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MINUTES - Thursday, December 7, 2000

Present: T. Banks, B. Chong, S. Collier (Chair), P. Davis, N. DePaola, A. Jorge, F. Mendoza, D. Orloske, D. Ross, R. Schneeweiss, T. Stubbs

Guest:   O. Mamed

Ms. Collier called the meeting to order at 5:10 p.m.  She apologized to the Board for the late cancellation of the November meeting.  

            MOTION (D. Orloske/N. DePaola)  To ratify Mr. Timmie Stubbs as the Mosaic Center Committee Representative to the Board’s Special Interest Seat for the 2000-2001 school year.

Motion passed (9 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstained)             (SUBOG 00-21)

Mr. Orloske was then called upon to give the Student Center renovation report.  He told the Board the building is gutted, all foundations will be completed by mid December, and demolition of the area where the drum will be constructed is soon to happen.  A field trip to the Student Center will be made available to the Board at an early meeting in spring semester 2001.

            MOTION (T. Banks/D. Orloske)  To ratify Ms. Gabriela Campos as the Program Council Arts & Culture Committee Coordinator for the 2000-2001 school year.

Motion passed (10 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstained)             (SUBOG 00-22)


Ms. Banks then gave the Program Council report.  She spoke of plans for Winter Week and Spring Week.  For the foreseeable future, Cinema Central will continue their Wednesday/Sunday format.  The screening time on Sunday may be changed.  The Friday night Open Mic series has been successful.  There was some discussion about the possible $40 charges by Chartwells for keeping Grand Central Café open during Open Mic.  Mr. Schneeweiss stated that, to date, Program Council has not been billed.  

There was no Budget Committee report.

Ms. Collier announced that Fernando Mendoza would be chair of the Student Services Committee.  There was no Student Services report.

Mr. Davis gave the House Committee report.  He reviewed the proposed plan for the bulletin boards in the new Student Center.  He explained that event information would be on the first floor, and specific club information would be upstairs near the club office space.  He also showed the Board the letter that will be sent to organizations about office space for 2001-2002.

A discussion concerning banners hanging over the Student Center lobby from the second floor followed.  This and other space uses in the new Student Center will continue at later meetings.

Ms. DePaola, Mr. Davis, and Mr. Chong then gave a report on the recent Association of College Unions International (ACUI) regional conference.  They felt the conference had some merit but had too great a focus on staff rather than student needs.

Ms. Banks reported that the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) regional conference took place in November in Marlborough, MA.  She felt our delegation got much from attending this conference.

            MOTION (R. Schneeweiss/T. Stubbs)  To congratulate current graduate intern Rebecca Pratte upon her being named the NACA Graduate Intern Award recipient and Patrick E. Connelly (former graduate intern 1997) named the ACUI Region 1 New Professional Award recipient.

Motion passed (10 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstained)             (SUBOG 00-23)

During Open Floor, Ms. Collier asked for everyone’s schedule, so that a more opportune meeting time can be established for next semester.

Mr. Mamed noted Breakers patronage is up and that the Macintoshes and PC mail stations on the first floor of Seth North are noticeably in greater use.

Ms. Collier will keep office hours Mondays – 10:00 a.m. - noon.  The Seth North Holiday Party is Wednesday, December 13, from noon to 2:00 p.m.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Robert Schneeweiss
Executive Secretary SUBOG