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Agenda for April 18, 2011

Order of Business

 

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of the Minutes & Agenda
  4. Executive Business
    1. President’s Report
    2. Executive Vice President’s Report
    3. Vice President for Financial Affairs’ Report
    4. Committee Chairs’ Reports
      1. Chair of Student Life Committee
      2. Chair of Academic Affairs Committee
      3. Chair of University Affairs Committee
      4. Chair of Financial Appropriations Committee
  5. Unfinished Business
  6. New Business
    1. A Bill (SB S 2011-06) Appropriations
  7. Gallery Remarks
  8. Advisors’ Remarks
  9. Members’ Remarks
  10. Announcements
  11. Adjournment

President’s Report:

Congratulations to SGA’s Award Recipients!!

 

Award Award Recepients
The Dr. Charles McBriarty Award Amy Cossentino
The Dr. Luke N. Zaccaro Award Mr. Terrell Wesley
The Smith-Murphy Award Dr. Bob Hogue
The Student Government Association Spirit Award Dr. Bryan DePoy
Mr. Matthew Novotny
The President Cynthia Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award Ms. Sarah Stafford
The John J. Gocala Sr. Service Award Mr. John Young
Dr. Martin T. “Marty” Manning Award Dr. Chester Cooper

 


Executive Vice President’s Report:

 

Mr. Mesik will give an oral report at Legislative Assembly.

Vice President for Financial Affairs’ Report:

Student Life Committee Report:

 

I.                   Roll Call

a.       Carissa Benchwick

b.      Aseel Ramahi

c.       Travis Battiest

d.      Taylor Clark

e.       Patrick Gessler (excused)

f.       Alexandria Hatosky

g.      Celeste Popio (absent – not excused)

h.      Jessica Sarich

i.        Levant Miller

j.        Elyse Gessler

II.                May Day Tailgate

a.       We served over 100 students and it went very well.

i.      Hot dogs, hamburgers, wings, chips, and cookies were served.

ii.      Wristbands were handed out to each student that came.

III.             Diversity Fair

a.       April 19th 10:00am-2:00pm

b.      We have 9 student organizations registered for a table and we want to get at least 15 there. Please contact any student organization that you are involved in!

IV.             Food Service Meeting

a.       Monday, April 18th at 5:15pm

b.      They asked us to present them with three new trends in food that they can base new recipes off of. The three that we came up with were:

i.      Oriental

ii.      Middle Eastern

iii.      Home-cooked

 

Academic Affairs Committee Report:

 

List of Committee Members in Attendance: Steve Mesik, Alyssa DiBernardi, Kelli Bryan, Jason Anderson, Terrell Wesley, Molly Toth, Damian Scott

Excused: Diane Stahl, Lillian Justice
Not Present: James Jarvis, Ryan Beil, Nicole Pavlichich

  • Call to order: 4:05
  • Last Lecture Series Update:
    • Jack Fahey will be speaking on April 21st at 4:00 in the Ohio Room.
  • New Business
    • Concerns for M-2 Parking Deck Reconstruction:
      • Suggestions:
        • Send out several YSU Personal Announcements to continue reminding students
        • Have someone directing traffic the first few days to help students who were not well informed or prepared for the change
        • Communicate with Department Chairs: Have them discuss with their faculty to make an announcement in class to remind students of the parking changes. Also, it would be helpful if professors with a strict attendance policy are more understanding of tardiness during the first week as everyone is adjusting to this change
    • Restructuring of General Education and Effect on FYE: The General Education model passed in the Senate therefore, there are now six hours available to insert an FYE program. Steve suggested that we compile everything we have in an organized binder to give to next year’s committee. Alyssa will be working on this over the next two weeks.
  • Adjournment 4:53

University Affairs Committee Report:

4:02 p.m. – 4:35 p.m.

Committee members present/absent

Present

  1. Gary Davenport VP of University Affairs
  2. Anthony Nuzzi Chair of University Affairs
  3. Brianna Wise Vice Chair of University Affairs
  4. Troy Adamson
  5. Kelly Mehalco
  6. Melania Vlad
  7. Zach White
  8. Andrew Smith
  9. Robert Devita

Guest

  1. Mr. Everly

 

Issues Discussed

  1. Roll Call
  2. Information Technology
  3. Smoke-Free Environment
  4. Volunteer Work at YSU
  5. Paper Drive
  6. Buds out
  7. Other Business

 

Recommendations

Roll Call (4:02 – 4:03)

 

Information Technologies (4:03 – 4:04)

  1. Nothing at this time

 

Smoke-Free Environment (4:04 – 4:05)

  1. Mr. Davenport has sent the report to the president
    1. We do believe she has received the letter
    2. Not sure if the President has red it or not

 

Volunteer Work at YSU (4:05– 4:08)

  1. Wick Park Cleanup
    1. Will take place on 4/16/2011
      1. Event will take place from 10:00 – 12:00 or longer
      2. There will be power equipment provided for use
    2. There will also be an Easter Egg hunt at the wick park
      1. Take place from 11:00 – 2:00
  2. Update on campus safety panel
    1. There was a meeting that was held on March 31st in the presidents conference
    2. Self defense class
    3. Approximately 4 hours long
      1. Lt. Crutalea will be taking care of event
      2. Believe to be beneficial and a lot of fun can take 9-12 students

 

Paper Drive (4:08 – 4:11)

  1. Paper party is going on
  2. ZTA’s and Roots and shoots is participating in event
    1. Paper will be collected until the end of the semester
    2. On April 7 at 1:00 pm roots and shoots cut paper
    3. 2.5 boxes done and 4 left
    4. 1.5 boxes had to be thrown out due to not able to be used
    5. Next meeting is TBA

 

Buds out (4:11 – 4:13)

  1. On April 15 from 11 – 2 (TKE)
    1. People were more than happy to join the process
    2. This will take place at Cushwa
  2. Roots and Shoots will make a time and date on when they will hold a clean up

 

Outstanding issues sent to the committee yet to be resolved

 

New Business (4:13 – 4:35)

  1. Alternative energy (Feedback from Mr. Smith)
    1. Next Monday April 18
      1. Small deck M2 will close
      2. Buses will take people back and forth where they need to be
        1. Busses will drive from 8:00 am to 7 pm
        2. 2-3 busses will be used
      3. WRTAonline.com
        1. Routs and times for areas are posted

 

  1. SGA President Nicholas Meditz ask committee to give feedback on what we think will be the major problems when M2 closes
    1. Mr. Davenport will have full report

Financial Appropriations Committee Report:

4:00

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society)

Total Number of Members: 47

Contact Person: Carrie Melia Contact Phone Number: (330)301-3218 Contact Email: cmelia04@gmail.com

Advisor: Dr. Julie Boron Advisor’s Phone Number: (330)941-3401 Advisor’s Email: jbboron@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Psi Chi holds at least two fundraising events per semester. In the Fall of 2010, we hosted a bake sale and sold Pizza Hut cards to raise money. This Spring, we sold boxes of candy bars and hosted another bake sale. Additionally, we hosted some bake sales off campus over the summer. We do not have any more fundraisers planned for this semester due to the upcoming conferences (Quest, MPA, Western PA) our initiation, and community service activities we will be participating in.

What community service has your organization participated in recently? What is being planned? Please be specific as to how many participate and if it is done on behalf of the organization.: Psi Chi also volunteers in several community service activities per semester. In the Fall of 2010, we hosted our bi-annual food and coat drive, benefitting Secondharvest Food Bank and the local rescue mission. This Spring, we again held a food drive benefitting Secondharvest Food Bank. We have about ten members raising money for Relay for Life in April (our organization has raised $640 so far). Additionally, Psi Chi is hosting an Alex’s Lemonade Stand on campus on April 28th and 29th, with the proceeds benefitting children with cancer. Psi Chi members also volunteer each semester to tutor general psychology.

Name of Event: Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) Conference Date of Event: Thursday, 5/5- Saturday, 5/7 Location: Palmer House Hilton hotel in Chicago, Illonois Expected Participation: Four students Total Cost of Event: $2459

Description of Event: This year, three members of Psi Chi are committed to attending the MPA Conference, and the president of Psi Chi will be presenting her thesis at the conference. Therefore, we are requesting funds to send a total of four undergraduate students to the MPA Conference in Chicago for four days. Since the student is scheduled to present early Thursday morning, check-in time will be the night of Wednesday, 5/4, and check-out will be the morning of Sunday, 5/8 to enable us to stay for the duration of the conference.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: As an honor society, Psi chi encourages psychology students to perform and present research at YSU, such as through participating in Quest and the Dobson Awards (a research competition limited to psychology majors). However, many students are intimidated about presenting their research. For this reason, Psi Chi attempts to send members to a professional psychology conference. Attending these conferences allows members to experience what presenting at a conference will be like and to help them formulate their theses and interests in the broad field of psychology. Additionally, students are updated on cutting-edge psychological research.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Using a fuel calculator, it was determined that the cost for a roundtrip to Chicago (approximately 402 miles from Youngstown) in a car that receives 17 mpg with an average gas price of $3.55 would be $168. $168
Although the normal registration rate for MPA is $25, students who register online in advance pay only $21 per person. Therefore, the total registration cost is $84 (21×4 = 84). $84
The parking deck affiliated with the Palmer House charges $90 for a 72-hour period. $90
According the the general services administration, the per diem rate for one person for one day in Chicago is $71. This number includes meals and incidental expenses (e.g., taxi fares). Therefore, the total cost for four people for three days in Chicago is $853 (71x4x3 = 852). $852
The Palmer House charges MPA attendees a rate of $274 per night for a room with two doublebeds. For four nights, the rate would be $1096. After tax, the total cost to reserve one room for four nights is $1265. $1265
Amount Recommended: $ 500 to defray the costs of lodging. Total $2459

4:10

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Student African Ameican Sisterhood

Total Number of Members: 10

Contact Person: Shanice Lockhart Contact Phone Number: 216-509-0723 Contact Email: salockhart@my.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Cryshanna Jackson Advisor’s Phone Number: 330 941-2114 Advisor’s Email: cajackson@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Fall 2010 our organization conducted an online bakery. We took orders for whole cakes and other baked items. This semester we conducted another online sale and we also had a Valentine’s Day sale. In the future we will also be holding a “Office Comfort” basket sale. We stay consistent in looking for new ways to raise money for our events.

What community service has your organization participated in recently? What is being planned? Please be specific as to how many participate and if it is done on behalf of the organization.: For fall 2010 our organization hosted a food drive to help the Mahoning Valley Rescue Mission. Spring 2011 we will be assisting our brothers in their events and are also participating in the Relay for Life on April 15-16. We will be hosting tables to get the word out about Relay for life and try to get the people on campus to participate as well. We’ll also be holding a self-esteem workshop for women this month as well. Our Vice President has involved some of the members of our group in a youth mentoring program with the Goodwill for students that attend Youngstown City Schools.

Name of Event: Cocktail Mixer Date of Event: April 29, 2011 Location: Peaberrys Cafe Expected Participation: 30 guest Total Cost of Event: $394

Description of Event: This event is a social mixer to give people on campus the chance to unwind before the stress of finals take over. We will have food, music will be handled by our brothers and door prizes will be offered as well.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: It will give the students the chance to see a different type of event on campus other than the norm. It allows people the chance to network with other people with the same interest and make new friends before the semester is out as well.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Security $115
Food/Dinner $279
Total $394

Amount Recommended: $394 to fully fund Security and Food for the event.

SB S 2011-06

A Bill

Making Appropriations for two organization(s)

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Youngstown State University Student Government Association assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Appropriations Fund not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, for the activities of student organizations, namely:

Section 1: Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society) is appropriated the sum of $500.00 to defray the lodging cost for their Midwestern Psychological Association Conference from May 5th – 7th in Chicago, Illinois. Four (4) members are expected to attend.

Section 2: Student African American Sisterhood is appropriated the sum of $394.00 to fully fund the cost of security and refreshments at their Cocktail Mixer on April 29th. It will be held at Peberrys Café and thirty (30) people are expected to attend.

Congratulations to SGA’s Award Recipients!!

Award

Award Recepients

The Dr. Charles McBriarty Award

Amy Cossentino

The Dr. Luke N. Zaccaro Award

Mr. Terrell Wesley

The Smith-Murphy Award

Dr. Bob Hogue

The Student Government Association Spirit Award

Dr. Bryan DePoy

Mr. Matthew Novotny

The President Cynthia Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award

Ms. Sarah Stafford

The John J. Gocala Sr. Service Award

Mr. John Young

Dr. Martin T. “Marty” Manning Award

Dr. Chester Cooper