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Minnesota State University, Mankato

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70th MSSA Senate

October 2, 2002

Meeting called to order by Speaker Zach Biesanz

Roll Call

Senators Present

Chris Forman 7-0-0, Mary Scheider 2-0-0, Ryan Haugen 7-0-0, Minhaal M. Nathani 5-2-0, Katie Hjulberg 2-0-0, Andrew Menden 6-0-1, Jessica Giordani 6-0-1, Rajendra K. Penugonda 7-0-0, Jessica Boyd 7-0-0, Katie Garrity 7-0-0, Mohammed Suhail 5-1-1, Alex Boyce 7-0-0, C. Rhys Gaffer 6-0-1, Gordana Copic 7-0-0, Irfan Bangash 7-0-0, Taimoor Hussain Bangash 7-0-0, Celeste Hollerud 6-0-1, Rebecca Pollack 2-0-0, Ian Radtke 7-0-0, Jayson Read 2-0-0, Hailey Schmitz 6-1-0, Megan Brandt 2-0-0

Senators Absent

Joseph Perkins 6-1-0, Anand Agarwal 5-2-0, Kashif H. Khan 4-3-0

Executive Staff Present

President Joe Muggli, Vice President Ali Raza

Elections- Arts & Humanities, Undeclared, McElroy

Arts & Humanities-Joseph Finn

Mr. Finn-Would like to represent College of Arts & Humanities. Understand that they have been underrepresented..

Senator Read-Do you have time?

Mr. Finn Do have time for senate commitment

Senator Gaffer-If you were a kitchen utensil, what would you be?

Mr. Finn-The kitchen utensil would be is a wooden spoon-he could stir things up and get something done.

Senator Radtke-Being on Senate requires that you be on two committees, have you looked at these committees?

Mr. Finn-I am interested in Student Affairs and Communications Bd.

Elected-Joseph Finn

Undeclared-no candidates

McElroy Hall-Jared Golde

Mr. Golde-Have been in the army the past year. Always been involved in politics, student government. Will always speak opinion.

Senator Gaffer-If you were a kitchen utensil, what would it be?

Mr. Golde-The kitchen utensil would be is a spork-multi purpose.

Senator Radtke-Do you have time for the senate committees?

Mr. Golde-Have time for commitment for senate and have already signed up for committees

and even applied for the Student Affairs Coordinator position.

Mr. Golde-Would like to work with senate, worked as a team in rappelling.

Senator Read-How would you compare Senate to rappelling down a six story tower?

Mr. Golde-Senate is way more fun.

Elected-Jared Golde

Approval of Agenda Agenda approved after moving Presentations to follow Officer reports.

Approval of Minutes 9/25/02 Minutes approved

Officer Reports

President Joseph Muggli

Working with RHA on Get Out the Vote efforts. Will be having a contest for pre-registering voters. For every 75 voter registration cards a person or group turns in they will get a pizza. For every 15 cards a person turns in, their name will be added to a raffle. This is for all of campus. We need to set up tables at games, movies etc. Register yourself, ask your friends, roommates, classmates to register. Last day to pre-register is October 15.

A Parking Resolution will be coming forward today regarding crossing guards and who should pay for it. This is an important service to the university.

Appointments SAC Katie Hjulberg, Tracie Hittman Legislative Affairs-Rebecca Pollack

Communication Board Katie Hjulberg

We still need students for the search committee for Director International Programs and the Equal Opportunity & Title IX Officer. Students all across Minnesota State fought hard to have students on search committees. We need to fill these vacancies.

Twins Win!!!!!

1100 tickets for the U of M/MSU Hockey game will be hard copy tickets, you will not be able to go to the Civic Center like normal games. Tickets will be available one to two weeks ahead of time at the Hub.

I met with Dr. Healy this week and discussed various issues. Do we want a presentation on freedom of speech rules for our campus? Also discussed student fee schedule draft. Last year we had problems with the timing of decisions being made regarding student fees. New draft. 1) President makes the decision before students leave campus 2) Recommending senate must hear response 3) Senate recommendations should occur before senate elections.

Make sure to look at schedule especially SAC members.

Roger White Owl has been appointed as the MSUSA Federal Legislative Coordinator. He

will be going to Washington D.C. in November. This is great for our school.

Senator Scheider-Can you turn in registration cards from non-students?

President Muggli-Yes.

Senator Garrity-If you don’t get a hockey ticket can you buy one for general admission price?

President Muggli-I assume you could buy one at the door.

Senator Radtke-Is is possible for out state students to register?

President Muggli-Yes, they can register.

Senator Forman-If there are excess student tickets, will they be sold?

President Muggli-I don’t believe there will be excess.

Senator Garrity-Can the tickets be used by non-students, or will they check IDs?

President Muggli-IDs will be checked when you get your ticket-would assume they

would check.

Senator Suhail-Can off-campus students turn in registration cards in multiples of 15 and be entered into the raffle once for each 15 cards?

President Muggli-Yes.

Presentation-David Cowan, Parking Advisory Committee

At the Sept 27 Parking Advisory Committee meeting members commented that the crossing guard program appeared to be effective and generally popular. Members felt that though many of the vehicles and pedestrians using key intersections around the campus are students and University employees who are also parking permit holders, there is also non-MSU traffic and non permit holders within the mix and therefore full funding of the program from

Parking funds is an issue. The following motion was adopted.

The Crossing Guard Program is traffic and safety issue of MSU and the PAC requests that the Parking Fund be reimbursed for a percentage of the program’s costs; said percentage to be negotiated. Parking’s full funding of the program will end when the existing street improvement project (Warren Street and Balcerzak) is completed unless there is full funding forthcoming for the program to continue.

The estimated cost for the program through the end of Spring semester is $40,000.

The Parking Advisory Committee also reviewed those parts of the City of Mankato’s January 2002 version of it’s Capital Infrastructure Program that related to the installation of signal lights at intersections around MSU’s campus. The Parking Advisory Committee believes that the existing traffic load will be further burdened by the traffic generated by the private apartment complexes now under construction adjacent to Kwik Trip on Monks. With that in mind the Parking Advisory Committee passed the following resolution:

Whereas, each of the three Stadium Road intersections abutting MSU’s property qualify for electric signal lights under known warrants and

Whereas, existing 4-way stop signs are a proven failed solution and do nothing but inhibit traffic flow and contribute to the potential for conflict between pedestrians and vehicle drivers during peak demand times at those intersections’

Be it Resolved, that the Parking Advisory Committee strongly recommends that the University’s Administration work with city and County jurisdictions in a joint effort to finance and install 4 way signal lights at the intersections of Stadium Road & Monks, Stadium Road and Warren, and Stadium Road and Ellis.

Senator Gaffer- Do you have a slush fund or something that these things are taken from?

Mr. Cowan-No, we are audited and don’t have the capability of just taking from a fund.

Vice President Raza-Did Parking talk to the administration about funding before acting?

Mr. Cowan-A Vice President was present in the preliminary discussions.

Vice President Raza-Was there talk about funding from him?

Mr. Cowan-. He, Vice President Trauger, said there is a case to be made for shared funding.

The signal lights will be expensive now but worth it in the winter.

Vice President Ali Raza

We still have committee positions open. Mr. Cowan does a lot for this university and

we owe him a lot of thanks, he has openings on Parking Advisory.

Senator Radtke-What seats on PAC are open?

Vice President Raza-Three non-senator seats.

The Cricket Tournament was great, we won, there were three senators on the team. Everyone made a lot of noise.

Speaker Zach Biesanz

Recognized Student Organizations

Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Phi Omega-Nu Pi, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Anti-Oppression Action Alliance, Arab Student Organization, Aviation Club, Biology Club, (CBF) Campus Bible Fellowship, Campus Lutheran Chapel & International Friendship center, Catholic Newman Center, Chicano-Latin American Student Association, Economics Club, Education Minnesota Student Program, ESA-European Student Association, ESSO (Ethnic Studies Student Organization) Eta Sigma Gamma, First Nations Club, General Scoozy, Golden Key International Honor Society, Ina Bel Shuhadaku at Mankato (IBSM), International Association of Jazz educators (IAJE), International Business Organization (IBO), Kappa Delta Pi, Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Lambda Pi Eta, Mankato Area Unix Group, Mankato Sportbike Association, Mass Communications Club, Minnesota State University, Mankato Paintball Club, MSU Campus Greens, PSI CHI, Psychology Club, SAGE (Straights and Gays for Equality) Social Work Club, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Student Anthropology Association/Anthropology Student Association, Student Art League, Student Association of India, Student Promoting Education about Animal Cruelty (SPEAC), The Beacon: Lutheran Student Center, Wildlife Conservation Club,

Women’s Volleyball Club

Old Business

Speaker-Bylaw Initiative from 9/25/02

Bylaw Section 7

Subsection 1

The Student Technology Roundtable shall possess the authority of oversight and review of campus computing. The Committee shall participate in strategic planning for technology, make recommendations on the student technology fee budget, review policies and operations of the student computing environment according to the regulations of Minnesota State, promote computer technology as a whole, serve as a resource to the MSSA, review areas of student interest regarding computer technology on campus, and provide input in the overall technology vision of the university.

Subsection 2

The voting membership of this Committee shall consist of one (1) student from each of the MSU Colleges and two (2) student At-Large positions. The MSSA President shall appoint all seats and these appointees shall be confirmed by the Senate.

President Muggli-This is a good amendment.

Senator Read-I support this, it is good.

Senator Garrity-Amendment Second Senator Gaffer

Add “to the Student Allocations Committee” following the word [budget] in Section 8 Subsection 1.

Senator Boyd-This is an important amendment.

Senator Radtke-This looks good and fits the Bylaws.

Senator Gaffer-This amendment clarifies the committee making the decision.

Amendment passes

Section 7

Subsection 1

The Student Technology Roundtable shall possess the authority of oversight and review of campus computing. The Committee shall participate in strategic planning for technology, make recommendation on the student technology fee budget to the Student Allocations Committee, review policies and operations of the student computing environment according to the regulations of the Minnesota State, promote computer technology as a whole, serve as a resource to the MSSA, review areas of student interest regarding computer technology on campus, and provide input in the overall technology vision of the university.

Announcements

Senator Giordani-Next Monday is Red Panties for Reproductive Rights Day. Wear red panties inside or outside to support pro-choice activities on campus.

Senator Gaffer-Union Board will meet Thursday at 3:30, that time has not been set in stone,

but for now.

Roll Call

Senators Present

Chris Forman, Mary Scheider, Joseph Finn, Ryan Haugen, Minhaal Nathani, Katie Hjulberg, Andrew Menden Jessica Giordani, Rajendra Penugonda, Jessica Boyd, Katie Garrity, Mohammad Suhail, Alex Boyce, Rhys Gaffer, Gordana Copic, Jared Golde,

Irfan Bangash, Taimoor Bangash, Celeste Hollerud, Rebecca Pollack, Ian Radtke, Jayson Read, Hailey Schmitz, Megan Brandt

Senators Absent

Joseph Perkins, Anand Agarwal, Kashif Khan

Executive Staff Present

President Joe Muggli, Vice President Ali Raza

Adjournment 5:50