Bemidji State University

Student Senate

Proposed Minutes of December 12, 2001

 

I. Call to Order

††††††††††††††† A.Meeting called to order at 5:10pm

††††††††††††††† B. In absence of Speaker Miller, President Anderson presiding

II. Attendance

††††††††††††††† Present

Officers: President Anderson, Vice-President Waletzko, Treasurer/Secretary Maxwell, Legislative Affairs Chair Wuollet, Academic Affairs Chair Heisserer, Student Services Chair Sprafka, Cultural Awareness Chair DíSouza. MSUSA Rep. Bunting, MSUSA Cultural Diversity Rep. Albertson, Technology Rep. Gassert (present by proxy).

 

Senators: Sen. Becker, Sen. Frink, Sen. Restad, Sen. Rotar, Sen. Rowlette, Sen. Ruge, Sen. Smith, Sen. Tengwall, Sen. Weber

 

††††††††††††††† Absent

††††††††††††††† Officers: Speaker Miller (Excused), Public Relations Chair Melcher (Excused)

 

Senators: Sen. Bellefy (Excused), Sen. Hines (Unexcused), Sen. Kelly (Excused), Sen. Lundquist (Unexcused), Sen. Propeck (Excused), Sen. Miller (Unexcused), Sen. Schuhert (Unexcused), Sen. Swanson (Unexcused)

 

††††††††††††††† Guests: Kristy Matson & Jason Schaumburg

III. Approval of Agenda

††††††††††††††† A. Many corrections required

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Removal of item X A (Unfinished business, Removal of AD Hoc CIS Committee)

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Addition of Swing Club Constitution Second Reading as item X

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. Became new sub-item A

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Removal of items XI B through XI E (New Business)

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. Stop sign support

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† b. Reviewing of BSU Clubs and Organization Constitutions

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† c. Absence Resolution

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† d. Senate Bill R01001

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 4. Addition of items XI G and XI H

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. New Senate Election Guidelines

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† b. Smoking on Campus

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 5. Addition of Superlab Hours discussion to item XII

††††††††††††††† B. Passed Unanimously - with Corrections

IV. Approval of Minutes

††††††††††††††† A. Passed, with one objection (Sen. Becker)

V. President's Report

††††††††††††††† A. Last meeting of the year

††††††††††††††† B. Thank you for taking the extra time to stay for the Chancellor's visit and the planning session

††††††††††††††† C. Have a good Christmas

VI. Vice-President's Report

††††††††††††††† A.

VII Treasurer's Report

††††††††††††††† A. Nothing new, will be working on next year's budget over break

 

 

VIII. Committee Reports

††††††††††††††† A. Legislative Affairs

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Successful semester, all goals accomplished

††††††††††††††† B. Academic Affairs

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Been very busy during the semester

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. Took on too much, so couldn't accomplish all goals, though some were met

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† -Suggestion boxes

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† -Syllabi bank planning info

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Party at Stats, Saturday at 7pm

* Chair Heisserer requested a point of personal privilege to leave the meeting

C. Student Services

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Focused on Chancellor's visit

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Discussed school budget recommendations

††††††††††††††† D. Public Relations

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Open house went well, thanks to all those that donated food

* Senator Becker requested a point of personal privilege to leave the meeting

††††††††††††††† E. Cultural Diversity

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Discussed cultural paintings on walls of tunnels

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Questions for the Chancellor

††††††††††††††† F. Ad Hoc Committees

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. CIS

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. A lot accomplished in the planning stage, moving on to implementation.

††††††††††††††† G. University Committees

††††††††††††††† H. Other Committees

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Technology

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. Nothing to report

IX. MSUSA

††††††††††††††† A. Representative Bunting

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Sign up for next conference in January

††††††††††††††† B. Cultural Diversity Representative Albertson

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Nothing to report

X. Unfinished Business

††††††††††††††† A. Swing Club Constitution Second Reading

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Sen. Weber moved (? Seconded) to approve the Swing Club Constitution

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. Passed Unanimously

XI. New Business

††††††††††††††† A. Appointments (gavel passed to VP Waletzko)

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Have had some resignations, so are now several open seats

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Recommends Kristy Matson and Jason Schaumburg be appointed

* Two minute recess to count ballots

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. 10 votes yes, 2 no, 2 abstentions for both (gavel passed back to President Anderson)

††††††††††††††† F. Sidewalk and Entry Way Clearing Petition (Sen. Ruge)

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. For getting sidewalks cleaned of snow and ice

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Looking for approval of the petition

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. Chair Sprafka moved to approve the petition, Chair D'Souza seconded

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† - Passed Unanimously

††††††††††††††† G. Smoking on Campus

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Sen. Rowlette moved to support mandatory designated smoking areas

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. (Sen. Rowlette) can smoke only in designated areas instead of anywhere?

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† b. (Chair Sprafka) Discussed last year

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† -Smells real bad

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† -Nothing ever came of it

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† c. (Sen. Schaumburg) This is a motion to take steps to do this.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††

d. (Sen. Tengwall) Good idea

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† -Smoke doesn't go away

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† -Smokers should stay away from doors

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† e. (Rep. Bunting) Does this infringe on smokers' rights?

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† f. (Rep. Albertson) We can't really do anything

g. Sen. Weber moved to table until next meeting, seconded by Sen. Schaumburg

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† -Unanimously Approved

H. Senate election guidelines (Chair Wuollet)

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Have been working on them all semester

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Can be either a by-law, or a standing procedure

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. Sen. Schaumburg moved to make a standing document, seconded by Sen. ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† Smith

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 4. Unanimously Approved

* Chair D'Souza requested a point of personal privilege to leave the meeting

XII. Open forum

††††††††††††††† A. Superlab Hours (Sen. Tengwall)

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Superlab should be open until midnight at least one night a week

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. (Sen. Weber) Can students be shifted to the library instead?

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. Library may not have enough space for displaced students

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. (Sen. Schaumburg) we should do if staffing issues permit

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 4. (Sen. Matson) Superlab should have more help

††††††††††††††† B. Move to adjourn by Sen. Schaumburg (? Seconded)

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Meeting adjourned 5:50pm