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Operational Review Committee Meeting Minutes: November 30, 2010

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



November 30, 2010

I. Roll Call (No Quorum)

  1. Sen. Moses Aluicio
  2. Sen. Chris Cabral
  3. Sen. Daniela Gonzalez (Absent)
  4. Sen. Joanne Myler (Absent)
  5. Sen. Donovan Dawson
  6. Sen. Matthew Mockridge (Absent)

II. Review Items

  1. ORC Status Update
  2. Audit Updates

III. Adjournment



FIU in the News

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FIU in the News

FIU students plant trees in reforestation campaign
The Miami Herald
About 50 students from Florida International University’s Honors College took a break from their studies to give life to a campaign to plant trees in Sweetwater.

Art Basel Miami Beach Begins in Sin
‎In the Air, Art+Auction’s Gossip Column (blog)
Miami Art Museum senior curator Peter Boswell puts his energy into “Sloth,” Frost Art Museum chief curator Carol Damian unleashes her “Wrath,” and …


FIU bowl banter
‎ – Al Diaz Toronto Smith, Jose Cheeseborough and Tourek Williams celebrate a sack during the first quarter of Florida International University’s game against Arkansas …

Golden Panthers Bowl Bound
‎NBC Miami – Jessica Sick
“This is so new for us,” FIU coach Mario Cristobal told the Miami Herald. “Honestly, our guys don’t know any better right now. …

Everyone going bowling except…..
‎Sun-Sentinel (blog) – Ted Hutton
Yep, FSU, UF, Miami, USF, UCF, and, believe it or not, FIU are all going to bowls. … UCF is 9-3 and coming off a huge season, and FIU has turned things …

Possible candidates to be the next coach of the University of …
‎Palm Beach Post – Jorge Milian
MARIO CRISTOBAL, FIU: Former UM offensive line coach has led FIU from a 1-11 record in his first season (2007) to a share of the Sun Belt Conference …

Marshall 88, FIU 79
FIU shot 14 for 23 from the floor (60.9 percent) in the first half but trailed 43-36 at the break. Kane scored 13 in the first and Johnson added 10 as the …

Panthers Men’s Basketball Game Notes: FlU vs. Marshall
‎Boxscore News
Records – FIU enters Monday’s contests with a 4-1 record following an … Rankings – Neither FIU nor Marshall are not ranked in this week’s national polls. …

Higher Education

Getting to know USF President Dr. Judy Genshaft with this week’s …
ABC Action News – Sarina Fazan
Besides my incredible family, my passion is raising the national profile of the University of South Florida as a top research and global university. 7. …

UF officials roll out plans for Innovation Square on SW Second Avenue
‎University of Florida
University of Florida officials today unveiled plans for Innovation Square, a large-scale development capitalizing on university research to be built on …

USF Gives Physical Therapists Online Shot at Doctorate
The Ledger (blog) – Robin Adams
Or maybe you lack transportation reliable enough to drive to the University of South Florida. Now you don’t need to commute there for the training. …

UCF Theatre Student “Best Performer in the World”
‎University of Central Florida
Rebecca Galarza, a junior and Musical Theatre major at the University of Central Florida, was recently chosen as the Best Female Performer in the World by …

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FIU in the News

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Top Stories
FIU Golden Panthers get first conference title, trip to Bowl game
Michael Davies, Chuck Grace, Jose Cheeseborough and Paul Crawford celebrate after Florida International University’s game against Arkansas State at FIU …

FIU in the News
FIU names VP for advancement
Miami Today
Florida International University has named Howard Lipman senior vice president for university advancement and executive director of the FIU Foundation…

FIU seeks 2 new hubs in city core
Miami Today
Florida International University is searching for a new hub for its business school in downtown Miami as it plans to leave the site it uses in Macy’s department store.

Drive to raise minimum wage rateson some county construction slowed
Miami Today
When Carlos Gimenez asked how the ordinance would affect labor costs, José Abreu, aviation director for Miami-Dade, said the department was awaiting results from a survey to be conducted by Florida International University’s Department of Construction…

The Insider
Miami Today
JOINING FORCES: Florida International University is forging a partnership with Florida Power & Light to develop a customer care center at the university set to launch in January.

Calendar of Events
Miami Today
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University presents “Embracing Modernity: Venezuelan Geometric Abstraction.”

5 Basel parties you’ll want to crash
The Miami Herald
The Art of Seduction at the Wolfsonian. When: Wednesday. Who: Isabella Rossellini, who has collaborated with the Wolfsonian for a project called Seduce Me, will be feted…

Marco Rubio – Catholic or Protestant? – Beliefs
The New York Times
… a professor of political science at Florida International University, noting , for example, his opposition to the expansion of gambling, …

Miami Beach deals with hookworm fears
Joe West, a Florida International University professor of hospitality management and chairman of the board of the local chapter of the Florida Restaurant …

Success for the 2010 Festival of the Trees
What Miami – Ely Acosta
The Festival of the Trees is an annual celebration that raises money for Florida International University’s Interior Design Department’s endowment …

Author Appearances
8 pm FIU Biscayne Bay Campus Bookstore, 3000 NE 151st St., North Miami, Wolfe University Center, First Floor. Leila Alson and “Say It Again!” Noon. …

Haiti’s desperate need for leadership
A handful of candidates participated in a campaign forum at Florida International University, and Haiti’s minister of living abroad called for candidates to …

Florida International on National Public Radio – U.S. Cable
…first now go to gal in Miami on your science Friday I don’t have a library at Florida international University provide reference and they’re all different kinds of engineering and revolutionize the scholarly communication process and how we are with each other and being electronically that is not the …

DPR West Palm Beach Office Earns Industry Gold Award
‎ (press release)
… one of the world’s largest not-for-profit research facilities, as well as the Science Classroom Complex for Florida International University. …

Local students to star in Roxy Theatre Group’s original adaptation of ‘A Christmas Carol’
Gables Home Page
Adapted for the stage and directed by Florida International University, (FIU) Theatre Professor, Phillip M. Church, a portion of the proceeds for A Christmas Carol will benefit the FIU Hope for Haiti Task Force, comprised of university leaders who unify the response to the Haiti disaster…

The Horatio Alger Association Announces Award Recipients for 2011
‎PR Newswire (press release)
… Founding Chairman, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Florida International University “We are proud to announce the Horatio Alger Class of 2011, …

Thomson Reuters | Complinet Launches Practitioner’s Guide for …
‎Trading Markets (press release)
Jerry W. Markham, Professor of Law, Florida International University at Miami, said: “Complinet’s new Practitioner’s Guide for Broker-Dealers is a …

Haiti photos on exhibit at NJCU
The Jersey Journal –
I teach two courses as an adjunct professor in the African and African Diaspora Studies program at Florida International University, and I also teach …

Cuba deal boosts China’s Latin American oil plans
‎WXXI – Esteban Israel – Jeff Franks
… 90 miles from Florida, would be well positioned to serve the US market, said Jorge Pinon, an oil expert at Florida International University in Miami.

Hendrickson, Younis to be given lifetime achievement awards
‎Jamaica Observer
… and was awarded Florida International University’s Business Leader Award. You must first register and then login to be able to post a comment. 1. …

Art Basel. A glorious mix of Europeans, parties and sex-crazed dolphins (more on that later). But don’t get sidetracked. Make space for these five events, guaranteed to blow your Dogs Playing Poker-loving mind…

Bob Merkel, teacher and naturalist, dies at 80
‎El Defensor Chieftain – Suzanne Barteau
Folk dancing was an activity they continued to enjoy when they moved to Florida, where Merkel taught at Florida International University while earning a …

Liberal arts can withstand the ‘crisis’
Allston-Brighton TAB – Daniel Charles Defraia
The panel included Louis Menand of Harvard University, Catharine Stimpson of New York University, Stanley Fish of Florida International University, …

Arts and culture take center stage in Miami
Breaking Travel News
The Frost Art Museum recently expanded to 46000 square feet in a beautiful new building designed by, internationally recognized architect from the Hellmuth …

FIU’s holiday destination in hands of bowl organizers
FIU’s bowl destination hinges on the outcome of Saturday’s Sun Belt games and two bowl selection committees. Florida International University football Coach …

Sun Belt shakeup: FIU on top
‎Sun-Sentinel (blog) – Ted Hutton
All I can say is I hope FIU gets to the New Orleans Bowl instead of the Little Ceasar’s. A solid FIU program is great for the Belt. FAU and FIU should be …

FIU takes advantage of Arkansas State’s missed field goals
‎ – Al Diaz
FIU head coach Mario Cristobal gestures on the field during Florida International University’s game against Arkansas State at FIU Stadium in Miami on …

Golden Panthers pass final home test – Walter Villa
FIU never trailed against Chattanooga in its final game before a … BY WALTER VILLA FIU point guard Phil Gary said he felt no apprehension driving the lane …

FIU fan captures it best: `We’re relevant, man’ – Israel Gutierrez As the FIU players finally filtered off the field and into a hallway in the locker room where the celebration could still be heard …

FIU on WLTV (Univision) – Miami, FL
Noticias 23 (Noticias, Misc.)
…pues Mario Cristobal esta de fiesta con el programa de football de FIU. ganaron la conferencia “”sunbelt”” con balanca de 6 victorias y solo un reves, y ayer pasaron por encima de Arkansas State con …

State Women
FIU 78, Morehead State 65: Michelle Gonzalez had 17 points and seven assists and Finda Mansare had 16 points for the Golden Panthers in the first round of …

Orlando Freedom DE Aaron Nielsen commits to Florida International
‎Orlando Sentinel – Brendan Sonnone
Aaron Nielsen was the icing on top for an already excellent Saturday night for the FIU Panthers. …

FIU’s Jarvis Wilson steps up
In his three previous years at FIU, Wilson totaled half a sack in 36 career games. But with his three sacks in the Golden Panthers’ win Saturday over …

FIU lands 2 verbal commitments
Sun-Sentinel (blog) – Patrick Lammer
FIU, fresh off earning at least a share of the Sun Belt Conference title Saturday, landed two commitments from …

Non-AQ picks: Week 13
‎ESPN (blog) – Andrea Adelson
FIU 35, Arkansas State 28. The most unlikely league championship will be won in Miami. Nobody pegged FIU as the Sun Belt champion, but the Panthers have …

Garrett Wittels: Keeping the Streak Alive
‎Miami New Times – Gus Garcia-Roberts
On June 5, the last day of the FIU Panthers’ season, Wittels singled to extend his own streak to 56. Next spring, the 20-year-old junior will attempt to …

Miami Heat’s Carlos Arroyo taking his game outside
Sun-Sentinel – Ira Winderman
“We’ve all never been on a team like this,” the former Florida International University standout said. “We’re all experiencing different things, …

Broncos Take On Indiana State at FIU Thanksgiving Classic – Nicole Watkins
WMU takes on Indiana State Friday at 8 pm and either Morehead State or FIU in the championship or consolation game at 4 or 2 pm Sunday. …

FIU 80, Chattanooga 59
Were you at the game? Did you attend another game recently? Check in with ESPN Passport for iPhone, or check in online to archive your memories, photos, …

Florida International Signs Six‎
FIU Swimming and Diving Head Coach Randy Horner signed six student-athletes to join the Panthers program. The newest Panthers come from various parts of the …

Panthers Men’s Basketball Game Notes: FlU vs. Chattanooga
‎Boxscore News
Records – FIU enters Saturday’s contests with a 3-1 record following a 65-62 win … Rankings – Neither FIU nor Chattanooga are not ranked in this week’s …

Bowl outlook gets complex for FIU Golden Panthers
FIU’s once-simple bowl equation got a bit more complex Tuesday. The Sun Belt Conference confirmed to The Miami Herald that the Golden Panthers could be sent …

Harris’ 20-20 Game Not Enough to Overcome Hot-Shooting Golden Panthers
MSU Eagles
FIU shot 55 percent in the first half and used a 12-0 run to end the first … Three FIU players finished in double figures, led by Michelle Gonzalez’s 17 …

Men’s Hoops Set For FIU Monday‎West Virginia MetroNews
Following its first road contest of the season, the Thundering Herd men’s basketball team will return home on Monday to face FIU in the final game of the …

Higher Education
USF wins $8 million in public health grants
The University of South Florida has won $8 million in federal grants to help train public health workers across the state to respond to hurricanes, …

Better Than Yale, Harvard: UCF Endowment Returns
‎University of Central Florida
The University of Central Florida’s endowments have outperformed those of Yale and Harvard, resulting in more money for student scholarships and academic …

UCF adopts more inclusive non-discrimination policy
‎Watermark – Jamie Hyman
The University of Central Florida’s (UCF) non-discrimination policy now includes gender identity and expression. The UCF Board of Trustees vote on Nov. …

USF St. Petersburg to build student center, without city help – Michael Van Sickler
… student center and dormitory, University of South Florida St. Petersburg officials say the project is still on and should start construction by March. …

University of Miami student struck in hit-and-run dies
‎ – Michelle Kaufman
The University of Miami student struck in a hit-and-run 10 days ago died from his injuries. Police are still hunting the driver. …

FAU update: Professor honored with Career Achievement Award
Lucy Guglielmino, professor of adult and community education in the department of educational leadership at Florida Atlantic University, was recently …

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Senate Meeting Minutes: November 29, 2010

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



November 29, 2010

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

II.                 Roll Call

a.       Adam Do Amaral

b.      Alexander Barrio (Tardy)

c.       Amanda Jimenez

d.      Carlos Rodriguez

e.       Chris Cabral

f.       Christina Marinos

g.       Cristina Loreto

h.      Daniel Gonzalez

i.        Daniela Gonzalez

j.        Dillon Arango (Absent)

k.      Donovan Dawson

l.        Erika Edwards

m.    Hector Mujica

n.      Janice Rubio (Tardy)

o.      Jesus Borrero

p.      Joanne Myler

q.      Kevin Gonzalez

r.        Macarena Jimenez

s.       Moses Aluicio

t.        Patrick O’Keefe

u.      Ranshan Gomez (Excused)

v.      William-Jose Velez

w.     TJ Liguori

x.      Rachel Emas

y.      Mohammed Aman (Excused)

z.       Odette Barrientos

aa.   Samir Patel

bb.  Nicola Petival (Excused)

cc.   Matthew Mockridge

dd.  Janet Reyes

ee.   Clement Giraneza(Tardy)

ff.    Nicholas Autiello

gg.   Helena Ramirez

hh.  Alina Gonzalez

ii.      Veronica Guerra

jj.      Octavio Mella

III.               Approval of Minutes

Move to approve the November 22 meeting minutes [Aluicio] (Passes)

Move to skip reports and go into announcements then back to Old Business [Aluicio] (Passes)

IV.              Announcements

a.       Presentation by the Division of Information Technology à 5 year strategic plan at

b.      New UWide this Saturday 12/4 at 12pm in the SGA Conference Room; Dec 2 tabling in CBC Special Events Room from10:30am-12:30pm  [Mujica]

c.       Senator reports are due on Dec 10 [Velez]

d.      Good Luck on Finals events in the Pit next Monday and Tuesday [Daniela Gonzalez]

e.       Cram Jam on Dec 7 in the Engineering Center [Velez]

f.       ORC meeting tomorrow in the Conference Room at 10:30am [Aluicio]

g.       Passing Council Bill at UWide [Mujica]

h.      IAC met today [Daniel Gonzalez]

V.                 Old Business

a.       SR 1064 – To Ensure a Speedy Trial in the Judicial Process

i.      Adam Do Amaral – Yes

ii.      Alexander Barrio – Yes

iii.      Amanda Jimenez – Yes

iv.      Carlos Rodriguez – Yes

v.      Chris Cabral – Yes

vi.      Christina Marinos – Yes

vii.      Clement Giraneza – Yes

viii.      Cristina Loreto – Yes

ix.      Daniel Gonzalez – Yes

x.      Daniela Gonzalez – Yes

xi.      Donovan Dawson -Yes

xii.      Erika Edwards – Yes

xiii.      Hector Mujica – Yes

xiv.      Janet Reyes – Yes

xv.      Janice Rubio – Yes

xvi.      Jesus Borrero – Yes

xvii.      Joanne Myler – Yes

xviii.      Kevin Gonzalez – Yes

xix.      Macarena Jimenez – Yes

xx.      Matthew Mockridge – Yes

xxi.      Moses Aluicio – Yes

xxii.      Odette Barrientos-  Yes

xxiii.      Patrick O’Keefe – Yes

xxiv.      Rachel Emas – Yes

xxv.      Samir Patel – Yes

xxvi.      TJ Liguori – Yes

xxvii.      William Jose Velez – Yes

27*0*0 (Passes)


b.      SR 1070 – To reform the Legislative Branch of the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Loreto to the chair

Move to amend bill; adding ORCA 2010 and strike existing ORC section [Aluicio] (Passes)

Move to amend [Edwards] (Passes)

Move to table [Mujica] (Passes)

VI.              New Business

Move to add SR 1071 [Velez] (Passes)

a.       SR 1071 – Congratulating the Florida International University Panthers

Move to strike Little Caesar’s Bowl [Loreto] (Passes)

Move to add Golden Panthers Football Team to the title [Do Amaral] (Passes)

Move to add or and strike ; in the second to last paragraph [Mujica] (Passes)

Move to add an s to Arkansa [Velez] (Passes)

Move to request unanimous consent to bypass the second reading [Velez] (Passes)

Move to change FIU Panthers to FIU Golden Panthers and FIU to Florida International University [O’Keefe] (Passes)

Move to request unanimous consent to vote by acclamation [Mujica] (Passes)

i.      Adam Do Amaral – Yes

ii.      Alexander Barrio – Yes

iii.      Carlos Rodriguez – Yes

iv.      Chris Cabral – Yes

v.      Christina Marinos – Yes

vi.      Clement Giraneza – Yes

vii.      Cristina Loreto – Yes

viii.      Daniel Gonzalez – Yes

ix.      Donovan Dawson -Yes

x.      Erika Edwards – Yes

xi.      Hector Mujica – Yes

xii.      Janet Reyes – Yes

xiii.      Jesus Borrero – Yes

xiv.      Joanne Myler – Yes

xv.      Kevin Gonzalez – Yes

xvi.      Macarena Jimenez – Yes

xvii.      Matthew Mockridge – Yes

xviii.      Moses Aluicio – Yes

xix.      Odette Barrientos-  Yes

xx.      Patrick O’Keefe – Yes

xxi.      Rachel Emas – Yes

xxii.      Samir Patel – Yes

xxiii.      TJ Liguori – Yes

xxiv.      William Jose Velez – Yes

24*0*0 (Passes)

VII. Adjournment at 5:29pm


Rules, Legislation and Judiciary Committee Meeting Minutes: November 29, 2010

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



November 29, 2010

I. Welcome & Call to Order at 2:15pm

II. Roll Call

  1. Adam do Amaral- PRESENT
  2. Jesus Borrero- PRESENT
  3. Rachel Emas- PRESENT
  4. Clement Giraneza- PRESENT
  5. Ranshan Gomez- ABSENT (UNEXCUSED)
  6. Hector Mujica- PRESENT
  7. Judiciary representative: Letter from Octavio- no reply from Veronica
  8. IAC representative: Hector
  9. Attorney General: Alteanus

III. Old Business

  1. SR 1064: To Ensure a Speedy Trial in the Judicial Process

i.      Protocol of filing writs against SGA Officials

ii.      How the Internal Affairs Committee files reports in response

In Statutes 13.02.a.iii, need to insert “at least” before “5”

IV. New Business

  1. Form to ask RLJC review legislation (by any student)

i.      Include: legislation to be explained; date; name; college

    • Want judicial opinion?
    • If you would like your college senator to contact you, give info
    • SGA contact info

ii.      Include in Rules of Procedure 9.02.b.i

V. Announcements

  1. Talk with Luis about updated Statutes online

VI. Adjournment at  3:05 pm


Event Advisory Notice: December Press Conference

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Event Advisory Notice

Who: The Student Government Council of the Modesto A. Maidique Campus at Florida International University

What: The Student Government Council of the Modesto A. Maidique Campus at Florida International University’s December Press Conference

When: 3rd of December 2010, from 3pm-5pm

Where: Graham Center, GC 150

Why: The Student Government Council of the Modesto A. Maidique Campus at Florida
International University will facilitate its monthly Press Conference on the 3rd of
December from 3pm-5pm to review with student media (and other individuals
present) SGC-MMC’s progress since the last press conference held on the 12th of

Details: Your attendance is highly encouraged. For members of student media, this will be
your opportunity to interact with members of the councils present. For members of
the Biscayne Bay, Modesto Maidique and Governing Councils, this will be your
opportunity to address student media and individuals present on the progress and
objective (s) of your respective council. Please kindly RSVP to
We hope to see you there!

Additional Information
For additional Information, visit our websites at, and You may also contact Andrew Vaz, SGC-MMC Press secretary at or by calling our office in Graham Center, Room 211, at +1.305.348.2121.

About Florida International University
Florida International University is Miami’s 1st and only public research institution of higher learning. Serving nearly 40,000 students, FIU is amongst the 25th largest Universities in the nation, boasting 12 Colleges and Schools that offer in excess of 200 Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral and Professional degrees. With over 100,000 Alumni living and working in South Florida, the impact that FIU has had on the local community is incalculable.

About the Student Government Association at FIU
The Student Government Association at FIU affords students the opportunity to cultivate their leadership skills by serving as liaisons of the student body to the University Administration, hence gaining valuable experience in governance and stewardship. With over 40 senators, 60 cabinet members, 20 committees and 40 interns, SGA provides a challenging yet sustainable environment in which students can contribute to student life and in turn, the university community.

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Senate Meeting Agenda: November 29, 2010

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Florida International University • Student Government Association • Modesto A. Maidique Campus
November 29, 2010

I. Welcome & Call to Order
II. Pledge of Allegiance
III. Roll Call
IV. Approval of Minutes
V. Speaker Report
VI. Speaker Pro Tempore Report

VII. Comptroller Report
VIII. Executive Report

IX. Senate Reports

X. Committee Reports
XI. Old Business

a. SR 1064 – To Ensure a Speedy Trial in the Judicial Process

b. SR 1070 – To reform the Legislative Branch of the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus

XII. New Business

a. SR 1071 – Congratulating the Florida International University Panthers*

*Pending approval by 2/3 of the Senate

XIII. Announcements

a. Presentation by the Division of Information Technology

XIV. Adjournment