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Meeting Minutes - January 19, 2010
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Speaker: Mary Mauldin speaking on Learning Commons; head of this initiative.  Several months ago I told you we were working with Clemson’s architecture program to discuss plans for the building, and they have given us three plans.  Dr. Greenberg and some engineering facilities members were at this meeting, and we are now working with the VP for Development to raise funds for the library, which will take a great deal of time.  We took the Clemson students through the library in December, and they were surprised by the condition, and they want to invest money into the renovation of the third floor.  The University has its own architect and we are working with designers to get new carpet, furniture, and dividers, and hopefully we will have this done soon.  Last week when it was so cold, we found out the heat wasn’t on.

Speaker:  Jessica Jones, Jory Gibbons; philanthropy chairs for PA class in CHP.  We are hosting Mr. MUSC, the King of Hearts Pageant on February 17th.  We want all colleges to participate.  We have contestants from some colleges.  Talk to us/SGA reps if your college wants to be in this!  50% goes into the fundraiser with attendance, penny voting in the horseshoe, and ticket sales.  With the penny sales, pennies are positive points for the contestants, and silver coins are negative points.  50% will be the pageant event.  This is supposed to be funny.  All proceeds are going to Water Missions International and the CARES Clinic.  The deadline for participation is this Friday.  Email if interested.  There are a couple of meetings to attend.  $50 minimum sponsorship fee from your class, checks made to MUSC PA Class 2012. class="bodytext1"

President :  Tyler Pierce
Old Business

Reading of January 5, 2011 minutes:  approved

New Business

Bee Street Update:  construction complete where the garage is, so traffic congestion should be alleviated.  Now they are moving down to Federal Credit Union and Bee Street Lofts, and all should be complete in April.

SGA Officer Applications – Due February 25th; see Student Programs if you are interested in running.
Elections - March 30th & 31st

Update on Smoking Resolution:  Speaking with Beau and Mark, we have progress to put this into bills.  We have support from House representatives, so we are hopefully to get this passed, but this will be a long process into the late spring/early summer.

Learning Commons Fundraiser:  Dr. Mauldin has asked us for $3000 for furniture, which we approached her about.  My committee is working on fundraising ideas, and we have come up with a jail bail with faculty/staff to be put into a “jail” on campus, and they can’t get out until they raise a certain amount of money.  We also thought about having a change collection at SGA events.  If you have any ideas, let me know. 

Reps (2) to clean up after meeting: Kate Hicks (COM Rep), Travis Ayers (COM Rep)

Program Vice President:   Erin Pardue
Old Business

Oyster Roast – Evaluation Sheet; environmentally-friendly cups this year!  We also sold out before the event, so there were no ticket sales at the door, so we had to turn away MUSC students.  Should we limit the number of tickets that can be purchased so it is more an MUSC function, or keep it open so everyone can come?  Or we can just sell tickets a couple of weeks before the event and have no ticket sales at the door. 

New Business

Night at the Ballet – February 4th:  Blue Jeans Ballet, 7:30pm at Charleston Ballet Theatre on 477 King Street with FREE wine/cheese reception with dancers following performance; Tickets: $5/student, $10/non-student (2 per MUSC ID)

Chamber Music Charleston - February 2nd, 12:00-12:45 in ECL Lobby (1st Wednesday of every month)

Make Your Own Valentine's in Student Programs Office; February 1-14

Winetasting – February 25th at SC Aquarium (7:00-10:00pm); ticket prices may be increased to $25 this year and it is limited to 800 people.  Ticket sales will be done in Student Programs.

Program Committee Meeting

Academic Vice President:  Carol Brown
New Business

Library Locker Update:  72 lockers still available for students.  Go to the 4th floor.  MUSC will provide locks.

Treasurer:  John Brandt

New Business

Spring 2011 Budget Summary:  There have been a few changes, but the overall numbers remain the same.

Second Read of Constitutional Amendment 11-01:  Thomas Tyner; basically we are adding to the Constitution. 

Vote for SGA Allocations Requests:
COM 2013 sponsored Clash of the Classes:  Total cost $1200, and they have asked for this full amount.  Looking in the bylaws, we have $2000 available, but we can only give $600 because it is not an educational event.  We are voting to give them $600.  They are still having the event whether we fund them or not.

Relay for Life:  Total budget of $5000, and they have asked for $1500.  We are thinking of giving them the $700 sound system, so then we would give less money.  Majority of participation from MUSC and CofC, and MUSC raised the most money last year.  We still have $1500 left in the allocations fund.

Upcoming Service Projects
Dinner at Florence Crittenton:  January 24th from 5:30-8:30pm; Ladies only, and they are excited about us coming.  Note date change.  (Emily Allen, CON Rep)

Crisis Ministries Saturday Soup Kitchen – January 29th from    9:30am-12:30pm (Stephanie)

Student Blood Drive Challenge & Bone Marrow Registry – Feb. 8 from 12:00-5:00pm, Harper Student Center Gym (Wenjun He, ISA Rep)

MLK Healthy Snack Shack – Feb. 19th from 11:00am-1:00pm at a local elementary school

Secretary:  Meg Croom
New Business

Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Conference; last day to register this coming Friday, the 21st.  $45 for students.
Still need students from CGS and CDM; contact Dr. Javed and Dr. Wright ASAP if you are interested

CLARION competition needs faculty advisors; contact me if you know anyone who may be interested.  First team meeting is Monday night.

Intramurals:  Kevin Smuniewski

Softball captains’ meeting; February 1st at 5:15pm; season starts February 13th

College and Organizational Reports

MUSC Gives Back

Student Programs:  Willette Burnham

University Wide Committees:  Crystal Johnson (COM Rep):  Relay Kick-off in CHP tomorrow at 6, and you can sign up for teams.  Pizza will be provided.

Dental:  Seay Walker (CDM Rep):  dental screenings at 5 pm for Boards still going on

Graduate Studies

Health Professions

International Student Association


Multicultural Student Advisory Board:  Matt Tice (MSAB Rep):  MLK Essay Contest winners:  Ashley M from COM, A. Rodriguez from COM, Emily Allen from CGS.


Pharmacy:  Andy Curtis (COP Rep):  text messages for inclement weather policy?  Inclement weather is currently not considered an urgent issue.

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