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Treasurer’s Tip of the Week

by John Foti | August 27, 2014

Dear Chargers,

My name is John Foti, I will be this year’s USGA Treasurer.

USGA has a budget of over 1.65 million dollars of your money, and if you want to have an influence on how the money is allocated, I urge you to get involved.

Whether it is through USGA or any Recognized Student Organization, getting involved will make your time at the university much more enjoyable and rewarding.

John Foti
Undergraduate Student Government Association

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | August 27, 2014

My fellow Chargers,

First, I would like to welcome the new students to UNH and the returning students back to campus. My name is Richard Rotella, and I am your Undergraduate Student Government Association President.

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USGA is a student run governing body, which allows you the opportunity to voice concerns regarding the university. As an undergraduate student, you are automatically a member of USGA. We encourage you to attend our meetings which occur every Friday in the Alumni Lounge (located in Bartels Campus Center) at 11:00 a.m. If you would like to learn more about USGA, there will be an Information Session this Friday, Aug 29, at 10:00 a.m. in the Alumni Lounge.

Please feel free to stop and say hello if you see me around campus. You can also contact me via e-mail at USGAPresident@newhaven.edu, by phone at 203-932-7300, or during my office hours. I wish you the best of luck this year at the University of New Haven.

Go Chargers!

Richard J. Rotella
Undergraduate Student Government Association


First female wins Last Man Standing

by The Charger Bulletin | May 7, 2014

By Alyssa Mackinnon, contributing writer

Monday, April 21, a contest was held to find the University of New Haven’s The Last Man Standing. First prize was $1000, second $500, and third was $250, and over the course of a week 20 people competed to win these prizes.

The first event was bull riding, where the longest time that someone was able to stay riding was 48 seconds, and the bottom two competitors were taken from the game.

The next event was a timed campus knowledge test made harder by planted accomplices in the audience shouting, singing, and pen clicking to distract test takers. The bottom two people were again eliminated.

The third event was an obstacle course involving racing around cones, hoola-hooping 15 times, and then racing through an inflatable maze. The fourth day consisted of a challenge in which a shirt was tied in a knot and frozen into a block. Challengers then had to break the shirt out of the ice using only their body heat and available elements. The last three competitors were eliminated.

The final challenge is traditional; each of the seven remaining contestants precariously stood on a cement block for hours completing varying tasks while remaining standing. Tasks included spinning in circles, lifting a leg with your eyes closed, and standing on one leg.

After nearly three hours of standing, Alyssa MacKinnon was the first female to win the competition in its five years running with Kyle Kostka taking second place and Vince Yau taking third.


President’s Corner

by Zani Imetovski | May 7, 2014

Dear Chargers,

Zani Imetovski, USGA President

Zani Imetovski, USGA President

The semester will soon come to a close and my term will officially come to an end on July 1. I am profoundly grateful and humbled to be given the opportunity by you to serve as your President; it will be an experience that I will cherish for the rest of my life.

This year would not be possible without my dedicated Executive Board members; Andrew Collins, Colby Thammavongsa, Isaak Kifle, Megan Scutti and Sean McFadden. They have worked hard and devoted countless hours to serving the student body and our clubs and organizations. I also thank Dean Johnson, Greg Overend, Shelissa Newball, Andrew Mayer and Colleen Kerrigan who have always supported myself and USGA.

At the end of the day it is important to remember that our time here at UNH is short and we should make the most of it. The most rewarding experience you can take from this campus is the friends you meet and the experiences you share together. When you finally leave UN, I hope you keep in mind to do good where you can, be kind and leave a positive impact on your community.

Warm regards,

Zani Imetovski

USGA President

Treasurer’s Tip of the Week

by Isaak Kifle | May 7, 2014

Thank you! 

Isaak Kifle USGA Treasurer

Isaak Kifle USGA Treasurer

As the semester ends and final exams begin, I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of you and your organizations for a successful year. Countless great events were planned and successfully run this year, and I appreciated the opportunity to be a part of many of them. Good luck to Treasurer-Elect John Foti next year and congratulations to my fellow seniors on graduating!

Isaak Kifle

USGA Treasurer

USGA in focus

by The Charger Bulletin | May 7, 2014

By  Dan Davies, USGA Senator


This week’s USGA Meeting took place at 10 a.m. in the German Club, where the following occurred:

+ The USGA would like to thank Fully Charged for their performance at this week’s

USGA meeting.

+ The Treasurer would like to remind everyone that check requests can submitted

up until the last day of finals, and that items specifically for next year cannot be

purchased until then.

+ The deadline for submitting points for your RSO is Wednesday at 11:59 p.m.

+ The USGA legislature also discussed and confirmed the Yearly Budget for the

2014- 2015 year. All budgets will be sent to club accounts over the summer.


President’s Corner

by Zani Imetovski | April 30, 2014


Zani Imetovski, USGA President

Zani Imetovski, USGA President

I would like to congratulate all of the contestants who participated in USGA’s yearly tradition of Last Man Standing. You all did a fantastic job and showed a lot of talent.

As we inch closer to finals, your school work will begin to pile up and you’re going to have to work hard to meet all the deadlines. Just remember the next couple of weeks you’re going to have find creative ways of completing that work and you’ll have to try to “fit ten pounds in a five pound bag.”

As always, send me an email with any questions, comments or concerns to USGApresident@newhaven.edu.

Best Regards,

Zani Imetovski

USGA President

Treasurer’s Tip of the Week

by Isaak Kifle | April 30, 2014

Keep an eye out for finals.

Amidst all of the RSO work and other responsibilities you have, don’t forgot that final exams are just around the corner. Make sure to finish the year off strong. To my fellow seniors, start working towards those future plans if you haven’t made them already, whether that involves work or grad school; the end will be here before you know it!


USGA in focus

by The Charger Bulletin | April 30, 2014

By James Crowell, USGA Senator

This week’s USGA Meeting took place at 10 a.m. in the German Club, where the following occurred:

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+ The Miscellaneous Fund for USGA is currently at $15,752.20. A reminder to all RSOs that your budgets may not be used for any materials/equipment that would be exclusively used next year. Speaking of budgets, yearly budget is right around the corner and should be discussed at the upcoming USGA meeting.

+ On Wednesday, May 7, there will be a small going away gathering for Andrew Mayer from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., so if you or anyone from your organization would like to say goodbye to Andrew, thank him for all that he’s done, or wish him luck in his future endeavors, please stop by.

+ Two presentations were made concerning luxuries for campus next year. The first was Filo TV; a wireless streaming system to watch television as well as a Netflix style service, which would replace traditional cable on campus. Sodexo also came to speak on meal plan changes and how the opening of FoD; a kiosk based dining service to be introduced to campus.

+ In USGA news, appointments were made for next year’s USGA Executive Board

positions. Sean McFadden went up for Senior Vice President, Jenn

Harrington for Vice President of Operations, James Kielar for Sergeant at Arms,

Samantha Salvio for Executive Assistant and Aldo Galluci for Assistant Treasurer.

Voting took place for confirmation of these appointments with results expected soon.

+ The final USGA meeting for the year will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the German

Club. Please feel free to attend. If you have any questions or concerns with how

USGA is running or how to get involved, feel free to contact myself or any of the other

USGA Senators. Have a wonderful day and thanks for reading.


Treasurer’s Tip of the Week

by Isaak Kifle | April 23, 2014

Backtrack and close out old business.

Isaak Kifle USGA Treasurer

Isaak Kifle USGA Treasurer

As the year begins to come to a close, make sure to take some time to go back and check to see that any unfinished business or issues are resolved. This includes paying old bills and tying up any other loose ends that have the risk of carrying over to next year. You don’t want the next executive board of your RSO to have to deal with issues that occurred before they came in. The end is near, but don’t relax just yet! Isaak Kifle, USGA Treasurer

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