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Senate Meeting Agenda: April 4, 2011

April 1, 2011 Leave a comment

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

MEETING AGENDA
April 4, 2011

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. Unfinished Business

a. SR 1179 – To reform the Finance Code of the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus

b.  SR 1199 – To reform the Elections Code of the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus

c. SR 11100 – To Establish the University Wide Finance Code of the Student Government Association

XII. New Business

a. FIU’s Summer Alternative Theatre Festival Presentation (10 Minutes)

b. SR 11101 – In Commemoration of Dannette Willory *

c. SR 11103 – Resolution in Support of Professor Abdolrahim Javadzadeh *

XIII. Announcements

XIV. Adjournment

 

* New Legislation Pending 2/3 vote of the Senate to be added to the Agenda

FIU in the News

March 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Top Stories

Renters better off financially than homeowners
‎Sun-Sentinel (blog) – Paul Owers
FIU’s Ken H. Johnson and Eli Beracha from East Carolina compared profits from the sale of a home to the value of a renter’s investment portfolio. …

FIU in the News

Business Plan Challenge draws 200+ entries
‎MiamiHerald.com – Nancy Dahlberg
Panels of judges — all experts in entrepreneurship — will evaluate the entries, and finalists in the community, FIU and high school tracks will be named …

Rising gas prices, sinking home values squeezing suburban commuters
‎Sun-Sentinel – Dawn Wotapka
… associate director of the Metropolitan Center at Florida International University, a Miami-based applied-research institute. Data prepared by CoreLogic …

Local Songs: Dream on, songwriters
‎Sun-Sentinel – Colleen Dougher
Mike Matthews, an adjunct professor in the Department of Earth and Environment at Florida international University, also wrote a tune about a dream and a …

Frosts Donate $35 Million to Science Center
‎NBC Miami – Janie Campbell
Both the music school at the University of Miami and Florida International University’s art museum are also named for the Frosts, their major donors. …

New Voices: Medicaid reform should help state keep doctors
‎Orlando Sentinel – Nick Rohrhoff
In two years, new medical schools at the University of Central Florida and Florida International University will graduate their inaugural classes. …

Frosts give $35 million to Miami Science Museum
‎MiamiHerald.com – Andres Viglucci
It will be the third prominent local institution to bear the couple’s name, joining the art museum at Florida International University and the music school …

FIU grants young Jamaicans top award for business excellence
‎Jamaica Gleaner
The Young Visionary Award annually recognises a FIU graduate who has made significant contributions to their field of endeavour early in their career. …

Latin America scores high on ‘happiness’ index
‎Modesto Bee – Marifeli Perez-Stable
… non-resident fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington, a professor at Florida International University and a columnist for the Miami Herald.

Science Museum to unveil big donorm
‎Bizjournals.com – Oscar Pedro Musibay – Kevin Gale
Among them is pharmaceutical billionaire Phillip Frost and his wife, Patricia, whose names are on the art museum at Florida International University. …

¿Qué es mejor comprar o alquilar?
Diario Las Americas
Durante años se ha considerado que cumplir con el sueño de la vivienda propia es muy importante por sus beneficios económicos y sociales. Sin embargo, un estudio realizado por Ken H. Jonson de la U….

Spanish Artists to Be Focus of ArteAmerica 2013
‎Latin American Herald Tribune
… Pantin and ArteAmerica director Dora Valdes-Fauli are working with the Spain-Florida Foundation 500 Years and the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at …

FIU abre campus en Brickell
Diario Las Americas
La Universidad Internacional de Florida (FIU) inaugurará en el otoño el Colegio de Administración de Negocios y la Escuela de Programas Internacionales y de Asuntos Públicos. Todo funcionará en tre….

Spanish artists to be focus of US art fair
‎Sify
… Valdes-Fauli are working with the Spain-Florida Foundation 500 Years and the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, …

Hotel is suite spot for dogs
‎Minneapolis Star Tribune – Todd Nelson
The expert says: Dileep Rao, president of InterFinance Corp. in Golden Valley and a professor of entrepreneurship at Florida International University, …
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Tips for Developing High-Potential Talent
‎Fox Business
According to Nathan Hiller, assistant professor of management and faculty director of the Florida International University Center for Leadership High …

Miami Science Museum Announces $35 Million Commitment by Patricia …
‎Business Wire (press release)
Mrs. Frost was a Trustee of Florida International University and chairman of the Board of Directors of Florida International University. …

Works by Noted Photographer Annie Leibovitz to Be Displayed in …
‎The Ledger – Khue Bhi
He is director of the Wolfsonian Museum, part of Florida International University in Miami Beach. Hossler will speak about Leibovitz and these images, …

The sentence is king
‎Saudi Gazette – Joseph Richard Preville
Fish is currently the Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor and a professor of law at Florida International University. …

Concrete Canoes Congregate at Tennessee Tech
‎UC Daily News – Ward Norris
… Vanderbilt University, Auburn University, Florida A&M, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Institute of Technology, Florida International University, …

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 25 March 2011
‎Space Ref (press release)
… and West Cuba (CEO is collaborating with Florida International University researchers to obtain imagery of mangrove stands, coastal wetlands, …

Flagler hosts author of definitive Adam Walsh story
‎Historic City News
He is currently Professor of English and director of the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University in Miami.

FCIR Granted Tax-Exempt Status
‎FCIR
FCIR’s office is located at the International Media Center, a nonprofit program at Florida International University dedicated to training journalists in …

Amy Rosenberg Made her Cultural Rounds in February
‎Social Miami
She also serves on the New World Symphony’s Friends Committee as well as The Wolfsonian-FIU’s Visionaries Committee. February was a magical 28 days of …

My, Antonia Wright
‎Sun-Sentinel – Colleen Dougher
An opening reception will be held 6-9 pm March 23 at the Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th St., in Miami. Call 305-348-2890 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 305-348-2890 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or visit Thefrost.fiu.edu.

Athletics
Errors doom FIU in loss to W. Kentucky
‎MiamiHerald.com – Walter Villa
FIU, playing its first home game in 19 days, was not sharp Friday night, making four errors and losing 3-2 to Western Kentucky in the opener …

FIU’s Wesley Carroll ‘has taken the next step as a quarterback’
‎MiamiHerald.com – Peter Andrew Bosch
FIU quarterback Wesley Carroll releases a pass as linebacker Winston Fraser closes in during spring practice at FIU Stadium on Friday, March 11, 2011. …

FIU baseball caps comeback in 10th inning; Miami Hurricanes fall …
‎MiamiHerald.com
It started out as breakfast and baseball — with a yawn-inducing 11 am start time — but it ended with what FIU coach Turtle Thomas called his team’s greatest …

Down in Florida, Thomas keeping his sunny side up
‎Boston Globe – Gary Washburn
… content with those who believe his coaching stop at Florida International University is merely a respite until he interests an NBA team again. …

Bumps, bruises and bundles of fun
‎Sun-Sentinel – Gary Curreri
… Florida Tridents, Fort Lauderdale Knights, Fort Miami Women, Orlando Women, Florida International University and the University of Florida.

Wesley Carroll and FIU offense rolling
‎College Fantasy Football Insider
We could see some big strides made by the FIU offense in 2011, and the three mentioned above will likely play very large roles.

Isiah Refuses To Commit Long-Term To FIU
‎RealGM.com
With Isiah Thomas at the helm, Florida International University finished 11-19 this season, last in the East Division of the Sun Belt Conference. …

WKU Baseball: Tops stay perfect in Sun Belt
‎Bowling Green Daily News
FIU shortstop Garrett Wittels had three of the team’s seven hits on the night. … WKU will play the second game of a three-game set with FIU at 5 pm today.

Martinez and Vann back for FIU
‎College Fantasy Football Insider
Florida International wide receivers Ariel Martinez and Rocky Vann both suffered major knee injuries last season, however both are back (non-contact at the …

WKU beats FIU 6-4, improves Sun Belt record to 5-0
‎College Heights Herald
The Golden Panther rally began when junior Topper reliever Rye Davis hit FIU catcher Jose Behar and walked right fielder Pablo Bermudez on back-to-back …

WKU Falls in Extra Innings to FIU 9-8, Suffers First Sun Belt …
‎WKU Athletics
FIU junior Garrett Wittels, the seventh Panthers pitcher of the day, picked up the win after allowing two runs – one earned – on two hits while a pair of …

WKU Improves to 4-0 in Sun Belt Play With 3-2 Win At FIU
‎WKU Athletics
FIU committed four errors in the game as they fall to 14-10 overall and 1-3 in SBC play. Perkins (5-1) limited FIU to two runs on six hits through eight …

Tops take eighth win in a row
‎Bowling Green Daily News
The Hilltopper bats got started early against FIU starter RJ Fondon, … FIU got on the board in the bottom half of the inning when Garrett Wittels laced an …

Higher Education
USF graduate programs ranks among highest in the country
‎ABC Action News – Rick DeBow
… to school for a graduate degree may want to consider a school with some of the best graduate programs in the nation: the University of South Florida. …

UM’s biotech center a plus for Overtown
‎MiamiHerald.com
University of Miami President Donna Shalala should be proud of UM’s longstanding commitment to Overtown. Miles from its upscale Coral Gables campus, …

USF aims big in efforts to rebrand and reinvent its medical school
‎Tampabay.com – Letitia Stein – Richard Martin
TAMPA — The University of South Florida dreams of seeing its name on a hospital, boosting the …

FAU Researcher Receives National Institutes of Health Grant to …
‎Newswise (press release)
Massimo Caputi, Ph.D., associate professor of biomedical science in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, has received …

UCF fraternity under investigation after being accused of using …
‎Central Florida Future – Katie Kustura
A University of Central Florida fraternity accused of using a date rape drug on women is being investigated by the UCF Police Department …

Senate Meeting Agenda: March 28, 2011

March 25, 2011 Leave a comment

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

MEETING AGENDA
March 28, 2011

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. Unfinished Business

a. SR 1179 – To reform the Finance Code of the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus

b. Modesto A. Maidique Campus Specific Budget Approval

c. SR 1194 – In Support of the University Wide Budget Committee Furnishing Budget Requests, Meeting Minutes and Voting Records from the 2011 University Wide Budget Deliberations

d. SR 1195 – In Support of the Executive Branch of SGC-MMC Releasing Any and ALL Records as It Pertains To the Agreement between the Athletics Department and SGA

e. SR 1196 – In Support of the SGC-MMC Budget Committee Furnishing Budget Requests, Meeting Minutes and Voting Records from the 2011 SGC-MMC Budget Deliberations

f. SR 1197 – In Support of the University-Wide Budget Committee and the SGC-MMC Budget Committee Releasing the Official University-Wide and SGC-MMC Budgets, Respectively, on or Before 25 March 2011

g. SR 1198 – In Support of the University Wide Council Releasing Records Pertaining to the Progress of the Accumulated Cash Balance Account

XII. New Business

a.  SR 1199 – To reform the Elections Code of the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus

b. SR 11100 – To Establish the University Wide Finance Code of the Student Government Association

XIII. Announcements

XIV. Adjournment

 

FIU in the News

March 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Top Stories
FIU signs $12M lease in downtown Miami
‎Bizjournals.com
Florida International University signed a 10-year lease for three floors at 1101 Brickell Ave., in Miami. Florida International University signed a $12 …

FIU in the News
Renovations renew Miami Beach mainstay Shelborne Beach Resort
‎MiamiHerald.com – Hannah Sampson
Miami-Dade historian Seth Bramson, an adjunct professor of history at Barry University and Florida International University, said that while the Shelborne …

Three named to FIU Board of Trustees
‎MiamiHerald.com
Rick Scott this week reappointed Claudia Puig and appointed Dr. Jose J. Armas and Mayi De La Vega to the Florida International University Board of Trustees. …

Business Plan Challenge entries due Friday
‎MiamiHerald.com – Nancy Dahlberg
Opportunities to enter: The Community Track is open to all South Floridians (Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Broward and Monroe); the FIU Track is open to alumni …

Uruguay apuesta por más inversión
Diario Las Americas
Así lo manifestó el ministro de Economía y Finanzas de Uruguay, Fernando Lorenzo, durante una presentación auspiciada por el Miami Consortium para estudios del Caribe y Latinoamérica en la Florida Internacional University el martes esta semana.

Pat Conroy talks writing, reading and typing poorly
‎Sun-Sentinel – Chauncey Mabe
Pat Conroy is probably the most popular Southern novelist since Margaret Mitchell, making him the perfect choice for the FIU’s Second Annual Lawrence …

Recalls relieve pain but charter review MDs can cure ills
‎Miami Today – Michael Lewis
The presidents of the University of Miami and Florida International University, who each could name an expert academic to help guide the process or as …

American Institute of Architects Names Recipients for 2011 Awards
‎Senior Housing News
… Preservation Agency, State of Illinois; Luis Jauregui, AIA, Jaurequi, Inc. and Marilys Nepomechie, FAIA, Florida International University Miami. …

Athletics
FIU’s defensive line is motivated
‎MiamiHerald.com – Justin Azpiazu
FIU junior defensive end Tourek Williams is tired of having the defensive line considered the Golden Panthers’ weakest unit. …

No. 15 Softball Hosts Florida International
‎BaylorBears.com
“FIU a team that won a couple games in the NCAA Tournament last year and we know … FIU enters the contest on a four-game winning streak after sweeping …

FIU Women’s Basketball Announces 2011 Recruiting Class
‎Boxscore News
MIAMI – FIU women’s basketball head coach Cindy Russo has reloaded her squad’s arsenal with the early signing of four members, including three Florida …

Softball returns to action with doubleheader vs. FIU
‎The Baylor Lariat – Krista Pirtle
… is back in action tonight as it hosts a double header against Florida International University. The Lady Bears then open conference play against No. …

Higher Education
UF professor named Leopold Leadership Fellow
‎University of Florida
A University of Florida professor has been named a 2011 Leopold Leadership Fellow … Schuur, a faculty member at the University of Florida since 2002, …

USF, China partnership brings the Confucius Institute, opportunity …
‎ABC Action News – Carson Chambers
TAMPA – There are endless education pathways to walk at the University of South Florida, but in the heart of campus, in Cooper Hall, USF students have …

USF taps Richard Dobkin as executive in residence
‎Tampa Bay Business Journal
University of South Florida’s College of Business named Richard Dobkin as … University of South Florida serves more than 47000 students on campuses in …

Event Advisory: March Press Conference

March 24, 2011 Leave a comment

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 March Press Conference

When: 25th of March 2011, from 3pm-5pm

Where: Graham Center, GC 305

Why: The Student Government Council of the Modesto A. Maidique Campus at Florida
International University will facilitate its monthly Press Conference on the 25th of
March from 3pm-5pm to review with student media (and other individuals
present) SGC-MMC’s progress since the last press conference held on the 18th of
February.

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 sga.press@fiu.edu. We hope to see you there!

Additional Information
For additional Information, visit our websites at fiu.edu/~sga, fiusga.wordpress.com and facebook.com/fiusga. You may also contact Andrew Vaz, SGC-MMC Press secretary at sga.press@fiu.edu 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.

Press Release: the Spring 2011 Student Engagement Series

March 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Press Release
The Student Government Council at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus (SGC-MMC) at Florida International University (FIU) will facilitate a student engagement series in the spring of 2011

Miami, Florida (23 March 2011)—SGC-MMC President and University Trustee Helena Ramirez announced today that SGC-MMC will facilitate a student engagement series in the spring of 2011. The objective of the engagement series is to provide students with a mechanism through which to voice their desires and concerns. As her tenure as President of the SGC-MMC is coming to a close this semester, she would appreciate your presence at her final Student Engagement Series.

President Ramirez continues, noting “the student engagement series will provide a safe, friendly environment in which students will discuss issues of most concern to them, which is the element that I am excited about; the personal interaction with members of the student body,” and further mentions “as an integral aspect of the engagement series, SGC-MMC is doing what it can to ensure that the respective university administrators are in attendance at the relative engagement town hall meetings. The attendance of university administrators at the engagement town hall meetings will re-enforce the university’s commitment to further developing and enhancing student services here at FIU.”

There shall be five installments this semester. The first installment of the series will focus on issues regarding Tuition and Fees and it will take place on the 28th of March 2011 in GC Ballroom East from 11am-1pm. The second installment will cover issues regarding Parking and Transportation and is set to take place on the 30th of March 2011 in GC Panther Suite from 11am-1pm. The third installment of the series will focus on issue related to Sustainability and is set to take place on the 1st of April 2011 in GC Ballroom East from 11am-1pm. The fourth installment in the spring 2011 student engagement series will focus on athletics and it will take place on the 7th of April 2011 from 11am to 1pm in GC 243. The fifth and final installment will focus on topics relating to Student Services and is set to take place on the 8th of April 2011 in the GC Panther Suite from 11am to 1pm.

Overall, the student engagement series will provide a means through which SGC-MMC will tackle the issues as it pertains to the student body. For more information about the fall 2010 student engagement series, please send e-mail to sga@fiu.edu, or visit SGC-MMC’s office in Graham Center, Room 211. See you at the engagement series!

Additional Information
For additional Information, visit our websites at fiu.edu/~sga and fiusga.wordpress.com. You may follow us on Facebook; keyword “FIU Student Government Association.” You may also contact Andrew Vaz, SGC-MMC Press Secretary at avaz001@fiu.edu.

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.

FIU in the News

March 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Top Stories

Florida International University honors its alumni, faculty
‎MiamiHerald.com – Michael Vasquez
Florida International University honored some of its most distinguished alumni and faculty members at its the 10th annual Torch Awards …

FIU in the News

A fair dedicated to the love of Latin art
‎MiamiHerald.com – Damarys Ocana
Featured speakers include Carol Damian, director of the Philip & Patricia Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, and Miami art critic Ricardo …

FIU news in Miami Today
Miami Today (Two stories)
That susceptibility to economic trends, however, is a key concern for Miami’s economy, says Jerry Haar, an associate dean and professor at Florida International University’s College of Business.

‘Organize Or Die’ in Florida
‎Inside Higher Ed
Florida International University and Florida Gulf Coast University are at or near 60 percent membership, said Auxter, while New College of Florida, …

Prehistoric Garbage Piles May Have Created ‘Tree Islands’
‎Science Now – Sid Perkins
But just how and when these perched carbonates form is still up for debate, says ecohydrologist Pamela Sullivan of Florida International University in Miami …

“GRAN TORINO”
Miami Today
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum presents “GRAN TORINO: Italian Contemporary Art,” the works of a select group of Turin, Italy, artists…

Feeding frenzy
‎Reading Eagle
Shortly after joining Southern in 2000, he took over a modest wine and food tasting event run to help Florida International University School of Hospitality …

The US and other western nations must honor the Libyan rebels …
‎Green Party US (press release)
… the dangers of military intervention at a forum, entitled “Self-Determination: Opportunities and Challenges” at Florida International University.

Hospitality students mix school with wine
‎Eagle News – Katie Egan
But with all due respect to the others — Florida International University and the University of Central Florida — “the Wine Lab at FGCU rivals that of Napa …

Prehistoric trash heaps created Florida Everglades’ tree islands
‎Mother Nature Network (see photo)
(Photo: Pablo Ruiz/Florida International University) Heaps of trash left behind by prehistoric humans might have given rise to many of the tree islands …

Agro-ecology & Religious Studies
Micosukee Magazine
David Trujillo is thankful for the support of FIU’s Agro-ecology Program and the USDA-NIFA-Multicultural Scholars Program…

Athletics
Tuesday’s Daily Briefing: FAU has edge over FIU in football …
‎FAU Owl Access (blog) – Marcus Nelson
But that did get me to thinking, which victory over FIU was the sweetest this season? Was it FAU’s continued domination over FIU in this year’s Shula Bowl? …

FIU on WTVJ-MIA (NBC) – Miami, FL
South Florida Tonight (News)
…he hit a grand slam in the sixth inning. Meanwhile, FIU loses 6-3 on the road to North Florida. >>> Finally tonight we gave a sneak peek of it last night. Ff you walled Ellen this …

Higher Education
UM biotech center and controversy taking shape in Overtown
‎Sun-Sentinel – Michael Vasquez
The University of Miami, in a quest to become a biotech force to be reckoned with, is only months away from completing …

University of South Florida adds mass notification
‎Security Director News – Tess Nacelewicz
Life Safety Designs recently won a contract to provide a campus mass notification system for the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. …

University of Miami Relies on IQinVision to Create Safer Campus …
‎Benzinga
The University of Miami is a private research university with more than 15000 students. The university had maintained video surveillance for a number of …