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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)

Old Business

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)

New Business

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, 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

a ratio.

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

Rochelle Olson-2nd

a. Members must attend 2 meetings before being considered for membership

Ryan called question Jerry 2nd Amendment #2 Passes 1 no 1 abstention

Amendment #3

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

Tracy accepted

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


Officer Reports

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

regarding placement

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

every Friday.

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)

Senator Reports

A. Scott Vance (see written report)

Open Forum


Adjournment: Jerry moved to adjourn, Emily 2nd. Meeting adjourned at 8:21 P.M.