SGA Minutes February 27, 2013

Student Government Association

Senate Agenda

27th of February 2013

In times of great stress or adversity,

It’s always best to keep busy, to plow

Your anger and your energy into

Something positive.

-Lee lacocca

1. Call to Order – at 8:38 pm

2. Roll Call/Prayer

3. Approval of Minutes – Minutes passed.

4. Announcements

5. Old Business

6. New Business

a. Faculty appreciation day – Started last year to give acknowledgement to all the hard work and hours our faculty puts in. Last year included cards for students to sign in the staff, dress like your professor day, handing out smarties and flowers, and a faculty forum. Senators suggested having a poster signed for departments. We hope to have this event sometime in April.

b. CAC allocation – An email came from Doug Wandersee wondering what CAC should do for next year in concern to the Performing Arts Series, if they should try for another big name (such as Joshua Radin who came in two years ago), 8 smaller sessions (like the past two years) or cut CAC’s allocation for this portion. Christine spoke up that she thinks the series should continue because students expect it and enjoy it. Elias suggested bringing in a big name again because of the hype it builds on campus. Ken brought up the high cost and investment bringing in one big act costs. John showed interest in one big concert and possibly raising the cost because students would be willing to pay a little more for a bigger name. The right amount of preparation and hype would get the students interested. Becca brought up that since we are using student fees, it would be better to have more sessions because students at least go to one or two per year. Other Senators suggested getting name suggestions from students to see if there would be a group we would want to bring in.

c. Christine went to a QEP meeting, which is a sustainability effort on campus in order for EMU to be reaccredited. This is the third year of a five year effort and they feel like they are currently in a lull. They are planning an event for next year called “Carnival de Resistance,” where people come to campus for theater, music, interactive events.

d. Christine also went to the Strategic Planning Council. The first part of the meeting focused on MCUSA with Ervin Stutzman sharing MCUSA’s “Purposeful Plan.” Then QEP presented on where they are. Creation Care Council also presented about EMU becoming a Carbon-Neutral campus.

7. Open Floor

a. Carissa shared that the new opinion board is up in the caf and she will be decoration it after Spring Break.

b. Becca sent Bruce an email about why cups had been removed from the den for water. She received an interesting response from him that people have been stealing soda instead and he does not want to make the den workers police the soda machine. Erika also brought up that there is a drinking fountain right by the SGA office.

c. Erika brought club binders to be handed out to Senators to give to club leaders. She also gave an overview of the upcoming club budget giving process.

d. Erika gave a Park Cabin update of what is happening and how students will soon be asked to help.

e. Zach mentioned that the first official Town Hall Meeting will occur March 21st in Common Grounds and we will be collecting questions after Spring Break.

8. Adjournment

a. Becca made motion

b. Tyler seconded

c. Motion passed.