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					              SENATE MINUTES
                                04/12/2011


I.    Call to Order
      The regular meeting of the Student Government Association Senate was
      called to order at 5:30 pm on April 12, 2011 by Vice President Mellish.

II.   Open Forum
      Tom Hickman- Student Organization Funding Allocation Council
      Mr. Hickman and Cody Phelps, a student representative from Student
      Organization Fund Allocation Council, explained the SOFAC process and
      makeup. Mr. Hickman went through the proposed changes to the process
      and allocation, including žincreasing the maximum allocation to $5000,
      želiminating the 2%, 5%, 46%, and 47% allocations limits, setting the
       maximum allocation of $2,000 for conference travel, and appropriating
       $10,000 for post-season reserve.

      Kelli Farris- Assistant Director for Co-Curricular Involvement
      Ms. Farris introduced herself and explained what her job entails. She
      informed the body that annual registration for student organization is now
      open on Campus Link. She relayed that orientation sessions will happen
      during the very beginning of the fall semester. She announced that as
      registration for new student festival for next year is open as well. Lastly, she
      explained how the travel policy for student organizations has changed- the
      policy now applies to all types of possible travel outside a 10 mile radius of
      Springfield. Check the Campus Link website for more information.

      Susie Kekec, Jon Stubblefield, & Emily Hollander- NRHH Flag a Leader
      Campaign
      Sergeant Stubblefield and Senator Hollander informed the body of the NRHH
      Flag a Leader Campaign and explain that it is meant to support the Public
      Affairs Conference, and to say thank you to leaders you believe have
      impacted you. The ribbons cost 50 cents for one or 3 for a dollar. Proceeds
      go to the Wilda F. Looney scholarship.

      Scott Turk & Emily Bernet- Applications for Cabinet
       Senator Turk and Speaker Bernet, the President and Vice President elect,
       announced that the Cabinet Selection Process has begun. Applications are
       due April 25th, with interviews to follow.

III.   Approval of Minutes (4/05/2010)
       Vice President Mellish entertained a motion to approve the minutes of the
       April 5, 2011 meeting. A motion was made by Senator Brandenburg, and
       was seconded by Senator Griffith.

IV.    Executive Reports
       Dr. Thomas Lane- Sitting in for Dean Jungers, had no report.

       President Swett- Encouraged the body to participate in the Bears Bringing
       Hope campaign. You can volunteer by holding a collection bucket, or by
       purchasing tickets to attend the Springfield Cardinals game on Friday. He
       also announced that the Vice Presidential Interviews for Diversity and
       Inclusion will happen this weekend. The Diversity Summit will take place on
       April 28th, and they are looking for volunteers, or you can participate in the
       panels. He encouraged the body to participate in the Public Affairs
       Conference this week- it demonstrates our commitment to Public Affairs. As
       an update for the Long Range Plan, new draft will be posted by the end of the
       week online, adding tactics. Interim Associate Dean was announced. The
       search for COBA Dean has commenced. Faculty Senate will be in Karls 101
       this week. Additionally, the Asssociate Provost for Access and Outreach will
       visit campus.


       Vice President Mellish: Reported that President Swett signed GB Spring
       2011- 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17. He also announced that invitations to our
       closing banquet are being passed out. Please sign and return it to RSVP.

       Speaker Bernet: Reported on the 3 constitutions that IAC has been
       reviewing recently. The resolution approving 7 Revolutions is up for approval
       today. POWER was missing several parts of SODA. RHA was discussed
       during the IAC meeting and it will be denied due to two sections in the
       document where rights of members are taken away due to the power of the
       President to wave the necessity for quorum during elections. RHA will be
       notified of this and informed of what they may do if they disagree.

V.     Committee Reports
       Director Shellenberg: The Academic Affairs committee is working on a
       survey pertaining to the length of current semesters. They are also
researching a project called Black Board Mobile Learn. There will be online
course evaluations available through My.MissouriState accounts.

Director Kramer: Reported that the Wyrick proposal for signage passed with
the most votes of all the Wyrick proposals last week. He relayed that
Beartracks is in the works, but will not be completed by the end of this year.
There will be a resolution up next week in regards to Student Security Fund
allocation.
Director Lucy: Reported that the Showcase last week was an enormous
success. The committee is still working with University Advancement
committee on the JQH Arena student ticket policy, and will write a resolution
asking for a committee to be formed to formulate a policy.

Director Layton: Reported that the VOICE retreat was also a great success.
For the rest of the semester the committee will be focusing on regional
studies, the interfaith center, Asian Heritage month, and will partaking in the
day of silence this Friday.

Director Durham: Reported that Lot 24 across from Craig Hall will be
renovated this summer, and then Safety and Transportation will consider our
resolution. Bear Park South no parking hours will be pushed back to begin at
3:00 am. He reported that it is too late this semester for the rainbow pass to
be initiated and printed, but will be considered for next year. The Foundation
will be conducting surveys regarding the online scholarship application.

Director Jasinski: Reported that we fell just a little short of our $200 goal for
Relay for Life, but that Dean Jungers will hacky sack regardless next week.
She and Justin will be meeting with Mark Brixey about textbook price
comparison software.

Director Burns: Reported that the committee is working on a proposal for
sustainable art, as well as working on the JQH Arena seating policy.

Director Stocum: Had no report.

Director Richardson: Had no report.

Commissioner Hooker: Reported that 2126 students voted in the election
last week, that’s 10.2% of the student body. The commission will be meeting
to work on guidelines.
       Commissioner Wilson: Reported that April 29th will be the last meeting of
       the semester. The finalized revisions of guidelines will be presented. She
       also reported that she and Director Mills will be attending Powershift 2011 this
       weekend.

       Commissioner Foster: Reported that the sand volleyball Wyrick proposal
       also passed last week.

       Sergeant Stubblefield: Reported that he will include a Senate Summary and
       Cabinet applications for next year in an email to the body.

VI.    Old Business
       GB Spring 2011-18 Recommendation to Amend Faculty Senate Bylaws to
       Include a Student Representative on CGEIP
       The body moved back into discussion on the resolution. Director Kramer
       requested that the author give a summary of the resolution. Director
       Shellenberg obliged and summarized. There was no further discussion on
       the resolution. The body moved into debate on the resolution. Senator
       Bowers gave the first pro on the resolution. There was no further debate. The
       body moved into a vote on the resolution. The resolution was adopted.

       GB Spring 2011-19 Expansion of the E-Bulletin
       The body moved back into discussion on the resolution. Director Kramer
       requested that the author give a summary of the resolution. Director Jasinski
       obliged and summarized. Speaker Bernet made a point of inquiry. Vice
       President Mellish deferred to Director Jasinski, who responded. Director
       Shellenberg made a point of inquiry. Vice President Mellish deferred to
       Director Jasinski, who responded. Vice President Mellish deferred to Dr.
       Lane for further clarification. Director Jasinski made a point of information.
       Sergeant Stubblefield made a point of information. Vice President Mellish
       deferred to President Swett, who responded. Senator Bower made a point of
       inquiry. Vice President Mellish deferred to Director Jasinski, who responded.
       There was no further discussion. The body moved into debate on the
       resolution. Director Jasinski gave the first pro on the resolution. There was
       no further debate. The body moved into a vote. The resolution was adopted.

VII.   New Business
       SB Spring 2011-19 Approval of Student Organization Constitutions
       The reading of the resolution was deferred to Speaker Bernet. The body
       moved into discussion on the resolution. Vice President Mellish entertained a
       motion to discuss the resolution. A motion was made by Senator Williams,
       and this was seconded by Senator Griffith. Director Kramer made a point of
information. Vice President Mellish deferred to Speaker Bernet. Senator
Clark made point of information. There was no further discussion. The body
moved into debate on the resolution. Senator Griffith made a motion to adopt
by unanimous consent. There were no objections. The resolution was
adopted.

SB Spring 2011-20 Commendation of Sodexo Dining Services
The reading of the resolution was deferred to Sergeant Stubblefield and
Senator Hobbs. Vice President Mellish entertained a motion to discuss the
resolution. A motion was made by Senator Grasshoff, and this was seconded
by Senator Orr. The body moved into discussion on the resolution. Director
Kramer made a point of information, requesting it be explained what a
commendation is. Vice President Mellish obliged. Senator Sullivan made a
suggestion that the resolution be shared with all Sodexo staff. There was no
further discussion. The body moved into debate. Sergeant Stubblefield
made the first pro. Director Shellenberg made a motion to adopt by
unanimous consent. There were no objections. The resolution was adopted.

SB Spring 2011-21 Approval of Proposed Changes to the SOFAC Allocation
Process
The reading of the resolution was deferred to Director Durham. Vice
President Mellish entertained a motion to discuss the resolution. A motion
was made by Director Kramer, and this was seconded by Senator Culver.
Director Kramer offered a friendly amendment. This was accepted as
friendly. Director Kramer made a point of information. Vice President Mellish
deferred to Director Durham, who responded. Sergeant Stubblefield made a
point of information. Vice President Mellish deferred to Senator Culver, who
responded. Director Layton made a point of information. Vice President
Mellish responded. Sergeant Stubblefield made a point of information. Vice
President Mellish deferred to Director Durham, who responded. Speaker
Bernet relayed information from the SOFAC meeting. Senator Griffith offered
a friendly amendment. Vice President Mellish responded. Senator Griffith
retracted his amendment. Director Kramer made a point of information. Vice
President Mellish deferred to Dr. Lane, who responded. Director Kramer
made a follow up. Vice President Mellish responded. Sergeant Stubblefield
made a point of information. Vice President Mellish deferred to Director
Durham, who responded. Director Kramer made a point of information. Vice
President Mellish responded and deferred to Speaker Bernet, who further
clarified. Vice President Mellish deferred to Dr. Lane, who made a point of
information. Sergeant Stubblefield made a point of information. Vice
President Mellish deferred to Director Durham, who responded. Sergeant
Stubblefield made a follow-up. Vice President Mellish deferred to Speaker
      Bernet, who responded. Sergeant Stubblefield made a further follow-up. Vice
      President Mellish deferred to Dr. Lane, who responded. Speaker Bernet
      made a point of information. Vice President Mellish deferred to Director
      Durham, who deferred to Dr. Lane, who responded. Director Kramer made a
      point of information. Vice President Mellish deferred to Director Durham, who
      responded. Director Kramer made a follow-up. Vice President Mellish
      deferred to Director Durham, who responded. Sergeant Stubblefield made a
      point of information. Vice President Mellish deferred to Director Durham, who
      responded. Vice President Mellish clarified. There was no further discussion.
      The body moved into debate on the resolution. Director Durham made the
      first pro on the resolution. Director Kramer made a pro on the resolution.
      Sergeant Stubblefield made a point of information. Vice President Mellish
      deferred to Senator Culver, who responded. There was no further debate.
      The body moved into a vote on the resolution. The resolution was adopted.



VIII. Announcements
    Senator Culver announced that Bears Bringing Hope Cardinals game tickets are
    available for sale and the bucket campaign is taking place. She also announced
    that SAC has DVD Bingo on Thursday and Barbara Bush as a Public Affairs
    Conference speaker tomorrow.
    Speaker Bernet announced that she has Cabinet applications for those
    interested.
    Senator Sears announced Sigma Nu’s 1st annual car show this Saturday from
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm. It will be held in the parking lot south of Grand and will be
    free to attendees.
    Senator Kollmeier announced that Mu Phi Epsilon will be holding an upcoming
    recital at Grace United Methodist.
    Sergeant Stubblefield announced the upcoming Breast Concert Ever at Gillioz
    Theater. The proceeds go to St. John’s cancer research. He also announced that
    applications are out to be part of the Missouri State yearbook, the Ozarko, team,
    he’ll add a link to his email.
    Director Shellenberg announced the English Society Renaissance Fair, next
    Tuesday before Senate. It starts at 1:30 with a forced march of prisoners, ie-
    Greenwood students. The Skinny Improv will close the event with Hamlet vs.
    Zombies on the North Mall.
    Senator Sullivan announced that Blairstock went well and that this week holds
    Wells and Woods Root beer kegger on the North Mall.
    Director Stocum announced that the Bookstore has increased election discount
    to 25%.
IX.      Adjournment
         Vice President Mellish entertained a motion to adjourn. Senator
         Brandenburg made a motion for adjournment. That motion was seconded by
         Senator McCoy. The meeting was adjourned at 6:39 pm on April 12, 2011.


      Respectfully Submitted,
      ______________________
      Courtney Current, Chief of Staff

				
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