Student Senate meeting minutes Apr. 12

Posted On: 2022-04-27

Student Senate meeting minutes – April 12, 2022

Meeting called to order by President Elijah Williams at 7:05 p.m.
Prayer by Gabriel

Members Present
Mary Furlong, Joseph Schauf, Jonathan Krull, Riley Hall, Lyanna Novak, Destiny Walker, Sophia O’Neil, Elijah Williams, Allison Moysis, Sam Carlson, Delaney Calabrese, Maria Flynn, Seth Peterson, Maddie Wilsey, Haddy Falkman, Annie Carmean, Elise Roxas, Jordan Keeley, Morgan Brown, Kristian Lindanger, Hunter Phillips

Members Absent
Katie Pierpont, Robert Budzius, Maggie Newhouse

Members Excused
None

Introduction to Minnesota State Senate Majority Leader Jeremy Miller
If you would like a copy of the presentation, please reach out to us at senate@smumn.edu and we would be happy to send you one.
Big and Little Pals Club motioned to be brought from the table by Abby Gilliand
Seconded by Haddy Falkman
Yay: 16            Nay: 0              Abstain: 0
Motion Passes

Big and Little Pals Club Budget:
Motion to fund at the suggested amount due to enrollment by Morgan Brown
Seconded by Sam Carlson
Yay: 15             Nay: 0               Abstain: 1
Motion Passes

Fishing Club Budget:
Motion to fund at $500 by Delaney Calabrese
Seconded by Sam Carlson
Yay: 16             Nay: 0               Abstain: 0
Motion Passes

Benefit Dance Budget:
Motion to fund at $8,160 by Sam Carlson
Seconded by Jordan Keeley
Yay: 15             Nay: 0               Abstain: 1
Motion Passes

Club Soccer Budget:
Motion to fund at $530 by Sam Carlson
Seconded by Jordan Keeley
Yay: 16             Nay: 0               Abstain: 0
Motion Passes

Ballroom Dance Club Budget:
Motion to fund at $1,200 by Morgan Brown
Seconded by Elise Roxas
Yay: 16             Nay: 0               Abstain: 0
Motion Passes

USITT Club Budget:
Motion to fund at $550 by Abby Gilliand
Seconded by Sam Carlson
Yay: 16             Nay: 0               Abstain: 0
Motion Passes

MIX Club Budget:
Motion to fund at $370 by Jordan Keeley
Seconded by Sam Carlson
Yay: 16             Nay: 0               Abstain: 0
Motion Passes

Culture of Life Club Budget:
Motion to fund at $5,120 by Hunter Phillips
Seconded by Maddie Wilsey
Yay: 6               Nay: 5               Abstain: 5
Motion Does Not Pass

Motion to extend the discussion by five more minutes by Sam Carlson
Seconded by Delany Calabrese
Motion Passes

Motion to extend the discussion by five more minutes by Sam Carlson
Seconded by Delaney Calabrese
Motion Passes

Motion to fund at $3,490 for 10 people by Sam Carlson
Seconded by Anne Carmean
Yay: 6               Nay: 6              Abstain: 3
Motion Does Not Pass

Motion to send it back to committee by Haddy Falkman
Seconded by Annie Carmean

Motion to Object to the Motion by Joseph Schauf
Seconded by Maddy Wilsey
Motion Passes

Motion to fund at the original suggested amount of $5,120 by Annie Carmean
Seconded by Hunter Phillips
Yay: 9               Nay: 4              Abstain: 2
Motion Does Not Pass

Motion to Recess for 1 Minute for the Executive Board to Convene by Jonathon Krull
Seconded by Maria Flynn
Motion Passes

The Senate is Now in Recess

The Senate Comes Back to Order

Motion for the vote to be cast by paper ballot by Jonathon Krull
Seconded by Riley Hall

Motion to fund at the Suggested Amount of $5,120 by Hunter Phillips
Seconded by Maddie Wilsey
Yay: 12             Nay: 2              Abstain: 2
Motion Passes

Lasallian Collegians Club Budget:
Motion to fund at $95 by Gabe
Seconded by Jordan Keeley
Yay: 16             Nay: 0               Abstain:
Motion Passes

Future Health Professionals Club Budget:
Motion to fund at $700 by Sam Carlson
Seconded by Maria Flynn
Yay: 16             Nay: 0               Abstain: 0
Motion Passes

Club Hockey Budget:
Motion to fund at $9000 by Gabe
Seconded by Annie Carmean
Yay:   15           Nay:     0           Abstain: 1
Motion Passes

Special Request – Junior Class Officers Dunk Tank
Motion to fund at the suggested amount of $520 by Haddy Falkman
Seconded by Annie Carmean
Yay: 15            Nay: 0              Abstain: 1
Motion passes

Special Request – Faculty Appreciation Day
Motion to fund at the suggested amount of $150 by Morgan Brown
Seconded by Maddie Wilsey
Yay: 16            Nay: 0              Abstain: 0
Motion passes

Resolution 021: Allocation of Funds for the Spring ’22 Capital Improvement of Furniture in Toner 6C, Toner 11, Toner Game Room, and Toner 11
Motion to adopt Resolution 021 by Sam Carlson
Seconded by Maria Flyn
Yay: 16            Nay: 0              Abstain: 0

Resolution 022: Allocation of Funds for the Spring ’22 Capital Improvement of a Stained Glass Window dedicated to Blessed James Miller.
Motion to adopt Resolution 022 by Haddy Falkman
Seconded by Hunter Phillips
Yay: 16            Nay: 0              Abstain: 0

Executive Board Reports

Elijah Williams, President
Reminder of the Student Senate Banquet next Week
Congratulations to the Elected Members of the Executive Board for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

Mary Furlong, Vice President of Academic Affairs
I met with the Dean of the College this morning. There will be a communication about graduation information coming out after the Easter break. Plans for Faculty Appreciation Day are coming along, and cards have been ordered with our group picture on them.

Joseph Schauf, Vice President of Financial Affairs
Nothing to Report

Jonathon Krull, Vice President of Public Affairs and Acting Vice President of Campus Affairs
The final capital improvements will be before the Student Senate at next week’s meeting

The Hunger-Free Campus Bill (HF3933) has been incorporated into the Higher Education Omnibus Bill. It would allow private non-profit colleges to apply for grants as well as allocate an additional $200,000 per year to the general fund.

Lyanna Novak, Vice President of Student Affairs
Residence Life
Make sure to fill out your break checkout form before you leave unless you want a fine to your account!

Riley Hall, Vice President of Media and Communications
Nothing to Report

Destiny Walker, Vice President of Multicultural Affairs
Nothing to Report

Sophia O’Neil, Executive Assistant
Nothing to Report

Dr. Timothy Gossen, Advisor
Nothing to Report

Class Officer Reports
Freshman: Nothing to Report
Sophomores: Nothing to Report
Juniors: Nothing to Report
Seniors: Nothing to Report

Senator Concerns
None

Adjournment
Motion to Adjourn by Hunter Phillips
Seconded by Maria Flynn
Motion passes unanimously
Meeting Adjourned at 9:22 p.m.