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Student Union Board of Governors (SUBOG)

Minutes for Friday, April 11, 2008, 1849 Meeting Room

Present:  K. Barone (Chair), K. Kreho, C. Brantley, K. Fournier, M. Dwyer, D. Lynch, S. Martinez,
C. DeLauretis, T. Bonner (AE), E. Tuttle, S. Horrax, O. Mamed, S. Hazan, J. DiPlacido, M. Garofalo

Absent:  C. Bombria, E. LaCombe, A. Spitko, C. Zohlman, I. Ceballos, J. Lalanne, D. Macchiaroli, G. Gigliotti, R. Bachoo, J. Higgins, M. Toston

Guests:  B. McKinzie, D. McGraw, T. Moffo-Simpson

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 (C. DeLauretis/M. Dwyer)                                                                  SUBOG 2008-26

To approve the minutes of the March 7, 2008, meeting as attached

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

CAN Report

CAN presented the monthly report of activities produced by this subcommittee of the SUBOG.  Spring Week events were highlighted as a major effort in planning this month, and recent past events were well attended including a Professional Regurgitator in the Devils Den (75), and a Male Ego Spoken Word Poet in Torp (100).  A list of upcoming events including, a New Port RI Trip, Earth Day, Cirque du Soleil, a concert with Fabolous and One Republic, and a carnival for spring week were cited.

Mosaic Committee

Mr. Martinez, Chair of the Mosaic Committee, reported that his committee has been working on upcoming events including a Mini-Retreat on April 20 to plan for events next year, which include monthly panel discussions and connecting with other clubs and organizations to do more collaborative programming. 

House Committee

Mr. Tuttle reported that the committee had met several times to review applications for office space assignments, consider current space and will have a recommendation for the Board at the next SUBOG Meeting.  8 of 8 clubs re-applied, and there were 13 new to consider.  Evan expressed appreciation of the work of members on this project thus far.

Student Services Committee Report

Ms. Fournier reported that there were no more Commuter Coffee programs scheduled and that the informal survey that the committee was conducting would be reported on at the next meeting when the results were tabulated.

Budget Committee Report

This committee did not meet this month.

Old Business

K. Barone reported on “The Living Room Lecture Series.”  Ken inquired if the Board would like to support this type of program again for next year. 

MOTION (E. Tuttle/J. DiPlacido)                                                                    SUBOG 2008-27

To approve having “The Living Room Lecture Series” being programmed again next year (08-09)

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

Ken will be writing and seeking support from Dr. Lovitt for the academic houses and seeking advertising support from Dr. McLaughlin in the marketing and public relations area.

Executive Secretary conducted the election of the next Board Chair.  No new nominations were offered beyond Mr. Ken Barone from the previous month’s meeting.  Ken made a brief presentation, and was excused from the room.  A vote was taken, and Mr. Barone was re-elected for a second term.  Congratulation to Mr. Barone on completing a fine year, and for election to the 2008-2009 term.

New Business

A presentation was made by the 1 in 10 Committee citing the Capstone Project of the Student Center Interns, requesting that if there was space in the Student Center, that they would like SUBOGs support for a GLBTQ Center there.  There was consensus that we support this effort.

Mr. Barone presented the Student Code of Ethics.  He requested that this be considered for support at the next Board Meeting.

K. Reissig (T. Moffo) presented a request for additional funding for the SUBOG Recognition Banquet.  This request is due to the near double students who might attend the program, as the SA/LD Department added 80 employees through its RECentral Program.

MOTION (E. Tuttle/M. Garofalo)                                                                      SUBOG 2008-28

To approve the allocation of up to $3000 from SBG900 for this purpose.

Motion Passed:  14-Yes         1-No                0-Abstained



-       Club Recognition Banquet and Awards Ceremony will be held on 4/14.  “Live It, Learn It!” is the theme.  SGA, CAN, IRC, SUBOG and other groups are hosting and supporting this event which is managed by SA/LD.

-       NEXT MEETING 5/2!!!

The meeting was adjourned at 2:45 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Wayne Otis Mamed
Executive Secretary, SUBOG 2007-2008