4-23-14 Meeting Minutes

President- Katie Reysack

  • Vote on Absence Policy
  • Vote on Mandatory Social each semester
  • Senior Sendoff will be next week at the the end of year party
  • SLU Scholar Bowl and Case Study

Treasurer- Erika Holliday

  • No Report

Secretary- Megan Sullivan

  • Gift cards will be given to the three members who have the highest number of service, education, and professional development hours!
  • Please have hours submitted by 4/28 to be eligible to win
  • Winners will be announced next week at the end of the year party!

Service- Liz Chau


  • Special Olympics: April 26, 11:30-2:00 OR 1:50-4:30, Volunteers – look for an email with more information
  • Contact me if: You’re struggling for service hours
  • I have other opportunities in mind.


Education- Lauren Maag

  • Last Education event will be May 2nd.
  • Presentation on Body Image by Bonnie Kempker Thursday the 24th at 6:30 in PB232
  • Thanks for a great semester!!

Professional Development: Katie Larabee and Carly Scott

  • Want to gain professional experience within the health field?
  • Need a scholarship, work study or institutional job next semester?
  • Check out some of the jobs on Tru-Positions(under your Student Tabon Truview)
  • Crisis Hotline Volunteer – Victim Support Services
  • Health & Exercise Sciences Office Assistant
  • NEMO Area Health Education Center, Inc – Office Assistant
  • Student Wellness Assistant

Social Chair- Kimberly Emery

  • Don’t forget the end of the year party is next Wednesday!
  • April 30th at 7pm, Behind Ryle Hall

Public Relations- Sara McVety

  • Like us on Facebook!
  • Follow us on Twitter! @SPHA_TSU
  • Help decorate the trophy case for a last-minute education hour, April 30th at 3:30pm
  • Questions? Ideas? Email me: sem7155@truman.edu

Fundraising- Nemo & Chelsea Little

  • T- shirts have been ordered and will cost $10
  • They will be given out at the end of the year party

Webmaster – Luke Knoche

  • No report

Dr. Clark

  • Thanks to SPHA for sponsoring the Case Study Team at the PH Scholar Bowl at SLU on April 12, 2014!!
  • They presented their case very well against PH majors.
  • Truman doesn’t teach bio-stats!
  • PLEASE attend the HLTH 440 Showcase: Monday, Apr. 28 (6-8:30) in V.H. 1010, Thursday, May 1, (6-8:30) in V.H. 1010, GAIN Professional Development. Hours!
  • Help with Environmental Buddies at KPS, May 1 (anytime from 1:30-3:15), Get messy & have fun making paper with kids, Gain Service Hours!

Next Semester:

Truman Week:

  • MAJOR’S DAY (either Aug 19 or 20) + SPHA presentation to new HS freshmen in Dr. W & Dr. R’s classes

MO Public Health Conference is Sept 23-24 in Columbia, MO

•Poster Session is Sept 24  (11:30-1)     (Abstract is due Sept 15)

  • FUND RAISING to take a bus of SPHA students!!

Scholarships available to MPHA members.  Go to:http://www.mopha.org/scholarships-awards.php

Dr. Wodika


  • KCDC (Kirksville Child Development Center)


      • Are you or someone you know in need of scholarship hours for fall?
      • Think about K-CDC contact Katy Korte to apply.


  • Environmental Health needs you!


      • Thursday from 12:00-1:30 sit at table in SUB.
      • Stop by and see their projects!


  • Environmental Buddies Last Meeting Rescheduled!
  • Thursday, May 1st @ 1:30
  • Seniors = Good luck on CHES!


  • Vote on Absence Policy: Passed
    • Two excused and Two unexcused
      • 50% of general meetings

OLD: “Each member is allowed two unexcused absences from a formal meeting…All special cases will be reviewed by the executive board.”

NEW: “Each member is allowed two excused and two unexcused absences from a formal meeting per semester…All special cases will be review by the executive board.”

  • Vote on one mandatory social event per semester: Passed
    • currently nothing in Constitution about social events

OLD: “In addition to completion of hours, each member is required to  attend one social event per semester.”

NEW: “Failure to complete the required service, professional development, education hours, and failure to attend one social event by the semester deadline will result in loss of membership.”

Scholar Bowl

  • Homicide Rates and Stroke Mortality in Chicago
  • Epidemiology, Bio-statistics, Environment,Behavioral Psychology, and Public Policy
  • Create intervention for community
    • Told we had the most thorough intervention!
    • Trivia!