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Student Government Year in Review: 2010-11

Year in Review: 2010-11

Kelly Hook, Student Body President of Session 90 reflects on her tenure.

INITIATIVES CREATED AND IMPLEMENTED:

  • Distinguished Professor Lecture Series – honors three “student favorite” professors each year and gives them the chance to speak about any topic they wish.
  • Diversity week. “Howl for Diversity”
  • The College Cup – unifies our University through a competition between the colleges

STUDENT ADVOCACY

  • Fought against budget cuts
    • Lobbied NC legislators to make cuts proportionally between K-12, community colleges, and universities (rather than singling out Universities).
      • Stressed the importance of NC State University to NC economy
    • Met with legislators in Washington to discuss importance of Pell Grants
    • Worked on committees that were identifying where cuts would be taken, sought student feedback, researched and presented alternative options
    • Developed communication strategy with College Deans regarding budget issues and asked that Deans reach out to their students. Take a look
    • Asked that upper administration consistently keep students updated and seek feedback
  • Advocated on behalf of students at:
  • Asked that online systems be centralized: Wolfware will become the standard for online courses.| UPDATE
  • Worked with Provost Arden to make sure Dead Weeks are actually “dead.”
    • “My office will send a memo to faculty members reminding faculty about the “dead week” regulation.”- Provost Warwick Arden
  • Worked with Athletics to address the plethora of ticketing issues.- Letter from Assoc. AD
  • Identified academic advising issues: Found that the majority of students are satisfied with advising, except in CHASS. CHASS created an Academic Support Initiative as a result
  • Check out the Chancellor’s Liasion Agendas to see all the issues we addressed throughout the year.
  • Urged Administration to eliminate extraneous DELTA fees for students
    • “Regarding reducing fees for full-time students taking DELTA/Online classes, I have appointed a working group to look at all aspects of DELTA course offerings, including discrepancies in tuition and fees between on-campus and online classes.  I anticipate that the group will make its recommendations sometime before fall semester, 2011.” –Provost Warwick Arden
  • Worked with transportation to create “10 things you need to know about transportation.”
  • Asked administrators to provide constant updates to students online and begin video messaging

ADDITIONAL COMPLETED PROJECTS:

  • Sponsored 326 Student Organizations through Appropriations
  • Revised and Distributed The Brick to Freshman
  • Organized Campout with Record turnout for Reynolds (2125 students)
    • Created competitions focused on NC State traditions
    • Partnered with Campus Rec to give away 200 Hurricanes tickets
    • Created 3v3 Basketball Tournament to support Jimmy V. Foundation
  • Expedited the arrival of Zimride and Zipcar
  • Expedited new Centennial Campus Dining options
  • Distributed free blue books and pencils to students during exams
  • Provided and facilitated free transportation for students attending home Football and Men’s Basketball games (Red Terror Transit)
    • Provided students free transportation to NC State’s Bowl Game in Florida
  • Hosted Nightwalk

ATHLETICS:

  • Responded to record student demand for limited tickets.
    • Secured an extra 1,000 seats per game (valued at $250,000) to help accommodate record student demand.
    • Handled Physical distribution of extra tickets to students.
    • Responded to make in-season change to guest ticket policy in order to allow all students to receive tickets before guest tickets could be requested. This increased the number of seats going to students.
  • Created committee and redesigned student ticketing policy to begin fall 2011. New policy improves efficiencies and corrects flaws from previous policies while responding to student demand to add other features to policy.
  • Worked with NC State Athletics to move entire student section into the lower bowl — closer to the field to make Carter-Finley even more loud and give us a better home field advantage.
  • Designed and implemented promotion for the nationally televised Thursday night game against Florida State. Red and white checkerboard pattern of SG designed t-shirts distributed to entire 9,000 student seats.
  • Provided more access to student parking gates at RBC to decrease wait time on Trinity road.
  • Created the Dominos Student Appreciation Nights promotion to reward students who attend non-revenue sporting events. Free pizza was given to students at men’s and women’s soccer games, volleyball games, women’s basketball games, gymnastic meets, and softball games.
  • Created and implemented the first SG Meet the Pack Student Autograph Session with the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams in Reynolds.
  • Worked with athletics and RBC Center staff to open more lines for students to enter the RBC Center faster and more efficiently.
  • Coordinated and designed “Block S” t-shirt promotion during the home UNC men’s basketball game.
  • Created the SG Student Attendance Raffle for softball and baseball games.

VOLUNTEER/COMMUNITY SERVICE INITIATIVES:

  • Campus-Wide competition for the Ronald McDonald House through collecting pop tabs
  • Fall Color Explosion/ Breast Cancer Awareness Vigil- NC State students, faculty and staff worked with NC State Grounds Crew to plant flowers around campus in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
  • Helped promote and provide volunteers for Service NC State
  • Howlin’ for Hunger Food Drive- 1102 lbs of food were collected at the NC State vs. Georgia Tech Men’s Basketball game
  • Operation Christmas Child- worked with College of Management and CSLEPS to make Christmas possible for the youth of Haven House
  • Co-leading Origami Wishes with CSLEPS
  • Participated in Shack-a-Thon with IRC and NRHH to raise $1534.74 at Shack-a-Thon (2nd highest amount raised before fees)
  • Raised $1125.00 for the Jimmy V. Foundation
  • Relay for Life team- currently have raised $450.00

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