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Agenda for February 3, 2014

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. VP for Financial Affairs Report
    4. Committee Chair Reports

i.      Chair of Student Life Report

ii.      Chair of Academic Affairs Report

iii.      Chair of University Affairs Report

iv.      Chair of Financial Affairs Report

  1. Unfinished Business
  2. New Business
    1. A Bill ( SB S 2014-01)
  3. Gallery Remarks
  4. Advisors’ Remarks
  5. Members’ Remarks
  6. Announcements
  7. Adjournment

  

President’s Report

–          February 17th Meeting: Stadium Club

–          What can SGA do for YOU?

  • Hundreds of responses. Will be going through them this week.
  • THANK YOU to those who participated
  • If you received any meaningful feedback, please discuss in New Business

–          2014 SGA Elections

  • Elections Board Applications went out today
  • Petitions for next year will be available on February 19th
  • For Elections Rules and Guidelines, please see our By-Laws
  • Stay tuned for more information regarding updates to the Election process!

–          Water Bottle Refill

  • STEM rep Ashley Orr has more information

 

Executive Vice President’s Report

 

–          Last Lecture Series

  • Start sending in paragraphs to nominate YSU faculty or staff
  • Send to Sean Meditz

–          Sent out question

  • Will be summarizing results

–          YSU 2020 Completion Initiative

  • Update from meeting
  • Any ideas?

 

VP for Financial Affairs Report

SB S 2014-01

February 3, 2014

A Bill

Making Appropriations for eleven 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, 2014, for the activities of student organizations, namely:

 

Section 1: YSU Bass Fishing Club is appropriated the sum of $250.00 to defray the cost of hotel fees for the FLW College National Championship, which will be March 6th through 8th, 2014. This event will be held at Lake Keowee in South Carolina. Two (2) members are expected to attend.

 

Section 2: YSU Bass Fishing Club is appropriated the sum of $200.00 to defray the cost of transportation for the FLW Smith Mountain Lake, which will be May 3rd, 2014. This event will be held at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia. Six (6) members are expected to attend.

 

Section 3: Intervarsity Christian Fellowship is appropriated the sum of $300.00 to cover the cost of transportation for the Ignite Black Student Leadership Conference which will be February 14th through 16th, 2014. This event will be held in Cleveland, Ohio. Forty (40) members are expected to attend.

 

Section 4: Intervarsity Christian Fellowship is appropriated the sum of $300.00 to cover the cost of transportation for Chapter Focus Week which will be May 10th through 16th, 2014. This event will be held in Cedarville, Michigan. Fifteen (15) members are expected to attend.

 

Section 5: Coalition for Christian Outreach is appropriated the sum of $350.00 to defray the cost of registration for Jubilee which will be February 14th through 16th, 2014. This event will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Thirty (30) members are expected to attend.

 

Section 6: Institute of Industrial Engineers is appropriated the sum of $320.00 to cover the cost of transportation for the Institute of Industrial Engineers Regional Conference which will be February 21th through 23rd, 2014. This event will be held in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Eighteen (18) members are expected to attend.

 

Section 7: Student Physical Therapy Association is appropriated the sum of $600.00 to defray the cost of lodging for the Ohio Physical Therapy Association State Conference Student Symposium which will be March 27th through 29th, 2014. This event will be held in Columbus, Ohio. Fifty (50) members are expected to attend.

 

Section 8: Youngstown Jazz Collective is appropriated the sum of $350.00 to defray the cost of security and food for Swing Night which will be February 10th, 2014. This event will be held in the Chestnut Room. Seventy-five to one hundred and twenty-five (75-125) people are expected to attend.

 

Section 9: YSU Model United Nations is appropriated the sum of $700.00 to defray the cost of delegate fees for the Harvard National Model United Nations which will be February 13th through 16th, 2014. This event will be held in Boston, Massachusetts. Eighteen (18) members are expected to attend.

 

Section 10: Youngstown Student Education Association is appropriated the sum of $350.00 to defray the cost of food, books, and decorations for Read Across America which will be March 1st, 2014. This event will be held in McKay Auditorium. One hundred or more (100+) people are expected to attend.

 

Section 11: YSU Dance Ensemble is appropriated the sum of $350.00 to defray the cost of the guest artist, lighting and sound, and costumes for the YSU Dance Ensemble which will be April 10th through 12th, 2014. This event will be held in Ford Theater. Six hundred (600) people are expected to attend.

 

Section 12: Student Art Association is appropriated the sum of $255.00 to defray the cost of Megabus tickets for the Trip to New York City which will be March 13th through 15th, 2014. This event will be held in New York City. Fifteen (15) members are expected to attend.

 

Section 13: Food and Nutrition Students is appropriated the sum of $300.00 to defray the cost of admission for the 93rd Annual Conference Food and Nutrition Expedition which will be May 15th and 16th, 2014. This event will be held at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio. Fifteen (15) members are expected to attend.

 

Student Life Committee Minutes 1/27/2014

 

Academic Affairs Committee Minutes 1/27/2014

  1. Roll Call at 4:02pm
    1. Present:
      1. Emily Andriko

ii.            Jordan Edgell

iii.            Megan Howard

iv.            Katelyn Kridler

v.            Joe Lamping

vi.            Sean Meditz

vii.            Nicole Pavlichich

viii.            Michael Slavens

ix.            Kristi Yazvac

    1. Absent:
      1. None
    2. Excused:
    1. Stephanie Davis (excused)
  • Guests:
    1. None
  1. Last Lecture
  2. “The Question”
  3. Curriculum Sheets
  4. Academic Affairs (senate): Finally getting together an “Excused Absence Policy”
  5. Comments
  6. Adjourned at 4:43pm
    1. Possible Candidates
      1. Susan Clutter- Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
      2. Dr. Kent Engelhardt- Dana School of Music
      3. Michael Gelfand- Dana School of Music
    2. Possible Dates
      1. Last Week of March (Tuesday 25th of March or Tuesday the 1st of April)
    1. Possible Places
    1. Williamson
    2. DeBartolo
    3. Cushwa
    1. Made a survey monkey to compliment personal interviews
      1. Raffling away gift certificates for Pete’s points to answer “The Question”
      2. “The Question” – “What would you like [SGA] to do for you”
    1. 4 year plan for every college is being put together
    2. Looking to get a tab in Banner for SGA
    1. Possible Excuses
      1. Gov.
      2. Death/Religion
      3. University Event
    1. Theresa Leonard – Informed us that her teacher made 1 dollar profit from the required book. The teacher made 1 dollar from ‘new’ books and 0 from ‘used’ books. No ‘used’ ones were sold in the YSU bookstore nor online.

University Affairs Committee Minutes 1/27/2014

  1. Call to order 4:03 p.m.
  2. Roll Call
    1. Present: Luke Politsky, Maxwell Gocala, Paige Rassega, Jude Koury, Mariah DeFuria, Eric Shehadi
    2. Not Present: Zachary Hackett, Joseph Mikolay, Alyssa Olmi, Frank George, Andrew Reed
  3. Old Business
    1. Finances and Facilities
    2. Technology
    3. University Development
    4. External Affairs
  4. New Business
    1. Wick-Pollock cleanup

i.      Used to be conducted by our committee, has not been done in several years

ii.      Take care of garden behind Wick-Pollock mansion (President’s house)

iii.      Looking into further details (Dr. Dunn’s approval, Grounds, etc.)

  1. Student Lounges

i.      In Bliss and Beeghly Center

  1. Food Satellites

i.      In Bliss Hall

ii.      Dining Affairs Committee meeting

  1. Luke will send out doodle to see availability
  2. International Student Coffee Hour

i.      Mark on calendars

  1. Friday, February 21, from 2-4 in the YWCA

 

Financial Affairs Committee Minutes 1/27/2014

Charesse called the meeting to order at 4:02 PM.

 

Members Present: Charesse Hagan, Marissa Mraz, Amanda Socco, David Tamulonis, James Tancabel, Jordan Brlan, Melissa Wasser, Ashley Orr, Taylor Phillips, Marra Cercone

 

Members Absent: n/a

 

Members Excused: n/a

 

Guest(s) in Attendance: n/a

 

4:10 PM

Organization Name: YSU Bass Fishing Club

Total Number of Members: 6

Contact Person: Zachary Alcorn

Contact Phone Number: 330/401/9111

Contact Email: zmalcorn@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Marko Marinkovich

Advisor’s Phone Number: 330/941/1973

Advisor’s Email: mmmarinkovich@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We just started in the Spring of 2013, and with just the two of us we haven’t had the man power to put anything together with our schedules.

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.: We help out with a local fishing tournament series called the X Series. We help set up for the tournament and help with weigh ins. Two of us have help with this so far.

Name of Event: FLW College National Championship

Date of Event: 3/6/13

Location: Lake Keowee, Sorth Carolina

Expected Participation: 2

Total Cost of Event: 700

Description of Event: College National championship for Bass Fishing. 49 others schools will be there from all over the country.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This will help members of the club if we place high enough. This might get more people to join the club.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Gas 200
Hotel 400
Tackle need to win. If the fish are hitting something else other than what we have. 100
Total 700

 

Member Abstentions (Members were not present in the room during voting): n/a

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $250.00 TO DEFRAY THE COST OF HOTEL

 

Name of Event: FLW Smith Mountain Lake

Date of Event: 5/3/13

Location: Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia

Expected Participation: 6

Total Cost of Event: 525

Description of Event: Qualifying Tournament for the Northern Division Invitational.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: It will get the teams who qualify to the Northern Division Invitational.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Gas, Truck and Boats 400
Hotel 125
Total 525

 

Member Abstentions (Members were not present in the room during voting): n/a

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $200.00 TO DEFRAY THE COST OF TRANSPORTATION

 

4:15 PM

Organization Name: Intervarsity Christian Fellowship- Collegiate, Black & Christian Chapter

Total Number of Members: 40

Contact Person: Carinda Mickens

Contact Phone Number: 3305188311

Contact Email: cdmickens5@gmail.com

Advisor: Phil Munro

Advisor’s Phone Number: 3309413381

Advisor’s Email: pcmunro@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We’ve send out fundraising letters to donors all over Youngstown and Ohio, students in our group have contributed money of their own, and we also plan to have a bake sales at our local churches.

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.: We’ve collected several bags of warm clothes to donate to the Goodwill, 1 student volunteers regularly at the rescue mission, most recently 12 students volunteered for Hustle for Heart Reach Ministries 5k Race. All community service efforts listed were done on behalf of the organization.

Name of Event: Ignite Black Student Leadership Conferance

Date of Event: Feb 14-16 2014

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

Expected Participation: 40

Total Cost of Event: 6,000

Description of Event: The students in Intervarsity Christian Fellowship’s Collegiate, Black & Christian (CBC) chapter at YSU will join black students from across MI, OH, W. VA & Western PA for deep worship, preaching, teaching & community while taking a deeper look at WHO we have been called by and WHAT we have been called to in our personal lives, on our campuses and in our world.

The overall theme of the conference this year is: What Calls You in this Life? Speaker, James Chambers will talk about our purposes in Jesus. The conference will also have seminars to tackle issues in the Black community such as Leadership, Fatherlessness, Materialism, Sex & Relationships, and Embracing Ethnic Identity.

We will spend Friday evening to Sunday afternoon in worship, prayer, teaching, and community. It’s the most effective conference of the year for CBC to live out our mission: A welcoming, witnessing community, growing in love for God, God’s Word & God’s people.

More Info Here: http://intervarsityignite2014.com/intervarsity/

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This conference will allow our students to get away for a weekend to be built up in leadership, to grow spiritually, and to be healed from issues in the black community. We then expect our students to be praying for our campus and sharing the good truths brought to them through the Ignite Conference.

We believe that today’s university shapes tomorrow’s leaders. At YSU, women and men are encouraged to pursue truth, often without regard for God, and to pursue personal goals, often without concern for a higher purpose. Intervarsity longs to see the student body at Youngstown be educated to lead to a lifetime of Christian worship and service to others. We believe that when students and faculty are transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ, their campus is transformed, and comes to more closely reflect the priorities of the kingdom of God. That is why we attempt to invest ourselves in the lives of students and faculty, wherever they are on their spiritual journey.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Registration 2,700
Transportation 300
Total 3,000

 

Member Abstentions (Members were not present in the room during voting): n/a

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $300.00 TO COVER THE COST OF TRANSPORTATION

 

Name of Event: Chapter Focus Week

Date of Event: May 10th- May 16th

Location: Cedarville, Michigan

Expected Participation: 15

Total Cost of Event: 5,100

Description of Event: This conference is more specifically for the future chapter leaders of our organization. 15 students will go through intense and rigorous leadership training in order to fill the shoes of the past leaders. Students will learn the meaning of leadership and where there gifts fit in. Some students will learn how to lead a small group bible study, some will learn how to plan our large group events, and others will learn to be president or administrator. Our students learn to balance their responsibilities in academics, family life, there new leadership role and social life at Chapter Focus Week. This week is full of worship and prayer as well. Our students learn to depend on God’s guidance to help them to be a better leader on YSU’s campus so they may fulfill CBC’s vision: To see students and faculty transformed, campuses renewed, and world changers developed.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This conference will benefit YSU and the student body by placing new leaders with a vision onto Youngstown campus. Our students will be encouraged to lead and set examples for all people around them. Encouraging them and sharing leadership and academic truths together. Also, our students that attend the CFW will be better equipped to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ on campus to all of those in need.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Registration $2,400
Transportation $300
Total $2,700

 

Member Abstentions (Members were not present in the room during voting): n/a

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $300.00 TO COVER THE COST OF TRANSPORTATION

 

4:20 PM

Organization Name: CCO (Coalition for Christian Outreach)

Total Number of Members: 40

Contact Person: Garret White

Contact Phone Number: 330-501-2199

Contact Email: gwhite@ccojubilee.org

Advisor: Emilie Eberth

Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-2884

Advisor’s Email: egeberth@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Letter writing over 100 letter have been sent to ask for financial assistance to go.

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.: Planning to equip students with snow shovels to remove snow off of sidewalks that do not get plowed.

Name of Event: Jubilee

Date of Event: February 14-16, 2014

Location: Pittsburgh, PA David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Expected Participation: 30

Total Cost of Event: $279 per person = $8370

Description of Event: Weekend conference that focuses on how a students Christian faith can and needs to impact every area of their lives. Their academics, work, volunteerism, and recreation.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Students who attend this conference come back to YSU with a sense of their academics and future matters. The student body is improved by students having faith that impacts all things.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Student Registrations $700
Total $700

 

Member Abstentions (Members were not present in the room during voting): n/a

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $350.00 TO DEFRAY THE COST OF STUDENT REGISTRATION

 

4:25 PM

Organization Name: Institute of Industrial Engineers

Total Number of Members: 20

Contact Person: Jimmy D’Andrea

Contact Phone Number: 614-257-8288

Contact Email: jvdandrea@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Cala

Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-774-5999

Advisor’s Email: mcala@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Tailgate

3D printed chess set

Planned:

T-shirt sale

bake sale

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.: 3D printing kiosk

YSU Student Ambassador

STEM Student Evaluation Committee

Freshman Engineering Recruitment

Name of Event: Institute of Industrial Engineers Regional Conference

Date of Event: February 21st-23rd

Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan

Expected Participation: 16

Total Cost of Event: 1680

Description of Event: Students and young industrial engineers can jump-start their careers with IIE’s 2013 university regional conferences.

In addition to various competitions that allow the winners to present at the Annual Conference and Expo 2014 in Montreal later in the year, attendees can network with and listen to speakers from industries, take plant tours to learn about processes and potential employers, and start forming their own professional networks with other up-and-coming students.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: – Meet Potential Employers

– Industry Professional Speakers

– Professional Networking

– College Networking

– Plant Tours and learning about real word operations

– Promotion of YSU’s STEM College

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Hotel 800
Entrance Fee Per Person ($35 x 16 people) 560
Fuel 320
Total 1680

 

Member Abstentions (Members were not present in the room during voting): n/a

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $320.00 TO COVER THE COST OF FUEL.

 

4:30 PM

Organization Name: Student Physical Therapy Association

Total Number of Members: 75

Contact Person: Meghan Teitz

Contact Phone Number: 954-369-8098

Contact Email: mteitz@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Weiqing Ge

Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-2702

Advisor’s Email: wge@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Our most recent fundraising effort was a Pepperoni Roll Sale to help fund attendance to a the national conference, American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. We are beginning a fundraiser on Monday with the sale of Super Bowl Squares as an additional effort to aid with travel expenses for the national conference, as well as contribute towards the cost of attendance and travel for the Ohio Physical Therapy Association state conference.

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.: Last semester we participated in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk on Campus with the team the PT Cruisers. We hosted a bowling event as a fundraiser for our contribution to the Heart Walk. This semester, we are planning events and fundraisers as a part of Marquette Challenge, a national effort to raise funds and awareness for research in the field of Physical Therapy.

Name of Event: Ohio Physical Therapy Association State Conference Student Symposium

Date of Event: March 27th-March 29th

Location: Columbus, OH

Expected Participation: 50

Total Cost of Event: $4500

Description of Event: This conference has multiple educational programming events geared towards students taught by some of the most renowned physical therapists in the states to help expand our knowledge in the field of physical therapy. There are extensive networking opportunities that allow our students to seek fellowship programs and employment after completion of the DPT program.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Attendance at this event by our students benefits YSU by elevating the name of the university in the world of physical therapy. Last year, our students won the student challenge, which led to a profile featured in the OPTA Newsletter, highlighting the excellence of YSU and our program. Additionally, attendance at events such as these gives our students a distinctive advantage in the job market upon completion of the DPT program because of the additional education received, as well as the ample networking opportunities.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Conference Registration for Organization $2500
Lodging Expenses $1200
Travel Costs (Carpool in personal vehicles) $800
Total $4500

 

Member Abstentions (Members were not present in the room during voting): n/a

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $600.00 TO DEFRAY THE COST OF LODGING.

 

4:35 PM

Organization Name: Youngstown Jazz Collective

Total Number of Members: 25

Contact Person: Chris Rudzinskas

Contact Phone Number: 4126000289

Contact Email: crrudzinskas@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dave Morgan

Advisor’s Phone Number: 3309411830

Advisor’s Email: dsmorgan@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We have held two bakesales during the fall semester in Bliss hall. We plan to have two more in the spring as well.

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 jazz collective helps the community in various ways. Our members volunteer at The Animal Charity Humane Society in Boardman and have helped in their ”Dogs Day Out” Events. Our members have helped volunteer in conjunction with the Catholic Student Association at their Beatitude House Christmas Party, their Pancake Study Break each semester, as well as help provide music for their weekly Sunday eventing Mass. The Youngstown Jazz Collective is specifically looking into volunteering at a local high school by providing free jazz education as well as performances by members of the Jazz Collective.

Name of Event: Swing Night

Date of Event: Monday, February 10th

Location: Chestnut Roon Kilcawley Center, YSU

Expected Participation: 75-125 attendees

Total Cost of Event: $465.70

Description of Event: We are hosting this event to raise awareness of the Youngstown Jazz Collective and its vision of promoting the importance of jazz music and jazz education to the greater Mahoning Valley. To accomplish this, we are having ”Swing Night” dance as a fun community event open to all age groups and community members as well as YSU students, of course. There will be a live Big Band with Vocalists comprised of somoe of YSU’s top jazz musicians who are members of the Youngstown Jazz Collective as well as YSU Alumni. As the name suggests, we are playing live swing music for 3 hours so that everyone can enjoy swing dancing, a timeless style of dancing. Not only will this event promote the university by showcasing student environment and providing a fun, safe environment for community members and propective students, but it is a valuable insight into one of the important music of America’s history and a valuable experience for the members who will be participating in performing this music. We will provide essential drinks and light desert pending funding from SGA. Swing Dancing can be quite a workout, so we are asking for funding to help offset police and food costs so that we can provide a very reasonable amount of food and drink to the people in attendance as well as our live swing band volunteers.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This event will benefit YSU by raising awareness of its fantastic jazz program the Dana School of Music has to offer by featuring a live Big band and Vocalists. By reaching out the local high school students to attend, the university will be getting more exposure from prospective future students from this wholesome community event hosted by the Youngstown Jazz Collective. The student body will benefit by having a great time at a student organized event! Many people are interested in swing dancing and listening to live jazz music, but Youngstown does not often offer either of these, so by hosting this event, we will bring together a diverse showing of students who might enjoy jazz, live music, dancing, or just having a great evening with friends!

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Police 150
1 Sheet Cake (serves 48-60) 60.00
2 Party Subs (serves 40-50) $24 each 48.00
6 dozen cookies at 7.95/dozen 47.70
1 Large Cheese and Grape Platter (serves 20-30) 43.00
Water 0
30 servings of coffee at 1.30/serving 39.00
60 servings of lemonade at 1.30/serving 78.00
Total $465.70

 

Member Abstentions (Members were not present in the room during voting): n/a

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $150.00 (SGA) AND $200.00 (CHARTWELLS) TO DEFRAY THE COST OF POLICING AND FOOD

 

4:40 PM

Organization Name: YSU MUN

Total Number of Members: 20

Contact Person: Alexander Fincher

Contact Phone Number: 937-248-4543

Contact Email: Akfincher@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. David Porter

Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-1669

Advisor’s Email: dsporter@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: To reduce student expense, the Model United Nations program, has established a Dedicated Donation Program, where by donors can make donations to support the Harvard 2014 program, or have the option to sponsor the YSU student delegate of their choice. To insure compliance with IRS regulations and university polices, all donations must comply with the following rules and limitations:

1) Donations can be dedicated to the 2014 Harvard program, or to the participating student of their choice.

1) Students participating in the Dedicated Donation Program must be a member of the 2014 Harvard Delegation. Participating students will have a letter of appointment on YSU letterhead, signed by Dr. David Porter, Coordinator of the Global Education Program

2) Donations sponsoring a specific student cannot exceed the $900.00 per student cost. Should a student receive donations in excess of $900.00; amounts collected in excess of $900.00 will be used exclusively, to support the 2014 YSU Harvard delegation.

3) All donations must be by Check or Money Orders; and, must be made out to:

YSU Global Education Program.

4) In the memo please write the name of the students, or Harvard Model UN

5) All donors will receive a thank you letter, on YSU letterhead and including YSU’s Tax ID, that also serves as a receipt.

The dedicated donation program is designed to assist participating students to raise monies solely for the purpose of participating in the 2014 Harvard Model UN. All donations are tax deductible and are used exclusively to support student programming.

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 YSU model UN does not currently have any community service opportunities planned because we have not held a meeting yet for the 2014 spring seamster.

Name of Event: Harvard National Model United Nations

Date of Event: February 13-16

Location: Boston Massachusetts

Expected Participation: 18

Total Cost of Event: 10,751.00

Description of Event: The Harvard national model United Nations conference is one of the largest collegiate model UN conferences in the country, hosting over 3000 delegates from 48 countries. Most of the conference’s 3,000+ delegates participated in large dual-delegate General Assembly committees that included more than 300 delegates representing most of the UN’s 193 member states. Many of the GA committees discussed some very timely topics, including “Targeted Killings” in DISEC and “Sovereignty, Intervention, and Syria” in SPECPOL. The Third World Assembly on Ageing, on the other hand, examined long-term demographic shifts and their global impact on socioeconomics and healthcare.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This event benefits YSU and the student body, by allowing students to expand their knowledge on foreign-policy. The HNMUN conference then provides the student with a perfect platform to display their critical thinking skills and apply their vast knowledge to current and pressing issues which could potentially result in providing real solutions to the foreign-policy issues facing not only the United States, but all countries that participate in United Nations.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Conference school fee 75.00
Conference faculty fee 60.00
Conference delegate fee 75.00×18= 1485.00
Hotel accommodations 7916.00
Transportation 1350.00
Total 10,751.00

 

Member Abstentions (Members were not present in the room during voting): n/a

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $700.00 TO DEFRAY THE COST OF THE DELEGATE FEE

 

4:50 PM

Organization Name: Youngstown Student Education Association

Total Number of Members: 75

Contact Person: James MacGregor

Contact Phone Number: 330-774-0803

Contact Email: jmacgregor@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Crystal Hawthorne

Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-3270

Advisor’s Email: cmhawthorne@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Our members ran a basket raffle last semester and a Yankee candle fundraiser. We are having an officers meeting the 27th of January to discus future fundraising efforts.

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.: Our group hosted a Christmas party for the Upward Bound students this past December. We had about 20 members attend and participate in various activities.

Name of Event: Read Across America

Date of Event: March 1, 2014

Location: McKay Auditorium

Expected Participation: 100+ members

Total Cost of Event: $2995.97

Description of Event: Our event will host about 100 kids from local Youngstown City Schools with various activities and teamwork techniques. We have several various stations set up to help students learn and enjoy reading. The various stations set up include: face-painting, creating a coloring book, a reading station, Dr. Suess craft station, tables for food, etc. We give each one of the students books to promote literacy and reading. And we will provide food for the students to have lunch.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Read Across America will help to promote literacy and reading to youth. This program will show the importance of volunteer work through the community. We hope to encourage other organizations to do the same.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Volunteer t-shirts $1200
Full cake sheet $45.99
Snacks-pretzels, chips $15
Pizza $420
Scholastic Books $300
Read Across Pencils $28
”Cat in the Hat” Hats $400
Dr.Suess variety pack $138
Certificates $8
Crafts and Decorations $440.98
  Total $2995.97

Member Abstentions (Members were not present in the room during voting): Marissa Mraz

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $150.00 (SGA) AND $200.00 (CHARTWELLS) TO DEFRAY THE COST OF FOOD, BOOKS PENCILS, HATS, AND DECORATIONS

 

4:55 PM

Organization Name: YSU Dance Ensemble

Total Number of Members: 30

Contact Person: Caty Moran

Contact Phone Number: 3302615670

Contact Email: chmoran@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Christine Cobb

Advisor’s Phone Number: 7249710116

Advisor’s Email: ccobb@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: On-Campus Bake Sale

Candy Bar Fundraiser

Dance Festival

Future Plans:

Spaghetti Dinner

Patron Ads

Bake Sale

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.: We donated canned goods and non pershiable food items to pleasant grove presbyterian church at thanksgiving time which was given to all the needy families in the youngstown area.

We also plan to do one more service project in the fall.

Name of Event: YSU Dance Ensemble

Date of Event: 04/10/14- 04/12/14

Location: Ford Theater

Expected Participation: 200 per night, 600 total

Total Cost of Event: 6,000

Description of Event: The event is a show of a variety of dance pieces that are either student choreographed or by the work of a guest artist.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: There is a dance management major now, so it is important to show the community the talented work that we have coming from YSU. The show will give YSU a great reputation and give the community a chance to be involved in YSU because we strive to make this show as professional as possible down to the lighting and costumes. It is open to the public, so it is something that anyone can enjoy.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Guest Artist 1,000
Lighting and Sound 1,500
Costumes 3,500
Total 6,000

 

Member Abstentions (Members were not present in the room during voting): n/a

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $350.00 TO DEFRAY THE COST OF GUEST ARTIST, LIGHTING AND SOUND, AND COSTUMES

 

5:00 PM

Organization Name: Student Art Association

Total Number of Members: 20

Contact Person: Dana Mooney

Contact Phone Number: (330) 719-2954

Contact Email: dcmooney@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Claudia Berlinski

Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-3627

Advisor’s Email: caberlinski@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We had a Halloween party in the fall, where we provided baked goods and raffled off artwork done by members in the group. We window painted downtown during the holidays. We will be painting a mural in the spring.

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.: We volunteered at an event this past fall at the Contemporary Art Museum in Cleveland. We will be dedicating our time to our annual student show, which benefits the entire art department by showcasing selected works to be on display at the McDonough Museum. All of our members have and will be participating.

Name of Event: SAA trip to NYC

Date of Event: March 13th-15th

Location: New York City

Expected Participation: 15

Total Cost of Event: $1,880

Description of Event: Every year, we visit either New York City or Chicago to experience art communities elsewhere. We typically visit a few big museums and try to explore and absorb cultures of different cities.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: It is culturally enriching and brings our group even closer to one another. We become more informed on what is happening in the art world in person, and we make connections and network along the way.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
3 rooms, 2 nights $1,350
Megabus tickets $500
Total $1,880

 

Member Abstentions (Members were not present in the room during voting): n/a

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $250.00 TO DEFRAY THE COST OF HOTEL AND MEGABUS TICKETS

 

5:05 PM

Organization Name: Food and Nutrition Students

Total Number of Members: 24

Contact Person: Melissa Pintar

Contact Phone Number: 724-747-8117

Contact Email: mrpintar@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Rachel Pohle-Krauza

Advisor’s Phone Number: N/A

Advisor’s Email: rjpohlekrauza@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: On Campus Healthy Harvest Bake Sale Fall Semester 2013. We planned to have an on-campus juicing sale spring 20134, but EOHS denied our request. We are now either planning to put together a 5K race or sell protein bars to raise further money.

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 main focus of our organization is to bring health awareness to campus and the community. We also have volunteered our time at a food bank and are raising money and participating for Relay for Life that will take place on campus in April.

Name of Event: 93rd Annual Conference Food and Nutrition Expedition

Date of Event: May 15th & 16th 2014

Location: Kalahari Resort, Sandusky, Ohio

Expected Participation: 15

Total Cost of Event: $1,425.00

Description of Event: This conference is the major educational seminar for all dietitians in Ohio. Professional speakers provide information on new and upcoming aspects in the dietetic field. Current issues and clarifications in the practice of dietetics is also addressed. In between sessions there are also exhibitors that advertise new products anywhere from a new granola bar to the latest insulin pump. The exhibitors will give the students a chance to network and find out what others areas of work a dietitian could consider.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This opportunity will help the dietetics students to be exposed to the real concepts and issues that dietitians experience throughout their careers. The conference will give the students a chance to learn an extensive amount of information that can relate to their studies and be used in preparing for the RD exam as well as be retained as they begin their practice as a professional RD. Seven of our students within the Coordinated Program in Dietetics are also planning to present their research projects at the conference which will bring awareness to the public about the extensive and excellent program that YSU offers to students interested in food and nutrition. Presenting the research projects will also show involvement from YSU in the community.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
$95.00 per student for the specific admission price for the conference x 15 students = $1,425.00
Total $1,425.00

 

Member Abstentions (Members were not present in the room during voting): n/a

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $300.00 TO DEFRAY THE COST OF ADMISSION

 

Voting Procedures

 

Charesse adjourned the meeting at 5:13 PM.