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Minutes - May 27, 2009

Celebration Dinner—thanking all members of the S&A Committee 2008-2009 for their hard work and the commitment of time and support of the S&A programs and also their support of the ASCWU BOD.

Meeting called to order:

Julia Cain called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. and attendance was taken.


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

Approval of the minutes from May 13, 2009:

Riley LaMie moved to approve the minutes as submitted. Stephanie Oberlander seconded. Motion carried. (1 abstention)

Public Comment:

Roots of Hope presented by Bridges Program fund raiser. It is scheduled On Saturday, May 30, 2009 from 5-9 p.m. at the Wild Horse Wind Farm. The prices are $25 and $15 for students. For more information or to purchase tickets,

Supplemental Requests to be heard:

Assistance for graduate student in Resource Management, Godfried Adjepong: Kathleen Barlow, professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology and Museum Studies, shared information about the program Godfried will be doing this summer. He will research water resource management in central Ghana research for his Master's degree in Resource Management. Godfried applied for Graduate Summer Research funds, but was not funded. International students are on a compressed timeline to complete their degrees within the two years of his financial support.

Since this is the last meeting of the year, supplemental requests will be voted on tonight.

MOTION: Megan Hammond made a motion to fund $3,500 in supplemental funds for Godfried Adjepong to travel to Ghana to complete his research on water resource management this summer. Caitlin Morrison seconded. Motion carried. All in favor.

Comment: A concern was voiced about graduate students coming before the S&A Committee next year. This was a quick turnaround and the next year's committee will be advised of the concern.

Request to carry forward funds from Marching Band: At the end of the biennium the funds for the marching band will come back to S&A. Because of the budget constraints, they did not spend the allocation and would like permission to carry forward to the next biennium.

MOTION: Scott Robinson moved to allow the Marching Band to carry forward their funding to the next budget cycle. Stephanie Oberlander seconded. Motion carried. (7 in favor/0 no/0 abstentions)

Schedule of Next Meeting:

School year 2009-2010

For the good of the order:

Discussion of items to forward to the new committee:

Follow-up on awarded dollars
Child Care
University Centers – money toward what students need

Theater has been supported at the University Centers

Look at all providers, possibly a checklist (equitable-accomplishments)
Evaluations of S&A board members—self-evaluation/how are "we" doing
Getting the information about S&A out to the Students—making them more aware of S&A
Feedback system –listen to the students
Standardize student pay – look at state regulations
Orientation for new S&A Committee—team building-who "are" the committee

Open communication
Equal playing field
Break hierarchy
Clear definitions
Faculty has history

Committee members should be well-rounded, strong, and committed students
Vegetarian dinner option
Enlist all student opinions
Poll students in the Observer or Pulse—articles in the observer about S&A
On-line pool and feedback


With nothing else to come before the Committee, the meeting was adjourned at 7:00 p.m.