BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY
STUDENT SENATE MINUTES
January 24, 2000
President Scott Sirek (41)(13-0-0)
Vice Pres. Kristie Anderson (89)(13-0-0)
Speaker Jamie Barthel (30)(13-0-0)
Acad. Affairs Kameron Schorn (61)(13-0-0)
Student Services/ MSUSA CD Rep. Nathan Voss (29)(10-0-3)
Public Relations Justin Klander (9)(9-0-0)
MSUSA Campus Rep. TJ Melcher (36)(11-0-2)
Sergeant at Arms Andrew Hayden (25)(11-0-2)
Kim Dennig (25)(12-0-1)
Greg Ueland (15)(11-0-2)
Jason Schaumburg (8)(8-1-4)
Nicholas Varien (15)(12-1-0)
Angie Nelson (7)(loa)
Shannon Anderson (8)(8-0-1)
Jodi Baumgard (8)(8-0-1)
Trevor Carstens (9)(9-0-0)
Tanya Cox (6)(6-0-3)
Greig Dahlke (8)(8-0-1)
Nils Hoyum (7)(7-1-0)
Sean McDermott (7)(7-0-2)
Casey Pearson (6)(6-1-1)
Karl Runningen (5)(5-3-0)
Jill M Thompson (7)(7-0-2)
Brent Waale (9)(9-0-0)
Advisor: Ken Brandt
Guests: Greg Kelly, Larry Blom, Student Senate President from Northern Technical College and Shane Wahl with Northern Student,
Attendance is as follows: (# of Senate meetings attended)-(Term attendance-unexcused-excused).
The Meeting was called to order at 3:00 PM in the Ozawindib
Agenda - With no objection moved to approve.
Minutes - With no objection move to approve the minutes of December 6, 1999 minutes.
President Sirek – I hope you had a great break and Thank you for a great Semester last year. Heather resigned from the Legislative Affairs Chair position. Please apply and I will help with the lobby issues. State Lobby Day is coming up and we need to go down and fight for money for our university. I got an email from the House Majority Leader that he will push to get tuition offset. MSUSA has a rummage sale and the money will go for scholarships. If you have anything please donate. Bring by the office by Friday. I'm leaving at 8 AM for the Conference and the other car is leaving later. Anyone wants to ride with me let me know. We have 5 senate seats open, 2 SAFAC, the Leg Affairs Chair, the Treasurer and the Cultural Diversity Rep. Please get people to apply. I would like to have a full Senate. I will appoint Jim Miller and Greg Kelly today. I'm sending around a sign up sheet for the National Collegiate Government Student Scholarship. The Organization Director, Linda Blanchard sent over the Senate information section that appears in their bulletin for changes. Changes were read and approved and the form will be returned to Linda Blanchard. A student came to me with a concern about student privacy and the credit card companies getting to much information. We will look into this. The selection committee for the VP position that D. Tiffany left are meeting. I appointed Jim Miller as a representative for us. I'm going to start working on a new brochure for the Student Senate and I need your help. People sign up and also if you have any suggestions what to put on it. I found someone to paint the Student Senate title over the door and windows in the office. The Res Hall Assoc. would like to have a student rep in our meetings and to go to their meetings. Would anyone go to the dorms with e and talk to people about getting involved with Senate. Please sign up for the Leg Affairs committee. State Lobby Day is on Wednesday, February 16th. We need to make plans for this day. We should look at getting enough people to take a bus load of people to go down. We will work with the Northern Tech School to see if they have students to go also.
Vice-President Anderson - We need your schedules everyone. We need them in so the chairs can set meetings and the chairs need to get theirs in for cabinet. Your duties are as a senator is one office hour and 2 office hours for the chairs. Make them real hours no 5 minutes here and there. Do at least 1/2 hour slots. If student's are bringing an issue into the office get a complaint form from them and try to help. If you're not sure ask! Make sure you are attending a committee meeting. Committees start meeting by next week. Read SB-98S-04 concerning the Federal Lobby trip.
Treasurer by Sirek We have $5,650.56 in the budget.
Legislative Affairs Chair by Sirek please sign up for chair and the committee.
Academic Affairs Chair Schorn My meetings are 9 AM on Tuesdays and we will be meeting tomorrow.
Student Services Chair Voss We met last week, Jill, TJ and I. We are looking for a legal service in town for the student use. Looking into information security.
Public Relations Chair Klander my first meeting is today after this meeting. We are planning a Senate activity/retreat but waiting for the full Senate and new members to be appointed. Looking at how we will run elections in the spring and Res Life issues.
Cultural Diversity Chair Grandbois I'm resigning.
MSUSA Campus Rep. by Sirek PBOD is at St. Cloud this weekend. I leave at 8 AM Friday and Kristie's car will leave after noon and Andy Hayden will be leaving later also. The first meeting is at 7 PM and it is 5 PM check in. I have to be down at 11 AM. We are staying at Fairfield Inn.
MSUSA Cultural Diversity Rep. Voss We are doing a cultural event at the Spring Concert. There is a Nellie Stone Johnson dinner on March 23.
Second reading of the Computer Imaging Multi Media Constitution. Vote Passed.
Appointments: Greg Kelly for Senator. Vote. 15-0 passed. Jim Miller for Senator. Vote 15-0 passed.
Federal Lobby Trip is March 3-8. We have three positions to fill from BSU and one alternate. There is one at large also that will be picked by the MSUSA group. TJ Melcher plans to apply for the at Large position. If you don't get a BSU Senate position you can apply for the at large position also. We need to pick the 3 people and the alternate today. President Sirek gave an overview of what you do on the DC Lobby trip. The applicants all stated why they wanted to go to DC. The applicants are Justin Klander, Scott Sirek, Jodi Baumgard, Jason Schaumburg, Nate Voss, and Casey Pearson. Vote. The three to go are Nate Voss, Scott Sirek, Justin Klander, and the alternate is Jason Schaumburg
Waale - a reminder that Alpha Phi Sigma is hosting a blood drive Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 26 & 27 in the Crying Wolf. It is from 10-4 on Wed. and 9-3 on Thurs. I also got an email forward that the Federal Government is talking about taxing the email of .05 per email sent for the post office and a surcharge to the Phone Company also.
Sirek - Thank you for a very good semester and I look forward to another good semester and lobby day.
Blom - Northern Technical College plans to go down on Feb. 15 & 16. We would like to get a bus with BSU students and go down together to lobby.
Ueland - You're all really good candidates it was a tough choice. Sign up for the at large position.
Anderson - HUPB is having a pizza party, everyone is welcome.
Janssen - The Senate took 3rd place in the Unions Christmas Tree decoration contest. They received a $25.00 pizza gift certificate to be used with Pizza hut on campus.
Sirek - I will order pizza for the next meeting.
Speaker Barthel with no objection we are adjourned at 4:50 p.m.