Minutes for February 17, 2015

Minutes for SGA Meeting

February 16, 2015

President Slavens called the meeting to order at 4:03pm.

Theresa took roll call. There are 39 voting members present at the start of the meeting.

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

Guest Speaker: Jack Fahey, Student Affairs on SGA

SGA is important to the University. SGA is very powerful for all students at the university. All of the power is set in place but someone on the body has to be strong enough to use that power for the students. We have to build on each other’s strengths. The advisors are part of the glue and part of the continuity and getting things done in an appropriate way.
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Minutes for February 2, 2015

Minutes for SGA Meeting

February 2, 2015

President Slavens called the meeting to order at 4:03 pm.

Theresa took roll call. There are 35 voting members present at the start of the meeting.

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

Guest Speaker: Carrie M. Stipanovich from Student One Stop

Student’s opinion of the MyYSU Portal; do you feel the portal is user friendly? We want you, as students, to share your opinions. What do you feel about the services listed on the left hand side? Any opinions about how the services are laid out on the main screen?

What we get from a lot of the feedback is to make the labels more clear, maybe clear some of the clutter, and make things more aesthetically pleasing. If there are any more ideas please feel free to email us at onestop@ysu.edu or come in to the office.
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Minutes for January 12, 2015

Minutes for SGA Meeting

January 12, 2015

President Slavens called the meeting to order at 4:01 pm.

Theresa took roll call. There are 36 voting members present at the start of the meeting.

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

Guest Speaker: Amanda Sacco

The 2015 Penguin Bowl is on Saturday February 7th, 2015 at Kilcawley Center of YSU. It starts at 8am and ends at 5pm. To sign up to volunteer for this event go to (http://tinyurl.com/2015-Penguin-Bowl-Training) then please email Dr. Ray Beiersdorfer of the Dep. Of Geological & Environmental Sciences at ray@cc.ysu.edu . For further questions about this event or how to volunteer please see Amanda Sacco or refer to handout.

YWCA Dance-a-thon on March 7th, 2015 from 4-9pm. The event includes prizes, themed music, refreshments, raffles, and dance sessions with performances by professional and cultural dance groups. For more information call (330) 746-6361 ext.112. For additional information on this event please refer to handout.
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Minutes for November 24, 2014

Minutes for SGA Meeting

November 24, 2014

President Slavens called the meeting to order at 4:02 pm.

Theresa took roll call. There are 39 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

We have a SASI presentation to the chairs tomorrow.

Crash Day Update: Last Friday, over 1000 students crashed our campus. It’s good seeing new students being excited about YSU. We were also bringing in people from far away.

On Wednesday & Thursday, Dec. 3 & 4 from 10:00am – 2:00pm there will be a fundraiser and clothing drive. President Tressel’s ties will be given at auction; each is signed on the back. Volunteers are needed for this event, if you can help a sign-up sheet is being sent around; we’re asking for at least 2 people to work per hour.

Executive Vice President’s Report

General Education Committee Meeting: Possible interdisciplinary courses into general education courses. It introduces sub categories into SPA so students can take courses for general education. We did not vote about this in committee.

Academic Standards Committee Meeting: Nothing was passed at the meeting; documents went around via email. Scheduling guidelines were voted on via email.

VP for Financial Affairs Report

With this bill we have appropriated money for 74 events and 54 organizations. We’ve used 57% from our general budget. We’ve also used 62% from Chartwell’s budget. Some event types we’ve funded are Social Events- 21, Conference Attendance- 20, Guest Speakers- 8, Sports Competition-11, Academic Competition- 6, and Philanthropy Service- 8.

Committee Chair Reports

Chair of Student Life

Confirmed One Warm Coat bins were delivered 11/17/2014, so bring your coats. They will be in Cushwa near the entrance from campus core; the one on second floor is not ours. There are also bins in DeBartolo, Bliss, Williamson, and Kilcawley (2 bins). The bins will be here until

12/12/2014; we may be adding more bins soon. Flyers and slideshows in colleges with TV’s (advertisement) we’re asking all SGA members to try to bring in 1 coat.

Library hours – 12/8, 12/9, 12/10 from 10:00pm-midnight, briefly spoke with Michael Lisi of library – knows to expect us, Sign-up sheets at body meeting

We have two guest speakers for Sexual Assault Week, Kevin Carmody and Christine Honkus from 7-9pm on 11/24/14 in the Presidential Suites, as well as other events planned. A table in the Room of Hope with on-site pledges, there will be giveaways.

Chair of Academic Affairs

Honors College Reform was held last week, think tank phase.

BCOE Committee Reform- theoretical. Students are allowed to sit on committee.

Gen-Ed Committee is advocating for a stem art course (arts and humanities). A new section of Spa to cross connect the college= pick up general education course. You won’t be able to transfer to different schools. OTM credits= 2 gen-ed. Models.

Chair of University Affairs

There is an upcoming meeting with John Hyden and Chief Beshara. There were some miscommunication issues. Sean had a meeting with John Hyden: there is not enough info to support new crosswalk. They’d be willing to take the light on Elm, replace it with a stop sign, and move the light down.

Salting and plowing routines – problem areas like the red bricks.

Food Focus Group – November 19th 11:30 AM -1 PM. We’re adding events to our website calendar.

We need volunteers for this week from 11 AM -1 PM, for the table in front of Com-Doc for Sexual Harassment Week. Monday, November 24th – Sexual Harassment talk/Tunnel of Oppression discussion from 7-9 PM in the Presidents Suite. Kevin Carmody will be speaking and another speaker from RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network).

Some recent internet problems: Slow or no continuous connection throughout the University. The internet is often down in housing. Other problem areas: Bliss Hall, Maag Library. Split between faculty/administration servers and student use. “Throttling” limits/slows bandwidth for certain devices. Any recommendations will go to Ken Schindler – Chief Technology Officer.

Chair of Financial Affairs

There are 6 organizations up for appropriations on today’s bill. Representatives are present from: Catholic Student Association, Delta Zeta, and Coalition for Christian Outreach, Phi Alpha Theta, and Student Nurses Association.

Unfinished Business

There is no unfinished business.

New Business

A Bill (SB F 2014-07)

Motion to open floor for discussion on new business: Philips first, Marinucci second.

Motion to divide the question: Gessler first, Andriko second.

Section 1: Catholic Student Association is appropriated the sum of $750.00 to defray the cost of the site fee for their Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge on March 9-15th 2015. This event will be held in Jacksonville, Florida. Fifteen (15) students are expected to attend.

YES: 39 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0

PASSES

Section 2: Delta Zeta is appropriated the sum of $200.00: $100 from the general budget for security and $100 from the Chartwell’s catering fund to defray the cost of beverages for their Delta Zeta Gentleman’s Auction: DZ 007 which will be held on December 5th 2014. This event will be held in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. One hundred and fifty (150) students are expected to attend.

YES: 39 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0

PASSES

Section 3: Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO) is appropriated the sum of $200.00 from the Chartwell’s Catering Fund for pizza for their International Coffee Hour which was held November 21st 2014. This event was held at YWCA. One hundred (100) members and students were expected to attend.

YES: 39 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0

PASSES

Section 4: Phi Alpha Theta is appropriated the sum of $790.00: $200 from the Chartwell’s Catering Fund to defray catering costs and $590.00 from the general budget to defray the costs of security, their keynote speaker, and guest parking reservations for the History Across Humanities Conference which will be held February 12-13th 2015. This event will be held in both Kilcawley Center and the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor. One hundred (100) students are expected to attend.

YES: 38 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 1

PASSES

Section 5: Student Nurses Association is appropriated the sum of $850.00 to defray the costs of registration for their Medical Mission which will be held April 14-19th 2015. This event will be held in San Quintin, Mexico. Six to eight (6-8) members are expected to attend.

YES: 37 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 2

PASSES

Section 6: Alpha Epsilon Delta is appropriated $400.00: $200 from the general budget and $200 from the Chartwell’s catering fund to defray the cost of catering for their YSU Health Professionals Alumni Dinner which will be held February 18th 2015. This event will be held in the Ohio Room of Kilcawley Center. One hundred (100) students and alumni are expected to attend.

YES: 34 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 5

PASSES

Motion to open floor on discussion on (SB F 2014-02): Leonard first, Tancabel second.

Gordon: typo correction, nature disaster to natural disaster.

DeFuria: What is it?

Slavens: We want students to have information about what to do in case there ever is an emergency. We want to get an app that allows you to contact the police, take pictures of suspicious activity, etc. without Wi-Fi. It shows you what to do and where to go.

Tancabel: Would this replace the current YSU alerts?

Slavens: This would supplement it.

Andriko close floor, second Philips.

Voting: PASSES

Briggs: Gabi and I met with (some for International students), we think we could help the international students more. Someone who represents the international students to sit on this body and act a liaison; we thought this could be a good first step. It would require a constitutional amendment.

Edgell: How would the selection process happen to select someone who represents the international students as a whole?

Briggs: The international students would decide amongst themselves.

Wolfe: I think it’s a great idea.

Anderson: Is there something preventing them right now from being on the body?

Briggs: Not exactly. This would ensure a connection with the student body.

Anderson: My only concern is that sometime these students are only here for one semester.

Briggs: There is nothing set in stone on how we would go about doing this, there are some contingency plans.

Tamulonis: Is there a reason to not give them a vote on the body?

Briggs: It gets away from the idea of a democratic policy. We’d be appointing the people we want to have the power to vote.

Slavens: Right now representation is based on college, and they’re not tied to a college.

Catlos: Couldn’t you just establish a position for every under represented group?

Briggs: When it comes to international students this is a direct problem.

Anderson: Are the international students interested in being part of SGA?

Briggs: We understand this isn’t a cure, but this bridges a gap that exists. This is like a perception change to help them feel more comfortable.

Becker: A lot of time they don’t know they’re going to arrive, maybe they even come late. This is a nice way to help them and help keep our international numbers.

Wolfe: We aren’t the ones who are ultimately deciding.

Motion to close discussion: Edgell first, Greathouse second.

Gallery Remarks

Thank you.

Maybe we could try some type of International Buddy System.

Advisor’s Remark’s

Driscoll: Thanks for everything you’ve done, especially volunteering. Friday December 5th, there will be a tree lighting downtown. Good luck with finals.

Becker: Great job on collaboration, I’m so happy with what we’ve done. Thanks to those who’ve been supportive of PAC. Buddy system for international students could be lots of fun. Do well on finals, enjoy the break.

Cooper: Study time is critical, finals are on the way. The body has done many good things, be proud. Take care of your academic self. Faculty votes are tonight, the outcome will affect you as students, make your voices heard.

Member’s Remarks

Blood Drive tomorrow

Group for children-appropriated $200, gave us certificate.

Constituency Logs due December 5th

Announcements

Motion to adjourn the meeting: Tancabel first, Briggs second.

Meeting adjourned at 4:55 pm.

Minutes for November 10, 2014

Minutes for SGA Meeting

November 10, 2014

President Slavens called the meeting to order at 4:02 pm.

Theresa took roll call. There are 36 voting members present at start of meeting.

Executive Presentations

Jimmy Tancabel on Parliamentary Procedure

Some of the motions you can make are motion to adjourn, personal privilege, tabling discussions, or limiting or extending debates. Setting speaking times or amending documents must come after a motion has been made. Point of order, suspending the rules, dividing the question, request for information, or parliamentary inquiry can all happen at different times. (See Jimmy with any questions.)

Ashely Orr on Financial Affairs

We want to inform you about what happens during the financial process so that you can inform, encourage, and recruit other students and organizations to apply. (www.ysu.edu/sga) We establish an apt with the organization- they elaborate their event and why they need funding. We do not fund events, we defray costs of events.

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

Executive Business

President’s Report:

The National Campus Leadership Council invited all student government leaders to talk about what they do for their school. It turns out that we do a lot at YSU compared to other schools with the same organizations.

We met with the Enrollment Management Council to discuss the redesign of our website. They said that roughly it would take 3 years to do. If we hired a contracting company it could be finished in 3 months. This redesign will fix dead links and format. There will be a loan repayment session on Tuesday, Nov. 18th-19th.

At the Senate Meeting they discussed the implemented password reset policy. Every six months students will be required to change their passwords; this is in line with every other university.

Dr. Abraham talked about increasing standards and getting feedback. We want student quantity and quality to increase application rate. He also has some new ideas; the dean of the Graduate College will be separate Vice President in leading research for the university.

I met with Dr. Abraham, Jack Fahey, and Ken Schindler to discuss a SASI action plan. Dr. Abraham loves it and wants to do it all, but we must prioritize and make sure it’s feasible. Things like advising and 4 year plans have to be taken into account. Everything is moving forward, chairs need to be on board. They also like the idea of an incentive program and want to hear what students want as an incentive. (Talk to Michael with any ideas.)

President Tressel wants to move Career Services (Jones Hall) to Kilcawley Center.

YCS Forum: Cheney High School wants our students to visit and answer questions (Sign up sheet passed around)

Executive Vice President’s Report:

In the General Education Committee Meeting we talked about the theme for classes this year, its Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), which focuses on general education credit for life experience.

Meeting with Joe Palardy about SASI; there are technical issues about scheduling and wait lists. There would also be lots of obstacles to deal with on a university wide scale before anything big could happen. SGA installed a forum to post ideas. (www.ysu.edu/sga) We want to preserve the anonymous nature of the forum and keeping the flow of the communication.

Constituency logs are due either Wednesday, December 3rd or Friday, December 5th.

VP for Financial Affairs:

With the passage of this bill we have appropriated money for 68 events and 48 organizations. We’re spending about 10% spent with each meeting. We have used 51% from our general budget and 48% of our Chartwell’s budget. Some interesting numbers regarding the types of events funded: Social Events- 19, Conference Attendance- 19, Guest Speakers-7, Sports Competition-11, Academic Competition-6, and Philanthropy Service-6.

Committee Chair Reports

Chair of Student Life:

One Warm Coat: Once we receive confirmation from Miss Crystal we will go through with registration. We have not yet heard back. There will be bins provided by Rescue Mission.

Water-bottle refill station grant work: There is talk of writing a grant with Starbucks Water Conservation initiative. Tom Totterdale is a connection; we will write a proposal for how Starbucks would benefit, maybe include pictures of desired Maag location and compile numbers. The refill station is less wasteful than people asking for cups of water and reduces the number of bottles being thrown away.

Students mentioned that the SGA Twitter has not been used in a long time, we should try to keep social media up to date.

Sexual harassment week –SGA is helping organize an event to bring about awareness.

Chair of Academic Affairs

Student Academic Success Initiative: Talked with Joe Palardy, he says there may be technical issues with some of the ideas, so much so that it may be a 3-5 year update project. We have an upcoming meeting with Provost Abraham and Jack Fahey to discuss these ideas further.

In Academic Senate Provost Abraham was a guest speaker. He talked about combining BCOE and CLASS. We’re talking about presenting a poll to the students about what they think; maybe post questions to a Facebook page.

Last Lecture Series will be on Wednesday, November 19th at 3pm in DeBartolo 132.

Chair of University Affairs

There is an upcoming meeting with John Hyden and Chief Beshara to discuss the University’s side of the crosswalk and what they can do to help. Many businesses have signed the petition; Charles Shasho said that a pedestrian traffic signal is in the works.

Student Feedback Survey

Smoking areas are highly requested; they would be placed on the exterior of campus (in general). We would need to create a convenient area for smokers – however, we are technically a smoke-free campus so there isn’t much we can do.

Salting sidewalks and parking decks during the winter months, red bricks in walkways on campus are too slick; they will need to be replaced eventually. This will be discussed with John Hyden.

Food Focus Group is on November 19th from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, KC Room 2068, it’s an open forum to voice opinions about dining services. We’re going to compile a list of contacts to send information about the sessions. Chartwells is very willing to change in regards to students’ complaints.

Spring semester goal is an on-campus beautification effort/workday; it’s a good way to bring various student organizations together. We’re thinking about planting trees in green spaces, painting benches, trimming shrubbery, and/or creating an SGA Garden.

It’s been brought to attention that there are poorly-informed tour guides. We want our tour guides to be well-trained and well-informed. This is problematic for potential students/residents.

Academic Senate Meeting is Wednesday at 4

Housing district north of dorms: workdays already being planned – YNDC and YSUscape. Saturday YNDC Workday – planting only

Wednesday downtown cleanup by YSUscape, 6:00-7:00 PM – email Nick if interested

Email ysu.edu complaints to Luke by Thursday – YSU in process of requesting outside companies to help the Office of Marketing and Communications develop a new website for the University

Chair of Financial Affairs

There are 11 organizations (13 sections) up for appropriations on today’s bill. Representatives are present from: YSU Dance Club, Information Technology Students Association, Greek Campus Life, Dana Guitar Association of YSU, Panhellenic Council, Catholic Student Association, and Intervarsity Christian Fellowship.

Unfinished Business

Motion to open floor on unfinished business: Gessler first, Briggs second.

Unfinished business: SB R 2014-01

Motion to vote for resolution on debit cards: Gordon first, Lamping second.

Voting: PASSES

Motion to close the floor on unfinished business: Andriko first, Leonard second.

New Business

A Bill (SB F 2014-06)

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

Anderson: Organizations have done lots of work to raise lots of money, that’s something to keep in mind when voting.

Slavens: Section 13 is the one that we tabled from last meeting. All these recommendations come from the committee. Any questions, ask now.

Orr: Our minutes are in excess of 18 pages; if you want them just let me know. I can send them in an email.

Andriko: Section 1, can we have a breakdown?

Orr: The reservation is 100, ingredients is 400, along with pans/foil/ etc.

Motion to divide the questions: Tancabel first, Briggs second.

Section 1: African Student Union is appropriated the sum of $500.00 to defray the cost of cooking ingredients and cover the cost of the reservation of the venue for their African Cultural Night on November 21st 2014. This event will be held at the First Presbyterian Church on Wick Avenue in Youngstown, Ohio. Three hundred (300) students and community members are expected to attend.

YES: 36 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0

PASSES

Section 2: YSU Dance Club is appropriated the sum of $300.00 to defray the cost of hotel rooms for their Annual Salsa Trip which will be held on March 27th 2015. This event will be held in Pepper Pike, Ohio. Twenty five (25) members are expected to attend.

YES: 31 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 5

PASSES

Section 3: Men’s Club Volleyball is appropriated the sum of $150.00 to cover the cost of registration for the Kent State University Tournament which will be held November 15th 2014. This event will be held at Kent State University. Eight (8) members are expected to attend.

YES: 36 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0

PASSES

Section 4: YSU Bowling Club is appropriated the sum of $150.00 to defray the costs of entry fees to the Shippensburg Classic which will be held December 6th – 7th 2014. This event will be held in Mechanicsburg, PA. Fifteen (15) members are expected to attend.

YES: 36 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0

PASSES

Section 5: YSU Bowling Club is appropriated the sum of $135.00 to defray the costs of entry fees to the Bowling Green State Falcon Classic which will be held November 22nd 2014. This event will be held in Bowling Green, Ohio. Fifteen (15) members are expected to attend.

YES: 36 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0

PASSES

Section 6: Information Technology Students Association (ITSA) is appropriated $900.00 from the general budget to defray the cost of security and $200 from the Chartwell’s budget to defray the cost of food for participants in the Hack YSU: Hackathon. The Hackathon will be held March 20th -22nd 2015. This event will be held in Meshel Hall. Two hundred and fifty (250) students are expected to attend.

YES: 36 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0

PASSES

Section 7: F (10) is appropriated the sum of $720.00 to defray the cost of registration for the Student Photography Association National Conference which will be held March 12th -15th 2014. This event will be in New Orleans, Louisiana. Eleven (11) student members are expected to attend.

YES: 36 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0

PASSES

Section 8: Greek Campus Life is appropriated the sum of $1050.00 to cover the cost of security and defray the cost of trophies for Greek Sing which will be held April 11th 2014. This event will be in Stambaugh Auditorium. Three hundred and thirty (330) students are expected to participate.

YES: 30 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 6

PASSES

Section 9: Dana Guitar Association of YSU is appropriated the sum of $500.00 to defray the cost of the guest artist fee for Anton Baranov’s Recital and Masterclass which will be held March 24th 2015. This event will be held in the Dana School of Music at YSU. One hundred and twenty five (125) students and community members are expected to attend.

YES: 36 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0

PASSES

Section 10: Dana Guitar Association of YSU is appropriated the sum of $150.00 to defray the cost of the guest artist fee for their Jazz Clinic and Masterclass with YSU Alumnus Dan Wilson which will be held April 3rd 2015. This event will be held in the Dana School of Music at YSU. One hundred and twenty five (125) students and community members are expected to attend.

YES: 36 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0

PASSES

Section 11: Panhellenic Council is appropriated the sum of $530.00 to defray the cost of registration for the American Fraternal Leadership Values Conference which will be held January 29th- February 1st 2015. This event will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Five (5) students are expected to attend.

YES: 32 NO: 1 ABSTENTIONS: 3

PASSES

Section 12: Catholic Student Association is appropriated $170.40 to cover the cost of cooking supplies and ingredients for their annual Pancake Study Break which will be held December 9th and 10th 2014. This event will be held at The Newman Center. Two hundred (200) students are expected to attend.

YES: 35 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 1

PASSES

Section 13: Intervarsity Christian Fellowship is appropriated the sum of $400.00 to defray the cost of registration/tuition for the Black Campus Ministries 2015 Student Conference which will be held February 20th – 22nd 2015. This event will be in held in Detroit, MI. Thirty (30) attendees are expected.

YES: 28 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 8

PASSES

Anderson: There is a lot of information about starting a student organization. It’s dense and as a student leader it’s hard to start an event. SGA can help in forming a committee to look at this content and update it. Put it in an easy format for students’ ease.

Edgell: Is that something that could be covered with the new website design?

Anderson: It is, however we’re looking to update the content and make it easier for students. We want to service and aid students.

Gessler: Ms. Crystal for One Warm Coat, November 17th through December 12th. There will be 6 donation bins around campus. Start collecting coats.

Slavens: Dean DePoy is leaving. We will be looking for someone to replace him. We have some people in mind; we’ll bring the names forward to the body.

Miller-Gordon: What do we normally look for in an advisor?

Slavens: Someone who can bring something new to the table. We’re looking at Dr. Swegan.

Tancabel: Official procedure is not until the fall, we must go to Tressel, he must appoint an interim, and it must be an academic advisor. (Dean of some kind)

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

Gallery Remarks

Thanks very much for the money!

Advisor remarks

Becker: If you are part of an organization that can help the clothing drive, the next meeting is November 20th. We’d love to have people involved. We’re collecting professional clothes for people who don’t normally have them. Also, blackboard teacher evaluations are out, encourage people you know to do them, and do them yourself. We need to make this work.

Driscoll: Trustee applications are due this Friday. The Tunnel of Oppression will be set up in the president’s suit next week. Anyone interested in presenting in the leadership retreat for the spring semester let me know. Crash day is the 21st.

Member’s Remarks

Event at Suzie’s on Saturday, November 29th. There will be a cash raffle for people who attend. Prize is $125, starts at 8pm.

Toys for Tots tables will be set up on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for next three weeks.

Neighborhood development internship possibilities (For more information see Jayne Catlos.)

Dance Party at Kuzman’s on Thursday, November 13th

Announcements

Motion to adjourn the meeting: Anderson first, Farran second.

Meeting adjourned at 5:02pm.

Minutes for October 27, 2014

Minutes for SGA Meeting

October 27, 2014

President Slavens called the meeting to order at 4:02pm.

Guest Speaker: Jambar, Frank George

We’re looking to engage the student body, the Jambar wants to make itself more “hip”. We’re looking to interaction through Vine, Twitter, and Facebook, without sacrificing quality. We want SGA’s help to represent the students and we want your advice. We want you to reach out to us and talk to us about how we can reach more students. Despite our efforts, our readership isn’t increasing. We’re eager to collaborate with SGA because we both have similar struggles; no matter how we’ve tried in the past, we’re still only reaching the same types of students. We need to identify how to reach those other students. Email us at Jambar.com (thejambar@gmail.com)

Theresa took roll call. There are 35 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 Student Trustee Position applications will be in Slavens office, they are due Friday, November 14th.

The Student One Stop focus group will be Wednesday, October 29 at 2:00 pm in the conference room on the fourth floor of Meshel Hall. We want feedback for the banner system for efficiency.

Meeting with the Jambar- the main thing discussed was a forum for the website so that people can communicate with us. The idea is so people can have a back and forth in a public setting. We’d like it to go in banner, but for now, it’ll be off of our own website. We want students to want to participate. We’ll put the Student Academic Success Initiative (SASI) forward to the student body.

Contract negotiations – the university is trying to keep things within reason. They’ve authorized a strike; that doesn’t necessarily mean there will be one. This won’t be done until fact-finding (another two weeks) and then a ten day notice must be put forward. There is currently no backup plan if a strike starts. We’re attempting to talk people into an agreement. We ask that you talk to your professors and people you see on a daily basis.

The Excused Absence Policy didn’t get into the bulletin, so it’s not official. We have to wait for contracts.

 

Executive Vice President’s Report:

The SGA Bylaws don’t have amendments in place; we want to clear the grievance process to make it less liable. When everything is ready for voting it will be brought to the body.

We had a meeting with Dr. Palmer-Fernandez- we wanted a holistic view for what’s happening in negotiations. This is a political game so we wanted to get a different outlook, but this is one person’s view. They are prepared to strike; it doesn’t have to come to that.

Academic Standards Committee Meeting- dismissal policy: there isn’t one on the books right now. Dr. Teri Riley will draft language for a policy. Another thing discussed was the excused absence policy; it’s currently not enforceable because it was not put into the bulletin.

Student Academic Success Initiative (SASI): we want this information to go out to more students.

 

VP for Financial Affairs Report:

With this bill we have appropriated money for 56 events and 44 organizations.  We’ve used 39% from our general budget.  Roughly that translates to about 10% of the budget appropriated per meeting. We’ve also used36% from Chartwell’s budget.

Committee Chair Reports

Chair of Student Life

The Water bottle giveaway was successful; they were all gone by the first hour. Friday hours will be from 11-12, not 12-1. We’re unsure about situation with the Maag water fountain, there’s not enough funding. We’re interested in putting one in Wendy’s, or a satellite location, not within Kilcawley. We talked about looking to fix the one on the second floor; it’s very slow and stops after some time. Next giveaway should include a Tuesday/Thursday. (Nothing finalized)

One Warm Coat was finalized as service project. We talked with Jake about event to kick-off drive. We want to possibly collaborate with another organization.

We’d like SGA to do group volunteering at the Rescue Mission or some type of service housing. Alyssa suggested having an SGA body-wide “bring a donation” competition/event. Bring a canned good to body meeting – some kind of incentive; Due November 24th body meeting.

Chair of Academic Affairs

Academic Senate Standards Committee- we discussed the dismissal proposal and proposal suggestions. Excused absence policy; passed by Senate; it’s not in the bulletin, so not it wouldn’t be enforceable until next fall.

Last Lecture will be November 19th from 3-4pm in DeBartolo 132 (Senate Room). We need advertising, a picture?

Chair of University Affairs

We drafted a letter to Mayor McNally and Charles Shasho (city engineer), Deputy Director of Public Works asking for crosswalks and stop signs at Rayen/Hazel and Commerce/Phelps. They will provide statistics and stoplight/stop sign suggestions upon request from city engineer; we’ve invited Mayor McNally and Mr. Shasho to come speak with us.

 

Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative:  Breaking Chains and Building Hope, Monday, October 27, 6:00-7:30 PM; Tabernacle Baptist Church; open online forum for student feedback up soon.

 

There is a lack of use for the SGA Twitter account. We want to further promote SGA; should we advertise all events and body meetings, or create an SGA hashtag? We could possibly create an outlet for student complaints, comments, questions, event participation.

 

Luke Politsky is going to meet with the director of dining services and head chef to think of new ways to approach the Dining Services “Committee”.  Wed. Nov 19th @ (lunchtime?)

 

We want to get students’ opinions without making them feel like they must commit and attend every meeting. (Possible table where students can stop by and voice their opinions.) Student Activities Digest – late emailing and unsatisfactory format. Update of Google Calendar on SGA site with SGA events (and some of the University events that encompass a large number of students).

 

Weekend volunteerism events:  YNDC Workday Oct. 25 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM and Oct. 26 Youngstown Soup at the Calvin Center 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 

Chair of Financial Affairs

There are 10 organizations (11 Sections) up for appropriations on today’s bill. Representatives are present from: Youngstown Jazz Collective, Penguin Review, National Society of Black Engineers, YSU Equestrian Team, Council for Exceptional Children, Alpha Phi Delta, and Youngstown Student Education Association, International Students Association.

Unfinished Business

There is no unfinished business.

New Business

A Bill (SB F 2014-05)

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

Briggs: If we could correct the spelling of DeBartolo in Section 3.

Politsky: In Section 7 there should be commas added.

Gessler: Did they send an email saying they wouldn’t be here?

Orr: They did not. I have a comment regarding attendance; nowhere does it say that attendance is mandatory. It is highly recommended. We have already been in contact multiple times; it is not required by our financial path.

Anderson: Understand that sometimes it’s difficult to come.

Wolfe: I think it’s hard to have people notify other people all the time, so just having one person notify would be good. I think it’s a big amount of money.

Slavens: Nowhere in the rules does it say they have to email us.

Andriko: Under section 3, the proper name is Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts. Also for number 2, why isn’t the money coming from Chartwell’s?

Orr: The organization assessed their own funds and decided what would be a good amount and where the money should come from.

Motion to divide the question: Briggs first, Andriko second.

Motion to amend the bill, remove Section 2: Philips first, Leonard second.

Section 1: Youngstown Jazz Collective is appropriated the sum of $300.00 to defray the costs of food for their Swingin’ with Santa Event on December 1st 2014, $200.00 of which is from the Chartwell’s catering fund. Two hundred (200) students and community members are expected to attend.

YES: 34                                  NO: 0                                     ABSTENTIONS: 1

PASSES

Section 2: Penguin Review is appropriated the sum of $200.00 to defray the cost of food and expenses for their 50th Anniversary Launch Party which will be held November 20th 2014. This event will be held in the Debartlo Stadium Club. One hundred and fifty (150) students are expected to attend.

YES: 35                                  NO: 0                                     ABSTENTIONS: 0

PASSES

Section 3: Tau Kappa Epsilon is appropriated the sum of $200.00 to defray the costs of sounds equipment for their Third Annual Rock ‘til Dawn event which will be held November 15th 2014. This event will be held on campus and at Suzie’s Hot Dogs. Four hundred (400) students and community members are expected to attend.

YES: 2                                    NO: 22                                  ABSTENTIONS: 12

FAILS

 

Section 4: National Society of Black Engineers is appropriated the sum of $1280.00 to defray the cost of airfare for their travel to the NSBE National Convention which will be held March 25th -29th 2015. This event will be held in Anaheim, CA. Ten (10) members are expected to attend.

YES: 35                                  NO: 0                                     ABSTENTIONS: 0

PASSES

Section 5: Health and Physical Education Majors Club is appropriated $300.00 to defray the cost of registration for the Ohio Association of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation and Dance Conference which will be held December 3rd-5th 2014. This event will be held at Kalahari Resorts and Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio. Twenty four (24) students are expected to attend.

YES: 33                                  NO: 2                                     ABSTENTIONS: 0

PASSES

Section 6: YSU Equestrian Team is appropriated the sum of $420.00 to cover the cost of their trailer rental fee and their entrance fee for the IHSA Invitational which will be held November 15th 2014. This event will be at the University of Findlay in Ohio. Four (4) members are expected to participate.

YES: 24                                  NO: 0                                     ABSTENTIONS: 10

PASSES

Section 7: Council for Exceptional Children, Alpha Phi Delta, and Youngstown Student Education Association are appropriated the sum of $150.00 to defray the cost of crafts and church rental fees for their Christmas Ornament Party which will be held November 16th, 2014. This event will be held at St. Nicholas Lower Church in Struthers Ohio with Purple Cat. Three hundred (300) participants are expected to attend.

YES: 32                                  NO: 0                                     ABSTENTIONS: 3

PASSES

Section 8: International Students Association is appropriated the sum of $150.00 to defray the cost of the venue for their Fall Formal which will be held November 15th, 2014. This event will be held at the YWCA in Youngstown, Ohio. One hundred (100) students are expected to attend.

YES: 35                                  NO: 0                                     ABSTENTIONS: 0

PASSES

Section 9: Intervarsity Christian Fellowship is appropriated the sum of $600.00 to defray the cost of registration/tuition for the Chapter Focus week which will be held May 9th – 16th 2015. This event will be in held in Cedarville, MI. Fifteen (15) attendees are expected.

YES: 8                                    NO: 16                                  ABSTENTIONS: 11

FAILS

Section 10: Intervarsity Christian Fellowship is appropriated the sum of $400.00 to defray the cost of registration/tuition for the Black Campus Ministries 2015 Student Conference which will be held February 20th – 22nd 2015. This event will be in held in Detroit, MI. Thirty (30) attendees are expected.

YES:                                        NO:                                        ABSTENTIONS:

Voting on tabling Section 10, Yes: 25 NO: 10

VOTE PASSES

Motion to open discussion on/ approve resolution: Meditz first, Philips second.

Meditz: The University shouldn’t be holding student’s money; this resolution would be as if you had a debit account. We want to issue these cards to students so as to not waste resources.

Andriko: Can we table this until next meeting so you can send us this information?

Davis: With the cards can we still get some money back?

Meditz: It will be directly deposited on the card.

Gordon: She said you would still have the option to split money. They’re trying to move away from that but for some it’s still not feasible.

Meditz: Because of university policy they’re resending checks to old addresses.

Briggs: We can vote to table to bring this up with the information.

Voting on tabling: PASSES

Gallery Remarks

Make it known to us if we need to be here, also on the forum make an anonymous section.

Advisors’ Remarks

Driscoll: Thursday night is the Halloween party, come in costume for the contest, and then head to Inner Circle.

Becker: We have finished another clothing drive for the Professional Attire clothing drive; we need a home for the clothes. If you see a room in your college, ask someone if you can use it. We need someplace to hang these clothes. Keep your eyes and ears open.

Cooper: I must’ve had four students ask me about the strike. The union and faculty want it to happen and its striking fear into the students. After 15 years, most of it is rumor intended for a different purpose. Michael and Jake have great advice for you, listen to them. Consider everything carefully. You students need to voice your opinions; but I strongly urge you to be civil in your response.

DePoy:

Members’ Remarks

Tancabel: You don’t have to vote if you’re uncomfortable. There are abstentions for a reason; it will not count against you.

Lamping: We’re here to be the voice of the students. I think we forget this a lot, we lose the idea to communicate with people. We’re here for good.

Announcements:

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

Meeting adjourned at 5:22 pm.

Minutes for October 14, 2014

Minutes for SGA Meeting

October 13, 2014

President Slavens called the meeting to order at 4:01 pm.

Theresa took roll call. There are 39 voting members present at the start of the meeting.

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

Motion to approve minutes from last meeting: Anderson first, Phillips second.

Executive Business

President’s Report:

People don’t know what the Student One Stop offers; it makes things more efficient. If you’d be willing to go on below dates, look out for an email. There will be a Doodle. This will help better the understanding of how you are utilizing these sites and your overall perception of them to implement improvements.

Tuesday, October 28 or Wednesday, October 29 at 2:00 pm in the conference room on the fourth floor of Meshel Hall

Executive Vice President’s Report:

We need t-shirts sizes (we’ll send an email if we need your size). We have a design and need new people’s shirt sizes.

There is a future By-Law revisions/discussion on the horizon, we will have to move into Elections Procedure for that.

VP for Financial Affairs Report:

We have funded 46 events after this bill and 35 organizations. A total of 36 organizations have worked with for 46 total events. We’ve used a total of 36% of the Chartwells budget. The question we want to ask now is what events are organizations coming to SGA for? We’ve received and appropriated 4 academic events, 5 guest speakers, 4 philanthropic events, 25 social events, and 7 sporting events.

Committee Chair Reports

Chair of Student Life

We now have confirmed Homecoming week events. Monday 13th from 7:30-10:00 Coffee Giveaway, Thursday 16th 10:00-2:00 there will be a Raffle table (Kilcawley campus core), Thursday 16th 7:00-11:00 pm is the Fall Fire Fest. Hot apple Cider and Caramel Corn will be from Saturday 18th 11:00-2:00. Penguin Pride Tailgate is open to all students, sign-up sheets were sent around.

We talked with Brandy Schumaker about water bottle giveaway. The dates are Monday 20th from 11-1 (Andrews) and Friday 24th from 11-1 (Andrews).

For service project ideas we could have a holiday book drive, one warm coat, and two smaller service projects. Sign-up sheets will go around for all upcoming events.

Chair of Academic Affairs

In Senate they discussed President Tressel’s take on the provost appointment, in particular the selection process. The co-chairing issue of Standards Committee by Slavens was also brought up. Plus/minus grading was another issue. We’re wondering if we should push for Interim Provost Open Forum- Questions from students since he didn’t go through the election process. Also, there may be changes in scholarships; there’s an increase of faculty program due to an increase in students.

Ron Shacklee accepted to speak at Last Lecture. It’s on Nov. 19th at 2pm. Annaliza is reserving the room (Cushwa B112), and Elyse is creating signage (graphics after finished).

Student Academic Success Initiative (ALL TENTATIVE): There will be a Pre-Registration Survey to find time blocks that work best, a gage demand before offering classes to students a month before scheduling, emphasis on PRE-registration- not actual registration, and a requirement to take a survey from the review board. A con to this operation is the chairs preset schedule, requiring advisement. Scheduling for a year causes big retention issue between freshmen year fall to spring. There is the possibility of not meeting requirements for the next course (failing). Changing majors? Will the payment method stay the same?

Ohio mandated 120 requirements (maybe) to help students get out quicker than 124 averages. It’s covered in with other proposed changes to take out a general education as opposed to over division.

The general education model reform needs, according to board of regents, English, Math, Arts and Humanities, Social science, natural physical science. To help clarify this to students: At first Stem electives and Class, now: Rename domains of General-education classes. The Gen- Ed redo would be on the website, have no overlay for classes in 2 domains, no clearly defined domains, a balanced number of classes per domain, would grandfather students using old domain course listing requirements, and would cut the extra Gen- Ed requirement.

Faculty mentors give career advice while professional advisors give meeting requirements. Picking as opposed to them choosing means that there will be a listed possible candidate for each mentor, thresholds on each advisor and ranking may come into play.

Sliding Bulk rate Tuition Rate could save money. People attend 12 hours per semester and are not graduating in 4 years. If attending 14 hours they would probably graduate sooner. A student is full time at 12 hours. We could try to offer an annual/ Bi-Annual “Criteria Completion Incentive”. Something like a book voucher/ rebate; just to acknowledge and incentivize students that are following the plan.

Chair of University Affairs

Scott Smith from Housing and Urban Development previously discussed Kent and its revitalization. We need communication with the city of Youngstown to do something similar here. “Way signage” – Chuck Sasho, proposed a letter from Nick and WBCA reps to city engineer to show support for a crosswalk to Williamson and other locations (Commerce, Hazel) to help students get downtown. This could expand to the entire SGA body and downtown businesses for support. Sean and others will track how many students cross Rayen during a certain time interval.

Chair of Financial Affairs

There are 16 (amended to 15) organizations up for appropriations on today’s bill. Representatives are present from: PME Mathematical Honor Society, Youngstown State Ultimate, Interfraternity Council, Model United Nations, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Los Buenos Vecinos Spanish Club and Dance Club, American Marketing Association, Engineers without Borders, Dana Guitar Association.

Unfinished Business

There is no unfinished business.

New Business

A Bill (SB F 2014-04)

Motion to open floor for discussion on new business: Orr first, Anderson second.

Briggs: If you want to abstain you can. We want to fund as many organizations as possible, but we don’t want you to feel uncomfortable if you disagree. Don’t be afraid to vote against or abstain from something. You have the freedom to make that choice.

Motion to close: Yazvac second, Andriko first.

Motion to Amend the bill: Orr first, Briggs second.

Motion to divide the question: Barkett first, Briggs second.

Section 1: Slavic Student Association is appropriated the sum of $150.00 for lumber for their float in the Homecoming parade on October 18th 2014. Nine (9) student members are expected to participate.

YES: 38 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 1

PASSES

Section 2: PME Mathematical Honor Society is appropriated the sum of $250.00 to cover speaker fees for the speaker for YSU Mathfest which will be held October 23rd 2014. This event will be held in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. Five hundred (500) YSU and high school students are expected to attend.

YES: 35 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 4

PASSES

Section 3: Students in Fashion and Interiors is appropriated the sum of $205.00 to cover the cost of registration for the 2014 ITAA Conference which will be held November 12th -16th 2014. This event will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina. One (1) student presenter is are expected to attend.

YES: 35 NO: 4 ABSTENTIONS: 0

PASSES

Section 4: Student Physical Therapy Association is appropriated the sum of $750.00 to cover the costs of fees for their Physical Therapy Board Review Course which will be held May 6th and 7th 2015. This event will be held on campus. Eighty (80) students and faculty are expected to attend.

YES: 39 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0

PASSES

Section 5: Youngstown State Ultimate is appropriated the sum of $150.00 to defray the cost of their tournament entry fee for the Ohio States Fall Brawl 2014 which will be held October 25th and 26th 2014. This event will be held in Columbus, Ohio. Twenty five (25) members are expected to attend.

YES: 39 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0

PASSES

Section 6: Interfraternity Council is appropriated $530.00 to defray the cost of registration for the American Fraternal Leadership Values Conference which will be held January 29th- February 1st 2015. This event will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Five (5) students are expected to attend.

YES: 31 NO: 2 ABSTENTIONS: 6

PASSES

Section 7: Model United Nations is appropriated the sum of $500.00 to cover the cost of delegate fees for the Lake Erie International Model United Nations which will be held November 6th -9th, 2014. This event will be in West Lake, Ohio. Twenty four (24) students are expected to participate.

YES: 37 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 2

PASSES

Section 8: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority is appropriated the sum of $55.00 to defray the cost of registration for the Ohio State Conference which will be held October 23th- 26th, 2014. This event will be in Dayton, Ohio. Three (3) students are expected to attend.

YES: 38 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 1

PASSES

Section 9: Los Buenos Vecinos Spanish Club and Dance Club are appropriated the sum of $150.00 to cover the cost of the venue for their Spanish Dancing Fiesta which will be held November 11th, 2014. This event will be held at Kuzman’s Lounge. One hundred (100) students and community members are expected to attend.

YES: 34 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 5

PASSES

Section 10: American Marketing Association is appropriated the sum of $400.00 to defray the cost of registration for the National AMA conference which will be held March 18th – 22nd 2015. This event will be in held in New Orleans. Twelve (12) attendees are expected.

YES: 39 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0

Section 12: YSU Chapter of the ADHA is appropriated the sum of $246.89 to cover the cost of lodging for their ODHA Annual Session which will be held November 7-9th, 2014. This event will be in held in Newark, Ohio. Nine (9) students are expected to attend.

YES: 35 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 4

PASSES

Section 13: Engineers without Borders is appropriated $700.00 to defray the cost of registration fees for the EWB-USA 2014 National Conference which will be held October 31st- November 2nd, 2014. This event will be held in Reston, VA. Six (6) students are expected to attend.

YES: 38 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 1

PASSES

Section 14: Dana Guitar Association of YSU is appropriated $350.00 to defray the cost of the Clinic/ Masterclass/ and Performance fees for their guest artist for the Jazz Clinic, Masterclass, and Concert featuring Ben Monder which will be held November 21st, 2014. This event will be held in Bliss Hall in room 2222. One hundred and fifty (150) students are expected to attend.

YES: 39 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0

PASSES

Section 15: Beta Alpha Psi is appropriated $75.00 to defray the cost of parking for their Cleveland Tour of Financial Firms which will be held November 7th, 2014. This event will be held in Cleveland, Ohio. Twenty (20) students are expected to attend.

YES: 31 NO: 6 ABSTENTIONS: 2

PASSES

Section 16: Helping Others by Providing Encouragement is appropriated the sum of $300.00: $200 to cover the cost of refreshments from the Chartwell’s fund and $100 to cover the cost of security from the general budget for their Words of Hope Day which will be held November 1st, 2014. This event will be

held in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. Two hundred and fifty (250) students are expected to attend.

YES: 32 NO: 3 ABSTENTIONS: 4

PASSES

Motion to discuss student success: Edgell first, Gessler second.

Slavens: Advisement- having a professional advisor to meet with before every registration period; making sure you know what you’re doing and things are getting done. Faculty mentors aren’t right because things are always changing, but they are good for career advice, however, they’re not obligated or responsible for formal advisement. Key courses information is pushed forward to you during junior year so you can think ahead. The curriculum sheets have required courses that tell you what you should be taking when. You’ll know what your 4 years will look like. Also, departments know when courses should be offered. Scheduling for a year, students won’t drop out as much and it’s less of a thought process. The department will know the demand because it will create a wait list idea for department chair. Gen-Ed requirements are more efficient, name change for the class groupings.

Briggs: I spoke with Alan Tomhave, we’re trying to reorganize things for students, especially the website database for Gen-Ed course domains. Ideally we’d like to change it. Course crossover is applying one course to multiple domains; one course to apply it how you want to. We’re not looking to change the structure, just to make it more understandable for the students.

Slavens: Maybe electronic curriculum sheets tied to banner accounts that fill as you go along. These will take time (money constraints). 120 hour degree programs for all degrees would be difficult. It could help people get out in four years. An incentive program, 4 year guarantee, in theory sounds nice; reward student when they meet criteria so they graduate in 4 years. Some ideas were tuition, book store vouchers. Increasing bulk rate so it’s not a huge burden also sounds nice, but there’s no way to decrease financial burden. This could be a huge benefit.

Shehadi: Is there an example of an academic program that doesn’t have 4 year curriculum sheet?

Evans: Almost all humanities.

Briggs: If you go into departments they have sheets, but don’t lay it out by year. Even more so, we’re advocating for an online- one that can be filled online to be tracked.

Farran: Can we make it mandatory to have forms, curriculum sheet and form, almost too specific, that doesn’t allow for adjustment?

Briggs: Have sheets that give suggestions and tracks?

Farran: Yes.

Phillips: It’s a good idea to have it online. I saved my sheet from freshman year and bring it to my advisor.

Greathouse: Personal programs have multiple hours.

Briggs: Reduction on some hours would unfairly punish students, increase flat bulk rate ideally would be great for student but YSU loses revenue.

Elyse: We need to be mindful of grad students and the lack of major requirements that pushed graduation back an entire year. With a 4 year guarantee plan the majority of students might want to be in virtual classrooms. It would be helpful for all tools to be online.

Olmi: What’s the advisor recommendation now?

Slavens: It’s all over depending on department, but there’s nothing solid.

Briggs: We want students to meet with advisors.

MacGregor: What would we do with students who come in during the spring semester?

Slavens: It’s not like you could only register during one period of time.

Andrews: It’s great to acclimate freshmen and get everyone involved.

Briggs: There’s a program like that, theoretically, in the works.

Barkett: My college is easy to read, but some others are interesting. Especially with the course work. Someone should inspect the accountability.

Slavens: There would be a standard.

Anderson: Once this goes online there has to be a standard to take down all the old ones.

Gordon: With new advisement shouldn’t student still have the option?

Orr: What’s the feasibility with meeting with the chairs?

Malsch: Incentives to reward students isn’t maybe the best, but we can creative incentives to use CSP. We should consider the options we give all students to engage them, it’s a demographic to consider. Forgiveness plans if a student fails/drops a class. Curriculum sheets should also include testing.

Briggs: The reason I’m for bookstore voucher is because the university is saying “good job for meeting these expectations”.

Slavens: Professional advisors for all that could help everybody. I could see positives and negatives for each.

Briggs: Provost said to made it ideally, not thinking about budget.

Edgell: Can you send all this info to us?

Slavens: Yes, we’ll send it out.

Elyse: Because of the poor retention rates, first year course is necessary. I think we need to take on the first year credit hours and lower the Gen-Ed hour requirements.

Evans: I think the limit should come from the general education courses

Slavens: The state is trying to make all courses 120 hours.

Motion to close: Edgell first, MacGregor second.

Gallery Remarks

Thanks for the money appropriated on behave of Bridges out of Poverty.

Thanks from the Spanish Club.

Thanks, the money helped.

Advisors’ Remarks

Driscoll: Shout out for people to make sure people understand what’s going. Thanks for going to Diversity Prom.

Becker: Get to know what’s going on in your colleges. You’re representing them; ask questions. Ask the staff, faculty and students what they’re doing and about upcoming events. Every college is different.

DePoy: ABSENT

Cooper: Dinner is calling.

Members’ Remarks

Announcements:

Motion to adjourn the meeting: Tancabel first, MacGregor second.

Meeting adjourned at 5:10 pm.

Minutes for September 29, 2014

Minutes for SGA Meeting

September 29, 2014

President Slavens called the meeting to order at 4:08 pm.

Guest Speaker: Angela Delaquila- Penguin Productions

Fall Fire Fest on Thursday, October 16th from 7pm-11pm.

Theresa took roll call. There are 43 voting members present at the start of the meeting.

The minutes from the previous meeting and agenda were approved with no objections: Anderson first, Tamulonis second.

Executive Business

President’s Report:

Enrollment Management Council: Royal and Company applications are available and it already has 100+ applications. Right now they’re targeting seniors but eventually want to expand to other students.

We met with Deans Howell, Licata, Kestner, and Interim Provost Abraham to try to bring to light the issues of getting professors into Banner and professors getting textbook lists in on time. Over 50 classes are not on the banner system; and there are no negative consequences if a professor doesn’t have a banner account. With the new policy, if a professor doesn’t list a book on time then the class will use the book from the previous semester.

Student Centered Academic Success: we’re working for a conglomeration of little changes like making it easier to register, better advising and curriculum, and helping students graduate within four years.

Executive Vice President’s Report:

Academic Standards Committee: Slavens and I co-chairing which gives us a bit of leeway to set agendas; the students can use us as vehicle to set standards. This is the first time students have been co-chairs to a university committee. We will be looking at +/- grades again and it will be handled within committee.

Slavens, Gabi and I met with Leslie Page, Assistant Director for CSP Orientation Services. We talked about international students and trying to get them more support; maybe assign them a peer mentor. We will meet in the near future with the CISP, and try to peg down items we specifically can improve.

Senate Gen Ed Committee Meeting: Learning experience/outcomes for military personnel. They have experiences sufficient to meet specific outcomes; because of this can they receive 16 hours of general education credits in certain courses.

Last Lecture results: 34 people voted and the results showed Ron Shacklee as the winner. We will approach him with some dates; if he is not willing to speak, we will move down the list of candidates (in order from voting results).

VP for Financial Affairs Report:

If the bill passes we will have funded 24 student organizations for 30 different events. We’ve used 19% of our general budget, and 32% of the Chartwell’s fund.

Committee Chair Reports

Chair of Student Life:

Water bottles were ordered Wednesday (~460 bottles); we’re talking with Joy Byers of Campus Rec as soon as bottles come in. Surveying for a location went well, 235 students replied.

There will be a coffee giveaway the Monday of Homecoming week (10/13/2014). We’ll be taking signups for 7:30am-10:00am.

There is a tailgate on (10/18/2014). We talked w/ Joe from MVR about catering it; we have the same budget as last year, $630. The only question now is what type of food or do we want the same order?

Paul Farbman – the president of peer mentors club is waiting to hear back for plans with tailgate. We discussed previous years’ tailgates. Sign-up sheets will come out in upcoming weeks.

Chair of Academic Affairs Report:

There has been a new Provost selected. Dr. Abraham will be acting as interim Provost; he will hold this position until January (possibly).

Our library is having a funding issue. We have a 0.5% (1 million) budget, which, in comparison to similar sized universities, is not big. We rely on big name subscription sites such as Ebsco/JStore for research, and if those go digital or change we may not have the funding to access them.

Last Lecture nominations have been narrowed down to four candidates: Dr. Mettee, Michael Jerryson, Ron Shacklee, and Frank Sole. We will send out a survey for people to vote. The best room for the lecture would be: Cushwa B112, Williamson, Debartlo 132, and Chestnut room/Ohio room. We need two signs and multiple posters for around campus. Can an artsy person create a poster design?

Chair of University Affairs Report:

Guest speaker, Gloria Kobus – Office of University Bursar, spoke about refunding credit balances and the difference between direct deposits versus checks (which are being discouraged). She encourages prepaid cards: checks are problematic if sent to the wrong address; also checks must be monitored and made sure to be cashed. It’s lots of work for Office; and must be reissued if not cashed within certain number of days. Gloria wants to make sure all students are getting all of their funds without encountering hidden bank fees. YSU is considering placing student refunds on prepaid [debit] cards from which students can access funds (without ATM or overdraft fees). The money would not be directly on a card, you just access the money using it. You can choose to send funds to your bank account from card, send paycheck once graduated to this card, and send some refund money to bank account and some to the card. Gloria wants student representatives present for the credit card company presentations. Student OneStop Twitter: @YSUOneStop

Opinions of placing refund monies on pre-paid debit cards: the university needs to address financial responsibility with the cards. We ask SGA body to support the prepaid card proposition (resolution).

The study of downtown city signage used to direct people downtown and to YSU needs to be improved. Maybe there could be an addition of more mall-sized campus maps. Also there should be a crosswalk/stoplight for students crossing Rayen to Williamson, or Rayen to Disability Services.

Student Discount Updates: Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts: 10% off bill; Christopher’s Downtown: 10% off bill; Youngstown Nation: $5 off

Chair of Financial Affairs Report:

There are nine organizations up for appropriations on today’s bill. There were representatives present from: Dana Flute Society, International Student’s Association, College Music Society, Zeta Tau Alpha, University Scholars, Youngstown State Bowling Club, Youngstown Student Education Association, and YSUnity: LGBTQIA.

Unfinished Business

There is no unfinished business.

New Business:

A Bill (SB F 2014-03)

Motion to open the floor for discussion on new business: Yazvac first, Malsch second.

Defuria: In section 3, what’s the proper name of the association? Is it plural “student’s”?

ISA Rep: Yes.

Malsch: On sections 7 and 9, for bowling club, are they on the same dates?

Orr: Correct, but they’re different teams, male and female.

Defuria: In section 1, participators should be participants

Motion to divide the question: Andriko first, Gessler second.

Section 1: Student Organization for Respiratory Care is appropriated the sum of $660.00 for registration for AARC Congress: Sputum Bowl Competition which will be held December 8th -12th 2014. This event will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Four (4) student participators are expected to attend.

YES: 43 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0

PASSES

Section 2: Dana Flute Society is appropriated the sum of $600.00 to cover police security and defray the cost of the guest artist for their Dana Flute Festival which will be held October 25th 2014. This event will be held in Bliss Hall. Two hundred (200) students are expected to attend.

YES: 43 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0

PASSES

Section 3: International Student’s Association is appropriated the sum of $200.00 from the Chartwell’s catering fund to defray the cost of food for their Valentine’s Day social which will be held February 14th 2015. This event will be held in the DeBartolo Stadium Club. One hundred (100) members are expected to attend.

YES: 43 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0

PASSES

Section 4: College Music Society is appropriated the sum of $300.00 to cover the costs of fees and defray the cost of travel for their guest speaker for the Musicology Guest Lecture: Dr. Guy Capuzzo which will be held October 10, 2014. This event will be held in the Bliss Recital Hall. One hundred (100) students and faculty are expected to attend.

YES: 42 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 1

PASSES

Section 5: Zeta Tau Alpha is appropriated the sum of $1,200.00 to cover the cost of YSU janitorial services and YSU police security for their Fourteenth annual Pink Ribbon Cheer Classic which will be held October 26th 2014. This event will be held in Beeghly Center. Forty (40) members and ninety (90) squads are expected to attend.

YES: 41 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 2

PASSES

Section 6: University Scholars is appropriated $200.00 from the Chartwell’s catering fund and $295.00 from the general budget to cover the cost of security and supplies for Shantytown 2014 which will be held October 25-26, 2014. This event will be on the Cafaro Greens. One hundred and twenty (120) students are expected to participate.

YES: 24 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 19

PASSES

Section 7: Youngstown State Bowling Club is appropriated the sum of $200.00 to defray the cost of registration for the Ball State Cardinal Classic which will be held September 27th and 28th, 2014. This event will be in Muncie, Indiana. Twenty (20) students are expected to attend.

YES: 43 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0

PASSES

Section 8: Youngstown State Bowling Club is appropriated the sum of $100.00 to defray the cost of registration for the Pennsylvania Classic which will be held October 18th and 19th, 2014. This event will be in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Ten (10) students are expected to attend.

YES: 43 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0

PASSES

Section 9: Youngstown State Bowling Club is appropriated the sum of $100.00 to defray the cost of registration for the Upike Orange and Black Classic which will be held September 27th and 28th, 2014. This event will be in Dayton, Ohio. Ten (10) students are expected to attend.

YES: 43 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0

PASSES

Section 10: Youngstown Student Education Association is appropriated the sum of $50.00 from the Chartwell’s catering fund to defray the cost of food for their Future Educators of America conference which will be held October 17th, 2014. This event will be in held in McKay Auditorium in Beeghly Hall. Sixty (60) attendees are expected.

YES: 41 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 2

PASSES

Section 11: Youngstown Student Education Association is appropriated the sum of $75.00 from the Chartwell’s catering fund to defray the cost of food and $150 from the general budget to cover the cost of scholastic children’s books for their Upward Bound Christmas party which will be held December 6th, 2014. This event will be in held in McKay Auditorium in Beeghly Hall. Seventy (70) attendees are expected.

YES: 41 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 2

PASSES

Section 12: Youngstown Student Education Association is appropriated the sum of $75.00 from the Chartwell’s catering fund to defray the cost of food and $300 from the general budget to cover the cost of scholastic children’s books for their Read Across America event which will be held February 28th, 2014. This event will be in held in McKay Auditorium in Beeghly Hall. One hundred and forty (140) attendees are expected.

YES: 41 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 2

PASSES

Section 13: YSUnity: LGBTQIA is appropriated $100.00 from the general budget to cover the police fee and $200 from the Chartwell’s catering budget to defray the cost of food for the Diversity Prom which will be held October 10th, 2014. This event will be in the Chestnut room in Kilcawley Center. Two hundred and fifty (250) students are expected to attend.

YES: 43 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0

PASSES

Financial Path

Tancabel: Anything in blue we will be adding, anything in red will be removed, and the yellow are typos.

Orr: We’d fund 130-140 organizations up to 7%- if we funded 16, at max we’d only be helping 10%. We want to help as many as possible. The Financial Affairs committee thought it was best to fund organizations this way.

Barkett: We wanted to stay under this amount unless approved by committee.

Tancabel: That’s probably a good idea. By a unanimous consent they can suggest amount; the body would vote as to what we think is a proper amount.

Malsch: What is 3.5% of our budget?

Orr: It’s just under 1,500.

Malsch: Can we see how this affects us?

Orr: We’re looking at number of events, student outreach- what is our outreach to student so that we can put a dollar value on it.

Tyler: Is this from general? Is there a cap on the Chartwell’s budget currently?

Tancabel: Different organizations co- sponsoring events: if two organizations are applying for the same event they are assumed equal share of the budget given them.

Evans: About the 3.5% discount; is that per year?

Tancabel: Yes, per year.

Lamping: Is there a safety net for the budget?

Orr: In the past we’ve asked for collaborations that were not formally recognized.

Tancabel: We need to clear up ambiguity there, for collaborative events; both cannot apply for the same event. One organization can do it but is required to divide the money equally. In order to pass all of these changes we need super majority or 2/3 of amount present in roll call. We need 26 people to vote yes to pass something.

Motion to move into voting procedures: Barkett first, Olmi second.

Motion to divide: Tancabel first, Anderson second.

Voting

Section C: PASSES

Section D: PASSES

All Section E: PASSES

Section G: PASSES

Section 302, A: PASSES

Gallery Remarks:

There are no gallery remarks.

Advisors’ Remarks:

Driscoll: There will be lip-sync battles Jimmy Fallon style. Approximately 1,700 students vote for homecoming; thanks for all the good things you’re doing. There is a speaker at Stambaugh Auditorium and I have free tickets if you want to go, come see me.

Cooper: Let’s go home.

Becker: International students, we want local students to attend. I’ll send info.

Members’ Remarks:

Meditz: STEM reps- better relationship for the expo happening this Friday from 12-2pm.

Barkett: Jazz Concert next Monday.

Gessler: The water bottles came in; they’re lovely and sturdy.

Announcements:

Motion to adjourn the meeting: Evans first, Phillips second

Meeting adjourned at 5:05 pm.

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.

o

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.

Minutes for August 25, 2014

 

Minutes for SGA Meeting

August 25, 2014

 

President Slavens called the meeting to order at 4:05pm.

Guest Speaker: President Tressel

o   We as students serving on SGA has a huge impact on YSU

o   The ongoing question SGA is asking is how can we get more involvement by students? Let’s start by being really good, we can create the engagement of more students by make something people want to be a part of.

o   Pete’s Pride group has 180 people signed up to come to campus and spend their time; it’s a rewarding experience

o   Quality activities on campus must be fun and enjoyable

Theresa took roll call. There are 37 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:

Applications will be accepted until midnight, freshman applications – according to bylaws will be accepted until Friday. This is an ongoing process.

 

The AARRC is helping out with enrollment on campus.

 

Royall & Company is getting the names of students that are planning to attend YSU and reaching out to them. So far this has shown to be a great success. It has shown a 150% increase statistic.

  • Update on numbers: we’re down on numbers which can be attributed to students that didn’t make it in or students that weren’t allowed into YSU.

 

PAC needs volunteers to staff the upcoming event. The event was created to give a solid base of professional attire to students that don’t have anything to wear to interviews. We want to tie with local businesses.

 

 

Executive Vice President’s Report:

Committee membership is one variable in an ongoing process, there is an overlap between Academic Affairs and Academic Senate. Everyone will be involved and kept up to date. There will be a consistent form of communication via forum that will be decided.

 

Leadership Summit “Town Hall Meetings” were successful. We ultimately learned that students don’t know how to access information.

 

 

 

Vice President for Financial Affairs Report:

During the Leadership Summit the “Funding Student Organization” meeting was heavily attended. Steps for that process are posted on our website (www.ysu.edu/sga)

There were lots of summer appropriations. We’re helping student organizations reach their

 

 

Vice President for Student Life Report:

The Block Party had a consistent flow of students.

 

Football toss had a great turnout; the Team Tressel shirts were successful and great for school spirit.

 

Student One Stop was at the campus core Lemonade Giveaway for students to associate themselves with the portal. Students that stopped by received a free t-shirt.

 

 

Committee Chair Reports: NO REPORTS

Chair of Student Life

Chair of Academic Affairs

Chair of University Affairs

Chair of Financial Affairs

 

 

Unfinished Business:

There is no unfinished business.

 

New Business:

Committee Chair Elections

 

Student Life: Malsch nominates Adams

Adams is elected

Academic Affairs: Anderson nominates Edgell

Edgell is elected

 

University Affairs: Edgell nominates DeFuria, Meditz nominates Shehadi

Shehadi declines

Defuria is elected

 

Financial Affairs: Orr nominates Anderson, Davis nominates Philips, and Gordon nominates Wolfe

Voting via paper ballot

Anderson: 13     Phillips: 13           Wolfe: 8

Due to tie voting resumes

Anderson: 15     Phillips: 19

Phillips is elected

 

A Bill (SB F 2014-1)

 

Motion to amend the dates from Section 4 from Sept. 5 to Jan. 23: Davis first, Greathouse second.

 

Section 1: In a general consensus between the President, the Vice President, and the Vice President of Financial Affairs, Student Government appropriated the sum of $400.00 to Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity. This is to cover the cost of lodging for the Sigma Tau Gamma Grand Chapter to be held in New Orleans July 30th through August 2nd. Sixteen (16) members are expected to attend.

 

YES: 34                  NO: 0                     ABSTENTIONS: 3

PASSES

 

Section 2: In a general consensus between the President, the Vice President, and the Vice President of Financial Affairs, Student Government appropriated the sum of $400.00 to Helping Others by Providing Encouragement. This is to defray the cost of registration for the TWLOHA Summer Conference to be held in Cape Canaveral July 25th through July 27nd. Four (4) members are expected to attend.

 

YES: 37                  NO: 0                     ABSTENTIONS: 0

PASSES

 

Section 3: In a general consensus between the President, the Vice President, and the Vice President of Financial Affairs, Student Government appropriated the sum of $200.00 to Chi Alpha from the Chartwell’s catering fund. This is to defray the cost of the Chi Alpha Welcome Open House to be held August 21st in the Jones room. Thirty (30) members and other students are expected to attend.

 

YES: 37                  NO: 0                     ABSTENTIONS: 0

PASSES

 

Section 4: In a general consensus between the President, the Vice President, and the Vice President of Financial Affairs, Student Government appropriated the sum of $200.00 to the YSU Honors Council from the Chartwell’s catering fund. This is to defray the cost of their YSU Fall Honors Recognition program to be held September 5th in the Chestnut room of Kilcawley center. Over one hundred (100) students are expected to attend.

 

YES: 34                  NO: 0                     ABSTENTIONS: 3

PASSES

 

Section 5: In a general consensus between the President, the Vice President, and the Vice President of Financial Affairs, Student Government appropriated the sum of $200.00 to Student Affairs Leadership Support Association (SALSA) from the Chartwell’s catering fund. This is to defray the cost of the Student Affairs Meet and Greet to be held September 12th in the Chestnut room. Seventy five (75) members and other students are expected to attend.

 

YES: 36                  NO: 0                     ABSTENTIONS: 1

PASSES

 

Motion to close the floor on new business: Andriko first, Yazvac second

 

Gallery Remarks:

There are no gallery remarks.

 

Advisors’ Remarks:

Cooper: Next week is interviews for the four finalists of the Provost. It is an open forums and student leaders are urged to attend; the interviews will be all day. Students are asked to go and provide input. The candidates will be announced (probably) tomorrow 8/26.

 

Driscoll: You as student leaders are the voice and ears of students so I challenge you to pay attention to what’s happening around campus

 

DePoy: Visit the website American student government association

( http://asgaonline.com/ME2/Default.asp ) a strong student organization directly leads to a better experience for all students. We as leaders on campus have to ask what we can do to make YSU a stronger institution and what we can do to help YSU. Serving on SGA will help your résumé and you, in turn, will help wherever you serve in the future a stronger place.

 

Becker:  SGA could be involved in an event that is planned on Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 10am-2pm. A store of clothes is in progress to help students who don’t have professional clothing. The bigger picture for the store is to be able to help people with internships and professional jobs. Volunteers are needed for abovementioned time and date.

People will be there presenting professional ideas and résumés for people attending (hair, makeup, gift cards included)

Incorporation of National Students- for more information attend committee meetings

 

 

Members’ Remarks:

Grow Youngstown: ( http://www.growyoungstown.org/ ) Has fresh produce that is locally raised and it’s helping our community.

 

UPAC: September 10th

 

Announcements:

Motion to adjourn the meeting: Andriko

 

Meeting adjourned at 5:13pm.