Meeting Minutes 2.19.2019

SGO Meeting Minutes Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Welcome/Introductions – 5 minutes

Open Forum – 1-10 minutes

  • What do you want to talk about?
    • Graduation gown closet
      • Start a google sheet of people who are willing to donate and sell 

Financials – 3 minutes

  • Treasury update -Rachel
    • Current balance —>  3121.58

SGO Constitution Revision Committee Update – 2 minutes

  • Looking for new members to revise the constitution in Spring 2019– let Kait know if you’re interested. 

Student Groups : updates, events, requests – 5-10 minutes

  • ALA – Laura Gingras
  • SLA – Jennifer Riestenberg
  • SAA – Meg Walter
  • PLG – Sierra Pandy

Topics – 5-10 minutes

  • LIS Mixer
    • Mixer went well
    • Still awaiting invoice from St. Thomas
  • Future of SGO and funding
    • GSAB funding structure is changing. Existing graduate student groups will no longer receive semester funding allotments. Only newly created student groups will receive funding allotments, as a one-time only payment.
      • Current SGO reimbursement model overhaul required to meet this change
      • Fundraising options to keep SGO running?
        • Coordinate with other student groups; perhaps create program-wide fundraising so all student groups get equal share of raised funds?
      • SGO will keep student body informed of any updates we receive 

Committees Reports – 5 minutes

    • Standard I “Systematic Planning” – Edward Malnar (Faculty Chair is Dr. Lim)
      • Need a new student representative in Spring 2019
    • Standard II “Curriculum”–Diane Lochner (Faculty Chair is Dr. Yukawa)
      • Need a new student representative in Spring 2019
      • Kimberly Nicholson will be new student rep – unanimous live vote approved
    • Standard III “Faculty” – Lindsey Whipple (Faculty Chair is Dr. Dahlen)
      • Need a new student representative in Spring 2019
    • Standard IV “Students” – Trish Vaillancourt (Faculty Chair is Dr. Lesniaski)
      • Need a new student representative in Spring 2019
    • Standard  V “Facilities” – Mary Pukenis (Faculty Chair is Dr. Ross)
      • No meetings yet for academic year 2018-2019

Questions? Comments?

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