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Agenda for April 2, 2012

Order of Business

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of the Minutes & Agenda
  4. Executive Business
    1. President’s Report
    2. Executive Vice President’s Report
    3. Vice President for Financial Affairs’ Report
    4. Committee Chairs Report
  1.                                                               i.      Chair of Student Life Committee
  2.                                                             ii.      Chair of Academic Affairs Committee
  3.                                                           iii.      Chair of University Affairs Committee
  4.                                                           iv.      Chair of Financial Appropriations Committee
  1. Unfinished Business
  2. New Business
    1. SB F 2012-4
  3. Gallery Remarks
  4. Advisors’ Remarks
  5. Members’ Remarks
  6. Announcements
  7. Adjournment

Presidents Report: Will be given orally at meeting

 

Executive Vice Presidents Report:  Will be given orally at meeting

 

Vice President for Financial Affairs: Will be given orally at meeting

 

Student Life Report:

 

No report submitted

 

Academic Affairs:

 

YSU Student Government Association

Academic Affairs Committee

Minutes of 3.26.2012 Meeting

I.  Call to Order:  4:01 pm

 

II. Roll Call

a. Present:  Justin McIntyre, Nicole Pavlichich, Mark Sember, Molly Rogers, Lillian Justice, Kaitlyn Kridler, Kevin Hulick, Teresa McKinney, Alessandro Cutrona

b. Absent:  none

c. Excused:  Sarah Scheidemantel

 

III. Last Lecture Series

No new updates.  YSU banner announcements have gone out.

 

IV. General Education Changes

The STEM college is looking to eliminate a foreign language requirement.  Members of the Academic Senate were split on the decision because STEM was once housed under CLASS.  Currently, STEM majors are required to take 8 semester hours of a foreign language.  This committee is also split on this topic.

 

V. Adjournment:  4:21 pm

 

 

 

 

University Affairs:

 

UAC meeting 3/26

 

Call to order 4:01 P.M.

 

Role Call: 4:01

 

Present:

Travis Battiest

Zachary White

Melania Vlad

Steven Mesik

John McIntyre

Rebecca Banks

Kendal Malsch

Brianna Wise

Sarah Perrine

Alexys Shields

 

Excused:

Justin Hasseininejad

 

Reports: 4:02

 

Vice President: None at this time

 

Chair: None at this time

 

Secretary of Technology: None at this time.

 

Unfinished Business:

 

YSU Email: 4:32Now on the YSU website is a link to local events occurring downtown, as well as the colander of events we discussed in prior meetings. Also, students now have the ability to use Twitter and have their tweets appear on the YSU web page.

 

Student Discount List: 4:40List is still being formulated and will have more information to come. We are going to type up a final version of this list to be passed around the body once more, and then it will be set up on the web page for view by the student body.

Wick Park Cleanup: 4:43Nothing new at this time.

 

New Business:

 

Food Forum: 4:43Nothing new at this time.

 

Housing Graduate Students Living Learning Community: We had two graduate assistants come and speak with us regarding their experiences with living/learning communities in order to gather further information about the first year experience ideas the body has been tossing around. They try to develop students academically and socially, something the FYE would attempt to do as well.

 

Adjourn: 4:48

 

 

Financial Affairs:

 

Attendance: Excused: Catie Carney, Derek Bodo; Unexcused: Ryan Meditz

 

4:00pm

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Total Number of Members: 35

Contact Person: Matthew Swerdan?Contact Phone Number: (330) 5507557?Contact Email: mgswerdan@gmail.com

Advisor: John Young?Advisor’s Phone Number: (330)941-7438?Advisor’s Email: jlyoung02@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: The brothers of the Ohio Alpha of Sigma Alpha Epsilon play a large role in helping the community by participating in philanthropy projects. With this, every brother donates time to charity. Some of the recent philanthropy projects of Ohio Alpha include raising funds for Children’s Miracle Network and a letter writing campaign to raise funds for St. Jude’s hospital. Most recently we are planning a video game marathon in which all proceeds will benefit Akron Children’s Hospital, and our chapter is forming a team for a local autism awareness walk to raise funds for research. Brother of the Ohio Alpha chapter are also extending the offer to other organizations in the area to form teams for this worthy cause. Last spring, the Ohio Alpha chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon were selected to receive the community service award.

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.: As previously stated, the brothers or Sigma Alpha Epsilon donate their time and effort to giving back to the community. The past two winters we have participated in a Christmas Tree Lighting for local hospitals, adopted and maintained a stretch of a local highway, donated our time to other organization’s fundraisers, habitat for humanity, and angels for animals. Most of these efforts have and will be maintained for years to come.

Name of Event: Association for Behavior Analysis International 38th Annual Convention?Date of Event: May 25-29, 2012?Location: Seattle, Washington?Expected Participation: 1?Total Cost of Event: 1,786

Description of Event: The Association for Behavior Analysis, International will be holding its 38th annual convention in Seattle, WA. This convention is an opportunity for all individuals interested in the field of behavior analysis to learn about the most current research being conducted across the nation (and internationally). This year, it is anticipated that there will be over 1,600 presentations. This is an opportunity for students, faculty, researchers, and practitioners to learn and share information about the science, practice, education, and professional issues facing the field of behavior analysis. The convention takes place over 4 and a half days, with numerous presentations occurring simultaneously. There are also a number of invited presentations from some of the more well-known behavior analyst in the field.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: I am a graduate student in the department of Psychology (2nd year student in the masters program in Applied Behavior Analysis), and will be the presenting author for a poster at this conference. This poster is for a research project on which I have collaborated with a YSU faculty member which evaluates the effectiveness of a relatively new teaching method known as interteaching. Interteaching research display many advantages over traditional lecture. The more knowledge educators have on this method of teaching the better they can serve their students. I will also be the Chair for a research symposium on a similar topic. Attendance at this event by students in the masters program here at YSU will provide an opportunity to represent the program and the University. This may potentially serve as a recruitment strategy for potential new applicants. In addition, there are immediate direct benefits for myself as a graduate student. Attending and presenting at this conference will provide an opportunity to interact with behavior analysts outside of the University, and provide a learning opportunity that cannot be matched elsewhere.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Airfare 650
Conference registeration 106
meals 355
lodgings 685
Total 1796

Amount recommended: $106.00 to cover the cost of airfare.

 

4:10pm

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Student African American Sisterhood (SAAS)

Total Number of Members: 10

Contact Person: Shanice Lockhart?Contact Phone Number: 2165090723?Contact Email: salockhart@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Cryshanna Jackson?Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-2114?Advisor’s Email: cajackson@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Last semester SAAS had a movie night in which we asked students to bring canned goods or a monetary donation for admission. We also had a game night in conjunction with a toy/clothing drive. We donated all canned goods, toys, and clothes to the Mahoning Valley Rescue Mission.

Early last year we took part in Relay for Life and this year we would like to participate again and use some of the funds we raise throughout the year to go toward that event.

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.:?Two of the members have participated as mentors through the Goodwill Good guides Program. Regrettably the program just ended due to lack of funding but we still try to keep in contact with the young adults we mentored. As an organization we plan to hold more clothing/food drives and do some volunteer work such as park clean ups and helping out at soup kitchens.

Name of Event: Miss Curvaceous Pageant?Date of Event: April 6, 2012?Location: Chestnut Room Kilcawley Center?Expected Participation: 100-150?Total Cost of Event: 500

Description of Event: Most people have seen or heard of state or national pageants with gorgeous contestants but some believe those selected women are the only definition of beauty, SAAS wanted to broaden peoples views by having a pageant geared towards full-figured women. The event will be structured in the way of a pageant with several categories and a Q&A segment and judges etc. The event will be $3 with YSU ID and $5 without. We plan to start the show around 6:30, have an intermission with refreshments for guests and crown a winner at the end of the night.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: We believe the event will not only be a new and fun experience to students but it will also help bring awareness to the fact that society may only accept certain body types as beautiful but we as individuals can embrace those of all shapes and sizes. We believe this event will build esteem and reach out to those who may need help boosting their confidence and accepting their own differences as well as others.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Refreshments – fruit tray, brownies, juice (sodexo) $200
Decorations- balloons (graphic services) $15
Security – YSU Police (campus security) $200
Prizes – Crown, Sashes (via online shopping) $85
Total $500

Amount recommended: $200.00 to cover the cost of security.

 

4:20pm

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Student Nurses Association

Total Number of Members: 4

Contact Person: Jill Malandro?Contact Phone Number: 330-398-3907?Contact Email: jmladd@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Kim Serroka?Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-1799?Advisor’s Email: kaseroka@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Cookie Dough and Pie’s for Easter?Fall Clothing sales?wristbands?Planning Spring Clothing

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.: Second Harvest Food Bank?Rescue Mission?St Jude Quest for a million Pennies?Heart Walk?Usually 8-15 members participate

Name of Event: National Student Nurses Association?Date of Event: April 11-15?Location: Pittsburgh PA?Expected Participation: 4 members?Total Cost of Event: $755.00

Description of Event: Exceptional speakers, exciting topics and extraordinary networking opportunities.?National, state and school leaders come together to further develop their leadership prowess in governing?the affairs of NSNA. The past will meet the future as NSNA alumni mingle with current NSNA leaders—a great?opportunity to meet mentors and connect with colleagues. Also numerous classes to attend about resume building, NCLEX review courses for licensure. To be able to sit in the house of delegates and be apart of the new bills that become apart of the by laws for future student nurses.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This will benefit the student by learning how the process of the house of delegates works and also how these bills become part of the by laws which will affect all student nurses. One of the most important is the BSN in 10 which requires all nurses to have a bachelors degree in order to continue in nursing. It is a great learning experience. NCLEX review to help prepare for the state exam which will also benefit our students as we prepare. To bring back all of this knowledge will be invaluable to YSU.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Hotel $47/night x 5 nights $235.00
Convention Registration $130.00 x 4 $520.00
Total $755.00

Amount recommended: $235.00 to cover the cost of lodging.

 

4:30pm

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Delta Zeta Sorority

Total Number of Members: 30

Contact Person: Caitlin Leonard?Contact Phone Number: (740) 827-9507?Contact Email: dzcleo1317@aol.com

Advisor: Brittany Lee?Advisor’s Phone Number: (330) 206-7833?Advisor’s Email: lee.brittany37@gmail.com

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Delta Zeta fund raises by having restaurant takeovers, bake sales, and selling bracelets. This year, Delta Zeta is planning to fund raise by having more restaurant takeovers, and selling different items such as candles.

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.: Delta Zeta’s members have to complete 25 community services hours a year. The girls go out and choose to do whatever they like to volunteer in and then report back. We are in the process of planning a sisterhood event for every sister to help Habitat for Humanity or volunteer at an animal shelter. As a chapter, we hold a philanthropy event each semester. Last semester Delta Zeta put on a dodge ball event and raised $50.00 for Youngstown Hearing and Speech. The 5K Run for Noise is an event that Delta Zeta puts on to raise money for their philanthropy. We are also having a community service project to make birthday cards for the children at The Painted Turtle Camp, a camp for kids with chronic illnesses, and another one of Delta Zeta’s Philanthropy. We are also holding a community service event to make CD cases to donate to The Painted Turtle Camp for their summer sessions for the kids to take their DVD’s full of memories home in.

Name of Event: 5K Run for Noise?Date of Event: April 28, 2012?Location: YSU Tennis Courts?Expected Participation: 50?Total Cost of Event: 400.00

Description of Event: Delta Zeta Sorority hosts their annual Philanthropy event every spring. The event consists of people participating in a run/walk to raise money for Youngstown Hearing and Speech, Delta Zeta’s philanthropy.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This event will benefit YSU and the student body by showing that Greek Life does a lot to give back to the community and give the student body the opportunity to see how much Greek Life does and give them a chance to give back as well.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
T-Shirts for the event 200.00
Total 200.00

Amount recommended: $200.00 to cover the cost of t-shirts.

 

4:40pm

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Alpha Omicron Pi

Total Number of Members: 39

Contact Person: Samantha Marscio?Contact Phone Number: 330-980-1978?Contact Email: smmarscio@aol.com

Advisor: Melanie Anguli ?Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-502-3512?Advisor’s Email: osu16aopi@aol.com

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: In the spring we had Pie and AOII and we raised money for the AOII foundation specifically toward arthritis. We are planning an arthritis formal gala for next fall.

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.: Last fall we volunteered at the American Business Womens Association. This spring we held a sisters for soldiers project, where we collected care package items that we sent to Afganistan. We sent over 22 large flat rate boxes. About 24 out of 32 girls participated in this project and it was done on behalf of AOII. Many members participate in community service on their own as well.

Name of Event: Marty Manning Speghetti Dinner?Date of Event: April 22?Location: First Presbyterian Church of Girard?Expected Participation: 39 girls?Total Cost of Event: about $400

Description of Event: We will hold a Speghetti Dinner for the Marty Manning College Fund that was started after he passed away for his 3 girls. We will pre-sale tickets and also be able to sell tickets at the door. We will have speghetti and meatballs, salad, and rolls. Water, and sell cans of pop extra.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This event is held because Marty Manning was very involved and loved by many at YSU. As part of the student body it is a way we can give back.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Paper Plates (2) 276 count 32.00
Carry Out Treys 100 count 9.00
Cups (2) 50 count 15.00
Napkins 3,000 count 13.00
Silverware 30.00
Meatballs (6bags) 80.00
Cheese (2) 4.5 containers 38.00
Speghetti Sauce 100.00
Pasta 100.00
Total 417.00

Amount recommended: $189.00 to cover the cost of pasta and spaghetti.

 

4:50pm

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Future Physical Therapists Society

Total Number of Members: 30

Contact Person: Nicole Pavlichich?Contact Phone Number: (330) 502-6728?Contact Email: napavlichich@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Nancy Landgraff?Advisor’s Phone Number: (330) 941-2703?Advisor’s Email: nlandgraff@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: A Chili’s Give Back Night is planned for April. Additionally, all food has been donated as well as sponsorships from local businesses.

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 have participated in the Heart Walk last year with over 30 walkers raising $400. We are participating this year as well and we are trying to raise $1000. We will also participate in the Marquette Challenge this spring.

Name of Event: Kick Start Your Heart Kickball Tournament?Date of Event: April 21, 2012?Location: WATTS?Expected Participation: 200?Total Cost of Event: $200 (roughly)

Description of Event: The Kick Start Your Heart Kickball Tournament will feature 16 teams facing off in a single elimination tournament to determine a winner. Teams will be various student organizations. Each teams must have a minimum of 8 members with a $5 registration fee per player.

Concessions which have been donated will be sold at the event. All money will be donated to the American Heart Association on behalf of our team for the heart walk.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This event will unite various student organizations for a common goal of raising money for heart disease awareness and research. Since the event is free and open to the public, a lot of people can come and be informed.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
YSU Security $115
Advertisement $60
Total $175

Amount recommended: $115.00 to cover the cost of security.

 

5:00pm

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Institute of Industrial Engineers

Total Number of Members: 18

Contact Person: Alex Antonucci?Contact Phone Number: 330 540-1966?Contact Email: aantonucci@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Martin Cala?Advisor’s Phone Number: 330 774-5999?Advisor’s Email: mcala@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Sent a letter to local industrial companies asking for donations, phone-a-thon, and card sorting fundraiser.

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.: Visited nursing home to play bingo with the residents, STEM orientation

Name of Event: IIE Card Sorting Competition ?Date of Event: Wednesday, April 18th, 2012?Location: Chesnut Room (tenatively)?Expected Participation: approximately 50 people?Total Cost of Event: $255

Description of Event: We are using this event to raise money for the IIE chapter at YSU as well as use data collected from the event to perform research to be presented at the Great Lakes Institute of Industrial Engineers regional conference. The event will consist of teams of four players who will try to achieve the lowest amount of time possible sorting a standard 52 card deck of playing cards.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Members of the YSU branch of IIE have previously won the card counting competition at the IIE regional conference the last two years, bringing recognition to the Industrial & Systems Engineering program at YSU. By using this event to collect data for research and as a fundraiser, The YSU chapter of IIE will potentially be able to travel to the IIE regional conference next year free of expense to present our research. The student body will benefit by being able to compete in cross-campus competition for a cash prize and will be able to learn more about the Indrustrial & Systems Engineering major.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Cash Prize $200
15 Decks of Playing Cards $45
4 rolls of Masking Tape $10
Total $255

Amount recommended: $55.00 to cover the cost of cards and tape.

 

5:10pm

 

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Food and Nutrition Students (FANS)

Total Number of Members: 50

Contact Person: Dorian Monroe?Contact Phone Number: 330-398-7643?Contact Email: dkmonroe@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Rachael Pohle-Krauza?Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-2310?Advisor’s Email: rjpohlekrauza@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Chocolate/mixed nuts fundraising sale, Bake sale 3/20, plan on more fundraisers as needed.

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.: Annual Relay 4 Life participants/fundraisers (usually @ least 10-15 members participate each year), 2011 Youngstown Area Heart Walk @ WATTS building (~20 members), TMH Pink Ribbon Run/Walk For Breast Cancer Awareness 5k and 1 Mile Run/Walk (~20 members), SlimDown for kids and coinciding adult weight management program in coordination with HMHP (several students who have the time volunteer their efforts help HMHP Dietitians in assisting them with helping program participants), several future events are being planned and have tentative dates (e.g. Fairhaven Nutrition Lecture and other community outreach nutrition/wellness events)

Name of Event: 91st Ohio Dietetic Association (ODA) Annual Convention?Date of Event: May 17 & 18, 2012?Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel. Cincinnati, Ohio?Expected Participation: 12 students?Total Cost of Event: ~$3300 total est. for 12 students: $1212 = $101 registration * 12 students $1500 = $125 hotel expenses * 12 students $200 = $50 gas expense (travel) * 4 cars

Description of Event: The Ohio Dietetic Association annual conference is orchestrated for the continuing education for dietetic professionals as well as students. This is one of the best networking opportunities for dietetics professionals and future dietetics professionals (students). The most recent revolutionary research topics in dietetics and the health care industry are represented and presented. Participants include state legislators and agencies that interact with public policy affecting consumers and the practice of dietetics. Members offer nutrition expertise to healthcare organizations, businesses and the media.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This is an extraordinary opportunity to the FANS student group to network for our future profession and learn about the latest research and techniques applied to our profession. As YSU alumni we like to contribute to the prestige of our university by the pursuit of representing the highest quality of education and research in our profession.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Hotel expenses $125/student *12 students $1,500
Registration $101/student OR $95 for early registration by April 17th $500
Travel expense (Gas)
Total $2,000

 

Amount recommended: $99.59 to defray the cost of registration.

 

SB F 2012-4

March 26th, 2012

A Bill

Making Appropriations for eight 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, 2012, for the activities of student organizations, namely:

Section 1: Sigma Alpha Epsilon is appropriated the sum of $106.00 to help defray the cost of registration for the Association for Behavior Analysis international 38th Annual Convention which will be held on May 25-29, 2012. This event will be held in Seattle, Washington.  One (1) member is expected to attend.

Section 2: Student African American Sisterhood is appropriated the sum of $200.00 to defray the cost of security for the Miss Curvaceous Pageant, which will be held on April 6th, 2012. It will be held in Kilcawley Center and one hundred (100) people are expected to attend.

Section 3: Student Nurses Association is appropriated the sum of $235.00 to cover the cost of lodging for their National Student Nurses Association Conference, which will be held on April 11th-15th, 2012 in Pittsburgh, PA.  Four (4) members are expected to attend.

Section 4: Delta Zeta Sorority is appropriated the sum of $200.00 to cover the cost of t-shirts for their 5K Run for Noise, which will be held on April 28th, 2012 at Youngstown State University.  Fifty (50) people are expected to attend.

Section 5: Alpha Omicron Pi is appropriated the sum of $189.00 to cover the cost of food for the Marty Manning Spaghetti Dinner which will be held on April 22nd, 2012. It will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Girard and thirty-nine (39) members are expected to attend.

Section 6: Future Physical Therapists Society is appropriated the sum of $115.00 to cover the cost of security for their Kick Start Your Heart Kickball Tournament, which will be held on April 21st, 2012 at the WATTS center.  Two hundred (200) people are expected to attend.

Section 7: Institute of Industrial Engineers is appropriated the sum of $55.00 to cover the cost of supplies for their IIE Card Sorting Competition, which will be held on April 18th, 2012 at Youngstown State University.  Fifty (50) people are expected to attend.

Section 8: Food and Nutrition Students is appropriated the sum of $99.59 to defray the cost of registration for the 91st Ohio Dietetic Association Annual Convention which will be held on May 17-18th, 2012. It will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio and twelve (12) members are expected to attend.