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Appropriation SR 1190: In Support of the Engineers Without Borders International Conference

February 27, 2011 1 comment
Agenda Item: SR 1190 – In Support of the Engineers Without Borders International Conference
Date: February 28, 2011
Committee: Finance Committee
Sponsors: Patrick O’Keefe, Lower Division Senator; Cristina Loreto, At Large Senator; Alex Barrio, College of Law Senator; Janice Rubio, At Large Senator;

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  • Submitted, placed on February 28th Agenda.

Final Vote

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Appropriation SR 1189: In Support of the 2011 AUVSI Competition

February 27, 2011 1 comment

Agenda Item: SR 1189 – In Support of the 2011 AUVSI Competition
Date: February 28, 2011
Committee: Finance Committee
Sponsors: Patrick O’Keefe, Lower Division Senator; Cristina Loreto, At Large Senator; Alex Barrio, College of Law Senator; Janice Rubio, At Large Senator;

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  • Submitted, placed on February 28th Agenda.

Final Vote

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Appropriation SR 1185: In Support of the Shell Eco-Marathon International Competition

February 13, 2011 3 comments

Agenda Item: In Support of the Shell Eco-Marathon International Competition

Date: February 14, 2011

Committee: Finance Committee

Sponsors: Macarena Jimenez, Lower-Division Senator; Alex Barrio, College Law Senator; Cristina Loreto, At Large Senator;

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  • Submitted, placed on February 28th Agenda.

Final Vote

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Appropriation SR 1069: In Support of the Florida International University 2011 Solar Decathlon Team

November 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Agenda Item: In Support of the Florida International University 2011 Solar Decathlon Team Date:11/16/2010

Committee: Finance Committee Sponsors: Macarena Jimenez, Lower-Division Senator; Janice Rubio, Senator At-Large; Alex Barrio, Law School Senator; Kevin Gonzalez, Senator for the College of Business

In Support of the Florida International University 2011 Solar Decathlon Team

WHEREAS, Florida International University’s vision is to lead a student-centered urban public research university that is both locally and globally engaged;

WHEREAS, the Student Government Council at Modesto A. Maidique is committed to providing and improving the overall student experience by fostering student life, encouraging community involvement, and embracing diversity;

WHEREAS, Florida International University has adopted the Worlds Ahead brand with the intentions of pushing the university and its constituents beyond what is expected by taking the opportunities given and doing something great with them;

WHEREAS, Florida International University has set in motion a Green Initiative with the hopes of instilling awareness of environmental issues and integrating practices into research, education, and communication to establish an institutional culture of sustainability;

WHEREAS, The FIU 2011 Solar Decathlon Team was one of only 20 intercollegiate student teams selected worldwide to participate in the prestigious US Department of Energy’s International Competition;

WHEREAS, Attendance at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando, Florida on January 2011 for a mandatory Design Development Review is essential for the FIU team to enter their PerFORM[D]ance House to the U.S. Department of Energy 2011 Solar Decathlon;

WHEREAS, The project and the team present a unique opportunity for Florida International University to exhibit its contributions to the development and dissemination of sustainable technology on the most prominent of international stages, the National Mall in Washington D.C.;

WHEREAS, Not only is the Orlando IBS review session a requirement of the Department of Energy design review process, but it also provides another opportunity to showcase the accomplishments of the FIU student team;

WHEREAS,  Team FIU and its PerFORM[D]ance House will inform and excite the local and global communities about conserving our environment by stimulating critical thinking for positive changes in our society;

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus will appropriate $1,440 to the Florida International University 2011 Solar Decathlon Team for accommodations and gas for their trip to the IBS in Orlando, Florida.

Appropriation SR 1065: In Support of Students “Confronting America”

November 11, 2010 1 comment

Agenda Item: In Support of Students “Confronting America”

Date: 11/15/2010

Committee: Finance Committee
Sponsors: Cristina Loreto, Senator At-Large; Daniel Gonzalez, Senator for the College of Arts & Sciences;Janice Rubio, Senator At-Large; Alex Barrio, Law School Senator; Kevin Gonzalez, Senator for the College ofBusiness.

In Support of Students “Confronting America”

WHEREAS, Student Government Association promotes overall programming thatis beneficial to students in order to better represent and spread knowledge within and beyond FIU;

WHEREAS, This trip will expose FIU students to politics in D.C., the nation’s history, and firsthand experience first hand with  of the culture of our nation’s capitaol;

WHEREAS, The program will serve as a lobbying effort on behalf of the University as FIU students are scheduled to meet with congressional staffers, an FIU lobbyist in D.C., and congressional representatives to promote FIU as a University, its mission, the program, the University sponsors, and national exposure;

WHEREAS, The event will occur from March 17-20th and will take place in Washington, D.C.;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Student Government Council –Modesto A. Maidique Campus will appropriate $1,800 to the Honors College students of the “Confronting America” course for their airfare to Washington, D.C.

In favor: 23; Opposed: 0; Abstentions: 2; Status: Passed.

Council Bill SR 1049: To modify the Graduate Student Funding Committee Guidelines

September 24, 2010 1 comment

Agenda Item: To modify the Graduate Student Funding Committee Guidelines

Date: September 27, 2010
Committee: Graduate Student Funding Committee
Sponsors: Erika Denise Edwards, Graduate Senator; Rachel Emas, Graduate Senator; T.J. Ligouri Graduate Senator; Alex Barrio College of Law Senator; Aman Muqeet, Graduate Senator, Dillon Arango College of Medicine Senator

To modify the Graduate Student Funding Committee Guidelines

SECTION I. Short Title

This bill may be cited as the “GSFC Application Deadline Reform Act of 2010.”

SECTION II. Modifying the Graduate Student Funding Committee Guidelines Submission deadline

Section 1.01

(c) Applications should must be submitted at least eight (8) weeks seven (7) weeks prior to the event.

(i)If applications are received with less than eight (8) weeks prior to the funding event, the student may not be aware of the funding decision prior to the funding event.

In favor: 24; Opposed: 0; Abstentions: 0; Status: Signed.

Council Bill SR 1043: To create and establish the Graduate Student Funding Committee Guidelines

September 8, 2010 1 comment

Agenda Item: Graduate Student Funding Committee Funding Policies Date: September 13, 2010

Committee: Of the Whole

Sponsors: Erika Denise Edwards, Graduate Senator; Rachel Emas, Graduate Senator; T.J. Ligouri Graduate  Senator; Alex Barrio College of Law Senator; Aman Muqeet, Graduate  Senator

To create and establish the Graduate Student Funding Committee Guidelines

SECTION I. Short Title

This bill may be cited as the “Graduate Student Funding Committee  Guidelines  of 2010.”

SECTION II. Creating the Graduate Student Funding Committee Guidelines

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

STUDENT GOVERNMENT COUNCIL

MODESTO A. MAIDIQUE CAMPUS SENATE

GRADUATE STUDENT FUNDING COMMITTEE GUIDELINES

Section 1.01

(a)        Applicants shall be eligible to request funds from the GSFC once a semester and twice during the fiscal year.

(b)        No applications for funding will be accepted after the event.

(c)        Applications should be submitted at least eight (8) weeks prior to the event.

(i)         If applications are received with less than eight (8) weeks prior to the funding event, the student may not be aware of the funding decision prior to the funding event.

(d)       Funding is available only for traveling within the United States or to those countries that have diplomatic relations with the Government of United States.

(i)         The following six (6) countries do not have official diplomatic relations with the US: Bhutan, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, and Taiwan.

(e)        The following documents are required to submit a complete application for conference or professional development funding:

(i)         Funding request form

(ii)        Release and Indemnity Agreement

(iii)       Proposed detailed budget (with totals excluding taxes and fees)

(iv)       Supporting documents for budget

(v)        Letter of support from advisor (on FIU letterhead)

(vi)       Summary of benefits to Florida and FIU

(vii)      Conference acceptance letter or invitation

(f)        For conference funding, GSFC monies can only be used to reimburse students for the following:

(i)         Travel: car rental payments OR airline tickets

(ii)        Conference registration fees

(g)        GSFC reserves the right to make any changes to these funding guidelines as may be necessary to ensure equity in the distribution of funds, upon approval of the SGC-MMC Senate.

(h)        Upon the review of a student’s funding application, the following outcomes are possible:

(i)         All incomplete or inaccurate applications are denied.

(ii)        All complete applications that provide incorrect supporting documents will be referred back to the student to be resubmitted with the correct supporting documents.

(iii)       For those students that are receiving additional funding from another source for the same research activity, conference, or professional development event, the following procedures will be followed:

1)         25% of the total amount of funding from all additional sources will be subtracted from the total amount of potential funding from the GSFC.

2)         Students with 100% of their funding needs met by other sources for a specific request are not eligible for GSFC funds.

(i)         Upon the review of a student’s funding application, the following will occur:

(i)         All complete applications will receive a response within two weeks regarding the funding decision.

(ii)        If a student’s application is approved for funding, the GSFC office assistant will contact the student’s department to begin a Travel Authorization (TA) form.

In favor: 11; Opposed: 2; Abstentions: 0; Status: Signed.