BY SARAH ELHELOU, Student Government President

Welcome back! Student Government has been working diligently this summer to ensure students have a great year ahead of them! With over 60 members, we are ready to enhance campus life and assist students with their needs. This month, SG will be focusing on getting students engaged to vote in the upcoming general election. Our annual Constitution Day event is taking place this Thursday, September 11th at 12:30 pm in Kochoff C. Join us to play a game of Jeopardy with our special guest, Vice Chancellor Henderson. We will be hosting our first coffee hours of the semester and we always look forward to meeting new students. Find us on the UC stage on Wednesday, September 17th to grab some coffee and to pledge your vote on Election Day. We will also be hosting an “I’m Engaged” pizza party on National Registration Day, Tuesday, September 23rd in Kochoff C. We are teaming up with Turbo Vote and the Campus Election Engagement Project to get students more engaged to vote. Another big push Student Government is working on this semester is helping students register for the Emergency Alert System. You can receive texts to your cellphone when there is a snow day by logging on to UMD Connect and entering in your cell number under “personal information”.  This year, Student Government will be nominating a Community Member of the Month for their commitment and dedication to our campus. We are happy to announce that our first Community Member of the Month is Professor Angela Allen, from the Chemistry Department. We thank Professor Allen for her unmatched commitment to her students and their education. If you have any questions or concerns, please visit us in 2112, the second floor of the University Center.