New faces are stepping forward to run for seats in Student Government
With PSG elections right around the corner, students from all over campus are eager and ready to get their names on the ballot, such as students like Kenjamin Lafayette and Michael Pfeiffer, both of which serve as current Theatre Arts Majors. From several studious perspectives, this will help to promote arts on campus and serve the student body by actively representing a potent composition of the student body within Student Government.
In talking with Kenjamin Lafayette about his purpose in running for student senate, he spoke about a few issues on-campus. “Well, I feel there needs to be a stronger reinforcement for the arts, and a stronger representation of the arts within Student Government. The various arts departments of UW-Parkside serve as strong beacons of attraction to perspective students and visitors, and we need to maintain that status as a University-wide student body. Just as the other departments on campus have significant roles they play as a part of this University, the fine arts departments play roles that help to promote this campus as a strong, educationally fit, and rewarding University to attend. In addition, I want to serve as a fine arts resource for students, so that issues and discrepancies can be accurately and actively voiced within PSG. Furthermore, I want to make sure that the liberal arts are well-represented at a liberal arts college.” Kenjamin Lafayette will be featured on the upcoming ballot as running for a seat in the student senate.
Mike Pfeiffer, a Junior Theatre Arts Major, also interested in running for a seat in PSG, feels that he would bring department voices together and serve as a logical, representational voice himself as an arts advocate. “I feel strongly about the recent funding events that have occurred within PSG, and what I’m most concerned about is the fact that there was hardly anybody within PSG to stand up for the Arts, and what they mean to this University. I would like to join PSG so that I may contribute to the resolve of this issue, as there are a few individuals within PSG who serve as strong voices in support of the Arts. I would like my voice to be heard as well.”
Joining these PSG hopefuls on the ballot will be student representative Annalee Sepanski, advocate of several academic departments on campus.
PSG’s mission statement, as is stated on their website, proclaims the following: Our mission is to earnestly represent the interests of students and increase student decision-making power, to improve campus life through the creation and continuation of viable and effective student services, to preserve and protect the traditions and legends of the University, and to support students and student organizations in their academic and community endeavors.
Student hopefuls are excited to live up to this statement. More importantly, they are eager to stand by their student followers, and breathe life into the essence of active student representation.
Article written by Bobby Johnson