Bemidji State University

Student Senate

Proposed Minutes

March 6, 2002

 

 

I. Call to Order:3:06 P.M.

II. Role Call:

Officers:

President Anderson (16-1-0-0), Vice-President Waletzko (17-0-0-0), Speaker Melcher (13-4-0-0), Secretary/Treasurer Matson (7-0-0-0), Legislative Affairs/MSUSA CD Rep. Albertson (11-0-0-0), Ac. Affairs Chair Heisserer (16-1-0-0), Student Services Chair Gassert (15-1-0-1), PR Chair Restad (10-1-0-0), Cultural Diversity Chair DíSouza (10-1-0-0), MSUSA Campus Rep. Rowlette (10-1-0-0)

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Senators:

Sen. Anderson (2-0-0-0), Sen. Becker (7-4-0-0), Sen. Bellefy (8-3-0-0), Sen. Cloutman (4-0-0-0), Sen. Frink (9-0-2-0), Sen. Gronquist (2-0-0-0), Sen. Miller (6-2-3-0), Sen. Rotar (9-2-0-0), Sen. Ruge (16-1-0-0), Sen. Schaumburg (0-7-0-0), Sen. Schuhert (4-4-3-0), Sen. Smith (6-1-4-0), Sen. Tengwall (10-2-5-0), Sen. Weber (9-1-1-0)

 

II. Approval of Agenda:Agenda Approved

III. Approval of Minutes:Minutes Approved

IV. Presidentís Report:

††††††††††††††† A. Worked on Constitution this passes weekend for 11 hours

††††††††††††††† B. Met with Gerald Amble about SAFAC

††††††††††††††† C. Meeting with Paul Bunyan Transit

††††††††††††††† D. Elections are coming up.

††††††††††††††† E. Thanks to Julie and Eric for attending the Meet & Discuss with Chancellor McCormick

††††††††††††††† F. Tuition cap

††††††††††††††† G. N Star Board Foundation

V. Vice-Presidentís Report:

††††††††††††††† A. Meetings Attended

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Hobson Memorial Union

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† - University's art collection will be looked at and pieces placed throughout the university.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† - Ceramics/glassware: please do not throw away. Delegated to Student Services.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† - Sending letter to clubs/organizations, residence halls to promote

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. VP of Academic & Student Affairs Search Committee

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† - Mr. Kelly is an excellent addition & contributes greatly

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† - Have 20 applicants

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Paul Bunyan Transit

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† - Brainstorming session for parking issues

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† * Could use old HS parking lot & shuttle back and forth

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† * Permanent place for current pick-up/drop-off services

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 4. Constitution Committee

††††††††††††††† B. Office Management

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Committees: on the bottom shelf in the back portion of the office there are three-ring binders that contain items ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† from past years that may be of interest to committees.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Reminder: Committee chairs will be asked to submit year-end reports

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. New chairs: lets not abuse them like we did the last ones

††††††††††††††† C. City of Bemidji

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Legislative Affairs Chair Albertson reported to the City Council this past Monday.

††††††††††††††† D. Miscellaneous

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Mid-Term massages tomorrow: if you are signed up, show up.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Our next meeting (March 20) will be held in the East Ballroom

VI. Secretary/Treasurerís Report:

††††††††††††††† * Nothing to Report

VII. Standing Committee Reports:

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

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Mini lobby trip

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Youth Advisory 5:00 Sunday, the 18th

††††††††††††††† B. Academic Affairs:

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Meeting with Dave Larkin after break

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Syllabi Bank on agenda

††††††††††††††† C. Student Services:

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Complaint forms. Where are they?

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

††††††††††††††† D. Public Relations:

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Election Posters out

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Poloís: the committee will come up with some options and post them in the office.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Mid-term Massages

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† - Party after Spring Break for those who participate.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 4. Model for display case moving along

††††††††††††††† E. Cultural Diversity

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Feast of Nations. They need people to help

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† - Senator Weber needs to dress as an American, and suggestions?

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† - Shannon will pay money to see Senator Weber in a cowboy hat

VIII. Ad Hoc Committee reports:

††††††††††††††† A. Student Wage Committee

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Going to wait two more weeks to bring to senate

††††††††††††††† B. Retention, Recruitment and Fun Committee

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Meeting at Stats on Friday after Spring Break

††††††††††††††† C. Tech Fee Committee

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Need to balance budget

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Fall I- Folder

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† - Student Senate and SuperLab employees get to use first

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Technician in SuperLab getting paid out of tech fee.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 4. Can get computer fixed faster if you bring your computer to the technician.

IX University Committees

††††††††††††††† A. Budget and Resource Allocation Committee:

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Debt service and maintenance impacting.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Reporting form for budget

X. MSUSA Reports:

††††††††††††††† A. MSUSA Campus Representative Rowlette

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Delegates applications due today

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† - We have three applicants, but need four

††††††††††††††† B. MSUSA CD Representative Albertson

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. International students tracking

XI. Old Business:

††††††††††††††† A. Adopt-a-Sidewalk

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Chair Heisserer- Reading of Bill

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. President Anderson- Make sure you know we all have to be dedicated to it

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Senator Bellefy - Will there be provisions to Cedar apartments being that there is no all council. (Chair Heisserer: ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† will be covered by Pine Hall)

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 4. Senator Ruge- Will this cover academic side of campus? (Chair Heisserer: We will start small, this is the fist step)

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 5. Chair Heisserer moves and Senator Ruge seconds.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 6. Vote: Bill passes (13-0-0)

††††††††††††††† B. First Year Experience

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Chair Heisserer- Reading of Bill

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Chair Heisserer- The $4.00 per student/semester will only help

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Chair Albertson - Itís a good thing

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 4. Vote: Passes (10-2-0)

††††††††††††††† C. Syllabi Bank

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Chair Heisserer- Reading of Bill

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Senator Rotar- Students can keep track of their classes

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Senator Anderson - It will be good if students loose syllabi

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 4. Vice-President Waletzko- If this passes, who should be notified?

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† - Chair Heisserer- Dave Larkin, President Quistgaard

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† - Vice-President Waletzko- Computer Services

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† - Chair Gassert- Records also

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† - President Anderson - Will talk to President Quistgaard about it.

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 5. Vote: passes (14-0-0)

XII. New Business:

††††††††††††††† A. Appointments

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Elections Chair- Senator Rotar

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† - Senator Rotar - I want to make voting easier and fun for students

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† - President Anderson- will you have time?

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† - Chair Heisserer- Do you have ideas to share?

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† * Senator Rotar- Radio and hall councils

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† - Senator Rotar- Can I get schedule of elections?

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2.†† Christine Beberg- Senator

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† - Senator Weber- She will be good

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. Passes unanimously

XIII. Open Forum:

††††††††††††††† A. Chair Gassert-Spend PR budget on Elections

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1. Chair Gassert-Put adds in the Northern Student

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 2. Chair Gassert-Pass out things at Wallyís

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3. President Anderson - You can do things with senators that are running

††††††††††††††† B. President Anderson- Have a good spring break.

††††††††††††††† C. Chair Heisserer - everyone have a good spring break.

††††††††††††††† D. Senator Cloutman - Smoking policy committee

††††††††††††††† E. Senator Bellefy - Wear BSU clothes for massages.

XIV. Adjournment:

††††††††††††††† A. Unanimous 3:50 PM