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Agenda for February 20, 2012

Order of Business

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Guest Speaker
    1. Ms. Sarah Stafford
  4. Approval of the Minutes & Agenda
  5. 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 2012-2
  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:

Student Government Association

Student Life Committee Report

02/12/2012

4:05 to 4:20 PM

  1. I.                   Call to Order at 4:05PM
  2. II.                Attendence:
    1. a.      Present: Katherine Ellis, Aseel Ramahi, Charesse Hagan, Joe Mikolay, Alyssa DiBernardi, Katherine Ellis, Deanna Hardy, Carissa Benchwick, Kayla Boy, and Jessica Sarich.
    2. b.      Absent: Taylor Clarke (unexcused), Celeste Popio (unexcused)
    3. III.             Leadership Retreat
      1. a.      Special thanks to Alyssa DiBernardi and Kayla Boye.
      2. b.      Plan on having retreat in the future.
    4. IV.             Meet the Reps Night
      1. a.      Only issue that needs to be addressed is reserving Christman for event, no other changes talked about.
    5. V.                Elections
      1. a.      Spreading the Word: The committee chose Deanna Hardy to write a letter that would be forwarded to all presidents of organizations.  This letter would inform them of the upcoming elections and promote their members to come out and vote. 
      2. b.      Rewards for Voting: Kayla Boye nominated herself to find pricing on “I voted” stickers to hand out to voters of the upcoming election.
      3. c.       Changes: Committee member brought up the idea of changing our system of voting from paper to electronic.  Student Life committee will further look into the issue. 
    6. VI.             Mixer
      1. a.      Date: April 26, 2012
    7. VII.          May Day

No new ideas were brought up, plan addressing the issue in future meetings

 

Academic Affairs Report:

YSU Student Government Association

Academic Affairs Committee

Minutes of 2.13.2012 Meeting

I.  Call to Order:  4:03 pm

 

II. Roll Call

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

b. Absent:  Teresa McKinney

c. Excused:  none

 

II. Ms. Hillary Fuhrman

a. Assistant Director, Assessment Office

b. NSSE:  National Survey of Student Engagement

The survey polled results from first year and senior level students about various topics within YSU on their satisfaction levels with various things going on around campus relating to academics.  They will be doing another survey this semester and we will get more information from them in the next few weeks.

 

III. Ms. Sarah Stafford

a. Ving by via680

Ving is a web messaging software that creates interactive communication.  There are many applications in which SGA could use this software to better communicate with our constituents.  The software costs $2500 as a base fee and then $100/month/5 users.  They would like us to do a trial run of the software so that they can get our feedback.

 

IV. Last Lecture Series

LLS will be Tuesday, March 27 in the Ohio Room at 3:30 pm.  We need to order 10 dozen cookies.  We will make a facebook event and email Rookery Radio and other organizations related to Dr. Earnheardt.  We will also be making new fliers and posters.  We also need to plan for more seating.

 

V. New Business

We want to do SGA cords for graduating seniors.  We will be getting more information on the cost of this.

 

VI. Adjournment:  5:22 pm

 

 

 

University Affairs Report:

 

UAC meeting 2/13

 

Call to order 4:01 P.M.

 

Role Call: 4:01

 

Present:

 

Travis Battiest

Zachary White

Melania Vlad

Steven Mesik

Justin Hasseininejad

John McIntyre

Rebecca Banks

Kendal Malsch

 

Absent:

Pat Gessler

Sarah Perrine

Alexys Shields

 

Excused:

Brianna Wise

 

Reports: 4:02

 

Vice President: Travis has been working on the Student Success Committee. He took our suggestions to the committee.

 

Chair: None at this time

 

Secretary of Technology: None at this time.

 

Unfinished Business:

 

YSU Email: 4:10 Nothing new at this time.

 

Student Discount List: 4:11 List is still being formulated and will have more information to come. We are going to ask members of the SGA to provide examples of what they know in terms of discounts locally. We discussed an online forum on our website for the body to add to it as they learn them.

 

New Business:

 

Wick Park/Rock Garden Cleanup: 4:20

Contacting facilities regarding the possibility of doing the annual rock garden cleanup behind the house being renovated. If this is not possible, a wick park cleanup will be in order. These usually occur on Saturday mornings and we will iron out the details in the weeks to come.

 

Adjourn: 4:30

 

 

Financial Affairs Report:

 

Attendance: Ryan Meditz, unexcused; Derek Bodo, excused; Josh Prest, excused

 

4:00 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Speak Out Loud

Total Number of Members: 10

Contact Person: Devon Marbuary?Contact Phone Number: 216-386-6081?Contact Email: dmmarbuary@my.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?: None have been organized thus far but I have l planned for this semester to have a food fundraiser and an event 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.: None this far, and still working on plans.

Name of Event: Rip the Runway?Date of Event: April 5, 2012?Location: Chestnut Room- Kilcawley?Expected Participation: 200+?Total Cost of Event: $400

Description of Event: A fashion show with entertainment–such as music, dance, poetry–in between intermissions. I put on a fashion show on Oct. 19, 2011 that had an attendence of 250 and was very successful. Numerous students are asking me to do it again so that they can participate.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: It will bring something new and exciting to campus inviting all of the student body to participate and engage in student organizations. It allows students from all over campus to work together and have fun with new people.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Security $400
   
  Total $400

Amount recommended: $50.00 to defray the cost of security.

4:10 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Institute of Industrial Engineers

Total Number of Members: 18

Contact Person: Andrew Kolbus?Contact Phone Number: 330-770-1289?Contact Email: adkolbus@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Martin Cala?Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-1746?Advisor’s Email: mcala@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Over the past year our organization conducted a Phon-A-Thon in order to raise money for our organization as well as others on YSU’s campus. We also plan on either asking for sponsorship or a holding a sale based 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.: The organization volunteered their time at Gillette nursing home on a Sunday afternoon for recreation activities. The chapter also volunteers countless hours for the STEM college partaking in campus tours and presentations.

Name of Event: Great Lakes IIE Regional Conference?Date of Event: February 17, 18, 19, 2012?Location: The Ohio State University?Expected Participation: 17 ( 16 students, 2 faculty advisors)?Total Cost of Event: 1900.80

Description of Event: Our chapter attends the Great Lakes IIE Regional Conference annually. This year the conference is located at The Ohio State University. The conference will include several networking events including: Career Fair, 5s Workshop, Ergonomics Track Workshop, Consulting/ Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion, Technical Paper Competition, Card Sorting Competition, numerous speakers and various social events. The event allows students the opportunity to experience hands on applications in the field of industrial engineering, network with representatives from the field, and meet with students from other schools.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This allows YSU students the opportunity to expand intellectually beyond the classroom experience. Students will also have numerous networking opportunities including a job fair in which students will meet potential employers. Students will be providing the employers with resumes in hopes of internship or career opportunities. Students will represent YSU by competing with other schools in various events. Last year YSU students won the Card Sorting Competition, putting our college in the spotlight. This year one of our students is competing in the Technical Paper Competition with aspirations of competing in the national event. Students are also looking forward to competing in the Card Sorting Competition.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Registration (16 students* $40) 640.00
Hotel Rooms (4 Rooms* $315.20 for 2 nights) 1260.80
   
  Total 1900.80

****TOTAL AMOUNT*** $0.00 due to timing of event.

 

4:20 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Dana Flute Society

Total Number of Members: 16

Contact Person: Sarah Kramer?Contact Phone Number: (412) 418-5163?Contact Email: sakramer@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Kathryn Umble?Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-1831?Advisor’s Email: kaumble@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Donations to the society are appreciated and encouraged. Members of the musical community greatly value the Annual Dana Flute Festival and have contributed time and funding in the past.

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.: The Annual Dana Flute Festival itself is the Dana Flute Society’s major service emphasis and outreach to the surrounding community. The festival is a full day of concert recitals, lectures and master classes – a culturally enriching and educational event! People have attended from as far away as New York, with the majority coming from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Youngstown. In addition, members of the Dana Flute Society volunteer to perform music in nursing homes and worship services.

Name of Event: Dana Flute Festival?Date of Event: March 24, 2012?Location: Bliss Hall, YSU?Expected Participation: 200?Total Cost of Event: $2,280

Description of Event: The Annual Dana Flute Festival is an all day event consisting of recital performances by Special Guest Artist, Christina Jennings (Professor of Flute at University of Colorado – Boulder), two-hour Master Class (YSU flute students being instructed by Professor Jennings), a lecture, and performances by area chamber ensembles.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Through taking part in the event, YSU students have the opportunity to observe and interact with one of the top flutists in the world today. YSU flute students perform in the two-hour master class, which, in addition to being a great learning experience, is also an opportunity to network with an influential musician – potentially leading to career and graduate school opportunities. The flute studio also helps to organize the festival itself, gaining valuable experience.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Guest Artist Fee $550.00
Pianist Fee $450.00
Master Class Accompanist Fee $175.00
Workshop Presentations $150.00
Police Security $200.00
Lodging $125.00
Publicity Materials $100.00
Tablecloth Rental $80.00
  Total $1,830.00

Amount recommended: $350.00 to defray the cost of security and Guest Artist Fees.

 

 

4:40 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Gerontological Society of America Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization

Total Number of Members: 15

Contact Person: Cassandra Valentini?Contact Phone Number: (330)259-5252?Contact Email: cmvalentini@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Daniel VanDussen?Advisor’s Phone Number: (330)941-3442?Advisor’s Email: djvandussen@student.ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: The Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education has agreed to assist with the cost of food for the event. Our organization is also applying for financial support through a grant sponsored by Careeersinaging.com. In addition we have plans for upcoming bake sale fundraisers.

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.: Our organization recently participated in the local Alzheimer’s Walk sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association. We had over 20 participate on our Youngstown State University Team. We were able to raise over $1,000 dollars to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Name of Event: Careers in Aging Student Breakfast?Date of Event: April 20, 2012?Location: The Williamson College of Business Adminstration?Expected Participation: 200?Total Cost of Event: $4,000.00

Description of Event: On April 20,2012 Youngstown State University will host the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education’s 36th Professional and Student Conference on Aging. In conjunction with this event YSU’s branch of the Gerontological Society of America Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization will sponsor a Careers in Aging breakfast. Local professionals in aging will be invited to represent their organizations and set up display tables with information pertaining to their agency. Ohio and Pennsylvania Professors, students and professionals in aging will benefit from the information shared at this event.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This event will enhance YSU’s gerontology program and establish it as a resource for the professionals in aging throughout the area. It will also open up a networking opportunity for the students in this field to establish connections for future hiring opportunities.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Classic Continental Breakfast 0
Coffee, Tea 0
Invitations/Postage 0
Posters/Signs 0
Table Linen for Event $50.00
15 copies of Student Professional Book: 101 Careers in Aging $500.00
   
  Total $550.00

Amount recommended: $100.00 to defray the cost of event fees.

4:50 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: National Society of Black Engineers

Total Number of Members: 11

Contact Person: Brian Alls?Contact Phone Number: 9373679289?Contact Email: bsalls@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Sherri Lovelace-Cameron?Advisor’s Phone Number: 3309411997?Advisor’s Email: srlovelacecameron@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Planned fundraising during the annual phone-a-thon with Jacci Daniel with University Development.

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 planned on returning to the Mahoning Valley Rescue Mission to serve breakfast. We are working out the details to have an engineer and his company speak on campus. Also, we plan on partnering with a couple other student organizations to host an educational movie night, featuring an educational movie night.

Name of Event: NSBE National Conference?Date of Event: March 28-April 1, 2012?Location: Pittsburgh Convention Center?Expected Participation: 6?Total Cost of Event: 1702

Description of Event: The National Conference, themed “The NSBE Blueprint: Leadership, Teamwork, and Inspiration.” this year, will consist of workshops on academic excellence, leadership, and professional development. In addition, the conference features a career fair with over 300 companies, most being Fortune 500, that provide intership, co-op, and full time employment (upon graduation) opportunies.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: It will instill the importance of leadership and service on a college campus, as well as provide help and guidance in the areas academic excellence.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Hotel Rooms 952
Registration Fees 750
   
  Total 1702

Amount recommended: $750.00 to cover the cost of registration.

5:00 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Tau Kappa Epsilon

Total Number of Members: 20

Contact Person: Aaron Carmichael?Contact Phone Number: 330-978-0759/330-545-6115?Contact Email: amcarmichael01@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Christian Onwudiwe (Campus)?Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-1788?Advisor’s Email: cconwudiwe@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We recently have done a lot of fundraisng for our National Philanthropy St Judd. In the past we have done ones for United way of the Mahoning valley and Alzheimer’s.

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 volunteered as workers of the annual vex fest located in downtown Youngstown. We have worked the Canfield scare grounds by helping with parking, Snow shoveling for Wick park association. While also cleaning our section of I-80 West located right off salt springs road near Girard, Oh and various other contributions to our community

Name of Event: Regional Leadership Conference?Date of Event: March 2-3, 2012?Location: IIndianapolis, IN?Expected Participation: Region 3; All states in Mid West for TKE ?Total Cost of Event: $500

Description of Event: This is a regional conference for chapters that every chapter within our organization must send atleast four members to their set conference area. This year our region conference is located in Indianapolis, IN. For or local chpater as you all know are trying to re charter after several years of being off campus..nothing bad just lost numbers. Thus as part of the charter requirements as we are to charter this august; we must send a mandatory 4 guys to this event. We will learn how to better ourselves as young men and how to conduct business in a more TKE manner while also relearning some of our organizations rituals. In all this a 2 day jammed packed TKE retreat of knowledge.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This will benefit YSU in that we would officially have another Chartered Fraternity located on campus, while also teacher new memebers who join how to be ” Better men for a Better world”. In all it gives the students another potential organization to join to be involved and to stay out of trouble; while the chapter raising money and volunteer work as students of YSU will continue to give YSU a good name.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
one members Room and Board $250
One members Room and Board $250
Gas expenses for to and from Indianapolis, IN $150
   
  Total $650

Amount recommended: $500.00 to defray the cost of room and board.

 

SB F 2012-2

February 20th, 2012

A Bill

Making Appropriations for five 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: Speak Out Loud is appropriated the sum of $50.00 to help defray the cost of security fees for the Rip the Runway event which will be on April 5th, 2012. This event will be held in Kilcawley Center.  Two hundred (200) people are expected to attend.

Section 2: Dana Flute Society is appropriated the sum of $350.00 to defray the cost of security and guest artist fees for The Annual Dana Flute Festival which will be held on March 24th, 2012. It will be held in Bliss Hall and two hundred (200) people are expected to attend.

 

Section 3: Gerontological Society of American Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization is appropriated the sum of $100.00 to defray the costs of the Professional and Student Conference, which will be held on April 20th, 2012 at The Williamson College of Business Administration.  Two Hundred (200) people are expected to attend.

Section 4: National Society of Black Engineers is appropriated the sum of $750.00 to cover the cost of registration for the NSBE National Conference which will be held on March 28-April 1st, 2012. It will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and six (6) members are expected to attend.

 

Section 5: Tau Kappa Epsilon is appropriated the sum of $500.00 to defray the cost of room and board for their Regional Leadership Conference, which will be held on March 2-3rd, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Two (2) members are expected to attend.

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