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January 22nd Meeting Minutes


Frank Shary and Kaileen Yeh, MUSiC (Musicians United for Service in Charleston):  This is a university wide organization that provides community service via music.  You don’t have to be a musician to join. We have music enthusiasts that help us organize events and collaborations.  We are from the COM and we don’t have a lot of contact with the other colleges so we wanted to come out and speak with you all.  This semester we are playing in hospital wards and we are going to play for families whose family members have donated to cadaver labs, as well as Relay for Life.

Sara Garrett:  What style of music do you play?

Kaileen Yeh:  We play just about everything.  We are classical, but we have some guitarists who play rock, bluegrass, etc. 


Old Business

Reading of the January 8th meeting minutes:  approved

New Business

Welcome back Nancy Lemon!

Welcome to all new reps!

Please send all future college and organizational reports to Nancy at

Humanitas:  All faculty, staff, and students are invited to submit work to this compilation of artistic works from the MUSC family.  There is a $100 prize to the top submission in each category:  prose, poetry, visual art, and music.  The deadline is February 14th.  Direct any questions to

SGA Officer Elections:  Campaign packets will be available on Monday, January 27th in the Student Programs Office.  Applications are due Friday, February 28th at 5pm in the Student Programs Office.  Elections will be held from 8:30am Thursday, March 27th through 5pm Friday, March 28th.  The officers introduced all of their positions.  Please ask us any questions you may have. 

Budget 2nd Read: 

Steven Holshouser:  We talked about how the Service and Leadership Banquet is going to be different this year?

Kevin Smuniewski:  Yes, it will be on campus this year and be more of a reception rather than full scale dinner.

Benson Langdon:  Motion to vote.

Budget passed.

Committee Meeting afterwards to select a date for the Safety Walk

Reps (2) to clean up after meeting:  Marie Beck and Joe Gulick


Old Business

Oyster Roast Expense Report and Evaluation:  class="apple-style-span"We were $52 under budget.  We had a $3000 increase in food and almost 1600 in attendance.  We also recycled over 7000 cups.

New Busines

MUSC Night at the Footlight Theater: This event will be featuring the play “Deathtrap” on Thursday, January 30th for a private MUSC showing.  A Private MUSC reception will take place at 7pm in the alley next to the theater before the show and showtime is 8pm.  Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for non-students (Limit 2 per MUSC ID).   We will have some worker spot sign-ups for the event that will go out later this week.  There will probably be about 4 spots. 


New Business

Committee Meeting afterwards


New Business

MLK Day Health Fair:  Saturday, February 8th from 10am-2pm at Meeting Street Academy.  The sign up Genius will go out in January.  There will be two 2 hour shifts. This is an MUSC-wide interprofessional event. The SGA booth is the Healthy Snack Shack.  The event is from 11am-1pm.  The sign up will go out this Friday with a minimum of 2 hour shifts.

Blood Drive:  Thursday, February 20th in the HSC gym from 11am – 4pm.  There will be a 1 hour minimum sign up spot.  You can do all 3 hours that day if you want.  There will be more events to make up your hours.  Sign-ups will be sent out on February 6th for the shifts.  For the college that donates the most to the blood drive, there will be a drawing for an Alhambra ticket package.

Steven Holshouser:  The blood drive contest is a percentage of the total college not numbers, correct?

Holly Berry:  yes.


New Business

Website update:  The website has been updated with your hours from the Oyster Roast.  Please let me know if I made a mistake so I can make sure you get credit for your efforts.

SGA Google Calendar: This is a reminder that all of our service events, social events, and meeting dates are on the SGA Google Calendar.

LIKE MUSC Student Government Association on Facebook!

All new reps please see me after the meeting for a quick individual photo and SGA packet.

Intramurals:  Kevin Smuniewski

Volleyball Championships are this weekend. 

Indoor Soccer Captain’s Meeting:  Tuesday, January 28th in the HSC auditorium at 5:15pm.  The games will take place on Sundays from 1-7pm and the season begins on February 9th until the end of the semester.  COM is also starting an indoor soccer tournament as well.

College and Organizational Reports

MUSC Gives Back – Liz Sheridan: Report your volunteer hours to

There is a volunteer opportunity with the Annual Delma Woods & Aleta McLeod Health Fair on February 22nd  from 9am – 3pm at the Arthur Christopher City Gym on 265 Fishburne Street.  This health fair will assist with health screenings, registration, health education, set up and more!  Contact Ida Johnson-Spruill at 792-3873 or

Student Programs – Dr. Willette Burnham: The MLK essay contest winner is Steven Holshouser.  CGS, CON, COM were represented among the winners.

Call for nominations for Earl B. Higgins Achievement in Diversity Award.  This is the most prestigious award for diversity and inclusion.  There will be a student and faculty staff honoree recognized later in the spring.  The nomination form will be sent out via Kayla.

Starting next month, every Wednesday at noon we will begin having our annual black history month series with noon day speakers presenting on disparities in health care.  Lunch will be provided. 

Nancy Lemon:  Just to add in regarding SGA elections, you are welcome to come to an SGA exec meeting to see how they are run.  They are usually the Monday or Tuesday before the SGA meeting. 

Jake also sent me some information from ISA.  There will be an international tax seminar on Wednesday, February 5th from 5:30-7pm in the HSC auditorium. 

There will be a Carolina shag and chili cook off with dance lessons on Wednesday, February 19th from 6-8pm at the Redeemer Church.

There will be a Valentine’s concert on February 20th from 12-1pm at the Hollings Cancer Center 1st floor pavilion.

Dental – The 4th years are looking for patients for their licensure exam in the spring.  They will be screening patients for free and they will fill your cavity for free.  Screenings take place Monday through Thursday, 5-7pm.  Patients must be 18 years old and can be anyone, not just students.  For further questions, email or ask one of us!

Graduate Studies

Health ProfessionsLindsey Kaufman:  Mr. MUSC is going to be a Wolfe St. Theater on February 20th and the theme is Great Gatsby.  We have contestants from 6 different schools (PA, OT, CON, COM, CGS, and CDM).  We have a bake sale that will be on January 38th from 11-2pm.  Tickets will be $12 presale and $15 at the door and will be divided up evenly among colleges.  Penny wars will start on February 5th and will be set up in the library.  All proceeds go to the Cutting Edge Foundation.

International Student Association

Medicine:  Please get involved in MUSiC if you are interested.

Multicultural Student Advisory Board




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