Central Connecticut State University
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MINUTES - Monday, April 10, 2000

Attendance:  L. Calabrese (Chair), D. Geraci, A. Cortes, M. Foglia, M. Tulloch-Henry, D. Orloske, R. Schneeweiss, M. Phaneuf, A. Jorge

Ms. Calabrese called the meeting to order at 5:08 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room of Seth North Hall.

Ms. Calabrese asked for committee reports from the respective Chairs.  It was reported that no committee had met other than the Student Services Committee.  However, each committee did report on current activities.  

Budget Committee

Mr. Cortes reported that the increase in student enrollment had provided additional revenues for Program Council and other groups funded by Student Activities Fees.

Student Services Committee

Ms. Jorge reported that the Commuter Coffees were going well and were well received.  The Mosaic Center opened up for the first time in their temporary location in North Hall.  Lounge furniture and a variety of resource materials are now available.  Finally, the committee is sponsoring an international food tasting program that will occur on May 3, 2000.  

House Committee

Ms. Calabrese announced that the Manager of Chartwells as well as campus administrators involved with food services would be attending the May meeting of the Board to get their input on campus dining.  Chartwells is being considered for an extension to their contract.  This would be the best opportunity to share any concerns or to request any improvements or new programs that might be included in a new contract.  Mr. Orloske urged members to talk with other students and come prepared to that meeting as it was indeed a good opportunity to make any changes they thought would improve campus food services.  

Program Council

Ms. Geraci reported that the Program Council had a successful month and highlighted various programs.  She then reported that Program Council had completed their elections for Executive Leadership for the fall term and submitted the election results for ratification.


    MOTION:  (Geraci/Jorge) To ratify the election of Tara Banks as new President of
    Program Council for the 2000-2001 school year.

    Motion Passed (8 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstained)                SUBOG 00-05

MOTION:  (Geraci/Cortes) To ratify the election of Melissa Foglia as the new Program
    Council Vice President for the 2000-2001 school year.

    Motion Passed (8 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstained)                SUBOG 00-06


Ms. Geraci reported that the current balance of the Program Council accounts was approximately $24,450. However, most of that amount was committed to upcoming programs particularly Spring Week.  Ms. Geraci continued to highlight programs of the last month with particular focus on the successful Cambridge Debate.  She also reported that the Up-the-Hill/Down-the-Hill picnic for resident students and guests was moved to May 3.  

Mr. Orloske then reported on further delays with the Student Center Renovation/Addition Project.  Apparently errors in a number of drawings have delayed the opening of the bid.  Mr. Orloske said he was very disappointed but indicated that there was little anyone on campus could do to expedite the process.  He said he was now anticipating not being able to get into the new Center until late fall 2001.  At that point he anticipated the opening to be in January of 2002.

Ms. Calabrese indicated that the nine student office spaces would not be occupied until the end of this academic year.  Mr. Orloske indicated that it was due to the delay in getting the new card-swipe locks installed.  This will not occur until early May at this point.  He said the suggestion would be to extend the current assignments through the spring of 2001 and then conduct the first annual review of student offices in the spring of 2001 for the following fall.


    MOTION:  (Schneeweiss/Geraci) To extend the current assignments of the nine
    student office spaces through the spring of 2001 and to conduct the first annual
    review of space during the spring of 2001.

    Motion Passed (8 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstained)                SUBOG 00-07

(Web Editor Note;  Clubs currently assigned space are: Black Student Union, Christian Students At Central, International Relations Club, Men's Rugby Club, PRIDE, Revival, United Caribbean Club, The Upside Down Club)

Ms. Calabrese then announced that at the next meeting the Board would elect a new student Chairperson.  She then read from the Constitution the requirements necessary to run for office.  She and Mr. Orloske encouraged qualifying members to run and indicated that either Mr. Orloske or Mr. Schneeweiss would be available in their offices to discuss the position with anyone who is interested.

Ms. Calabrese announced that the SUBOG recognition dinner would be on May 10 at 5:30 p.m.  The theme is MAUI LUAU (a Hawaiian theme).  Members need to RSVP to their invitations.

Meeting was adjourned at 5:42 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Duane A. Orloske
Executive Secretary