SGA President Gives State of the Association

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SGA President Nick Imes.

State of the Association

To the students and faculty of Potomac State College:

Since taking the lead of the SGA in August, we have made some significant changes to our constitution. We have altered some of the official duties of the vice president as well as adding some new positions to our legislative and executive board. The most exciting change is definitely the addition of a new representative to help promote diversity. Our campus is one the most diverse campuses in West Virginia, and we are proud of it. Daisy Wiltorut has been elected to fill the new position, and she is eager to help change PSC in a positive way. Another success from last semester was our hosting of the Veteran’s Day Breakfast. We had a great turnout and were proud to host such brave men and women who are more than deserving of our small gesture of appreciation. Earlier this semester we hosted a very successful blood drive and collected around 46 units of blood.

This semester we are excited to get to work on our improvements to campus. New benches will be added to the Quad as well as study tables. In doing this we want to encourage students to utilize these outdoor spaces for studying. We also are going to make sidewalk crossings more accessible near the Student Union. The college has plans down the road to increase security on campus by adding some more cameras. We are currently making plans to ensure Quadfest will be exciting and a fun way to blow off some end-of-the year stress. We are open to suggestions and want to have the best activities.

Grants are still available to interested clubs. We want to encourage groups to take advantage of this to increase activities and events.  In order to do so, a grant application form can be printed from our page on the school website. Fill it out and turn it in to Dr. Brown, our advisor, or at the SGA office in the basement of the Union.

The open SGA Meetings will be March 14th, March 28th, April 11th, and April 25th at 4:00 p.m. in the upstairs of the Student Union. All students are encouraged to attend and express their concerns. We are excited to hear what the students have to stay. We work for them and want to make Potomac State a fun place to learn, grow, and succeed.

I wanted to thank each and every member of the SGA for their time and effort they put into our activities. Without their help we could not achieve what we have so far. I look forward to continue working with all of them as we conclude this school year.

 

Thanks,

Nickolas Imes

SGA President

FAFSA Workshop on November 15

A FAFSA (Free Application Federal Student Aid) workshop will be held on Tuesday, November 15, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on the Potomac State College campus in Academy Hall Rooms 309 and 310. Computers will be available, and financial aid staff will be there to help attendees complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA on line.

Participants will need to bring with them the following information to complete the FAFSA:

* FSA ID for both the student and one parent if the student is required to provide parental information so the FAFSA can be signed on line when it is completed

* Social Security number for the student and the student’s parents if required to provide parental information

* Driver’s license if the student has one

* The 2015 federal tax information or tax returns, including IRS W-2 forms, for the student and spouse if the student is married or for the student’s parents if required to provide parental information.

* Information on savings, investments, businesses, and farm assets for the student and parents if required to provide parental information

To obtain an FSA ID before coming to the workshop, log in to http://www.fsaid.ed.gov and create an FSA ID for the student and one parent if the student is required to provide parental information. Be certain to use only the information for the person applying for the FSA ID, including a separate e-mail for each person.

Since it may take up to three days for the Social Security Administration to verify the information provided in the FSA ID application, it is advisable to create the FSA ID the week before the workshop.

For additional information, contact Enrollment Services at Potomac State College at 304-788-6820 or at psc-FinAid@mail.wvu.edu.

Potomac State Library To Share Innovative Projects At Small Farm Conference

Designing buildings, creating maps, and constructing scale drawings from photographs will be some of the topics Potomac State College’s David Miller will present at the 12th Annual West Virginia Small Farm Conference.

Dave Miller is presenting at the WV Small Farm Conference The conference, “It’s All About The Food and Community,” is sponsored by the West Virginia University Extension Service’s Small Farm Center, and will be held at the Charleston Civic Center, February 25-27.

Miller’s session, The Tinker’s Toolbox,” will provide tips and techniques for utilizing freely available three-dimensional software designed for creation of models, design of layouts, and production of online graphical representations.

Miller, Information Systems Technician at the Mary F. Shipper Library’s Teaching and Learning Commons, noted, “There are many practical agricultural and farming projects that can be undertaken using this software including mapping of fence lines, creation of grazing plans, construction of buildings, tools, and objects, and demarcation of roadworks and pathways.   My goal is to demonstrate the versatile and potential use of software which is relatively easy to master with a minimal learning curve.”

Library Director, Dr. Charles A. Julian, observed, “The Mary F. Shipper Library is pleased to share innovative projects and ideas with members of our local agricultural community.  The flexibility and creativity of the software to be demonstrated by Dave Miller will be impressive to those who need access to customized design and production capabilities.  At the Library, we are especially committed to serving members of our local community by providing resources and information germane to their professional needs and requirements.

More information on the conference may be found at:  http://smallfarmcenter.ext.wvu.edu/events/conference.