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MINUTES - Friday, April 16, 2004

Present:   R. Bachoo, K. Carpino, K. Crowe, F. Mendoza, J. Monroe, D. Orloske, C. Peppes, M. Roache, R. Schneeweiss,
  T. Stubbs, C. Taggart (Chair), A. Taitague

Ms. Taggart, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 1:10 p.m.  She asked Ms. Peppes to give the House Committee report.  Ms. Peppes then asked Mr. Orloske to tell of the latest development concerning the trophy case project.  He will be ordering a case that has replaceable glass and cost less.  The Board was pleased.

Mr. Mendoza, chair of the Budget Committee, reported that the Central Activities Network (C.A.N.), Mosaic Center Committee, and Leadership Development budgets will be presented at the next Board meeting,

The Student Services Committee had no report.

Ms. Crowe then gave the Mosaic Center Committee report.  She noted the Campus of Difference™ program is still generating feedback.  The Mark Your Legacy project will show the efforts of 12 student organizations on canvas.  The canvases will be on display at Recognition 2004.  The Mosaic Center Committee is going to sponsor a debate on gay marriages.

Mr. Mendoza, president of Central Activities Network, gave the C.A.N. report.  He highlighted the successful British Debate on March 31.  He also outlined upcoming Spring Week featuring a comedy concert with Tracy Morgan and Horatio Sanz.  The American Idol – Central Style is going well at this reporting.  Over 30 students have competed.  The C.A.N. executive selections are currently in progress.

The Comment Card project headed by graduate intern Shannon Chronister will be presented to the House and Budget Committees for the May meeting.

Mr. Orloske reported that the Graduate Intern Search is completed and we have extended an invitation to the following individuals to join our Graduate Intern Program:

            Richard L. Hurley – Bryant College (RI)
            Meagan Sage – Roger Williams University (RI)
            Jared Singer – Rice University (TX)

The election of the 2004-2005 Board chairperson will take place at the May meeting.  All eligible candidates are encouraged to consider this leadership opportunity.

An extended conversation followed concerning a request for extended hours for a social event sponsored by PRIDE.  Great concern was voiced for considerations of precedent setting and academics.  The Board supported the current 11:00 p.m., Wednesday night, closing.

During Open Floor, Mr. Bachoo handed the Board members a copy of the Central Connecticut State University Mural Policy.  He indicated that one of the exterior walls of the Student Center is under consideration for a mural.  The House Committee will study the upcoming request.  Policy is attached.

Mr. Mendoza will propose an amendment at our next meeting concerning reducing the number of seats C.A.N. currently has on the Board.

Mr. Orloske announced that CCSU will host the Region 1 Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Conference, October 22-24, 2004.  He also indicated an interest in the Student Center participating in a Benchmarking project, which would allow us to measure our Student Center on a national scale.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:55 p.m.

The next SUBOG meeting will be held on Friday, May 7, at 1:00 p.m., Student Center 1849 Room 220.

Respectfully submitted,

Robert Schneeweiss
Executive Secretary SUBOG 2003-2004