Connecticut State University
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Attendance: L. Calabrese (Chair), A. Cortes, E. Carte, S. Collier, M. Foglia, M. Tulloch-Henry, D. Orloske, R. Schneeweiss, D. Ross, L. Van Stone, A. Jorge
Guest: C. Clark
Ms. Calabrese called the meeting to order at 5:12 p.m. in the Marcus White Living Room.
Ms. Calabrese then transferred the Chair to Mr. Cortes as she had a bad case of laryngitis and was unable to speak.
Mr. Cortes then asked for any ratification of new members. Ms. Clark, President of SGA, indicated that Ms. Cotto would be unable to represent SGA this year due to scheduling conflicts with evening classes. She then asked that Ms. Tiffany Reed be ratified to replace her as one of their representatives.
MOTION: (Schneeweiss/Carte) To ratify Ms. Tiffany Reed as
SGA Representative to
SUBOG for the 1999-2000 academic year, replacing Ms. Cindy Cotto.
Motion Passed (9-Yes, 0-No, 0-Abstained) SUBOG 99-13
Mr. Cortes then asked for committee reports.
House Committee Ms. Collier reported that the committee focused on the application process for club office space in Seth North Hall and the new Student Center. She indicated that they had developed a draft of the application they intended to send to clubs as well as a cover letter. She passed the draft around to members and asked for any feedback they might have as soon as possible as the committee planned to send them out soon so that the office space can be assigned before the end of the semester. She also reported that the committee continued their work on completing the naming of rooms in the new Student Center. Some interesting ideas had emerged but it will still take a few meetings to complete. Finally, the committee was looking at recommendations for posting spaces and policies in Memorial Hall. Staff had not been able to get their proposal to the committee prior to the meeting so this recommendation will be presented at the next meeting.
Budget Committee Ms. Van Stone reported that the committee had done much work on a proposal to request an increase in the Student Activity Fee for Programs Council and Leadership Development/Mosaic Committee. They also worked on setting goals for the year as well as an idea of establishing a Student Activity Scholarship sponsored by SUBOG.
Ms. Van Stone then presented a proposal to increase the Student Activity Fee for Program Council and Leadership Development/Mosaic Committee by $.75. The increase would be raising the overall fee from $12.25 to $13.00. The increase was needed to handle increased costs for materials and supplies needed to produce programs. Mr. Schneeweiss asked if this request had been coordinated with the SGA’s request. Ms. Van Stone said it had and that the two requests would be submitted together. In response to Mr. Carte’s request, Dean Ross went through the chain of approvals needed, from SUBOG to the Board of Higher Education, for this and the SGA request to be enacted.
MOTION: (Carte/Van Stone) To increase the overall Student
Union Board of Governors
Activity Fee from $12.25 to $13.00. To increase the Program Council Activity Fee portion
from $9.40 to $10.00 and to increase the Student Activities/Leadership Development
Activity Fee portion from $2.85 to $3.00.
Motion Passed (9-Yes, 0-No, 0-Abstained) SUBOG 99-14 A
discussion ensued regarding
the idea of a SUBOG scholarship. Mr. Orloske indicated that as far as he knew there was
nothing legally to prevent the SUBOG from establishing a scholarship. However, Dean Ross
pointed out that the Board should seriously consider whether a scholarship program was within
the mission and charter of the SUBOG and its stewardship of the Student Activity funds
entrusted to it. It was agreed this idea needed very serious consideration of some fundamental
issues before proceeding.
Student Services Committee Ms. Jorge said the committee spent much time considering their goals for the year. Particular attention was given to supporting the efforts of the Mosaic Committee. They intended to have committee members attend a Mosaic meeting and invite those on that subcommittee to have a representative attend their committee meetings. They are also assisting in getting the word out to commuters as to where Student Center services would be relocated. She announced that the last Commuter Coffee would take place on the lawn outside of Memorial Hall on Wednesday, November 3, and asked all to stop by.
Program Council Mr. Carte gave the Program Council report highlighting information from his written report. He indicated that they had added 30 new members to the council, tripling their size. He also highlighted past and upcoming events for the semester.
Mr. Cortes asked students who attended the past ACUI Region 1 Conference at Castleton State College to share their experiences. Ms. Jorge said the best part of the conference was meeting students from other schools. She also reported CCSU won the award for the Best Swap Shop Presentation.
Mr. Orloske then reported that the Student Center Renovation Project was right on schedule and that the move would occur on December 1. Final asbestos abatement would start on November 15 and the Student Center will be shutting down rapidly stating on November 5. Construction is slated to start on or about December 15.
Mr. Cortes announced that the next meeting of the Board is scheduled for November 17 at 5:00 p.m. in Henry Barnard 115.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:45 p.m.
Duane A. Orloske Executive Secretary