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68th MSSA Senate
April 4, 2001 Minutes

Meeting called to order at 4:03 P.M. by Speaker Roger White Owl

Roll Call
Senators Present
Michael Groenewold 22-1-0, Zach Biesanz 20-3-0, Jack Rector 23-0-0, Brian Mullin 3-0-0, Stacy Wiech 22-0-1, Mikel Akers 23-0-0, Amy Bicek 18-2-3, Joe Muggli 15-0-0, Rhys Gaffer 15-0-0, Ian Radtke 23-0-0, John Helcl 5-0-0, Christina Ische 17-6-0, Brian Mullin 2-0-0, Lori Fick 13-2-0, Karly Klein 20-2-0, Eric Loge 6-2-0, Byron Pike 10-1-0, James Tung 2-0-0, LaRonne Prtichett 8-6-0, Pete Wonsmos 5-1-0,

Senators Absent
Dan Peskorz 5-5-0, Nayoki Cormier 13-10-0, Rahel D. Noah 11-3-0
Officers Present
President Boyce, Vice President Tim Huebsch

Approval of Minutes 3/28/01 Minutes approved

Presentation-Chartwells-Henry Morris, Director Student Union, Kendra Kirby, Chartwells, Jean Lundquist-Environmental Safety
Thank you for the opportunity to share with you the decision that was made regarding the cups. Introduction of Chartwells staff.
Styrofoam bowls have been used for soup and salads all year. Huge price increase in paper products. Decision of how we can minimize price increase
involved switching to styrofoam. Decisions are made in committee and presented to university, they are not decisions made by Chartwells. Union Board discusses
issues-such as how is this environmentally friendly. Many students in past did not want styrofoam.
Jean Lundquist-Styrofoam on this campus is more environmentally friendly-integrated waste management-glass and grit is shaken out. Garbage becomes
fuel for energy. Styrofoam is burned after it is processed. Styrofoam
is better to use. It is now made with regular air. Many people on campus
are not aware of that.
Senator Muggli-When this is burned-are the chemicals released in the air?
Jean-It is not like burning garbage, every possible caution is taken. Styrofoam burns fuel, metal is taken out.
Senator Groenewold-What other communities participate in this?
Jean-Every school district.
Senator Wonsmos-Regarding the plastic ware, what is the difference
in the weight?
Kendra-The black plastic is noticeably heavier. The same amount of quantity, but black is considerably heavier.
Jean-Plastic does not take up landfill space.
Jean-Styrofoam burns at a higher BTU.
Senator Biesanz-What is BTU used for again?
Jean-Energy-used in power plants. It creates steam.

President Chris Boyce
Thank you to people that attended MSUSA. Elie Wiesal-tonight. Tuesday, Elections. Wednesday-First annual student spotlight-3:00 253-5. Next Wednesday-Eliminate Hate Day. Kessel Institute sponsoring workshops. Moderating energy workshop.
Wednesday-Senate appreciation dinner at Applewood.

Vice President Tim Huebsch

Speaker Roger White Owl
American Indian Perspectives Conference-Registration tomorrow. Sponsored by Ethnic Studies and Anthropology.

Committee Reports
Election Committee-Elections April 10. Debates were held today.
SAC-Brian Mullin-
SAC Recommendation 04.04.01
SAC recommends allocating $200 to the Model UN Club for travel to their annual summit in Winona this weekend.
Motion passes President Boyce-abstain

Senator Reports
Off Campus Senator-Joe Muggli
Email stations set up last Tuesday regarding governors budget. Got at least 20 students to email. Will be going to lobby on Friday in St. Paul.
MSUSA-All schools come together and vote on issues that affect us. No one in the school knows what MSUSA is. This is a fee added on to our fee statement next year $.39 per credit hour. If no one knows what MSUSA is you should know. We should consider getting out of MSUSA-this would be a long process because we would have to go to Minnesota State . Maybe we could hire a lobbyist
and they could go to the capitol. We could better use the fee in our own hands.
Senator Gaffer-Could you give us the name of someone that we could hire that could represent us?

President Boyce-Dance Marathon this weekend for Children's Miracle Network. Help raise money for a good cause.
Voted against fee increase at MSUSA-was the only one that voted against this increase.
Senator Radtke-Andreas Observatory is open Monday-Thursday.

Roll Call
Senators Present
Christina Ische, Michael Groenewold, Lori Fick, Byron Pike, Zach Biesanz
Jack Rector, Brian Mullin, Stacy Wiech, James Tung, LaRonne Pritchett, Karly Klein, Mikel Akers, Amy Bicek, Peter Wonsmos, Joe Muggli, Ian Radtke, Eric Loge, Rhys Gaffer
Senators Absent
Rachel D. Noah, Dan Peskorz, John Helcl
Executive Staff Present
Chris Boyce, Tim Huebsch

Adjournment 4:50 PM