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Received Event Title Requested Approved Status
09/16/14 Exploration of Commerce and Careers at the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority

Proposal Details

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 (for 28 people) or 225 (for 14 people)
Total Event Cost
$425 (for 28 people) or 225 (for 14 people)
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
____
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

Status
Open
Amount Approved
$
$425 (for 28 people) or 225 (for 14 people) Open
09/10/14 Etiquette Dinner

Proposal Details

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

Status
Open
Amount Approved
$
$575 Open