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66th MSSA Senate
May 20, 1998 Minutes

Meeting called to order at 4:01 PM by Speaker Jason Kocina
I. Roll Call
Senators Present:
Rainey Briggs 1-0-0, Chelsea Dullard 1-0-0, Marie Ntangsi 1-0-0, Chris Elvebak 1-0-0,
Abdoul Aziz 1-0-0, Mohammed Rafiquzzaman 1-0-0, Phil Rowan 1-0-0, Chris Boyce 1-0-0,
Vicki Edwards-Merton 1-0-0, Dan Van Every 1-0-0, Joost Dettmeijer 1-0-0, Lucretia Burgess 1-0-0, Cleo Miller 1-0-0, Francis Klinkner-proxy Eric Bakke 1-0-1, Matt Harmon 1-0-0, Laura Depuydt 1-0-0, Tonya Knaak 1-0-0, Rachel D. Noah 1-0-0, Soni Penh Lo 1-0-0, Nate Prouty 1-0-0
Senators Absent
Kourtney Halik 1-1-0, Brian Opatz 1-1-0, Andy Schuttinga 1-1-0, Bethany Schuttinga 1-1-0, Cindy West 1-1-0, Andres Sudbeck 1-1-0, Kyle Jarvis 1-1-0
Executive Staff Present
President Jason Kocina 1-0-0, Vice President Sylvia Oelberg 1-0-0, Treasurer Jen Hibbard
Campus Coordinator Scott Silver, Cultural Diversity Coordinator Allison McGee, Legislative Affairs Coordinator Peni Blakley

II. Election of Speaker
Candidates: Jen Drganc, Dustin Mayfield, Dan Van Every
1998-99 Speaker Elect Dan Van Every

III. Officer Reports
a) President Jason Kocina
Congratulation to Speaker Van Every.
Minnesota State - Banded Tuition approved for a one year trial.
Mr. Trauger's not happy with statement at Minnesota State.
Office Etiquette: Senators need to put in 2 hours per week of office time.
Keep noise down. Give summer addresses-senators will be sent information
during the summer months. Staff applications are available. Senators
need to sign up for committees.
b) Vice President Sylvia Oelberg
Welcome to everyone. Very important to listen and take the side that you feel you would best represent.
Senator Jarvis-Move to suspend rules for Senator reports. 2nd Senator Dettmeijer.

IV. Senator Reports
a) Senator Jarvis attended Minnesota State meeting today. We tried to get
MSU off Banded Tuition. We need to make sure that senators have the
knowledge of what is going on concerning Banded Tuition.
b) Senator Edwards-Merton-willing to work with new people

V. Announcements
Senator Enter-Welcome to all new senators. You need to ask
Proxy Bakke-Student Forum was forgotten
Senator Dullard-Move to adjourn, 2nd Senator Enter

Roll Call
Senators Present
Rainey Briggs, Chelsea Dullard, Chris Elvebak, Abdoul Aziz, Mohammed Rafiquzzaman, Phil Rowan, Chris Boyce, Vicki Edwards-Merton, Joost Dettmeijer, Lucretia Burgess, Kyle Jarvis, Cleo Miller, Francis Klinkner proxy E Bakke, Matt Harmon, Laura Depuydt, Tonya Knaak, Rachel D. Noah, Soni Pehn Lo, Nate Prouty
Senators Absent
Marie Ntangsi, Brian Opatz, Andy Schuttinga, Bethany Schuttinga, Cindy West, Andres Sudbeck,
Executive Staff Present
President Jason Kocina, Vice President Sylvia Oelberg, Campus Coordinator Scott Silver
Executive Staff Absent
Treasurer Jen Hibbard, Cultural Diversity Coordinator Allison McGee, Legislative Affairs Coordinator Peni Blakley