Proposed Senate Minutes

February 27, 2002

 

I. Call to order:3:06 p

II. Roll Call:

Officers:

President Anderson (15-1-0-0), Vice-President Waletzko (16-0-0-0), Speaker Melcher (12-4-0-0), Secretary/Treasurer Matson (6-0-0-0), Legislative Affairs/MSUSA CD Rep. Albertson (10-0-0-0), Ac. Affairs Chair Heisserer (16-0-0-0),

PR Chair Restad (9-1-0-0), Cultural Diversity Chair DíSouza (10-0-0-0), Tech. Rep. Gassert (14-1-0-1), MSUSA Campus Rep. Rowlette (9-1-0-0)

†††††††††††††††

Senators:

Sen. Anderson (1-0-0-0), Sen. Becker (7-3-0-0), Sen. Bellefy (7-3-0-0), Sen. Cloutman (3-0-0-0), Sen. Frink (8-0-2-0), Sen. Gronquist (1-0-0-0), Sen. Miller (6-2-2-0), Sen. Propeck (4-2-4-0), Sen. Rotar (8-2-0-0), Sen. Ruge (15-1-0-0), Sen. Schaumburg (0-6-0-0), Sen. Schuhert (4-4-2-0), Sen. Smith (6-1-3-0), Sen. Tengwall (10-2-4-0), Sen. Weber (8-1-1-0)

 

Guests: Nathan Voth for the Northern Student

 

III. Agenda:

††††††††††††††† A. Add letter F; Academic affair search committee

††††††††††††††† B. Guest Speaker: Sue Kringen; Discussion of BSU naming policy

††††††††††††††† C. Guest Speaker: Benson Ngai; Feast of Nations

††††††††††††††† *Agenda approved with additions

IV. Minutes: Approved from last weeks meeting.

V. Guest Speakers:

††††††††††††††† A. Sue Kringen: BSU foundation

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Do not have a policy with gifts given to the university.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Do not have capacity to accept at 1 million dollar gift

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Management, upkeep, mantience for new programs, buildings

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 4. Need for private donations

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 5. Names of buildings must comply with MNSCU policy

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 6. Must meet with many people to name a building and to the naming resource committee, then to the university ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† council.They accept and bring to vice president.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 7. What if the building is moved, the name will not carry through, unless another gift is given.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† *Shannon will email policy to senate*

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 8. Must get at least 15% of the building and other cost to receive a gift to build a building

††††††††††††††† B. Benson Ngai

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Feast of Nations

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. 31st year

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† b. Performances

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† c. Serving food

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† d. April 13th

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. International student not living on campus must have a 3.00 GPA and have 10 International points

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Need student commitment

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 4. Change policy

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. Having all foreign exchange students take part

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† b. You have to get 10 cultural points to get the scholarships

VI. Presidents Report

††††††††††††††† A. Meetings and Events Attended:

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. President Quistgaard††††††††††††††† (Monday, February 25, 2002†† 2:00 PM)

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. Met with President Quistgaard and Chair Heisserer to discuss the Adopt-a-Sidewalk program, faculty ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† evaluations, the syllabi bank, the union process.

†††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Vice President Amble(Monday, February 25, 2002†† 3:00 PM)

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. Met with VP Amble to discuss the future of SAFAC and the feasibility of altering Senateís role in ††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† SAFAC.We also discussed the ARAMARK contract.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Assistant to the President, Lorena Cook(Monday, February 25, 2002†† 3:30 PM)

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. Met with Ms. Cook to discuss diversity issues regarding our Senate and itís decision-making process in ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† regards to diversity.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 4. Cabinet(Tuesday, February 26, 2002†† 1:00 PM)

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. Discussed activities of the committees, review of our constitution and advisor ††††††††††††††† selection.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 5. Dale Ladig, Residential Life(Wednesday, February 27, 2002†† 9:00 AM)

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† *Met with Dale to discuss several Senate issues.We addressed the advisor qualifications and areas for Senate †† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† improvement.

††††††††††††††† B. Other Events/Items

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. President Quistgaard Dinner.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. All are expected to attend.We will be meeting at 5:15 in the Senate office. We need people to drive.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† b. Please let me know if you absolutely cannot attend so we donít wait around for you.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† c. For those of you interested we will be heading out for a little socializing after the dinner at about 8 or †††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 8:30.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Minnesota Budget.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. Passed in the Senate and House.Vetoed by Jesse.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† b. The House was three votes short of over riding the veto.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† c. They will have to start over from scratch now.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† d. This could be good or bad for us.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† - If the reason they override did not pass was because the House Democrats wanted more money †††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† for higher education and saw this as an opportunity to add in this category, then this is great and †† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† we need to be lobbying them!

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† - If not, then there is a chance they could come in closer to the Governorís prediction of 71 million †††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† cuts instead of the current 50 million.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Constitution Convention.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. Bill will discuss in more detail, but we ask everyone to attend for as long as possible.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 4. Bookstore Committee should be meeting sometime within the next week.If not, let me know.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 5. Advisor process is almost complete.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. I expect the cabinet will give a recommendation at the next Senate meeting.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 6. Lobby Day in DC.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. Bill and I are making the appropriate arrangements and are waiting for MSUSA to post the ďhot sheetĒ ††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† information on the web.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† b. We will brief you next Wednesday before we leave on the issues we will be discussing in DC.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 7. Elections.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. The elections committee WILL BE meeting this week.It is very important that we get going on this!!!!!

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† b. For those of you on the committee I expect you to be there.(Jeff W, Jeff R, Jaime, Tony, etc)

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 8. Open positions.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. Please encourage your friends and acquaintances to apply ASAP.I am still looking to appoint people for ††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† open seats.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 9. Appointments.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. I will recommend Sadie for the University Student Services Committee.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† b. I am also looking for a student interested in sitting on the conduct committee for this year and next.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† - This committee meets rarely, but needs someone who is comfortable dealing with the conduct ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† issues of fellow students.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 10. Meet and Discuss with the Chancellor.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. Anyone who can afford to take Friday off from school to attend an important meeting in the cities please †††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† contact me ASAP.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† b. We are looking for two people for this.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 11. Senate Hour Sign up~I am sending it around.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. Please sign up for times where others are not signed up.Thanks!

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 12. Committee meetings.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. Make sure you are attending.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† b. Chairs, please start announcing those not attending meetings in Senate.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 13. Cabinet.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† c. Please pick 5 permanent committee members as we talked about.

*Pass gavel to President Anderson*

VII. Vice-Presidentís Report

††††††††††††††† A.

*Pass of gavel to Vice President

VIII. Standing Committee Reports

††††††††††††††† A. Legislative Affairs Chair Albertson

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Constitution Revision Friday and Saturday

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. Free pizza

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Mini lobby days- get at least two

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. Twelve scheduled appointments

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Three constitutions will be up for approval

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 4. Thank you notes for Lobby Day

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 5. After dinner @ President Quistgard's - go to Stats

††††††††††††††† B. Academic Affairs Chair Heisserer

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Read bills

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Met with President Quistgaard- Syllabi bank and Adopt a sidewalk

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Scholarships available online

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 4. More cultural diversity

††††††††††††††† C. Student Services Chair Gassert

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Jay Passa endorse our efforts for the 20 feet away from windows, doors, and vents

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. They are more on educating

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Senator Matson attended University Student Services Committee

††††††††††††††† D. Public Relations Chair Restad

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. On hold with Logo

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Working with model that will be put in display case

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Jaime will be talking to FM90 for advertising

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 4. Logo needs to be passed to move forward

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 5. Senator Bellefy- massage in the union, Tuesday 5, 2002 and Thursday 7, 2002

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 6. Hanging up posters

††††††††††††††† E. Cultural Diversity Chair DíSouza

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Tunnels getting murals (academic and residential halls)

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Improve the Feast of Nations

IX. Ad Hoc Committee Reports

††††††††††††††† ††††††† A. No Ad Hoc committeeís to report

X. University Committee Reports

†† †††††††††††††††††A. No University committeeís to report

XI. MSUSA Reports

††††††††††††††† A. MSUSA Campus Representative Rowelette (by President Anderson)

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Delegates assembly applications available

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Conference is the weekend after Spring Break

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. There will be one more conference

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

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Senator Cloutman- attended Cross Cultural group programs-positive attitudes, etc.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Senator Cloutman-Americans with Disabilities Act

XII. Old Business

††††††††††††††† A. Adopt-A-Sidewalk

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. First reading- change number 7 to without

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Other misc clerical changes

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Will be placed on the agenda next week for adoption.

XIII. New Business

††††††††††††††† A. Appointments

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Senator Ruge- University Student Services Committee-passes

††††††††††††††† B. Constitutions - Second Readings & Ratification

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Vegetarian Education Club - Approved

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. International Relations Club - Approved

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Mathematics Club - Approved

††††††††††††††† C. Logo Adoption and Money Allocation

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Moved by Chair Heisserer and seconded by Chair DíSouza to allocate $100 to designer or winning logo.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Chair Restad-Some want loon and beaver

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. Will cost more money

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† b. Will use same design

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Our property when we pay designer

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 4. Moved by Heisserer seconded by DíSouza to adopt design with possible changes

††††††††††††††† D. First-Year-Experience

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Vice-President Reading of Bill SR02-09

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Chair Heissierer-Four dollar increase is justified

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Chair Gassert-Clerical changes

††††††††††††††† E. Syllabi Bank Bill

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Chair Heisserer-first reading . Seconded by Senator Rotar

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† a. Chair Heisserer-Show clerical

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† b. Senator Rotar-Make sure it is noted that it is not in concrete

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† c. President Anderson- Needs number, strongly suggest instead of improves

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† d. Chair Heisserer-We will be talking to Dave Larkin

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† e. Senator Rotar-Where are we going to put it

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† f. President Anderson- We will work with administration to work out kinks.

††††††† F. Academic Affairs Search Committee

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Moved by Chair Heisserer to rescind our vote, Chair DíSouza seconded. Passes unanimously

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. President Anderson- Recommend Greg Kelly

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Moved to appoint Greg Kelly to Academic Affairs Search Committee, seconded by Chair Heisserer

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 4. Chair Heisserer-Greg Kelly will do a good job.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 5. Senator Weber- I do not trust Greg's motives.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 6. Chair Albertson-He is a deceit guy.††

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 7. Chair DíSouza- If you have a problem, come to Cultural Diversity meeting, Greg Kelly will be attending ††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† meetings.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 8. President Anderson- Itís not about filling position, itís about finding someone that will fill the position well

††††††††††††††† *Five Minute recess after voting*

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 9. Vice-President Waletzko - Greg Kelly is appointed by a 11-1-0 vote.

††††††††††††††† G. Ad Hoc committee to create a more efficient, more retention and fun senate

††††††††† ††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Moved by Chair Heisserer, seconded by Chair DíSouza - Approved

XIV.Open Forum

††††††††††††††† A. Chair Heisserer-Being consistent with ad hoc committee

††††††††††††††† B. President Anderson-Will anyone be able to go to the cities on Friday

††††††††††††††† C. Chair DíSouza-Might be able to go on Friday

††††††††††††††† D. President Anderson-Who wonít be able to attend the dinner at President Quistgaard.

††††††††††††††† E. President Anderson-Why would looking at Constitution would be important.

††††††††††††††† F. MSUSA CD Rep Albertson- Clubs and Orginizations get $75 to do whatever they want.We should keep close tabs.

XV. Motion to Adjourn

††††††††††††††† A. Chair Gassert to adjourn, Seconded by Senator Rotar