SGA hopes for districtwide voice

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Nursing sophomore Edric Filpo asks about the completion date for remodeling of Scobee planetarium extra space during the Student Government Association meeting Monday in the craft room of Loftin.  Monica Lamadrid

Nursing sophomore Edric Filpo asks about the completion date for remodeling of Scobee planetarium extra space during the Student Government Association meeting Monday in the craft room of Loftin. Monica Lamadrid

Students question Wi-Fi availability, access to Scobee and club events.

By T. L. Hupfer

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

Psychology sophomore Sonya Santiago asked at Monday’s Student Government Association meeting when the college planned to fix the campus Wi-Fi.

Since classes began Aug. 26, the college has been experiencing problems within the Alamo Colleges Education Services.

ACES is an online database the college uses to connect students with their classes, professors and personal information.

President Andrew Hubbard said the Internet was a district concern and SGA is working on arranging a student district council meeting to discuss issues such as the Internet.

That will give SGA a chance to take problems directly to district officials.

A student district council meeting would involve student leaders at the five district colleges.

Nursing sophomore Edric Filpo wanted to know when remodeling of the Francis R. Scobee Planetarium would be finished.

His concern is that students are going to leave this college without the chance to use it.

The planetarium’s original completion target was by this semester.

Now the completion date has moved to February.

The planetarium is undergoing renovation and expansion and will be part of the Challenger Center, which is expected to open a few months after the planetarium.

Filpo asked, “What is the accountability that it will be done in 2014?”

Hubbard said he will speak with the college administration to gather more information.

Electrical engineering sophomore Guillermo “Will” Garcia said students don’t realize the control and power they have.

He also said there should be more fliers around campus for organizations and events students can get involved in.

Filpo also said he liked the renovations in Moody Learning Center and he believed that the library on the second floor was a great idea.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the new additions,” Filpo said. “I do love a lot of the new activities that SAC has provided.”

Fifteen students, including seven SGA members, attended Monday’s meeting.

The next SGA meeting will be at noon on Oct. 7 in the craft room of Loftin Student Center.

For information, call the SGA office at 210-486-0133.

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