By Adam Baker/News editor

This year three students are competing to be the next vice president of Student Activities Council.SAC, which is responsible for planning various student events on campus, is a branch of the Student Government Association. First Weekend and each semester’s concert are two major activities the council works on throughout the year.

The council’s mission is to “initiate, promote and implement educational, social, cultural and recreational programs to meet the co-curricular needs of Eastern’s student population,” according to its Web site.

Lindsey Baker, an undeclared sophomore from Lebanon, Ohio, said her past experiences and motivation would make her the best person for the job.

“I feel like it will be something good that I could do for EKU,” she said.

Baker said one of her goals would be to double attendance at events.

“We have a lot of great things people just don’t know about,” she said.

Baker said increasing public relations would be important to accomplish this.

Donna Hammons, a junior ITP major from Lancaster, said if elected she would change SAC programs so they include all students – not just a “select target” group.

“I believe the programming at this point is and has been in the past focused mainly on the traditional student,” she said.

She explained statistics show about 55 percent of campus is non-traditional.

“The programming needs to be changed to fit their categories,” she said.

Tia Hill, a junior art major from Elkhorn City, said her participation in campus activities has helped build prepare for the role of SAC vice president.

“I’m building up my leadership roles,” she said.

Hill explained she has been a part of hall council, Thursday Alternative Getaway and holds the position of special events chair for SAC.

“I’ve seen where (SAC) is going, and I’d like to help build it,” she said.

Hill said attendance at SAC meetings this year has been good, but she would like to see attendance grow even more.

SAC meets every Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the Jagger’s Room of the Powell Building.

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