Dear Student Media Board members,

Below is the minutes of our 12-3-08 meeting, Sentinel editor interviews & selection for the spring 2009 term. Please review and let me know of any errors.

SMB Minutes and other information is always posted at:

Thank you for your support of student media. 



Student Media Board


December 3, 2008


Joshua Azriel, Michelle Azriel, Dr. Laura Dabundo (Chair), Aixa M. Pascual, Michael Ruther, Kevin Schmidt, Jessica Edens (late), Susan Clough (candidate), Ed Bonza

Absent: Dr. Jerome Ratchford (adviser to the SMB; excused), Maria Yanovsky (excused), Zach Voss

The second meeting of the 2008-2009 academic year (spring Sentinel editor selection) was called to order by Chair L. Dabundo at 8:44 a.m. 

L. Dabundo began the meeting with discussion concerning recommending the editor instead of selecting, as no quorum was present (late arrivals gave quorum later, making this discussion moot).

S. Cough began her interview with a brief presentation at 8:47 a.m. All members questioned the candidate.

The board moved into closed deliberations at 9:15 a.m. The candidate and non members were asked to leave.

After much discussion, two motions were proposed at 9:48 a.m. 

Motion #1 was to reinforce the SMB's role with training and workshops; a greater involvement with training by the board is to be new policy. Full newspaper editorial board training is required prior to the first issue of a term, such training being a responsibility of the SMB and incoming editor in chief. 

Motion #1 was made by J. Azriel. M. Azriel seconded. The motion passed 7-0-0.

Motion #2 was to appoint S. Clough at Sentinel Editor in Chief for the spring 2009 term, made by J. Edens. K. Schmidt seconded. The motion passed 7-0-0.

Updates for all media groups were made by respective editors or managers. Discussion of bringing back a yearbook was tabled until the next meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:02 a.m.

Please review and let me know of any errors.


Ed Bonza

Assoc. Director, Student Life/media adviser

Kennesaw State University

1000 Chastain Road

Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591

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