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Meeting Minutes - March 2, 2011
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President:  Tyler Pierce
Old Business

Reading of February 16th minutes:  approved

New Business
Returning Student Parking Registration - March 28th-30th:  Remind your classes about this; it will only be these three days and you must pay when you register.  E-mail reminders will be sent out.  This is based on seniority.

SGA Officer Elections – March 30th and 31st :  Carol Brown, Thomas Tyner for President.  Erin Pardue, Craig Kutz for Programs VP.  Brandon Hagan for Academic VP.  Meg Croom for Secretary.  Kathyrn Holt, Kate Hicks for Treasurer.

Commencement flag bearers needed:  1 per college

Reps (2) to clean up after meeting:  Kate Hicks, Amanda Pirovitz

Program Vice President:  Erin Pardue
Old Business

Winetasting evaluations.  Great job with behavior at this event!  Remember that the worker spots are hard to oversee, but there were a lot of dump buckets that were overflowing, which made clean-up a lot harder.  Please let me know your thoughts on this on the evaluation.

New Business

3/1 thru 3/18 – MUSC Student, Staff & Faculty Art/Photo Exhibit submissions; drop off 1-2 artwork pieces (ready to be displayed) to Student Programs.  Can sell your artwork with a percent going back to Student Programs.

3/3 – Women’s History Month Wine & Cheese Reception in HSC Courtenay Gallery, 5:00-6:30pm.  Men are also welcome and it is a casual event. 

3/8 – Fat Tuesday in the Horseshoe, 11:30am – 1:15pm; music by Wanda Johnson, food vendors, Jostens, free beads! 

3/24 – MUSC Improv Comedy Show at Theatre 99; 7:00pm – Reception (free drink ticket & appetizers + cash bar), 8:00pm – Show; the doors will close right at 8 pm!, tickets: $5/students, $10/non-students (2 per MUSC ID)

Remember that Alhambra is a mandatory event!  Remember that your worker spots are separate from your service projects.

Academic Vice President:  Carol Brown
Old Business

Calhoun Street crosswalk update:  I met with Dr. Shaw and she was fully supportive of making this safer, so I drafted a letter to her and a letter from her to Mr. Clark, who is the engineering director with Transportation.  We are asking for flashing lights on either side of the crosswalk to remind drivers this is a legal crosswalk.

New Business

Tech Fair in the library on April  6th from 11-2; taking submissions from students on how you integrate technology.  They are accepting posters and they are going to have hands-on workshops.  The email contact will be sent out by Meg.  Deadline March 11th at 5 pm.

COP Rho Chi Society Cinderella Project:  Collecting gently used formal dresses, jewelry, wraps, and purses for local charity.  Through March 18 in pharmacy building and March 4, 17, & 18, noon-1pm in ECL Lobby.  Contact: Tufan Nardali,; he will come meet you if you are unable to come at any of these times.

Student Wellness Survey
; Can register to win one of several $50 cash prizes.  Sent in a Broadcast email, so you can still access this.

SGA Student Representation Bill second read:  Cap placed so each college can’t exceed 2 members/class + members at large, which only affects COM, but they only have this number of reps anyway (10).  Friendly amendment suggested for CHP; each degree-seeking program is guaranteed a position, but if someone doesn’t want that seat, it becomes the college’s decision.

University Honor Council – College Honor Council Representation Bill first read:  This is for the Honor Council.  I didn’t change any of the numbers, but we are updating the numbers.  Each college has their own honor council, and this number of reps is determined by the colleges themselves.  This is just to update the current numbers.  COM and COP increased their numbers.  There are errors:  CON was included twice, so we removed one part of sentence, and we also updated the numbers for CON based on the undergrad/graduate program.  CHP actually has one rep from each class within each program.

Treasurer:  John Brandt
Old Business

Evaluations from Blood Drive and MLK Healthy Snack Shack;
both events were great and I will have paper evaluations for you to fill out at the next meeting.

Final results from Blood Drive
:  We had 38 units from the gym, 20 at the fixed site.  The final results:  CGS 1st, CDM 2nd, COP 3rd, COM 4th, CON 5th, CHP 6th.  This is the 2nd time CGS has won.  1st place gets $200 to their charity, 2nd gets $100, and all the others get $50.

New Business

Financial report from Winetasting:  $39k total, cost of $22.10/person and we were about $500 underbudget. 

Low Country Food Bank Food Drive at Fat Tuesday: March 8, 11am-1pm in Horseshoe.  Please bring nonperishable goods.  We have 4 volunteers for this event.

Sea Island Habitat for Humanity: Sat. March 26, 8am-noon.

Cooper River Bridge Run / Kids Run: Friday April 1, noon-6pm at Hampton Park.  We help set up, registration, help with events.

Relay for Life: April 8, 6-9pm at Patriot’s Point.  SGA is paying for your registration.  We currently have 9 reps signed up.
Crystal Johnson (COM Rep):  We have raised around $400 as a team so far.  For those of you who ordered a tshirt, see me after the meeting.

Second Read of Bill 11-04:  Restriction of how frequently funds can be requested—can’t request funds for no more than two consecutive years or three years in a five-year period.

Service committee meeting

Secretary:  Meg Croom
Old Business

CLARION Competition report: Hailey James (CHP), Ted James (CON), Jacqui Pratt (COP), and Katherine Schichtel (CHP)

New Business

Worker spots updated

Intramurals:  Kevin Smuniewski

Golf Clinics: 6:00pm, HSC Auditorium: March 8, March 22, April 5

College and Organizational Reports

MUSC Gives Back:  Liz Sheridan

Student Programs:  Nadia Mariutto

University Wide Committees

Dental:  Still have dental screenings Monday-Thursday 5-7pm

Graduate Studies

Health Professions:  Kat Giarla; we are trying to find out if students know about drug/alcohol.  There will be duplicate emails, so please don’t delete them and please send them out to your classes.  The surveys take about 5 minutes and will be sent out by Meg.

International Student Association

Medicine:  Clash of the Classes this Friday/Saturday.  Match Day for Medical Students March 17th in Gilliard Auditorium at noon.

Multicultural Student Advisory Board:  Meeting Monday the 7th, library.




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