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Agenda for December 5, 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 Report
  1.                                                               i.      Chair of Student Life Committee
  2.                                                             ii.      Chair of Academic Affairs Committee
  3.                                                           iii.      Chair of University Affairs Committee
  4.                                                           iv.      Chair of Financial Appropriations Committee
  1. Unfinished Business
  2. New Business
    1. A Bill (SB F 2011-9) Appropriations
  3. Gallery Remarks
  4. Advisors’ Remarks
  5. Members’ Remarks
  6. Announcements
  7. Adjournment

President’s Report: Will be given orally at Legislative Meeting
Executive Vice President’s Report: Will be given orally at Legislative Meeting

 

Vice President for Financial Affairs: Will be given orally at Legislative Meeting

 

 

Student Life Report

 

  1. Call to Order
  2. II.                  Attendance

Alyssa DeBernardi

Aseel Ramahi

Carissa Benchwick

Jessica Sarich

Kayla Boye

Nicole Horvath

Caroline Standohar (excused)

Katherine Ellis (Excused)

Deanna Hardy (Excused)

Celeste Popio (not excused)

Taylor Clark (not excused)

Joe Mikolay (not excused)

  1. III.                Leadership
    1. Stadium Club is reserved
    2. Agenda

5:30-6:00pm – Dinner

6:00-6:30pm – Speaker

6:30-7:00pm – Leadership/Team Building Activities

7:30-9:00pm – Mixing

  1. Food: Pizza, wings, chips, pop.
  2. Speaker: Bob Hagen or Jack Fahey
  3. IV.                Ideas for next semester
    1. Meet the Reps – Beginning of March, before spring break at Christman.
    2. Ideas to promote elections: Jambar, Flyers, Meet the Candidates Night by sponsoring a pre-party.  Rookery Radio can be used to spread elections.
    3. New/Old SGA Body Mixer
      1. Location: V2 possibly.
      2.  May Day
        1. Need to contact Joy to make plans on pre party at the Covelli Centre.
        2. Anything Else
          1. N/A
    4. Adjournment  4:15 pm

Academic Affairs Report

 

YSU Student Government Association

Academic Affairs Committee

Minutes of 11.28.2011 Meeting

I.  Call to Order:  4:01 pm

 

II. Roll Call

a. Present:  Justin McIntyre, Nicole Pavlichich, Teresa McKinney, Mark Sember, Molly Rogers, Lillian Justice, Sarah Scheidemantel, Kaitlyn Kridler, Alessandro Cutrona, Kevin Hulick

b. Absent:  none

c. Excused:  none

 

III. Datebooks

Justin and Elyse met with the sales rep from the bookstore and she said she’d be willing to upgrade.  Current datebooks are sold for $3.99 and we cannot go over $5.99.  They also have to be able to be marked down 55% mid-semester.  The bookstore will contact their providers for a list of options of upgrades we could use.  We also need to consider what we want on the front cover (pictures of people, buildings, landscapes).  We also want to include dates of athletic events, academic events (breaks, registration, etc.), performances, etc.

Information that should be in the front of the book would be hours of operation of different places around campus (library, CSP, MAC, recreation center, Kilcawley Center, bookstore, etc.), important people and phone numbers, and coupons of area restaurants.

 

IV. Adjournment:  4:23 pm

 

 

University Affairs Report

 

UAC meeting 11/28

 

Call to order 4:01 P.M.

 

Role Call: 4:01

 

Present:

 

Travis Battiest

Zachary White

Melania Vlad

Steven Mesik

Justin Hasseininejad

Pat Gessler

Alexys Shields

 

Excused:

 

Kendal Malsch

Sarrah Perrine

Brianna Wise

Rebecca Banks

 

 

Reports: 4:02

 

None at this time.

 

Unfinished Business:

 

YSU Email: The administration continues discussion on how to resolve some of the issues surrounding the YSU Email system. This discussion is ongoing and we will continue to report on it.

 

Academic Advising: The UAC will be talking with and gathering input from academic advisors to see what they feel works, and what needs to be improved. This early focus will begin with the college of education.

 

New Business:

 

Student discount list: We are working on putting together a list of local restaurants and other miscellaneous local businesses that offer discounts to YSU students. This list can be placed on our website.

 

SGA Tables: Discussion built upon the last body meeting. Rather than pursuing a suggestion box idea, we think just having representatives sit in their respective colleges will have more of an effect, but this is in the very early stages.

 

 

Adjourn: 4:03

 

So far this year, the UAC has attacked several issues, the two largest being the YSU Email system and Academic Advising. Through discussion with the administration, our suggestions have been given to and taken into consideration by them as they proceed with possible changes. Also, we took a look at how academic advising takes place here at YSU. We began with preliminary research, and will continue into the spring. We are seeking to gain information from advisors themselves to work with them in improving the process.

 

In the spring, we will shift our focus towards finishing the advising research and possibly implementing, or recommending implementation of certain ideas towards the respective colleges. We will also be creating a list of local discounts for YSU students. Finally, we will look further into the idea of having student SGA tables to better connect with the student body.

 

 

Financial Affairs Report

 

Attendance:  Bobby DeVita, excused; Mark Radetic, excused; Michael Brand, excused

 

4:00pm

 

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: FANS and YSEARC

Total Number of Members: 41; 6

Contact Person: Dorian Monroe ; Michelle Gbur?Contact Phone Number: 330-398-7643; 330-881-7918?Contact Email: dkmonroe@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Rachael Pohle-Krauza PhD, RD, LD; Dan Kuzma- Manager, YSU Recycling?Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-2310; 330-941-2294?Advisor’s Email: djkuzma@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Trick or Treat Trivia/Bake sale, planned donations/donation box for event @ various locations, fore coming bake sale and other fundraising ideas being discussed.

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.: Annual Relay 4 Life participants/fundraisers (usually @ least 10-15 members participate each year), Souperbowl of Caring fundraisers (efforts in tackling hunger in our community), 2011 Youngstown Area Heart Walk @ WATTS building (~20 members), TMH Pink Ribbon Run/Walk For Breast Cancer Awareness 5k and 1 Mile Run/Walk (~20 members), SlimDown for kids and coinciding adult weight management program in coordination with HMHP (several students who have the time volunteer their efforts help HMHP Dietitians in assisting them with helping program participants), several future events are being planned and have tentative dates (e.g. Fairhaven Nutrition Lecture and other community outreach nutrition/wellness events), volunteering at Happy Trails animal sanctuary (~4 members), dog walking at the Mahoning County Dog Pound (~4 members).

Name of Event: ”Extinction of the Heart Attack” lecutre by Dr. Esselstyn (tentative)?Date of Event: January 18, 2012 @ 7pm?Location: Ohio Room, Kilcawley Center; McKay Auditorium in Beeghly Hall; or new auditorium in Williamson?Expected Participation: 240 @ least?Total Cost of Event: ~$1,800: ($500 for Dr. Esselstyn’s honorarium) and an additional $1,000 for guest parking (making this event beneficial not only the University but the community as well). And ~$300 for advertising/printing (provided through our student groups and networks)

Description of Event: Dr. Esselstyn is a world renowned expert in the field of nutrition and heart disease. As well-known heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Dr. Esselstyn is a former surgeon, clinician, and researcher for the #1 Heart care center in the world, the Cleveland Clinic. Through his career Dr. E came to the realization that conventional cardiology treatment has failed patients by treating the symptoms and not the cause of the disease. Of all the money invested in medication therapy and surgical interventions very, very little trickles down to one of the most important preventers (DIET). Dr. E argues that not only should Heart disease not exist in the human population but it can actually be prevented through proper dietary choices. Dr. E is becoming extremely popular in today’s advancing medical field and is in very high demand. Bringing him to YSU will be groundbreaking to say the least.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: As aforementioned this lecture will not only inform the YSU students and community but the general public and therefore increase the knowledge and health of our community. Having a healthier/more intelligent community will in turn benefit as to I see it, the whole city (reduce health care costs/burdens, prolong life and the quality of life, stimulate an eco-awareness…etc…etc.)

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Dr. Esselstyn’s Honorarium for volunteering his time and services to benefit our campus and community. $500
Guest Parking @ YSU deck (community, family of students, etc.) $1,000
   
   
  Total $1,500

 

Amount recommended: $500.00 to cover the cost of honorarium expenses.

4:10pm

 

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: CCO (Coalition for Christian Outreach)

Total Number of Members: 25

Contact Person: Jessica Bennett?Contact Phone Number: 330-240-7598?Contact Email: Jlbennett03@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Emilie Eberth?Advisor’s Phone Number: 3309412884?Advisor’s Email: eeberth@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We have written letters to our friends and family asking for support for this event.

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.: None

Name of Event: Jubilee?Date of Event: February 17-19?Location: Pittsburgh?Expected Participation: 12?Total Cost of Event: $279.00 per person

Description of Event: This event is a convention of college age students who come together to seek how Christ can effect ever area of our life, including our academics.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: As an organization we try to develop men and women that live our their faith in all areas of their life, including the classroom. This event will help us in our mission of doing that.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Regristration Cost $3348.00 ($279.00 per person)
Gas $90.00 ($30.00 per car)
Parking $30.00 ($10.00 per car)
Food Cost $100.00
   
   
  Total $3568.00

 

Amount recommended: $300.00 to defray the cost of registration.

4:20pm

 

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Campus Crusade for Christ

Total Number of Members: 30

Contact Person: Emily Zehall?Contact Phone Number: 717-460-7569?Contact Email: eezehall@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Tom Oder?Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-7111?Advisor’s Email: tnoder@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We currently are planning a bake sale and a fundraiser through Outback or Applebees.

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.: A good amount of our members (around 8) have participated in events with Habitat for Humanity and we currently are planning a ”hot chocolate-handout” for the whole campus during the week before finals.

Name of Event: IndyCC?Date of Event: December 27th-January 1st?Location: Indianapolis, IN?Expected Participation: 8-10?Total Cost of Event: $255

Description of Event: IndyCC is our annual Christmas Conference for Cru. At this conference students are given the opportunity to grow in character and leadership by listening to speakers, participating in seminars, and taking part in community outreach. During this conference we take boxes of food to families in need in the Indianapolis area. Students are also able to meet other students from the Great Lakes region and take back to their campus what they learned througout the week.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This event will benefit YSU and the student body through growth in character and leadership as well as creativity and inspiration. Students who participate in this conference come back to YSU ignited and ready to take on leadership roles. They also have the opportunity to grow in their character and see the importance of community service.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Tuition $255/person; $2,040 total
Gas $250
   
   
  Total $2290

Amount recommended: $900.00 to defray the cost of registration.

 

 

4:30pm

 

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Sigma Tau Gamma, Beta Gamma Chapter

Total Number of Members: 27

Contact Person: Ryan Meditz?Contact Phone Number: (330) 774-9615?Contact Email: ryanmeditz@gmail.com

Advisor: Rajah James?Advisor’s Phone Number: (330) 333-2499?Advisor’s Email: rajahjames@gmail.com

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Sigma Tau Gamma has participated in fundraising efforts for both Greek Campus Life and Inter-Fraternity Counsel, including selling baked goods, candies, pizzas, event tickets, etc.

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.: The brothers of Sigma Tau Gamma are very active in the community. In the past year as a group they have volunteered in a variety of philanthropic endeavors, including the Pink Ribbon Cheer Classic hosted by the YSU chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha, Shanty Town Homelessness Awareness hosted by the University Scholars and Honors Department, Wick Park Clean-ups hosted by the Wick Park Neighborhood Association and the Student Government Association, Wick-Pollock clean-up hosted by the Student Government Association, Street Scape hosted by City Scape, Youngstown State University graduation services hosted by the Alumni House and Angel’s for Animals, among others.

Name of Event: Three Rivers Regional Conclave?Date of Event: February 17th – 19th?Location: Holiday Inn, Canton Ohio?Expected Participation: Twenty (20)?Total Cost of Event: $2500

Description of Event: The Three Rivers Regional Conclave is a leadership summit for members of Sigma Tau Gamma whose chapters are in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania. It is three days filled with training seminars during the day and social activities during the evening. It is a dry event only with exception for the formal dinner where beer and wine pairings are offered (This event is not a party, but rather a workshop!).

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: The YSU student body and YSU will benefit from the improved leadership skills taught to the Beta Gamma members of Sigma Tau Gamma. Many of the members of Sigma Tau Gamma are active on campus in student organizations and in the class room, two areas where the leadership abilities of an individual are essential to the success of both said individual and their peers. The academic environment and student organizations will be bettered.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Registration: $95/person (Request $25/Member) $500
Hotel: $100/night ( Request 2 rooms x 2 nights) $400
Transportation (Gas): $200 $0
   
   
  Total $900

Amount recommended: $900.00 to defray the cost of registration and lodging.

 

4:40pm

 

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: American Marketing Association

Total Number of Members: 24

Contact Person: Ryan Meditz?Contact Phone Number: (330) 774-9615?Contact Email: ryanmeditz@gmail.com

Advisor: Dr. Peter Reday?Advisor’s Phone Number: (330) 941-3078?Advisor’s Email: pareday@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: The AMA has organized two fundraising events. The first was a coffee and donut sale, which generated approximately $100 in net revenues. The second event was a Handle’s pint card sale, which brought in around $120. We also have plans to work for and with local businesses for small donations. We expect to raise around $200. We also expect to do a “Spring Break Basket,” which raised $80 last year.

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.: Members participate in numerous volunteer activities at an individual level. Collectively, the YSU chapter of the AMA volunteers for Junior Achievements, Breakfast for Santa (Sponsored by Meridian Community Care), Friends for FIDO, AMA Saves Lives (organ donor registration), Angel’s for Animals and Shanty Town Homelessness Awareness (Can Donation).

Name of Event: 34th Annual International Collegiate Conference?Date of Event: March 22nd – 24th?Location: Sheraton Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana?Expected Participation: 12 (Based on overall yearly performance/participation)?Total Cost of Event: $15,128.96

Description of Event: From the American Marketing Association: “Over 1,200 collegiate students attend AMA’s International Collegiate Conference each year, learning from marketing professionals in the field, competing in competitions, and networking and interacting with your peers. It can be one of the most fulfilling experiences of your year with AMA!”

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: The American Marketing Association presents the conference material to students of the Williamson College of Business Administration. Each year the students that participated bring new ideas to the Marketing Department and business students. An example of its worth is the Marketing Week put on by the YSU AMA (It was an idea presented at the conference the previous year) which brought great success. The week consisted of three days of presentations by seven business professionals and ended with a social. Also, the YSU Chapter of the AMA brings national recognition with several awards each year, including Outstanding Collegiate Chapter.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Hotel: ($244.08/night x 3 rooms x 4 nights) $2,928.96 $0
Air Travel: ($500/flight x 12 students) $6,000 $0
Transportation: (Cabs from Airport/ Airport Parking) $200 $0
Food/Misc. (I$200/person x 12 students) $2400 $0
Registration: ($300/person x 12 students) $3600 (Request $100/student) $1200
   
   
  Total $1200

Amount recommended: $1,200.00 to defray the cost of registration.

 

SB F 2011-09

December 5th, 2011

A Bill

Making Appropriations for five 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, 2012, for the activities of student organizations, namely:

Section 1: FANS is appropriated the sum of $500.00 to help defray the cost of their speaker for their “Extinction of the Heart Attack” lecture which will be on January 18th, 2012. This event will be held at Youngstown State University.  Two Hundred and Forty (240) people are expected to attend.

Section 2: Coalition for Christian Outreach is appropriated the sum of $300.00 to defray the cost of registration for their Jubilee event which will be held on February 17-19th, 2012. It will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and twelve (12) members are expected to attend.

Section 3: Campus Crusade for Christ is appropriated the sum of $900.00 to defray the cost of registration for their IndyCC event, which will be held on December 27th-January 1st, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Ten (10) members are expected to attend.

Section 4: Sigma Tau Gamma is appropriated the sum of $900.00 to defray the cost of registration and lodging for their Three Rivers Regional Conclave which will be held on February 17-19th, 2012. It will be held in Canton, Ohio and twenty (20) members are expected to attend.

Section 5: American Marketing Association is appropriated the sum of $1,200.00 to defray the cost of registration for their Annual International Collegiate Conference, which will be held on March 22nd-24th, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Twelve (12) members are expected to attend.

 

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