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Elections Results for the Student Government Association for the 2009-2010 academic school year.
The results are listed below:

President and Vice President
Zachary Brown- President
Abbie Twyford- Executive Vice President

Representatives of  the College of Science, Technology, Engineering,
and Mathematics (STEM)
Anthony Berdis
Marissa Cullen
Madeline D’Orio
Derek DeMaiolo
Lindsay Lipp
Brittany Sujka

Rep. of Graduate Studies
Cassandra Doinoff

Rep. of The Bitonte College of Health and Human Services
Phillip Rauscher

Rep of the Williamson College of Business
Nicholas Meditz
Ken Oyler
Sarah Stafford
Tara Thomas

Rep of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS)
Jack Daugherty
Joni Koneval
William Macomber
Donovan O’Neil
Justin McIntyre

Senator of the Beeghly College of Education
Jacob Rafidi

Senator of CLASS
Gary Davenport


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Sorry so late…

10 months into my term, i have finally figured out how to use this blog. I will be updating this weekly… I think. I will be posting my thoughts, SGA’s thoughts (collectively), any news and updates that we feel you should know.

Please take the email that we have sent to you, concerning elections, into consideration. I would encourage any student who has a desire and will to improve his/her campus, playground, home, and school… (that is what i hope YSU means to you). It is my hope that who ever sits in my seat next year can take everything that I and my predicessors have worked for, see it through completion and truely make the difference that SGA has set out to make.

Thanks for reading,

Michael McGiffin, President

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In cooperation with the Apple Computer’s Representative and Student Activities red t-shirts bearing a “YSU Red Zone” logo were handed out at YSU’s first home game of the season.  Each person that received a shirt was asked to begin wearing it immediately.

The result was one impressive wall of red on the east-gate bleachers at the South Dakota game and one very impressed University President.

The Red Zone t-shirt idea went stunningly well and I want to thank all the students that came out to support the Penguins as well as those students that wore the shirt. I’m told, unofficially, that we sold out the East-side bleachers–that is quite the accomplishment–especially when the entire bleacher is wearing red.


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As of Monday June 18th, 2007 the 2007-2008 SGA Application is now available.  If you’d like to fill it out check your e-mail, look on the SGA website, or go here.

Next week look for a full out Rock Garden bonanza!

Happy Friday,


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Those Contracts..

Some months ago I said I’d post links to the current labor contracts between YSU and it’s Union Laborers. Here they are:
OEA – 2002 through 2005
ACE – 2002 through 2005
FOP – 2003 through 2006
APAS – 2003 through 2006

This shows that the APAS and FOP will be looking to agree on new contracts next fall.
I’m unsure if the new contracts are for the OEA and ACE, but if/when I find them they will be posted as well.

Also for reference, these links can be found natively on the YSU Human Resources page.


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For those of you that haven’t already been informed, SGA will be hosting a Movie Night showing of 40 Year Old Virgin starring Steve Carell (Anchorman’s Brick) at 6p.m. in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. Becuase of that, here’s a quick run down of 40 Year Old Virgin. (A description, a review, and my commentary.)

40-year-old Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell) has done quite a few things in his life. He’s got a cushy job stamping invoices at an electronics superstore, a nice apartment with a proud collection of action figures and comic books, good friends, a nice attitude. But there’s just one little thing he hasn’t quite gotten around to doing yet–something most people have done by his age. Andy’s never, ever, ever had sex. His friends at the store consider it their duty to help, but nothing proves effective enough until he meets Trish (Catherine Keener), a 40-year-old mother of three. Andy’s friends are psyched by the possibility that “it” may finally happen…until they hear that Andy and Trish have begun their relationship based on a mutual no-sex policy.
Yahoo! Movies

People have been giving this movie a B+ (Yahoo Movies) and a 7.2/10 (IMDB)

My Review:

Overall, 40 Year Old Virgin was a very humorous movie to many of my college friends. Overall it was definetly worth the $8 I paid to see it when it came to theaters. Now, I have the chance to see it again for free on-campus. (Man what a great deal! Oh, and I can even bring a non-YSU Guest!)

As for the humor itself, its very strongly centered on sexual jokes about Andy and his ensuing sexual frustration. The plot isn’t hard to grasp and the prop humor really helps the overall quality of the film. I wouldn’t necesarrily say that the plot is the most complex thing you will find in movies today, but it does create a very nice architecture for the movies to cling to while it bombards you with laughs.

The characters themselves are integral to most of the humor in the movies, their nuances and flaws drive forward the storyline while providing multiple opportunities for comic relief. The main character, Andy, is obviously one of the biggest dorks/nerds you could stereotype into a movie. (He collectes action figures at age 40 and works in an electronics store!)

So overall, I myself would give the movie a 9/10 noting that I couldn’t decide whether or not I liked the ending. It was definetly a funny, but odd, ending.

Another note, for those of you wanting to bring some of the older folk, I would reccomend you didn’t bring anyone approaching 40 (especially if the title offends them already). Many of the non-college people I have talked to did not especially love the movie, and believed it to be downright vulgar. This may be true, but it was indeed intended for the college age crowd and thus its humor appeals more to them.

So, if you’re looking for a great way to spend a few hours of your Thursday, grab a few friends and come over to the Chestnut room of Kilcawley @ 6 p.m. and prepare to laugh so hard it hurts.

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Rec Center Opening

Today, the John S. and Doris M. Andrews Student Recreation & Wellness Center was officially unveiled. Presently, there are demonstrations going on for the various components, such as the volleyball courts, basketball court, bikes, dance studio, and of course, the rock-climbing wall. This is great addition to campus, and I think a lot of students will take advantage of it starting tomorrow. (Though I’m not sure how many will do so when it opens at 6:30am…)

For more info about what’s going on at the Rec Center, visit the Campus Rec Website.

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