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Services and Activities

Minutes - Jan 27, 2010

Services and Activities Fee Committee

Minutes January 27, 2010
 

Meeting called to order:

Pedro Navarrete, Vice Chair, called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. and attendance was taken.
 

Attendance:

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 Minutes:

Approval of the minutes from January 20, 2010. Caitlin Morrison moved to approve the minutes as submitted. Brad Nelson seconded. Motion carried.
 

Public Comment:

No public comment.
 

Discussion on Supplemental Requests:

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.
 

S&A Program Review:

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.
 

Supplemental Request to be voted on:

None
 

Other Business:

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.
 

Updates:
  • There are rumors going around concerning S&A recipients and funding. If there are concerns, they are encouraged to address those concerns during public comments at the weekly S&A meeting.
  • The base funding requests will have to be considered at the first meeting after spring break to be included at the following Board of Trustees meeting. The S&A fee increase will also need to be considered at this meeting, since it is tied to the annual tuition increase.
  • The Committee also discussed the possibility of having the President coming back to discuss raising fees and future funding. S&A would like to ask the President how S&A can help, before base funding is decided. We could discuss raising S&A fees, taking over other services—having a dialogue before they happen.
  • A letter was received from the Music Department thanking the S&A Committee for their generous donation of the refrigerator and microwave for the student lounge.
  • A concern about the band uniforms with the spending limit. They can still be approved to purchase.

Schedule of Next Meeting: February 10, 2010.

Adjourn:

Kiley Baker moved to adjourn, Scott Robinson seconded. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.