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Agenda for March 7, 2011

Order of Business

 

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of the Minutes & Agenda
  4. Executive Business
    1. President’s Report
    2. Executive Vice President’s Report
    3. Vice President for Financial Affairs’ Report
    4. Committee Chairs’ Reports
      1. Chair of Student Life Committee
      2. Chair of Academic Affairs Committee
      3. Chair of University Affairs Committee
      4. Chair of Financial Appropriations Committee
  5. Unfinished Business
  6. New Business
    1. A Bill (SB S 2011-03) Appropriations
  7. Gallery Remarks
  8. Advisors’ Remarks
  9. Members’ Remarks
  10. Announcements
  11. Adjournment

President’s Report:

 

“Q&A with Dr. A”

President Anderson is going to host a forum for students and employees to meet with her, ask questions, express concerns, etc. This will give students and employees the opportunity to ask questions to President Anderson on any topic or issue. The forums are part of the president’s efforts to improve internal campus communications.

 

The forums will be held as follows:

 

Students – Tuesday, March 8, 2 to 3 p.m., Chestnut Room, Kilcawley Center.

Employees – Wednesday, March 9, noon to 1 p.m. Gallery, Kilcawley Center.

 

 

Congratulations to Terrell Wesley!!

The Diversity Leadership Recognition Celebration will recognize Terrell Wesley as a “Leader of Tomorrow” award winner. This is a very BIG honor; so congratulate Mr. Wesley when you see him! It is even more exciting that one of our very own Representatives in SGA has been chosen to receive this ward. Great job, Terrell!

Executive Vice President’s Report:

 

Mr. Mesik will give an oral report at Legislative Assembly.

 

 

Vice President for Financial Affairs’ Report:

Student Life Committee Report:

 

2/28/11

 

  1. Start time – 4:00pm
  2. Attendance
    1. Carissa Benchwick
    2. Aseel Ramahi
    3. Travis Battiest
    4. Taylor Clark
    5. Patrick Gessler
    6. Alexandira Hatosky
    7. Celeste Popio
    8. Jessica Sarich
    9. Levant Miller
    10. Elyse Gessler

 

  1. Intramurals
    1. March 26, 2011 10:00am – 3:00pm in the Rec Center.
    2. Volleyball and Basketball
    3. Carissa will send Elyse information for her to send to Graphic Services for a flyer to be made.
    4. We will be sending out a campus e-mail to inform students of the event.
    5. Jess will announce it in the next Greek Campus Life meeting.
    6. Carissa will contact the Philanthropy Chair from Alpha Omega Pi to see if we can coordinate something with them because they are having a spaghetti dinner in the Newman Center on the same day for Marty Manning.
    7. Carissa will be asking Joe if the winners can receive Rec Intramural shirts.
    8. All the proceeds will go to Marty Manning’s family.

 

  1. May Day tailgate
    1. April 12, 2011 in Pete’s Place from 4:00pm – 6:30pm.
    2. Set up will be from 2:30pm – 4:00pm.
    3. Shuttles to the Covelli Center will start at 6:30pm from University Plaza.
    4. Taylor will call Alumni House to see if we can borrow their tent for the event.
    5. Penguin Productions is going to advertise for the event but SGA will be making some boards to put up in Kilcawley as well.
    6. Door prizes
      1. Alexandria will be contacting Chipotle to see if they will donate anything.
      2. Celeste will be contacting Chik-fil-A to see if they will donate anything.
      3. We will be ordering wristbands to give away.
        1. We need to think about what we put on them.
        2. Everyone will come with two slogans for the next meeting. They must have YSU, SGA and the year on them.
    7. Celeste contacted Hot 101 to see if they will DJ at the event but there has been no response. If they do not get back to us soon, we will be contacting 95.9.
    8. We discussed the menu but didn’t make any final decisions.

 

  1. Diversity Fair
    1. April 19, 2011 10:00am – 2:00pm in Chestnut Room.
    2. Jess will announce this in a Greek Campus Life meeting to see if they will get involved.
    3. There will be 15-20 tables set up.
    4. We will be contacting organizations on campus.
    5. We need ALL of SGA to help!
    6. We discussed the menu but did not make any final decisions.

 

  1. Meet the Reps Night
    1. The last one was very successful!
    2. We would like to do it in Christman again.
    3. We would like to do this event on Wednesday, March 30 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

 

  1. Adjournment 4:43pm

 

Academic Affairs Committee Report

 

  • List of Committee Members in Attendance: Steve Mesik, Alyssa DiBernardi, Kelli Bryan, Diane Stahl, Lilian Justice, James Jarvis, Steve Anderson, Ryan Beil, Molly Toth, Nikki Pavlichich, Darian Scott
    Excused: Terrell Wesley
  • Call to order: 4:01
  • Old Business
  1. Last Lecture Series
    1. Steve will contact Jack Fahey with the following dates in April to see if he would be willing to speak: April 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st. The lecture will begin at 4:00
  • New Business
  1. FYE Program
    1. Steve attended the General Education Committee on 2/17. The committee gave positive feedback as well as constructive criticism about our proposal.
    2. Dr. Porter suggested now that we have a framework we need to get specific with the expectations of the course and what will be learned. He suggested to create a course syllabus to address more in depth that the program will look like.
    3. A number of people were suggested for us to contact that may be able to help us create a more detailed model of this program including: Amy Cossentino, Dr. Paylo, and Jonelle Beatrice
    4. A number of ideas were suggested within our own committee meeting and we will discuss more thoroughly and organize these ideas at our next meeting.
    5. Issues to look in to: Cost of course through Office of University Budgets and Statistics, instructors to teach the course and how that will be determined, the number of students in each class, the assignments they should be asked to complete, how often they will meet.
  • Adjournment: 4:55

University Affairs Committee Report:

 

4:04 p.m. – 4:18 p.m.

 

Committee members present/absent

Present

  1. Gary Davenport VP of University Affairs
  2. Anthony Nuzzi Chair of University Affairs
  3. Brianna Wise Vice Chair of University Affairs
  4. Troy Adamson
  5. Kelly Mehalco
  6. Melania Vlad
  7. Zach White
  8. Andrew Smith
  9. Robert Devita

 

Guest

  1. Deandre Redcliff

 

Issues Discussed

  1. Roll Call (New Member)
  2. Information Technology
  3. Smoke-Free Environment
  4. Volunteer Work at YSU
  5. Other Business

 

Recommendations

 

Roll Call (4:04 – 4:06)

  1. New Member Robert Devita

 

Information Technologies (4:06 – 4:06)

  1. Nothing at this time

 

Smoke-Free Environment (4:06 – 4:07)

  1. Mr. Davenport at next committee meeting (March 14, 2011) will give a Final Draft

 

Volunteer Work at YSU (4:07 – 4:10)

  1. Wick Park Cleanup
    1. That took place on Saturday, Feb. 26 was a huge success
      1. About 60 people or so showed
      2. Documentation for the event is located at
        1. http://people.ysu.edu/~gldavenport/Jambar-2011-01-03.pdf
    2. Next Wick Park Event
      1. Maxed out already with 30 people
      2. Time is still TBA, but will be sometime in April

Outstanding issues sent to the committee yet to be resolved

 

New Business (4:10 – 4:18)

  1. Coffee Sleeves
    1. The issues with the coffee mugs will be taken care of by implementing machines in which you can bring your own mugs
      1. Only now do certain machines have the ability to bring your own mugs
        1. Signs if needed will be placed
        2. Hope to implement all machines this way in future
        3. This process will be indefinitely

 

  1. Roots and Shoots
    1. Earth day participation will plane a meeting
      1. March 7, 2011
      2. The University will hold earth day on April 22, 2011
    2. Len Wilson
      1. Manager of AVI Food Systems will speak with roots and shoots on March 7, 2011

 

  1. Paper Drive
    1. 8-11 white paper will be cut and distributed to offices around YSU
    2. Zeta Tau Alpha will participate in sorting paper
    3. Paper sorting party on March 31, 2011
    4. Student Non Profit Organization is also collecting paper
      1. This will last through spring semester

 

  1. Buds Outs
    1. Committee will get a time together sometime in March for April
    2. Melania Vlad took lead to getting Bliss taking care of

 

 

Financial Appropriations Committee Report

February 28, 2011 4:00pm

Attendance: Absent: Andrew Boyle (excused)

4:00

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Campus Crusade for Christ

Total Number of Members: 25

Contact Person: Emily Zehall Contact Phone Number: 7174607569 Contact Email: eezehall@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Oder Advisor’s Phone Number: 3309417111 Advisor’s Email: tnoder@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We are planning to do a fundraiser at AppleBee’s.

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 sent members to work with Habitat for Humanity in Youngstown. We also have had members who have gone to a conference in Indianapolis and have passed out boxes of food to the inner city community. Last year at the Big Break event we put together boxes of food to send to Haiti.

Name of Event: Big Break Date of Event: March 12th-19th Location: Panama City Beach, Florida Expected Participation: 9 Total Cost of Event: $3,851

Description of Event: Big Break is a one-week mission experience that gathers students from colleges and universities from all over the country in Panama City Beach, Florida. It is an experience to develop in leadership skills to bring back to our own campus. There are also times of outreach and community service.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Students will learn various leadership skills through sessions which will encourage them to lead on their own campuses.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
conference cost $269/person, for 9 people= $2,421
gas approx. $400/car, 2 cars = $800
food $70/person, for 9 people = $630
Total $3,851

Amount Recommended: $269.00 to defray the conference cost

4:10

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Student African American Sisterhood

Total Number of Members: 6

Contact Person: Danielle P. Hosey Contact Phone Number: 330-502-6684 Contact Email: dphosey@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Cryshanna Jackson Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-2114 Advisor’s Email: cajackson@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Fall 2010 Our organization conducted an online bakery. We took orders for whole cakes and other baked items. This semester we conducted another online sale and we also had a Valentine’s Day sale. In the near future we will be having a pepperoni roll sale and a ”Office Comfort” basket sale. The Sisterhood is constantly looking for ways to raise money for planned events.

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.: Fall 2010 our organization conducted a food drive to benefit the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley. Spring 2011 we will be conducting another food drive to benefit the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley. We are also raising money to donate to the ”Relay for Life”. Along with the money we plan to give, we have established a team to participate in the event. Our goal is to raise at least $1000. Our secretary has involved some of the members of our group in a youth mentoring program for students that attend Youngstown City Schools. I have recently contacted Heart Reach Ministries about a Literacy Program they have as a part of their after school program. They are looking for people to volunteer with children (preschool through eighth grade) who are beginning readers or readers that may be struggling.

Name of Event: ”A Black Tie Affair” Date of Event: March 30, 2011 Location: Chestnut Room Expected Participation: Guest estimate 150 Total Cost of Event: Estimated $1500

Description of Event: Fundraiser for the ”Relay for Life”. This event will be a date auction that will also feature dinner, a live band, several performances, a Chinese auction, 2 door prizes and 2 table prizes.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This event will benefit YSU and the student body by increasing awareness for the American Cancer Society and its purpose. It will also inform students of the ”Relay for Life” and what they can do to become more involved with efforts to help those stricken with cancers and cancer survivors.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Decorations 150
Police 150
Dinner 509
Band 300
Advertising 100
Prizes 200
Total 1409

Amount Recommended: $659.00 to fully fund the cost of police and dinnner

4:20

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Student Nurses Association

Total Number of Members: 35

Contact Person: Tracey Pusateri Contact Phone Number: 330-506-6596 Contact Email: trpusateri@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Kim Serroka Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-1799 Advisor’s Email: kaserroka@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: SNA has hosted a bake sale in Cushwa, nursing clothing fundraiser, candle fundraiser, cookie dough fundraiser, and also Daffins candy fundraiser for fall 2010 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.: SNA members volunteered their services at the Rescue Mission in Youngstown September – December 2010. There is a limit of how many volunteers can participate each day, so there were approximately 16 people who volunteered on different days working the kitchen for the four months mentioned above. We also volunteered at the Second Harvest Food Bank twice on a Saturday to disperse cereal. There were approximately 8 members involved. We are currently collecting blankets for what is called ”Project Linus” for Akron’s Childrens Hospital.

Name of Event: NSNA’s 59th Annual Convention Date of Event: April 6-10, 2011 Location: Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City Expected Participation: 4 Total Cost of Event: $3,440

Description of Event: There are numerous seminars consisting of many keynote speakers focusing on subjects such as launching your career, problems and solutions, coaching and mentoring, 7 deadly sins of nursing practice, different learning styles, NCLEX (state boards) review, along with workshops and an exhibit hall.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: It is nationally known that there is a shortage of registered nurses. The benefit of attending conventions or seminars increases the success of students passing the state board and then being a productive registered nurse, which in turn benefits society. Considering most students are not able to afford to attend or have the time, students that do attend can bring the information back with them to share with the rest of the current students.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Transportation/Flight round trip X 4 members $300 each = $1,200
Hotel accomodations ea. night X 4 X 4 members $110 per night = $1,760
Convention cost X 4 members $120 each = $480
Total $3,440

Amount Recommended: $700.00 to fully fund the convention cost and to defray the cost of one hotel room

4:30

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Sisters With a Vision

Total Number of Members: 10

Contact Person: Kristen White Contact Phone Number: 330-881-4417 Contact Email: ktwhite@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dolores Sisco Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-3422 Advisor’s Email: dvsisco@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Bake sales, donations, dues ($5 per month)

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 are planning to reach out to young females and colaborate with other organizations on campus. We plan to start a coat and blanket drive called ”We’ve got you covered” to distribute to the local shelters. We have one big event every semester and give a portion of the proceeds to a selected organization.

Name of Event: Women’s Day Date of Event: 3/11/2011 Location: Gallery Expected Participation: 30-40 Total Cost of Event: $925-1125

Description of Event: this event will be a round table disscussion and dinner centered around women on campus. Anyone is welcomed to join. We will talk about the history of women and have the dance group ”Harambee” come perform for us as they do a dance that celebrates womanhood. We will have a keynote speaker as well as other speakers.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: The disscussion will come up with ways to improve campus life for women and spread awareness of womens history month. We will talk about sisterhood and women sticking together instead of constantly compeing with onr another.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
food/catering for 30-40 people $600-800
Harambee dance group $250
fliers, promotion $25
supplies, programs, door prizes $50
Total $925-1125

Amount Recommended: $200.00 to defray the cost of food

4:40

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Total Number of Members: 50

Contact Person: Stephen Rakocy Contact Phone Number: 330-904-4915 Contact Email: srakocy@yahoo.com

Advisor: Dr. 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?: In the past we’ve held Movie Nights and a Halloween Fundraiser. Recently, we participated in Phone-a-Thon. Several other events including a Race-Day at Quaker Speedway are being planned.

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.: No recent community service activity.

Name of Event: ASME District B Student Professional Development Conference Date of Event: March 25-27, 2011 Location: Grand Rapids, MI Expected Participation: 23 Total Cost of Event: $3055.75

Description of Event: The following is a detailed summary of the ASME District B Student Professional Development Conference held last year:

ASME District B 2010 Student Professional Development Conference (SPDC) SUMMARY March 26 -28 in Erie, PA. It was jointly hosted by Gannon University and Penn State Erie. District B consists of Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, Ontario, and part of Pennsylvania. The Student conference included networking activities, Old Guard Oral Presentations, Old Guard Poster Presentations, Design Exposition, Student Design Competition, Student Leadership Conference, and an Impromptu Design Competition. At the advisor’s meeting, it was decided that a graduate student presentation should be added back into next year’s conference as well. The schools that were at this conference include: Ohio State, Michigan State, Carnegie Melon, University of Akron, University of Cincinnati, YSU, University of Colorado (Denver), Central Michigan University, West Virginia Institute of Technology, University of West Virginia, Grand Valley State University, Gannon University, Penn State Erie, Cedarville University, University of Toronto, University of Ottawa, and University of Windsor. There could be more, but these are the ones that competed in the impromptu design competition as well as a variety of other events. YSU took eleven junior and senior students and one graduate student to the conference. Four of the students participated in competitions that required presentation of their scholarly work done at YSU. Though we did not place in these events, the students gained valuable presentation experience as well as learned how to better themselves for future presentations. These students included: Old Guard Poster Presentation Mark Harvey: Wind Deflector Design Using Computational Fluid Dynamics Advisor: Dr. Kudav Old Guard Oral Presentation Brooke Johnson: Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplantation to Improve Fascial Repair Advisor: Dr. Marie Design Exposition Kris Pierson and Rick Arthur: Flow Visualization Wind Tunnel Advisor: Dr. Kudav In addition, all twelve students took part in the impromptu design competition, on two separate teams. The design was that of an aluminum foil, balloon powered boat that was to carry pennies as far as possible. Our “senior” team consisting of Mike Yatsco, Rick Arthur, Kris Pierson, Nick Matune, Genny Jerome, and Phil Kapcewich won the competition and for their effort, received mini-mouses for their lap tops. The “junior” team consisting of Mark Harvey, Brooke Johnson, Bill Lyons, Arthur Worst, Adam Seelman, and Larry Lynn had a respectable 4th place finish.

As a final note, I want to state that this was the most enjoyable student trip I have supervised. The students were responsible and represented YSU Mechanical Engineering well. All of the students participated fully in the professional development aspect of the conference. Those students not presenting supported their class mates who did, and all of our students took time to view the work presented by other universities. This was a “learning” year for us, as we have not been involved in the conference or the competitions in several years. I have the program book in my office if you would like to see the full schedule of events. —-Hazel Marie

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Attending this conference will allow students to network and expand their engineering knowledge by attending several lectures and competing in competitions including the Old Guard Oral Presentation Competition, Old Guard Technical Poster Competition, Student Design Competition, and Rapid Design Challenge.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Student Registration $1,725.00
Hotel Rooms $654.00
Gas Mileage $78.75
Van Rental $598.00
Total $3,055.75

Amount Recommended: $732.75 to fully fund the cost of hotel rooms and gas

4:50

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Delta Zeta

Total Number of Members: 19

Contact Person: Victoria Contact Phone Number: Volpe Contact Email: vevolpe@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Angela Messenger Advisor’s Phone Number: 3309411781 Advisor’s Email: ajbarwick@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: -Working on ordering bracelets to sell -Selling flower bulbs

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.: Recently, we participated in the Up-till Dawn on campus (half of our chapter participated),

Name of Event: Run for Noise Date of Event: 4/23/11 Location: YSU Campus Expected Participation: 100 Total Cost of Event: 200

Description of Event: 2nd Annual 5K Walk/Run that is open to YSU students and the public to register for, all money raised is donated to our local and national philanthropies

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This event will benefit the student body because it will give the student a chance to participate in the event and spread the word about philanthropy work that is taking place on our campus.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Marketing 100
Food costs for participants 50
Security 100
Total 250

Amount Recommended: $250.00 to fully fund the event

SB S 2011-03

A Bill

Making Appropriations for six 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, 2011, for the activities of student organizations, namely:

Section 1: Campus Crusade for Christ is appropriated the sum of $269.00 to defray the conference cost for their Big Break Conference from March 12th- 19th in Panama City Beach, Florida. Seven (7) members are expected to attend.

Section 2: Student African American Sisterhood is appropriated the sum of $659.00 to fully fund the cost of police and dinner at their March 30th event A Black Tie Affair. It will be held in the Chestnut Room and one hundred fifty (150) people are expected to attend.

Section 3: Student Nurses Association is appropriated the sum of $700.00 to fully fund the convention cost and to defray the cost of one (1) hotel room for their national conference, NSNA’s 59th Annual Convention, which will be April-6-10 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Four (4) members are expected to attend.

Section 4: Sisters with a Vision is appropriated the sum of $200.00 to defray the cost of food for their March 11th event called Women’s Day. Approximately thirty (30) to forty (40) people are expected to attend.

Section 5: American Society of Mechanical Engineers is appropriated the sum of $732.75 to fully fund the cost of hotel rooms and gas for their ASME District & Student Professional Development Conference which will be from March 25-27 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Twenty-three (23) students are expected to attend.

Section 6: Delta Zeta is appropriated the sum of $250.00 to fully fund the cost of the Run for Noise, a 5k run around campus to be held on April 23rd. One hundred (100) students are expected to attend.

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