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SGA opens student service desk, announces future plans

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By Kayla Perry

On Sept. 15, members of the SGA and Laurentian celebrated the V-Desk’s grand opening in the student lounge.

The V-Desk acts as an SGA reception desk, where students can buy tickets to school and city events, get information on clubs and services such as the health care plan, and schedule meetings with SGA executives.

Chloe Mirfield, director of membership services for the SGA, was in charge of working with a group in order to create the desk and staff it.

“There are ridiculous amounts of traffic (at the desk),” Mirfield says. “Now that students know where we are and what the V-Desk is, they know to come to us for all their SGA needs, and even just to chat.”

The desk offers bilingual service, and is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Upon opening, the V-Desk created 10 student jobs.

Patrick Wright, a third-year LU student in the Theatre Arts program and V-Desk employee, says that the desk is busy already.

“It’s frosh season, so everybody wants to come in and pick up agendas and information for the health plan and for buses so there’s plenty of people coming in,” said Wright, who has been working at the V-Desk since the beginning of September. It’s very busy for sure, but nothing we can’t handle – it’s a lot of fun.”

Mirfield also announced a new initiative that is being introduced to the V-Desk: a monitor screen that will show bus times so students can select their routes better, as well as a major map of the city showing the bus routes.

The grand opening, which was held a month after the desk began operation, was completed with an official ribbon cutting ceremony. After the opening, the SGA celebrated with offering free lunch in the pub, allowing attendees to sample the new menu, and conducted a student raffle for a new futon.

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