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September 25, 2017 Minutes

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Monday, Sept 25th, 2017 4:00 PM

Academic Affairs

Order of Business

    1. Last Lecture
      1. Wednesday, November 15, @ 4 p.m.
      2. Put out nominations to the body. Send in your recommendations!
    2. Mayor Forum
      1. Week of Oct 23rd
      2. Tito Brown and Janet Tarpley have accepted…waiting on Sean McKinney
      3. Think of questions we can ask the candidates
        1. Want questions to be drafted by next committee meeting
        2. Want to have a debate instead of a forum. Ernie will reach out to President Tressel to see if he will moderate. Checking on Chestnut room for availability
        3. potential time is either 6 or 7
    3. Souls to the Polls
      1. Idea: Penguin shuttle to take people to the polls
      2. Survey to students to assess need
    4. Faculty Negotiation Update
      1. Fact Finding accepted by Faculty but rejected by Board of Trustees
      2. Verbal agreement still holding for now
  1. Discussion

1. Advertising for academic resources

2. Textbook affordability meeting next week

3. Questions for mayoral debate

4. One gen. ed. class to target with open-source textbook

  1. Adjournment

Student Government Association

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Monday, Sept. 25th, 2017 4:00 PM

Assessment & Enrichment

Order of Business

Call to Order: 4:00

  1. Roll Call: Korinne Sackela, Lindsay Heldreth, Isabel Stoeber, Alicia Herman, Kenna Rearick, Emma Kovacs, Dominic Lattanzio
    1. Absent: Teddy Everett
  2. Old Business
  3. New business
    1. Little Free Library
      1. Student Organizations interested in sponsoring a library
      2. Reach out to Greek Life
      3. Philosophy and Religious Studies Department expressed interest
      4. Interviewed by the Jambar
    2. Parking Survey
      1. Start generating questions
        1. Include: passes/costs, safety, NOT parking availability
        2. Review responses from the assessment office
    3. Informal questionnaires
      1. Name/catch phrase
      2. Biweekly; will send out survey for time slots
    4. YSU/Student ID Deals and Discounts
      1. Updated lists
      2. Zach While: redesign website and update discounts
      3. Rachel Shipp: update/order new discount board in the lower arcade of Kilcawley
    5. Fall Fire Fest: Saturday, Sept. 23rd from 7:00-11:00 in the M71 Lot
    6. SGA Retreat: Friday, Sept. 29th from 5:00-7:00 at V² downtown
  4. Ideas/Discussion?

Adjournment: 4:20

Student Government Association

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SGA: Financial Affairs Committee

Meeting Agenda

September 25th, 2017

Opening Remarks/Committee Updates:

  • Vice Chair Appointment
  • Questions/Concerns from committee members
  • Attendance

Meeting with Organizations:

Event Appropriation Applications

Zeta Tau Alpha

Name of Event: The Pink Ribbon Cheer Classic

Event Date: 10/22/2017 Application Date: 9/5/2017

Location: Beeghly Gym

Total Cost of Event: $3,000 – most items are donated

Number of Members Attending: 2,500 cheerleaders and 2,500 spectators

Description of Event: The Pink Ribbon Cheer Classic, which is being held at YSU’s Beeghly Center on October 22, 2017, was started sixteen years ago as a way for our organization to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research, awareness, and education, which is our national philanthropy. It is a day-long cheer and dance exhibition in which more than ninety squads are invited to pay a registration fee to perform a three to five-minute routine and dedicate it to women who have survived breast cancer or live on in their memory. Squads are awarded based on the following: team spirit, bringing the most spectators to the event, and raising money for our cause in their communities. Individual cheerleaders may enter a jump-off or tumble-off competition in which other prizes are awarded for the best cheerleading jumps and tumbling passes. Also included in the day are apparel sales, a concession stand, raffle baskets, and recognition of high school seniors and breast cancer survivors. In the past, 95.9 KISS-FM has hosted the event and also did a live broadcast part of the day. One hundred percent of the money raised through the Cheer Classic is donated to the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation which then distributes the money to our partnering organizations. Since its inception in 2001, the event has raised over $1,000,000 for the cause. Last year we raised over $120,000.00! We are taking great strides in making this event an even bigger success this year. As this is our seventeenth event, we have truly made a mark in the community.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body: Not only is an event of this caliber beneficial to those who have been affected by breast cancer, but it also holds many benefits for its host school, Youngstown State University. Since we recruit cheerleading squads from all over Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, the Midwest, and even Canada, it gives YSU excellent publicity to those who attend the event. Those not attending the event will still be reached through various local television and radio shows, as well as through our various social media pages. Over half of our participants are high school students, which gives them the opportunity to see a potential college they may want to attend. This alone makes it an excellent recruitment tool for YSU. Anyone belonging to the University community is invited and encouraged to attend this remarkable event.

Itemized Cost: YSU Police Department Security & Traffic Control Officers: $1,850 (estimate from YSU PD)
YSU Parking: $500 (rough estimate of parking for volunteers and coaches)
Concessions cost: $650

Fundraising: For the past 16 years, we have had a great partnership with Clear Channel (95.9 and 98.9) and Panera Bread. Panera Bread has a special Pink Ribbon Bagel Day in which they donate 100% of the profits to the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center right here in Youngstown. They also donate a portion of the proceeds from the bagel sales for the remainder of October. ZTA has teamed up with Panera Bread to advertise Bagel Day, as well as spread awareness at the local locations. The day of the Pink Ribbon Cheer Classic, ZTA matches Panera Bread’s donation to the Joanie Abdu Center. At our event last year, we presented the Joanie Abdu Center a check for $25,000!
As in previous years, we will be setting up a table at the Boardman Rotary Oktoberfest to promote our event in the community, and also to raise money through donations. At Oktoberfest, we will be painting faces for the children in attendance, selling t-shirts, and raffling off a basket. This is also an opportunity for our members to pass out pink ribbons, and spread awareness.
In previous years, we have held two “Pink Out Games” with YSU Athletics, the last one being held in 2014. In 2013 and 2014, we walked around the tailgate lot passing out pink ribbons and spreading awareness. YSU fans were encouraged to wear pink in honor of all breast cancer patients. The football team even participated by adding a little pink to their uniforms! During the tailgate, we advertised the game through a radio telecast in order to promote the event throughout the Youngstown area. This past year, the very first “Think Pink Game” was held on Saturday, October 1st, and though it sounds similar, the new name of the event allowed us to do more programming for the event, which we are hoping will allow us to make it bigger and better than before!
At the beginning of October, we will be hosting our “Pink Out Week” on campus to help kick off breast cancer awareness month. We will be selling t-shirts, painting people’s faces with pink ribbons, and asking the fraternity houses on campus to participate in our “Pink Out” house competition. The weekend before the event, we will decorate the campus with all pink decorations, with the hope of promoting our events on campus. We will be taking donations at this event as well.
Our organization is also currently pursuing donations, both monetary and non-monetary such as raffles and concessions, from local businesses and community members to help defray the cost of putting on this significant fundraising event.

Community Service: Our chapter is very service-oriented and participates in many local and national service projects each year to support not only our philanthropy but others as well.  Below is a description of some of these events and the participation of our chapter.
• Adopt-a-Nursing Home:  For the past few years we have adopted Park Vista Retirement Community and plan an event with them each semester. Each spring semester, we host our Annual “Senior Prom.” During this event, we will be treating the residents to an exciting night of dancing and socializing.  We will decorate the dining room, supply cookies and punch, and entertain each of the residents.
• Beatitude House: Our chapter donates various items to this local shelter for women and children in the valley. We collected school supplies and various other supplies throughout the semester. We also put on an Easter Egg Hunt for the children during the Easter season. In addition, we will be making baskets for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas with various items for the families at the shelter.
• Oktoberfest: Our chapter has volunteered for the local event as a way to promote the upcoming Pink Ribbon Cheer Classic. Each year we pay for the booth in the nonprofit section, and we hand out pink ribbons, as well as shower cards (that have information about self-breast examinations) to all the spectators. This year we will be having children’s face painting, as well as selling t-shirts and raffle basket tickets. All of the money that we earn here is used to help fund up-front costs for the Pink Ribbon Cheer Classic. We also use this event to provide more information about the event, as well as get the community involved in awareness efforts.
• THINKPINK! ®: THINKPINK! ® is an idea that we promote various times throughout the year by passing out THINKPINK!® cards and ribbons, shower cards, and other information regarding breast cancer awareness and self-exams. Typically, we set up a table in Kilcawley Center in which all of our sisters take turns handing out this information. We will pass it out at the Oktoberfest as well.
• Panera-thon: This is an annual event held at the Covelli Center here in Youngstown that raises money for the Joanie Abdu Breast Cancer Center, which is located in Youngstown, Ohio. It consists of a 2-mile walk/ run, a kid’s run, and a 10k run. We participate as both volunteers and racers for the day.
• American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk: In 2015, ZTA took on two new sponsors, one being the American Cancer Society. As a collegiate chapter, we began to volunteer our time, as well as participate in, the Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in October 2015. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walks are the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities with a shared determination to finish the fight. It also is a celebration of survivorship – an occasion to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer’s last century, and we are glad to be a part of it. This coming year, we will be participating and volunteering in the Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on October 7, 2017.

Applying for future appropriations within this academic year: No

Contact Person: Corrin Regginello

Total Number of Members: 40

Suggestions:

Montana suggested 2,000 towards admission which that brings it to 2,000 / 5 = 400 tickets.

Final Decision:

The suggested appropriation is $2,000 from the general fund to defray the cost of admission.

Youngstown State Art Educators Association

Name of Event: Ohio Art Education Association 2017 State Conference

Event Date: 11/23/17 – 11/4/17 Application Date: 9/9/2017

Location: Toledo, Ohio

Total Cost of Event: Early Bird Registration $300.00 $255 (Postmarked Oct. 1). Two students will be attending making the total registration fee $600.00 $510.

Number of Members Attending: 2

Description of Event: The following event is a Professional Development opportunity held in Toledo, Ohio. Individuals with a passion for art education travel from all over Ohio to attend this three day event. The conference brings in some of the greatest Art Educators Ohio has to offer. I, Miranda Timmins, along with Haley Holt (member of YSAE) will be presenting a low tech assistive tool to help students from a middle school grade level and beyond to understand a technique that will allow them to portray three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface. He were ask to present twice during the conference during a back-to-back time slot of Saturday!

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body: This conference is directly beneficial to the professional development of both the students and the professor that will be attending the conference. The student body enroll as Art Education majors and non-majors who are members of YSAE will benefit from the information brought back from the conference that can be implement the YSU classroom and the classrooms of our preclinical teaching placements. Following the soon graduation of the two students attending the conference they can also take this gain knowledge and implement it into local classrooms in the Youngstown area.

Itemized Cost: Registration: 2 students x $300.00 per student = $600.00 total
Transportation: covered by other existing funds
Hotel: covered by other existing funds

Fundraising: We are planning a Chipotle takeover and at least one YSU bake sale

Community Service: We have and will continue to work with….
– Homes for Kinds
– English Festival
– Summer Festival of the Arts
We are planning to work with….
– SMARTS
– Guinathon
– Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown
– Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation

Applying for future appropriations within this academic year: No

Contact Person: Miranda Timmins

Total Number of Members: 12

I recommend $510, since thay only have one event that they are looking to get funded and that because they already got the hotel and van rental.

Suggestions:

Montana suggested $510.

 

Final Decision:

The suggested appropriation is $510 from the general fund to defray the cost of their conference.

Racquet Ball Club

Name of Event: Ohio Art Education Association 2017 State Conference

Event Date: 10/21/17 (10/14/17 money due) Application Date: 9/11/2017

Location: Other Universities

Total Cost of Event: $450

Number of Members Attending: approximately 12

Description of Event: This is for the fee to participate in the Racquetball Conference.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body: This will be a great opportunity to show the competing colleges our culture, attitude, and community outside of the university. This is also good branding for YSU. We have competed in the MERC for 3 Years and have placed in the Top 3 every year!

Itemized Cost: MERC Fee To Enter- $450

Fundraising: At this point we are currently in the works of selling t-shirts on campus

Community Service: We are yet to do community service this semester.
Being a part of the Community Outreach for AMA, I plan to involve the Racquetball Club in those upcoming community service events

Applying for future appropriations within this academic year: Yes

Contact Person: Rhen Weaver

Total Number of Members: 15

Suggestions:

Montana suggested $450 for the full cost.

 

Final Decision:

The suggested appropriation is $450 from the general fund to defray the cost of their conference.

Pi Sigma Epsilon

Name of Event: Student Organization Social Media Competition Good, bad, and ugly

Event Date: 11/2/17 Application Date: 9/14/2017

Location: WCBA

Total Cost of Event: $1,500

Number of Members Attending: 25-50 student organizations

Description of Event: An event where every student organization that wants to participate for a $15 entry fee can see how their group’s social media presence compares to other YSU student organizations. Prize money awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place!

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body: Social media marketing is one of the most affordable & useful marketing strategies available today. Many student organizations do not utilize this. We’re looking to teach students what they do right, wrong, and could do to improve their social media presence which will almost certainly lead to new members of their organization.

Itemized Cost: Prize Money ($500, $250, $150)= $800
Advertising= $500
Judges thank you gifts= $100
Chartwell’s Catering (pastries, coffee, water)= $100

Fundraising: This student organization social media competition will hopefully make PSE some profit. We currently are overhauling and managing three local businesses’ social media accounts for money, we’re hoping with our increased reputation for social media marketing, some student organizations will allows us to effectively and efficiently manage their social media. PSE is very competition-based, especially in October and November. In December, we have some philanthropic events centered around the holiday season.

Community Service: We have walked dogs at the Angels for Animals in Canfield. 4 members participated and we’re looking at doing this in the spring as well.
Looking into various options for a winter 2017 philanthropic event, specifically a toy drive or basket raffle for the Second Harvest Food Bank

Applying for future appropriations within this academic year: Yes

Contact Person: Caleb Anderson

Total Number of Members: 10

Suggestions:

Carson $625 for 25 student org admission.

 

Final Decision:

The suggested appropriation is $625 from the general fund to defray the cost of admission.

Dana Guitar Association of YSU

Name of Event: Guest Artist Jazz Masterclass and Performance

Event Date: 11/17/17 Application Date: 9/15/2017

Location: Bliss Hall, room 2222

Total Cost of Event: $1,500

Number of Members Attending:

Description of Event: Internationally acclaimed jazz guitarist Dave Stryker will be giving a jazz masterclass at YSU. The masterclass and performance will be free and open to all YSU students, faculty, and staff, as well as the general public. It will take place on Friday November 17, 2017, 12noon-2:30pm.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body: Bringing a world-class musician to campus will expose YSU students to music they might not have heard before, performed at a high level of musicianship and virtuosity. Mr. Stryker’s masterclass and performance will feature music that will enrich YSU students’ cultural awareness. Concerts like these are a vital part of the performing arts community in the greater Youngstown area.
YSU music students will also have the rare opportunity to play for Mr. Stryker in a masterclass setting. Such classes are excellent educational opportunities for YSU students and are also free and open to the public.

Itemized Cost: Jazz Masterclass Fee: $1500

Fundraising: -We have bake sales every semester.
-We are raising money through a guitar raffle.
-We are undertaking a sponsorship and donation drive in October. Last year we had business sponsors and private donations. We also received generous support from the Student Government Association.
Community Service: -We have bake sales every semester.
-We are raising money through a guitar raffle.
-We are undertaking a sponsorship and donation drive in October. Last year we had business sponsors and private donations. We also received generous support from the Student Government Association.

Applying for future appropriations within this academic year: Yes

Contact Person: Angela Buzzacco

Total Number of Members: 18

Suggestions:

Montana suggested $1,150. (lets say all events are 1,500 usually are, they all equal 6000, so we can fund 4600 so that would bring it to 1,150 for each event.

Josh suggested $1,000.

Final Decision:

The suggested appropriation is $1,000 from the general fund to defray the cost of their event.

Greek Campus Life

Name of Event: Greek Sing

Event Date: 4/9/18 Application Date: 9/18/2017

Location: Stambaugh Auditorium

Total Cost of Event: $4,400

Number of Members Attending:

Description of Event: Greek Sing is an annual song-and-dance event featuring Youngstown State University fraternity and sorority students, It is held at Stambaugh Auditorium and is open to the public, and admission is free. Every fraternity and sorority compete against each other to see who can put together the best performance. Typically over a thousand people come to watch this event.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body: Greek Sing is a large event that is open and free to all YSU students and the general public. It is a good way for students to have a fun night by being entertained by all of the fraternities and sororities on campus. Also, being such a successful and long-established event, it is a great way get a positive light on YSU and YSU’s Greek Life system in the general public.

Itemized Cost: Trophies (Zeigler’s Trophies) $448.40
Programs (Print Shop – 700 copies/14 pages) $157.59 Gifts (MVR) -Judges/Time Keeper/Score $175.00
Stambaugh Auditorium Deposit $950.00
Stambaugh Auditorium Rental $950
Posters for 50/50 Raffle $14.98
Lighting & Sound–Rising Sun $2,054.50
MC $150.00
Security-YSU Police $468.00
Black Lights $95.00

Fundraising: We have held restaurant takeovers at places like MVR and Chipotle. We also sell ads and get sponsors to help cover the cost of Greek Sing. We are currently working on having more restaurant takeovers to help raise money for Greek Sing.

Community Service: • Each individual chapter has volunteered thousands of hours in the Youngstown community over the past year.
• The Greek Life system as a whole have donated over $200,000 in the past year. • Greek Campus Life just donated over 10,500 canned food and clothing items to Neighborhood ministries during our annual Greek Week event in November.

Applying for future appropriations within this academic year: Unsure

Contact Person: Rebecca Potkanowicz

Total Number of Members: 300

Suggestions:

Montana suggested $3,500 for security, auditorium deposit, rental, and for the lighting and sounding.

Blake $4,000

Final Decision:

The suggested appropriation is $3,500 from the general fund to defray the cost of their event.

Pi Mu Epsilon

Name of Event: Math Department Tailgate

Event Date: 10/28/17 Application Date: 9/19/17

Location: YSU tailgate lot

Total Cost of Event: $599.01

Number of Members Attending:

Description of Event: The YSU Math Department hosts a homecoming tailgate in order to create opportunities for students to meet with faculty.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body: This event benefits YSU because it gives everyone in attendance a chance to meet the math department. It also gives YSU students a chance to closely interact with the faculty and professors.

Itemized Cost: Hot dogs: $5.78 (for 16) x 5 = $28.90
Hamburgers: $19.94 (for 32) x 3 = $59.82
American Cheese: $4.68 (for 16 slices) x 5 = $23.40
Hot dog buns: $1.98 (for 8) x 10 = $19.80
Hamburger Buns: $1.98 (for 8) x 10 = $19.80
Coca-Cola: $17.01 (for 12) x 1 = $17.01
Sprite: $18.98 (for 12) x 1 = $18.98
Diet Coke: $25.98 (for 12) x 1 = $25.98
Juice Packs: $7.19 (for 30) x 1 = $7.19
Ketchup: $2.88 x 1 = $2.88
Mustard: $1.97 x 1 = $1.97
Relish: $2.89 x 1 = $2.89
Cups: $4.58 (for 60) x 2 = $9.16
Napkins: $2.97 (for 200) x 2 = $5.94
Spoons: $2.84 (for 100) x 1 = $2.84
Knives: $2.48 (for 48) x 2 = $4.96
Forks: $4.74 (for 100) x 1 = $4.74
Plates: $2.47 (for 45) x 3 = $7.41
Bowls: $2.17 (for 50) x 1 = $2.17
Chafing warmers: $9.99 (for 6) x 1 = $9.99
Chafing Dishes: $31.69 (for 5) x 1 = $31.69
Ice: $4.00 (for 1 bag) x 1 = $4.00
Table Cloths: $2.08 (for 1) x 6 = $12.48
Water Bottles: $7.00 x 4 = $28.00
Tailgate Tent Rental: $247

Fundraising: Pi Mu Epsilon sells chocolate bars, T-shirts, coffee and coffee mugs in order to raise money for the organization.

Community Service: Silly Science Sunday
A few members volunteered at Silly Science Sunday helping the stands run smoothly, allowing for a greater learning potential for kids.
Pi Mu Epsilon Regional Conference
All Pi Mu Epsilon members volunteer at the Pi Mu Epsilon Regional conference. This is an opportunity for math students to present their math research in front of a crowd, network with students from other universities, and find new interests in mathematics.
MathFest
All Pi Mu Epsilon students volunteer at MathFest. MathFest is held at YSU, and Pi Mu Epsilon students put on workshops for high school students. This provides an opportunity for high school students to inquire about pursuing a mathematics degree, and also experience the YSU math department students and faculty.

Applying for future appropriations within this academic year: Yes

Contact Person: Elise Eckman

Total Number of Members: 18

Suggestions:

Montana suggested all.

 

Final Decision:

The suggested appropriation is $600 from the general fund to defray the cost of their event.

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

Name of Event: Harvest

Event Date: 10/20/17 – 10/22/17 Application Date: 9/20/2017

Location: McKinley Grand Hotel Caton, Ohio

Total Cost of Event: $1,500 $2,000

Number of Members Attending:

Description of Event: We will be taking a group of our students and members to a Hotel were they will have the opportunity to explore different sessions regarding their ethnicity, culture, and spiritual background. During this event they will be able to mingle and build connections with students from different colleges and universities for one weekend. In addition to building connections with other students they will be able to learn about leadership and bringing vision with them back to their campus. Harvest will also have guest speaker

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body: YSU will receive the benefit and gratification of knowing they partnered with our organization to change someone else’s life. Students who go to this event come back being well rounded in diversity as well as their identity. Partnering with us can help us both of us to achieve the diversity they we all so desperately talked about. Investing in us for this trip is building up another to invest in another.

event, it is a great way get a positive light on YSU and YSU’s Greek Life system in the general public.

Itemized Cost: Admission For Harvest: 10 20 people x $135.00 90per person= $1,350

registration $30

$90 for conference
Gas/Travel Expense: 3 4 Cars x $2.50 per gallon of gas= $150 $200

Fundraising: We will be having a Fundraising party 3 weeks prior to our events date

Community Service: As of right now nothing, however we are hoping to participate in community service in penguin nights.

Applying for future appropriations within this academic year: Unsure

Contact Person: Christian James Mixon

Total Number of Members: 10

Suggestions:

Montana suggested 1,000 for registration, $50 for each person’s registration.

Carson suggested $1,500.

Final Decision:

The suggested appropriation is $1,500 from the general fund to defray the cost of registration fees.

STEM Leadership Society

Name of Event: Great Lakes Brewery Tour

Event Date: 11/3/17 Application Date: 9/20/2017

Location: Great Lakes Brewery – Cleveland, OH

Total Cost of Event: $900

Number of Members Attending:

Description of Event: Every fall, STEM Leadership Society (SLS) hosts a tour of the Great Lakes Brewery in Cleveland, OH in which members get an all-access tour around the facility. Students get a firsthand look at engineering on a daily basis in the form of complex machinery and homeostatic technology. The club then eats dinner at the brewery restaurant following the tour.
This year’s event is scheduled for Friday, November 3. We plan on departing from Youngstown at roughly 5:15pm Friday and leaving Cleveland at about 10pm. Due to increased interest, we are booking a bus through Affluent Travel to transport thirty students this year. This will in turn reduce the liability of keeping track of members in student-driven cars. Last year, SLS sent ten students to the brewery. With multiple student-drivers dropping out last minute, we were left scrambling to find travel accommodations. It is our hope that with additional funding for the bus, STEM Leadership Society will be able to safely and efficiently tour Great Lakes Brewery this November.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body: STEM Leadership Society’s annual tour of Great Lakes Brewery in Cleveland, OH is an enriching experience for its members. Students get up close and personal with the technology they study in class. Members are also given a brief explanation on how the homeostatic technology of brewing chambers works. The GLB tour is also a great networking opportunity for SLS members as we speak to chemical engineers and brewery staff. STEM Leadership Society’s Great Lakes Brewery tour is a fun yet educational experience for all involved.

Itemized Cost: Affluent Travel 30-man Bus: 30 people x $30 = $900 total

Fundraising: Last fall, SLS conducted an apparel sale in which we sold embroidered STEM jackets to students and staff. This year, we are planning a similar apparel sale as well as a fundraiser volleyball tournament for STEM students.

Community Service: * Last year, SLS members volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in which we demolished and refurbished impoverished homes in Trumbull County. Roughly ten members volunteered last year.
* This year, SLS will continue volunteering with Habitat. We have discussed organizing a Guinathon or Relay for Life team in club meetings. It is our hope that increased member numbers will be conducive to more volunteer engagement in 2017-18.
* All community service done by SLS is strictly on behalf of STEM Leadership Society.

Applying for future appropriations within this academic year: Yes

Contact Person: Veronica Marcella

Total Number of Members: 85

Suggestions:

Montana suggested $900 for full event.

Final Decision:

The suggested appropriation is $900 from the general fund to defray the cost of their event.

Men’s Club Volleyball

Name of Event: Volleyball Tournament

Event Date: 10/7/2017 Application Date: 9/18/2017

Location: Stambaugh Stadium

Total Cost of Event: $675

Number of Members Attending: Expected to have a total of 70 players

Description of Event: We are running a co-ed draw tournament as a fundraiser for our club team. We will be inviting outside people in to play in this and charge an entry fee of $30 per person. The event will be approximately eight hours long and need a personal trainer, security, and need to provide lunch to the players as a courtesy. Winner will receive a cash payout but that will be taken out of the entry fee each player pays.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body: It shows that YSU is willing to help the student body and provides opportunities to their students and clubs. Overall, it reaches out to communities and spreads the word about how our university can do fun things and want to help their students obtain their goals. By holding this event, our club gets to purchase gear to help market and spread the word to other students to bring spectators and outsiders to come support us when competing. It is an excellent opportunity.

Itemized Cost: Trainer- $30/hr (8hrs=$240) Police- approx. $300 Lunch- $80/3sheets of pizza $25 salad. Grand total of $645.

Fundraising: This is our first fundraiser. We currently have a t-shirt fundraiser set in motion to help market our club. We are just waiting for the design to come back before we launch that next.

Community Service: We as a club have not participated in community service but many of us volunteer at schools at their camps over the summer and currently help out at practices.

Applying for future appropriations within this academic year: Yes

Contact Person: Josh Howard

Total Number of Members: 16

Suggestions:

Montana $300, in tickets to essentially go to police.

Carson suggested $360

Final Decision:

The suggested appropriation is $360 from the general fund to defray the cost of their tournament.

Name of Event: Grove City Volleyball Tournament

Event Date: 12/2/17 – 12/5/17 Application Date: 9/21/2017

Location: Grove City, PA

Total Cost of Event: $450

Number of Members Attending: 14

Description of Event: 16 different college teams at Grove City to compete in a tournament.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body: The event will promote a sense of school spirit and pride by allowing a team to represent YSU at other school sports tournaments. In addition, the tournament will create a community between neighboring colleges across OH and PA.

Itemized Cost: Team 1 Entry Fee – $150
Team 2 Entry Fee – $100
Gas – $50
Enterprise Van – $150

Fundraising: We have recently started our t-shirt fundraiser
In addition, we are holding a draws tournament Oct. 7

Community Service: Experienced members of the club help other schools coach for their camps and clinics

Applying for future appropriations within this academic year: Yes

Contact Person: Kenneth Diogo

Total Number of Members: 15

Suggestions:

Montana, Ross, and Carson suggested $250 for entry fee.

 

Final Decision:

The suggested appropriation is $250 from general fund to defray the cost of event.

Name of Event: Grove City Volleyball Tournament Kent State Tournament

Event Date: 10/21/17 Application Date: 9/21/2017

Location: Kent State University

Total Cost of Event: $500

Number of Members Attending: 14

Description of Event: The tournament is being held at Kent State University where our team will be competing to win against eleven other universities.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body: We will be promoting a sense of school spirit and school pride by competing and spreading a good name for our university.

Itemized Cost: $275 entry fee (both A and B team), $150 enterprise van, $75 gas money

Fundraising: The team is selling t-shirts currently. We also have a draws tournament set up for October 7th. The club team will be playing other teams on November 4th to raise money for the team as well.

Community Service: Some of the teams more experienced players travel to local schools to help out with coaching.

Applying for future appropriations within this academic year: Yes

Contact Person: Matt Nelson

Total Number of Members: 15

Suggestions:

Montana suggested $275 for entry fee.

 

Final Decision:

The suggested appropriation is $275 fund to defray the cost of event.

American Institution of Chemical Engineers

Name of Event: AIChE Student National Conference 2017

Event Date: 10/27/17 – 10/27 30/17 Application Date: 9/21/2017

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Total Cost of Event: $3,977.49

Number of Members Attending: 4-5 students

Description of Event: The event is a student leadership summit focused on networking and involvement in the national community of chemical engineering students. Beneficial things at this event that we plan on attending are the ChemE-Car competition to further the success of our own group here at YSU, the chapter presidents summit for national inclusion, and several expos and informational seminars. The amount of opportunities present for YSU students at events like these are second to none, and it’s a great way to get the level of excellence that YSU students can provide known to a larger base of employers.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body: Taking on the back of the Professional Practice office, we’re aimed at creating working relationships with companies who are interested in YSU students post-graduation. This relationship serves well to benefit the university metrics of students graduating with jobs secured, students having an idea of what their chosen major is like before graduation and also creating a good reputation in the engineering community for the quality of students that come from YSU

Itemized Cost: Round Trip Airfare, Pittsburgh to Minneapolis: $415 X 4 = $1,660.00
Hotel in Minneapolis, Student Rate: $320/night X 3 nights = $960.00
Enterprise Car for Conference, all fees applied: $297.49
Student Conference Meal Funding: $40/person/day X 4 Days = $640
Student Conference Early-Bird Registration $105/person X 4 = $420

Fundraising: Currently planned are as follows:
Custom embroidered lab coats
Flash drive / lanyard / keychain sale
Fall Semester Bar/FoodCrawl
Events still to be considered are:
Restaurant sponsored dinner
Conjunction with U-Pitt AIChE on fundraising
Plant tours for a small overhead

Community Service:
• IGNITE (STEM College) 7 people
• Silly Science Sunday (2 years) ~ 6-8 people
• Local Crop-Walk Participation ~5-10 people
• Local Relay for Life Participation ~5-10 people
• Champion High School talk w/ ChemE Car Team ~5 people
• (PENDING) Lisbon High School talk w/ ChemE Car Team ~4-6 people

Applying for future appropriations within this academic year: No

Contact Person: Tom Kibler

Total Number of Members: 25

Suggestions:

Carson suggested $3,000 for everything but food and cars.

Montana suggested $2,500 for hotel and airfare.

Final Decision:

The suggested appropriation is $2,500 from the general fund to defray the cost of conference.

YSU Urban Gaming Club
 Name of Event: 2017 Fall Invitational
 Event Date: 10/20/17 – 10/21/17 Location: Campus Core
 Total Cost of Event: $300
 Number of Members Attending: 80-100
 Description of Event: The Fall Invite is an Invitational held on campus where students from the Eastern and Mid-Western US gather to play a weekend game of Humans vs Zombies
 How will this event benefit YSU and the student body: The Fall Invite is extremely beneficial because it brings students from outside our local area to campus as well as helps YSU students make connections with like minded individuals outside of our own circle. HvZ relieves stress and creates a positive environment for our players as well.
 Itemized Cost: Props – $100
Costumes and Decorations – $150
Misc. Office supplies – $50 Fundraising: We plan to have bake sales around the holidays and sell orange bandannas to our players during our events.
 Community Service:
We donated cases of water to the Flint water drive last semester. Our members attend volunteer events as well as lend blasters and other needed items for our games for players who cannot afford the necessary items to participate in our games.
 Applying for future appropriations within this academic year: Yes
 Contact Person: Timothy McCall

Suggestions:

Carson and Ross suggested $300.

Final Decision:

The suggested appropriation is $300 from the general fund to defray the cost of their event.

Men’s Lacrosse Club
 Name of Event: national lacrosse league association
 Event Date: 10/9/17
league dues event date 2/17/18

Location: Maryland
 Total Cost of Event: $925
 Number of Members Attending: 20-24
 Description of Event: league dues
 How will this event benefit YSU and the student body: We will be promoting a sense of school spirit and school pride by competing and spreading a good name for our university. 
 Itemized Cost: 0
 Fundraising: yes
 Community Service: volunteer coaching
 Applying for future appropriations within this academic year: Yes
 Contact Person: gordon ngo
 Total Number of Members: 20-25

Suggestions:

Blake suggested $925.

 

Final Decision:

The suggested appropriation is $935 from the general fund to defray the cost of their fees.

ATTENDANCE:

All is accounted for.

Justin left at 5:22pm

Monday, Sept 11, 2017 4:00 PM

Student Life

Order of Business

  1. Call to order: 4:02 PM
  2. Roll Call
    1. Present: Sara O’Kane, Olivia George, Megan Jones, Sam Kulifay, Jenna Roesch, Nina Frattaroli, Jaylin Archie
    2. Absent: Marcia Dinkins
  3. Unfinished Business
  4. Old Business
    1. Hurricane Harvey Collection
        1. Sent out last Wednesday
    2. Fall Fire Fest
        1. Thanks to all our volunteers!
        2. Lots of chip and dip left over in the office for people to eat 😊
    3. SGA Retreat
        1. Everything is finalized – food and count of people (25)
        2. Sara will be planning ice breakers during her office hours this week
    4. Homecoming-October 28
      1. Tailgate space is booked
      2. Cater: Order this week from The Royal Oaks. Budget: ~$350
      3. Giveaway ideas? adhesive wallets
      4. Woo Crew partnership
  5. New Business
    1. Debate in spring
        1. Have two sessions?
        2. Coordinate details with University Edge
    2. Guinathon team?
        1. $5 registration day October 4, 2017
        2. SGA Team!
        3. Sara O’Kane = Team Captain
    3. Student Organization Spotlight: promotions & features throughout the week on SGA’s social media (Instagram, Twitter and Facebook) for Student Organizations
      1. Ideas for this semester?
      2. Oct 2-6 — Guinathon
      3. Oct 9-13 — AOII
      4. Oct 16-20 – Alpha Psi Omega
      5. Oct 23-27—American Chemical Society – National Chemistry Week
      6. Oct 30-Nov 3 – Black Student Union
      7. Nov 6-10 —
      8. Nov 13-17 —
      9. Nov 27-Dec 1 —
      10. Dec 4-8 —
    4. Homecoming event
      1. Ideas of something to host?
  • Coffee & hot chocolate in Kilcawley
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2018 from 9 AM – 12 PM
    1. International Coffee Hour—December 1 @ YWCA from 3 – 5 PM
      1. Food ideas?
  • Authentic food from the country being presented on
      1. Presentation?
  • Holiday celebrations in another country?
  1. Ideas/Discussion
  • Collaboration with RISE Campaign
  • “Positivity Movement” initiatives?
  1. Adjournment: 4:56 PM

Student Government Association

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