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Minutes for September 27, 2012

SGA Meeting Minutes 09-24-2012

Cory called the meeting to order at 4:01 pm

Guest Speaker: Tysa Egelton, Director of Crash Day

–       Upcoming dates: 10/20/12, 11/16/12, 2/18/13, 6/17/13

–       Student volunteers needed to work these dates

–       Can volunteer individually or volunteer with your student organization

Guest Speaker: Danny O’Connell, Director of Support Services

–       Shuttle/parking updates

–       “Express shuttle” details (Full information will be enclosed in an email)

–       #1 purpose for shuttle is to get students to their classes

–       Most students are commuters, transportation and parking is important

–       Williamson most isolated, therefore created the Williamson express shuttle

–       Leave on 0’s, arrive at Williamson on 5’s

–       Counter clockwise shuttle from 3:00-8:30, easier for students going back to the dorms (Students are still expressing concerns as to why shuttles don’t run later) à Safety!

–       $100.00 transportation fee (NOT charged) would have possibly had the shuttle run later

–       When asked why parking permit price increased, responded that money was used to cover deck fee and some was put into reserves so parking deck can eventually be replaced

Caroline took role

Cory approved the minutes from last meeting

Cory moved to Executive Business

Cory gave the President’s Report

– Congrats to Melissa Wasser, newly appointed Student Trustee

– SGA Constitution revision passed

– Turning Technologies wants YSU students to participate in testing of new product

– New YSU email system generally successful so far à Report any problems to Tech Desk

– Lawn signs for SGA meetings

– T-shirts are ordered, will be in soon

Cory concluded his report

Caroline gave the chair report for Student Life Committee

– Meet the Reps night à Week of October 8th, either Monday or Wednesday, Christman Dining Hall

– Homecoming à November 3rd, tailgating lots open at 8:00 AM (can work with YO Show for tailgate)

Possible catering options: O’Charley’s, Sodexo, Alberini’s

Caroline concluded her report

Nicole gave the chair report for Academic Affairs Committee

– Last lecture series booked, Dr. Bosso, HPES Instructor

– Plan to meet with deans of each college

– Suggestion table/box- Justen added details

Nicole concluded her report

Alyssa gave the chair report for University Affairs Committee

– Met with main chef of Christman Dining Hall

– Want to restore Green House

– Healthier food choices

– Get other student organizations involved

– Met with Sodexo also, strengthened connection

Alyssa concluded her report

Charesse gave the chair report for Financial Appropriations Committee

Representatives of organizations spoke on behalf of their events

Charesse concluded her report

Cory moved to Unfinished Business


Cory moved to New Business

A.)   A Bill (SB F 2012-1) Appropriations

Motion to open for discussion: 1st Elyse, 2nd Emily

Amendment for section 4: Zeta Tau Alpha, requested by Emily

“Concession items” changed to “parking”

(Amendment passed unanimously with 9 abstentions)

Motion to close discussion: 1st Travis, 2nd Melissa

Motion to divide the question: 1st Melania, 2nd Emily

Section 1: Bill passed unanimously with 1 abstention

Section 2: Bill passed unanimously

Section 3: Bill passed unanimously

Section 4: Bill passed unanimously with 9 abstentions

Section 5: Bill passed unanimously

Section 6: Bill passed unanimously with 1 abstention

Section 7: Bill passed unanimously with 1 abstention

Section 8: Bill passed unanimously with 13 abstentions

Section 9: Bill passed unanimously

Section 10: Bill passed unanimously with 1 abstention

Gallery Remarks

-How much money does each organization get appropriated? à See Catie, information is also online

Advisor Remarks

Dr. Cooper- Praise for students “turning the corner to become a big-time university”

Also very angry about ZTA having to pay for parking for Pink Ribbon Cheer Classic

Dr. Becker- Stressed importance that organizations need to know how to apply for money

(Cory mentioned that a growing number of student organizations have been applying for funds over the recent years)

Members Remarks


Motion to adjourn meeting: Mark 1st, Catie 2nd

Cory adjourned the meeting at 5:16 pm

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