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Meeting Minutes - February 3, 2010
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President:  Sheldon Bates

Old Business

Reading of January 20th minutes:  Approved

SGA Officer Applications – Due February 26th
Elections – March 24th and 25th
Student Programs has applications; contact us if you have questions

Smoking Resolution – Bill 10-01
Second Read by title only; this states our position as a student body to have a smoke-free campus.  Five-minute period of debate.

Resolution passed as written; I contacted the Faculty Senate and the President is on board and he’s going to speak to other faculty.  Their advice was to contact the hospital authorities, but some of the hospital authorities don’t want this to happen.  Tyler is contacting Clemson’s SGA, I’m contacting Carolina to get more information and support.  I also have a signature sheet for you to sign if you are in favor.  We will be starting a signature drive across campus to gain support; it’s not a petition, it’s just saying you approve.

Campus Improvements:  Library Room Schedule Monitor should be operational within the next two weeks

New Business

Financial Education Seminars for Students?:  What sort of financial education do you receive at MUSC?
Pharmacy has a finance elective, MHA has finance courses, dental has a class, but that’s it. 

Majority of the SGA in favor of these seminars.

PALS - Peer Assistance  Leadership Seminar at CofC

APESL - One Rep from SGA at the request of Dr. Shaw; Kat White (CON Rep)
Saturday, February 20, 2010 1:30-3:30 PM

Returning Student Parking Registration:  There will be modifications to the parking site, so be prepared to answer questions on this.
March 19-21 and March 26-28

Safety Walk:  We do this every couple of years to walk the campus to see if the lighting is OK, enough call boxes, etc.

Legislative Day Mark Sweatman, Amanda Backus, Tres Schiltz, and Kristin Smith

Reps (2) to clean up after meeting:  Maya Fields, Rachel Smalley

Program Vice President:  Andrea Boan

Old Business

Night at the Charleston Stage – Evaluation; 73 attended

New Business

Night at Charleston BalletFriday, February 5, 7:30pm Black Box Theatre
Free wine and cheese reception afterwards with the dancers; MUSC only; tickets in Office of Student Programs or at lunch tomorrow (2/4) and it does sell out; $5 for students

Fat Tuesday – 11:30am-1:15pm
Tuesday, February 16th; MUSC Horseshoe with a band, beads, food
Worker Sign –ups to hand out beads

Winetasting –Friday, February 26th 7:00-10:00pm
SGA Worker Slot Lottery; SGA Ticket Sales – Wednesday, February 3
Student Body Ticket Sales -Wednesday, February 10 5:30-7p.m.; only buy 2 tickets per ID at $20 each and the student must have their own ID

We are selling 800 tickets this year and we had 150 leftover last year for the next day, but we sold them all that day.  14-16 wines, 1 flavored beer, catering by Steven Duvall at the Aquarium; dressy to cocktail attire; booklet with information about the wines and serving suggestions

Programs Committee Meeting

Academic Vice President:  Tyler Pierce

Report on National Primary Care Week:  Topics discussed were immunizations, reducing health disparities, PA/physicians in rural SC, healthcare system reform, all of which had great turnouts.  We are going to try to have one topic each month.

Library Room Use policy:  We have had several questions about this and we have already addressed the questions.

Honor Council tomorrow (2/4) and we have had 40 responses from the faculty survey; update at the next meeting.

Treasurer:  John Brandt

Old Business

Financial Report

Update on Haiti Fundraiser:  2 weeks ago we voted on taking up funds at lunch; 2 days after this, COM’s Global Interest Group started a raffle.  They want our support since they are a small group and they need help selling tickets at $2 each.  $1700-2000 has been raised in 8 days for Water Missions.  Sign-ups passed around again; we are now paired with this interest group. 

All of these fundraisers are going towards Water Missions; is there a goal we are shooting for?  Maybe we should stop around Feb. 16.  I think $12500 should be our goal since there will be enough to buy half a water jug for WM and there is a group that will match this; currently $1.9 million is still left in this fund.

New Business

MUSC/Red Cross Student Blood Drive in HSC:  We will probably have pizza for the donors, but the donor room will not be a part of the drive this time.  Goal of 49 units and it takes about 70 appointments to get this.
Thursday, Feb. 18th, 12-5pm

Charleston Animal Society wrote us a thank you note for the donations from the last drive.

MLK Health Expo @ Sanders-Clyde Elementary
Friday/Saturday, Feb. 19-20 - 4-6pm/9:30am-1pm

MUSC Children’s Hospital Radiothon
Thursday, March 4, 3-5pm

Secretary:  Meg Croom

No Report


Volleyball Champs

College and Organizational Reports

MUSC Gives Back

Student Programs

University Wide Committees—Learning Commons Committee (Carol) they are starting to remove journals and books; next meeting on the 23rd and if you have any suggestions on study spaces, technology, etc, let me know.

Dental:  Board screenings Tues-Thurs 5-7 pm 1st floor

Graduate Studies

Health Professions:  Amanda Backus, introduction of new rep

International Student Association


Multicultural Student Advisory Board:  March 1 EL 107 at noon (Matt Tice)

Nursing:  intro of new member


Carol Brown (COP Rep):  Debit slot on the vending machine may not be working in COP.

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