From the president’s desk

Student Governing Association's Andy Hurtig, president, and Joe Tinker, vice president. (File Photo by Evert Nelson | The Collegian)

Fellow K-Staters,

What a great weekend! Congratulations to our band, The Pride of Wildcat Land, on being presented the Sudler Trophy and the football team for a great win in triple overtime.

As you might have heard, K-State Athletics has begun work on Phase III-C of the Bill Snyder Family Stadium upgrades. Upon completion, the northeast side of the stadium will sport new seating and a second video board which will provide audiences a truly exceptional fan experience come game time. We are currently working with Athletics to discuss the future of funding with regards to their privilege fee allocation. We are grateful to be working with an organization like K-State Athletics that is open and responsive to the needs of the students, and we appreciate them collaborating with us to find a solution that is best for K-State moving forward.

We have officially started work on a K-State app. Our Technology Director Cody Clair attended the first mobile app committee meeting last week where he will be representing the students’ interests and advocating on our behalf. We aim to build an app that meets the needs of students at K-State so your feedback is invaluable. Please reach out to us via Twitter or email with your suggestions, questions or concerns and we will try to address as many as we can.

Following the feedback we received, we have also begun working on finding a solution to the issue of parking spots on campus. We will be meeting with Parking Services this week with Executive Advisor Mike Stanton to explore potential solutions both in the short and long term.

Good luck to all students attending the All University Career Fair today and tomorrow. We hope you have a productive time and make a strong case as job and internship candidates.

Lastly, we would like to recognize the new group of SGA interns as they begin their assignments this week. We are excited to have such committed and driven future-leaders be a part of the decision-making apparatus at K-State and are looking forward to watching them grow as people and

As always, we would love to hear from you and receive your feedback via Twitter at @KStateSBP_SBVP or by email at Hope to see you in purple on Friday.

Thank you and Go ‘Cats,

Andy Hurtig, student body president

Joe Tinker, student body vice president