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Agenda for February 6, 2012

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. SB F 2012-1
  3. Gallery Remarks
  4. Advisors’ Remarks
  5. Members’ Remarks
  6. Announcements
  7. Adjournment

Presidents Report: Will be given orally at meeting

 

Executive Vice Presidents Report:  Will be given orally at meeting

 

Vice President for Financial Affairs: Will be given orally at meeting

 

Student Life Report:

Student Government Association

Student Life Committee Meeting

January 30, 2012

            4:01-4:15PM 

  1. I.                   Call to Order at 4:01PM
  2. II.                Attendence:
  • Katherine Ellis,  Aseel Ramahi, Charesse Hagan, Joe Mikolay, Carissa Benchwick, Kayla Boy, and Jessica Sarich.

Absent:

  • Alyssa DiBernardi (excused), Katherine Ellis (excused), Deanna Hardy (excused), Taylor Clark (not excused), Celeste Popio (not excused).
  1. III.             Leadership Retreat
  • February 3, 2012, 5:30 – 9:00PM
    • 5:30 – 6:00PM – Dinner: Pizza
    • 6:00 – 6:30 PM – Guest Speaker Bob Hagen speech
    • 6:30 – 7:30 PM – Leadership/Team Building Activities, Alyssa DiBernardi is planning events
    • 7:30 – 9:30 PM – Mixing
    • Need to contact parking services to arrange plans for guest speaker.
  1. IV.             Events This Semester
  • Meet The Reps
    • Wednesday March 7, 2012 at 5:30 – 7:30 PM at Christman
    • Every suggestion given will receive a SGA T-Shirt. With addition they will receive a raffle ticket to win a $25 gift certificate for TGI Fridays.
    • Ideas to Promote Elections
      • Sponsor Pre-Party – Meet the Candidates Night
      • New/Old SGA Body Mixer
        • Location: V2
        • Date: Sometime in April
      • May Day
  1. V.                Adjournment at 4:15 PM

 

 

Academic Affairs Report: 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

Due to the cost of what we want in a datebook, the committee has decided to forego these particular datebooks at this time.

 

IV. FYE Committee/Student Success Committee

There are many different models that the committee members are looking at.  The Reading and Study Skills “C”, Honors Seminar, and Freshman Seminar seem to have the most promise.  Eventually, the idea of a ‘university college’ would be ideal.  This would house all of the assistance centers along with undetermined majors.  Also, some sort of online course would be fiscally reasonable.

 

V. Last Lecture Series

With the success of the Last Lecture Series last semester, we would like to continue with the series.  Dr. Earnheardt in the communications department is our first choice.  Dr. Suchora in the engineering department is our second choice.  Wednesday, March 28 at 3:30 pm is our first choice of time, followed by Wednesday, April 4.

 

VI. Adjournment:  4:20 pm

 

University Affairs Report: UAC meeting 1/30

 

Call to order 4:01 P.M.

 

Role Call: 4:01

 

Present:

 

Travis Battiest

Zachary White

Melania Vlad

Steven Mesik

Justin Hasseininejad

Brianna Wise

Alexys Shields

John McIntyre

Rebecca Banks

Sarah Perrine

 

Absent:

 

Kendal Malsch

Pat Gessler

 

Reports: 4:02

 

Vice President: Travis has been working on the Student Success Committee.

 

Chair: None at this time

 

Secretary of Technology: None at this time.

 

Unfinished Business:

 

YSU Email: 4:10 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. Bob Tupaj sent Travis an email stating that they are nearing a solution, and the two of them will be meeting in the near future so we can relay the information to you.

 

Academic Advising: 4:18 The UAC will be allowing the Student Success Committee to handle advisement issues as the committee will have free range to recommend improvements directly to the administration.

 

Student Discount List: 4:23 List is still being formulated and will have more information to come.

 

New Business:

 

Student Success Committee: 4:26 This committee that Travis is partaking in will be recommending changes and trying to target at risk students in order to better ensure that they can improve retention rates, advising, etc. We discussed what we consider to be at risk students, who are not actually already flagged by the university. For example a student with a 2.2 GPA could potentially be students that are in need of some assistance.

 

 

Adjourn: 4:48

 

 

 

 

Financial Appropriations Committee:

Attendance: Ryan Meditz, unexcused

 

4:00 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Model United Nations

Total Number of Members: 25

Contact Person: Sara Abusaleh?Contact Phone Number: 8186655634?Contact Email: lollipop8429@yahoo.com

Advisor: Dr. David S. 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?: Bake sale and our high school conference from the previous year (Spring 2011).

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.: This year we will be participating at our high school conference. This conference used to be fund raising but we have made it free for the high schools so they can still participate without delegate fees, etc.

Name of Event: Harvard National Model United Nations?Date of Event: Feb 15-19, 2012?Location: Boston, MA?Expected Participation: 16?Total Cost of Event: 8,475.00

Description of Event: To represent countries within the United Nations and debate on current/past issues pertaining to the United Nations.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This event will allow us to participate in a more advanced conference which in return we will advance our ability to perform at bigger, more intense conferences. YSU student body will benefit from this because it shows the students our club has more opportunities to offer them.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Delegate Fee (Per Person) 1,800.00
Registration (School) 75.00
Transportation 2,000.00
Hotel 4,600.00
   
  Total 1,200.00$

Amount recommended: $750.00 to defray the cost of delegate fees.

4:10 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: YSU Moonbuggy Association

Total Number of Members: 6

Contact Person: Katie Hyden?Contact Phone Number: 3304022241?Contact Email: krhyden@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Yogen Panta?Advisor’s Phone Number: 3309412396?Advisor’s Email: ympanta@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We are sendings several companies a letter asking?for donations. We are also planning to participate in a phone-a-thon 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 volunteer for the?YSU STEM Open House and will do so this spring also.

Name of Event: NASA’s Great Moonbuggy Race?Date of Event: April 13 &14 2012?Location: Marshall Space Center in Huntsville, Alabama?Expected Participation: 6?Total Cost of Event: $2700.00

Description of Event: NASA’s Great Moonbuggy Race is a competition?where universities from all around the world race the moon buggy they?have built on NASA’s grueling course. A moon buggy is a two person?human powered vehicle that is designed, built, and raced by YSU?students.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This event will?benefit YSU and its students by providing national exposure to Youngstown State, specifically the engineering program. After competing, the students and the vehicle they created will again gain exposure as they represent the engineering department at the STEM open house. For those involved, this will provide valuable design experience.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Van Rental $1300.00
Hotel $900.00
Meals $500.00
   
  Total $2700.00

Amount recommended: $1,000.00 to defray hotel and travel costs.

4:20

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Dana Guitar Association of YSU

Total Number of Members: 17

Contact Person: Chris Mrofchak?Contact Phone Number: 330-979-3343?Contact Email: cjmrofchak@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. François Fowler?Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-3479?Advisor’s Email: fpfowler@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: -Members of the Dana Guitar Association of YSU have gotten sponsorships from local businesses?-Members of the Dana Guitar Association of YSU conduct bake sales each semester on campus.?-The Dana Guitar Association of YSU raises money through a yearly raffle of a guitar (donated by a local music store).

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.: Several members of the Dana Guitar Association of YSU give free recitals in the community in venues such as schools, retirement facilities and nursing homes (i.e. Clare Bridge Assisted Living, Austintown and Park Vista Assisted Living, Fifth Avenue, Youngstown). This is done on a volunteer basis and usually involves guitar quartets, students preparing for campus recitals, and community outreach performances by the faculty advisor.

All active members of the DGA work to bring in guest artists to the YSU campus. It is part of the DGA’s mission to promote the arts in the greater Youngstown area. Several recent concerts include guest artist recitals by Thomas Viloteau (France), Marcin Dylla (Poland), Andrew Mah (Canada), Robert Gruca (USA), Stephen Aron (USA), and Gabriel Bianco (France). All of these concerts were free and open to the public.

Further, all active members of the DGA work to bring in guest artists to give masterclasses on the YSU campus. These classes and clinics are excellent educational opportunities for YSU students, and are also free and open to the public.

Name of Event: Guest Artist Recital: Johannes Moller (Internationally acclaimed Swedish guitarist and composer, and winner of the 2010 Guitar Foundation of America International Guitar Competition).?Date of Event: April 10, 2012 (Tuesday)?Location: Bliss Recital Hall, YSU?Expected Participation: 200?Total Cost of Event: $1475

Description of Event: Critically acclaimed classical guitarist and composer Johannes Moller will be giving a recital at YSU on April 10, 2012. Swedish guitarist Johannes Moller is a virtuoso guitarist, and an accomplished published composer. He will be presenting a masterclass for Dana School of Music guitar students. The concert and masterclass are free and open to all YSU students, faculty, and staff, as well as the general public.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Bringing guest artists like Johannes Moller to YSU will expose YSU students and faculty to music they might not have heard before, performed by a world class artist at a high level of musicianship and virtuosity. His concert will feature music from around the world and will enrich YSU students’ cultural awareness. Concerts like these are a vital part of the performing arts community at YSU, and also in the greater Youngstown area. The event will be free and open to all YSU students, and the Dana Guitar Association encourages everyone to attend.

Guitar students at the Dana School of Music will also have the rare opportunity to play for Mr. Moller in a master class setting. These classes and clinics are excellent educational opportunities for YSU students, and are also free and open to the public.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Recital fee $850
Masterclass fee $225
Advertising the event $100
Lodging and food expenses (2 nights) $150
Travel Expense $150
   
  Total $1475

Amount recommended: $750.00 to defray recital fees.

4:30 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Interfraternity Council

Total Number of Members: 17

Contact Person: Dylan Thomas?Contact Phone Number: (330)718-4256?Contact Email: dylanthomas1822@gmail.com

Advisor: Greg Gulas?Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-3580?Advisor’s Email: gmgulas@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We are currently planning to sell food savings cards to students including coupons to restaurants near YSU campus.

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 have helped raise money for the United Way, volunteered for the Heart Walk, Red Cross, and Salvation Army.

Name of Event: AFLV summit?Date of Event: February 9-12th 2012?Location: St. Louis, MO?Expected Participation: 2?Total Cost of Event: $1,965

Description of Event: The Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values Summit is an annual event where members of Fraternities and Sororities go to attend meetings to improve greek life on college campuses.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Attending this summit will improve the student body be providing rushing techniques to recruit new members, get ideas on to improve risk managment to make off campus area a safer place, and to get new ideas for fundraising and philanthropy.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Registration $600
Hotel $597
Flight $568
Food and Expenses $200
   
  Total $1965

Amount recommended: $650.00 to defray the cost of registration and lodging.

4:40 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Panhellenic Council

Total Number of Members: 135

Contact Person: Mandy Alcorn?Contact Phone Number: 330 401-6199?Contact Email: mandyjo1331@gmail.com

Advisor: Carrie Anderson?Advisor’s Phone Number: 330 941-4702?Advisor’s Email: clanderson@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: In the fall semester, we held a Handel’s Pint Card Fundraiser to raise money for the United Way Campaign. We are in the process of planning fundraisers for the spring semester. We hold at least one philanthropic event and one fundraiser every semester.

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 National Panhellenic Council is a body which is composed for four sororities; over the course of the past year, we have participated in philanthropic events which include: Zeta Tau Alpha’s Pink Ribbon Cheer Classic raised $156,000 for Breast Cancer Research and Education (Oct 2011), Alpha Xi Delta’s Jail ’n’ Bail raised $1500 for the Rich Center for Autism (Oct 2011), Alpha Xi Delta’s Xi Man raised $1500 for Autism Speaks (Mar 2011), Alpha Omicron Pi raised $900 for Arthritis with their Pi an AOII event, Delta Zeta’s 5K race raised money for The Youngstown Hearing and Speech Center, we collected school supplies for local charities at our annual Greek Sing event (Apr 2011), we collected new toys and clothes for the United Way during our Greek Week events, and all four chapters are currently participating in the Up ’Til Dawn campaign which is an ongoing philanthropy effort of Greek Campus Life that helps raise money for St. Jude’s Research Hospital.

Name of Event: Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values?Date of Event: Feb 9-12, 2012?Location: St. Louis, Missouri?Expected Participation: 4 members?Total Cost of Event: $3500

Description of Event: The Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values exists to stimulate the growth and development of fraternity/sorority council and chapter leaders by promoting leadership, educational, and values based experiences and resources for student leaders, their advisors, and the larger fraternal market. The Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values (AFLV) is the showcase for cutting-edge Fraternity/Sorority programming, technology, thinking, and concepts.

Programming includes position-specific information for fraternity/sorority governing councils, chapters, advisors, and graduate students. Also included is specific information about current events and issues that impact the fraternity/sorority community on campus.

Over the course of the weekend, students have the opportunity to attend lecture sessions pertaining to their position on our Panhellenic Council Executive Board as well as attend a variety of speakers who discuss topics such as hazing prevention, philanthropy, and other issues. This event serves as an additional training for our officers and helps further develop their leadership skills and creativity.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Through attending the conference, students affiliated with the National Panhellenic Council have the opportunity to attend over two days’ worth of sessions on topics that range from honing leaderships abilities to crisis intervention to tips for recruitment strategies to dealing with diversity. After participating in these stimulating discussions with collegiates from across the country, our representatives will have the opportunity to share theses new ideas with YSU students as well as put them into practice. In addition to the varied workshops that are offered, various keynote speakers give inspirational speeches with messages that hit home with Greek collegiates. If given the opportunity to attend this conference, the four members of our executive council will be able to obtain crucial leadership skills which they can, in turn, share with other students here at YSU. After all, a person can make a bigger impact on their community if they, themselves, have had the chance to improve upon their own character.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Registration $500
Hotel $400
Airfare $1000
   
  Total $1900

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

4:50 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Criminal Justice Gradute Student Association

Total Number of Members: 6

Contact Person: Travis Battiest?Contact Phone Number: 330-357-6447?Contact Email: tqbattiest@ysu.edu

Advisor: John Hazy?Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-1789?Advisor’s Email: jmhazy@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: N/A

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 organization actively participates in the American Heart Association Heart Walk held at Youngstown annually in the fall. The Graduate Students along with faculty and staff members of the Criminal Justice and Forensic Science department annually form a team for the Youngstown State Relay For Life.

Name of Event: American Academy of Forensic Science National Conference?Date of Event: February 21, 2012- February 25, 2012?Location: Atlanta, Georgia?Expected Participation: 1?Total Cost of Event: $1,437

Description of Event: The American Academy of Forensic Science holds an annual national conference to discuss the latest forensic topics, techniques, and various information about the forensic science and related fields.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Currently the Forensic Science program is seeking accreditation, by attending this conference we can assure that the forensic science lectures and labs meet and exceed the standards needed for this accreditation. Along with accreditation this conference allows us to design new lectures, labs, and degree programs for Youngstown State. This conference while academic based is also an excellent way for the Youngstown State Forensic Science program to build partnerships and connections with other schools, labs, and governmental agencies.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Travel (Airfare $180.60) $180.00
Hotel (4 Nights at $189.00 plus tax= $876.96) $100.00
Conference Registration ($100.00) $100.00
Food ( per diem rate of $56 per day= $280) $0
   
  Total $380.00

Amount recommended: $380.00 to cover the cost of lodging and travel.

5:00 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: YSU Dance Ensemble

Total Number of Members: 29

Contact Person: Kaitlyn Fabian?Contact Phone Number: 330-398-3368?Contact Email: krfabian@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Christine Cobb?Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-1896?Advisor’s Email: ccobb@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Our organization has held a bake-sale on campus and has sold candy bars. Individuals are currently selling patron ads for the concert program book. Each member is required to raise money for the organization in order to help offset the costs of our performance in May. We are planning to hold another on-campus bake-sale in the spring. *We are also planning a Spaghetti Dinner in February in order to help pay for our upcoming trip to the American College Dance Festival (particularly the $115 registration fee per attendee).

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 organization participated in the Giving Tree and purchased gifts for four (4) needy children in the community. Each member was asked to donate several dollars to cover the cost of the gifts. We also recently responded to a need in the community: a single-parent family with three children had a house fire and lost everything. Several of our members donated clothing and other items to the family on behalf of the Dance Ensemble.

Name of Event: American College Dance Festival (ACDF)?Date of Event: March 7 – 10, 2012?Location: Allendale, Michigan – Grand Valley State University?Expected Participation: 9 Dance Ensemble members?Total Cost of Event: Over $2,000

Description of Event: The American College Dance Festival (ACDF) is a national conference specifically for college dancers. The 4-day conference includes workshops and master classes in a variety of dance forms taught by respected instructors. The event offers a number of dance concerts/performances, and colleges can bring choreography to be adjudicated by professionals.

Description Amount Requested
Hotel Accomodations (3 rooms at $100 each) for 4 nights. $1,200.00
Gas – for the University van (for traveling the 380 miles to Allendale and 380 miles back to Youngstown) $225.00
   
  Total $1,425.00

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: YSU’s attendance at the American College Dance Festival (East-Central Conference) is not only an enlightening experience for YSU dancers but also an opportunity to get YSU’s name out among other prestigious college dance programs (especially with the addition of the new B.A. in Dance Management). The YSU Dance Ensemble is proud to be taking a trio dance piece to be adjudicated at the conference, which will also gain the college excellent exposure while providing the students an opportunity to perform at a highly celebrated event. The conference also helps to

Amount recommended: $400.00 to defray hotel costs.

 

5:00PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: YSU Dance Ensemble

Total Number of Members: 29

Contact Person: Kaitlyn Fabian?Contact Phone Number: 330-398-3368?Contact Email: krfabian@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Christine Cobb?Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-1896?Advisor’s Email: ccobb@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Our organization has held a bake-sale on campus and has sold candy bars. Individuals are currently selling patron ads for the concert program book. Each member is required to raise money for the organization in order to help offset the costs of our performance in May. We are planning to hold another on-campus bake-sale 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.: Our organization participated in the Giving Tree and purchased gifts for four (4) needy children in the community. Each member was asked to donate several dollars to cover the cost of the gifts. We also recently responded to a need in the community: a single-parent family with three children had a house fire and lost everything. Several of our members donated clothing and other items to the family on behalf of the Dance Ensemble.

Name of Event: YSU Dance Ensemble Concert?Date of Event: May 3, 4, 5 (2012)?Location: Ford Theater, Bliss Hall?Expected Participation: All 29 members will be involved.?Total Cost of Event: Over $2,000

Description of Event: This is a formal dance concert event (full lighting, staging, and costuming) showcasing the original choreography and dance abilities of YSU students. Twelve dances will be performed in a variety of genres including ballet, tap, hip hop, and modern.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This event celebrates the art of dance and immerses the audience in the performing arts. The concert is open to the public. It is a chance for talented individuals at YSU to showcase their abilities while highlighting the dance program at YSU (in addition to providing exposure to the community about the new Dance Management major now available at YSU). The event also provides positive exposure to the campus of YSU as it brings both students and the public to YSU. The concert offers the student body an enlightening opportunity to experience an evening of dance at a very minimal cost.

Description Amount Requested
Lighting Costs – To pay the lighting designer/operator at Ford Theater in Bliss Hall. $700.00
Costume Costs – There are 12 dances that must be costumed. $800.00
   
  Total $1,500.00

 

Amount recommended: $700.00 to cover the cost of lighting expenses.

5:10 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Student Recreation Advisory Committee

Total Number of Members: 120

Contact Person: Kelly Chaffee?Contact Phone Number: 330-774-1610?Contact Email: knchaffee@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Joy Polkabla Byers?Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-2242?Advisor’s Email: jlbyers@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Each year we raise funds for our organization by coordinating a clothing sale for our staff.

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 raised money by selling t-shirts and sponsoring zumba to donate and participate in the ZTA Cheer Classic. Next semester, we plan to participate in the Relay for Life and sponsor ”Shake it Up for the Kids” where all proceeds will go to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Name of Event: National Intramural Sports and Recreation Association (NIRSA) National Conference?Date of Event: March 27-30, 2012?Location: Tampa, Florida?Expected Participation: 1?Total Cost of Event: $1,601

Description of Event: This is the National conference for collegiate recreation, for which YSU is a member. Students and professionals around the country come together to network and share ideas. This is also where most post graduate interviews are held for students looking to further their career in the recreation industry. I am looking for such opportunities upon graduation in May.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This is a very large and major networking opportunity for those attending and for our institution. YSU hosted the ORSA Conference (the state level association) in the fall of 2011 and this is a great opportunity to hear feedback. This is a great way to find new trends in the field and bring them back to YSU. This will also provide more exposure for YSU to prospective students looking to pursue graduate assistantships in Higher Education.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Hotel ($189/night, 4 night stay) 756
Airfare 360
Registration 345
Meals 140
   
  Total $1,601

Amount recommended: $500.00 to defray the cost of lodging.

5:20 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Catholic Student Association

Total Number of Members: 52+

Contact Person: Scott Brand (Pres)?Contact Phone Number: 330-685-2265?Contact Email: sjbrand@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Thomas M. Bagola?Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-747-9202?Advisor’s Email: ysunewmancenter@sbcglobal.net

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We hold an Annual Tupperware Fundraiser in the Fall Semester along with a Yankee Candle Fundraiser in the Fall/Spring. We are looking at doing some type of breakfast or dinner during the Spring semester in conjunction with a local church where 50% of our profit will come back to the group for future projects and 50% will go back into various programs in the community, ie Second Harvest Food Bank, Beatitude House, etc. We also will do Fundraisers for specific CSA events, such as our National Catholic Collegiate Conference and some in state conferences or workshops.

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.: CSA participates in a variety of community service projects throughout the year. Each semester CSA holds the Finals Week Pancake Study Breaks on Tuesday and Wednesday of Finals Week with attendance averaging around 200-250 each night. They host the Homecoming Week Cookout in conjunction with the Student Recreation and Programming Office. Every year we hold the Annual Beatitude House St Nicholas Party where we have the mothers and children of Beatitude over for a nice meal, games, stories and a visit from St Nicholas where the children are provided with a specific gift they have been wanting. Throughout both semesters we have students that volunteer individually and as a group at the local Habitat for Humanity. This Fall we co-hosted with Housing & Residence Life an Ice Cream Social on Move-in Friday on the patio of Christmann. We sponsor a cookout for the Housing & Residence Life staff during the pre-semester training. They’ve participated in local clean-up days. We have helped at the local Soup Kitchen and several students participated in AFSA’s Christmas Card/Letter writing campaign for our Servicemen & women serving overseas during the holidays. Last Spring we held an Easter Baskets for Beatitude drive along with Housing & Residence Life and provided the Mothers & children baskets with some basic food items as well as some Easter items to make their holiday enjoyable. We have a pretty steady core of 25 students who are most active, but at different events depending on the season (as many of our students are also in sports, part of the Greek Life or other student organizations, but throughout the year we have anywhere from 120-150 different students that will take part in our different community service projects. We volunteer at least once a semester with Second Harvest Food Bank and we have Information Tables down on campus to make more students aware of programs and resources available to them once a week.

Name of Event: COLLEGIATE CHALLENGE 2012?Date of Event: March 10 – 18, 2012?Location: Jacksonville, FL?Expected Participation: 12?Total Cost of Event: $9,000 (detailed sheet submitted separately)

Description of Event: The members of the Catholic Student Association are sponsoring the YSU Collegiate Challenge 2012. Collegiate Challenge is the Spring Break Program that is sponsored and coordinated by Habitat for Humanity International. This is a great opportunity for students who wish to do something worthwhile for their Spring Break to come away not only with valuable life lessons, but skills they can use the rest of their life. This year 10 students and 2 advisors will be journeying to Jacksonville, Florida and working with the Jacksonville Beaches affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Students will work the entire week – Monday – Friday with other schools, volunteers, professionals as well as home-owners in the process of building homes from the ground up. Students who have gone in the past 5 years have done everything from clearing the land, digging the footers for the foundation, pouring the foundation, raising the frame, wiring, siding, roofing and everything in-between. The only skill required for the trip is a student’s time. Students will be paired up with the Americus volunteers (young adults who give a year of service) as well as the professionals who are at the site. Through the supervision students will learn many valuable skills. This is an excellent opportunity for students who have wanted to participate in the local habitat program, but are unable to due to busy class schedules or work during the semester.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: In the past our students have been featured in the Alumni Magazine showing that YSU students are not only dedicated to their studies in the classroom, but in changing the community around them, locally, nationally and even internationally. It allows students to use their Spring Break for such a worthy and life-changing cause such as Habitat for Humanity. It allows the University and local community as well as prospective students and their parents to see that our students are dedicated to their studies and community and to see our students do much more than the stereotypical Spring Breaks that are portrayed on television. Students who have gone in the past have learned many valuable skills – including those of leadership. They have come back and not only shared their experience, but have gone on to be some of the key Student Leaders here at YSU and our local community.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Affiliate Registration/ Fee ($125 per person) (students only) $1,250.00
Insurance Fee for the trip ($25 per person) (students only) $250.00
   
  Total $1,500.00

Amount recommended: $1,250.00 to cover the cost of registration.

5:30PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Project Learning Around the World

Total Number of Members: 30

Contact Person: Melanie East?Contact Phone Number: (724) 456-6188?Contact Email: Meast04@gmail.com

Advisor: Dr. Ellenwood?Advisor’s Phone Number: (419) 350-6071?Advisor’s Email: aeelenwood@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: The larger group fundraisers have been a holiday grift wraping event at the Eastwood Mall, an event at the Lemon Grove with local bands, and individual fundraisers of selling candybars, raffle tickets, magnets, etc. In the spring we plan to hold a 5K, spagetti dinner and a cornhole competition.

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.: All of the proceeds and supplies we raise go to the students we work to support in South Africa.

Name of Event: Trip to South Africa?Date of Event: May?Location: South Africa?Expected Participation: 10?Total Cost of Event: 4,000 per person

Description of Event: Students will travel to south africa to bring supplies and monies raised to give to schools and students. The supplies are given directly to the schools. Monies raised will support larger projects identified by the schools. This past year (2011 Trip) the students raised over $1,500 dollars and were able to have a playground built at a local preschool.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This trip affordes 10 students a life changing opportunity. Students who have participated previouslt on the trip have become proponents of travel and continue to work to educate those around them about the living conditions of the students and familys in South Africa. Many of the students traveling are in school working to become part of some kind of helping profession. This experience affords them the opportunity to develop a broader sense of empathy and a more dynamic and wholistic world view. They then incorperate this into their course work through class participation and advocacy. This affects everyone coming into contact with these students and in turn benefits the university by prodicing these globally aware students. For those who do not travel, the advocacy and philanthropic events allow participants to build their teamwork, creative fundraising and organizational skills.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Flight 2,000 per person
Accomodations/Food 2,000 per person
   
  Total 4,000 per person

Amount recommended: $500.00 to defray flight costs.

5:40 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: YSU OCMEA

Total Number of Members: 20

Contact Person: Chelsea Hogan?Contact Phone Number: 7249718175?Contact Email: cahogan@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Paul Louth?Advisor’s Phone Number: 3309411829?Advisor’s Email: jplouth@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We recently had a bake sale and we are planning a fund raising concert.

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 helped with the organization and execution of the District V Honors Band rehearsal which gives local area high school music students the opportunity to participate in workshops and valuable clinical experiences with expert music educators. As a way to get local young students involved and aware of the arts we are planning an ”instrument petting zoo” which is a way for them to begin to explore the world of music.

Name of Event: OMEA State Conference?Date of Event: February 16-18?Location: Columbus, OH?Expected Participation: 20?Total Cost of Event: $3,790

Description of Event: A three day professional development conference sponsored by the Ohio Music Education Association, during which students will be given the opportunity to participate in intensive clinics and workshops that will improve their teaching skills and better prepare them for the teaching profession.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Professional development for prospective teachers is an integral part of their education and complements and strengthens the music education program at YSU. Moreover, music education students in our organization all take part in pre-service field teaching experiences which benefit the community at large, and the professional development that they will undergo at this conference will help them to perform these services better.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Hotel (based on quad occupancy at $189 per night, conference rate) $1,890
Per diem meals $1,120
Gas for two vehicles (school van plus personal car) $120
Registration fees ($40 per student OCMEA member) $800
Daily parking $40
   
  Total $3,970

Amount recommended: $800.00 to cover the cost of registration.

5:50 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Society of Women Engineers

Total Number of Members: 50

Contact Person: Jennifer Moy?Contact Phone Number: 330-442-3897?Contact Email: jmoy@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Carol Lamb?Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-4625?Advisor’s Email: cmlamb@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: -T-shirt sale (being planned)?-Dinner with Industry (Annual Event)?-recent past: sweat pant 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.: -Tear Apart a Toaster Day with middle school students?-Dinner with Industry

Name of Event: Society of Women Engineers Region G Conference?Date of Event: March 2 – 4, 2012?Location: West Chester, OH?Expected Participation: 8?Total Cost of Event: $1125.50

Description of Event: -Professional development sessions?-Personal finance sessions?-networking?-career fair?-keynote speakers & award banquets

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: -Will build YSU student leadership?-The career fair may lead to job opportunities for students?-Good chance to gain outreach ideas?-Encourages young future leaders?-Gets YSU’s name out to companies

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Hotel $145.87/room/night = $291.74/rm x 2 rooms = $583.50
Travel 542 mi (both ways) @ $0.50/mi = $271 x 2 cars = $542
   
  Total $1125.50

Amount recommended: $450.00 to defray the cost of lodging.


 

 

 

 

 

 

SB F 2012-1

January 30th, 2012

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: Model United Nations is appropriated the sum of $750.00 to help defray the cost of delegate fees for the Harvard National Model United Nations Conference which will be on February 15-19, 2012. This event will be held at Harvard College.  Sixteen (16) people are expected to attend.

Section 2: YSU Moonbuggy Association is appropriated the sum of $1,000.00 to defray the cost of travel and lodging for the NASA’s Great Moonbuggy Race event which will be held on April 13th and 14th, 2012. It will be held in Huntsville, Alabama and six (6) members are expected to attend.

 

Section 3: Dana Guitar Association of YSU is appropriated the sum of $750.00 to defray the cost of recital fees for their recital and master class event featuring Johannes Moller, which will be held on April 10th, 2012 at Bliss Hall.  Two Hundred (200) people are expected to attend.

Section 4: Interfraternity Council is appropriated the sum of $650.00 to defray the cost of registration and lodging for The Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values Summit which will be held on February 9-12th, 2012. It will be held in St. Louis, Missouri and two (2) members are expected to attend.

 

Section 5: Panhellenic Council is appropriated the sum of $900.00 to defray the cost of registration and lodging for The Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values Summit, which will be held on February 9-12th, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri.  Four (4) members are expected to attend.

Section 6: Criminal Justice Graduate Student Association is appropriated the sum of $380.00 to defray the cost of travel, registration and lodging for the American Academy of Forensic Science National Conference which will be held on February 21-25th, 2012. It will be held in Atlanta, Georgia and one (1) member is expected to attend.

 

Section 7: YSU Dance Ensemble is appropriated the sum of $400.00 to defray the cost of lodging for the American College Dance Festival, which will be held on March 7-10th, 2012 in Allendale, Michigan.  Nine (9) members are expected to attend.

Section 8: YSU Dance Ensemble is appropriated the sum of $700.00 to cover the cost of lighting their YSU Dance Ensemble Concert which will be held on May 3-5th, 2012. It will be held in Bliss Hall at Youngstown State University and twenty-nine (29) members are expected to attend.

 

Section 9: Student Recreation Advisory Committee is appropriated the sum of $500.00 to defray the cost of lodging for the National Intramural Sports and Recreation Association National Conference, which will be held on March 27-30th, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.  One (1) member is expected to attend.

Section 10: Catholic Student Association is appropriated the sum of $1,250.00 to cover the cost of registration for the Collegiate Challenge 2012 event which will be held on March 10-18th, 2012. It will be held in Jacksonville, Florida and twelve (12) members are expected to attend.

 

Section 11: Project Learning Around the World is appropriated the sum of $500.00 to defray the cost of travel expenses for their Trip to South Africa, which will be held in May, 2012 in South Africa.  Ten (10) members are expected to attend.

Section 12: YSU OCMEA is appropriated the sum of $800.00 to defray the cost of registration for the OMEA State Conference which will be held on February 16-18th, 2012. It will be held in Columbus, Ohio and twenty (20) members are expected to attend.

 

Section 13: Society of Women Engineers is appropriated the sum of $450.00 to defray the cost of lodging for the Society of Women Engineers Region G Conference, which will be held on March 2-4th, 2012 in West Chester, Ohio.  Eight (8) members are expected to attend

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