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Agenda for August 29, 2011

Order of Business

  1. Call to Order
  2. Guest Speakers
    1. Campus Recreation and Student Programming
    2. Dr. Chet Cooper, SGA Advisor
    3. Dr. Dean DePoy, SGA Advisor
    4. Dr. Keith Lepak, SGA Advisor
  3. Food & Welcomes
  4. Roll Call
  5. Approval of the Minutes & Agenda
  6. Executive Business
    1. President’s Summer Report
    2. Executive Vice President’s Summer Report
    3. Vice President for Financial Affairs’ Overview
  7. Unfinished Business
  8. New Business
    1. A Bill ( SB F 2011-01) SGA Budget
    2. Election of Committee Chairs
      1. Chair: Student Life
      2. Chair: Academic Affairs
      3. Chair: Financial Appropriations
      4. Chair: University Affairs
  9. Gallery Remarks
  10. Advisors’ Remarks
  11. Members’ Remarks
  12. Announcements
  13. Adjournment

President’s Report

Strike Situation

  • Justin and I met with Jack Fahey and President Anderson to discuss student concerns regarding the strike and Financial Aid Freeze.
  • Student Government’s official position in the strike is neutral.  To best represent students with many different points of view, we must remain neutral when representing SGA to best represent the students between the faculty and administration.
  • If students have concerns or questions, please direct them to the SGA office.

Sodexo

  • I met with Sodexo and the Kilcawley Staff offices to discuss the changes to KC food court including vendor options and cosmetic changes.
  • A “Foods Committee” will be started this semester, SGA will play a role in the committee

Homecoming

  • We need representatives to work the polls for Homecoming King and Queen Voting
  • September 20 8:00 am- 8:00pm & 21 8:00 am- 2:00pm
  • Our nominees: Emilie Hall and Mike Adamson
  • Justin and I attended the Homecoming Meetings throughout the summer.  We chose the theme “Blast from the past, we are going back to the future” to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first national championship.  We will be hosting events throughout the week including our tailgate on game day.  This year, SGA will be marching in the parade.

New Publications

  • Over the summer, Justin, Cory and I create an SGA general pamphlet that has basic SGA facts and contact information.
  • The three of us also created a Financial Appropriations pamphlet answering popular questions and citing general criteria and procedures.  These were passed out at the Student Leadership Summit and the Greek Retreat.

T-Shirts

  • I have been in contact with Nannette from Select Sportswear.  Please write your unisex t-shirt size down next to your name on the contact information sheet.

Welcome Week

  • Justin and I are very excited to announce that we are co-sponsoring the Upright Citizens Brigade Tour Co Comedy Group!  We were contacted over the summer about the group and decided that it will fit perfectly in with this semesters Welcome Week Theme.   We will need representatives to help work the comedy show, Jess will touch on this later.

Executive Vice President’s Report

First Year Experience Council

  • Elyse and I met with Dean Furnish regarding a First Year Experience Council that he will be leading throughout the year
  • We hope to incorporate six student representative into this council once it is underway
  • It plans to focus on lowering the six year graduation trend; raising retention; and addressing “at risk” students
  • It is unclear whether the council plans to pursue the creation of  “University College” or just a general orientation class
  • Finances seem to be a major concern over whether this is feasible
  • More information will be presented as this committee meets

Foundations of Excellence

  • Elyse and I met with Dr. Karen Becker, Coordinator at the Reading and Study Skills Center
  • There, we discussed the Foundations of Excellence program, which provides a strategic action plan for the implementation of a First Year Experience Course
    • Evaluate, Implement, Evaluate
  • Same questions of feasibility—finances
  • Dr. Becker is a possible speaker for both my committee and the general body at a later date

Last Lecture Series

  • I will continue the Last Lecture Series and the planning of this will be one of the first things that my committee discusses
  • There are several individuals that I have in mind, however this will be more thoroughly discussed in my committee

Academic Senate

  • This body meets the first Wednesday of every month at 4:00PM in the first floor DeBartolo Hall lecture room
  • Nine students, I, and the chair of my committee represent the students within this body.
  • We had a large number of applicants this year—over 50—and completely filled the vacant student seats.
  • I will be keeping the body notified of the direction of the Senate throughout the year

 

SB F 2011-01 – Gessler, McIntyre, Okular

A BILL

Making appropriations for the operation of

Student Government Association for the fiscal year 2012

 

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 Office Fund not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, for Student Government Association Activities, and the same shall constitute the budget required pursuant section 2, Article IX of the Constitution, namely:

 

Section 1: Budget of the Student Government Association

 

Sec. 100. OFFICE/INTERNAL AFFAIRS. -For expenses incurred for the administration of the SGA office, for meetings, and for general expenses associated with operating SGA.

Student Office Assistants

$11,795.00

$11,795.00

Task Based Stipends

$41,927.00

$41,927.00

Telephone

$453.00

$453.00

Misc. Office Expenses

$6,855.00

$6,855.00

Awards and Gifts

$485.00

$485.00

SGA Functions

$1,675.00

$1,675.00

Item 100-01 includes OPERS fringe benefits for the student office assistants.

 

Sec. 200. OUTREACH. –For expenses incurred to promote the activities of SGA, or to otherwise connect with the student body.

            Advertising/ Publications

$3,398.00

$3,398.00

SGA Events

$2,122.00

$2,122.00

 

Representatives may request, through the Vice President for Financial Affairs, to access funds that could be allotted for representative use.

Sec. 300. SPONSORSHIP. –For expenses incurred to sponsor or otherwise facilitate campus or community programs not initiated by SGA.

SGA Sponsorship of Events

$2,078.00

$2,078.00

Questions of Student Government Associations sponsorship foregoing Item 300-01 shall be posed to the Legislative Assembly by the Executive Committee but shall not be subject to this amendment.

           

Sec. 400. EXTERNAL AFFAIRS. –For expenses incurred to travel for the purpose of External Affairs initiatives, including but not limited to trips to other Universities or lobbying trips.

Travel

$675.00

$675.00

 

Section 2. Administration of Funds. -Funds shall be administered by the President and the officials designated in this Act and the President, in accordance with this Act and section 3, Article IX of the Constitution.

 

Section 3. Reporting. -The Vice President for Financial Affairs shall report to the Legislative Assembly in writing on not less than a monthly basis on non-personnel-related expenditures by budgeted line-item.

 

Section 4. Amendments. –The President, through the Vice President for Financial Affairs, may propose amendments to the budget to the Legislative Assembly for its approval.  Amendments may be necessary when an Item’s purpose has expired and money still exists within that Item, or for other reasons.

 

Section 5. Effective Date. –This Act shall govern all transactions occurring immediately following its adoption and prior to the date of the last meeting of the Legislative Assembly in the academic year 2012.

 

Section 6. Repeals. –All prior temporary spending measures shall be incorporated into this Act into Items as appropriate.

 

 

Budget Overview          
Total Funds Budget Total Expended Balance   Total Unexpended Funds

$78,096.00

$74,695.00

$3,231.24

$71,463.76

 

$71,463.76

Itemized Budget
Office/Internal Affairs Budget Expended Balance

Student Office Assistants

$11,795.00

$11,795.00

Task Based Stipends

$44,998.00

$3070.20

$41,927.00

Telephone

$453.00

$453.00

Misc. Office Expenses

$6,855.00

$153.54

$6,701.46

Awards and Gifts

$485.00

$485.00

SGA Functions

$1,675.00

$1,675.00

Totals

$66,261.00

$3223.74

$63,36.46

Outreach Budget Expended Balance

Advertising/ Publications

$3,398.00

$3,398.00

SGA Events

$2,122.00

$2,122.00

Totals

$5,520.00

$0.00

$5,520.00

Sponsorship Budget Expended Balance

SGA Sponsorship of Events

$2,078.00

$2,078.00

Totals

$2,078.00

$0.00

$2,078.00

External Affairs Budget Expended Balance

Travel

$675.00

$675.00

Totals

$675.00

$0.00

$675.00

SB F 2011-01 – Gessler, McIntyre, Okular

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