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40th General Assembly, Nov. 12-15

Regional Workshops Schedule Set

The Executive Council has set the schedule for regional workshops in advance of the 40th General Assembly.

Workshops, which are free to attend, are an opportunity for prospective delegates to learn about TISL, about bill writing and about parliamentary procedure. Each workshop concludes with a mock session.

Workshops begin at 1:30 p.m. (local time) and conclude by 4:30 p.m. The schedule for 2009 workshops is:

-- Sunday, October 11 at The University of Tennessee at Knoxville
-- Sunday, October 25 at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro
-- Sunday, November 1 at The University of Memphis

Colleges are encouraged to bring plenty of people to the workshops. Many student government associations regard them as an opportunity for SGA training.

Major Appointments Announced by Officers

Members of the TISL Executive Council have announced their top staff appointments in advance of the 40th General Assembly.

-- Lt. Gov. Tristan Wilkerson of The University of Memphis has appointed Angela Jackson of Aquinas College as Chief Clerk of the Senate. Angela is a senior majoring in English.

-- House Speaker Shayna Taylor of Middle Tennessee State University announces that Ryan Hoover of Union University will be Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives. Ryan is a junior majoring in Advertising.

-- Secretary of State Gian Gozum of The University of Memphis has selected Samira Addrey of Fisk University to be Deputy Secretary of State and Jessica Transou to be Assistant Secretary of State. Samira is a junior majoring in psychology & pre-med. Jessica, who graduated from Jackson State Community College in the spring, is continuing work on her bachelor's degree this fall at Lambuth University.

-- State Treasurer Elizabeth Brandon of The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is appointing Alicia McMurray of UTK to be Deputy State Treasurer. Alicia is a junior majoring in English.

Bethel Becomes a University

Bethel College of McKenzie has changed its name to Bethel University.

Ben Cantrell, chairman of the Bethel Board of Trust, said the change "is simply an acknowledgment of the growth Bethel has already experienced and a structural change to maintain Bethel’s momentum into the future.”

Bethel was founded in 1842 and has an enrollment of about 2,600. It is affiliated with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

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