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Meeting Minutes - February 15, 2012
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Guest Speaker: Enrollment Management: Ms. Sandra Morris - MOX Demo (mobile application for smartphones):  Bring out your phones to download the app tonight!  There is also a packet at your seat with instructions.  There is a barcode for each phone type for easier download.  MOX is designed to give you access to your assignments as well as newsfeeds.  This gives you access to Moodle, so if you had a quiz due, you could sign in from a remote location and still complete your assignment.  This is not intended to replace Moodle.  There is also a listing of important campus phone numbers.  You can call the number directly from your phone, and there are maps available to see campus offices and get directions.  Please let me know if there is additional information you would like added.  We currently have the Student Broadcast available, but we want to further develop this aspect with more newsfeeds.  You can access any course information and assignments.  Contact me at morrism@musc.edu if there are additional comments or suggestions.

President:  Carol Brown

Old Business
Reading of February 1st minutes:  approved

New Business
MUSC Safety Walk:  every two years we meet with Public Safety and Parking Management and we walk around campus at dusk to identify areas of campus that could possibly be dangerous.  We notice if there are streetlights out, if more lights are needed, or if call boxes are needed.  A tentative date for March 27th has been set.  Everyone on the Welfare Committee is attending, but all are welcome.  This should take around an hour to complete.

Student Welfare:  new bike racks were placed by the COP last month.  Has anyone used them?  (Yes)  We also need more bike racks by the new Drug Discovery Building.

SGA Executive Officer applications:  reminder to pick up applications!  We have had about 8 people pick up applications.  They are due February 24th by 5 p.m.  Feel free to contact any of the current Exec if you have questions.

Reps (2) to clean up after meeting:  Daniel & Nicholas


Program Vice President
:  Erin Pardue

Old Business
MUSC Night at Charleston Stage Evaluation:  the play was a lot of fun!  Please fill out the evaluation, even if you didn’t go.  The show is still playing. class="apple-style-span"

New Business

Fat Tuesday in the Horseshoe—Tuesday, February 21 from 11:30 am- 1:15 pm
Music by Wanda Johnson, food vendors, free beads!
Donate 2 or more canned goods and receive specialty beads!  Encourage your classmates to bring canned goods!

Winetasting at the Aquarium:  February 24 from 7:00-10:00 pm
Tickets: $25 – on sale in Student Programs Office or you can purchase them tonight.  185 tickets are remaining.
2 tickets per student (Must show MUSC Student I.D. to purchase tickets)
Don’t forget to sign up for worker spots because this is the last event until Alhambra, which is a required event for everyone!  If you work, you do get free admission for the event.  For clarification, the “dump bucket” worker spot is to empty the buckets at each winetasting station in the kitchen.  Reminder you cannot drink while you are active during your worker spot.  I also need your phone number on the worker list!!


Academic Vice President
:  Brandon Hagan

New Business
Healthy Vending Machine in the Wellness Center and the lobby in the library.

SGA Algorithm Update:  each year the SGA algorithm is updated to determine how many representatives are needed per college.  For next year, CDM will have 5 reps, CON 7 reps, COP 6 reps, CGS 4 reps, CHP 14 reps, COM 10 reps. ISA will also have a rep to give a total of 50 representatives.  This will be updated based on the Constitution.

Constitution Legislation Review:  4 amendments; all passed.
Bill 12-05:  to amend CON, CGS, and CHP election processes to allow new officers to be elected based on graduation cycles, which is due to their irregular graduation times based on rotation schedules, etc.

Bill 12-06:  to amend the SGA representative volunteer service requirements to complete 3 SGA-sponsored service hours per semester.  There is no maximum number of hours a representative can complete as long as there are enough opportunities for all representatives.  (clarification that there is also a requirement for a clean-up spot, but this has not been enforced due to the limited number of clean-up spots available.  This will be discussed with the Academic Affairs Committee).

Bill 12-07:  to amend the presentation of the SGA budget to include the Executive Committee preparing the budget rather than the treasurer alone.

Bill 12-08:  to amend the representation policy for individual colleges.  If no student can serve for a college class, this will go to an at-large seat for the college.  The numbers are based on the academic years for the SGA term.  Elections are to be determined by each individual college. 


Service Vice President
:  Kate Hicks

Old Business
Coupon Book Return:  please return them to me this evening!

Night at Charleston Stage Expense Report:  we were $400 overbudget, which we expected.  This evened out with past events where we were underbudget.

Blood Drive in the gym was yesterday.  CHP won with the most students participating, and Allison Wilder from CHP won two free Winetasting tickets.

New Business

Upcoming Service Events
Blood Drive: Tuesday, 2/21-23 from 10am-4pm at Hospital Fixed Site.  We will have a drawing for Alhambra tickets!
Mardi Gras Festivities: Tuesday, 2/21 in the Horseshoe; we still have one worker spot available.  Please remind your classes about this food drive!
MLK Service Project/Kids Expo on Saturday, 2/18 Healthy Snack Shack at City Gym.  An email with details will be sent out in the next day.  There are two different 3.5-hour shifts available.
Relay for Life SGA Team sign-up tonight.  SGA pays your registration fee to participate on Friday, April 13th.  We will register for you.

Service Committee Meeting

Allocations Requests – 2nd reads:  General Q&A period

MUSC/Colleges of Charleston Relay for Life:  requested $1400, but we are supplying a PA system, so they are requesting $700. 

Vote for $550:  approved.

MUSC Clash of the Classes:  requested $500 from SGA.

Amended to $350 after vote of $500 denied.

Vote for $350 approved.


Communications Vice President
:  Meg Croom

New Business 
Communications Committee Meeting


Intramurals
:  Kevin Smuniewski

Indoor Soccer Captains’ Meeting – Tuesday, Feb 28th at 5:15 in HSC.  
Softball rosters are still being accepted in Student Programs.  Games start this weekend.


College and Organizational Reports

MUSC Gives Back:  Liz Sheridan

Student Programs:  Dr. Willette Burnham

University Wide Committees

Dental

Graduate Studies

Health Professions:  Kacy Pearman; chili cookoff February 23rd  from 11:30-12:45 in the horseshoe for $5  sponsored by OT.  College deans are serving as judges.  It’s not too late to enter the contest.  Contact Kacy Pearman with questions.

International Student Association

Medicine

Multicultural Student Advisory Board

Nursing

Pharmacy:  Kathryn; COP SGA is having an Outback cookout in the horseshoe February 28th from 11 am – 2 pm. Be on the lookout for an email with more details because we are pre-selling tickets for $10.