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Thursday, June 12, 2014

May Meeting Minutes


May Meeting Agenda

OHSU Student Council (SC)
5/9/2014, 12:00-1:00/1:30pm
Location: MRB 310

Called to order:

Attendants: Nate Risley, Quinn Martin, Kenneth (KC) Gilbert, Andrew Sloan, James Rohlfing, Soroush Amali, Adam Fox, Will Price, Todd Hannon, Erich Knipschild, Heather Ennis, Karen Seresun,

·         Welcome/Food/Drinks (10 minutes)
·         Approval of Past Minutes (1 minute)
o   Past minutes approved
·         All-Hill Elections (Nate Risley)
o   President – Kenneth (KC) Gilbert, dental student
o   Vice Presidents – 3 positions
§  James Rohlfing, medical student
§  Monica Luttrell, medical student
§  Andrew Sloan, dental student
o   Communications Coordinator – Amelia Stoker, dental student
o   Web Coordinator – Adam Fox, dental student
o   Pulse Newsletter Editor – David Edwards, graduate student
·         Funding Requests - none
·         Regular Updates (20 minutes)
o   Website Coordinator (Quinn Martin)
§  Nothing to report
o   Student Health Center (Sarah Lemley, absent)
§  Nothing to report
o   Student Health Advisory Committee (Lilly Winfree, absent)
§  Nothing to report
o   Student Newsletter Committee (David Edwards, absent)
§  Nothing to report
o   Student Center Planning Committee (Karen Seresun)
§  Monday, June 30th— New Student Orientation/Summer session A term. 
·         Students are encouraged to be involved with orientation by leading tours.  Please contact Karen Seresun if you’re interested in participating.
§  Provost requested that we run some focus groups to discuss what students, faculty and staff would like (programs, amenities) at the Student Center after the CLSB opens in July.  40% of the student body will be moving to the South Waterfront and 60% of the students are staying on Marquam Hill.   If anyone would like to be involved in these focus groups, please contact Karen Seresun directly.
§  Food service in the Student Center will end June 30th.  University administration is considering looking at an outside vendor to provide food and beverage options.
o   Intramurals/Student Center Events (Heather Ennis)
§  May 19th Playoffs for Intramurals begin.
§  Zip, the therapy dog will be at the Student Center from 11:30 to 1:30 pm on Friday, May 16th and 30th
§  Film festival—3 films will be shown at the Student Center this month.
·         May 12th 5:30 pm — How to die in Oregon.
·         May 15th 5:30 pm — Unnatural causes.
·         May 21st at 5:30 pm —TBD
§  If the Blazers make it to game 5, there will be a viewing party on Wednesday, May 14th - Food & beverage will be provided.
§  91 people were in attendance at the last blazer event, fantastic door prizes were given away, and everyone seemed to have a fun time!
§  The Student Center will be closed on Monday, May 26 in observance of Memorial Day.
o   March Wellness (Erich Knipschild)
§  May 26th is Memorial Day and March Wellness & Fitness center will be on limited hours (holiday hours).
§  Remind the students to HIPPA in the locker room—be careful what you say in the locker room.
§  The pools are being re-surfaced—will be closed for about 1.5 months.—As such the Nucleus pool will be getting extra traffic from March Wellness

o   Library (Todd Hannon)
§  Data Wrangling Information Session. Next Tuesday 12-130. Free sushi. 1116 Mac Hall.
o   OHSU Communications (Matt Van Sickle, absent)
§  Nothing to report
o   School Reports (15 minutes)
§  Medical School
·         Concerns with retro-active grading and changes to curriculum.
·         Parking discussion at the new school—there is still no parking. Tram hours may be extended? The dental school may be closed at 7pm?  But you can swipe into the building at any time. Perhaps parking may be accessed by swiping?
·         If you are in the garage you can leave. But after 10pm you cannot get in the garage. 
·         There are public safety issues regarding late night travel of students to their cars and home.
·         Discussion regarding parking for pregnant and disabled students.  Will there be any assistance for these students? 
§  Dental School:
·         Same issues—parking and concerns about access to the new building for school work.  Faculties’ favorite catch phrase is “at the new school”.
§  Pharmacy:
·         Incoming students are excited about the new school. The P3’s are starting rotations, so they will be done with didactic. 
·         There are some concerns about the new insurance rules. The students are on a Providence Insurance Plan and may be forced to buy the Aetna Insurance plan. Also frustration that the Insurance Exchange does not qualify for a waiver. 
·         Since the school is now self-insuring do these new rules really help out? Also, there is a financial assistance program to aid in paying bills from OHSU if you are a student.
o   Additional agenda items:
§  Nathan Risley - Discussion regarding responsibilities of the Student Council President and the meetings that the new president (KC) will be attending. 
§  Karen Seresun - Provost wants to see a unified commencement meeting (similar to the orientation).  There will be one all-campus ceremony in the morning and separate school graduations in the afternoon.  Administrators would like to see the All-Hill Student Council President be involved in the large morning ceremony by giving a speech.
§  Discussed trying to get nursing and PA school to get more involved in the AHC. Also options to have the meeting move around campus to increased accessibility to other students.
Nate Risley used his gavel adjourn the meeting at 12:50 pm.
Next Meeting:  Friday, June 6th 2014, 12:00-1:00/1:30pm at MRB 310*

April Minutes


April Meeting Agenda:

OHSU Student Council (SC)
4/11/2014, 12:00-1:00/1:30pm
Location: MRB 310
Called to order:

Attendants: Andrew Sloan, Quinn Martin, David Edwards, Monica Luttrell, David Kyle Robinson, Will Price, James Rohlfing, Pooja Saini, Nick Brady, Daniel McMaster, Derek Mustache, Lilly Winfree, Chris Fanger, Amelia Stoker, John McLennan, Soroush Amali, Adam Fox, Matt VanSickle
Erich Knipschild, Heather Ennis, Karen Seresun, Sarah Lemley

·      Welcome/Food/Drinks (10 minutes)
·      Approval of Past Minutes (1 minute)
o   Past minutes approved
·      Funding Requests (10 minutes)
o   Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School Student (Andrew Thomas, Andrew Peckham)
§  Each submission will count as a raffle entry
§  Focus on quality improvement instead of incentives for improving quality as the previous study did
§  Motion passes without any votes for no
·      All Hill Volunteer Event (Monica Luttrell)
o   Scheduled for May 3rd and need to register ahead of time, email will be resent
·      Parking (Andrew Sloan)
o   April 16th from 2:30 to 4 at CHH 3rd floor conference center room 1
o   Meeting may not be open forum and may be an informational session
o   Daniel McMaster will attend the meeting
·      All-Hill Elections (Andrew Sloan)
o   Cover letter and CV due no later than April 25th emailed to myself and Nate
·      Regular Updates (20 minutes)
o   Website Coordinator (Quinn Martin)
§  Minutes need to be reviewed before they are approved
§  Citrix link is now on student portal
o   Student Health Center (Sarah Lemley)
§  Weekly yoga and weekly mindfulness
§  Insurance waiver checklist will be distributed
o   Student Health Advisory Committee (Lilly Winfree)
§  Premiums will not go up
§  Waiver guidelines are being put in place by the affordable care act
§  Dental premium is rising slightly and dependents on the Aetna health insurance will experience a premium increase
o   Student Newsletter Committee (David Edwards)
§  Calls for articles will be requested in about a week from any student in any department
§  Submission deadline will be May 7th
§  Please send submissions to pulse@ohsu.edu
o   Student Center Planning Committee (Karen Seresun)
§  Mug of Joe April 28th at the student center at noon
o   Intramurals/Student Center Events (Heather Ennis)
§  Quiz bowl was a success
§  Gym might be closed Friday the 25th due to dodgeball tournament
§  Blazer playoff game will be shown; more details to follow once schedule is posted
§  Bone marrow drive on May 2nd at noon
o   March Wellness (Erich Knipschild)
§  Meditation class starting April 18th
§  Gardening for wellness may be started
§  Open house Saturday April 19th, free classes, 10am-2pm
o   Library (Andrew Hamilton)
§  Instillation of history of PA’s on Monday or Tuesday  April 21st and 22nd on the 3rd or 4th floor with a reception following instillation at 6 pm
o   OHSU Communications (Matt Van Sickle)
§  Portal groups will come out in the Fall
§  Diversity survey coming out and would like all students to respond
·      Survey is launching April 18th and will be available through May 9th
·      Giving away 3 ipad minis
·      Results of surveys will be made available late Fall

Next Meeting:  Friday, May 9th 2014, 12:00-1:00/1:30pm at MRB 310*