BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY
STUDENT SENATE MINUTES
October 11, 1999
President Scott Sirek (34)(6-0-0)
Vice Pres. Kristie Anderson (82)(6-0-0)
Treasurer Erica Jonckowski (28)(5-0-1)
Speaker Jamie Barthel (23)(6-0-0)
Leg. Affairs Heather Wuollet (19)(6-0-0)
Acad. Affairs Kameron Schorn (54)(6-0-0)
Student Services Nathan Voss (24)(5-0-1)
Public Relations Curt Albertson (8) (4-1-1)
Cultural Awareness Jesse Grandbois (17)(5-0-1)
MSUSA CD Rep. Gregory Kelly (21)(5-0-1)
MSUSA Campus Rep. TJ Melcher (30)(5-0-1)
Sergeant at Arms Andrew Hayden (18)(4-0-2)
Kim Dennig (19)(6-0-0)
Aneesh Goyal (15) (4-0-2)
Greg Ueland (9)(5-0-1)
Jason Schaumburg (5)(5-0-1)
Nicholas Varien (9)(6-0-0)
Angie Nelson (7)(loa)
Advisor: Ken Brandt
Guests: Adam Zobel, Tanya Cox, Trevor Carstens, Casey Pearson, Aneesh Goyal, Justin Klander, Ryan J. Johnson, Sean McDermott, Brent Waahl, Greig Dahlke, Jill Thompson, Shannon Anderson and Shane Wahl, Northern Student
Attendance is as follows: (# of Senate meetings attended)-(Term attendance-unexcused-excused).
The Meeting was called to order at 3:30 PM in the Ozawindib Room
Agenda - With no objection moved to approve.
Minutes - With no objection move to approve the minutes of October 4, 1999 minutes.
Guest Speaker – Adam Zobel, Vice Chair of MSUSA talked about MSUSA.
President Sirek – The Public Relations Chair position is open and taking applications. Friday is the deadline. We will be doing the budget this week or next. I talked to Kathy Simonson from the Women’s Center about awareness issue regarding posters. We have 16 people for fall conference and the Penny Fellowship. Adam Zobel is here. I talked with Larry Blum, Student Senate President of NWTC. There will be an Open Forum at Wally’s scheduled regarding SAAC fee proposal. Academic Calendar final proposal. Maple Hall’s Mocktails are Oct. 22.
Vice President Anderson – New senators please be sure to complete your one office hour a week and sign the sheet next to the blank schedule forms when you do. Office hour sign-in in general is getting better. For those of you who are doing your office hour and signing in, please keep it up, the rest of you please start. New Senators please sign up for at least one committee and remember to call the chair if you will miss a meeting. This also goes for everyone else. Committee chairs please post signs if you will be canceling a meeting. Please read the email from Dr. Pat Welle and my attached response and let me know if you would like any changes. I will be sending it out after my class tonight. Sign up on the sheet that is going around for Fall Conference. We need 16 people total. Please remember to call the office if you will be unable to attend the senate meetings. Keep the office clean. I need schedules for all the new senators.
Treasurer Jonckowski – no report
Academic Affairs Schorn – The meetings have been changed to Fridays at 9:30 am. I’m still trying to set up a meeting with Dr. Quistgaard. Hopefully will get one lined up this week.
Legislative Affairs Chair Wuollet – We went over 4 constitutions and all have been returned for refinement. We returned BSU Women’s Hockey Club, Christians on Campus, Inter-Greek Council, and Graduate Student Association. Other concerns are the budget report project. The next meeting is October 14, 1999.
Student Services Voss – no report
Public Relations – no report
Cultural Awareness Grandbois – No one showed for my meeting. Their will be a documentary premier for "Drumbeat for Mother Earth", after which will be a panel discussion on consequences of Columbus, the October 13th "Unplug America" and "Drumbeat for mother Earth" Columbus Day is expected to be a main topic. I encourage everyone to attend who can.
Election Chair Schaumburg – Elections ballots didn’t have a few things that were needed on them, but Kristie thought they were pretty. We will move to approve the ballot during New Business. We had between 300-350 people vote. We have 14 new senators. Thank you for being patient with me I had no clue what I was doing.
MSUSA Cultural Diversity Rep Kelly – I updated Andrea about the burning video. There is a Columbus poster going up around campus. It has not been approved by the union.
MSUSA Campus Report – Adam Zobel talked about MSUSA. Everyone pays fees that go to promote student interests. There are two federal lobby trips. The Development Director works with cultural diversity reps and scholarships. Communications Director deals with press releases and puts together the Monitor. Advertisement Director sells ads and works on the web pages and there is an Office Manager. Zobel signs checks, represents students at MnSCU meetings, supervises committees and MSUSA reps. The Presidential Board of Directors are the presidents from the seven state universities. Fall Conference we will recognize Penny Fellowship recipients and legislators of the year. Please encourage people to attend. TJ Melcher talked about MSUSA and the fall conference. 18 people signed up to go but only 16 can attend.
Larry Blum – Do MSCSA and MSUSA work together?
Zobel – Yes, they cooperate, joint lobbying day last of February.
Election committee moves to approve the fall election ballot and took a new roll call. New Senator introductions.
Karl Runningen to Senate. Vote19-1-0. Passed.
Nils Hoyum to Senate. Vote 17-3-0. Passed.
Anderson/Dennig moved to have the Senate meeting on October 18 in Maple Hall lounge. Discussion Vote 18-2-0. Passed.
Blum – working on smooth credit transfers, establishing an on-going relationship with BSU. Wednesday Paul Wellstone and Roger Moe are coming to the Tech College for the roundtable that will be held in the cafeteria meeting room.
Zobel – talked about SAAC and what Southwest SAAC has done.
Melcher – list of people attending fall conference.
Zobel – Congratulations new senators. Excited to be at BSU.
Discussed SAAC proposal.
Discussed letter to P. Welle, written by K. Anderson in response to the new academic calendar. Straw poll vote to send letter. Letter will be sent.
Discussed the Academic Calendar.
Scott and Kristie will meet with Jon Quistgaard to push for what senate wants.
Moved to adjourn at 5:07 p.m.