Minutes January 27, 2010
Pedro Navarrete, Vice Chair, called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. and attendance was taken.
Jack Baker, Kiley Baker, Logan Bahr, Ed Day, Kay Kenison, Scott King, Caitlin Morrison, Pedro Navarrete, Brad Nelson, Scott Robinson, Keith James (BOD), Wendy Williams and Teri Willard. Excused: Tyler Anderson.
Approval of the minutes from January 20, 2010. Caitlin Morrison moved to approve the minutes as submitted. Brad Nelson seconded. Motion carried.
No public comment.
CWU Chamber Choir: The request for supplemental funding is $4,873.00 for the CWU Chamber Choir (32 students and 2 faculty members) to travel to the Northwest Division ACDA Conference in Seattle, Washington, on March 10-13, 2010. The ACDA is the most prestigious organization for choral directors and an honor to be chosen to participate at this conference. This is only the third invitation Central has received; the others were in 1992 and 2001. In addition to performing, the students will be attending clinics, performances, presentations and workshops, which will be a benefit to the CWU music education majors. If food was not included, what would you do? We would make it work—we are committed to do what needs to be done in order to be able to go. The S&A Committee will consider this request at the next meeting.
Migrant Student Organization: They are requesting $15,000.00 in supplemental funding for the honorarium for Frank Warren’s presentation “Post UR Secret.” The MSO hopes to start “Post UR Secret” to heighten the awareness for mental illness. Mr. Warren’s presentation is very powerful and empowering to students on campus. It is scheduled for April 16, 2010, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in McConnell Auditorium. The plan is for students to get in free and students will have first priority. It is hoped that this program will be carried forward as an annual event with the postcards being displayed year after year with new ones being added each year. The $15,000.00 is to cover the speaker’s honorarium; and the other expenses will be covered by other organizations supporting this program. The supplemental funding request will be considered at the next S&A meeting.
Michael Richard is the Business Manager at the Observer. The Observer receives base funding from S&A. S&A covers the student (25) staff salaries. They also have a second budget that is for other items--printing, office supplies, etc. It is a student-driven newspaper with faculty advisor. The Observer is proud to have one of their alumni as a Staff Reporter for the local newspaper, Daily Record. It is planned to have an on-line version of the Observer to mirror how the newspaper industry is changing to on-line services. The Observer provides a service to the CWU students plus education in journalism. The Observer offers experience that students could not receive in the local community.
Next week the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will be giving their in-depth review presentation.
Michael Richard, Observer Business Manager, discussed how the S&A Committee may be able to collaborate with the Observer to poll students concerning their satisfaction with the S&A programs and services. It would be easy if the on-line version of the Observer was up and running. Several items were suggested like weekly articles about S&A providers and their benefit to students, how S&A dollars are funded and dispersed. Suggestions were a question & answer column or publishing an article then have a link to a poll. Student Voice is another program that can do surveys. Jack Baker will contact Lisa Garcia-Hanson regarding Student Voice and what this program can do to survey students. Jack Baker will ask Lois Breedlove and Cynthia Mitchell to come to a future meeting to discuss more options with the Observer.
Kiley Baker moved to adjourn, Scott Robinson seconded. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.