Micah Fielden

SGA - The Wildcat's Roar the VOICE of the Student Body

by: Micah Fielden, Student Government Association President
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Football season has arrived

LEXINGTON, Ky (Sept. 7, 2011) – We are a few weeks into the semester and the long-awaited weekend of UK’s first home football game has finally arrived. This weekend’s game against Central Michigan offers new and returning students the chance to see their Cats play in Commonwealth Stadium for the first time this semester. Did you know that during a UK home game, the stadium alone becomes the third largest city in the Commonwealth? It’s no secret that the city of Lexington loves football and all of the events surrounding the games, including tailgates and pep rallies. Please remember to use your best judgment this weekend and keep safety your first priority. We also ask that you do your best to come out in force, cheer on our football team, and help make Saturday a great victory. I hope you all are as excited as I am for what I’m sure will be an incredible game.



In other news, there are plenty of upcoming TallyCats events that give you even more chances to accumulate points and score swag! The next event is the Wildcat Rhythm Reggae Festival, held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Student Center Harris Grand Ballroom. Make sure to keep an eye out for the people in the bright neon shirts and swipe your Wildcard to win free prizes. The event shortly after that is the UK Women’s Soccer game against Louisville. This game is on Friday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. at the UK Soccer Complex. Be sure to come out and support to help our women’s soccer team win us state bragging rights for the year. For more events, check out http://www.tallycats.com and be sure to remember your student ID card.



Another update from SGA is the work that the Wildcat Interest Group has been doing to make sure that students’ interests are represented at a state-wide level. Soon, the Board of Student Body Presidents (BSBP), consisting of all the Student Body Presidents from universities across the Commonwealth, will be meeting to discuss the installation of WIG across multiple universities. This will greatly increase WIG’s lobbying power and will create a group of unified students across the state who are interested in supporting many of the needs that we all have. If you are interested in working with WIG or if you just want to learn more, stop by the SGA office in room 120 of the Student Center and ask us about it.



Don’t forget to go to http://uksga.org and click on the tab “Applications & Resources” to check out the applications through SGA that are either due soon or will be released in the next week. For freshman looking for a great way to get involved on campus, the Freshman Leadership Development Program applications will be due on Friday, Sept. 9. Interviews for this prestigious program will be help on Tuesday, Sept. 13 in the evening. Another application that becomes available on Friday, Sept. 9 is that for Student Childcare grants, created to provide financial assistance to students with children. These are due on Friday, Sept. 23 so don’t procrastinate! Finally, look out for Freshman Senate applications, which are set to become available in the next week.



Starting on Sunday, Sept. 11, the William T. Young Library will be opened for 24 hours during 5 days of the week. Make sure to use this resource to your advantage, as many classes will begin to have exams soon. When you do have a free moment from studying, come to some of the programs that SGA will be at and have a chat with us. Until then, be sure to support your Women’s Soccer team and the Men’s Football team in their games this weekend, and show why the University of Kentucky’s Wildcat Pride is so great. Go Cats!


Micah Fielden

Student Body President


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