SGA president welcomes students to MUSC
by Sheldon Bates
President, MUSC Student Government Association
behalf of the MUSC Student Government Association (SGA), it is my honor
to welcome you all to MUSC. Congratulations on all of your hard work
that has brought you to this point in your education. Your impression
of a medical university may include the expectation of a perpetually
rigorous academic environment and studying to all hours of the night.
While our programs do have demanding curricula, we, the SGA, have been
working hard to ensure that each of you has a balanced experience
during your time here.
While at MUSC, your faculty and administration will spend limitless
hours enhancing your educational experience. Just as they are devoted
to providing superior academic opportunities, SGA is dedicated to
enhancing your life outside the classroom. Throughout the year you may
take advantage of opportunities to interact with students from other
disciplines, to broaden your cultural background, and to enjoy a little
rest and relaxation in the beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry. Whether
it is an MUSC happy hour, Spoleto event, or a canoe trip in a marsh,
you will find something to suit your interests and maybe even discover
new ones. In addition to these, SGA will continue to bring you our
annual Back-to-School party, Oyster Roast, Oktoberfest, Fall Brawl,
Winetasting, and Alhambra. These events will be a welcomed respite from
the rigors of studying. However you choose to be involved, I want
to encourage you all to pursue excellence and balance throughout your
time here at MUSC.
During your MUSC experience, you will witness many exciting changes. It
is truly a unique and thrilling time at MUSC with the opening of the
Ashley River Tower, the completion of a simulation lab in the College
of Nursing, the near completion of the new dental school, and the
upcoming construction of a new drug discovery building, bioengineering
facility, and a new home for the College of Pharmacy. These new
facilities will provide an environment suitable for our pursuit of
As our infrastructure continues to change and improve, our student body
and government do the same. During the last few years, the SGA
has established a strong relationship with our administrators and
continues to strengthen those interactions as we represent the voice of
the students to the administration. As your SGA president, I will
be working hard to ensure that your voices are heard at the university
level. However, I can only do this with your help. Become
involved with SGA either by serving as a representative for your
class or by providing suggestions about how we can better serve the
For quesion or additional information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.musc.edu/sga.
We look forward to hearing your suggestions and working with you all
this year as we seek to be excellent in our service to you and continue
to strengthen and improve our SGA here at MUSC.
MUSC’s Free Art Walk
5 - 8 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 25
There will be available limited appetizers, desserts, wine and
non-alcoholic beverages. Bring your driver’s license if you plan
to drink wine. To download a map of participating galleries, visit the
gallery Web site at http://www.charlestonfineartdealersassociation.com/
and click on “Gallery Map.” Start at any of the 13 galleries, but
do plan to visit all 13 as they are open just for MUSC students,
employees and their guests.
Co-sponsored by the MUSC SGA, Student Programs Office and MUSC Cultural Projects Council.
Friday, Aug. 28, 2009