fellow Yellow Jackets, This week kicks off SGA Week for the 2009-2010 school year! We are very excited to spend this week talking to you about the many issues that you face. For a full schedule of events, please visit our website at http://sga.gatech.edu. The past two weeks have been quite busy for us. We successfully hosted the first ever campus-wide Welcome Back Party. The event was a perfect opportunity to welcome our new president and his wife Val to the campus.

Not to be outdone, this week is full of activity also. With the “White-out� this Thursday against Clemson and the 9/11 Memorial this Friday, there will be plenty of activity on campus.

Below are some updates on how we are working for you and how you can get involved in your SGA. For more dynamic updates on what we are doing, feel free to join our Facebook Fanpage or follow us on Twitter (@gtsga)!


Campus Affairs Board

Campus Services: The Campus Services Committee is working hard this year to ensure that your dining experience improves. One of the initiatives that this committee has worked on is the “Dr. J Says” program. Dr. Jay Says is a completely automated feedback mechanism that allows students to: •

Give feedback on the quality of meals prepared

Receive “meal plans” based on specific nutritional needs

Give feedback on the quality of service received

The dining halls will be equipped with touch screens where students can give real-time feedback on their dining experience. The Campus Services committee is looking to implement the new program very shortly.

Communications Board •

SGA Week: Come out and meet you SGA on Skiles Walkway this Wednesday, September 9, 2009. Also, SGA’s Executive Cabinet will be visiting the Dining Halls on Wednesday, September 9 and Friday, September 11. We want to chat with you about the issues that you face and look forward to hearing from you!

Whiteout Against Clemson!!! o

Date: Thursday, September 10

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Time: 7:30

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Location: Russ Chandler Football Stadium

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To pick up your White-out Shirt, go to Peter’s Parking Deck on Thursday from 11-3. Be sure to show your BuzzCard.


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9/11 Memorial and Thank a GTPD Officer Day o

Date: September 11, 2009

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Time: 10AM-12PM

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Location: Skiles Walkway and Campanile

Stay tuned for the new SGA website. We’re working to have a completely new website up very soon!

Joint Campus Organization Committee The Joint Campus Organization Committee (JCOC) is currently recruiting undergraduate and graduate student members! The JCOC is responsible for reviewing existing organizations and making recommendations to SGA concerning the status of charters for campus student organizations. Past and present initiatives include working on the campus portal, collaborating with GT Catering to create a menu to meet the needs of student organizations, and helping organizations with Jacket Pages. If you are interested in joining this year's JCOC, please fill out our quick application and turn them into the SGA Office by Friday, September 18th at 4 PM. Applications can be found online at www.sga.gatech.edu and in the SGA Office. Feel free to email VP, Campus Organizations Melissa Pitcher (melissa.pitcher@sga.gatech.edu) with any questions.

One of our major initiatives for the year is the campus portal. Please complete the following survey. We are looking to determine what you would like from your campus portal. Because of this, your feedback is extremely important. To fill out, visit: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform? formkey=dDBtd3FCenBQd09hb0dKTlhXYU1vU0E6MA..


Please know that we are always willing to hear from you. If you are wondering about an issue that wasn’t addressed today, feel free to contact Corey Boone at ctboone@gatech.edu. We look forward to a great year!

Warmest Regards, Corey T. Boone Vice President of Communications Student Government Association

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