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Agenda for April 12, 2010

Order of Business

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of the Minutes from March 29th, 2010 to be held until next meeting
  4. Approval of the Agenda
  5. Executive Business
    1. VP for Financial Affair’s Report
    2. Committee Chairs’ Reports
      1. i.      Chair of University Affairs Committee
      2. ii.      Chair of Academic Affairs Committee
        1. Last Lecture Series Update
      3. iii.      Chair of Student Life Committee
      4. iv.      Chair of Financial Appropriations Committee
  6. Unfinished Business
    1. Third Frontier (State Issue 1) Resolution (SR S 2010-01)
  7. New Business
    1. Financial Appropriation Bill (SB S 2010-06)
    2. Rookery Radio Student Gift Resolution (SR S 2010-03)
  8. Gallery Remarks
  9. Advisors’ and Members’ Remarks
  10. Announcements
  11. Adjournment

VP for Financial Affairs’ Report
Full Budget Total Appropriated Returned Unappropriated Balance
$31,050.29 $24,122.64 1,393.44 $8,321.09
Approved Requests, Fall
Organization Appropriated Date Allocated Returned Notes % of Funds Unobligated
Scholar Trustees 800.00 9/14/2009 conference registration 26.80%
Student Nurses Association 350.00 9/14/2009 hotel and gas
YSU College Republicans 100.00 9/14/2009 100.00 security fee Organizations Funded
Dance Club 800.00 9/28/2009 instructor fee 47
University Scholar Trustees 545.64 9/28/2009 Shantytown
Western Reserve Batallion Society 447.00 9/28/2009 447.00 no contact, unregistered Mean Appropriation
Ulitmate Frisbee Club 500.00 9/28/2009 entry fee and uniforms $513.25
Alpha Lambda Delta 200.00 9/28/2009 registration and airfare
Society of Women Engineers 250.00 9/28/2009 hotel
YSU Extramural Sports Club 500.00 9/28/2009 registration
Zeta Tau Alpha 1,400.00 9/28/2009 146.44 pink ribbon cheer classic
UNA-USA-YSU 800.00 9/28/2009 registration
YSU Student Education Association 400.00 10/12/2009 parking
African Student Union 550.00 10/12/2009 food
YSUnity 175.00 10/12/2009 ads
Rugby Club 400.00 10/12/2009 union fees
Dental Hygientists 375.00 10/12/2009 lodging and brochures
Catholic Student Association 776.00 10/12/2009 pancake study breaks
Institute of Mgmt.Accountants 325.00 10/26/2009 lodging
Early  Childhood Student Association 400.00 10/26/2009 conference fees
Dana Research Society 340.00 10/26/2009 registration and event fees
American Marketing Association 500.00 10/26/2009 registration fees
Greek Campus Life 500.00 10/26/2009 food- Up til Dawn
OMCEA 1,000.00 10/26/2009 lodging – conferences
Institute of Industrial Engineers 500.00 10/26/2009 registration
Indian International Student Org. 500.00 11/9/2009 food
Campus Crusade for Christ 400.00 11/9/2009 conference
YSU Philosphy and Religious Studies 650.00 11/9/2009 venue and food
Dance Ensemble 750.00 11/9/2009 lighting
Dana Guitar Association 700.00 11/23/2009 recital fee
Moonbuggy Society 500.00 11/23/2009 gas, lodging
UNA-USA-YSU 1,000.00 11/23/2009 NATO
Youngstown Percussion Collective 700.00 11/23/2009 700.00 cancelled event
Society of Automotive Engineers 550.00 11/23/2009 gas, lodging
National Panhellenic Council 600.00 1/11/2009 registration
NAMI on Campus 100.00 1/25/2010 national registration
Physical Education Majors Club 440.00 1/25/2010 convention registration
Sigma Tau Gamma 600.00 2/8/2010 registration
Gerontological Society 300.00 2/8/2010 advertising and refreshments
YSU Lacrosse 600.00 2/8/2010 referee fees
Dana Flute Society 425.00 2/8/2010 parking and security
Catholic Student Association 300.00 2/8/2010 registration
Interfraternity Council 400.00 2/8/2010 registration
YSU Gospel Choir 400.00 2/8/2010 artist fees
Crimininal Justice Grad. Society 500.00 2/22/2010 registration
New Music Society 350.00 2/22/2010 guest artist fee
Campus Crusade for Christ 424.00 3/15/2010 Big Break Event

University Affairs Committee Report

*Larry Tooker met with committee to discuss Wick Pollock Clean Up. Clean will take place on April 25 from 10am-2pm.  We are inviting other organizations to become involved.

*A student contacted Jack about skateboarding on campus. We are looking at what student conduct says.

*At our final committee meeting we will be putting together a list for the new committee next year.

Academic Affairs Committee Report

(No written report submitted.)

Student Life Committee Report

Congrats to everyone who participated in Greek Sing on Saturday!!!!

May Day Update

  • April 29 500-630
  • Food

-Chick-Fil-A

-Possibly pizza, hot dogs, drinks from Dining Services

-Popcorn

  • Corn hole, Frisbee challenge
  • Who’s going to be there?

– Marissa and I are going to send out an email to the on-campus student organizations and invite them to set up a table in REC 5. The first 20-25 that respond will get a table.

-Possibly a couple of businesses.

  • What are we giving away?

– Glow in the dark wristbands (like the livestrong wristbands) that say

SGA Kick Off

  • Everyone needs to sign up to help work part of May Day whether it’s supervising the food, watching the corn hole matches, or passing out the wristbands.  Everyone needs to be involved to make this event a success! Thanks!

Other:

  • The end of the semester is coming so the Student Life Committee will be at the extended library hours the week of finals.

Financial Appropriations Committee Report

4:00

Organization Name: Psi Chi

Total Number of Members: 38

Contact Person: Kathleen Stanko

Contact Phone Number: 330-507-9622

Contact Email: kastanko@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Boron

Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-3401

Advisor’s Email: jbboron@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Last semester, we were successful in the coordination of a bake sale. This semester our organization is in the process of selling travel mugs targeted to all psychology majors. We have also reserved a table in Kilkawley in order to hold a Chinese auction/basket raffle for which we have a received many donations. In addition to these fundraisers, we have also planned a sponsored dinner at BW3s in Youngstown scheduled for March 18th. During this event, for every person that eats at the restaurant on this day BW3s will donate back a percentage of the total check amount. We are planning a similar sponsored dinner to take place later in the semeste

What community service has your organization participated in recently? What is being planned? Please be specific as to how many participate and if it is done on behalf of the organization.: Each semester for the past two years, Psi Chi has held a food drive benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Mahoning Valley. These drives are held near times of great need such as Thanksgiving or Easter. In addition to non-perishable food donations, we have also collected monetary donations. For every dollar given, the food bank can distribute $15 worth of food to the local community. In Fall of 2009, our organization solicited donations of winter coats for the Mahoning Valley Rescue Mission. This semester we are excited to have formed a team to participate in Relay For Life of Youngstown. We are making individual as well as team efforts to reach our goal of $1000. We plan on participating in the relay main event with a team of over 10 people. Being a smaller and recently reactivated organization, we are proud to have approximately 20 active members participating in all events.

Name of Event: Midwestern Psychology Association Conference

Date of Event: April 29 – May 1

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Expected Participation: 7 members

Total Cost of Event: $4600.64

Description of Event: The primary function of the Midwestern Psychological Association is to conduct an annual meeting at which scientific papers and symposia may be presented.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Those in attendance will gain an appreciation and understanding of cutting edge methodology and research in the field of psychology with the expressed intent of sharing that information with not only other Psi Chi members but other psychology students as well.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Hotel Total (2 Rooms) $2001.047
-Rate per night $289.00
-Rate Total w/tax $867.00
Registration (7 people) $175.00
Meals and Incidentals (per day, per person) $248.50
-Thursday (75% normal rate) $53.25
-Friday $71.00
-Saturday $71.00
-Sunday (75% normal rate) $53.25
Vehicles (2 cars, round trip) $685.10
Total $4600.64

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $375.00 for the hotel and $175.00 for registration (TOTAL: $550.00).

4:10

Organization Name: Youngstown State University Exercise Science Club

Total Number of Members: 25

Contact Person: Maria Mooney

Contact Phone Number: 330-719-2126

Contact Email: mcmooney@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Nicole Mullins

Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-687-8919

Advisor’s Email: nmullins@student.ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: 50/50 raffle pepperoni roll sale (presently) bake sale t shirt sale

What community service has your organization participated in recently? What is being planned? Please be specific as to how many participate and if it is done on behalf of the organization.: fitness testing outside of class (all participate) give blood (10-15 participate) heath fair (2 participate)

Name of Event: American College of Sports Medicine Conference

Date of Event: June 2 – June 5

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

Expected Participation: 16

Total Cost of Event: 3400

Description of Event: YSU’s exercise science program is endorsed by ACSM. This is their national conference, which is held yearly. It is usualy held in cities further away, such as in California or Florida, so this is a great opportunity.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This conference is very educational. We will be spending the majority of the day at different sports and health related seminars, we will have the chance to listen to professionals speak, and it will most definately open our eyes to what we can do with our degrees. The information that we learn when at the conference will be brought back to share with others in our major.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
gas ; 4 cars, 4 ppl/car, $70/car to and from 280
hotel; $230/night for 4 ppl, staying 2 nights 1840
admission fees; $80/person 1280
Total 3400

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $750.00 toward registration fees.

4:20

Organization Name: Residence Hall Association

Total Number of Members: 20

Contact Person: Marnie Cram

Contact Phone Number: 216-255-7846

Contact Email: mncram@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Brandi Veigh

Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-2711

Advisor’s Email: bmveigh@student.ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: The Residence Hall Association does care package fundraisers throughout the year (5). We have also been in contact with potential corporate sponsors, but have yet not been able to secure fundraising opportunities.

What community service has your organization participated in recently? What is being planned? Please be specific as to how many participate and if it is done on behalf of the organization.: RHA supported a Trick-Or-Treat through the residence halls during the Multicultural Halloween Celebration (30 student participants to hand out candy) as well as participated in the Emerging Leaders Giving Tree (12 students bought gifts from our organization as well as worked hours at the table and wrapping), and the more recent Harvest for Hunger (2 students donated hours). A percentage of the Spring Formal proceeds will be donated, but a charity has yet to be officially decided upon.

Name of Event: National Association for College and Univeristy Residence Halls (NACURH) Conference

Date of Event: June 21-24 2010

Location: University of California San Diego

Expected Participation: 4

Total Cost of Event: $2100

Description of Event: NACURH is the national conference for affiliated Residence Hall Associations everywhere. It is four days of programs and leadership training, including networking opportunities and the sharing of ideas and the “how to” for students to take back to their own universities.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This is an opportunity for some of YSU’s students to expand their leadership training in a new venue. Those students will return to the university more enlightened with those skills they have been taught and the information they have gathered. This will not only benefit them and the organization affiliated with the conference, but any organization that they henceforth decide to become a part.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
4 registration costs at $225/delegate = 900 900
4 round-trip flights at $300/delegate = 1200 400
Total 1300

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $450.00 toward the registration fee.

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Greek Campus Life

Total Number of Members: 275

Contact Person: TJ Cotterman

Contact Phone Number: 330 806-6388

Contact Email: tjcotterman@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Greg Gulas

Advisor’s Phone Number: 330 941-3580

Advisor’s Email: gmgulas@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Various Restaurant fundraisers, selling advertisements, GCL Spaghetti Dinner

What community service has your organization participated in recently? What is being planned? Please be specific as to how many participate and if it is done on behalf of the organization.: Several United Way toy drives, collecting school supplies for United Way

Name of Event: Greek Sing

Date of Event: April 10, 2010

Location: Stanbaugh Auditorium

Expected Participation: 1200

Total Cost of Event: $4800

Description of Event: A themed singing and dancing expedition held annually for YSU Greek Life. Each chapter participates, singing and choreographing their own performance to fit the theme. Annual Greek Life awards are also distributed and announced at this event.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: It is an event that gives the student body a chance to come and enjoy entertainment provided by Greek Campus Life. In order to ensure that anyone can attend this event regardless of financial status, admission is free for all students and the general public.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Security $650
Program printing $250
Hall rental/lighting and sound fees $1100
Total $2000

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $650.00 for security and $150.00 toward program printing. TOTAL: $750.00

SB S 2010-06
A BILL

Making appropriations for four organizations.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Youngstown State University Student Government Association assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Appropriations Fund not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, for the activities of student organizations, namely:

Section 1: Psi Chi is appropriated the sum of $550.00 to defray the cost of the Midwestern Psychology Association Conference that will be held in Chicago, Illinois on the dates of April 29-May 1. $175.00 will be appropriated in order to finance registration fees and the remaining $375.00 will be used to defray the cost of lodging. It is estimated that 7 students will attend this conference.

Section 2:  Youngstown State University Exercise Science Club is appropriated the sum of $750.00 to defray the cost of registration fees for their upcoming American College of Sports Medicine Conference that will be held in Baltimore, Maryland. The conference is scheduled for June 2-June5 and it is expected that 16 members will attend.

Section 3: Residence Hall Association is appropriated the sum of $450.00 to defray the cost of registration for the National Association for College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) Conference. This conference will be held in San Diego, Calfifornia on the dates of June 21- June 24 and it is estimated that 3 students will attend.

Section 4: Greek Campus Life is appropriated the sum of $750.00 to finance the cost of security and to defray the cost of programs for Greek Sing. $650.00 for security and $100.00 for program printing. This event will take place on April 10 in Stambaugh Auditorium and it is estimated that 1,200 people will attend.

SR S 2010-01

Brown, Twyford, Meditz

Resolution in Support of State Issue 1

WHEREAS, the Third Frontier Initiative was created to preserve and create jobs, enhance education opportunities, and improve the quality of life and general well being of people and businesses throughout Ohio by expanding Ohio’s research capabilities to promote product innovation, development and commercialization; and

WHEREAS, the Third Frontier program has laid the foundation for the creation and growth of technology-based jobs and businesses, increased early stage capital investments, improved the environment for technology entrepreneurs, increased collaboration in research and development, and enhanced our economic competitiveness and diversity; and

WHEREAS, more is expected of this program in the next few years as the research translates into market solutions, companies and lasting jobs; and

WHEREAS, the State of Ohio’s Third Frontier initiative has delivered measurable results by investing $681 million since 2002 which has yielded $6.6 billion in wages and benefits, and more than 48,000 jobs; and

WHEREAS, Youngstown State University as a result of its participation in the Third Frontier program has teamed with 30 business and industry partners in the Mahoning Valley and has developed internship programs that engage our students with area firms; and

WHEREAS, Youngstown State University has generated more than $4 million in additional federal and industry funding from the Third Frontier program, which has been a contributing factor in the University’s extraordinary rise in external funding receipts in recent years; and

WHEREAS, the proposed state constitutional amendment will authorize the State of Ohio to issue up to $700 million in the bonds for the Third Frontier initiative in order to provide financial assistance for research, product innovation, and commercialization in support of Ohio industries and businesses in such areas as advanced materials, agbiosciences, treatments and cures for cancer, heart and other diseases; and

WHEREAS, Issue 1 will continue to foster job creation through the advancement of new products and services based on science and technology research and development, thus ensuring Ohio’s ability to create and compete for jobs, today and in the future; and

WHEREAS, Youngstown State University is an integral partner in the effort to advance scientific knowledge and to develop new products and applications that will enhance our state’s economy; and

WHEREAS, the State of Ohio Assembly deserves much appreciation for its strong bipartisan support of the Third Frontier program and its placement of the constitutional amendment on the ballot;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that said investment will improve the quality of life for all Ohioans and that the Youngstown State University Student Government Association supports and endorses the passage of State Issue 1; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copy of this resolution be presented to the Governor, the Ohio General Assembly, and other interested constituencies.

SR S 2010-03

Brown, Twyford, Meditz

Resolution to make a $750.00 Contribution to Rookery Radio as a Gift to the Student Body on Behalf of the YSU Student Government Association

WHEREAS, positive strides have been made to begin a student internet radio for Youngstown State University, to be known as “Rookery Radio;” and

WHEREAS, the business model developed for Rookery Radio shows great potential for student learning, employment, and development across all majors and disciplines; and

WHEREAS, Rookery Radio will provide a valuable resource for Youngstown State University as well as an excellent external link to the surrounding community; and

WHEREAS, the Youngstown State University Student Government Association has a surplus of funds in its office budget and finds that Rookery Radio would be a valuable investment of such funds;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Youngstown State University Student Government Association donate $750.00 of their surplus office budget to Rookery Radio for the purpose of initial start-up – including, but not limited to – the purchase of equipment, advertisement, and other related resources; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that faculty advisor to Rookery Radio, Dr. Adam Earnheardt, be presented with a copy of this resolution and said gift at the Annual YSU Awards Banquet to be held on April 15th, 2010.

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