THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT REPORT: JULY 2009-OCTOBER 2009
Fellow Seminoles, It is with great Seminole pride that I present the second Student Body President’s report for the 20092010 Jakubik/Robertson administration. As there is a season for everything, it is imperative that we unify our campus and our student body, through the internal and external operations of Student Government. I firmly believe that this is of vital importance to the success of Student Government on behalf of its diverse constituency. This is a report of developments that were implemented and initiated during the past four months within Student Government and Florida State University. I have also included plans for future activities. I look forward to working with students and administrators as we continue to develop positive programming and services for our student body and university community. In TRUE Seminole Spirit,
Robert J. Jakubik Student Body President The Florida State University
Executive Office of the President Appointments Our university is embarking on new ambitions in all areas of the higher education experience, and Student Government is no exception. Our job is still to improve campus life for our peers, but our challenge for 2009-2010 is to be creative and innovative; to find new ways to empower our students and get them actively involved in campus initiatives and services. In the past month, the Student Body Chief of Staff, Sean Bevil has been working to interview numerous individuals whom applied to serve the open positions within the Executive Office of the President (EOP). While there were many qualified applicants, the administration believes we have selected a diverse and dedicated group of individuals who will further the mission of the Executive Branch and work to better the Student Body. Currently they are working to plan and implement various programs for this fall and spring. Their contact information is below should you have any ideas or comments. For a list of available positions in the EOP, please visit www.sga.fsu.edu. Office of Administration Student Body Vice President: Lauren E. Robertson, firstname.lastname@example.org From Memorandum from Student Body President Robert Jakubik to Student Senate President Bobby Seifter, dated 9/7/09: By the power vested in me, I am pleased to appoint Lauren Robertson to the position of Student Body Vice President. Lauren is a senior from Clearwater, FL completing her dual degree in Business Management and Criminology. She is currently serving as the Senior Class Council President, but she is excited to have the opportunity to take on this new position and serve the student body as Vice President. Lauren served as a student Senator in the 60th and 61st Senates, in both Senates she was a member of the Judiciary Committee. She is a co-founder of Student United Way, and she is a past member of the Student Alumni Leadership Council. Lauren is a member of Garnet and Gold Key, Order of Omega, and Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Societies on campus. She leads her sorority as a member of the executive council, and most notably, Lauren was selected to serve as the FSU Panhellenic President as a sophomore. In addition to the positions she has held, Lauren has served on various university committees, and she represented FSU nationwide as a Coordinator of the Southeastern Panhellenic Conference and as a student lobbyist for the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act in Washington D.C. Lauren is approaching the Vice President position with a strong focus on the internal function of SGA. In addition, she has demonstrated a good understanding about the operations, budget and structure of SGA. As Vice President, Lauren has plans to ensure that the EOP becomes a more cohesive and effective body, and she has specific goals that she would like to see each office accomplish this year. Throughout her interview, she placed a strong emphasis on her plans to strengthen communication and accountability amongst all branches of SGA. Lastly, Lauren is a confident and motivated individual that finds value in servant leadership. Faculty and students that know Lauren would describe her as a person who values integrity and responsibility above all else. Thus, it is because of Laurenâ€™s leadership and involvement on campus, her innovative ideas for SGA, and her strong moral character that I believe she is the most qualified candidate to serve as Student Body Vice President. Academic Affairs Secretary, Karissa Hazzard: Kmh07k@fsu.edu Deputy Secretary, Harrison Dubosar: Hrd09c@fsu.edu Athletic Affairs Secretary, Nichole Ticknor: Net08@fsu.edu Deputy Secretary: Stan Chvetsov: Sac08@fsu.edu Campus Security Secretary, Kyle Dunnington: Kmd07@fsu.edu
Deputy Secretary, Chad Sulak: Ces07d@fsu.edu Community Affairs Secretary, Tony Fusco: Aef07d@fsu.edu Deputy Secretary, Nicholas Russell: Nar08@fsu.edu Diversity Leadership Chair Chair, Valerie Crisostomo: Vec08@fsu.edu Health Affairs Secretary, Nesha Drummond: Nvd07@fsu.edu Deputy Secretary, Anushi Patel: Ap08e@fsu.edu Internal Affairs Secretary, Jordan Raupp: Jlr07n@fsu.edu Deputy Secretary, Meng Xi Li: ML07f@fsu.edu Public Relations Secretary, Shelby Garriga: Skg07@fsu.edu Deputy Secretary, Kerry Tibor: Kmt06@fsu.edu Special Projects Deputy Secretary, Christa Hudson: Cah06d@fsu.edu Student Involvement Deputy Secretary, Dan Brinson: Db07d@fsu.edu Sustainability Secretary, Brett Leone: Bal07@fsu.edu
II. Executive Branch Updates A. SGA/Alumni Association “Traditions of The Florida State University” Book welcomes class of 2013 at FSU Convocation During the summer, SGA has worked in collaboration with the Alumni Association to create a quick guide to traditions at Florida State University. The goal was to ensure that students know the history and core elements behind Florida State’s traditions. This includes everything from school colors, history of the seal, homecoming, the kissing bench, Westcott Fountain, and many others. To assist the incoming class of 2013 familiarize themselves with our deeply rooted history and traditions, we partnered with the FSU Convocation Steering Committee and donated over 2,500 books as a special token for the students who participated in the ceremony. B. SGA launches new listserve to help keep students up to date In an effort to keep students up to date on important campus events, university policy changes, and other pertinent issues, SGA has launched a new listserve that all students have the option to subscribe to. To minimize the amount of emails sent, you can expect an average of one email monthly. Sign up at: http://sga.fsu.edu/lists.html C. Department of Health’s statewide billboard campaign called: “Rape. Talk About It. Prevent It.” Kickoff On Wednesday, September 9th, 2009, our new Men Advocating Responsible Conduct (M.A.R.C.) Director, Michael Borrello, was present at the Department of Health’s statewide billboard campaign kickoff regarding rape prevention and awareness. The goal of the kickoff was to inform the public about the primary prevention of sexual violence and highlight the Department of Health’s statewide billboard campaign. Michael was part of a panel of speakers that included, Ana M. Viamonte Ros, M.D., M.P.H., State Surgeon General and Jennifer Dritt, Florida Council Against Sexual Violence.
D. SGA 1 st Annual Student Service Awards Banquet, October 20 th , 2009 The Student Service Awards were created to recognize first year students who have a record of community service before attending Florida State. Interested first year students are required to return an application to the SGA offices or via email. Selected students will be extended an invitation to the Student Service Awards Banquet where they will hear from various service organization representatives from around campus in order to inspire them to continue to pursue their interest in community service as well as to provide pathways to get involved within already established service organizations on campus. Applications are due October 9th. The Banquet is scheduled for October 20th, 7:00pm in the Union Ballrooms.
E. Night Nole Route Time Change, now beginning at 10:30pm Florida State University Parking and Transportation in conjunction with the Student Government Association developed an initiative in the summer of 2006 dubbed the "Night Nole". The Night Nole is a free bus service for FSU students that operates in the late night hours, Tuesday through Saturday. To streamline the Night Nole bus routes and increase efficiency among the service, effective Fall 2009 the Night Nole will now begin to run at 10:30pm-3:00am, Tuesday through Saturday. The route begins in Heritage Grove and makes stops along the route stretching from Appleyard to Stadium Drive, all the way back through Tennessee Street and services over 32 apartment complexes. This free service enables students to enjoy late night venues without having to drive their vehicles. We are pleased to report that ridership numbers average over 1,200 weekly and go as high as 2,300 weekly in some parts of the school year.
F. SGA buys a recyclable container to help sustainability efforts across campus In order to help further sustainability efforts around campus, student government purchased an additional â€œsix packâ€? commercial recycling container. The container has been currently placed in close proximity to Doak Campbell Stadium, to assist during recycling efforts post-football games.
G. SGA grant helps support Bicycle rack additions to campus Using funds received from student government, University Facilities has installed 8 new inverted U bicycle racks, yielding a total bike parking capacity of 66 bikes. An additional 8 racks have been ordered and yield a total bike parking capacity of 58 bikes. These racks are currently being fabricated and have not yet been installed.
H. SGA helps sponsor FSU Hazing Prevention Week 2009
Schedule of Events
(Courtesy of Dean of Students Department)
Monday, October 12 Garnet Ribbon Campaign. The Florida State University Student Government Association has selected the garnet ribbon as a symbol of Hazing Prevention Week efforts. Large garnet ribbons will be placed on trees throughout campus to raise awareness of the week. They will be taken down at the end of the week (10/16/09). In addition, garnet ribbons will be distributed and worn by student leaders, faculty, and staff throughout the week. FaceBook Campaign. An initiative sponsored by the Student Government Association, all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to change their FaceBook profile picture to the Garnet Ribbon.
Tuesday, October 13 Hazing in the Student Experience: What Every Advisor Needs to Know [12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Student Services Building 208] The Student Activities Center and Oglesby Union sponsor an October Advisor Roundtable - Hazing in the Student Experience as part of FSU’s Hazing Prevention Week. Facilitated by Dr. Adam Goldstein, this session will cover what is known about hazing in student organizations, what students and advisors can do, and where to turn for resources and assistance in the FSU community. For more information, contact Kelly McDowell, Assistant Director Student Activities (email@example.com, 644-6454) Sport Clubs hazing presentation, with featured speaker Kim Novak [4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Florida Ballroom, Oglesby Union] The Student Government Association sponsors featured speaker Kim Novak as part of FSU’s Hazing Prevention Week in this special session for Sport Club leaders. For more information, contact Tommy Schorer, Assistant Director of Sport Clubs (firstname.lastname@example.org, 644-7902) Kim Novak, Nationally-Known lecturer on hazing prevention and risk management Feature Program of FSU Hazing Prevention Week 2009 Sponsored by the Student Government Association’s Golden Tribe Lecture Series [8:00 pm – 9:15 pm, HCB 102] This featured program is open to all student leaders, faculty, and staff. Nationally-known speaker Kim Novak will address the FSU community about what is known about hazing in the student experience, hazing and high-risk decision making, by-stander dynamics, culture change, and more. This session is sure to motivate change. For more information, go to http://sga.fsu.edu/executive_blog.html. Wednesday, October 14 Student Organization Consultation Sessions with Kim Novak [9:00 am – 12:00 pm; 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm., UC-A 4th floor, in the Dean of Students department] Sponsored by the Student Government Association, Kim Novak will meet one-on-one with student organizations to help them reduce the risk associated with their group. Assess and lower the risks associated with involvement in your student organization. Individual consultation sessions for student leaders, organizations, and advisors. Target audience include: Sport Clubs Athletic Teams Greek Chapters Governing Councils
Marching Chiefs and Performing Arts Groups Student Leaders Honorary Societies Registered Student Organizations To sign-up for a free 30-minute professional consultation to assess/reduce risk of involvement in your area of student life, contact Tom Fritz, Graduate Intern, email@example.com Market Wednesday [11:00 am – 2:00 pm; Oglesby Union] The Student Government Association is sponsoring a table at Market Wednesday with resources and information about Hazing Prevention Week and the Florida State University Hazing Education Initiative (http://hazing.fsu.edu). Students will be able to sign the Hazing-Free Community Pledge and receive a garnet ribbon to wear for hazing awareness. Thursday, October 15 Brunch with Kim Novak, featured speaker [8:30 am – 10:00 am; UC-A Dean of Students department] The Dean of Students department invites all students, faculty, and staff to an open brunch in gratitude for the Student Government Association’s commitment to Hazing Prevention in the university community. Make a Commitment If you agree that no student should be harmed or demeaned in any way to pursue involvement in campus life, sign the FSU Hazing-Free Community Pledge: “I commit to lead by example and will not support, condone, or participate in any hazing activities throughout my involvement in student organizations, sports clubs, or athletic teams.” Make the commitment, click here: http://sacommunication.fsu.edu/pledge.asp Friday, October 16
Write a letter in support FSU’s Application for a $10,000 Award Zeta Tau Alpha Award for Innovation in Campus Hazing Prevention & Education In response to hazing incidents and injuries that have occurred at universities and in their communities, Zeta Tau Alpha and HazingPrevention.Org are supporting campus-based education and intervention programs that aim to counter hazing within higher education. One $10,000 prize will be awarded to the collegiate institution that most excels in the designated criteria for hazing prevention and intervention programming. Campuses must submit their completed application package no later than November 15, 2009. Write a letter of support in support of Florida State University’s application for the Zeta Tau Alpha $10,000 hazing award. For more information, contact Dr. Adam Goldstein (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Robyn Brock (email@example.com) co-chairs of the FSU Hazing Education Initiative
Senator Jim King Tribute
On July 26, 2009 Florida State University and the State of Florida lost a great Seminole to pancreatic cancer. Senator Jim King died leaving behind a tremendous legacy not only here at Florida State but also within the Florida Senate. Upon the news of Senator King’s death both the Student Body President and Senate President crafted a proclamation and resolution respectively. Coordinating with Student Government’s Office of Legislative Affairs these documents were framed and presented to long time friend and FSU Trustee Andy Haggard. It is the intention of the students to have this tribute hung within the Life Sciences Building dedicated last fall in Senator King’s honor. Ongoing/Upcoming: Homecoming 2009: Ignited By Tradition
This year’s homecoming week takes place from October 25th – 31st, beginning with the annual Homecoming concert, Warchant, and continuing into the week with the Pow Wow pep rally and featured comedian on Friday, October 30th and wrapping up with the Homecoming football game on Saturday, October 31st which will see Florida State taking on North Carolina State. Sunday October 25 th : FSU Cares Homecoming 5K Run/Walk and Warchant FSUCares and the FSU College of Medicine are proud to announce the annual Homecoming 5K Run/Walk! This year’s race will begin at the FSU College of Medicine at 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 25 and end at Warchant to kick off the FSU Homecoming festivities. Following the race, all runners will receive free admission to Warchant which will feature a live performance by a musical guest. For all others, a donation of two canned food items for Second Harvest is encouraged in lieu of an admittance fee. Awards will be given to the top two runners in five year age groups for Overall Male/Female, Masters Male/Female, and Grand Masters Male/Female. Last year's Warchant featured Augustana and Lupe Fiasco performing for over 5,000 student attendees. Warchant also allows the Florida State student body to give back to the community with last year's charitable contributions to 2nd Harvest exceeding 10,084 lbs pounds of canned goods. This year's Warchant will take place this year on Sunday, October 25 at 7:00pm on Langford Green and feature performances by Pitbull and Gym Class Heroes. Monday October 26 th : Spear-It Night, Big Fan on Campus, and Alma Mater Singers Competition Spear-It Night showcases the talents of numerous FSU students and/or organizations. Spear-It Night also features the Big Fan on Campus competition where students put on spectacular and entertaining performances in the hopes of winning the title of Biggest Fan On Campus. Last year's Spear-It Night was filled with an array of different acts ranging from Irish dance, stepping, acapella singing and professional baton skills. A new addition this year is the Alma Mater Singers competition.
Tuesday October 27 th : Renegade Recess and the Vires, Artes, Mores Bowl Showing FSU's dedication to both service and future Seminoles, Renegade Recess allows FSU students to create a "recess break" for elementary aged children from the Tallahassee area. A new addition this year is the Vires, Artes, Mores Bowl. The Vires, Artes, Mores Bowl is a quiz bowl that will test students' knowledge of the history and traditions of The Florida State University. The Bowl will take place in the Union Ballrooms at 7:00pm. Wednesday October 28 th : Seminole Festival & Pep Rally and Skit Night The Seminole Festival and Pep Rally is a fun-filled afternoon with a carnival atmosphere! Come enjoy carnival food, games, and appearances from your favorite Seminole Athletes! The Festival will be held on the Union Green throughout the day. Skit Night is held at the Moon, and features skits by student organizations and clubs. Thursday October 29 th : Garnet and Gold Gala The Garnet and Gold Gala is an elegant affair that includes dancing and food. Come enjoy an evening with friends and celebrate Florida State Homecoming. This event will be held in the Union Ballrooms at 7:00pm. Friday October 30 th , 2009: Homecoming Parade, Clock and Seal, and Pow Wow The Homecoming Parade begins at 2 p.m starting from the Civic center. The parade will feature the usual colorful array of floats and participants from campus and community groups and, of course, Renegade, Osceola, FSU cheerleaders, the candidates for Chief and Princess and the Marching Chiefs. Coach Mickey and Diane Andrews are this year's Parade Grand Marshals. Clock & Seal is an annual homecoming dinner put on by Burning Spear that celebrates leadership, devotion and service to The Florida State University. It provides the opportunity for current students, alumni, faculty and friends of FSU to meet and share their common experiences and memories. This year Rhodes Scholar and Burning Spear Alumnus Garrett Johnson will be the keynote speaker. The event begins at 5:30pm at the Leon County Civic Center. For more information contact: Lauren Robertson, firstname.lastname@example.org. Purchase Tickets Online: www.burningspear.org/noles/clockseal.html FSU’s Homecoming Pow Wow, sponsored by the Student Government Association, is an annual evening of entertainment and laughter held during The Florida State University’s Homecoming festivities. Typically held in the Donald L. Tucker Center before the homecoming game, usually on a Friday night, Pow Wow has something for everyone. Since the inaugural 1948 pep rally, Pow Wow has evolved into a full range of events, featuring highlights such as performances by the FSU cheerleaders, the FSU Golden Girls, FSU Flying High Circus, and various other student organizations. The evening is hosted by the voice of the Seminoles, Mr. Gene Deckerhoff, and appearances throughout the night include appearances by head football coach Bobby Bowden and the Seminole football team, Leonard Hamilton and the men’s basketball team, Sue Semrau and the women’s basketball team, and Bob Braman and the track and field teams. Pow Wow culminates with a headlining comedian. Headliners in the past include (in order of most recent appearances); Jimmy Fallon, Sarah Silverman, Stephen Colbert, Larry the Cable Guy, Carlos Mencia, Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Attell, Dane Cook, and Dave Chapelle. This year’s headliner is comedian Jim Gaffigan. The event begins at 8:00pm at the Leon County Civic Center. Saturday October 31 st : FSU Seminoles vs. NC State Wolfpack Football Game, Kickoff TBA
Executive Office of the President (EOP) Planned Fall Programming: SGA Campus Leaders Breakfast- Week of Nov. 2 nd The purpose of this is to bring together leaders from all over campus in an effort to improve communications and meet their respective counterparts. A guest speaker will talk about how to engage students and develop leadership skills. SGA Awareness Day- November 12 th , 2009 A day will be organized where all three branches, all agencies, and bureaus will come together and throw a “party” on the Union Green. It is a way to remind students that we are there for them, and also a way for students to see all the branches, agencies, and bureaus, see what they do, and see everyone working together. It’s also a way to show students SGA can be fun. Campus Dining and Parking & Transportation Town Hall- November 17 th An opportunity for students to hear what changes are happening in regard to dining and parking and transportation on campus. Students will also have the opportunity to ask questions and voice their concerns. Representatives from ARAMARK Seminole Dining and FSU Parking and Transportation will be in attendance. World AIDS Day Health Fair- December 1 st , 2009 A health fair advocating the healthcare needs of FSU students and striving to improve the healthcare environment. Areas of interest will include alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, stress, sexual health, fitness, and nutrition. The overall goal is to promote a general healthy lifestyle. Seminole Holiday Celebration- December 3 rd , 2009 We will have speakers about different holidays, performance by the Gospel Choir, and other festive activities including a canned food castle building contest.
III. University-wide Developments A. FSU Board of Trustees Meeting- September, 17 th 2009 a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. j. k.
Key issues approved: 2009-2010 work plan for the Office of Audit Services Status report on purchase orders over $1 million and 5 year+ service contracts for fiscal year 0809 Status report on construction projects over $1 million for fiscal year 08-09 FY 2009-2010 tuition policy and administrative action after notice Wellness center revenue bonds/security pledged for repayments SGA bills and resolutions 5 year enrollment plan ACC certification 2009-2010 operating budget 2009-2010 direct support organizations operating budget 2010-2011 fixed capital outlay budget request Status of Fee to Offset Administrative Costs Associated with Drop/Add Courses: At the meeting on June 17, 2009, the Board of Trustees authorized a fee to offset the administrative costs associated with drop/add transactions processed beyond the drop/add period. Subsequently, the Florida Department of Education provided details of changes to the Bright Futures program enacted during the 2009 Legislative session; these changes are effective fall 2009. Legislative modifications to the Bright Futures program include caps on the per credit hour reimbursement to the University, a requirement that students must refund (repay) the award amount received for course(s) that were dropped or withdrawn after the drop/add period, and a requirement that full time students must earn 24 semester hours each academic year in order to remain eligible. The changes to the Bright Futures program resulted in a number of challenges, including: Communication to students â€“ a large number of students are not on campus during the summer and may not be aware of the changes; a marketing program designed to inform our students is underway. Computer programming changes â€“ the software system supporting student registration is large and complex; reprogramming to accommodate these changes has taken priority over other programming needs. The committee, composed of staff and students, tasked with implementing the Bright Futures changes recommended waiting until at least next fall to implement the transaction fee. This delay will allow ample time for students to adjust to the Bright Futures changes and for the committee to collect the necessary data on transactions to set the appropriate fee amount. Accordingly, the drop/add fee will not be implemented before fall 2010. FSU Presidential Search: The Florida State University Board of Trustees approved members of the Presidential Search Advisory Committee and established qualifications for the next president of The Florida State University. An update regarding the search will be issued at the next Trustee meeting. Members of the Presidential Search Advisory Committee: Name Constituency Dr. Joe Travis Dean Dr. Paul Cottle Faculty/Physics Dr. Carol Darling Faculty/Human Sciences Dr. Clifford Madsen Faculty/Music Dr. Diane Roberts Faculty/English Mr. Adam Fox Undergraduate Student, COSS Ms. Lauren Robertson Undergraduate Student, COB Mr. David Grimes Graduate Student, College of Law Ms. Renisha Gibbs Staff
Mr. Russ Morcom Ms. Delores Spearman Justice Raoul Cantero Mr. Ken Van Assenderp Mr. Harry Sargeant Mr. Ken Willis Mr. Jay Landers Ms. Glenda Thornton Representative Will Weatherford The Honorable Jim Smith
Donor Donor Alumni Alumni Athletics Athletics Research Foundation Community Community Chairman, Board of Trustees
Qualifications for the next President of Florida State University, as approved by the Board of Trustees: Distinguished intellectual stature with strong academic credentials, proven leadership abilities, and a successful record in senior management.
High ethical standards, impeccable integrity, sound judgment and a personal philosophy that is grounded in administrative transparency.
Staunch commitment to academic excellence in undergraduate, graduate, international and professional education and scholarship, and the ability to inspire confidence and encourage achievement among students and faculty.
Talent and vision to enhance the quality of graduate programs, stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration, and build added research capacity to secure FSU’s position among global peers.
Adherence to sound principles of faculty governance through open communication and consensus building, while ensuring the high quality of student life and actively engaging students, faculty and staff in decision-making.
Proven record of supporting a culturally rich environment of inclusion where faculty, students, administrators, and staff actively contribute to the vibrant life of the University, and a stated commitment to recruiting women and minorities to the student body and for faculty, staff, and administrative positions.
Mastery of successful balance among academics, athletics and the arts. Mastery of the intricacies of higher education governance, including accreditation practices, and ability to enhance productive and collegial relationships among all parts of the University.
Appreciation for the currently recognized jewels in FSU’s academic crown, a commitment to lead successful efforts to further strengthen peaks of excellence, and support for building new areas of nationally recognized strength as appropriate to advance the University’s scholarly and research competitiveness.
Dedication to academic freedom and to an inclusive campus culture where both intellectual curiosity and healthy internal communication flourish in an environment that supports and rewards academic achievement of faculty while working individually or collaboratively within and among disciplines.
10. Ability to plant and project a sense of energy, enthusiasm and optimism for FSU’s future while vigorously championing its storied traditions, unique heritage, mission, and vision among wide audiences – both internal and external. 11. Persuasive and enthusiastic fundraising skills with the ability to successfully connect with public and private donor sources (i.e. friends, boosters, alumni, corporations, and foundations), and leverage dollars to support high-caliber scholarly, research, and service programs and grow faculty/staff resources. Ability to successfully acquire public and governmental resources and funding.
12. Experience in achieving measurable outcomes with business, education, and political communities, and in growing innovative public-private partnerships with industry, government, and other entities. 13. Success in planning, decision-making, and crisis management with a thorough knowledge of complex financial matters, accountability practices, and developing effective benchmarks to measure progress. 14. Appreciation and understanding of all facets of a renowned intercollegiate athletics program that is well respected for the caliber of scholar-athletes and undergirded by a legendary fan base of students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters. B. H1N1 Resource Site Released The Thagard Student Health Center, in cooperation with various other Departments on campus, unveiled a new, dedicated web site for Information regarding the H1N1 Influenza: http://h1n1.fsu.edu The website includes comprehensive information about: - General Information about the H1N1 Influenza - Signs & Symptoms of the Illness - Prevention: Cleaning and Hand Washing Recommendations - Student Resources: Medical care, housing options, recreation recommendations, academic responsibilities, and dining services options. - Faculty & Staff Resources: guidance on handling student and faculty/staff absences, purchasing prevention resources. C. Healthy Campus 2020 Initiative Shifting into the next phase of towards becoming a healthy campus, the University Healthy Campus committee has been restructured to encompass all aspects of health issues on the Florida State University Campus. The committeeâ€™s mission is:
To maximize campus wellness, we support academic and personal success by -Addressing environmental factors that reduce risk; -Educating about healthy lifestyles; -Promoting positive choices and behaviors; and -Providing a coordinated continuum of care. A large part of the restructure established 4 sub-committees, which work on their respective issues on campus. They include, Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs, Nutrition & Fitness, and Life Balance. D. ARAMARK MarketMatch Program Florida State University and ARAMARK are embarking on a comprehensive, strategic process designed to develop a blueprint for the future of dining on campus. ARAMARK, our dining services provider, has created a patent pending process for premier institutions called MarketMATCH. The MarketMATCH process is an important collaboration between ARAMARK and all FSU campus constituencies engaged with dining services. The process kicked off on September 1st with a presentation to FSU Administrators followed by one on one interviews. A cross-functional team of ARAMARK leaders from around the country with expertise in market research, IT, facility design, finance and other functional areas was on site to conduct the interviews and evaluate all student research including on line surveys, intercepts and a chat room. Additionally, a comprehensive analysis of the current program and a campus mapping and traffic study was completed. We look forward to recommendations sometime in November.
E. Seminole Safety Guide for 2009-2010 Academic Year Released The annual Seminole Safety Guide for this year has been released. It can be found at: http://www.police.fsu.edu/pdf/SafetyGuide.pdf This guide includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The report also contains statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by The Florida State University; and on public property within or immediately adjacent and accessible from the campus. Additionally, this year's Safety Guide has added the new requirements from the newly passed Higher Education Opportunity Act, to include a fire safety report, emergency notification procedures and guidelines for missing student notifications. F. SEI rates Florida State University B- on Sustainability Report Card, highest grade in 4 years On October 7th, the Sustainable Endowments Institute released results for the 2010 Sustainability Report Card and FSU received its best grade since reporting began four years ago: B-. According to the SEI: the College Sustainability Report Card is the only independent evaluation of campus and endowment sustainability activities at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada… the Report Card examines colleges and universities, as institutions, through the lens of sustainability. The Report Card’s grading system seeks to encourage sustainability as a priority in college operations and endowment investment practices by offering independent yearly assessments of progress. The focus is on policies and practices in nine main categories: Administration; Climate Change & Energy; Food & Recycling; Green Building; Student Involvement; Transportation; Endowment Transparency; Investment Priorities; Shareholder Engagement. To check out our entire survey response, visit: http://www.greenreportcard.org/report-card2010/schools/florida-state-university-tallahassee As a campus we were able to leap forward an entire letter grade from last year’s report card and that could not have been done without the support and effort of everyone in the FSU community and our partners. G. UPS Store opens its doors to students! The UPS store has opened and assumed many of the responsibilities previously handled by the Union’s Copy and Mail Services Center, while offering additional services and products to students, faculty, staff and others. Services include: A full range of document services, including black & white and color digital printing, wide format color posters, banners and wide format laminating, binding and laminating, excellent selection of card stock and color paper, personalized calendars, padding, scanning. Also, full UPS services that includes next day ground delivery for most of Florida and Georgia at UPS Retail rates. Notary service, fax service, freight service, and passport pictures. Mail services including First Class mail, International mail, Priority, Express, Media Rate, and postage stamps.