Bemidji State University

Student Senate

Proposed Minutes of February 6, 2002

 

I. Meeting called to order at 3:05 pm

II. Attendance:

††††††††††††††† Officers:

President Anderson (13-1-0-0), Vice-President Waletzko (14-0-0-0), Speaker Melcher (12-2-0-0), Secretary/Treasurer Matson (4-0-0-0), Legislative Affairs/MSUSA CD Rep. Albertson (8-0-0-0), Ac. Affairs Chair Heisserer (14-0-0-0),

Interim PR Chair Restad (7-1-0-0), Cultural Diversity Chair DíSouza (8-0-0-0), Tech. Rep. Gassert (12-1-0-1),

MSUSA Campus Rep. Rowlette (8-0-0-0)

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††††††††††††††† Senators:

Sen. Becker (8-0-0-0), Sen. Bellefy (6-2-0-0), Sen. Cloutman (1-0-0-0), Sen. Frink (7-0-1-0), Sen. Miller (4-2-2-0), Sen. Propeck (4-2-2-0), Sen. Rotar (6-2-0-0), Sen. Ruge (13-1-0-0), Sen. Schaumburg (0-4-0-0), Sen. Schuhert (4-4-0-0), Sen. Smith (6-1-1-0), Sen. Tengwall (10-2-2-0), Sen. Weber (7-1-0-0)

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††††††††††††††† Guests: Nathan Voth for the Northern Student

III. Approval of Agenda:

††††††††††††††† A. Agenda Approved

IV. Approval of Minutes

††††††††††††††† A. Previous meetingís minutes approved

V. Presidentís Report

††††††††††††††† A. Meeting with the President

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Met with him on Friday to talk about Parking

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Will meet Monday - Class Projects, tech fee issue, and time line for parking

††††††††††††††† B. Lobby Day planning going well

††††††††††††††† C. Bookstore Committee

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Sign up four people

††††††††††††††† D. Office Hours

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Make sure to be there.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Sign up for office hour.

††††††††††††††† E. Arizona & DC trip

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Voting today

††††††††††††††† F. Senator seats

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Many seats open

VI. Vice-Presidentís Report

††††††††††††††† A. Meetings Attended

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Mayor Lehmann, President Quistgaard

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. Discussed parking, crosswalks, redistricting, and campus safety.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Vice-President of Academic Affairs Search Committee

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. Have 10 applications & will be evaluating their resumes and credentials soon

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Committee Reports: please consider helping out Cultural Diversity

††††††††††††††† B. City of Bemidji

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Am encountering difficulty attending bi-monthly meetings - any help I can receive would be of great help.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Looking at ways of becoming more involved: Chamber of Commerce, Race Relations Commission, ect.

††††††††††††††† C. Office Management

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Schedules & Bios needed.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Clean up after yourself - we are not little children

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Am devising a new system of filing for forms and applications.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 4. Will have list of names for impeachment next week.

††††††††††††††† D. Website

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Once again, committee pages are theirs for the using. Feel free to talk with me about design and use of them.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. New presidential and vice-president columns needed.

VII. Treasurerís Report - None

VIII. Standing Committee Reports

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

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Lobby Day

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. Got Folders donated

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† b. 13 Appointment made with senators/legislators

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† c. Sign up for who you want to meet with

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† d. Put together focus

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† e. Has biographies of people we are meeting

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† f. Sign up table

††††††††††††††† B. Academic Affairs

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Syllabi Bank

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Career services night

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Resolution SR02-05

††††††††††††††† C. Student Services

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Meetings Monday 2:00

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Smoking on Campus

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Police monitoring Birchmont Drive

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 4. Tech fee

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 5. Food Services

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 6. Womenís soccer team not having a coach - Sen. Becker

††††††††††††††† D. Cultural Diversity

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Meeting time Thursday 1:00

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. No members

††††††††††††††† E. Public Relations

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Lobby Day posters

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Ads in Northern Student

IX. Ad Hoc Committees

††††††††††††††† A. Whoís Who for American College Students

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Decided who to nominate and now waiting upon national approval

X. MSUSA Reports

††††††††††††††† A. MSUSA Campus Rep

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Lobby Day table

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Minutes from Mankato

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Talk to SAFAC for buses

††††††††††††††† B. MSUSA Cultural Diversity Rep - None

XI. Old Business

††††††††††††††† A. Tech Fee Issue (Bill SB02-06)

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Senator Weber Ė read bill (see handout)

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. Sen. Weber moves, DíSouza seconds that $1.00 of the tech fee not be used for departmental labs.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Chair DíSouza- not a good idea.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Sen. Restad: Tamarack hall council doesnít like it.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 4. Chair Hersserer- Dept labs important, money still goes to students

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 5. President Anderson- Explains about increase in tech fee last year.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 6. Chair Gassert- Cite licensing that only some computers can create different things (secure programs, large paper †††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† for large documents)

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 7. Sen. Restad- Increase cost because of misuse

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 8. Brought to a vote: 10 Yes, 1 No. Motion Passes

††††††††††††††† B. Adopt a sidewalk (Bill SR 02-05)

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Chair Heisserer- Read Bill (see handout)

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Chair Heisserer- , Not keeping up with the removal on the sidewalks.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Sen. Ruge- Effect Everyone

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 4. Sen. Becker: Shows students care

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 5. CD Rep Albertson- where do we get supplies, can we actually get people involved?

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 6. Chair Heisserer- Resident halls have shovels, but donít know about the salt.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 7. Sen. Bellefy: What are the logistics?How often will it get done?Who has liability if a student does fall?

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 8. President Anderson- Not much substance yet.Possibly table the issue.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 9. Gassert motions to table the issue for two weeks, Sen. Bellefy Seconds: 8 Yes, 3 No. Motion passes

XII. New Business:

††††††††††††††† A. Student Wage Rate

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Senator Matson- What we are at right now, we are lower then all other MNSCU universities.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Motioned by Chair Gassert to create an Ad Hoc committee after Arneson comes, seconded by Chair DíSouza.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Chair DíSouza- Students mad with wage rate

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 4. Senator Matson- Need to be competitive with community

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 5. Chair Gassert calls question, Chair Heisserer seconds: 7 yes, 3 no. Motion passes

††††††††††††††† B. Constitutions

1. Sen. Weber moved to suspend the rules to recind the passed constitution of the Swift ní Stylin Club, Chair

Heisserer seconds. ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††

a. Unanimously passes

††††††††††††††† C. Appointments

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Approve Sen. Melcher as speaker

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Approve Sen. Matson as Secretary Treasurer

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Approve Chair Gassert as Student Services Chair

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 4. Approve Will Cloutman as Senator

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† * All passed with a unanimous vote

††††††††††††††† D. Student Senate Logo Design

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. We have several designs, all that we can use.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Designs passed around. Do we want to vote now?

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Motioned by Sen. Restad, Seconded by Sen. Weber to table the drawing vote. Motion passes unanimously

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 4. Senator Restad: They will hang up in the senate office

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† Vice-President Waletzko- We have the authority and option of modifying any design; with consent of artist.

††††††††††††††† E. Arizona Trip:

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. MSUSA Rep Rowlette and Senator Weber give reasons why they should go

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. Both are chosen to go.

††††††††††††††† F. Spring Federal Lobby Trip - Washington, DC.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. MSUSA CD Rep Albertson, President Anderson, MSUSA Rep Rowlette, Senator Matson, all gave reasons they ††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† should go.Senator Weber did not.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. MSUSA CD Rep Albertson and President Anderson chosen to go.

XIII. Open Forum:

*Gavel passed to Vice-President Waletzko*

††††††††††††††† A. Chair Gassert- look for resignations

††††††††††††††† B. Senator Weber- Thanks for voting for me for Arizona

††††††††††††††† C. Chair Heisserer- Thanks to those that applied to go, respects the job done.

††††††††††††††† D. President Anderson- Cabinet really need to make meeting time.

††††††††††††††† E. MSUSA CD Rep Albertson-Thanks for sending to D.C.

††††††††††††††† F. Chair Gassert motions to adjourn, MSUSA Red Rowlette seconds. Motion passes unanimously.

XIV. Adjournment - Adjourned at 5:04pm