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SGA: Plans for Festival of Flight, Wright Day to Give

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Student Government Association Meeting | Photo by Christian Peters | The Wright State Guardian

Several events were discussed at the Student Government Association (SGA) meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14 including Festival of Flight, Wright Day to Give and Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Festival of Flight 

Festival of Flight will take place Sept. 25 from 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. in front of the Student Union, according to Bing Bingham, alumni relations specialist for Office Of Alumni Relations.

“We started this in 2019 as a collaboration with the city of Fairborn to celebrate Dayton’s innovation with flight,” Bingham said. 

This year will be the second year of the festival as it did not happen last year due to Covid. 

According to Bingham, there will be food trucks, flight innovators, a kid’s zone and more at the event this year. 

The event is in need of around 30 more volunteers. Those interested in volunteering can contact Bingham. 

Wright Day to Give 

Wright Day to Give is Oct. 1, the university’s founder’s day. According to Bingham, the day is a fundraiser for scholarships and program funds at the university. Anyone is welcome to make a donation. 

This year, Bingham encourages student organizations to participate in the Student Organization Challenge to compete to raise money. 

“We want to get student organizations involved with giving on Wright Day to Give,” Bingham said. 

More information can be found on the event’s Engage page. 

Hispanic Heritage Month 

Hispanic Heritage Month is from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and Fermin Recarte, Intercultural Specialist for the Latino Center, wants to bring awareness to the month. 

“Heritage month is the month that we celebrate Latino heritage and festivities, but to me, my heritage is every day of the year,” Recarte said. 

One major project Recarte will be working on this month is recruitment and retention of Latino students. Recarte plans to bring Latino high school students to campus for one day to experience college and meet people. 

Upcoming events 

SGA’s next Raider Nights in the City is a Cincinnati Red’s game on Sept. 24. Tickets are on sale now. Students can find the link to purchase tickets on SGA social media. Transportation to and from the game is provided. 

Constitution Day is this Friday. SGA will be tabling by the Union Market from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to give students information about the constitution.

Alexis Wisler

Managing Editor

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