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66th MSSA Senate
February 24, 1999 Minutes

Meeting called to order at 4:00 PM by Speaker Dan Van Every
Roll Call
Senators Present
Bob Pavlenko 8-2-0, Adam Hutzenbuhler 14-0-0, S.R. Nithy 5-0-0, Andrew Marshall 3-0-1, Kyle Jarvis 22-2-0, Chris Boyce-proxy Jami Drake 14-1-9, Chris Hennek 4-1-0, Andy Welti 9-1-0, Arif Khan- 7-2-5, David Paulzine 4-0-0, Rachel D. Noah 19-3-2, Muhammad Qamar 4-0-0, Laura Depuydt 23-1-0, Helen Mbuagbaw proxy Tina England 9-1-1, Phil Rowan 22-2-0, Ken Feucht 14-1-0
Senators Absent
Houa Vue 10-4-0, Chelsea Dullard 19-5-0, Marie Ntangsi 9-11-4, Abdoul Aziz 5-10-9, Mickey Cupkie 8-6-0, Mohammed Rafizuzzaman- 11-9-4, Vicki Edwards-Merton 16-5-3, Tim Huebsch 3-1-0, Nate Prouty 16-3-3,
Executive Staff Present
President Jason Kocina 23-1-0, Vice President Sylvia Oelberg 22-1-0, Campus Coordinator Kyle Jarvis 22-2-0, Legislative Affairs Coordinator Chris Elvebak 21-1-1, Assistant Campus Coordinator Bob Pavlenko 20-1-0, Macharia Githaiga 6-3-0
Executive Staff Absent
Vice President Sylvia Oelberg 22-2-0
Quorum Present

Student Forum

Approval of Minutes ­ February 17, 1999 Minutes Approved

Committee Reports
a) Elections Committee-Chair Jason Kocina
Filing for Spring election begins Tuesday, March 2. Rules and applications can be picked up in the senate office. Election committee hours are posted in the office.
Reapportionment of senate seats; College of Education has picked up one seat,
College of Graduate Studies has lost one seat.
Senator Rowan: When are applications available?
Chair Kocina-Materials are ready now, they can be picked up at anytime, but can not be filed until Tuesday, March 2.

Officer Reports
a) President - Jason Kocina
Meet & Confer tomorrow 3:00 PM. Tomorrow night MultiCultural Dinner. Pan African
Conference begins tomorrow for the remainder of the week.
MSUSA Delegates Assembly, delegates and alternates will meet fifteen minutes after senate meeting. Kyle Jarvis, Phil Rowan, Rachel D. Noah, Chris Elvebak, Sylvia Oelberg,
Dan Van Every, Laura Depuydt, Chris Boyce. Alternates: Adam Hutzenbuhler, Dustin Mayfield. These ten people are our representatives at the MSUSA Conference.
b) Vice President - Sylvia Oelberg (no report)
c) Speaker - Dan Van Every
Recognized Student Organizations
Initial Recognition Alpha Eta Rho-Omicron Theta Chapter, Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Newly elected senators please stop and see Speaker regarding responsibilities sometime in the next two weeks. You are required to be on two committees, do two office hours, attend Academic Affairs or Student Affairs, you must attend 51% of all senate meetings, and can not be absent for more than two consecutive meetings.

Staff Reports
a) Cultural Diversity, Coordinator Macharia Githaiga
International students are showing their appreciation for the new International Student Center. They feel for the first time they are being integrated. The movement of the MultiCultural Center will be very good, they feel that bringing it to the Student Union will attract more students then when it was at Carkoski Commons. Many people would like to share things of cultural diversity, this will aid them. Pan African Conference-this will be a celebration of cultural diversity from the whole country, African, African American. They can exchange ideas, also provides cultural camaraderie. The senate has shown alot of interest, particularly from the President and Vice President, but it would help if senators in particular would attend one or two of the functions. The commitment of student senate would be shown and we can always learn something. Another major event is the International Festival. At this point it looks like it will be a very successful festival; money is being put to appropriate use. Committees are raising money for the International Student Festival. Yields time to Chair of the International Festival-Chair Motokatsa Ogawa. Committee is currently getting professors to give presentations and accepting applications from participants. The festival has been moved to MSU. Would like support from the Student Senate in any capacity.
Senator Pavlenko-When is the event?
Chair Ogawa-Sunday, April 11. There will be many events, performances, foods. Would like the community to gain an awareness of color.
Senator Noah-will the MultiCultural Center be in Phase III?
President Kocina-yes it will be next to the Student Senate Office.
Senator Noah-it is my understanding that the Conference is $70.00. Can you
come and hear speakers without paying the $70.00?
Coordinator Githaga-yes you can come and hear speakers, and not participate in all of the Conference.

Senator Reports
a) Bob Pavlenko, College of Education
February16 attended the College Advisory committee. Covered Role of Advisory Council, including the structure. Thinking about developing a Code of Ethics for College of Ed students, particularly students going off-campus to do their student teaching. Worked on this document, will be finalizing this at next meeting. Talked briefly with Dean, and will be meeting with him again soon.
b) Laura Depuydt, Off-Campus (see written report)
c) Rachel D. Noah, Off Campus
Been busy with some committees, Chairing SOAFC, if you are involved in an RSO
or know of someone that is, get the word out. There is money there.
Rules Committee is full, and will meet briefly after the meeting tonight.
Newspaper committee will meet soon to determine Editor.
Fundraisers coming up regarding BGlad. International Festival is the same
day as Delegate Assembly, encourage everyone not attending Delegates to
go to International Festival, it is a wonderful event.
President Kocina-how many committees are you on and how many do you Chair?
Senator Noah- currently on four committees and Chair three.
Parliamentarian Mayfield-when is the BGlad Festival?
Senator Noah-BGlad is in April. There will be a Semi Formal Ball, speakers and
d) Klyle Jarvis-McElroy Senator
MSUSA-there is alot of information available in the office.
U of MN Rochester-public officials from Mankato have been lobbying against
this. Student Affairs did not have quorum today. We have only had quorum three times. This is a problem. Everyone should know their requirements. We had timely things to discuss that should have come to the floor today.
Please go to your meetings, they are important.
President Kocina-Will you forward names of individuals that have not been
attending Student Affairs to Commission on Ethics?
Senator Jarvis-last quarter we did not send anyone to Ethics. I am not sure what
we will do about this at this time. Thank you to everyone sitting at this table.

Senator Noah-we have had alot of talk about Student Affairs, if you are an
Off-Campus or Resident Hall Senator you need to be at the Student Affairs meeting.
Senator Rowan-86 days until Star Wars the first episode comes out.
Senator England-Bake sale for WomenÕs Studies, the funds are needed to attend a conference
Senator Noah-The Jewish Student Association and BGlad, are hosting a male
beauty competition. Watch for more details
Ken Feucht-next week the first FBI Profiler Douglas will be on campus in Ostrander
Tina England-Beloved will be showing on campus Friday

Roll Call
Senators Present
Bob Pavlenko, Adam Hutzenbuhler, S.R. Nithy, Andrew Marshall, Kyle Jarvis, Chris Boyce-proxy Jami Drake, Chris Hennek, Andy Welti, Arif Khan, David Paulzine, Rachel D. Noah, Muhammad Qamar, Laura Depuydt, Helen Mbuagbaw proxy Tina England, Phil Rowan, Ken Feucht
Senators Absent
Houa Vue, Chelsea Dullard, Marie Ntangsi, Abdoul Aziz, Mickey Cupkie, Mohammed Rafizuzzaman, Vicki Edwards-Merton, Tim Huebsch, Nate Prouty, Adam Hutzenbuhler, David Paulzine
Executive Staff Present
President Jason Kocina, Campus Coordinator Kyle Jarvis, Legislative Affairs Coordinator Chris Elvebak, Assistant Campus Coordinator Bob Pavlenko, Macharia Githaiga
Executive Staff Absent
Vice President Sylvia Oelberg
Adjournment Meeting adjourned at 4:46 PM.