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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minutes

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1996-97 MSSA SENATE MEETING MINUTES

October 11, 1995

Called to order at 4:00 p.m.

I. Roll Call

(Present-Absent-Proxy-Late-Left)

Senators in Attendance: Ingrid Ellingson (7-0-0) Mona Askalani (6-1-0) Tony Hanson (7-0-0-0-1) Fernando Mashlab (3-0-0) Scott Preusser (3-0-0-0-1) Michelle Smithson (3-0-0-0-1) Chris Davies (7-0-0-1-0) Mohammad Nasim (7-0-0-1) Bradley Crep (3-0-0) Michelle Murzyn (7-0-0) Jeff Anderson (6-1-0) Jason Nado (7-0-0) Mohammad Abbas (6-1-0) Caleb Fullhart (3-0-0-1-0) Jason Hulstein (7-0-0) Francis Klinkner (3-0-0) Cary Krusemark (7-0-0-0-1) Allen Smith/Kim Seibert (6-1-2-0-0) Stephen Yunginger (3-0-0) Mashood Yunus/Jerry Flynn (7-0-1-1-1) Landon Jones (2-0-0) Kristin Anderson (2-0-0) Heather Gerard (2-1-0) Megan Daniels/Scott Nechville (6-1-1-0-1) Doran Hunter (4-3-0) Steven Janssen (1-0-0)

Staff Members in Attendance: President Mona Wallace (7-0-0) Vice-President Matthew Chase (7-0-0-1-0) Speaker Eddy Guzek (7-0-0) Chief of Staff Matt Harmon (7-0-0) Treasurer Eric Tungland (3-4-0) Academic Affairs Tara Mueller (6-0-0-0-1) Campus Enrichment Shelly Benson (1-0-0) Legislative Affairs Sheryl Janson (3-1-0-0-1) Public Affairs Jen Drganc (4-0-0) Student Affairs Steven Tkach (7-0-0-1-0)

II. Approval of the Agenda-Agenda approved as amended.

Approval of the Minutes-Minutes approved.

III. Student Forum-no students wished to speak.

IV. Elections/Appointments

Undeclared Senator: Steven Janssen sponsored by Senator Hanson.

All appointments approved without objection.

V. Officer Reports

A. President Mona Wallace (see written report)

B. Vice-president Matthew Chase-If you did not receive a Senate Jersey please contact Vice-president Chase.

C. Speaker Eddy Guzek-Next week is career week. Speaker Guzek encouraged all academic senators to participate in the events as this is an excellent opportunity to talk with your constituents. Speaker Guzek welcomed our new senator and mentioned that motions will no longer be allowed in Open Forum.

Recognized Student Organizations/Registration Renewal: Happiness Ministry, A-Upper Hall Government, Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Chicano/Latin-American Student Association, Blue Skunk Society Creative Writing Group, Dental Hygiene, Fencing Club, MSU Women's Rugby, Sigma Sigma Sigma, Ethnic Graduate Organization, German Club, MSU Lacrosse Club, Lambda Chi Alpha, History Club, Men's Club Volleyball, Fellowship Christian Athletes, Lao Student Organization, Campus Advance, G-Hall Council, International Business Organization, Council of Student Business Organizations, College Democrats, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Paralegal Club. All approved without objection.

D. Chief of Staff Matt Harmon-Chief of Staff Harmon is working on finding out more information about the Student Events Team.

VI. Staff and Committee Reports

A. Academic Affairs (see written report)

Committee Recommendation: We move that MSSA oppose the application fee increase. Move to a vote. Bill 10-11-01 passes 22-04-01 and becomes Act 95.96A1(see attached).

B. Social/Cultural (no report)

D. Public Affairs (see written report) President Wallace introduces Bill10-11-02. Senator Benson seconds. Move to a vote. Bill 10-11-02 passes unanimously as Act 95.96A2(see attached).

E. Student Affairs (see written report) The Student Affairs Committee introduced Bill 10-11-03. Vice-president Chase introduces an amendment. President Wallace seconds. Move to a vote. Amendment passes unanimously. Senator Hanson moves to call question. Senator Krusemark seconds. Motion passes 20-03. Move to a vote. Bill 10-11-03 passes 17-06-02 as Resolution 95.96R1 (see attached). Senator Abbas voted against this resolution.

F. SAC (no report)

G. Union Board-The Union Board has one open seat, they meet on Tuesday mornings at 8:00 a.m.

Senator Yunus/Proxy Flynn moves to recess for fifteen minutes. Motion passes 18-07. Called back to order at 5:40 p.m.

H. Communications Board-no report

I. Constitution Committee-no report

J. Urban Affairs-no report

K. RHA-The Residence Hall Association addressed various complaints residents had made.

L. Steering Committee- The steering committee met and gave recommendations to President Wallace regarding the Campus Enrichment Coordinator Position.

VII. Old Business

A. Penny Fellowship- Bill F013 was removed from the table. Senator Klinkner moves to vote by secret ballot. Vice-president Chase seconds. Move to a vote. Motion fails. Senator Davies introduces an amendment, Senator Yunginger seconds. Senator Yunus/Proxy Flynn moves to amend the amendment. President Wallace seconds. Senator Hanson moves to unanimous consent. Senator Krusemark seconds. Motion to amend the amendmant passes. Senator Hanson moves to pass the amendmant unanimously. Senator Murzyn seconds. Motion fails. Senator Murzyn moves to call question. Senator Fullhart seconds. Motion passes 19-05-01. Move to a vote. The amendment passes. Senator Klinkner moves to previous question, Senator Fullhart seconds. Motion fails. Senator Hanson seconds. Vice-president Chase moves to roll-call vote. Senator Yunginger seconds. Motion passes unanimously. Bill P014 passes 21-00-03 as Act 95.96A3 (see attached).

B. Senator Proxy's- Bill P014 was removed from the table. President Wallace withdraws this bill without objection.

VIII. New Business

A. Spring Commencement-removed from the agenda without objection.

B. Senate Stipend Compliance Bill- Senator Klinkner introduces Bill 10-11-04. Senator Hanson seconds. Senator Klinkner withdraws this bill without objection.

C. Student Participation in Coronation-Senator Klinkner introduces Bill 10-11-05, Senator Yunginger seconds. Senator Jones moves to call question. Senator Krusemark seconds. Motion fails. Senator Klinkner offers an amendment, Senator Yunginger seconds. Senator Krusemark moves to call question. Senator Hanson seconds. Motion passes. Move to a vote. Amendment passes. Vice-president Chase offers an amendmant. Senator Hanson seconds. Move to a vote.
Amendment passes. Senator Jones moves to call question, Senator Hanson seconds. Motion fails. President Wallace proposes an amendment. Senator Davies seconds. Senator Hanson moves to pass this unanimously. Senator Krusemark seconds. Motion fails. President Wallace modifies her amendment without objection. Senator Yunginger proposes a friendly amendment, President Wallace accepts. President Wallace withdraws her amendment without objection. Vice-president Chase calls the question. President Wallace seconds. Motion passes. Move to a vote. Bill 10-11-05 passes and becomes Resolution 95.96R2 (see attached).

D. Committee Requirements- Speaker Guzek did a first reading on Bill 10-11-06 (see attached).

E. Speaker Guzek introduces Bill 10-11-07. Proxy Flynn recommends that we pass this unanimously. Senator Krusemark seconds. Bill 10-11-07 passes unanimously as Act 95.96A4 (see attached).

F. Speaker Guzek introduces Bill 10-11-08. President Wallace seconds. Proxy Flynn introduces an amendment. Senator Klinkner seconds. Vice-president Chase introduces an amendment to an amendment. Proxy Flynn seconds. President Wallace moves to table this until next week. Senator Fullhart seconds. Motion passes and Bill 10-11-08 (see attached) is tabled 14-6.

IX. Senator Reports-Senator Klinkner gave a report regarding the Pre-Paid Admission Task Force.

X. Open Forum- Mr. Eric Bakke, speaking from the gallery, cautioned the Senators from entering into ideological issues.

Senator Klinkner moves to close Open Forum. President Wallace seconds. Motion passes.

Closed Session.

XI. Announcements- No announcements. Senator Murzyn moves to close announcements, Senator Krusemark seconds. Motion passes

Senator Murzyn moves to adjourn. Senator Krusemark seconds. Meeting adjourned at 7:45.