SGA plans activity-filled semester

by SGA President Nick Lang

Even though we have only been in classes for a little under a month, I can already tell this year is going to be a special year for the UNA student body.

As you may know, the university has never had a freshman class as large as the current one. We now have 1,173 first-time college students enrolled at UNA, with an outstanding total of 7,078 students. With this many students on campus, your Student Government Association knows how important it is to provide you with the events and programming that will ultimately give you the best college experience possible.

The University Program Council has been working hard to make this year a memorable year full of fun and excitement.

As a senior in college, I can remember the events that I have attended throughout my college career. I met different students, made memories and got a lot of free T-shirts. Some of the events UPC has put together for the upcoming months are:

Sept. 21 — Movie Monday, presenting “Inside Out” at 7 p.m. in the GUC Banquet Hall.

Sept. 26 — SGA Football Tailgate and Luke Christopher Concert, directly after the game on Spirit Quad.

Sept. 29 — International Movie Night, presenting “Amelie” at 7 p.m. in the GUC Performance Center.

Oct. 2 — Step Show in Flowers Hall at 6 p.m.

Also, don’t forget Homecoming is right around the corner. This year’s Homecoming theme is, “Lion Gras: Party like the King.” Homecoming is a tradition at UNA, and it is a great time to get involved with the activities that come with Homecoming week.

Also, be sure to come to the second annual Homecoming Bonfire. This year, we will have a pep rally and concert featuring Logan Brill.

We are excited about the year to come, and want your input. If you have any ideas to better this university, please submit your thoughts to the SGA Mane Idea Campaign on

I am excited for a successful year full of traditions, school spirit and memories that will last a lifetime. I look forward to sharing this experience with my UNA Family.