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New officers take over

Liz Harter | Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Student government officers said goodbye to senior leaders and welcomed fresh faces at the Saint Mary’s Board of Governance (BOG) meeting Monday night at the second floor of the Student Center.

The transition meeting took place with all members of the old BOG board present so the new board could get a better understanding for how the meetings operate, student body president Kellye Mitros said.

“This is a little bit different [than normal], but you guys get the idea,” Mitros said.

Student body president-elect and current student body vice president Susan McIlduff introduced the new board members who will officially take their positions at next week’s meeting.

McIlduff and vice president-elect Maggie Siefert have appointed 16 of the 23 board members, seven of whom they introduced at the meeting. These board members will be presiding along with Seifert over the BOG meetings during the 2006-07 school year.

After introducing the new board members, current Residence Hall Association president Jackie Wright reminded members the Dance Marathon is taking place April 21 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning.

“It is 10 dollars per dancer, but you do get a free t-shirt,” Wright said.

Dancer sign-up packets are due by Friday afternoon, freshman class president Francesca Johnson said.

At the end of the meeting, Mitros became tearful as she addressed the board for the last time as president.

“I just wanted to say thank you to all of you … from the bottom of my heart for making this such a wonderful experience for me.” Mitros said.

In other BOG news

u”We already started our Facebook ads, and tickets are already being sold [for the Saint Mary’s Tostal],” Student Activities Board [SAB] president Megan Cahill said.

The Tostal will take place Thursday, April 6 and will feature nationally touring music group Phantom Planet.

uSAB and Student Diversity Board [SDB] are hosting a dance April 28 from 8-10 p.m., Cahill said. Proceeds will go to the new SDB scholarship.

uThe F-word, a women’s issues news letter, will be distributed the week of April 3, women’s issues commissioner Katie Kelly said. The publication is accepting submissions of poetry and essay excerpts until April 3.