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Minutes for September 15, 2014

Minutes for SGA Meeting

September 15, 2014

Presidents Slavens called the meeting to order at 4:00pm.

Guest Speaker: John Brown, Assistant Director of Athletics

o This is a banner year for all athletic programs and a transition year for YSU. We are competing with the biggest schools in the region from an athletic standpoint.

o We’re looking for a student’s viewpoint for what we want to see from athletics

* Trying to bring in new students to go to games- promoting the home field advantage.

o Student promotional committee- faculty members, student athletes, and students meet monthly to talk about athletics and what can be done to better connect with students.

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Theresa took roll call. There are 34 voting members present at the start of the meeting.

The minutes from the previous meeting and agenda were approved with no objections.

Executive Business

President’s Report:

The Labor Management Council budget decreased in enrollment, we are looking at

about a $10 million deficit in the general fund.

The Professional Attire Collection Event was a success. Thanks to all who contributed their time.

Slavens and Briggs will be meeting with the deans of the colleges in the upcoming weeks to discuss books, scheduling, and advising.

Executive Vice President’s Report:

Welcome freshmen members: Carmen Marinucci, Ernest M. Barkett, and Rayann Atway. Welcome new HHS reps: Matthew Miner and Emeka Obinnakwelu, Jr.

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge/T-Shirt Trade was an overall success. We raised $296, 85 t-shirts collected to be donated, and many shirts were given away. This seemed to be a PR success as well; hopefully we will have more events like this in the future.

Email Briggs or Jordan Edgell with names of potential candidates for the Last Lecture. Committees will discuss, determine, and inform nominee. A survey monkey will run for a week after further discussion.

International Coffee Hour was a success! I spoke with Igor Jourin the Coordinator of International Admissions and Immigration, also with Yonatan A. Tadesse a graduate international student. We are currently working to schedule meeting.

We have identified a few potential issues and will be working to assist international students as they come to YSU and become acclimated. Next event is December 5th from 2pm-4pm.

VP for Financial Affairs Report:

With the bill passed at Monday’s body meeting we have funded 16 organizations for a total of 17 events. Thus far we have spent just under 10% of our appropriations budget and 16% of our Chartwell’s campus catering budget. SGA reps are asked to please contact and reach out to their constituents and remind the student organizations to keep applying as we are making it our goal to fund as many organizations as possible this year.

Committee Chair Reports:

Chair of Student Life

All of the Welcome Week events were successful; people were interested in our table. Organizational fair – pamphlets passed out, included election process for spring, we would like to advertise that applications are online

The refill stations are going very well and we are able to receive grant money. We are currently talking about a water bottle giveaway. We talked with Ashley Orr, ordering SGA seal water bottles with flyer of locations of refill stations.

There is talk of putting a 3rd water bottle refill station in Maag Library. A Sign-up sheet was passed around to committee members and we are passing out surveys to students for a location of the refill station within Maag. There will be a possible grand opening ceremony – details to come. The water bottles will be given away in the rec center.

Chair of Academic Affairs

Some goals of the committee for this year are to work on scheduling, advising and curriculum sheets, the website, maximum hours for tuition, communication between college and majors, plus-minus grades, and Safe Zone Training.

The Provost search is still ongoing; it’s been narrowed down to four candidates: Starret, Glynn, Richey, and Torsney.

Chair of University Affairs

Dan VP, and Jeremy Morales, President of My City Hangouts gave a presentation. There is a large disconnect between businesses and potential clients, especially for YSU as a commuter school. My City Hangouts App provides a way for students to find out where they can go to hang out and have a good time, especially for businesses that students do not know exist. This app covers Mahoning Valley, a range of 5 counties and is endorsed by Mayor McNally. We are asked for our suggestions to improve the app:

Possible incorporation of YSU shuttle locations for students

YSU student discounts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MyCityHangouts Email: info@mycityhangouts.com or mycityhangouts@gmail.com

Provost Search is ongoing; four candidates:

Dr. David Starrett, Southeast Missouri State University

Dr. Graham Glynn, Mercy College

Dr. Nathan Ritchey, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Cheryl Torsney, The University of Texas at El Paso

It was discussed that there could be a shuttle to Walmart once a week, and twice a year to airports for international students.

Chair of Financial Affairs

There are eleven organizations up for appropriations on today’s bill. There were representatives present from: Bridges Out of Poverty Student Union, Farm to YSU, YSU Ultimate Frisbee, Dana Guitar Association, Tau Beta Pi, University Scholars, Youngstown State Student Nurse Association, International Students Association, Racquetball Club Team, YSU Club Golf, and Intervarsity Christian Fellowship.

Unfinished Business

There is no unfinished business.

New Business

A Bill (SB F 2014-02)

Motion to open the floor for discussion on new business: Tancabel first, Meditz second.

Motion to divide the question: Meditz first, Tancabel second.

Section 1: Bridges Out of Poverty Student Union is appropriated the sum of $250.00 for registration for the Bridges Out of Poverty National Convention- “Addressing the Challenges of Poverty” which will be held October 6th and 7th 2014. This event will be held in Nashville, Tennessee. One (1) student presenter is expected to attend.

YES: 33 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 1

SECTION PASSES

Section 2: Farm to YSU is appropriated the sum of $25.00 for material for educational games for the Local Farmer’s Dinner which was held Thursday September 11th 2014. This event will be held in Christman’s Dinning Hall from 4-8pm. Five hundred (500) students are expected to attend.

YES: 33 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 1

SECTION PASSES

Section 3: YSU Ultimate Frisbee is appropriated the sum of $200.00 to defray the cost of entry to the TGSMUT Frisbee Tournament which will be held September 20th and 21st 2014. This event will be held in Niagara Falls, New York. Twenty (20) members are expected to attend.

YES: 34 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0

SECTION PASSES

Section 4: Dana Guitar Association of YSU is appropriated the sum of $350.00 to defray the cost of the recital fee for the Mary Akerman Concert and Masterclass which will be held Tuesday November 10, 2014. This event will be held in the Bliss Recital Hall at 7pm. Two hundred and twenty (220) students are expected to attend.

YES: 34 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0

SECTION PASSES

Section 5: Tau Beta Pi is appropriated the sum of $150.00 to defray the cost of the onsite package for the Tau Beta Pi National Convention which will be held October 1-5, 2014. This event will be in Spokane, Washington. One (1) student is expected to attend.

YES: 34 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0

SECTION PASSES

Section 6: University Scholars is appropriated the sum of $900.00 to defray the cost of registration for the National Collegiate Honors Council Conference which will be held November 5-9, 2014. This event will be in Denver, Colorado. Twenty- one (21) students are expected to attend.

YES: 19 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 15

SECTION PASSES

Section 7: Youngstown State Student Nurse Association is appropriated the sum of $320.00 for the cost of registration for the Ohio Nursing Students’ Association 2014 Annual Convention which will be held September 26th and 27th, 2014. This event will be in Cleveland, Ohio. Eight (8) students are expected to attend.

YES: 33 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 1

SECTION PASSES

Section 8: International Students Association is appropriated the sum of $200.00 for the cost of the YWCA for their annual Halloween Party which will be held October 25th, 2014. This event will be at the YWCA in Youngstown. One hundred (100) students are expected to attend.

YES: 34 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0

SECTION PASSES

Section 9: Racquetball Club Team is appropriated the sum of $350.00 for the cost of joining the Mid-Eastern Racquetball Conference League 2014. This event will be October 18, 2014 at the University of Akron. Sixteen (16) students are expected to attend.

YES: 34 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0

SECTION PASSES

Section 10: YSU Club Golf is appropriated the sum of $200.00 to defray the cost of the dues for the NCCGA Regional Tournament which will be held September 27th and 28th, 2014. This event will be in Middlesex Township, PA. Eight (8) students are expected to attend.

YES: 34 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0

SECTION PASSES

Section 11: Intervarsity Christian Fellowship is appropriated the sum of $200.00 from the Chartwell’s budget to defray the cost of the catering for the Soul Sync which will be held October 2, 2014. This event will be in the Chestnut room of Kilcawley Center. Two hundred (200) students are expected to attend.

YES: 34 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0

SECTION PASSES

Section 12: Intervarsity Christian Fellowship is appropriated the sum of $128.00 to cover the cost of one member to attend the Harvest Conference which will be held October 24-26, 2014. This event will be in Merengo, Ohio.

YES: 33 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 1

SECTION PASSES

Ashley Orr: Water Bottle Refill Stations- both stations are successful. So far 14,000 bottles have been filled. SGA is looking to further promote the stations by buying bottles. Since its installation 700 bottles have been recycled.

Motion to open discussion on standing rules: Tancabel first, Tamulonis second.

Tancabel: Most corrections were just typographical errors. We’re asking for a motion to adopt them; we need a majority vote to accept them. The statement made last year is not listed in the current bills but is listed on the SGA website. The by-laws copy given to you is also not up to date; but the website is updated. We will print you new ones after we vote on these changes.

Motion to vote on standing rules: Tancabel first, Tamulonis second

PASSES

Gallery Remarks

Thanks for the support, the service, and the good ideas from committees.

Looking forward to further help, thanks.

Advisors’ Remarks

Driscoll: I love the collaborative spirit; it’s nice to see you all reaching out to organizations.

Becker: Thanks to all who helped with the professional attire event. It was great to see students leaving with outfits; there was a great energy. Some organizations are talking about a clothing drive off campus to support our program.

DePoy: I would like to commend a certain student group on campus: the YSU marching pride, a hardworking, volunteer band. If you encounter any band members I ask that you please thank them for their hard work.

Cooper: Dr. DePoy looks even better with his facial hair.

Members’ Remarks

* Blood drive- cedar point ticket raffle

* New version of website, check it out

* Oct. 7th next meeting for student trustee

* My City hangout app

* Student dining committee- different meeting times

* Hispanic heritage month, Spanish club table in DeBartolo

* Attend events, many opportunities, stay involved

* Take advantage of opportunities, don’t be afraid to serve

* Constituency logs- 15 hours

Announcements:

Motion to adjourn the meeting: Tancabel first, Edgell second

Meeting adjourned at 4:56pm.

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