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04/24/15 Teaching International 2015/16 Events

Proposal Details

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

Status
Open
Amount Approved
$
$2100.00 Open
04/24/15 Counseling

Proposal Details

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

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

Proposal Details

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

Status
Open
Amount Approved
$
$6500.00 Open
04/22/15 2015-16 Student Programming

Proposal Details

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

Status
Open
Amount Approved
$
$105,000 Open
04/22/15 International & New Student Orientation

Proposal Details

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

Status
Open
Amount Approved
$
$39,000 Open
04/20/15 PS-York Diversity Committee

Proposal Details

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

Status
Open
Amount Approved
$
$9600 Open