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Minutes for February 3, 2014

SGA Minutes 2/3/2014

Carney called the meeting to order at 4:02 pm.

Pavlichich took the roll.  There are ­­40 voting members present at the start of meeting.

Minutes and agenda approved with no objections.

President’s Report:

            The body meeting for February 17 will take place at the Stadium Club.

 

Based on our question ‘what can SGA do for you?’, we received hundreds of responses and we will be going through all of the responses.  If you received any meaningful business, please discuss it in new business.

 

The elections board applications went out today for the 2014 SGA elections.  Petitions for next year will be available on February 19.   For Elections Rules and Guidelines, please see our By-Laws.  Stay tuned for more information regarding updates to the Election process.

 

Ashley Orr has information regarding the water bottle refill stations.  Kilcawley and the Rec are in support of this.  We will be surveying people to find the best way/location to do so.  The cost ranges from $500 to $1000 per unit depending on the location.  Contact Ashley for more information.

Wasser:  What budget is this coming from?

Orr:  The operating budget for SGA.  It will not take away from student organization appropriations.

 

Executive Vice President’s Report:

Start sending in paragraphs to nominate YSU faculty or staff for Last Lecture Series.  Send them to Sean Meditz.

 

The YSU 2020 Completion Initiative committee met today.  Topics discussed are the six year graduation rates, credit hour class designations, and student discussion.  They also looked at adding more associate degrees.

Malsch:  Was first year student programming discussed?

Slavens:  There was talk about standardizing it between colleges.  It is a process of getting everyone on board to implement it.

 

Vice President for Financial Affairs Report:

For the Chartwells’ budget, we have $3,514.00 remaining in our budget.  We have 16.14% of our budget remaining.  We have funded 56 different organizations with a mean appropriation of $685.21.  $38,372.01 has been appropriated with $6,748.99 remaining in our budget.  Should the bill pass in its entirety, an additional $4,175 would be appropriated from the general budget with $2,524.00 and $400.00 from the Chartwell’s budget for $3,114.00 remaining.

 

 

Committee Chairs Reports:

Chair of Student Life Report

Sigma Chi wants to work with the committee on service projects this semester.

 

Dr. Becker met with the Student Life committee today to discuss the Dress for Success Project Proposal and to see if the committee would like to be a part of it. What Dr. Becker wants to see is a professional attire closet for both men and women. She is going to see if the fashion department and SALSA would also like to team up on this project. The closet would be as reusable as possible; they would take donations and whatever clothes are in style they would give to other organizations, Dr. Becker wants as many people involved as possible. She is looking to rent a closet in KC to store the clothes, maybe have the closet open two or three days a week and by appointment.

 

Coat Drive: We set a goal of 200 coats and received 196 as of the meeting Monday. We were very pleased with almost reaching our goal! Good job everyone! Thank you to all those who donated or helped out.

 

Meet the Reps for spring semester: Caroline brought up how she would like to try something different this semester. The idea of going out on campus while the students are changing classes or walking around when the weather gets nicer. Maybe getting a DJ and giving away freebies to those who give us their opinions. We’re looking at March/April, weather permitting. Rebecca mentioned how she can help us out with the DJ.

 

School site visits: The student life committee will be working with Alyssa’s committee throughout the semester, helping them out by attending different schools. DeAndre asked if we could make sure we stop by the Youngstown City Schools, Jen told him that Youngstown Christian was on the list but unsure about East. They were going to speak after meeting to discuss.

 

Tailgating for YSU basketball game? YO Show?: Caroline will be talking to Justen this week to discuss having something before a game to get students at the game because of the poor student attendance. The idea was thrown into discussion about getting tshirts made.

 

Midterm Coffee Giveaway: We will be doing this again because of the positive responses we got from students.

 

SGA Election Promotions: This year elections will be online, we may or may not need to help out with this. We discuss this again in the near future.

 

Service Project: Some ideas were brought up, and as a committee we discussed about how we would like to take part in as many projects as possible. As of right now our ideas were Dress for Success, Kendal’s school book drive, Handels Ice Cream Social, Youngstown Streetscape Planting Day, Endure for the Cure, Aquacade Day and Pancake of Sig.

 

End of the Year leadership retreat: Being this is a learning opportunity for SGA we will be able to get it funded. At this retreat that old and new members will be attending we have a guest speaker, talk about positions, interact with each other and talk about what the new year will bring and goals for the new academic year with the new body.

Standohar:  Thursday, February 27 is a home women’s basketball game that we will promote.

Wasser:  Has the committee talked to Panhellenic council regarding how to get more people to attend basketball games?

Driscoll:  Student Activities is working with athletics on this.

 

Chair of Academic Affairs Report

Possible candidates for Last Lecture Series are Susan Clutter- Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences,  Dr. Kent Engelhardt- Dana School of Music, and Michael Gelfand- Dana School of Music.  We are taking more nominations.  Possible Dates are the last week of March (Tuesday 25th of March or Tuesday the 1st of April) and possible places are Williamson, DeBartolo, and Cushwa.  Email Sean Meditz at sdmeditz@student.ysu.edu with nominations by Friday, March 7.

 

Academic Affairs (senate) is finally getting together an “Excused Absence Policy”.  Possible Excuses are government, death/religion, or university event.

 

Theresa Leonard informed us that her teacher made 1 dollar profit from the required book. The teacher made 1 dollar from ‘new’ books and 0 from ‘used’ books. No ‘used’ ones were sold in the YSU bookstore nor online.

 

Chair of University Affairs Report

The Wick-Pollock cleanup used to be conducted by our committee, has not been done in several years.  We would take care of garden behind Wick-Pollock mansion (President’s house) and we are looking into further details (Dr. Dunn’s approval, Grounds, etc.).

 

We are looking at the Student Lounges in Bliss and Beeghly Center.

 

We are looking at food satellites in In Bliss Hall.  There will be a Dining Affairs Committee meeting and Luke will send out doodle to see availability.

 

International Student Coffee Hour will be on Friday, February 21, from 2-4 in the YWCA.

Chair of Financial Affairs Report

There are thirteen events (eleven organizations) on the bill for today.  Present were representatives from:  YSU Bass Fishing Club, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Coalition for Christian Outreach, Institute of Industrial Engineers, Youngstown Jazz Collective, YSU Model United Nations, Youngstown Student Education Association, Student Art Association, and Food and Nutrition Students.

There were no representatives from:  Student Physical Therapy Association (contacted committee – in class) and YSU Dance Ensemble.

           

Unfinished Business

There is no unfinished business.

 

New Business

Motion to open the floor on new business:  Bosela first, Mraz second.

Politsky:  Correct language from 13 organizations to 11 organizations.

Tancabel:  Some sections are split in funding from general budget to Chartwell’s.

Motion to divide the question:  Bosela first,

A Bill (SB S 2014-01)

Section 1: YSU Bass Fishing Club is appropriated the sum of $250.00 to defray the cost of hotel fees for the FLW College National Championship, which will be March 6th through 8th, 2014. This event will be held at Lake Keowee in South Carolina. Two (2) members are expected to attend.

Yes: 41             No: 0                Abstentions: 0

 

Section 2: YSU Bass Fishing Club is appropriated the sum of $200.00 to defray the cost of transportation for the FLW Smith Mountain Lake, which will be May 3rd, 2014. This event will be held at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia. Six (6) members are expected to attend.

Yes:  41            No:  0               Abstentions: 0

 

Section 3: Intervarsity Christian Fellowship is appropriated the sum of $300.00 to cover the cost of transportation for the Ignite Black Student Leadership Conference which will be February 14th through 16th, 2014. This event will be held in Cleveland, Ohio. Forty (40) members are expected to attend.

Yes:  41            No: 0                Abstentions: 0

 

 

 

 

Section 4: Intervarsity Christian Fellowship is appropriated the sum of $300.00 to cover the cost of transportation for Chapter Focus Week which will be May 10th through 16th, 2014. This event will be held in Cedarville, Michigan. Fifteen (15) members are expected to attend.

Yes:  41            No: 0                Abstentions: 0

 

Section 5: Coalition for Christian Outreach is appropriated the sum of $350.00 to defray the cost of registration for Jubilee which will be February 14th through 16th, 2014. This event will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Thirty (30) members are expected to attend.

Yes: 40             No:  0               Abstentions: 1

 

Section 6: Institute of Industrial Engineers is appropriated the sum of $320.00 to cover the cost of transportation for the Institute of Industrial Engineers Regional Conference which will be February 21th through 23rd, 2014. This event will be held in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Eighteen (18) members are expected to attend.

Yes: 41             No:  0               Abstentions: 0

 

Section 7: Student Physical Therapy Association is appropriated the sum of $600.00 to defray the cost of lodging for the Ohio Physical Therapy Association State Conference Student Symposium which will be March 27th through 29th, 2014. This event will be held in Columbus, Ohio. Fifty (50) members are expected to attend.

Yes: 41             No: 0                Abstentions: 0

 

Section 8: Youngstown Jazz Collective is appropriated the sum of $350.00 to defray the cost of security and food for Swing Night which will be February 10th, 2014. This event will be held in the Chestnut Room. Seventy-five to one hundred and twenty-five (75-125) people are expected to attend.

Yes:  41            No:  0               Abstentions: 0

 

Section 9: YSU Model United Nations is appropriated the sum of $700.00 to defray the cost of delegate fees for the Harvard National Model United Nations which will be February 13th through 16th, 2014. This event will be held in Boston, Massachusetts. Eighteen (18) members are expected to attend.

Yes:  41            No:  0               Abstentions: 0

 

 

 

 

Section 10: Youngstown Student Education Association is appropriated the sum of $350.00 to defray the cost of food, books, and decorations for Read Across America which will be March 1st, 2014. This event will be held in McKay Auditorium. One hundred or more (100+) people are expected to attend.

Yes: 39             No:  0               Abstentions: 2

 

Section 11: YSU Dance Ensemble is appropriated the sum of $350.00 to defray the cost of the guest artist, lighting and sound, and costumes for the YSU Dance Ensemble which will be April 10th through 12th, 2014. This event will be held in Ford Theater. Six hundred (600) people are expected to attend.

Yes: 38             No:  0               Abstentions: 3

 

Section 12: Student Art Association is appropriated the sum of $255.00 to defray the cost of Megabus tickets for the Trip to New York City which will be March 13th through 15th, 2014. This event will be held in New York City. Fifteen (15) members are expected to attend.

Yes: 41             No:  0               Abstentions: 0

 

Section 13: Food and Nutrition Students is appropriated the sum of $300.00 to defray the cost of admission for the 93rd Annual Conference Food and Nutrition Expedition which will be May 15th and 16th, 2014. This event will be held at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio. Fifteen (15) members are expected to attend.

Yes:  41            No: 0                Abstentions: 0

 

Discussion About Survey Question

Wasser:  Student Trustees are not paid.

            Mraz:  Bliss Hall seems to have a lot of issues.

Tamulonis:  He heard the same comments.  The main concern is a lack of food in Bliss Hall.

Yazvac:  Some teachers may not like food in the first floor of Bliss because their offices are there.

Carney:  There is a lack of supplies in labs when we pay lab fees.

Andriko:  What were the biggest concerns?

Carney:  Food, Parking, Smoking, Student Life, Red Bricks.

Water Bottle Refill Stations

Orr:  I recommend the one by Dunkin Donuts and across from the info desk on the second floor.

Bosela:  I agree.

Standohar:  Many people use the second floor.

Gocala:  Can we afford both?

Carney:  Charesse, Erin Driscoll, and myself will look into it.

Wasser:  We are voting on one or two?

Orr:  Just one.

All votes are to put in the system across from the info desk on the second floor with one abstention.

Orr:  Will come with details at the next meeting.

 

Motion to close the floor on new business:  Phillpis first, Gessler second.

 

Gallery Remarks

            When do funds come through for appropriations?  ASAP

 

Advisors’ Remarks

            DePoy:  Please give suggestions on how to fix Bliss Hall.

Driscoll:  Student Activities is running similar events.

 

Members’ Remarks

            Bosela:  Participate in campus events.

Hagan:  Encourage student organizations to ask for money from the Chartwell’s budget.

Leonard:  I talked to people in my college and there is a limit to where we can get food (Bliss).

Pavlichich:  If you are graduating this semester, email me.

 

Announcements

 

Motion to adjourn the meeting:  Leonard first, Reed second.

 

Meeting adjourned at 5:08pm.