MUSC Student Government Association
Meeting Minutes - March 23, 2011
President: Tyler Pierce
Reading of March 2nd minutes: Approved
Returning Student Parking Registration – Next Week: March 28th – 30; please email your classes to remind your classes this is next week and they should have gotten an email earlier today
SGA Elections – Next week: March 30th and 31; encourage your classes to vote because there are several contested positions.
CHP flag bearer needed for Commencement
Smoking Bill: Being introduced this week; Spoke with Beau Faulkner last week, and it is going to be introduced to the Legislature in Columbia this week. I will keep updating y’all on this.
Learning Commons Fundraiser: We are planning on the jail break
Pitts Lectureship Series: Need someone to take over for me for next year. The series will be on healthcare reform. There are two meetings, about an hour and a half each. They need student input on this. (Katherine Shugart, COP Rep)
College Lowcountry Coalition: Meet one time a month to address issues affecting the colleges in the lowcountry; current issue is drinking. (Travis Ayers, COM Rep)
Reps (2) to clean up after meeting
Program Vice President : Erin Pardue
Fat Tuesday Evaluation: We had plenty of beads! If you worked, please give worker feedback.
MUSC Student, Staff & Faculty Art/Photo Exhibit submission deadline extended to this Friday, March 25! We have 39 pieces so far, but in the past we have had around 60. Art can be sold, and a portion comes back to SGA. Drop off 1-2 artwork pieces (ready to be displayed) to Student Programs
Art/Photo Exhibit: April 1-29 in HSC Lobby/Gallery
3/24 – MUSC Improv Comedy Show at Theatre 99; we have 56 tickets left to sell, so send an email to your classes. class="normal00200028web0029char1"7:00pm - Reception (free drink ticket & appetizers), 8:00pm. Tickets: $5/students, $10/non-students
4/4 – Natalia Khoma & Volodymyr Vynnytsky free concert (cellist and pianist). class="normal00200028web0029char1"Limited FREE ADVANCED TICKETS for students (2 per ID) available in Student Programs Office. class="normal00200028web0029char1"8:00pm - C of C Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts on St. Philip Street
4/13 – Free Chamber Music in ECL Lobby, 12:00 noon; last one of the semester
4/16 – Alhambra: Takin’ It Back 80’s theme with bright tshirts, sunglasses. Tickets: $10/students (2 per ID; on sale March 28 in Student Programs Office) at the Windjammer, Isle of Palms, 12:00-5:00pm. Live music—three different bands!, BBQ, volleyball tourney with a Top Gun theme, and more! Be on the lookout for an email to work; this is a mandatory event!
Programs Committee meeting
Academic Vice President: Jay Wagner (CHP Rep), substituting for Carol Brown
Second read of Bill 11-03: Student Representation; the COM is the only one that has hit the cap of reps. CHP has developed an algoritm within the college that determines the number of reps per program, and the reps will be at the discretion of the CHP SGA if seats are not filled, but each program is guaranteed the opportunity for one rep per program. APPROVED.
Second read of Bill 11-05: College Honor Council Representation; each college has a certain number of reps + advisor. There was a change from the University Honor Council on Monday from two reps to one rep for CHP.
- Thomas Tyner (COM Rep): Why was this changed?
- It wasn’t consistent, for example the CON graduate versus undergraduate students.
- Katherine Shugart: Will this be published so everyone knows who is on the Honor Council?
- The University Honor Council is the president of each college, and then the representatives are elected within the college at the discretion of the college president. We aren’t changing how the representatives are elected, we are just changing the numbers. This information will be on the website. APPROVED
Tech Fair 2011: April 6th, 11 am - 2 pm in ECL lobby. Guest speaker: Academy Award Winner, Nafees Bin Zafar!, BSB 100 at noon. He has won Academy Awards for his work in movies like Pirates of the Caribbean. He will be talking about how technology is changing. They will have new technology and software. The 4th floor of the ECL may have this software sometime soon. Free lunch for first 75 students (with ID), prizes.
Treasurer: John Brandt
Fat Tuesday Expense report: Overall $400 underbudget with a total expenditure of about $3000
Evaluation/feedback for Fat Tuesday Food Drive
Evaluation for Blood Drive
SGA Allocations Request for Healthy People 2011 from SMNA; opportunity for MUSC students to interact with the community and educate at an apartment community. They requested $350 from SGA to help the event, and Exec can approve funds requests under $500, so we approved it. Please contact me if you would like to discuss this further.Sea Island Habitat for Humanity: Sat. March 26, 8:00am-12:00pm
Sea Island Habitat: This Saturday in a new location. Lunch will be provided and we will email you directions.
CRBR Kids’ Run: Friday, April 1, noon-6:00pm at Hampton Park
Relay for Life: April 8, 6:00-9:00pm: It’s not too late to sign up!
Secretary: Meg Croom
Intramurals: Kevin Smuniewski
Winter Basketball Champions: Dental All-Stars with captain Paul Lambert, Brad Peper (CDM rep) on the team, and COP team won the non-competitive team with captain Heather Hummel
College and Organizational Reports
MUSC Gives Back: Liz Sheridan; Report Hours by April 4th; please RSVP to the Student Leadership Dinner. All of you have been invited to this.
Student Programs: Nadia Mariutto
- Student Leadership Society – Call for Nominations
- Commencement Speaker announcement: Darius Rucker; helps with MUSC Children’s Hospital
Office of Diversity: 2011 Earl B. Higgins recipients have been chosen; there are two faculty members and one COM 2011 student. They will be honored at a presentation on Wednesday, April 6th.
- Roommate Finder Party: April 2nd at 3:30 in HSC auditorium. Come if you need a roommate or if you have an open room. Food will be provided. This will be in the Broadcast.
University Wide Committees: Waring Library Society; Dr. Greenberg is going to present in the first week of April (5th or 6th)
International Student Association: International Bazaar April 19th in horseshoe with different foods and performances (Chinese and Indian dances); save the date!
Medicine: Thomas Tyner (COM Rep), March 31st with MUSC Live talent show at the Music Farm. Tickets on sale in the library or contact me. Match Day last week! Congrats to John, Tyler, and Thomas Knackstedt.
Multicultural Student Advisory Board: Matt Tice; next meeting April 4th in ECL 116. Social Saturday the 2nd at Twin Lanes Bowling in Mt. Pleasant.
Pharmacy: Match Day today; congrats to Mackie!