BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY

STUDENT SENATE MINUTES

December 6, 1999

Attendance: Officers

President Scott Sirek (40)(12-0-0)

Vice Pres. Kristie Anderson (88)(12-0-0)

Treasurer Erica Jonckowski (34)(11-0-1)

Speaker Jamie Barthel (29)(12-0-0)

Leg. Affairs Heather Wuollet (25)(12-0-0)

Acad. Affairs Kameron Schorn (60)(12-0-0)

Student Services Nathan Voss (28)(9-0-3)

Public Relations Justin Klander (8)(8-0-0)

Cultural Awareness Jesse Grandbois (23)(11-0-1)

MSUSA CD Rep.

MSUSA Campus Rep. TJ Melcher (35)(10-0-2)

Sergeant at Arms Andrew Hayden (24)(10-0-2)

Kim Dennig (25)(12-0-0)

Greg Ueland (14)(10-0-2)

Jason Schaumburg (7)(7-1-4)

Nicholas Varien (14)(11-1-0)

Angie Nelson (7)(loa)

Shannon Anderson (7)(7-0-1)

Jodi Baumgard (7)(7-0-1)

Trevor Carstens (8)(8-0-0)

Tanya Cox (5)(5-0-3)

Greig Dahlke (7)(7-0-1)

Nils Hoyum (6)(6-1-0)

Ryan Johnson (6)(6-0-1)

Sean McDermott (6)(6-0-2)

Casey Pearson (5)(5-1-1)

Karl Runningen (4)(4-3-0)

Jill M Thompson (7)(7-0-1)

Brent Waale (8)(8-0-0)

Advisor: Ken Brandt

Guests: Rebecca Berreth, Alan Gore, Shane Wahl with Northern Student,

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

The Meeting was called to order at 3:35 PM in the Ozawindib

Agenda - With no objection moved to approve.

Minutes - With no objection move to approve the minutes of November 29, 1999 minutes.

President Sirek – This is our last meeting. We have had a good first semester and done some awesome stuff in Senate. Thank you. Fill out the Senate Biographies during the meeting. Last week I went to SAFAC, HUPB and from our budget for money to serve pizza on Election day in the Upper Desk of Wally’s. The pizza could be served from 4-6 PM for BSU students only. I reserved a BSU van for Election Day to shuttle the students to the polls to vote. After voting the van will then take them to Wally’s for the pizza. I need students to sign up to drive the van. You must be employed by BSU to drive the van. Please sign up. Change drivers at the Beaux-Arts. Everyone take fliers and hand out in classes and announce to attend the debate. We are having ward maps printed so people know were to go to vote.

Vice-President Anderson – Our meetings will be Mondays from 3-5 Spring Semester, based on submitted schedules. The first meeting will be January 24. Good luck on finals and have a good Holiday break. City Council Agenda said Aramark is requesting a liquor license for the upper deck pizza area.

Treasurer Jonckowski – We have $6,876.83 in the budget.

Legislative Affairs Chair Wuollet – We looked over several constitutions. We also went over the constitution guidelines. Our last meeting is this week. I am resigning because I am going on Eurospring.

Academic Affairs Chair – no meeting this week.

Student Services Chair Voss - Nancy Erickson come to our meeting and would like to have better relations between students, faculty and administration. We will look into doing a list serve so students can get the Presidents Newsletter etc.

Public Relations Chair Klander – Access what we have been doing with the debate. We are having a meeting this week. We have 4 newspapers and the electronic billboard to use for advertising. Fulfill seeing that the clubs are informed and encouraged to vote.

Cultural Diversity Chair Grandbois – talked about putting on a diversity comedy show with the CIS.

MSUSA Campus Rep. Melcher – Are there any questions on the packet I handed out last week. There are five going to Mankato and we leave at 11 AM. The Monitors came in today.

MSUSA Cultural Diversity Rep. – none.

OLD BUSINESS - none

NEW BUSINESS

First Reading of BSU Computer Imaging and Multimedia Club.

Open Forum

Sirek – how did the clubs and organizations respond to your attending and sign up to drive the van on Election Day.

Anderson - Meetings Spring Semester 3-5 PM.

Ueland – I think it is appalling that the administration comes in only when they want something.

Dennig – Could the meeting start at 3:30 PM.

Anderson – no to many conflicts.

Melcher – we don’t have a MSUSA CD Rep. We should appoint the person so they can get paid.

Dennig – I move to go back into New Business.

NEW BUSINESS

Sirek – Move to appoint Nate Voss to MSUSA CD Rep. Vote. Passed.

Open Forum

Klanders – new fliers, bring to your class and distribute. PR committee takes to the dorms.

Sirek – The Senate could help in the dorms.

Shannon Anderson – How can Aramark get a liquor licenses.

Hayden – you need a permit.

Dennig – Are we having a pizza party for voters?

Sirek – yes.

Klanders – do we need to get these approved?

Sirek – yes in Res life and at the Union Info Desk.

Hayden/Thompson moved to adjourn at 4:00 p.m.