Kilcawley Center, 1 University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44505


Agenda for April 14, 2014

Order of Business

  1. Call to Order
  2. Guest Speaker: James C. Zupanic, YSU Part Time Faculty Association
  3. Roll Call
  4. Approval of the Minutes & Agenda
  5. Executive Business
    1. President’s Report
    2. Executive Vice President’s Report
    3. VP for Financial Affairs’ Report
    4. Committee Chair Reports
      1.                                                               i.      Chair of Student Life Report
      2.                                                             ii.      Chair of Academic Affairs Report
      3.                                                           iii.      Chair of University Affairs Report
      4.                                                           iv.      Ad Hoc Report – High School Visits
      5.                                                             v.      Chair of Financial Affairs Report
  6. Unfinished Business
  7. New Business
    1. SB 2014-05
    2. SGA Transition Meeting
  8. Gallery Remarks
  9. Advisors’ Remarks
  10. Members’ Remarks
  11. Announcements
  12. Adjournment


President’s Report

–          Kilcawley Center Water Bottle Refill Station

  • I spoke with Matt Novotny regarding the installation of the refill stations. Unfortunately, there have been many maintenance issues that have delayed the installation such as: fire panel issues, HVAC motor replacement issues, etc) The English Festival last week also slowed down the process.  The goal is to have emergency repairs done by today or tomorrow.
  • Rec Center- this installation is more complicated and as of today, there is no time frame for completion. Kilcawley is the first priority.

–          Meeting with YSU union leadership

–          Beeghly Center Student Lounge Update

  • I have spoken with Dean Mosca (HHS) about the lack of student lounge in Beeghly Center. He has expressed interest in pursuing this initiative. He will be meeting with a couple of our HHS reps to further discuss the issue.



Executive Vice President’s Report


–          Last Lecture: Thank you for attending!

–          Ving! System

–          YSUscape update

  • Will be painting

–          +/- grades

  • Met with a few professors to discuss

–          Academic Standards Committee meeting

  • Talked about +/- grades again- want to delay
  • “Good academic standing” designation
    • 1.75 as freshman to 2.0
    • Scheduling guidelines
      • Timing of specific courses is the problem not the guidelines
      • In talks with Dr. Riley

–          Academic Senate Meeting

  • Created President’s list for those who receive a 4.0 in a semester
  • Revising of the YSU Statement of Ethics- hasn’t been done since 1998


VP for Financial Affairs’ Report


–          See attached excel documents for full report

–          As of April 14th, 2014:

  • General Budget: $2,067.94 unappropriated
    • Organizations Funded: 75
    • Mean Appropriation: $578.83
    • Chartwell’s Budget: $110.00 unappropriated
      • Organizations Funded: 21
      • Mean Appropriation: $235.90



SB S 2014-05


April 14, 2014


A Bill


Making Appropriations for two organization(s)

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, 2014, for the activities of student organizations, namely:


Section 1: YSUscape is appropriated the sum of $475.00 to defray the cost of supplies for the Mural Project which will be May 2nd, 2014. This event will be held in Youngstown, Ohio. Twenty or more (20+) students are expected to attend.


Section 2: YSU Soccer Club Team is appropriated the sum of $75.00 to defray the cost of the entry fee for the IUP International Soccer Tournament which will be April 27th, 2014. This event will be held in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Fifteen (15) members are expected to attend.


Student Life Meeting Minutes 04/07/2014


See University Affairs’ report.



Academic Affairs Meeting Minutes 04/07/2014


Will be given during Legislative Body meeting.


University Affairs Meeting Minutes 04/07/2014


  1. Call to Order 4:04
  2. Roll Call
    1. Present: Luke Politsky, Maxwell Gocala, Paige Rassega, Eric Shehadi, Mariah DeFuria
    2. Not Present: Zachary Hackett, Frank George, Joseph Mikolay, Alyssa Olmi, Jude Koury, Andrew Reed
  3. Unfinished Business
    1. Campus Beautification projects

i.      Penguin Fire Hydrants

  1. Met will Student Life Committee to collaborate on this
  2. Will do a trial run through (either: April 14 after body meeting/ April 21 during committee meeting)
  3. After retreat, will work on the hydrants as a group
  4. Retreat to be tentatively April 25, 3-5 (dinner) the 5-? Hydrants

ii.      SGA Garden Space Cleanup

  1. Bliss Hall

i.      Dining

  1. Area proposed does not have water access
  2. Discussed possibly moving Corner Café
  3. Hours that area would need to be open to accommodate students is an issue

ii.      Lounges

  1. New Business
  2. Announcements
  3. Adjournment


Financial Affairs Meeting Minutes 04/07/2014

Charesse called the meeting to order at 4:05 PM.


Members Present: Charesse Hagan, Marissa Mraz, Amanda Sacco, David Tamulonis, James Tancabel, Melissa Wasser, Ashley Orr, Taylor Phillips, Marra Cercone


Members Excused: Jordan Brlan


4:10 PM

Organization Name: YSUscape

Total Number of Members: 17

Contact Person: Enzo Recchia

Contact Phone Number: 5862609981

Contact Email:

Advisor: Ronald K. Chordas

Advisor’s Phone Number: N/a

Advisor’s Email:

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We have reached out to local businesses for donations. So far we’ve received donations for food, t-shirts, and brought in $200 from Greenwood Chevrolet.

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.: We are working with YNDC in the 7th Ward/Powerstown community workday. We are providing 25 student and local volunteers for that workday. There will be a total of around 100 volunteers.

Name of Event: Mural Project

Date of Event: 5/2/14

Location: 823 Elm Street,Youngstown, Oh

Expected Participation: 20+

Total Cost of Event: $800

Description of Event: We are working with Interactive Design students, Art students, and any other students who are willing to design a mural on the R&S building across the street from Flats at Wick. Cleaning and priming of the wall will be done prior to the official workday. For the official workday we will have volunteers paint the wall.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This event is the first of many impactful workdays that YSUscape will present to the University and Downtown area. Rather than having an old worn out building to look at, prospective students and parents will see a beautified wall that shows the students got engaged in the community. It shows progress and prosperity within the student body.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Paint Brushes x5 $45.00
Exterior Paint 10 gallons $280.00
Primer x5 gallons $90.00
Paint Rollers x10 $28.00
Small Paint Rollers x5 $20.00
Paint Pans x10 $20.00
Wire Brushes x15 $120.00
TSP Cleaner 4lb. box $12.00
Roller Frames x10 $80.00
Roller poles x10 $70.00
Total $765.00


Abstentions: David Tamulonis




4:15 PM

Organization Name: YSU Soccer Club team

Total Number of Members: 26

Contact Person: Ahmed M Alghamdi

Contact Phone Number: 7244672242

Contact Email:

Advisor: Annette El-Hayek

Advisor’s Phone Number: (330) 941-2336

Advisor’s Email:

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: selling cookies, washing cars, helping with St. Pit day and other stuff

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.: not yet so far but we are looking forward to do so in the near future.

Name of Event: IUP International Soccer Tournament

Date of Event: Sunday, April 27, 2014

Location: 670 South 11th Street, 15705, Indiana, PA

Expected Participation: 15

Total Cost of Event: 350

Description of Event: it is an international students soccer league that host more than 10 schools all around PA to play in a friendly games all the around the day.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This event will give YSU student and the club team the chance to explore and meet new school and students all around PA also will expand YSU reputation in PA and it might bring new student to join YSU in the future.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
the tournament entering fee 200
3 cars gas money $50 each 150
Total 350


Abstentions: n/a





Voting Procedures


Charesse adjourned the meeting at 4:37 PM.