BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY

STUDENT SENATE MINUTES

October 25, 1999

Attendance: Officers

President Scott Sirek (35)(7-0-0)

Vice Pres. Kristie Anderson (83)(7-0-0)

Treasurer Erica Jonckowski (29)(6-0-1)

Speaker Jamie Barthel (24)(7-0-0)

Leg. Affairs Heather Wuollet (20)(7-0-0)

Acad. Affairs Kameron Schorn (55)(7-0-0)

Student Services Nathan Voss (25)(6-0-1)

Public Relations Justin Klander (3)(3-0-0)

Cultural Awareness Jesse Grandbois (18)(6-0-1)

MSUSA CD Rep. Gregory Kelly (21)(5-0-2)

MSUSA Campus Rep. TJ Melcher (31)(6-0-1)

Sergeant at Arms Andrew Hayden (19)(5-0-2)

Kim Dennig (20)(7-0-0)

Greg Ueland (10)(6-0-1)

Jason Schaumburg (5)(5-0-2)

Nicholas Varien (10)(7-0-0)

Angie Nelson (7)(loa)

Shannon Anderson (3)(3-0-0)

Jodi Baumgard (3)(3-0-0)

Trevor Carstens (3)(3-0-0)

Tanya Cox (2)(2-1-0)

Greig Dahlke (2)(2-0-1)

Nils Hoyum (2)(2-0-0)

Ryan Johnson (1)(1-0-1)

Sean McDermott (2)(2-0-1)

Casey Pearson (1)(1-1-0)

Karl Runningen (0)(0-2-0)

Jill M Thompson (2)(2-0-1)

Brent Waale (3)(3-0-0)

Advisor: Ken Brandt

Guests: Shane Wahl, Northern Student, Calvin Chartrand, Katie Olson, Doreen Zierer, Brad Barkhuis, Ryan Kulikowski, Robert Peters, Carl Nordstrom and Michelle Lewis, SAFAC

Attendance is as follows: (# of Senate meetings attended)-(Term attendance-unexcused-excused).

The Meeting was called to order at 4:05 PM in the Ozawindib

Agenda - With no objection moved to approve.

Minutes - With no objection move to approve the minutes of October 18, 1999 minutes.

Guest Speakers – Ryan Kulikowski, MSUSA Chair from Winona on a campus visit. I represent the students before the MnSCU board and execute what they pass. The Fall Conference is a good one to go to if it is your first. Penny Fellowship is for student internships in the public sector. Penny Fellowship dinner is really nice. The Governor won’t be there.

Sirek – Winona has the Student Athletic Fee and Ryan will help us later with that.

Guest Speakers – SAAC Doreen Zierer – we are requesting an increase in the Athletic Fee so we can add new sports and the expansion of the conferences and the move to Division I. The lodging is under funded and the safety issue of the vans.

Barkhuis – the major benefit of an increase so we can spread our region and we can expand. Athletics will market BSU more and help recruit more students.

Discussion.

President Sirek – We need drivers for the Conference so please sign up. I had lunch with the Chief Justice last Friday. Dave Tiffany is retiring from BSU. Friday I will meet with Linda Blanchard, HUPB, Northern Student and SAFAC chairs for lunch. I got a letter on scholarships, Johnson/Edwards is one we are involved in. We are going out to eat later with Ryan Kulikowski and anyone can join us. After the meeting today we need to discuss questions to ask the applicant for the Enrollment Management position.

Vice President Anderson – Kami and I put together a SAAC bill, simply to discuss. Any necessary changes can be made or it can be voted down this is just to get us moving. Sympathy card for Dr. Decker, past BSU president’s wife regarding his death last week. Committee reports look great if the chairs could write either on the reports or leave a note on my desk regarding who they excused from meetings and who just didn’t show, that would be helpful. Don’t forget to leave reports on the top basket of my desk after your meeting I will hang them up. Still need a few schedules. Get students to fill out student complaint forms, so we are working from something concrete for the other groups we need to go to. Welcome to MSUSA State Chair Kulikowski.

Treasurer Jonckowski – We still have an out standing bill for $43.90 for Texas Markers. We have $8,435.64 in our budget.

Academic Affairs Schorn – We are working on Mass comm issues. I have a meeting with Dr. Quistgaard at 9:00 on November 4. Also working on the faculty award. My next meeting is October 29 at 9:30 AM.

Legislative Affairs Chair Wuollet – We went over two constitutions and we need to look at changing the guidelines to the constitutions.

Student Services Voss – Parking issue is the main topic in the meetings. The suggestion is to section off 10 rows of the Bangsberg lot for the cheaper tickets. Construction starts next week on the new bookstore. I had a direct complaint about International Student Employment on campus. Lockers will be taken care of next week.

Public Relations – I’m new please help. My meetings are Friday at 10 AM. Some goals I have are Media coverage, web site, got to the newspaper and do a weekly column and interviews with the chairs to be in the Northern Student. We should publish the election results and improve the relationship with the hall councils. We need a typewriter.

Sirek – we are working on a new brochure and we could use your input.

Cultural Awareness Grandbois – In my meeting we talked about Columbus Day and the Columbus posters more. Gregg is setting up the video. Will have a meeting with interested parties on the Columbus poster issue.

MSUSA Cultural Diversity Rep Kelly – no report

MSUSA Campus Report – Shannon you are going instead of Craig. I forgot about, smoking and non-smoking and the vegetarian meals. So I didn’t put down anything.

OLD BUSINESS None

NEW BUSINESS

First reading of Christians on Campus Constitution and Otaku Society Constitution.

First reading of SB-99F-02 SAAC Athletic Fee bill. Discussion. Dennig/Anderson move to suspend the rules and vote today. Vote. Passed. Discussion. Anderson/Grandbois moved to amend by substitution the last Therefore be it further resolved. Discussion. Vote on amendment. Passed. Discussion.

Brandt – explained SAFAC guidelines and suggested expanding the guidelines.

Discussion.

Sirek/Anderson moved to table the bill until next week. Vote 9-2 passed.

OPEN FORUM

Dennig – Why does this take precedence over the Senate.

Sirek – the Enrollment Management position involves all the students.

Anderson – Many schedules show that people have class at 5:00.

Klander – I wasn’t ready to vote today and am glad it was tabled.

Ueland – wait until we have more info. We need to vote and make a decision also.

Sirek – We have a greater responsibility to the student body.

Carstens – We should have a special meeting just for this topic.

Moved to adjourn at 4:55 p.m.