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GSA Meeting Minutes

October 1, 2013


Chalk Talk – Calais Williams (email uthscsa.gsa@gmail.com to sign up to present)

Upcoming Events – bake sale & haunted house

Announcements – student discounts–dental services & animal care services

Referendum proposals – Gold’s gym issues / zipcars / parking issues

Fellowship opportunities – F Troop & Non-federal / Non-citizen


Upcoming Events:

  • BAKE SALE  – Thursday, October 10 (1st Thursday of the month, two days after GSA meeting, for all future sales)
    • bring baked goods to table by Subway (as early as 8am)
    • email uthscsa.gsa@gmail.com with any time block you can man the table
    • stop by the table! For food or handouts from the meeting (runs until the goods sell out—afternoon)
    • Fund raising event for social events, forums, and invited speakers
  • 13th Floor Haunted House – October social event
    • Group rates
      • 20% off 25-49 people
      • 30% off 50-74 people
    • Sunday – Thursday: $19.99 ($16/$14)
    • Friday & Saturday: $22.99 ($18.40/$16.10)
    • GSA will purchase tickets and we, will sell them for $10 (not just for grad students!)



  • Dental School Services for Students
    • Screening:  Free for Students ($13 for non-students)
      • Includes x-rays
    • New Patient Exam: $49 for students ($69 for non-students)
    • Gum exam, additional x-rays, diagnoses, and treatment plans
      • Cleaning with fluoride: $34 for students ($48 for non-students)
    • Fillings for cavities: $42 on average for students ($60 for non-students)
      • Crowns: $290 for students on average ($414 for non-students)
    • flyer available at bake sale
    • Contact Ross Pickei (pickei@livemail.uthscsa.ecu / 512-537-7677) to make an appointment (~1hr for a screen; ~2hrs for a screen & clean)
  • Outpatient/Private Practice Veterinary Clinic at UTHSCSA
    • The Department of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) operates a limited services outpatient veterinary clinic
    • Treats pets of faculty, staff and students at UTHSCSA
    • By appointment only (Tues-Thurs)
    • Requires UTHSCSA ID
    • Office visit ~$25
      • Rabies $8, DHLPP $17
      • Located in 113D MED (210) 567-6166
    • Drop off 8am-9am and pick up after work (you can visit and take out for walks all day)
    • Flyer available at bake sale


Referendum Proposals:  (what issue to petition for this semester)

  • Gold’s gym on campus (***selected this issue)
    • 15 year lease to construct / former GSA referendum requires students from every school pay $480 a year (13 more years) [http://www.uthscsa.edu/hscnews/singleformat.asp?newID=2867]
    • Gold’s bought out high end gym Spectrum that promised high HSC member-to-HSC outsider ratio (not currently upheld)
    • Some facilities in disuse/improperly maintained (café, internet); some options not available (childcare)
    • Would petition to upgrade our gym’s rank to “black” or “platinum” and uphold quality standards


  • Zipcar
    • Zipcar is 24/7 on demand car-sharing.
    • Rates by hour and day
    • Full info in attached flyer / flyer available at bake sale
    • Would petition to get Zipcar on campus (for students without cars/trucks)


  • Parking
    • Upcoming Changes:
    • Annual 4-7% Increase in Rates
    • Removal of Zone 5
    • 174 New Spaces Outside Dental School
    • No Changes to Number of Buses or Routes
    • Would petition to … prevent rate increases?








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