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November 27, 2017 Minutes

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Order of Business

  1. Call to Order
    1. 4:01 PM
  2. Guest Speaker
    1. Jim Yukech- Chief Information Officer (CIO)
      1. External Wi-Fi Access Areas
      2. Penguin Plug-ins
        1. Kilcawley Annex
        2. Moser/Cushwa Bridge
      3. November 30th, BCOE, Press Conference for the “Classroom of the Future”
      4. BlackBoard Upgrade
        1. “Course shells for all courses”
  3. Roll Call
  4. Approval of the Minutes & Agenda
    1. Motion to approve: Dylan Anders
    2. Second: Moataz Abdelrasoul
  5. Executive Business
    1. President’s and Executive Vice President’s Report
    2. Vice President for Financial Affair’s Report
    3. Student Life Committee Report
    4. Assessment and Enrichment Committee Report
    5. Academic Affairs Committee Report
    6. Financial Affairs Committee Report
  6. Unfinished Business
  7. New Business
    1. A Bill (SB F 2017-08)
      1. Motion to open floor on discussion: Moataz Abdelrasoul
      2. Second: Dylan Anders
      3. Motion to close discussion: Moataz Abdelrasoul
      4. Second: Kenna Rearick
      5. Motion to previous question: Dylan Anders
      6. Motion to vote on bill as a whole: Kenna Rearick
      7. Second: Mark Slavens
      8. Opposed: 0
      9. Abstentions: 6
    2. Dylan Anders: Led discussion on Professor Evaluation surveys
  8. Announcements
  9. Gallery Remarks
  10. Advisors’ Remarks
  11. Members’ Remarks
  12. Adjournment:
    1. Motion to adjourn: Dylan Anders
    2. Second: Montana Churma
    3. 4:52 PM

President and Executive Vice President’s Report

  • HLC Open Forum
    • Visit on March 26-27th (re-accreditation)
    • Can ask students around campus questions
      • Be prepared!
    • Open Forum: December 6th at 3pm in Schwebel Auditorium
    • Ysu.edu/accreditation
  • Labor Management Council Updates
    • HLC updates
  • Food Pantry
    • Friendsgiving- HUGE SUCCESS (5,854 donations)
    • WYTV news story
    • Usage updates
      • 100+ visits this semester
  • SGA Serves
    • Gleaner’s Food Bank: December 2nd, 9am-12pm
      • Need Volunteers
      • Stock shelves, load food, etc.
    • Potentially get food for the pantry
  • Propel Ohio
    • 3rd annual leadership summit in Akron
      • 12 students attended
    • Discussed childhood poverty, food insecurity, homelessness, opioid epidemic, etc.
      • Discussed ways in which we can combat these issues
  • Last Lecture
    • Went very well/well attended
    • Missed the lecture? Video is on Youtube
    • Start thinking of nominees for the Spring Last Lecture
  • Student Trustee Application
    • Still have time to apply!!

Vice President for Financial Affairs’ Report

Financial Affairs Budget

 

Amount ($)

Percentage

Total Appropriations Budget

$156,506.00

 

Total General Fund

$152,506.00

Total General Fund Outlays

$65,340.00

42.84%

Proposed SB F 2017-08

$16,310.00

10.69%

Total General Fund Remaining

$70,856.00

46.46%

 

Total New Student Org. Fund

$4,000.00

Total New Student Org. Fund Outlays

$200.00

5.00%

Proposed SB F 2017-08

$0.00

0.00%

Total New Student Org. Fund Remaining

$3,800.00

95.00%

 

Total Appropriations Budget Remaining

$74,656.00

47.70%

 

Total Chartwells In-Kind Budget

$5,000.00

Total Chartwells In-Kind Budget Outlays

$1,950.00

39.00%

Proposed SB F 2017-08

$600.00

12.00%

Total Chartwells In-Kind Budget Remaining

$2,450.00

49.00%

 

Number of Events Funded (does not include SB F 2017-08)

70

Number of Organizations Funded (does not include SB F 2017-08)

59

Student Life Committee Report

  1. International Coffee Hour—December 1 from 3-5 pm @ YWCA
  2. Jani will be here to help us come up with food and presentation
  3. SGA Holiday Party
    1. Food, games and holiday fun!
    2. Friday, December 8 from 6 – 8 PM, Debartolo Stadium Club
  4. Long Night Against Procrastination
    1. November 30th from 7-10 PM

Assessment and Enrichment Committee Report

  1. Discussed the idea of having a “failure week” with Dr. Becker
    1. Growth mindset 
    2. Failure as being part of the college experience 
  2. Parking survey sent out
  3. Update on informal questionnaires
  4. Sexual assault prevention
    1. Having this at the student leadership summit is a possibility we want to explore  

Academic Affairs Committee Report

  1. Last lecture was a success! Thanks to everyone who came!
  2. Students defending students: waiting on hearing back from Kelly
  3. Essay contest: YSU themed. Currently looking into finding judges. Will give students about a month to complete.
  4. Idea: having Tito Brown come into to have a town hall with students. Limiting to just YSU students. Considering inviting other local politicians.
  5. Moved items to food pantry

SB F 2017-08

November 27, 2017

A Bill

Make appropriations for 9 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 30th, 2018, for the following activities of student organizations:

Section 1: Dana Guitar Association of YSU, is appropriated the sum of $700.00 from the general fund to defray the cost of concert and masterclass fees for their “Guest Artist Recital and Masterclass: Classical guitarist Elliot Frank” event held on February 27th, 2018. This event will be held in Bliss Recital Hall. One hundred twenty (120) people are expected to attend.

Section 2: Minority Education Association, is appropriated the sum of $2,500.00 from the general fund to defray the cost of transportation to their “Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum Bus Trip” event held on April 7th, 2018. This event will be held at The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum, NY. Fifty-six (56) students are expected to attend.

Section 3: Youngstown State University Pre-Veterinary Society, is appropriated the sum of $2,500.00 from the general fund to defray the cost of admission fees and hotel fees for their “American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association Annual Symposium” event held on March 24th and 25th, 2018. This event will be held at Auburn University, AL. Twelve (12) students are expected to attend.

Section 4: Delta Sigma Theta – Zeta Gamma Chapter & Black Student Union, is appropriated the sum of $600.00 from the general fund and $300.00 from the Chartwell’s fund to defray the cost of food, copyright, and flyers for their “Netflix and Chill: Christmas Edition” event held on December 8th, 2017. This event will be held in the Debartlo Hall. Fifty (50) students are expected to attend.

Section 5: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. – Zeta Gamma, is appropriated the sum of $260.00 from the general fund to defray the cost of food from Chartwells for their “Unwind and Refocus” event held on December 9th, 2017. This event will be held in the Beeghly Center. Forty (40) students are expected to attend.

Section 6: Penguin Productions, is appropriated the sum of $3,130.00 from the general fund to defray the cost of talent for their “Federal Frenzy” event held on April 21st, 2018. This event will be held downtown Youngstown. Five thousand (5,000) people are expected to attend.

Section 7: Youngstown Penguin Hackers, is appropriated the sum of $1,700.00 from the general fund and $300 from the Chartwell’s fund to defray the cost of food for their “Local Hack Day 2017” event held on December 2nd, 2017. This event will be held in Meshel Hall. Eighty (80) people are expected to attend.

Section 8: Guinathon is appropriated the sum of $2,520.00 from the general fund to defray the cost of taco bar, drinks, buttons, stickers, headbands, chapstick, and water bottles for their “Taco Tuesday For The Kids” event held on February 6th, 2018. This event will be held in the Kilcawley Center. One hundred fifty (150) people are expected to attend.

Section 9: CRU, is appropriated the sum of $2,400.00 from the general fund to defray the cost of admission for their “Winter Conference” event held on December 28th, 2017 through January 1st, 2018. This event will be held in Indianapolis, IN. Eight (8) students are expected to attend.