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

Proposal Details

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

Status
Open
Amount Approved
$
$8,680 Open
08/04/14 Mandated Reproter Training

Proposal Details

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

Status
Open
Amount Approved
$
$120 Open
07/31/14 Jerry Greenfield

Proposal Details

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
$
$0 Approved
07/31/14 50¢ Foodtruck Fair

Proposal Details

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
$7500 $7500 Approved
07/31/14 Reduction of SAF funding for Pullo events

Proposal Details

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
-7500 $7500 Approved
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

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
$2025 $2025 Approved
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

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
$270 $270 Approved
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

Notes
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
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

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
4,000.00 $4000 Approved
04/24/14 Philadelphia Trip

Proposal Details

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
$1500 $1500 Approved
04/24/14 Etiquette Dinners

Proposal Details

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
$31200 $31200 Closed
04/23/14 Keychains for Orientation

Proposal Details

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
$1150 $1150 Approved
04/23/14 Trip to Baltimore Aquarium

Proposal Details

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
$3000 $3000 Approved
04/17/14 2014-15 Student Programming

Proposal Details

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
$60,000.00 $60000 Approved
04/17/14 Campus Life & International Student Orientation(s)

Proposal Details

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
$30,000.00 $30000 Approved
04/17/14 Student Activities Student Interns

Proposal Details

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
$10,000.00 $10000 Approved
04/17/14 French Culture: Dinner at Blue Heron

Proposal Details

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
$600-800 $900 Approved
04/17/14 Tape/Poster Paper for Student Organizations

Proposal Details

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
$1,000.00 $1000 Approved
04/17/14 Game Room Improvements

Proposal Details

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
$1,250.00 $1250 Approved
04/17/14 Late Night Breakfast (Fall & Spring)

Proposal Details

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
$2,100.00 $2100 Approved
04/17/14 All-U Day Football Game Transportation

Proposal Details

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
$1,500.00 $1500 Approved
04/17/14 National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Regional Conference

Proposal Details

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
$2,350.00 $2350 Approved
04/17/14 National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Membership

Proposal Details

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
$644 $644 Approved
04/16/14 International Coffee Hour

Proposal Details

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
$1,700 $1700 Approved
04/16/14 2014-2015 Diversity Committee Programming

Proposal Details

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.

Approve 7
Deny 0
Abstain 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$8300
$8,300 $8300 Approved
04/11/14 Student Veterans Of America Out-processing Luncheon

Proposal Details

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?

Approve 7
Deny 0
Abstain 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$210
$210.00 $210 Approved
04/10/14 Orientation

Proposal Details

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
$600 $600 Approved
04/04/14 2014-15 Discount Pullo Center Tickets

Proposal Details

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

Approve 0
Deny 0
Abstain 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$5000
$12500 $5000 Approved
04/01/14 Student Handbooks/Planners

Proposal Details

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
$6058.00 $6058 Approved
04/01/14 2014-2015 Student Organization Liability Insurance

Proposal Details

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.

Approve 7
Deny 0
Abstain 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$4000
$4000.00 $4000 Approved
04/01/14 Do Ask, Do Tell

Proposal Details

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
$75 $75 Approved
03/21/14 Unity Week

Proposal Details

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.

Approve 5
Deny 0
Abstain 2
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$650
$650 $650 Approved
03/10/14 Academic Awards Ceremony

Proposal Details

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.

Approve 0
Deny 7
Abstain 0
Status
Denied
Amount Approved
$
$500.00 Denied
03/10/14 2014-2015 Student Handbooks/Planners

Proposal Details

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.

Approve 0
Deny 7
Abstain 0
Status
Denied
Amount Approved
$
$10,000.00 Denied
03/10/14 2014-2015 Bus Passes

Proposal Details

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
$6,000.00 $6000 Approved
03/10/14 2014-2015 Copier Services

Proposal Details

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.

Approve 0
Deny 7
Abstain 0
Status
Denied
Amount Approved
$
$1,000 Denied
03/10/14 2014-2015 Copier Services

Proposal Details

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
$4,000.00 $1000 Approved
03/10/14 2014-2015 Academic Awards Ceremony

Proposal Details

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.

Approve 7
Deny 0
Abstain 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$3000
$3,000.00 $3000 Approved
03/10/14 2014 Student Leadership Conference

Proposal Details

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.


Approve 7
Deny 0
Abstain 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$4720
$2,770.00 $4720 Approved
03/10/14 2014-2015 Student Counseling Services

Proposal Details

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
$17,500.00 $17500 Approved
03/10/14 2014-2015 Take Your Faculty to Lunch Program

Proposal Details

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
$5,000.00 $5000 Approved
02/26/14 Trip to Philadelphia

Proposal Details

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
$160 $320 Approved
02/24/14 New Student Orientation - Advising

Proposal Details

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
$3000.00 $3000 Approved
02/17/14 Career Week 2014 (multiple days and events)

Proposal Details

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
$1,510.00 $1510 Approved
02/15/14 Penn State York Badminton Open 2014

Proposal Details

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
$400 $400 Approved
02/11/14 Hershey Park Tickets

Proposal Details

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
$5,100.00 $5100 Approved
12/19/13 THON Weekend

Proposal Details

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
$1,640.00 $1640 Approved
12/11/13 Change of Campus Trip (Tour/Networking Luncheon)

Proposal Details

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
$1,150.00 $1150 Approved
12/05/13 bus trip to Manhattan

Proposal Details

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)
Deny 0
Abstain 0
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$2100
$2000 $2100 Approved
11/27/13 Invited speaker: Jerry Greenfield (of Ben and Jerry's ice cream fame)

Proposal Details

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
$9333 $9333 Approved
11/15/13 Meeting with registered students for BiSci1, BiSci4, and Biol. 220W

Proposal Details

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
$
$50 Denied
10/26/13 IST-Sponsored Etiquette Dinner at Penn State York

Proposal Details

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
$900.00 $900 Approved
10/25/13 Take Yor Faculty to Lunch

Proposal Details

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
$44.77 $44.77 Approved
10/24/13 Take Your Faculty to Lunch Program

Proposal Details

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
$
$50.00 Closed
10/22/13 Academic Advising Survey

Proposal Details

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
$
$750 Approved
10/09/13 Nontraditional Student Retention Activities

Proposal Details

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
$
$3,650 Denied
10/01/13 Take Your Faculty to Luch Program

Proposal Details

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
$155.87 $155.87 Approved
09/26/13 Trip to Smithsonian Museum to get behind the scenes tour of laboratories

Proposal Details

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
$350 $350 Approved
09/20/13 Paris, 2014

Proposal Details

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
$5000.00 $2500 Approved
09/19/13 Trip to Walters' Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

Proposal Details

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.

Approve 11
Deny
Abstain
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$350
$1000.00 $350 Approved
09/13/13 Blue, White, and WOW Fasion Show

Proposal Details

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
Abstain
Status
Approved
Amount Approved
$600
$1,000 $600 Approved
09/13/13 A Call to Men

Proposal Details

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
$
$600 Closed
08/23/13 Teaching International

Proposal Details

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
$1250 $2032 Approved