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Agenda for October 11, 2010

Order of Business

  1. Call to Order
  2. Guest Speakers
    1. Mr. Danny O’Connell, Director of Support Services.
    2. Mr. Brian Wells, Academic Advisor, Health and Human Services.
  3. Roll Call
  4. Approval of the Minutes & Agenda
  5. Executive Business
    1. President’s Report
      1. Moment of Silence
    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 F 2010-04) Appropriations
  8. Gallery Remarks
  9. Advisors’ and Members’ Remarks
  10. Announcements
  11. Adjournment

Vice President for Financial Affairs’ Report:

President’s Report:

Dr. Marty Manning

As you may be aware already, Dr. Marty Manning (SGA Advisor and Associate Director of Student Life) passed away. Dr. Manning was not only an Advisor to SGA, but he was also a friend of many who knew him.  Please keep Dr. Manning and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

At this time, please join me in a moment of silence in honor of Dr. Marty Manning.

Advisor(s)

Since the start of the semester, we have been seeking a SGA Advisor. The following names have been brought to my attention:

Dr. Bryan DePoy—Dean, Fine and Performing Arts.

Hunter Morrison—Director, Campus Planning and Community Development.

Mrs. Marie Cullen—Director of Degree Audit.

Dr. Cryshanna A. Jackson—Assistant Professor, Political Science & Pre-Law

Center.

Amy Cossentino—Assistant Director, Honors Program.

Anthony “Tony” Spano—Vehicle Operator, Parking Services.

Michael J. Glonek—Program Planner, Metropolitan College.

Todd J. Pilipovich—Coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions.

Please let me know if there are any other individuals interested.

Student Lounge(s)

On Friday (October 8, 2010), I met with Gene Grilli (Vice President for Finance & Administration) and Vincent Sacco (Director of Facilities) to discuss renovating student lounges. Two, in particular, were discussed—the student lounge in Bliss Hall (Fine and Performing Arts) and the student lounge in Ward Beecher.

Business Cards

Good news! Business cards are coming for all representatives in SGA! Steve and I both feel this is a great opportunity for the representatives to really let their constituents know WHO they are and HOW to contact them.

Kilcawley Center Renovation Advisory Committee:

I met with the WTW Architects, who are currently developing concepts for the Kilcawley Center renovation. Mr. Matthew Novotny, Director of Kilcawley Center, wants to include SGA on the Kilcawley Center renovation, taking place in May 2011. He is interested in what accommodations “SGA needs” in order to successfully operate. If you have any comments/suggestions, please let me know. Mr. Novotny is very open to new ideas/suggestions and is extremely concerned with what the students want.

New Members

Brianna Wise—Representative, Beeghly College of Education.

Kelli Bryan—Representative, Bitonte College of Health and Human Services.

Demetrius Williams—Representative, School of Graduate Studies and Research.

Please welcome them!

SGA Focus Group

As I informed everyone previously, I was invited to serve on the Strategic Planning Committee. I am currently serving on the Academic Success subcommittee, which is one of the four “cornerstones” for the 2020 Strategic Plan. The subcommittee would like to have a SGA focus group in order to hear directly from the “students” on the topic of Academic Success.

The focus group will be held TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11TH @ 4:00PM in KILCAWLEY CENTER. PLEASE attend!

Constituency Activities and SGA Activities Log

Please refer to Rule IX: Constituency Activities and SGA Activities Log in The Standing Rules.

Attendance

Please refer to Rule VIII: Attendance in The Standing Rules.

Executive Vice President’s Report:

Vacant SGA Seats

With the seating of our new representatives for the Bitonte College of Health and Human Services, Beeghly College of Education, and the School of Graduate Studies, we still have one remaining seat open for Graduate Studies. Since the only remaining applicant as not replied to our confirmation, I would like to ask the body to consider contacting any graduate studies students who they may know that have been interested in SGA or may be interested now that a seat is vacant. Please ask them to submit an application on the SGA website.

Student Life Committee Report:

10/5/2010 4:05PM – 4:36PM

Attendance: Elyse Gessler, Jessica Sarich, Haneen Adi, Aseel Ramahi, Levant Miller, Alexandria Hatosky, Celeste Popio, Taylor Clark.

Absent: Carissa Benchwick, Patrick Gessler.

  • We have decided to go with Eagle Wear for the homecoming t-shirts. They will be white and we will receive the design from Taylor once it is done. The pricing is $5 per shirt. We are aiming for the order to be received by October 23rd. We are getting 30 smalls, 30 mediums, 20 large, 10 XL, and 10 XXL.
  • We have decided to go with Sodexo for the Homecoming tailgate foods due to pricing. The menu will consist of hot dogs, hamburgers, coleslaw, chips and salsa, cookies, and brownies. Hot chocolate, water, and lemonade will be served for beverages.
  • We are going to try to get donuts and coffee donated from Dunkin Donuts for the morning.
  • The tent for the tailgate will seat about 75-80 people. We will be putting up the SGA banners and possibly decorating with centerpieces.
  • Sign-up sheet for Homecoming tailgate will be passed around at legislative body meeting.

Student
Government Association

October 11, 2010

Academic Affairs

Committee Report

  1. Call to Order: 4:06 PM
  2. List of Attendees:
  • Stephen Mesik
  • Diane Stahl
  • Jason Anderson
  • James Jarvis
  • Lilian Justice
  • Terrell Wesley
  • Kelli Bryan
  • Not present: Alyssa DiBernardi, Ryan Beil
  1. Last Lecture Update
    • Still trying to contact Dr. Khawaja
    • Proposed date for the first lecture of the semester is 11/16 with an alternate date of 11/18. The lecture will begin at 3:30.
  2. Old Business
    • YSU 101 Proposal
      1. We will be reviewing the work of the previous committee and working on the proposal this semester with hopes to present it in the spring
      2. We will be addressing the concerns that the Academic Senate had with the previous proposal
      3. We feel we have a better chance of this proposal being accepted with Dr. Anderson’s student-centered approach
  3. New Business
    • Need for a SGA advisor
      1. Several suggestions were made: Dr. Depoy (Dean, Fine and Performing Arts), Dr. Jackson (Politcal Science) and Amy Cossentino (Honors Program)
  4. Adjournment: 4:50 PM

University Affairs Committee Report:

October 4, 2010

4:06 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Committee members’ present/absent

Present

  1. Gary Davenport VP of University Affairs
  2. Anthony Nuzzi Chair of University Affairs
  3. Troy Adamson
  4. Jenna Hallapy
  5. Lindsay Lipp
  6. Kelly Mehalco
  7. Melania Vlad
  8. Lashanda Richardson
  9. Zach White

Guest

  1. Jambar Reporter (Patrick Donovan)

Issues Discussed

  1. Accessibility & Disability
  2. Information Technologies
  3. Smoke-Free Environment
  4. Wick-Pollock Garden Cleanup
  5. Other Business/New business

Before our Committee Discussion

*Note: This committee member had to school related issue, so we yield the floor to her in the beginning of the meeting. Therefore her time is before the issues discussed.

Committee member (4:06 – 4:15)

  1. SGA Advisor
    1. Dr. McCoy would be a suggestion
  2. Discussed why the 2nd floor lounge has been stalled.
  3. Noted that handicap accessibility
    1. Wheel chair wheels get stuck and may fall at Bliss
  4. Noted that D. McCoy would help with funding with smoking signs
    1. He stated that we might want to look into other funding from sponsors, such as corporations.

Recommendations

Accessibility & Disability (4:15 – 4:22)

  1. Emails from students
    1. We received 5-6 emails from students so far.
    2. The date for a time to meet with these students is not yet determined, but it will happen shortly.
      1. Committee was debating on having multiple sit-downs so that students with disabilities won’t feel obligated to rush in.
  2. Cushwa
    1. Automatic doors were not working, but with a phone call to facilities we were able to receive a quick response and doors were fixed.
      1. This indicates that the staff is willing to work quickly with student government with issues concerning YSU.

Information Technologies (4:23 – 4:24)

  1. Committee discussed the spam issue that was interrupting the free access to Amazon for students
    1. This problem has been fixed and should be fine for any student to receive.

Smoke-Free Environment (4:24 – 4:44)

  1. Determine how to give students a better understanding where the smoking sections are.
  2. Determine how to create a better environment, which students can have easier accessibility to smoking sections.
  3. Discussed about who the smoking committee was that first determined the smoking sites
    1. Committee found out that administration at YSU determined these positions.
  4. As suggestions for smoking came to an end, later this semester, with all the sites in place.
    1. The committee suggested having a new map in which students can give input and discuss what they think about new sites.
  5. Ideas of better crack down and tougher rules will be discussed if new smoking spots don’t work

Wick-Pollock Garden Cleanup (4:45 – 4:51)

  1. Committee determined for November 6 at 10:00 a.m. for the Wick-Pollock Garden
    1. Don’t need any equipment all will be provided

Other Business/New Business (4:51-5:00)

  1. Emailed 11 students that were involved with the elevator incident
    1. No students returned email
  2. Student complaints about Axium Marketing
    1. Suggests that this is a unethical practice of YSU policy
      1. Committee is keeping in touch with a young lady who is pursuing the program as of now.
    2. Suggests that this is a pyramid scheme

Outstanding issues sent to the committee yet to be resolved

None

Financial Appropriations Committee Report:

October 4, 2010

Attendance: All present.

4:00

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: American Marketing Association

Total Number of Members: 30

Contact Person: Alana Kane Contact Phone Number: (724)-972-9136?Contact Email: amkane01@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Peter Redo Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-3078?Advisor’s Email: pareday@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Selling T-shirts for WCBA, candle sale, bake sale, corporate sponsorship

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 doing a clothing drive. Planned for the future are a canned food drive, donate our time to the beatitude house, and participate in Operation Christmas Child.

Name of Event: International Collegiate American Marketing Association Conference?Date of Event: March 23-27?Location: New Orleans, Louisiana?Expected Participation: 8 to 12?Total Cost of Event: Approximately $10,000

Description of Event: Networking with other schools and business professionals, various sales and marketing competitions, speakers, team building exercises, leadership exercises

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: It will bring recognition to YSU on an international collegiate level and build upon the college experience for business students. This will also better our organization for recruiting incoming members and obtaining real life business experience.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Airfare 250.00
Registration 250.00
Lodging 250.00
Total $750.00

Amount Recommended: $750.00 to fully fund event.

4:10

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: YSU Student Chapter of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association

Total Number of Members: 44

Contact Person: Kaylee Peterson?Contact Phone Number: (814)853-5624?Contact Email: kjpeterson@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Maureen Vendemia?Advisor’s Phone Number: 1899?Advisor’s Email: mvendemia@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Toothbrush sales are the main fundraiser for the organization. They are being planned again for this year in addition to a T-shirt 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.: This past year our organization participated in the YSU blood drive, donated to the SGA Giving Tree, collected food for Second Harvest, purchased a $100.00 Giant Eagle gift card for a local family whose son was seriously injured in a golf cart accident over a year ago (his mother is an alumnus of our program), donated to BCHHS American Heart Association Walk, and sold toothbrushes at the low cost of $1.00 to the YSU community. We are planning on donating 400 toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste to the YSU San Quentin, Mexico medical/dental mission trip in November.

Name of Event: Ohio Dental Hygienists’ Associations’ Annual Session?Date of Event: November 5-7, 2010?Location: Cherry Valley Lodge, Newark, Ohio?Expected Participation: 21?Total Cost of Event: $1524.66

Description of Event: YSU dental hygiene students who are members of the YSU Student Chapter of the ADHA will be attending the Ohio Dental Hygienists’ Associations’ Annual Session in Newark, Ohio. It will be held at Cherry Valley Lodge November 5-7, 2010. Two students (the president and vice president) will be delegates while two additional students (secretary and treasurer) will be alternate delegates. These delegates will be representatives of Youngstown State University at the session. Twenty-one students will be presenting table clinics to practicing hygienists and students in the state of Ohio.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: YSU will be represented at this important, professional, state event by dental hygiene students. The delegates will be participating in the House of Delegates where each Ohio dental hygiene school is represented along with each component in the state. By participating, students learn what takes place at the annual session and are given the opportunity to provide input regarding important state matters that effect the profession of dental hygiene. These students are also able to showcase their professional knowledge by presenting their research in the form of table clinics.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Gas Mileage (5 Vehicles) $722.40
Brochures (300) $28.82
Meals $448.00
Lodging (2 Nights) $325.44
Total $1524.66

Amount Recommended: $650 to fully fund the cost of brochures and the cost of lodging and to defray the cost of gas mileage.

4:20

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Men’s Club Volleyball

Total Number of Members: 20

Contact Person: Dorlan Curtis?Contact Phone Number: (814) 504-3853?Contact Email: dcurtis@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Joe Conroy?Advisor’s Phone Number: (330) 941-3731?Advisor’s Email: jcconroy@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: No fund-raising efforts have been completed thus far, however, we are planning on designing and selling t-shirts to generate funds. In addition, we plan on hosting a volleyball tournament for YSU students in which tournament registration fees would be used 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.: None thus far.

Name of Event: Multiple Volleyball tournaments – TBA?Date of Event: TBA?Location: Multiple locations – TBA?Expected Participation: 20 participants?Total Cost of Event: $1,500.00

Description of Event: 1) Edinboro University Volleyball Tournament (Edinboro, PA) – Saturday, October 16, 2010

2) University of Pittsburgh Men’s Club Volleyball Tournament (Pittsburgh, PA) – Saturday October 23rd, 2010

3) All Ohio Classic Men’s Club Volleyball Tournament, Ohio Northern Univ (Ada, OH) – January 2011 TBA

4) Kent State Men’s Club Volleyball Tournament (Kent, OH) – November 2010 TBA

5) Grove City Men’s Club Volleyball Tournament (Grove City, PA) – December 2010 TBA

6) Penn-Ohio Volleyball League (multiple university locations within Ohio and Pennsylvania) – January to April 2011 TBA see www.povl.org

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: These events will help to encourage the sport of Men’s Volleyball at YSU. Since YSU does not have a Men’s Intercollegiate program, it allows for male students to compete at a high level (Intercollegiate Club) of volleyball and represent our university with pride.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Edinboro University Volleyball Tournament $150.00
University of Pittsburgh Men’s Club Volleyball Tournament $150.00
All Ohio Classic Men’s Club Volleyball Tournament $150.00
Kent State Men’s Club Volleyball Tournament $150.00
Grove City Men’s Club Volleyball Tournament $150.00
Penn-Ohio Volleyball League $750.00
Total $1,500.00

Amount Recommended: $450 to defray the cost of the Penn-Ohio Volleyball League.

4:30

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: University Scholar Trustees

Total Number of Members: 160

Contact Person: Randi Yazvac?Contact Phone Number: 330-565-3499?Contact Email: rmyazvac@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Amy Cossentino?Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-4741?Advisor’s Email: alcossentino@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Our fund-raising efforts are focused on raising money to send directly to organizations which benefit the homeless.

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.: Every scholar is required to complete 60 community service hours per school year. Also, through Shantytown all students will provide community service at agencies that benefit the homeless. We will be raking leaves and cleaning up with the Beatitude house, packaging food at the Second Harvest Food bank. We will also be volunteering at RESTORE and Habitat for Humanity

Name of Event: 12th Annual Shantytown Event?Date of Event: November 20-21?Location: Cafaro/ Youngstown Community?Expected Participation: 120 students?Total Cost of Event: $672.36

Description of Event: This event is designed to increase awareness in the community for homelessness. Approximately 120 YSU students volunteer at local agencies that serve the homeless, such as The Beatitude House, Second Harvest Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, and RESTORE, and then we sleep outside in cardboard boxes to raise awareness of the homeless situation. During Saturday evening, we will have a speaker from one of the agencies come and talk to us to provide us with more awareness. Then we go out and build our own shelters out of cardboard boxes and spend the night in them so that we can experience the hardships of being homeless for a night.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Students will be given the opportunity to experience the perils homeless people suffer through, while raising money and awareness to aid the homeless in the community.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Security (10:00pm to 7:00am) $210.00
Duct Tape (16 rolls @ 4.98) $79.68
Plastic Sheeting (6 rolls @ 63.78) $382.68
Total $672.36

Amount Recommended: $672.36 to fully fund the event.

4:40

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Premier Poets Guild

Total Number of Members: 25

Contact Person: Adrian Watson?Contact Phone Number: 216-324-8822?Contact Email: aowatson@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Claudette Womack?Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-1994?Advisor’s Email: cwomack@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We are planning to have bake sales and raffle drawings

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 plan on working with Warriors Inc. and Mahoning County Jail

Name of Event: The Good Mic Presents: The Night Of Champions?Date of Event: October 28th 2010?Location: Peaberry’s Cafe?Expected Participation: 125?Total Cost of Event: 950

Description of Event: This event is an open mic styled event. However it will be a competition. There will be segments where rappers go against each other, singers against singers, poets against poets, greeks against greeks, dancers against dancers. The winner of each segment of the competition will be rewarded with a substantial prize due to the celebrity of participants. Participants vary from different cities such as Youngstown, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Chicago. We will be having a guest host who also from Cleveland. We will also be featuring a live band.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This event has been established to make campus aware of a new organization opened to all. The participants get a chance to express themselves and showcase their talent. Also the the student body can get to experience an exceptional level of artistry that PPG has set in place. PPG has already planned many outreaches and campus events so this event will build the trust between Premier Poets Guild and the University.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Host 60
solo dancer prize 50
group dancer prize 150
soloist prize 50
poet prize 50
rap artist prize 75
guest accomendation 50
4 piece live band 250
Greek Prize 200
Total 935

Amount Recommended: $360 to fully fund the cost of the host, guest accommodations, and the 4 piece live band.

4:50

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: African Student Union

Total Number of Members: 40

Contact Person: Richard Opoku-Nsiah?Contact Phone Number: (330) 410-0481?Contact Email: ropokunsiah@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Victor Wan-Tatah?Advisor’s Phone Number: (330) 518 – 4117?Advisor’s Email: vfwantatah@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We organized an African Movie Nite in the spring semester to raise funds towards the African Cultural Nite. Also, we are planning to have T-shirts on sale during the Cultural Nite in order to raise money to support our selected charity – Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning County.

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 African Student Union worked hand in hand with the office of the Center for International Students in picking freshmen from the airport and also helped them to find suitable but affordable apartments to settle down peacefully.?In addition, we are the process of volunteering to work for the for Habitat of Humanity of Mahoning County at a construction site in the near future.

Name of Event: African Cultural Nite?Date of Event: November 12, 2010.?Location: Peaberry’s Pub at Kilcawley Center?Expected Participation: 175?Total Cost of Event: 1959.65

Description of Event: The African Cultural Nite is organized to educate and enlighten the Youngstown community about Africa. While providing entertainment, we educate our audience through the various performances- dance, drama, fashion show and other performances. We also intend to raise at least $500 to support Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning County.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: By supporting Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning County, we will portray YSU student body as very responsive to the needs of the Youngstown community.?Through the various performances at the African Cultural Nite, we intend to educate the students and the Youngstown community about Africa. We also intend to serve two African dishes during the program. This is also a great opportunity for the students and the Youngstown community to enjoy the various African dishes which are not readily available in Youngstown.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Total food and drink (120 people) 1209.65
Invited Dance Group 350.00
Security 100.00
Sale items – T-Shirts 300.00
Total 1959.65

Amount Recommended: $800 to fully fund the cost of security and to defray the cost of food and drink.

SB F 2010-04

A Bill

Making Appropriations for six 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: American Marketing Association is appropriated the sum of $750.00 the fully fund the cost of attending the International Collegiate American Marketing Association Conference in New Orleans, LA which approximately 8 or 12 students will attend from March 23-27.

Section 2: YSU Chapter of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association is appropriated the sum of $650.00 to fund the cost of brochures and lodging and to help defray the cost of gas for their event, Ohio Dental Hygienists’ Associations’ Annual Session on November 5-7. $28.82 will be used to cover the cost of brochures and $325.44 for the cost of lodging and the rest will be used for gas

Section 3: Men’s Club Volleyball is appropriated the sum of $450 to defray the cost of attending the Penn-Ohio Volleyball League. Approximately 20 members will play in this regional tournament that lasts 6 weeks.

Section 4: University Scholar Trustees is appropriated the sum of $672.36 to fully fund their event of Shantytown on November 20th. Approximately 120-130 students will volunteer in the morning then sleep the night in boxes to help raise homelessness awareness.

Section 5: Premier Poets’ Guild is appropriated the sum of $360 to fully fund the cost of the host, guest accommodations, and 4 piece band at their event The Good Mic Presents: The Night of Champions on October 28th.

Section 6: African Student Union is appropriated the sum of $800 to fully fund the cost of security and to defray the cost of food and drink for their African Cultural Night. The event will be held on November 12th in Peaberry’s and at least 175 people are expected to attend.