Student Senate Minutes (4-18-23)

Posted By: Ann Merchlewitz On: 2023-04-25
Posted On: 2023-04-25

Student Senate Meeting Minutes

April 18, 2023

Meeting called to order by President Sophia O’Neil at 7:00 p.m.

Prayer and reflection by Anthony Vera

Members Present

Sophia O’Neil, Hunter Phillips, Joseph Schauf, Katie Pierpont, Maggie Newhouse, Anne Carmean, Maddie Wilsey, Morgan Brown, Isabelle Fortner, Guy Cardinal, Allison Moysis, Madi Slavin, Joel Tranel, Paige Morris, Abby Gilliland, Seth Peterson, Leah Parker, Madison Clark, Noah Kiemel, Samuel Frick, Melanie Winzenburg, Connor Close, Anthony Vera, Kristian Lindanger

Members Absent


Members Excused

Riley Hall, Grace Olmstead (Proxy – Lexi Campshure) 

Academic Request

Request of $470

Motion to fund at the suggested amount of $300 by Guy Cardinal

Second by Anthony Vera

Motion passes

Special Request: Senior Day

Request of $1,725

Motion to fund at the suggested amount of $1,410 by Anthony Vera

Second by Kristian Lindanger

Motion passes

Special Request: Reimbursement

Request of $155.59

Motion to reimburse at the suggested amount of $160 by Kristian Lindanger

Second by Anthony Vera

Motion passes

Resolution 008: SEP

Motion to adopt resolution 008 by Abby Gilliland

Second by Seth Peterson

Motion passes 

Bylaw Rewrite: Order of Succession

Motion to adopt rewrites to constitution by Seth Peterson 

Second by Guy Cardinal 

Motion passes

Executive Board Reports

Sophia O’Neil, President

Thank you senators! 

Hunter Phillips, Vice President of Academic Affairs

Faculty appreciation tabling starts tomorrow. Don’t forget your shift if you signed up to be there. 

Joseph Schauf, Vice President of Financial Affairs

Thank you senators and the finance committee! 

Riley Hall, Vice President of Public Affairs

Maggie Newhouse, Vice President of Campus Affairs

Nothing to report. 

Katie Pierpont, Vice President of Student Affairs

Friday is Plazapalooza. Please sign up to table and hand out ice cream

Residence life sent out the schedule for check outs. The spreadsheets are not editable; you must email your RA. 


  • Wednesday: Taylor Swift name that tune 7pm Toner Lounge
  • Thursday SAC election meeting at 6pm
  • Friday is Plazapalooza 7-9, will be moved to RAC in case of weather 
  • Monday 4/24 plate smashing in the plaza at 12:30pm 

Anne Carmean, Vice President of Media and Communications

Thank you senators! 

Maddie Wilsey, Vice President of Multicultural Affairs

Meeting with Dr. Naryka tomorrow to discuss next year. 

Morgan Brown, Vice President of Administrative Affairs

Thank you senators! 

Ann Merchlewitz, Advisor

Class Officer Reports

Freshman: Nothing to report. 

Sophomores: Nothing to report. 

Juniors: Dunk tank at Plazapalooza on Friday the 21. 

Seniors: Still planning senior day

Senator Concerns

Confusion on what time Plazapalooza begins

  • Confirmed 7-9.


Motion to Adjourn by Kristian Lindanger

Seconded by Guy Cardinal

Motion passes unanimously 

Meeting Adjourned at 7:24pm