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1994-95 MSSA SENATE MEETING MINUTES
October 5, 1994
Meeting was called to order at 4:00 PM. Members in attendance were: Rochelle Olson (3-0-0)Lisa Warnke (2-0-1) Marc Crawford (2-1-0) Emily Halloran (3-0-0) Brian Sutter (3-0-0) Danae Blanck (3-0-0) Wasim Imran (1-1-0) Matthew Chase (3-0-0) Tricia Finnigan (3-0-0) Steve Ziller (3-0-0) John Mulcahy (3-0-0) Kristee Alm (3-0-0) Amy Galarneault (1-0-0) Brandon Herold (2-1-0) Ryan Jex (3-0-0) Leslie Knight (2-0-1) Tracy Majeske (3-0-0) Mohammad Rahman (0-2-1) Steven Tkach (1-0-0) Krista Schleicher (3-0-0) Megan Daniels 1-0-0) Jessica Johnson (3-0-0) Libby Albers (3-0-0) Eddy Guzek (1-0-0) Emily Auseth (1-0-0) (President Kris Hammes (3-0-0) Vice President Jerry Flynn(3-0-0) Speaker Kris Esser(3-0-0) Staff members in attendance: Becky Brown (3-0-0) Mona Wallac(3-0-0), Mike Kirkwood (3-0-0) Naomi Marietta (3-0-0) Steph Schrock (3-0-0) Francis Klinkner(3-0-0)
The agenda was approved after Jerry recommended change: Staff & Committee reports,
Officer reports, Appointments. 2nd by Matt Chase. Motion Passes.
Minutes corrected: Misspelling of Amy Galarneault. Office Campus changed to
Cultural Diversity History-Mona Wallace (submitted in writing)
STAFF AND COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. Academic Affairs-Mike Kirkwood (report given by Steve Ziller)
1. Teacher evals, new surveys questioned.
2. Quarter vs. Semesters
Table in Union or Open Forum w/Dr. Jones?
B. Cultural Diversity-Mona Wallace
1. Activities for Fall quarter-host Halloween Party Thursday Oct. 27.
8-11 PM Holiday Inn downtown.
2. Flutist Concert-CO-sponsor $200 (African American flutist)
3. Oct. 8 Pancake Breakfast $3.00, Intercultural Center 8-11 AM
C. Legislative Affairs-Stephanie Schriock
1. Today was Soap Box on the Mall, good response from candidates & students.
Thank you to Tracy, Kris, Jerry & everyone involved in success.
2. Thanks to the Reporter, I hope to work w/them during this
Legislative year. They made a poster for us-very nice.
3. Thank you to Joe Metro for getting Stan's car.
4. Meeting w/Jay Noreen, Chancellor of Higher Ed at South Central
Tech College Conference room 2-3 P.M. Monday 10/10. Discuss Merger.
5. Kris Hammes & Eric Bakke went to meeting w/Chancellor Noreen and staff
Mona-Any possibility of having a temporary or full-time Cultural Diversity
Coordinator for the Merger?
Eric-Have any meetings taken place dealing with lobbying?
Steph-yes at the Legislative Affairs meetings.
D. Public Relations-Naomi Marietta
1. Aids Awareness Week-October 10 1 PM CSU 202 Brainstorming Session.
Matt-How does Aids Awareness benefit Senate?
Naomi-Used to be sponsored by Violence Prevention/no longer an
organization so Senate picked it up.
E. Student Affairs-Becky Brown (written report)
1. Sat Oct. 29 2:00 PM MSU vs. SCSU at the Dome
a. Committee recommendation to create a sub-committee for the
the need of Home Ride Program.
b. Recommendation to match SDPA $400 donation for DomeComing.
Steven-We (as Senate) should match this money.
Kris-By providing a bus for students makes it safer and provides
transportation for students who might not be able to attend.
Becky-SDP&A was asked to fund this and Athletics was going to fund bus for band and cheerleaders and students.
Tracy-We need money to spend it.
Steph-Our Senate budget is small, we don't know what costs are for
other things during the year, our budget is different then that
Tricia-I think we should give the option for a safety issue
Naomi-charge a small fee for ticket, have other organizations
Kris Esser- We are broke. We spent $500 on Law books.
Kris Hammes-We are not broke!
Ryan Jex-I move to refer back to committee. Tracy 2nd.
Ryan-We are wasting time.
Matt-Let's deal with this right now.
Kris H-I agree w/ Matt Motion fails
Matt-I feel it will not benefit enough students
Tracy-Called the question. Passes to vote upon motion.
Committee recommendation to fund $ to SDP&A fails.
F. Union Board-Mo Abbas (given by John)
1. Repainting of Union.
2. Piano policy discussion
3. Credit Card Vending policy draft, waiting on legal issues regarding this.
4. Facilities use.
5. Discussion about Phase III of Reorganization
6. Piano proposal
a. Amend change 6:00 PM to 5:00 PM on paragraph 3 line 2 Passed
Kris Hammes called previous question. Passed
Motion passes-see Resolution w/1st Amendment
A. President Kris Hammes (see written report)
1. Moved to put minutes in notebook and bulletin board and not give
out unless individual senators request copy.
2. Jerry 2nd.
3. Matt-call previous question
Tracy 2nd Motion Passed
4. Cross cultural support is needed, it is a good idea to meet with
Dr. Fagin (Mona)
5. Booster Club Tuesday 12:00 noon
6. MSUSA Fall Conference
Kris Hammes, Matt Chase, Mona Wallace, Virgil Brown, Elise Clemons,
Tricia Finnigan, Steve Ziller, Krista Schleicher, Stephanie Schriock,
Brian Sutter, Becky Brown. Alternates: Kristee Alm, Kris Esser, Mohammad
Abbas, Amy Galerneault, Megan Daniels
B. Vice President Jerry Flynn (see written report)
C. Speaker Kris Esser
1. Recognition of Clubs: Psychology Club, Ellis St. Singers,
Am. Marketing, Sigma Sigma Sigma
Eric Bakke moved to table the recognition of Students for Bangladesh,
Matt- I want to make sure all discourse and communication is taken care of,
so as not a slam to Bangladesh.
Kris Hammes-I don't think this is proper students grounds.
Ryan-called the previous question
Passes to vote on motion. Original motion Fails
Tracy-Where do Bangladesh go for funding?
Matt- That is what the table of recognition was supposed to do.
Motion to recognize passes
Public Affairs: Anne Retzloff, Krista Schleicher, Eddy Guzek
Communications: Kris Haacke, Kelly Jean Olm
Sexual Assault: Norma Blakley, Sean Novack
Ensuring Cultural Diversity: Steven Tkach
Academic Affairs: Sean Novack
Student Affairs: Anne Retzloff, Steven Tkach
Legislative Affairs: Norma Blakley, Libby Albers
Bookstore Advisory: Amy Galarneault
S.O.A.F.C: Norma Blakley
Public Affairs: Sean Novack
Residence Hall Assoc: Megan Daniels
Kris Hammes struck Communication Board Appointments from minutes until
Krista Schleicher (written report)
Matt Chase-Need people for Cultural Diversity, thanks for passing piano issue.
Check your mailboxes.
Senate can increase the drop length for classes.
Mav card information.
Jerry moved to appointments to clarify Communication Board. Appointments
Matt-read the new by-law for clarification
A. Organization Advisor
We passed resolution
Eric - Move that Senate reconsider.
Eric-The motion was illegal
Steven-move to committee of whole
Kris E.-clarifies that the amendment says we will look into changing or not changing the old motion.
B. Mav Card
Motion - Tracy (see written motion)
Move to accept the motion as long as students have a choice.
C. Gage Hall Govt.-Krista (see written report)
Previous question called, 2nd
Passes one abstention, Eric B. state concerns
Matt-move to suspend the rules
Matt calls question
Kris H. move to previous question. 2nd
Division called by Jerry - two abstentions
Motion will be considered April 20, 1994
Eric-I would like to amend the motion so it reads; the Student Senate
recommends the removal of the requirement of an advisor for a student
organization to be recognized and appropriate amendments be made to
University policy to make this possible.
Malcolm-pick a different process because the old one was against policy
Previous question moved by Kris H.
2nd Amendment passes
A. Elect senator for Communications Board-Jerry nominate Krista Schleicher
Eric-move to close nominations, motion of nomination passes
B. Internal Umbrella Resolution
Amend resolution to strike 13-15
move to immediate vote Motion Passes
C. Kris H-I move to fund $250 to SDP&A for the Dome Game excluding
Cheerleaders & the Band
Rochelle-I move to table to next week. Passes
Previous question called
Rochelle 2nd Motion Fails
Jerry-It is not a waste of money to fund student involvement, let's stop turning them down
Ryan-move to close discussion
Call the question, Matt-2nd Motion fails
Kris H.-I just looked at the budget and we do the money for funding an activity like this.
Eric-I abstained because I didn't want to dictate what Senate should do.
Steven-Revolutionary idea, important item, where are the senators? They need to be
here or get a proxy or something.
Amy-Time commitment is a big deal, what good are you if you're not here!
Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 7:02 P.M.