7 May 2019
The Student Government Association (SGA) approved Senate Bill 21 Recognition Allocation, heard a presentation about the Digital Signage Project and approved seven Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) recommendations.
The senators approved 9-1 Senate Bill 21 Recognition Allocation. Members of SGA will receive part of in the 2019- 2020 school year as a stipend for participation in SGA. The recognition plan allots a stipend to members of SGA based on their required office hours and positions expectations.
Members of the executive branch will receive $875 per semester, legislative and judicial leaders will receive $625 per semester, assistant leaders for said branches will receive $375 per semester, justices and senators will receive $250 a semester and election commissioners will receive $625 a semester.
Senator-at-Large Grant Nelson and Stephen Cucchiara, director of Student Activities and Community service, presented the Digital Signage Project, which aims to place 20-30 monitors in different locations on campus. These monitors will allow clubs and organizations to freely advertise events, meetings and other important information.
Nelson said that the SGA would only need to fund the purchase and installation of four monitors, and that the other departments would fund the rest.
The four screens funded through SGA would be located in Student Life, University Center, The Lodge and Roaring Fork, and would cost $5,046 for four monitors, $900 for three internet ports and installation and $9,000 for three electrical outlets and installation. The total requested cost was $14,956.
The screens are intended to reduce costs per year, reduce environemntal impact and provide free marketing for student clubs and organizations.
“90 percent of the content displayed on the monitors would be student club events and activities so they are guaranteed advertisement. It’ll be easier for them to get the word out,” said Cucchiara.
Since this was a presentation, senators did not vote on the funding request.
The Graduate Student Associated requested $300 for their event on May 3 at City Rock, where 20 graduate students are expected to attend the
event and climb for free.
Their request was approved 10-0.
The Snacking and Crafting Club requested $816.95 to fund their macrame wall hanging event on May 8. Students who attend the event will learn how to create macrame wall hangings from an instructor. Their request was approved 9-1.
The Global Medical Brigades requested $270.63 to create a display area on Osborne’s fourth floor. The display will include photos and other mementos to honor memories of this year’s trips to Ghana and in an attempt to recruit students. Their request was approved 6-3, with one senator recusing.
Delta Sigma Pi requested $1,098 to cover travel costs for two delegates to attend the Grand Chapter Congress from Aug. 13 – 18 in Atlanta. Delegates from fraternities meet every other year at the conference to vote on bylaws and rules, as well as attend educational and career workshops. Their request was approved 9-1.
The Middle East and North Africa Club requested $182 for their May 10 event to spread cultural awareness. Their request was approved 10-0.
Pi Beta Phi requested $181 to donate to the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) organization so that they can attend the National Leadership Conference in Orlando from June 18 – 23. The request was approved after a tie-breaker.
Turning Point USA requested $2,900 for a pro-life speaker event on May 23. The event is educational and will provide a different point of view to those interested in attending. A panel and Q&A session will also be at the event. 200 people are estimated to be in attendance.
Their request was approved 7-2, with one senator abstaining.