Kilcawley Center, 1 University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44505

330-941-3591 ysusga@gmail.com

Agenda for February 7, 2011

Order of Business

  1. Call to Order
  2. Guest Speaker
    1. Dr. Sharon A. Stringer—Director of Assessment / Professor, Psychology
  3. Roll Call
  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’ Reports
      1. Chair of Student Life Committee
      2. Chair of Academic Affairs Committee
      3. Chair of University Affairs Committee
      4. Chair of Financial Appropriations Committee
  6. Unfinished Business
  7. New Business
    1. A Bill (SB S 2011-01) Appropriations
    2. A Resolution (SR S 2011-02)
  8. Gallery Remarks
  9. Advisors’ Remarks
  10. Members’ Remarks
  11. Announcements
  12. Adjournment

President’s Report:

Vice Chair position

Congratulations to Student Government Association’s new Vice Chairs!

Student Life— Travis Battiest

University Affairs— Brianna Wise

Academic Affairs—Representative Diane Stahl

Financial Appropriations—Representative Justen Vrable

Resolution for John Kasich

Resolution: A Resolution is a piece of legislation, which expresses the opinion of the Legislative Assembly about a subject.

Student & Employee Forums

President Anderson is going to host a forum for students and employees to meet with her, ask questions, express concerns, etc. The tentative date for this is Wednesday, March 9, from 12:00pm-1:00pm. in the Gallery of Kilcawley Center.

Executive Vice President’s Report:

Mr. Mesik will give an oral report at Legislative Assembly.

Vice President for Financial Affairs’ Report:

Student Life Committee Report:

  1. Roll Call
    1. Carissa Benchwick
    2. Aseel Ramahi
    3. Travis Battiest
    4. Taylor Clark
    5. Patrick Gessler
    6. Alexandira Hatosky
    7. Celeste Popio
    8. Jessica Sarich
    9. Levant Miller (excused)
    10. Elyse Gessler
  1. May Day tailgate
    1. Joy Pakolba from Penguin Productions came and spoke with us about the tailgate before the Goo Goo Dolls concert.
      1. April 12th – Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm.
      2. There will be a shuttle from YSU to the Covelli Center starting at 6pm.
    2. Location
      1. We are thinking that the best place for the tailgate will be the Chestnut Room so that there is a clear shot to University Plaza where students can catch the shuttle.
    3. Food.
      1. Penguin Productions will match whatever we pay for food.
      2. We want to prepare to serve 500 people.
    4. Advertising
      1. Penguin Productions will cover marketing the event.
    5. Time
      1. The tailgate for the concert will be from 4pm – 6:30pm.
    6. Entertainment
      1. We would like to get a DJ for the tailgate.
      2. Kiss FM may do something. Joy is going to give Elyse the information to contact them.
      3. We would like to have prizes/give-a-ways or contests/games.
      4. We want to give away something like the wristbands again this year.
  1. International Fair
    1. Half of the Student Life Committee will be working mostly on this event and the other half will be working on the tailgate.
    2. We are going to set a date and book the Chestnut Room soon.
  2. Formal
    1. Unfortunately, Formal will not be happening this year.
  3. Intramurals
    1. We would like to have intramurals with a registration fee to raise money for the United Way.
    2. Possible date
      1. Saturday, March 26th
    3. Volleyball and/or basketball
    4. Possibly call this the “Marty Manning Intramural Games” and make this an annual event.
    5. Alpha Omega Pi is having a spaghetti dinner for Dr. Manning on March 26th so we will possibly be working with them.
  4. Meet the Reps Night
    1. Already had one this semester in Crissman and it was very successful.
    2. We would like to do another one before the semester is over.
  5. SGA get together
    1. Something like the Leadership Summit
    2. Since we cannot do Formal, Elyse had suggested doing a day of leadership activities toward the end of the semester.
  6. Vice Chair
    1. Nominations – Travis Battiest
    2. Our new Vice Chair is Travis Battiest

Academic Affairs Committee Report:

  • List of Committee Members in Attendance: Alyssa DiBernardi, Kelli Bryan, Diane Stahl, Lilian Justice, James Jarvis, Steve Anderson, Ryan Beil, Terrell Wesley, Nicole Pavlichich
    • Guest: Sarah Lowry, General Education Committee, Academic Senate
  • Call to Order: 4:03
  • Unfinished Business
    1. Last Lecture Series Speaker and Date Selection
      1. Committee suggested Jack Fahey to give a Last Lecture Speech sometime in April.
    1. First-Year Experience Follow-up
      1. General Education Committee is restructuring the General Education model and this would be the perfect time to propose an FYE program. Dr. Porter has extended an invite to anyone the Academic Affairs Committee to the General Education Committee meeting on February 17th.
      2. Sarah Lowry will return to our committee meeting on the 14th to help us organize our proposal before the General Education meeting on February 17th.
  • New Business
  1. Election of Vice Chair of Academic Affairs: After Diane Stahl was nominated, there was a unanimous decision made by the committee for her to take on this position
  • Adjournment 4:37

University Affairs Committee Report:

4:07 p.m. – 4:41 p.m.

Committee members present/absent

Present

  1. Gary Davenport VP of University Affairs
  2. Anthony Nuzzi Chair of University Affairs
  3. Brianna Wise Vice Chair of University Affairs
  4. Troy Adamson
  5. Kelly Mehalco
  6. Melania Vlad
  7. Zach White

Absent

  1. Demitris Williams

Guest

  1. Deandre Redcliff
  2. Jenna Medina (Jambar Reporter)

Issues Discussed

  1. Roll Call
  2. Coffee Sleeves
  3. Information Technology
  4. Smoke-Free Environment
  5. Volunteer Work at YSU
  6. Traffic Safety
  7. Vice Chair Election
  8. Other Business

Recommendations

Roll Call (4:06 – 4:07)

Coffee Sleeves (4:08 – 4:11)

  1. AVI Food Systems did not return any call on the subject of not having coffee sleeves at vending machines
    1. Letter will be written by Anthony Nuzzi, and it will be mailed to the company about the situation students are having with the coffee sleeve situation
      1. Signs may be put up to protest AVI

Information Technologies (4:11 – 4:13)

  1. Thoughts about changes to email system at YSU
    1. Best thoughts: Keep system
      1. Staying with Hotmail

Smoke-Free Environment (4:13 – 4:16)

  1. Determined who will take care of the letter to Dr. Anderson for smoking sections
    1. Mr. Davenport will take lead on this
      1. It will be distributed through Committee to give any ideas
      2. Not yet set on date to give to Dr. Anderson

Volunteer Work at YSU (4:16 – 4:23)

  1. Determine who will be the bridge between YSU and the city of Youngstown on volunteer work
    1. Person not yet chosen
  2. Broadway Cleanup
    1. This will take place on 5th and Elm
      1. February 26 at 10:00 a.m.
    2. Groups who will also take place in volunteer work
      1. SGA
      2. Wick Park Neighborhood Association
      3. SigTau
      4. Littering Control and Recyling

Traffic Safety (4:23 – 4:29)

  1. MS consultants will be running a traffic study for campus and surrounding areas
    1. Monitoring will take place on February 21 for traffic flow count
      1. This is to determine if a Red light should replace the Yellow Blinker by the New Williamson Building
  2. SGA may call the radio station 95.9 to try to maintain more traffic flow
    1. This will hopefully result in a traffic light

Vice Chair Position (4:29 – 4:31)

  1. Brianna Wise was chosen for the position

Outstanding issues sent to the committee yet to be resolved

New Business (4:31 – 4:41)

  1. Members who left the committee
    1. Lindsay Lipp = resigned
    2. Jenna Hallapy = Lack of attendance
    3. Lashonda Richardson = Did not enroll
  1. Movie Theater Discussion
    1. Deandre Redcliff (member of SAAB)
      1. Discussed the idea of movie night for donations such as money or food that will go to help the needy
      2. Dates when shows will take place
        1. Feb. 17
        2. March 10
        3. April 1
        4. Times at 7:00
        5. Not sure yet what will be showing

Financial Appropriations Committee Report:

January 31, 2011 4:00pm

Attendance: Excused: Nicole Horvath, Natalie Passarelli

4:00

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Institute of Industrial Engineers

Total Number of Members: 30

Contact Person: Melissa Airhart
Contact Phone Number: 330-979-5174
Contact Email: mlairhart@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. 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?: Recent fundraisers include: a bake sale and phone-a-thon. Currently planning another fundraiser in cooperation with Pizza Joe’s selling pepperoni rolls and a tentative fundraiser in cooperation with Buffalo Wild Wings. Also prepared for a T-shirt sale with Select Sportswear for the beginning of next semester.

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.: Wick Park clean up prepared and scheduled for Sunday Nov. 21. Tentatively planning participation in Toys for Tots.

Name of Event: The Institute of Industrial Engineers 2011 Great Lakes Regional Conference
Date of Event: Feb 25 & 24 2011
Location: Ohio University, Athens Ohio
Expected Participation: 16 (students and faculty
Total Cost of Event: $2120

Description of Event: The IIE 2011 Great Lakes Regional Conference is an anual event where Industrial Engineering students attend seminars to enhance their education as well as compete in numerous competitions to showcase their skills. This is a two day event that will be held at Ohio University. The event hosts several guest speakers with practical experience in the Industrial Engineering field. There is also a scheduled plant tour of Kenworth Trucking Co. The event also gives students the opportunity to network with fellow IIE members.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This event allows students from YSU to network and learn from guest speakers with real world experience outside the university. The plant tour as well as the guest speakers provide inspiration for students post education career choices.

The conference helps showcase YSU Industrial Engineering program’s ability as well as the STEM college in general. Accomplishments in the paper competition and other numerous awards can bring credit to Youngstown State University. It should be noted that students from YSU have already won several awards including outstanding faculty advisor award and regional first place in the Student Technical Paper Competition.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Hotel (5 rooms) $800
Registration Fee (14 students) $840
Transportation (2 nine passenger vans) $480
Total $2120

Amount Recommended: $840 to fully fund the cost of registration

4:10

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Dana Guitar Association of Youngstown State University

Total Number of Members: 21

Contact Person: Margaret Jones
Contact Phone Number: 412-726-0830
Contact Email: mejones02@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. François Fowler
Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-3479
Advisor’s Email: fpfowler@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: -Members of the Dana Guitar Association of YSU have undertaken a sponsorship drive, resulting in sponsorships from 7 local businesses
-Members of the Dana Guitar Association of YSU conduct bake sales each semester on campus.
-The Dana Guitar Association of YSU raises money through a yearly raffle of a guitar (donated by a local music store). The raffle tickets are sold all year and the raffle takes place in April.

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 members of the Dana Guitar Association of YSU give free recitals in the community in venues such as schools, retirement facilities and nursing homes (i.e. Clare Bridge Assisted Living, Austintown and Park Vista, Fifth Avenue, Youngstown). This is done on a volunteer basis and usually involves guitar quartets, students preparing for campus recitals, and community outreach performances by the faculty advisor.

All active members of the DGA work to bring in guest artists to the YSU campus. It is part of the DGA’s mission to promote the arts in the greater Youngstown area. Several recent concerts include guest artist recitals by Thomas Viloteau (France), Marcin Dylla (Poland), Andrew Mah (Canada), Robert Gruca (USA), Stephen Aron (USA), and Gabriel Bianco (France). All of these concerts were free and open to the public.
Further, all active members of the DGA work to bring in guest artists to give masterclasses on the YSU campus. These classes and clinics are excellent educational opportunities for YSU students, and are also free and open to the public.

Name of Event: Guest Artist Recital: Florian Larousse, Guitar: Winner of the 2009 Guitar Foundation of America International Guitar Competition.
Date of Event: April 12, 2010
Location: Bliss Recital Hall, Dana School of Music, YSU
Expected Participation: 200
Total Cost of Event: $1525

Description of Event: The Florian Larousse recital will mark the fourth year of the Dana Guitar Association’s involvement with the Guitar Foundation of America International Guitar Competition Winner’s Tour. This competition is well respected for bringing musicians of the highest caliber to venues around the world. International guitar virtuoso Florian Larousse is the 2009 winner of the Guitar Foundation of America competition. He has received critical acclaim for his music recordings, and has delighted audiences throughout the world including in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Europe.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Bringing guest artists like Florian Larousse to YSU will expose YSU students and faculty to music they might not have heard before, performed by a world class artist at a high level of musicianship and virtuosity. His concert will feature music from around the world and will enrich YSU students’ cultural awareness. Concerts like these are a vital part of the performing arts community at YSU, and also in the greater Youngstown area. The event will be free and open to all YSU students, and the Dana Guitar Association encourages everyone to attend.

Guitar students at the Dana School of Music will also have the rare opportunity to play for Mr. Larousse in a master class setting. These classes and clinics are excellent educational opportunities for YSU students, and are also free and open to the public.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Fee for recital $800
Fee for masterclass $225
Advertising the event $100
Lodging and food expense (2 nights) $250
Travel Expenses $100
Total $1525

Amount Recommended: $800 to fully fund the cost of Lodging and food, advertising, master-class fee, and defray the cost of the recital fee

4:20

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Institute of Management Accountants

Total Number of Members: 20

Contact Person: Kelcie Witmer
Contact Phone Number: 330-831-1360
Contact Email: klwitmer@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Dave Law
Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-1881
Advisor’s Email: bus3616@yahoo.com

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We received money from the James Dale Ethics Center on campus through fundraising. We also made and sold IMA t-shirts to business students.

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 currently collecting hats, mittens/gloves, and socks to donate to needy children in the Mahoning Valley. This event is open to all business students.

Name of Event: 2011 Ethics Conference
Date of Event: 2-11-2011
Location: WCBA
Expected Participation: 100-150 students, and about 50 people from the public
Total Cost of Event: $3,600

Description of Event: The Institute of Management Accountants is having an annual Ethics Conference on Feb. 11, 2011. We are having a Diann Catanni as the main speaker. She is nationally known for her story which in a nutshell is that she worked for a family owned company and over the course of 8 years embezzled $400,000. She turned herself in and served an 18 month prison sentence. She now speaks around the country and tells her story. She loves speaking to students and showing them how important ethics in the business world and how simple decisions can end up being life changing. We are paying her $2,000 to speak. We are opening the event up to all business students, faculty, and local professionals. We may also invite local high school seniors depending on how many people register. We will also be providing lunch and having ”break-out” sessions where students will break up into groups and discuss ethical cases with professionals. This part of the event will take place in morning and Diann will speak at noon. Lunch will follow her presentation. We have most costs covered except for the costs of transportation for Diann to come to Youngstown and stay for a night.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This event will help YSU bring students to the brand new college of Business. Local professionals will also get a chance to see and appreciate the state of the art facility. The student body will greatly benefit from this event because they will learn how ethics will effect their student and professional career by hearing the consequences of making unethical decisions from someone who experienced them firsthand.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Roundtrip flight from Atlanta, GA to Akron OH departing Atlanta on 2-10-2011 and arriving back in Atlanta on 2-11-2011 260.00
1 night stay at Hampton Inn, Canfield, OH 2-10-2011 122.90
Total 382.90

Amount Recommended: $651.50 to fully fund the event

4:30

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Youngstown State University Dance Ensemble

Total Number of Members: 28

Contact Person: Amanda Fetty
Contact Phone Number: 330-565-7427
Contact Email: affetty@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Christine Cobb
Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-1896
Advisor’s Email: ccobb@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: So far this semester we have held 2 bake sales, sold candy bars, and participated in Macy’s Shop For a Cause Campaign. We also sell patron ads in the spring.

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 will donate 15% of our profits from the bake sale to Relay for Life through the University Scholars, a group of members volunteered at teh Salvation Army on Thanksgiving Day to help serve dinner, we bought gifts for children from The Giving Tree in Kilcawly, and we have made donations to a thrift store called The Menagerie which benefits the Animal Welfare League. We also hold an annual Dance Festival which is open to the community and exposes dancers to a variety of dance educators.

Name of Event: YSU Dance Ensemble Concert
Date of Event: May 5, 6, & 7, 2010
Location: Ford Theatre, Bliss Hall
Expected Participation: all members participate
Total Cost of Event: $4900

Description of Event: Our annual dance concert is an asset to the theatre series. We showcase both student and professional choreography under the direction of our professional advisor. The concert utlizes all forms of dance.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: The YSU community has the opportunity to see a professional style dance show in Youngstown for a much better rate than those in Pittsburgh and Cleveland.
The members of the dance ensemble benefit by having the opportunity to rehearse and perform with a variety of choreographers and experience the thrill of the theatre.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
costuming 2300
lighting 900
guest artist 1000
guest teachers 300
adjudicators 400
Total 4,900

Amount Recommended: $450 to defray the cost of lighting

4:40

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: National Panhellenic Council

Total Number of Members: 150

Contact Person: Emilie Hall
Contact Phone Number: (330) 853-6726
Contact Email: ephall@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Carrie Anderson
Advisor’s Phone Number: (330) 941-4702
Advisor’s Email: clanderson@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: In the fall semester, we held a candy bar fundraiser to raise $1000 for the United Way Campaign. We are in the process of planning fundraisers for the spring semester. We hold at least one philanthropic event and one fundraiser every semester.

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 National Panhellenic Council is a body which is composed for four sororities; over the course of the past year, we have participated in philanthropic events which include: Zeta Tau Alpha’s Pink Ribbon Cheer Classic raised $115,000 for Breast Cancer Research and Education (Oct 2010), Alpha Xi Delta’s Jail ’n’ Bail raised $2000 for the Rich Center for Autism (Oct 2010), Alpha Xi Delta’s Xi Man raised $2000 for Autism Speaks (Mar 2010), Alpha Omega Pi’s Watermelon Bust raised $1000 for Easter Seals (Apr 2010), Delta Zeta’s 5K race raised money for The Youngstown Hearing and Speech Center, we collected school supplies for local charities at our annual Greek Sing event (Apr 2010), and all four chapters are currently participating in the Up ’Til Dawn campaign which is an ongoing philanthropy effort of Greek Campus Life.

Name of Event: Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values
Date of Event: February 10-13, 2010
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Expected Participation: 4 members
Total Cost of Event: $3100

Description of Event: According to the AFLV website (www.aflv.org), ”The Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values exists to stimulate the growth and development of fraternity/sorority council and chapter leaders by promoting leadership, educational, and values based experiences and resources for student leaders, their advisors, and the larger fraternal market.” The annual conference is held in St. Louis and invites over 2,000 participants to come together from schools across the country to network and share Greek Life ideas and experiences. The conference spans 4 days, two full days and two half days, and includes conference sessions that cover a wide range of topics, such as recruitment, team building, anti-hazing, networking, crisis intervention, and bylaw revision. There are also several lectures given by keynote speakers on a range of topics. Attendance at this conference has been an annual event for the members of our executive council and has helped us to greatly expand our organization and leadership over the past several years.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Through attending the conference, students affiliated with the National Panhellenic Council have the opportunity to attend over two days’ worth of sessions on topics that range from honing leaderships abilities to crisis intervention to tips for recruitment strategies to dealing with diversity. After participating in these stimulating discussions with collegiates from across the country, our representatives will have the opportunity to share theses new ideas with YSU students as well as put them into practice. In addition to the varied workshops that are offered, various keynote speakers give inspirational speeches with messages that hit home with Greek collegiates. If given the opportunity to attend this conference, the five members of our executive council will be able to obtain crucial leadership skills which they can, in turn, share with other students here at YSU. After all, a person can make a bigger impact on their community if they, themselves, have had the chance to improve upon their own character.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Hotel — $105 x 4 attendees $420
Airfare — $285 x 4 attendees $1140
Registration Fees — $250 x 4 attendees $1000
Total $2560

Amount Recommended: $750 to defray the cost of registration

4:50

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Society of Women Engineers

Total Number of Members: 45

Contact Person: Michelle Stipetich
Contact Phone Number: 3308815557
Contact Email: mmstipetich@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Carol Lamb
Advisor’s Phone Number: 3309414625
Advisor’s Email: cmlamb@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: The Society of Women Engineers holds a ’Dinner with Industry’ as a fundraiser and a way to promote networking within the STEM College. This event is planned for April. We also ask for support from local companies.

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.: SWE holds an event called ’Take Apart a Toaster Day’ which pulls in local middle school students to tear apart old appliances. This event promotes knowledge, and exploration for STEM and higher education.

SWE has also volunteered at Warriors Inc. in Youngstown where we also took apart old appliances.

Name of Event: The 2011 Region G Conference happening at The Ohio State University
Date of Event: 2-18-11 to 2-20-11
Location: Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Expected Participation: 12 Members
Total Cost of Event: 1440.00

Description of Event: This event is a collection of SWE sections within the Region. This event will better prepare our SWE Chapter:
-to more efficiently run meetings
-expand and keep membership
-educate on financial planning,further education, future career options and opportunities for us and our peers
-how to volunteer to make a difference at YSU, in our community, and abroad
-and much more valuable information.

This information will benefit the members going at a personal and public level. Not only will the members attending benefit, but so will the people these members interact with.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: The SWE members will take the information gained at this conference and incorporate their knowledge to expand their chapter and gain more hands and creative methods to put towards volunteering and events that will benefit the student body, YSU, and the Valley.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Hotel: 3 Rooms, 2 Nights @ 150/ Night 900.00
Registration Fee: 12 Members @ 45/Member 540.00
Total 1440

Amount Recommended: $300 to fully fund the cost of one hotel room

5:00

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Model United Nations

Total Number of Members: 35

Contact Person: Kristin Hanna
Contact Phone Number: 330-240-8227
Contact Email: kristin7314@yahoo.com

Advisor: Dr. David Porter
Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-1669
Advisor’s Email: dsporter@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We have done bake sales, and are also planning a High School Model United Nations Conderence that will also bring in funds.

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 helps with the UNA-USA chapter in Youngstown.

Name of Event: Model NATO
Date of Event: February 17th- 20th, 2011
Location: Washington, DC
Expected Participation: 14
Total Cost of Event: $5000.00

Description of Event: The participants will be traveling to Washington DC to take part in the 2011 Model NATO. Schools come from the United States, Canada and Europe representing NATO members. The countries will split into committees and simulate the proceedings of the North Atlantic Treay Organization.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: The students compete, and are recognized when winning. Participants meet at their respective countries embassy, bringing that experience and knowledge back to YSU.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Fees $400.00
Lodging $2600.00
Transportation $550.00
Faculty $1300.00
Total $4850.00

Amount Recommended: $950 to fully fund the registration fees and transportation

5:10

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Inter-Fraternal Council

Total Number of Members: 16

Contact Person: James Milby
Contact Phone Number: 513 687 3429
Contact Email: jtmilby@gmail.com

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?: IFC Brother Auction, United Way 50/50 Raffle
Phantoms Hockey Philanthropic 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.: United Way community work
St. Jude’s
Up Til’ Dawn

Name of Event: Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values (NFLV) Leadership Summit
Date of Event: Feb. 10 – 13
Location: St. Louis
Expected Participation: 4 members
Total Cost of Event: $2520

Description of Event: NFLV provides necessary leadership skills to those in positions where said attributes are required. It will give us the tools to enhance the Greek System and The Inter-Fraternal Council

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Through our newly acquired leadership techniques, the Greek System and IFC will continue to benefit YSU in community service, fund raising, and guidance

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Registration $1000
Hotel Room $520
Plane Tickets $1000
Total $2520

Amount Recommended: $750 to defray the cost of registration

5:20

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Students In Free Enterprise.

Total Number of Members: 35

Contact Person: Dan W. Martins
Contact Phone Number: 330-5501863
Contact Email: dwmartins@ysu.students.edu

Advisor: Frank Sole
Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-360-1551
Advisor’s Email: fjsole@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: 1. Multiple bake sales have been administered.
2. T-Shirt selling have been a form of income for the organization.
Future plans involve continuation of current projects as well as incorpating addition efforts from our sponsers.

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.: Someplace Safe Women’s Shelter.
This event allow sife member a chance to meet with under privlaged woman who lack financial education so dissucions involved entry level topics including checking accounts and saving programs in addition to resume writing and intervieiwng ettiquete. Future plans involve the reconstruction of a low income community in conjunction with the local neiborhood.

Name of Event: Regional Competetion
Date of Event: March 28, 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
Expected Participation: 10 members, 2 advisors
Total Cost of Event: $2000.00

Description of Event: Regional competition is the collaboration of all SIFE teams in the area as well as the local area inwhich we present our annual report and describe our progess in our own local community and explain the results and activities that we have worked. We are then judged by our results and presentation and then advised on the future of SIFE YSU on how we can be more effective in certain areas and what is personally agreed upon as moving in the right direction.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Regional competitions allow those to see first hand the business world and how with teamwork can make a large difference in a community that is slowly setting lower goals. Students who attend with not only represent YSU and make the school more known to other members of SIFE in different areas and allow the students to collaborate with young business professionals and gain additional experience in developing presentation skills. All SIFE regionals are well attended by corporate recruiters from corporate sponsers and this provides excelent career networking opportunities for YSU students.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
hotel rooms x4 (2 nights) $960.00
1 minivan (3 days) $168.00
1 15 passenger van (3 days) $294.00
gas (both vehicles) $250.00
Food (Feeding 10 members + 2 advisor) $330.00
Total $2000.00

Amount Recommended: $450 to defray the cost of hotel rooms

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Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Project Learning Around The World (PLATW)

Total Number of Members: 9

Contact Person: Cara Riffe
Contact Phone Number: 724-456-2230
Contact Email: cmriffe@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Audrey Ellenwood
Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-3168
Advisor’s Email: aeellenwood@my.ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Project Learning Around The World (PLATW) has held a spaghetti dinner and a bake sale to raise money for our trip to South Africa in May. We have also created T-shirts to sell for raising money to take with us to South Africa to buy playground equipment that we will build for schools we have ”adopted”. Members of PLATW have sent friends and families letters about what we our mission is in South Africa and asked for school supplies and monetary donations to help with the trip.
We are currently in the works of planning a pancake breakfast, another spaghetti dinner, bake sales on YSU’s campus, and a possible golf scramble. We are also seeing about going and doing some fund-rasing at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club. The trip will cost up to $3,300/ student (still waiting on airfares to go down in cost), whatever we do not meet through donations or fund-raising we must pay out of pocket.
The Public Relations Manager of PLATW intends on contacting local newspapers, radio stations, as well as television stations to broaden awareness of YSU’s student organization PLATW and the events that it will be holding.

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.: PLATW is based around service to others in the global community. Our organization is centered around the improvement of learning around the world, more specifically and recently South Africa. In May, at least 9 students will be traveling to different schools our organization as adopted in South Africa. We will be taking school supplies, buying school supplies, and buying playground equipment for these schools.

Name of Event: PLATW South Africa Trip
Date of Event: May 14- May 28, 2011
Location: South Africa
Expected Participation: 10 people
Total Cost of Event: $3,300/Student

Description of Event: We will be delivering school supplies and enhancing learning environments for children infected with AIDS in rural township schools in South Africa and other developing countries around the world. 80% of the children in adopted schools have AIDS, TB and many have lost one or both parents to AIDS. Many of the children were homeless. Food is limited and the villagers often cook one pot of porridge for the children, which might be their only meal of the day. School supplies are also very limited and five children share one pencil. Each year individuals associated with Project Learning Around the World gather and hand deliver school supplies, reading books, or small equipment to various South African township schools. Diversity will be experienced by the students going. We would also bring diversity awareness and bring a richer cultural awareness back to campus. We consider our trip a way to broaden our campus, we will be representing YSU in such a wonderful way. And with this, we will mention how gracious and generous student government was to help fund our trip at the events we have planned.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This event will benefit YSU and the student body by reaching out to those in the global community and helping those in need in other countries. This trip will provide experiences for learning on cultural, personal, and educational levels while benefiting those with such a great need. Students will participate in philanthropic activities which will enhance students’ cultural sensitivity. YSU will be acknowledge at all fund raising benefits and representatives will meet with congressional people is South Africa to speak on behalf of YSU and the philanthropic activities of PLATW. Future trips to South Africa with PLATW are planned. This is PLATW’s first year as an organization on YSU’s campus and we hope to grow– touching more YSU students, and students in need around the world. We are hoping that this event will provide awareness of the growing epidemic of children infected with HIV, TB, and who are poverty stricken. We are helping create a more positive learning atmosphere for students and teachers, alike.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Air Flight to and From South Africa 1500.00 usd per student
Air Flight round trip Johannesburg to George 150.00usd per student
All Accommodations in South Africa 754.57 usd per student
Gas, Tolls, Food 300.00 usd per student
VAN Cost 350.00 usd per student
Activities (e.g., museums, musicals) 95.00 usd per student
Wild Card for Krueger Park Entrance 150.00 usd per student
Total 3,299.57

Amount Recommended: $550 to defray the cost of flight to South Africa

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Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Catholic Student Association

Total Number of Members: 60+

Contact Person: Scott Brand
Contact Phone Number: 330-685-2265
Contact Email: President@ysunewmancenter.org

Advisor: Thomas Bagola
Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-747-9202
Advisor’s Email: ysunewmancenter@sbcglobal.net

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We held a Yankee Candle Fundraiser and a Tupperware Sale in the Fall. We are also coordinating with a few groups to hold either a Pancake Breakfast or Spaghetti Dinner in the Winter. We have solicited local businesses and churches for contributions towards this worthy cause. Students are also asked to speak at their local home churches to let them know of the service work they will be during over Spring Break and we receive some donations from here as well.

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.: CSA participates in a variety of community service projects throughout the year, although this trip is co-sponsored with Protestant Campus Ministry and open to the whole YSU community. We have started out the school year the past five years, by hosting the Residence Life Staff to either a cookout or Ice Cream Social an event to raise awareness of programs and activities RA’s can direct their residents to. Each semester CSA holds the Finals Week Pancake Study Breaks on Tuesday and Wednesday of Finals Week with attendance averaging 200-250 or more each night. They host the Homecoming Week Cookout in conjunction with the Campus Recreation and Student Programming Office. Every year we hold the Annual Beatitude House St Nicholas Party where we have the mothers and children of Beatitude over for a nice meal, games, stories and a visit from St Nicholas where the children are provided with a specific gift they have been wanting.
We work with the local YSU Habitat Chapter; which this year is became a recognized student organization itself, throughout both semesters we have students that volunteer individually and as a group at the local Habitat for Humanity as well as the Cans for Habitat program here at YSU. They’ve participated in local clean-up days. We have helped at the Second Harvest Food Bank each semester as well as the local Soup Kitchen and our currently looking at organizing a group for Relay for Life and other Spring programming. Students also participated in a Christmas Card and letter writing campaign to our service men and women serving overseas. We have a pretty steady core of 30 students who are most active, but at different events depending on the season (as many of our students are also in sports, part of the Greek Life or other student organizations, but throughout the year we have anywhere from 120-150 different students that will take part in our different community service projects.

Name of Event: Collegiate Challenge 2011
Date of Event: March 12-20, 2011
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Expected Participation: 17 (14 students – 3 advisors)
Total Cost of Event: 9160.00

Description of Event: The members of the Catholic Student Association, Protestant Campus Ministry in conjunction with the YSU Chapter of Habitat for Humanity are co-sponsoring the YSU Collegiate Challenge 2011. Collegiate Challenge is the Spring Break Program that is sponsored and coordinated by Habitat for Humanity International. This is a great opportunity for students who wish to do something worthwhile for their Spring Break to come away not only with valuable life lessons, but skills they can use the rest of their life. This year 14 students and 3 advisors will be journeying to Jacksonville, Florida and working with the Jacksonville Beaches affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Students will work the entire week – Monday – Friday with other schools, volunteers, professionals as well as home-owners in the process of building homes from the ground up. Students who have gone in the past 9 years have done everything from clearing the land, digging the footers for the foundation, pouring the foundation, raising the frame, wiring, siding, roofing and everything in-between. The only skill required for the trip is a student’s time. Students will be paired up with the Americus volunteers (young adults who give a year of service) as well as the professionals who are at the site. Through the supervision students will learn many valuable skills. This is an excellent opportunity for students who have wanted to participate in the local habitat program, but are unable to due to busy class schedules or work.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: In the past our students have been featured in the Alumni Magazine showing that YSU students are not only dedicated to their studies in the classroom, but in changing the community around them, locally, nationally and even internationally. It allows students to use their Spring Break for such a worthy and life-changing cause such as Habitat for Humanity. It allows the University and local community as well as prospective students and their parents to see that our students are dedicated to their studies and community and to see our students do much more than the stereotypical Spring Breaks that are portrayed on television. Students who have gone in the past have learned many valuable skills – including those of leadership. They have come back and not only shared their experience, but have gone on to be some of the key Student Leaders here at YSU and our local community. In addition, we have had a student return and volunteer with the Peace Corps for 2 years and another with Americorps International for 1 year all reflecting back on the caliber of individuals YSU graduates.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Affiliate Registration/ Fee ($125 per student) $1,750.00
Insurance Fee for the trip ($25 per student) $350.00
Total $2,100.00

Amount Recommended: $900 to defray the cost of Affiliate Registration

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Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Mens Club Volleyball

Total Number of Members: 15

Contact Person: Jarrett Partridge
Contact Phone Number: 3307669537
Contact Email: japartridge@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Joe Conroy
Advisor’s Phone Number: 3309413731
Advisor’s Email: jcconroy@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Plan to host a 3 on 3 tournament for students.

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

Name of Event: .
Date of Event: .
Location: .
Expected Participation: .
Total Cost of Event: .

Description of Event: .

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Promote student awareness of the sport of Volleyball and to provide students with leadership and team organized sports.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Penn-Ohio Volleyball League Fees 500
Penn State Tournament 150
Traveling costs 150
University of Pittsburgh Spring Classic 150
CWRU Spring Tournament 125
Total 1075

Amount Recommended: $425 to fully fund the cost of the Penn State Tournament, University of Pittsburgh Spring Classic, and CWRU Spring Tournament

SB S 2011-01

A Bill

Making Appropriations for twelve 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, 2011, for the activities of student organizations, namely:

Section 1: Institute of Industrial Engineers is appropriated the sum of $840.00 to fully fund the cost of registration for the 2011 Great Lakes Regional Conference on February 24-25th in Athens, Ohio.

Section 2: Dana Guitar Association of Youngstown State University is appropriated the sum of $800.00 to fully fund the cost of the master-class fee, advertising, lodging and food, and to defray the cost of the recital fee as a part of their Guest Artist Recital: Florian Larousse on April 12th in the Bliss Recital Hall.

Section 3: Institute of Management Accountants is appropriated the sum of $651.50 to fully fund the cost of food for their 2011 Ethics Conference on February 11th in Williamson Hall.

Section 4: Youngstown State University Dance Ensemble is appropriated the sum of $450.00 to defray the cost of lighting for the YSU Dance Ensemble Concert on May 5-7 in Ford Theatre in Bliss Hall.

Section 5: National Panhellenic Council is appropriated the sum of $750.00 to defray the cost of registration for the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values to take place in St. Louis, Missouri, on February 10-13th.

Section 6: Society of Women Engineers is appropriated the sum of $300.00 to fully fund the cost of one hotel room for the 2011 Region G Conference at The Ohio State University from February 18-20th.

Section 7: Model United Nations is appropriated the sum of $950.00 to fully fund registration fees and transportation for the 2011 Model NATO conference in Washington DC from February 17th-20th.

Section 8: Inter-Fraternal Council is appropriated the sum of $750.00 to defray the cost of registration for the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values to take place in St. Louis, Missouri, on February 10-13th.

Section 9: Students in Free Enterprise is appropriated the sum $450.00 to defray the cost of hotel rooms for their Regional Competition in Chicago on March 28th.

Section 10: Project Learning Around the World is appropriated the sum of $550.00 to defray the cost of airfare to and from South Africa for their South Africa Trip from May 14th-28th.

Section 11: Catholic Student Association is appropriated the sum of $900.00 to defray the cost of affiliate registration in conjunction with the Collegiate Challenge 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida, from March 12th-20th.

Section 12: Men’s’ Club Volleyball is appropriated the sum of $425.00 to fully fund the cost of the cost of the Penn State Tournament, University of Pittsburgh Spring Classic, and CWRU Spring Tournament.

SR S 2011-01

Meditz, N., Mesik, Meditz, R., Smith

Resolution to approve a Student Government Association sponsored petition to Ohio Governor Mr. John Kasich

WHEREAS, Higher Education in the State of Ohio has enjoyed bipartisan support of the Governor and both Legislative Assemblies for funding the educational advancement of Ohioans from all backgrounds; and

WHEREAS, Governor John Kasich was sworn into office on January the 10th, 2011, after winning the Ohio gubernatorial election on November the 4th, 2010, and is now charged with reformulating the fiscal budget for Ohio; and (not sure about this item)

WHEREAS, Governor Kasich, in an effort to eliminate the fiscal deficit in the budget of the State of Ohio, must reduce government funding to state supported institutions, which include state supported universities in the Ohio Higher Education System; and

WHEREAS, Higher Education is a necessity for all Ohioans who wish to seek employment, to support themselves and the surrounding community, and to contribute to the Ohio, the United States, and the global economies; and

WHEREAS, the current and future students attending the great state universities supported by the State of Ohio would not be afforded the same educational opportunities without state funding; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Youngstown State University Student Government Association ask Governor Kasich, in the attached letter, that he spare Higher Education from the looming budget cuts, and that he continue the Bipartisan fiscal support of Higher Education in the Great State of Ohio; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution and the attached petition are presented Dr. Cynthia Anderson, President of Youngstown State University, and to Mr. John Kasich, Governor of the Great State of Ohio.

Petition to Governor John Kasich

Governor Kasich,

On behalf of our fellow students at Youngstown State University, the Student Government Association feels that it is of utmost importance to express the overwhelming financial needs of the student body. Historically, student’s fiscal needs have been met as a result of the bi-partisan cooperation of the Governor and both Legislative Assemblies of the Great State of Ohio. Higher Education has been an essential catalyst of growth for Ohio, yielding remarkable individuals and innovative prospective. With the looming budget cuts directed at Higher Education in the midst of a deep recession, current and future students fear that a brighter, more prosperous future is slipping from their grasps. Such a dramatic cut at such an in-opportunistic time will prolong Ohio’s disparity.

While it is understood that cuts need to be made in order to remedy the fiscal deficit that Ohio faces, the future of Ohioans should not be sacrificed for an immediate, but brief, solution. If Ohio is to recover from this grim period, we must invest in its future: the youth. The vitality of Higher Education to business and advancement cannot be understated in its ability to reinvigorate Ohio’s time-honored fervor. A strong support of Higher Education empowers eager Ohioans who seek to improve themselves and their communities. The Student Government Association of Youngstown State University insists that the respectable leadership of Ohio guide Higher Education forward rather than halting progress. Let knowledge shape Ohio’s path.

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