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Agenda for November 23, 2009

Order of Business

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of the Minutes & Agenda
  4. Executive Business
    1. President’s Report
    2. VP for Financial Affair’s Report
    3. Committee Chairs’ Reports
      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
  5. Unfinished Business
    1. Budget and Appropriations Restructuralization Committee
      1. i.      Proposal – Re-Draft
    2. Presidential Climate Commitment (University Affairs)
    3. Winter Break Retreat (Student Life)
    4. Gmail Project (University Affairs & Mr. Mesik)
  6. New Business
    1. A Bill (SB F 2009-07) Appropriations
    2. A Resolution (SR F 2009-04) Budget Proposal
  7. Advisors’ and Members’ Remarks
  8. Announcements
  9. Gallery Remarks
  10. Adjournment

President’s Report

Budget and Appropriations Restructuralization Committee

The committee met on this past Wednesday night to re-discuss the final details of the proposal. The most up-to-date draft of the proposal (with amendments denoted) has been made available to all of you, and is available online with and without amendments denoted. Please look it over, as we will be voting on a resolution (a formal motion) to suggest the proposal to the Board of Trustees at this meeting.

Health Care Reform Panel Discussion

The Health Care Reform Panel Discussion was a success. Between 70-80 people were present, as well as various media agencies.



Student Life Committee Report

(No written report submitted.)

Academic Affairs Committee Report

(No written report submitted.)

University Affairs Committee Report

Attendance-

Present

Nicole Peterson

Tabitha Boyd

Charles Mankey

Genna Notareschi

Roy Johnson

Jack Daughtery

Steve Mesik

Lindsay Lipp

Guest

Gary Davenport

Americans with Disabilities Initiative-

*Still need some updates from members on buildings.

*Discussion about condition of sidewalks was brought up.

*Discussion about the lack of crosswalks on Fifth Avenue was brought up.

*Committee members who utilize the wheelchair will write a short review of their

experiences.

G-mail-

*Gary Davenport was a guest at our committee meeting

*Steve gave an overview of Google Apps for Education.

*This maybe problematic because university has ties with Microsoft.

*We are inviting members of Network Services to attend our next committee

meeting.

*Once we meeting with Network Services we will be sending out a survey to

students.

Financial Appropriations Committee Report

4:00

Organization Name: Dana Guitar Association of Youngstown State University

Total Number of Members: 20

Contact Person: Margaret Jones
Contact Phone Number: 412-726-0830
Contact Email: mejones02@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Francois 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 undertaken a sponsorship drive, resulting in sponsorships from 6 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). The raffle tickets are sold all year and the raffle takes place in April.

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 retirement facilities and nursing homes (i.e. Clare Bridge Assisted Living, Austintown and Park Vista, Fifth Avenue, Youngstown). The DGA also works to bring in guest artist concerts that are free and open to the public. 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), and Robert Gruca (USA). All of these concerts were free and open to the public. Guest artists also 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: Gabriel Bianco, Guitar: Winner of the 2008 Guitar Foundation of America International Guitar Competition.
Date of Event: April 2010
Location: Bliss Recital Hall, Dana School of Music
Expected Participation: 175
Total Cost of Event: $1625

Description of Event: The Gabriel Bianco recital will mark the third year of the Dana Guitar Association’s involvement with the Guitar Foundation of America International Guitar Competition Winner’s Tour. This competition is well respected for bringing musicians of the highest caliber to venues around the world. French Guitar Virtuoso Gabriel Bianco, this year’s winner, has performed in over 30 countries and won numerous international guitar competitions in France, Austria, Germany, Poland, Portugal, and the United States.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Bringing guest artists like Gabriel Bianco 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 any YSU students, and the Dana Guitar Association encourages everyone to attend. Guitar students at the Dana School of Music will also have the opportunity to play for Mr. Bianco 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
master class fee $25
Event advertising $100
lodging and expense (2 nights) $250
travel expense $200
Total $1625

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $700.00 to defray the cost of the recital fee.

4:10

Organization Name: The Moon Buggy Society

Total Number of Members: 6

Contact Person: Mark Macali
Contact Phone Number: 330-770-5238
Contact Email: memacali@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Panta
Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-2396
Advisor’s Email: ympanta@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We have sent several companies a letter asking for donations. We are also planning to sell polo’s, a phone-a-thon, and pizza sales.

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 Engineering Open House and will do so this spring also.

Name of Event: NASA’s Great Moonbuggy Race
Date of Event: April 2 to 3, 2009
Location: Marshall Space Center in Huntsville, Alabama
Expected Participation: 6
Total Cost of Event: $2825

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. There is also a high school competition run simultaneously with the college competition. It would attract high school students to look into going to YSU. It also recognizes the excellence of YSU engineering program. Last year YSU placed 15th out of 37 universities and beat in state rival OSU.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Van Rental (to transport moon buggy) 170
Gas 185
Hotel 280
Total $635

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $500.00 to help finance their event.

4:20

Organization Name: UNA USA YSU

Total Number of Members: 30

Contact Person: Justin McIntyre
Contact Phone Number: (330) 506-9814
Contact Email: jrmcintyre@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. David Porter
Advisor’s Phone Number: (330) 941-1669
Advisor’s Email: dsporter@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned? We have sold candy bars, sold t-shirts, conducted a high school conference, raffled off gift baskets, a TGIFriday fundraiser, CiCi’s Pizza “doughraiser,” and are in the process of planning more.

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 prides itself on promoting global awareness through numerous activities. Two on-campus conferences are conducted annually, one for middle school students, and one for high school students. Members of our organization volunteer at local schools in order to help prepare the students for their upcoming conference. Additionally, we represent YSU and UNA USA YSU at the Canfield Fair each year by staffing a table in the international building at the Fair.

Name of Event: Washington D.C. Model NATO
Date of Event: February 17-21
Location: Washington D.C.
Expected Participation: 20 students
Total Cost of Event: $6393.20

Description of Event: Students will simulate NATO sessions with other universities. Global issues will be discussed, with the possibility of discovering proper remedies for dealing with these dilemmas. WE will be representing Italy and Ireland this year. Additionally, participants will be given the opportunity to attend an embassy briefing session. Here, we will travel to the embassy of Italy and Ireland and meet with diplomats, ambassadors, and international officials.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: By participating in this event, Model UN members become more well-rounded members of the YSU community. Leadership and proper interaction with others is discovered. Also, YSU receives recognition, as UNA USA YSU commonly brings home awards. Last year at Model NATO, we brought home several awards, including a 1st Place and a Gavel Award, two of the highest honors. Recently, at the LEIMUN conference in Cleveland, YSU placed 4th and brought home a number of awards.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Hotel $4470 ($195 a night/4 nights/ 5 rooms)
Registration $400
Gas & Tolls $787.20 (.41 pr mile/ 640 miles/ 3 cars/ 262.40 per car)
Parking $336 ($28 a night/4 nights/3 vehicles)
Van $400
Total $6393.20

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $1000.00 to defray the cost of the event.

4:30

Organization Name: Youngstown Percussion Collective

Total Number of Members: 13

Contact Person: Kevin Rabold
Contact Phone Number: 412 716-7891
Contact Email: karabold@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Glenn Schaft
Advisor’s Phone Number: 330 518-4812
Advisor’s Email: geschaft@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Members of YPC have worked bingo nights at community centers for senior citizens. YPC also has an educational performance program that we offer to schools. We are currently scheduling performances at various schools.

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.: I will include some information off of our website about the program we offer. The Youngstown Percussion Collective (YPC) has created an exciting multi-cultural performance/education program that we would be honored to present at your school – the K-12 World Percussion Program. Our objective is to inspire young audiences and help them understand the universal elements of musical communication through the experience of rhythm as movement, music as a communal activity, and the beauty, simplicity, and appeal of percussion instruments from around the world. We offer a K-8 program and a high school program; each includes audience participation, discussion/demonstration of the instruments, and question/answer opportunities. Programs can be tailored to the entire student body, exclusively music students, or a single classroom or ensemble. Each program is typically 45-50 minutes, but may be tailored to your schedule and can be held in various venues. Our fees are reasonable and negotiable. We offer a discount for back-to-back performances. Performances include a quintet of premiere upper-classmen from the YSU Percussion Studio. In addition, Dr. Glenn Schaft, Associate Professor and Director of the YSU Percussion Studio, serves as the YPC faculty advisor and will attend your program. The World Percussion Program allows our students to gain performance and teaching experience and the proceeds help YPC (a non-profit YSU sponsored student organization) fund recording projects, guest artists, composer commission projects, and the advancement of percussion education in our region. Our current K-8 program includes: Samba Batucada – traditional carnival percussion music from Brazil, Rumba Guaguanco – Afro-Cuban folkloric conga drumming, Head Talk – a contemporary American percussion theater piece, Wenda Kanawa – South African marimba music, and Stubernic – a virtuosic marimba showpiece by Mark Ford. The high school program includes unique repertoire and offers more in-depth discussion and audience participation opportunities. Performance History: Maplewood Elementary School, Townville, PA, 4/3/09, Jennifer Wilkinson, host, attendance 700 Employment Development Incorporated, East Liverpool, OH, 3/11/09, attendance 70. Poland Union Elementary School, Poland, OH, 3/12/09 Carmella Smallhoover – principal, attendance 350 C. H. Campbell Elementary School – Canfield, OH, 1/23/09 Kent Polan-principal, Janet Williams – music educator, attendance 500. Poland Union Elementary School, 2006, 2007, 2008. Carmella Smallhoover – principal, attendance 350 at each event Poland North Elementary School, 2004, 2005, 2006. Michael Masucci – principal Testimonials are also available on our website. http://www.ysu.edu/percussion/general/youngstown_percussion_colle/ypc_school_programs.html

Name of Event: Spring Percussion Ensemble Concert
Date of Event: March 24, 8pm
Location: Butler North Church
Expected Participation: Members of the Youngstown Percussion Collective and Youngstown State Percussion Studio
Total Cost of Event: $3,800.00

Description of Event: A concert that will be open to the public and free of charge. Works written for percussion along with other instrumentation will be performed at this concert. The world premiere of John Hollenbeck’s piece will be performed.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: A concert of the highest level will be performed for anyone who would like to attend, this includes YSU students, faculty, administrators, etc. The premiered piece will be recorded and released onto one of John Hollenbeck’s albums, a world renowned percussionist, teacher, and composer. This will bring great publicity to the university as our name will appear on the album and on publications related to the album. Here is some info of what we have done in the past with the help of SGA: In 2005-06, YPC raised thousands of dollars through YSU student government, donations, advertisements, and sponsorships, in order to host the 2006 Percussive Arts Society Ohio Chapter Day of Percussion, which attracted hundreds of attendees. This event included a percussion retail expo, clinics, performances by university and high school percussion ensembles, and guest artists such as Michael Burritt, John Riley, Michael Rosen, Ruben Alvarez, Tom Freer, and Mike McIntosh. In 2007 YPC commissioned a new work for five percussion and four saxophones by percussionist/composer John Hollenbeck, entitled Ziggurat(exterior). YPC performed the world premiere at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City in October 2007, the Youngstown premiere at the DeYor Center for the Performing Arts in October 2007, and their recording of the work was released on the fall 2008 John Hollenbeck disc, Rainbow Jimmies.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Clinic provided by John Hollenbeck $500.00
One day of rehearsal with John Hollenbeck $300.00
This will go towards the cost of the commission project. $1,500.00
Total $2,300.00 This money will go directly to John Hollenbeck

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $700.00 to defray the cost of the clinic and rehearsal.

4:40

Organization Name: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Total Number of Members: 16

Contact Person: Chris Hallett
Contact Phone Number: 330-233-0411
Contact Email: cdhallett@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Darrell R Wallace
Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-3272
Advisor’s Email: drwallace01@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: The YSU chapter of SAE has just recently been reactivated. Recently the chapter had done some fundraising and raised enough money to register the team for the Supermileage competition in June and purchase then engine that is required for the supermileage vehicle.

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.: Since the YSU Chapter of SAE has just been reactivated no community service has been done recently.

Name of Event: SAE Supermileage Competiton
Date of Event: June 10 and June 11 2010
Location: Eaton Corp. Marshall Proving Grounds 19218 B Drive South Marshall Michigan 49068
Expected Participation: 4-6 memebers
Total Cost of Event: $750.00 USD

Description of Event: This event has students design and build a supermileage vehicle using all that they have learned in their career at ysu to create a vehicle with superior gas mileage. The competition involves running a 1.6 mile track to obtain data on the perfomance of the car that will be used to determine the fuel milage of the vehicle. There are also a few test that the vehicle is put throught and scored on including breaking, performanc, manuverability and saftey.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This event will benefit YSU and the student body by allowing this years team and future teams to go an particapate in a growing field that applies to science as well as learn and come back with information that will be benefical to the S.T.E.M. students.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Gas to travel to and from the event Supermileage team and Vehicle $300.00 USD
Lodging for 2 nights for the Supermileage team $450.00 USD
Total $750.00 USD

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $550.00 to defray the cost of the event.

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