I. Roll Call – by JO’K
II. Approve minutes from 2/20/08 - by JO’K: approved unanimously
III. Swearing in new senators - by JO’K
IV. Officer Reports
A. Vice President – Lindsey Marable
i. Draft of a new attendance policy distributed. Includes definition of an “excused” and “unexcused” absence. This is to encourage regular attendance and senators are there for a majority of each meeting.
ii. Several committee service events coming up (can contact LM for more information):
1. Baltimore Stadium Trek for American Lung Association 3/15. Volunteers are welcome, but Senate will not be funding individuals to participate in the trek due to late notice making it difficult to open to the University.
2. George Washington Elementary School created a long term event combining the playground and beautification projects. More information will be forthcoming.
3. Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts High School will be sending students to UMB for a shadow day. JO’K will clarify the age of students and HIPAA qualifications (if students are interested in participating in clinical rotations).
4. Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts is also looking for tutors for Saturday mornings. Cannot combine with ABAE, because ABAE has reached its capacity. Can contact LM or Brian Sturdivant (firstname.lastname@example.org).
5. George Washington is having a cotillion (Father/Daughter dance) 5/9. Looking for donations.
6. UMB Rock Concert on April 10, 7-10 at Maggie Moore’s. Motion to approve Programming funds of $1800 (previously allotted for a social hour) passed (30Y, 4N, 0A).
B. Treasurer – Tom Dunn: IT committee is working on a one user/one password (this includes Blackboard, SURFS, webmail, etc). Hopefully to be enacted by the summer. Also working on direct deposit for student loans.
C. Secretary – Julia Chan: O’s game 4/18. USGA senators can pick up tickets at the end of the meeting. Also individual senators can sell tickets for their respective schools. Student Appreciation Lunch is scheduled 4/30, 11AM-2PM, MSTF.
D. Parliamentarian – Jade Bernstein: no report
E. Public Relations – Jannet Hseih: new recap coming out (after Spring Break). If you want to perform at the Rock Concert, please contact JH.
V. Environmental Committee updates
A. Staff have a committee to make environmental changes around campus. Students formed a committee. Next meeting March 28 from 4-6 pm in HSF II room 340
VI. Other committee reports: None
VII. Old business:
A. UMB MHEC rep: Bryan Saxton
VIII. New Business:
A. UMB One Card Promotion – Ms. Kath Bordenski, Assistant Director, Auxiliary Services, spoke about the contest. Use of the card will give an entry, or can mail in entry. Gave an update of locations and increasing the places where the card can be accepted. Also announced a vending machine survey.
B. UMB outreach council: Mentor Day April 18th from 9 – 2:30 (1 pm at the earliest)
C. Funding penalty appeal: SOM c/o 2010. The event made an estimated $11,000 and 51% will go to Medicine for Mali, a portion to Ronald McDonald House, and the rest back to the class. The advertisement for USGA went out on 2/22, the USGA news went out 2/24, the event held 3/5. Although it was in 2 USGA news, it did not cover the 2 weeks requested by the funding guidelines. Also no sign in sheet was collected as required by the funding guidelines. Motion to reduce penalty to 30% approved (22Y, 12N, 2A)
D. Campus connection article discussion: recap of what happened with the student group status last semester. Question about USGA’s ability to censor content, the paper’s ability to hold a seat on senate, potential advertising with local bar’s drink specials were reasons USGA voted 27Y, 2N to deny the status (executive board voted unanimously to deny status in a prior meeting). At the senate meeting a resolution was written addressed to the administration on behalf of the USGA to provide other support. Since no senators have heard any complaints or concerns from any UMB students about the USGA procedures, senate decided not to further pursue the discussion.
E. Nominations for 2008-09 officers: Jannet Hseih for president. Evan Cordes for parliamentarian. Melody Daroogar for Vice President. Rashi Jawade for Treasurer. Cynthia Chau for Public Relations. Julia Chan for Secretary. Tom Dunn for Treasurer. Nominations of Jae Kim for Treasurer and Evan Cordes for Vice President were not accepted.
A. Kappa Psi Wing-A-Thon – 3/31, 6PM at Damon’s Grill, Hunt Valley. 5 people per team (1 is a sub). See Jannet if interested in joining a USGA team. Raising money for the Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation.
B. Photo Contest submissions now on display on the 1st floor of student center. Can vote for the audience favorite award.
C. March 27, SON is having a talk by Lynne Brick (founder of Lynne Brick’s/Brick Bodies) for women’s history month. Talk is at noon, followed by a craft fair until 3PM. Please see Jill or Cyndi for tickets.
D. 4/3 PT is having wheelchair basketball. Event is off-campus, 6-8:30PM.
E. 4/3 ISO is hosting WorldFest, 6-9.
F. 3/29, MPILP auction. Tickets are now on sale ($25 for students).
G. 4/25 Nursing is having its Lady Baltimore cruise. Tickets will be $10 or $15 per student. Boarding is 6:30.
H. 3/15 PJS is having a fundraiser at Pickles. Live Music. $10 entrance fee.
I. 3/15 V-Day event for women affected by violence. Readings from book. Can contact Jade for more information.
X. Important Dates
A. March 15 à Baltimore Stadium Trek
B. April 9 à Senate meeting
C. April 10 à USGA Rock Concert
D. April 18 à O’s v Yankees Game and Mentor Day
E. April 30 à Student Appreciation Luncheon