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October 8, 2018 Minutes

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Order of Business

  1. Call to Order
    1. 4:01
  2. Guest Speakers
  3. Roll Call
    1. Absent: Carson Markley, Haley Creamens, Anthony Bonamase, Dominic Lattanzio
  4. Approval of the Minutes & Agenda
    1. Motion: Justin Shaughnessy
    2. Second: Saidah Yusuf
  5. Executive Business
    1. President & Executive Vice President’s Report
      1. Food Pantry
        1. Moved food pantry next to Jamba Juice
        2. Usage gone up, more people using
        3. Organizing drive for non-perishable items
          1. Look for emails from Dan
      2. Healthy Center
        1. January 1st Opening
        2. $17 per semester, but will increase to $34 next semester
      3. Strategic Investment Fund ($28,000)
        1. Expand Pete’s Treats to grocery style
          1. Potential Option

Beginning of November

Partnership with Giant Eagle, where items will be ordered online and delivered to the Cove

Deliveries twice a week

      1. Ernie Barkett yields time to Austin Dalrymple
        1. Relay for Life:
          1. Sign up for SGA Team
          2. Selling T-Shirts
          3. April 6th, 1:00-7:00
          4. Each college has their own team
          5. Prize for top team
      2. Attendance & Volunteer
        1. If absent for Body Meeting, Committee Meeting
        2. Inform in 24 hours in advance
        3. Enforcing 15 volunteer hours outside of weekly meetings
    1. Vice President for Student Life’s Report
      1. Refer to Student Life Report below
    2. Vice President for Academic Affairs’ Report
      1. Refer to Academic Affairs Report below
    3. Vice President for Assessment and Enrichment
      1. Refer to Assessment and Enrichment Report below
    4. Vice President for Financial Affairs’ Report
      1. Refer to Financial Affairs Report below
  1. Unfinished Business
    1. Motion to open unfinished business: Mykaela Wagner
      1. Second: Mark Slavens
    2. Culture of Community Review Committee Update
      1. Ernie Barkett yields time to Amanda Leist
        1. Attended culture of community meeting
          1. 4 Pillars

Have SGA help and partner with any of the pillars

    1. Motion to Move Out of Old Business: Samuel Kulifay
      1. Second: David Gessler
  1. New Business
    1. Motion to open new business: Sam Kulifay
      1. Second: Mark Slavens
    2. A Bill (SB F 2018-04)
      1. Beta Gamma Sigma
        1. President: Dylan Andrews
          1. Appropriations used to help students attend event
      2. John Quincy Adams Society
        1. Vice President: Moataz Abdelraousl
      3. Bowling Club
        1. Member: Jordan
          1. Appropriations going to different tournaments for rest of semester
      4. YSU Clay Target Club
        1. Used to compete at a national level
      5. iPals
        1. Financial Officer: Devin Hail
          1. Appropriations used for Halloween Party and Cedar point trip
      6. Institute of Management Accountants
        1. VP: Patrick Beatty
          1. Appropriations used to help visit national conference
    3. Motion to open discussion: Justin Shaughnessy
      1. Second: Mark Slavens
      2. Discussion
        1. Friendly Amendment on Section 8
          1. Date change to Oct. 26th to 29th
      3. Motion to close discussion: Samuel Kulifay
        1. Second: Daniel Bancroft
      4. Motion to open up voting: Derrick Houston
        1. Second: Saidah Yusuf
      5. Motion to vote on bill as a whole: Daniel Bancroft
        1. Second: Samuel Kulifay
      6. Voting:
        1. For: 32
        2. Against: 0
        3. Abstains: 4 (David Gessler, Patrick Beatty, Derrick Houston, Moataz Abdelrasoul)
    4. Restructuring of Academic Affairs
      1. Ernie Barkett yields time to Caroline Smith
        1. Splitting the Executive Vice President from the Vice President of Academic Affairs
        2. Purpose: because the EVP fills 3 roles, does all the executive stuff, runs the student senate of academic senate, and runs academic affairs
        3. Substitute for Public Relation ad-hoc or something informal where we appoint people from every committee to work together
        4. Benefits: Expand body as it is and give us more opportunities to accomplish more things. We’d see SGA grow.
      2. Samuel Kulifay: Exactly would this cost SGA to create position? Have you looked at redistribution of tasks of Executive Vice President?
      3. Caroline Smith: Cost would be taken out of executive positions. We’ve dissolve social media position, mainly because it was ineffective. Cost would be equivalent to other VP positions on executive committee.
      4. Mark Slavens: section in constitution what each executive member is responsible for. Would add specific section for VP of academic affairs.
      5. Ernie Barkett: Everyone has their own tasks. The VP have to deal with extra tasks. The issue is that it’s difficult for one person to come up with 3 different ideas and agendas. PR is an important position that would help SGA get things done.
      6. Anna Maria Jadue: Why did we have it all together in the first place? (EVP doing academic affairs, academic senate, and executive)
      7. Caroline Smith: “My thing is if we can give more people opportunity to sit on exec, then I’m all for it.” Be more beneficial to expand SGA.
    5. Motion to close discussion: David Gessler
      1. Second: Mark Slavens
    6. Updating Mission Statement
      1. Ernie Barkett: Current mission statement hasn’t been updated since 2003. What would you like to see out of SGA? How would you like the mission statement to be changed? Mold new mission statement based on what representative would like to get out of SGA.
      2. David Gessler: Student outreach, with not only YSU but Youngstown as the city. Can go with volunteering and events with the city.
      3. Ernie: “To uplift YSU and Youngstown as a community as whole.”
      4. Mykaela Wagner: Foster student engagement to have more student come and be present.
      5. Saidah Yusuf: Agrees with Mykaela. Make SGA seem more welcoming. Some people may feel intimidated to talk to us.
      6. Samuel Kulifay: To help students, voice concerns, empower people in general.
      7. Justin Shaughnessy: Elaborate more on our student engagement with student organization to learn more about how SGA can benefit them other than funding.
      8. Mark Slavens: Along the lines of being more open about everything. As in the aspect of helping everybody. Broaden the horizon for we are here for everybody and not only typical college student (i.e. international, non-traditional)
      9. Moataz Abdelrasoul: Inclusivity. Here to foster different opinions. Ensure student feels comfortable regardless of views they may have.
      10. Derrick Houston: “In order to better Youngstown through the showcase of student involvement and accomplishment.” Combine different aspects.
    7. Motion to close new business: Daniel Bancroft
      1. Second: Mark Slavens
  2. Announcements
    1. Food Pantry Flyers
      1. Spread flyers around campus
      2. Aren’t allowed to post on boards
      3. Place on tables
    2. Black Student Union
      1. Request a representative
      2. 8-10, Nov. 9th in the Ohio Room
    3. Daniel Bancroft: Volunteer opportunity this Saturday, 8AM-3PM, free lunch
    4. Dr. Becker: Tuesday, Oct. 16th
      1. First Year Student Experience event
        1. 5:30PM to 7:30PM
    5. Mykalea Wagner: Opening of Adams Family of CCCAC
    6. Justin Shaughnessy: Guinathon
      1. Text YSU to 51555 to join SGA Team
    7. Moataz Abdelrasoul: Strategic Planning Team
      1. Wednesday, Oct. 17th
      2. Look out for email on 10th
      3. Speaker
        1. Current president of Tulane University
    8. Nami Nagaoka: iPals will have Halloween party on October 26th
      1. Want more domestic students to attend party
  3. Gallery Remarks
  4. Advisors’ Remarks
  5. Members’ Remarks
  6. Adjournment
    1. Motion to adjourn: Daniel Bancroft
      1. Second: Mark Slavens
    2. Time of Adjournment: 4:58

President and Executive Vice President’s Report

  • Welcome New Representatives
    • Dante Smith, HHS Representative
    • Ross Fabrizi , ex-oficio member
  • Food Pantry
    • Large increase in usage since being moved
    • Need donations to meet demand
    • Help organizing drive for next two weeks
  • Health Center Update
    • January 1st is projected to be the grand opening
    • $34 per semester fee will begin in Spring
  • Pete’s Treats Grocery Store
    • Received $28,000 last semester from Strategic Investment Fund
    • Potential grocery delivery
    • Exploring using funds for drop off and pick up location on campus
  • Relay For Life Team (Austin)
    • Join the SGA Team
    • April 6th from 1-7pm
  • Attendance
    • Let us know of any absences at least 24 hours in advance
    • Contact Noor for all absences
    • Remember the 15 hours of involvement needed outside of meetings

Vice President for Financial Affairs’ Report

Vice President for Student Life’s Report

II. Unfinished Business

  1. Gardens

i. Rep absent- “rain garden update” on October 12th @ 1p.m . Help needed

  1. Black Student Union

i. Rep present: Polar games ( game night ): Spring, 2019 in Chestnut room

ii. Help wanted for planning, snacks would be ideal, (polar theme).

c. Multicultural Monday

i. Student lead diversity program.

d. This week’s projects

i. fall fire fest cider/ giveaways… need volunteers October 4th ,7-11 p.m

ii. SGA retreat: 6-8 p.m, set-up at 5:30 p.m, October 5th

iii. Tailgate: 2-5 p.m, set-up around 1:00 p.m, October 6th

e. Butler/gala

i. butler is not able to host us

ii. still will fundraise for the butler

iii. stambaugh stadium for new location of SGA winter gala

f. Ohio Nonviolence week

i. Free tickets for ysu students for “little rock nine” on October 11th

iii. Possible booth set up for nonviolence week

III. Old business

  1. Brenda Tracey: Denied
  2. Mural in Kilcawly: Denied
  3. Wellness Wednesday: expected to be done by february- work postponed

IV. New business

  1. Meet the reps October 17th – cookies for snacks
  2. Mental Health monday, October 22nd- still waiting on feedback

i. Therapy dogs?

c. International coffee hour- on debate with chartwheels to keep coffee hour

d. Cooking demonstrations food pantry, November 13th. “Food Network” theme.

e. Election watch party/ town hall

i. Avalon or Suzie’s dogs and drafts

f. Winter wednesdays: December 5th for first date, other dates to be determined.

g. public speakers- Deciding on topic ideas

V. Discussions

  1. Tour of the meal plan

Vice President for Academic Affairs Report

  1. Last Lecture
    1. Nominations
      1. Nomination form reviewed
      2. Possibility in the future: 1 professor choice per college
    2. Vote on final nominees
    3. Confirm a winner
    4. Week of October 22nd
      1. Possible to push the process a week later
  2. Committee Project Assignments
    1. Assigning committee members to lead the committee’s projects for the year
      1. Last Lecture: Mo and Dan
      2. TBA: Kelly and Derrick
      3. Discussion Panel: Sam, Anthony, and Karlis

Vice President for Assessment & Enrichment Report

  1. Old Business
    1. Y Cups: YSU Dining
      1. Contacted Chartwells awaiting response
  • Possibly selling cups rather than giving them away
  • Need/ discussed design for cup
  • What happens with the money: how much cut does chartwells get
  • Possibly renew cups every year/ link to ysu ID
    1. M60 Left Turn Light
      1. Moved to Wednesday, October 3rd, rescheduling this week’s Tuesday date to next week
      2. Camera is reserved and spot/angle is chosen (see photos/video)
  • Need more volunteers
    1. YSU Parking Services
      1. Report from Sam
  • Awaiting parking services to come back from vacation
      1. Creation of infographic
        1. Suggestions?
  • Videos and tips for parking (best locations, arrival times, tips and tricks, etc)
      1. Will contact parking services director for any helpful tips
  • Look into residential spots
  1. New Business
    1. Family area collaboration
      1. Schedule donation drive
  • Advertise in advance
  • Either a week-long donation, or every one day of the week.
  • Peak hours are 10am-2pm
      1. Questions to discuss
        1. How long do we want to hold the drive?
        2. What donations should we ask for?
        3. Do we want to make a flyer to advertise for the drive?
  • Sam creating poster
    1. More brainstorming:
      1. Air pump in M1 deck appears to be broken, will it be replaced?
  • Sam looking into it when contacting parking services
      1. Campus safety… blue buttons, is more needed/are they utilized?
  • Campus needs to promote these more
  • Possible panic button on ysu app
  • Call ysu PD and see where good spots would be
      1. Advisement infographic-should we create one soon for upcoming registration or table it to next semester?
      2. Other student needs that we can potentially work on
  • Teach students how to make complaints about faculty/staff
  • What is the impact of teacher reviews
  1. Discussion
  • Looking into if there is a discount cup already on campus at dunkin?

SB F 2018-04

October 8st, 2018

A Bill

Make Appropriation for 14 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 30th, 2018 for the following activities of student organizations:

Section 1: Beta Gamma Sigma, is appropriated the sum of $800 from the general fund and $300 from the Chartwells fund to defray the cost of catering for the Case Competition event held on October 27, 2018. This event will be held at Williamson Hall. Sixty (60) students are expected to attend the event.

Section 2: Networking for tennis Enthusiasts, is appropriated the sum of $200 from the NSOF for startup costs.

Section 3: YSU Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru), is appropriated the sum of $850 from the general fund to defray the cost of registration and hotel for their Fall CruCleveland Retreat on October 26, 2018 thru October 28, 2018. This event will be held at Camp Burton. Fifteen (15) students are expected to attend the event.

Section 4: Student Nurses Association, is appropriated the sum of $1000 from the general fund to defray the cost of registration and hotel for the Midyear Career Planning Conference event held on November 8, 2018 thru November 11, 2018. This event will be held at Louisville, Kentucky. Four (4) students are expected to attend the event.

Section 5: Dana Guitar Association, is appropriated the sum of $1000 from the general fund to defray the cost of the Masterclass fee fort their Masterclass concert held on November 2, 2018 thru November 3, 2018. This event will be held at Bliss Hall. One hundred (100) students are expected to attend the event.

Section 6: John Quincy Adams Society, is appropriated the sum of $100 from the general fund and $300 from the Chartwells fund to defray the cost of catering and police fees for the JQA Guest Speaker coming October 19, 2018. This event will be held at the Jones room in Kilcawley. Thirty (30) students are expected to attend the event.

Section 7: Black Student Union, is appropriated the sum of $800 from the general fund to defray the cost of supplies, catering, and posters for the Veteran’s Day Thank You Breakfast event held on November 9, 2018. This event will be held at the Ohio room in Kilcawley. Fifty (50) students are expected to attend the event.

Section 8: American Institute of Chemical Engineers, is appropriated the sum of $2,600 from the general fund to defray the cost of registration for the Chemical Engineers National Student Conference held on October 19, 2018 thru October 21, 2018. This event will be held in Pittsburgh. Twenty (20) students are expected to attend the event.

 

Section 9: Running Club, is appropriated the sum of $375 from the general fund to defray the cost of trainers and security for the Icebreaker Fall Invitational held on October 13, 2018. This event will be held at the outdoor track and field. Thirty (30) students are expected to attend the event.

Section 10: Men’s Lacrosse Club, is appropriated the sum of $230 from the general fund to defray the cost of referees and trainers for their “Fall Game” held on October 21, 2018. This event will be held at Stambaugh Stadium. Twenty four (24) students are expected to attend the event.

Section 11: Bowling Club, is appropriated the sum of $630 from the general fund to defray the cost of entry fee, car rental, and hotel for the Orange and Black Classic bowling event held on October 13, 2018 thru October 14, 2018. This event will be held in Beavercreek Ohio. Nine (9) students are expected to attend the event.

Section 12: Bowling club, is appropriated the sum of $700 from the general fund to defray the cost of registration and a hotel for the AHIBC Conference Tournament held on October 27, 2018 thru October 28th, 2018 thro October 28, 2018. This event will be held at Fort Wayne Indiana. Nine (9) students are expected to attend the event.

Section 13: Bowling club, is appropriated the sum of $630 from the general fund to defray the cost of entry fee, car rental, and a hotel for the Roto Grip Raider Classic held on November 10, 2018 thru November 11, 2018. This event will be held in Beavercreek, Ohio. Nine (9) students are expected to attend the event.

Section 14: Bowling club, is appropriated the sum of $600 from the general fund to defray the cost of car rentals and a hotel for the Striking Knights Classic held on November 17, 2018 thru November 18, 2018. This event will be held at Louisville Kentucky. Nine (9) students are expected to attend the event.

Section 15: Bowling club, is appropriated the sum of $300 from the general fund to defray the cost of registration for the Trgovac Tournament held on October 20, 2018. This event will be held at Holiday Bowl in Struthers Ohio. Six (6) students are expected to attend the event.

Section 16: YSU Clay Target Club, is appropriated the sum of $2,150 from the general fund to defray the cost of hotels, car rental, and registration fees for the Scholastic Clay Target Program 2018 Collegiate National Championships held on October 27, 2018 thru October 28, 2018. This event will be held at Cardinal Shooting Center and Campground. Twenty (20) students are expected to attend the event.

Section 17: iPals Community, is appropriated the sum of $500 from the general fund to defray the cost of tickets for the iPals Halloween Party held on October 26, 2018. This event will be held at Republic Pizzeria and Pub. One hundred (100) students are expected to attend the event.

Section 18: iPals Community, is appropriated the sum of $1,800 from the general fund to defray the cost of admission for the iPals Halloweekend trip held on October 20, 2018. This event will be held at Cedar Point. Forty (40) students are expected to attend the event.

Section 19: Institute of Management Accountants, is appropriated the sum of $3,950 from the general fund to defray the cost of plane tickets and hotel for the IMA Student Leadership Conference held on November 1, 2018 thru November 3, 2018. This event will be held at St. Louis Missouri. Five (5) students are expected to attend the event.