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05/08/15 Just a test event

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Date Received
2015-05-08 12:09:36
Organization
None
Student Sponsor
None
Contact Name
Dave McLaughlin
Contact Email
dcm20@psu.edu
Event Title
None
Event Date
1/2/34
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$1
Total Event Cost
$2
Details
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Itemized Request
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Itemized Matching Funds
1 2 3 4 test
Open to all Campus?
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# of Students Benefit
123
Enhance PSY
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Desired Outcomes
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Comments
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Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

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Open
Amount Approved
$

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05/05/15 NSC Tutor Training Program

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Date Received
2015-05-05 15:33:16
Organization
NA
Student Sponsor
Jazmin Nixon
Student E-mail Address
jyn5090@psu.edu
Contact Name
Cora Dzubak Dir., NSC
Contact Email
cmd14@psu.edu
Event Title
NA
Event Date
August 2015 - May 2016
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$4320
Total Event Cost
Approx. 4320
Details
We are a nationally certified tutor training program that must offer training for 10 hours each semester. We provide a total of training hours each academic year. We tutored approximately 70 courses last academic year.
Itemized Request
August Training - $8/hour X 6 hours x 15 tutors = $720

Fall Training - hour/week x 10 weeks x 20 tutors x $8/hour = $1600

Spring Training - hour/week x 10 weeks x 25 tutors x 8/hour = $2000

Total = $4320
Itemized Matching Funds
The NSC pays tutor wages of approximately $12,000 / year
Open to all Campus?
Any student who receives an "A" in a course may request the opportunity to become a tutor.

Any student who would like assistance with a course may request the services of a tutor.
# of Students Benefit
Last year we had approximatley 300 students who worked with tutors
Enhance PSY
The Nittany Success Center is intended to assist every student who wishes to become a successful and autonomous learner, increasing the likelihood each student will be retained and graduate. We hire and also tutor our diverse student population, whether minorities, international students, Veterans, students with disabilities, etc. In general, every campus priority becomes a priority of the NSC,
Desired Outcomes
When involved with the NSC, students will learn how to actively learn, to think, and to learn professional discourse and behaviors. When successful, each student becomes a Penn State graduate.
Comments
Approximately 48 % of students who work with the NSC as a tutee receive a grade of "A" or "B" in the course for which they are seeking assistance.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
5.7.15

Members present: Fritz, Gladfelter, Baumgardner, Brown, Royer, Bartell, Tanner, Kalelkar, Lewis

Comments/questions: Very beneficial to the students that need them. In order to have the best possible students, we need to train them properly. Enthusiasm for the proposal.

Approve: 9
Deny: 0
Abstain: 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$4320

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04/24/15 Teaching International 2015/16 Events

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Date Received
2015-04-24 11:45:21
Organization
Teaching International
Contact Name
Amber Seidel
Contact Email
ajs49@psu.edu
Event Title
Teaching International
Event Date
Fall & Spring 2015/16
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$2100.00
Total Event Cost
$7760.00
Details
The funds requested will support co-curricular events related to Teaching International (TI), an initiative at Penn State York. TI is designed to internationalize the campus experience of Penn State students. Specifically, the funds will pay for a variety of co-curricular events that will enhance a variety of classes including a field-trip to campus, film fees, speaker honoraria, and refreshments for other events.
TI originated at the Penn State Greater Allegheny campus in 2004 and now is expanding to include several PSU campuses (York, New Kensington, and Lehigh Valley). TI works within the classroom and outside the classroom to forge connections between the world inside and outside the university, develop global awareness, and prepare students for the world marketplace. The first year we had 10 faculty across 21 courses and this year we have 17 faculty across 27 courses that are implementing a portion of the theme or region into their classrooms. Faculty also reported appreciation for the TI events that they could encourage students to attend and often integrate into their classrooms.
Each year, TI chooses a country/region and a theme and designs a series of co-curricular events highlighting the country/region and/or theme. Penn State York’s 2015-15 country/region is “China” and the theme is “gender.” TI programming takes multiple forms, and at PSY this year we have multiple components.

The following events are the key components to this year’s TI initiative.
• A field-trip to campus: Kick-off event
We would like to bring a Chinese dance and cultural group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Chinese Dance Club (PCDC; a non-profit organization), to campus for an event during the first week of classes in August 2015. The group would do a pre- or post-talk about cultural aspects, including the ways in which gender is performed in the dances. A student panel would also be held to further the conversation about Chinese culture. These events would be open to the campus and larger community.
• We will follow up with a student trip to China Day in Philadelphia on October 1st. We will need a bus to transport the students.
• Posters highlighting China & Gender located around the campus.
• A speaker series centered on the China and Gender.
Dr. Richard L. Lanigan, Executive Director and Founder, International Communicology Institute. Dr. Lanigan, as an intercultural communication scholar, has lectured extensively in China as a Fulbright Scholar in a number of areas. Attached is his China Profile as well as his brief biography. He resides in Washington, D.C. He would give a talk on cross-cultural communication practices and could specify gender differences. 2. Changfu Chang, Professor of Communication, Millersville University, Millersville, PA. Professor Chang is an award-winning documentary film maker concerning adoption of girls from China. He is a native of Jiangsu Province, China, and teaches in the areas of television production and mass media. A link to a professional profile is: www.lovewithoutboundaries.org/bio/index.html. Dr. Chang would be asked to screen one of his films and lead a discussion about Chinese adoption issues and gender. 3. Dr. Hong Wang, Associate Professor of Human Communication, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA. Dr. Wang has written about cyberdating and has publications about marriage and divorce in China. Dr. Wang received her BA in English Language and Literature, Changsha Tiedao University, People's Republic of China; her M.A. was completed in Linguistics, University of Essex, England; and her Ph.D. is in Speech Communication, from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois. A link to her homepage is:http://www.ship.edu/HCS/Faculty/Dr__Hong_Wang/
• A film series centered on the China and Gender.
1. Farewell My Concubine (1993) It not only tracks the historic upheavals of the mid-century, but it also has a wonderful focus on gender and gender identity. Winner at Cannes and nominated for Best Foreign Film Oscar. 2. Hero (2002) This is the best Chinese film that captures its much older history, set in Ancient China; it's also one of only two Chinese films nominated for a Best Foreign Film Oscar. 3. Devils on the Doorstep (2000) Set in Japanese-occupied China, this is a black comedy that highlights the toll of war on common people. It sounds absolutely fascinating. Won at Cannes. 4. The Last Emperor (1987). The first film swept up 8 Oscars in 1988, including Best Picture, and apparently shows the Forbidden City (a palace with 9,999 rooms!) and the transitions of China from empire to communism in epic detail. The life of the useless emperor, Pu Yi, also sounds fascinating, but this film clocks in at 2 hours and 45 minutes.
• Three panel discussions. The first is incorporated into the kick-off event (see above). The second, we would like to have a Hong Kong democracy debate with a panel video-conferenced from individuals living in China and Hong Kong to talk about their current experiences. Two panelists have been secured (Entrepreneur, Jared Turner and Graphic Designer, Mark Schulte). Third, Women in the sciences fair from STEM related fields talk about their careers including Susan Perkins, a curator from the SMNH in New York, along with local panelists.
• Student led event: Chinese New Year. Building on last year’s event, the International Student Advisory Council and Multicultural club with organize a day-long event. As one of the main holidays in China, it is a perfect opportunity to share with the campus community. We are planning to have a wide variety of Chinese food for students to sample. A buffet of small size food items will be available. Music and decorations will set a festive tone and there will be information boards and handouts for anyone to read or take. A trivia game is being planned to help students and faculty learn about China. A highlight will be a painting station where all participants can come to have their name painted in Chinese characters by one of our Chinese students. Many Chinese students have volunteered and are excited about sharing their culture with the York campus community.
• Common Read: The library is selecting a common read that will be integrated into ConnectEd as well as into classroom assignments including HDFS 418.
• Course Integrations: Professors across fields—from English to IST—will integrate material related to the country/region and/or theme into their courses.
• Undergraduate Research Fair participation by students who choose to conduct research in TI’s focus areas.
Itemized Request
• A field-trip to campus: Kick-off event
Specific funding items would include travel costs and honorarium (estimate $400) for the dance troupe, and (for the student panel event only) refreshments (estimate $200).
Total Costs for Kick-off event: $600
Total Request from Advisory Teaching Grant: $300
Total Request from Diversity: $100
Total Request from SAF: $200

• Posters highlighting China & Gender located around the campus ($200 for printing costs)
Total Costs for Posters: $200
Total Request from Advisory Teaching Grant: $100
Total Request from Diversity: $100

• A speaker series centered on the China and Gender.
1. Dr. Richard L. Lanigan, Executive Director and Founder, International Communicology Institute.
His proposed budget:

Travel by Amtrak from Washington, D.C. to Lancaster, PA and return $83.95
(Deb will transport Professor Lanigan from Lancaster to York and return)
Hotel (Professor Lanigan will be a guest in my home.) 0.00
Meals $50.00
Honorarium (at the minimum) $500.00
Total Costs $633.95


2. Changfu Chang, Professor of Communication, Millersville University, Millersville, PA. His proposed budget:

Travel from Millersville, PA to York and return
(50.2 miles @ .57.5 cents/mi = $28.87
Honorarium (at the minimum) $250.00
Total Costs $278.87

3. Dr. Hong Wang, Associate Professor of Human Communication, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA.
Her proposed budget:

Travel from Shippensburg, PA to York and return
(125.4 miles @ .57.5 cents/mi = $72.11
Possible Overnight/hotel (Dr. Wang will be invited to my home.) 0.00
Meals $25.00
Honorarium (at the minimum) $250.00
Total Costs $347.11

Total Costs of this speaker series: $1259.93
Total Request from Advisory Teaching Grant: $650
Total Request from Diversity: $100
Total Request from SAF: $450
Total Request from Unit Funds: $100

• A film series centered on the China and Gender. 4 films is $300 + shipping, $50 x 4 for food at each event
Total Costs for film series: $1500.
Total Request from Advisory Teaching Grant: $500
Total Request from Diversity: $100
Total Request from SAF: $150
Total Request from SGA: $350
Total Request from Unit Funds: $100

• Three panel discussions. $100 x 4 for food at each panel discussion and travel cost for panelists ($200) are requested.
Total Costs for 3 panel discussions: $600
Total Request from Advisory Teaching Grant: $300
Total Request from Biology Club: $100
Total Request from SGA: $100
Total Request from Commission for Women: $100

• Student led event: Chinese New Year.
A buffet of small size food items ($300). Music and decorations ($100). Painting station (paint and paper supplies ($100)
Total Costs for Chinese New Year: $500
Total Request from Advisory Teaching Grant: $250
Total Request from Multicultural Club: $100
Total Request from SGA: $150

• Common Read: Books for freshman class of students ($3000), extra copies ordered for the library for other students to check out ($100)
Total Costs for Common Read: $3100
Total Request from Advisory Teaching Grant: $1500
Total Request from Diversity: $100
Total Request from SAF: $1500
Itemized Matching Funds
See details in the itemized request.
Open to all Campus?
As Teaching International is integrated across courses in many departments and within many student clubs, we will send reminders to both club presidents and faculty to remind students about the activities. Further, all events will be listed on the Penn State York calendar and flyers will be posted around campus. In the past, our events reach a wide audience and expect the same in the future.
# of Students Benefit
400
Enhance PSY
Teaching International is a key component in Penn State York's strategic planning. We seek to have variety in our activities so as to reach a diverse student group. The mission of Teaching International is to help students understand other cultures which is a part of diversity education. As some of these events are also open to the public, they draw in community members that may aid in increasing enrollment. We also have many international students on campus and these events may also aid in building understanding among our students on campus.
Desired Outcomes
Students who participate in Teaching International events will learn specifically about the Chinese culture and issues related to Gender in the 2015/16 year. This is both a part of the background with activities that enhance learning, but students will also be able to demonstrate new knowledge gained learning about the Chinese empire, cultural events like the Moon Festival and Chinese New Year, etc. Further, students who attend gender specific events will understand the role gender plays both in our society, but also in a global perspective.
Comments
Thank you for your time. We do plan to incorporate evaluations at many of the TI events.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.24.15

Members present: Why, Gladfelter, Georgekopoulos, Baumgartner, Bos, Lewis, Bartell, Royer, Hira

Comments/questions: Vote to table due to time.

Approve: 7
Deny: 0
Abstain: 2

4.29.15

Members present: Bos, Baumgardner, Bartell, Bhatia, Fritz, Gladfelter, Kalelkar, Lewis, Hira, Royer, Tanner

Comments/questions: These events could be hit or miss in terms of student interest and participation. However, some of these have been very popular and well attended. I like the Teaching International 2015/16 Events proposal, especially the trip to Philadelphia during China Day.

Approve: 11
Deny: 0
Abstain: 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$2100

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04/24/15 Counseling

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Date Received
2015-04-24 08:41:39
Organization
Student Affairs
Contact Name
Patrick Tanner
Contact Email
ptanner@psu.edu
Event Title
Student Affairs
Event Date
April and May
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$1500
Total Event Cost
$1500
Details
Student counseling and assessment.
Itemized Request
SAF has funded counseling in the past, in conjunction with some dollars from UP. We've run out this year due to greater need. This request is to fund the operation at the end of April and the beginning of May.
Itemized Matching Funds
0
Open to all Campus?
All students know about counseling - it is advertised in many ways.
# of Students Benefit
As many as want counseling
Enhance PSY
This addresses health and wellness and also retention.
Desired Outcomes
This is a service of the campus.
Comments
Thanks for your consideration.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.24.15

Members present: Why, Gladfelter, Georgekopoulos, Baumgartner, Bos, Lewis, Bartell, Royer, Hira

Comments/questions: Vote to table due to time.

Approve: 7
Deny: 0
Abstain: 2

4.29.15

Members present: Bos, Baumgardner, Bartell, Bhatia, Fritz, Gladfelter, Kalelkar, Lewis, Hira, Royer, Tanner

Comments/questions: If SAF does not fund this, the campus would not have a Counseling Service. Students really want/need a counseling service. Students need counseling during finals.

Approve: 10
Deny: 0
Abstain: 1
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$1500

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$1500 $1500 Approved
04/23/15 Penn State York Digital Signage

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Date Received
2015-04-23 10:49:58
Organization
N/A
Student Sponsor
Alex Peterson
Student E-mail Address
ahp5067@psu.edu
Contact Name
Joe Royer
Contact Email
joero@psu.edu
Event Title
N/A
Event Date
Indefinite
Beginning Time
Summer 2015
Time Ending
Indefinite
Amount Requested
$6500.00
Total Event Cost
$6500.00
Details
To bring digital signage to Penn State York by placing big-screen televisions around campus that utilizes the FourWinds Digital Signage application. FourWinds will allow us to use the TVs to show announcements, RSS Feeds, Weather, Live TV, Streamed content, etc. It will help to bring an environment that embraces technology to Penn State York, as well as enhance the experience of Students, Faculty, and Visitors.
Itemized Request
5 Televisions - $500 Per TV = $2500

7 Computers - $350 Per PC = $2450

9 FourWinds Licenses - $150 Per License = $1350

Mounting Hardware for Computers and Televisions = $200

Total Cost = $6500
Itemized Matching Funds
6500.00
Open to all Campus?
They will be placed at points around campus that get plenty of foot traffic, ensuring that the most possible people will benefit from and acknowledge the digital signs during their time at Penn State York, and in turn making them well known to students and visitors.
# of Students Benefit
Anybody who attends/visits Penn State York
Enhance PSY
There are multiple ways that this project is directly relational to the Campus Strategic Plan. Not only would it strengthen our academic excellence and reputation, but it would increase students’ engagement in things such as campus committees, task forces, student government, etc. It would help to increase the number of students on campus, which means a larger turnout in student involved co-curricular activities and increased number of students participating in campus life. Also, more students participating in campus events and becoming more involved with the school will hopefully lead to a larger number of enrollments at Penn State York. This will in turn strengthen the schools financial situation, and also strengthen our commitment to our local communities by offering them an environment within our campus that they deserve.
Desired Outcomes
Students will be able to be kept up to date on upcoming events straight from these televisions, which will help to increase participation in campus events, as well as keep people up to date on what is going on around campus.

• Increase student engagement

• Increase activity participation

• Improved campus communication
Comments
After meeting and discussing all the variables in play with this project, we have come to the conclusion that there is no downside to moving forward with it. Not only would it be extremely beneficial to campus events, it would also increase revenue for the school while creating a technologically relevant environment that students should expect from Penn State. To deprive Penn State students of technology that would greatly enhance their experience would not only be a mistake, but it would be a direct contradiction to the goals set forth within the Campus Strategic Plan. We are asking for $6500, but on a large scale the potential turnaround from this project could be priceless.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.24.15

Members present: Why, Gladfelter, Georgekopoulos, Baumgartner, Bos, Lewis, Bartell, Royer, Hira

Comments/questions: Vote to table, pending information from the SFF Allocation Committee.

Approve: 7
Deny: 0
Abstain: 2

5.7.15

Update - The Student Facilities Fee Allocation Board has approved funding for this proposal, making the SAF proposal a moot point. As such, the proposal will be closed.
Status
Closed
Amount Approved
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04/22/15 2015-16 Student Programming

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Date Received
2015-04-22 20:36:33
Organization
n/a
Student Sponsor
n/a
Contact Name
Dan Puccio
Contact Email
dpp15@psu.edu
Event Title
n/a
Event Date
2015-16 Academic Year
Beginning Time
n/a
Time Ending
n/a
Amount Requested
$105,000
Total Event Cost
$105,000
Details
The goal for next year is to offer students at Penn State York more of an opportunity to occupy their time during the day, at night, and on the weekends, especially as the Ruhl Building goes offline and under renovations/expansion.

We hope to improve upon the activities that we've currently offered, offering more new and exciting events that students would enjoy, implement intramural leagues, more educational programming that will allow students to learn outside of the classroom, as well as more fun, social activities that our students enjoy, such as, Paintball, bowling, common hour entertainment, etc. Based upon this past year's successes with the Drive-In movies, movie series, and any event with free food, we hope to build upon that with continued movie nights, more speakers, and the establishment of a cultural series in the Pullo Center for our students. We also to build upon the success of the Emerging Leader Program this semester, as well as the creation of regular community service opportunities for students.
Itemized Request
Fall Food Truck Fair - $7,500
Cultural Series w/Pullo - $15,000
Big Event/Concert - $15,000
Late Night Breakfast - $4,000 (increase due to caterer)
2015-16 Student Organization Liability Insurance
National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Membership - $645
NACA Regional Conference - $3,000
All-University Day (Football) Transportation - $1,500
Tape/Poster Paper for Student Orgs - $500
Student Workers/Interns - $3,500
General Programming Budget - $50,355

Total: $105,000
Itemized Matching Funds
n/a
Open to all Campus?
All events are open to the entire student body. With the help of student workers/interns, these events will be publicized extensively through a campus calendar and monthly hard copy calendar, social media, Penn State York Student Affairs Facebook page & twitter handle, flyers, sandwich boards, hand bills, word of mouth, side walk chalk, texting, etc.
# of Students Benefit
Entire Penn State York community
Enhance PSY
The usage of these funds is the epitome of this question. This funding goes towards creating a greater sense of community on campus through the variety of events that we are able to provide, the late night and weekend programming that we can provide to our students living in nearby apartments, as well as students that want to participate in such activities, the continued success of the emerging leaders program, and establishment of monthly community service trips to different areas of York. The availability of these funds will completely transform what Student Activities will look like on this campus next year and especially when we're back in the newly renovated Ruhl Building.
Desired Outcomes
Students will be able to participate and partake in a vast variety of events on campus, learn new things about topics and areas that they did not know much about before, develop their leadership skills through emerging leaders, practice civility by engaging more in the York community and York County.
Comments
n/a
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.24.15

Members present: Why, Gladfelter, Georgekopoulos, Baumgartner, Bos, Lewis, Bartell, Royer, Hira

Comments/questions: Very interested in the big event, as well as the diversity series. All of this programming is very beneficial to the campus.

Approve: 9
Deny: 0
Abstain: 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$105000

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04/22/15 International & New Student Orientation

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Date Received
2015-04-22 20:10:24
Organization
n/a
Student Sponsor
n/a
Contact Name
Dan Puccio
Contact Email
dpp15@psu.edu
Event Title
n/a
Event Date
Summer 2015
Beginning Time
n/a
Time Ending
n/a
Amount Requested
$39,000
Total Event Cost
$39,000
Details
New Student Orientation, Part 2 & International Student Orientation is the true college beginning for a student at Penn State York. They arrive on campus on that Friday before classes start (or the entire week prior), meet other students, get to know their adviser or an academic member within their major, learn about the resources that Penn State York can offer, and much more!

This year, both Orientation(s) will be bigger and better! The Orientation Leaders on staff have been capped at 20, a first in my time here at Penn State York. All Orientation Leaders will be expected to be a peer mentor for our new students beginning in May, going through the Summer and Orientation, and concluding after the Fall semester (hence the higher student stipends). We also expect another record breaking incoming international student enrollment. There will be summer gatherings for OL's to bond together and go through some fun leadership exercises, a 3-day training before Orientation season so that they're prepared for Orientation day/week itself, a revamped International Orientation program that features more trips, food, and access to local shops and shopping centers to expose more of York and the United States to our international students. We'll provide giveaways to students as well on Orientation day centered around their anticipated student experience and our Counseling Services.
Itemized Request
International Orientation - $15,000 (May revert back to SAF depending on international student fee usage)
Orientation Leader/Mentor Stipends - $9,000
New Student Orientation Part 2 - $15,000
Itemized Matching Funds
n/a
Open to all Campus?
Orientation is promoted to all First-Year students, transfer students, and adult students and is a necessary part in one's college experience. Orientation is publicized to students when they get accepted to the University as a next steps process before they arrive for classes, they receive a mailer from University Park, as well as a mailer and email reminders from the Student Affairs Office about the dates of Orientation.
# of Students Benefit
300+
Enhance PSY
New Student and International Student Orientation is a chance for incoming students to learn about how great Penn State York really is, the resources that the campus has to aid them in succeeding, and allowing them the opportunity to feel more comfortable before arriving on campus for classes. On the flip side, the Orientation Leaders will be aiding students through this process and will be developing multiple skills along the way such as communication and interpersonal skills throughout their own experience.
Desired Outcomes
Students should be able to identify areas on campus that can help them succeed throughout their time on campus, point out some friendly faces either on staff or within their small mentor (pride) groups that they can turn to for assistance throughout the year or some people that they can hang out with, and the Orientation Leaders will develop a bigger sense of Penn State pride, as well as develop as Student Leaders, be a resource for these incoming students, and have fun in the process!

(We have seen this occur first hand through our OL interviews in which multiple students say that they have remained in touch with pride group members, their OL from their pride group, and especially our International OL's who went the extra mile for all of our incoming International students last summer.
Comments
n/a
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.24.15

Members present: Why, Gladfelter, Georgekopoulos, Baumgartner, Bos, Lewis, Bartell, Royer, Hira

Comments/questions: Questions about why orientation costs so much, and what the international fee is for. Again, this is very important for our campus.

Approve: 9
Deny: 0
Abstain: 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$39000

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04/20/15 PS-York Diversity Committee

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Date Received
2015-04-20 12:07:53
Organization
Diversity Committee
Contact Name
Judith Owen/Sheri Yoder
Contact Email
jlo21@psu.edu
Event Title
Diversity Committee
Event Date
September 2015-April 2016
Beginning Time
September 2015
Time Ending
April 2016
Amount Requested
$9600
Total Event Cost
$11,600
Details
see above
Itemized Request
The SAF usually provides a majority of the Diversity Committee's yearly budget, the other portion coming from unrestricted campus funds. We rely on sponsorship of both sponsors to put on programs for the campus and community that foster awareness of diversity issues.
Here is a breakdown of our anticipated expenses for 2015-16:

Two speakers (fall and spring) fees and food 600
National Hispanic Heritage Month 500
Chinese New Year 500
Women's History month 1400
Black History month 2000
Unity day (food, t-shirts, supplies) 3000
international coffee hour (food, supplies) 1000
financial support for campus clubs to host parties, dances, panels, and Teaching International etc. that foster Diversity's goals 2000
Display easels and posters for permanent collection 600
Itemized Matching Funds
We are hopig to receive at least $2000 from the campus's unrestricted funds so that we can hire an international student to help at International coffee hour and to help pay for faculty/staff T-shirts
Open to all Campus?
All of Diversity's events are open to the entire campus, and usually the York community as well. We put up flyers, posters, advertise in the SSJ, and use the Student-all email feature to ensure that our programs are highly visible.
# of Students Benefit
During the 2014-15 year, Women's History Month had a combined attendancee of 300; First Fridays drew 25 students a month; Unity Week saw approximately 400 students during the week-long event; Black History Month saw 100 students, coffee hour draws at least 40 students a week for duration of the school year; Carnival drew 75 students, and we also bought more chafing dishes and utensils that benefits the entire campus. We anticipate that 2015-16 will see similar, if not increased, numbers
Enhance PSY
Our proposal directly addresses the diversity component of the campus's mission. These events also are frequently highlighted in campus literature and do help to draw more diverse student applicants to our campus.
Desired Outcomes
See above answer. We hope that all participants in our activities will come away with a renewed (or new) appreciation of the commonalities among all of us, breaking the bonds of fear that frequently exist between different cultural, ethnic, religious, and sexual orientations. This will not only make our campus community stronger but produce stronger graduates, more able to function in our increasingly global and diverse world
Comments
Diversity frequently uses a feedback form after its programs to gather student feedback on the programs. However, it is impossible to fully assess the long-term impact of raising awareness levels.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.24.15

Members present: Why, Gladfelter, Georgekopoulos, Baumgartner, Bos, Lewis, Bartell, Royer, Hira

Comments/questions: Their work is important and beneficial.

Approve: 9
Deny: 0
Abstain: 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$9600

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04/08/15 2015-2016 Multiple Student Initiatives Funding Request

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Date Received
2015-04-08 09:45:08
Organization
Student Affairs
Contact Name
Patrick Tanner
Contact Email
ptanner@psu.edu
Event Title
Student Affairs
Event Date
All year
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$49760
Total Event Cost
$50860
Details
1. Faculty/Staff/Students to lunch program – This successful program encourages connections between students, faculty, and staff.
2. Counseling Services – It is imperative (in my opinion) that we provide a psychologist for a variety of student needs. The program has been going very well.
3. Academic Awards Ceremony – this wonderful event recognizes many aspects of student engagement and is well-attended every year
4. Copier services – This is split between the campus budget (for administrative purposes) and SAF (student club purposes).
5. Bus passes – This program has been very well received.
6. Handbook/planner – The planners are an essential aspect of time management for many students.
7. Pullo tickets – Students really enjoy the free and discounted tickets.
8. Student Leadership Conference – This inspires our students to come back and make a difference on campus.

The majority of funds requested for each initiative last year have been spent on that initiative. Again, some requests have been increased slightly due to increased costs for the coming year.
Itemized Request
This request is very similar to what has been requested in years past for the following initiatives:

1. Faculty/Staff/Students to lunch program - 4000
2. Counseling Services - 18000
3. Academic Awards Ceremony - 3500
4. Copier services - 1100
5. Bus passes - 7000
6. Handbook/planner - 7000
7. Pullo tickets - 5000
8. Student Leadership Conference - 4160

Slight increases have been incorporated for these increasingly popular (and increasingly expensive) initiatives.
Itemized Matching Funds
1100
Open to all Campus?
These initiatives are advertised on our website, across campus, at New Student Orientation, and through electronic messaging.
# of Students Benefit
All students
Enhance PSY
These initiatives address concepts of campus engagement, leadership development, retention, and health and wellness specifically.
Desired Outcomes
Students will be able to make stronger connections, and generally be better campus citizens because of this funding and these initiatives.
Comments
Thanks for your consideration.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.17.15

Members present: Gladfelter, Baumgardner, Lewis, Hira, Georgakapoulos, Bos, Royer, Tanner, Fritz, Bartell

Comments and questions: We need this stuff. It is self-explanatory. Several have a long history.

All points have been done before and done successfully.

Approve:9
Deny:0
Abstain:1
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$49760

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04/01/15 White Rose Walk

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Date Received
2015-04-01 18:41:41
Organization
possibly the Blue & White Society
Student Sponsor
Shambhavi Gupta
Student E-mail Address
sbg5129@psu.edu
Contact Name
Stephanie Diaz
Contact Email
sad35@psu.edu
Event Title
possibly the Blue & White Society
Event Date
TBD, possibly April 22, 2015
Beginning Time
noon
Time Ending
1 p.m.
Amount Requested
$227.13
Total Event Cost
$227.13
Details
The White Rose Walk would be an event at the end of each Spring semester (close to graduation), where students would go to the library to pick up a white rose (York is known as the White Rose city). Students would write a 'thank you' note to one student, staff, or faculty member that they would like to thank. Once students pick up the rose, the they would deliver it to that person.

Ideally, it would be nice if every student participated, however, I understand that may not be possible. So, if we were able to get 200, or close to 200 students to participate, the cost per student might be less than $1.25 per person. If we have leftover roses, I would welcome students to take more than one rose to give to another person. I would also like to continue to encourage students to see the library as discipline neutral and the "heart of the campus", so it would be great if we handed out the roses in the library.

The cardstock would be used to create the thank you notes. The clear water tubes would be used to temporarily preserve each rose.
Itemized Request
$42.50 = Two orders of clear water tubes (100 in each bag at $16.99 each); plus $8.52 shipping and handling.

I plan on purchasing the roses from Sam's Club.

$176.94 = 200 white roses from Sam's Club - estimated total: $169.58; minus sales tax: $9.60; plus 10% non-member fee: $16.96; no shipping/handling fee.

$186.98 = Costco comparison. 200 white roses from Costco - estimated total: $189.19; minus sales tax: $10.71; plus 5% non-member surcharge: 8.50; no shipping/handling fee.

Cheapest cardstock (for "Thank you: notes) at Staples, $7.69 (100 sheets), http://www.staples.com/Pacon-Array-Card-Stock-8-1-2-W-x-11-L-White-100-Pack/product_833353

Blue raffia ribbon would be purchased personally by Stephanie Diaz (no reimbursement necessary).
Itemized Matching Funds
0
Open to all Campus?
I plan on creating a campus PowerPoint slide; contacting the Stall Seat Journal; creating and posting posters around campus; contact students via Dan Puccio's campus-wide email; Barb Eshbach's first-year student email list; adding information about it to the Penn State York Library Facebook page; adding it to the campus calendar; because this would be a great media/photo opportunity, I would also Barb Dennis.
# of Students Benefit
200 - 400 (if each student gave a rose to another student)
Enhance PSY
Through her research project, ConnectED, head librarian Barb Eshbach has identified existing research that claims when students feel a "...sense of belonging, [it] positively influences academic achievement, retention, and persistence" (T. L. Strayhorn in the book, College Students' Sense of Belonging). Anecdotally, I have heard students talk about wanting to transfer to the University Park campus. Intuitively, I think one of the reasons students may want to transfer there is because of the "traditional college experience" they think they will have, an experience they think they are missing out on. I would like to show students that they can have a more traditional college experience right here at Penn State York. One of the ways I think we can do this is by starting more student traditions in order to create a sense belonging and a sense of campus history. The White Rose Walk could be one of those traditions.
Desired Outcomes
I anticipate that the event will help students feel a stronger connection to individual people at the Penn State York campus. The event may be a specific reminder to students about what made their time at Penn State York a positive experience and may influence (even a little) their decision to come back from one semester to the next.
Comments
I'm not sure if a survey would be ideal for this event, however the effects of the event may be articulated in campus-wide surveys that are regularly distributed. I will be sure to count how many flowers remain (if any) and any comments from participants as two small ways to assess the event. In the event that there are extra flowers left, the library staff (made up of students, staff, and faculty) will take them to people they would like to thank, just to make sure they are all used.
Accept Partial Funding?
No

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.3.2015

Members present: Hira, Fritz, Baumgartner, Royer, Tanner, Brown, Gladfelter, Kalelkar

Questions or comments -
- Good idea, sounds great!

Approve: 8
Deny: 0
Abstain: 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$227.13

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03/29/15 Unity Week

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Date Received
2015-03-29 16:15:42
Organization
Multicultural Club
Student Sponsor
Aruba Tariq
Student E-mail Address
axt5233@psu.edu
Contact Name
Ann Fetterman
Contact Email
axf25@psu.edu
Event Title
Multicultural Club
Event Date
April 15, 16
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$265
Total Event Cost
$475
Details
Penn State York will be hosting Unity Week again. The funds that are being requested through SAF will be used for water bottles and snacks for soccer tournament, Holi powder, and water balloons for Holi clean up.
Itemized Request
Relax with Tai Chi: Food (sodas, snacks): $40
Badminton Tournament: Food (water, snacks): $40
%0
Itemized Matching Funds
Open to all Campus?
# of Students Benefit
Accept Partial Funding?

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.3.2015
Members present: Hira, Georgakapoules, Bos, Lewis, Fritz, Baumgartner, Royer, Tanner, Brown, Bartell

Questions or comments -
- Explained what Holy is for students that don't know what about it.
- Plans have been made to do a better job with the mess this year.
- How does sign up work: Sign up sheets will be around campus in places such as the game room etc. All those details are listed on he flyer.

Discussion
- It's a real good idea, the campus really comes alive and the students have a lot of fun.
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Approve: 10
Deny: 0
Abstain: 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$265

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03/20/15 Library March Madness Challenge

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Date Received
2015-03-20 13:00:30
Organization
N/A
Student Sponsor
Kiersten Fisher
Student E-mail Address
knf5114@psu.edu
Contact Name
Stephanie Diaz
Contact Email
sad35@psu.edu
Event Title
N/A
Event Date
March 16, 2015 - April 7, 2015
Beginning Time
N/A
Time Ending
N/A
Amount Requested
$244.90
Total Event Cost
$282.07
Details
The Penn State York Library March Madness Challenge is a ConnectED event and is one of the library's many programs focused on promoting information literacy; encouraging curiosity about scholarly topics; and fostering social engagement on the Penn State York campus in relation to the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

ConnectED is head librarian Barb Eshbach's current research project which is largely based on the premise that students who are socially engaged on commuter campuses tend to have higher success and retention rates. While the First Year Experience is focused on supporting first-year students, participation from returning students, faculty and staff is essential to its success. Because bracket challenges encourage friendly competition among groups of people, the March Madness idea initially had great potential, however, we wanted to create an event with more academic substance. To do this, we incorporated a Library Bonus Round which includes a series of information literacy related questions, and prompts to interact with other students, staff, and faculty.

No gambling will be involved in the event and knowledge of basketball is not necessary. More details about the event can be found on the event's website: sites.psu.edu/marchmadness

Barb Eshbach has purchased prizes from her limited ConnectED budget and so we began the project with those prizes in mind. The SAF funds will be critical to the event's success in encouraging participation and awarding students who take the time to meet other people on campus; learn about information literacy related topics; and use the library's resources.
Itemized Request
I would like to end the library scavenger hunts (funded by SAF) for this academic year and apply the remaining $85 worth of gift certificates that have already been purchased to the Library's March Madness Challenge event. In addition to the gift certificates, I would like to purchase other prizes from the campus bookstore. The prizes I would like to purchase include: two Penn State sweatshirt blankets at $36.98 each; one license plate frame at $22.98; one writing padholder (nice business folder) at $32.98; two t-shirts at $14.99 each.

Remaining funds already awarded for library scavenger hunts: $85.00
Currently requesting $159.90 in additional SAF funds.

Depending on what we are able to purchase, I would like to award the top ranking participant with a basket of several of these items. I envision awarding several other participants with one or two of the remaining items each.
Itemized Matching Funds
37.17
Open to all Campus?
The event is open to all students and it is designed to encourage them to engage with faculty, staff, and other students on campus. I have created a website for the event (sites.psu.edu/marchmadness); contacted Dan Puccio about adding announcements about the event to the campus slideshow and his student email blast. I have personally sent emails to the entire faculty and staff, and Barb Eshbach has sent emails to the first-year students promoting participation in the event. I have also created and posted posters and an engaging display of a bracket in a large window of the library (of a which has attracted a lot of attention).
# of Students Benefit
As many who participate. 25+
Enhance PSY
Like mentioned earlier, the event is part of the ConnectED program. The program encourages students to make "connections" with other students, faculty and staff by completing ConnectED cards. These cards ask students to find something in common with the other person. At first, this may seem artificial, but it encourages friendly interaction between two people who may have never spoken to each other in that way, or at all. The Library Bonus Round asks each participant to make connections with a total of nine other individuals. The goal of ConnectED is to promote student success, persistence, and retention. We hope that if students learn more about the library's resources and services (through the Library Bonus Round), their academic work will be positively impacted. We also hope that if students interact with others outside of the classroom, they will feel a stronger connection to campus and will ultimately choose to stay at Penn State York longer than they normally would.
Desired Outcomes
The students will demonstrate their ability to use the library's databases and tools in order to effectively retrieve high quality information, a skill that is critical to their academic success and personal wellbeing. The students will become more informed about how information is produced and shared in a digital environment. The students will get to know other people on campus.
Comments
The Library Bonus Round is essentially assessing the students' ability to effectively use the library's resources and their understanding of information literacy related concepts. I will create and submit a summary of the students scores. I plan on creating a survey to assess the participants' perceptions of the event.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
This proposal was removed at the request of the proposal author.
Status
Closed
Amount Approved
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03/20/15 Unity Day

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Date Received
2015-03-20 10:43:33
Organization
BSU
Student Sponsor
Whitney Brown
Student E-mail Address
whb5055@psu.edu
Contact Name
Terri Van Slyke
Contact Email
tsv1@psu.edu
Event Title
BSU
Event Date
April 9, 2015
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$600
Total Event Cost
$600
Details
Unity Day at Penn State York is a culmination of the work of Penn State York's Diversity Committee. A variety of multicultural events take place this day bringing in over a crowd of 100+ students, faculty, and staff.

In addition to the plans that happen during Unity Week, BSU thought it would be a good idea to rent a photo booth for students/faculty/staff to utilize during the event. A photobooth would be the perfect addition to this event, because they create memorable keepsakes for students and are a good source of entertainment. We project many students would use this as photo strips are printed and distributed in under 15 seconds. Additionally this photoooth can hold up to 10 people and can be customized to have a certain logo/event name on the photostrip.

http://bigpartyphotobooths.com/photo-booth-rental-rates/
Itemized Request
Photo Booth Rental for 2 hours @ $500
Estimated Tax + Set-Up/Tear Down @$100
Itemized Matching Funds
$0
Open to all Campus?
When advertisement goes out for Unity week, we will be sure to include this in the advertisement using the Stall Seat Journal, posters, flyers, etc.
# of Students Benefit
50+
Enhance PSY
The learning experience that already occurs during Unity Week will occur. This photobooth offers no additional learning experience, but potentially students would have the opportunity to socialize and make new friends and take photos with these friends.
Desired Outcomes
N/A
Comments
N/A
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.3.2015

Members present: Hira, Georgakapoules, Bos, Lewis, Fritz, Baumgartner, Royer, Tanner, Brown, Bartell

Questions or comments -
- Will students have to pay:no
- Other functions have had this and its been widely successful

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Approve: 9
Deny:0
Abstain1:
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$600

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03/17/15 Penn State York's Got Talent!

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Date Received
2015-03-17 18:25:23
Organization
BLUE & WHITE SOCIETY
Student Sponsor
SHAMBHAVI GUPTA
Student E-mail Address
sbg5129@psu.edu
Contact Name
IONA CONLON
Contact Email
imc11@psu.edu
Event Title
BLUE & WHITE SOCIETY
Event Date
04/14/15
Beginning Time
12:00 pm
Time Ending
1:20 pm
Amount Requested
$470
Total Event Cost
$610
Details
The event is a Talent Show hosted for Penn State York students to show their talent and get recognition and appreciation for it.

The event will have students performing. Funds are needed to award prizes to the winners.

Food will also be provided and serve as an incentive for people to attend the event. This is why we want to spend decent amount on food so we can attract more people.

The rest of the funds are needed for necessary decorations of the room where the event takes place.
Itemized Request
1. Food - $350
2. Decorations - $50
3. Prizes (in form of Gift Cards to Amazon)- $70
Total - $470
Itemized Matching Funds
Food($350), Decorations($50), Prizes($70) + Funds not requested from SAF: Prizes($140)
Open to all Campus?
We have started advertising the event around campus by means of posters and emails. This would help students learn about the event and how they could register for it. The Talent Show is open to all Penn State York students.
# of Students Benefit
20
Enhance PSY
By means of a Talent Show, we wanted to give the students at Penn State York an opportunity to show their talent and get recognition for it. This would give them motivation to keep pursuing their talents and interests in the future. This would also increase students interests in the events on campus and increase involvement as many students would participate in the talent show.
Desired Outcomes
Students would be recognized for their own talents or get inspired by the talents of their peers. This would give them motivation to keep pursuing their talents and interests in the future.
Comments
Assessment measure would comprise of taking a written survey about the students experience at the event and how they think they have benefitted.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
3.20.15

Members present: Hira, Georgakapoules, Bos, Lewis, Fritz, Brown, Bartell, Why, Baumgartner, Royer, Tanner

Questions or comments -
Who will benefit? All who attend. Faculty and staff will be invited. This is in conjunction with Unity Week.
Need to register if you want to perform.
This will be the first year for the event.
Sounds like a good idea.
We hope that they can get folks to sign up!
Advertising is covered - great!

Approve: 10
Deny:
Abstain: 1
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$470

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03/16/15 New Student Orientation (NSO) Part I - Academic Advising

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Date Received
2015-03-16 09:31:07
Organization
none
Contact Name
Jane Emery
Contact Email
jle3@psu.edu
Event Title
none
Event Date
June 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25 July 13, 15, 16 Aug 3, 17, 18
Beginning Time
9:30 am
Time Ending
1:30 pm
Amount Requested
$4,315
Total Event Cost
$15,675
Details
NSO Advising is a program for all new first year students and their
families and is an introduction to the academic structure of the
University. It is coordinated by DUS/Advising and Career Development
office. Students meet individually with faculty advisers, as well as,
attend several academic information sessions. Placement into English,
math and chemistry, academic preparedness, choice of major and career
planning are issues that are discussed. There are 13 days of NSO
Advising planned with the last two dates specifically for international
students and those students who live at a distance. An additional date
for international students has been added with the increase in this
student population. This is a retention program intended to help
students start their college experience at Penn State York with a
realistic idea of the academic expectations, what will be expected of
them and the resources available. Part 2 of NSO - Campus Life, follows in late August.
Itemized Request
2 student workers at $9.50 per hour for 85 hours = 1615
morning coffee/snacks = 1000
Bottled water = 200
pizza at noon = 1500

Total = 4315
Itemized Matching Funds
11,360
Open to all Campus?
In late May/early June, all new first year students receive letters from
the Advising and Career Development office, upon completion of their
ALEKS math assessment and Educational Planning Survey. They register
on-line for their NSO Advising Day. Attendance is near 100% and student
and family evaluations indicate that almost 100% of those who attend
think this program is either helpful or very helpful. Evaluations are
collected and reviewed each day, with improvements being made as needed.
# of Students Benefit
300
Enhance PSY
Penn State York is very concerned and focused on student retention and
student success is a campus priority. NSO Advising is a mandatory
program at each campus and provides students the opportunity to examine
their academic abilities, interests and educational plans before the
start of classes. This program insures that students select appropriate
courses and credit load based on their placement, preparedness and
intended major, with the help of individual advisers who have been
trained specifically to work with this program.
Desired Outcomes
Learning Outcomes for NSO Part 1 - Academic Advising
Students will:
•evaluate their academic preparedness, including ALEKS Math Assessment results

•be able to articulate how their interests and strengths relate to Penn State majors and career options

•recognize the academic structure of Penn State, including degree requirements, especially the role of general education

•identify the differences between high school and college and the expectations of being a Penn State student

•identify resources at the York campus to assist with their transition to college

•be able to use eLion and select courses for their first semester of study

•know the name and contact information of their assigned academic adviser and be able to construct an email message to their advisers


Families will:
•recognize the academic structure of Penn State, including degree requirements, especially the role of general education

•recognize the differences between high school and college and how best to support their students with this transition
Comments
Thank you to the SAFC for your past support of this program and consideration of continuing support.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.3.2015
Members present: Hira, Georgakapoules, Bos, Lewis, Fritz, Baumgartner, Royer, Tanner, Brown, Bartell

Questions or comments -
- We have funded this in the past.
- They usually don't use all of the money
- Incentives to participate are extremely helpful

Approve: 10
Deny:0
Abstain:0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$4315

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03/04/15 First Year Student Engagement and Mentoring

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Date Received
2015-03-04 13:30:04
Organization
None
Student Sponsor
Alyssa Zelwalk
Student E-mail Address
AJZ5156@psu.edu
Contact Name
Patrick Tanner
Contact Email
ptanner@psu.edu
Event Title
None
Event Date
2015
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$16,000
Total Event Cost
$18,000
Details
A variety of surveys and other research methods have recently revealed that Penn State York students are not developing as strong a sense of belonging on campus as their peers across the commonwealth and across the nation are. As such, the campus has been working on a number of initiatives to address this urgent issue. Some of these initiatives include further research studies, paired courses, and PSU008, the first-year ‘learning to learn’ course. We have seen significant success in some of these platforms, and are planning to increase, among other ideas, the number of PSU008 courses that we will offer this fall.

In addition to that significant progress, we are capitalizing on a number of great ideas that have been introduced in the past two years. Two years ago, a peer mentoring program was piloted. The next year, another mentoring plan was piloted with faculty and staff as the mentors instead of the students. During the fall of this year, as the mentors gathered to discuss the merits of and suggestions for the program, mentors suggested that there be undergraduate students who would be paired with a faculty or staff member, and that the connection to the students should start in the spring/summer, as opposed to just once they got onto campus. This idea was then connected to a wonderful proposal that was brought by a faculty member to a subcommittee that reports through the Campus Senate – specifically to provide structure and guidance for first year students to engage in activities that provide meaning and perspective for students as they navigate the Penn State experience.

The resultant idea is the comprehensive one that is presented in this proposal.

The human resource aspect of this structure would be to pair (and train) sets of mentors. One faculty or staff member would be paired with an Orientation Leader – this mentor pair would be assigned to roughly 20 incoming first-year students (mentees). Their connection would begin during the spring semester (via email/facebook/text messages/twitter/Instagram/etc.) so that questions can be asked by the mentees, and a relationship can begin. The first in-person meeting would assumedly be at New Student Orientation Phase II which occurs on the last Friday before classes begin in late August. Orientation Leaders would have been working with their Pride Groups throughout the summer, and the faculty/staff mentors would join the group for lunch at a minimum.
All through the development of these relationships, the chief purpose is to connect students to the University by encouraging their engagement in the life of the campus. The hook here would be that this encouragement (assuming approval of this proposal) would be incentivized. We’d encourage them to engage in activities that would assist them in developing a deeper sense of belonging throughout the first semester – meeting with their advisor once; attending ConnectEd events twice; attending athletic competitions twice; going to club meetings twice; attending a financial literacy event once; etc. Right now there is a list of 12 items that would qualify (this could be modified) and for every 3 items that they check off the list, they would be eligible for an incentive of increasing value. For their first 3 and second three items, they could get a $10 gas card, bookstore gift card, PSU apparel, etc. For items 7-9 and 10-12, they could get a $15 Weis card, or a prioritized parking spot, or something of the like. This means that every student could be eligible for $50 worth of incentives ($10 + $10 + $15 + $15 = $50). This proposal allows for 300 students to do that – out of more than 400 new first year students.

Other programs have incentives that are only available at the end of the semester or end of the year. We’ve not seen the level of participation in those programs, so providing incentives early and often may compel students to do more of the things we want them to do, and continue to do them too. This engagement is not only aimed at increasing students’ sense of belonging due to their increased participation in student activities and connection with both a faculty/staff person and an upperclass student, but it is also a retention initiative, and it could prove to be an initiative that initially brings more students to campus as well.
Itemized Request
$15,000 - $50 worth of incentives for 300 FY students

$1,000 - Food for 1 day of training for all mentors (breakfast, lunch, and snacks)

$2,000 - Campus funds used to pay faculty/staff mentors
Itemized Matching Funds
$2,000
Open to all Campus?
This will be advertised widely across campus, to the faculty and staff, to the students when they make their deposit, through the Orientation Leaders, and it will be a primary part of what is shared with parents during New Student Orientation Phase I over the summer. It will also be a big part of all first-year students’ first semester due to the ongoing mentor/mentee relationships.
# of Students Benefit
Over 300
Enhance PSY
This proposal addresses concepts of increasing enrollment, campus priorities, and individual student engagement in student activities.
Desired Outcomes
Students will know more about learning outside of the classroom through campus involvement. They will be able to articulate the benefits of becoming involved on campus; and they know that they are cared for by the campus community.
Comments
Thanks for your consideration.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
3.20.15

Members present: Hira, Georgakapoules, Bos, Lewis, Fritz, Brown, Bartell, Why, Baumgartner, Royer, Tanner

Questions or comments -
Similar to ConnectEd
Seems like more of an extension of Orientation
Only available to FY students. Why?
Not a bad idea.
Could have given comparison of other campuses and comparisons of before and after orientation.
What happens if it isn't successful?

Vote to table until next meeting and more information can be presented.

Approve:
Deny:
Abstain:


4.3.2015

3.20.15

Members present: Hira, Georgakapoules, Bos, Lewis, Fritz, Baumgartner, Royer, Tanner, Brown, Bartell

Questions or comments -
- Is there a limit: Yes
- What about second year students: Would love to entertain this thought...

- Think we should open it to all students
- Violates policy by not being open to all students.
- If we open it up to all students this year, going forward it could be restricted to just freshman and still meet the spirit of the policy
- If initial funds are depleted, requests for additional funding would be considered.

COMMITTEE AGREED AMENDMENT: The vote of this proposal is dependent upon this event, in its first year, be open to all students, not just first year students.

Approve:9
Deny:0
Abstain:1
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$16000

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03/04/15 Alternative Spring Break - 2016 - Commonwealth of the Bahamas

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Date Received
2015-03-04 13:24:44
Organization
None
Student Sponsor
Alyssa Zelwalk
Student E-mail Address
AJZ5156@psu.edu
Contact Name
Patrick Tanner
Contact Email
ptanner@psu.edu
Event Title
None
Event Date
March 5-11, 2016
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$15,000
Total Event Cost
$24,500
Details
Our campus has been on alternative spring break (ASB) trips in the past, and we are starting to do them again, starting with the DC trip this year. We’d like to offer more opportunities for this sort of experience, so we are planning an international ASB for 2016. This will hopefully mean that there is one regional and one international trip option every year for students.

There will be a tripartite focus for the international ASB trip:
1. Service to the community
2. Leadership development
3. Self-awareness and inclusive excellence (especially regarding sense of self from a global perspective)

** All of these will be engineered to be highly relational. Most cultures value relationships, but this is a prioritized imperative in The Bahamas. As such, we will be spending time with local business, government, and educational leaders, and hopefully local university students as well.

We will do everything to keep the cost down for students, including significant fundraising over the summer and next year as well. The $1,500/person figure is an estimate – and a bit of a hope/stretch. The nation is known for having a high cost of living, so all attempts will be made to acquire modest accommodations and meals while maximizing the value of all experiences.

This is a coordinated trip with the Brandywine campus – we are hoping to take 28 students between the 2 campuses. Some campuses will contribute up to $1,000 per student for trips like these. York hasn't done that in the past, but as this can be such a transformational event in the life of an undergraduate student, we are asking for the same as other campuses.
Itemized Request
The cost is estimated to be $1,500/person for the week for 15 people for a total of $22,500. We are asking for $1,000/person.

This would include 14 students and one chaperone.

There would be an additional cost of roughly $2000 for a pre-trip for the chaperone; campus funds will cover $1000 and there is a $1000 discount. Hence, the total cost would be $24,500, and we are asking for $15,000 - which is $1000/student for the trip.
Itemized Matching Funds
$7,500 - $500/person out of pocket; $2,000 for pre-trip to develop itinerary from campus funds – This is a total of $9,500 that is not being requested from SAF. Effort will be made to do fundraisers to reduce the cost for participants.
Open to all Campus?
This will be advertised widely across campus, via all regular channels (posters, computers, email, SSJ, etc.). Also, it will be widely publicized in NSO Phase I and NSO Phase II. It will also be publicized as much as possible on the website.
# of Students Benefit
14 directly. Others through the knowledge and information that those students return with.
Enhance PSY
This proposal addresses concepts of diversity education, leadership development, and service specifically. This small group of students can have a tremendous impact on the entire campus community due to the perspective they gain while on the trip.
Desired Outcomes
Students will know more about themselves and the world around them, they will be able to articulate similarities and differences between their culture and the Bahamian culture, and they will be able articulate their personal leadership philosophy.
Comments
Thank you for your consideration.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
3.20.15

Members present: Hira, Georgakapoules, Bos, Lewis, Fritz, Brown, Bartell, Why, Baumgartner, Royer, Tanner

Questions or comments -
Sounds good to do service here and there as well.
Very exciting!
Lots of student interest is great.
How will you deal with it if lots of people want to go? We will use applications, and may ask for more funds if more want to go.
If you raise enough funds to cover the whole trip, will you still ask students to pay something? Yes, that sounds reasonable. A small amount, because they would have done a lot of work to raise such funds.

Approve: 10
Deny:
Abstain: 1
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$15000

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02/19/15 Ski Trip to Blue Mountian

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Date Received
2015-02-19 18:15:21
Organization
University Programming Board
Student Sponsor
Adam Lewis
Student E-mail Address
ael197@psu.edu
Contact Name
Patrick Tanner
Contact Email
ptanner@psu.edu
Event Title
University Programming Board
Event Date
March 14, 2015
Beginning Time
8:00 AM
Time Ending
9:00 PM
Amount Requested
$1647.24
Total Event Cost
$1797.24
Details
This will be a trip to Blue Mountain, a ski resort. Students will be transported from Penn State York to the mountain. Once we get there we will drop off our stuff at the lodge. Students who never went to a ski resort before will chose between skiing and snowboarding. Once they choose they will rent the boots, skis/snowboard, and a helmet. Then they will be free to ski the lower slopes and get a lesson at some point during the day. Students who know how to ski or snowboard and have the equipment will get a ticket for the full mountain and will have no lesson.
Students will be encouraged to stay in groups, but will be required to have a buddy, skiing alone is bad for multiple reasons. Also, I will have the student's phone numbers in case they get lost on the mountain.
The entire group will meet again at 6 o'clock to return rentals and get ready to leave.
Itemized Request
$117.66 ticket/rentals/helmet/lesson (including tax) * 14 = $1647.24
+
$150 for van/gas (will increase if we get another van)
-
$10 * 14 = $140
= $1647.24
*This price may change based on how many students already know how to ski and if we get another van. The price for a normal 8-hour ticket is $48.
Itemized Matching Funds
$10 * 14 = $140
Open to all Campus?
I will put flyers up around the campus.
# of Students Benefit
Fourteen, the maximum occupancy of the van. This number will increase if we get another driver for another van.
Enhance PSY
This trip addresses the learning priority of the campus because students will learn how to do a new activity. Also, this trip will harbor camaraderie between the students who go.
Desired Outcomes
The primary purpose of this outing is to have fun. Students will hopefully have a good time learning how to ski and hanging out with friends on the slope.
Comments
I hope this trip will be fun, and if any of you know some faculty or staff willing to drive another van please let me know.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
2.25.15

Voting members: Gladfelter, Kalelkar, Baumgardner, Royer, Bos, Koller, Why, Hira, Tanner, Lewis, Fritz, Brown, Bhatia

Comments: Sounds good; sign-ups should go up immediately; heard about it last week - sounds like a good trip; great idea for students who never had a chance to do this before; does this clash with spring break and the ASB trip? Approve to fund total cost of van and gas - they are slightly underestimated as written.

Approve: 11
Deny: 0
Abstain: 2

Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$1647.24

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02/04/15 Chinese New Year Celebration

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Date Received
2015-02-04 11:50:57
Organization
not a club - this is organized by the new International Student Advisory Council working with International Student Services Coordinator
Student Sponsor
Tianhong Zhao
Student E-mail Address
tbz5010@psu.edu
Contact Name
Sheri Yoder
Contact Email
SLB65@psu.edu
Event Title
not a club - this is organized by the new International Student Advisory Council working with International Student Services Coordinator
Event Date
February 18
Beginning Time
noon
Time Ending
1:00 p.m.
Amount Requested
$1,200.00
Total Event Cost
$1,200.00
Details
The event is scheduled for Chinese New Year Eve. As one of the main holidays in China, it is a perfect opportunity to share with the campus community. We are planning to have a wide variety of Chines food for students to sample. A buffet of small size food items will be available. Music and decorations will set a festive tone and there will be information boards and handouts for anyone to read or take. A trivia game is being planned to help students and faculty learn about China. a highlight will be a painting station where all participants can come to have their name painted in Chinese characters by one of our Chinese students. Many Chinese students have volunteered and are excited about sharing their culture with the York campus community.
Itemized Request
Food (authentic Chinese food) $1,000.00
Decorations (some reusable) $100.00
Information Boards (reusable) $50.00
Chinese Writing activity (a nice gift for each attendee to keep) $50.00
Itemized Matching Funds
n/a
Open to all Campus?
All student, staff and faculty will be invited

We will advertise in the Stall Seat Journal, on bulletin boards and with small handouts.

The students have traditional Chines red envelopes to use to invite faculty and staff.

We will also use email announcements.
# of Students Benefit
We do not know how many will come but we hope to see about 200 students there. We want to learn from this year and plan for this to be an annual event.
Enhance PSY
Our campus Senate’s diversity statement reads as follows:

Penn State York values diversity and strives to appreciate the differences among us. We believe that creating a climate that promotes understanding within our diverse population is beneficial not only to the individual but also to the campus community as a whole.

Our campus now has 104 international students. Diversity exists on our campus, but we want to go beyond its existence – we want to live out the appreciating and understanding part of the statement. Since India and China have the largest representation among us, we want to start an annual tradition on our campus from each of those cultures. India will be celebrated each fall semester through a Diwali celebration and China will be represented by a Chinese New Year celebration.

Our plans for the Chinese New Year event include several learning opportunities. First there will be attractive information boards and handouts. Topics covered will include Chinese history, cultural information such as how typical families celebrate the New Year, and information about the Chinese language. Second, there will be an activity in which all students attending the event can have their name painted in Chinese characters. Third, there will be a trivia game in which students can test their knowledge of Chinese history, language, and culture. Finally, there will be authentic Chinese food available from an approved vendor (in process).

Chinese students are planning the event in cooperation with Mrs. Yoder and Chinese students will be leading the event. This will provide a high level of interaction between local students, other international students, and the Chinese students. As the Chinese students paint, serve food, and play games, they will be able to have quality conversations with their peers and build a foundation for greater understanding and appreciation of each other.
Desired Outcomes
There is a dual set of intended outcomes. For the Chinese students we intend to involve as many students as possible. We want to see them take ownership of this event and become engaged in campus life. We already have a group of Chinese students who are accepting complete responsibility for planning, setting-up, serving food, teaching, sharing personal stories and cleaning-up. The group of volunteers is growing. We want these to take pride in their culture and enjoy sharing it with the campus community. As they do, they will begin to feel more of a part of the community.

These outcomes will be measured by the number of students involved and by completion of surveys following the event that will elicit reflection on their perceived value of personal involvement.

For local students, we also want to see participation. We want them attend, to learn facts about China and, more importantly, we want them to meet our Chinese students in a positive environment and hear their stories. We want them to become more comfortable being involved in cross cultural friendships.

These outcomes will also be measured by the number of students involved and by completion of surveys following the event that will elicit reflection on their perceived value of personal involvement.
Comments
We plan to hold the celebration in the Pullo center outside the library and Bistro. Vickie Hubbard encouraged the use of this space and is planning to help us set up so that our activities are visually appealing and inviting. We appreciate her advice.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
2.6.15

Members present: Hira, Fritz, Royer, Brown, Baumgardner, Gladfelter, Lewis, Tanner

Comments and questions: Who is sponsoring this? Mrs. Yoder's office.
What would you be doing if you were in China? Staying up late and having fireworks.
Will some of these items be reusable in future years? Yes. We hope to have this event every year.
Great idea. Students will come. Advertising free food will be great! I think a ton of people will come.

Approve: 10
Deny:
Abstain:
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$1200

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02/02/15 Bus Trip to Manhattan

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Date Received
2015-02-02 10:55:07
Organization
Multicultural Club
Student Sponsor
Aruba Tariq
Student E-mail Address
axt5223@psu.edu
Contact Name
Ann Fetterman
Contact Email
axf25@psu.edu
Event Title
Multicultural Club
Event Date
Sunday, April 12
Beginning Time
6am
Time Ending
10pm
Amount Requested
$2,200
Total Event Cost
$2,200
Details
Students have really come to enjoy this trip. The Art Club, Biology Club, and Multicultural Club have all used this opportunity to visit places of special interest.
Itemized Request
Covers the cost to be chauffeured to Manhattan by Bailey Bus. Sunday is the most inexpensive weekend day, so this is the day we chose.
Itemized Matching Funds
Students will be charged $5, so this should offset the total cost of the bus
Open to all Campus?
We use the SSJ, posters, flyers and weekly student blast to get as much attention as possible around campus.
# of Students Benefit
The bus holds 55 seats, and last semester we only had one "no-show" empty seat on the bus
Enhance PSY
It is difficult to measure student learning when the students are doing so many disparate things. In past years, students have learned how to read a subway map and navigate the city, visit a museum or spot of cultural interest, or just see the sights.
Desired Outcomes
Again, it is impossible to measure the impact of these trips. Many students bond with peers while others develop an appreciation for some artistic or cultural event. These trips are especially important to our international student population as they give these students an affordable way to see more of the United States.
Comments
Students will be given a survey on the ride home to ascertain what they did and/or learned.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
2.6.15

Members present: Hira, Fritz, Royer, Brown, Baumgardner, Gladfelter, Lewis, Tanner

Comments and questions: This has always been a good trip. We did two trips last year as well. There is usually a waiting list.
Might be able to do podcasts on the way up to Manhattan about the history of NYC.
We get the biggest coach we can and basically fill it every time. Students like it and talk about it a lot.

Approve: 10
Deny:
Abstain:
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$2200

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01/19/15 van trip to Baltimore/Blacks and Wax Museum

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Date Received
2015-01-19 13:09:42
Organization
BLack Student Union
Student Sponsor
Whitney Brown
Student E-mail Address
whb5055@psu.edu
Contact Name
Ann Fetterman
Contact Email
axf25@psu.edu
Event Title
BLack Student Union
Event Date
Sat. Feb 28, 2014
Beginning Time
8am
Time Ending
6pm
Amount Requested
$726
Total Event Cost
$726
Details
This trip will be sponsored during Black History Month. It was the first African American wax museum in the nation. This trip will be used to stimulate an interest in AA History by revealing the little-known, often-neglected facts of history. Additionally, it uses great leaders as role models, which can motivate Penn State York students to achieve.
Itemized Request
2 vans 2 @$100 = $200
parking 2@ 50 =100
gas 2@25 =50
museum entrance fee for 28 students/2chaperones(12.50/13) = 376
total = 726
Itemized Matching Funds
students will be charged $5, so this should off-set $140 of the cost
Open to all Campus?
The SSJ, posters, flyers, and campus e-mail will be used to encourage students to participate in this event. We will also make appeals to the Multicultural Club and BSU.
# of Students Benefit
28 students, 2 adults
Enhance PSY
We see this as directly supporting Penn State's need for Diversity Education.
It is unrealistic to expect anyone's stereotypes to change just by visiting one or two museums; however, we hope that by letting students see the historical context of the African-American experience, this can start some discussions. Additionally, because of the uniqueness of the museum, it would be a valuable experience.
Desired Outcomes
It will be impossible to judge the outcome of this field trip immediately; however, we hope to expose some AA History and the experience to students that can be made into unforgettable Penn State memories.
Comments
An evaluation sheet will be passed out at the conclusion of the trip. For more information about the museum, please visit: http://www.greatblacksinwax.org/Exhibits/middle_pass.htm
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
1.23.15

Members present: Why, Bos, Georgokopoulos, Fritz, Baumgardner, Lewis, Brown, Royer, Bartell

Comments and questions: The committee was satisfied with the number of students who could go. The committee recommends that the BSU also advertise that time will be spent in inner habor, since the time listed for the trip is so long.

Approve: 8
Deny: 0
Abstain: 1
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$726

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01/19/15 ROad To Freedom presentation

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Date Received
2015-01-19 12:50:31
Organization
Black Student Union
Student Sponsor
Whitney Brown
Student E-mail Address
whb5055@psu.edu
Contact Name
Ann Fetterman
Contact Email
axf25@psu.edu
Event Title
Black Student Union
Event Date
Feb 24
Beginning Time
6pm
Time Ending
7pm
Amount Requested
$800
Total Event Cost
$2000
Details
RTF ---- 1,800 performance fee
200 food $2000 total
less $1200 from the Diversity Committee leaves us $800
Itemized Request
As part of our Black History Month Celebration, we would like to bring in a professional group from Philadelphia that has done presentations for the campus several times in the past, Key Arts Productions to present "The Road to Freedom" a multimedia spoken word and musical presentation of the African-American experience in the United States. Here is the URL about the production:
http://www.keyartsproductions.com/touring-productions/the-road-to-freedom
Itemized Matching Funds
Price to bring RTF here is $1800; $200 for food totals $2000. Diversity Committee has alotted us $1200, so we only need $800 more
Open to all Campus?
This program will be open to all students and residents who are interested. We will advertise in the SSJ, flyers, posters, AND use local media (newspapers and radio) to reach out to homeschooled students and any York residents interested in coming. We will also announce it at Faculty Senate and urge faculty to encourage their students to attend.
# of Students Benefit
impossible to say...........
Enhance PSY
This multimedia presentation will present the African-American experience in voice and song, and this will hopefully give the audience a new perspective.
Desired Outcomes
We would like students to be more aware of the efforts of the Civil Rights leaders and how far this movement has come and be proud of the accomplishments. Hopefully, this will encourage people to "pass the torch" and continue to protest injustices.
Comments
We will hand out a survey at the end of the presentation.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
1.23.15

Members present: Why, Bos, Georgokopoulos, Fritz, Baumgardner, Lewis, Brown, Royer, Bartell

Comments and questions: The event is open to the campus, it is a culturally diverse event, and the cost is split with the Diversity Committee.

Approve: 8
Deny: 0
Abstain: 1
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$800

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01/14/15 Hershey Park Tickets

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Date Received
2015-01-14 16:23:45
Organization
Lion Ambassadors Club
Student Sponsor
TaTyana D. Williams
Student E-mail Address
tdw5153@psu.edu
Contact Name
LeighAnn Myers
Contact Email
lnm5048@psu.edu
Event Title
Lion Ambassadors Club
Event Date
Monday April 6, 205 - Friday May 1, 2015
Beginning Time
Common Hour 12-1p
Time Ending
5-6p
Amount Requested
$3,700.00
Total Event Cost
$6,700.00
Details
I plan on purchasing 200 tickets from Hershey Park to sell to the students. This year will be the 6th year doing this successful event (previously hosted by Matthew Sutton). SAF covers roughly half of the ticket price while the students pay the other half. There is no profit made. This allows students to be able to purchase 1 ticket per student ID for roughly 73.66% off of the regular ticket price.
In addition to last year we will be selling tickets for the evening class student again. (those who aren't on campus during the normal hours).

To acquire the full amount of funds needed to afford the grand total, I plan to work with LeighAnn Myers (Admissions Rep, Lion Ambassador Adviser). I will also work with Sue Ruch (Bursar) to acquire the needed funds ahead of time to be able to facilitate this proposal.
Itemized Request
Amount of Tickets - 200

Price per Ticket $33.50 --------------$6,700.00 Grand Total
Price per Student $15.00 ------------$3,000.00 Amt. Paid By Students
Difference $18.50 ------------$3,700.00 At. Paid by SAF

Regular Ticket Price $56.95
Amount students save 73.66%
Itemized Matching Funds
3,000.00 (which is covered by the students)
Open to all Campus?
Like years in the past, we will post flyers and signs on all of our building proposing the time I will be selling tickets, which will be during the common hour and then 5 - 6 pm. Also I will send a couple emails and SMS to all students informing them of this opportunity. I will sell tickets during the lunch hour and in the evening 5 days a week until all tickets are sold (approx. 1-3 weeks).
# of Students Benefit
If each student purchases a (1) ticket (the max allowed) this allows 200 students to be impacted.
Enhance PSY
This proposal could increase the morale on campus and given the past years when we sold 2 tickets per student we will now sell 1 ticket per student giving other students a chance to purchase tickets, just as what was done last year.
This will also give the students an opportunity to partake in a school activity, that is not on a scheduled date. For example, Trips to New York are on specific dates and some student may not be able to attend. But when they purchase the tickets they can go to Hershey Park anytime between May and September. This is also something that all students can take joy into; traditional and nontraditional students.
Desired Outcomes
As mention above, students will be able to purchase the maximum amount of one ticket WITH their Penn State York ID. This year, I will not only be selling tickets during the common hour but in the evening as well, in hopes to attract the night crowd.
The students will be able to use their ticket for the regular season at Hershey Park, which is May 1st - September 27th 2014. That gives them the opportunity to go as they please.
Comments
With the cooperation with Matt Sutton, this event for the past couple years has been a great success and was very beneficial to hundreds of Penn State York students.
I also think that this an excellent use of SAF funds and proves to students that these funds are used to benefit them.

Lastly, I would like to be present during this meeting to answer any additional questions, seeing as this proposal can be complicated.

Thank you for your time and consideration of this proposal and allowing me to still have a hand in making this campus a better place.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
1.23.15

Members present: Why, Bos, Georgokopoulos, Fritz, Baumgartner, Lewis, Brown, Royer, Bartell

Comments and questions: Tabled pending further information.
There was no representative available and the committee had questions. In particular, the committee would like to see sales statistics from last year, and the committee would also like the Lion Ambassadors to consider other ways to handle the sale, such as taking pre-orders to avoid having to sell more than 1 ticket per student.

Approve:
Deny:
Abstain:



2.6.15

Members present: Hira, Fritz, Royer, Brown, Baumgardner, Gladfelter, Lewis, Tanner

Comments and questions: LeighAnn Myers available for presentation and questions.
Got 300 last year, but only asking for 200 this year. Last year, tickets were sold between 12 and 1 and also during the 5 pm hour, which helped evening-only students. This will occur again this year. Bursar's office helped with purchasing.
Would you consider doing a pre-sale so that there is no guessing about how many to buy? Yes, as long as we follow the deadlines for purchasing from Hershey Park.

Approved for the amount sold, but only during the pre-sale. We will suggest that you can purchase 20 additional tickets for those who may not have made it to the pre-sale.

Approve: 10
Deny:
Abstain:

3.13.15 update - the authors of this proposal have canceled the event, due to their inability to facilitate the program amid other responsibilities.
Status
Closed
Amount Approved
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12/18/14 THON

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Date Received
2014-12-18 11:50:28
Organization
Penn State York THON
Student Sponsor
Yacayra Morales
Student E-mail Address
yym5078@psu.edu
Contact Name
Barb Dennis
Contact Email
bhd5@psu.edu
Event Title
Penn State York THON
Event Date
Febuaray 20-22
Beginning Time
Friday, Febuaray 20, 2015
Time Ending
Sunday, Febuaray 22, 2015
Amount Requested
$2,838.07
Total Event Cost
$2,838.07
Details
This funding would be to allow PSY students to attend THON and support our campus's dancers. THON raises money for kids battling cancer at Hershey Medical Center. Last year THON raised over $10,686,924.83 million dollars! It is often said that THON is on of the trademark activities of being a Penn State student. Through this, PSY students can participate in the largest student run philanthropy in the world! Anyone who has been to THON can testify that there is no way to explain THON and put it into words- you just have to experience it!
Itemized Request
6 hotel rooms x $175/night x 2 nights (plus 1 room for Sunday night, that now we are required to have as safety) = $2,438.07 allow for a place for students to sleep. The room rates in State College have increased significantly since last year at all hotels.

$50 gas/car x 8 cars = $400, instead of taking a bus, we have found it is easier for students to drive themselves in order to have transportation to and from the hotel in different shifts. Depending on the number of students who attend this cost could be lower. We want to make sure any student who wants to attend THON from PSY is given the chance!
Itemized Matching Funds
0
Open to all Campus?
THON is open to all students to attend. We will publicize THON to the student body through, posters, emails, news releases, Facebook, Twitter, and the Stall Street Journal. The students will need to complete necessary paperwork through student affairs, just as THON members do.
# of Students Benefit
40+
Enhance PSY
Because THON is a Penn State tradition and has donated over 100 million dollars back to the community since its began, our attendance shows we are involved in community service. Prospective students can see how to get involved at PSY and also be part of an organization which is known all over the country. THON is a positive event and the publicity surrounding it is a wonderful way to attract attention to PSY
Desired Outcomes
We hope that students who attend THON will have a better understanding of how the money we raise impacts our community. Also, we hope that students who attend THON will be inspired by the children and the other students who don't give up and keep fighting.
Comments
This funding is vital to provide a THON weekend opportunity for PSY students! Thanks =]
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
1.16.15

Members present: Why, Gladfelter, Royer, Hira, Lewis, Georgeokopoules, Bos, Kalelkar, Fritz, Bartell

Comments: THON is a huge event, and very important for school spirit and the campus. Sign up is open to all students.

Approve: 10
Deny: 0
Abstain: 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$2838.07

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12/11/14 Alternative Spring Break 2015

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Date Received
2014-12-11 17:21:45
Organization
Potential collaboration with PSY Volunteers
Contact Name
Dan Puccio
Contact Email
dpp15@psu.edu
Event Title
Potential collaboration with PSY Volunteers
Event Date
Week of March 9
Beginning Time
n/a
Time Ending
n/a
Amount Requested
$2-3,000
Total Event Cost
$4,520
Details
The purpose of the trip would be to immerse students in a different socio-economic area that is close to York, yet far enough away to give students a different view on how others live and interact with others. Students would learn about a different part of the country, do valuable service work that helps others, and learn to not take for granted many of the things that they have in their lives that others do not.

Fundraisers would be arranged prior to the trip to offset the cost of registration so as to reimburse students as little as possible out of the SAF funds .
Itemized Request
Registration for Alternative Spring Break, though the United Way of Baltimore/Washington DC is $395 per participant.

$395 x 10 participants = $3950
15 passenger van rental = $74 per day x 5 days/week = $370
Gas for van rental = $200

The $395 cost per participant covers lodging, meals, and any on-site items that might be needed.

Through my own programming funds, I will cover the van rental, as well as the gas for the van. The $2-3,000 request is to compensate the students who would take advantage of this opportunity to pay their share of either $100 or $200 for this experience.
Itemized Matching Funds
Roughly $5-600 from Student Affairs programming to cover the van rental and gas for said vehicle. If PSY Volunteers sponsors the trip as well, SGA can be used as a source of shared funding as well.
Open to all Campus?
All students are welcome to sign-up for this trip and will become open for student sign-ups once the Spring semester begins. Flyers will be created and placed across campus, an ad will be put into the Stall Seat Journal, part of the weekly email of campus updates, hand bills, through the trip fundraising events, and social media.
# of Students Benefit
Approximately 10 students
Enhance PSY
The entire purpose of this trip is for service learning...to show students another side of the way people live and to offer them just a small token of help in their time of need. The trip will also be potentially linked with Penn State Harrisburg, which would only further drive Penn State's name and image in the community but in the community of a different part in the United States. Community Service is important for all students to experience and this trip is sort of the culminating service trip that Penn State York could offer to our students.
Desired Outcomes
As a result of participating in this trip, students will be able to show an appreciation for what they have in their daily lives, the satisfaction of doing good, hard, volunteer work in the community, and working together as one big Penn State group/family.
Comments
n/a
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
12.12.14

Members present: Gladfelter, Bos, Khouri, Georgeokopolous, Fritz, Royer, Tanner, Bartell, Why

Comments/questions: HBG asking for SAF to fund all but $50 for each student.
No students have yet committed to this trip.
It is through the United Way.
Offered for 10 students - anticipate that to fill.
Lodging and meals are through the United Way.
Volunteer club showed interest in preliminary conversations.
Sounds like a really good trip.
Not just beneficial for our students - they are also going to help others.
Good that other funding is being used - and asking SGA probably.

Voting on $300 per student that attends the trip.

Approve: 8
Deny: 1
Abstain: 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$3000

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12/11/14 Van trip to Washington, DC

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Date Received
2014-12-11 14:51:44
Organization
Black STudent Union
Student Sponsor
Whitney Brown
Student E-mail Address
whb5055@psu.edu
Contact Name
Ann Fetterman
Contact Email
axf25@psu.edu
Event Title
Black STudent Union
Event Date
SAt. Jan 24th
Beginning Time
7am
Time Ending
7pm
Amount Requested
$810
Total Event Cost
$810
Details
To take a group of students to Wash DC to view the MLK monument and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. We will make up a pamphlet about the monument and museum to give to students on the vans. The museum has a diversity of displays such as slave shackles, Louis Armstrong's trumpet, and artwork by African Americans.
Itemized Request
3 vans ( $100 each) = $300
gas (estimated $50 per) = 150
Metro tickets (est $8 x 45) = 360 total 810
Itemized Matching Funds
The Diversity Committee has given the Black History Month subcommittee (BHM) $1000 for all events in Jan and Feb. Since the BHM subcommittee would also like to bring in professional singers, update the posters
Open to all Campus?
We will use the STall SEat Journal, posters, flyers, announce at the SGA meetings. We will also make appeals to the Multicultural Club, Black Student Union, and Art club, who might be interested in this trip.
# of Students Benefit
42 (45 seats on the vans, and three drivers)
Enhance PSY
We see this as directly supporting Penn State's need for Diversity Education.
It is unrealistic to expect anyone's stereotypes to change just by visiting one museum; however, we hope that by letting students see the historical context of the African-American experience, this can start some discussions.
Desired Outcomes
Again, it will be impossible to judge the impact of this experience immediately. We just hope to expose students to some of the history of the African-American experience AND hope that they make good Penn State memories
Comments
We will create a survey to give to students on the return ride home.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
12.12.14

Members present: Gladfelter, Bos, Khouri, Georgeokopolous, Fritz, Royer, Tanner, Bartell, Why

Comments/questions: $5 for students to attend.
Diversity Committee money was considered, but they don't have any for this trip due to already allocating their funds.
Funding seems good - some prices might be slightly overestimated, but funds will be returned.
Good amount of people for a low cost.
Great learning experience.

Approve: 9
Deny: 0
Abstain: 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$810

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12/10/14 Club Baseball Showcase

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Date Received
2014-12-10 21:01:19
Organization
Baseball
Student Sponsor
William Fritz
Student E-mail Address
wcf5041@psu.edu
Contact Name
Joe Royer
Contact Email
joero@psu.edu
Event Title
Baseball
Event Date
Spring Break
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$1200
Total Event Cost
unknown
Details
The Baseball team goes to Florida and competes in a showcase tournament before the season to be more prepared for the upcoming season. Since the weather is nicer in Florida than in York, we can get a good understanding where we are as a team and be what we need to work on before the season starts.
Itemized Request
These funds would be used for plane tickets to go to Florida so that the baseball team can get some scrimmages in before the season start.
Itemized Matching Funds
Unknown
Open to all Campus?
We as a sport are open to all students, and we are continuing to recruit players, which we have been doing all year.
# of Students Benefit
15
Enhance PSY
Being a student athlete, they are held to a higher standard and represent their school. These athletes are required to maintain a certain GPA in order to compete, which in theory brings up the school average GPA. Also being apart of a team builds social skills.
Desired Outcomes
This money will help the Baseball team raise enough money to travel to Florida and compete against schools outside of our normal radius of competition.
Comments
None
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
12.12.14

Members present: Gladfelter, Bos, Khouri, Georgeokopolous, Fritz, Royer, Tanner, Bartell, Why

Comments/questions: There are currently 12 members of the team, but usually get a few more as the year continues.
This is the second year.
Students pay for plane tickets out of pocket - this would help a lot to that end.
Total cost is $8-9000 for an entire week for the whole team (Sunday through Friday).
They eat very economically. And pay for lunches and dinners.
The baseball team covers the hotel which comes with breakfast.
Fundraising this year - selling discount cards, sending letters to family and friends, might sell Maple Donuts again.
We are getting a Games of Chance license that the team could use next semester.
They will look at Penn State pricing for airline tickets.
Why Florida? Because the weather is better, we play new teams, and there aren't that many tournaments closer. We can't play on our home field until April 1st because it doesn't belong to PSYK.

Voting for $100 per student athlete.

Approve: 6
Deny:
Abstain: 3
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$1600

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12/10/14 Lunchtime programming

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Date Received
2014-12-10 14:02:56
Organization
Student Activities
Contact Name
Patrick Tanner
Contact Email
ptanner@psu.edu
Event Title
Student Activities
Event Date
Spring 2015
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$3230
Total Event Cost
$3230
Details
Schedule
Jan 11 – Human Trafficking Awareness
Jan 19 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
Jan 26 – Australia Day
Feb 4 – Tu Bishvat
Feb 14 – Valentine’s Day and International Condom Day
Feb 16 – President’s Day
Feb 19 – Chinese New Year
March 8 – Daylight Savings Time
March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day
March 29 – Palm Sunday (Holy Week, Easter)
April 4 – Passover
April 7 – World Health Day
April 16 – Holocaust Remembrance Day
April 22 – Stress Awareness Month
** This is an estimated calendar; the campus event will not always match the date of the holiday/celebration.

Location
These ‘tabling’ events would be hosted throughout campus in gathering areas like the Bistro, Romano Lobby, and the like.

Assessment
At least half of the events will see students fill out a brief survey to assess what they learned at the event. All events will track the number of students who visit the table via card swipe.
Event Purpose
Student Affairs provides a variety of educational programs throughout the year. These include trips to museums, large cities, restaurants, and paintball; as well as on-campus events like movies, lectures, panel discussions, and the like. We’d like to augment this large-scale programming by beginning a weekly program that highlights national holidays, religious celebrations, service opportunities, and global issues.
Additionally, these events will be used to advertise upcoming campus programs through various offices.
Itemized Request
1. $230 - Tri-Fold Display - http://www.displays2go.com/P-11428/Trade-Show-Booths-Presentation-Board-Includes-3-Halogen-Spotlights

2. $3000 – Food, candy, and other incentives. For example, St. Patrick’s Day would have traditional food for the holiday, while Australia Day may have food that is specifically Australian, World Health day would have some healthy food, stress awareness month might have stress balls, Valentine’s Day and International Condom Day will have condoms and chocolate, etc.
Itemized Matching Funds
0
Open to all Campus?
This will be advertised through email, SSJ, tv, computer screens, flyers.
# of Students Benefit
Roughly 100-150 each week.
Enhance PSY
This will address student retention, sense of belonging, and diversity education.
Desired Outcomes
Students will know more about each holiday/celebration.

For example, the human trafficking awareness event would include statistics and stories about this issue that is worldwide.

The Valentine's Day and International Condom Day event will include the history of Valentine's Day and the benefits and details of how to use a condom.
Comments
Thanks for your consideration!
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
12.12.14

Members present: Gladfelter, Bos, Khouri, Georgeokopolous, Fritz, Royer, Tanner, Bartell, Why

Comments/questions:
- Concerns over responsibility to facilitate and run the events remain. But it seems to be able to be done
- Possible tie in with diversity and maybe assistance from the diversity committee should be requested
- Everyone likes free food and goodies
- Good idea to bring awareness of the given topic
- The tri-fold board would be good to have for other events

Approve: 8
Deny: 0
Abstain: 1
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$3230

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11/20/14 Late Night Breakfast - Fall

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Date Received
2014-11-20 10:42:04
Organization
UPB
Student Sponsor
Katherine Lewis
Student E-mail Address
kdl5126@psu.edu
Contact Name
Dan Puccio
Contact Email
dpp15@psu.edu
Event Title
UPB
Event Date
Monday, December 15, 2014
Beginning Time
7:30 p.m.
Time Ending
9:30 p.m.
Amount Requested
$1,000
Total Event Cost
$2,000
Details
$12 per student for 150 students = $1,800
Non-Coffee/Tea drinks for students = $250
Original Allocation for Fall late night breakfast = $-1,050
Difference = -1,000

These portions include hash browns/breakfast potatoes, sausage, bacon, eggs, toast, donuts, and coffee/tea.

It seems that through the Penn State approved catering list and the caterers in our area, the lowest price I can get is $12 per student, whereas the Lion's Den was able to offer $7 per student. With the inability to cook all of the necessary food and to store it from delivery and keep it frozen, this is the only possible way of having a late night breakfast this semester.
Itemized Request
The Late Night Breakfast is a fun Penn State York tradition during Finals Week that has the faculty/staff serving the students! This is a great way for students to relax and de-stress during Finals week while grabbing some late night grub as they study for those last remaining finals. This event is always well attended with 100+ students at each one. This is also fun because it is a way for faculty and staff to give back to Penn State York students by "serving" them their meal!

While SAF has approved this proposal for this fiscal year, it was based on the financial numbers that the Lion's Den was able to give us. With the Lion's Den under renovation, catering companies prices are much higher than what the Lion's Den has been able to provide us. This money is to compensate for the increased cost per student for the Fall Late Night Breakfast.
Itemized Matching Funds
n/a
Open to all Campus?
This event will be publicized by the Bistro and Coat Room Cafe, through campus email blast, to Faculty and Staff for volunteers, Penn State York & Penn State York Student Affairs Facebook/Twitter pages and homepage, UPB Instagram, flyers, hand bills, etc. This event is always open to all students and faculty and staff that would like to volunteer.
# of Students Benefit
150
Enhance PSY
This is a Penn State York tradition that students look forward to all semester long...the breakfast, not the finals! This is also a great way for faculty and staff to interact and converse with students that they don't normally see on a day-to-day basis and possibly form some bonds or connections during those encounters that could blossom in the semester/year to come.
Desired Outcomes
To provide the campus community with Penn State pride and to fill the stomachs of many sleepy, hungry, finals-crazed college students!
Comments
n/a
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
11.21.14

Members present: Fritz, Tanner, Bos, Georgeakopoulos, Khouri, Lewis, Gladfelter, Bartell

Comments and questions:
How is the original cost of $1050 arrived at? This is what it has been in the past via the Lion's Den. They are not available, so Dan is asking for the increased cost to use another caterer.
How many students? We get around 125 and we use all of the food.
Have you checked with Panera? Not yet.
Sounds like a good idea.
Definitely a great break for students.
Lots of students go!

Approve: 8
Deny: 0
Abstain: 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$1000

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11/18/14 Carnival

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Date Received
2014-11-18 13:33:11
Organization
Multicultural Club
Student Sponsor
Aruba Tariq
Student E-mail Address
axt5233@psu.edu
Contact Name
Ann Fetterman
Contact Email
axf25@psu.edu
Event Title
Multicultural Club
Event Date
February 12, 2015
Beginning Time
11:00 am
Time Ending
7:00 pm
Amount Requested
$350
Total Event Cost
$1000
Details
Penn State York will be hosting a mini version of the Rio de Janeiro Carnival. The funds that are being requested through SAF will be used for snacks in the morning part of the event (which includes the dance lessons and mask-making), and food for the evening part of the event (which will be a dance celebration relating to Carnival). The funds will also be used for decorations for the evening part of the event.
Itemized Request
Masks and decorations: $300
Paint for Masks: $50
Dance Instructor: $200
Food (including order from Mi Caldero): $400 [we are asking for $300 from SAF]
Decorations: $50
We are asking for $350 from SAF and the rest will be/have been covered by the diversity committee and SGA
Itemized Matching Funds
$650 from the Diversity committee and SGA
Open to all Campus?
Flyers, Stall seat journal, announcement during club meetings, international coffee hour
# of Students Benefit
50-80 students
Enhance PSY
Carnival specifically pertains to the diversity education and teaching international initiative. This event will allow students to understand and appreciate the Brazilian culture.
Desired Outcomes
As a result of this event, students will be able to discuss the culture of Brazil and gain a better understanding of one of the most grand and lively events in the world.
Comments
This proposal is very important to the success of the event.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
11.21.14

Members present: Fritz, Tanner, Bos, Georgeakopoulos, Khouri, Lewis, Gladfelter, Bartell

Comments: We'd like to have more information about the event, including location, openness, learning outcomes, and the like. Proposal is tabled until next SAF meeting.

12.5.14

Members present: Royer, Tanner, Glatfelter, Why, Fritz, Bhatia, Kalelkar, Bartell, Khouri, Bos, Georgeakapoulos

Comments: Money is for food - collaboration with TI. SGA providing funding, as is Diversity Committee. Location is the conference center. Includes dance lessons (x2), and students can create masks.

This is open to the entire campus. This is intended to show students more about the culture of Brazil, and bring a bit of that lively culture to PSYK. Educational posters about Brazil and Carnival will also be at the event. A movie will be shown that week - connected to the event, but on a different day.

$350 covers food and decorations. Good that it is open to all.

Approve: 11
Deny: 0
Abstain: 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$350

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11/17/14 Change of Campus Trip to University Park (Tour/Networking Luncheon)

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Date Received
2014-11-17 16:12:51
Organization
Alumni Relations / Student Networking Opportunity
Student Sponsor
Iona Conlon
Student E-mail Address
iona@psu.edu
Contact Name
Iona Conlon
Contact Email
iona@psu.edu
Event Title
Alumni Relations / Student Networking Opportunity
Event Date
2/24/15
Beginning Time
Bus departs York at 8:00 a.m.
Time Ending
Bus arrives York approx. 5:00 p.m.
Amount Requested
$1,250.00
Total Event Cost
$1,500.00
Details
Last year's trip was a success and we hope to include more York campus students in this year's event.

Students planning to transfer to University Park can take this trip to State College. (first open to those transferring Fall 2015) In addition to an informational tour, they will be able to connect with former York students who have already experienced the move and are currently enrolled at U.P. (a great networking opportunity)

Representatives from (U.P.) Career & Advising and Student Transition Office will also partner/be available.

Estimated timeline:
8-10:30 a.m. Travel to U.P.
10:30 a.m. Town tour in bus/van
11:30-1:00 Lunch/Networking at Robb Hall
1-2:30 p.m. Campus tour
2:30-5:00 p.m. Return to York campus
Itemized Request
Bus estimate is $950
Food estimate is $300
Itemized Matching Funds
The Penn State York Alumni Society, Penn State Alumni Association, and the Career & Advising Office at University Park will be helping with the remainder of expenses.
Open to all Campus?
Already printed in handbooks!

Advising & Career Services at York are aware of this event and are telling students about it.

Evites, Facebook, Stall Seat Journal, computer ads, emails, signs.
# of Students Benefit
25
Enhance PSY
This is a great networking and informational opportunity for our students. Also, by including our former York campus students (soon to be alumni) it is just one more way to reinforce "where they came from" in hopes they will continue to be good stewards of Penn State York. Keeping the York connection with our students and alumni is so very important to us!
Desired Outcomes
Impact: Students will feel more comfortable with the transition to University Park, have already established connections, and hopefully continue with a successful Penn State experience. Networking opportunities can lead to so many other opportunities - and hopefully our former students/new PSU alumni will continue to support our York campus and future students in the years to come.
Comments
I will be happy to follow up with a report! THANK YOU!
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
11.21.14

Members present: Fritz, Tanner, Bos, Georgeakopoulos, Khouri, Lewis, Gladfelter, Bartell

Comments and questions:
Getting to be a popular event. Takes roughly 25 students who will be changing campus to UP. Quick tour and networking with students who have already done this.
Lunch costs are for our students only.
No sign ups yet because funding hasn't been secured. Confident of interest due to past trips.
Sounds like a good idea.
Great that the room reservation fee is waived.
Good outcomes.
Many students would like to/need to go.

Approve: 8
Deny: 0
Abstain: 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$1250

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11/13/14 Game Room Pool Cues

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Date Received
2014-11-13 13:31:24
Organization
N/A
Student Sponsor
Donald Lucich
Student E-mail Address
djl215@psu.edu
Contact Name
Dan Puccio
Contact Email
dpp15@psu.edu
Event Title
N/A
Event Date
11/13/2014
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$135.00
Total Event Cost
$135.00
Details
To provide Pool Cues for the game room's pool table.
Itemized Request
Pool Cues x5 at $27.00 each = $135.00
Itemized Matching Funds
$0
Open to all Campus?
All students are welcome to use the pool table in the game room.
# of Students Benefit
~300
Enhance PSY
This proposal will enhance the experience of students seeking to pass time in the game room. Currently there are no usable cues for the game room.
Desired Outcomes
Students will be able to enjoy the facilities of the game room to their full extent again.
Comments
Thank you for your consideration.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
11.14.14

Members present - Why, Gladfelter, Kalelkar, Koller, Fritz, Bos, Georgeakopoulous, Khouri, Hira, Royer, Lewis

Comments/questions:
Lots of people use the pool table.
This price provides a good value.

Approve - 10
Deny - 0
Abstain - 1
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$135

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11/12/14 French Culture: Dinner at Blue Heron

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Date Received
2014-11-12 08:31:03
Organization
n/a
Student Sponsor
Vrushali Kalelkar
Student E-mail Address
vxk5076@psu.edu
Contact Name
Suzanne Flinchbaugh
Contact Email
sxf23@psu.edu
Event Title
n/a
Event Date
November 16, 2014
Beginning Time
6:00 PM
Time Ending
n/a
Amount Requested
$600-900
Total Event Cost
$600-900
Details
Every semester, Ms. Flinchbaugh teaches her students about elegant French cuisine. She exposes her students to a slice of what French cuisine is all about. This event will teach students more about French culture specifically in terms of cuisine. The dinner is at Blue Heron, a restaurant owned by a French man by the name of David LeHeron. The students will be eating a sophisticated formal dinner consisting of an appetizer, entree and desert. The funds will help pay for the students to eat at the restaurant while at the same time teach the students about French culture.
Itemized Request
Dinner: $40 per Student
Number of Students: 25-30
Total: $600-900

Note: SAF funds will pay the total amount for students that attend or $40 per student that attends. The total above is an estimation of how much it will be. The SAF funds will only pay for students. Therefore, if the guests are non-Penn State students, they will need to pay Suzanne Flinchbaugh the $40.
Itemized Matching Funds
n/a
Open to all Campus?
All of Suzanne's classes are invited to this event. All of the students are permitted to bring guests to the event. It was also discussed to all her past students whom can also bring guests. However because there can be a limited amount of seats available, the range of students we have signed up already is 25-30 students.
# of Students Benefit
25-30
Enhance PSY
The event focuses on diversity education. It will expose all students to the French culture. The event also will enhance student retention as the event is a fun, interactive event. It will allow students to talk to other students while simultaneously learn about the French culture.
Desired Outcomes
The students will be able to order food of a different language, learn how to eat formally, and possibly stay at our campus since this kind of event will be a yearly event.
Comments
Although this will not benefit a huge amount of students, this event is a great opportunity for the students who attend and it will definitely promote diversity in our already highly diverse campus. Thank you for your time.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
11.14.14

Members present - Why, Gladfelter, Kalelkar, Koller, Fritz, Bos, Georgeakopoulous, Khouri, Hira, Royer, Lewis

Comments/questions:
Relevant for students in the class.
This was submitted so late - how will there be time to advertise this to our students? The spots have filled up - not an opportunity for other students to join.
Last year it was towards the end of the year and there was a greater sense of having available monies.

Approve - 1
Deny - 9
Abstain - 1
Status
Denied
Amount Approved
$

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11/07/14 Annual Career Networking Event

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Date Received
2014-11-07 12:41:33
Organization
n/a
Student Sponsor
For ALL students (via Iona Conlon and Andrew Caldwell)
Student E-mail Address
iona@psu.edu
Contact Name
Iona Conlon and Andrew Caldwell
Contact Email
iona@psu.edu
Event Title
n/a
Event Date
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Beginning Time
Noon
Time Ending
1:30 p.m.
Amount Requested
$950.00
Total Event Cost
$1150.00
Details
ANNUAL Career Networking Event - This event is an excellent opportunity for students to connect and interact with professionals (many of whom are Penn State alumni) in a variety of fields including engineering, business, human resources, and nonprofit. A light lunch and refreshments will be served. Free to students. Preregistration is required.
Itemized Request
Depending on headcount of students, food/refreshments should cost around $750. Table and cover rental and misc. cost should be around $200.
Itemized Matching Funds
$200 (approx.) for table host supplies, thank you gifts, decorations
Open to all Campus?
E-mails, advisers, signs, Stall Seat Journal, computer screens, Facebook, Twitter etc.
# of Students Benefit
ALL STUDENTS WHO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE WILL BENEFIT!
Enhance PSY
These event brings back diverse and multi-talented alumni and community members who are in the work force, so they can share their experiences and wisdom with our students. It has also been known that our students end up with shadowing and internships as a result of our students networking with guests. We love to showcase our students with our community members - their future employees! By holding events such as this, students have the opportunity to benefit in so many ways!
Desired Outcomes
see above descriptions
Comments
Career networking events have been supported each year, by SAF and we hope to continue to hold it for our students' benefit.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
11.14.14

Members present - Why, Gladfelter, Kalelkar, Koller, Fritz, Bos, Georgeakopoulous, Khouri, Hira, Royer, Lewis

Comments/questions:
Was helpful in the past
Good attendance
Beneficial

Approve - 11
Deny - 0
Abstain - 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$950

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10/29/14 Veterans Day

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Date Received
2014-10-29 13:08:57
Organization
Diversity Committee
Student Sponsor
Richard Gross
Student E-mail Address
rqg5145@psu.edu
Contact Name
Damon Randall
Contact Email
dtr16@psu.edu
Event Title
Diversity Committee
Event Date
11/11/2014
Beginning Time
11a.m.
Time Ending
2p.m.
Amount Requested
$200.00
Total Event Cost
$500.00+
Details
To support The Penn State Student Veterans on their Veterans day event
Itemized Request
Will be provided by the SVA (Richard Gross)
Itemized Matching Funds
N/A
Open to all Campus?
Flyers, stall street journal, e-mail
# of Students Benefit
All who come
Enhance PSY
The purpose of this event is to allow all students, faculty and staff to celebrate our veterans across campus who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. It will also give the veterans support and appreciation for putting their lives on the line to fight for the freedom of The United States of America.
Desired Outcomes
N/A
Comments
N/A
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
10.31.14

Members present: Hira, Khouri, Georgeakapoulos, Kalelkar, Bartell, Tanner, Why, Fritz, Royer, Bhatia

Comments:
This is a redundant proposal, and the original proposal was funded. As such, this proposal will be closed.

Approve:
Deny:
Abstain:
Status
Closed
Amount Approved
$

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10/22/14 Student Discussion - Middle States Accreditation

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Date Received
2014-10-22 14:49:39
Organization
Student Affairs
Student Sponsor
Kelly Why
Student E-mail Address
kaw5189@psu.edu
Contact Name
Patrick Tanner
Contact Email
ptanner@psu.edu
Event Title
Student Affairs
Event Date
November 3rd
Beginning Time
12:00 p.m.
Time Ending
1:00 p.m.
Amount Requested
$100
Total Event Cost
$100
Details
Dr. Philip Burlingame, the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs at Penn State, has requested that each campus host a discussion to seek feedback about the self-study document that is being prepared for the upcoming Middle States accreditation visit.

He has requested that we consider providing food to encourage attendance, take photos, and also respond to him with student feedback.
Itemized Request
Pizza, veggie tray, water, cookies
Itemized Matching Funds
None
Open to all Campus?
Posters will be hung across campus, and SGA is cancelling their meeting so that this discussion can occur. As such, it is expected that students will spread news of this discussion to their friends.
# of Students Benefit
All, but specifically those who attend. I presume we will draw at least 20 students.
Enhance PSY
In addition to this being a request of all campuses by a well-respected member of the administration at University Park, this discussion is indeed the essence of student involvement; we want to share a university-wide process that represents the student experience, and get student feedback.
Desired Outcomes
Students will be able to articulate the process of accreditation for institutions of higher education.
Students will be able to identify main themes of the self-study document.
Students will be know more about how Penn State works.
Comments
Thanks for your consideration.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
10.31.14

Members present: Hira, Khouri, Georgeakapoulos, Kalelkar, Bartell, Tanner, Why, Fritz, Royer, Bhatia

Comments: If there is no food, I don't think many people will come. As such, this is a bargain.
It would be great to get people there. We'd like to have good representation.



Approve: 8
Deny: 0
Abstain: 2
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$100

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10/20/14 Veterans Day lunheon and meeting and greet.

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Date Received
2014-10-20 23:34:58
Organization
Penn State York Student Veterans Association
Student Sponsor
Richard Gross
Student E-mail Address
rqg5145@psu.edu
Contact Name
Jessica Petrie
Contact Email
jyp5067@psu.edu
Event Title
Penn State York Student Veterans Association
Event Date
November 11, 2014
Beginning Time
Noon
Time Ending
~1PM
Amount Requested
$1000.00
Total Event Cost
$1000.00
Details
The Veteran's Day luncheon is an annual event that is open to all students, faculty and staff, both veteran and non-veteran. This year we would like to decorate the room in a patriotic fashion in remembrance of all those who gave a little, and especially for those who gave it all. The non-formal setting will give all who attend the chance to mingle, share experiences and stories.

As president of the SVA I want to send the message that the SVA is not exclusively for veterans, and our student veterans are students who have taken the path less traveled to arrive at the same place as traditional students. This event allows for that to happen.
Itemized Request
Catering- 70 guest @ $10 per person=$700
decorations- Approximately $300
Itemized Matching Funds
0.00
Open to all Campus?
Advertisement on the stall seat journal and flyers inviting all to participate.
# of Students Benefit
60-80
Enhance PSY
The event will increase the awareness of our diverse students and faulty, veteran and civilian. With the word of mouth generated by the way that we treat our veterans and special events that we hold for them will increase enrollment of veterans at Penn State York. By honoring veterans on Veterans Day we will be doing a community service as well showing our veterans that we care. A lunch in honor of those who sacrificed so much no way pays the debt to which they are owed, but it is a start.
Desired Outcomes
People that attend the event will learn a lot. Non-veterans will learn that our student veterans are normal people who have seen extraordinary things. Veterans will learn that they do have support here on campus and that it comes in both veteran and non-veteran form. This type of comradery strengthens the Penn State Community.
Comments
In past events I had the chance to meet my fellow veterans who had different majors, people that I would never had the chance to get to know. This is the spirit of the event.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
10.31.14

Members present: Hira, Khouri, Georgeakapoulos, Kalelkar, Bartell, Tanner, Why, Fritz, Royer, Bhatia

Comments:
Will the decorations remain on campus? Yes.
Have you had this event in the past? No, but similar ones. Our greatest attendance was 30, but for a smaller event.
Are students signing up in advance? No, that doesn't work.
This will be on November 11th? Yes. The vets really enjoyed the time to connect. Opening up to the campus shows that there are many vets on campus - they are regular students.
Is there anything educational about the lunch? Yes, but not a presentation. Students will be learning from each other. We'd consider putting conversation starters at each setting.

Sounds like a great idea. Is a lot of money, but would be worth it if students show up. Having the decorations in perpetuity is great.

Approval predicated upon a more structured environment - where conversations are focused on veterans.


Approve: 9
Deny: 0
Abstain: 1
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$1000

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09/16/14 Exploration of Commerce and Careers at the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority

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Date Received
2014-09-16 19:35:23
Organization
n/a
Student Sponsor
Joseph McGee
Student E-mail Address
jdm5559@psu.edu
Contact Name
Dr. Denise W. Streeter
Contact Email
dws24@psu.edu
Event Title
n/a
Event Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Beginning Time
7:00 am
Time Ending
6:00 pm
Amount Requested
$425
Total Event Cost
$425
Details
The funds will be used to expose the students of Penn State York to an “Exploration of Commerce and Careers at the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority”. Originally an academic field trip for the SCM 301 – Business Logistics Management class, this exploration is appropriate as an opportunity for the entire campus as the operations of the port require those with backgrounds in not only business areas (i.e. accounting, finance, management, marketing, etc.), but also engineering, information systems and technology, and sciences such as environmental, chemistry, and more. We look forward to the students seeing how the economy of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania comes together as they witness commerce in action at a level that will be a rare experience.

See the tentative timeline below for a glimpse of the day.

Tentative Timeline:

7:00 am Depart Penn State York
9 – 9:30 am Arrive Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA)
10:00 am Meet Ms. Fisher at the PRPA Administration Building
• Go to the 2nd floor for a presentation of global port
operations and career opportunities
• Head back on the bus from PRPA Administration Building
to tour the terminals
• Visit Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, Tioga Marine
Terminal and others as ships are being loaded or
unloaded, security searches as being carried out to
protect the food supply, and/or trains and tractor trailers
are being loaded and dispersed to deliver products to retail
stores.
• Get off the bus to tour the Cocoa Bean Facility
12:30 pm Complete tour; Depart Philadelphia Regional Port Authority
12:30 – 2:30 pm Lunch in Philadelphia (students pay for their own)
2:30 – 5:00 pm Return to Penn State York (NOTE: the approximate
ending time above is stated as 6 pm to allow for traffic
delays)
Itemized Request
Itemized Request for 28 people:

Van rentals (2 vans at $74 each) $148
Gasoline 140
Parking 40
Tolls 40
Miscellaneous 57
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Total Amount Requested $425
(for 28 people)

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Itemized Request for 14 people:

Van rental (1 van at $74) $ 74
Gasoline 70
Parking 20
Tolls 20
Miscellaneous 41
____
Total Amount Requested $225
(for 14 people)

NOTE: With the participants (i.e. students and faculty/staff) paying a cost of $5 each, there will be funds collected of $140 if 28 people attend and $70 if 14 people attend. These amounts can be used to offset the total amount requested, if appropriate. Therefore, the net SAF funds to be used are $285 (for 28 people) or $155 (for 14 people) considering the total amount requested minus the funds collected.
Itemized Matching Funds
$ - 0 -
Open to all Campus?
The event will be advertised via posters, Stall Seat Journal, pop-up ads on campus computers, and classroom announcements. Students will be directed on how to register to participate in this Exploration of Commerce and Careers.
# of Students Benefit
12 to 25 students will directly benefit from this event depending on whether one or two vans can be secured. Currently, there are 18 students who have expressed interest in attending this academic field trip. The number of total guests is limited by the Port to up to 35 maximum per group.
Enhance PSY
This proposal supports the travel category of eligible funding areas. Travel is a key method of expanding the horizons of students with out-of-class experiences related to the educational and career development process. It is believed that a visit to the vibrant Philadelphia Regional Port Authority will bring the dynamics of the integration of skills of the major areas of study together as students see the work of scientists who have determined the adjustments needed in the sea floor to accommodate the big ships that were designed by engineers and the work of information systems specialist who have developed technology to monitor the movement of goods around the ports and the financial systems that the finance professionals use to ensure the cost efficiency of the operation that marketing professionals use to promote the port to ship, train, and truck operators around the Commonwealth and the world. That kind of learning can only occur outside of the classroom as the student sees and hears the interactions of the port professionals and imagines the possibilities of his/her career in seaport operations or a similar field that addresses the connectedness of each of us in the world. It is within reason to believe that Penn State York will be enhanced by having students with a broader worldview.
Desired Outcomes
As a result of participation in this “Exploration of Commerce and Careers at the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority”, students will:
• experience a part of the Commonwealth that daily participates in the global economy;
• witness the cross-functional operations of the port as they see the input of professionals from many of the academic majors come together to produce and deliver goods and services;
• gain an understanding of the vast array of career opportunities at seaports, which might not have been a place of career consideration;
• identify the interconnectedness of domestic and global supply chain networks; and
• develop a broader world view for the possibilities of his/her contribution to society.
Comments
It is our intention to gain feedback from the attending students in two areas. One area of feedback will be their response to a series of written questions to capture information about the port and their observations, reflections, interpretations, and decisions about the experience. The second area of feedback will be a post-trip survey to be completed on the return drive back to campus to gather their thoughts on the benefits of the out-of-class experience.
As requested, the one-page review of the learning experience will be prepared and submitted with seven days after the event to provide a summary the two areas of feedback collected.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
10.3.14

Present: Why, Bhatia, Fritz, Bos, Gladfelter, Kalelkar, Bartell, Royer, Georgekapaules, Hira, Khoun

Discussion: This will be beneficial as long as it is open to everyone who wants to go.

28 students can go at a cost of $5 per student

Approve - 11
Deny - 0
Abstain - 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$355

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09/10/14 Etiquette Dinner

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Date Received
2014-09-10 09:53:08
Organization
Student Affairs
Contact Name
Patrick Tanner
Contact Email
ptanner@psu.edu
Event Title
Student Affairs
Event Date
Unknown at the moment
Beginning Time
6 pm
Time Ending
8 pm
Amount Requested
$575
Total Event Cost
$1325
Details
Etiquette dinners are an amazing preparation for a professional career. They have been and will be hosted for Penn State York students who are part of certain academic majors, as well as those who are part of the Graham Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies.

As such, these opportunities are not open to all students. This project would allow for students who aren't already offered an etiquette dinner through another program to learn from a similar experience.
Itemized Request
700 - 2 hours of an etiquette presentation (students would be required to pay $5 to reserve their spot - which brings the request down to $575)
625 - 25 dinners each costing $25

1325 total
Itemized Matching Funds
$625 - all dinners being donated by an Advisory Board member
Open to all Campus?
This will be advertised through the SSJ, email, posters, and TVs. Additionally, faculty members will be informed and encouraged to have their students sign up for the event.
# of Students Benefit
25
Enhance PSY
First, an Advisory Board member is donating dinners for 25 students. I would truly like to honor that commitment to our students. This is a wonderful engagement of our students by a community member.

Second, students will receive a tremendous education at this event that they really can't get anywhere else. By offering it to current juniors and seniors, we continue to build good prospects for our community by training those who will likely graduate and continue to work and live in the area.

As there will likely be more students wanting to go than we have room for, I am considering a lottery system to be able to reserve a seat at the event.
Desired Outcomes
This retention program will address a number of the topics below:

Dining Decorum
Toasting
Body Language at the Table
Difficult-to-Eat Foods
Host/Hostess and Guest Duties
Business Entertaining
The Silent Service Code
Handling Accidents
American and Continental Styles of Eating
World-Class Entertaining
Place Settings
Silverware Savvy
Dining Do's and Don'ts

Eye Contact
Listening Skills
Nonverbal Communication
How to Make an Entrance and Work the Room
Mingling
Handshaking - the Ultimate Greeting
Introducing Yourself and Others
Forms of Address
Rising to the Occasion
Remembering Names
Conversation Skills
Networking
Professional Image
Dress for Success
Electronic Etiquette

Comments
Thank you for your consideration!

Another possible way forward would be to have students pay $10 instead of $5 to reserve their spot. Doing so would require only a $450 commitment from SAF instead of $575.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
9.19.2014

Members present: Why, Fritz, Gladfelter, Royer, Bos, Bhatia

Comments and questions:

This events sounds helpful to students.
There is a precedent for such events.

Approve - 6
Deny - 0
Abstain - 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$575

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08/11/14 Partial funding for a part time career adviser

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Date Received
2014-08-11 14:07:06
Organization
Advising and Career Development
Contact Name
Jane Emery
Contact Email
jle3@psu.edu
Event Title
Advising and Career Development
Event Date
2014/2015 academic year
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$8,680
Total Event Cost
$12,600
Details
SAF funds would provide an additional 12 hours per week of career services for our students, from 8 hours to 20 hours per our part time career adviser. These services would be provided throughout the entire academic year and readily accessible to all students.
This position is a Master's level professional who counsels students on exploration and choice of major and career plans and goals, helping students make the connection between major and career. This part time career adviser will also assist with programming and career events for students.
Itemized Request
$17.50 per hour wage payroll for 20 hours per week for 36 weeks, fall and spring semesters = $12,600
Itemized Matching Funds
$3,920 from ACD budget
Open to all Campus?
Career services for students are advertised to all students starting at New Student Orientation and throughout the student's educational experience via the student listserv, Facebook, Twitter and print.
# of Students Benefit
All students, 1200 +
Enhance PSY
Just as the campus counselor/psychologist, this is not so much a community service, but is a service that is essential for our students. No campus is
complete without such services.
Student persistence may be greater if students are able to see the relation between their academic experience and their intended career goals.
Career services for students is a much valued factor when students and families are considering choice of college.
Professionals from the community are involved with a variety of our career service activities which positively impacts the visibility and reputation of our campus.
Desired Outcomes
Through interactions with a career adviser, students will be guided to make well-informed educational plans and create the most meaningful educations for themselves. Systematic decision making tools, accurate and timely information, individual attention and referrals when appropriate will be provided. Students will be encouraged to meet their academic potentials through educational planning, as well as through experiences such as internships, job shadowing and information interviews. Workshops offered by the career adviser will include topics such as career planning, self assessment and job search.
Comments
SAF funds are consistently approved and used to pay the campus counselor/psychologist and this request is of the same nature.
Per the SAF handbook, pages 13 - 14:
"Some areas eligible for enhancement are: Recreational athletics, Career services, Childcare services, Health services, Personal counseling, and Student activities."

Thank you.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
9.5.2014

Members present - Why, Bhatia, Kalelkar, Fritz, Bos, Gladafelter, Royer, Georgeakopaulus, Khauri, Tanner

Comments and questions:

Are students being turned away? Yes, as are alumni. If we had these extra hours we could do more with an internship database and mock interviews as well.

Do you need to pay a non-professional wage? Could a work study student address these needs? We already refer students to some online material and they'd rather have the human interaction. Our current work study student focuses on advising, but these extra hours can be committed to career assistance. There is need for class presentations and other work that requires a master's degree.

This is necessary, but shouldn't be funded by SAF. There are many positions we need, but shouldn't come from SAF funds.

It might make a difference if we had data proving the need.

I'd love to fund this, but not over other things like activities that don't involve expanding the services of an office that already exists.

I want to fund actual activities where I'm making memories.

Approve - 0
Deny - 10
Abstain - 0
Status
Denied
Amount Approved
$

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08/04/14 Mandated Reproter Training

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Date Received
2014-08-04 16:12:00
Organization
None
Contact Name
Sukhdeep Gill
Contact Email
sgill@psu.edu
Event Title
None
Event Date
11/3/2014
Beginning Time
5:45 p.m.
Time Ending
8:45 p.m.
Amount Requested
$120
Total Event Cost
$370
Details
The purpose is to offer mandated Reporter Training Workshop to all students at the campus. This training is a requirement for HDFS 301 students but it is set up for a maximum of 50 students. I would like to open up this opportunity for any students, staff, or faculty who'd like to be certified.
Itemized Request
Pizza $100
Soda: $20
Itemized Matching Funds
Training fee: $250 (paid through unit funds)
Open to all Campus?
I will advertise this event through campus calendar, emails, and posters.50
# of Students Benefit
50
Enhance PSY
Mandated Reporter Training is an integral part of enhancing our students' professional skills. It is required by all community agencies in human services fields and is desirable in all the fields in which students are likely to come in contact with minors. Given that many of our students work in these agencies, being a certified reporter is a huge asset. Such opportunities enhance the prestige of our students and our campus within the larger community, and, therefore, contribute to student retention and advancement. Our students are preferred in the job market because of these type of opportunities that are available to them at Penn State York.
Desired Outcomes
Pl see above
Comments
If fewer than 50 students attend the training, reduced funds will work. If not, it will not be a great idea to be able to offer refreshments only to a partial group of students.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
9.5.2014

Members present - Why, Bhatia, Kalelkar, Fritz, Bos, Gladafelter, Royer, Georgeakopaulus, Khauri, Tanner

Comments and questions:

Is this required for a class? This sort of training is required for students, but this specific training is not required. Twenty students from outside the class that will likely show up have shown interest.

Food would be great for an event like this.

The event is great and needed.

Do they really need to have pizza delivered?

This isn't too much for 50 people.

Approve - 10
Deny - 0
Abstain - 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$120

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07/31/14 Jerry Greenfield

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Date Received
2014-07-31 11:25:59
Organization
Student Affairs
Contact Name
Patrick Tanner
Contact Email
ptanner@psu.edu
Event Title
Student Affairs
Event Date
Same as before
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$0
Total Event Cost
$0
Details
Same as before
Itemized Request
I'm not proposing that any more money be funneled into this event. I'm asking that the SAF Allocation Board remove the restriction on having non-students pay for entry into the event. I think that we should do a 2 week pre-sale for students to pick up their tickets so that all students have a chance to get theirs, but almost every other large scale event at the Pullo that has been SAF funded has not required 'outsiders' to pay. The very successful Esther Bauer event that was held last year was free for all who entered.

If we do charge for attendance, I fear that we will be missing out, that the theatre won't be full, and we wouldn't fully utilize the opportunity to share how great Penn State York is with the larger community.
Itemized Matching Funds
0
Open to all Campus?
Same as before
# of Students Benefit
Same as before
Enhance PSY
Same as before
Desired Outcomes
Same as before
Comments
Thanks for your consideration.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
8.19.14

Agreed that since this won't have an impact on the funding aspect of the proposal that it should be approved.

Approve - 5
Deny - 0
Abstain - 1
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$

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07/31/14 50¢ Foodtruck Fair

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Date Received
2014-07-31 11:02:32
Organization
Student Affairs
Contact Name
Patrick Tanner
Contact Email
ptanner@psu.edu
Event Title
Student Affairs
Event Date
Wednesday, August 27
Beginning Time
11 a.m.
Time Ending
1.30 p.m.
Amount Requested
$7500
Total Event Cost
$10000
Details
As the Lion's Den will be shut down for part or most of the fall, and possibly for the next four semesters, we'll be having foodtrucks come to campus to augment the Bistro each day.

To kick off this initiative, and to develop student support and awareness, we'd like to host a foodtruck fair during the first week of classes. Students will be asked to pay 50¢ per item on the menu, and SAF would pay for the rest.

Campus funds will be used to support faculty and staff to do the same.
Itemized Request
Funds will be used to purchase food for students from Foodtrucks that come to campus.
Itemized Matching Funds
Students will pay 50¢ for each menu item
Open to all Campus?
All advertising channels will be used - campus TVs, outdoor signs, indoor posters, facebook, Twitter, SSJ, email.
# of Students Benefit
All who come
Enhance PSY
This is meant to advertise the fact that we'll have food service available even though the Lion's Den will be closed. Additionally, it is a retention initiative - aimed at keeping students interested in our campus.
Desired Outcomes
This is meant to advertise the fact that we'll have food service available even though the Lion's Den will be closed. Additionally, it is a retention initiative - aimed at keeping students interested in our campus.
Comments
Thanks for considering this.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
8.19.14

Great new idea that will attract many students.

This is my favorite event idea currently proposed.

Why didn't you have this event sooner?

Approve - 5
Deny - 0
Abstain - 1
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$7500

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07/31/14 Reduction of SAF funding for Pullo events

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Date Received
2014-07-31 10:53:56
Organization
Student Affairs
Contact Name
Patrick Tanner
Contact Email
ptanner@psu.edu
Event Title
Student Affairs
Event Date
Fall and Spring semesters
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
-7500
Total Event Cost
$5000
Details
As per previous proposal.
Itemized Request
In April of 2014, the SAF Allocation Board approved $12,500 to be used for Pullo ticket subsidies for the coming year. The total used for the program last year was $3160. As such, I am requesting to lower the amount allocated for this purpose for the 14-15 year by $7500 to $5000.

This will allow for other events to be facilitated through SAF funding.
Itemized Matching Funds
None
Open to all Campus?
As per previous proposal.
# of Students Benefit
As per previous proposal.
Enhance PSY
As per previous proposal.
Desired Outcomes
As per previous proposal.
Comments
Thanks for your consideration.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
8.19.14

There is a clear discrepancy in the original allocation.

Approval of this proposal means that funding for the original proposal is reduced from $12,500 to $5000.

Approve - 5
Deny - 0
Abstain - 1
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$7500

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07/14/14 Bus trip to New York City

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Date Received
2014-07-14 10:37:03
Organization
Multicultural club
Student Sponsor
Aruba Tariq
Student E-mail Address
axt5233@psu.edu
Contact Name
Ann Fetterman
Contact Email
axf25@psu.edu
Event Title
Multicultural club
Event Date
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
Beginning Time
6am
Time Ending
10pm
Amount Requested
$2025
Total Event Cost
$2025
Details
To pay for the bus to NYC so students can visit art museums and tour the city
Itemized Request
Bailey Coach has the lowest prices for a 55-person bus to New York City for a one-day trip
Itemized Matching Funds
students will pay $5
Open to all Campus?
There will be flyers, posters, and a blurb on the Stall Seat Journal. Sign ups will start for students the first week in November; advertising will be up/out the week before that to give students notice.
# of Students Benefit
52 - leave room for chaparones
Enhance PSY
This trip is eagerly awaited each semester and adds to campus life and activities for students. Several clubs also build activities around this trip.
Desired Outcomes
We don't expect any academic "outcomes" for this trip; only that students have a chance to bond with each other and discover a world-class city.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
8.19.14

Has been very successful when we have done it in the past.

This trip is a great opportunity for students.

Approve - 6
Deny - 0
Abstain - 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$2025

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06/20/14 Library Scavenger Hunts

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Date Received
2014-06-20 16:51:47
Organization
N/A
Student Sponsor
Katie Bolling
Student E-mail Address
klb5714@psu.edu
Contact Name
Stephanie Diaz
Contact Email
sad35@psu.edu
Event Title
N/A
Event Date
Monthly during fall 2014 semester (Aug. through Dec.)
Beginning Time
N/A
Time Ending
N/A
Amount Requested
$270
Total Event Cost
$270
Details
General Description

The Lee R. Glatfelter Library staff would like to promote the use of our collection, services, and space by providing all Penn State York students an opportunity to win a prize by voluntarily participating in a scavenger hunts designed to inform them about the library.

The Scavenger Hunt

An item, such as a small stuffed animal or figurine, would be placed somewhere within the library by a library staff member. Clues about where the item is located would be posted on the newly created Facebook page for the library. The first four people to correctly identify where the item is located and bring it to a staff member will receive a prize. We would do this by hiding the item in a new location each time and posting new clues on the Facebook page. After the item is located, the answer and a description of the space, service, or collection will be posted to inform all students who have liked the Facebook page. Another scavenger hunt would be held during the next month, and so on. There would be a total of 5 scavenger hunts.

Problems

The Lee R. Glatfelter Library provides all students access to over 8 million books; hundreds of DVDs; laptops; textbooks for courses at PSY; thousands of journals and magazines; hundreds of databases; and many other resources. Because this collection is continuously growing across all of Penn State’s campuses and at our own, it is a challenge to continuously keep students informed of all that the library has to offer. The library staff recently created a Facebook page as one way of communicating with students about library events, collections and services, however, the page (as of 6/20/2014) has only 8 likes. This is an obvious disproportionate number compared to the student body at Penn State York. Another challenge we face is that the library at Penn State York seems to be an underutilized public space among students, in comparison to other locations on campus. Finally, the library budget is currently limited to improving computer station space, employing staff (most are students), adding to the collection (including textbooks), and purchasing supplies for the ongoing operation of the library.

Solutions (thanks to the SAF)

If they are provided an incentive to do so, we anticipate that many more students will “Like” our Facebook page and will in turn be regularly informed about the library’s collection, services, and unique spaces. By being more informed of the advantageous services, spaces, and collection the library offers, we anticipate that they will be utilized more often among Penn State York students.
Itemized Request
1 Figurine (Nittany Lion Plush Mascot from Lions-Pride.com) = $20
5 Gift cards ($5 ea.) to the Bistro on campus = $25
2 Gift cards ($25 ea.) to Frank Movie Theater = $50
3 Gift cards ($25 ea.) to bookstore on campus = $75
5 Gift cards ($10 ea.) to the Bistro on campus = $50
5 Gift cards ($10 ea.) to Frank Movie Theater = $50

Total = $270
Itemized Matching Funds
$0
Open to all Campus?
We plan on promoting the event by posting flyers across campus, getting the event added to the Campus Updates email (multiple times), and via the television screens around campus. We also envision that as as more students “Like” our Facebook page, they will informed of scavenger hunts in the future.

Each scavenger hunt will be open to all Penn State York students. No one person will be able to win multiple prizes in a single scavenger hunt.
# of Students Benefit
20 students will potentially receive prizes. All students who “Like” the Facebook page will receive information and tips about how they can leverage the library's resources in order to support their academic success.
Enhance PSY
The scavenger hunts will be designed in a way that will require students to use critical thinking and information literacy (the ability to locate, evaluate, and use information effectively) skills to locate the hidden item. The continuous practice of these skills can be applied to improve their coursework, particularly their research related coursework. Improved coursework translates to student success and encourages retention.

The University Libraries' collection is diverse including information on topics including sustainability, diverse populations, and community service organizations. The scavenger hunt will be designed in a way to highlight these collections.
Desired Outcomes
Students will be able to identify subjects and topics represented in the University Libraries' collections. Students will be able to identify services they can utilize including research consultations with the librarian; PSY course reserves (textbooks reserved for students); interlibrary loan (borrowing materials from many other libraries outside of Penn State for free); Ask a Librarian (online chatting with a librarian 24/7), and more. Students will demonstrate the use of library tools (such as the library catalog) to locate information on a particular subject.
Comments
Penn State York student, Cody Grimm (crg5251@psu.edu), also supports this program. Thank you for your consideration.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
8.19.14

It's a good idea since scavenger hunts are always fun to do.

This seems like a great idea to me.

Approve - 5
Deny - 1
Abstain - 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$270

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06/18/14 Teaching International Film Series: Brazil

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Date Received
2014-06-18 11:41:29
Organization
Teaching International
Contact Name
Kristin Lynn Cole
Contact Email
klc31@psu.edu
Event Title
Teaching International
Event Date
Various dates; TBD
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$1370.00
Total Event Cost
$1370.00
Details
The purpose of this film series is to bring another aspect of Brazil, TI's chosen country, to the campus. The TI committee has agreed that it would be a worthy addition to what we already have planned for the academic year. The actual times and dates are not set in stone, but we discussed film showings on Fridays (and we would work with Dan Puccio to ensure no conflicts). We also have not settled on location, though we will likely reserve the the room in PAC that has tiered seating.
Itemized Request
We are requesting the funds to show four Brazilian films, which includes buying two DVDs. The cost of each film has been provided by Dan Puccio and include estimated shipping; I have taken the cost of the DVDs from Amazon.com, minus discounts in case we cannot get them (I imagine we would purchase them via the library).

$440 City of God (Cidade de Deus), 2002
$250 Central Station (Central do Brasil), 1998
$25 Central Station DVD
$425 Behind the Sun (Abril Despedecado), 1981
$200 Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro), 1959
$30 Black Orpheus DVD

$1370 TOTAL
Itemized Matching Funds
None. Diversity Committee's budget for next year does not include this film series; we are supporting TI in other ways, including providing drinks and food at each film showing.
Open to all Campus?
*Poster to advertise series in prominent location in Student Center
*Stall Seat Journal
*Flyers
*Announcements at Senate meetings
*Announcements at SGA meetings
*E-mails to faculty and staff

I would also like to get this series advertised locally so that community members could join us; I will talk to Barb Dennis about it.
# of Students Benefit
As many as attend! Film is one of the easiest and most fun entrees into a people's culture, so I expect this series to be successful.
Enhance PSY
Specifically, this film series will make a critical contribution to the campus commitment to diversity education, not least in diversifying TI's programming for the academic year. Because this will be a series, students will have multiple opportunities to see a film; even if they see only one film in the series, we will have succeeded in exposing them to Brazilian culture.

I have taken great care in the selection of these films: City of God is a gritty, urban film based on real history and people that was nominated for 4 Oscars; Central Station is also urban, but tackles the issues of poverty, illiteracy, and family and was nominated for 2 Oscars; Behind the Sun is set in 1910's Brazil and deals with family commitments and conflicts; Black Orpheus is a retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth set in Carnaval in Rio and won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film.

The timelessness and variety of these themes will appeal to our campus community and enhance our understanding of Brazil.
Desired Outcomes
I would say that the main contribution of this film series is to make the campus a wonderful place to be, much like an art showing or an event in the Pullo Center. Faculty will have the opportunity to offer students assignments or extra credit of course, but that's not the main purpose of this series. Rather, we aim to offer a unique, edifying, and exciting means of learning about Brazil, its culture and people, through the art of its cinema. And as I stated above, even seeing one film will achieve this goal, and the campus will have four opportunities.

Comments
We will absolutely include an assessment of each film as part of the showing, to see what the community has to say. It will include some optional narrative questions to gauge learning and interest along with easy-to-answer items.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
9.5.2014

Members present - Why, Bhatia, Kalelkar, Fritz, Bos, Gladafelter, Royer, Georgeakopaulus, Khauri, Tanner

Comments and questions:

Why were 4 movies picked? To address a broad range of interests.

Why are there 6 actual movies? That covers the movies and the rights - some are separate purchases.

What are the dates of these events? They will be in the evening, with some on Fridays to appeal to a larger audience, especially those who'd like to bring guests.

How does this complement the TI initiative? Some faculty are addressing Brazil and energy in class, and there are speakers as well. This is another method that complements those approaches in a fun and appealing way.

This is too much for 4 movies that we aren't sure about attendance.

We don't anticipate students will attend these events.

Students didn't come to the popular movie the other night so they won't come to this.

I'm not sure students will get much out of movies with subtitles.

Perhaps the Diversity Committee could fund this from their funds.

Approve - 0
Deny - 10
Abstain - 0




Update - the author of this proposal has requested that this proposal be reconsidered in the fall, so that the proposal can be presented at an SAF meeting in front of the board. As such, it has been re-opened.

8.19.14

I'm not sure about the international movies, I mean I support it, but I do not feel that we need that many movies.

I don't like how the Brazilian movies cost that much. $1370 is a very large amount to be used for a couple movies. Does Penn State have any other Brazilian movies we can use in our catalog?

Is there a cheaper alternative to buying these films on DVD (like Netflix or another such digital service). Also, I looked up the prices on Amazon myself, and the movies do not appear to be as expensive, but perhaps that does not include rights to view it as a group. The movie City of God was like $10 if I am not mistaken.

It’s a lot of money for something that I don’t think will have a very widespread appeal. I might be wrong but that is just my gut.

I believe that there could be more creative ways in teaching about another
culture than watching a film.

I do not believe the benefit of four films is proportional to the cost.

Approve - 2
Deny - 4
Abstain - 0
Status
Denied
Amount Approved
$

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05/18/14 NSC Tutor Training Program

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Date Received
2014-05-18 12:07:39
Organization
NA
Student Sponsor
Emily Muller - Nittanny Success Center Tutors
Student E-mail Address
EKM5151@psu.edu
Contact Name
Dr. Cora Dzubak
Contact Email
cmd14@psu.edu
Event Title
NA
Event Date
August 2014 - May 2015
Beginning Time
NA
Time Ending
NA
Amount Requested
4,000.00
Total Event Cost
$4,000.00
Details
We are a nationally certified Tutor Training Program and we are required to provide 20/hours of tutor training each year (10 hours each semester). Our tutors are recommended by faculty and do an excellent job of tutoring, leading study groups, and serving as informal peer mentors.
Itemized Request
$8.00 x 20 hours X 25 tutors = $4000.00
Itemized Matching Funds
The NSC budget provides over $10,000 / year in tutor wages
Open to all Campus?
We advertise our services on the York All lists to the campus, faculty, and adjuncts. We are included in the Student Handbook, often the Stall Seat Journal, and at many Open Houses, Orientations, NSO, workshops, and faculty syllabi. We also often have flyers hanging on a variety of campus bulletin boards.
# of Students Benefit
We served between 200 - 250 students during 2103 - 2014 (data is stil being compiled)
Enhance PSY
THE Nittany Success Center served over her 200 students via tutoring and/or study groups during 2013 - 2014 AND another 200 + who stopped by for consultation, 1:1 appointments, support, etc. (These numbers do NOT include students who just drop in to use the computers. We are all about LEARNING, STUDENT SUCCESS AND RETENTION !
Desired Outcomes
The tutors, via their training, will help the tutees to learn how to study effectively, become independent learners, increase their sense of self confidence and self esteem, and to persist.
Comments
If requested, we can submit data to support our work; ie, numbers of tutor hours, appointments, and grades of tutees.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
8.19.14

I personally have benefited tremendously with the tutoring training for the past year and a half that I've been tutoring. It definitively helps with the one on one tutoring and our campus as a whole.

This has been taken care of for the past several years with SAF money. On one hand, I don’t agree with this as I think this falls under operational expenses and not student activities. On the other hand, I know how valuable the NSC is to many of our students and recognize that this training would not be possible if not for this fund.

The student activity designation may not be the best label for this service.

Approve - 6
Deny - 0
Abstain - 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$4000

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04/24/14 Philadelphia Trip

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Date Received
2014-04-24 07:17:29
Organization
Student Affairs Office
Contact Name
Patrick Tanner
Contact Email
ptanner@psu.edu
Event Title
Student Affairs Office
Event Date
Spring
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$1500
Total Event Cost
$1500
Details
This will be a chance for our students to spend time in the great city of Philadelphia. Students will be directed to free attractions like Independence Hall, The Liberty Bell, City Hall, and the US Mint. Additionally, there is a lot to learn by walking through other parts of the city, including South Street, the Italian Market, and Reading Terminal, and the like.
Itemized Request
$1500 - Bus reservation
Itemized Matching Funds
None
Open to all Campus?
This will be advertised in New Student Orientation events, the activities calendar, SSJ, posters, email.
# of Students Benefit
50
Enhance PSY
This day will be an educational one as students will be learning about US History. They will have a chance to interact with one another, see a new city, and learn about a variety of traditions.
Desired Outcomes
Students will know some details about the early days of the US nation.
Comments
Thanks for your consideration.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.25.14

Trips to cities are always successful.
Good feedback.
Students will like this

Approve: 6
Deny: 0
Abstain: 1
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$1500

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04/24/14 Etiquette Dinners

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Date Received
2014-04-24 07:02:00
Organization
Student Affairs Office
Contact Name
Patrick Tanner
Contact Email
ptanner@psu.edu
Event Title
Student Affairs Office
Event Date
Fall 2014
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$31200
Total Event Cost
$31200
Details
Each year, the IST majors gather for an etiquette dinner to prepare for job interviews and their professional career. This is a great idea and I don't think that it should be restricted to just one small group of students.

I'd like to expand it and offer it Monday night through Saturday night for one week during the fall. Career Week occurs in April and I'd like to have a week in the fall that focuses on career preparation as well.

The International School of Protocol (based in Maryland) will facilitate an evening by incorporating the following concepts:

Dining Skills:

Good dining skills are a must - whether while socializing with business associates or friends, conducting business abroad, or entertaining international clients here in the United States. The Dining Skills program will give you useful tools for dining situations where business and social relationships are developed and strengthened. This program includes:

Dining Decorum
Toasting
Body Language at the Table
Difficult-to-Eat Foods
Host/Hostess and Guest Duties
Business Entertaining
The Silent Service Code
Handling Accidents
American and Continental Styles of Eating
World-Class Entertaining
Place Settings
Silverware Savvy
Dining Do's and Don'ts

Mingle, Mingle:

First impressions really do last a lifetime! Mingilng and networking should be considered a lifeskill for a college student who will be moving into the work world. Building a network is a lifelong project that will pay dividends throughout a career. Studies have shown that most people have "mingle-phobia" so this program teaches tools to make the mingling easier and more beneficial. Participants will learn:

Creating the most effective initial impression
The art of making a successful entrance
How to work a room
Entering conversation groups
How to initiate a conversation
Appropriate topics for small talk
Making a graceful escape

Social and Corporate Etiquette and Professionalism:

Proper etiquette provides the extra polish that will enable you to present yourself with confidence and authority. This program includes:

Eye Contact
Listening Skills
Nonverbal Communication
How to Make an Entrance and Work the Room
Mingling
Handshaking - the Ultimate Greeting
Introducing Yourself and Others
Forms of Address
Rising to the Occasion
Remembering Names
Conversation Skills
Networking
Professional Image
Dress for Success
Electronic Etiquette
Itemized Request
$30/plate/student for the meal and mocktails

$700/evening for the facilitator

150 students/evening

6 nights

= $31,200
Itemized Matching Funds
None
Open to all Campus?
This will be HEAVILY marketed during New Student Orientation Advising as well as Campus Life Orientation.

Also, there will be heavy marketing in advance of the event via posters, flyers, SSJ, and email.

At the event, we'll be advertising other campus events, including Career Week in April.
# of Students Benefit
750
Enhance PSY
One of the top priorities of students is to be successful in a career. This program addresses that need directly. It also opens the opportunity for students to speak with professors and advisers about their careers in a new way.
Desired Outcomes
Students will be know appropriate behavior for a variety of professional settings.
Comments
Thanks for your consideration!
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
8.19.14 - Update - The author of this proposal was grateful for the support, but will not be pursuing this program. As such, all allocated dollars will be returned to the SAF, and the proposal will move from 'allocated' to 'closed.'

4.25.14

IST has been successful with this in the past.
One issue might be getting students to attend.
They are educational and fun.
Would be good to have professors require it.
Students should pay partial.

Approve: 6
Deny: 0
Abstain: 1
Status
Closed
Amount Approved
$31200

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04/23/14 Keychains for Orientation

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Date Received
2014-04-23 23:04:30
Organization
Student Affairs Office
Contact Name
Patrick Tanner
Contact Email
ptanner@psu.edu
Event Title
Student Affairs Office
Event Date
August 22, 2014
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$1150
Total Event Cost
$1150
Details
I'd like to give every student at Orientation a keychain that reminds them of the messages sent at Orientation - which is to get involved and embrace conflict. The keychain will include the Penn State logo and a very few words of text.
Itemized Request
$3/keychain x 350 students (fall and spring orientation) + shipping = $1150
Itemized Matching Funds
None
Open to all Campus?
This won't be advertised - as it is 'incorporated' in the event as a giveaway.
# of Students Benefit
350
Enhance PSY
This is more of a behind the scenes, though I hope it will remind students about why they are at Penn State - to learn!
Desired Outcomes
Students will be able to tell you about the main message of orientation - partially due to the fact that it will be written on the keychain in their hands.
Comments
Thanks for your consideration.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.25.14

Everyone uses key chains.
This is a neat way to make the message stick.

Approve: 6
Deny: 0
Abstain: 1
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$1150

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04/23/14 Trip to Baltimore Aquarium

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Date Received
2014-04-23 22:53:25
Organization
Student Affairs Office
Contact Name
Patrick Tanner
Contact Email
ptanner@psu.edu
Event Title
Student Affairs Office
Event Date
Unknown - will coordinate with other fall activities
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$3000
Total Event Cost
$3000
Details
Being so close to Baltimore, I'd hate for students to miss out on the amazing experience that it is to visit one of our nation's great aquariums. While a significant majority of the day will be spent in the aquarium, part of the day will include a little time to experience other aspects of the Inner Harbor area.
Itemized Request
Roughly $1500 for the bus

$30/ticket is the group rate (normally $35/ticket) x 50 students = $1500

Total - $3000
Itemized Matching Funds
None
Open to all Campus?
This will be in the campus calendar, other calendars, posters, SSJ, and email.
# of Students Benefit
50
Enhance PSY
This focuses on education in general. It also helps folks get into the aquarium since it is normally quite expensive. Once on the bus home, students will be asked to reflect on their experience and how any of it integrates with their coursework and also with their overall development - as some may have never been to Maryland.
Desired Outcomes
Students will be able to speak intelligently about their place in this world, after having visited another city, state, and the aquarium. The impact of such educational experiences is not to be underestimated.
Comments
Thank you for your consideration.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.25.14

Will be different and good.
When will you schedule it? On a Saturday.
Sounds fun.
Would help Bio club.

Approve: 6
Deny: 0
Abstain: 1
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$3000

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04/17/14 2014-15 Student Programming

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Date Received
2014-04-17 21:17:16
Organization
UPB
Student Sponsor
Katherine Lewis
Student E-mail Address
kdl5126@psu.edu
Contact Name
Dan Puccio
Contact Email
dpp15@psu.edu
Event Title
UPB
Event Date
2014-2015 Academic Year
Beginning Time
n/a
Time Ending
n/a
Amount Requested
$60,000.00
Total Event Cost
$60,000.00
Details
The goal for next year is to offer students at Penn State York more of an opportunity to occupy their time during the day, at night, and on the weekends. There are tentative plans for more trips to Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C., improve on the activities that we've currently offered, intramural leagues established on Fridays and/or Saturdays, more educational programming that will allow students to learn outside of the classroom, as well as more fun, social activities that our students enjoy, such as, Paintball, bowling, common hour entertainment, etc. Based upon this past year's successed with the Drive-In movies and our major speaker, we hope to build upon that with more movie nights, more speakers, and the establishment of a cultural series in the Pullo Center for our students. There will also be the creation of a leadership certificate program in the Fall for our student club leaders to develop their own leadership skills and learn about their different leadership styles.
Itemized Request
Variety of programs throughout the year ranging from social, educational, and cultural, as well as community service opportunities, leadership development opportunities, and more trips off-campus to learn about York county, PA, and our surrounding major cities = $60,000
Itemized Matching Funds
n/a
Open to all Campus?
All events are open to the entire student body. With the help of Student Activities Student Interns, these events will be publicized extensively through a campus calendar and monthly hard copy calendar, social media, Penn State York Student Affairs Facebook page, flyers, sandwich boards, hand bills, word of mouth, side walk chalk, etc.
# of Students Benefit
Entire Penn State York community
Enhance PSY
The usage of these funds is the epitome of this question. This funding goes towards creating a greater sense of community on campus through the variety of events that we are able to provide, the late night and weekend programming that we can provide to our students living in nearby apartments, as well as students that want to participate in such activities, the establishment of a leadership program at Penn State York and monthly community service trips to different areas of York. The availability of these funds will completely transform what Student Activities will look like on this campus next year.
Desired Outcomes
Students will be able to participate and partake in a vast variety of events on campus, learn new things about topics and areas that they did not know much about before, develop their leadership skills through a newly created leadership program, and promote Penn State York more in the community through a monthly Community Service initiative throughout York and York County.
Comments
n/a
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.25.14

UPB does a lot.
He hasn't quite used all of his funds. But a lot slated for next year will be great!

Approve: 7
Deny: 0
Abstain: 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$60000

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04/17/14 Campus Life & International Student Orientation(s)

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Date Received
2014-04-17 20:45:36
Organization
n/a
Contact Name
Dan Puccio
Contact Email
dpp15@psu.edu
Event Title
n/a
Event Date
Summer 2014
Beginning Time
n/a
Time Ending
n/a
Amount Requested
$30,000.00
Total Event Cost
$30,000.00
Details
Campus Life & International Student Orientation is the true college beginning for a student at Penn State York. They arrive on campus on that Friday before classes start (or the entire week prior), meet other students, get to know their adviser or an academic member within their major, learn about the resources that Penn State York can offer, and much more!

This year, both Orientation(s) will be bigger and better! The Orientation Leader on staff remain in the double digits for the second consecutive year. There will be summer gatherings for OL's to bond together and go through some fun leadership exercises, a 3-day training before Orientation season, a revamped International Orientation program that features more trips, food, and access to local shops and shopping centers to expose more of York and the United States to our international students. The the expected increase in International students for the Fall 2014 semester, more funding is a necessity to accommodate all the students that are anticipated. Orientation is also hoping to design, develop, and purchase shirts that students could wear on a weekly basis if they want to with top shelf designers like Under Armour or something of similar quality.
Itemized Request
International Orientation - $10,000.00
New Student Orientation - $15,000.00
Training - $1,000.00
Supplies & Shirts - $4,000.00
Itemized Matching Funds
n/a
Open to all Campus?
Orientation is promoted to all First-Year students, transfer students, and adult students and is a necessary part in one's college experience. Orientation is publicized to students when they get accepted to the University as a next steps process before they arrive for classes, they receive a mailer through the mail from University Park, as well as a mailer and email reminders from the Student Affairs Office about the dates of Orientation.
# of Students Benefit
300+
Enhance PSY
Campus Life and International Student Orientation is a chance for incoming students to learn about how great Penn State York really is, the resources that the campus has to aid them in succeeding, and allowing them the opportunity to feel more comfortable before arriving on campus for classes. On the flip side, the Orientation Leaders will be aiding students through this process and will be developing multiple skills along the way such as communication and interpersonal skills throughout their own experience.
Desired Outcomes
Students should be able to identify areas on campus that can help them succeed throughout the area, point out some friendly faces either on staff or within their Pride Groups that they can turn to for assistance throughout the year or some people that they can hang out with, and the Orientation Leaders will develop a bigger sense of Penn State pride, as well as develop as Student Leaders, be a resource for these incoming students, and have fun in the process!

(We have seen this occur first hand through our OL interviews in which multiple students say that they have remained in touch with pride group members, their OL from their pride group, and especially our International OL's who went the extra mile for all of our incoming International students last summer.
Comments
n/a
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.25.14

I didn't find Orientation too beneficial.
I thought Orientation was good.
How many come? The percentage is relatively consistent from year to year.

Approve: 7
Deny: 0
Abstain: 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$30000

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04/17/14 Student Activities Student Interns

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Date Received
2014-04-17 20:24:45
Organization
n/a
Contact Name
Dan Puccio
Contact Email
dpp15@psu.edu
Event Title
n/a
Event Date
2014-2015 Academic Year
Beginning Time
n/a
Time Ending
n/a
Amount Requested
$10,000.00
Total Event Cost
$10,000.00
Details
The Student Activities Student Interns would work throughout the week on the promotion and marketing of Student Activities occurring on campus. These students would help staff the many events that come out of the Student Affairs Office and would aid in the creation of more late night & weekend programming that is often difficult to staff by a faculty or staff member. These students would be supervised by the Associate Director of Student Affairs and work hand-in-hand with this position to make sure that they being held accountable and fulfilling their responsibilities in their programming ideas and implementation.

The following is the anticipated break down of these interns: five (5) staffing the Game Room, three (3) assisting with intramurals and fitness classes, and two (2) assisting in the promotion and advertisement of programs on campus.
Itemized Request
These students would receive an hourly wage of $7.25/hr, unless they qualify for work study, and would work 5-10 hours each week throughout the year, which equals around $10,000.00 for ten (10) Student Activities Student Interns.
Itemized Matching Funds
n/a
Open to all Campus?
All students would be eligible and encouraged to apply to be a Student Activities Intern Coordinator. However, only the allotted amount would be selected through an interview process to gauge leadership ability, programming ability, and a desire to put forth hard-work throughout the year in aiding the vision of Student Activities at Penn State York. These positions will be advertised through flyers, SSJ, social media, and also as a work study position for those that qualify.
# of Students Benefit
10 directly; 100+ indirectly through all the programming that they'll assist with.
Enhance PSY
These positions will help the entire campus be more centered around student activities held on-campus, will help retain students by getting them involved, allow students to learn on the job in terms of public speaking, communication skills, decision making skills, leadership development, delegation skills, and so much more that comes with a student leadership position like this one.
Desired Outcomes
Students will be able to effectively complete a program with minimal assistance from their supervisor, become better student leaders on campus by learning its inner-workings, speaking with students, and being proactive in creating a fun, spirited atmosphere around campus.
Comments
n/a
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.25.14

How many WS students did you have this year? All of them were on federal work study, we were lucky :)
How much was requested last year? $9500
Why the difference in wage? Some is set by the University.

Approve: 7
Deny: 0
Abstain: 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$10000

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04/17/14 French Culture: Dinner at Blue Heron

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Date Received
2014-04-17 17:13:51
Organization
n/a
Student Sponsor
Eros Linarez
Student E-mail Address
edl5091@psu.edu
Contact Name
Suzanne Flinchbaugh
Contact Email
sxf23@psu.edu
Event Title
n/a
Event Date
04/27/2014
Beginning Time
6:00 PM
Time Ending
n/a
Amount Requested
$600-800
Total Event Cost
$600-800
Details
The French culture class is limited to learn under the boundaries of the US. Each year, Ms. Flinchbaugh exposes her students to a slice of what French cuisine is all about. This event will expose all students to French culture specifically in terms of cuisine. The dinner is at Blue Heron, a restaurant owned by a French man of the name David LeHeron. The students will be eating a sophisticated formal dinner consisting of an appetizer, entree, and desert. The funds will help pay for the students to eat at the restaurant while at the same time teach the students about French culture.
Itemized Request
Dinner: $40 per Student
Number of Students: 15-20

Total: $600-800

Note: SAF funds will pay the total amount of students that attend or $40 per student that attends. The total above is an estimation of how much it will be. The SAF funds will only pay for STUDENTS. Therefore, if the guests are non-Penn State students, they will need to pay Suzanne Flinchbaugh the $40.
Itemized Matching Funds
n/a
Open to all Campus?
All of Suzanne's classes are invited to this event. All of the students are permitted to bring guests to the event. It was also discussed to all her past students whom can also bring guests. However because there can be a limited amount of seats available, the range of students we have signed up already is 15-20 students.
# of Students Benefit
15-20
Enhance PSY
The event focuses on diversity education. It will expose all students to the French culture. The event also will enhance student retention as the event is a fun, interactive event. It will allow students to talk to other students while simultaneously learn about the French cultutre.
Desired Outcomes
The students will be able to order food of a different language, learn how to eat formally, and possibly stay at our campus since this kind of event will be a yearly event.
Comments
Although this will not benefit a huge amount of students, this event is a great opportunity for the students who attend and it will definitely promote diversity in our already highly diverse campus. Thank you for your time.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.18.14

How many students can go? As many as want to but we are only asking for funding for roughly 20 right now.
Why are you asking for so much per student? The restaurant is expensive.
We will fund up to 30 students but students must pay $10. Therefore, we will fund $30 per student up to 30 students.

Approve 6
Deny 0
Abstain 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$900

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04/17/14 Tape/Poster Paper for Student Organizations

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Date Received
2014-04-17 16:16:31
Organization
n/a
Student Sponsor
Katherine Lewis
Student E-mail Address
kdl5126@psu.edu
Contact Name
Dan Puccio
Contact Email
dpp15@psu.edu
Event Title
n/a
Event Date
2014-2015 Academic Year
Beginning Time
n/a
Time Ending
n/a
Amount Requested
$1,000.00
Total Event Cost
$1,000.00
Details
The tape would be free for any student organization to use to hang up their flyers throughout the campus. The blue painters tape must be used when posting flyers along any painted wall throughout the University. The masking tape has proved to be effective in posting flyers along the brick wall in the Ruhl Student Community Center, as well as posting flyers on the sandwich boards that have been posted outside throughout the year.

In efforts to increase our advertising around campus, more poster printer paper will be needed to handle the increased quantity that Student Affairs is anticipating for the upcoming academic year. Also, fancier paper is needed in terms of printing posters out of athletic team rosters and other various special events where deemed necessary.
Itemized Request
Blue Painters Tape and Masking Tape from retailer - $250.00
Poster Printer Paper - $500.00
Satin Poster Printer Paper (for nicer posters) - $250.00
Itemized Matching Funds
n/a
Open to all Campus?
This purchase aids in the publicity of on-campus events and announcements. It benefits all by getting the word out about campus events and is crucial to the marketing and PR side to campus activities at Penn State York.
# of Students Benefit
The entire campus community.
Enhance PSY
This funding request will aid in the marketing of our campus events to all students, faculty, and staff but also all community members that visit our campus and can see all that we are doing on-campus. This could also aid in the recruitment of potential students that visit during Open House and on campus visits.
Desired Outcomes
Aid in marketing and promotion of our campus events.
Comments
n/a
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.25.14

We need it.
Printer paper - how long is it? 50 feet
Could the sponsoring organization be charged to use the satin paper? Possibly.

Approve: 7
Deny: 0
Abstain: 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$1000

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04/17/14 Game Room Improvements

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Date Received
2014-04-17 16:08:30
Organization
n/a
Student Sponsor
Brandon Andrews
Student E-mail Address
bma5249@psu.edu
Contact Name
Dan Puccio
Contact Email
dpp15@psu.edu
Event Title
n/a
Event Date
2014-2015 Academic Year
Beginning Time
n/a
Time Ending
n/a
Amount Requested
$1,250.00
Total Event Cost
$1,250.00
Details
The Game Room, thanks to the recent makeover, has continued to see an increase in the amount of students that have visited throughout the year. In an effort in keeping everything current, regarding usable equipment and new games, this request would purchase new items for damaged or worn out equipment, as well as purchasing new games that students would enjoy. This is also necessary for the sports games that come out with their 2015 versions.
Itemized Request
Playstation 4: $400.00
Pool Table/Ping Pong supplies (paddles, balls, cues, chalk): $250.00
Video Games (PS4 & Xbox): $600.00
Itemized Matching Funds
n/a
Open to all Campus?
The Game Room is open Monday-Friday from 8 am to 8 pm and is staffed by a student worker so that students almost always have a way to actively participate or play in everything that is in the Game Room. All students are welcome to visit and lounge in the Game Room whenever it is open as well. The new items that will be purchased using these funds will be promoted within the Game Room itself, through the Campus Update email, and on the Student Affairs Facebook page.
# of Students Benefit
100+
Enhance PSY
The Game Room is an area on campus that many students visit and stay for long periods of time and becomes their social hangout on campus. Since there is no true student lounge area in the student center, the Game Room fills that void. By providing updates to the Game Room on a yearly basis, we are keeping students happy that frequently visit, as well as provide new products that would entice new students to visit that might not normally do so.
Desired Outcomes
Students will be able to relax before, in between, and after classes in a fun, relaxing atmosphere that they can create as their hang-out throughout the academic year and throughout their college experience.
Comments
n/a
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.25.14

When is this going into effect? Fall 2014.
Would a used system be as much? Could we do that? Theoretically yes, but the warranty will be helpful.
The game room is always full.
Foosball would be nice.

Approve: 7
Deny: 0
Abstain: 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$1250

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04/17/14 Late Night Breakfast (Fall & Spring)

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Date Received
2014-04-17 15:02:50
Organization
UPB
Student Sponsor
Katherine Lewis
Student E-mail Address
kdl5126@psu.edu
Contact Name
Dan Puccio
Contact Email
dpp15@psu.edu
Event Title
UPB
Event Date
Monday of Final's Week in the Fall & Spring semester(s)
Beginning Time
7:30 or 8 p.m.
Time Ending
9:30 or 10 p.m.
Amount Requested
$2,100.00
Total Event Cost
$2,100.00
Details
The Late Night Breakfast is a fun Penn State York tradition during Finals Week that has the faculty/staff serving the students! This is a great way for students to relax and de-stress during Finals week while grabbing some late night grub as they study for those last remaining finals. This event is always well attended with 100+ students at each one. This is also fun because it is a way for faculty and staff to give back to Penn State York students by "serving" them their meal!
Itemized Request
Fall Late Night Breakfast - $1,100.00
Spring Late Night Breakfast - $1,100.00

These portions include hash browns, sausage, eggs, toast, donuts, coffee & leaves the option open for another fun side dish or dessert.
Itemized Matching Funds
n/a
Open to all Campus?
This event will be publicized in the Lion's Den, through campus email blast, to Faculty and Staff for volunteers, Penn State York & Penn State York Student Affairs Facebook page and homepage, flyers, hand bills, etc. This event is always open to all students and faculty and staff that would like to volunteer.
# of Students Benefit
100-150 students
Enhance PSY
This is a Penn State York tradition that students look forward to all semester long...the breakfast, not the finals! This is also a great way for faculty and staff to interact and converse with students that they don't normally see on a day-to-day basis and possibly form some bonds or connections during those encounters that could blossom in the semester/year to come.
Desired Outcomes
To provide the campus community with Penn State pride and to fill the stomachs of many sleepy, hungry, finals-crazed college students!
Comments
n/a
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.25.14

What is the purpose? Sense of belonging, study break, relaxation, getting to see your professors, celebrate the end of the semester.
Has been successful in the past?
How late are students up? Is it too late? No.

Approve: 7
Deny: 0
Abstain: 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$2100

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04/17/14 All-U Day Football Game Transportation

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Date Received
2014-04-17 14:53:08
Organization
n/a
Contact Name
Dan Puccio
Contact Email
dpp15@psu.edu
Event Title
n/a
Event Date
TBA (September more than likely)
Beginning Time
TBD (morning)
Time Ending
TBD (evening)
Amount Requested
$1,500.00
Total Event Cost
$1,500.00
Details
All-U Day is a day set aside by University Park in which all of the commonwealth campuses are allotted tickets to a PSU football game. At half-time, all campuses are represented on the field with banners and is generally a good time for all campuses. Last year, we sold 40 tickets and the transportation was crucial for this event so that we did not have students driving to University Park early in the morning and then driving back to York at night after a very long day.
Itemized Request
Charter Bus Transportation to University Park for approximately 50 people - $1,500.00
Itemized Matching Funds
Potentially of teaming up with Alumni in which those seats would be sold on a per-seat basis, thus saving SAF funds while still providing this service to students.
Open to all Campus?
All-U Day tickets are open to all students for a small charge. All-U Day will be publicized throughout Orientation, on flyers, social media, SSJ, email of the campus updates, etc.
# of Students Benefit
40
Enhance PSY
The only thing that I can say for this portion is that this will provide safety for our students so that they do not drive themselves to and from University Park. This is a perk that the commonwealth gets to enjoy by getting an allotment of football game tickets and the transportation makes it much easier for the coordination of the event than without it.
Desired Outcomes
Students will be able to boast with Penn State pride before, during, and after the game, take in a home game at legendary Beaver Stadium, and relax on the ride home when most are exhausted and tired and sleep on the way back.
Comments
n/a
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.25.14

It is a success.
Lots of people went this year.
How many students will go? Almost 50

Approve: 7
Deny: 0
Abstain: 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$1500

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04/17/14 National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Regional Conference

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Date Received
2014-04-17 14:47:46
Organization
UPB
Student Sponsor
Katherine Lewis
Student E-mail Address
kdl5126@psu.edu
Contact Name
Dan Puccio
Contact Email
dpp15@psu.edu
Event Title
UPB
Event Date
October 2014
Beginning Time
10/16/14
Time Ending
10/19/14
Amount Requested
$2,350.00
Total Event Cost
$2,350.00
Details
The National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Conference will be held in Lancaster, PA in October. This is a 3-day conference for anyone (student/staff) in the field of Student Activities. The days are jam-packed with educational sessions, mingling with other campuses within the surrounding states, and most importantly, seeing live college performers that students might want to bring onto campus. This conference allows students to see college acts live instead of just listening to a CD or watching a clip on YouTube. Students get to see how they are live, the energy, the emotion, how their voice sounds live, are they funny?, their set, etc. This is beneficial for any campus that books a lot of shows/programs and wants to get a sneak peak at what they're booking before they arrive on campus.
Itemized Request
Amount for 4 students & 1 adviser:
Conference Registration: $1,250.00
Transportation & Gas: $250.00
Meals: $250.00
Hotel: $600.00
Total: $2,350.00
Itemized Matching Funds
n/a
Open to all Campus?
The events that would come about from attending this conference and seeing these acts live would be open and free for all students. Publicity would be through flyers, social media, SSJ, weekly campus update emails, as well as monthly calendars, bulletin board calendars, and other methods that can be thought of to promote these acts.
# of Students Benefit
Directly, 4 students - Indirectly, all students at Penn State York
Enhance PSY
As stated in a previous SAF proposal, NACA also allows students the opportunity to see a variety of acts, ranging from fun, social entertainers to lecturers that can dive into heavy topics such as drinking problems, drug problems, LGBT issues, Diversity issues, Women's issues, etc. NACA is a leader in higher education in providing diversified acts that can target many different areas. This is a bonus of their membership, and is definitely a bonus of attending this conference. Students can also speak with other programmers on their respective campuses and potentially bring back ideas that have worked elsewhere and try it out at Penn State York.
Desired Outcomes
Students will be able to have the knowledge to be better programmers on campus, have better critical thinking skills when things come up in an event that they might have not been able to handle before, be more aware of diversity in the higher education setting and how to promote it in their daily and programming lives, and be better communicators to see what exactly students want to see on campus.
Comments
n/a
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.18.14

Who can go? All students. We shouldn't be limited to 4.
How are the accommodations arranged?
Is this cheaper because it is in Lancaster?

Approve 6
Deny 0
Abstain 1
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$2350

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04/17/14 National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Membership

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Date Received
2014-04-17 14:35:22
Organization
UPB
Student Sponsor
Katherine Lewis
Student E-mail Address
kdl5126@psu.edu
Contact Name
Dan Puccio
Contact Email
dpp15@psu.edu
Event Title
UPB
Event Date
2014-2015 Academic Year
Beginning Time
n/a
Time Ending
n/a
Amount Requested
$644
Total Event Cost
$644
Details
This membership allows our students the opportunity to not only engage with agents within the college market but also allows all students to witness first-hand the top rate talent that is out there that can entertain students in any event, such as comedians, magicians, poets, musicians, variety acts, etc. Many of whom have visited our campus this year as part of UPB's NACA involvement. This membership also allows the opportunity for students to engage in different leadership scenarios such as programming conferences, leadership conferences, student government conferences, etc. NACA is the top college activities Association and is a huge asset to our campus in the programming that we do and provide to students.
Itemized Request
NACA Membership Fee - $644 (Based on the size of the institution in which we fall within the 1,001-5,000 students enrolled range)
Itemized Matching Funds
n/a
Open to all Campus?
As mentioned above, this will benefit the type of programs that we do during the 2014-2015 school year and all those events are open to all students and will be publicized through flyers, SSJ, email, hand bills, social media, etc. Also, UPB is open to all Penn State York students and they can take advantage of this NACA membership first-hand by going to the Fall conference in Lancaster, PA.
# of Students Benefit
Entire Penn State York community
Enhance PSY
This membership will also allow students to see mainstream entertainers in the field of lecture/education...featuring topics on drinking, unhealthy eating, LGBT issues, diversity issues, drinking problems, etc. The possibility of the type of entertainment that could be seen and brought to campus, facilitated through this membership, is vast. This membership also allows us to speak with other Universities within our region to block book acts and save money in terms of routed dates!
Desired Outcomes
Students that will have direct involvement in NACA will be able to take ideas from other campuses and students and apply them to Penn State York to improve the student experience on our campus. Students benefiting from the type of programming that UPB is able to provide based on their involvement will be able to enjoy quality entertainment, as well as learning from different diversity and/or educational speakers.
Comments
n/a
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.18.14

What exactly does the organization do? Student leadership organization. Students attend meetings each year. Helps us pick student activities.

Approve 7
Deny 0
Abstain 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$644

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04/16/14 International Coffee Hour

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Date Received
2014-04-16 16:16:22
Organization
The INternational Coffee Hour is not a club. It is an activity organized by the International Student Services Coordinator who is part of Student Aff
Student Sponsor
Shambhavi Gupta
Student E-mail Address
sbg5129@psu.edu
Contact Name
Sheri L. Yoder
Contact Email
SLB65@psu.edu
Event Title
The INternational Coffee Hour is not a club. It is an activity organized by the International Student Services Coordinator who is part of Student Aff
Event Date
every Thursday, every semester
Beginning Time
3:30
Time Ending
5:30
Amount Requested
$1,700
Total Event Cost
$2,200
Details
The purpose of the requested funds is to improve the quality of the International Coffee Hour and to increase attendance.

International Coffee Hour contributes significantly to Penn State's commitment to internationalize every campus community. The International Coffee Hour (ICH) is open to all students and and provides an opportunity for each student to share about his or her own culture while learning about the cultures of others. Although the name "International" confuses some students, we have been aggressively advertising that this event is open to all. In fact, to accomplish the goals of the ICH, we need all students to come.

The primary goals of the ICH are as follows:
1. Create a welcoming space for international students to meet other students.
2. Provide a regular meeting time to allow long-term friendships to be nurtured.
3. Offer opportunities for all students to not only learn about but also experience a variety of cultures. This is accomplished through interaction among students, by participating in special activities, and learning from invited guests.
4. Assist international and out-of-state students in adjusting to life in York, PA. This is accomplished by providing information about and visits from representatives of apartments, banks, etc. With the additional funds, we will prepare informative poster presentations on relevant issues such as obtaining adequate health insurance, dealing with drug and alcohol use/abuse in community life, obtaining affordable health care, etc. Topics for poster presentation will be based on needs expressed in student surveys.
Itemized Request
$300 supplies for activities (student planned games, art projects, etc. that specifically represent another culture)
$200 fee for guests who will present on specific cultures
$1200 wage for international student worker
Itemized Matching Funds
$500 for food is provided by Diversity Committee.
Open to all Campus?
International Coffee Hour (ICH) is open to all students and is advertised regularly using posters, email, and the Stall Seat Journal.
# of Students Benefit
For the 2013-2014 year, 20 - 55 students have attended each session. Attendance is much higher and includes more local students when special activities are planned. We believe attendance will be higher if we can provide richer, more strategically planned coffee hour sessions. Past attendance sheets are available for inspection upon request.
Enhance PSY
Diversity Education: The International Coffee Hour provides a unique hands-on opportunity for all students to learn about cultures and develop long-term, meaningful relationships across cultural boundaries because it is a weekly event. Activities in the past have included American themes such as pumpkin carving and cross cultural themes such as Indian Rangoli. The variety is exciting and students are eager to plan and lead weekly activities. Volunteers are already in line for next year to expand the number of cultures represented in planned activities.

Sustainability: This high level of student engagement makes this a sustainable activity. Students value the opportunity to share about their cultures and learn about new ones. They will gather if there is nothing more than a cup of coffee available. However, funds are essential to providing supplies for memorable, interactive meetings.

Increasing enrollment: We have only a minor influence, but as our international students interact in the community, people do become aware that this is a welcoming place to study. For example, about 40 of our international students attended a community event in January. This provided a wonderful opportunity for them to meet families from their culture living in the York community. After that evening, two adults from the York area called me to talk about enrolling at Penn State.

Student learning: Although the ICH is viewed as a social activity, it is also a supportive environment that intentionally encourages learning in a variety of ways. Many students use the time to gather with a study group. Usually it is not a formal study group as can be arranged through the Nittany Success Center, but a group of students who care about each other and are providing accountability. There are indirect results that cannot be measured but are supported by research. For example, if students feel they belong and that they are surrounded by people who care about them, they are more likely to experience academic success. This has positive implications for retention rates.
Desired Outcomes
The outcomes of the ICH fit into both categories.

As mentioned in responses above, some "behind the scenes" or unmeasurable results do exist. Creating a safe, welcoming place for students to make friends is an essential part of quality campus life. Interacting with faculty and staff in an informal setting makes the campus a comfortable place so students are more likely to engage in academic and social opportunities.

General outcomes would include the following:
1. Students will be able to identify characteristic aspects of various foreign and domestic cultures.

2. Students will develop appreciation for various cultures by participating in enjoyable activities representative of those cultures.

3. Students will learn about and receive resource information for common issues facing students (i.e. health/mental health care, drug/alcohol use/abuse, time management skills)

Detailed, measurable outcomes can be written clearly after a concrete schedule is created for next year. For example, I have tentatively planned activities for Diwali, an important holiday in India and I have a proposal for Amish and Native American presentations.
Comments
International Coffee Hour has a long and varied history on our campus. I have gathered evaluations and suggestions from students throughout the year and two common themes are that this weekly time is valued but could benefit from strategic development.

I believe that hiring an international student to assist with the planning, preparation and hosting of ICH is crucial to its improvement. The $1200 listed above would fund an international student worker for five hours per week.

Since attendance is higher when hands-on activities are provided, it is important that a dependable funding be available for basic craft supplies. Also, more learning takes place by engaging in activity than by reading or hearing so we will be more successful in achieving our learning outcomes if we are able to plan richer activities.

Although emphasis will be placed on student led learning about the cultures represented among our student body, it is important to learn about as many cultures as possible. A small budget for honorariums for guests will significantly broaden our learning experiences and keep us aware of our global community.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.18.14

This is not only for international students - this is for all students.
Why does it cost more to hire an international student?
Do we have any students with dual citizenship - which might allow them to be hired for a smaller cost?

Why is the wage so high? 7.25/hour
Where is the rest of their support coming from? Diversity committee

Approve 7
Deny 0
Abstain 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$1700

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04/16/14 2014-2015 Diversity Committee Programming

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Date Received
2014-04-16 11:35:53
Organization
PS-York Diversity Committee
Contact Name
Ann Fetterman
Contact Email
axf25@psu.edu
Event Title
PS-York Diversity Committee
Event Date
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$8,300
Total Event Cost
$10,000
Details
To fund the campus's Diversity Committee's activities for the year 2014-15
Itemized Request
The SAF usually provides three-quarters of the Diversity Committee's yearly budget, the other portion coming from unrestricted campus funds. We rely on sponsorship of both sponsors to put on programs for the campus and community that foster awareness of diversity issues.
Here is a breakdown of our anticipated expenses for 2014-15:
Replace international flags, as needed $1400
First Friday (Sept, Oct, Nov), speaker fees and food 600
Women's History month 1200
Black History month 1200
Unity day (food, t-shirts, supplies) 1400
international coffee hour (food, supplies) 1000
food service items (chafing dishes, utensils to remain food-safe compliant)
500
financial support for campus clubs to host parties, dances, panels, etc that foster Diversity's goals 1000
Itemized Matching Funds
We are hoping to receive at least $2000 from the campus's unrestricted funds so that we can hire an international student to help at coffee hour
Open to all Campus?
All of Diversity's events are open to the entire campus, and usually the York community as well. We put up flyers, posters, advertise in the SSJ, and use the Student-all email feature to ensure that our programs are highly visible
# of Students Benefit
First Fridays usually draw 25-30 students; the flags benefit the entire campus; Women's History month had a combined attendance of 200; Unity week saw approximately 400 students participate in the week-long events; Black History month drew 40 students; coffee hour draws at least 30 students a week times 30 weeks; and the chafing dishes and utensils will be made available to other committees on campus, if they request to borrow them
Enhance PSY
Our proposal directly addresses the diversity component of the campus's mission. These events also are frequently highlighted in campus literature and do help to draw more diverse student applicants to our campus.
Desired Outcomes
see above answer. We hope that all participants in our activities will come away with a renewed ( or new) appreciation of the commonalities among all of us, breaking the bonds of fear that frequently exist between different cultural, ethnic, religious, and sexual orientations. This will not only make our campus community stronger but produce stronger graduates, more able to function in our increasingly global and diverse world.
Comments
Diversity frequently uses a feedback form after its programs to gather student feedback on the program.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.18.14

T-shirts - we need some larger ones next year
Are there leftover t-shirts?
How many students are on the Diversity Committee this year? 4 regulars plus some who are seasonal attendees

This is great - they do a lot - Unity week is one of the biggest events of the year.

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Deny 0
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Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$8300

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04/11/14 Student Veterans Of America Out-processing Luncheon

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Date Received
2014-04-11 15:23:21
Organization
Student Veterans Of America York Chapter
Student Sponsor
Norbert Rodriguez
Student E-mail Address
nqr5093@psu.edu
Contact Name
Jessica Petrie
Contact Email
jyp5067@psu.edu
Event Title
Student Veterans Of America York Chapter
Event Date
April 29 2014
Beginning Time
12:00
Time Ending
2:00
Amount Requested
$210.00
Total Event Cost
$210.00
Details
These funds will pay for the meals that will be given to PSU students attending the SVA out-processing briefing. This briefing will be used to summarize VA benefits, discuss change of officers, Salute To Veterans Night at Santander Bank, Toys for Tots Campaign, Veteran's Day activity, and many more up and coming events.
Itemized Request
Meals for 30 students at $7 = $210.00.
Itemized Matching Funds
0
Open to all Campus?
This out-processing luncheon/club is open to all students. It is advertised to potential students during admissions visits and open house. It will also be advertised on the Stall Seat Journal, individual email listings, and flyer invites.
# of Students Benefit
All students who partake in the program will directly benefit. (Approx:30-40 students)
Enhance PSY
There are limited opportunities on campus for veterans to congregate and fraternize, through the proposed out-processing luncheon the veterans will be able to congregate, and fraternize while learning of helpful benefit information available to them. By helping the student veteran body with their benefit awareness we can retain current student veterans. Also, plans will be made regarding community service options for the Fall semester which will make PSU YK visibly active to the community.
Desired Outcomes
Student Veterans will know specific information on: VA benefits, community service options, Salute to Veterans Night, and Veterans day plans. The planned result of this proposal would be to have a vision and forward insight for activities, community service, and activities here at PSU York for the Fall Semester 2014.
Comments
Thank you very much for your consideration!
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.18.14

There was a more active club in the past. This is the first year for this club. They are doing well.
How many students will go?

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Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$210

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04/10/14 Orientation

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Date Received
2014-04-10 11:51:07
Organization
Counseling Center
Student Sponsor
Katherine Lewis
Student E-mail Address
kdl5126@psu.edu
Contact Name
Stephanie Binter
Contact Email
sab61@psu.edu
Event Title
Counseling Center
Event Date
August 2014
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$600
Total Event Cost
$600
Details
Purpose is to give to student to advertise the Counseling Center. Increased awareness leads to greater usage and overal campus health and well-being
Itemized Request
Magnet Clip (500) with Counseling Center information imprinted on $600
Itemized Matching Funds
Open to all Campus?
Orientation is a campus wide event. All Counseling Center eventas are advertised through HDFS, YK-ALL, posters, stall seat, flyers, campus updates, and the calendar. All students are encouraged to attend.
# of Students Benefit
500-the orientation class and those in attendance
Enhance PSY
The Counseling Center works directly with Student Affairs to develop programming that addresses student needs. Increased awareness will promote overall student health, which will translate to greater academic success.
Desired Outcomes
The clips are intended to encourage access to services. The purpose to have the Counseling Centers information known and readily available to students. They will know where the counseling center is, how to access services, and what services are available.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.18.14

Great way to get the word out.

Approve 7
Deny 0
Abstain 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$600

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04/04/14 2014-15 Discount Pullo Center Tickets

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Date Received
2014-04-04 13:43:55
Organization
Student Veterans of America - York Campus Chapter
Student Sponsor
Norbert Rodriguez
Student E-mail Address
nqr5093@psu.edu
Contact Name
Jessica Petrie
Contact Email
jyp5067@psu.edu
Event Title
Student Veterans of America - York Campus Chapter
Event Date
varies
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$12500
Total Event Cost
$12500
Details
The Pullo Center is one of the distinctive features of this campus. We are pleased to be able to highlight it in this way and to contribute to the student experience. Students truly enjoy being able to have the opportunity to attend shows at a discounted price.
Itemized Request
SAF will pay half of one ticket for each student for each show. Further, there will be a weekly drawing where 10 students can win one ticket for a show during the year, but there would be a limit of one free/student/year. The half off program would be 50% off of one ticket for every show.
Itemized Matching Funds
0
Open to all Campus?
This program is open to all students. It is advertised to potential students during admissions visits and open house. It is advertised to all students at Orientation, in the student handbook and on our website. Reminders can also be sent to students periodically via facebook and twitter. There is also a poster advertising this program outside of the box office at the Pullo Center.
# of Students Benefit
All students who partake in the program will directly benefit.
Enhance PSY
Since the Pullo Center brings diverse playbills to York, students who take advantage of this program have the potential to learn about many different subjects. Students can select performances that interest them, therefore increasing the chance for a learning opportunity. Students who attend performances at the Pullo Center have the opportunity to learn more about the art of theatre or can also come see a show to relax and unwind, strictly for entertainment.
Desired Outcomes
The intended outcome of this proposal is to increase student satisfaction on campus. By offering this benefit to students, they will feel appreciated and valued. This proposal is a retention tool to keep students engaged on our campus.
Comments
Thank you for your consideration.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
8.19.14 - Update - A proposal that was approved today reduces funding for this proposal by $7500 to $5000. Last year, the same proposal only required funding in the amount of $3160.

4.18.14

Beneficial
Approved in the past

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Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$5000

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04/01/14 Student Handbooks/Planners

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Date Received
2014-04-01 16:12:26
Organization
n/a
Student Sponsor
Amanda Marquez
Student E-mail Address
aim5711@psu.edu
Contact Name
Cynthia Jones
Contact Email
csj11@psu.edu
Event Title
n/a
Event Date
n/a
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$6058.00
Total Event Cost
$6058.00
Details
Based on student feedback, the handbook/planner was redesigned for next year to include more space - going from a 5x8 planner to one that is 8.5x11.

These handbook/planners are for each student to be aware of what the campus events/activities are planned daily. Also it is a great organizational tool for students to achieve their goals for their education at Penn State.
Itemized Request
These handbook/planners are for each student to be aware of what the campus events/activities are planned daily. Also it is a great organizational tool for students to achieve their goals for their education at Penn State.


Itemized Matching Funds
0
Open to all Campus?
These handbooks/planners sort of get the retention of students by staying focused and organized to their studies. Realistically though, this is about achieving success while on campus- in the classroom and outside of it too.
# of Students Benefit
Roughly 1000-all those who want one.
Enhance PSY
We ordered 500 handbooks this past year. The handbooks were taken by students immediately. Professors and some students were not able to take advantage of this because there were very few left.
Desired Outcomes
This is a background support. There are no outcomes other than increased student organization/satisfaction. This is a good tool that many students reference for their success. The students are eager and anticipating this handbook/planner to return.
Comments
The cost is higher this year due to the fact that students wanted more space to write their daily appointments/deadlines. This has been accommodated. Thank you for your consideration.
Accept Partial Funding?
No

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.4.14

Students want more space, so the handbook is bigger this year.

Approve 7
Deny 0
Abstain 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$6058

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04/01/14 2014-2015 Student Organization Liability Insurance

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Date Received
2014-04-01 15:54:42
Organization
n/a
Contact Name
Cynthia Jones
Contact Email
csj11@psu.edu
Event Title
n/a
Event Date
n/a
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$4000.00
Total Event Cost
$4000.00
Details
n/a
Itemized Request
This covers all clubs in the case of an accident. It is essential to have this coverage.
Itemized Matching Funds
0
Open to all Campus?
All students are covered by this policy.
# of Students Benefit
All
Enhance PSY
Simply put, if we don't have this insurance, we can't have
clubs.
Desired Outcomes
This is a background expenditure
Comments
Thank you for your consideration.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.4.14

This insurance is mandatory to have clubs.
This has been approved annually.
Has this amount been steady over the years? Yes.
It would be ideal if this were covered by campus funds or SGA funds and not student activity fee funds.

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Deny 0
Abstain 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$4000

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04/01/14 Do Ask, Do Tell

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Date Received
2014-04-01 12:11:43
Organization
Rainboe Paws
Student Sponsor
Katherine Lewis/Rainbow Paws
Student E-mail Address
kdl5126@psu.edu
Contact Name
Dan Pucco
Contact Email
dpp15@psu.edu
Event Title
Rainboe Paws
Event Date
4/7/14
Beginning Time
12
Time Ending
1
Amount Requested
$75
Total Event Cost
$0 - speakers
Details
Unity week event - LGBT panel of students answer questions and talking about LGBT issues.

Helping bring diversity to our campus. To give people knowledge about LGBT individuals, along with any questions people have.

Itemized Request
subway platters $30X2= $60 (Serves 5-9 people per platter)
Drinks (soda, water) $15

Total $75
Itemized Matching Funds
This is for Unity week - diversity Club has asked for other funding for other events
Open to all Campus?
All are welcome along with all other events for unity week. We have put out posters and are advertising by word of mouth as well.
# of Students Benefit
we are hoping for 15-20
Enhance PSY
This event would cover diversity education. It we give knowledge to students that have questions about the LGBT community.
Desired Outcomes
This will give our campus a better understanding of LGBT individuals along with give them a chance to ask the questions instead of just pondering them. It will be educational. I hope everyone that attends walks away with having new knowledge and experiencing that LGBT individuals are no different. Bringing our campus to a safe space.
Comments
this funding request is separate from Diversities for we are hosting our own event.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.4.14

Who is the food for?
This is separate from Diversity Committee, but the two units are collaborating.
Sounds like a good event!

Approve 7
Deny 0
Abstain 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$75

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03/21/14 Unity Week

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Date Received
2014-03-21 11:06:51
Organization
Multicultural Club
Student Sponsor
Vrushali Kalelkar
Student E-mail Address
vxk5076@psu.edu
Contact Name
Ann Fetterman
Contact Email
axf25@psu.edu
Event Title
Multicultural Club
Event Date
April 7, 2014- April 11, 2014
Beginning Time
Monday April 7, 2014 at 12:00
Time Ending
Friday April 11, 2014 at 1:00
Amount Requested
$650
Total Event Cost
$1300
Details
Unity Week is a week dedicated to events from different regions. This year we are including Basketball, Soccer, Cricket and Holi. It will be open to all students and staff.
Itemized Request
Water: $50
Gatorade: $50
Latin Food: $200
Gift Cards: $300
Holi Packets: $600
Balloons: $5
Gift Cards for the Referees: $80



Itemized Matching Funds
0
Open to all Campus?
We have made flyers for all the events and going to put them around campus as soon as they are approved by Student Affairs. We have also told the Stall Seat Journal and it has been put into the campus calendar.
# of Students Benefit
Entire Penn State Community
Enhance PSY
Before each event, we will be giving a brief presentation on where the specific originated from. This will let students know a little background on some of our foreign events.
Desired Outcomes
It's a whole week of events for the students to be united as one.
Comments
We will ask for student feedback after the events.
Accept Partial Funding?
No

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
3.21.14

Approaching SAF and SGA to split the cost.
Lots of people participated last year.
Great event.

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Deny 0
Abstain 2
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$650

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03/10/14 Academic Awards Ceremony

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Date Received
2014-03-10 15:23:44
Organization
Student Affairs Office
Student Sponsor
Amanda Marquez
Student E-mail Address
aim5711@psu.edu
Contact Name
Cynthia Jones
Contact Email
csj11@psu.edu
Event Title
Student Affairs Office
Event Date
April 26, 2015
Beginning Time
2:00pm
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$500.00
Total Event Cost
$500.00
Details
The event is a culminating one for the campus. It recognizes the achievements of our student body - in academics and in leadership outside of the classroom. Our students work very hard through the year to learn the content presented to them in the classroom. Every campus has such an event every year and our campus has made great strides to be able to provide such a high quality event that everyone is pleased to be a part of.
Itemized Request
The event each year costs roughly between $5000 and
$6000. This is for food, awards, programs, and flowers.
Itemized Matching Funds
Roughly $3000 from the Student Affairs budget
Open to all Campus?
This has been advertised in the SSJ, on posters, and in
classrooms. We have a significant number of faculty and
staff who come out to support this event as well.
# of Students Benefit
Roughly 100
Enhance PSY
This addresses the concepts of student recognition, and also maintaining our enrollment. It is only right to recognize students for their many achievements. This event is attended
Desired Outcomes
This event isn't aimed at specific learning outcomes. The outcomes are in student satisfaction, and also parent and family satisfaction. One faculty member has even noted that she wouldn't miss this event for the world!
Comments
In the previously submitted proposal I did not request the correct amount of $3500.00, therefore this proposal is for the additional $500.00
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
3.21.14

Content in this mirrors a previous proposal.

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Deny 7
Abstain 0
Status
Denied
Amount Approved
$

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03/10/14 2014-2015 Student Handbooks/Planners

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Date Received
2014-03-10 14:25:59
Organization
n/a
Student Sponsor
Amanda Marquez
Student E-mail Address
aim5711@psu.edu
Contact Name
Cynthia Jones
Contact Email
csj11@psu.edu
Event Title
n/a
Event Date
August-September 2014
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$10,000.00
Total Event Cost
$10,000.00
Details
These handbook/planners are for each student to be aware of what the campus events/activities are planned daily. Also it is a great organizational tool for students to achieve their goals for their education at Penn State.
Itemized Request
1200 copies- 228 pages plus the cover.
Itemized Matching Funds
0
Open to all Campus?
These handbooks/planners sort of get the retention of students by staying focused and organized to their studies. Realistically though, this is about achieving success while on campus- in the classroom and outside of it too.
# of Students Benefit
Roughly 1000-all those who want one.
Enhance PSY
We ordered 500 handbooks this past year. The handbooks were taken by students immediately. Professors and some students were not able to take advantage of this because there were very few left.
Desired Outcomes
This is a background support. There are no outcomes other than increased student organization/satisfaction. This is a good tool that many students reference for their success. The students are eager and anticipating this handbook/planner to return.
Comments
The cost is slightly higher this year due to the fact that students wanted more space to write their daily appointments/deadlines. This has been accommodated. Thank you for your consideration.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
3.21.14

Please wait and submit a proposal when you have a true cost.

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Deny 7
Abstain 0
Status
Denied
Amount Approved
$

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03/10/14 2014-2015 Bus Passes

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Date Received
2014-03-10 14:14:50
Organization
Student Affairs Office
Student Sponsor
Shanna-Kay Samuels
Student E-mail Address
scs5226@psu.edu
Contact Name
Cynthia Jones
Contact Email
csj11@psu.edu
Event Title
Student Affairs Office
Event Date
n/a
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$6,000.00
Total Event Cost
$6,000.00
Details
As a commuter campus, some of our students rely on public transportation. We have had many students take advantage of this opportunity in the past and would be pleased to continue to offer the service
Itemized Request
I purchase bus passes in bulk that are slightly discounted. She then sells them to students for 50% off of the price she pays. The money they pay goes back to SAF
Itemized Matching Funds
0
Open to all Campus?
This is advertised heavily at Open Houses, FTCAP, Orientation, and the SSJ.
# of Students Benefit
All who utilize it. Campus ridership has increased this year with the new routes.
Enhance PSY
This does hit on sustainability and increasing enrollment. The sustainability part is in the fact that students aren't driving themselves. The enrollment aspect is that this is very appealing for students who don't have any other way to get here.
Desired Outcomes
This is more of a background program, but the benefits are huge. This is sometimes a reason why students decide to come here. Sometimes it is a reason they stay - because we are friendly regarding their needs.
Comments
Thank you for your consideration.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
3.21.14

Do we have many riders? Many more than last year.
Great program.

Approve 7
Deny 0
Abstain 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$6000

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03/10/14 2014-2015 Copier Services

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Date Received
2014-03-10 13:49:47
Organization
Student Affairs Office
Student Sponsor
Shanna-Kay Samuels
Student E-mail Address
scs5226@psu.edu
Contact Name
Cynthia Jones
Contact Email
csj11@psu.edu
Event Title
Student Affairs Office
Event Date
N/A
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$1,000
Total Event Cost
$2,000.00
Details
It is imperative that our clubs have access to a copier to make copies of flyers, their meeting agendas, and the like. This is also for the Stall Seat Journal to be produced.
Itemized Request
This would cover half of the cost of the lease of the copier in the Student Affairs suite - as half of its usage comes from clubs and advertisements.
Itemized Matching Funds
1,000.00
Open to all Campus?
All clubs are notified that they may use this copier at any time for club needs
# of Students Benefit
All
Enhance PSY
This addresses the need for our clubs to run efficiently.
Desired Outcomes
This is a background event that is quite necessary.
Comments
Thank you for your consideration.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
3.21.14

The information here is not reflective of the title. Please rectify and resubmit.

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Deny 7
Abstain 0
Status
Denied
Amount Approved
$

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03/10/14 2014-2015 Copier Services

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Date Received
2014-03-10 13:37:13
Organization
Student Affairs Office
Contact Name
Cynthia Jones
Contact Email
csj11@psu.edu
Event Title
Student Affairs Office
Event Date
n/a
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$4,000.00
Total Event Cost
$4,000.00
Details
It is imperative that our clubs have access to a copier to
make copies of flyers, their meeting agendas, and the like. This is also for the Stall Seat Journal to be produced.
Itemized Request
This would cover half of the cost of the lease of the copier
in the Student Affairs suite - as half of its usage comes from
clubs and advertisements.
Itemized Matching Funds
1,000.00
Open to all Campus?
All clubs are notified that they may use this copier at any
time for club needs.
# of Students Benefit
All
Enhance PSY
This addresses the need for our clubs to run efficiently.
Desired Outcomes
This is a background event that is quite necessary.
Comments
Thank you for your consideration.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
3.21.14

Is this too expensive? It includes the service agreement.
This is for the copier.

Approve 7
Deny 0
Abstain 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$1000

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03/10/14 2014-2015 Academic Awards Ceremony

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Date Received
2014-03-10 12:58:53
Organization
Student Affairs Office
Student Sponsor
Amanda Marquez
Student E-mail Address
aim5711@psu.edu
Contact Name
Cynthia Jones
Contact Email
csj11@psu.edu
Event Title
Student Affairs Office
Event Date
April 26, 2015
Beginning Time
2:00pm
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$3,000.00
Total Event Cost
Roughly 6,000.00
Details
The event is a culminating one for the campus. It recognizes the achievements of our student body - in academics and in leadership outside of the classroom. Our students work very hard through the year to learn the content presented to them in the classroom. Every campus has such an event every year and our campus has made great strides to be able to provide such a high quality event that everyone is pleased to be a part of.
Itemized Request
The event each year costs roughly between $5000 and
$6000. This is for food, awards, programs, and flowers.
Itemized Matching Funds
Roughly $3000 from the Student Affairs budget
Open to all Campus?
This has been advertised in the SSJ, on posters, and in
classrooms. We have a significant number of faculty and
staff who come out to support this event as well.
# of Students Benefit
Roughly 100
Enhance PSY
This addresses the concepts of student recognition, and
also maintaining our enrollment. It is only right to recognize
students for their many achievements. This event is attended
by roughly 300 people every year
Desired Outcomes
This event isn't aimed at specific learning outcomes. The
outcomes are in student satisfaction, and also parent and
family satisfaction. One faculty member has even noted that
she wouldn't miss this event for the world!
Comments
Thank you for your consideration.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
3.21.14

Why did the venue change? Better all around.

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Deny 0
Abstain 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$3000

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03/10/14 2014 Student Leadership Conference

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Date Received
2014-03-10 12:50:43
Organization
n/a
Student Sponsor
Amanda Marquez
Student E-mail Address
aim5711@psu.edu
Contact Name
Cynthia Jones
Contact Email
csj11@psu.edu
Event Title
n/a
Event Date
August 4-6
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$2,770.00
Total Event Cost
$4,720.00
Details
This was a very fulfilling experience for the students who went last year. It always is. Students learn to develop inter- and intra-personal skills. They learn about leadership. They learn about specific organizations and opportunities within the institution. It also provides a unique opportunity for students to network between students from other campuses.
This experience is like no other at Penn State - students have an opportunity to expand their boundaries and interact with students from all walks of life. The environment created is one that encourages each participant to step out of their comfort zone, learn, and have fun in the process.
Itemized Request
3360 - 12 students and 2 advisors - registration
$800 - vans and gas
$280 - 2 lunches for 14 people ($10 per lunch)
$280 - t-shirt uniforms

We were approved for $1950 earlier this year when it was
unclear about how much funding would be left. In fact, the
total amount will be charged to the 2014-2015 funds.
Itemized Matching Funds
0
Open to all Campus?
This will be advertised in the SSJ, on posters, email, through SAF and SGA, and all clubs. It is also attached to the Orientation Leader application. Last year, our campus took 9 individuals - we aim to take our full allotment of 12 this year.
# of Students Benefit
12 students will attend, but the impact is felt campus-wide due to the leadership skills that they learn and apply. The impact of last year can especially be felt on SGA and with the Lion Ambassadors. Some students are also having a great impact on their peers in the classroom.
Enhance PSY
As you can see from previous answers, diversity and education are covered in depth during this event. Rumor has it that the conference theme will focus on character, conscience, and social responsibility. There are roughly 8-10 educational sessions that all students participate in where they learn anything from the basics of managing clubs to the idiosyncrasies of the Penn State system to philosophical discussions of ethics and leadership.

Further, this can actually be seen as a retention initiative, as increased engagement for participants and their peers will benefit the campus as well.
Desired Outcomes
Students will be able to identify their leadership skills, be able to encourage their peers to take advantage of opportunities on campus. Additionally, they will bring back materials and ideas and implement them on this campus. Past participants are extremely active on campus - more so than before they attended. It also gives the participants the opportunity to recruit new students for the clubs with the skills they've learned.

The conference leaders incorporate various assessment methods to ensure that student learning and development occur (this is beyond a simple satisfaction survey).
Comments
Thank you for funding this last year, and for considering it for 2013.

Past students highly recommend the SLC for any and all who desire to better their Penn State experience and overall life skills.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
3.21.14

How was this? Who went?
Very valuable.
Different from on-campus training? Yes.


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Abstain 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$4720

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03/10/14 2014-2015 Student Counseling Services

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Date Received
2014-03-10 12:31:22
Organization
Student Affairs Office
Contact Name
Cynthia Jones
Contact Email
csj11@psu.edu
Event Title
Student Affairs Office
Event Date
N/A
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$17,500.00
Total Event Cost
$17,500.00
Details
Students come to see her regarding personal issues,
relationships, classes, their future, their family - really
anything at all. This service is of tremendous value for our
students.
Itemized Request
This covers the cost of paying our fully licensed psychologist,
Dr. Binter, to provide individual and group therapy sessions
for our students. It also supports a very small amount of
testing services for those needing accommodations.
Itemized Matching Funds
0
Open to all Campus?
This is advertised widely at Open Houses, Orientations, and
through flyers and posters across campus. This year we've
even been able to host some presentations by our intern.
# of Students Benefit
All who seek assistance
Enhance PSY
This is not so much a community service, but it is a service
that is essential for some of our students. No campus is
complete without such services.
Desired Outcomes
For some students, this is the only way that they can be
successful. For others, they will have a greater sense of
self-awareness. Some leave their sessions have a greater
level of confidence regarding their academic skills.
Comments
Thank you so much for your consideration of this very important proposal.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
3.21.14

Great program for students.
Is this the right amount? Similar to past years.
Is this the proper wage? Yes, it is per hour.
Would be nice if the campus had funds to pay for this.

Approve 7
Deny 0
Abstain 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$17500

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03/10/14 2014-2015 Take Your Faculty to Lunch Program

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Date Received
2014-03-10 12:23:34
Organization
Student Affairs Office
Student Sponsor
Amanda Marquez
Student E-mail Address
aim5711@psu.edu
Contact Name
Cynthia Jones
Contact Email
csj11@psu.edu
Event Title
Student Affairs Office
Event Date
Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Semesters
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$5,000.00
Total Event Cost
$5,000.00
Details
Students will come to the SA office to get a voucher for the meal. They will then be able to connect about events in the classroom and develop a relationship based on mutual interest and trust.

Also, the funds will be utilized to purchase additional FS2Lunch forms/vouchers from Wolf Printing.
Itemized Request
.
Itemized Matching Funds
None Available
Open to all Campus?
This will be advertised heavily in FTCAP, Orientation, Open Houses, and the SSJ.
# of Students Benefit
More than 100
Enhance PSY
This will allow students and faculty/staff to get to know each other in an informal way. I am asking for more funds this year so as to increase the possibility for such connections. Advertising will be more explicit as well.
Desired Outcomes
n/a
Comments
n/a
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
3.21.14

It is good.
It works.
Great for students.
How much was spent last year? Is this the right amount? This is on target with previous years.

Approve 7
Deny 0
Abstain 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$5000

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02/26/14 Trip to Philadelphia

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Date Received
2014-02-26 18:41:16
Organization
Multicultural Club
Student Sponsor
Vrushali Kalelkar
Student E-mail Address
vxk5076@psu.edu
Contact Name
Ann Fetterman
Contact Email
axf25@psu.edu
Event Title
Multicultural Club
Event Date
March 29, 2014
Beginning Time
8:00am
Time Ending
7:00pm
Amount Requested
$160
Total Event Cost
$160
Details
Many students loved going to New York in November and were asked about other trips they would like to go on. This Philadelphia trip will be an opportunity to look at some amazing art and walk the neighborhood of South Street.
Itemized Request
Van = $100
Gas = $40
Parking = $20
Institute of Contemporary Art = free

Total amount: $160
Itemized Matching Funds
Each student will pay $5 for the trip and pay for their own meals.
Open to all Campus?
Stall Seat Journal, on campus calendar, flyers around campus
# of Students Benefit
15. 13 Students and 2 adults.
Enhance PSY
This trip is basically an educational trip to the streets of Philadelphia where there is a lot of history and art. Students will be looking at contemporary art and then ending the day with visiting South Street before going back to York.
Desired Outcomes
it will be fun.
Comments
We will ask for student feedback after the trip
Accept Partial Funding?
No

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
2.28.14

13 students, 2 adults - one van
historical and free - museum
They might consider another van if there is strong student interest. We are approving twice the funding for two vans.

Approve 6
Deny 0
Abstain 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$320

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02/24/14 New Student Orientation - Advising

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Date Received
2014-02-24 16:09:18
Organization
DUS/Advising and Career Development
Contact Name
Jane Emery
Contact Email
jle3@psu.edu
Event Title
DUS/Advising and Career Development
Event Date
June 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26 July 15, 16, 17 August 5, 19
Beginning Time
8:45 am
Time Ending
1:30 pm
Amount Requested
$3000.00
Total Event Cost
$11,5000.00
Details
NSO Advising (formerly FTCAP) is a program for all new first year students and their families and is an introduction to the academic structure of the University. It is coordinated by DUS/Advising and Career Development office. Students meet individually with a faculty adviser, as well as, attend several academic information sessions. Placement into English, math and chemistry, academic preparedness, choice of major and career planning are issues that are discussed. There are 11 days of NSO Advising planned with the last date specifically for international students and those students who live at a distance. This is a retention program intended to help students start their college experience at Penn State York with a realistic idea of the academic expectations, what will be expected of them and the resources available. Part 2 of NSO follows in late August.
Itemized Request
2 student workers at 8.50 per hour = 705
morning coffee and snack = 925
bottled water = 150
pizza at noon = 1320

Total = $3000
Itemized Matching Funds
$8500
Open to all Campus?
In late May/early June, all new first year students receive letters from the Advising and Career Development office, upon completion of their ALEKS math assessment and Educational Planning Survey. They register on-line for their NSO Advising Day. Attendance is near 100% and student and family evaluations indicate that almost 100% of those who attend think this program is either helpful or very helpful. Evaluations are collected and reviewed each day, with improvements being made as needed.
# of Students Benefit
300
Enhance PSY
Penn State York is very concerned and focused on student retention and student success is a campus priority. NSO Advising is a mandatory program at each campus and provides students the opportunity to examine their academic abilities, interests and educational plans before the start of classes. This program insures that students select appropriate courses and credit load based on their placement, preparedness and intended major, with the help of individual advisers who have been trained specifically to work with this program.
Desired Outcomes
Desired outcomes of NSO Advising include:

Students understand their academic preparedness, abilities and ALEKS assessment, along with their responsibilities and the expectations of college

Students become familiar with the academic structure and programs of the University, including degree requirements, and how their interests and abilities relate to these programs,

Students are acquainted to York campus, our procedures, staff and faculty, resources and out-of class opportunities

Students select appropriate classes/credit load and register for their first semester of study
Comments
The 2013 student and family evaluations and comments are compiled and available to the SAFC upon request.
Thank you to the SAFC for your past support of this program and consideration of continuing support.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
2.28.14

Why the increase from last year? Coffee prices have gone up, and they want to add one more student.

This is great, and we funded it last year.

Approve 6
Deny 0
Abstain 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$3000

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02/17/14 Career Week 2014 (multiple days and events)

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Date Received
2014-02-17 12:35:19
Organization
All Students
Student Sponsor
For All Penn State York Students/Organized by Advising & Career Services and Alumni Relations
Student E-mail Address
iona@psu.edu
Contact Name
Iona Conlon and Andrew Caldwell
Contact Email
iona@psu.edu
Event Title
All Students
Event Date
3/24/14, 3/25/14, 3/26/14, 3/27/14
Beginning Time
see more details below
Time Ending
see more details below
Amount Requested
$1,510.00
Total Event Cost
$2,560.00
Details
Career Week Events - throughout the week...
Excellent opportunities for students to connect and interact with professionals (many of whom are Penn State alumni) in a variety of fields. All events will be free.

Each event will have refreshments and the signature event (Career Networking) on Thursday, will be an actual lunch event.
Itemized Request
Monday, 3/24 Noon
Jon Price - Government-related Opportunities (refreshments @ $5/person, est. 20 students)

Tuesday, 3/25 Evening
Coffee/Conversations in Art (refreshments @ $5/person, est. 20 students)

Wednesday, 3/26 Noon
Liberal Arts Panel Discussion (refreshments @$5/person est. 20 students)

Wednesday, 3/26 Evening
LinkedIn featured Speaker (refreshments @$5/person, est. 20 students)

Thursday, 3/27 Noon
Career Networking Feature Event (lunch @$8/person est. 70 attendees), table/linen rental approx. $150, supplies and host gifts $200)

Thursday, 3/27 Evening
Speaker, Dr. Bonnie Snyder, College Grad Survival Author (refreshments@$5/person, est. 30 students)
Itemized Matching Funds
$1,050.00
Open to all Campus?
Emails, advisers, signs, SSJ, computer screens - more!
# of Students Benefit
ALL who attend!
Enhance PSY
These events bring back diverse and multi-talented alumni and community members who are in the work force so they can share their experiences and wisdom with our students. Our students have benefitted in many ways over the years, from events like this (shadowing, internships, jobs). We love to showcase our students with our community members - their future employees! By holding events such as these, students have the opportunity to benefit in so many ways!
Desired Outcomes
The Career Networking event has been supported for several years, by SAF money. This is a well-attended, important event for our students. We are expanding it with a variety of topics/speakers/opportunities over a 3 day period in late March. A lot of planning, coordination and effort is going in to making all of these events a success!
Comments
We will be happy to provide feedback/reports on these activities!
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
2.28.14

Alumni and special guests have tables. Students can engage in a learning experience on each day of the week - with a variety of themes each day. This is the first year that they are expanding to host an entire week of events.

They will be providing guest biographies in advance.

Alumni society is paying for the speakers, mileage, etc. SAF is being asked to cover refreshments, table rentals, tablecloths, and the possibility of a passport event/drawing/gift card?

This is a great event!

Approve 6
Deny 0
Abstain 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$1510

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02/15/14 Penn State York Badminton Open 2014

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Date Received
2014-02-15 12:13:23
Organization
PSU York Student Badminton Club
Student Sponsor
Nathan McCormack
Student E-mail Address
ncm5031@psu.edu
Contact Name
Dr. Ken Swalgin
Contact Email
kxs1@psu.edu
Event Title
PSU York Student Badminton Club
Event Date
March 28-30
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$400
Total Event Cost
$400
Details
I expect most people will play 1-2 events, but 3 is possible. I don't expect many people will go, but I don't want to turn people away.
Itemized Request
$15 per event entrance fee per PSU York student.
Itemized Matching Funds
0
Open to all Campus?
Announce the events to people in the badminton classes, have it put on the campus calender, and perhaps get some flyers around campus.
# of Students Benefit
However many decide to go.
Enhance PSY
Money raised during the event goes into the Kinesiology Fund on campus which is being used to improve the campus sports facilities.
Desired Outcomes
Student will be able to demonstrate what they have learned in badminton class, and learn how competitive badminton can be.
Comments
I can report the number of people that attended.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
2.28.14

This is designed so that students can participate with no cost. This is a very different experience than in the KINES classroom. The event last year was well-received.

They are requesting that we pay $15/student/event, up to $400. Community members will pay the full amount.

No bracket is set up yet.

Last year, there were roughly 4 or 5 students at this event.

There are trophies for the winners, t-shirts for everyone, and the shuttlecocks must be purchased for each event. Leftover funds will be put into the Kinesiology fund.

This is run through the community club - they handle the administration of the event. Badminton vendors have sponsored some of the past events.

Have you considered the possibility of just not charging students? No.

Last year we funded the registration for students and some of the cost of shuttlecocks.

Approve 6 (only the cost of actual student registrations)
Deny 0
Abstain 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$400

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02/11/14 Hershey Park Tickets

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Date Received
2014-02-11 13:18:00
Organization
Lion Ambassadors Club
Student Sponsor
TaTyana D. Williams
Student E-mail Address
tdw5153@psu.edu
Contact Name
LeighAnn Myers
Contact Email
lnm5048@psu.edu
Event Title
Lion Ambassadors Club
Event Date
Monday April 7, 2014 - Friday May 2, 2014 (Ticket sales usually last 2-3 weeks due to popular demand
Beginning Time
Common Hour 12 - 1
Time Ending
5 - 6 pm
Amount Requested
$5,100.00
Total Event Cost
$9,600.00
Details
I am planning on purchasing 300 tickets from Hershey Park to sell to the students. This year will be the 5th year doing this massively successful event (previously hosted by Matthew Sutton). SAF covers roughly half of the ticket price while the students pay the other half. There is no profit made. This allows students to be able to purchase 1 ticket per student ID for roughly 73.66% off of the regular ticket price.
This year we will also be selling tickets for the evening class student (those who aren't on campus during the normal hours).

To acquire the full amount of funds needed to afford the grand total, I plan to work with LeighAnn Myers (Admissions Rep, Lion Ambassador Adviser). I will also work with Sue Ruch (Bursar) to acquire the needed funds ahead of time to be able to facilitate this proposal.
Itemized Request
Amount of Tickets - 300

Price per Ticket $32.00------ $9,600.00 Grand Total
Price per Student $15.00------ $4,500.00 Amt. Paid by Students
Difference $17.00------ $5,100.00 Amt. Paid by SAF

Regular Ticket Price $56.95
Amount students save 73.66%
Itemized Matching Funds
$4,500.00 (which is covered by the students)
Open to all Campus?
Like years in the past, we will post flyers and signs on all of our building proposing the time I will be selling tickets, which will be during the common hour and then 5 - 6 pm. Also I will send a couple emails to all students informing them of this opportunity. I will sell tickets during the lunch hour and in the evening 5 days a week until all tickets are sold (approx. 1-3 weeks).
# of Students Benefit
If each student purchases a (1) ticket (the max allowed) this allows 300 students to be impacted.
Enhance PSY
This proposal could increase the morale on campus and given the past years when we sold 2 tickets per student we will now sell 1 ticket per student giving other students a chance to purchase tickets.
This will also give the students an opportunity to partake in a school activity, that is not on a scheduled date. For example, Trips to New York are on specific dates and some student may not be able to attend. But when they purchase the tickets they can go to Hershey Park anytime between May and September. This is also something that all students can take joy into; traditional and nontraditional students.
Desired Outcomes
As mention above, students will be able to purchase the maximum amount of one ticket WITH their Penn State York ID. This year, I will not only be selling tickets during the common hour but in the evening as well, in hopes to attract the night crowd.
The students will be able to use their ticket for the regular season at Hershey Park, which is May 8th - September 28th 2014. That gives them the opportunity to go as they please.
Comments
With the cooperation with Matt Sutton, this event for the past couple years has been a great success and was very beneficial to hundreds of Penn State York students.
I also think that this an excellent use of SAF funds and proves to students that these funds are used to benefit them.

Lastly, I would like to be present during this meeting to answer any additional questions, seeing as this proposal can be complicated. I plan on attending the meeting on Friday February 28th.

Thank you for your time and consideration of this proposal and allowing me to still have a hand in making this campus a better place.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
2.28.14

1 ticket per student - so that all of this goes to PSU students
Offering during evening - holding half the tickets for this - the other half during the noon hour
There is not a specified day that students must go
500 tickets sold last time - but that was when they could buy two tickets

This was not held last year.
Will they sell 300 tickets?
What happens if they don't sell all 300?

Approve 6
Deny 0
Abstain 0

Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$5100

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12/19/13 THON Weekend

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Date Received
2013-12-19 12:02:38
Organization
THON
Student Sponsor
Emily Muller
Student E-mail Address
ekm5151@psu.edu
Contact Name
Barb Dennis
Contact Email
bhd5@psu.edu
Event Title
THON
Event Date
Februaray 21-23
Beginning Time
Friday, February 21, 2014 6pm
Time Ending
Sunday, Februaray 23, 2014 4pm
Amount Requested
$1,640.00
Total Event Cost
$1,640.00
Details
This funding would be to allow PSY students to attend THON and support our campus's dancers. THON raises money for kids battling cancer at Hershey Medical Center. Last year THON raised over $12 million dollars! It is often said that THON is on of the trademark activities of being a Penn State student. Through this, PSY students can participate in the largest student run philanthropy in the world! Anyone who has been to THON can testify that there is no way to explain THON and put it into words- you just have to experience it!
Itemized Request
6 hotel rooms x $95/night x 2 nights = 1,140 allow for a place for students to sleep
$50 gas/car x 10 cars = $500, instead of taking a bus, we have found it is easier for students to drive themselves in order to have transportation to and from the hotel in different shifts. Depending on the number of students who attend this cost could be lower. We want to make sure any student who wants to attend THON from PSY is given the chance!
Itemized Matching Funds
0
Open to all Campus?
THON is open to all students to attend. We will publicize THON to the student body through, posters, emails, news releases, Facebook, Twitter, and the Stall Street Journal
# of Students Benefit
30+
Enhance PSY
Because THON is a Penn State tradition and has donated over 100 million dollars back to the community since its began, our attendance shows we are involved in community service. Prospective students can see how to get involved at PSY and also be part of an organization which is known all over the country. THON is a positive event and the publicity surrounding it is a wonderful way to attract attention to PSY
Desired Outcomes
We hope that students who attend THON will have a better understanding of how the money we raise impacts our community. Also, we hope that students who attend THON will be inspired by the children and the other students who don't give up and keep fighting.
Comments
This funding is vital to provide a THON weekend opportunity for PSY students! Thanks =]
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
1.17.14

Approve 8
Deny
Abstain

Same proposal as previous years. All students are encouraged to attend. Breakfast included in hotel. The only money that students spend are on lunches and dinners.

It's THON. This is great and what makes Penn State awesome! For gas reimbursement, there must be a minimum of 3 people per car. We will reimburse a maximum of 10 vehicles. We will reimburse 6 rooms (2 nights each) including applicable fees and taxes.
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$1640

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12/11/13 Change of Campus Trip (Tour/Networking Luncheon)

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Date Received
2013-12-11 11:43:40
Organization
Alumni Relations / Student Networking Opportunity
Contact Name
Iona Conlon
Contact Email
iona@psu.edu
Event Title
Alumni Relations / Student Networking Opportunity
Event Date
February 25, 2014 (unconfirmed)
Beginning Time
8:00 a.m.
Time Ending
5:00 p.m.
Amount Requested
$1,150.00
Total Event Cost
$2,000.00
Details
Last year's trip was a success and we hope to include more York campus students in this year's event.

Students planning to transfer to University Park can take this trip to State College. (first open to those transferring Fall 2014) In addition to an informational tour, they will be able to connect with former York students who have already experienced the move and are currently enrolled at U.P. (a great networking opportunity)

Representatives from (U.P.) Career & Advising and Student Transition Office will also partner/be available.

Estimated timeline:
8-10:30 a.m. Travel to U.P.
10:30 a.m. Town tour in bus/van
11:30-1:00 Lunch/Networking at Robb Hall
1-2:30 p.m. Campus tour
2:30-5:00 p.m. Return to York campus
Itemized Request
Bus to/from York/University Park $900
Lunches/refreshments $250

Itemized Matching Funds
The Penn State York Alumni Society, Penn State Alumni Association, and possibly the Career & Advising Office at University Park will be helping with the remainder of expenses.
Open to all Campus?
Advising & Career Services at York are aware of this event and are telling students about it.

Evites, Facebook, Stall Seat Journal, computer ads, emails, signs.
# of Students Benefit
25 from York campus
Enhance PSY
This is a great networking and informational opportunity for our students. Also, by including our former York campus students (soon to be alumni) it is just one more way to reinforce "where they came from" in hopes they will continue to be good stewards of Penn State York. Keeping the York connection with our students and alumni is so very important to us!
Desired Outcomes
Impact: Students will feel more comfortable with the transition to University Park, have already established connections, and hopefully continue with a successful Penn State experience. Networking opportunities can lead to so many other opportunities - and hopefully our former students/new PSU alumni will continue to support our York campus and future students in the years to come.
Comments
I will be happy to follow up with a report! THANK YOU!
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
1.17.14

Approve 8
Deny
Abstain

Last year's trip was a success. The UP folks really like it, they may pilot this in other ways for other reasons/campuses. This year, there is a sponsor to pay for the room rental there ($500). It is expanded for this year as well, because UP folks like it - they want to speak to our students. Confident that all seats can be filled.

Is the $900 bus price tag accurate? Probably.
This is a wonderful idea. Great to have previous York students involved.
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$1150

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12/05/13 bus trip to Manhattan

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Date Received
2013-12-05 09:49:41
Organization
Multicultural Club
Student Sponsor
Vrushali Kalelkar
Student E-mail Address
vxk5076@psu.edu
Contact Name
Ann Fetterman
Contact Email
axf25@psu.edu
Event Title
Multicultural Club
Event Date
Saturdeay, April 5
Beginning Time
6am
Time Ending
11pm
Amount Requested
$2000
Total Event Cost
$2000
Details
There were so many students who could not be accommodated on the last trip to Manhattan, and several have mentioned wanting to go on a weekend so that they can see a matinee on Broadway, that we would like to reprise this trip.
Itemized Request
The $2000 would cover the cost of a 47-person Bailey Coach bus to and from Manhattan
Itemized Matching Funds
each student will be charged$10, so $430 will be used to off-set the cost of the bus
Open to all Campus?
STall Seat Journal, on campus calendar, flyers around campus
# of Students Benefit
43 : four seats will be reserved for chaperones
Enhance PSY
This trip will not focus on any of those four directly but will add to the activities offered for students to help them bond and give them a broader college experience. This will also be a good opportunity for our international students to see New York
Desired Outcomes
fun
Comments
We will ask for student feedback after the trip
Accept Partial Funding?
No

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
12.6.13

- This event has potential, since the last time they did this...there were
students on the waiting list that showed up to the bus.
- The total number of students in the other event was roughly 49 students.
- This time we approved $2100 instead of $2000, so 55 (Actually 51, since 4
seats are for supervisors) students can go instead of 47 (43).
- The last trip to Manhattan was filled super fast and people were trying to
sign up, but it was too late. Also, this time students will be charged $10.


Approve 8 (55 passenger bus)
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Abstain 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$2100

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11/27/13 Invited speaker: Jerry Greenfield (of Ben and Jerry's ice cream fame)

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Date Received
2013-11-27 14:41:06
Organization
Ag Science Club
Student Sponsor
Djamel Leharani
Student E-mail Address
dhl5067@psu.edu
Contact Name
Andy Landis
Contact Email
fal100@psu.edu
Event Title
Ag Science Club
Event Date
October 14 or 21 or 28
Beginning Time
noon
Time Ending
1:30PM
Amount Requested
$9333
Total Event Cost
$17000
Details
Graham Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (33%) - $5,667
Student Government Association (upon their approval) (12%) - $2,000
Itemized Request
$17,000 speaker fee - includes travel and accommodations if necessary

We are pleased that we've been able to negotiate such a reasonable price
for such a wonderful and well-known speaker.

SAF funds would cover about 55% of the $17,000 = $9,333
Itemized Matching Funds
$7667
Open to all Campus?
The Ag Science club and the GELP would like to bring Jerry Greenfield to campus to speak to our students about business development, entrepreneurialism, and environmental sustainability. Since ice cream is a dairy product and comes from dairy manufacturing, bringing a well-known speaker like Jerry Greenfield to PSU-York would help students to understand the importance of agricultural science and industry in our lives. The Graham Center is supporting this because of the obvious connection to entrepreneurialism. The Graham Center exists to encourage Penn State York students to think in the ways that Jerry Greenfield thinks. Jerry is an absolutely perfect speaker for all Penn State students, according to the principles of the Graham Center. The fact that he will address social responsibility is significant as well, due to the fact that we don't have a tremendous amount of activities that address this important topic.

We would like to have the talk during the longest common hour (noon-1:30PM) on a Tuesday. Being the common hour, we presume to get a large student turnout. The plan is to use the Pullo Center and open this to not only the campus, but also the York community. Advertising will be done across campus facilities (New Student Orientation Advising,
Campus Life Orientation, faculty/staff events, email, posters, webpage, etc.) and faculty will be encouraged to make attendance a part of their
coursework/assignments. Since this will be open to the public, advertising will also occur in local media outlets (billboards, newspaper, radio, TV, etc.) thereby raising the visibility of our campus.
# of Students Benefit
All that attend (1000 max capacity in the Pullo Center)
Enhance PSY
This talk will focus not only on student learning, but Ben and Jerry's is known
for their business leadership in the area of sustainability. Their
community presence is felt across the nation through their free scoop days every spring. They even started a pig farm in Vermont so that they could
be environmentally friendly about the way that they disposed of some of
their organic materials - instead of throwing them away, they started a
pig farm and fed the pigs! There are many ways in which this talk will be
a learning opportunity for students, but it will also inspire and motivate
them to think creatively about problem solving as they continue at Penn
State and beyond!
Desired Outcomes
Students will know more about an influential business, the way that it
began, and the way that they continue to push the envelope (and other
businesses) regarding environmental stewardship. The outcomes of this are
multi-faceted in that some students will leave inspired about their
coursework; some will leave motivated about their career; and some will be
able to more fully articulate connections between their authentic selves,
their work at Penn State, and their integration with a global community.

It is also worth noting that this is the type of event that our students
have been clamoring for - they want big names, big events - something they
can brag about. This fills that slot, but is also tremendously educational
at the same time. This is a win/win situation!
Comments
Thank you so much for your consideration of this proposal. We see this
event as a tremendous moment for our campus, which is why the entire
faculty and staff will be on board. As previously mentioned, we are
securing funding from multiple areas; seeking support from a large variety
of students, faculty, staff, and clubs; and we will be inviting the
community and influential business leaders as well. Not only will this be
extremely advantageous for our students, it will be a proud moment for our
campus and the institution.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
12.6.13

- The amount of students isn't practical. There are doubts that student
participation is going to happen.
- This is supposed to be for the students and the community - the community should pay something for this. The SAF funding isn't meant for the community.
- The money is only meant for next year.
- The name enhances our campus as a whole. If the event is successful, our
campus name has a potential of being well known.
- Dr. Landis should come up with a fee for the community and have it free for students.

Approve 8 (only if community members are charged for the event)
Deny 0
Abstain 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$9333

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11/15/13 Meeting with registered students for BiSci1, BiSci4, and Biol. 220W

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Date Received
2013-11-15 12:23:38
Organization
PENNSYLVANIA
Student Sponsor
None specifically, it is for BiSci1, BiSci4, and Biol. 220W registered students and guests
Contact Name
Jorge A. Santiago-Blay
Contact Email
jas1074@psu.edu
Event Title
PENNSYLVANIA
Event Date
December 11 (Wednesday) or 12 (Thursday), 2013 (date to be decided later)
Beginning Time
12 (Noon)
Time Ending
1PM
Amount Requested
$50
Total Event Cost
$80
Details
On Tuesday, 11 December 2012, 12-1PM (NSC) we will offer all registered students in BiSci1 and BiSci4 an opportunity to meet with the resources at the Nittany Success Center, including Dr. Dzubak, Ms. Godfrey, the tutors for my classes (not yet named), and I. All of these while we enjoy a light pizza lunch.

Purpose of Funds:
To foster a good learning environment by meeting with students before Spring 2014 classes begin. This includes greater awareness of the resources at the Nittany Success Center.This is accomplished through:

1. Allowing students to meet me and the TAs in person and ask questions.

2. Become aware of the services of the Nittany Success Center as an invaluable resource for learning.
Itemized Request
50 dollars for 4-5 pizzas (assume cost of pizzas is $10-$12.50).

Important: If funding is awarded, I need exact instructions on how to purchased the pizzas without been charged taxes. Last time, I was awarded funds, I was charged taxes even though I had the PSU tax id number.
Itemized Matching Funds
$30. I will purchase sodas and cookies from my own pocket, ca. 30 dollars)
Open to all Campus?
If full funding is approved, I will email the registered students in my classes and ask them to consider inviting students interested in learning about the subject matter of the classes.

If your unit wants to announce the activity through your venues, that would be great. Please, include the flyer announcing my classes I have sent before.
# of Students Benefit
50
Enhance PSY
To foster a good learning environment by meeting with students before Spring 2014 classes begin. This includes greater awareness of the resources at the Nittany Success Center.The main thrust of this proposal is to foster a good learning atmosphere in my Spring 2014 classes. This is accomplished through:

1. Allowing students to meet me and the TAs in person and ask questions.

2. Become aware of the services of the Nittany Success Center as an invaluable resource for learning.
Desired Outcomes
"Support what goes on in the 'background' " Please, see answer to the previous question.
Comments
I will gladly submit a list of participants in the activity.
Accept Partial Funding?
No

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
12.6.13

- It is not practical for SAF funding. SAF funding is meant for all students and
this event is only meant for one class.
- Also, we could not fund this on a large scale for all of our courses.

Approve 0
Deny 8
Abstain 0
Status
Denied
Amount Approved
$

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10/26/13 IST-Sponsored Etiquette Dinner at Penn State York

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Date Received
2013-10-26 13:42:54
Organization
N/A
Student Sponsor
(this event has always been sponsored by the IST faculty at PSY)
Contact Name
Larry Newcomer, Assoc Prof IST
Contact Email
lxn@psu.edu
Event Title
N/A
Event Date
11/15/2013
Beginning Time
6:00 PM
Time Ending
9:00 PM
Amount Requested
$900.00
Total Event Cost
$2,600.00
Details
To make a professional grade Business Etiquette program available to interested students at Penn State York
Itemized Request
Speaker's fee (Lynne Breil of The Professional Edge)
Itemized Matching Funds
IST Surcharge will pay caterer and any remaining expenses (est $1,600 - 1,900)
Open to all Campus?
* Junior & Senior IST Majors will get first access to event tickets
* Remaining tickets will be made available to the general student population (at the Bursar's Office)
* Total available seating is approx 60 - 65

The event will be advertised via email to PSY student lists (first IST, then all students)
# of Students Benefit
60-65
Enhance PSY
I've been in charge of this program for several years now, and I can state without qualification that those students who attend this event feel that it is extremely useful to their careers (and that our students definitely benefit from some professional coaching in the areas covered)
Desired Outcomes
The presenters discuss, demonstrate, and then guide the participants through a series of exercises that explore the social interactions and dining etiquette appropriate to a business event in both national (U.S.) and international contexts. Of course the program is given during an actual dinner.
Comments
Since IST no longer has a surcharge, the monies in the IST Surcharge Fund are dwindling rapidly. In the near future, IST will not be able to underwrite any of the costs for this event. I hope the Campus will be able to find other sources of funding so that this valuable program can continue after the Surcharge Funds run out
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
11.8.13

Approve 7
Deny 0
Abstain

What dictates the seating limit? Capacity of the room. Presenters work individually with students at tables, so this can't be much bigger for this practical reason.

What is the total event cost for? Food, caterer - runs about $1500. Presenters are roughly $1000.

How many junior and senior IST majors are there? Roughly 40.

This event is very beneficial for the students. Local business feedback is positive because they have our students as interns - students really need this!!

The international component of this is especially helpful for our students.



Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$900

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10/25/13 Take Yor Faculty to Lunch

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Date Received
2013-10-25 08:45:56
Organization
Student Affairs Office
Contact Name
Cynthia Jones
Contact Email
csj11@psu.edu
Event Title
Student Affairs Office
Event Date
10/25/13
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$44.77
Total Event Cost
$200.64
Details
Take your Faculty to Lunch receipt book. This program is designed to encourage faculty engagement with students and vice-versa.
Itemized Request
Original Fund Request: $155.87
Add'l cost for Numbering: $44.77
Total: $200.64
Itemized Matching Funds
n/a
Open to all Campus?
Email, Flyers, verbal communication, social media
# of Students Benefit
1200
Enhance PSY
n/a
Desired Outcomes
n/a
Comments
n/a
Accept Partial Funding?
No

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
10.25.13

Approve 7
Deny 0
Abstain 1

No discussion. Good proposal.
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$44.77

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10/24/13 Take Your Faculty to Lunch Program

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Date Received
2013-10-24 13:26:37
Organization
n/a
Contact Name
Cynthia Jones
Contact Email
csj11@psu.edu
Event Title
n/a
Event Date
10/24/13
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$50.00
Total Event Cost
$50.00Th
Details
The $50 is to offset the additional costs of the original amount requested.
Itemized Request
n/a
Itemized Matching Funds
n/a
Open to all Campus?
York all, Email, etc.
# of Students Benefit
1200
Enhance PSY
n/a
Desired Outcomes
n/a
Comments
n/a
Accept Partial Funding?
No

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
Author submitted another request, so this one will be closed.
Status
Closed
Amount Approved
$

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10/22/13 Academic Advising Survey

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Date Received
2013-10-22 18:00:43
Organization
SGA: Academic Affairs
Student Sponsor
Megan Herr
Student E-mail Address
mhh5104@psu.edu
Contact Name
Dr. Robert Farrell
Contact Email
jrf10@psu.edu
Event Title
SGA: Academic Affairs
Event Date
Week before Thanksgiving Break (Tuesday and Wednesday)
Beginning Time
12:00pm
Time Ending
1:00pm
Amount Requested
$750
Total Event Cost
$750
Details
In an effort to encourage student participation in the survey of academic advising at Penn State York that will be prepared by the Academic Advising Council subcommittee, we would like to give out coupons for a free drink at the Lion's Den in return for completing an advising survey. We plan to set up a table that will be manned by SGA representatives and a few faculty from the Academic Advising Council. At the table will be hard copies of the survey that students will be able to fill out and hand back to receive their coupon since they will be already on their way to lunch anyways.
Itemized Request
500 students x $1.33 per drink = $665

These will be the price of a fountain soda from the Lion's Den rather than the bottled drinks.
Itemized Matching Funds
none
Open to all Campus?
To advertise the event, posters will be created and hung around campus. It will also be discussed in SGA to get the information out by word of mouth. This survey and free drink coupon opportunity is open to all students at Penn State York. We are aiming to get as many students as we possibly can to take the survey!
# of Students Benefit
At the maximum, 500. Participation in the survey two years ago was only 120 students.
Enhance PSY
Academic advising is essential to every student's education here at Penn State York. In order to successfully graduate from Penn State, the correct classes need to be taken. To ensure that Penn State York is up to par in advising of students, a survey is going to be conducted. The results from this survey will allow the necessary officials to make changes to the advising process here on campus to better the experience for the students.
Desired Outcomes
The incentive of a free drink at the Lion's Den would entice students to participate in the advising survey. This survey would provide valuable feedback to the Academic Advising Council that can be used to make proper changes for the betterment of our campus.
Comments
If the full cost is not allowed to be covered by SAF, we will try for SGA funding, also.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
10.25.13

Approve 6
Deny 3
Abstain

Proposal is now for $500.
From CCSG - there are some poor advising practices on some campuses, students feel that they aren't getting proper advising - which is why they want to do this survey. Some advisors are improperly trained. The survey will also cover student responsibility for advising.
Many faculty and staff from campus helped to write this survey.
How long will it take to complete the survey? 3 minutes
Campus Senate Subcommittee has approved this.
This will be for all students.
Will the results of the survey be shared widely? Yes.
How many coupons will $500 purchase? 500. Lion's Den is giving us a break.
This is a trend - that students will become more involved with their advising experience. Another issue that people were having - that students are getting pushed to UP instead of answering certain questions.
A great proposal.
Perhaps this should be funded elsewhere - possibly through a department on campus, or SGA.
Perhaps we can fund a portion of the coupons that are redeemed.
The vote is on 50% of the redeemed coupons. Proposal approved as such.
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$

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10/09/13 Nontraditional Student Retention Activities

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Date Received
2013-10-09 12:56:00
Organization
Adult Learners
Student Sponsor
Tracy Bateson
Student E-mail Address
tvb5198@psu.edu
Contact Name
Karen Sheehe
Contact Email
krs22@psu.edu
Event Title
Adult Learners
Event Date
Fall and Spring semester
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Sring Semester, 2014
Amount Requested
$3,650
Total Event Cost
$3,650
Details
National Nontraditional Student Appreciation Week is a time to recognize the efforts and commitment of our adult students at Penn State York. These funds will provide them with an incentive to enjoy the Pullo Center and Penn State Bookstore as a sign of our appreciation. The adult student reception will give attendees a chance to meet fellow students, talk with faculty and staff and have questions answered in a relaxed atmosphere.
Itemized Request
Pullo Center tickets to be drawn throughout fall and spring semesters from pool of adult students who complete an adult learner services survey.

12 tickets X $75 = $900

A $10 Penn State York Barnes and Nobles gift card gift card to each adult learner who completes an adult learner survey

250 (students) X $10 = $2,500

Food for drop-in reception/open house for adult students during National Nontraditional Student Recognition Week in November.

50 attendees X $5 = $250
Itemized Matching Funds
Students using a Pullo ticket will provide a match through purchase of additional tickets. Bookstore purchases will most likely exceed the $10 gift card value so students will match this amount.
Open to all Campus?
Adult students will be made aware of this through emails, signs on Campus and on the Calendar of Events.
# of Students Benefit
Estimate 1/2 of the approximately 300 adult students on campus and at The Lancaster Center.
Enhance PSY
This program will highlight the support services here at Penn State York through the Open House/Adult Student Reception that will be held during the week of Nov 4-8. There will be campus representatives from academic and administrative departments available to review services for adult learners.
Desired Outcomes
Students will be aware of scholarships for adults, veteran’s services, Alpha Sigm Lamda Honor Society for adults and be introduced to the people on campus who can meet their needs as adult learners. They will be recognized with bookstore gift cards which can be used by all adult students served by Penn State York on campus and at off-site locations in Lancaster and Turkey Hill Dairy. Students who complete the survey and submit for the ticket drawing may have the opportunity to attend a free program at the Pullo Center. The survey will provide the campus with valuable input from adult students regarding their needs and priorities.
Comments
n/a
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
10.11.13

Approve
Deny 5
Abstain

When did this occur in the past? This is the first time CE is coordinating it. Dr. Christ used to do it for the adult students. This year is slightly different due to the fact that not every student will get a Pullo ticket and they are switching from food in the Lion's Den to a bookstore gift card.

What is this all about? This is for the national Adult Student Recognition week. We value our adult students and would like their feedback so that we can improve their experience.

When will the reception be? In the afternoon when evening students are more likely to come.

How has this been advertised? Not yet. They will use the email listserv and personal contacts.

Is this only for adult learners? Yes.

If a non-adult learner attended, could they fill out the survey? No. There is a broad PSU definition of what it means to be an adult learner.

This is not open to all of campus.
It is a lot of money.
I don't like just giving away gift cards and tickets like this.
There are other ways to appreciate and recognize our non-traditional students.
Is there a way to arrange an event for all students with a focus on adult students?

The board is denying this proposal and recommending that this idea be reworked and an alternate proposal be submitted. It is a good idea, but too expensive and too exclusive. SGA might be a good place to seek partnership for this idea - sga@yk.psu.edu..

Status
Denied
Amount Approved
$

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10/01/13 Take Your Faculty to Luch Program

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Date Received
2013-10-01 11:41:36
Organization
Student Affairs Office
Student E-mail Address
csj11@psu.edu
Contact Name
Cynthia Jones
Contact Email
csj11@psu.edu
Event Title
Student Affairs Office
Event Date
On Going
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$155.87
Total Event Cost
$155.87
Details
The receipt book will enable the faculty to have easier flexibility and access to utilize the TYFTL program more efficiently.
Itemized Request
250 Faculty Lunch Receipt Form(10 Books of 25 each)
Itemized Matching Funds
n/a
Open to all Campus?
Faculty will be more motivated to mention the program in their classrooms. Patrick Tanner will announce at Faculty orientations as well as send emails on York-All.
# of Students Benefit
numerous
Enhance PSY
N/A
Desired Outcomes
The TYFTY program has enabled students to get to know their professors outside of the classroom. This is especially useful when students have specific questions or difficulty in their course(s) as some students are not comfortable asking for assistance during class.
Comments
N/A
Accept Partial Funding?
No

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
10.10.13

Approve 4
Deny
Abstain 1

This is from faculty, it has been their request.
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$155.87

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09/26/13 Trip to Smithsonian Museum to get behind the scenes tour of laboratories

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Date Received
2013-09-26 19:05:19
Organization
Multicultural club and Ag Sci club
Student Sponsor
Vrushali Kalelkar
Student E-mail Address
vxk5076@psu.edu
Contact Name
Mrs. Ann Fetterman and Dr. Andy Landis
Contact Email
axf25@psu.edu
Event Title
Multicultural club and Ag Sci club
Event Date
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Beginning Time
6am
Time Ending
7pm?
Amount Requested
$350
Total Event Cost
$350
Details
The clubs would like to rent two 15-passenger vans to travel to Washington DC to get a behind the scenes tour of the Smithsonian lab and research space ( led by Dr. Santiago-Blay) and visit other sites on the National Mall.
(If we don't get enough sign-ups to take two vans, we will take only one, reducing the price of the trip).
Itemized Request
The clubs would like to rent two 15-passenger vans to travel to Washington DC to see behind the scenes at the Smithsonian and visit the National Mall. The $350 will cover rental for 2 vans, parking, and gas.
Students will be expected to pay for their own metro tickets and lunch
Vans approx $100 per day..........................$200
parking $4.50 per day.................................. $9.00
gas, estimated at $60 per vehicle...............$120
Itemized Matching Funds
$5 cost for students; $15 for faculty and staff, if there is room
Open to all Campus?
We will announce at SGA meeting; put up posters, flyers, and post in the Stall Seat Journal. This trip was offered last fall, and there were so many students who wanted to go that several drove down and then met us at the Metro station.
# of Students Benefit
28
Enhance PSY
This is a rare opportunity for our science students to see a world-class research facility. This will certainly enhance their interest in science. Also, it will be a great opportunity for our international students to visit our nation's capital, hopefully helping them understand America and Americans a little better. This is also a great opportunity for all students to get to know each other better.
Desired Outcomes
We really don't have any specific learning outcomes. We hope that students will be better able to read a subway and city map. Also, this may encourage more interest in science and research or even American Studies or history.
Comments
We will be happy to give students an anonymous survey asking for their feedback on the event after the trip. We will ask what they learned about navigating in a foreign city and what they learned from their tour of DC. We will also ask if they would recommend that other students have this same opportunity in the future.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
9.27.13

Could we give $5 back to students? Yes, if they actually show up.
2 vans last year were full
Did science professors speak with their students about this? Yes
Students pay $5, metro, lunch? Yes

Approve 10
Deny
Abstain
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$350

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09/20/13 Paris, 2014

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Date Received
2013-09-20 15:35:01
Organization
Contact Name
Suzanne Flinchbaugh
Contact Email
sxf23@psu.edu
Event Title
Event Date
March 7-March 15, 2014
Beginning Time
March 7, 2014
Time Ending
March 15, 2014
Amount Requested
$5000.00
Total Event Cost
$2150/Student
Details
Funding will help defray the cost of travel expenses for student participants in the Paris trip.
Itemized Request
$500.00/student to defray the cost of travel expenses X 10 students.
Total amount of funding is dependent upon the final number of student participants.
Final number of student participants will be confirmed by November 8, 2013.
Itemized Matching Funds
Individual student payments
Open to all Campus?
Paris 2014 trip brochures will be widely distributed throughout campus; the trip will be posted to the campus calendar; and students will be notified about the trip via email.
# of Students Benefit
Approximately 10 students
Enhance PSY
During this trip, students will be exposed to various cultural, historical, and artistic sites in Paris: the Louvre Museum, the Orsay Museum, the Sacre-Coeur Cathedral at Montmarte, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, the Champs-Elysees, and the Latin Quarter among others. Students will also visit Versailles where they will see the splendid Palace of Louis XIV. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a full day excursion to Chartres via the TER train from Paris. They will keep a journal during the trip which will indicate places visited, food, cultural differences, and different activities in which they participated.
Desired Outcomes
This trip will expose students to other cultures and languages, particularly French culture and civilization. I will accompany the students on trips to such sites as the Louvre Museum, Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, the Latin Quarter, and many other cultural, historical, and artistic sites. An optional trip to Chartres is also being offered.

Students are required to keep a journal during the trip to record their experiences.
This trip includes an 8-day tour of Paris, including visits to many of the city's various cultural, historical, and artistic sites. An optional full day excursion to Chartres has been scheduled. This trip will provide students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the French culture.

Students that receive funding for this trip will be required to make a presentation about their trip experiences at Unity Day.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
10.11.13

Approve 5
Deny
Abstain

This is an embedded trip. You need not be enrolled in the course to go on the trip. If you are in the course, you need not go on the trip. When students return, they do a presentation during Unity Week to talk about the trip.

Students will attempt to get funds from other sources like Honors, and Global Programs.

Students only pay $84/semester - this is much more than that.

This is $500/student. They are not asking for more or less per student.

When would they be funded? After they return and present to the campus.

$500 is a lot per student.

$250 is approved per student for a maximum of 10 students.
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$2500

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09/19/13 Trip to Walters' Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

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Date Received
2013-09-19 13:33:21
Organization
N/A
Student Sponsor
N/A
Student E-mail Address
akd15@psu.edu
Contact Name
Adelheid Deren
Contact Email
akd15@psu.edu
Event Title
N/A
Event Date
12 October 2013
Beginning Time
10:00 am
Time Ending
16:00 pm
Amount Requested
$1000.00
Total Event Cost
1000.00
Details
Introduce students to the Walters' Art Museum.
Itemized Request
Funds are requested to pay for a coach bus from PSU York to Baltimore. Bailey Coach offered a reduced price of $1000.00 rather than 1075.00
Itemized Matching Funds
0
Open to all Campus?
Program will be publicized with flyers and via campus announcement i.e. calendar.
# of Students Benefit
25 - 30
Enhance PSY
Program will tie in with students' cultural awareness and will serve to enhance educational programs on campus.
Desired Outcomes
The intended outcome is promote student cohesion by engaging in the shared experience.
Comments
Students will write a brief summary.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
9.27.13

Not mandatory for class but is part of the curriculum
What is in the gallery? World-renowned curators, partners with other museums, focus on renaissance, and medieval. Also Asian and Egyptian art.
Why are students writing a summary? For evaluation.
How many fit on the bus. Will switch to vans if not many students sign up.
Professor Deren is giving the tour
Have we done this in the past? Yes. Last year there were 19 but wasn't SAF funded.
This is more expensive, is there a way to do it cheaper? Perhaps we could fund two vans at $350?
What transportation was used last year?
What did Professor Deren pay for last year?

Vote is on up to $350 for two vans plus gas.

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Deny
Abstain
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$350

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09/13/13 Blue, White, and WOW Fasion Show

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Date Received
2013-09-13 19:17:02
Organization
Student Sponsor
Kara Smith
Student E-mail Address
kjs5375@psu.edu
Contact Name
Barbara Dennis
Contact Email
bhd5@psu.edu
Event Title
Event Date
10-6-2013
Beginning Time
2:00 p.m.
Time Ending
3:00 p.m.
Amount Requested
$1,000
Total Event Cost
$1,000
Details
Penn State York students will show their pride by modeling Penn State attire at the Women's Show in York. The event has about 12,000 visitors over the two-day period. When the students model the clothing, information about them including their major, hometown, areas of interest, student clubs, and goals after graduation are read. The event allows the community to get more familiar with Penn State York students
Itemized Request
Clothing items will be purchased for Penn state York students to wear in the fashion show. Each student will be able to keep the one item after the show. The Penn State York Bookstore will provide a 20 percent discount on items purchased and will provide accessories such as coffee mugs, teddy bears, etc., that will be used during the show but returned after it.
Itemized Matching Funds
Open to all Campus?
The event will be advertised on the campus Facebook page, through flyers, announcements at SGA, student list serve, and hopefully the Stall Street Journal. Students from a variety of clubs and organization will be invited to participate and selected on a first come, first-served basis.
# of Students Benefit
15-20 will participate
Enhance PSY
Penn State York continues to be a hidden gem in the community. By highlighting our students at this event, the York community becomes more familiar with our campus and the impact we can have in it. The Women's Show is a huge event that is supported by the local community and focuses on helping women, a minority group. Prospective students and their parents, business professional, and others attend the Women's Show and being a part of it is good community service. Reminding people that there is a Penn State presence in York is a good thing and doing it in a way that is fun and features our students and their accomplishments is very positive.
Desired Outcomes
Showing pride in your school is a powerful thing. Given the events of recent years, our students giving up their time on a Sunday to participate in an event that allows them to show off Penn State is even more appropriate. For those who have always wanted to know what it is like to be a model, this event allows them to experience something they may have never done. This event builds friendship among students, instills confidence, and allows students to have fun while promoting their University.

The fashion show is not just about modeling clothing, the text read as each student takes to the runway highlights their major, accomplishments, interests, and involvement at the campus and in the community. This further provides a better glimpse of what it is like to be a student at Penn State York.
Comments
Attendance at the Women's Show ion Sunday is about 6,000 so that is a tremendous amount of exposure for our students and the campus. Thank you for your consideration of this proposal.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
9.27.13

Where is the event? York Fairgrounds
How many students? 15-20. Hoping athletes will be models. Bookstore loans accessories and gives 25% off.
Does clothing for 15 people cost $1000?
The exposure of Penn State would be great.
Is this an activity that SAF should be funding? Is it a student activity?
$1000 is steep just for clothes.
This is more positive than negative.
Great to highlight our students in the community like this.

Perhaps we can vote on $600 which would be $30 per clothing item if there are 20 students.

Approve 10
Deny 1
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Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$600

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09/13/13 A Call to Men

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Date Received
2013-09-13 07:06:48
Organization
HD FS
Student Sponsor
Michelle Cooper
Student E-mail Address
mes214@psu.edu
Contact Name
Rick Pierce
Contact Email
rap4@psu.edu
Event Title
HD FS
Event Date
Sep 24
Beginning Time
9am
Time Ending
4pm
Amount Requested
$600
Total Event Cost
$600
Details
A Call to Men is a day long seminar geared towards men. While women are invited to join as well, the seminar will focus on prevention of sexual assault and violence towards women by educating men on issues such as gender disparity, male privilege, and how to fight dangerous social and cultural norms which position men to behave in potentially aggressive ways.
Itemized Request
Student participation fee for this event is $20, paid to the YWCA. The estimated amount for maximum participation is $600. $20 per student will allow them to participate for the entire event, plus a light breakfast and lunch will be provided by the YWCA.
Itemized Matching Funds
All other costs will be handled by the YWCA
Open to all Campus?
HD FS Club has already begun discussing this event with others at Club Rush and around campus. We will use fliers to generate further interest.
# of Students Benefit
There is room for 150 participants, and while many community members are already planning to attend, there is room for as many as 50 students to attend.
Enhance PSY
All college campuses benefit form seminars and workshops designed to educate students about prevention of violence and rape. This seminar will benefit the York campus by giving the male population a unique and powerful learning experience that not only helps prevent violence towards women, but will also help men of all ages understand themselves better.
Desired Outcomes
The YWCA is an important local organization, and one that has given PSY students opportunities for internships, employment, as well as countless volunteer experiences. The HD FS Club is honored to be able to work with the YWCA to bring this event to campus, and we feel this is an outstanding opportunity for students to participate in a program designed to benefit our entire community. Sexual assault awareness is a huge topic of interest right now, as well it should be. Because our campus is a commuter campus, we often miss out on prevention programs such as this, and that is unfortunate.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
9.13.13

How many students will this fund?
What will the funds be used for?
Participation isn't clear.
What is the schedule for the day?

Further clarification, discussion, and voting occurred via email. This vote came out as a tie, and the event has passed, so this proposal is closed.
Status
Closed
Amount Approved
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08/23/13 Teaching International

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Date Received
2013-08-23 12:32:52
Organization
Contact Name
Jennifer Nesbitt
Contact Email
jpn12@psu.edu
Event Title
Event Date
2013-14 Academic Year
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$1250
Total Event Cost
$1500
Details
The funds requested will support co-curricular events related to Teaching International (TI), a new initiative at Penn State York. TI is designed to internationalize the campus experience of Penn State students. Specifically, the funds will pay for film fees, speaker honoraria, and refreshments.
TI originated at the Penn State Greater Allegheny campus in 2004 and now is expanding to include several PSU campuses (York, New Kensington, and Lehigh Valley). TI works within the classroom and outside the classroom to forge connections between the world inside and outside the university, develop global awareness, and prepare students for the world marketplace.
Each year, TI chooses a country/region and a theme and designs a series of co-curricular events highlighting the country/region and/or theme. Penn State York’s 2013-14 country/region is “the Indian Subcontinent” and the theme is “global health.” TI programming takes multiple forms, and at PSY this year we have four components:
• World maps located around the campus.
• A speaker and film series centered on the Indian Subcontinent and Global Health.
• Course Integrations: Professors across fields—from English to IST—will integrate material related to the country/region and/or theme into their courses.
• Undergraduate Research Fair participation by students who choose to conduct research in TI’s focus areas.

2013-14 Teaching International Events (tentative)
September:
Film: Born into Brothels
Speaker: Lisa Taylor, Evolution Yoga

October 24, 12-1 (via Skype)
Speaker: Anju Jain, Country HR Director, India, Caterpillar Inc.

November, 12-1
Speaker: Sujata Massey, novelist

SPRING 2014 Speakers (dates to be announced): Shantanu Rajadhyaksha (2010 IST graduate), Abul Hasan

January 2014: TI Committee Meeting (student participation welcome)

April 2014:
Unity Day Participation (announcement of 2014-15 region/theme)
Undergraduate Research Fair Participation
Itemized Request
$500 Fees to present Born into Brothels (film)
$600 Honorarium and Travel for Sujata Massey, novelist
$150 Refreshments at Teaching International Community Events
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$1250

The following was added on 9.11.13 -

Speaker: Geraldine Forbes, Distinguished Teaching Professor of History, SUNY-Oswego
Topic: Women in Colonial India

Professor Forbes has published numerous books on women in India, and teaches a course in trafficking, which is related to the film we will be screening with funding from SAF. She has also taken students to India as part of Study Abroad opportunities as SUNY.

Itemized Budget for her Visit
Per Diem in York (2 days @ $41) = $92.00
Hotel 90.00
Airfare (est.) 350.00
Honorarium 500.00
TOTAL: $1032.00

TOTAL REQ from Diversity: 250.00

TOTAL REQ from SAF: 782.00

In addition, please note that, per a meeting of TI Committee on Monday, September 9, 2013, there is now an assessment plan for the initiative in place. We will survey participants in all events to assess the effectiveness and impact of TI on learning and awareness.
Itemized Matching Funds
$200 from Campus Arts Fund; $50 from Arts and Liberal Studies Unit Funds
Open to all Campus?
The events funded will be open to all students and broadly advertised using posters and electronic media (campus calendars, e-mails, TV monitors). Professors will also be promoting attendance in their classes.
# of Students Benefit
All.
Enhance PSY
In developing this program, we seek to enhance the campus's current efforts to promote diversity. TI's emphasis on global awareness brings international experiences to students on campus (some of whom may be unable to pursue Study Abroad), helps students make connections between course material and the world outside the classroom, and may encourage students to take advantage of study abroad programs. The Campus Diversity Committee is collaborating with TI on the speaker series, and we thank them for their support.
Desired Outcomes
TI offers students the opportunity to connect their in-class experiences with co-curricular events that show how their classwork "works" in the world. For example, speakers like Anju Jain will show how experience in human development and family studies translates into global human resources work; author Sujata Massey will speak about exploring her heritage as a source for writing; faculty member Abul Hasan (who will speak jointly with his daughter) will speak about his family's experiences "paying it forward" by giving back to his father's village in Pakistan.
Comments
Teaching International is a committee of faculty and staff interested in this type of programming. We welcome student participation, and in fact we hope student groups will design their own events related to this year's theme, and--much more importantly--help us pick next year's country/region and theme and develop events for the 2014-15 year.

The next meeting of the TI committee is Monday, September 9 from 12:10-12:50 in the Chancellor's Conference Room. We welcome interested students at this meeting. We will begin the process of selecting next year's country/region and theme at this meeting, and then make a final decision at a January 2014 meeting. We will keep Student Affair apprised of the date of this meeting so that students may attend that as well.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
9.13.13

Who knows about this?
The first event is only 4 days away.
This is a good idea.
Who are we paying for and why?
How do students know about this?
Are they aware? Do they like it?


Approve 10
Deny 1
Abstain 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$2032

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04/26/13 2013-2014 Student Programming

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Date Received
2013-04-26 00:32:30
Organization
n/a
Student Sponsor
Katherine Lewis
Student E-mail Address
kdl5126@psu.edu
Contact Name
Dan Puccio
Contact Email
dpp15@psu.edu
Event Title
n/a
Event Date
2013-2014 Academic Year
Beginning Time
n/a
Time Ending
n/a
Amount Requested
$60,000.00
Total Event Cost
$60,000.00
Details
The goal for next year is to offer students at Penn State York more of an opportunity to occupy their time during the day, at night, and on the weekends. There are tentative plans for more trips to Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C., established activities and intramural leagues established on Friday and Saturday nights, more educational programming that will make students think, as well as more fun, social activities that are students enjoy, such as, Paintball, bowling, etc.
Itemized Request
Variety of programs throughout the year ranging from social, educational, and cultural, as well as community service opportunities, leadership development opportunities, and more trips off-campus to learn about York county, PA, and our surrounding major cities = $60,000
Itemized Matching Funds
n/a
Open to all Campus?
All events are open to the entire student body. WIth the potential help of Student Activities Student Interns, these events will be publicized extensively through a campus calendar and monthly hard copy calendar, social media, Penn State York Student Affairs Facebook page, flyers, sandwich boards, hand bills, word of mouth, side walk chalk, etc.
# of Students Benefit
n/a
Enhance PSY
The usage of these funds is the epitome of this question. This funding will goes towards creating a greater sense of community on campus through the variety of events that we are able to provide, the late night and weekend programming that we can provide to our students living in nearby apartments, as well as students that want to participate in such activities, the establishment of a leadership program at Penn State York and monthly community service trips to different areas of York. The availability of these funds will completely transform what Student Activities will look like on this campus next year.
Desired Outcomes
Students will be able to participate and partake in a vast variety of events on campus, learn new things about topics and areas that they did not know much about, develop their leadership skills through a create leadership program, and promote Penn State York more in the community through a monthly Community Service initiative throughout York and York County.
Comments
n/a
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.26.13

7 approve
0 deny
0 abstain

Why does SAF pay for this?
It is great to have activities for students!
Let's not fund such a large increase.
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$50000

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04/26/13 New Student Orientation - Summer 2013

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Date Received
2013-04-26 00:22:16
Organization
n/a
Student Sponsor
Katherine Lewis
Student E-mail Address
kdl5126@psu.edu
Contact Name
Dan Puccio
Contact Email
dpp15@psu.edu
Event Title
n/a
Event Date
Summer 2013
Beginning Time
n/a
Time Ending
n/a
Amount Requested
$30,000.00
Total Event Cost
$30,000.00
Details
New Student Orientation is the true beginning to a student at Penn State York. They arrive on campus on that Friday before classes start, meet other students, get to know their adviser or an academic member within their major, learn about the resources that Penn State York can offer, and much more!

This year, Orientation will be bigger and better! There are more Orientation Leaders on staff than in previous years which assists in the New Student/Orientation Leader ratio. This year, we are hoping to do some summer bonding excursions with the local Orientation Leaders, a 3-day training before Orientation season, a revamped International Orientation program that features more trips, food, and access to local shops and shopping centers to expose more of York and the United States to our international students. Orientation is also hoping to design, develop, and purchase shirts that students could wear on a weekly basis if they want to with top shelf designers like Adidas, Nike, Under Armor or something of similar quality.
Itemized Request
International Orientation - $10,000.00
New Student Orientation - $15,000.00
Training - $1,000.00
Supplies & Shirts - $4,000.00
Itemized Matching Funds
n/a
Open to all Campus?
Orientation is promoted to all First-Year students, transfer students, and adult students and is a necessary part in one's college experience. Orientation is publicized to students when they get accepted to the University as a next steps process before they arrive for classes, they receive a mailer through the mail from University Park, as well as a mailer and email reminders from the Student Affairs Office about the dates of Orientation.
# of Students Benefit
n/a
Enhance PSY
New Student Orientation is a chance for incoming students to learn about how great Penn State York really is, the resources that the campus has to aid them in succeeding, and allowing them the opportunity to feel more comfortable before arriving on campus for classes. On the flip side, the Orientation Leaders will be aiding students through this process and will be developing multiple skills along the way such as communication and interpersonal skills.
Desired Outcomes
Students should be able to identify areas on campus that can help them succeed throughout the area, point out some friendly faces either on staff or within their Pride Groups that they can turn to for assistance throughout the year or some people that they can hang out with, and the Orientation Leaders will develop a bigger sense of Penn State pride, as well as develop as Student Leaders, be a resource for these incoming students, and have fun in the process!
Comments
n/a
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.26.13

7 approve
0 deny
1 abstain

This has been funded in the past - it makes a great start for students to feel comfortable. It makes a difference. What improvements are being made with this increase? Could we fund less than $30,000?
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$22000

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04/26/13 Student Activities Student Interns

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Date Received
2013-04-26 00:06:35
Organization
n/a
Student Sponsor
Katherine Lewis
Student E-mail Address
kdl5126@psu.edu
Contact Name
Dan Puccio
Contact Email
dpp15@psu.edu
Event Title
n/a
Event Date
2013-2014 Academic Year
Beginning Time
n/a
Time Ending
n/a
Amount Requested
$9,500.00
Total Event Cost
$9,500.00
Details
The Student Activities Student Interns would work throughout the week on the promotion and marketing of Student Activities occurring on campus, as well as planning, preparing, and implementing events on campus that they themselves think up as well. These students would help staff the many events that come out of the Student Affairs Office and Student Government and would aid in the creation of more late night & weekend programming that is often difficult to staff by a faculty or staff member. These students would be supervised by the Associate Director of Student Affairs and work hand-in-hand with this position to make sure that they being held accountable and fulfilling their responsibilities in their programming ideas and implementation.
Itemized Request
These students would receive an hourly wage of $7.25/hr, unless they qualify for work study, and would work 10 hours each week throughout the year, which equals approximately $9,500.00 for four (4) Student Activities Student Interns.
Itemized Matching Funds
n/a
Open to all Campus?
All students would be eligible and encouraged to apply to be a Student Activities Intern Coordinator. However, only four (4) would be selected through an interview process to gauge leadership ability, programming ability, and a desire to put forth hard-work throughout the year in aiding the vision of Student Activities at Penn State York.
# of Students Benefit
Directly, 4; indirectly, the entire campus
Enhance PSY
These positions will help the entire campus be more centered around student activities held on our campus, will help retain students by getting them involved on-campus and in the programming process, allow students to learn on the job in terms of public speaking, communication skills, decision making skills, leadership development, delegation skills, and so much more that comes with a student leadership position like this one.
Desired Outcomes
Students will be able to effectively complete a program with minimal assistance from their supervisor, gauge what interests students at Penn State York to go to certain events and what they want to see, become better student leaders on campus by learning its inner-workings, speaking with students, and being proactive in creating a fun, spirited atmosphere around campus.
Comments
n/a
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.26.13

6 approve
0 deny
2 abstain

Our campus needs this.
Intramurals included.
Why pay them? We need to start somewhere.
It will get better over the years - it will improve activities on the campus.
Hesitant to use SAF to pay students - what precedent could this set?
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$9500

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04/25/13 Tape for Student Organizations

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Date Received
2013-04-25 23:53:19
Organization
n/a
Student Sponsor
Katherine Lewis
Student E-mail Address
kdl5126@psu.edu
Contact Name
Dan Puccio
Contact Email
dpp15@psu.edu
Event Title
n/a
Event Date
2013-2014 Academic Year
Beginning Time
n/a
Time Ending
n/a
Amount Requested
$250.00
Total Event Cost
$250.00
Details
This tape would be free for any student organization to use to hang up their flyers throughout the campus. The blue painters tape must be used when posting flyers along any painted wall throughout the University. The masking tape has proved to be effective in posting flyers along the brick wall in the Ruhl Student Community Center, as well as posting flyers on the sandwich boards that have been posted outside throughout the year.
Itemized Request
Blue Painters Tape and Masking Tape from retailer - $250.00
Itemized Matching Funds
n/a
Open to all Campus?
This purchase aids in the publicity of on-campus events and announcements. It benefits all by getting the word out about campus events and is crucial to the marketing and PR side to campus activities at Penn State York.
# of Students Benefit
The entire campus community.
Enhance PSY
This funding request will aid in the marketing of our campus events to all students, faculty, and staff but also all community members that visit our campus and can see all that we are doing on-campus. This could also aid in the recruitment of potential students that visit during Open House and on campus visits.
Desired Outcomes
Aid in marketing and promotion of our campus events.
Comments
n/a
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.26.13

8 approve
0 deny
0 abstain

This is the only thing that can be used to hang posters and flyers.
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$250

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04/25/13 Game Room Re-Stocking

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Date Received
2013-04-25 23:44:49
Organization
n/a
Student Sponsor
Katherine Lewis
Student E-mail Address
kdl5126@psu.edu
Contact Name
Dan Puccio
Contact Email
dpp15@psu.edu
Event Title
n/a
Event Date
Fall 2013
Beginning Time
n/a
Time Ending
n/a
Amount Requested
$750.00
Total Event Cost
$750.00
Details
The Game Room went through a decent makeover this semester and in an effort in keeping it current in terms of usable equipment and new games, this request would purchase new items for damaged or worn out equipment, as well as purchasing new games that students would enjoy and is necessary for the sports games that come out with their 2014 versions.
Itemized Request
Updated Games - $500.00
Other items such as Dart Board/Darts, pool table chalk, ping pong balls, ping pong paddles - $250.00
Itemized Matching Funds
n/a
Open to all Campus?
The Game Room is open Monday-Friday from 8 am to 9 pm and is staffed by a student worker so that students almost always have a way to actively participate or play in everything that is in the Game Room. All students are welcome to visit and lounge in the Game Room whenever it is open. The new items that will be purchased using these funds will be promoted within the Game Room itself, through the Campus Update email, and on the Student Affairs Facebook page.
# of Students Benefit
>100's
Enhance PSY
The Game Room is an area on campus that many students visit and stay for long periods of time and becomes their hangout. Since there is no true student lounge area, the Game Room fills that void. By providing updates to the Game Room on a yearly basis, we are keeping students happy that frequently visit, as well as provide new products that would entice new students to visit that might not normally do so.
Desired Outcomes
Students will be able to relax before, in between, and after classes in a fun, relaxing atmosphere that they can create as their hang-out throughout the year.
Comments
n/a
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.26.13

8 approve
0 deny
0 abstain

This has a lot of student reach. There are many more students utilizing the game room now than ever before.
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$750

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04/25/13 Blue and White Game Transportation

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Date Received
2013-04-25 23:34:21
Organization
n/a
Student Sponsor
Katherine Lewis
Student E-mail Address
kdl5126@psu.edu
Contact Name
Dan Puccio
Contact Email
dpp15@psu.edu
Event Title
n/a
Event Date
April 2014
Beginning Time
n/a
Time Ending
n/a
Amount Requested
$1,500.00
Total Event Cost
$1,500.00
Details
The annual Blue and White game is a big deal for Penn State nation! The game is usually early on a Saturday and is basically the same situation that students might find themselves in for the All-U Day game. This provides transportation to University Park so that students do not need to worry about transporting themselves back and forth from University Park. Also, Blue & White game tickets are absolutely free so the possibility of the amount of students that we can take is completely indicative of how large of a coach bus can be booked.
Itemized Request
Transportation for trip to University Park for the annual Blue & White game - $1,500.00
Itemized Matching Funds
n/a
Open to all Campus?
This event is free and open to all students and will be publicized through social media, Penn State York Facebook page and website, flyers, handbills, table tents, campus email blast, SSJ, etc.
# of Students Benefit
30-40 students
Enhance PSY
This transportation would give students the opportunity to engage in a higher sense of Penn State pride at the legendary Beaver Stadium for the annual Blue and White game. This will also give Penn State York a chance to show our support for Penn State and have a presence at the annual game.
Desired Outcomes
Students should come back from that game full of Penn State pride and optimism for the following year, both in terms of being at Penn State and for the football program (tie the Blue and White game with All-U Day game).
Comments
n/a
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.26.13

8 approve
0 deny
0 abstain

This is an annual tradition and our students love it when they have an opportunity to go up to UP!
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$1500

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04/25/13 Link UP Transportation

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Date Received
2013-04-25 23:20:34
Organization
n/a
Student Sponsor
Katherine Lewis
Student E-mail Address
kdl5126@psu.edu
Contact Name
Dan Puccio
Contact Email
dpp15@psu.edu
Event Title
n/a
Event Date
April 2014
Beginning Time
10 am
Time Ending
3 pm
Amount Requested
$1,500.00
Total Event Cost
$1,500.00
Details
Link UP is a program administered by New Student Orientation up at University Park that allows Freshmen/Sophomore students, predominately, who are considering transitioning to University Park or another Commonwealth campus an opportunity to meet and mingle with different resources, offices, department, as well as learn more about financial aid when transitioning, residing at a different campus, meeting with a academic adviser, etc. It's a great program for students that want to move on after they complete 2-years at York and want to gather information all in one place.
Itemized Request
Charter Bus Transportation to University Park for Link UP program - $1,500.00
Itemized Matching Funds
n/a
Open to all Campus?
Link UP is a program through University Park that is free for all students to attend if they are interested in transitioning to UP or another commonwealth campus throughout their Penn State educational career. This is publicized through email, table tents in the Lion's Den, SSJ, social media, campus email update, etc.
# of Students Benefit
20-30
Enhance PSY
The transportation will allow our students to arrive safely to University Park and enjoy the day's program and seeing University Park for possibly the first time. SInce many students might not have gone up to University Park before and with parking being somewhat an issue on the weekend, a charter bus is the best method to transport a decent number of students up to University Park for the day.
Desired Outcomes
Students will have a better understanding of the expectations and requirements of transitioning and the steps necessary to follow through with their transition. Students will also be able to make connections at the event and know what type of resources is available to them to make their transition as smooth as possible.
Comments
n/a
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.26.13

8 approve
0 deny
0 abstain

Other students who used to attend Penn State York are there as well. This is a great event for those who choose to be a part of it. It is a great introduction to many parts of the Penn State experience when students choose to change their campus assignment.
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$1500

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04/25/13 Late Night Breakfast (Fall&Spring)

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Date Received
2013-04-25 23:08:48
Organization
n/a
Student Sponsor
Katherine Lewis
Student E-mail Address
kdl5126@psu.edu
Contact Name
Dan Puccio
Contact Email
dpp15@psu.edu
Event Title
n/a
Event Date
Fall/Spring 2013-2014
Beginning Time
8 pm
Time Ending
10 pm
Amount Requested
$2,500.00
Total Event Cost
$2,500.00
Details
The Late Night Breakfast is a fun Penn State York tradition during Finals Week that has the faculty/staff serving the students! This is a great way for students to relax and de-stress during Finals week while grabbing some late night grub as they study for those last remaining finals. This event is always well attending with >100 students at the last one in the Fall. This is also fun because it is a way for faculty and staff to give back to Penn State York students by "serving" them their meal!
Itemized Request
Fall Late Night Breakfast - $1,250.00
Spring Late Night Breakfast - $1,250.00

Items usually include eggs, toast, sausage, bacon, donuts, coffee, OJ
Itemized Matching Funds
n/a
Open to all Campus?
This event has been and will be publicized in the Lion's Den, through campus email blast, to Faculty and Staff for volunteers, Penn State York facebook page and homepage, flyers, hand bills, etc. This event is always open to all students and faculty and staff that would like to volunteer.
# of Students Benefit
150 students
Enhance PSY
This is a Penn State York tradition that students look forward to all semester long...the breakfast, not the finals! This is also a great way for faculty and staff to interact and converse with students that they don't normally see on a day-to-day basis and possibly form some bonds or connections during those encounters that could blossom in the semester/year to come.
Desired Outcomes
To provide the campus community with Penn State pride and to fill the stomachs of many sleepy, hungry, finals-crazed college students!
Comments
n/a
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.26.13

8 approve
0 deny
0 abstain

We have over a hundred students attend this each semester. Everyone loves it.
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$2500

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04/25/13 All-U Day Football Game Transportation

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Date Received
2013-04-25 22:54:29
Organization
n/a
Student Sponsor
Katherine Lewis
Student E-mail Address
kdl5126@psu.edu
Contact Name
Dan Puccio
Contact Email
dpp15@psu.edu
Event Title
n/a
Event Date
September 2013
Beginning Time
9/10 am
Time Ending
7/8 pm
Amount Requested
$1,500.00
Total Event Cost
$1,500.00
Details
All-U Day is a day set aside by University Park in which all of the commonwealth campuses are allotted tickets to a PSU football game. At half-time, all campuses are represented on the field with banners and is generally a good time for all campuses. Last year, we sold 35 tickets and the transportation was crucial for this event so that we did not have students driving to University Park early in the morning and then driving back to York at night after a very long day.
Itemized Request
Charter Bus Transportation to University Park for approximately 30 people - $1,500.00
Itemized Matching Funds
n/a
Open to all Campus?
All-U Day tickets are open to all students for a small charge. All-U Day will be publicized throughout Orientation, on flyers, social media, SSJ, email of the campus updates, sidewalk chalk, etc.
# of Students Benefit
30-40 students
Enhance PSY
The only thing that I can say for this portion is that this will provide safety for our students so that they do not drive themselves to and from University Park. This is a perk that the commonwealth gets to enjoy by getting a pre-allotment of football game tickets and the transportation makes it much easier for the coordination of the event than without it.
Desired Outcomes
Students will be able to boast with Penn State pride before, during, and after the game, take in a home game at legendary Beaver Stadium, and relax on the ride home when most are exhausted and tired and sleep on the way back.
Comments
n/a
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.26.13

8 approve
0 deny
0 abstain

A lot of students love this trip!!!
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$1500

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04/25/13 National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Conference

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Date Received
2013-04-25 22:44:45
Organization
n/a
Student Sponsor
Katherine Lewis
Student E-mail Address
kdl5126@psu.edu
Contact Name
Dan Puccio
Contact Email
dpp15@psu.edu
Event Title
n/a
Event Date
October 2013
Beginning Time
n/a
Time Ending
n/a
Amount Requested
$2,000.00
Total Event Cost
$2,000.00
Details
The National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Conference will be held in Buffalo, NY in October. This is a 3-day conference for anyone (student/staff) in the field of Student Activities. The days are jam-packed with educational sessions, mingling with other campuses within the surrounding states, and most importantly, seeing live college performers that students might want to bring onto campus. This conference allows students to see college acts live instead of just listening to a CD or watching a clip on YouTube. Students get to see how they are live, the energy, the emotion, how their voice sounds live, are they funny?, their set, etc. This is beneficial for any campus that books a lot of shows/programs and wants to get a sneak peak at what they're booking before they arrive on campus.
Itemized Request
Conference Registration - $1,250.00
Transportation & Gas - $500.00
Meals - $250.00
Total - $2,000.00 for 5 students
Itemized Matching Funds
n/a
Open to all Campus?
The events that would come about from attending this conference and seeing these acts live would be open and free for all students. Publicity would be through flyers, social media, SSJ, weekly campus update emails, as well as monthly calendars, bulletin board calendars, and other methods that can be thought of to promote these acts.
# of Students Benefit
Directly, 5 students - Indirectly, all students at Penn State York
Enhance PSY
As stated in a previous SAF proposal, NACA also allows students the opportunity to see a variety of acts, ranging from fun, social entertainers to lecturers that can dive into heavy topics such as drinking problems, drug problems, LGBT issues, Diversity issues, Women's issues, etc. NACA is a leader in higher education in providing diversified acts that can target many different areas. This is a bonus of their membership, and is definitely a bonus of attending this conference. Students can also speak with other programmers on their respective campuses and potentially bring back ideas that have worked elsewhere and try it out at Penn State York.
Desired Outcomes
Students will be able to have the knowledge to be better programmers on campus, have better critical thinking skills when things come up in an event that they might have not been able to handle before, be more aware of diversity in the higher education setting and how to promote it in their daily and programming lives, and be better communicators to see what exactly students want to see on campus.
Comments
n/a
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.26.13

7 approve
1 deny
0 abstain

This is helpful for our students. They are truly taking leadership roles in what occurs on campus. It is helpful for them as individuals and is helpful for the campus as well because they bring back great ideas.
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$2000

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04/25/13 National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Membership

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Date Received
2013-04-25 22:27:11
Organization
n/a
Student Sponsor
Katherine Lewis
Student E-mail Address
kdl5126@psu.edu
Contact Name
Dan Puccio
Contact Email
dpp15@psu.edu
Event Title
n/a
Event Date
2013-2014 Academic Year
Beginning Time
n/a
Time Ending
n/a
Amount Requested
$637.00
Total Event Cost
$637.00
Details
This membership allows our students the opportunity to not only engage with agents within the college market field but also allows all students to witness first hand the top rate talent that is out there that can entertain students in any event, such as comedians, magicians, poets, musicians, variety acts, etc. This membership also allows the opportunity for students to engage in different leadership scenarios such as programming conferences, leadership conferences, student government conferences, etc. NACA is the top college activities Association and is a huge asset to our campus in the programming that we do and provide to students.
Itemized Request
NACA Membership Fee - $637
-Based on the size of the institution in which we fall within the 1,001-5,000 students enrolled range.
Itemized Matching Funds
n/a
Open to all Campus?
As mentioned above, this will benefit the type of programs that we do during the 2013-2014 school year and all those events are open to all students and will be publicized through flyers, SSJ, email, hand bills, social media, etc.
# of Students Benefit
Entire Penn State York community
Enhance PSY
This membership will also allow students to see mainstream entertainers in the field of lecture/education...featuring topics on drinking, unhealthy eating, LGBT issues, diversity issues, drinking problems, etc. The possibility of the type of entertainment that could be seen and brought to campus, facilitated through this membership, is vast. This membership also allows us to speak with other Universities within our region to block book acts and save money!
Desired Outcomes
Nothing further to state than what was stated above.
Comments
n/a
Accept Partial Funding?
No

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.26.13

8 approve
0 deny
0 abstain

This is great because it exposes our students to a variety of what can be brought to campus, and because there is significant leadership development that occurs as well.
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$637

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04/25/13 Alternative Spring Break Trip

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Date Received
2013-04-25 22:18:17
Organization
n/a
Student Sponsor
Katherine Lewis
Student E-mail Address
kdl5126@psu.edu
Contact Name
Dan Puccio
Contact Email
dpp15@psu.edu
Event Title
n/a
Event Date
March 2013
Beginning Time
n/a
Time Ending
n/a
Amount Requested
$5,000.00
Total Event Cost
>5,000.00
Details
The purpose of the trip and the reimbursement of funds of up to $500 per student would be to immerse students in the culture of the south and also to immerse students in a area of the country that needs volunteer and service help year-round. The students would learn about a different culture, do valuable service work in a different part of the country, and learn to not take for granted many of the things that they have in their lives that others do not.

Fundraisers would be arranged throughout the year to offset the cost of transportation, lodging, and food so as to reimburse students as little as possible out of the SAF funds .
Itemized Request
The requested monies would go towards a reimbursement for students of no more than $500 each and up to 10 students for attending the Alternative Spring Break trip, potentially traveling to New Orleans, LA.
Itemized Matching Funds
n/a
Open to all Campus?
All students are welcome to sign-up for this trip and will become open for student sign-ups once the Fall semester begins. Flyers will be created and placed across campus, an ad will be put into the Stall Seat Journal, part of the weekly email of campus updates, hand bills, through the trip fundraising events, and social media.
# of Students Benefit
Approximately 10 students in theory.
Enhance PSY
The entire purpose of this trip is for service learning...to show students another side of the way people live and to offer them just a small token of help in their time of need. The trip will also be potentially linked with other Penn State campuses which would only further drive Penn State's name and image in the community but in the community of a different part in the United States. Community Service is important for all students to experience and this trip is sort of the culminating service trip that Penn State York could offer to our students.
Desired Outcomes
As a result, students will be able to show an appreciation for what they have in their daily lives, the satisfaction of doing good, hard, volunteer work in the community, working together as one big Penn State group, and has the potential to grow to other smaller trips to local communities/bordering states if this program does serve to be successful.
Comments
n/a
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.26.13

This proposal is being tabled due to a lack of clarity on the details of the trip. Please resubmit when a plan is solidified.
Status
Pending
Amount Approved
$

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04/24/13 New Student Orientation - Advising Component (formerly FTCAP)

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Date Received
2013-04-24 12:24:25
Organization
Contact Name
Jane Emery
Contact Email
jle3@psu.edu
Event Title
Event Date
11 days during summer-June 18,19,20,24,25,26 July 16,17,18 Aug 6, 20
Beginning Time
8:45 am
Time Ending
1:30 pm
Amount Requested
$1,942
Total Event Cost
$2,242 (this does not include folders, name tags & wages paid to faculty advisers which are covered b
Details
New Student Orientation, the Advising Component used to be called FTCAP. This half day program is for all new first-year students and their families and is an introduction to the academic structure of the University. Students meet individually with a faculty adviser, as well as attending several academic information sessions. Placement test results, academic preparedness and choice of major are issues that are discussed. Students are introduced to the concept of advising and make their first connection to their adviser, as well as schedule their classes for fall semester. Families receive similar information and have opportunities to share their concerns and ideas with other families and staff.
This Advising Component is followed by and links to the second component of NSO in August, where much of the information is reinforced.
Itemized Request
Refreshments:
Morning coffee, tea $50 per day = $550
Noon pizza at $10 per pizza, 12 pizzas per day = $924

NSO student helper:
$8.50 per hour, 5 hrs per day = $468

Total = $1,942

Bottled water & morning snacks = $300 covered by Advising & Career Development
Itemized Matching Funds
$300 (see above)
Open to all Campus?
All new first-year students receive letters from the Advising & Career Development office inviting them to register for their NSO-Advising day. Our website is included in the letter, which directs them to "assignments" to complete and bring with them, in preparation of their Advising day.
Attendance is almost 100% and evaluations from students and families indicate that almost 100% of attendees think this program is either helpful or very helpful. Evaluations are closely examined every day and improvements are made as needed.
# of Students Benefit
300 students and families of the students
Enhance PSY
NSO-Advising Component is a University mandated program so every campus is required to provide this to new first-year students. Retention and student success are campus priorities and NSO addresses these issues.
This program assists new first-year students to evaluate their educational plans by providing them with a comprehensive program of testing, individualized educational planning and academic advising. All entering first-year students are given the opportunity to examine their academic abilities, interests, and educational plans before their first semester of classes.
Desired Outcomes
This program provides students:
* an understanding of their academic preparation and abilities as compared to other Penn State students
* the results of their placement tests
* a one-on-one interview with an adviser (during this interview, educational plans and the characteristics of those academic programs are discussed)
* familiarizes students with the academic structure of Penn State and with the wide range of degree programs available.
*acquaints students with the York campus, our procedures, some of our staff and faculty, and our out-of-class environment.
* helps students select courses and register for their first semester of study. Course selection is done via individual adviser meetings.


Comments
At the end of each day of this program, students and families submit their evaluations. The 2012 evaluations have been compiled, along with written comments, and are available to the SAFC.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.26.13

8 approve
0 deny
0 abstain

This has been done in the past and is a great benefit at the end of the days' events. People really need something to eat at that point.
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$1942

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04/23/13 Advising and Career Development - Career Counslor/Adviser

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Date Received
2013-04-23 15:38:17
Organization
Contact Name
Jane Emery
Contact Email
jle3@psu.edu
Event Title
Event Date
August 2013 - August 2014
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$16,200
Total Event Cost
$16,200
Details
This request is to fund a part time Career Counselor/Adviser in the Advising and Career Development (ACD) office. This would be a Master's level, professional, who would counsel students on exploration and choice of major and career plans and goals, helping students make the connection between major and career. The Career Counselor/Adviser would also assist with programming and career events for all students.

Per the SAF Handbook, pages 13 - 14:
"SELECTED SUPPORT SERVICES
Selected positions in student services may be funded. However, some campuses lack some of the basic services that are readily available at University Park. While the Fee Implementation Committee understood that it is the responsibility of the University to provide staffing and student services at all locations, they were willing to allow the hiring of staff on wages to provide services that were lacking on their campus. Campuses may plan to use funds to enhance services where student need is evident. The fee cannot be used to replace general funds if the service is already in place. All positions must be on a wage basis, and student staff is preferable in areas other than where a professional is indicated. Some areas eligible for enhancement are:
Recreational athletics,Career services, Childcare services, Health services, Personal counseling, and Student activities."

SAF funds have been approved to pay a CAPS professional and this request is of similar nature.
Itemized Request
$18 per hour, wage payroll
Fall and Spring semesters - 20 hours per week for 36 weeks= $12,960
Summer semester - 15 hours per week for 12 weeks = 3,240

Total = $16,200
Itemized Matching Funds
Open to all Campus?
Career services for students will be advertised to all students starting at New Student Orientation - Advising Component and throughout the student's educational experience via the student listserv, Facebook, Twitter and print. This will also be included in the Advising and Career Development office's online Career Bulletin, which goes out to all students.
# of Students Benefit
the entire student population, 1200 +
Enhance PSY
*The number 1 reason chosen by new first year students at York campus, for attending Penn State is "A Penn State degree is highly regarded by employers." More than half of all entering first year students at York campus indicate that they are either slightly uncertain, 50-50 uncertain or completely uncertain about their major preference.
* Data compiled from the Fall 2012 Educational Planning Survey

Students attend college with the hope of becoming gainfully employed upon graduation and/or continuing onto graduate or professional school. Most are uncertain about what they want to major in and have little information or understanding of the 160 + Penn State majors or the thousands of occupations available. Adding a much needed career counselor/adviser to the ACD staff will enhance career services for students, helping them learn about their options and how to make good decisions in regard to major and career choices. This may be a recruitment tool since students state that they're attending college to prepare for a career and will need assistance doing this. They are looking for a college campus where career services are readily accessible. Students who learn how to be good decision makers and set realistic and reachable academic and career goals will have more reason to stay, so retention may also be positively impacted.
Desired Outcomes
Through interactions with a career counselor/adviser, students will be guided to make well-informed educational plans and create the most meaningful educations for themselves by using Penn State's many resources. Systematic decision-making tools, accurate and timely information, individual attention, and referrals when appropriate will be provided.
Students will be encouraged to meet their academic potentials through well-informed educational planning, as well as through meaningful experiences such as internships, job shadowing and information interviews. Workshops will be offered by the career counselor/adviser covering topics such as career planning, self assessment and job search, along with opportunities for mock interviews.
Comments
There is an on-going strain on the ADC office to provide career and advising services, due to increased demand by students and alum. New campus pilot internship programs, increased outreach to employers and faculty requests for classroom presentations and mock interviews, decrease the time that our current staff can devote to individual career planning activities for all students. The career counselor/adviser will be able to work one-on-one and in small groups with all students, introducing them to resources such as MyPlan and Nittany Lion Career Network, and helping students understand the connection between majors and careers.

This career counselor/adviser will be located in the Advising and Career Development office with supervision and support of the ACD staff - Jane Emery, Director, Andrew Caldwell, Career Services Coordinator and Cathy Sheaffer, Administrative Support Assistant.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
5.1.13

Approve - 2
Deny - 4
Abstain - 2

While it was understood that the campus needs the position, there were significant questions regarding the usage of SAF funds to bring the idea to reality.
Status
Denied
Amount Approved
$

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04/22/13 Veterans Day/ Veteran Affairs Benefit Information Presentation

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Date Received
2013-04-22 10:17:41
Organization
Veteran Affairs
Student Sponsor
Norbert Rodriguez
Student E-mail Address
nqr5093@psu.edu
Contact Name
Jessica Petrie
Contact Email
jyp5067@psu.edu
Event Title
Veteran Affairs
Event Date
November 11 2013
Beginning Time
11:45am
Time Ending
01:00pm
Amount Requested
$560.00
Total Event Cost
$560.00
Details
These funds will pay for the meals that will be given to PSU student veterans on Veterans day, and for Veterans Affairs Presentation of VA Benefits. CJ Quick a program specialist and Outreach Coordinator will make a presentation summarizing the VA benefits for veterans. Benefits like Health Care, Compensation and Pension, Education and Training Benefits, Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment, Home Loans, Life Insurance, Burial Benefits, and Dependents and Survivors Benefits.
Itemized Request
Meals for 80 veterans at $7.00 per veteran.
Itemized Matching Funds
N/A
Open to all Campus?
Even though this function is geared towards student veterans other students from the campus community are welcome. We plan of advertising the event on the Stall Seat Journal for maximum exposure.
# of Students Benefit
80
Enhance PSY
There are limited opportunities on campus for veterans to congregate and fraternize, through the proposed event the veterans will be able to congregate,and fraternize while learning of helpful benefit information available to them. By helping the student veteran body with their benefit awareness we can retain current student veterans.
Desired Outcomes
Student Veterans will know specific information on: Benefits like Health Care, Compensation and Pension, Education and Training Benefits, Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment, Home Loans, Life Insurance, Burial Benefits, and Dependents and Survivors Benefits.
Comments
Thank you!
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
5.1.2013

6 approve
0 deny
0 abstain

This is of great value for our campus.
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$560.00

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04/20/13 2013-2014 Copier Services

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Date Received
2013-04-20 12:44:58
Organization
Student Sponsor
Tracy Bateson
Student E-mail Address
tvb5198@psu.edu
Contact Name
Patrick Tanner
Contact Email
ptanner@psu.edu
Event Title
Event Date
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$1000
Total Event Cost
$2000
Details
It is imperative that our clubs have access to a copier to
make copies of flyers, their meeting agendas, and the like. This is also for the Stall Seat Journal to be produced.
Itemized Request
This would cover half of the cost of the lease of the copier
in the Student Affairs suite - as half of its usage comes from
clubs and advertisements.
Itemized Matching Funds
1000
Open to all Campus?
All clubs are notified that they may use this copier at any
time for club needs.
# of Students Benefit
All.
Enhance PSY
This addresses the need for our clubs to run efficiently.
Desired Outcomes
This is a background event that is quite necessary.
Comments
Thank you for your consideration.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.26.13

6 approve
0 deny
1 abstain

It is great that our student clubs have a place to do this!
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$1000

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04/20/13 2013-2014 Student Organization Liability Insurance

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Date Received
2013-04-20 12:42:55
Organization
Student Sponsor
Katherine Lewis
Student E-mail Address
kdl5126@psu.edu
Contact Name
Patrick Tanner
Contact Email
ptanner@psu.edu
Event Title
Event Date
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$4000
Total Event Cost
$4000
Details
This covers all clubs in the case of an accident. It is essential
to have this coverage.
Itemized Request
We get a bill each year for student organization liability
insurance - every campus does. It comes in under $4000
but I want to be safe.
Itemized Matching Funds
0
Open to all Campus?
All students are covererd by this policy.
# of Students Benefit
All.
Enhance PSY
Simply put, if we don't have this insurance, we can't have
clubs.
Desired Outcomes
This is a background expenditure.
Comments
Thanks for your consideration.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.26.13

6 approve
0 deny
1 abstain

This is absolutely necessary.
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$4000

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04/20/13 2013-2014 Academic Awards Ceremony

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Date Received
2013-04-20 12:39:40
Organization
Student Sponsor
Katherine Lewis
Student E-mail Address
kdl5126@psu.edu
Contact Name
Patrick Tanner
Contact Email
ptanner@psu.edu
Event Title
Event Date
April 20, 2014
Beginning Time
2 p.m.
Time Ending
4 p.m.
Amount Requested
$3000
Total Event Cost
roughly 6000
Details
The event is a culminating one for the campus. It recognizes the achievements of our student body - in academics and in leadership outside of the classroom. Our students work very hard through the year to learn the content presented to them in the classroom. Every campus has such an event every year and our campus has made great strides to be able to provide such a high quality event that everyone is pleased to be a part of.
Itemized Request
The event each year costs roughly between $5000 and
$6000. This is for food, awards, programs, and flowers.
Itemized Matching Funds
Roughly $3000 from the Student Affairs budget
Open to all Campus?
This has been advertised in the SSJ, on posters, and in
classrooms. We have a significant number of faculty and
staff who come out to support this event as well.
# of Students Benefit
Roughly 100
Enhance PSY
This addresses the concepts of student recognition, and
also maintaining our enrollment. It is only right to recognize
students for their many achievements. This event is attended
by roughly 300 people every year.
Desired Outcomes
This event isn't aimed at specific learning outcomes. The
outcomes are in student satisfaction, and also parent and
family satisfaction. One faculty member has even noted that
she wouldn't miss this event for the world!
Comments
Thank you for your consideration.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.26.13

6 approve
0 deny
1 abstain

This is a great event every year.
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$3000

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04/20/13 2013 Summer Leadership Conference

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Date Received
2013-04-20 12:37:08
Organization
Student Sponsor
Katherine Lewis
Student E-mail Address
kdl5126@psu.edu
Contact Name
Patrick Tanner
Contact Email
ptanner@psu.edu
Event Title
Event Date
August 6-8
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$2770
Total Event Cost
$4720
Details
This was a very fulfilling experience for the students who went last year. It always is. Students learn to develop inter- and intra-personal skills. They learn about leadership. They learn about specific organizations and opportunities within the institution. It also provides a unique opportunity for students to network between students from other campuses.
This experience is like no other at Penn State - students have an opportunity to expand their boundaries and interact with students from all walks of life. The environment created is one that encourages each participant to step out of their comfort zone, learn, and have fun in the process.
Itemized Request
$3360 - 12 students and 2 advisors - registration
$800 - vans and gas
$280 - 2 lunches for 14 people ($10 per lunch)
$280 - t-shirt uniforms

We were approved for $1950 earlier this year when it was
unclear about how much funding would be left. In fact, the
total amount will be charged to the 2013-2014 funds.
Itemized Matching Funds
0
Open to all Campus?
This will be advertised in the SSJ, on posters, email, through SAF and SGA, and all clubs. It is also attached to the Orientation Leader application. Last year, our campus took 9 individuals - we aim to take our full allotment of 12 this year.
# of Students Benefit
12 students will attend, but the impact is felt campus-wide due to the leadership skills that they learn and apply. The impact of last year can especially be felt on SGA and with the Lion Ambassadors. Some students are also having a great impact on their peers in the classroom.
Enhance PSY
As you can see from previous answers, diversity and education are covered in depth during this event. Rumor has it that the conference theme will focus on character, conscience, and social responsibility. There are roughly 8-10 educational sessions that all students participate in where they learn anything from the basics of managing clubs to the idiosyncrasies of the Penn State system to philosophical discussions of ethics and leadership.

Further, this can actually be seen as a retention initiative, as increased engagement for participants and their peers will benefit the campus as well.
Desired Outcomes
Students will be able to identify their leadership skills, be able to encourage their peers to take advantage of opportunities on campus. Additionally, they will bring back materials and ideas and implement them on this campus. Past participants are extremely active on campus - more so than before they attended. It also gives the participants the opportunity to recruit new students for the clubs with the skills they've learned.

The conference leaders incorporate various assessment methods to ensure that student learning and development occur (this is beyond a simple satisfaction survey).
Comments
Thank you for funding this last year, and for considering it for 2013.

Past students highly recommend the SLC for any and all who desire to better their Penn State experience and overall life skills.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.26.13

4 approve
0 deny
3 abstain

Must we provide lunch? Let's fund it without the lunches.
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$2490

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04/20/13 2013-2014 Counseling and Psychological Services

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Date Received
2013-04-20 12:30:57
Organization
Student Sponsor
Izaiah Graham
Student E-mail Address
ieg5009@psu.edu
Contact Name
Patrick Tanner
Contact Email
ptanner@psu.edu
Event Title
Event Date
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$17,500
Total Event Cost
$17,500
Details
Students come to see her regarding personal issues,
relationships, classes, their future, their family - really
anything at all. This service is of tremendous value for our
students.
Itemized Request
This covers the cost of paying our fully licensed psychologist,
Dr. Binter, to provide individual and group therapy sessions
for our students. It also supports a very small amount of
testing services for those needing accommodations.
Itemized Matching Funds
0
Open to all Campus?
This is advertised widely at Open Houses, Orientations, and
through flyers and posters across campus. This year we've
even been able to host some presentations by our intern.
# of Students Benefit
All who seek assistance
Enhance PSY
This is not so much a community service, but it is a service
that is essential for some of our students. No campus is
complete without such services.
Desired Outcomes
For some students, this is the only way that they can be
successful. For others, they will have a greater sense of
self-awareness. Some leave their sessions have a greater
level of confidence regarding their academic skills.
Comments
Thank you so much for your consideration of this very important proposal.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.26.13

6 approve
0 deny
1 abstain

Who uses this? How many students? How long has SAF funded this?
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$17500

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04/20/13 2013-2014 Faculty/Staff to Lunch Program

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Date Received
2013-04-20 12:29:08
Organization
Student Sponsor
Izaiah Graham
Student E-mail Address
ieg5009@psu.edu
Contact Name
Patrick Tanner
Contact Email
ptanner@psu.edu
Event Title
Event Date
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$7500
Total Event Cost
$7500
Details
These funds are being utilized to help develop positive
relationships between students and faculty/staff. These
interactions outside of the classroom have proven to be an
essential way that students grow while in college.
Itemized Request
This is to cover the cost for students to have a meal with
faculty and staff members on campus.
Itemized Matching Funds
0
Open to all Campus?
It is advertised via posters, emails, at Open Houses, and at
Orientation.
# of Students Benefit
A few hundred
Enhance PSY
This is very much about satisfaction and retention. This
program enhances Penn State York due to the fact that
relationships are deepened during these meetings. Sometimes
students will use these to talk about a course, or to get help
with their career. Sometimes they are meeting with a mentor or someone on campus they see as an individual to point them in the right direction.
Desired Outcomes
Sometimes students know more about resources on campus.
Sometimes they are able to make better choices about what
courses to take. Sometimes they learn about specific material
from the classroom. Sometimes they just make a friend and an
ally on campus.
Comments
Thank you for your consideration.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.26.13

6 approve
0 deny
1 abstain

What is the difference between this and the first-year program? Could we fund less?
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$5000

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04/19/13 Displaying the Military Friendly Campus Plaque

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Date Received
2013-04-19 15:56:46
Organization
na
Student Sponsor
Norbert Rodriguez
Student E-mail Address
nqr5093@psu.edu
Contact Name
Jessica Petrie
Contact Email
jyp5067@psu.edu
Event Title
na
Event Date
na
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$200
Total Event Cost
$200
Details
For 2012, Penn State York was named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs and we would like to display the plaque that we were given. We plan on gathering pictures of veterns on campus and having them poster printed by Penn State's multimedia and print center.
Itemized Request
15 12x18 inch posters printed full color, laminated and mounted on foam core board plus shipping
Itemized Matching Funds
na
Open to all Campus?
We could have an unveiling ceremony and advertise this by posting flyers/posters around campus, monitor ads, and emails
# of Students Benefit
All students would benefit from this event
Enhance PSY
The area where we plan on displaying the plaque is a stop on the admissions tour, so all prosepective students will see that we have been deemed military friendly.

Community members who come to the Pullo Center to see any shows may also see our display and know that we are military friendly.
Desired Outcomes
Students will know we are military friendly and do our best to make the transition from duty to degree seemless.
Comments
Thank you!
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.26.13

8 approve
0 deny
0 abstain

This is an honor for the campus and we should proudly display it. It is wonderful to have pictures and names of current students as well.
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$200

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04/19/13 Student Handbook/Planners

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Date Received
2013-04-19 11:18:33
Organization
n/a
Student Sponsor
Tracy Bateson
Student E-mail Address
tvb5198@psu.edu
Contact Name
Patrick Tanner
Contact Email
ptanner@psu.edu
Event Title
n/a
Event Date
August-September 2013
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$5738
Total Event Cost
$5738
Details
These handbook/planners are for each student to be aware of what the campus events/activities are planned daily. Also it is a great organizational tool for students to achieve their goals for their education at Penn State.
Itemized Request
1200 copies- 228 pages plus the cover.
Itemized Matching Funds
0
Open to all Campus?
We ordered 500 handbooks this past year. The handbooks were taken by students immediately. Professors and some students were not able to take advantage of this because there were none left.
# of Students Benefit
Roughly 1000-all those who want one.
Enhance PSY
These handbooks/planners sort of get the retention of students by staying focused and organized to their studies. Realistically though, this is about achieving success while on campus- in the classroom and outside of it too.
Desired Outcomes
This is a background support. There are no outcomes other than increased student organization/satisfaction. This is a good tool that many students reference for their success. The students are eager and anticipating this handbook/planner to return.
Comments
The cost is slightly higher this year due to the fact that students wanted more space to write their daily appointments/deadlines. This has been accomodated.
Thank you for your consideration.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
Students surveyed via SGA - many students use this consistently. This is a necessity for students.

Approve - 5
Deny - 0
Abstain - 1
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$5738

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04/19/13 2013-2014 Pullo Discount

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Date Received
2013-04-19 06:21:40
Organization
Student Sponsor
Tracy Bateson
Student E-mail Address
tvb5198@psu.edu
Contact Name
Patrick Tanner
Contact Email
ptanner@psu.edu
Event Title
Event Date
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$12500
Total Event Cost
$12500
Details
The Pullo Center is one of the distinctives of this campus. We are pleased to be able to highlight it in this way and to contribute to the student life. Students truly enjoy being able to have the opportunity to attend shows at a discounted price.
Itemized Request
SAF will pay half of one ticket for each student for each
show. Further, there will be a weekly drawing where 10
students can win one free ticket for a show during the year,
but there would be a limit of one free/student/year. The half
off program would be 50% off of one ticket for every show.
Itemized Matching Funds
0
Open to all Campus?
This is probably the most heavily advertised program on campus. In addition to stating it at Open Houses and Orientation, there are constantly flyers around for the Pullo shows.
# of Students Benefit
All who partake.
Enhance PSY
Students can definitely learn by attending these shows. Some
are more geared toward entertainment, so those get at student
satisfaction and enrollment. Some are very much geared
toward diversity education.
Desired Outcomes
Some students will go just to have fun, and that is great.
However, students will be learning a lot about various cultures
through attending the shows there.
Comments
Thank you for your continued consideration of this successful initiative.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.19.13

This is valuable and students get excited about it.

Approve - 5
Deny - 0
Abstain - 1
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$12500

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04/19/13 2013-2014 Bus Passes

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Date Received
2013-04-19 06:19:20
Organization
Student Sponsor
Tracy Bateson
Student E-mail Address
tvb5198@psu.edu
Contact Name
Patrick Tanner
Contact Email
ptanner@psu.edu
Event Title
Event Date
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$5000
Total Event Cost
$5000
Details
As a commuter campus, some of our students rely on public transportation. We have had many students take advantage of this opportunity in the past and would be pleased to continue to offer the service.
Itemized Request
Cynthia Jones purchases bus passes in bulk that are slightly
discounted. She then sells them to students for 50% off of
the price she pays. The money they pay goes back to SAF.
Itemized Matching Funds
0
Open to all Campus?
This is advertised heavily at Open Houses, FTCAP, Orientation, and the SSJ.
# of Students Benefit
All who utilize it. Campus ridership has increased this year with the new routes.
Enhance PSY
This does hit on sustainability and increasing enrollment. The
sustainability part is in the fact that students aren't driving
themselves. The enrollment aspect is that this is very
appealing for students who don't have any other way to get
here.
Desired Outcomes
This is more of a background program, but the benefits are
huge. This is sometimes a reason why students decide to
come here. Sometimes it is a reason they stay - because we
are friendly regarding their needs.
Comments
Thank you for your consideration.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.19.13

How many students have used this? Very valuable for those that do. Great for marketing the campus.

Approve - 5
Deny - 0
Abstain - 1
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$5000

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04/18/13

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Date Received
2013-04-18 13:33:59
Organization
Contact Name
Contact Email
Event Title
Event Date
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
Total Event Cost
Details
Itemized Request
Itemized Matching Funds
Open to all Campus?
# of Students Benefit
First Fridays: 25 students per; International Coffee Hour: 25-35 students weekly; Unity Week: 300; Women's History Month: 150; Black History Month: 20 (and students from York City Middle Schools, about 150 students)
Enhance PSY
Diversity Education: We are the vanguard for diversity education on this campus, as defined in our mission statement. We support a variety of cultural enrichment and diversity activities, as indicated in our budget and our annual activities and events. We actively seek to integrate international students into the campus community and draw members of the local community to the campus.
Desired Outcomes
We have long been working toward increasing intercultural awareness and tolerance not only on campus but in our local community. Each of the events and functions that we plan speak to our commitment to our campus and our mission. We're convinced that bwe help make our campus a wonderful place to be.
Comments
We consistently gather feedback from participants in our various programs, from First Fridays to Unity Day and the Women's Fair. We also actively seek student input in designing programs.

Submission #1 has the budget line items; please ignore Submission #2--we had technical difficulties. This submission is #3.

Please note that any reduction is funding will result in a like reduction of programs offered.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
incomplete submission
Status
Closed
Amount Approved
$

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04/18/13 yearly budget

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Date Received
2013-04-18 13:20:20
Organization
Diversity COmmittee
Contact Name
Art Henne
Contact Email
awh2@psu.edu
Event Title
Diversity COmmittee
Event Date
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$5320
Total Event Cost
Details
Itemized Request
Itemized Matching Funds
Open to all Campus?
# of Students Benefit
First Fridays 25 students
Accept Partial Funding?

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.19.13

There are a few proposals from the Diversity Committee for their lump sum request. This is the only one where notes and voting will be kept. The others will be closed but not deleted as they contain good information for this proposal.

They are very visible with lots of programming. Good to propose in advance. If they do more programming, they can ask for more funding.

Approve - 6
Deny - 0
Abstain - 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$5350

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04/18/13 yearly SAF allotment

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Date Received
2013-04-18 13:15:56
Organization
Diversity Committee
Contact Name
ARt Henne
Contact Email
awh2@psu.edu
Event Title
Diversity Committee
Event Date
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$5350
Total Event Cost
Details
Itemized Request
Diversity funds
6 monthly First Fridays $100 for honoraria and food $600
Black History Month food, speakers' fees, musicians $1000
Women's History Month food, speakers' fees, etc. $1000
Unity Week
food, water, paper products $1400
t-shirts $1500
Student worker for Multicultural office $500
Supplies for Multicultural office (games, supplies, etc) $100
Supplies/food for International coffee Hour $500
help fund student group requests ( Hispanic Month, Mental Health
awareness month, Eid, Holi, etc) $1000
estimated 2013 budget, based on 2012 expenses $7600
Less campus allocation (2250, estimated, match of 2011 & 2012 allocation)
SAF request $5350
Itemized Matching Funds
2250 Campus allotment
Open to all Campus?
All of Diversity Committee's events are open to the entire campus community. We post flyers, posters, put events on the campus calendar and use the Stall Seat Journal
# of Students Benefit
First Fridays draw approximately 30 students, Black History and Woemns
Accept Partial Funding?

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
incomplete submission
Status
Closed
Amount Approved
$

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04/17/13 Trip to Manhattan

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Date Received
2013-04-17 15:48:12
Organization
MultiCultural Club
Student Sponsor
Wareesha Tariq
Student E-mail Address
wqt5036@psu.edu
Contact Name
Ann Fetterman
Contact Email
axf25@psu.edu
Event Title
MultiCultural Club
Event Date
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013
Beginning Time
6am
Time Ending
11pm
Amount Requested
$1,450
Total Event Cost
$1,650
Details
This trip is a good opportunity for our students, especially our international students to see New York. Mrs. Fetterman will escort those who want to see the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Little Italy, and Greenwich Village. The rest of the students can explore at will.
Itemized Request
1,650 is cost to rent a 47-seat Bailey Coach to drive us to and from Manhattan over Thanksgiving break
Itemized Matching Funds
We are also requesting $100 from Diversity Committee and $100 from SGA funds to help defray the cost of the trip
Open to all Campus?
Any current student at Penn State York is welcome to come. We will put up flyers, posters, and use the Stall Seat Journal as well as promote this during SGA meetings.
# of Students Benefit
There is room for 47 people on the bus.
Enhance PSY
We see this trip as exposing students to other cultures and making them more comfortable with exploring this world-class city. This trip might encourage some of our students to go outside of their comfort zone. Also, students in the art classes could benefit from the museums.
Desired Outcomes
Part of being a well-rounded person is being curious and being willing to try new things. We hope that students are being encouraged in their classes to bond with each other; this trip will require them to work in small groups to decide on their day's plan and navigate the city. We hope this will build a spirit of community among the students.
Comments
We would be happy to incorporate a "What I learned Today" survey to be filled out on the ride home.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.19.13

Want to prevent students from sleeping in and costing a seat to another student. Is asking Diversity Committee and SGA for $100 each.

Has been done the past few years. Very successful.

Approve - 6
Deny -
Abstain -
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$1450

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Date Received
2013-04-15 09:06:00
Organization
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Student Sponsor
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Contact Name
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Event Title
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Accept Partial Funding?
No

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Status
Closed
Amount Approved
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04/07/13 Nittany Success Center Tutor Training Program

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Date Received
2013-04-07 12:25:47
Organization
Director, Nittany Success Center
Student Sponsor
Nittany Success Center Tutors (specifically, Emily Muller)
Student E-mail Address
ekm5151@psu.edu
Contact Name
Dr. Cora Dzubak
Contact Email
cmd14@psu.edu
Event Title
Director, Nittany Success Center
Event Date
September 2013 - May 2014
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$3200.00
Total Event Cost
$3200.00
Details
Purpose of funds: Weekly Peer Tutor Training to 1) best prepare our tutors to provide the quality of tutoring assistance this campus has come to expect, and has received, and 2) to maintain our certification as a CRLA ( College Reading and Learning Association) nationally certified tutoring program
Itemized Request
Weekly tutor training sessions are provided to NSC peer tutor staff;

$8.00/hr x 20/hours x 20 peer tutors = $3200.
Itemized Matching Funds
The NSC pays our peer tutors approximately $ 10,500 /year in wages
Open to all Campus?
Any and all Penn State York students may request tutoring assistance and/or Study Groups. (And, any student who receives an "A" in a course may contact us about joining our tutoring staff).

We routinely advertise our services via the YorkAll listserve, the Faculty listserve, the adjunct faculty listserve, the Stall Seat Journal, most campus publications (electronic and hard copy), in person contact with parents and students during FTCAP/NSO, on our Bulletin Board in the RAB, and we are included on the Syllabi of all faculty.
# of Students Benefit
We served approximately 250 students via peer tutoring in 2012-2013.
Enhance PSY
The focus of the Nittany Success Center is on student learning and achievement. We provide services to any student who requests such, which results in serving students who fall anywhere on our campus diversity continuum. As per the summary, below, there were 1,864 contacts between our peer tutors and our students during the 2011 - 2012 academic year. Of these, 47% of the tutees received a grade of "A" or "B" in the course. (We will aqnalyze and collate 2012- 2013 data during the summer months.) We contribute significantly to campus retention!
Desired Outcomes
Our impact is measured in student partcipation in the NSC (and we are talking several hundred students) and their academic success (47% with A/B grades!!). Students learn how to be effective students, to acquire and to apply learning strategies they often have no previous experience with, and they gain the confidence necessary to become autonomous learners.
Comments
The one page review will be provided upon completion of this semester (Spring 2013 and compilation of our annual report).

From last year:The Nittany Success Center 2011-2012 Annual Report


Nittany Success Center Program highlights and benchmarks:


• 478 students had contact with the Nittany Success Center (testing, professional and peer tutoring, study groups, advising/consults)

• 47% of students who received tutoring received a grade of A or B (another 27% received a grade of C)

• 1864 contacts between students and peer tutors
. 105 students received professional writing tutoring
• 18 students received peer writing tutoring with a total of 87 hours
• 76 courses were tutored during the year (excludes multiple sections of the same courses)






Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
4.19.13

From personal experience, this training is very helpful for the tutors.

This has been approved for the past few years.

Approve - 6
Deny - 0
Abstain - 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$3200

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04/02/13 Autumn's Birthday Party

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Date Received
2013-04-02 21:00:07
Organization
THON
Student Sponsor
Emily Muller
Student E-mail Address
ekm5151@psu.edu
Contact Name
Barb Dennis
Contact Email
bhd5@psu.edu
Event Title
THON
Event Date
July
Beginning Time
TBD
Time Ending
TBD
Amount Requested
$350
Total Event Cost
$350
Details
Provide the food ext. for Autumn's 10th Birthday Party! Memebers THON, as well as students at PSY will be invited to attended. As well as our THON families, and family and friends of Autumn. Autumn's birthday party will be to celebrate her life as she turns 10 years old. We want her to know she can still have fun and be a kid, even though she is undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia. We also want to give her a really fun party that she will be able to enjoy and remember for a long time.
Itemized Request
Food - 210
Drinks - 50
Paper Products - 40
Games/Present - 50
Itemized Matching Funds