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Services and Activities

Minutes - Feb 4, 2009

Meeting called to order:
Julia Cain called the meeting to order at 5:36 p.m. and attendance was taken.

Attendance:
Jack Baker, Julia Cain, Ed Day, Megan Hammond, Kay Kenison, Kevin Kimball, Riley LaMie, Caitlin Morrison, Stephanie Oberlander, Brook Rutledge, Scott Robinson, Brent Weisel, Teri Willard, and Wendy Williams.

Approval of the minutes from January 28, 2009:
Caitlin Morrison moved to approve the minutes as presented. Scott Robinson seconded. Motion carried. (All in favor)

Public Comment:
none

Supplemental Requests to be heard:
none

Base Funding Requests:

Diversity Education Center – Marian Lien: The funding request is for $247,790 for the Diversity Education Center. Marian Lien shared the many programs offered through the Diversity Center to help prepare graduates for the global market place. There are 55 programs offered and attendance was about 10,000 students. The funding request includes 9 paid student positions that take charge of the programming and enlist the help of many volunteers. Marian Lien is the go to person to help with the logistics of programming events. The list of non-S&A funds was included to show the possibility of additional funding. Marian Lien would cut goods and services before she would cut student positions.

Civic Engagement Center: The funding request for the Civic Engagement Center is $423,161. Several students gave an overview of the programs they are involved in and their successes. Lorinda Anderson presented the areas of increase including a new coordinator position and increasing student employees and goods and services. The programs are increasing and helping the students as well as an increase in volunteer hours. If she had to cut, she would start with goods and services; and sees the increase of the new coordinator position necessary as well as the need for increasing the number of student employees.

Campus Activities: Scott Drummond presented the funding request for $192,823. Campus Activities provides a broad base of programming events and activities for students, CWU and Ellensburg community. Campus Activities collaborates with other departments, faculty and division programs to provide quality events. There are several new programs planned as well as continuing programming like Ware Fare, Boo Central, comedy night and movie night, etc. There are 8 student positions in this request. Scott Drummond’s salary is included in another funding request.

Homecoming: Scott Drummond also presented the funding request is for $49,125. Homecoming for Fall of 2009 will feature Bill Cosby. The cost to bring him to campus will be expensive, but it will be averaged over the 4-year cycle and lesser known celebrities will be booked for the following years. Bringing him to campus benefits the students, the university and the community.

Supplemental requests to be voted on:
none

For the good of the order:
Next week there is a possibility of one supplemental request coming before the committee.

Schedule of Next Meeting:

The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 11, 2009, at 5:30 p.m.

Adjourn:
Scott Robinson moved to adjourn, Stephanie Oberlander seconded. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.