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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minutes

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65th MSSA Senate

April 22, 1998 4:00 PM  

Meeting called to order at 4: 04 P.M. by Speaker Jason Kocina

I.         Roll Call Senators Present:   Senator Andrew Benzer 2-0-0,  Senator Bob Pavlenko 18-0-0, Senator ,  Senator Pete Schwane 9-0-0,  Senator Eric Bakke 10-0-0, Senator Kate Jacobsen 25-0-0,  Senator Matt Anderson 25-0-0,  Senator Sylvia Oelberg13-0-5  Senator Dan Van Every 22-1-2, Senator Joost Dettmeijer 10-0-0,  Senator Scott Silver 24-0-1,  Senator Amy Enter 61-1, Senator Kyle Jarvis 17-0-1, Senator Chris Elvebak 9-0-0, Senator Jen Drganc 7-0-0., Senator Lucretia Burgess 5-12-1, Senator Dustin Mayfield 3-0-0, Senator Shawn Bakke 2-0-0, Senator Roger Baardson 1-1-0, Senator Jon Bauer 2-0-0, Senator Matt Harmon 2-0-0, Senator Kelsi Turner 2-0-0, Senator Dan Hesse 2-0-0 Senators Absent:  Senator Cindy West 20-5-0, Senator Jim Jacobson 19-3-2,  Senator Allison Plathe12-14-8, Senator Maya Beatty 9-1-0  Executive Staff Present President Brian Dietz 23-2-0, Vice President Jason Patten 24-1-0, Campus Coordinator Scott Silver, Executive Staff Absent:   Legislative Affairs Coordinator  Peni Blakley 17-6-0, Treasurer Jen Hibbard 11-1-0,  Cultural Diversity Coordinator Allison McGee 14-9-0 Cultural Diversity Coordinator Jesse Gonzalez 

  • Student Forum  (No report) 

III.         Presentations                  

    • Mini-Mavs-Coordinator Michelle Murzyn Cheri Bowyer gave history- Mini Mavs started in 1993. Continues to grow. Parents that are involved with the program are very pleased with it according to the survey that was handed out. Michelle - Comparison of numbers with Privately vs. Paid by assistance. Mini-Mavs Bookfair - 4-30-98, 6:30 - 8:30 . Fund raiser to help defer costs.    

           

IV.         Approval of Minutes  Minutes of 4/8/98 and 4/15/98 approved 

V.         Committee Reports                  

a) Student Allocations Committee-Chair Michelle Murzyn  Student Allocations Committee Recommendation #29 Psychology Club Allocation R# 04-22-98A Move to recommend up to $480.00 for lodging to the Psychology Club to attend the Midwest Psychology Association Convention. Motion Passed                  

b)Student Affairs and Academic Affairs Conference Committee- Senator Jarvis R#04-22-98B Resolve that MSSA Senate recommend that Academic Advising be moved from Student Affairs and placed under the jurisdiction of Academic Affairs. Passed R#04-22-98C Resolve that MSSA Senate recommend that Academic Advising be moved from University Student Affairs under Vice President of Student Affairs to be placed under the jurisdiction of University Academic Affairs under the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Motion carries 

VI.         Officer Reports                  

a) President - Brian Dietz                   

b) Vice President - Jason Patten IfO Strike vote - Only need two volunteers- the 9:00 shift is needed.  Vice President  Patten made motion for Banded Tuition. 2nd by President Dietz Discussion. Speaker Kocina - Rules amendment out of order. Vice President  Patten- Rescind motion, Senator E Bakke 2nd Discussion of Tuition. Make decison. Senator Drganc - Move to amend the motion Senator Harmon - 2nd R#04-22-98D Be it resolved: That the MSSA Senate is opposed to Mankato State University's "Banded Tuition" proposal for the 1998-1999 academic year.  Be it further resolved: That the MSSA Senate is committed to having further discussions with the Vice President for Fiscal Affairs regarding the "Banded Tuition" Proposal motion is amended Senator E Bakke - Roll call, 2nd Senator Mayfield Roll Call Senators voting yes  Bob Pavlenko,  Jim Jacobson, Matt Anderson, Allison Plathe, Dustin Mayfield, Dan Van Every, , Cindy West, Joost Dettmeijer, Kyle Jarvis, Jon Bauer, Jen Drganc Chris Elvebak, Dan Hesse, Mat Harmon, Sylvia Oelberg, Roger Baardson,  Senators voting no Andrew Benzer, Maya Beatty, Pete Schwane, Shawn Bakke, Scott Silver, Kelsi Turner, Amy Enter Senators abstaining Eric Bakke, Kate Jacobsen, Joost Dettmeijer, Lucretia Burgess Executive staff voting yes President Brian Dietz Executive staff abstaining Vice President Jason Patten  Senator E. Bakke and Kate Jacobsen Abstain with rights. Without an understanding on our part how the university's proposal will affect graduate students. We abstain. Senator Oelberg - Yes with rights. I believe that information has been provided, but there are more answers needed. Plus it is too soon for Fall 1998. Kelsi Turner Senator Pavlenko - I can't help but wonder if implementing banded tuition while the students are relling from the massive change already coming in the form of semester conversion is too much. One major change at a time, please. R#04-22-98D Be it resolved: That the MSSA Senate is opposed to Mankato State University's "Banded Tuition" proposal for the 1998-1999 academic year.  Be it further resolved: That the MSSA Senate is committed to having further discussions with the Vice President for Fiscal Affairs regarding the "Banded Tuition" Proposal Motion carries - 13-7                   

c) Speaker - Jason Kocina Resolutions - Responses from Dr. Healy from Jan.22 memo. R#01.21.98E Issues and outstanding resolutions to be resolved. See President Dietz or Speaker, needs to be resolved before the end of the year. Recognized Student Organizations United Nations Club Preformance Sports Student Friendly Award and Teacher of the Year Award - Only one application so far. Hoping to see more. Needs to be in by Mon. April 27. Voting at next  meeting. 

VII. Staff Reports                  

  • Cultural Diversity - Allison McGee Washington DC trip - Cultural Diversity issues were put on platform. MSUSA does care. Trip was very interesting and a good learning experience. MSUSA needs to give us money or find someone that will give us money. MSU is having problems with office. Attended ALCA conference. Met with ISO concerning issurance policy.  

VIII. Senator Reports                  

a) Senator E. Bakke Motion #1 by Senator E. Bakke and 2nd by Senator S. Bakke to rename the staff of the year award. Senator Oelberg - Wait and let Mini Mavs handle it. Adam Glascow needs to be asked if he wants the award named after him. Senator Benzer - motion to lay on table Motion carried Motion #2 By Senator E. Bakke and 2nd by Senator Benzer Discussion Senator Van Every - Move to refer motion to Constituion Commision, 2nd by Senator Jarvis. Roll Call Vote by Senator E. Bakke 2nd by Senator Benzer  Roll Call Senators voting yes Maya Beatty, Pete Schwane, Matt Anderson, Dan Van Every, Joost Dettmeijer, Kyle Jarvis, Roger Baardson, Jen Drganc, Chhris Elvebak, Jon Bauer, Scott Silver, Dan Hesse, Amy Enter Senators voting no Andrew Benzer, Bob Pavlenko, Eric Bakke, Shawn Bakke, Lucretia Burgess,  Senators abstaining Maya Beatty,Dustin Mayfield, Sylvia Oelberg, Matt Harmon, Kelsi Turner Executive Staff voting yes President Brian Dietz Motion passes 13 - 5 Concern of Art Display petition.                            

b) Senator Jarvis Move to 15 minute recess. MSUSA - Morehead Conference 4-24-98.Treasurer in operations elections on Sunday. Senators running for office represented from Winona, St. Cloud, and Chris Hiller from Mankato State. Senator Van Every has made the decision to not run. Senator Van Every - Should support Chris to get him elected. Senator E. Bakke - Support Chris. Senator Harmon - Chris is not the best choice. He is the best choice of the four. MSU should abstain. Senator Dettmeijer - Should let delegates that are going make the choice. Thanked Senator Jarvis for asking opinon. Senator Elvebak - We shouldn't support Chris just because he is from MSU. Senator Jarvis - Not asking for stance. Looking for inside. President Dietz - Senate should not be publicly talking about canidates if they are not here to defend themselves. Senator Dettmeijer - The delegates that were chosen should be able to vote as they see fit. Senator Mayfield - Should choose the best person. Read memo from MSUSA, St. Cloud.   R#04.22.98D Tuition Resolution Be it resolved that the MSSA Senate WILL NOT initiate a tuition increase above an inflationary increase for fiscal year 1999 Motion by Senator Jarvis 2nd by Senator Anderson Senator Anderson - Why does MSU need such a great increase. We need to know where this money is going. Senator S. Bakke - Numbers seemed to be skewed. Senator VanEvery - Increase is above and beyond according to Minnesota State Senator Bauer - There are people that this is going to effect by not being able to afford the schooling. Senator E. Bakke - Move to continue old business next week. Senator Drganc -Proxy Francis Klinkner - Need to present stand at 1st reading. Senator Anderson - Need to take a stand right now. Senator Bauer - Need to be pro active. Senator Jarvis - vote down motion on floor and vote on the main motion that Motion failed. R#04.22.98D Tuition Resolution Be it resolved that the MSSA Senate WILL NOT initiate a tuition increase above an inflationary increase for fiscal year 1999  Main motion Carried. Senator E Bakke - to amend, Senator Elvebak 2nd Preamble withdrawn                   

c) Senator Benzer (oral report) Yield to Cultural Diversity - Allison McGee                  

d) Senator S. Bakke Concerns of tuition. Name change of MSU. All for it.                                   

e) Senator Mayfeild - No report                  

f) Senator Oelberg - No report                             

  • Announcements Senator Anderson - Dean was chosen in Science Engineer & Tech.  Lao cultural day. - Friday 4-24-98 Lao Night - Saturday 4-25-98 

XI.         Adjournment Roll Call Senators Present-Andrew Benzer, Maya Beatty, Bob Pavlenko, Pete Schwane, Eric Bakke, Kate Jacobsen, Matt Anderson, Dustin Mayfield, Sylvia Oelberg, Dan Van Every, Shawn Bakke, Joost Dettmeijer, Kyle Jarvis, Roger Baardson, Jen Drganc, Chris Elvebak, Jon Bauer, Scott Silver, Matt Harmon, Kelsi Turner, Dan Hesse, Amy Enter Senators Absent-Jim Jacobson, Allison Plathe, Cindy West, Lucretia Burgess, Scott Silver Executive Staff Present President Brian Dietz, Cultural Diversity Coordinator Allison McGee Executive Staff Absent Vice President Jason Patten, Treasurer Jennifer Hibbard, Campus Coordinator Scott Silver, Legislative Affairs Coordinator Peni Blakley, Culltural Diversity Coordinator Jesse Gonzalez