Minutes September 7th, 2017
Montana State University Associated Students of MSU Senate SUB Conference Room 325 September 7, 2017
Minutes called to order at 6:01pm by Senate Speaker, Theodore Grover. Minutes recorded by Madison Thompson
Roll Call: Abbot, Anderson, Baird, Blossom, Driscoll, DuBeau, Eastes, Heinrich, Juel, Jones, Krone, Kuehn, Leckie Lei, Orr, Rehal, Swenson, Wheeler.
Approval of the Minutes:
No Public Comment
Will return to presentations when President Cruisado arrives.
Klifton: Please follow up with the 30 days of Bozeman, goes to the end of September. Turf field update- elected top 3 architects in consideration and then sent to state for final decision. Rock climbing wall to be finalized by March or April of spring semester. If you have not given Ted or Scott your liaisons, please get in contact with the regarding preferences. If not, I will assign you one. State revenue looking at a 10% cut, keep your eyes out. If students ask about this, we do not have any information until the end of tis month. Pool party after this first senate meeting.
Brough: 16 weeks, one eight of the way through the semester. What do you want to do with your time here? You’ll want to start your project soon. Pool party. Come to me if you have any questions. If you need me to point you in the right direction or open doors for you, please come and talk to me. On my white board in my office I am going to start writing things people are doing.
Johnson: Scheduled on our regular office hours. There is a justice in our office everyday of the weekbetween the hours of 2 and 5pm every night. Going to be very strict about, “all bills will go through thejudicial council before second reading of senate.” If there are any senators wanting to be involved withour legal services program service, please come see me for more info.
Grover: Senate judiciary committee met this week. Going to work on defining the role of this committee.
Killian: *Takes birthdays* Going to light up the M this year. Meet at the trail head September 22.Campus Sustainability advisory committee, yellow tags put on bike racks that aren’t locked up. Thentaken to police department.
Crusado: Wanted to welcome you back. ASMSU senate does a fantastic job and are a group of true leaders. I have told faculty senate to come and see how ASMSU runs their meetings. This year our student body will grow in numbers, but keeping the high standard of a quality experience at this university. We broke another record of research expenditures, with 130.8 million. About to wrap up our seven years strategic plan, wanted Mountains and Minds to last seven years. Wanted to start planning our next seven year plan. We are growing not only because we are gaining more students but we keep them here. Rolling out two new projects in pilot phase. Grants for seniors, students from Montana that are first generation students of 1983$. Wanting to use this to push seniors towards graduation. Two- Mini loan program, instilling a sense of responsibility, for textbooks or other small school expenditures. If all we dois attract students but we don’t help them graduate, we are not doing our jobs. October 16-18, mark the dates. This Saturday is gold rush. I hope that you downloaded your tickets on time. We on-boarded over 3000 freshman. Everything came together and it was amazing. Thank you for all you do for Montana State University. * GO Cats GO*
Killian: Move to a 10 minute recess(seconded) Reconvene at 6:32pm.
Killian: 2017-B-15 Senate liaisons: PACE had 4 programs with two senators per program, going to bypass first reading hopefully. Changing from 2 sentors to 1 per program.
Killian: Move to forgo first reading for 2017-B-15(seconded)
Grover: *second reading*
Killian: Move to approve (seconded)
Jones: Remove the “s” in programs in line 9. Never mind, I do not have the new version.
Killian: Johnson elaborate more on judiciary.
Johnson: Overview on grammar and syntax, then moving onto judiciary review. Judiciary council will review this bill as a whole. If something is wrong, bill would come back to senate.
Jones: Is there a possibility that judicial council will strike it down based on how it was brought forth versus content?
Johnson: I cannot exclude that as a possibility. 2017-B-15 Passes 20-0, unanimously
Grover: First reading of 2017-B-16
Grover: First reading of 2017-B-17
Swenson: Move to appoint five new senators to the senate memorial committee(seconded)
We have a student memorial for students who passed away during there time here at MSU. A parent of a student donated a sum of money
Lei: Why five senators?
Swenson: A resolution made last semester
Cone: What direction are you headed?
Swenson: Took a survey from students last semester and possible design completion.
Crone: Move to have a committee of 5 people, headed by Swenson, with the remaining for being volunteers (seconded)
Krone, Lecki, DeBaeu, Orr as volunteers
Blossom: Event happening next Wednesday night. Survey of American Muslims, with Dalia Mogahed, a lecture and master class.
Jones: Eqifax was hacked, 143 million people information stolen. Volleyball, more information tbd. Fantasy football.
Grover: American Water Works Association first meeting next Wednesdays Killian: Fourth floor Jake Jabs meeting, SNOW meeting Wednesday nights
DuBeau: Committee against all forms of discrimination against all women, working with professors currently. It would be awesome if ASMSU Senate could sponsor this
Motion to adjourn by Senator Kuehn at 6:57pm.