Bemidji State University

Student Senate

Proposed Minutes

March 20, 2002

 

I. Call to Order: 3:10 PM

II. Roll Call:

††††††††††††††† Officers:

††††††††††††††† President Anderson (17-1-0-0), Vice-President Waletzko (18-0-0-0), Speaker Melcher (14-4-0-0), Secretary/Treasurer Matson (8-0-0-0), ††††††††††††††† Legislative Affairs/MSUSA CD Rep. Albertson (12-0-0-0), Ac. Affairs Chair Heisserer (16-2-0-0), Student Services Chair Gassert

††††††††††††††† (16-1-0-1), PR Chair Restad (11-1-0-0), Cultural Diversity Chair DíSouza (11-1-0-0), MSUSA Campus Rep. Rowlette (11-1-0-0)

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††††††††††††††† Senators:

††††††††††††††† Sen. Anderson (3-0-0-0), Sen. Beberg (2-0-0-0), Sen. Becker (7-5-0-0), Sen. Bellefy (9-3-0-0), Sen. Cloutman (5-0-0-0), Sen. Frink

††††††††††††††† (10-0-2-0), Sen. Gronquist (3-0-0-0), Sen. Rotar (9-3-0-0), Sen. Ruge, (17-1-0-0), Sen. Schaumburg (0-8-0-0), Sen. Weber (10-1-1-0)

III. Approval of Agenda:

††††††††††††††† A. Add impeachments as item E under new business.

††††††††††††††† B. Agenda Approved unanimously.

IV. Approval of Minutes: Minutes approved

V. Presidents Report

††††††††††††††† A. Federal Lobby trip in DC

††††††††††††††† B. Talked to President Quistgaard about tuition

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1. Guest speakers coming next week to talk about it next week.

††††††††††††††† B. Talked to President Quistgaard about tech fee.

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

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1. Looking for direction-they did not met yet.

††††††††††††††† D. Constitution- worked a lot on it.

VI. Vice-President Report:

††††††††††††††† A. Meetings

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

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2. Who's Who

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† - Planning a reception/program to honor

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3. Union Advisory

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† - Meeting early next week

††††††††††††††† B. Office Management

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1. Letter to Clubs & Organizations

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2. Work-Study Position for Senate

††††††††††††††† C. City of Bemidji

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1. City volunteer opportunities will be posted on a bullitein board in the Lower Union

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2. Will only be attending meetings once per month

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3. Mayor Lehmann is taking a Public Administration class at BSU

††††††††††††††† D. Miscellaneous

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1. Elections

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† - Need to change the date/vote on dates

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† - Apps are due March 29th

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† - If you were appointed and want to be put on the ballot again, please see me about ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† putting your previous app in the current folder of apps.

VII. Secretary/Treasurer Report:

††††††††††††††† A. Has been working with Vice-President on getting to know the budget.

††††††††††††††† B. Non-Salary Budget

VIII. Standing Committee Reports:

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

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1. Working on Constitution

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2. Mini Lobby Day

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† - Chair Gassert-Stop by Doug Johnsonís office

††††††††††††††† B. Academic Affairs:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1. Come to Stats on Friday - Recruitment, Retention & Fun

††††††††††††††† C. Student Services

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1. Good job Julie

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† - Wage rate will come up.

††††††††††††††† D. Public Relations

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1. Working on election posters.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2. Going to call Thunderbird Graphics about shirts.

††††††††††††††† E. Cultural Diversity

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1. Talked about murals.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2. Promoting Feast of Nations.

IX. University Committees

††††††††††††††† A. Student Services University Committee

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1. Graduate Students want there own bargaining unit-they wrote a proposal.

X. MSUSA Reports:

††††††††††††††† A. MSUSA Campus Rep:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1. Delegates this weekend.

††††††††††††††† B. Cultural Diversity Rep:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1. International Students.

XI. New Business:

††††††††††††††† A. Tech Fee

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1. Student money going to pay for a staff member working only with Faculty/Staff.

††††††††††††††† B. Student pay rate resolution:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1. Tabled until next week.

††††††††††††††† C. Constitution:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1. Use his/her instead of their

††††††††††††††† D. Appointments:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1.Smoking Committee (unofficial committee): Sen. Gronquist

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† - Unanimous.

††††††††††††††† E. Impeachments:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1. Tonya Miller, Scott Schuhert, Brian Smith, & Tony Tengwall

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2. Blanket impeachment - unanimous

XII. Open Forum:

††††††††††††††† A. Senator Gassert-please throw away the resolution that was passed out.

††††††††††††††† B. Vice President-We are not a bargaining unit.

††††††††††††††† C. Vice President Waletzko- Bill Albertson and Vice-President are running for Vice President and President respectively.

††††††††††††††† D. Chair Restad - Is anyone going to the hall council meetings?

††††††††††††††† E. MSUSA Rep Rowlette- We need help with elections committee.

††††††††††††††† F. Senator Weber- MSUSA Rowlette and I are running for Vice-President and President †††† respectively.

††††††††††††††† G. Chair Gassert-get it in the Northern Student that we have open seats.

††††††††††††††† H. President Anderson - Feature story in Northern Student.

XIII. Motion to Adjourn

††††††††††††††† A. Moved to adjourn MSUSA Representative Rowlette, Seconded by Chair Gassert.