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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato


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65th MSSA Senate
September 24, 1997
4:00 pm

I. Roll Call
Present-Absent-Proxy Present

Senators present: Garth Benson 3-0-1, Jason Reinke 4-0-0, Jim Jacobson 4-0-0, Jason Kanz 2-1-1, Jacobsen 4-0-0, Matt Anderson 4-0-0, Allison Plathe 4-0-0, Maruf Rafik-proxy Dustin Mayfield 1-1-2, Dan Van Every 4-0-0, Vicki Edwards-Merton 4-0-0, Cindy West 2-2-0, Melissa Bergeron 3-1-0, Heather Dye 4-0-0, Emily Auseth 4-0-0, Seth Swanson 4-0-0, Scott Silver-proxy Sylvia Oelberg 3-0-1,
John O'Hara 4-0-0, Jesse Palmer 4-0-0, Melanie Wolters-proxy Eric Bakke 2-1-1

Senators absent: Jason Dorn 1-3-0, Brent Larson 1-3-0, Brenda Elwood 0-33-1, Michael Vawracz 1-3-0, Richmond Amporful 1-2-1, Amy Arenz 1-2-1, Deborah Uecker 0-3-1

Executive Staff present: President Brian Dietz 3-1-0, Vice President Jason Patten 4-0-0Campus Coordinator Emily Auseth 2-0-0, Cultural Diversity Coordinator Jesus Gonzalez Jr 2-0-0, Legislative Affairs Coordinator Peni Blakley 2-0-0

Executive Staff absent: Treasurer Jeannie Payne, Cultural Diversity Coordinator Allison McGee

Academic Affairs attendance: Present-Jason Reinke, Jim Jacobson, Jason Kanz, Kate Jacobsen, Matt Anderson, Allison Plathe, Maruf Rafik-proxy Dustin Mayfield, Dan Van Every, Vicki Edwards-Merton. Absent-Jason Dorn, Brent Larson, Amy Arenz, Garth Benson, Deborah Uecker, Brenda Elwood, Cindy West

Student Affairs attendance: Present-Heather Dye, Emily Auseth, Seth Swanson, Scott Silver, John O'Hara. Absent-Michael Vawracz, Richmond Amporful, Melissa Bergeron, Jesse Palmer, Melanie Wolters

II. Student Forum - none

III. Presentation
a) KRNR/Senate Liaison - Bob Pavlenko
1. Met with Mr. Sharpe who has already appointed 2 music directors. John Bauer and myself checked the equipment. Fixed a faulty phone. Speakers that are disconnected can possibly be reconnected. Met with Fred Vette advisor of KRNR. Try to fill hours. D.J.'s are signing up for hours. Yesterday, KRNR was manned from 10 am to 6 pm. Today, Rich Wheeler from Res Life would look into hooking up cable splitters.
Senator Jacobson- Is there any talk of fundraising?! Pavlenko- Yes, we are looking into generating funds through advertising.
Vice President Patten- KRNR is under review at the end of the quarter. They are running on last year's surplus. Senator Bergeron- do you know how many people listen to KRNR?! Pavlenko- we have none at this point, but we are looking into that.
Senator Plathe- will you get an estimate of the cost of the splitters?! Pavlenko- yes I'll get those to you as soon as possible.

B) Director of University Bookstore-Sheila Mason
1. In June, President Dietz and I met about a pricing protocol. We will match or beat any price that is lower than ours. An addition for buyback, we printed coupons for every hard-back book sold back- good for 5% off. These coupons are good for the whole year. You can use up to 4 coupons and get 20 % off at one time
Coordinator Gonzalez- is there any type of loan deal set up for students through the bookstore?! Mason- No we haven't previously done that. We invoice every month, but we can't invoice to a student, only to an office.
President Dietz- What would you like to see us do? Mason- By your talking to your friends and letting them know that we can match or beat book prices. Senator Edwards-Merton- Are there general scholarships or do yours go toward athletics? Mason- I believe you have to go through Financial aid. Senator Bergeron- How do you price used books? What is the criteria? Mason- they are all 25% less than the used books. Senator Jacobson- What is the 5% coupon good for? Mason- clothes, supplies, backpacks novelties. Follow up- Last year was there bookstore dollars? Mason- for every 10 $ you spent, we gave a dollar. It wasn't as good a response as we thought. Senator West- Is there any possibility of renting books? Mason- The university is only set up for students to buy their books.

IV. Approval of Minutes 9-17-97 - Minutes approved

V. Officer Reports
a) President - Brian Dietz (written report)
1. Phase III. Actual Groundbreaking will be November 20, 1997. We are both optimistic that it will happen.
2. International Health Services would like lower Health insurance.

Dustin Mayfield-Constitution Commission, Dan Van Every-Parking Appeals, Shelly Jones-Parking

b) Vice President - Jason Patten - oral report

c) Speaker - Jason Kocina - written report

Recognized Student Organizations: Registration Renewal CLASA Chicano, Latin American Student Association, Hmong Students Association, Lutheran Campus Ministry-ELCA, Maverick Women's Hockey Association, Recreation, Parks & Leisure Services Club, WELS Lutheran Campus Ministry

VI. Staff Reports
a) Leg. Affairs Coordinator - Peni Blakley - written report
b) Campus Coordinator - Emily Auseth - oral report
c) Cultural Diversity Coordinator -Jesus Gonzalez - oral report

VII. Senator Reports
a) Grad Studies - Kate Jacobsen - oral report

VIII. New Business

a) Homecoming G.P.A. requirement. Sponsor: Senator Wolters, Proxy Bakke, Co-Sponsor Senator Auseth

Be it resolved that the MSSA Senate request that Mankato State University suspend the GPA requirement, for Homecoming King and Queen, or in the least reduce it to 2.00.

Motion Passes


IX. Announcements
Habitat for Humanity, Building Bridges

X. Adjournment
Senator Auseth moves to adjourn, Proxy Bakke seconds. Motion passes Meeting
adjourned at 5:06 P.M.