April 24, 2000


President Kristie Anderson (100)(24-0-1)

Vice Pres/MSUSA CD Rep. Nathan Voss (40)(21-0-4)

Treasurer -

Speaker/Acad. Affairs Jamie Barthel (41)(24-0-1)

Leg. Affairs

Student Services Jason Schaumburg (18)(18-1-5)

Public Relations Justin Klander (19)(19-0-2)

Cultural Awareness Aneesh Goyal (9)(9-0-2)

MSUSA Campus Rep.

Sergeant at Arms Andrew Hayden (35)(21-1-3)

Kameron Schorn (69)(21-0-4)

Kim Dennig (26)(13-0-12)

Greg Ueland (27)(23-0-2)

Nicholas Varien (17)(14-1-10)

Shannon Anderson (17)(17-1-3)

Jodi Baumgard (19)(19-0-2)

Trevor Carstens (9)(loa)

Nils Hoyum (11)(11-6-3)

Sean McDermott (11)(11-5-5)

Casey Pearson (13)(13-5-2)

Karl Runningen (11)(11-7-2)

Jill M Thompson (16)(16-0-5)

Brent Waale (17)(17-0-4)

Jim Miller (9)(9-1-2)

Kathy Simenson (11)(11-0-0)

Paul Petersen (2)(2-0-0)

Illona Luko (2)(2-0-0)

Greg Kelly (2)(1-0-1)

Advisor: Ken Brandt

Guests: and Shane Wahl with the 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

Guest Speaker Suzanne Hoosier running for District 4A Representative, Democratic Seat against Doug Fuller. I grew up in Northern Township and went to BSU and graduated with an Education degree. I am running for office because Doug Fuller lives in the cities and doesn't understand the needs of people here. I have lived in the city and rural areas and understand both. I feel I can represent Bemidji and BSU interests. I can be reached at


Agenda - moved to approve.

Minutes - With no objection move to approve the minutes of April 17, 2000 minutes.

Joke of the week - read by Jamie Barthel while wearing a shower cap. - A man walks into a bar and sees that he's the only one there. He orders a beer and reaches for a bowl of peanuts. Very quietly, he hears "Nice hair." He looks around and doesn't see anybody so he continues drinking. Very quietly he hears "Nice shirts." Now he starts to get nervous and asks the bartender if he said anything. The bartender didn't so he finishes off his beer. Very quietly he hears "Nice pants." Finally the man flips out and accuses the bartender of slipping something in the drink. The bartender says "Why, What's the problem?" The man says "I keep hearing things! 'Nice hair, nice shirt, nice pants'!" The bartender says "Oh, That was the peanuts talking. They're complimentary."

President Anderson - Take your empty lunch trays back downstairs. Try to keep the office clean. The conference is this weekend and participate as much as possible. I have a meeting with President Bensen tomorrow. The Violent Femmes concert is Tuesday, try to attend. Next week is our last meeting. End of the year party is May 5 at 5 PM

Ueland - We need a schedule of the conference to know what we can attend.

President Anderson - I will post an agenda in the office.

Vice-President Voss - We are house cleaning the office for conference. The Conference is going ok.

Treasurer report - We have $2,225.17 in our budget.

Legislative Affairs - President Anderson gave a report on the constitutions and that Senate will not be doing any more until next Fall.

Academic Affairs Chair Barthel - We have all the prizes ready for the conference. I am meeting with Dr. Quistgaard next week. I will be bringing a bill on the Academic Integrity of XF policy next week.

Student Services Chair Schaumburg - no report and no meeting today.

Public Relations Chair Klander - I got the invitation letters out for the conference. I can't make the end of the year party. I run an ad in the Northern Student for the Chair positions for next year. If there is money left over in the budget. I would like to get some posters for the office.

Cultural Diversity Chair Goyal- I am getting prepared for the conference this weekend. Please let me know if anything comes up.

MSUSA Campus Acting Rep. Klander - I am working on the conference.

MSUSA Cultural Diversity Rep. Voss - I am working on the conference.


Pine Hall Constitution passed 9-0-3.


First Reading of the Oak Hall Constitution. Everyone please read it.

Open Forum

Voss - move to Exec session.

Return from Exec session.

Barthel - I will be at a speaker meeting on Thursday at 3:15 PM, April 27.

Moved to adjourn at 4:00 PM.