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Meeting Minutes - September 14, 2011
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Questions from the students:  Major concern of prescription coverage maximum, many students want more coverage.  Each university sent a survey to the students with student insurance and we looked at what was important at each school.  Each school wanted more, but no one wanted to pay more.  To increase prescription coverage to $2000, premiums would go up $100.  Most students do not come close to the maximum of $1000; only about 15 or 20 do, so this is not fair to the 1600 students on the policy.  The pharmacy does work with you financially if you exceed your maximum.  We can look into this again this year.

President:  Carol Brown

Old Business

Reading of August 31st minutes:  Approved

New Business

Introductions:  Reps, Student Programs
Liz Sheridan:  service, MUSC Gives Back; Nadia Mariutto:  housing, cultural events, SGA advisor; Nancy Lemon:  communications, Broadcast emails; Kevin Smuniewski:  social and recreational programming

SGA Retreat Part II: Saturday 9/17, 8:15 am to lunch
Liberty Square (next to SC Aquarium).  There will be an SGA sign.  SGA tshirts can be picked up Saturday morning.  You have a map of the course in your paperwork tonight.  Street parking and a parking garage will both be available.  Please take the number of participants into consideration with the parking!  Food will be available the morning of, and the walk will start at 9 a.m.  Food orders from Ted’s Butcher Block

Smoking Resolution update:  This is moving forward and a committee is being forward for a tobacco-free campus with the first meeting in October.  This may go into effect March 1st, but this is tentative.  Originally we thought we needed legislation for the University to be smoke-free, but the legislators have not been involved in this decision from the Board of Trustees.  MUSC is only 5% state-funded now.

Committee descriptions and sign-up:  Each committee will briefly meet this evening.  We would like one rep from each college on each committee.

Reps (2) to clean up after meeting:  Emily Allen (CGS Rep), Will Wantland (CHP Rep)

Program Vice PresidentErin Pardue

MUSC Student Activities Fair evaluations
iPad winner:  329 people signed up; CHP student won class="apple-style-span"

New Business

SGA Alcohol Awareness Month:  Wednesdays at lunch (12-1pm in BSB 100)
“Alcohol: Separating Myth from Reality,” Wednesday 9/21; Dr. Viktoriya Magid, Assistant Professor for the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs in the Department of Psychiatry
“From Folly: Life Experiences of Being an Addict,” Wednesday 9/28; Matthew Pridgen - Author

Art Walk, Friday 9/30, 5-8 pm:  This will be the 2nd year and is similar to the French Quarter walks.  This is a free event for MUSC students only.  Each worker spot will entail working at a gallery and giving students stickers, which will be how we gauge attendance.  There will be food and wine at the galleries.  The worker list has been emailed.  Email me if you are a new rep and didn’t’ get the email.  Remember you will need 3 events per semester, and there are a limited number of events left:  the make-up Back to School Party November 4th and two exam breaks.

Kayak Trip, Saturday 10/1 at 10 am; Herbert H. Jessen Boat Landing:  this will be freshwater; $25 to rent, $20 if you own.  Three-hour event.  Sign up in Student Programs.

Academic Vice President
:  Brandon Hagan

New Business

9/11 Commemorative Lecture and Poster Session:  Tuesday 9/20, noon-1 pm in Storm Eye Auditorium

University Honor Council meeting, Monday 9/19

Robert’s Rules of Order presentation

Treasurer:  Kate Hicks

New Business

Pop Culture Palooza:  MUSC vs. Charleston School of Law Trivia Night & Karaoke Contest; Midtown Bar and Grill, Thursday 9/15 at 7 pm with trivia starting around 7:45 pm; tickets $10
Please remind your classes!!  The top teams will go into a lightning round for the final winner.  We have not sold enough tickets!

AHA Heart Walk sign-up:  Select “Join Our Team” in middle of page.  Please ask for donations!

Habitat for Humanity, Saturday 9/24, 8 am-noon

Blood Drive, Thursday 10/13, noon-5 pm in gym AND 10/18-10/20, 10 am-4 pm at fixed site

Allocation of $500 for Dodgeball Tournament:  OT and COM submitted a request for this funding.  If a request is sent for an amount less than $1000, Exec can approve the request.  This is an interprofessional event going to charity, so we approved this request.  This is in support of the Pattison’s Academy for handicapped children.

  Meg Croom

New Business

Website update:  The website ( has been updated to reflect the Activities Fair worker spots.  Please check this website regularly to make sure things are updated; I try to update the worker and service spots regularly!

Rep Reports:  There has been some confusion about this, but make sure when you email your classes you CC so we know the information is getting out!  It’s really important you send this information along to your classes.

SGA Oath of Understanding:  Please sign this and give to your committee chair.  If you are a new rep, see Nadia immediately after this meeting to get your SGA notebook, which has a copy of this oath.

:  Kevin Smuniewski

Nothing to report

College and Organizational Reports

MUSC Gives Back

Student Programs:  Charleston Concert Association tickets on sale through 10/14, $43 - $159, series of six shows

University Wide Committees:  Waring Library Society Student Open House Thursday 9/15, 4 - 6 pm.  Harry Potter lecture by Dr. Weart at 5:30 pm with wine and appetizer reception


Graduate Studies

Health Professions

International Student Association


Multicultural Student Advisory Board



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