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
Riley LaMie moved to approve the minutes as submitted. Stephanie Oberlander seconded. Motion carried. (1 abstention)
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, www.Bridgesrootsofhope.com
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)
School year 2009-2010
Follow-up on awarded dollars
University Centers – money toward what students need
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
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.