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07/14/14 Bus trip to New York City

Proposal Details

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

Status
Open
Amount Approved
$
$2025 Open
06/20/14 Library Scavenger Hunts

Proposal Details

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

Status
Open
Amount Approved
$
$270 Open
06/18/14 Teaching International Film Series: Brazil

Proposal Details

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

Status
Open
Amount Approved
$
$1370.00 Open
05/18/14 NSC Tutor Training Program

Proposal Details

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

Status
Open
Amount Approved
$
4,000.00 Open