Media Summit hopes to bring awareness to campus

Media Summit hopes to bring awareness to campus

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With society becoming more and more dependent on technology, organizations eveywhere must learn to adapt.
Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Student Government Association is taking note and hosting a media summit that will be held Wednesday, Feb. 22.
SGA President Dustin Schwandt sent an email to media outlets across Kingsville inviting them to join this event.
“The purpose is to bring the local media outlets together to collaborate on initiatives that are mutually beneficial to all the parties involved,” Schwandt said, “as well as the community, including our student body.”
SGA decided to hold this summit because they have noticed a lack of awareness for things going on around the community.
“Our major goal is to develop and implement a community calendar that is readily accessible, that includes events on campus, in the community and on Naval Air Station- Kingsville,” Schwandt said.
SGA has invited several organizations around the community and university, including the Chamber of Commerce, Kingsville Bishop Record News, KTAI FM, The South Texan and the Naval Air Station among others.
“We need to develop comprehensive programs that everybody is on board with in order for us to do anything that is truly significant and sustainable,” Schwandt said.
This event is solely hosted by SGA because they feel the organization serves as a liaison between the student body and the community.
Also, Schwandt said this would alleviate tension and facilitate a more productive discussion.
“We feel it would be less productive if the event were hosted by somebody else, because various parties may feel as though a partial host would try to push their own agenda,” Schwandt said.
The event does not have a location as of yet but SGA hopes that this summit will bring the community, AMK and Naval Air Station-Kingsville closer together.
“It is of upmost importance that we start to develop strong relationships across the community,” Schwandt said.