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Student Government Elections 2010

January 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Its that time of year again for you to elect your Student Government Leaders.

We will keep you up to date on any new developments through our blog. So dont forget to vote on March 29 and 30 from any computer with internet access at my.fiu.edu.

IMPORTANT DAYS TO REMEMBER
January 29 (Fri) — Application will be Available (Website)
February 10 & 11(Wed & Thurs.) — Informational Meeting (Attendance Encouraged)
February 18 (Thurs at 5 pm) — All applications are Due (GC 211)
March 22-26 (Mon-Fri.) – Campaigning
March 26 (Fri) – Debate (TBA)
March 29-30 (Mon & Tues) – VOTING DAY
March 31 (Wed) – Announcement (TBA)

Website for Applications —http://www.fiu.edu/~sga/elections.html

Elections Commisioner – Christy Flores
Elections Board – Alessa Torres, Miriam Blasco, & Monique Rodriquez

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Senate Meeting Minutes: January 25, 2010

January 25, 2010 Leave a comment

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

MEETING MINUTES

January 25, 2010

I.                   Welcome & Call to Order at 4:01pm

II.                Roll Call

a.       Alejandro Garcia

b.      Alex Alonso (Tardy)

c.       Alex Lastra

d.      Altanese Phenelus

e.       Angela Parra

f.       Angeline Gonzalez (Excused)

g.      Christina Mellon (Absent)

h.      Cristina Loreto

i.        Daniela Gonzalez

j.        Dillon Arango (Absent)

k.      Edward Proenza

l.        Erica Lovett (Tardy)

m.    Ernesto Rubi

n.      Haidar Hachem

o.      Hector Mujica

p.      Helena Ramirez

q.      Janice Rubio

r.        Katrina Fumagali

s.       Loren Fraute

t.        Marcos Oyola

u.      Maribel Chaluja (Tardy)

v.      Muhammad Saleem (Absent)

w.    Sandra Perez (Excused)

x.      Stephanie Jimenez (Absent)

y.      Taylor Prochnow (Tardy)

z.       Yuniel Molina (Tardy)

aa.   Vignesh Doraiswamy

bb.  William Jose Velez

cc.   Robert Yengibaryan

dd. Cristina Morales

ee.   Mykaelle Figueiredo

III.             Approval of Minutes

a.       Move to approve January 11 minutes [Hachem] (Passes)

IV.             Senate Speaker Report

a.       Nick, Angela Baker and myself will be out of town next week à DC

b.      Daniela will take over

V.                Senator Pro-Tempore Report

a.  In charge of Senate reports; keeping track

VI.             Comptroller Report

a.       Busy with preparations for budget hearings

VII.          Finance Committee Report

a.       1 request; TKE was denied; meeting on Wednesday

VIII.       Executive Report

Move to bypass Senator Reports & Committee Reports and go into Old Business and New Business [Phenelus] (Passes)

IX.             Old Business

a.       Elections Commissioner Confirmation – Christy Flores

Motion to vote by acclamation [Phenelus] (Passes)

i.      Alejandro Garcia- Yes

ii.      Alex Alonso – Yes

iii.      Alex Lastra – Yes

iv.      Altanese Phenelus-Yes

v.      Angela Parra – Yes

vi.      Cristina Loreto-Yes

vii.      Daniela Gonzalez- Yes

viii.      Edward Proenza- Yes

ix.      Erica Lovett- Yes

x.      Ernesto Rubi – Yes

xi.      Haidar Hachem- Yes

xii.      Hector Mujica- Yes

xiii.      Helena Ramirez- Yes

xiv.      Janice Rubio- Yes

xv.      Loren Fraute – Yes

xvi.      Katrina Fumagali- Yes

xvii.      Marcos Oyola- Yes

xviii.      Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xix.      Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yes

xx.      William Velez- Yes

xxi.      Yuniel Molina – Yes

Passes 21-0-0 (Passes)

b.      To Establish the Nomination Process of the Executive Cabinet within the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Motion to bypass second reading [Doraiswamy] (Passes)

i.      Alejandro Garcia- No

ii.      Alex Alonso – No

iii.      Alex Lastra –  No

iv.      Altanese Phenelus-Yes

v.      Angela Parra – Yes

vi.      Cristina Loreto-Yes

vii.      Daniela Gonzalez- Yes

viii.      Edward Proenza- Yes

ix.      Erica Lovett- Yes

x.      Ernesto Rubi – No

xi.      Haidar Hachem- Yes

xii.      Hector Mujica- Yes

xiii.      Helena Ramirez- Yes

xiv.      Janice Rubio- Yes

xv.      Loren Fraute – No

xvi.      Katrina Fumagali- Yes

xvii.      Marcos Oyola- Yes

xviii.      Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xix.      Taylor Prochnow – Yes

xx.      Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yes

xxi.      William Velez- Yes

xxii.      Yuniel Molina – Yes

Passes 16-5-0 (Passes)

X.                New Business

a.       In Opposition of Mandatory Health Insurance for State University Students

Strike out State in the title and add Florida International University [Phenelus] (Passes)

b.      In Support of Reforming Florida’s K-12 Education System to Better Prepare Students to Attend College

Motion to hear the resolution since it was not sent to the RLJC [Mujica] (Passes)

Motion to capitalize every letter in the beginning of the paragraph and insert semi colons at the end of each paragraph [Phenelus] (Passes)

Motion to add parents in paragraph 5 [Fraute] (Passes)

Motion to add One of in the beginning of paragraph 5 [Doraiswamy] (Passes)

Motion to add Modesto A. Maidique Campus in the first and last paragraphs [Mujica] (Passes)

Motion to be recommitted [Doraiswamy] (Passes)

XI.             Senator Reports

a.       Meeting with Dean Furton on February 12 at 4pm (Phenelus)

b.      MYD Law tomorrow from 12-2pm in front of the Judicial Clinic (Rubi)

c.       February 9; Rosenberg at BBC at 8pm (Rubio)

d.      President’s Forum tomorrow (Velez)

XII.          Adjournment at 5:01pm

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January 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Welcome to the new blog for the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus.

With this blog we will communicate our efforts to the student body in a more efficient and accessible form.

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Senate Meeting Minutes: January 11, 2010

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

MEETING MINUTES

January 11, 2010

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

II.                Roll Call

a.       Adam Johnson

b.      Alejandro Garcia

c.       Alex Alonso (Tardy)

d.      Alex Lastra (Tardy)

e.       Altanese Phenelus

f.       Angela Parra

g.      Angeline Gonzalez (Ex. Tardy)

h.      Christina Mellon

i.        Cristina Loreto

j.        Daniel Ybanez

k.      Daniela Gonzalez (Ex. Tardy)

l.        Dillon Arango (Excused)

m.    Edward Proenza

n.      Erica Lovett

o.      Ernesto Rubi

p.      Haidar Hachem

q.      Hector Mujica

r.        Helena Ramirez

s.       Janice Rubio

t.        Katrina Fumagali

u.      Loren Fraute

v.      Marcos Oyola

w.    Maribel Chaluja

x.      Muhammad Saleem

y.      Sandra Perez

z.       Stephanie Jimenez (Excused)

aa.   Taylor Prochnow

bb.  Yuniel Molina

cc.   Vignesh Doraiswamy

dd. William Jose Velez

ee.   Juan Gil

ff.    Cristina Morales

gg.  Mykaelle Figueiredo

III.             Approval of Minutes

a.       Move to approve January 4 minutes [Hachem] (Passes)

IV.             Senate Speaker Report

a.       File for Funds Presentation by Lily

b.      Homecoming Report- Stefany Marcelino

i.      Attached is Summary and Budget

c.       Panther Day of Service on Saturday

d.      No meeting next weekà MLK Day

V.                Comptroller Report

a.       U Wide Hearings on February 8 & 10 in MMC and Feb. 12 in BBC from 9am-5:30pm

b.      U Wide Deliberation on Feb 19 from 9am-5:30pm

c.       Campus Specific Hearings for MMC on February 22 & 24 from 12pm-5pm

d.      Deliberations on February 26 from 12pm-5pm

VI.             Chief Justice Report

a.       No grievances in the Fall

b.      Resigns due to personal reasons

c.       Finished Constitutional changes by Wednesday

VII.          Finance Committee Report

a.       1 request; trying to schedule a meeting

VIII.       Executive Report

a.       March 11 is the First Generation Reception in the Frost Art Museum

b.      February 5 is Miss FIU

c.       March 14 is FIU Takes over the Miami Heat

d.      UWide this Wednesday

e.       FSA & FIU Day

f.       Christy Flores was nominated as Elections Commissioner

g.      What legacy are we going to leave behind? (Rionda)

h.      We have a full Student Government in years (Rionda)

i.        SGA with many changes (Rionda)

j.        Involvement, school spirit and pride (Rionda)

k.      Go to hearings (Rionda)

Move to bypass Senator Reports & Committee Reports and go into Old Business [Doraiswamy] (Passes)

Move to add under New Business B. Christy Flores Elections Commissioner [Doraiswamy] (Passes)

IX.              Old Business

a.       To establish the Elections Committee of the SGC-MMC Senate

i.      Move to retract bill [Velez]

X.                New Business

a.       Chief Justice Confirmation – Luis Robayo

Vote by acclamation [Loreto] (Passes)

i.      Adam Johnson- Yes

ii.      Alejandro Garcia- Yes

iii.      Alex Alonso – Yes

iv.      Alex Lastra – Yes

v.      Altanese Phenelus-Yes

vi.      Angela Parra – Yes

vii.      Christina Mellon- Yes

viii.      Cristina Loreto-Yes

ix.      Daniel Ybanez- Yes

x.      Daniela Gonzalez- Yes

xi.      Edward Proenza- Yes

xii.      Haidar Hachem- Yes

xiii.      Hector Mujica- Yes

xiv.      Helena Ramirez- Yes

xv.      Janice Rubio- Yes

xvi.      Loren Fraute – Yes

xvii.      Katrina Fumagali- Yes

xviii.      Marcos Oyola- Yes

xix.      Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xx.      Muhammad Saleem- Yes

xxi.      Sandra Perez – Yes

xxii.      Taylor Prochnow- Yes

xxiii.      Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yes

xxiv.      William Velez- Yes

xxv.      Yuniel Molina – Yes

Passes 25-0-0 (Passes)

b.      Christy Flores- Elections Commissioner

Move to suspend for 2 weeks [Johnson] (Passes)

c.       To Establish the Nomination Process of the Executive Cabinet within the Student Government Council- Modesto A. Maidique Campus

XI.             Senator Reports

a.       Dean is not available in January; meeting in February (Phenelus)

b.      Meeting this Friday; responses from survey; emailed man in charge of recycling (Velez)

c.       Got password for SurveyMonkey for survey responses (Doraiswamy)

d.      Meeting with Jim (Rubio)

e.       January 25 is Law MYD; working on the flyers; attending Panther Day of Service; joint event in March (Fraute)

f.       Major Cut Event on March 10 in GC Ballrooms (Ramirez)

g.      Meeting after for MYD event (Chaluja)

XII.          Committee Reports

a.       After Senateà checking what days to meet; Weekly Senator reports (IAC)

b.      Spoke to Eric Arnenson and Andrea for President’s Round table happening at the end of January (SAC)

c.       Meeting times to be changed (RLJC)

XIII.       Announcements

a.       Those not graduating and are planning to go to Law school should join Phi Alpha Delta (Yengibaryan)

XIV.       Adjournment at 5:32pm

Senate Meeting Minutes: January 4, 2010

January 4, 2010 Leave a comment

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

MEETING MINUTES

January 4, 2010

I.                   Welcome & Call to Order at 4:03pm

II.                Roll Call

a.       Adam Johnson (Excused)

b.      Alejandro Garcia

c.       Alex Alonso

d.      Alex Lastra (Absent)

e.       Altanese Phenelus

f.       Angela Parra

g.      Angeline Gonzalez

h.      Christina Mellon

i.        Cristina Loreto

j.        Daniel Ybanez (Absent)

k.      Daniela Gonzalez (Excused)

l.        Dillon Arango

m.    Edward Proenza

n.      Erica Lovett

o.      Ernesto Rubi

p.      Haidar Hachem

q.      Hector Mujica

r.        Helena Ramirez

s.       Janice Rubio

t.        Katrina Fumagali

u.      Loren Fraute

v.      Marcos Oyola

w.    Maribel Chaluja

x.      Muhammad Saleem

y.      Sandra Perez

z.       Stephanie Jimenez

aa.   Taylor Prochnow  (Absent)

bb.  Yuniel Molina

cc.   Vignesh Doraiswamy

dd. William Jose Velez

ee.   Juan Gil

ff.    Cristina Morales

gg.  Mykaelle Figueiredo

III.             Approval of Minutes

a.       Move to approve November 30 minutes [Velez] (Passes)

IV.             Senate Speaker Report

a.       Attached are Senate Goals

b.      Has some surveys and reports

c.       Joint meeting on Wednesday with Cabinet

V.                Comptroller Report

a.       Budget hearings in February

b.      Comptroller meetings have not been scheduled yet

VI.             Chief Justice Report

a.       Good to be back

b.      Done with Constitutional changes

VII.          Finance Committee Report

a.       Over 25 applications last semester

b.      Gave out 8

c.       Still have $18,000 and spent over $6,000

VIII.       Executive Report

Rionda

a.       There will be a band

b.      Budget hearings; welcomed to attend

c.       Nursing school is open

d.      Pepsi is the new sponsor

e.       March 3 is FIU Day

f.       Event to thank people who have worked for FIUà past Peer Advisors, GO Team, etc.

Figueiredo

g.      Thanks to Senators that turned in reports

IX.              Senator Reports

a.       Contact Dean for meeting this month (Phenelus)

b.      MYD on February 4 in the CBC Special Events Room (Mujica)

c.       Trying to contact dean for meeting (Velez)

d.      Took the microwave to the Engineering center (Hachem)

e.       Trying to schedule meeting with Dena for MYD (Lovett & Doraiswamy)

f.       Honors college is working with the City of Sweetwater to make it a college town (Doariswamy)

g.      Meeting for wireless and shower heads in housing (Proenza)

h.      Schedule meeting with the dean (Garcia)

i.        Attended last GSA meeting last semester; meeting with Associate Dean (Fraute)

j.        March 10 is Major Cut event (Ramirez)

X.                Committee Reports

a.       Emailed Andrea for President’s Round table (SAC)

XI.             Adjournment at 4:22pm