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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato


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March 1, 1995


Meeting was called to order at 4:08 PM. Members in attendance were: Rochelle Olson (13-0-3) Danae Blanck (16-0-0) Matthew Chase (16-0-0) Tara Mueller-proxy Stephane Schriock (6-0-1) John Mulcahy (15-1-0) Kristee Alm (15-0-1), Doran Hunter (6-1-0), Aaron Kurdle (5-1-1), Luayn Murphy (3-4-0) Ryan Jex(12 1/2-1-2) Leslie Knight -proxy Steven Tkach (11-1-4) Tracy Majeske (16-0-0) Stacy Rogge (5-3-1) Krista Schleicher (16-0-0) Megan Daniels-proxy Anne Ratzloff (11-0-3) Jessica Johnson (13-1 1/2-1) Scott Vance (5-3-0), Chris Held (4-3-0) Libby Albers/Carrie Wall-Proxy (8-1-8) Emily Auseth (14-0-0) President Kris Hammes (12-1-0) Vice President Jerry Flynn(16-0-0) Speaker Kris Esser(16-0-0) Staff members in attendance: Eddy Guzek (14-0-0)Mona Wallace (15-2-0), Naomi Marietta (9-6-1) Steph Schriock (16-0-0-1) Francis Klinkner(14-2-0-1), Steven Tkach (11-1-0)Mohammad Abbas (6-1-0-1)

Agenda stands approved.

Minutes of 2/22/94 stand approved.


Sean Novack elected Off-Campus Senator

Student Forum

Old Business

A. Athletics-Reconsideration

Senator Majeske - motion to rescind the recommendation last week.

2nd Vice President Flynn Passed 13-4-0

Senator Mulcahy-motion to place Athletics in Academic Affairs

2nd-President Hammes

Amendment: Eric Bakke - To add a single athletic director to be in charge

of the Athletic program. 2nd-Senator Tkach Failed

Senator Majeske call the question 2nd-Sean 11-8-0 Failed

Move to table indefinitely-Senator Schleicher 1nd-Senator Tkach

Previous question called-Vice President Flynn 2nd-Senator Majeske

Passed 13-6-0 Main Motion Fails

Vice President Flynn-new motion: Motion to support the reporting order of

Athletics into Fiscal Affairs until the State of MN biennial budget of the

year 2000-1. In addition to support one Athletic Director in an excluded

position w/1 or 2 associate directors. 2nd-Senator Majeske

Senator Blanck -Friendly to make the director have two associates not one or two.


Eric Bakke-move to divide the question separately, one part on department,

one part on athletic director 2nd - Senator Mulcahy Passed

Previous question called-Vice President Flynn 2nd-Senator Novack

Passed 16-2-1

Motion to have one Athletic Director into an excluded position w/2 associates-Passed

Move to support the reporting order of Athletics to Fiscal Affairs

President Hammes-move to amend motion by deleting Fiscal Affairs and

adding directly to the President 2nd-Eric Bakke

Previous question called-Senator Tkach 2nd-Senator Auseth Passed 10-6-1

Previous question called-Senator Chase 2nd-Vice President Flynn

16-1-1 Passes Amendment Fails

Previous question called 2nd Move to main motion

Main Motion Passes 17-1-1 Senator Mulcahy voted no, President Hammes voted no

New Business

A. Book Bargain for Used Books (see written proposal)

Academic Affairs wants to start a used book bargain w/a board placed w/cards listing

books for sale to be sold by students. The list will go up one week prior to

Finals and be taken down after the 1st week of classes each quarter. Passed

Officer Reports

A. President Kristopher Hammes (see written report)

Eric Bakke will be in charge of day to day operations while Pres. Hammes

is in Washington DC

Bookstore Advisory Committee/Shoplifting Policy: Policy recommendation from

committee proposal: All shoplifters will be apprehended and taken downtown to be prosecuted to the full extent

Vice Pres. Flynn called previous question 2nd-Senator Chase Passed

Change By-laws for Communication Board. Motion to change the bylaws for

the membership of the Communication Board to have four presidential appointments

& delete reference to me two Arts & Humanities seats. Passed

Pres. Press Secretary Mohammad Abbas-will be on the other local talk shows-

New program "Reach out to New Leaders" New Student Recruitment"

B. Vice President Jerry Flynn

C. Speaker Kris Esser (see written report)

Student Organization Recognition:

LDS Student Organization

D. Treasurer Francis Klinkner

Budget Committee working starting Monday


Norma Blakley-Elections, Karim Hamisi-Elections, Jerry Flynn, Joleen Christie-Public

Affairs, Joleen Christie-Student Affairs, Steven Tkach-Bookstore Advisory Committee,

Francis Klinkner-Constitution Committee *Vice Pres. Flynn objected to appointment

of Francis Klinkner to Constitution Committee

Staff and Committee Reports

A. Academic Affairs-Eddy Guzek

Working on list of what students want in Advising Center

Computer Syllabi

*Senator Schleicher-recess for five minutes 2nd-Eddy Guzek

B. Cultural Diversity-Mona Wallace (see written report)

C. Legislative Affairs-Stephanie Schriock

Governor gave supplemental budget request. Many things going on at

Capital. Governor wants to give more $ to the U. Possible 29% tuition increase

next year. 9$ increase in two years. This could be a serious issue. We need to

get the information out.

Senator Wellstone proposed amendment to remove financial aid from

chopping block-it doesn't need to be hit harder than it already has been

Student March @ the Capital March 15. Big Day! Can be very effective. We need

students to be there!

D. Public Affairs- Naomi Marietta (no report)

Need people for the Maverick Bulletin Board

E. Student Affairs-Steven Tkach

Recommendation out of committee: To request that the city council put a

temporary stop sign at the Highland Hills crosswalk from May 2 to the project's

completion. Passed Unanimous consent 2nd-Danae Blanck

A resolution out of committee:

Where As: The MSSA/Senate has, in the past written resolutions asserting its

zero tolerance for hate groups, and

Where As: Recent events have highlighted the need for MSSA/Senate to

reassert it's position on this matter, therefore

Be It Resolved: That the MSSA form a Task Force to determine what measures

the Student Government can take to aid in the elimination of these hate crimes.

Passed unanimously.

F. SAC-Senator Tracy Majeske

Will begin having meetings twice weekly to determine budget

G. Union Board-Mohammad Abbas

MavCard Cash Kick-Off week.

Close down of area from May-Sept for fire hydrant maintenance-recommendation

from committee to approve a Senate Board in the Union

Passed unanimously

Recommendation from committee to do banner policy (see written amendment)

Question called-Senator Auseth 2nd-Senator Jex Amendment Fails

Main motion Carries Banner Hanging Policy Passed

Senator Chase, Senator Blanck voted No

H. Communication Board-Krista Schleicher

Extension of applications for KRNR & River Review

I. Constitution Committee Eric Bakke

No question of Senator Dekoter's legitimacy as a Senator. (eligibility

was brought up at the meeting last week during election dealing w/advertising

in Reporter)

Senator Reports

A. Krista Schleicher-I have been attending Gage A-Lower Hall Senate meetings & communicating with members of A-Upper Hall Senate. They have been meeting weekly. A-Lower just sponsored a scavenger hunt in the dorms. Currently A-Upper is sponsoring a "Kiss the Pig" contest. The RA who gets the most money put in their jar has to kiss a pig.

Both Senates have been dealing with the issue of parking (currently there is a waiting

list for parking permits in Gage. RHA & the Parking Advisory Committee decided to change the purple along Gage & other parking places to Green. Hopefully this will provide some of the residents with permits.

B. Roach Olson-Dear Senate,

As the quarter comes to an end, it is time to look back and evaluate what we have done as a Senate. I feel we have accomplished alot but there is still alot to do.

We got the library hours back, we are working to stay involved with administration to keep students involved in decisions concerning them. We must continue to do this. It is vital

to our success. Let's keep up the good work!

C. Emily Auseth (In writing)

D. Megan Daniel ( In writing)

E. John Mulcahy (In writing)

F. Kris Esser (In writing)

G. Matthew Chase-need people for Search Committee - Social & Behavioral

Office policies-Main Motion Passed As Amended

Strike restriction of homework

Add: Senate has priority over personal usage of computers

Friendly-Senator Majeske add: The Computer be used only for Senate work

on Wednesdays from 11 AM to 4 PM Accepted

Main Motion Passed as amended

Open Forum


Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 7:45 PM