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Student Activity Fee Meeting Minutes

October 13, 2006

Present: Sharon Christ, Katie May, Keisha Jones-McLaurin, John McLucas, B. Miller, Leanne Miller, Bhargav Modi, Monica Reese, Joe Royer, Arif Wadood

  1. Speed bump appeal - Bill VanGreen presented evidence of numerous
    complaints from faculty,staff, and students of racing cars in the
    lower student parking lots. Student help funded by work study funds
    for a couple hours a day isn't effective. These bumps would be
    similar to those at York Catholic High School; durable, not effected
    by snow plows. He would accept partial funding.
    Requested: $6750.
    Received: 1/2 or $3375.
    Rationale: purchase 1/2 the bumps now to observe effect before purchasing more.
  2. Penn State York Model United Nations Organization: Requested
    funding for 2 conferences to apply what they learn in the classroom to
    "true to life" situations. Would attend conferences and then hold a
    conference at PSY for high school students. Included hotels, travel,
    and registration in request.
    Requested: $3500.
    Received: $1500 ($150/student up to 10 students).
    Rationale: other funds can be raised through a variety of means; cannot include registration fees in SAF funding.
  3. Suzanne Gladfelter: Requested funds to support the Professional
    (Business) Dining Etiquette Program by paying for students' dinners.
    Requested: $1395.
    Received: $1395.
    Rationale: dinner cost is $1895/person with students paying $5; precedent set in prior years.
  4. Kaori Ishida: Requested funds to bring Dr. Jackie Martinez,
    Arizona State University, to campus to speak on qualitative inquiry to her
    students and issues of diversity to the campus community.
    Requested: $400.
    Received: tabled.
    Need to ask her about providing funds for student lunch versus travel expenses. Sharon will check with her.
  5. Suzanne Flinchbaugh: Requested funds to defray the cost of the
    spring break trip to France.
    Requested: $300/student.
    Received: $300/student up to 10 students. Must do campus presentation to
    receive funds.
    Rationale: precedent set.
  6. Julie Fallen: Requested funds to host a Halloween Party on 10/20/06.
    Requested: $570 for food, drinks, decorations, sound technician, prize money.
    Received: $570.
    Rationale: activity is open to campus community.
  7. Cecilia Heydl-Cortinez: Requested funds to defray the cost of the
    spring break trip to Italy.
    Requested: $300/student.
    Received: $300/student up to 10 students. Must do campus presentation to
    receive funds.
    Rationale: precedent set.
  8. Kaori Ishida: Requested funds to bring Ms. Maddie Blunck to campus to speak on being a communications specialist focusing on intercultural communication and mass communication for Volvo and IKEA.
    Requested: $90.
    Received: $90.
    Rationale: funds are for food for student participants.
  9. Kaori Ishida: Requested funds to defray the cost of the spring break trip to Japan.
    Requested: $300/student.
    Received: $300/student up to 10 students. Must do campus presentation to
    receive funds.
    Rationale: precedent set.
  10. Kerry Magni: Requested funds to help defray the start up costs of women's softball team.
    Requested: $5000.
    Received: $5000.
    Rationale: gender equity; provided same funding in 2005-06 for men's
    baseball team.
  11. Anthony Rosato: Requested funds for plasma screen TV and installation in the Game room. Renovation of the Game Room has been paid by the SAF ($4850), SGA ($1575) and the Business Office (Paint and ceiling tiles). Requested: $2500.
    Received: $2000 (8 voted for; 2 abstained).
    Rationale: SGA can pay for the installation after a discussion as to where it should be placed. The committee did not agree that the Game Room was the best place. It is noisy and other activities would interfere with watching TV. Also, students could be intimidated enough not to enter the Game Room given the cliques that have formed. SGA needs to check into how to secure it and whether or not it can double as a message system as the current TV does.
  12. NEXT MEETING: Friday, November 3, 12:00-1:00p.m. - Student Affairs Office. Beginning in December, all meetings will be held in the Community Room/Ruhl Student Community Center.
    • November 3
    • December 1
    • January 19
    • February 2
    • March 2
    • April 6

Next meeting: Friday, November 3, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Student Affairs Office.
Proposals are due in the Student Affairs Office by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday preceding the meeting dates.