Student Senate Meeting Minutes (1-23-24)

Posted By: Ann Merchlewitz On: 2024-01-29
Posted On: 2024-01-29

Meeting was called to order by President Maggie Newhouse at 7:00 p.m.

Members Present
Connor Close, Lizzie Pike (Nathan Meyers), Mario Rodriguez Gomez, Alison French (Ella
Lahart), Sidney Polzin, Gabe Potyk (Maeve Cannon), Abbie Stigler (Wesley Larson), Jacob Fiala
(Cade Sullivan), Abby Nosbisch (Mason Klett), Owen Ziegler, Caden Rodning, Emma Mara,
Teagan Phillips, Melanie Winzenburg, Mallory Von Tersch, Emma Gerdes, Leah Parker, Paige
Morris, Sam Frick, Maggie Newhouse, Joel Tranel, Maddi Clark and Ann Merchlewitz

Members Absent

Members Excused
Noah Kiemel, Nick Kiemel and Jack Campion

Resolution 004: Canvas Prints for Hendrickson Center
● The photos on the wall by IT are due to be replaced. Tim Gossen would like the Senate to
fund the replacement photos. We had previously funded the canvases by the Admissions
office last year.
● He is requesting $3,400 for 9 canvases with frames. In the future, if we have to replace
the photos, we won’t have to replace the frame, only the pictures. This will save us
money for the future.
● Motion to Adopt Resolution 004: Canvas Prints for Hendrickson Center, Caden Rodning
● Second: Connor Close
● Votes:
○ For: 16
○ Against: 0
○ Abstain: 0
● Resolution Passes

Brainstorming Senate-Sponsored Winter Event
● Snowball fight
● Inside snowball fight with cups and balloons to shoot marshmallows
● Olympics outside
○ Collaborating with the Nordic Ski Club
○ Get students to attend and take pictures with friends
○ Possibly collaborate with a fundraising dodgeball tournament or pickleball
● Broomball with the professors
● Sledding with hot chocolate
○ We can make our own snow
● Timing-wise, these events would be on a Saturday or Sunday to keep students on campus.

Executive Board Reports

Maggie Newhouse, President
● Fashion Club is now a Senate-recognized club.
● There have been some icy patches on campus, so be careful.

Sam Frick, Vice President of Academic Affairs
● Nothing to report.

Joel Tranel, Vice President of Financial Affairs
● If you are a club or board member of a club, please reach out to me and the Student
Senate to request a form. Forms are due February 18th at 11:59 pm.

Jack Campion, Vice President of Public Affairs
● Nothing to report

Nick Kiemel, Vice President of Campus Affairs
● Nothing to report.

Paige Morris, Vice President of Student Affairs

Events for the week
○ Wednesday
■ Women’s Basketball 7 pm
■ Snack with SAC

○ Friday
■ Men’s Hockey 7 pm

○ Saturday
■ Women’s Hockey 2 pm
■ Men’s Basketball 3pm
■ Men and Womens Tennis 3:30pm
■ Paint and Sip 7 pm
■ Women’s Basketball 7pm

○ Sunday
■ Men’s Tennis 1:30 pm

○ Monday
■ Blueberry Pancake Night 9 pm

Noah Kiemel, Vice President of Media and Communications
● Nothing to report.

Maddi Clark, Vice President of Administrative Affairs
● Nothing to report.

Leah Parker, Vice President of Multicultural Affairs
● Nothing to report.

Ann Merchlewitz, Advisor
● Admissions Update:
○ This semester, we have 33 more students than we were at this time last year. We have had strong retention of students.
● Thank you for welcoming all students on campus and reaching out to all of them.

Class Officer Reports

● Nothing to report

● 50 dollars raised at the 50/50 fundraiser. They are planning more fundraisers soon.

● Looking at dates and logistics for the dodgeball tournament. Will let you know soon about specifics.

● Nothing to report

Senator Concerns:
● None.


Motion made to Adjourn- Caden Rodning
Seconded – Melanie Winzenburg
Motion passes unanimously

Meeting Adjourned at 7:15 p.m.