Concord University's Student Government Association is jumping on the bandwagon many say I helped popularize - Twitter. I wasn't the first Concord University student on Twitter, but I do think there is a cause/effect correlation with me getting on Twitter & talking about it constantly in person/blogs & the rise in Concord students/administrators getting Twitter accounts shortly thereafter.
Concord's SGA account can be found here - http://twitter.com/CU_SGA
This is another step in President Jeff Yeager's vow for more SGA transparency. In addition to the Twitter account, Jeff updates a blog with SGA-related matters. Concord's Board of Governors Representative Curtis Kearns also maintains an SGA-related blog.
They give students an inside look into what two of our high-ranking officials are thinking. Curtis has written about this in his blog, and Jeff personally told me - Concord's President, Dr. Gregory Aloia, reads both blogs.
I'm not sure what the SGA Twitter account will be used for. I definitely think it will link blogs from Curtis & Jeff. I assume it will serve as a reminder to when meetings are held. Perhaps committee times could be posted there as well. Maybe some stuff regarding resolutions & amendments & things of that nature can be incorporated into it as well. The possibilities are really endless.
I'm not sure who's running the Twitter account. The President? Attorney General? Secretary? Multiple people?
Another example of the SGA striving for transparency is Bill Lewis' YouTube video promising as much. It looks to be the first in a series of videos from the SGA's Attorney General. In it he discusses some committees and things they are going to work on. He also shows off his new lip ring. The video is embedded at the end of this post.
So, it looks to be a pretty interesting upcoming year for Concord University and the Student Government. I'm still debating on how involved I'm going to be with all of it. I'm still unsure of how much of a student I want to be this semester. I have some - small, but exciting - job opportunities coming up, plus an outside venture I want to explore. I'm also having the usual back-and-forth haggling with the financial aid office.
I'll eventually figure out what I'm doing and let everybody know. And, yes, I realize I need to figure it out soon, since the semester starts in less than a week.
As a last note, click here to read Wendy Holdren's coverage of Concord's University Point "Press Day" event. I found it on the website a couple days ago.