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Happy Election Day UVM Students,



Happy Election Day UVM students. I hope everyone had an enjoyable Halloween
weekend. We are now in the first week of November with only a few weeks left
until spring class registration and fall break. Over the weekend, the
University of Vermont Board of Trustees convened and discussed issues such
as the TRI, the Mason/Simpson/Hamilton Residential Complex Renovation and
USSP Sino Pathways Program. The committee as a whole met and heard different
reports from the President Fogel as well as different reports from the
governance groups such as SGA and the Graduate Student Senate. To review the
meeting materials from this past BOT meeting, please visit the link below.
Have a great week and don't forget to show your school spirit tomorrow by
wearing school colors, Green and Gold or yellow. The university was founded
on November 3 1971 and the Boulder Society is hosting a Founder's day event
from 11-2pm by the Catamount. They will be giving out FREE mugs, coffee, hot
cocoa, and apple crisp to the first 300 hundred students. Hope to see you
there.



http://www.uvm.edu/~trustees/board_mtgs/meetings/2010_feb/February_2010_Board_Book.pdf


Peace, Love & Soul,



Kofi Mensah

Student Government Association President


(P.S Ciao is Hello in Italian, suggestion made by fellow UVM student Michael
Mollo,Class of 2014)



*Special Attn: Interested in being the next Student Trustee?*

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As Chair of the 2010-2011 Board of Trustees Student Trustee Selection
Committee, I would like to offer you the opportunity to apply for the
prestigious and powerful position of Student Trustee. For those of you that
may be unfamiliar with this role, it is a two-year commitment for a
continuously enrolled, full-time student from the undergraduate, graduate,
or medical student population. The student to accept the position must be
able to fulfill their two-year term beginning March 1, 2011 and lasting
until February 28, 2013. The general qualifications for the Student Trustee
are dedication to the student body and the University, strong interpersonal
skills, understanding the responsibility and importance of the role, and
maintaining honesty and integrity. There are three mandatory information
sessions to guide you in understand the role of the Student Trustee. If you
are unable to be physically present, you can check out a video of any missed
session from the SGA office in the Davis Center. Here are the details: **

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Information Session I: Introduction to the Process

Wednesday, November 3 at 6:30 pm

Lafayette L300, Lafayette Building



Information Session II: Senior Administration

Thursday, November 11 at 6:30 pm

Livak Ballroom, Davis Student Center



Information Session III: Current Trustees

Wednesday, November 17 at 6:30 pm

John Dewy Lounge, Lafayette Building**

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The application, due January 15, 2011, is available in the Student
Government Association office (311 Davis Student Center), and will also be
handed out at the first information session. Please feel free to contact me
if you have any questions, 208-720-1168 or [log in to unmask]



Sincerely,

Alex Mallea

Chair of Trustee Selection Committee **

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*Note: Paid internship offering**.* My name is John Black, I am a sophomore
at UVM and am offering an opportunity to ambitious students looking to get
hands on experience running their own business. During the summer months you
will experience Management, Sales, and Marketing with large profits as an
Entrepreneur in your hometown. As a District Manager for Collegiate
Entrepreneurs I am searching for passionate and hardworking students to be a
part of my business this coming summer. For further information please view,
http://www.collegiateentrepreneurs.com/ or email me at [log in to unmask]

I look forward to hearing from you.



* SGA Committee Corner:*



*Committee on Diversity, Equity and Environmental Ethics: *Chaired by Greg
Herman ([log in to unmask]

-       Working on how to better the composting and recycling on campus.

-       Making headway on ALANA student retention, shifting throw data on
graduation/retention rates

-       Making initiatives to address class at UVM and see how socioeconomic
status affects students access to many resources



*Public Relations: *Chaired by Nick Monteforte ([log in to unmask])

-       Still working on Vermont Student Opinion Poll, will hopefully be
released later this week

-       Pushing through new initiatives for the SGA Office space.





*Student Activities: *Chaired by Amanda Adams ([log in to unmask])

-       Recognition of new clubs like Demoyns, Badminton, and Zest

-       Developing a points system for clubs

-       Looking into Sports Medicine Services



    *Finance: *Chaired by Alex Mallea ([log in to unmask])

-       Allocations through the supplemental funding process

-       One on one meetings with clubs that have contacted the finance
committee for help

-       Checking on the status of the Finance/ SAC Club Liaison program

-       Still working on looking into make an operational document regarding
executive compensation



*Academic Affairs: *Chaired by Gisele Nelson ([log in to unmask])

-       Attended Educational Policy and Institutional Resources (EPIR)
Committee meeting during BOT this weekend

-       Follow up on Priority Registration and Enhanced Course Information

-       Preparing vision for Course Enhancement in hopes of presenting to
Faculty Senate and Faculty Union before contract negotiation begins in
January.



*Student Action: *Chaired by Jesse Simmons ([log in to unmask])

-       Interested in organizing a Water Bottle Boycott with Student Action?

-        Have ideas about how this year’s Naked Bike Ride should be
administered?: Send you thoughts to Chair of Student Action.



*Committee on Legislative Action: *Chaired by Lucas Morgan (
[log in to unmask])

-       Organizing the SGA Veteran's Day Celebration on Thursday November,
11 2010 in Billings North Lounge from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  The celebration
will consist of Veterans from the UVM community and Burlington community
speaking about their experiences.  All are welcome to attend.

-       Working on PSA's focusing on student's behavior off-campus, and how
we can be more respectful when going downtown.

-       Still promoting the Student Neighborhood Initiative Grant, which can
be found here: https://thelynx.collegiatelink.net/

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*SGA Matters:* 

*11/2 SGA Meeting *

*Old Business: *

Bill Recognizing APO as Club of the Month

Bill Allocating Funds to WRUV

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*Next SGA Meeting
*
*Tuesday, November 9th at 7:00PM in the Livak Ballroom*
. **

*Events from the SGA President’s Email this Week:*

-       *Senior Portraits!* November 3-5 and November 8-10 in the Jost
Foundation Room (Davis Center 422). Seniors may sign up for a sitting online
at www.photoappointment.com the school password is UVM. It is free to sit
for portraits, there is no obligation to buy portraits but it is the time to
take your casual and cap and gown portraits. It is also the only way to be
in the Folklore Senior Yearbook!

        -       The *UVM Club Football* team defeated their rival from the
University of Maine, 24-7 on Saturday evening to capture the NCFA North
Athlantic Conference Championship.  The team also captured possession of the
Whitman-Deluca Rivalry Jug.  As a result of the victory, the UVM Football
squad will be hosting a home playoff game against UMaine on Saturday,
November 6th at Burlington High School.   The time is yet to be determined,
however, there will be a shuttle bus leaving from campus to the high school
for all students that are interested in attending.  Please refer to
www.uvmfootball.com for additional information.

-        *HIV/AIDS taskforce* presents: a viewing of Breaking Barriers:
Fighting Stigma, a film about Vermont residents’ struggle against AIDS.
November 9th, 8-9pm in the Silver Maple Ballroom, 4th Floor Davis Center.

 -       *Off-Campus Living Workshops: *Come learn what all students need to
know before moving off campus. All attendees receive a UVM Preferred Renter
Card and a packet of essential rental resources! Free pizza also
provided. *Workshop
Dates:* Thurs. 11/4, Wed. 11/10, Wed. 11/17, and Thurs. 12/2 all 5:30-8:30PM
in the Grand Maple Ballroom, Davis Center, 4th floor.* Register online:*
http://www.uvm.edu/livingoffcampus *For more info & to request
accommodations:* [log in to unmask] or call 656-9405.

-  The *Water Tower *is hosting, *Water Pong*. Come one come all!, prove
your mastery! Compete against your fellow students for glorious prizes! Rock
out to dope beats from a live DJ! and most importantly battle for the title
of BEST BEER PONG TEAM IN BURLINGTON! November 18th, 7-9pm in the Grand
Maple Ballroom.








-- 
"A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough
decisions and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He doesn't
set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of his actions and
the integrity of his intent. In the end, leaders are much like eagles...
they do not flock; you find them one at a time."
-Unknown

Kofi Mensah
SGA President
Boulder Society Member

Dudley H. Davis Center
590 Main Street
Burlington, Vermont 05405
[log in to unmask]
Office # 802-656-2053
Cell# 917-402-3342