Student Senate meeting minutes Apr. 5

Posted On: 2022-04-08

Student Senate Meeting Minutes – April 5, 2022
Meeting called to order by President Elijah Williams at 7:10 p.m.

Prayer by Robert Budzius

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

Members Absent

Members Excused

Anime Club Budget:
Motion to fund at $120 by Sam Carlson
Seconded by Katie Pierpont
Yay: 13           Nay: 0             Abstain: 1
Motion Passes

Black Students and Allies Club Budget:
Motion to fund at $3,000 by Sam Carlson
Seconded by Maria Flynn
Yay: 14           Nay: 0             Abstain: 0
Motion Passes

Ultimate Frisbee Club Budget:
Motion to fund at $1,130 by Anne Carmean
Seconded by Sam Carlson
Yay: 17           Nay: 0             Abstain: 0
Motion Passes

Criminal Justice Club Budget:
Motion to fund at $170 by Abby Gilliland
Seconded by Sam Carlson
Yay: 16           Nay: 0             Abstain: 1
Motion Passes

Dance Team Club Budget:
Motion to fund at $470 by Sam Carlson
Seconded by Maddie Wilsey
Yay: 16           Nay: 0             Abstain: 1
Motion Passes

Resolution 020:  Recognition of the Bandana Project as a Student Senate OrganizationMotion to accept Resolution 020 by Sam Carlson
Seconded by Maggie Newhouse
Yay: 16                       Nay: 0             Abstain: 1
Motion Passes

Executive Board Reports

Elijah Williams, President
Today was the executive board election. Results will be announced on Thursday in Saint Mary’s Today and those elected will be invited to the remaining executive board meetings for this academic year.

If senators could please RSVP for the senate banquet that would be greatly appreciated!

Mary Furlong, Vice President of Academic Affairs
I met with the Dean of the College last week. The topic of discussion was mostly the student concerns that were addressed in the forum tonight. This information will be accessible in Saint Mary’s today. Also, I got a quote for donuts and coffee and will be working with Joseph on funding this for faculty appreciation week. I am also working to get a list of all faculty so we can make sure each one gets a thank you card.

Joseph Schauf, Vice President of Financial Affairs
Next week will be the last week of budget hearings.

Jonathon Krull, Vice President of Public Affairs and Acting Vice President of Campus Affairs
Students have the ability to order additional COVID tests through the state and federal governments.

External guests are once again allowed in the dorms, no overnight visitors though.

We are awaiting a meeting on our final capital improvements for this year, fingers crossed we can vote on them next week.

We have officially ordered the air hockey table; it will be here in 6 – 10 weeks.

Lyanna Novak, Vice President of Student Affairs
April 6 – Just Dance Tournament at 6:30 p.m. in Toner Lounge
April 9 – Stem Day 1:30 – 5:00 p.m. in Aquinas Hall hosted by Chemistry and Physics Club
April 10 – Easter Egg Dying from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Seniors are hosting a gaslight variety show this weekend (April 8 at 7:00 p.m. and April 9 at 7:00 and 10:00 p.m.). Get your tickets! $5 for students, $7 for visitors

Residence Life
Check your Saint Mary’s Today email for Residence Life protocols for Easter Break

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
This week in the Education Standards meeting, we discussed the processes of “double dipping” credits between majors and Integratus minors. If anyone has anything pressing that they would like to relay towards decision making regarding double majors, Integratus trouble, or anything along those lines please come to me.

Dr. Timothy Gossen, Advisor
Nothing to Report

Class Officer Reports
Freshman: Nothing to Report
Sophomores: Nothing to Report
Juniors: Be on the lookout next week for registration for the dunk tank.
Seniors: Gaslight is this weekend! Gaslight will be this Friday at 7:00 p.m., Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Seniors, fill out the Google form we sent out last week.

Senator Concerns

Motion to Adjourn by Haddy Falkman
Seconded by Seth Peterson
Motion passes unanimously
Meeting Adjourned at 7:49 p.m.