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MINUTES - Friday, November 15, 2002
M. Funkhouser, J. Smith, F Mendoza, T. Stubbs, M. White, S. Kluge, D.
D. Orloske, R. Schneeweiss, R. Bachoo, S. Pocevic, J. DiMaggio
Ms. Funkhouser called the meeting to order at 3:12 p.m. in
the 1849 Room of the Student Center.
Ms. Funkhouser asked for a motion to ratify the two SGA
representatives to the Board
MOTION: (Tibbs/DiMaggio) SUBOG 02-19
To ratify Lukasz Handzel and Nudrat Hajid as SGA representatives to the
Board for the 2002-2003 academic year.
Ms. Funkhouser then asked for committee reports.
The committee had not received any new business so
did not meet.
Mr. Mendoza highlighted the committee’s work.
He submitted a memo from Intern Tiffany Moffo who reported the “Party
in the Parking Lot” program was very successful and was supported by 14 campus
departments. Their next program on
November 19 is one to allow commuters to network.
Mr. Mendoza also reported that the committee was
actively supporting the development of the Mosaic Center and would continue to
do so until new leadership takes office.
Ms. Pocevic handed out a draft of updates for the
posting policy in the Student Center. She
indicated that they were talking with Mr. Orloske and Mr. Mamed in the Student
Center to get their input on past practices and needed updates to the policies.
She asked for any input from Board members so they can submit a final set
of updates for review next week.
The committee is working on writing up text for the
signs that will explain the names of each room. They will coordinate with Mr. Orloske and should have
something together by the end of the semester so signs can be made and installed
over the break.
Mr. DiMaggio reported that the committee is working
with Chartwells to see if the Devil’s Den hours can be expanded.
He said they met with Mr. Taylor, the Den Manager, and they are planning
to set up a focus group with commuters and others to see what students want and
Mr. DiMaggio also reported the committee was working
on identifying locations where student art could be displayed in the building on
a rotating basis. He also said the
committee discussed the need to explore the possibility of a new mural depicting
the campus community. It was
noticed that though the
Bellin Murals are part of our history and great
works of art they were done during a period when the student body was not very
diverse along racial lines. It was
felt that some may feel they are not included it these murals.
The idea that a new mural, or a series of murals on a changing basis,
might be done that reflected the diversity of the campus in the current day was
proposed. Dr. Bachoo indicated
there is a committee on campus that reviews mural installations, and it would be
a good idea to make sure they had a chance to consider any proposed mural.
Mr. Orloske indicated that actions taken by the Board are reviewed by the
Vice President for Student Affairs and ultimately approved by the President.
In that approval process the appropriate people and in this case Dr.
Bachoo and the committee he referred to would be consulted before any final
approval by the President. All agreed that the idea had merit and that it was important
to keep open communications throughout the process.
Program Council Report
Mr. Smith reviewed the last few weeks from his
written report on programs. He
highlighted Program Council’s attendance at the NACA Regional Conference where
they learned a great deal. He
indicated some issues had arisen within the Council during the conference but
are being addresses. He then went through his written report and highlighted
some of the major program success as well as upcoming events being sponsored.
Mr. Smith reported that the Arts Committee is being
lead by the VP for Committees on an interim basis until a new chair is found.
The next SUBOG meeting will be on December 6.
Ms. Funkhouser announced that at that meeting a new chair of the Board
must be elected, as she will be graduating.
Other members indicated that they would be student teaching and would not
be able to attend meetings. Ms.
Funkhouser asked them to talk with her to discuss what would be appropriate
actions for them to take. Mr.
Stubbs also indicated he would be resigning from IRC and hence would not
continue in his current Board post. Mr.
DiMaggio announced that as a result of his receiving a prestigious award he
would be attending a special arts program in the spring and would also not be
able to continue on the Board.
Ms. Funkhouser invited anyone interested in running
for SUBOG Chair to talk with her or Mr. Orloske.
adjourned 1:42 p.m.
Executive Secretary, SUBOG