Julia Cain called the meeting to order at 5:35 p.m. and attendance was taken.
Jack Baker, Julia Cain, Ed Day, Megan Hammond, Kay Kenison, Kevin Kimball, Riley LaMie, Stephanie Oberlander, Scott Robinson, Brook Rutledge, Brent Weisel, and Wendy Williams. Excused: Caitlin Morrison and Teri Willard.
Megan Hammond moved to approve the minutes as corrected. Brook Rutledge seconded. Motion carried. (All in favor.)
El Salvador Trip – Celine Francisco: Ms. Francisco came before the S&A Committee to thank them for their support and shared pictures of their Cross-Cultural Leadership Trip to El Salvador. The experiences gained by the students will impact them now and in the future. Several voiced interest in going back to work and continue the long-term relationships with the community.
Air Force ROTC request for funding the high ropes challenge course – Major Jennifer Winslow: The supplemental request is for $350.00 to help with the costs of the high ropes challenge course for the Air Force cadets to build teamwork and leadership. This is the first time they would be participating in the 4-hour challenge course. These are all Central students who participate in the AFROTC. The first two years in the AFROTC program is open to all students; in their junior year, a commitment has to be made to continue in the program.
Recreation and Tourism Club – Caitlin Kezele: The supplemental request is for $566.45 to help fund the trip to the Washington Recreation & Parks Association Conference on April 28-May 1. There are 20 students interested in this conference and the total cost is $2,466.45. The students have raised $400.00 and club senate has awarded $1,500.00 leaving the balance of $566.45. This provides students with information and job opportunities in their field of study.
Request to travel to Conference and Juried Art Show – Joseph Churchman: The supplemental request is for $656.40. Mr. Churchman has received $500.00 from Dr. Charlotte Tullos and he is asking for help for the remainder of the travel expenses to Philadelphia in late May to attend the Society of North American Goldsmiths Annual Conference.
MOTION: Brook Rutledge made a motion to approve $656.00 in supplemental funds for Joseph Churchman to travel to the Society of North American Goldsmiths Annual Conference in Philadelphia. Stephanie Oberlander seconded. Motion carried. (7 in favor, 1 abstention)
Brent Weisel shared the letter from the ASCWU Board of Directors to the Board of Trustees in support of the allocations for the S&A base funding budget of 2010-2013.
Ed Day shared that the University budget looks "grim" and many vital services are in jeopardy. The State Legislature is looking at authorizing a 14% increase in tuition. The S&A fees are linked to the tuition increase and usually follows the recommendation for tuition increases by the Board of Trustees. The S&A Committee discussed the impact of the possible S&A fee increase to the students. We should have more information in the next few weeks and will continue the discussion at the next meeting. The S&A committee is extending an invitation to the ASCWU Board of Directors to meet and discuss the S&A fee increases at next week's meeting.
Concern was voiced about how to control the travel dollars so everyone has equal access. This would be a good discussion and possibly set a policy or process and create a standard form for travel requests. The recommendations would be important to bring forward for next year's S&A committee to consider.
Stephanie Oberlander wanted everyone to be aware of the Human Rights Awareness Tour on April 27 through May 1. There are many activities planned for this week and Stephanie encouraged everyone to attend. S&A helped funded this event. A complete list of events: www.humanrightstour.org.
Charlotte Tullos will be meeting with the S&A Committee in the future to ask for their support in light of the State budget cuts.
The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at 5:30 p.m.
Riley LaMie moved to adjourn, Kevin Kimball seconded. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.