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October 16, 2017 Minutes

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Order of Business

  1. Call to Order 4:00
  2. Guest Speaker
    1. Dr. Claire Beradini- Associate Provost for Student Success
      1. Addressed university policies and processes from the student perspective
        1. Focuses
          1. Student recruitment
          2. Student advisement
  3. Roll Call
  4. Approval of the Minutes & Agenda
    1. Motion to approve the minutes & agenda: Moataz Abdelrasoul
    2. Second: Megan Jones
  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 2017-05)
      1. Motion to open discussion: Mark Slavens
      2. Second: Moataz Abdelrasoul
      3. Dylan: For section 4, I recommend a change to the bill. The funding amount was originally based off 20 people attending this event, but it will now be based off of 10 people attending. Even so, the appropriation will remain the same. I motion for an amendment that the amount of the appropriation remains the same, but would like to change the basis for funding to be covering the cost of hotel fees instead of “admission and transportation fees.
      4. Second: Moataz Abdelrasoul
      5. Friendly amendment: Moataz Abdelrasoul
        1. In Sections 3 and 7, change 2017 to 2018.
      6. Motion to close discussion: Moataz Abdelrasoul
      7. Second: Korinne Sackela
      8. Motion to previous question: Moataz Abdelrasoul
      9. Second: Korinne Sackela
      10. Motion to vote on the bill as whole: Kenna Rearick
      11. Second: Korinne Sackela
      12. Opposed: 0
      13. Abstentions: 2
  8. By-Laws Re: Elections Board
    1. Overview of by laws changes by Mo
    2. Motion to approve : Dylan
    3. Second: Sara
  9. Announcements
  10. Gallery Remarks
  11. Advisors’ Remarks
  12. Members’ Remarks
  13. Adjournment: 5:05
    1. Motion to adjourn meeting: Moataz Abdelrasoul
    2. Second: Mark Slavens

President and Executive Vice President’s Report

  • New Graduate Rep
    • Welcome Faraz Anwer (AE Committee)
  • Puerto Rico Relief Collection Drive
    • Donations sent to Brookfield United Methodist Church
      • Will be delivered to Puerto Rico
    • Special thanks to Sara, Lindsay, and Jenna!!
  • Food Pantry
    • Old Business:
      • Move sometime before November
      • Press Release—Dan and Rachel
    • New Business:
      • 80 visits from Spring 2017
      • 35 Unduplicated Students
      • Donations from YSUPD and Honors College
  • Textbook Affordability
    • Recorded promo video for TBA
      • Hope to deliver presentation to department chairs
    • Convert gen-ed textbooks to use these resources
    • Converting a few courses could save more than $500,000 for students
  • Inclusion and Awareness
    • Cultural Competence Training
      • ~20 people at both sessions
      • Good discussion about inclusion, awareness, and excellence
    • Single Use Update
      • John Hyden and Physical Plant Advisory Council are working on this
        • Timeline seems to be faster than we expected
      • Looking into adding the restrooms to the campus map
  • Chartwells
    • Updates:
      • $0.29/person for water
      • Increased hours unlikely to happen in Kilcawley
        • Demand isn’t there
      • Considering a small food option in old bookstore (evening hours?)
  • Enrollment Management Council
    • Probably repetitive: Enrollment a little bit down, but FTE up
    • Region as a whole: All saw enrollment decrease
    • Improving retention
    • Updates from Mr. Swegan

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

$36,475.00

23.92%

 

Proposed SB F 2017-05

$10,310.00

6.76%

Total General Fund Remaining

$105,721.00

69.32%

 

Total New Student Org. Fund

$ 4,000.00

Total New Student Org. Fund Outlays

$200.00

5.00%

 

Proposed SB F 2017-05

$0.00

0.00%

Total New Student Org. Fund Remaining

$ 3,800.00

95.00%

 

Total Appropriations Budget Remaining

$109,521.00

69.98%

 

Total Chartwells In-Kind Budget

$ 5,000.00

Total Chartwells In-Kind Budget Outlays

$600.00

12.00%

 

Proposed SB F 2017-05

$550.00

11.00%

Total Chartwells In-Kind Budget Remaining

$ 3,850.00

77.00%

 

Number of Events Funded (does not include SB F 2017-05)

37

Number of Organizations Funded (does not include SB F 2017-05)

32

Student Life Committee Report

    1. Homecoming – Saturday, October 28
      1. Tailgate 11 AM – 2 PM
      2. Partnering with Woo Crew
      3. The Royal Oaks catering – thanks Nina!
      4. Sign-up sheet
    2. Sign up to be a penguin & break a world record!!
    3. Student Org Spotlight
      1. Nov 27-Dec 1
      2. Dec 4-8
    4. Homecoming Event
      1. Coffee and Hot Chocolate
      2. Tuesday Oct 24 from 9am-12pm
    5. Events in partnership with University Edge
    6. International Coffee Hour—December 1 @ YWCA 3 – 5 PM
    7. Crash Day Volunteers needed (8 – 10 AM)
      1. November 3
      2. November 17

Assessment and Enrichment Committee Report

  1. Little Free Library
    1. Committee member possibly taking that over
    2. If you have an organization that we should contact, let one of us know
  2. Discounts
    1. Updated list was sent to Kenna
    2. If there is something that you want added, let us know! 
    3. Updating the website and app after that information is all obtained and edited
  3. Informal questionnaires 
    1. Working on establishing times
    2. Small survey at the tables, followed up by a short conversation with the student
    3. Designed to be informative as well
  4. Parking survey
    1. Worked on formulating more questions and condensing the survey
  5. Join our Guinathon team! 
    1. $20 per dancer
    2. Raise a minimum of $50
  6. Puerto Rico donation drive
    1. Went very well!
    2. Thanks to everyone who donated and staffed the tables! 

Academic Affairs Committee Report

  1. Polling Transportation
      1. Review Survey
      2. Hours will be 4-6:30; polls close at 7
  2. TBA
      1. Classes for targeting
      2. Example of class data
      3. On Thursday, some members helped make a promotional video for TBA
  3. Last Lecture
      1. Six nominations so far: Dr. Binning, Dr. Frank Bosso, Atty. Ron Slipski, Mr. Eddie Howard, Dr. Michael Jerryson, and Dr. Amy Williams
      2. Chestnut Room Booked – will try to reserve Ohio Room
      3. November 13th at 4pm
  4. Cultural Competency Workshop
      1. Idea for reaching out to local schools and reading to kids
      2. Goal of finding and writing for grants; aiming for smaller grants

 

SB F 2017-05

October 16, 2017

A Bill

Make appropriations for 10 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: YSU Student Chapter of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, is appropriated the sum of $1,270.00 from the general fund to defray the hotel, transportation, and printing fees for their “Ohio Dental Hygienists’ Association 94th Annual Session” event held from November 3rd thru 5th, 2017. This event will be held in Columbus, OH. Twenty-two (22) students are expected to attend.

Section 2: iPals, is appropriated the sum of $1,750.00 from the general fund to defray the cost of admission and transportation fees for their “Cedar Point Halloween Trip” event held on October 29th, 2017. This event will be held in Sandusky, OH. Sixty-five (65) students are expected to attend.

Section 3: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, is appropriated the sum of $1,300.00 from the general fund to defray the cost of airfare and registration fees to their “Joint Mathematics Meeting” event held on January 10th thru 14th, 20187. This event will be held in San Diego, CA. Three (3) students are expected to attend.

Section 4: Hospitality Management Society, is appropriated the sum of $2,090.00 from the general fund to defray the cost of admission and transportation hotel fees for their “New York Convention Trip” held on November 11th thru 14th, 2017. This event will be held in New York City, NY. Twenty (20) student organizations are expected to attend.

Section 5: Youngstown Students Latino Organization, is appropriated the sum of $300.00 from the general fund to defray the cost of speaker, rental, and catering supplies for their “Rural and Small Town Immigration to Ohio: Transformation of the Social Landscape” held on October 20th, 2017. This event will be held at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor (Steel Museum). Eighty (80) people are expected to attend.

Section 6: Emerging Scholars and Professional Organization of the Gerontological Society of America, is appropriated the sum of $250.00 from the Chartwells fund to defray the cost of catering fees for their “Leadership Panel and OAGE Workshop” event held on November 11th, 2017. This event will be held in Williamson Hall at Youngstown State University. Twenty-five (25) students are expected to attend.

Section 7: Pi Mu Epsilon, is appropriated the sum of $300.00 from the Chartwell’s fund and $500.00 from the general fund to defray the cost of catering fees for their “2018 YSU PME Regional Conference” event held on February 24th, 20187. This event will be held at Youngstown State University. One hundred and twenty (120) people are expected to attend.

Section 8: Alpha Psi Omega, is appropriated the sum of $500.00 from the general fund to defray the cost of admittance into their “Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadow Cast” event held on November 4th and the 5th, 2017. This event will be held in Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University. One hundred (100) students are expected to attend.

Section 9: Bowling Club, is appropriated the sum of $300.00 from the general fund to defray the cost of admittance to their “American Heartland Intercollegiate Conference Tournament 1” event held on October 28th, 2017. This event will be held in Canton, MI. Seven (7) students are expected to attend.

Section 10: Bowling Club, is appropriated the sum of $300.00 from the general fund to defray the cost of admittance for their “American Heartland Intercollegiate Conference Tournament 2” event held on October 29th, 2017. This event will be held in Canton, MI. Seven (7) students are expected to attend.

Section 11: Clay Target Club, is appropriated the sum of $2,000.00 from the general fund to defray the cost of conference, hotel, and transportation fees for their “2017 SCTP College Nationals” event held on October 28th, 2017. This event will be held at the Cardinal Center Campground and Shooting Center, Marengo, OH. Twelve (12) students are expected to attend.