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Agenda for October 25, 2010

Order of Business

  1. Call to Order
  2. Guest Speaker
    1. Kristen Olmi—Director of Grants and Initiatives, United Way.
  3. Roll Call
  4. Approval of the Minutes & Agenda
  5. Executive Business
    1. Vice President for Financial Affairs’ Report
    2. 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
  6. Unfinished Business
  7. New Business
    1. Approval of Advisor (Faculty)
    2. Approval of Advisor (Administrative)
    3. A Bill (SB F 2010-05) Appropriations
  8. Gallery Remarks
  9. Advisors’ Remarks
  10. Members’ Remarks
  11. Announcements
  12. Adjournment

Vice President for Financial Affairs’ Report:

% of Funds Unobligated
65.32%
Organizations Funded
18
Mean Appropriation
$598.19

Student Life Committee Report:

10/18/10 4:00-4:50PM

Present: Elyse Gessler, Jessica Sarich, Taylor Clark, Carissa Benchwick, Aseel Ramahi, Travis Battiest, Celeste Popio, Patrick Gessler,

Absent: Alexandria Hatosky – excused.

  • Homecoming Tailgate
    • We will be serving Dunkin Donuts “Munchkins” with coffee starting at 9:00am.
    • We will be serving hot dogs, burgers, chips and dip, fruit, baked beans, pasta salad, donuts, cookies, hot chocolate and lemonade for the afternoon portion. Food from Sodexo will be delivered at 10:30am.
    • We will be serving 100 people and the cost will be $600.
    • We will be giving away 100 free t-shirts.
  • Survey
    • We will be developing a survey asking if dining services are meeting commuter and non-commuter schools.
  • SGA Formal
    • We are looking into having it on January 22nd at the Stadium Club.
    • More information to come once we have the details figured out.

Academic Affairs Committee Report

October 25, 2010

  • Call to Order 4:09
  • Attendees: Steve Mesik, Alyssa DiBernardi, Kelli Bryan, Lillian Justice, Jason Anderson, James Jarvis, Ryan Beil, Terrell Wesley
    Not Present: Diane Stahl
  • Last Lecture Series Update:
    1. As of the meeting on Monday, we had not received final confirmation from Dr. Khawaja. However, since then Dr. Khawaja has agreed to speak for the second installment of SGA’s “Words to Live By” Last Lecture Series. He will be speaking on November 16th at 3:30 in the Gallery Room in Kilcawley.
  • New Business
    1. Joni Kovenal, former Academic Affairs Chair, will be coming to our next committee meeting to discuss her work with the YSU 101 Proposal.
    2. Committee members were asked to review the proposal and come up with questions for her. Once we meet with her we should be able to begin moving forward with our work revising this proposal.
    3. Committee members discussed together some possible questions we want to ask as well as some problems we see with the proposal that we will want to address
  • Adjournment 4:32

University Affairs Committee Report:

October 18, 2010

4:01 p.m. – 4:58 p.m.

Committee members present/absent:

Present

  1. Gary Davenport, VP of University Affairs
  2. Anthony Nuzzi, Chair of University Affairs
  3. Troy Adamson
  4. Jenna Hallapy
  5. Lindsay Lipp
  6. Kelly Mehalco
  7. Melania Vlad
  8. Zach White
  9. Brianna Wise
  10. Deandre Radcliff

Absent

  1. Lashanda Richardson

Guests

  1. Jambar Reporter (Patrick Donovan)
  2. Wally Zuhosky

Issues Discussed:

  1. Axiom and Vector marketing
  2. Smoke-Free Environment
  3. Wick-Pollock Garden Cleanup
  4. Other Business/New business

Recommendations:

Axiom and Vector (4:01 – 4:20)

*Guest will be anonymous until reports are complete.

Axiom:

  1. Made individuals watch a movie
  2. Interviewer read straight from a written paper
    1. Dressed inappropriately
  3. Make students buy a knife set for 350$
    1. Student would receive commission on all knife sets sold

Vector:

  1. The men that interviewed the student was dressed in a suit
  2. They were very professional
  3. Sold packets of discount tickets that would give the buyer a percentage off of their next purchase for the Cleveland Indians
  4. Ethical issues
    1. Took student to Akron
      1. Sold to strip clubs, hospitals and anywhere else
      2. Student felt uncomfortable and in 9 hours they made 50 dollars

*Committee will speak to Career Counseling about issues and have a full report by both individuals who gave information.

Smoke-Free Environment (4:21 – 4:49):

  1. Determine on what spots would be appropriate for smokers
    1. There were three spots
      1. Cushwa (under the overhang)
      2. In between Cushwa and Moser (under the bridge)
      3. Debartolo (under the overhang)
  2. Determine prices
    1. Benches
    2. Smoking dispensers
    3. Signs
  3. Make proposal for Deans of Departments
    1. With proposal they can determine if they would like to pitch in or not

Wick-Pollock Garden Cleanup (4:49 – 4:50):

  1. Approval of signs of Wick-Pollock Garden Cleanup
    1. Signs will be posted on campus by committee
    2. Call and ask groups around YSU if they would like to join

Other Business/New Business (4:50-4:58)

  1. Student suggest that coffee stations should have sleeves for the coffee buyer
  2. Accessibility problem
    1. Library moved the printer located on first floor to top floor

Outstanding issues sent to the committee yet to be resolved:

None

Financial Appropriations Committee Report:

October 18, 2010 4:00pm

Attendance:

Absent: Nicole Peterson, Bill Masters

4:00

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Institute of Management Accountants

Total Number of Members: 19

Contact Person: Kelcie Witmer
Contact Phone Number: (330)831-1360
Contact Email: klwitmer@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Dave Law
Advisor’s Phone Number: (330)941-1881
Advisor’s Email: dblaw@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We are selling t-shirts for a few more weeks.

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 having a mitten tree in the lobby of the WCBA beginning on 11/23. People will be able to donate clothes, mittens, shoes, and hats to needy children and we will deliver them.

Name of Event: Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Student Leadership Conference
Date of Event: 11/3/2010 – 11/4/2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Expected Participation: Three of our officers will be attending
Total Cost of Event: 1,000 per officer

Description of Event: This is an annual conference for IMA members to attend. There are many leadership activities and seminars provided to everyone who attends and it is a great chance to meet other students from across the country. Three of our IMA officers received a grant from the Ohio Regional Chamber to cover the cost of our travel and hotel, but registration is not covered. We are able to fly into LA and stay at a hotel for two nights. We will then attend 5 different seminars and have a meet and greet with accountng students and professionals from around the world. We would love to accept the grant and attend but do not have the sufficient funds available to cover the cost of registration.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: It is very important to have students who are willing and able to lead our organization and any organization at YSU. Attending a conference such as this will teach the three of us leadership skills, and allow us to network with other students who may be able to help our organization in some way. We would love to attend and share what we learned with the rest of the IMA so that we can pass on our knowledge of leadership to as many people as possible on campus.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Registration fee for Kelcie Witmer 100.00
Registration fee for Matt Hirschl 100.00
Registration fee for Rebecca Campbell 100.00
Total 300.00
Amount Recommended: $300 to fully fund

4:10

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: 2010 Moon Buggy Association

Total Number of Members: 6

Contact Person: Ian Peshel
Contact Phone Number: 330-853-6373
Contact Email: Iapeshel@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Panta, Mechanical Engineering
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?: Currently, we have petitioned the Mechanical Engineering Department for funds. They have agreed to partially fund the project. Also, we have received contact information for other sponsors including Udder Cream, GM Lordstown and Johnson Controls.

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.: 2009 and 2010 ASME conference, Judge at Lake to River science festival. Plan to work the Homecoming parade for Udder Cream in return for funding.

Name of Event: 2011 Great NASA Moon Buggy Race
Date of Event: April 1-3, 2011
Location: Huntsville Alabama
Expected Participation: 6 people
Total Cost of Event: Travel expenses: $1,663

Description of Event:
The event will consist of other teams, college and high school, that will compete in the event. Each team uses their moon buggy to complete a difficult obstacle course that simulates the challenges that the original moon rover engineers had to overcome in their design. The event is judged on many different engineering concepts and how well the buggy performs in course. Below is a detailed summary of the travel expenses. Also, more information on the moon buggy race can be found at: http://moonbuggy.msfc.nasa.gov/

Item Description Details Approximate Expense
Gas Will take a 12 person passanger van down and back with moon buggy in vehicle with us and our luggage. $283

1320 miles roundtrip
Van gets approx 14mpg highway
Assume Gas price of $3.00 for Diesel

Lodging 3 Rooms–2 for guys to share and 1 for a female $900
Approximatly $100 per night per room
Staying for 3 nights

Food Approx $5 for breakfast, $15 for lunch and dinner $480
Must feed 6 people for 4 days (Thurs-Sunday)

TOTAL COST OF TRIP $1,663

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: The event will be beneficial to YSU and student government because when we do well at the competition, it will show that YSU has quality students and an excellent engineering program. This will bring more positive attention to the University and its students.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
A-arms (steel) $50 plus weilding
U-Joints $50
Sprockets $110
Chain Guides $35
Heavy Duty Chains $100
Master Links $15
Bearings $180
Rear Direct drive $50 Steel shaft u-joints
Extra Tools and Labor $120
Steering Handles $20
Total $740+ travel($1663)=2042

Amount Recommended: $500 to defray the cost of lodging

4:20

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Youngstown Exercise Science Club

Total Number of Members: 60

Contact Person: Brittany Stout
Contact Phone Number: 234-855-2668
Contact Email: bmstout@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Mullins
Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-1905
Advisor’s Email: nmullins@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: -Pepperoni Roll Sale
-Balloon Animal Penguins at YSU home game
-50-50 raffle tickets

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.: Heart Walk

Name of Event: Mid-West ACSM Conference
Date of Event: October 29th-30th
Location: Indianapolis Indiana
Expected Participation: 12 YESC Students are expected to attend the Midwest ACSM Conference
Total Cost of Event: $1500.00

Description of Event: The Midwest ACSM Conference is an informative conference with 7 different tutorials and symposiums for students and professors to attend. These tutorials/symposiums cover topics from how well group fitness programs meet the ACSM’s health/fitness guidelines; to stress fractures. There will also be student jeopardy where students from different schools are able to compete against each other answering exercise science questions.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This is a chance for YSU students to become further educated in exercise science and an opportunity to promote YSU’s exercise science program.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Hotel Rooms $850.00
Registration Fee $420.00
Gas $230.00
Total $1500.00

Amount Recommended: $550 to fully fund cost of the registration fee and to defer the cost of hotel rooms

4:50

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: YSU Ballroom Dance Club

Total Number of Members: 30

Contact Person: Randi Yazvac
Contact Phone Number: 330-565-3499
Contact Email: rmyazvac@my.ysu.edu

Advisor: Annette Burden
Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-1814
Advisor’s Email: aburden@math.ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We are planning on holding a couple bake sales as well as planning on doing fundraising with Daffin’s and/or Little Caesar’s Pizza.

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 danced at nursing homes and we plan to learn how to teach disabled children in wheelchairs how to dance.

Name of Event: YSU Ballroom Dance Club
Date of Event: Every Wednesday
Location: Beeghly Center, Room 100
Expected Participation: 30
Total Cost of Event: free

Description of Event: Every Wednesday from 5:30pm-6:30pm we have a ballroom dance instructor come in and teach an hour lesson for free. We learn approximately 3 dances per semester, focusing on one dance for 3 weeks before switching to the next dance. We encourage participants to come dancing with us in the community and volunteer at any events we have planned. We hope by spring semester to get our competition team up and running again as well. We will compete in competitions at local colleges in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: We are hoping that by getting students and faculty involved in our club, we will also be getting them involved in the community. Their involvement in the community will put YSU’s name out there and give locals a positive image of our college. We also hope that by keeping students and faculty involved in dancing they will stay focused on their goals ahead and not be mislead.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Instructor $1000
Total $1000

Amount Recommended: $650 to defray the cost of the instructor

5:00

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Total Number of Members: 23

Contact Person: Kelsey Hulea
Contact Phone Number: 330-501-2333
Contact Email: krhulea@student.ysu.edu

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?: There is a plan to have a t-shirt sale and we always participate in the phone-a-thon.

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 will be joining other campus organizations to help clean a section of highway.

Name of Event: American Physical Society; Division of Fluid Dynamics 63rd Annual Conference
Date of Event: November 21, 2010 to November 23, 2010
Location: Long Beach, CA
Expected Participation: Presentation of a Research Paper
Total Cost of Event: $1,995

Description of Event: This is an international conference that allows APS members to present their researach findings relating to the field of fluid dynamics. Two ASME student will present their research findings at this year’s conference.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: YSU will gain recogniztion at an international conference for use of cutting edge research in microfluidic devices.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Airfare $950
Hotel $475
Conference Registration $270
Ground Transportation $300
Total $1995

Amount Recommended: $745 to fully fund the registration cost and hotel cost

5:10

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Catholic Student Association

Total Number of Members: 50+

Contact Person: Scott Brand
Contact Phone Number: 330-685-2265
Contact Email: President@ysunewmancenter.org

Advisor: Mr. 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 also holding a Holiday Baked Good Sale where 50% of the profit will assist in providing Care Packages to our Service Members serving overseas during the holidays and 50% will go towards the continued programming of the CSA. We have also held Pancake Breakfasts/Dinners in the past. We also will do Fundraisers for specific CSA events, such as our National Catholic Student Coalition Annual Leadership 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. They’ve participated in local clean-up days. We have helped at the local Soup Kitchen and our currently working on a Holiday Fundraiser where 50% of the profits will go to the purchase of Care Kits for our Service Members serving overseas during the holidays – and in addition are looking at some type of Christmas Card/Letter writing campaign going on for them as well during the holidays – although we already participated in a National event for that in September. 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 also volunteer at least once a semester with Second Harvest Food Bank. We also have Information Tables down on campus to make more students aware of programs and resources we have at least twice a month.

Name of Event: PANCAKE STUDY BREAK
Date of Event: December 7 & 8, 2010 & May 10 & 11, 2011
Location: YSU Newman Center
Expected Participation: 200-250 per night
Total Cost of Event: @$675.00 per semester – $1350.00 Fall/Spring

Description of Event: On Tuesday and Wednesday night of Finals Week we offer students a break from 11:00 pm – midnight. The members of CSA wish to reach out to their fellow students and offer them a much-needed break during finals week in a relaxed location from their studies. Students are served pancakes, sausage, and juice/coffee and during the Fall Semester Christmas goodies are also available. Each event usually has a theme – Fall is normally a Christmas/Holiday theme and Spring has varied from Cinco De Mayo, Fun in the Sun, Luau and is still to be determined for this year.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: The Pancake Study Breaks have become a tradition for many of the students, depending on the weather and the night we have served between 175 – 250 (and 300 is our record) students in an hour period both nights. It allows the students to give something back to the university which has already given them so much in their education. They not only can come in and eat, but there is also a TV area where they can sit and relax. They can just sit and relax and listen to music. At Christmas they can enjoy the Christmas decorations and in the spring the nice spring air on the way over. Some student will come over early and take a break and play some of our many board games available for use. At the same time provide them a late night meal that is more nutritional than the junk food that many students rely upon during finals.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Jambar Ads (2 per semester) @$30 per add – $60.00 per semester – $120.00
Supplies (itemized list submitted more room needed) $339.95 per semester – $679.90
Total $799.99

Amount Recommended: $799.99 to fully fund event

5:20

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Alpha Omega Pi Sorority

Total Number of Members: 35

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

Advisor: Dr. David Asch
Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-3178
Advisor’s Email: dkasch@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Every semester we put on fundraising events. Last spring we had a pepperoni roll sale and a bake sal, this fall we plan on repeating the pepperoni roll sale and looking at a few other options as well. We also participate in fundraising events for Greek Campus Life as a whole

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.: Every spring we put on Watermelon Bust and Pi an AOPi, which raises money for the organization Easter Seals, in the fall we participate in the the American Business Women’s Association’s fashion show to raise money for a scholarship at YSU. Usually all of our members participate in both these events. We also do several smaller volunteer activities. We have participated in the Easter Seals walk, The Relay for Life, The Pink Ribbon Cheer Classic, Shanty Town, and various others individual members take part in on their own. We will volunteer at a church to trick or treat with the kids there, We have done a spaghetti dinner benefit for Dr. Manning and his family, and are planning another to benefit his family.

Name of Event: Dr. Marty Manning Spaghetti Dinner Benefit
Date of Event: mid november (we have yet to set exact date and will do so sunday at out meeting)
Location: Newman Center
Expected Participation: 100 – 150 $10/ticket
Total Cost of Event: $700

Description of Event: The sisters of AOPi will hold a spaghetti dinner and all proceeds will go to benefit the family of Dr. Marty Manning.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: The Manning family will directly benefit from the proceeds, the YSU community will be given a chance to show their support for the family and show that YSU as a whole is a great place to work and attend school, and that the people in our YSU community truly care.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
food (spaghetti/pasta, sauce, bread, butter, drinks, salad, deserts) $500
utensils (plates, forks, cups, napkins) $100
flyers $50
tickets $50
Total 700

Amount Recommended: $700 to fully fund event

SB F 2010-05

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, 2011, for the activities of student organizations, namely:

Section 1: Institute of Management Accountants is appropriated the sum of $300.00 the fully fund the cost of attending the Institute of Management Accountants Student Leadership Conference in Los Angeles, CA which 3 students will attend from November 3-4.

Section 2: Moon Buggy Association is appropriated the sum of $500.00 the defray the cost of lodging to attend the 2011 Great NASA Moon Buggy Race in Huntsville, AL, which 6 students will attend from April 1-3, 2011.

Section 3: Youngstown Exercise Science Club is appropriated the sum of $550 to defray the cost of attending the Mid-West ACSM Conference. $420.00 will be used to fully fund the cost of registration and the remaining will be used to defray the cost of hotel rooms. Approximately 12 members will attend the conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, October 29-30.

Section 4: YSU Ballroom Dance Club is appropriated the sum of $650.00 to defray the cost of an instructor for their weekly Wednesday dancing sessions. Approximately 30 students attend weekly.

Section 5: American Society of Mechanical Engineers is appropriated the sum of $745.00 to defray the cost of attending the American Physical Society; Division of Fluid Dynamics 63rd Annual Conference. $475.00 will be used to fully fund the cost of the hotel and $270 will be used to fully fund the cost of registration. Two members will present at this conference which is November 21-23.

Section 6: Catholic Student Association is appropriated the sum of $799.99 to fully fund the cost of their Pancake Study Break which will be held at the Newman Center on December 7th and 8th and May 10th and 11th. 175-250 people are expected to attend.

Section 7: Alpha Omega Pi Sorority is appropriated the sum of $700.00 to fully fund the cost of the Dr. Marty Manning Spaghetti Dinner Benefit. The event will be held in mid-November at the Newman Center at the cost of $10 per ticket and 100-150 people are expected to attend.

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