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MUSC Student Government Association

Meeting Minutes March 21, 2012

Guest Speaker: Stanley Sulkowski:  Tech Fair on April 2-4th, which is expanded over three days.  One day we have a speaker on digital technologies such as digital photography, the next day Apple is coming to discuss iBooks and publishing textbooks, and Wednesday we have many vendors who will be on the first floor of the library.  We will have Apple and other on-campus vendors in addition to food vendors.  We will also have a keynote speaker from Theatre 99 who will discuss improv comedy.  We will have lunch to the first 75 students who come to the speaker, and we also have free giveaways, such as Kindles, digital cameras, iPods, and an iPad.  Please visit for a list of vendors and prizes.

:  Carol Brown

Old Business
Reading of February 29th minutes:  approved

New Business
Flag bearers needed for commencement:  still need CGS, CHP, and COM.  We have historically had SGA reps do this; remember you cannot be graduating to participate.

Final SGA Dinner Meeting on Wednesday, April 18th:  sign-ups; please come if you say you are!  Final RSVP due Friday, April 13th.  This will be at the Courtyard Marriott hotel.  There will be a cash bar from 5-6 pm and dinner will begin at 6 pm and we will give out awards.

Parking registration Monday, March 26 through Wednesday, March 28.  Please check your email about this; you will receive an email about signing up.  Registration is based on seniority, which is based on your semesters at MUSC.  Please contact me, Student Programs, or Parking Management if you have questions.  Remember to update your address so you get your tags!  You will also need to give them your ID badge number if it is a gated access lot.

SGA elections March 29th & 30th with online voting.  If you have any issues with voting, contact me or Student Programs ASAP.

MUSC Safety Walk:  Tuesday, March 27th at 6:30 pm in the ECL lobby.  Feel free to join the Welfare Committee, Public Safety, and Parking Management!  We will be checking for unsafe areas on campus.  If you have any suggestions, let me know.

Arboretum Committee:  Dr. Jerry Reves, former dean of COM is trying to designate MUSC as an arboretum campus.  I have requested more information about the committee in general, including committee goals.  Other universities (Florida, Wofford) have developed on-campus arboretums.  Dr. Greenberg has requested SGA representative involvement.  (Sarah Didow, CON rep volunteered)

Reps (2) to clean up after meeting:  Irfan Rhemtulla, Thomas Tyner (COM Reps)

Program Vice President

New Business
Kayak trip at Shem Creek:  Saturday 3/24 10am-2pm; $25/ticket, limited tickets.  Bring a lunch! 
has a new initiative called “Wellness Works,” and the kayak trips will count as part of this next year.

MUSC Student, Staff & Faculty Art/Photo Exhibit
Submission deadline extended to Friday, March 23rd at 5pm.  Drop off 1-2 entries, ready to be displayed, to the Student Programs Office.
Artwork displayed: April 2-30, Harper Student Wellness Center with the potential to sell art

Free piano concert at ART atrium:  Wednesday, 4/4 at 12:15 pm

Charleston Pro Musica:  Music of the Renaissance; this will include unique instruments
Monday, April 9th at 8 pm at CofC Simons Center for the Arts Recital Hall.  Free advanced tickets available for MUSC students in SPO (2 per student ID)

Alhambra: “Pirates of the Carolinas” on Saturday, April 14, noon-5 pm at the Windjammer.  Tickets $12 each, on sale Monday, March 26th in Student Programs.  The first 400 people to Alhambra get a free tshirt!.  2 tickets per MUSC student ID.
Don’t forget this is a required worker spot for all reps.  Sign-ups will go out tomorrow.  All workers get in free.

Academic Vice President
:  Brandon Hagan

New Business
SGA Algorithm update:  last year we made a friendly amendment to ensure all colleges had equal representation because some colleges were unable to fill all seats.  Next year:  CDM 5, CGS 4, CHP 12, COM 10, CON 7, COP 6.  It is determined by each college who these representatives are.

Service Vice President
:  Kate Hicks

New Business

Upcoming Service Events

  • Habitat for Humanity sign-up: East Cooper H4H, 3/24:  please sign up for this!
  • Cooper River Bridge Run KIDS RUN, 3/30 at Hampton Park; we will be helping with the kids and registration.  There is an additional meeting on 3/26 about this, where food is provided.
  • Relay For Life SGA Team sign-up: Citadel Field, 4/13:  we will have a meeting about this immediately after the meeting tonight.

Communications Vice President:  Meg Croom

New Business
Clarion Competition Winners!

Intramurals:  Kevin Smuniewski

Soccer update:  we have 17 teams participating.  5 teams have bis this week and the season starts this upcoming Sunday!

College and Organizational Reports

MUSC Gives Back:  Liz Sheridan

  • MUSC Gives Back Award Applications/ Volunteer Report Deadline - 4/2/2012:  Please remind your classmates to report hours!
  • MUSC Student Leadership and Service Banquet:  April 2nd at Marriott on Lockwood Blvd; there will be initial cocktail hour followed by dinner and a recognition of volunteer achievements as well as inductions into the Student Leadership Society.  Dr. Sothman will be speaking.  All student leaders including the SGA will be invited.  Be on the lookout for Sign-up Genius emails.

Student Programs:  Kevin Smuniewski

  • Earl B. Higgins Achievement in Diversity Awards and Reception.  Wednesday, April 4th, 4-6 pm at The Wickliffe House; program begins at 4:30.  The faculty award goes to Dr. Gordon who is affiliated with COM.  A CDM student received the student award. 

University Wide Committees:  Erin Pardue

  • Waring Library Lecture:  “AIDS at 30: Responding to the Pandemic of Our Time” by Dr. Victoria A. Harden.  Thursday, April 5th at 5:30 pm in BSB Auditorium with reception at the Wickliffe House to follow.


Graduate Studies

Health Professions

International Student Association:  Cody Chiuzan; International Bazaar on April 19th from 11:30-1 pm in the Horseshoe.  We will have performances and food.

Medicine:  Congrats to everyone who matched last Friday!  Matt is going to UF and Travis is going to Tulane.

Multicultural Student Advisory Board:  Daniel Odongo; SAT workshop in BSB 100 this coming Saturday; tell any high school students you may know.  Any volunteers are welcome.  We will have a panel discussion about applying to MUSC afterwards.


Pharmacy:  Meg matched at Johns Hopkins.

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