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Agenda for February 8, 2010

Order of Business

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of the Minutes & Agenda
  4. Executive Business
    1. Speaker – Campus Engineer, Ralph Morrone
    2. VP for Financial Affair’s Report
    3. Committee Chairs’ Reports
      1. i.      Chair of University Affairs Committee
        1. Gmail vs. Live@EDU
      2. ii.      Chair of Academic Affairs Committee
      3. iii.      Chair of Student Life Committee
      4. iv.      Chair of Financial Appropriations Committee
  5. Unfinished Business
    1. Hoops for Haiti ad hoc Committee
  6. New Business
    1. Election of Chair of Student Life Committee
    2. A Bill (SB S 2010-03) Appropriations
  7. Advisors’ and Members’ Remarks
  8. Announcements
  9. Gallery Remarks
  10. Adjournment

VP for Financial Affairs Report
Full Budget Total Appropriated Returned Unappropriated Balance
$31,050.29 $19,823.64 1,393.44 $12,620.09
Approved Requests, Fall
Organization Appropriated Date Allocated Returned Notes % of Funds Unobligated
Scholar Trustees 800.00 9/14/2009 conference registration 40.64%
Student Nurses Association 350.00 9/14/2009 hotel and gas
YSU College Republicans 100.00 9/14/2009 100.00 security fee Organizations Funded
Dance Club 800.00 9/28/2009 instructor fee 37
University Scholar Trustees 545.64 9/28/2009 Shantytown
Western Reserve Batallion Society 447.00 9/28/2009 447.00 no contact, unregistered Mean Appropriation
Ulitmate Frisbee Club 500.00 9/28/2009 entry fee and uniforms $535.77
Alpha Lambda Delta 200.00 9/28/2009 registration and airfare
Society of Women Engineers 250.00 9/28/2009 hotel
YSU Extramural Sports Club 500.00 9/28/2009 registration
Zeta Tau Alpha 1,400.00 9/28/2009 146.44 pink ribbon cheer classic
UNA-USA-YSU 800.00 9/28/2009 registration
YSU Student Education Association 400.00 10/12/2009 parking
African Student Union 550.00 10/12/2009 food
YSUnity 175.00 10/12/2009 ads
Rugby Club 400.00 10/12/2009 union fees
Dental Hygientists 375.00 10/12/2009 lodging and brochures
Catholic Student Association 776.00 10/12/2009 pancake study breaks
Institute of Mgmt.Accountants 325.00 10/26/2009 lodging
Early  Childhood Student Association 400.00 10/26/2009 conference fees
Dana Research Society 340.00 10/26/2009 registration and event fees
American Marketing Association 500.00 10/26/2009 registration fees
Greek Campus Life 500.00 10/26/2009 food- Up til Dawn
OMCEA 1,000.00 10/26/2009 lodging – conferences
Institute of Industrial Engineers 500.00 10/26/2009 registration
Indian International Student Org. 500.00 11/9/2009 food
Campus Crusade for Christ 400.00 11/9/2009 conference
YSU Philosphy and Religious Studies 650.00 11/9/2009 venue and food
Dance Ensemble 750.00 11/9/2009 lighting
Dana Guitar Association 700.00 11/23/2009 recital fee
Moonbuggy Society 500.00 11/23/2009 gas, lodging
UNA-USA-YSU 1,000.00 11/23/2009 NATO
Youngstown Percussion Collective 700.00 11/23/2009 700.00 cancelled event
Society of Automotive Engineers 550.00 11/23/2009 gas, lodging
National Panhellenic Council 600.00 1/11/2009 registration
NAMI on Campus 100.00 1/25/2010 national registration
Physical Education Majors Club 440.00 1/25/2010 convention registration

University Affairs Committee Report

Attendance-

Absent

Tabitha Boyd

Genna Notareschi-Excused

Ra’Shawd Davis

Justin Butt

Americans with Disabilities Initiative-

*The committee is going to invite a representative from Facilities and Disability Services

to discuss our findings.

G-mail-

*Committee reviewed comparison sheet

*We have decided that both services are comparable to each other.  The committee has

decided to support Live@edu.

Parking-

*Committee briefly discuss the parking issue

*Jack is contacting a representative of parking to attend a committee meeting.

Wick Pollock Clean-Up-

*Jack is contacting owner to find a date

*We are aiming for a Saturday in April

*Committee would to invite all of SGA and other students to be involved.

Academic Affairs Committee Report

February 1, 2010

Absent: Anna Vietmeier

  • Abbie reported on the Academic Senate Executive Committee meeting
    • Discussed upcoming proposal by the General Education Committee to eliminate intensive requirements.
    • Discussed the status of the YSU 101 Ad-Hoc committee.
    • Discussed current problems with OhioLink.
    • Discussed Urban Research Institution definition.
  • Overview of current projects and discussion of their statuses.
    • Discussed need for a real, collaborative committee to discuss a possible First Year Experience program.
      • Discussed the possibility of having Dr. Nate Ritchey, who is coordinating the University College initiative, come speak to the committee.
    • Discussed problems with the DARs system. Suggested a recommendation be made to the Academic Senate concerning it.

Student Life Committee Report

John Brkic has resigned as Committee Chair. No written report was submitted.

Financial Appropriations Committee Report

ABSENT: Robert Sovesky

4:10

Organization Name: Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity

Total Number of Members: 27

Contact Person: Raymond J. Michaels

Contact Phone Number: 330-509-3711

Contact Email: rjmichaels@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Mike Ray

Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-559-6215

Advisor’s Email: mikerayjr@me.com

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Our Chapter participated in a car wash recently and sold promotional shorts. We are currently planning to run a fundraiser in which we will sell wristbands that say “Sig Tau” on them.

What community service has your organization participated in recently? What is beingplanned? Please be specific as to how many participate and if it is done on behalf of theorganization.: Our Chapter has participated in the Wick Park Neighborhood Clean-Up and is going to participate in it again this Spring. We also helped run “Senior Prom” at the Park Vista Retirement Home and have several members work as ushers at every Commencement.We are currently planning in helping out the Wick Park Neighborhood Association and Common Wealth in cleaning out the basement of an apartment building on Elm St. this Saturday.

Name of Event: 2010 Three Rivers Regional Conclave

Date of Event: February 26-27, 2010

Location: Holiday Inn – Boardman, Ohio

Expected Participation: 15

Total Cost of Event: $1454.98

Description of Event: The 2010 Three Rivers Regional Conclave aims to bring together all of the Chapters in the Three Rivers Region. The goal of this conference is to train current leaders of each Chapter and prepare the members of each for future leadership roles. This conference also aims to help improve each individual Chapter by allowing close inspection of each Chapter and the exchange of ideas between Chapters.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This conference aims to train current leaders further and prepare members for future leadership roles. As such, it aims to train members of the YSU student body and encourage them to take an active role in all around them. It also teaches communication skills by creating an interactive environment for members to participate in. As a result, the Three Rivers Regional Conclave will benefit YSU and the student body by motivating more students to take active roles in organizations on campus and teaching them the value of communication. This allows the development of strong, future leaders at YSU.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Chapter Registration Fee $150.00
Member Registration Fee ($75/member) $1125.00
Hotel Room Reservation ($89.99/night) $179.98
Total $1454.98

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $600.00 to finance chapter registration fees and to defray the cost of member registration.

4:20

Organization Name: Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization of Gerontological Society of America

Total Number of Members: 21

Contact Person: Julie Iudiciani

Contact Phone Number: (330) 717-2650

Contact Email: iudiciani03@alltel.blackberry.com

Advisor: Dr. Van Dussen

Advisor’s Phone Number: (330)941-1683

Advisor’s Email: djvandussen@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We are a new organization and trying to become known on campus and get people interested. We are planning to sell t-shirts.

What community service has your organization participated in recently? What is beingplanned? Please be specific as to how many participate and if it is done on behalf of theorganization.: Senior Services Day:5 of our members participated in the event that was sponsored by Mahoning County Sheriffs department. YSU day at canfield fair: 10 of our members participated. We are planning on doing an Elder Abuse Awarenes Day, where we plan to host the event, raise money for Adult Protective Services, and involve the community.

Name of Event: Career in Aging Day

Date of Event: April 20th, 2010

Location: Kilcawley Center

Expected Participation: 150

Total Cost of Event: $300.00

Description of Event: At the Career in Aging Day we are planning to have 8-10 speakers speak to the student body about the growing availability of jobs in the aging field. We are also planning on having tables set up for the speakers to display information about their organization and to answer any questions.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This event will help students become aware of the gerontolgy field of work and that one does not have to be in the gerontology major to work with older adults.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Refreshments for guest speakers $150.00
Advertising $150.00
Total 300

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $300.00 to fully fund the event.

4:30

Organization Name: YSU Lacrosse Club

Total Number of Members: 22

Contact Person: Frank Baverso or Zach Rodgers

Contact Phone Number: 412-266-8455 (Franks) or 330-831-1497 (Zach Rodgers)

Contact Email: frbaverso@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Brandy Schumaker

Advisor’s Phone Number: (330) 941-3369

Advisor’s Email: brfagnano@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: The vast majority of money that the team spends each year is collected through team dues, which can range from 350 to 575 dollars depending on uniform costs and the players grade level. However, every year the team participates in fund raising at Cedar Point by working for an entire weekend for three weekends. The team also sells apparel once a year to raise additional funds.

What community service has your organization participated in recently? What is beingplanned? Please be specific as to how many participate and if it is done on behalf of theorganization.: Roughly half of our team volunteer coaches at Cardinal Mooney High School throughout the year. This includes five YSU team members being full time coaches during the spring, which can take up nearly 15 to 20 hours weekly. Other team members aid in clinics at the high school throughout the year as well. The YSU lacrosse club also puts on a Lacrosse for Autism game annually, which raises money for the Rich Center for Autism through ticket sales and donations.

Name of Event: Lacrosse For Autism

Date of Event: April 17th

Location: Stambaugh Stadium

Expected Participation: 150+

Total Cost of Event: approximately $1300

Description of Event: Lacrosse for Autism is a nation wide event initially started by Duke University’s Division 1 lacrosse program. The goal of the event is to sponsor lacrosse games nationwide for a weekend to raise money and awareness for Autism research and care giving through donations, ticket sales, and apparel sales. YSU hosted their first annual event last spring and donated the earnings to the Rich Center for Autism. This year we hope to increase attendance at the three games we have planned between University of Pittsburgh and Indian University of Pennsylvania to raise even more money for the center. If you wish to find out more about the national event, information can be found at http://www.lax4autism.com/about.html

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: The event will benefit YSU and the student body by allowing the community to raise money and awareness of all the work that the Rich Center for Autism does in Youngstown. It will also allow YSU to be nationally recognized as aiding in the fight against autism by sponsoring such an event. Lacrosse for Autism publishes in many lacrosse magazines and press releases thank yous to all of the schools that participated in the event. This will allow YSU to be recognized with other major universities as a helper in the fight against autism.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Referee fees ($125 per referee for each game. 3 referees. 3 games) $1125
Police fee (for security) $100
Advertising (flyers/posting in newspapers) $100
Total $1325

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $600.00 to defray the cost of referee fees.

4:40

Organization Name: Dana Flute Society

Total Number of Members: 13

Contact Person: Alyson Collins

Contact Phone Number: 724-713-2664

Contact Email: abcollins@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Kathryn Umble

Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-1831

Advisor’s Email: kaumble@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We have not done any fundraising recently; however, we received a $150 sponsorship for this even from Volkwein’s Music. Also, the exhibitors each pay a $75 fee for each of the tables that they use for the day. This money goes towards paying for this event. A fee is charged to any non-YSU students attending the Dana Flute Festival.

What community service has your organization participated in recently? What is beingplanned? Please be specific as to how many participate and if it is done on behalf of theorganization.: We annually hold the Dana Flute Festival at YSU. This is our biggest form of community service. The members of the Dana Flute Society help run all the operations needed to make this day successful. We set up and tear down all of the equipment needed and our time is volunteered towards organizing this event.We also had 3 members of our organization play at a benefit dinner for a local Cleveland girl with cancer. Although they were not there for a Dana Flute Society event, they represented our group very well.

Name of Event: Dana Flute Festival

Date of Event: February 20, 2010

Location: Dana School of Music

Expected Participation: 40+ Attendees

Total Cost of Event: $2300

Description of Event: Flutists and music enthusiasts are invited to spend the day looking at flutes, listening to concerts, and participating in workshops. Vendors from several companies sell flutes, piccolos, music and accessories. Participants have the option to attend master classes and perform in group ensembles with guest conductors. An hour-long recital is given by our guest artist whose talent is inspiring to flutists of all ages. This artist then holds a master class with four to five flutists who have prepared pieces to perform and work on.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This event is free to all YSU staff and students. The student body is offered the opportunity to sit in on a recital performed by a world-renowned artist. Students currently enrolled in the Music Appreciation course could attend this concert and count it as one of the required performances needed to pass the course. Finally, this day allows students to come together and appreciate music. Students may leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated after hearing a great performer and learning great practice and relaxation techniques.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Artist Fee – Alberto Almarza $900
Accompanist’s Fee – Walter Morales & Diane Yazvac $600
Workshop Presenters $250
Parking $200
Police (Security) $225
Table Covers Rental $100
Total $2275

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $425.00 to finance the cost of parking and security.

4:50

Catholic Student Association

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $300 to defray the cost of registration fees.

5:00

Organization Name: Interfraternity Council

Total Number of Members: 20

Contact Person: Joe Rupert

Contact Phone Number: (330) 921-1835

Contact Email: jerupert@student.ysu.edu

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?: The interfraternity council holds semester candy drives and also brother auctions and we are constantly adding numerous fundraisers which vary throughout the year. In planning right now is a coed softball game with the greek system here on campus and also a sumo wrestling tournament.

What community service has your organization participated in recently? What is beingplanned? Please be specific as to how many participate and if it is done on behalf of theorganization.: The interfraternity council (IFC) governs the philanthropy events of the 6 individual fraternities on campus which makeup the council. IFC improves the efficiency and success of these projects specific to their organizations. IFC recently adopted a philanthropy specific to the council by participating in the United Way’s Stuff the Bus and fundraising drive helping them to be successful in reaching their goal of $45,000.00 for the local community.

Name of Event: Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values Conference (AFLV)

Date of Event: February 11 through February 14, 2010

Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Expected Participation: 3

Total Cost of Event: $2,415.00

Description of Event: AFLV is the national convention for all the greek governing bodies from over one hundred college campuses in America. It is an event consisting of highly recognized speakers, over 30 different conference topics to improve fundraising, philanthropy, recruitment, and governing the councils. This event is crucial to the maturity and successful development of existing and new members of the IFC council.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This event will benefit the student body and also the community by providing the opportunity for the 6 organizations that make up the IFC to become better involved at helping the community through philanthropy and providing the student body with ways to become involved on campus through joining these organizations and helping to strengthen the recognition of the programs that IFC is involved in. By learning new strategies to effectively recruit members and efficiently help the surrounding area through philanthropy efforts, IFC can grow and further aide in the development and involvement of Youngstown State in the community.

Description Amount Requested
Registration for 3 persons @ $230.00 ea. $690.00
Airfare for 3 persons @ $275.00 ea. $825.00
Hotel Room for 3 persons @ $100.00 ea. for 3 nights $900.00
Total $2,415.00

Itemized Cost:

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $400.00 to defray the cost of registration.

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5:10

Organization Name: YSU Gospel Choir

Total Number of Members: 20

Contact Person: Veneta Thompson
Contact Phone Number: 330.412.1582
Contact Email: vethompson@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: William Blake
Advisor’s Phone Number: 330.941.2086
Advisor’s Email: wjblake@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Sold candy, PUSH Packets, Received donations.We are planning to have a bake sale in two weeks.

What community service has your organization participated in recently? What is beingplanned? Please be specific as to how many participate and if it is done on behalf of theorganization.: We have participated at the 5 of us have served food at the Rescue Mission, 3 staff members escorted guests at St. Elizabeth Hospital Banquet, 3 staff members have traveled to the Federal Correctional Facility in E. Liverpool. 20 members have given service to Cleveland State University, Akron University, Clarion University of Pennsylvania and California University. 9 Choir members performed in a production for a celebration of a community service leader at Union Baptist Church. The YSU Gospel Choir visit the sick at St. Elizabeth Hospital as well as Sing provide service to families in funeral services.The planning that is in preparation is a clothes drive for rescue mission, a Concert for Akron Children Hospital Cancer and Burn Unit.

Name of Event: YSU Gospel Choir 2010 Showcase
Date of Event: Friday, 2/26/2010 and Saturday 2/27/2010
Location: Metropolitan Baptist Church
Expected Participation: 200
Total Cost of Event: $1,500.00

Description of Event: We are hosting a concert of singing groups from other universities in and out of state such as Kent State Gospel Choir, Akron University Gospel Choir, Clarion University Gospel Choir, California University Gospel Choir and 4 other non-university choirs. It will be a two day event for students of YSU and the city of Youngstown enjoy great music and entertainment.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This event will benefit YSU and the student body by providing entertainment and bringing new artist the the area. As it pertains to our mission statement “…it is our desire to express the life and love of Jesus Christ through creative forms of worship via Vocal performances…” This event will also draw people for surrounding areas to this campus because of the high quality artist and groups we are bringing.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
James Ziegler and Another Level $250.00
Ron Burgan and Nu Sound $150.00
Essence $150.00
Travis Malloy $500.00
Church Rental Fee $250.00
Advertising $200.00
Total $1500.00

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $400.00 to defray the cost of various artists and performances.

SB S 2010-03
A BILL

Making appropriations for seven organizations.

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, 2010, for the activities of student organizations, namely:

Section 1: Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity is appropriated the sum of $600.00 in order to finance the chapter registration fee and to defray the cost of member registration for the 2010 Three Rivers Regional Conclave held in Boardman, Ohio. Currently, fifteen members are expected to attend on February 26-27 of 2010,

Section 2: Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization of Gerontological Society of America is appropriated the sum of $300.00, fully funding the event and providing the means for advertisement and refreshments for guest speakers for their upcoming Career in Aging Day. This event will be held in Kilcawley Center on April 20th, 2010, and 150 are expected to attend,

Section 3: YSU Lacrosse Club is appropriated the sum of $600.00 to defray the cost of referee fees for their upcoming event, Lacrosse for Autism. This even will be held April 17th of 2010 in Stambaugh Stadium and the expected participations is over 150 guests,

Section 4:  Dana Flute Society is appropriated the sum of $425.00 to finance the cost of parking and security for the upcoming Dana Flute Festival. This event will be held on February 20th, 2010 in the Dana School of Music. It is estimated that over 40 will attend.

Section 5: Catholic Student Association is appropriated the sum of $300.00 to defray the cost of registration fees for the Collegiate Challenge, sponsored by Habitat for Humanity. The event will be held March 6-14. 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Section 6: Interfraternity Council is appropriated the sum of $400.00 to defray the cost of registration for the upcoming Association of Fraternal Leadership and Value Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The even will take place from February 11-14, 2010, and three members are expected to attend.

Section 7: YSU Gospel Choir is appropriated the sum of $400.00 to defray the cost of various artists and performances for their upcoming Gospel Choir 2010 Showcase. This event will be held at the Metropolitan Baptist Church and it is estimated that 200 will attend.

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