Student Senate meeting minutes March 8

Posted On: 2022-03-14

Student Senate Meeting Minutes
March 8, 2022

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

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

Members Absent

Members Excused

Budget Season Training
Presentation by Vice President of Financial Affairs, Joseph Schauf

Resolution 016:  Letter in Support of the Hunger Free Campus Amendment
Motion to accept Resolution 016 by Sam Carlson
Seconded by Haddy Falkman
Yay: 16            Nay: 0              Abstain: 0
Motion passes unanimously

Motion to bring the Student Senate Constitution to the floor by Sam Carlson
Seconded by Annie Carmean
Yay: 16            Nay: 0              Abstain: 0
Motion passes unanimously

Amendments to the Student Senate Constitution
Motion to accept all amendments by Sam Carlson
Seconded by Haddy Falkman
Yay:16             Nay:0               Abstain:0
Motion passes unanimously

Student Senate Presidential Election Nominations and Town Hall
Motion to nominate Joseph Schauf for Student Senate President by Sam Carlson
Seconded by Delaney Calabrese

Motion to nominate Sophia O’Neil for Student Senate President by Katie Pierpont
Seconded by Maria Flynn

Motion to nominate Riley Hall for Student Senate President by Abbey Gilland
Seconded by Jordan Keeley

For video of the town hall, please visit the student senate Instagram page, (smumnsenate)

Executive Board Reports

Elijah Williams, President
The high top table and coffee table for Toner 14 have arrived and have been installed. The space is almost complete and looks amazing! Please check it out if you haven’t yet.

Petitions for the 2022-2023 executive board positions will be coming early next week. Please keep an eye out for these.

Congratulations to the following senators and executive board members who were nominated for Outstanding Senior: Destiny Walker, Jonathan Krull, Angel Sacta Espinoza, and Jordan Keeley

As we approach budget season, please ensure that you are letting us know if you are unable to make it. It is absolutely crucial that you provide a proxy if this is the case as we must meet quorum in order to pass financial requests. If you are going to be gone or late, you must notify Sophia O’Neil as quickly as possible.

Mary Furlong, Vice President of Academic Affairs
I met with the Dean of the College this morning, we set some dates for Faculty Appreciation week (April 25-27). There will be a truncated schedule for Founders’ Day next Tuesday—more information on this will come out in Saint Mary’s Today.

Joseph Schauf, Vice President of Financial Affairs
Nothing to Report

Jonathon Krull, Vice President of Public Affairs
Hunger-Free Campus: The bill has been introduced and I will be testifying in support of it on Wednesday. We have been working to have all the MPCC schools put forth letters in support of it.

Student Voices: Please make sure to attend your meeting if you still have one to go to!

On March 16 at 7:00 p.m. there will be a panel titled Local Leadership in Divisive Times in the President’s Room in Toner. Student Senate is a sponsor of this event and we hope you can attend.

The MAPCS Spring Conference will be virtually on April 2 and you are all invited to attend. A link to register will be sent out in the coming weeks.

Angel Sacta Espinoza, Vice President of Campus Affairs
Capital Improvements: We are still awaiting for a few quotes, we will be bringing them forward as we get those! The water bottle fillers have arrived and should be going up shortly.

Lyanna Novak, Vice President of Student Affairs
Thursday, March 10 – Balloon Darts: 12:00 p.m. Community Canvas and 6:00 p.m. Individual Canvas.
Saturday, March 12 – Snow Golfing hosted by RISE and Intramurals. Location TBD.

Benefit Dance
April 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the SMU Gymnasium
All proceeds go towards assisting this year’s beneficiary, Curt Coshenet — Director of Dining Services.

Mock Interviews
Thank you to the ones who signed up!
Event will take place Friday, March 11, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Riley Hall, Vice President of Media and Communications
The website should now be live. Check it out on the student activities page!

Destiny Walker, Vice President of Multicultural Affairs
Nothing to Report

Sophia O’Neil, Executive Assistant
Class officer meeting being scheduled to discuss fundraiser opportunities

Dr. Timothy Gossen, Advisor
Nothing to Report

Class Officer Reports
Freshman: Nothing to Report
Sophomores: Nothing to Report
Juniors: Nothing to Report
Seniors: April 8 – 9 for Gaslight, more information on times will be coming!

Senator Concerns
Skemp has ice in front of the doors facing Toner.

Motion to Adjourn by Sam Carlson
Seconded by Katie Pierpont
Motion passes unanimously

Meeting Adjourned at 7:47 p.m.