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Meeting Minutes - November 11, 2009
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Speaker:  David Nicole, VP, Trident United Way Campaign

Tyler Pierce, Academic VP for Sheldon Bates, President

Old Business

Reading of October 28th minutes:  Approved

New Business

Joe Maggitti and Melissa Smith, Student Accounting: Loan disbursement will occur the 1st and 2nd weeks of classes in January

Student opinion on Student Accounting moving to Harbor View Tower
No change for Visa card payment for tuition
Joe Maggitti and Melissa Smith came and spoke to Exec about next semester; same problem as last year with the weeks of dispersement of loans.  This does create a budget issue with starting school, so please go back to classes to remind them the dates of when the loans will be dispersed.

They are also considering changing Visa credit card charges.  There is currently a $60 fee associated with Visa, so maybe increasing fees, but this won’t be decided until the trustees meet.  This will be addressed for next year, not this next semester.

Dinner at the Greenbergs’ – Directions from Robin (Student Programs):  Directions at each person’s place.  Has anyone’s status changed regarding attendance? The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.

Representatives from each college for Colbert Building Infrastructure Committee:  Dr. Shaw needs representatives, kind of like the Learning Commons Committee, to give input on library changes.  Travis Ayers (COM), Shelley Grosso (CON), Sanford Zeigler (COM), Carol Brown (COP), Aiken McNair, Elizabeth Little (CGS). 

This is my last week away!  See you all at the Greenbergs’ house next week!   - Love, Sheldon

Reps (2) to clean up after meeting:  Thomas Tyner (COM), Sara Crawford (CHP)

Program Vice President (Andrea Boan)

New Business

Night at the Symphony Nov. 20th 8PM- Armed Forces Salute (Pop Series): Memminger Elementary School on Beaufain close to Vickery’s.  This isn’t the usual location!

Exam Break I - Monday, Dec 7th – 7-8pm

Exam Break II - Monday, Dec 14th – 7-8pm

Worker Sign-ups tonight; first floor of the ECL

We are trying to come up with something new and different to serve, not a hot bar, not Subway.  There are several people that haven’t finished requirements, so this is your last chance!  Please sign up!  You signed the oaths so you are expected to fulfill these.

Oyster Roast

Friday, January 8th, 7:30-10:30 pm, Visitor’s Center Bus Shed; night of IP Day

Sign-ups will be held online the week prior – please be on the lookout for an email.  Probably the week after Christmas before the New Year, then I’ll double check the week of the event.  Lots of worker slots.

New South Players will be playing again

Sheet for IP day:  Dr. Blue needs facilitators, morning session for 2nd years and afternoon session for 1st years.  You can work either/or, acting as a “head student” with a faculty member.  There is a one-hour orientation session.  1st years can’t sign up, to be facilitators, but 2nd years can.  There is a committee of students that help put this day together, so they try to make it good for you

Academic Vice President (Tyler Pierce)

New Business

Colbert ECL TV Display Update

In the near future, please be looking for a new TV in the lobby of the Colbert Education Center and Library, which will be posting an up-to-date room schedule through the Astra scheduling software.  Changes are being discussed for room scheduling on the first floor and the study rooms throughout the library.

This will show which rooms are reserved, where your meetings are, etc. and should be up in 2-3 weeks.  As you walk into the library, there are 4 TVs on the right where the reservations will be advertised.  Students have been asking about this for a couple of years.  The laptops under the stairwell will have an icon for the room reservations, will bring up Astra (program used to reserve rooms) so you can see what rooms are available.  This is a one-click, not 4-5 clicks.  George Ohlandt developed this program. Please tell classes about this.

EL Study Room Usage Policy:  I had a meeting with Dr. Shaw and George Ohlandt to discuss the study rooms.  All rooms on the bottom floor, even tiny rooms (4 people) are reservation-only for SI leaders and other groups because the CAE is overflowing with supplemental instruction and people needing tutoring, but there’s not enough space.  On the 2nd and 3rd floor, the glass-enclosed rooms (14 rooms) are group study room, which means that if you are solo, we encourage you to look for a carrel.  Mary Mauldin, who is working on the Learning Commons, likes this idea because when she surveyed the library, 11 out of the 14 rooms had just 1 person in the room.   With the Learning Commons, they are removing print books to create carrels and long desks for group work to open up the library.  The 2nd floor for group work, but 3rd/4th floors will be quiet floors.  Start spreading the word because this will take effect in January.

Treasurer (Linnea Freeman for John Brandt, Treasurer)

Old Business

Feedback from Sugar Free Fall Festival:  October 29, Patrick Ryan and Brad Peper in charge. 

Feedback from dinner at Ronald McDonald House:  Amy Marialke, November 4th

Feedback from American Indian Expo:  Maya Fields, November 7th

For those 3 events, if you participated, evaluations going around.

New Business

Cannon St. YMCA (11/17):  3:30-5.  We have more people signed up this time.  We’ll send out an email reminder.

MUSC Holiday Lighting (get volunteers for Santa and 4 Elves):  December 2, 3:30-5.  We’ll be celebrating the December holidays and lighting the tree.  Groups can sponsor children from the schools, and we’ll have refreshments and singing.  The best part for us:  one of the guys will be Santa and girls can be elves.  Then Santa goes into the hospital to visit children. Liz in charge of casting the roles tonight.

1st Reading on Allocations Request from National Primary Care Week:  Sherry Bailey (CHP Rep)

2nd Reading and Vote on Allocations Request from Phi Lambda Sigma:  Prospectives in Leadership opportunity, Jan 23, 140 students.  Embassy Suites, speaker, requesting $2000. 

Pro/Con 8-minute debate

Secretary (Meg Croom)

No Report

Intramurals (Kevin Smuniewski, Student Programs)

Tennis Social:  November 19 from 7-10.  Please come out, it’s fun.

College and Organizational Reports

MUSC Gives Back:  Liz:  Holiday Lighting, come out and host the kids.  The same week on December 1, it’s World AIDS day.  We’ll have an afternoon speaker on HIV/early drug intervention with a reception and a candlelight vigil.

Student Programs:  Willette Burnham:  Welcoming Diversity Training Jan 23.  We have  15 students already registered.  Register online.

University Wide Committees:  Robin Hardin:  (SGA prints, rings, etc. on display).  SGA owns the horseshoe print for $15, notecards for $5.  Class rings designed by the SGA with the Alumni Association: $400-900, but you get a discount if you order from the ring representatives when they are on-campus.  Diploma frames:  5 frames to choose from.  These proceeds benefit the SGA.  These items are great for the holiday and graduation.  Brochures on the back table with information.


Graduate Studies

Health Professions:  Amanda Backus, reminder about the Student HP Recognizing Diversity for Fort Johnson MS.  Need reps from each college to tell the kids about their future jobs, get kids excited about healthcare. 

Maria:  November 20th:  MUSC Gospel Choir concert.  There’s lots of dental students in it, I’m in it, it’s fun.  Students and staff are both in it.  Concert at St. Luke’s at 7.

International Student Association:  Telma:  Annual Sweet and Savory Sale on Dec. 8th.  We’ll be serving dinner at the Hope Lodge on the 10th with the money we raise.

Medicine:  Sanford:  The Charity Ball is the day before Easter, April 17.  Starting selection process for charities.

Multicultural Student Advisory Board:  Matt: Mr. Gilliard is hosting a day of service downtown from 1-3.  Come out and do blood pressure screenings, diabetes screenings.  Volunteers, see me.

Nursing:  Cari-4th semester students finishing work next week, so new reps in January.

Pharmacy:  Come to the COP Pub Crawl after the choir on the Nov. 20.  We participate in the Teddy Bear Project, which we sponsor with MUSC Gives Back.  Kids get 6 wishes and the wishes go on trees, buy the gifts to provide kids with a Christmas. 2 years ago we started a Christmas Crawl to motivate people.  The Crawl starts at Mad River at 6.  Registration is 6-7:30, which is $10 or bring a gift.  The donation is used to buy leftover gifts and deliver them to the kids.  We have 5 paths in the Crawl with 10 bars involved, and we all end at South End.  It’s lots of fun; the deans, residents, and family all come out for a good cause.  The trees are going up on the 19th, but the Crawl is the 20th.  I have bears with me if you’re interested and I’m coming to y’all’s classes, so you can pick gifts then or email me: There will be discounts at all of the bars, on drinks and appetizers.  And come in costume!  We also sell long sleeve tshirts.

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