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Student Union Board of Governors (SUBOG)

Minutes for Friday, December 4, 2009, HB 108 Meeting Room


Present:  K. Fournier (Chair), M. Craw, N. Bryant, J. Kassay, K. Dalia, K. Hanley, M. Wright, A. Grella, J. DiPlacido, G. Gigliotti, K. Barone, O. Mamed

Absent:  A. Santana, C. Leahy , K. Soliwoda, A. Pasquariella, M. Vekakis, E. Rivera, L. Tordenti, R. Bachoo, S. Hazan, CAN Rep, Graduate Rep, Mosaic Rep

Guests:  L. Mongrello, D. Joseph, C. Jones, C. Cabello, M. Santilli, S. Sweeney

Ms. Fournier called the meeting to order at 2:08 PM.  She welcomed all and entertained a motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting.

MOTION (G. Gigliotti / A. Grella)                                                                     SUBOG 2010-18

To approve the minutes of the October 30, 2009, meeting

Motion Passed:   11-Yes        0-No                1-Abstained

CAN Report
The CAN monthly report of activities, produced by this subcommittee of the SUBOG was presented by
M. Craw.  Successful and well attended events included Mystic Motorcycles on 11/4, The Great Porn Debate on 11/10 and Blue Jupiter concert on 12/2.  Upcoming events include Open Mic on 12/10 and planning for Winter Week 1/25 – 1/30/10 where an outdoor winterfest and semiformal dance are expected (see attached).

Mosaic Committee
D. Joseph presented the report on behalf of the vacant Mosaic Chair position.  Furniture has been purchased using funds from the VP of Student Affairs Office rather than the SUBOG account.  Program plans include a lecture, “The DeWolf Family Burden,” about a family confronting its legacy as the largest slave trading dynasty in the US.  No written report was submitted.

House Committee
K. Fournier reported on behalf of the still vacant chair position that she conducted the meeting for this subcommittee.  The committee has requested that student art depicting the Student Center, from art classes conducted on campus, be displayed in the Student Center on a rotating basis.  Location and logistics to be determined.  The next House Committee meeting is scheduled for December 10 at 4:00 PM in the Club Shop Meeting Room.  They will be discussing the need for more space added on to the Student Center and how to go about presenting a request to the CSU-BOT for this at the February BOT meeting to be held at CCSU. 

 Student Services Committee Report
K. Hanley then reported on the activities of this committee.  A Commuter Coffee was held on Monday 11/30 and Tuesday 12/1 in the Student Center Lobby.  The coffee was held so that students could be surveyed about what they think needs to added, changed or updated in the Student Center.  Feedback included students requesting additional computers with printing capabilities, more quiet study space (see attached).  It was recommended by G. Gigliotti that a change up in location and time be considered for the future three Commuter Coffees and that the same survey be used at those locations to see what differences in response there might be.

Budget Committee Report
Johnny Kassay then reported on the Budget Committee meeting, where Johnny was elected chair, and we discussed and approved a request for funding for Commuter Coffees.  The allocation of $500 from SBG900 was approved for refreshments for up to 5 commuter coffee events (see attached).

Old Business
The Living Room Lectures will go on this year, including “Funny Money” on 2/10 in Semesters.  This program will help students learn about managing their money, credit, investment and retirement!  “Mobiloxyschlock” (a student performing group) will open the program.  Also on slate is the annual Cambridge Debate on 3/30/2010.  Debate teams are being formed.  Last, a program that is still in the development stage is a “Panel of Young People Talking about Community Engagement.”  This program is hoped to be a pre-event to the Community Engagement Conference scheduled for 3/6/2010.

New Business
K. Fournier then presented a PowerPoint show with other attendees of the Association of College Unions International Region 1 Conference.  The show and discussion revealed what attendees learned at the two and one-half day program.


The meeting was adjourned at 3:10 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Wayne “Otis” Mamed
Executive Secretary, SUBOG 2009-2010