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Student Union Board of Governors (SUBOG)

Minutes for Friday, February 8, 2008, 1849 Meeting Room

Present:  K. Barone (Chair), C. Bombria, K. Kreho, C. Zohlman, T. Bonner, K. Fournier, M. Dwyer,
D. Lynch, S. Martinez, J. Lalanne, C. DeLauretis, E.  Tuttle, S. Horrax, O. Mamed, S. Hazan, R. Bachoo,
G. Gigliotti

Absent:  E. LaCombe, A. Spitko, I. Ceballos, D. Macchiaroli, J. DiPlacido, M. Garofalo, J. Higgins,
M. Toston 

Guests:  M. Kenney, T. Moffo, S. Sweeney

Mr. Barone called the meeting to order at 2:06 PM.  He welcomed all and asked that the minutes from the previous meeting be approved.

MOTION (K. Fournier/G. Gigliotti)                                                                    SUBOG 2008-17

To approve the minutes of the November 30, 2007, meeting as amended and attached

Motion Passed:   15-Yes        0-No                0-Abstained

Mr. Barone then asked the Board to ratify two new members of SUBOG for the 2007-2008 year.

MOTION (C. Zohlman/K. Fournier)                                                                   SUBOG 2008-18

To approve Taryn Bonner as the new SGA Representative (replacing J. Ceja) and add K. Kreho as an At-Large Member of CAN for the SUBOG for 2007-2008

Motion Passed:   15-Yes        0-No                0-Abstained

CAN Report

Ms. Bombria, President of CAN, presented the monthly report of activities produced by this subcommittee of the SUBOG.  Winter Week events were highlighted as a major effort for the month and events were well attended.  A list of upcoming events including, Love Jones Café, Stuff a Bear for the month of February as well as the Spring Films list were shared.

Mosaic Committee

Mr. Martinez, Chair of the Mosaic Committee, reported verbally that his group has been working on upcoming events, including, “American Voices” Saturday February 23rd, 2008, to be a part of the Student Solution Diversity Conference presented by SA/LD.  Mosaic will also have “Randi Driscoll” on March 3 in Semesters, and “Crossing the Line” on March 13 in Torp Theatre as part of their spring programming.  Meetings are Wednesdays at 12 noon in the Mosaic Center. 

House Committee

In response to the House Committee being asked to review student office space this year, the committee presented three documents, each acted upon separately.  This review had been on the agenda last year and we didn’t get to it but the Committee wants this to happen this year.  Reasons for the review established by the committee include, a review of efficiency of office space use, other clubs’ office needs, and the lack of use of some spaces.  Criteria set by the committee for determining who will be considered for office space include:  Campus-wide contributions made by the organization, consistent funding sources and programming from those sources, breadth and number of student membership in the organization, defined uses by the organization, if the organization already has space on campus, specialized construction of the spaces for specific purposes, consideration for administrative office needs, best results for the campus at large and in sync with the missions of SUBOG, Student Center and Student Activities/Leadership Development.

MOTION (M. Dwyer /C. DeLauretis)                                                                 SUBOG 2008-19 

To approve the letter informing current clubs in the Student Center of the application process, as attached

Motion Passed:  15-Yes         2-No                0-Abstained


MOTION (M. Dwyer /C. Zohlman)                                                                    SUBOG 2008-20  

To approve the letter informing all clubs of the application process, as attached

Motion Passed:  15-Yes         1-No                1-Abstained


MOTION (C. DeLauretis /M. Dwyer)                                                                 SUBOG 2008-21  

To approve the application form with suggested modifications, as attached

Motion Passed:  17-Yes         0-No                0-Abstained


Student Services Committee Report

Ms. Fournier reported that the group met on 2/4 and discussed past and future Commuter Coffee programs.  Commuter Coffees are to help inform the commuting population about different service offices on campus and to inform them about what SUBOG is and can do for them as a group.  The December 11 2008 event went well and February 11 is the next scheduled program.  Future dates may include late afternoon and early evening programs to capture that portion of the student population.

The committee also will be conducting an informal survey of students asking them, “if the Student Center had additional space added to it, what would you like to see in this space?”  This would include services, department offices, and club and multi-purpose spaces.  This would be to prepare a letter to the BOT and the President to let them know what students would like to see if we can get the additional 40,000 square feet we were short in the last project.

Budget Committee Report

This committee did not meet this month. 

Old Business

Last meeting, the House Committee submitted a statement to be added to the constitution on community standards for the Student Center.  A draft was read and approved with edits as follows:  “The Student Center is the “Living Room of the Campus”, where the community will experience the level of comfort and acceptance as in their own homes.  It is expected that those who utilize our services will not only treat the building with respect, but the occupants as well.  The safety of those within this Living Room is of utmost importance without discrimination, and we believe that a positive environment is essential in creating a sense of community of which we all wish to be a part.”  A motion was made to locate this statement in the constitution.  A vote on the constitutional change will take place next meeting.


MOTION (A. Estrom /C. Zohlman)                                                                    SUBOG 2008-22

To approve that the Community Statement be located at 2.2.1 within the SUBOG constitution.

Motion Passed:  17-Yes         0-No                0-Abstained

The Living Room Lecture Series event, “When the Gays Move into the Neighbohood” on January 24th went very well.  Appreciation to IRC and Res-Life was expressed for their support of the “Tea” portion of the program.  Chair Barone cited the next LRLS event is “Todd Brewster” on February 28th at 7:30 PM in Alumni Hall, which will be a lecture on civil liberties.  The “Cambridge Debate” and “1st Amendment Luncheon” are  others scheduled in the series. 

New Business

A proposal was made on behalf of the Breakers game room to include the new “Interactive Gaming” in the current $2.40 per hour price structure.  This will be based on “each controller” issued.  There was an inquiry as to if the money generated by this came back to the Student Center.  It does not, and has been an issue for many years.  This is the reason why the “per hour” charge is so low, as students do not see a direct benefit to the income. The cost is to prevent “hogging” and create an appreciation for the games that are available, including billiards, air hockey, foos ball and others.

MOTION (C. DeLaretis /S. Martinez)                                                                SUBOG 2008-23

To approve the charge of $2.40 per controller per hour for use of interactive gaming, as attached

Motion Passed:  17-Yes         0-No                0-Abstained



-       Collegiate Readership Program was started for commuters through the generosity of the Student Affairs Office and the Student Center Operations Department.

-       Sarah Rine is the new Assistant Director of Student Activities, reception for her is February 14th.

-       Tony Eason is the new UA for GLBTQ working Mon-Fri 10 AM – 2 PM in the “Club Shop”

-       John Barone will be the new General Trades Worker replacing Fabian Amuso starting 2/29.

-       On 2/22, Gil Gigliotti will host a “Radio Book Launch” at WFCS in the Student Center 8 AM – 10 AM

-       NEXT MEETING 3/7!!!  NOMINATIONS for election of the next Chair of SUBOG!!!


The meeting was adjourned at 3:15 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Wayne Otis Mamed
Executive Secretary, SUBOG 2007-2008