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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato


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68th MSSA Senate
November 8, 2000 Minutes

Meeting called to order at 4:01 P.M. by Speaker Andy Welti

Roll Call (present-absent-proxy)

Senators Present
Christina Ische 10-2-0, Michael Groenewold 12-0-0, Lori Fick 4-0-0, Byron Pike 1-0-0, Zach Biesanz 9-3-0, Jack Rector 12-0-0, Craig Shub 9-3-0, Md Mosharof Hossain 1-3-0, Courtney Powell 11-1-0, Rachel D. Noah 3-0-0, Stacy Wiech 11-0-1, Karly Klein 12-0-0, Mikel Akers 12-0-0, Amy Bicek 9-2-1, Samuel Eddy Ankrah 3-0-0, Derek Short 8-3-0, Matt Lairmore 8-4-0, Joe Muggli 4-0-0. Rhys Gaffer 4-0-0. Ian Radtke 12-0-0, Roger White Owl 9-3-0
Senators Absent
Eric Kroiss 8-3-1, Nayoki Cormier 9-3-0, LaRonne Prtichett 2-1-0, Derek Short 8-4-0
Officers Present
President Chris Boyce Vice President Tim Huebsch

Approval of Minutes 11/7/00 Minutes approved

Vacancy Elections

College of Allied Health & Nursing-no candidates
College of Business-Byron Pike
Accounting Major, always wanted to be in senate. Leader in classroom and would like to lead outside of classroom.
Senator Groenewold-Do you have Wed. at 4:00 free?
Senator Gaffer-What kinds of special interests do you have?
Byron-Golf-work very hard on grades. Work on campus.
Senator Bicek-If you could be a kitchen appliance what would you be?
Byron-A Stove, it is rather cold out now.
Elected College of Business Senator-Byron Pike
Maverick Hall-no candidates
Undeclared-no candidates

Officer Reports

President Chris Boyce
MSU Votes-Yes we do, thank you.
Tuition Forum-not many students present but students were given the opportunity to ask questions. One student brought up the idea of why we can't write in more office hours in faculty contracts. Academic Affairs can look into this.
Mass Transit Hearing: In attendance were: Dave Cowan representing-University, Loren Ewert-Transit Board, Rich Wheeler-University, Chris Boyce-Students. They give information on problems that students could face. MSUSA, MSU represented well. Senate resolution voting/allocation request. This process with Minnesota State will continue.
Mascot Committee-not very good models. Will continue to look at two models. New mascot will be unveiled in a couple months.
Personal Safety at night-how safe is our campus at night? We need to do a night survey to see how our campus looks. Many students may be put in risky situations. Also situations in res halls-you need to call night owl, however, you may get a busy signal. We need to look at this with campus security.
Financial Aid Focus Group, if you are interested please sign up.
If you owe any student fees, they need to be paid by Friday, or you can not register.
South Asia Night is Friday, this is a great time and great food. $5.00.
We need to begin preparing for next legislative session.


Senator Rector-What about the resolution to MSUSA regarding Minnesota State model-what was the response to this?
President Boyce-All seven state universities are not happy with this.
Senator Gaffer-Regarding safety issues and phones-Res Life has only one line?
Senator Akers-The process in the Res Halls is usually that the night owl calls the CA it then goes through a chain of six people before security is called.

Vice President Tim Huebsch
Reminder-December next MSUSA conference.
Technology Roundtable-looking at how we can advertise just what technology we do have on campus.
Net G-anyone heard of this program? This is training material for computer information. Minnesota State subscribed to this three years ago. Many applications and training material for students to use.

Speaker Andy Welti
Recognized Student Organizations
Initial Recognition
National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)
Holiday Dinner-December 6. Pot luck.
November 18-First Indigenous Nations Night. Food entertainment, speakers. $5.00
Science, Engineering and Technology Seat of Tonya Hebeler open.
Check email sheet for corrections.

Coordinator Reports

Legislative Affairs-Stacy Wiech
Thanks to everyone that helped with MSU Votes-Pre Law, Phi Alpha-for driving the shuttle, everyone else that drove, Pizza Hut, KDOG, Dave Cowan. 18 people used the shuttle service. Very great success.

Committee Reports

SAC-Amy Bicek/Brian Mullen
Student Union budget will be acted on by Senate next week. In their budget they are asking for .13$ per credit less than last year. Review and ask questions.
Senator Gaffer-Where you aware of the $800 line item regarding work study? Where you aware of the disparity of Minnesota State 455 down to 451.
President Boyce-Minnesota State now uses a new formula, they had used a wrong formula for the state wide system.
Senator Rector-Why the drop in skill games?
Amy Bicek-More students are doing computer games.

Senator Reports

Amy Bicek, Off-Campus Senator
(written report) Mass Transit Hearing-questions on lack of advertising on Rt 8. Working with Orientation staff and city.
Very large crowd at city of Mankato hearing, people felt this would severely impact their lives. Mayor was there. He made it known that City Council has not made up there minds. Put concerns in writing and we can take them to city.
Thanks to everyone that helped Stacy. A neat web site to look at precincts-almost every precinct had about 90% turnout.
Attended MSUSA-had a good time.


President Boyce-if anyone needs assistance regarding a tuition motion-let me know.
Legislative Affairs Coordinator Wiech-Legislative Affairs meeting tonight
Senator Bicek-Mankato East HS-Dracula

Roll Call

Senators Present
Christina Ische, Michael Groenewold, Lori Fick, Byron Pike, Zach Biesanz, Jack Rector, Craig Shub, Courtney Powell, Stacy Wiech, Karly Klein, Mikel Akers, Amy Bicek, Samuel Eddy Ankrah, Joe Muggli, Ian Radtke, Roger White Owl, C. Rhys Gaffer,
Senators Absent
Eric Kroiss, Nayoki Cormier, Tonya Hebeler, Md Mosharof Hossain, Rachel D. Noah, LaRonne Pritchett, Derek Short, Matt Lairmore
Executive Staff Present
President Chris Boyce, Vice President Tim Huebsch

Adjournment 5:00 PM