GSU Meeting Minutes
January 25, 2012
Louis announced that today there would be a meeting at Traditions Café 7-8:30 for Peace Corps info. Also in April there would be a TEDX presentation and they need to select speaker and there is a meeting at 3pm today as well.
The committee work groups are working on outreach and getting the committee’s advertised. They decided to start tabling for the GSU, posting in the CPJ, radio station and creating posters/fliers.
Mara came to the GSU and explained her position with WSA. She is the new organization director and is here to represent Evergreen. She will be making monthly rounds to Evergreen. She wants to assist Evergreen in any sort of community organization that might be helpful and anything Evergreen might need from WSA. GSU expressed the need for student involvement in the GSU and Mara wants to be utilized to outreach for the GSU to the students here at Evergreen. Jessica made a motion to have some sort of system set up for WSA reps to represent the Tacoma Campus as well. Andrew seconds motion. Motion Passed.
Tom has the new timeline for the possible new contract for the next school year. The GSU appoints 3 students and one can be a GSU member. There will be a meeting on February 3rd.
A GSU member brought up a concern that he has for the student employment on campus. He wants to know what the GSU can do to create more jobs on campus to help students get a job. He is hoping to develop an approach to a grant for next year to provide more jobs. The working group for looking into the information about the Student Employment is: Ryan, David and Kelli.
SLAR’s are due next Wednesday Feb 1st.
Noise in the Room:
Kent brought up the issue of the fan in the CAB 301 and that the S&A Board no longer meet in the room due to the noise. Tom informed the GSU that John Hurley is already in the process of fixing this.
Advertising Initiative Process:
Every time the GSU votes new members in, there is an opportunity to have initiatives on the ballot. So far in the past, the GSU has been behind on brainstorming the initiatives to have on the ballot and there wasn’t any on in the fall. Now there is a deadline of week 5 to have the initiatives in and to be submitted by any students. Working Group: Andrew, Josh, Ken
Chelsea met with John Hurley and he told the GSU that we are allowed to switch the ATM’s. John needs to contact the banks to have them switch the ATM’s at the same time. Once John has confirmed a date, the GSU will advertise the ATM’s movement in the CPJ and fliers. Louis proposed maybe having Credit Union ATM in the HCC as well and said he would look into it further.
Snow/Salt on Campus:
When the snow storm hit last week, it was extremely difficult for students who lived on campus to walk around campus. Ryan is going to contact Paul Smith about the contract for snow conditions and if there might be a more effective way to approach it in the future. There were conversations about maybe having students with grievances shoveling as a part of their community service when the snow hits like it did.
Kentmotioned to approve the meeting minutes with corrections. Tasha Seconds. Motion Passes.
Present: Louis, Mary-Lou, Chelsea, Tasha, Kyle, Kelli, Amy, Joseph, Ryan, Andrew, David,Wilbert, Nathan, Josh, Ken, Eli, Jessica
Absent: Jazmin, Nate, Courtney