By Austen Flint
Oregon Tech’s student government, Associated Students of Oregon Institute of Technology (ASOIT) is holding their annual elections for Student Government Officer positions.
Students will have the chance to their ballot and select fellow students that will represent the student body for the 16-17 school year.
Voting begins Monday, April 25 and will last for one week. Candidates have been working hard to promote themselves through campaigns for various positions.
Students will have the chance to vote for one of three contenders for ASOIT president, including current President Kristen Marsters, and Vice President Brendan “Gaius” Nikola.
Oregon Tech student, Alyssa Deardorff, nominated for one of nation’s most promising engineer award.
By Olivia Torres Stagner
One of Oregon Tech’s students, Alyssa Deardorff, has been nominated for the DiscoverE “New Faces of Engineering” Award.
Deardroff is finishing her senior year, double majoring in Renewable Energy Engineering and Systems Engineering and Technology Management. According to the DiscoverE website, the award is presented to thirteen of the nation’s most promising engineering professionals of tomorrow.
“Thirteen professional engineering organizations each have student members apply, then each organization selects nominees to submit to DiscoverE. Thirteen students are chosen by DiscoverE, one for each organization, to serve as a national representative and earn a scholarship,” said Deardorff. “The Society of Women Engineers selected me from their pool of applicants as one of their five nominees.”
Deardorff’s nomination does not only represent her professional and academic achievements, but her personal ones as well.
By Lior Krancer
Here at Oregon Tech, student government provides a forum for students to advocate for the community. This week, from 12:01am Monday morning to 12:00pm next Monday (May 2nd), the Associated Students of Oregon Institute of Technology (ASOIT) is holding its elections for 2016-2017 officer positions. There are three candidates running for President of ASOIT: Kristen Marsters, Brendan “Gaius” Nikola, and Kaitlyn Anderson. Marsters and Nikola have both served as ASOIT officers before, but Kaitlyn Anderson is hoping to have her first term on ASOIT as Student Body President for 2016-2017.
“I decided to run for ASOIT because I have been on this campus for five years and when Luke Ovgard was here, everyone knew what the ASOIT was,” Anderson said. “Nowadays that’s not the case at all. The reason I have decided to run is because I honestly love this school and want to bring the life back to this campus, get students involved, listen to them and see how we as the students can better Oregon Tech for the future.”
Anderson hopes to reinvigorate the campus, particularly in the area of community involvement. She wants to foster a culture of connection and mutual support. As a Marketing major, she has become very involved in the community, and would like to encourage her fellow students to do the same. Anderson wants to see ASOIT as a more prominent presence on campus.
By Austen Flint
The morning of Thursday, April 14 came around far too quickly.
My alarm buzzed loudly at 5:10am signifying the need to get ready for a long day of travel.
I began my journey, heading for the Oregon Tech Campus at 5:35am to pick up six of my fellow communication students to cram into a comfortable yet crowded Chrysler rental van.
We were on our way to the Northwest Communication Association (NWCA) Conference, held annually in Coeur d’Alene, ID.
Four students, including myself, were lucky enough to have our own communication research papers accepted for presentation at the two-day event. We completed our papers in COM 326 (Communication Research).
With coffee in hand, we left the Pilot gas station trailing communication professor Kevin Brown, leading the way on what turned out to be a ten-hour trip.
As a few students caught up on some sleep, the weather began to turn wintery between Chemult and Bend; a drastic change to the warm weather recently present in the Klamath Basin.
Being communication students, we had no problem talking during the drive. It was a chance to learn more about each other, even though we had all previously been classmates.