BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY

STUDENT SENATE MINUTES

January 31, 2000

Attendance: Officers

President Scott Sirek (42)(14-0-0)

Vice Pres. Kristie Anderson (90)(14-0-0)

Treasurer

Speaker Jamie Barthel (31)(14-0-0)

Leg. Affairs

Acad. Affairs Kameron Schorn (62)(14-0-0)

Student Services/ MSUSA CD Rep. Nathan Voss (30)(11-0-3)

Public Relations Justin Klander (10)(10-0-0)

Cultural Awareness

MSUSA Campus Rep. TJ Melcher (37)(12-0-2)

Sergeant at Arms Andrew Hayden (26)(12-0-2)

Kim Dennig (25)(12-0-2)

Greg Ueland (16)(12-0-2)

Jason Schaumburg (9)(9-1-4)

Nicholas Varien (16)(13-1-0)

Angie Nelson (7)(loa)

Shannon Anderson (9)(9-0-1)

Jodi Baumgard (8)(8-0-2)

Trevor Carstens (9)(9-0-loa)

Tanya Cox (7)(7-0-3)

Greig Dahlke (9)(9-0-1)

Nils Hoyum (8)(8-1-0)

Sean McDermott (7)(7-0-3)

Casey Pearson (7)(7-1-1)

Karl Runningen (5)(5-4-0)

Jill M Thompson (8)(8-0-2)

Brent Waale (10)(10-0-0)

Greg Kelly (24)(2-0-0)

Jim Miller (1)(1-0-0)

Advisor: Ken Brandt

Guests: Jake Chernugal, 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 January 24, 2000 minutes.

President Sirek Thank you Pam and Kristie for the Pizza. MSUSA Conference went well. I talked with Dave Carlson about the privacy issue and a check off list is available. He will work with us. MSUSA Lobby Day we need to fill a busload of people. Like 60-70 people to go to Lobby Day. I need to have the names by Friday. We will be leaving at 3 AM to ride down and come back by 7 or 8 PM on February 16.

Vice-President Anderson - You need to do your office hours. I need written committee reports. Legislative Affairs Meeting time will be set today. Lobby Day - Sweatshirt dress code.

Treasurer by Sirek We have $5,392.71 in the budget.

Legislative Affairs Chair by Sirek Committee members wait after the meeting today and we'll set the meeting time. We also need to talk about Lobby Day in that Leg. Affairs meeting time. Application deadline for the Committee Chair positions that are open is 3 PM on Monday.

Academic Affairs Chair Schorn I had a meeting last week at 9 AM Tuesday and only one person showed up. I'm resigning today.

Student Services Chair Voss Since there is no Leg. Affairs Chair, the Student Service Committee will focus on Lobby Day. We need Senate outreach people to go to the Hall Council Meetings and tell them about Lobby Day, to recruit students to go. I have a list of topics to go over. I am looking into finding a legal service for on campus. I am hoping to find a legal service that will donate 1-2 hours a day or week. All Student Services Committee Members will be meeting after the Senate meeting today.

Public Relations Chair Klander I am running ads for the positions open on Senate and SAFAC. I also run an ad about Lobby Day. We need to work on food for Lobby Day.

Cultural Diversity Chair no report.

MSUSA Campus Rep.. no report.

MSUSA Cultural Diversity Rep. Voss MSUSA is sending Kristie and myself to the Cultural Diversity Conference at St. Thomas on Feb. 23. We will go over it at Delegates and I'll report at the meeting. They had a great entertainment at the CD meeting this weekend at the Conference. Our Feast of Nations Students will put on the dinner for our conference in Bemidji on April 28-30.

OLD BUSINESS none

NEW BUSINESS

First Reading of the Philosophy Club Constitution.

Open Forum

Larry Blom - Discuss Lobby Day.

Sirek - we will discuss it after the meeting. Thank you everyone that went to the conference this weekend. Please talk other people into going to Lobby Day. This will really effect BSU, so we need to go.

Speaker Barthel with no objection we are adjourned at 3:30 p.m.