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CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY
Student Union Board of Governors
Attendance: S. Lamont, N. Clark, L. Gargamelli, J. Hartig, D. Orloske, R. Schneeweiss, D. Ross, R. Campbell, J. Kaufman, H. Palmer, D. Sarro. Meeting was called to order by Ms. Lamont at 4:30 p.m. in the Ballroom Annex of the Student Center. Ms. Lamont then asked for any Old Business. Hearing none she then went on to New Business. Ratifications Ms. Lamont introduced Mr. Hartig the new SGA representative to the Board and Ms. Clark who is filling one of the vacant Program Council At-Large seats to the Board. Both were given time to tell the members something about themselves and their current involvement on campus. Ms. Lamont then asked for motions to ratify their membership. MOTION: (Sutera /Kaufman) To ratify the nomination of Joe Hartig as a representative of the Student Government Association to the SUBOG. MOTION PASSED ( 7-Yes, 0-No, 0-Abstained) SUBOG 98-01 MOTION: (Gargamelli /Sutera) To ratify the nomination of Nancy Clark as an At-Large representative of the Program Council to the SUBOG. MOTION PASSED ( 8-Yes, 0-No, 0-Abstained) SUBOG 98-02 Ms. Lamont then reported that four student members on the Board had to resign this semester. This apparently was due mainly to academic needs. These included Mindy Shedd, Chip McCabe, Jessica Walsh, and Aral Balkan. Ms. Lamont indicated she felt it unnecessary to fill the remaining vacancies as there was only two meetings left in the year. There was a general consensus that that would be prudent. Mr. Orloske then gave an update on the Student Center Construction/Renovation Project. He reported that after a 3-4 week delay, the contract has been signed and the Schematic Design Phase would be started in the next few weeks. He indicated that this phase would be where the actual layout of the building would be decided and where people would be asked to give their input. He also reported that President Judd had decided, after much consultation, that in order to get the most building for the available funds and to have the project completed in the shortest time, the Student Center would be closed down during the construction phase. This would be from mid-May 1999 to August of 2000. Questions from the members followed concerning where offices might be moved and how services would be provided. Mr. Orloske indicated that there was a commitment to relocate all current tenants in the building during the construction and that those plans were underway as to how that will be accomplished. He reported that most offices would be moved to Seth North Hall. The Bookstore and food services were the biggest issues, and he hoped to have those planned out within the next month. Plans for providing adequate event space would follow after those two services were accommodated. He also indicated that there was a commitment to provide student organization tenants of the Student Center office space during the shutdown, probably in Seth North Hall. Special needs groups like WFCS radio might need other facilities and that would be addressed through the planning process. A concern about the priority student groups would get in access to event space in the new building was expressed by Ms. Clark. Mr. Orloske indicated that campus groups, including student organizations, currently have and will continue to have top priority in facility use. He explained that the current policy is to let campus groups book facilities up to three years in advance during the academic year. Outside groups could only book a year in advance. Mr. Orloske indicated that during the schematic phase he would ask Board members to review plans as they develop but warned there was a concern that prolonged reviews would delay the project. He asked anyone who was interested in participating in that process to understand that input had to be given quickly so the timetable could be adhered to. Ms. Lamont then brought up that the current space in the publications area that was the Dial Yearbooks needs to be allocated to some group. A discussion occurred where the consensus was that any group assigned the space should be compatible with the Recorder operations as unlike groups would only create problems in facility use. It was decided to survey student clubs as to office space needed not only to see if there was a compatible group but also to get input for the design of the Student Activities area in the new facility. Ms. Lamont asked Ms. Gargamelli to develop a survey to go out to clubs and report back the results at the next meeting. Program Council Ms. Gargamelli then gave the Program Council report. She highlighted upcoming events including the Sneak Preview of Dark City and the planned theater trip to the Bushnell for the musical Rent. Ms. Lamont then put forth a request from Stephen Ostertag, Program Council member, to be able to place a "sandwich" bulletin board outside the Student Center to highlight upcoming PC Events. MOTION: (Kaufman/Campbell) To permit Program Council to display advertising outside the Student Center using a "sandwich" bulletin board. MOTION PASSED ( 9-Yes, 0-No, 0-Abstained) SUBOG 97-03 House Committee Ms. Gargamelli indicated that they had no new business to report and gave a brief description of the work of the House Committee for new members. Budget Committee Mr. Campbell reported the Committee had completed their work with Program Council to develop a standard financial reporting system which the Council would use to prepare monthly financial statements for the Board to review. He said he did not have current data to provide reports for this meeting but should have them soon. Mr. Orloske suggested that the reports be distributed with the minutes the following week. Mr. Campbell then gave a brief description of the work of the Budget Committee for new members. Student Services Committee Mr. Schneeweiss gave a report on the cancellation of the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar lecture. He indicated that ticket sales were very poor. If they had gone through with the event, they might have lost their entire budget for the year. By canceling, the Mosaic Committee is able to fund other events for the year. These include a large scale "eye color" experience where student will be able to experience prejudice and talk though it together. They are also exploring cosponsorships for a program later in the year so that a larger program might be possible. Ms. Kaufman reported that the Student Services Committee did not have any programs planned currently but was looking to do some additional outreach programs for commuters. Ms. Lamont then indicated she had included a reference guide to Parliamentary Procedure in the packets for members to review. Open Floor Ms. Lamont gave a report on her attendance at the National Conference of NACA. She said it was a good experience being able to talk with students at other schools and discovered many of them have similar problems as we have with student involvement. She said many schools had turned to providing stipends to student leaders so they would not have to work and could put more time into campus event planning. She also was surprised to find out that most schools she talked to did not have the financial resources that we have for student programs. Overall she found the experience exciting. Finally Ms. Lamont asked members to review the suggested dates for the final two meetings of the SUBOG for the year. It was decided that they will be held on April 2 in the North Room and April 30 in the Alumni Lounge. Both would be scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Meeting adjourned at 5:23 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Duane A. Orloske Executive Secretary /mz
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