From: Ed Bonza <>

Date: September 10, 2008 6:36:49 PM EDT

Subject: SMB Minutes: 9-8-08

Dear Student Media Board members,

Below is the minutes of our 9-8-08 meeting, the first SMB meeting of the 2008-2009 academic year. 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


September 8, 2008


Dr. Jerome Ratchford (adviser to the SMB), Joshua Azriel, Michelle Azriel, Dr. Laura Dabundo (Chair), Aixa M. Pascual, Michael Ruther, Kevin Schmidt, Jessica Edens, Maria Yanovsky, Ed Bonza

Absent:  Zach Voss

The First meeting of the 2008-2009 academic year was called to order by Chair L. Dabundo at 1:06 p.m. 

L. Dabundo began the meeting with introductions, followed by area updates. The resignation of OWL Radio's General Manager was deliberated. After discussion a motion was made by J. Azriel to grant K. Schmidt, the station's Program Director, dual authority as GM and PD through the end of the fall '08 and revisit the situation at that time. J. Edens seconded. The motion passed 7-0-0.

J. Azriel gave the Board an update on the SMB Alumni Representative position. After discussion it was decided that A. Pascual and E. Bonza would collect and and forward candidate names to the subcommittee for phone interviews and appointment.

The vacancy with student membership was discussed by E. Bonza. Candidates will be encouraged to attend the next meeting. 

L. Dabundo brought up the co-chair student position vacancy. M. Yanovsky nominated herself. The nominations were put on hold until more of the student slots on the Board were filled.

The possibility of a part-time professional position to assist and lend consistency to OWL Radio was raised by J. Azriel and E. Bonza. J. Ratchford recommended seeking funding support before requesting approval for the position.

L. Dabundo asked the Board to review their schedules for the next meeting. After discussion, the second meeting of the SMB was scheduled for Thursday, October 16, 12:30 p.m. E. Bonza will determine the location and forward it to members.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:45 p.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

470-578-3083; 470-578-6703 (FAX)

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