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72nd MSSA Senate
April 13, 2005

72nd Senate Meeting called to order by Speaker Kail Decker
Roll Call  (present-absent-proxy-excused)
Senators Present
Derek Ritchison 26-0-0, Katie Kendhammer 20-0-0,  Megan Brandt 24-0-0-2, Kevin Bender 8-0-0, Khumar Raza 17-3-0,  Jennifer McGuffey 25-0-0-1, Melissa Bartley 17-5-0, Mohammed Omar 23-3-0, Adam Weigold 26-0-0, Shuaib Ibrahim 24-2-0 , Thomas Bergstrom 23-3-0, Michael Bruner 13-2-1 , Crystal Borchardt  14-0-0, Tim Ibisch 25-1-0, Andrew Isker 5-0-0, Emily Kofoed 21-3-0-2   Jessica Cichy 23-1-2, Kristopher Lee 22-0-0, James Dye 7-0-0, Jason Casey 19-2-0-2, Danielle Thomsen 43-2-0,  Rob Wills 14-0-0, Jesse Clift 24-2-0, Matthew Wangerin 15-0-0, Joe Mikolai 22-0-0
Senators Absent
Irfan Bangash 19-3-0, Trevor Fleck 20-6-0, Josh Peterson 4-1-0
Executive Staff Present
President Anwer, Speaker Kail Decker, Vice-President Goga Copic

Student Forum
Randy Domstrand- MSU Bridge Project.  One of our goals is for pedestrian bridges or tunnels.  We have recently learned about the construction of Gage and new project would not be on that location.  We still feel an
underpass should be located across from the Taylor Center.  There is outside funding that has been committed
to this project- capital improvement project.  (Survey)  There is an overwhelming approval of bridges or tunnels. We believe underpass is the correct solution.  I am hoping for backing from the student senate.   In addition to surveys we have a petition of over 400 signatures, we feel they would appreciate support from elected officials.  We would like a motion put forth from this body.
Senator Weigold-What has the current county commissioner been saying about what they would be willing to pay?
Randy-We have heard about ¾ million-cost is determined to be about $1.5 million.  The county also
has agreed to be involved, as well as capitol improvement money from the university. 
Senator Bergstrom-Would students be having to pay?
Randy-No, this would come from capitol improvements, not fees.
Approval of Agenda    Addition of SAC report

Approval of Minutes  04-06-2005  Minutes stand approved

Committee Reports
Academic Affairs-Megan Brandt
Academic Affairs would like to offer up a motion approving the University Undergraduate Graduation Requirements policy.
Committee Motion 04.13.05A

Move to approve the proposed University Undergraduate Graduation Requirements.

Motion passes

SAC-Megan Brandt  (SAC 2005-2006 Recommendations)
SAC tried to be very fiscally responsible.  We worked hard, tried to get as much as information
as possible. Recommendations were made as a committee.
Officer Reports
President Shahzad Anwer, Vice President Goga Copic, Speaker Kail Decker
President Anwer-Appointments: RFP Food Vender-Crystal Borchardt, Marie B
International Task Force-Katie Kendhammer
(Presentation of participation certificates given by executive staff)

Meeting adjourned to allow Senate to attend Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and festivities of the Student Union.

Roll Call
Senators Present
Derek Ritchison, Katie Kendhammer, Megan Brandt, Director Buisman Bender, Khumar Raza, Melissa Bartley, Mohammed Omar, Adam Weigold, Shuaib Ibrahim, Thomas Bergstrom, Michael Bruner, Crystal Borchardt, Tim Ibisch, Andrew Isker, Emily Kofoed, Jessica Cichy, Kristopher Lee, James Dye, Jason Casey, Danielle Thomsen, Rob Wills, Jesse Clift, Matthew Wangerin, Joe Mikolai
Senators Absent
Senators Absent
Irfan Bangash, Trevor Fleck, Josh Peterson
Executive Staff Present
President Shahzad Anwer, Vice President Goga Copic

Adjournment   Meeting adjourned at 4:20. PM







SAC Budget Hearing April 20  3:00 SHARP!
Inauguration April 27 3:30 PM