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Meeting Minutes – October 10, 2012

PRESIDENT:  Brandon Hagan

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Reading of the September 26th minutes:  Approved

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SGA Pictures:  Thank you to everyone for dressing up!

Student Liaison Needed – Creating a Blueprint to Prepare for a Climate Change:  A student liaison is needed to work with Second Nature in a leadership role for changing society/climate.  There is a commitment of 2-5 hrs in the months of October and November.  Let Brandon know by end of meeting if you would like to participate.  Please send this information out to your classmates to see if someone would like to be involved.  Brandon can send out an email with some more information.

Dinner at the Greenberg’s:  This is a mandatory event! The Greenberg’s have invited SGA out to their home for dinner on Wednesday, November 7th at 6:30pm.  Please wear business/professional attire.  There will be two SGA meetings back to back (the next meeting is before Thanksgiving).  Nadia is passing around a sign-up sheet.  The main meal is a fish dish.  If you don’t like fish, mark the vegetarian option.  The deans from each college will be there.  We try to have everyone from that college sit with their respective Dean if space permits.

Comment from Dr Burnham:  If you RSVP, then make every effort to come. If you can’t make it then let Nadia know ASAP so that your name/badge isn’t on a table at an empty seat.  Unless you are on rotation or some unexpected tragedy occurs, you are expected to attend.  You cannot send someone in your place.  This dinner is for official SGA reps from the college only.  No guests/spouses are allowed.

Comment from Brandon:  Please be on your best behavior.  Dr. Greenberg opens up all areas of his house for us to explore/spread out in.

Commencement speaker suggestions:   A sheet is being passed around for suggestions.  Dr. Darlene Shaw is pushing for the commencement speaker to be a woman or minority.

Comment from Dr Burnham: The last 4 speakers have come from the SGA suggestion list.  The committee takes this list seriously.

Reps (2) to clean up after meeting:   Joey Powell and Igor Alvarez


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Art Walk Expense Report and Evaluation:  This year’s Art Walk had the largest attendance ever with 1211 people in attendance.  This is 300 more than the highest attendance in past years.  There was a 34% increase in attendance.  The event was also under budget.  We only spent $13,500 on the event.

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MUSC SGA Winetasting at the SC Aquarium:  The Winetasting will be on November 2nd at the SC Aquarium from 7-10pm.  Worker sign-ups will be sent out as we approach the date.  This is an elegant, classy event.  Students dress up in cocktail attire.  The tickets are $25 (2 tickets per ID) and they will be on sale Monday, October 15, 2012 at noon in the Student Programs Office. Please start hyping this event up to your classmates.  The tickets sell out pretty quickly so please let your colleges know.

Comment from Dr Burnham:  Please send out a thank you to your classmates about the record breaking attendance for the Art Walk and their exemplary behavior.  Because of this attendance, a lot more art galleries want to participate and we will also have to cap the number for next year.

Charleston Stage:  “Nevermore”, a haunting tale of Edgar Allen Poe’s own mysterious death and disappearance will be performed at the Dock Street Theatre on Friday, October 19th.  Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for non-students (2 per MUSC ID).  There will be a FREE private MUSC Reception during intermission!  There are currently only 20 tickets left!

Question from Jake Schubert:  Are the tickets available in the Student Programs Office?

Answer from Danny:  Yes

Winetasting tickets will be sold after the meeting adjourns. Cash or check only.

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Red Cross Blood Drive:  October 9th at the wellness center gym.

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Make a Difference Day:  Make a Difference Day will be held on October 13th. The service committee will be captains for 6 different locations in the Charleston area.  We will meet back at the Wellness Center at 12pm for lunch.

Sugar Free Fall Festival:  October 25th.  There is a sign-up sheet being passed around.  More people signed up for Sugar Free Fall Festival than needed.  If your name is circled in red on the sign-up sheet, that means you have already met your hours.  Please consider signing up for Make a Difference Day instead. 

Committee Meeting after the SGA meeting

COMMUNICATIONS VICE PRESIDENT:  Holly Berry is substituting for Kayla Hill

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SGA Oath of Understanding:  If you have not signed a copy of the SGA Oath of Understanding, please make sure to stay after the meeting and see Nancy.

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SGA rep info update:  The SGA rep info that you filled out while pictures were being taken will be used to update the SGA website. 


Kevin Smuniewski:  Volleyball captains meeting will be held on October 23rd 5:15pm in the HSC auditorium.  Games play through the first Sunday in December.  If you are interested, please send someone to the meeting.

College and Organizational Reports

MUSC Gives Back - Liz Sheridan:  Make a Difference Day is on Saturday, October 13th.  It is an SGA Sponsored, Campus-wide event.  The Miracle league is the last event from Make a difference Day.  Volunteers will play baseball with disabled children. Remember to tell your classmates about the Red Cross blood drive.  To sign up, go to  Search by zip code 29425/29403 (for MUSC) or by drive dates, Oct 17 or 18th MUSC Hospital Fixed Site to sign up for the MUSC student blood drive between 10am-4pm.   This will be a competition among all six colleges.  Two free winetasting tickets will be given out to a member of the college with the most participation.

Question from Katherine Shugart:  Which college is in the lead?

Answer from Liz Sheridan:  I am not sure.  I will send out an email reminder with the stats on it.  Thirty eight students came to the last blood drive challenge.  There are 2 more challenges to go!

Student Programs – Kevin Smuniewski:  An event called Food Day will be held on October 24th from 12pm-3pm at the Urban Farm for all things pumpkin!  Fall festival with pumpkin seed spitting contest, pumpkin painting, etc.  Contact Susan Johnson, the director of Office Health Promotions if your college wants to participate.

Comment from Nadia:  Is anyone receiving a dual degree?

University wide committees         


Graduate Studies

Health Professions

International Student Association

Medicine – Stephen Thompson:  The Cares Clinic Cruise is next Thursday, October 18th.  Tickets are available in the library lobby during lunch.  The event is from 8-10pm. Tickets are $20 and includes food and a cruise around the Charleston harbor. Drinks can be purchased for $1.50 and are not included in price of ticket.

Multicultural Student Advisory Board – Omici Uwagbai Colquitt: MUSC 101 Health Initiative will hold its first session on Saturday, November 3rd from 10am-2pm in BSB.  More information can be found on the website where you will also be able to register: