Student Senate Minutes (10-3-23)

Posted By: Ann Merchlewitz On: 2023-10-11
Posted On: 2023-10-11

Student Senate Meeting Minutes 


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

Members Present 

Mario Rodriguez Gomez, Connor Close, Dayanara Saldarriaga, Alison French, Sidney Polzin (Blake Arneson), Gabe Potyk, Abbie Stigler, Jacob Fiala, Abby Nosbisch, Makenna Vickery, Caden Rodning, Emma Mara, Teagan Phillips (Colin Tushie), Melanie Winzenburg, Mallory Von Tersch (Kasyn Kruse), Emma Gerdes, Maggie Newhouse, Paige Morris, Jack Campion, Sam Frick, Joel Tranel, Maddi Clark, Noah Kiemel, Nick, Kiemel, and Ann Merchlewitz 

Members Absent 


Members Excused 

Leah Parker 

Academic Request 

  • Student Academic Conference Request
    • October 20th
  • Talks and poster presentations 
  • Developmental opportunities 
  • Motion to fund at the suggested amount of $315 by Jacob Fiala 
  • Second: Mario Rodriguez Gomez 
  • Votes:
    • For: 16
    • Against: 0
    • Abstain: 0 
  • Motion Passes 

Executive Board Reports 

Maggie Newhouse, President 

  • Introducing Abbie Stigler 
  • Drinking fountain was finally put in Highway Cleanup on October 28 

Sam Frick, Vice President of Academic Affairs

  • Ed standards meeting 

Joel Tranel, Vice President of Financial Affairs

  • Elise Roxas – Academic Request 

Jack Campion, Vice President of Public Affairs

  • Nothing to report. 

Nick Kiemel, Vice President of Campus Affairs

  • Finishing capital improvements revisions 

Paige Morris, Vice President of Student Affairs

  • Events for the week
    • Destress in Makerspace on Wednesday
    • SAC game on Thursday
    • Men’s and Women’s soccer on Saturday

Noah Kiemel, Vice President of Media and Communications 

  • Keep thinking about ideas to gain more followers 
  • Still updating Instagram graphics 

Maddi Clark, Vice President of Administrative Affairs 

  • Meet for fundraising 

Leah Parker, Vice President of Multicultural Affairs 

  • Green Bandana training coming up on Monday 

Ann Merchlewitz, Advisor 

  • Matt Birk will be on campus on 10/24 
  • Career services career fair 10/25, 95 employers coming, need 300 students to sign up Board of Trustees will be on campus on Thursday and Friday 

Class Officer Reports 


  • Nothing to report 


  • Still thinking of ideas 


  • Bean bag tournament 
  • 50/50 Raffle
    • Hockey game!


  • Possible events with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
    • Magic show
    • Homecoming week 
  • Possible donation to support events


Motion made to Adjourn- Connor Close Seconded – Caden Rodning 

Meeting Adjourned at 7:13 p.m.