MUSC Student Government Association
Meeting Minutes - February 2, 2011
President: Tyler Pierce
Reading of January 19th minutes: Approved
SGA Officer Applications – Due February 25th; Elections – March 30thand 31st
Returning Student Parking Registration; March 28th-30th. Emails will be sent out before registration.
Mike Rose (House of Rep, Summerville) Bill: Introduction of bill allowing SC government to take a percentage of student tuition from universities to support government needs. We have been encouraged to write/call his office to let him know what we think of the bill. I will send an email to be included in your Rep Reports with his contact information.
Committee meeting afterwards
Reps (2) to clean up after meeting: Travis Ayers (COM Rep), Kat Giarla (CON Rep)
Program Vice President: Erin Pardue
Make Your Own Valentine's - Feb. 1st-14th in Student Programs Office class="apple-style-span"
MUSC Night at the Ballet - February 4th at 7:30 pm; SOLD OUT! class="apple-style-span"
Free Valentine's Piano Performance (Pianist Armine Ghazarya) – Feb. 11thin Hollings Cancer Center lobby at 12:00 pm for 30 minutes class="apple-style-span"
Winetasting – Feb. 25th, 7:00-10:00pm at the SC Aquarium; Tickets go on sale Feb. 15th at NOON in the Office of Student Programs - $25 each (Limit 2 per Student ID – MUST bring ID to purchase because this is a student-only event!) If you were selected to be in the lottery for the worker spots, see me after the meeting.
Programs Committee meeting
Academic Vice President: Carol Brown
Amendment to SGA Rep Numbers; we don’t have to vote on this because it’s not a bill. The numbers will be changing for the fall based on the algorithm in the Constitution, which I can go over with you. I have a proposed bill for the next meeting regarding the growth of some colleges and lack of participation to serve on the SGA, so my committee has come up with a solution for this.
Amendment to Duties of the Treasurer: The Constitution says the treasurer is in charge of balancing the checkbook, but we no longer have a checkbook, so this is not a duty of the treasurer.
- Jay Wagner (CHP Rep): Who does the transactions?
- SGA and Kevin. There is a regulated process through fund transfer. We can get checks cut for us through an application process. The treasurer will still be in charge of the money.
- Bill approved after second read tonight.
As far as elections go, I haven’t had anyone express interest in my position, and it is a time-consuming position, but it is also rewarding. You are the chair of the University Honor Council, which does require a lot of time. You get to meet a lot of influential people on-campus, which is extremely helpful and has been really great for me. If you are interested, please come talk to me after the meeting.
- Tyler: I served in Carol’s position for two years, and I really loved it and I enjoyed working with Bob Poyer and Dr. Shaw.
Treasurer: John Brandt
Financial Report- Oyster Roast: net expenditure ~$13,000, which was ~$1000 overbudget due to the fact we kept it as an oyster roast. We were expecting to be more overbduget. Cost per person was about $8, with the food as the most expensive part.
- Erin: We were also slightly over because all of the tickets were sold before the event.
Feedback on Community Service
Florence Crittenton Home: Emily Allen (CGS Rep); went very well. They expressed interest in having us come back and they will be in touch in the future.
Crisis Ministries Saturday Soup Kitchen: Seay Walker (CDM Rep); we had close to 200 people there and they were all very appreciative.
Thank you e-mails from SGA funds requests:
Blood Drive from last semester; gave child seats to an organization
Class of 2013 COM Clash of the Classes
Sign-ups for Blood Drive; Feb. 8th from 12-5pm in HSC gym and Feb. 15-17th from 10:00am-4:00pm in MUH: Kathryn Holt (COP Rep). The number of donations has gone down this year, so there is an especially critical need for blood this year.
MLK Day of Service; Feb 19th from 10:00am-1:00pm: Wenjun He (ISA Rep); we will have a Healthy Snack Shack, which has been successful in the past. Please wear your SGA t-shirt if you are attending this event.
Relay for Life team; April 8th from 6:00-9:00pm; Crystal Johnson (COM Rep); this will be at Patriot’s Point this year from 5 pm-5 am. SGA covers your registration cost. Please sign-up with your name, address, email, tshirt size, so we can sign you up for this event. I will let you know once you are registered so you can begin fundraising. Our team goal is $1500.
Service Committee meeting
Secretary: Meg Croom
PLS Leadership Seminar feedback: We had students from all six colleges attend except for CDM. There were so many COM students in attendance that the COM dean’s office paid for the extra registration fees. Overall, it was a great event and we received positive feedback from all attendees
- Jay: The speaker was great; made me think about my leadership skills and how I think about leading others. It really motivated me.
Communications Committee Meeting
Intramurals: Kevin Smuniewski
Volleyball Champions: Spike the Epi for the competitive league, Camp Bump This for
Softball Captains’ Meeting last night; rosters due February 19th and season will start February 13th or 20th, depending when the fields are ready.
College and Organizational Reports
MUSC Gives Back: Liz Sheridan; Dr. Greenberg is generously offering free transportation and lodging for the Global Health and Humanitarian Summit. They have expanded the breadth of topics covered, so please go back to your classes to encourage them to attend this conference at Emory. This will be free, and you must reply to the email address on the flyer by March 4th.
Student Programs: Willette Burnham; these flyers will be forwarded out by Meg, so send out to your classes.
Campus Safety Conference - Student Forum: This will be held at Trident Tech this year, and we have been invited for next Wednesday.
Temporary Route Changes for CARTA and MUSC Shuttle Bus: Please send this out as quickly as possible because this change occurs next Monday to Route 203. Affects President and Jonathan-Lucas Streets, and these routes will be affected for five weeks.
Call for Nominations for Earl B. Higgins Diversity Award: Due by this Friday at noon; remember students, faculty, and staff are eligible for this.
“Get Financially Fit” Workshop: Kevin; first meeting February 14th with a representative from Edward Jones in this room from 12-1. There are seven of these workshops planned. Information will be coming out on the Broadcast.
University Wide Committees
Dental: Mon-Thurs, 5-7 pm first floor of CDM—dental screenings for Boards. We will be taking patients through the end of March except for February 21st and spring break.
Health Professions: February 17th, Thursday night: Mr. MUSC pageant. Tickets sold in library lobby.
International Student Association
Multicultural Student Advisory Board: next Monday the 7th at noon in the library. We had a practice SAT class last Saturday and it went great.