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,

Hope you all are having a good week. Let me first thank everyone who traveled to Austin this weekend to support the Wildcats as they took on Texas. We appreciate you showing up in support of the team despite the cold and rain. You have also no doubt heard about the incidents at Stillwater over the weekend. We might be rivals when it comes to sports and academics, but we share a special bond with Oklahoma State as members of the Big 12 conference. I hope you will join Joe and I in extending our condolences to the victims and their families as they go through this difficult time.

Next week, members of SGA will host SGA Celebrates, a week-long series of events that will focus on increasing awareness and understanding about the work done by the Student Governing Association at K-State. Whether it’s learning about how SGA allocates privilege fees, the work we do with state and local governments, or how SGA works with over 475 student organizations on campus to enhance the student experience, join us to learn more about SGA and see how you can be a part of the experience.

Lastly, K-State prides itself on world-class initiatives that not only improve the lives of current students, but could also have a positive impact for generations to come. K-State’s Green Action Fund is one such initiative. The Green Action Fund has been allocated $45,000 to fund student-driven sustainability initiatives on campus. If you have an idea for a project that could lead to a better, more green environment on K-State’s campus, we would encourage you to apply for the fund through an online application at

As usual, we appreciate any comments, concerns or criticism on Twitter through @KStateSBP_SBVP and Please feel free to reach out through either and give us the feedback we need to enhance your experience.

Thank you and Go ‘Cats,

Andy Hurtig, student body president

Joe Tinker, student body vice president

My name is Jamie Teixeira and I am a senior English and journalism with a minor in Leadership. I am the president of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, a tutor at the K-State Writing Center,and a member of the K-State Tap Dance Ensemble. My future plans are to become an editor or publisher of children's literature. Outside of school I love to read and cuddle with my kitten, Bert.