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SGA names Chris Hawk as sergeant-at-arms

Chris Hawk has been appointed to the position of sergeant-at-arms — a part of Webster University’s Student Government Association (SGA).  His former position of senator of arts and sciences is now open. SGA is now accepting applications.

The senator of arts and sciences meets with the dean of the arts and sciences department every two weeks or every month, depending on the issues that may arise. He or she takes the information to the SGA meetings, where they are presented and discussed.

The position is also in charge of sharing the news and events  in the arts and science department.

The senator of arts and sciences attends the events in their department to get feedback from students. If an issue arises, the senator will present the issues to SGA along with possible resolutions.

RA selection begins Nov. 13

Selection for next year’s resident assistants (RA) begins Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 4 p.m. in the WVA Clubhouse. This will be the first informational session. Attendance is required to receive an application.

An RA is assigned to each floor or building of on-campus housing. They are in charge of providing guidance to their residents and assist in planning and leading activities for residents. RAs also communicate issues students may have and present them to the Residential Housing Administration.

Applications are due by Tuesday, Jan. 29. They must be submitted to the WVA Clubhouse office by 5 p.m. Group interviews will be held on Feb. 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Individual interviews will begin Feb. 10 to 12 and filled position announcements will be emailed to candidates on Feb. 15.

The Journal receives awards at college media conference

The Journal’s online news section,, received  an Online Pacemaker Award at the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention.  Photo Editor David Nash won  second place in the  general news photo category.

The 91st-annual convention was held from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4 in Chicago. On Saturday, Nov. 3, The Journal was announced as a Pacemaker winner in the 5,000 undergraduate enrollment and fewer section, along with four other online collegiate news sources. The Journal was first selected as one of 55 finalists in April 2012.

David Nash won second place from a group of 10 other photos that were selected as finalists in August 2012 over 813 entries.

This was the highest individual Pacemaker award for The Journal  and their second Pacemaker award as a publication. The newspaper received its first in 1998.

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