SGA Briefs

By on October 28, 2009

The Quinnipiac Student Government Association held its seventh weekly meeting of the year last Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, in SC207.

Faculty Senate
– Director of Network Operations Brian Kelly urges all Quinnipiac students to ignore all e-mails asking for personal information. Kelly prefers the e-mails be forwarded directly to him.
– David Ives is working on incorporating the Albert Schweitzer Institute into Thompson’s New Synthesis Project for Undergraduate Education. Ives is also interested in getting the name of the Albert Schweitzer Institute out to students on campus. According to www.quinnipiac.edu, the Albert Schweitzer Institute is a “nonprofit organization that conducts US and international programs that link education, ethics and voluntarism.”
– Security concerns were raised to the department of Student Affairs.

Student Concerns
– Special Elections for the Senior Class Representative and Junior Class Representative positions will be held on Nov. 4.
– QUconcerns.com will soon be deleted. All of QUconcerns will be moved to MyQ. The move is for the purpose of keeping a Web site that is more sustainable and easier for the students to use.
– The President’s Cabinet had a budget meeting in which it approved a significant increase in the amount of funding for security at York Hill for next year. They also committed funding for 24/7 coverage of the York Hill garage effective immediately. A contract guard has been placed in the garage for 24 hours in three-shift increments. One full-time guard is stationed on the York Hill campus from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The other security guards at York Hill are current employees working overtime.
– The security survey is finalized and will be sent out today. The Student Awareness Committee and the Senior Class Cabinet created flyers that increase security awareness. The fliers will be sent out at the same time as the surveys.
– Outdoor concerns booth will be held from Nov. 3-5 for students to raise their questions and concerns to SGA.
– QU 101 online course evaluations have been revised. An open forum on the QU Seminars will be held in Alumni Hall on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.

Programming
– Coffee for Commuters renamed “Breakfast for Bobcats.”
– Alcohol Awareness event has been finalized.
– Mr. Quinnipiac will be held on Nov. 7 in Alumni Hall.

Finance
– October Special Appeals were heard at the SGA Finance Committee meeting yesterday, Tuesday, Oct. 27. SGA voted on the appeals today. The results will be in next week’s Nov. 4 issue of The Chronicle.

Public Relations
– On Nov. 17, a diversity discussion panel will be held in which students can submit anonymous questions about members of different cultures. This panel is sponsored by some of Quinnipiac’s ethnic and cultural groups, including the Black Student Union, Hillel and the Latino Cultural Society.

Class Cabinet Reports
2010 – In the wake of the University of New Haven starting a Safe Rides program, the Class of 2010 is looking at their ideas in a way to start a program at Quinnipiac.

2011 – Discussion of new possibilities involving New Synthesis Project, including mid-term evaluations instead of end-term evaluations.

2012 – Discussion of housing concerns for 2012-2013

– Due to speculation over the amount of people living off campus, no official statement will be released until February deposits are in. The amount of deposits will ultimately decide where students will be able to pick next year. As of now, seniors will all live off-campus (New Village at York Hill, Off-campus housing). Juniors will still go through lottery system. They will most likely stay in The Hill and will also live in floors 1 thru 7 (or 8) in York Hill, while having choices of what is left of off-campus housing. Freshmen and sophomores will most likely stay in same dorms as presently. However, there is a slight possibility sophomores could choose The Hill if there is an unexpected overflow in the deposits.

2013 – Finalized class event: a blacklight dance titled “Dancing in the Dark.” The event will be held in the Cafeteria on Nov. 13 at 10 p.m.

Announcements:
– The Traditions Committee, with approval from Carreiro, plans to develop a contest to help create a fight song for Quinnipiac. The committee also is working to add a traditions page to the Quinnipiac Web site.

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