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1994-95 MSSA SENATE MEETING MINUTES
January 18, 1995
Meeting was called to order at 4:13 PM. Members in attendance were: Rochelle Olson (10-0-1)Lisa Warnke (4-6-1) Emily Halloran (9-2-0) Brian Sutter/Tony Market-Proxy(9-0-2) Danae Blanck (11-0-0) Matthew Chase (11-0-0) Tara Mueller (2-0-0) Steve Ziller (8-3-0) John Mulcahy (11-0-0) Kristee Alm (10-0-1), Doran Hunter (2-0-0), Aaron Kurdle (2-0-0), Luayn Murphy (1-1-0)
Ryan Jex (9-1-1) Leslie Knight (9-0-2) Tracy Majeske (10-0-0) Stacy Rogge (3-2-0) Krista
Schleicher (11-0-0) Megan Daniels (9-0-0) Jessica Johnson (9-1/2-1) Scott Vance (4-0-0), Chris Held (1-2-0) Libby Albers/Carrie Wall-Proxy (7-0-4) Emily Auseth (9-0-0) (President Kris Hammes (9-0-0) Vice President Jerry Flynn(11-0-0) Speaker Kris Esser(11-0-0) Staff members in attendance: Eddy Guzek (9-0-0)Mona Wallace (11-0-0), Naomi Marietta (8-3-0) Steph Schriock (11-0-0) Francis Klinkner(9-2-0), Steven Tkach (8-0-0)Mohammad Abbas (2-0-0)
Agenda stands approved.
Minutes of 01/11/94 stand approved as read after adding Mona & Stephanie's reports
Elections (no elections)
Kris Esser moved to table the reading of budget Bylaw to a later time when Francis
was present Jerry 2nd Passed
1. Balanced budget Bylaw-Francis
Bylaw Passes, 1 amendment (see written Bylaw)
Tracy/Kristee - Renters Association
Stephanie commended Tracy & Kristee's efforts & suggested adding the South
Central Technical College and Bethany College to the Renters Assoc. Constitution.
1. Article III Section 2, dealing with who would make up the board was a big concern to many senators. Aaron Kurdle and John Mulcahey said that they thought more students from houses should be included in the membership.
Aaron amendment: Strike the "two from Campus View, ......one from Community Connections"
A member will be eligible to be seated on a 15 member at large board after attendance of two regular meetings.
a. This letter provision shall become effective after two regular meetings and
this provision shall be stricken from these articles.
Ryan Jex called question. Danae Blanck 2nd. Motion Fails
Vice President Flynn suggested reducing the #of people on the new board-suggested
Mona Wallace suggested a larger committee would work better for equal representation.
Tracy called question Ryan 2nd Amendment #1 Fails
Amendment #2 (strike the board appointment formula)
Tracy moved to change the membership to five seats for apartment complexes, 5 seats for housing, & 5 seats at large
a. Members must attend 2 meetings before being considered for membership
Ryan called question Jerry 2nd Amendment #2 Passes 1 no 1 abstention
Eric Bakke(proxy for Matt Chase) moved to strike Article #4 Section #4
2nd Ryan Amendment #3 Passes
Eric-friendly amendment, moved to strike additions to Article V, Section 2 or 3
Article V has no changes from the original constitution
Aaron - Amendment #4
Addition of Article 9-this document may be amended according to Robert's Rules of Order by the RAB when a 2/3 quorum is present.
Eric-2nd Aaron said the RAB should be independent from the Senate
Amendment #4 Passes 1 abstention
Scott Vance moved to vote on RAB constitution Jerry-2nd
Unanimous decision to pass the Constitution of Renters Association Board
Jerry-Motion to take from table
Francis-Bylaw reading Scott-2nd (note Aaron abstained from vote & discussion of
A. President Kristopher Hammes (see written report)
Discussed planning committee recommendations-placement of Athletics,
senators voiced concerns for placement of athletics (Student Affairs, Academic
Affairs, or University Advancement)
Academic Advising Center-Pres. Hammes wrote a memo to Dr. Rush
January 24, 1995 MEET & CONFER
Washington DC trip-Mohammad Abbas, Kris Hammes, Jerry Flynn, Stephanie
Schriock, Mona Wallace, Matthew Chase
Emily-recess for 5 minutes-2nd Aaron
B. Vice President Jerry Flynn
President Hammes and Vice President Flynn are meeting with Dr. Healy
Motion to have MSSA Senate support the retention of both a Men's & Women's
Athletic Director. 2nd Tracy
*we need to do this quickly so it can go to Sub Met & Confer
Office of Civil Rights in Chicago has brought gender equity to an issue at
MSU. Jerry said that timing is important and we should become involved
before action is taken on these sports.
Aaron did not agree with Jerry's timing and said he would vote no.
Scott agreed w/Jerry and said we should state we are against.
Stephanie urged we table this rather than vote it down if someone did not agree
with the motion.
Kristee said we need to take a stand now!
Tracy called question, 2nd Ryan 11-6-1 Fails
Tracy called previous question, Ryan 2nd
Main Motion to support two athletic directors Main Motion Passes
2 abstention (Aaron, Steven), 1 no
C. Speaker Kris Esser
On Search committee for Assistant Director of FYE/Orientation Director, also Mona Wallace on committee.
Please turn in class schedules.
Approval of Student Organization-Students of the Urban-Regional Studies Institute.
Senator of Quarter Award-nomination of Marc Crawford, one nomination(Motion
passes withfour abstentions)
D. Treasurer Francis Klinkner (no report)
Legislative Affairs: Shawn Leitch, Rochelle Olson, Scott Vance, Union Board: Aaron Kurdle
Student Affairs Coordinator-Steven Tkach
Washington DC Trip, Mohammad Abbas, Kris Hammes, Jerry Flynn, Stephanie Schriock, Mona Wallace, Matthew Chase
Staff and Committee Reports
A. Academic Affairs-Eddy Guzek(see written report)
Discussed new video monitor.
Dr. Jones has found money to extend library hours back to the normal hours
through the end of the year. He took money from two unfilled faculty positions.
B. Cultural Diversity-Mona Wallace (see written report)
Discussed ways to get new members, will have a table in Union, doing survey
about Cultural Diversity. Replacements of some committee members-three new
assistants. Next meeting Thursday 1/26/95 3:00
Matthew Chase resigned from committee
C. Public Relations-Rochelle for Naomi
Public affairs needs your help!
D. Legislative Affairs-Stephanie Schriock
Governor "State of the State address" Gov. Carlson supports Technical Colleges
and says a bachelor degree is not needed in the future-we need to stop this
thinking. Meeting w/Lt. Gov. Bring letters to Gov. office on Feb 8 and let him know
we vote and pay taxes too!
Other specific issues: Sewer system on Warren St
E. Student Affairs-Steven Tkach (see written report)
Norma Blakely resigned.
Recommendation from committee to form a task force for renters off campus.
Secondary motion-Motion to form a task force for on/off campus students be
formed. The task force will meet with the objective of exploring the formation of a formal
student organization. All Off-campus senators are appointed to this task force. This task force will expire after 5 meetings or March 15, 1995, which ever comes first. At this time, all Off-Campus senators will submit their written recommendations to the Student Affairs Committee. Passed Aaron Kurdle 1st Jessica Johnson 2nd
Scott call question Ryan 2nd
Refer back to committee Passes
F. SAC-no report
G. Union Board-Mo Abbas (see written report)
Thanks for appointment of Aaron to committee.
Discussed banner policy in CSU, status on baby-changing tables
Red lounge recommendation (in written report) Amendment Passes 2 abstentions
H. Constitution Committee (no report)
A. Scott Vance (see written report)
Adjournment: Jerry moved to adjourn, Emily 2nd. Meeting adjourned at 8:21 P.M.