MUSC Student Government Association
Meeting Minutes- March 18th, 2009
Library – Dr. Tom Basler, Director of Libraries and Learning Resource Centers
Dr. Roger Poston, Director of Academic & Research Systems
Dr. Poston: Per the request from students; you can now use your own laptops to use the services and networks on campus. You will have to meet the minimum requirements to use our network. You will get a letter listing these requirements. You will also need support; room 426 of the library has people who can give you support with download sites and software that you can use. We can help your colleges put together. Building 25 on Erhardt Street can help you if your computer crashes. If you have questions please email or call me.
Adrian(CGS rep): What if a student has an older system that may not meet the requirements
I asked for the bare minimum and if you have problems they can help you on Erhardt St.
(Exec member to attend Member Advisory Board Meeting Mar. 17th at 6:00pm-Linnea Freeman)
- Reading of February 18th minutes- approved
- Student Lobby Day – March 25th
Sheldon(SGA Pres): Leaving at 7:30 am at Jonathan Lucas bus stop. Lunch will be provided. We want to extend this to you again, we have 10 people going and Kevin is driving. We will meet at 7:30 in the am
- Officer Elections
Elections March 25th and 26th
Sheldon(SGA Pres): We are trying to set up a polling station in the horseshoe for students to vote on their way to class.
- One Representative for 2009-2010 Student Wellness Working Group
Friday, April 3rd, 1-2pm
Sheldon(SGA Pres) The purpose of this committee is to promote health and wellness on campus. They did the health survey that we all filled out earlier this year.
- Potential Changes to Perkins Loan Program
Sheldon(SGA Pres): Please refer to your handout, they will be changing the terms of this lean, and possibly the amount of money available.
- Student Welfare Committee Meeting
- Reps (2) to clean up after meeting Garrett, Melissa
- MUSC Live- Jake Gillin
Jake: We are hosting the same event as we did last year, and we are asking for $1,300. Our budget was $2,600 last year and SGA gave us $1,500. The date is May 8th, which is after some colleges are out of school for the semester.
Linnea(CGS rep): Is the money is going towards food?
Jake: The sound system and food will be paid for with the money we receive from the SGA.
Program Vice President
- Night w/the Charleston Symphony
Andrea(SGA PVP): Please fill out the evaluation and let us know why you didn’t go.
- Fat Tuesday
Andrea(SGA PVP): Again, let us know why if you didn’t go.
Andrea(SGA PVP): If you worked at the event beside your name let me know if you had too many people at the station or if it worked well or not.
- Art/Photo Exhibit
Submission Deadline – March 27, 5pm
Harper Student Center – art available for viewing April 1st-30th
- SGA Shem Creek Kayak Tour
Saturday, April 11th, 10am-2pm
- Alhambra – “Gone Coastal”
Saturday April 18th – 12-5pm @ Windjammer – GET EXCITED!
MANDATORY; Email Melissa if there is a conflict
Andrea(SGA PVP): Programs Committee members are going to be coordinators, so don’t sign up for a spot. You have to let us know if you can’t come. You can work two spots at Alhambra if you need to. We are giving t-shirts to the first 300 people and koozies.
- Programs Committee Meeting – SPO
Academic Vice President
- UHC honor code amendments
Tyler(SGA AVP): This is a serious topic which will affect all students on campus. UHC proposed the amendments to each college and 4 out of 6 has approved. We will get their full support by the time we have a second read.
Tyler read the changes aloud, with a five minute question and answer period after each proposed bill.
Bill 09-01- Addition on sanctions for use in guilty verdicts
09-02 To further define membership of the Honor Council
09-03 Addition of publication requirements for verdicts
Robin(SPO): Please state more clearly that the students name will be not be published.
Lauren(CON rep): What will it say when you publicize it?
Tyler(SGA AVO): We will publicize the guilty violation, and the sanctions but not the students name.
09-04- Additions of violations to the university honor code
Jackie(CHP rep) Can you define spreadsheets?
Tyler(SGA AVP) That is something you weren’t supposed to use, but did anyway, it was a way of cheating.
09-05 Addition to rights of the accused
Andrea(SGA PVP): Why can’t your adviser be a lawyer?
Tyler(SGA AVP): Your adviser can be a lawyer, but this isn’t a court of law, they cannot speak on your behalf they can just advise you. They cannot represent you in the hearing
09-06 Revision to the purpose of the university honor code
09-07 Revision to the preamble of the university honor code
Tyler(SGA AVP): We will vote on these changes at the next meeting when we have all six colleges approval.
- NCAA march madness contest
Tyler(SGA AVP): If you want to do this, there is no obligation. Fill out your bracket by tomorrow at 12 noon. We need your name and the total score of the final game. Winners are top 3, will get a cooler from SPO
- Portal implementation committee: We are voting on a portal name, it will be a homepage for all of your student resources like Webct and Webvisor. Look for an email about that.
- Expense Reports- Linnea( CGS rep) sitting in for Ahmed, SGA Treasurer
Fat Tuesday $950 over budget
Night at the Symphony- $2285 under budget. 130 people, 9$ per person
Winetasting- $ 3500 over budget, 850 people, 28.85 per person
Linnea(CGS rep) We knew the Winetasting would be over budget but we had extra money from the Symphony.
Garrrett(MSAB rep): Where are we now?
Linnea(CGS rep):We are $1500 under budget right now.
Tres(COP rep): How much money do we have left over in the appropriations fund?
Linnea(CGS rep) We have $1300 left for the year
- Sea Island Habitat
Saturday, March 21st, 9am-1pm
Trent(CDM rep) We can have up to 15 people, right now we have 8. We don’t know what we will be doing yet. We can carpool together and lunch will be served
- Crisis Ministries
Tuesday, March 24th, 6-8pm
Patrick(COM rep): We will meet here at 5:15 and carpool over. We will bring food that is already prepared and help clean up.
- Bridge Run – Kids’ Run
April 3rd; 2-6pm
Jessica(CHP rep): We need volunteers from 2-6pm. Monday 3/30 at 5:30 is mandatory meeting for this event.
- Relay for Life
Friday/Saturday April 17th and 18th; 7:00pm
Emily(CHP rep): For this event the minimum requirement is to register online and stay minimum of 4 hours.
Tres(COP rep): The event lasts all night, it goes from 7pm to 7am. You can meet the survivors and it’s a great event.
- Service Committee – Review Awards for Service Banquet
Wed. April 8th @ 12pm; SGA Library
Linnea(CGS rep): We need one person from each college to be there and judge the applications from each college. We must have it done by this date because the student leadership banquet is the following week.
- Website update
Melissa(SGA Sec): Please look at the requirements page and if there is anything missing please let me know.
- Communications Committee meeting
- Winter basketball winners
- Softball updates
Kevin(SPO): No softball next Sunday and it will pick back up the following week.
- Singles tennis tournament date change
College and Organizational Reports
Health Professions- ALS run is coming up, I passed out the info sheets.
International Student Association
Medicine- COM charity ball coming up 45$ per ticket, black tie, open bar, and appetizers.
Multicultural Student Advisory Board
Nursing – welcome Jenn Renyolds.
University Wide Committees- parking starts this Friday.
MUSC Gives Back
- Year-end Volunteer Reporting and Service Recognition April 6th deadline date
- Dr. Charles Banof award for a student volunteer, also due April 6th.
- Spring/Summer Roommate Finder Parties- lasts an hour, meet and greet and food.
- Student Leadership Society Nominations (Due March 27th)
Willette(SPO): This is accompanied by a $2,500 scholarship. You can ask them for their CV and talk with them about their qualifications. Women’s history month is still going on.