Student Senate meeting minutes March 22

Posted On: 2022-03-29

Student Senate Meeting Minutes – March 22, 2022

Meeting called to order by President Elijah Williams at 7:00 p.m.
Prayer by Robert Budzius

Members Present:
Allison Moysis, Anne Carmean, Catherine Pierpont, Delaney Calabrese, Elijah Williams, Elise Roxas, Haddy Falkman, Jonathon Krull, Jordan Keeley, Joseph Schauf, Kristian Lindanger, Lyanna Novak, Madeline Wilsey, Maria Flynn, Mary Furlong, Morgan Brown, Abby Gilliland, Riley Hall, Robert Budzius, Samantha Carlson, Seth Peterson, Sophia O’Neil, Hunter Phillips, Maggie Newhouse, Destiny Walker

Members Absent
None

Members Excused
None

Academic Request: Tri Beta:
Motion to fund at $1,060 by Sam Carlson
Seconded by Maddie Wilsey
Yay: 15            Nay: 0              Abstain: 2
Motion Passes

Budget Request: Habitat for Humanity:
Motion to fund at $560 by Anne Carmean
Seconded by Sam Carlson
Yay: 17            Nay: 0              Abstain: 0
Motion Passes

Budget Request: Biology Club:
Motion to fund at $490 by Anne Carmean
Seconded by Sam Carlson
Yay: 17            Nay: 0              Abstain: 0
Motion Passes

Budget Request: Colleges Against Cancer:
Motion to fund at $370 by Sam Carlson
Seconded by Katie Pierpont
Yay: 17             Nay: 0              Abstain: 0
Motion Passes

Budget Request: Nordic Ski Budget:
Motion to fund at $4,120 by Sam Carlson
Seconded by Delaney Calabrese
Yay: 16            Nay: 0              Abstain: 1
Motion Passes

Budget Request: Canoe and Kayak Club:
Motion to fund at $40 by Morgan Brown
Seconded by Jordan Keeley
Yay: 17            Nay: 0              Abstain: 0
Motion Passes

Budget Request: Yoga Club:
Motion to fund at $1700 by Sam Carlson
Seconded by Elise Roxas
Yay: 16            Nay: 0              Abstain: 1
Motion Passes

Budget Request: ASCD:
Motion to fund at $220 by Seth Peterson
Seconded by Jordan Keeley
Yay: 17            Nay: 0              Abstain: 0
Motion Passes

NSSE Presentation by Vice President Krull

Resolution 018: Allocation of Funds for the Spring ‘22 Capital Improvement of Whiteboards in Toner 14
Motion to accept Resolution 018 by Sam Carlson
Seconded by Katie Pierpont
Yay: 17            Nay: 0              Abstain: 0
Motion Passes

Resolution 019: Allocation of Funds for the Spring ‘22 Capital Improvement of an Air Hockey Table
Motion to accept Resolution 019 by Sam Carlson
Seconded by Delaney Calabrese
Yay: 17            Nay: 0              Abstain: 0

Executive Board Reports

Angel Sacta Espinoza has resigned from his Executive Board position due to personal conflicts. We thank him for his 4 years of service on the student senate and wish him well!

Elijah Williams, President
If you are interested in attending the Hendrickson Forum, please contact me so that I can get you the form to sign up.

Senators, please fill out the executive and senator of the year awards as soon as possible so that we can select these recipients. If you do not have access to the form, please let me know so that I can give you access.

Executive board petitions will be due on Tuesday, March 29 at 5:00 p.m. The election will take place on Tuesday, April 5 from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Winners will be announced on Thursday, April 7.

The student senate banquet will be held on Wednesday, April 20 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Toner Lounge. This will be an invitation only event. Senators are expected to attend unless they speak with me.

Senators are expected to pay attention and participate in the Student Senate meetings. With that said, we are accepting of all at our meetings, so the making of faces towards others, including senators, will not be tolerated.

Mary Furlong, Vice President of Academic Affairs
I am meeting with the Dean of the College this upcoming Tuesday, so if anyone has any questions or comments please let me know!

Joseph Schauf, Vice President of Financial Affairs
Next week we’re hearing these budgets:
Deprecor
PR/Business Club
Pep Band
Chemistry & Physics
TRBD/SMBD
Dungeons & Dragons
Psychology Club

Jonathon Krull, Vice President of Public Affairs and Acting Vice President of Campus Affairs
More capital improvements coming next week.
Thank you to those who took part in Student Voices, the representatives and senators were very impressed with all who participated.
State Senator Miller will be at our April 12 meeting to introduce himself and briefly explain his role.
Sign up for the MAPCS conference, the signup will be in the SMU Today next week.

Lyanna Novak, Vice President of Student Affairs
SAC
March 23, Student vs. Staff Volleyball Game in the Gym at 6:00 p.m.
March 26, Midnight Casino in the Eatery hosted by Senate & Phi Mu Alpha.
Campus Ministry Fundraiser
10K Run/Walk is being held on Outdoor Track this Saturday March 26 from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Minimum of donation of $10. First 50 registrants get a free T-shirt and all donations go to the Ukrainian Catholic Church Humanitarian Aid.

Riley Hall, Vice President of Media and Communications
I met with Scott, the Saint Mary’s web developer, today and I am now trained and able to update the senate website. If you have anything you want posted or moved around on the website, please let me know.

Destiny Walker, Vice President of Multicultural Affairs
Nothing to Report

Sophia O’Neil, Executive Assistant
Elise Roxas is moving along with her freshman class fundraising project and is currently reaching out to Twigz about university tickets.
Seth Peterson and Maddie Wilsey are gathering funds for the sophomore class fundraiser.
Katie Pierpont and Maria Flynn have scheduled their junior class dunk tank fundraiser.
The senior class fundraiser was a success this last weekend for St. Patrick’s Day.

Dr. Timothy Gossen, Advisor
Nothing to Report

Class Officer Reports
Freshman: Easter basket fundraiser is approved and they are in the process of advertising for it.
Sophomores: Washing machine that isn’t working on the first floor of Hillside.
Juniors: Working with Trisha Dobrient and the activity is being integrated with Plaza Palooza. They are taking suggestions of who should be put in the dunk tank.
Seniors: The senior class will be accepting donations during Casino Night this Friday. They have meetings with Anne and Tim to go over senior week.

Senator Concerns
None

Adjournment
Motion to Adjourn by Sam Carlson
Seconded by Maria Flynn
Motion passes unanimously
Meeting Adjourned at 7:55 p.m.