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Agenda for March 29, 2010

Order of Business

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of the Minutes & Agenda
  4. Executive Business
    1. VP for Financial Affair’s Report
    2. Committee Chairs’ Reports
      1. i.      Chair of University Affairs Committee
      2. ii.      Chair of Academic Affairs Committee
        1. Last Lecture Series Update
      3. iii.      Chair of Student Life Committee
      4. iv.      Chair of Financial Appropriations Committee
  5. Unfinished Business
    1. Charter and By-laws ad hoc Committee
    2. Presidential Climate Commitment Resolution (SR F 2009-03)
  6. New Business
    1. Third Frontier (State Issue 1) Resolution (SR S 2010-01)
    2. The President Cynthia E. Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award Resolution (SR S 2010-02)
  7. Gallery Remarks
  8. Advisors’ and Members’ Remarks
  9. Announcements
  10. Adjournment

VP for Financial Affairs’ Report
Full Budget Total Appropriated Returned Unappropriated Balance
$31,050.29 $24,122.64 1,393.44 $8,321.09
Approved Requests, Fall
Organization Appropriated Date Allocated Returned Notes % of Funds Unobligated
Scholar Trustees 800.00 9/14/2009 conference registration 26.80%
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 47
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 $513.25
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
Sigma Tau Gamma 600.00 2/8/2010 registration
Gerontological Society 300.00 2/8/2010 advertising and refreshments
YSU Lacrosse 600.00 2/8/2010 referee fees
Dana Flute Society 425.00 2/8/2010 parking and security
Catholic Student Association 300.00 2/8/2010 registration
Interfraternity Council 400.00 2/8/2010 registration
YSU Gospel Choir 400.00 2/8/2010 artist fees
Crimininal Justice Grad. Society 500.00 2/22/2010 registration
New Music Society 350.00 2/22/2010 guest artist fee
Campus Crusade for Christ 424.00 3/15/2010 Big Break Event

University Affairs Committee Report

(No written report submitted.)

Academic Affairs Committee Report

(No written report submitted.)

Student Life Committee Report

Absent: Emily Frank, Anthony Berdis

May Day:

Where and When

-April 29, Thursday

-5 pm to 6:30 pm

-Rec 5

Who’s coming

-As of Friday morning over 1,000 student tickets were sold to the concert, so we will hopefully have a great turn out!

-ROTC is bringing their dunking tank and other games.

-The YSU Student Radio may set up a table

-The Rec Center is going to lend us their corn hole pieces.

-Chipotle

-Chick-Fil-A is donating sandwiches

-YSU police is coming to supervise

Other things…

-We may be giving away glow in the dark SGA wristbands (like the rubber Livestrong ones.

***Everyone needs to be there to make this event a success!

-If this kick-off could become an annual event, this would be a great way to promote SGA to a very large audience!

-If you are a Rep this year make sure you come and represent your college.

But if you get elected for next year you DEFFINATELY need to be there.

Financial Appropriations Committee Report

4:00

Organization Name: Students In Free Enterprise

Total Number of Members: 28

Contact Person: Rose Shaffer

Contact Phone Number: 330-207-2635

Contact Email: rashaffer@ysu.edu

Advisor: Frank Sole

Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-3584

Advisor’s Email: fgsole@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We have taken part in a bake sale held at Sam’s Club in Boardman. We are preparing to start selling pizza slices in Williamson upon approval. Canfield

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 held education sessions at Someplace Safe Women’s Shelter as well as at No Limits Alternative Care Center. We just completed a session on resumes and interviewing at the YMCA.

Name of Event: SIFE Regional Competition

Date of Event: March 25-27, 2010

Location: New York, NY

Expected Participation: 8

Total Cost of Event: $2932.00

Description of Event: SIFE competitions are challenging, team-oriented events that create a sense of accountability and motivation for teams to continually improve the quality of their projects. They also provide an opportunity for collaboration and best-practice sharing, further strengthening the value of the learning experience and the overall effectiveness of the program.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: It will enable our YSU team to gain new ideas to bring back and use in our community. The competition will also get YSU useful name recognition. We plan on presenting our annual report and power point presentation to our SIFE team to give them an example to follow next year.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
HOTEL 280.00 per room * 2 rooms = $560.00
LUGGAGE FEES $35.00 * 8 people = $560.00
FLIGHT $138.00 * 8 people = $1104.00
PRINTING / INTERNETCOSTS $80.00
FOOD $32 per day * 8 people * 2 days = $448.00
PARKING $60 per day * 3 days = $180.00
Total $2932.00

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: No banner account. $0.00

4:10

Organization Name: America Society of Mechanical Engineers

Total Number of Members: 25

Contact Person: Mark Macali

Contact Phone Number: 330-770-5238

Contact Email: memacali@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Hazel Marie

Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-3017

Advisor’s Email: hmarie@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Halloween Party Phone-athon (3-25-2010)

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 organization will participate in community service events for engineer’s week.

Name of Event: ASME Conference

Date of Event: 03-26-2010

Location: Erie, PA

Expected Participation: 8-12 Students

Total Cost of Event: $2000

Description of Event: Several students will be presenting senior projects and other research projects. The event will consist of guest speakers and engineering competitions to further students understanding of Mechanical Engineering. Also, Students will be representing the University in a professional manner and creating contacts with members of other ASME student chapters.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: YSU will be represented in the regional conference. A high profile research endeavor will be presented. This project was the wind tunnel for testing flows over solar panels which recently was presented in a press conference where Dean Abraham and Mayor Jay Williams spoke.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Travel 200
Hotel & Conference Activities 1800
Total 2000

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: No banner account $0.00

SR F 2009-03

Twyford, Brown, Meditz

Resolution in Favor of President-Elect Cynthia E. Anderson Signing on to the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment

WHEREAS, Student Government Association (SGA) is aware that environmental responsibility and sustainability are becoming growing concerns in the 21st century; and

WHEREAS, “[the Youngstown] community and universities in general… should be about innovation and development of new ideas and knowledge[1];” and

WHEREAS, great strides have already been made and the accomplishments of various faculty and student initiatives at Youngstown State University in regards to green solutions, including a long-standing partnership with the Mahoning County Green Team, the Sustainable Energy Forum[2], numerous awards from the U.S. EPA WasteWise University/College program and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the first “Dump and Run” university recycling program in Ohio[3], and many others; and

WHEREAS, there is a high interest among the administration, faculty, and students of Youngstown State, and also that of different government, business, and industry leaders in the Youngstown community in promoting the university as a key player in the ever-increasing “green economy;” and

WHEREAS, SGA recognizes that “colleges and universities must exercise leadership in their communities and throughout society by modeling ways to eliminate global warming emissions, and by providing the knowledge and educated graduates to achieve climate neutrality[4];” and

WHEREAS, over 600 universities, colleges, and other public and private institutions, including sixteen in the State of Ohio, have become signatories; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Student Government Association of Youngstown State University calls upon President-Elect Cynthia E. Anderson to sign on to the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment upon taking office, declaring Youngstown State’s pledge to address global climate disruption and to promote research and education efforts in higher education to equip society with tools and knowledge to re-stabilize the earth’s climate, encourage the university-wide implementation of comprehensive plans in climate neutrality, including the completion of an emissions inventory, setting a target date and interim milestones for becoming climate neutral, integration of sustainability into the curriculum, taking immediate steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and making the action plan, inventory, and progress reports publicly available; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be presented to Dr. Cynthia E. Anderson and other interested constituencies.

SR S 2010-01

Brown, Twyford, Meditz

Resolution in Support of State Issue 1

WHEREAS, the Third Frontier Initiative was created to preserve and create jobs, enhance education opportunities, and improve the quality of life and general well being of people and businesses throughout Ohio by expanding Ohio’s research capabilities to promote product innovation, development and commercialization; and

WHEREAS, the Third Frontier program has laid the foundation for the creation and growth of technology-based jobs and businesses, increased early stage capital investments, improved the environment for technology entrepreneurs, increased collaboration in research and development, and enhanced our economic competitiveness and diversity; and

WHEREAS, more is expected of this program in the next few years as the research translates into market solutions, companies and lasting jobs; and

WHEREAS, the State of Ohio’s Third Frontier initiative has delivered measurable results by investing $681 million since 2002 which has yielded $6.6 billion in wages and benefits, and more than 48,000 jobs; and

WHEREAS, Youngstown State University as a result of its participation in the Third Frontier program has teamed with 30 business and industry partners in the Mahoning Valley and has developed internship programs that engage our students with area firms; and

WHEREAS, Youngstown State University has generated more than $4 million in additional federal and industry funding from the Third Frontier program, which has been a contributing factor in the University’s extraordinary rise in external funding receipts in recent years; and

WHEREAS, the proposed state constitutional amendment will authorize the State of Ohio to issue up to $700 million in the bonds for the Third Frontier initiative in order to provide financial assistance for research, product innovation, and commercialization in support of Ohio industries and businesses in such areas as advanced materials, agbiosciences, treatments and cures for cancer, heart and other diseases; and

WHEREAS, Issue 1 will continue to foster job creation through the advancement of new products and services based on science and technology research and development, thus ensuring Ohio’s ability to create and compete for jobs, today and in the future; and

WHEREAS, Youngstown State University is an integral partner in the effort to advance scientific knowledge and to develop new products and applications that will enhance our state’s economy; and

WHEREAS, the State of Ohio Assembly deserves much appreciation for its strong bipartisan support of the Third Frontier program and its placement of the constitutional amendment on the ballot;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that said investment will improve the quality of life for all Ohioans and that the Youngstown State University Student Government Association supports and endorses the passage of State Issue 1; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copy of this resolution be presented to the Governor, the Ohio General Assembly, and other interested constituencies.

SR S 2010-02

Brown, Twyford

President Cynthia E. Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award

WHEREAS, the Dr. Cynthia E. Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award is named as such in Article IX, Section 2.5 of the Youngstown State University Student Government Association By-Laws in recognition of Dr. Anderson’s continued outstanding service to the university and the Youngstown community; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Cynthia E. Anderson was unanimously designated the President-Elect of Youngstown State University on February 17th, 2010, by the Board of Trustees; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Cynthia E. Anderson will serve as the Seventh President of Youngstown State University beginning July 1st, 2010;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Dr. Cynthia E. Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award be renamed the President Cynthia E. Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution is presented to Dr. Cynthia E. Anderson at the 2009-2010 YSU Annual Student Awards Banquet.


[1] Dr. David Sweet, “Considering Green,” Youngstown State University Alumni Magazine Online – Summer 2009, Engle, J. http://www.ysu.edu/magazine/summer2009/Environmental-Footprint.html

[2] Van Tilburg, M. “YSU Has Pivotal Role in Green Research, Economic Stimulus,” Youngstown State University Alumni Magazine Online – Summer 2009, http://www.ysu.edu/magazine/summer2009/Environmental-Footprint.html

[3] Youngstown State University, “Recycling: A Brief History,” http://www.ysu.edu/recycle/about.shtml

[4] American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, http://www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org/

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