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Press Release: ‘Show Me The Money’ GSFC Town Hall Meetings

September 6, 2010 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 series of ‘Graduate Student Funding Committee Town Hall Meetings’ throughout the month of September.

Miami, Florida (6 September 2010)—Under the direction of Graduate Senator and Chairwoman of the Graduate Student Funding Board Erika Denise Edwards, the Graduate Student Funding Committee (GSFC) will facilitate a series of ‘Show Me The Money’ Town Hall Meetings, in which members of the GSFC will inform graduate students of its goals for the academic school year, as well as the procedures to follow when filing for funds to conduct research, attend conferences, and professional development seminars.

“Since the summer 2010 term,” mentions Chairwoman Edwards, “the GSFC has received in excess of 100 requests for funding, many of which were denied for administrative reasons. In facilitating the ‘Show Me The Money’ Town Hall Meetings, the GSFC will remind students of the procedures that must be adhered to when filing for funds.”

“In addition to learning more about the funding procedures,” continues Chairwoman Edwards, “Graduate students will have the opportunity to meet their Senators. The ratification of the Constitution in the summer of 2010 afforded graduate students an increased voice in student government. My constituency will be very impressed and pleased with its representatives.”

When questioned about the transition from a governing council to funding committee, Graduate Senator and Vice-Chairwoman of the GSFC Rachel Emas mentions that “my constituency will be delighted by how smoothly the transition has taken place. The increase in funding allows the GSFC to award graduate and professional students once per semester and twice per academic school year.”

The forums will be held in GC 150 on the following dates and times: the 14th of September from 9pm-10pm and from 10pm to 11pm and on the 23rd of September from 8:30pm to 9:30pm and from 9:30pm to 10:30pm. An additional forum will be held in GC 140 on the 22nd of September from 1pm to 2:30pm and from 2:30pm to 4pm.

“Additionally,” continues Vice-Chairwoman Emas, “Graduate Senators now have access to enact legislation that positively impacts its constituency. A prime example is Senate Resolution 1038 that unanimously passed in the Senate meeting on the 23rd of August, ‘In Support of Re-entry visas for Iranian students and scholars in the United States.’ The resolution was submitted, along with resolutions from Student Government Associations and statements from university administrators across the United States, to the Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs of the Department of State, in hopes of effecting change to the current policy.”

“Graduate students will be particularly pleased to find,” notes SGC-MMC Senate Speaker Velez, “that undergraduate Senators and Cabinet members will be in attendance, and will actively participate in the Town Hall Meetings by making presentations on how their respective position within SGC-MMC strives to incorporate the graduate constituency.”

For more information on the ‘Show Me The Money’ Town Hall Meetings, contact Graduate Senator and GSFC Chairwoman Erika Edwards at gsfc@fiu.edu. We hope to see you there!

Press Release: College of Business Administration Exposed

September 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Press Release

The Student Government Council at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus (SGC-MMC) at Florida International University (FIU) presents “College of Business Administration Exposed.”

Miami, Florida (6 September 2010)—SGC-MMC Speaker Pro Tempore and College of Business Senator Hector Mujica will facilitate, in conjunction with the College of Business Administration, Google, and Chick-fil-A, ‘College of Business Administration Exposed.’

This town hall styled forum will provide SGC-MMC, as well as the College of Business Administration, the opportunity to engage both undergraduate and graduate business students.

The forum, scheduled to take place on the 14th of September 2010 at 6pm in College of Business Complex, Special Events Room 232, will provide students the opportunity to meet and question College of Business Senator Mujica, the College’s Administration and Staff, to seek advisement as it pertains to course selection and graduation requirements, and learn more about the business oriented student organizations and internship opportunities with Google. The forum will also feature giveaways, and catering by Chick-fil-a.

“Senator Mujica’s efforts” exclaim SGC-MMC President and University Trustee Helena Ramirez “is a prime and early example, and further, the paradigm of the types of activities and events that SGC-MMC will facilitate throughout the academic school year to engage the student body.”  “As a former Senator,” continues President Ramirez “I am impressed with the caliber of dedication that the Senate has demonstrated very early on in representing their respective constituencies.”

The forum comes on the heels of the unanimous passage of Senate Resolution 1040 during a Senate session on the 30th of August, a bill authored by Senator Mujica ‘In Support of Additional Resources for the College of Business Administration.’ The resolution calls upon the university’s senior administration to commit resources to the College of Business for the continued development and advancement of both undergraduate and graduate business students.

“The outcome of elections in the spring of 2010” mentions Senator Mujica, “afforded me the opportunity to represent my fellow students at the College of Business Administration. As Business Senator, it is my responsibility to not only be aware of the concerns of my constituency, but to take whatever steps I am empowered with by the SGA Constitution and the SGC-MMC Statutes to alleviate such concerns.”

“Senate Resolution 1040” continues Senator Mujica, “is a prime example of how legislation can succinctly and collectively give ideas form, substance and structure. The forum to be held on the 14th is a prime example of how the form, substance and structure provided by Senate Resolution 1040 acts as the foundation upon which to execute ideas, consequently affording student government the opportunity to engage the student body.”

‘College of Business Administration Exposed is scheduled to take place on the 14th of September 2010 at 6pm in CBC 232. For more details, please contact Senator Hector Mujica at hmuji001@fiu.edu. SGC-MMC hopes to see you there!

Fall 2010 Student Engagement Series

August 31, 2010 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 fall of 2010

Miami, Florida (30 August 2010)—SGC-MMC President and University Trustee Helena Ramirez announced today that SGC-MMC will facilitate a student engagement series in the fall of 2010. The objective of the engagement series is to provide students with a mechanism through which to voice their desires and concerns. President Ramirez will then institute a series of executive orders specifically designed to address issues that arise during the engagement series.

“During my campaign and transition period as SGC-President Elect towards the end of the Spring 2010 term,” mentions SGC-MMC President and University Trustee Ramirez, “my central focus was—and still is—student engagement. As the liaison of the student body to the university administration, it is the responsibility of SGC-MMC to facilitate mechanisms for the student body to voice their concerns as it pertains to all aspects of campus life.”

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.”

The first installment of the series will focus on issues related to Academics and is set to take place on the 30th of September 2010 in GC 140 from 4pm-6pm. The second installment of the series will focus on issue related to campus safety and is set to take place on the 21st of October 2010 in GC 150 from 3pm-5pm. The third and final installment in the fall 2010 student engagement series will focus on Student Services and is set to take place on the 9th of November 2010 in GC 243 from 4pm-6pm.

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!

August Letter from the President

August 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Fellow Golden Panther;

From the Baseball Team becoming Sun Belt Champions and making it to the College semi-finals, to the state legislature approving $17.6 million dollars in funding for the Student Academic Support Complex, the future 100,000 square foot complex that will centralize many of the service-oriented offices on campus, and the additional 2,000 students that will begin classes in the fall as part of President Rosenberg’s vision for the growth, development and advancement of the university, the 2010-11 academic school year will prove to be a wonderful, exciting and amazing time to be an FIU Golden Panther!

The primary objective of the 2010-11 Student Government Council of the Modesto A. Maidique Campus is to engage the student body. We hope to facilitate events and programs that will encourage students to get involved in both campus life and university-wide issues. Because we are cognizant of the fact that many students rely heavily on financial assistance—grants, loans, and scholarships—in their pursuit of a higher education, SGC-MMC has made it a priority to build upon the First Generation Scholarship fundraiser facilitated in March of 2010.

As you navigate campus life at FIU during the course of this academic school year, it is my hope that this e-newsletter will serve as a companion; a resource that you can and should utilize to stay abreast of what’s happening at the university.

The 2010-11 SGC-MMC will do its very best to serve you, the student, in a most timely, respectable, efficient manner. Should you have any questions, comments, and/or concerns pertaining to any issue, please do not hesitate to stop by our office located in Graham Center of the Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Room 211. You may also contact SGC-MMC via telephone at 305.348.2121, or via e-mail at sga@fiu.edu. On behalf of the Cabinet Members and Senators of SGC-MMC, we wish you nothing but success in your academic and extra-curricular pursuits, and look forward to serving you in the ensuing academic school year!

Press Release: FIU’s 45th Anniversary

August 29, 2010 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 celebration in honor of the university, reflecting upon 45 years of challenges and success.

Miami, Florida (18 August 2010)—During the summer 2010 term, SGC-MMC began making the preparations to celebrate FIU’s 45th Birthday on the 10th of September. The celebration will begin in the Graham Center Pit from 11am to 1pm. This activity will serve as affinity and engagement pieces, affording SGC-MMC the opportunity to impress upon the student body school spirit and pride for FIU.

“What excites me the most about facilitating this event,” mentions SGC-MMC Director of External Relations Andrea Alhadari “is the element of school spirit and pride associated with this event. The day will include spirit tables and a pep rally, just a few of the elements that will allow students to not only be a part of FIU’s 45th birthday celebration, but will afford students the opportunity to display their level of school spirit and pride for other students to experience.”

“Additionally,” continues Director Alhadari, “SGC-MMC has been successful in soliciting the assistance of local businesses in facilitating the celebration, a testament of our commitment to engage the local community, and further, a demonstration of the local community’s level of devotion to being active participants in FIU’s growth and development.”

“When one thinks of what it means to be a student at FIU,” points out SGC-MMC President and University Trustee Helena Ramirez, “you might think about football games, term papers and finals. At the core of being an FIU student, however, is the gratitude that each and every one of us has for the founders of this great institution of higher learning.”

“When an FIU student earns his or her degree of higher education,” continues President and University Trustee Ramirez,  “he or she feels a sense of appreciation to the faculty, staff, administration and benefactors of this institution; the individuals who assisted and will continue to assist the university in overcoming adversities and achieving success for almost half a century.”

Overall, SGC-MMC looks forward to facilitating this event, as it will serve as a platform upon which to engage the student body in a fun and effective manner. For additional information on the celebration calendar of events, please contact SGC-MMC Director of External Relations Andrea Alhadari at sga@fiu.edu, call at 305.348.2121, or stop by our office in Graham Center of the Modesto A. Maidique Campus, room 211.