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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato


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71st MSSA Senate

September 17, 2003

Meeting called order by Speaker Zach Biesanz

Roll Call (Present-Absent-Proxy)

Senators Present

Ryan Deimerly 6-0-0, Hannah Gehrke 5-1-0, Jessica Boyd 6-0-0, Irfan Bangash 5-0-0, Greg Lessard 6-0-0, Bryan Hart 6-0-0, Faizan M. Khan 6-0-0, Jocelyn Crist 6-0-0, Megan Brandt-proxy Kail Decker 5-0-1, Ian Radtke 5-1-0, Rachel Mudd 6-0-0, Muhammad Sohail Rauf 6-0-0

Senators Absent

Abbas Raza 5-1-0, Imran M. Hussein 5-1-0,

Executive Staff Present

President Rhys Gaffer, Vice President Shahzad Anwer

Approval of Agenda Agenda amended

Approval of Minutes (9-10-03) Stand approved

Officer Reports

President Rhys Gaffer

Mass Transit Hearing Tuesday, Sept. 23. Citizens of the Advisory Team will be giving recommendations on the city bus line. They would like input. We need to impress on the community and work force that this is important to students. Currently you can buy a bus pass for $40.00 that is good all over the city.

MSUSA –Five students from MSU will be going to Winona for Conference. Metro State has declared a moratorium on incoming International Students for the summer and fall 2004. This and other

policies will be discussed at the Conference. We have had no discussion on this. I do not know what kind of action to take. Any position I take can be overturned by our senate. Students

can also pass resolutions here and we will take them to MSUSA. Because we have not had

active committees prior to this time we will get information back to you. We should think about

the position we want to take.

Elections are Sept. 23.

We only have 14 senators currently, but I want an understanding you are to be putting in

two hours of office time. I will talk to the Academic Chair because we do have a grade appeal

coming forward. We need training on this because currently I am the only one that knows how to do an appeal. We will get that information out to senators that are interested in working on this.


Judicial Board-Scott Anderson, Brady Bisel, Jason Casey, Alysondra Duice, Mike Madison, Myly McBride, Ian Radtke, Michael Ramstad, Christopher Wagner, April West, Joshua Ward William Roll, Azzizeh Haddad, Heather Kaiser

Constitution Commission-Brady Bisel

SAC-Sarah Hampton, Jeet Sausen, Jason Casey, Daniella Rumpf, Andrew Sabatke, Celeste Hollerud, Jesse Clift


Senator Hart-Can you explain role of Judiciary Board?

President Gaffer-They hear cases of students that may result in suspension or expulsion from the University.

Vice President Shahzad Anwer (written report)

Election Committee-Election Committee will meet today at 5:10 in the office. If senators have time on Election day could they kindly be around the voting area and encourage people to vote and also during Homecoming and Inauguration week.

All senators need to sign up for their two hours in the office. Senators need training on the phone

and office operations.

Speaker Zach Biesanz

Recognized Student Organizations

Renewal Organizations

Alpha Eta Rho, Alpha Sigma Alpha, MSU Ambassadors, American Society of Civil Engineers Student Assn., The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Athletic Training Club-Student Athletic Trainers Club, Campus Green, Chicano Latin American Student Association, Circle K International, University Club Hockey, College Republicans, Food and Nutrition Club, Construction Mgmt Student Association, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, German Club, MSU Habitat for Humanity, Hmong Student Association, Interior Design student Association, International Student Association, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Korean Student Association, Lacrosse, LDSAA,MSA Muslim Student Association, Minnesota Storm Intercept Association, National Residence Hall, Panhellenic Council, MSU Philosophy Club, Prepare Ministry, Recreation Club, Sigma Nu Fraternity, Sigma, Sigma Sigma, MSU Skydiving Club, Somalia Student Association, Spanish Club, SNA-Student Nursing Association, Students for Alcohol & Drug Education, Wildlife Conservation Club, Minnesota State University Women’s Club Hockey, MSU Women’s Club Volleyball

Initial Recognition

Alpha Kappa Psi, Gambalan Ethiopian Student Association, Honors Student Club

Regarding office Hours for Senators, if you can have office hours that is great.

Senator Khan-An RSO can not be approved if we object?

Speaker-It can go to discussion and then to a vote, if the senate votes no, they will not be approved. They will be notified so they can do what they need to do to be approved.


Senator Boyd-I am looking for someone to do a classroom presentation, Sept 23.about Senate

Senator Bangash-Wed. Sept. 24 the ISA and the Black Student Union will be having a joint

Bowling Party in the Student Union.

President Gaffer-Inauguration, Oct 2. We have been invited to march in the ceremony.

Dress in business formal wear.

Speaker Biesanz-Political Kick Ball Team, Oct. 10 behind Gage. Start around 3:00 PM

Proxy Decker-How do they decide who is on each team?

SpeakerBiesanz-People can decide if they are to the left or right of the spectrum.

Roll Call

Senators Present

Ryan Deimerly, Hannah Gehrke, Jessica Boyd, Irfan Bangash, Greg Lessard, Bryan Hart, Faizan Khan, Jocelyn Crist, Megan Brandt-proxy Kail Decker, Ian Radtke, Rachel Mudd, Muhammad Sohail Rauf

Senators Absent

Abbas Raza, Imran Hussein,

Executive Staff Present

President Rhys Gaffer, Vice President Shahzad Anwer

Adjournment 4:45 PM