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Minutes for March 7, 2011

Minutes for March 7, 2011

The Presiding Officer, Mr. Nicholas Meditz, called the meeting to order at approximately 4:06pm.

Ms. Stafford took roll call. [See attendance list attached].

Mr. Meditz announced that Dr. Judy Gaines will be sitting in as a proxy for the advisors. Said that we must pass the bill or 3 organizations will lose funding.

Mr. Meditz motioned to discuss SB S 2011-03.

Mr. Okular motions. Mr. Everly seconds.

Mr. Meditz asked if there was any discussion on the bill.

Mr. Vrabel asked why we are moving vote up.

Mr. Meditz said because Dr. Gaines is here as a proxy.

Mr. Beil asked how committee decided on the amount of $269.00 for section one of the bill.

Mr. R. Meditz said this was the amount for one student’s registration fee, including hotel.

Mr. Davenport motioned to close. Ms. Justice seconds.

Mr. Okular asked if any members would like to speak on behalf of their organization.

Mr. Okular yielded time to organization representatives to speak on behalf of their events.

Mr. Meditz moved to vote on SB S 2011-03.

All in favor. [voice vote]. Zero opposed, zero abstentions.

Mr. Meditz thanked Dr. Gaines for sitting in.

Mr. Meditz moved to Executive Business.


Mr. Meditz delivered report, reiterated Q and A with Dr. A event. Wanted to congratulate Terrel Wesley as being selected as a “Leader of Tomorrow”.

Mr. Meditz yielded himself to questions.

Mr. Meditz moved to the Executive Vice President’s Report.

Mr. Mesik discussed the meeting with Dr. Porter over proposed changes to general education requirements.  Sais he will prepare this for next report. Said most of colleges will be hosting event where you may attend the forums in individual colleges.

Mr. Davenport said we could yield time to someone in the gallery for the dates for the GER Domain meetings.

Ms. Lowry said the dates were as follows: STEM- March 8 at Schwebel Auditorium; BCOE -March 9 at 3:45 McKay Auditorium; WCBA- March 23 at 3:00 TBA; CLASS March 24 3:30 in Debartolo 132; BCHHS -March 25 9am in Cushwa 3112; F and PA March 28 at 4:00 McDonough Auditorium.

Mr. Meditz moved to Vice President for Financial Affairs Report.

Mr. McIntyre delivered report.

Mr. McIntyre yielded to any questions.

Mr. Meditz moved to Committee Reports.


Ms. Sarich delivered Student Life Committee Report.

Mr. Meditz moved to Academic Affairs Committee Report.

Mr. Mesik updated body that chair and vice chair are excused from this meeting. Updated body that Jack Fahey agreed to speak at last lecture series. Will be setting up date and time very soon.

Mr. Meditz moved to University Affairs Report.

Mr. Nuzzi delivered University Affairs Report. Added the Wick Cleanup was a large success.

Mr. Davenport said Len Wilson from AVI food systems came today and will be talking about “bring your own mug campaign” in an effort to reduce wastes.

Mr. Meditz moved to Financial Appropriations Report.

Mr. Okular said there was nothing left to deliver.

Mr. Meditz moved to Unfinished Business.

Seeing none, Mr. Meditz moved to New Business.


Mr. Meditz introduced new rep. Darian Scott to the body.

Mr. Smith displayed the proclamation from Cleveland State that offers assistance after the Jamail Johnson tragedy.

Mr. Smith requested we write a thank you.

Mr. Mesik asked if everyone can see the projector or if he may have time to read.

[Mr. Mesik read proclamation aloud].

Mr. Mesik said he feels a note in response would be appropriate coming from YSU SGA. Proposed that next meeting we sign something.

Ms. Vlad asked if we may send another token besides a thank you letter, such as a penguin.

Mr. Meditz asked if there was any other discussion.

Mr. Meditz said next meeting we will draft a resolution in which we may all sign the bottom.

Mr. Mesik said he had not yet heard anything from the resolution sent to Governor Kasich.

Ms. Stafford asked if any students were experiencing inconsistencies with YSU Alerts.

Mr. Beil said the same thing happens to him.

Mr. Davenport asked if any student who has had this issue send him a quick note and he will take it to emergency services to make them aware.

Mr. Meditz moved to Gallery Remarks.

Mr. Meditz moved to Advisor Remarks (no advisors present).

Mr. Meditz moved to Advisor Remarks.

Mr. Meditz motioned to adjourn.

Meeting adjourned at 4:46 pm.








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