Copy Editor Rosannah Gosser
In the latest news from your student government, the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Student Association (UHHSA) is preparing for elections, upcoming events, and the fast-approaching commencement of spring semester. Applications to run for any UHHSA position as next year’s student government representatives will be due on March 16, and elections will take place April 9 through 11.
UHHSA’s RISO (Registered Independent Student Organizations) Committee has reviewed and approved three applications for funding. The History Club, Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Club, and HI Pre-Vet Club have been appropriated budgets for fundraising and the supplies needed to run their respective organizations and aid in their missions to enhance campus life for the UHH student body. The applications for RISO funding, as well as for the UH Hilo Ambassador program, closed on March 2.
Preparations are being made for the Sustainability Fair on April 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Campus Center Plaza, where activities, tabling, food, and games will encourage student involvement in sustainable initiatives happening on campus, as well as a broader awareness of how students can engage in global movements to protect the environment.
UHHSA has also appropriated funds for Blue Zone Health Day, which will take place during April at the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy. This event will promote ways in which UHH students can actively pursue living longer, healthier lives, inspired by Blue Zone’s mission to encourage physical activity, plant-based diets, strong relationships, and a general sense of well-being.
Other campus events in the planning process include the Earth Day Fair in April, Oh Hell week, and Commencement in May. Additionally, the legislative bills to fund student resource room renovations and charging stations were passed on March 1.
Stop by the UHHSA office between Ke Kalahea and the Lava Tube with any questions, concerns, or comments for your student government representatives, and make sure to vote in the upcoming elections beginning April 9.