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August 2010 USG Update for Associate Provosts of Student Life

August 2010 USG Update for Associate Provosts of Student Life

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University of Denver Undergraduate Student Government August 2010 Update to Associate Provosts of Student Life.
University of Denver Undergraduate Student Government August 2010 Update to Associate Provosts of Student Life.

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 To:
Jo Calhoun,
 Associate Provost of Student Life
Patti Helton,
 Associate Provost of Student Life
From:
Jim Francescon,
Undergraduate Student Body President 
CC:
Carl Johnson,
 Director of Campus Activities
USG Senators and Executives
Re:
August 2010 USG Update
Date:
08/20/10Over the past several months, the Undergraduate Student Government has been workingdiligently to start the 2010-2011 academic year successfully. The USG has implementeda variety of new programs as well as set the foundation for various other programs itplans to launch over the next few months. Below is an outline of what the USG hascompleted and what it is currently working on:
Completed Tasks:
 
Internationalization
o
 
Established working relationship with Eric Gould,
Vice-Provost of  Internationalization
, and Mary Boevers,
 Director of InternationalStudents and Scholar Services
.
o
 
The USG President and the Secretary of Internationalization will now siton the Internationalization Advisory Board.
o
 
USG President drafted a welcome letter to all new and returninginternational students. This was emailed to all of them as well as postedon the International House website.
o
 
All USG Senators will be required to attend one international studentluncheon per quarter. USG has also agreed to sponsor one of theluncheons at the beginning of winter quarter 2011. This opportunity willbe utilized to market the Global Gala and welcome back program.
o
 
USG President and Secretary of Internationalization will speak atinternational student orientation to discuss ways to get involved oncampus.
 
Inclusive Excellence and Diversity
o
 
Opened connections with CME
 
Met with
 Interim Associate Provost of Multicultural Excellence
,Jim Moran and
 Director of CME 
, Tracey Peters.
 
Working to build a stronger relationship between CME and USG.
 
Jim Moran will visit a Senate meeting fall quarter 2010 to discussCME and his vision for student collaboration.
 
Marketing
o
 
Created USG Facebook Page
 
As of 8/16/2010 (1 week after launch) 1,780 visits and 392 “likes.”
 
 
o
 
Created Twitter Account
 
13 followers
o
 
Ordered various marketing materials to rebrand USG during fall quarter2010.
o
 
Updated Logo:
 
Sustainability
o
 
1500 water bottles ordered and ready for distribution to First-Yearstudents.
o
 
USG has decided to postpone the decision regarding solar panelinstallation on the Driscoll Student Center. Once students return tocampus, USG intends to poll students to determine what sustainabilitychanges they would like to see.
 
General Projects
o
 
New program to have an administrator at every Senate meeting
 
Confirmed guests: Chancellor Coombe, Provost Kvistad,Executive Director of Alumni Relations Jeff Howard, AssociateProvost of Multicultural Excellence Jim Moran, Associate Provostsof Student Life Jo Calhoun and Patti Helton, Head Hockey Coach
George Gwozdecky, Head Men’s Basketball Coach Joe Scott, andHead Women’s Basketball Coach Erik Johnson.
 
 
USG will also integrate this into the new marketing program bycreating weekly posters that feature the special guest. It will beadvertised as an opportunity to hear an update from the individualand ask questions.
o
 
Student Senate Panel
 
American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL)
 
Sunday, September 19
th
from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Student Body Presidents from DU, CU, CSU, CC, UNC, andMetro will answer questions asked by ACYPL delegates from thePeople
s Republic of China.
 
This is being set up through the El Pomar Foundation
o
 
Kynewisboks have been ordered
 
All First-Year students will receive one for free and there shouldbe around 100 left over to sell at the DU Bookstore.
o
 
Photo Booth Ordered
 
This booth will be displayed on the Driscoll Bridge and will bemoved around for various events.
 
Will be able to break-even over time and eventually profit, basedoff Student Comptroller projections.
o
 
USG President welcome video was sent to all First-Year students
 
o
 
Revamping the Readership Program
 
New signage to identify readership locations will be installed inearly September.
 
All students living in Residence Halls will receive a USA Todaywith a sticker
saying “Brought to you by your Undergraduate
Student Government. You can get the USA Today, New YorTimes, or Denver Post, free of charge to you at any of the USG
sponsored readership locations on our campus.” Or something
similar.
o
 
Rock the Vote and New Era Colorado
 
Both neutral political organizations that want to increase voterregistration and turnout. Both will be tabling with USG at PioneerCarnival and USG will work with them to construct an awarenesscampaign in early October.
o
 
Chancellor Dinners Scheduled for fall quarter 2010
 
Attendance has been divided among USG President, USG Vice-President, and USG President Pro-Tempore.
Tasks in Progress:
 
Funding application and funding body
o
 
As mentioned in our last meeting, USG has the ability to significantlyinfluence attendance at events and interaction among students that wouldnormally not interact. In order for an organization to receive its fullfunding request, it will need to co-program with another organization at anathletic event and attend a few events that will be determined in earlySeptember.
o
 
The funding body is still in the development stage but as of now it willhave a representative from each major funding body and all applicationswill be presented by the USG President. Still in conversation with theStudent Comptroller regarding specifics.
 
New Student Entrance and Banners in Student Section
o
 
It is almost done!
o
 
Have been working with Stu Halsall,
 Assistant Vice-Chancellor of  Recreation and Building Operations
, and Angel Field,
 Assistant Athletic Director 
, to develop this new entrance.
o
 
All promotional materials (i.e. Denver Arch for entrance, banners, etc.)will cost approximately $20,000. USG will be working with Angel andStu to install the materials in a two-phase process to cut down onimmediate cost. This quote also includes the new banners to cover theeast and west walls of the student section (hockey) in the Ritchie Center.
 
Pins Recognition Project
o
 
This project has student organizations order a number of pins with theirlogo and the academic year on it to present to each member at the end of the year.

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