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-g- K. Construct New Student Housing (FCR 3) Mr. Stuckert said that FCR 3 requests the Board to approve the initiation ofthe construction of new student housing. This project will construct approximately 98,000 square feet of new student residential space housing approximately 350 beds. The rooms will be suite- style with two bedrooms sharing a common bath. The scope ofthe project is $30 million, which will be funded with Agency Bonds with the debt service paid by Housing and Dining. The goal is to have the new beds online by August 2012. On behalf of the Finance Committee, he recommended approval of FCR 3. Mr. Smith seconded his motion, and it carried without dissent. (See FCR 3 at the end ofthe Minutes.) L. Construct Community Health Center Facility (FCR 4) Mr. Stuckert reviewed FCR 4 with the Finance Committee in their meeting. FCR 4 involves the construction of a community health center facility. This action item requests the Board to authorize the vice president for finance and administration to negotiate tenns for an $11.5 million federal grant and to initiate the construction of a community health center facility pending acceptable tenns. The building will be constructed in Hazard, Kentucky, with a total scope not to exceed $12,000,000. The College of Medicine will provide any additional funding needed. On behalf ofthe Finance Committee, he recommended approval of FCR 4. Mr. Mobley seconded the motion, and it passed without dissent. (See FCR 4 at the end of the Minutes.) M. Student Affairs Committee Report Ms. Sandy Patterson, chair of the Student Affairs Committee, stated that the Committee met that moming with a full agenda. Vice President Robert Mock gave an update on the student safety forum held in the previous week. It was attended by 35 students. Two ofthe student attendees requested that the Board of Trustees be asked to alter its policy on concealed weapons. Student Government Association (SGA) President Ryan Smith also gave a report at that moming’s meeting in which he discussed the opportunity for students to have coffee with UK Chief of Police Joe Monroe, a safety walk around campus to take place on October 14, the Cat Cruiser program, which offers late-night transportation Thursday through Sunday to students, and the alcohol education program presented this year for all freshmen. Mr. Smith also gave SGA updates: a $10,000 grant for child care given out, SGA’s work with Public Relations to initiate SeeBlue Fridays because students wanted more school spirit, a freshmen leadership development program has 40 students, and the Alley Cat program is doing well. Student govemment is going to convene the student fee committee once again. N. University Health Care Committee Report Ms. Barbara Young, chair of the University Health Care Committee, detailed the results ofthe committee meeting on October 11. There is one action item for the University Health Care Committee this time.