On Friday, April 21, Illinois Tech held the annual Alumni Awards ceremony, honoring the 13 Illinois Tech Alumni who won awards this year for their philanthropy, leadership, intelligence, and overall success. Eight unique awards were given, including one award, the Galvin Award, which honors those that are not alumni of Illinois Tech. The Galvin Award is named after Robert W. Galvin, a non-alumnus of Illinois Tech who still affected the university in many positive ways.
On Wednesday, April 19, the Student Government Association (SGA) held their last senate hearing of the semester.
Friday, April 21, in addition to being the university’s most esteemed holiday of IPRO Day, also saw the final meeting of the Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) and Residence Hall Association (RHA) Food Advisory Board (FAB). FAB exists as an advocacy organization between the student body and Illinois Tech Dining Services in regards to the on-campus dining and catering options provided by the university’s Sodexo contractors.
Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) is a student-run organization on campus serving to celebrate Palestinian culture within the Illinois Tech community, as well as to speak about and protest the struggle and injustice in the region stemming, to a large part, from its conflict with the nation it Israel. On Wednesday, April 12 beginning at 6 p.m., SJP hosted Palfest: “a cultural festival to showcase the beauty and tradition of Palestine.”
Illinois Tech's Indian Student Association (ISA) serves to “foster a sense of community and friendship among all people of South Asian origin and anyone who likes to interact with them.” On Saturday, April 15, ISA held their “Bollywood Musical at Cultural Night 2017” to a packed house in the Hermann Hall Auditorium.
On April 14, 2017, Society of Women Engineers hosts banquet in Pritzker club to congratulate their efforts during the academic year - fall 2016 and spring 2017. The executive board members: Sirisha Damaraju(President), Leslie Villanueva(Vice President), Sany Nguyen (Events Coordinator), Gina Kapadia (Secretary), Austeja Staneviciute (Treasurer) and others were awarded for their passion and work for this organization.
As might be overlooked, the Illinois Tech campus community is not limited to its Illinois Tech affiliates; the university’s Mies Campus (MC) location shares its property, many of its facilities, and a sense of its community with two other unaffiliated colleges: VanderCook College of Music and Shimer “Great Books” College.
When election results came in for the new SGA executive board some time ago, many students were surprised by the outcomes. Although most students are aware of the voter turnout of SGA elections, most are not aware of the trends of how students vote, specifically how voters abstain on positions in SGA executive elections.
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