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Student government hosts Paint the Town Maroon, election

Submitted by Jennifer Ellis on February 28, 2013 – 12:24 pmNo Comment

The Student Government Association announced that along with the help of a variety of student organizations they will carry out a plan to paint Trojan-spirited designs on the windows of businesses surrounding the university Homecoming morning Saturday, March 2.

Paint the Town Maroon, which has been in the works for months and postponed a number of times, takes place just days before the annual spring elections. The campaign aims to fulfill one of President Rizan Mohsin’s goals: “to facilitate community development at UALR by promoting student led projects, which involve collaborations amongst student organizations,” according to the Office of Campus Life’s website.

Voting is set to take place in the DSC Diamond area from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4:30-7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 4-5.

Incumbent President Mohsin and challenger Lauren McNeaill, a junior Spanish and psychology major, will participate in a debate at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 in the Donaghey Student Center Upper Concourse. Executive and senatorial candidates will have booths set up in the area beginning at noon.

McNeaill, whose running mate is Trey Gibeault, a junior economics and finance major, said she is committed to “Bringing Your Campus Experience to Life.”

“We want to create an environment where students can thrive,” McNeaill said, “where they have opportunities to flourish. So through the building of relationships, hosting of events and collaboration with student organizations in new initiatives, we hope to form a more unified student body and, ultimately, a more enjoyable campus experience.”


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