Services and Activities Fee Committee
Minutes February 10, 2010
Tyler Anderson, Chair, called the meeting to order at 5:34 p.m. and attendance was taken.
Tyler Anderson, Logan Bahr, Jack Baker, Kiley Baker, Kay Kenison, Scott King, Caitlin Morrison, Pedro Navarrete, Brad Nelson, Scott Robinson, Keith James (BOD), Wendy Williams and Teri Willard. Excused: Ed Day
Approval of the minutes from February 3, 2010: Scott Robinson moved to approve the minutes as submitted. Scott King seconded. Motion carried. (1 abstention)
No public comment.
Music performance at Benaroya Hall in Seattle: The CWU Music Department is requesting $4,800.00 for bus transportation to the event on May 22, 2010 in Seattle. There will be 300 students participating in this event. The performance will represent Central Washington University and the level of musical excellence and sophistication that has been achieved by the Music Department. The CWU Westside students from Lynnwood, Des Moines, Kent and Pierce County can attend free of charge—general admission tickets will be $25.00. The estimated budget is $30,000.00 for this event. This event will be discussed and voted on at the next S&A Meeting.
CWU-Nutrition College Bowl Team: The CWU Nutrition College Bowl Team is asking for $700.00 to help fund their expenses to the Nutrition College Bowl at CSUN University in Southern California on April 24, 2010. There are four students who will be competing and their coach. Each student has raised about $100.00 to help with the cost and fund raising will continue. The team is developed by nutrition students trying out in bracket competition with the top four going to the Nutrition Bowl. The students have been practicing 4 hours each week since November and will continue. This is very helpful to the students in their advanced studies and passing their exams to become Registered Dietitians.
CWU Health Fair: The HED 472 Public Health Program Planning Class is asking for $900.00 in supplemental funding to help promote the first annual CWU Health Fair. The students have been planning the event in their public health classes and creating the written materials to be printed and handed out to students. The supplemental funds will go to help defray the cost of marketing, publicity and printing as well as using catering to provide healthy alternatives to alcoholic beverages and samples of serving sizes and healthy food choices. There will be counselors from SH&CC, ASPEN, and other community services. This project is student driven and is offering a variety of healthy alternatives and information for students. The theme is “Don’t Gamble With Your Health” with a Las Vegas “flavor,” and they have received many in-kind donations to help with this event. The students get class credit for the planning; and the pamphlets and brochures that are produced, not the actual event. The event is to benefit the CWU student body and it helps with real life experience for the Public Health Program.
CWU Pep Band/Basketball Band—Larry Goodkin: The Pep Band receives $8,876.00 per year from S&A and performs for men’s and women’s home basketball games. There are 32 members and they perform at approximately 15 home games. Students are paid $15.00 per service about $480.00 per game and the directors are paid about $510 per game. The other costs include $500.00 for music and $350.00 for a university van to transport equipment. The Pep Band has requested funds to purchase T-Shirts, but decided to purchase music stands. The Pep Band has a positive influence at the games and brings school spirit to the basketball games.
Next week the KCWU-Chris Hull will be giving their in-depth review presentation.
National Social Science Association Conference (NSSA): The request for supplemental funding is $10,300.73 for 13 students to go to the NSSA conference in Las Vegas on March 27-30, 2010. This request does not include faculty, only students. S&A will be the first repaid if other funding is secured. All 13 students will be presenting and participating in the panel discussion. It also provides networking with others in their field of study.
MOTION: Logan Bahr made a motion to approve $7,900.00 supplemental funding for National Social Science Association Conference (NSSA) in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 27-30, 2010. Pedro Navarrete seconded. Motion carried with 2 abstentions.
CWU Nutrition Bowl: The CWU Nutrition College Bowl Team is asking for $700.00 to help fund their expenses to the Nutrition College Bowl at CSUN University in Southern California on April 24, 2010.
MOTION: Kiley Baker made a motion to approve $700.00 in supplemental funding for the CWU Nutrition College Bowl Team to help with their expenses to the Nutrition College Bowl at CSUN University in Southern California on April 24, 2010. Scott Robinson seconded. Motion carried.
CWU Health Fair: The Public Health students of HED 472 Program Planning would like to put on a health fair to help broaden their experience and provide valuable information to the CWU students. They have received in-kind donations for $991.66 from the Ellensburg community and are asking $900.00 to help with the cost of marketing, publicity and printing as well as providing healthy alternatives to alcoholic beverages and samples of serving sizes and healthy food choices.
MOTION: Logan Bahr made a motion to approve $900.00 in supplemental funding for the CWU Health Fair on March 3, 2010 in the SURC Room 137 A & B. Scott Robinson seconded. Motion carried. (Note: Because of the date of the event, the S&A flex budget will be used for supplemental funds.)
Migrant Student Organization:The MSO students came back before the S&A Committee to answer questions about the speaker and the presentation. It is still unclear to the committee how much benefit the speaker does for the “Post Ur Secret” program. The program is an incredible program and would benefit the CWU students, but still not sure it is a benefit to bring the speaker for $15,000.00. In the discussion it was shared that the speaker has a contract and in order to cancel, it would cost $7,500.00. The speaker has another date available in September, but the cost would increase to $18,500.00. It is believed that this speaker is so widely renowned that it would be successful. There may be a need to charge a minimal ticket price for students (original proposal-students would be free). The requested amount does not include any other expenses. They plan to do more fund raising to help defray those costs. It was suggested that MSO work with Scott Drummond and come back to S&A with another proposal after working out all details and suggested moving the speaker to September date to allow more time for planning so this project can be a success.
Request to set our S&A fee for next year by the first of March: The S&A Committee needs to start thinking about the S&A fee for next year. It has always been tied to the tuition. Last year the tuition was raised to 14% and the S&A fee was also raised by 14% after a long, hard discussion by S&A members. The 14% gave the S&A more dollars to fund programs that could be cut with the anticipated budget shortfall, like the writing center, or the math center. Several feel the 14% increase is too big and needs to be less and may not be tied to tuition increase. This is a tough decision and one that will affect future S&A funds. If the fee is tied to tuition, it insures that S&A programs will stay the same and S&A will have control over how the student dollars are spent. This is a hard decision and one that will be discussed more fully at the next meeting. The committee was hoping that the President could come back and give more directions, but he is not scheduled until the April 7 meeting. Jack Baker will ask Ed Day to share several breakdowns showing the different fee increases and their effect on S&A programs.
Observer Contact Person: Kiley Baker volunteered to work with the Observer to discuss how to get the word out to the students regarding S&A and how their money is being used.
Scott King moved to adjourn, Kiley Baker seconded. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.