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Agenda for March 5, 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 2012-3
  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

 

  1. Call to Order at 4:02pm
  2. II.                Attendance
  • Present: Caroline Standohar, Alyssa DiBernardi, Katherine Ellis, Aseel Ramahi, Charesse Hagan, Joe Mikolay, Carissa Benchwick, Kayla Boy, and Jessica Sarich.
  • Absent: Celeste Popio (Unexcused), Taylor Clark (Unexcused), Deanna Hardy (unexcused).
  1. III.             Elections
  • Flyers: Flyer is being produced but needs to be turned in by Deanna.
  • Stickers: Kayla is working on getting stickers with SGA logo on them. She is also working on getting prices for them.  We plan on ordering bulk for future elections.
  • Twitter & Facebook: The committee agreed that we would ask Steve Mesik to work on promoting elections via social networking.
  • PreParty: The pre-party is on March 22nd.  The committee believes it is a better idea to combine the Meet the Reps Night and the Pre-party together for a bigger turnout.  We plan on having a meet and greet session with the candidates before the band plays from 6-7PM.
  • Reminders: Need to send out reminders the Sunday before elections.
  1. IV.             Mixer:
  • The mixer is on April 26, 2012 at V2.  The time will be announced at a later time.
  1. V.                May Day
  • Since the concert is outside in M5, we plan on having our tailgate near the facility.  The committee hasn’t decided if they wanted to have it outside or inside.  We plan on asking Joy for help with the tailgate.

VII. Adjournment at 4:20PM

 

Academic Affairs Report

 

 

YSU Student Government Association

Academic Affairs Committee

Minutes of 2.27.2012 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

b. Absent:  Alessandro Cutrona

c. Excused:  Sarah Scheidemantel

 

III. Last Lecture Series

Again, the Last Lecture Series will be March 27 at 3:30 pm.  We will have fliers at the next meeting to hang up around campus.  We divided up who will hang up fliers and the locations.  We will do 2 posters.  Lily is making a facebook event which we will invite the body to.  There will be seating for 120.  We will ask Rookery Radio to announce LLS on the radio.

 

IV. Graduation Cords

We have not yet received the costs yet from Jostens.  Justin will follow up on this.  The representative will be sending samples.  We like the idea of red, red/silver, or red/black cords.

 

V. Adjournment:  4:09 pm

 

 

University Affairs Report

 

UAC meeting 2/27

 

Call to order 4:01 P.M.

 

Role Call: 4:01

 

Present:

Zachary White

Melania Vlad

Steven Mesik

Justin Hasseininejad

John McIntyre

Rebecca Banks

Kendal Malsch

Brianna Wise

Sarah Perrine

Alexys Shields

 

Excused:

Travis Battiest

 

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: 4:02 Nothing new at this time.

 

Student Discount List: 4:03 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. This list could be altered as new discounts were found or others taken away.

 

Wick Park Cleanup: 4:12

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. We will be contacting Gary Davenport shortly to set something up.

 

New Business:

 

Food Forum: 4:21 We discussed at length the importance of bringing fresh and locally grown foods to the students at YSU. There will be a new store opening up near campus that will offer fresh foods. We also discussed the possibility of students growing their own food in a student garden of sorts.

 

Adjourn: 4:30

 

Finance Report

 

Attendance: Ryan Meditz, unexcused; Bobby DeVita, unexcused; Mark Radetic, unexcused

 

4:10pm

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Ultimate Frisbee

Total Number of Members: 16

Contact Person: Chris Auman?Contact Phone Number: 330.719.8572?Contact Email: auman.chris@gmail.com

Advisor: Dr. William Buckler?Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-3620?Advisor’s Email: wrbuckler@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We recently joint-hosted a tournament with Mount Union.

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 a Relay for Life team based out of Poland.

Name of Event: Spring Tournaments?Date of Event: March 3 – April 15?Location: Denison University, Miami (OH) University, SUNY Fredonia, Granville, OH?Expected Participation: 16?Total Cost of Event: $2540

Description of Event: This is a list of tournaments we will be attending this spring. They are two day tournaments hosted by; Denison University, Miami (OH) University, SUNY Fredonia, and the Ohio Conference Championships.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: If give YSU student’s the opportunity to compete in a competitive college sport without being an NCAA athlete. We promote good sportsmanship and spread the YSU name in a positive light.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Denison University; Hotel Rooms $260
Miami (OH) University; Hotel Rooms $260
SUNY Fredonia; Hotel Rooms $260
Ohio Conference Championships; Hotel Rooms $260
   
  Total $1040

 

 

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Ultimate Frisbee

Total Number of Members: 16

Contact Person: Chris Auman?Contact Phone Number: 330.719.8572?Contact Email: auman.chris@gmail.com

Advisor: Dr. William Buckler?Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-3620?Advisor’s Email: wrbuckler@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We joint hosted a tournament with Mount Union in January.

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 a Relay for Life team in Poland.

Name of Event: Spring Tournaments?Date of Event: March 3 – April 15?Location: Denison University, Miami (OH) University, SUNY Fredonia, Granville, OH?Expected Participation: 16?Total Cost of Event: $2765.00

Description of Event: This is our schedule of tournaments for the spring semester. Denison University, Miami University, SUNY Fredonia, and Ohio Conference Sectionals.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: It gives YSU students the ability to compete in a college sport without being an NCAA athlete. It also spreads the YSU name in a positive light through good sportsmanship.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Tournament Fee – Denison $250.00
Lodging – Denison $260.00
Tournament Fee – Miami $225.00
Lodging – Miami $260.00
Tournament Fee – Fredonia $250.00
Lodging – Fredonia $260.00
Tournament Fee – Conference Championships $200.00
Lodging – Conference Championships $260.00
   
  Total $1965.00

Amount recommended: $675.00 to cover the defray the cost of tournament fees.

 

4:20pm

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: YSU Physical Therapy Class of 2014

Total Number of Members: 24

Contact Person: Alyson Ellis?Contact Phone Number: 3305063438?Contact Email: arcadman@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Ken Learman?Advisor’s Phone Number: 3309412703?Advisor’s Email: klearman@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Scheduled fundraising:?1. Clothing Drive?2. 50/50?3. TBA

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.: Community Services:?1. Heart Walk 2011?2. Where there’s a wheel there’s a way 2011?Scheduled Community Services:?1. Marquette Challenge 2012?2. Women in Science 2012

Name of Event: OPTA Conference?Date of Event: March 30-31?Location: HIlton, Columbus, Ohio?Expected Participation: 18?Total Cost of Event: $933.00

Description of Event: The 2012 OPTA Conference is an annual physical therapy conference held to keep both students and clinicians up to date on the latest research and political issues in the field. The event offers a student symposium (full day of lectures aimed specifically at students) as well as Oxford Debates and School competition.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Students who attend this conference will be exposed to research relevant to the clinic as well as the classroom. They will be able to network with current PT professionals as well as other students. Students who attend will also be able to attend a meeting about increasing the number of CI’s available for clinicals. Student’s will be participating in the Student Challenge on Friday night, representing YSU.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Conference Registration ($45.00) x18 people $810.00
Gas money for travel ($0.15 per mi. x 164 mi.) x 5 cars $123.00
   
  Total $933.00

Amount recommended: $0.00 . *Note: this organization is not active; thus we could not make an appropriation.

 

4:30pm

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Youngstown State University American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter

 

Total Number of Members: 18

Contact Person: Chad Kolat?Contact Phone Number: 330-716-0600?Contact Email: cmkolat@my.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Scott Martin?Advisor’s Phone Number: (330)941-3026?Advisor’s Email: scmartin@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: The student organization hosted a golf outing in August and is participating in a phone-a-thon on Febuary 28th of this year.

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 student organization adopted a 2 mile stretch of State Route 82 in Trumbull County and is incharge of litter pick up. ASCE also participated in Operation Christmas Child. Some of the students volunteered at OHWOW children’s museum.

Name of Event: Ohio Valley Student Conference?Date of Event: March 29-31 ?Location: University of Pittsburg?Expected Participation: 18?Total Cost of Event: $4,500.00 estimated

Description of Event: Engineering students will compete against other Universities at a regional conference. At this conference, students will compete in multiple events including concrete canoe, steel bridge, surveying, concrete horseshoe, autocad, balsawood bridge, enviornmental, and technical paper. The students will be competing to qualify for national competions in the conrete canoe and steel bridge where students will compete with Universities from across the nation.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Youngstown State Univeristy has participated at this conference for the last 10 year. The student chapter hosted this conference in 2008. For 9 of those 10 years, The Steel Bridge Team has qualified to Compete at the National Level. During the prepartation for this event students will learn leadership skills, team work skills, communication skills, and learn how to apply what they learn in the class room to real world applications. With the student organizations success at these two national competetions, Youngstown State University’s Civil Engineering Program has become nationally recognized.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Vehicle rentals $500.00
Fuel expences $400.00
Hotel rooms $2,400.00
Conference registration $1,150.00
   
  Total $4,450.00

Amount recommended: $1,150.00 to defray the cost of registration.

 

4:40pm

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: IEEE

Total Number of Members: 51

Contact Person: Jarrett Scacchetti?Contact Phone Number: 330.651.0490?Contact Email: Jarrettscacchetti@gmail.com

Advisor: Dr. Faramarz Mossayebi?Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-3014?Advisor’s Email: fmossayebi@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Currently we are planning to sell T-shirts to both our organizations members, and other students in STEM. Additionally, we are planning to sell shot glasses to members of STEM with some sort of comical math/engineering design. Lastly, we are going to try to sell chocolate bars as they seem to be very popular and an easy way to do fundraising. Hopefully we can raise over 300$ with these three fundraisers to be able to operate next year.

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 frequently demonstrate different projects our Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has to local schools and STEM events. It’s not traditional ”Community Service,” but I feel as though it is service because we volunteer our time and labor to show what Engineering is to kids and what YSU can do.

Name of Event: Student Professional Activities Conference?Date of Event: April 3rd, 2012?Location: McKay Auditorium?Expected Participation: 35-45 People?Total Cost of Event: 593.25-762.75 USD (Depends on the attendance)

Description of Event: Our student IEEE chapter each year hosts a Student Professional Activities Conference, SPAC, in the Spring. The event is aimed at providing students enrolled in not only Electrical and Computer Engineering, but any Engineering or STEM related discipline with knowledge and information about subjects that are not taught in classrooms. Each year we bring in two national speakers through IEEE, the professional organization, to come to Youngstown State University to give a talk on various subjects. This year we have Joe DeSalvo, who will be speaking about Engineering ethics, and Guru Madhavan, with a talk on being a Holistic Engineer. The event is a formal banquet held in the evening with a Build Your Own Buffet, B.Y.O.B., dinner by Sodexo food services. This event has received regional recognition from IEEE by our continuing support with hosting this conference every year. YSU students, professors, and Local IEEE Chapter members attend the event which makes for a great professional environment.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This event will benefit YSU and the student body by bringing in two national speakers to give presentations on topics that are not typically seen in courses. Students will enjoy a formal professional environment with the speakers, a nice dinner, as well as time to do networking. IEEE, if you do not know, is the largest professional organization in the world. IEEE has International, National, Regional, Local, and Student Chapters. By hosting an SPAC, we are getting YSU’s name out there by being a highly active IEEE Student Chapter to all of the different levels. It connects us with our Local Youngstown IEEE Chapter by bringing in local Engineers in Industry to enjoy a dinner, presentation, and networking opportunity with YSU Students.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
B.Y.O.B by Sodexo Food Services 16.95 USD per Person (x35)
   
  Total 593.25 USD

Amount recommended: $350.00 to defray the cost of food for event.

 

5:00pm

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: ASME

Total Number of Members: 50

Contact Person: Stephen Rakocy?Contact Phone Number: (330) 904-4915?Contact Email: smrakocy@gmail.com

Advisor: Dr. Hazel Marie?Advisor’s Phone Number: (330) 941-3017?Advisor’s Email: hmarie@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We have been selling shot glasses all semester. We will be participating in the Phone-a-thon in the next few weeks. We have a bowling fundraiser planned for later this 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 have not really done any community service this semester.

Name of Event: ASME District B Student Professional Development Conference?Date of Event: March 23-25?Location: University of Toledo?Expected Participation: 20-25?Total Cost of Event: $3284 (for 20 participants)

Description of Event: This District B event provides you with both information and networking opportunities; allowing you to develop professionally; assisting you in successfully leading your Section and better serving your members.

For the second year running, we have put together a special ”Joint Conference” combining our annual Advisor and Section Leader (SSA/SLC) Conference with our annual Student Conference (SLS & SPDC). This offers many advantages to you including enhanced networking opportunities, the ability to meet with future ASME leaders, and improved communication between all members.

Activities include:

Night at the University of Toledo Recreation Center!

Student Leadership Training Seminar (SLS)

Student Section Leaders Meeting

Old Guard Oral Competition

Old Guard Poster Competition

Old Guard Web Site Competition

ASME Design Competition

Student Design Exposition

Saturday Evening Banquet (w/Keynote Speaker Dr. Clint Longenecker)

Impromptu Design Competition

Sunday Brunch Buffet

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This event will provide networking opportunities for those attending as well as opportunities to grow professionally. The event will also serve as an opportunity to showcase YSU as a leading STEM school in the region.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Van Rental $400
Gas $144
Hotel Rooms $840
Registration $1900
   
  Total $3284

Amount recommended: $1,000.00 to defray the cost of registration.

 

 

5:10pm

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Society for Collegiate Journalists

Total Number of Members: 18

Contact Person: Jordan Uhl?Contact Email: jordanuhl7@gmail.com

Advisor: Tom Pittman?Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-1648?Advisor’s Email: twpittman@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We held a spaghetti dinner in November 2011, a bake sale in January 2012 and will be having another bake sale in mid-March 2012. In addition, we are working with Carrie Anderson’s office to set up a phone bank and cold call alumni for donations.

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 support the Student Press Law Center by way of fundraising and donations. Our annual ”Pie a Journalist” fundraiser is exclusively for the SPLC, and something we will be doing in April 2012.

Name of Event: SCJ Induction Dinner?Date of Event: March 30, 2012?Location: James Gallery, ?Expected Participation: 40?Total Cost of Event: $1,000

Description of Event: We are having our induction ceremony on March 30, 2012. We have been unable to have a formal induction ceremony due to apathetic leadership and low funds in the past. It is costly, but primarily because of the price associated with having food provided by Sodexo. Our keynote speakers will be Teresa Weakley, Dr. Cynthia Anderson and Christine Davidson. Anderson and Davidson are members of the campus community.

In addition to membership, we are inviting english department and adjunct journalism faculty, many of which are prominent members of the local media.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Weakly will provide a modern-day journalist prospective on what it’s like in the fast-paced media enterprise. Dr. Anderson values the journalism department due to her father’s work at the Vindicator, and expressed her support for the field by way of a $100,000 donation to the Journalism department. She will undoubtedly have great, interesting things to say. Christine Davidson was a member of the first CNN broadcast team. Now an employee at the NewsOutlet.org on campus, Davidson helps students hone their craft, particularly in radio news pieces. Davidson will give a rare look into the startup that grew into one of the largest media enterprises in the world.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Food, via Sodexo $1,000
   
  Total $1,000

Amount recommended: $680.00 to defray the cost of food for event.

 

5:20pm

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Total Number of Members: 26

Contact Person: Preston Cockrell?Contact Phone Number: 972-215-9793?Contact Email: plcockrell89@gmail.com

Advisor: John Brkic?Advisor’s Phone Number: 440-339-6483?Advisor’s Email: ijbrkic@yahoo.com

 

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: My chapter has raised money threw our annual brother auction. We have planned to work at Cedar Point as a chapter to raise 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.: Currently we have planned a game marathon to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network. We also do Adopt a Highway and Habitat for Humanity events.

Name of Event: John O. Mosley Leadership School?Date of Event: August 6-10?Location: Miami/Bahamas?Expected Participation: 1?Total Cost of Event: 600

Description of Event: This is my fraternities national leadership school that is held every year. It is a 5 day cruise were brothers from around the country meet and discuss issues pertaining to the fraternity and also build leadership through classes.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: I believe this event will teach me to become a better leader on campus and especially in Greek Life.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Registraion Fee 600
   
  Total 600

 

Amount recommended: $0.00.

 

 

SB F 2012-3

March 5th, 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: Ultimate Frisbee is appropriated the sum of $675.00 to help defray the cost of tournament fees for the Miami, Fredonia and Conference tournaments which will be in March and April, 2012. This event will be held at Miami University and Granville, OH.  Sixteen (16) members are expected to attend.

Section 2: American Society of Civil Engineers is appropriated the sum of $1,150.00 to defray the cost of registration for the Ohio Valley Student Conference which will be held on March 29-31st, 2012. It will be held at the University of Pittsburgh and eighteen (18) members are expected to attend.

 

Section 3: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is appropriated the sum of $350.00 to defray the cost of food for their Student Professional Activities Conference, which will be held on April 3rd, 2012 at McKay Auditorium.  Forty-five (45) people are expected to attend.

Section 4: ASME is appropriated the sum of $1,000.00 to defray the cost of registration for the ASME District B Student Professional Development Conference which will be held on March 23-25th, 2012. It will be held at the University of Toledo and twenty (20) members are expected to attend.

 

Section 5: Society for Collegiate Journalists is appropriated the sum of $680.00 to defray the cost of food for their SCJ Induction Dinner, which will be held on March 30th, 2012 in Kilcawley Center.  Forty (40) people are expected to attend.

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