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					                       Student Government Association
                      The Pennsylvania State University
                     Harrisburg Campus, Capital College
                   Thursday, November 11, 2010 12:30 p.m.
                   TL 118 Science and Technology Building

              Minutes from the November 11, 2010 SGA Meeting

 Call to Order
     o President Marcellus Taylor called the 11th meeting, 44th Congress, 1st
          Session to order at 12:34 p.m.
 Master Roll Call
     o Kassandra Johnson, Chief of Staff, completed the roll call.
     o Present:
              Executives:
                      Marcellus Taylor, President
                      Anthony Theal, Vice President
                      Kassandra Johnson, Chief of Staff
                      Trudy Ann Bryan, Treasurer
                      Mark Chimel, Communications Director
              Senators:
                      Kenneth Rivers
                      Kirk Delacruz
                      Allison Shattuck
                      Steven Li
                      Brian Costanzo
     o Absent:
              Senators:
                      Bopanna Chottepanda
                      Melissa Cave
                      Valerie Ream
                      Sean Grissinger
                      Mikha Vergara
 Approval of the Meeting Minutes from November 4, 2010
     o Motion- Senator Costanzo
     o 2nd- Senator Rivers
 Veterans Day: President Taylor briefly spoke about Veterans Day and the
  memory of all our fallen and serving soldiers.
 Old Business
     o We Are SGA Updates
              Our goal was 19 Senators, we have yet to reach that goal but we
                 are still working towards it.
              Our display case for SGA has been completed. It is located across
                 the hall from the SGA office.
              Our goal was to have a Chief Justice by November 4, 2010 and
                 that was fulfilled by former Senator Jazmin Cook.
                  Starting today, the student court will be expanding.
                  The polo shirts for SGA will be ordered after the completion of
                   nominations and confirmation of the remaining SGA members.
                   They will be ordered by next meeting.
                 An event that will be organized and planned by President
                   Marcellus Taylor and Vice President Anthony Theal, called meet
                   your SGA will happen in January.
       o Town Hall Meeting that was held on November 10, 2010 was successful;
           there wasn’t a large turn out of students. However, some important matters
           were brought to the food services staff’s attention. Such as including a
           wider variety of healthier food & more international cuisine.
                 The next Town Hall Meeting will be held on December 10, 2010-
                   the topic will be announced.
       o November 11, 2010 student forum with police services will be held at 7
           pm in the Gallery Lounge.
       o November 17, 2010 Capital Leadership Series, regarding Servant
           Leadership will be held at 12:00 pm in the Oliver LaGrone room.
       o November 18, 2010 Ruth’s 90th Birthday will be held at the Middletown
           Home. NOTE: there will be no SGA meeting on this day, so all the
           members are in attendance of Ruth’s birthday.
       o November 18, 2010 SGA Movie Night at 9:30 pm in the auditorium. SGA
           will be showing “Kick Ass.”
       o November 17, 2010 a Business Student Forum will be held in E- 314.
       o This upcoming weekend, November 12-14, 2010 is CCSG weekend at
           University Park. Students who are attending should meet at the Student
           Activities office at 4:30 pm.
   Thon Updates
       o Their dodge ball tournament last Thursday November 4, 2010 was
           successful, they collected about $350.00
   Culture Shock Updates
       o On Saturday November 13, 2010 everyone participating in the Community
           Service project should meet at Stacks at 12:00 pm, so everyone can walk
           to the location together.
   New Business
       o Clean Up Day proposal- on November 30, 2010 from 12:30-1:30 the plan
           is to get as many as people as possible to help clean up our campus.
       o MLK Poster Contest is to raise awareness for MLK and social culture
           awakening. The poster contest is for any student to who wants to
           participate; they are to create a poster to represent MLK and social culture
           awakening. The products from students should be sent to Donna Howard.
   Recess period- 2 minutes
   Another recess period- 2 minutes
   President Marcellus Taylor declared Senators Bopanna Chottepanda & Valerie
    Ream as “quits.”
 Student Nominations
     o Ashley Marrero
              Office of Associate Justice
                     Motion to confirm Ashley Marrero to the Office of
                        Associate Justice- Senator Costanzo
                     2nd to the motion- Senator Shattuck
              Discussion
              Confirmed
     o Jordan Gamble
              Senator for the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology
                     Motion to confirm Jordan Gamble as a Senator to the
                        School of Science, Engineering, and Technology- Senator
                        Rivers.
                     2nd to the motion- Senator Costanzo
              Discussion
              Confirmed
     o Timothy Robinson
              Office of Associate Justice
                     Motion to confirm Timothy Robinson to the Office of
                        Associate Justice- Senator Steven Li
                     2nd to the motion- Senator Shattuck
              Discussion
              Confirmed
     o Martha Blackford
              Senator for the School of Division of Undergraduate Studies
                     Motion to confirm Martha Blackford as a Senator to the
                        School of Division of Undergraduate Studies- Senator
                        Costanzo
                     2nd to the motion- Senator Steven Li
              Discussion
              Confirmed
     o Becca Bomberger
              Senator for the School of Humanities
                     Motion to confirm Becca Bomberger as a Senator to the
                        School of Humanities- Senator Shattuck
                     2nd to the motion- Senator Delacruz
              Discussion
              Confirmed
     o Chief Justice Jazmin Cook formally sworn in Ashley Marrero, Jordan
         Gamble, Timothy Robinson, Martha Blackford & Becca Bomberger.
 Proposals, Treasurer, Trudyann Bryan
 Proposal 1:
     o Black Student Union
     o December 3, 2010 Winter Wonderland
     o $1819.67 for food, decorations, photographer::100 guests
              Motion of allocation- Senator Shattuck
                2nd to the motion- Senator Costanzo
                Discussion
                      5 in favor
                      3 abstentions
                Proposal Approved
 Proposal 2:
     o Alpha Sigma Lambda
     o $200 for 2011 Chapter Dues to the National Office
              Motion of allocation- Senator Rivers
              2nd to the motion- Senator Costanzo
              Discussion
                    7 in favor
                    1 abstention
              Proposal Approved
 Proposal 3:
     o Kappa Alpha Psi
     o December 3, 2010
     o Kumminity Service Week
     o $1,333.00
              Motion of allocation- Senator Shattuck
              2nd to the motion- Senator Steven Li
              Discussion
                    7 in favor
                    1 abstention
              Proposal Approved
 Proposal 4:
     o Society of Design
     o January 26-30, 2011
     o $2,018.68 for hotel rooms at the Sundance Conference
              Motion of allocation- Senator Costanzo
              2nd to the motion- Senator Steven Li
              Discussion
                    Unanimous approval
              Proposal Approved

 Adjournment
     o President Marcellus Taylor adjourned the meeting at 2:02 pm.

                                      Respectfully Submitted by the Chief of Staff,
                                                               Kassandra Johnson

				
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