Bemidji State University

Student Senate Minutes

May 1, 2000



President Kristie Anderson (101)(25-0-1)

Vice Pres/MSUSA CD Rep. Nathan Voss (41)(22-0-4)

Treasurer –

Speaker/Acad. Affairs Jamie Barthel (42)(25-0-1)

Leg. Affairs

Student Services Jason Schaumburg (19)(19-1-5)

Public Relations Justin Klander (20)(20-0-2)

Cultural Awareness Annesh Goyal (10)(10-0-2)

MSUSA Campus Rep.

Sergeant at Arms Andrew Hayden (36)(22-1-3)

Kameron Schorn (70)(22-0-4)

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

Greg Ueland (28)(24-0-2)

Nicholas Varien (17)(14-1-11)

Shannon Anderson (18)(18-1-3)

Jodi Baumgard (20)(20-0-2)

Trevor Carstens (9)(loa)

Nils Hoyum(11)(11-7-3)

Sean McDermott (11)(11-6-5)

Casey Pearson (13)(13-6-2)

Karl Runningen (12)(12-7-2)

Jill M Thompson (17)(17-0-5)

Brent Waale (18)(18-0-4)

Jim Miller (10)(10-1-2)

Kathy Simenson (12)(12-0-0)

Paul Petersen(3)(3-0-0)

Illona Luko (3)(3-0-0)

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

Advisor: Ken Brandt

Guests: Shane Wahl with the Northern Student.


            The Meeting was called to order at 3:00 pm in the Ozawindib

Agenda – moved to approve.

Minutes – with no obection move to aprrove the minutes of April 24, 2000 minutes.


Joke of the week – read by Kristie Anderson, After the Great Britain Beer Festival, in London, all the brewery presidents decided to go out for a beer.  The guy from Corona sits down and says, “Hey Senor, I would like the world’s best beer, a Corona.”  The bartender dusts off a bottle from the shelf and gives it to him.  The guy from Budweiser says “I’d like the best beer in the world, give me “The King of Beers”, a Budweiser.”  The bartender gives him one.   The guy from coors says “I’d like the only beer made with Rocky Mountain spring water, give me a Coors.”  He gets it.  The guy from Guiness sits down and says, “Give me a Coke.”  The bartender is a little taken aback, but gives him what he ordered.  The other brewery presidents look over at him and ask “Why aren’t you drinking a Guinness?”  The Guinness president replies “Well, I figured if you guys aren’t drinking beer, neither would I.”


President Anderson – This is our last meeting.  The conference went great.  Everyone was really impressed.  The cultural diversity event was really wonderful.  The luncheon was so much more that was expected.  Justin and I met with President Benson last Tuesday.  I am meeting with him again on Thursday.  I won’t be in the office as much for the next couple of weeks.  Call me at home or e-mail me if you need anything.  Award to Pam for the great work and always helping and listening.  Nate, Meritorious Award for all the great work you have done.  Scott, MSUSA Award and the BSUSA Presidential award for all the great work you have done.


Vice-President Voss – The conference went well this weekend.  The end of the year party is at my place on Friday, May 5, 2000.  Kristie, BSUSA Vice-President award for all the great work you have done.


Treasurer report – we have $1880.17 in our budget.


President Elect Klander – We need to look at office hours for next year.  We need to get more people in the office.  We need to review the budget for summer.  Also look at combining the Treasurer and Speaker, President or Vice-President position.  I would like to look at getting a refrigerator in the office, motivational posters for the walls and a new brochure printed.


Sirek – combine Treasurer and Speaker, but not Treasurer with President or Vice-President.


Legislative Affairs – report by Klander on Conference reports.  Next year there will be 3 trips to DC, 1 person in September, 1 person in November, and 2 people in March.


Academic Affairs Chair Barthel – I will be meeting with Dr. Quistgaard at 10 AM on Wednesday, May 10th.  Bring any concerns to me before then.  My last Academic Affairs Meeting is Tuesday, May 2, 2000 at 9 AM.


Student Services Chair Schaumburg – We are looking into concerns of housing around Bemidji for students.  We need to remove some landlords from BSU’s list.  BSU should not support slum lords and crack houses.  The list needs to be updated, and the slum places need to be dropped from BSU’s list.


Waale – Dorm People are getting telemarketing calls.


Sirek – phone numbers are public.  Students can sign a data privacy form.




Public Relations Chair Klander – Working on the end of the year party.  Thank you’s are going out to people that helped with the conference.  My meeting on Wednesday is canceled.


Cultural Diversity Chair Goyal – The international Student elections were held and they extend full support to the Student Senate.


MSUSA Campus Acting Rep. Klander – We discussed conference lobbing day and techniques.  We need to find more effective ways to lobby.  I will contact the Political Science Instructors about Lobby techniques.  We need to have the clubs and organizations write letters to lobby.  We are having the fall conference here the third week of September so we need to plan that.


MSUSA Cultural Diversity Rep. Voss – The PBOD Conference went well this weekend.  MSUSA will send thank you notes.


Old Business –

Oak Hall Constitution passed with 2 abstentions.


New Business-

Appointments:  Scott Sirek as summer President of Student Senate.  Vote 15-0-0 passed.  Tom Smith as acting SAFAC Chair for the summer.  Vote 11-0-1 passed.  SB-00S-02 XF grade bill.  Schaumburg/Barthel moved to suspend the rules and vote on the bill today.  Vote.  Passed.  Discussion.  Miller/Schaumburg called the question.  Vote. Passed.  Vote on the bill 9-0-4 passed.


Barthel – There are two student positions on the Academic Integrity Board.


Klander/Schaumburg move to allocate $100.00 for a refrigerator for the office.  Discussion.  Schaumburg/Miller called the question.  Vote passed.  Vote on the refrigerator for the office 9-4-0 passed.


Klander/Schaumburg move to approve $100.00 on motivational posters for the office.  Discussion.  Ueland/Baumgard called the question. Vote passed.  Vote on purchase of the posters and spending not more then $100.00.  5-5-1 fails.


Klander/Miller move to spend not more than $50.00 for 1 poster.  Discussion.  Motion withdrew.


Klander/Barthel move to allocate no more than $750.00 of Senate funds for printing services for a new brochure for Senate, through ITV office.  Discussion.  Simenson/Miller called the question.  Vote. Passed.  Vote on the bill 8-3-1 passed.


Open Forum.

Sirek – Justin’s proposal made it clear not to combine President and Treasurer.  Thank you everyone, we accomplished a lot this year.


Voss – I had a good time.  Thank you for the award.  Look forward to next year.


Klander – I hope you don’t think I’m crazy.  Thank you for putting up with me.  Look forward to next year.


President Anderson – I have been on senate for four years and 101 meetings attended.  I had the most fun this year.  Thank you for that.


Ueland – Kristie and Jamie you two will be missed next year


Waale – Thank you everyone for allowing an old guy on Senate.  Have a good summer.


Barthel – I am going to miss all of this.  I have had so much fun and wish I wasn’t leaving.


Sirek – The first bill next year will be to ban Rotaract Club.  I will work on dictating this summer


Miller – I move to new Business to ban Rotaract.


Barthel – Sorry your jealous you couldn’t get into Rotaract.  Thank you for a great year


Klander/Voss moved to adjourn in sine de at 4:50 pm