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Senate Meeting Minutes: August 31, 2009

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Florida International University • Student Government Association • Modesto A. Maidique Campus

MEETING MINUTES

August 31, 2009

I. Welcome & Call to Order at 4:02pm

II. Roll Call

a. Katrina Fumagali

b. Adam Johnson (Tardy)

c. Taylor Prochnow (Excused tardy)

d. Cristina Loreto

e. Altanese Phenelus

f. Gabriel Medina

g. Yuniel Molina

h. Helena Ramirez

i. Stephanie Jimenez

j. Angela Parra

k. Marcos Oyola

l. Erica Lovett

m. Haidar Hachem

n. William Jose Velez

o. Loren Fraute

p. Vignesh Doraiswamy

q. Edward Proenza

r. Janice Rubio

s. Ernesto Rubi

t. Daniel Ybanez

u. Maribel Chaluja

v. Alex Lastra

w. Daniela Gonzalez

x. Christina Mellon

y. Alexander Alonso

z. Mykaelle Figueiredo

aa. Cristina Morales

III. Approval of Minutes

a. Motion to change under Section VII Article F from 2-3pm to 1:30-3pm – Doraiswamy (Passes)

b. Motion to change under Section VIII Article C from Rules, Regulations to Rules, Legislation & Judiciary- Doraiswamy (Passes)

c. Motion to approve August 24 minutes (Passes)

IV. Senate Speaker Report

a. October 30 is the first Meet your Dean for the College of Arts & Sciences

b. Just met with CSO President Trang Van to collaborate with CSO

c. Please turn in schedules

V. Comptroller Report

a. Finance Committee meetings on Fridays at 4:30 pm in the SGA Conference room

VI. Chief Justice Report

a. September 17 according to the Constitution marks the date where changes in the Constitution can be made

b. Wants to change date and move to a later date in the Spring at the UW meeting

Motion to proceed meeting with latest version of RONR (Passes)

Motion to have Chief Justice as referee during the meeting (Passes)

VII. Finance Committee Report

a. Information posted on website

VIII. Executive Report

a. Met with Vignesh so far in regards to goals

b. Please meet to discuss goals

c. UW on September 9 at 4pm

d. 12 students in internship class

e. Met with Dr. Jones for gala

f. Help solicitate for sponsors

g. Thanks to Finance Committee for meeting on weekend

IX. Senator Reports

a. Email for Arts & Sciences: fiu.artsandsciences@gmail.com (Medina)

b. Angela and I met with Dean today; emailed various universities to see what they are doing to get commuter students involved (Oyola)

c. Surveys on how to get commuter students involved (Parra)

d. Talking to the Technology Director about the website; Entrance survey working with Haidar (Velez)

e. Meeting day with Dean and organizations at Engineering Campus (Hachem)

f. Meeting with Dean on Friday at 2pm (Lovett)

g. Honors College email: fiu.honors.senator@gmail.com; Honors Convocation; Wolfsonian trip on September 11 from 4-6pm, if interested email choy@fiu.edu (Doraiswamy)

h. Emailed Rob Thompson; surveys to improve Move-In (Rubio)

i. Emailed Georgina because lights in Lakeview South aren’t working (Proenza)

j. Improve Law library ( Rubi)

k. Calendar for phones pdf friendly; pop out in fiu.edu to remind people of important deadlines (Jimenez)

l. Going to meet with SPC President (Ramirez)

m. To meet with Maribel, Alex, and Danny to make surveys (Gonzalez)

X. New Business

a. Smart Spending Resolution

i. Move to recommit Resolution to the Operational Review Committee [Doraiswamy] (Passes)

b. In Commemoration of Edward Kennedy Resolution

i. Move to add ,2009, after August 25 [Loreto] (Passes)

ii. Katrina Fumagali – Yay

iii. Adam Johnson – Yay

iv. Taylor Prochnow – Yay

v. Cristina Loreto – Yay

vi. Altanese Phenelus – Yay

vii. Gabriel Medina – Yay

viii. Yuniel Molina – Yay

ix. Helena Ramirez – Yay

x. Stephanie Jimenez – Yay

xi. Angela Parra- Yay

xii. Marcos Oyola – Yay

xiii. Erica Lovett – Yay

xiv. Haidar Hachem- Yay

xv. William Jose Velez- Yay

xvi. Loren Fraute – Yay

xvii. Vignesh Doraiswamy- Yay

xviii. Edward Proenza- Yay

xix. Janice Rubio – Yay

xx. Ernesto Rubi – Yay

xxi. Daniel Ybanez – Yay

xxii. Maribel Chaluja – Yay

xxiii. Alex Lastra – Yay

xxiv. Daniela Gonzalez- Yay

xxv. Christina Mellon – Yay

xxvi. Alex Alonso – Yay

Passes 25-0-0

c. Frost Art Museum Appropriation

i. Katrina Fumagali – Abstain

ii. Adam Johnson – Yay

iii. Taylor Prochnow – Abstain

iv. Cristina Loreto – Nay

v. Altanese Phenelus – Nay

vi. Gabriel Medina – Nay

vii. Yuniel Molina – Yay

viii. Helena Ramirez – Nay

ix. Angela Parra – Nay

x. Marcos Oyola – Yay

xi. Erica Lovett – Nay

xii. Haidar Hachem- Abstain

xiii. William Jose Velez – Nay

xiv. Loren Fraute – Nay

xv. Vignesh Doraiswamy- Nay

xvi. Edward Proenza- Nay

xvii. Ernesto Rubi – Yay

xviii. Daniel Ybanez – Nay

xix. Maribel Chaluja – Yay

xx. Alex Lastra – Yay

xxi. Daniela Gonzalez- Abstain

xxii. Christina Mellon – Abstain

Passes 6-11-5

d. Mechanical Engineering Department Appropriation

i. Move to strike out completion and insert competition [Fumagali] (Passes)

ii. Move to table appropriation to next meeting for brief description of trip [Parra] (Passes)

XI. Announcements

a. Rules, Legislation and Judiciary meetings after Senate meeting (Doraiswamy)

b. Student Advocacy asks for a list of what is being conducted in committee meetings (Prochnow)

c. Operational meeting today after Senate meeting (Phenelus)

d. No meeting on Sept.7 (Ramirez)

XII. Adjournment at 5:39pm

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Resolution: In commemoration of Senator Edward Moore “Ted” Kennedy

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Agenda Item: In commemoration of Senator Edward Moore “Ted” Kennedy Date: August 31, 2009

Sponsors: Erica Lovett, College of Education Senator SGC-MMC; William-Jose Velez, College of Engineering and Computing Senator SGC-MMC; Vignesh Doraiswamy, Honors College Senator SGC-MMC

In commemoration of Senator Edward Moore “Ted” Kennedy

WHEREAS, It is the custom of the Student Government Council to  pay  tribute  to remarkable  and inspirational leaders whose life’s work and civic endeavors served to enhance the quality of  life  in  their  communities  and  the nation as a whole;

WHEREAS, Senator Edward Kennedy, who served in the United States Senate as Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, was the third longest-serving member of the United States Senate in American history and played a pivotal role in the enactment of laws concerning education, immigration, cancer research, health insurance, disability discrimination, AIDS care, civil rights, mental health benefits, and volunteering;

WHEREAS, Senator Kennedy was known as the “Lion of the Senate” not only for his long tenure and influence, but also for his integral role in passing more than 300 pieces of legislation;

WHEREAS, Kennedy passed away on August 25th at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts after a year-long struggle against a brain tumor;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Student Government Council at the Modesto Maidique Campus of Florida International University commemorates his actions in the United States Senate, and gives gratitude for all his dedication to the people of the United States of America.

In favor: 25; Opposed:0; Abstentions:0 ; Signed:

Senate Meeting Minutes: August 24, 2009

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Florida International University • Student Government Association • University Park

MEETING MINUTES

August 24, 2009

I.                   Welcome & Call to Order at 4:00pm

II.                Roll Call

a.       Katrina Fumagali

b.      Adam Johnson

c.       Taylor Prochnow (Excused tardy)

d.      Cristina Loreto

e.       Altanese Phenelus

f.       Gabriel Medina

g.      Yuniel Molina (tardy)

h.      Helena Ramirez

i.        Stephanie Jimenez

j.        Angela Parra

k.      Marcos Oyola

l.        Prerna Sood (Tardy)

m.    Angeline Gonzalez

n.      Erica Lovett

o.      Haidar Hachem (tardy)

p.      William Jose Velez

q.      Loren Fraute (Tardy)

r.        Vignesh Doraiswamy

s.       Edward Proenza

t.        Janice Rubio

u.      Ernesto Rubi

v.      Daniel Ybanez

w.    Maribel Chaluja

x.      Alex Lastra

y.      Daniela Gonzalez

z.       Christina Mellon

aa.   Alexander Alonso

bb.  Mykaelle Figueiredo

cc.   Cristina Morales

III.             Approval of Minutes (

a.       Motion to approve July 27 meeting minutes (Passes)

b.      Motion to approve August 10 meeting minutes (Passes)

IV.             Senate Speaker Report

a.       Welcome again

b.      Please submit a hard copy of Fall schedule

c.       Go to WOW events

d.      Sept. 14 is the next Senate meeting (Working meeting); bylaws of committee descriptions

e.       Vote on bylaw changes on Sept 21

f.       Joint meeting on Wednesday (Mandatory)

g.      Please meet with Jose or myself

h.      Sept 9 Joint meeting with BBC at MMC

V.                Chief Justice Report

a.       Judiciary had its first meeting last week

b.      Juan is out of town

VI.             Executive Report

a.       Internship program papers due by Wednesday

b.      Internship orientation is on Friday at 4pm in GC 150

c.       Wednesday is the WOW Carnival from 12-2pm

d.      Ice Cream Social is on Friday August 28 at 3 in the Pit

e.       Welcome (Rionda)

f.       Convocation yesterday was the largest ever (Rionda)

g.      Ordered polos (Rionda)

h.      Changes in GC today and more to come [Jamba Juice & Pit wall] (Rionda)

i.        This Wednesday is the Joint meeting (Rionda)

j.        Kingsley is the new Community Relations chair(Rionda)

k.       Elise is transferring to Texas Tech (Rionda)

l.        Panther tram started today (Rionda)

m.    Come to Rosenberg’s Installation on Friday; tickets are available in the bookstore(Rionda)

n.      Ice Cream Social on Friday @ 3pm in the Pit(Rionda)

o.      Meet with your committees (Rionda)

VII.          Senator Reports

a.       Spoke to Max Wolf in regards to a website for campus updates & events (Phenelus)

b.      Meeting with Dean soon

c.       Meeting on Thursday for the Hijabi Monologues (Johnson)

d.      Started a website for constituents & facebook group; working with Parking (Velez)

e.       Planning on meeting with Dean; planning on meeting with organizations at Engineering campus (Hachem)

f.       Thursday October 15 is the Honors Convocation; table from 2-3pm; Wolfsonian Trip TBA (Doraiswamy)

g.      Increase security in Housing (Proenza)

h.      SPA meeting at College of Law; orientation for first year students to be mentored by older students; FIU Law Day at Tamiami Park (Rubi)

i.        Met with Dean Grossman last week; was invited to Dean retreat (Mellon)

j.        Talk to Dean to meet again (Alonso)

k.      Tailgate for first football game; trying to get money and partner up (Molina)

l.        Met with Jose today; Fun Facts around campus (Ramirez)

m.    Event to raise money for scholarships (Fumagali)

VIII.       Announcements


a. Student Advocacy committee meeting today after Senate meeting (Prochnow)

b. Support Athletics; buses for away tailgates (Ybanez)

c. Rules, Regulations committee meeting after Senate meeting (Doraiswamy)

d. Internal Affairs committee meeting after Senate meeting (D. Gonzalez)

e. Anything goes Anime (Ben)

f. Spoke to Jose about having legislation forms in the Cave computers (Velez)

IX.             Adjournment at 4:48pm

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Senate Meeting Minutes: August 10, 2009

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Florida International University • Student Government Association • University Park

MEETING MINUTES

August 10, 2009

I. Welcome & Call to Order at 4:05pm

II. Roll Call

a. Katrina Fumagali

b. Adam Johnson

c. Cristina Loreto

d. Altanese Phenelus (Tardy)

e. Gabriel Medina (Tardy)

f. Yuniel Molina

g. Helena Ramirez

h. Stephanie Jimenez

i. Marcos Oyola

j. Erica Lovett

k. Loren Fraute

l. Alexis Hamilton Fulks

m. Vignesh Doraiswamy (Tardy)

n. Janice Rubio (Tardy)

o. Ernesto Rubi

p. Daniel Ybanez (Tardy)

q. Maribel Chaluja

r. Alex Lastra

s. Alexander Alonso

III. Approval of Minutes (Tabled till next meeting)

IV. Senate Speaker Report

a. First meeting of Fall on August 24

b. Workshop in August 12 at 4pm

c. Announcement: Alexis Hamilton Fulks is the new IFC advisor and resigns as Senator

V. Finance Committee Report

a. No more appropriations just the ones presented today

VI. Chief Justice Report

a. Robert Yengibaryan will be Parliamentarian during the first week of Fall

b. Address to speaker when asking a question

c. Vote by acclamation

VII. Senator Reports

a. Met with GSA; Anthony promised them a graduate lounge; GSA wants SGA to please post meeting dates on the website; Alumni event on August 20 in the Stadium (Fraute)

b. Law school orientation this week; attending on August 14 as SGA representative; largest incoming class (Rubi)

c. In charge of forming a committee to research what the organizations funded by SGA are doing with the money (Johnson)

d. Meeting with Dean Kingley; goals for College of Education; College wants to be in the Beacon for positive aspects (Lovett)

VIII. Old Business

Motion to strike Beat and change to Beta (Passes)

a. In Support of Beta Alpha Psi

i. Katrina Fumagali – Yay

ii. Adam Johnson – Yay

iii. Cristina Loreto – Yay

iv. Altanese Phenelus – Yay

v. Gabriel Medina – Yay

vi. Yuniel Molina – Yay

vii. Helena Ramirez – Yay

viii. Stephanie Jimenez – Yay

ix. Marcos Oyola – Yay

x. Erica Lovett – Yay

xi. Loren Fraute – Yay

xii. Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yay

xiii. Ernesto Rubi – Yay

xiv. Daniel Ybanez – Yay

xv. Maribel Chaluja – Yay

xvi. Alex Lastra – Yay

xvii. Alex Alonso – Yay

Passes 17-0-0

IX. New Business

a. In Support of the Hijabi Monologues performance at Florida International University

i. Katrina Fumagali – Yay

ii. Adam Johnson – Yay

iii. Cristina Loreto – Yay

iv. Altanese Phenelus – Yay

v. Gabriel Medina – Yay

vi. Yuniel Molina – Yay

vii. Helena Ramirez – Yay

viii. Marcos Oyola – Yay

ix. Erica Lovett – Yay

x. Loren Fraute – Yay

xi. Ernesto Rubi – Yay

xii. Daniel Ybanez – Yay

xiii. Maribel Chaluja – Yay

xiv. Alex Lastra – Yay

xv. Alex Alonso – Yay

Passes 15-0-0

Motion to change title of Resolution to “In Commemoration of late FIU Student Myles Davis”

b. In Commemoration of late FIU Student Myles Davis

i. Katrina Fumagali – Yay

ii. Adam Johnson – Yay

iii. Cristina Loreto – Yay

iv. Altanese Phenelus – Yay

v. Gabriel Medina – Yay

vi. Yuniel Molina – Yay

vii. Helena Ramirez – Yay

viii. Marcos Oyola – Yay

ix. Erica Lovett – Yay

x. Loren Fraute – Yay

xi. Janice Rubio – Yay

xii. Ernesto Rubi – Yay

xiii. Daniel Ybanez – Yay

xiv. Maribel Chaluja – Yay

xv. Alex Lastra – Yay

xvi. Alex Alonso – Yay

Passes 16-0-0

X. Announcements

a. Just got out of a meeting with Dr.Jones (Figueiredo)

b. Wednesday’s University Wide meeting is cancelled (Figueiredo)

c. Follow up for Internship (Figueiredo)

XI. Adjournment at 5:02pm

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Resolution: In Commemoration of late FIU Student Myles Davis

August 10, 2009 Leave a comment

Agenda Item: In Commemoration of late FIU Student Myles Davis Date: August 10, 2009

Sponsors:  Cristina Loreto, Arts & Sciences Senator SGC-MMC ; Vignesh Iyer Doraiswamy, Honors College Senator SGA-MMC

In Commemoration of late FIU Student Myles Davis

WHEREAS, The mission statement of the Student Government Council, and its elected Senators and Members, states that we are “committed to providing and improving the overall student experience,” as well as “fostering student life, encouraging community involvement, and serving the common interest of the students,”

WHEREAS, Myles Davis served the FIU Golden Panther Band as a trumpet player and was also a member of the National Guard Army Band and studied as a jazz performance major at FIU;

WHEREAS, The Golden Panther Band is known for keeping up school spirit by attending games and other major University events such as commencement and freshman convocation and being a part of the Golden Panther band is an honor as well as an indication of commitment to the University and its students;

WHEREAS, Davis passed away on July 23 while trying to move a downed power line with his bare hands after a rainstorm, to protect his neighbors from the danger the power line could provide;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Student Government Association commemorates his heroic act, and gives gratitude for all his dedication to the Golden Panther Band and the University.

In favor: 16; Opposed:0; Abstentions:0 ; Signed: