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MINUTES - Friday, October 18, 2002

  Attendance: M. Funkhouser, J. Smith, F Mendoza, C. Carvalho, T. Stubbs, D. Anderson, D. Orloske, R. Schneeweiss, S. Pocevic, J. DiMaggio, M. White, S. Kluge

The meeting was called to order by Ms. Funkhouser at 1:08 p.m. in the Clock Tower Room of the Student Center.

Ms. Funkhouser asked that any motions to ratify new members be brought to the floor.  

MOTION:  (Smith/Stubbs)             SUBOG 02-15

           To ratify Sarah Kluge to fill one of the vacant Program Council At-large seats 
           on the Board for the 2002-2003 academic year.

            Motion Passed:             9-Yes            0-No            0-Abstain
 

            MOTION:  (Smith/Stubbs)             SUBOG 02-16

            To ratify Michael White to fill Tracy Bookmillerís Program Council At-large seat on the Board for the 2002-2003 academic year.

            Motion Passed:             10-Yes            0-No            0-Abstain

Ms. Funkhouser then asked for Committee Reports.  

Mr. Stubbs gave the Budget Committee report.  He indicated that the only order of business was a request made by Ms. Sweeney to make an allocation from the Leadership Reserve Account to support the reopening celebration and travel for student delegates to the ACUI Regional Conference.

MOTION:  (Stubbs/Smith)              SUBOG 02-17

            To allocate $6,520 from SLD901 (Leadership Reserve Account) to 
            SLD905 (Leadership Programs) to support expenses incurred from the 
            Grand Reopening Celebration and Travel to ACUI Regional.

            Motion Passed:             11-Yes            0-No            0-Abstain

Mr. Smith then reported that an allocation was needed from Program Council Reserves to cover expenses for equipment purchased.  He explained that though the equipment was allocated from last yearís budget it was not actually ordered until this fiscal year, hence the funds to cover the expense were rolled into the Reserve Account at the end of the year. 

MOTION:  (Stubbs/Carvalho)          SUBOG 02-18

            To allocate $7,221 from PGC901 (Program Council Reserves) to 
PGC903 (Program Council Executive) to cover purchase of equipment 
allocated from last yearís budget but not ordered until this year.

            Motion Passed:             11-Yes            0-No            0-Abstain

Mr. Mendoza gave the Student Services Committee Report.  He highlighted the successful commuter services programs held at the beginning of the year as well as upcoming plans.  He indicated that there was a growing interest in commuter programs now that the Student Center was open.  He also said he has been getting a great deal of feedback from commuters indicating how pleased they were that they now had a place to come between classes. 

Ms. Pocevic gave the House Committee Report.  She said they had a meeting but did not have any specific business.  They did say the committee had discussed a number of topics.  Regarding posting policies, they agreed that the current policies covered most of the needs, however, they would be looking into a posting location in the Devilís Den to replace the old one we had.  They had observed the use of student organization office space.  Program Council appeared to be very active with SGA just starting up activity now that the elections were over.  The Mosaic Center was still in disarray as the leadership of that group was still being finalized and DPW was using a major portion of the space for a temporary office to complete the renovation project.  They noted that though PRIDE was using their office extensively that BSU appeared to not be using theirs much at all.  She said that the House Committee would be contacting them to find out why it appeared they were not using it much.  She also said they may ask all groups to post office hours.  She also reported that a number of questions came up related to posting issues, use and maintenance of the advertising kiosks and installation of the Devilís Den and Semesters signs.  These were going to be discussed with the Director to find out what the status of these projects were.  Their next meeting is scheduled for November 6 at 2:00 p.m.  

Mr. Smith gave the Program Council Report.  He presented his extensive written report and highlighted some of the major programs from the beginning of the year from all committees.  He did indicate that the special showing of Red Dragon was a big hit in Welte Auditorium attracting over 1,000 students.

Mr. Schneeweiss indicated that the Mosaic Committee had been relatively inactive at the start of the year, as the person that was to be chair this year could not take the position.  Applications have been taken and it is hoped the position will be filled and the Center will be active again soon.  He also said that there is a possibility that the Mosaic Center will have a full-time advisor.  This also should be finalized soon.  

Announcements:

Meeting was adjourned at 1:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Duane A. Orloske
Executive Secretary, SUBOG
2002-2003
/MZ