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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minutes

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1994-95 MSSA SENATE MEETING MINUTES

May 10, 1995

Meeting called to order at 4:15 PM. Members in attendance were:

Jamie Johnson (3-1-0) Rick Dekoter (5-3-0) Tracy Harter (1-3-0) Danae Blanck (21-2-0) Matthew Chase (22-1-0-1) Sean Cameron (2-0-2) John Mulcahy (19-2-3-1) Kristee Alm (20-0-2) Judd Keim (3-0-0) Ryan Jex (13 1/2 -1-7 proxy Taylor George) Tracy Majeske (20-0-4) Chris Held (7-5-1) 1) Sean Novack (1-2-4 proxy Steven Tkach) Krista Schleicher (23-1-0) Megan Daniels (19-0-3) Jessica Johnson (20-1 1/2-1) Caleb Fullhart (6-0-0) Doran Hunter (11-1-3) Emily Auseth (23-0-0 proxy Eddy Guzek) President Kris Hammes (18-1-0) Vice President Jerry Flynn (23-0-0) Speaker Kris Esser (22-1-0) Staff members in attendance: Eddy Guzek (23-0-0) Mona Wallace (21-3-0) Steven Tkach (18-2-0) Naomi Marietta (12-11-1) Stephanie Schriock (23-0-0-1) Francis Klinkner (22-2-0-1)

Agenda: approved after placing Academic Affairs in Student Forum

Minutes Approved

(All reports in writing)

STUDENT FORUM

Men's tennis team sentiment regarding new proposal

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

Flat rate tuition resolution postponed until Fall

Robert Hayden-Library technology advancement

a. Supplemental student fee needed because we are 6-8 years out of

date currently

b. Matt Chase spoke on legistics.

OFFICER REPORTS

President Kristopher Hammes-Library Committee announcements.

Vice President Jerry Flynn - SAF hearing 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM. Room 204

Make sure constituents are represented as 8 cent increase has been

proposed.

Speaker - Budget Meeting 3:00 PM Wednesday. End of year Sha-bang.

Softball game

Treasurer- Francis Klinkner Expects balanced budget

APPOINTMENTS no appointments

STAFF AND COMMITTEE REPORTS

Cultural Diversity Issues in Cultural Diversity at St. Cloud

Reggae on Mall postponed

Legislative Affairs Higher Education bill update

MSUSA Board of Directors meeting report

Delegate Assembly report

Student Affairs Campus Cleanup-RHA

Flat Rate tuition

SAC Elections-encourage people to get involved tomorrow. Learn about

what budget is Thursday, Tuesday 11:00 -1PM Room 204

Communications Board-get a copy of MN River review

RHA-Recycling within residence halls

Elections-Election Chair Jerry Flynn thanked everyone involved with elections

OLD BUSINESS no old business

ELECTIONS

Sean Cameron running for Health and Human Performance seat.

"I think we need to communicate [with students] better"

only one person running so it is a plurality vote (only one senator needs to vote for him to be elected)

Proxy Retzloff and Senator Fullhart sponsored him

UNION BOARD

Recommendation out of Union Board on the Facilities Use Fee (Henry Morris Dir. of University Involvement and overseer of CSU was here to speak)

Chairperson Abbas: "if this fee policy doesn't come into effect, within the next few years MSU students will have to subsidize other groups that use the CSU."

Henry Morris went over the proposed Facilities Use Policy in some detail.

Proxy Schriock "when will be the date of implementation"

Morris "July 1st"

Senator Mueller: Have you figured out how much money this would bring in.

Morris " This probably would bring in $15,000-$20,000

Move to vote

Passed unanimously

NEW BUSINESS

Student Friendly award (two nominations)

Dr. Fagin: (nomination in writing)

Malcom O' Sullivan (nomination in writing)

Senator Kurdle: moved to accept both by unanimous consent

Proxy Tkach: Seconded

Proxy Schriock: Objected

Senator Kurdle: Withdrew

Speaker Esser passed gavel to Vice President Flynn

Proxy Tkach: Motioned that they make an acceptation and give the award to both.

Senator Fullhart: seconded

President Hammes: I think that both of these people are deserving enough that they should both be given the award

Speaker Esser: This award means so much more when only one person receives it.

Senator Johnson: I don't see what the problem is with two people getting the award.

Senator Schliecher: "The is a time to put one person in the spotlight"

Senator Alm " There are so few traditions at MSU and this is one tradition we started and I think it should be kept"

Move to a vote

8-9-0 Fails

Move to vote on Student Friendly Award

Voting by secret ballot (results will be kept secret until next week)

SENATOR REPORTS

Aaron Kurdle (see written report)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Proxy Guzek: Ellis street this weekend

Senator Mueller: Get people to vote

Proxy Schriock: Happy B-day Hammes and Tkach

Speaker Esser: Next week Student Friendly award. The week later is Budget meeting and starts at 3:00 pm the week after that will be the turnover meeting.

Gavel passed back to Speaker Esser

OPEN FORUM

Senator Kurdle: In regards to what happened tonight. I think what we did was wrong.

Proxy Schriock: You have a right to your opinion and to stick with it. I'm not mad at your decision, I should hope people wouldn't be mad at what I did.

Proxy Retzloff: Motion to adjourn

Senator Fullhart: Seconded Passed

Kris Esser-Budget meeting, Student Friendly comments

Mona Wallace-Student Friendly Award comments. Cultural Diversity

Tracy Majeske-Get information on Budget

Jerry Flynn-Election returns unofficial

ADJOURNMENT

Move to adjourn at 6:30 P.M. Seconded