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2011-03-08 Minutes

University Centers Advisory Board

Winter Quarter 2011 Meeting #10, Week 10

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 2:00pm

Roosevelt College Room

Chair Nicole Metildi called the regular meeting of the University Centers Advisory Board to order on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 2:06pm in Eleanor Roosevelt College Room in the Price Center at the University of California, San Diego.

Nicole Metildi (Chair), Roxanne Schleben (Secretary), Jessica Hsi (Marshall), Josh Grossman (Warren),   Albert Trujillo (Muir),  Kristina Pham (AS), Natalie Miller (ERC), Elizabeth Elman (Student at Large), Jason Thornton (Alumni), Emily Marx, Paul Terzino (University Centers)


Zoe Seher (Vice- Chair), Kevin Lu (Sixth), 

Erik van Esselstyn (Student at Large), Ratnaganadi Paramita (Revelle), 

 Aries Yumi (SAAC), Manuel Ruidiaz (GSA), Leo Trottier (GSA)


Albert moved to approve the draft minutes of the last meeting, Natalie seconded the motion. Motion passed by consensus.


Elizabeth announced that the Student Sustainability Collective will host its event, The Death of Dr. David Gun, in the Price Center Bear Room on Thursday, March 10th at 6:00pm. There will be a screening of the Lake of Fire and a guest speaker from Planned Parenthood.

Kristina announced that the AS Pancake Breakfast will be held on Monday, March 14th at 10:00pm in PC Ballrooms A and B. Sausages were added to the menu. She also announced that the WTF Winter Triton Comedy Fest will be held on Friday, March 10th in Price Center West Ballroom; tickets are still available for the event.

Emily announced that the tickets for the Clinton Global Initiative University conference are available at the PC Theatre Box Office.

Paul announced/passed around the UCSD 2009- 2010 Student Digest, a yearly publication providing details UCSD student demographics.  Jason Thornton's office publishes.

Public Input
Tech Fee Subsidy Requests 

A teach- in on the violence and uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt was held on February 10th, 2011 in PC West Ballroom. Eighty- eight students and faculty attended. They did not summit a tech fee waiver before the event because they were not certain that they would be funded and it happened so quickly. They are now requesting a retroactive tech fee waiver. 


Nicole reported that UCOP made changes to the referendum language. AS approved two different versions, one affirming GSA’s preference language, and one on UCOP’s preferred language. Because these were  approved, UCOP must go through the approval process it a second time.

The strategic planning committee will meet on Thursday, March 9th at 2pm, location TBA. New mission statements will be discussed during the meeting.

The budget committee will also meet on Thursday.

Nicole reported that there will be a student survey on Space 1311.

She also reported that UCAB’s spring quarter meeting time will be Mondays at 3pm.

University Centers Director

Paul reported that the Bombay Coast focus group met last week. The meeting was attended by six students and the Bombay Coast owner.

Paul also reported that he and Nicole attended the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Conference last week. They attended different presentations and workshops. They met with AKOO and Paul & Nicole visited the AKOO display. AKOO representatives said that they would reserve four advertising slots for UCSD if they installed a music video display in Space 1605.

They also met with MTVU, a second option for a music video display in Space 1605, and Steel Surf, a game room consulting/design company. Steel Surf is very excited to work with University Centers to redesign the game room.

New business

Elizabeth moved to approve the 10th version of the University Centers fee referendum, Jessica seconded the motion. Motion passed by consensus.

Elizabeth moved to fund in full the tech fee waiver of the February 10th teach- in, citing exceptional circumstances, Natalie seconded the motion. Motion passed by consensus.

Open forum

Paul announced that UCAB’s first meeting during spring quarter will be held on Monday, March 28th at 3pm.


Chair Nicole Metildi adjourned the meeting at 2:48pm