September 13th 2018 Minutes
Montana State University
Associated Students of MSU Senate
SUB Ballroom 325
September 13, 2018
Minutes called to order at 6:00pm by Senate Speaker, Karl Swenson.
Minutes recorded by Madison Thompson
Roll Call: Abbot, Branch, Elias Gilbertson, Grimsrud, Hall, Halstad, Horton (unexcused), Johnson, Jurovich, Killian, Kothe, Lyon, Mulvaney, Murali, Pelkie, Reiman, Reinhardt, Schmitz
Approval of the Minutes:
Richard, College of Letters & Science: In support of 6 Mill Levy, have signs if you would like.
Michel, QSA Representative: Here to be gay and take notes.
Proposed 2020/2021 Calendar
Campeau: Here to explain 2020 and 2021 goes back to normal. Lengthen 2020 Christmas break, shorten 2020 summer and then go back to normal pattern.
Branch: Summer Session schedule?
Campeau: Currently reviewing, expecting to follow the same pattern.
McFeely: Program coordinator for Sustained Dialogue, building relationships between different relationship groups. Facilitation training weekend of October 6th/7th.
Arts and Architecture Senator
Killian: One minute into, three questions and one minute conclusion.
Question 1: How will you represent the diverse students within your college?
Murali: Q2: Why do you feel qualified for this position?
Schmitz: What are your main goals for Senate this year?
Opening: Architecture major, Senior. Working with City of Bozeman to help current issues within city. President of International Indian Student Association Promote STEM within college and university.
Q1: President of the International Indian Student Association. Promoting Art showing within the college.
Q2: All of the programs that I am involved in speak to this.
Q3: Assist with helping people understand what architecture students truly do on campus.
Closing: Show how important Architecture is within the college and to the rest of the university.
Opening: Double major Architecture and CET. Never been an architectural representative. Want to develop connections between college and the university. Create a different diverse group of individuals.
Q1: Currently we are lacking communications. Advertising in a way, taking polls as for the interest of students.
Q2: I run my own property management business. In charge of a lot of clubs before and have managed a band before.
Q3: Open new ways of thought for the Arts and Architecture. Focus on communications. Help change how different resources are allocated. Ongoing issues that we need to start fixing.
Closing: Great way of uniting arts and architecture and improve communication.
Mulvaney: Reason Ryen couldn’t attend tonight?
Thompson: Field trip to Seattle.
Johnson: Dalvit stressed inclusivity for both arts and architectural.
Halstad: Ryen know how to facilitate what she wants to do with all of her previous experience.
Gilbertson: Is Dalvit taking on too many commitments?
Killian: Caution you to judge someone based on their commitments. Dalvit did a very good job encompassing cohesion.
Schmitz: Impressive that she came last week and introduced herself.
Elias: Having an international student would increase the diversity of the student Senate.
VOTE: Dalvit:14, Joshi: 3
Blossom: In Billings, this week with Board of Regents. Next Regents meeting in Missoula. Next week meet at Cathead in Stadium, student group of the game. Think about value-based decisions when continuing appointments.
Brough: Co-curricular engagement activity. Sophomore students interested in experience, come see me.
Thompson: American Indian Heritage Day, September 27th luncheon 11:30am -1:30pm. SUB Ballroom B&C. Just had a PACE meeting.
Turner: Qualified candidates for Finance Board. Working with program directors and coordinating meetings.
Swenson: Where do you take a dog without a tail? A re-tail store.
Need office hours for new Senates. Email with edits from Judiciary council. Will have to you sooner next time. Robert’s Rules notes: raise placard to be on list. Only speak 2 times per question/motion.
Murali: Working with leadership institute, bringing in Scott Kelly. Finalizing other speakers. Formally indorse Noah Leckie, senator and on finance board last year. Currently a grad student in the college on business, offers a different perspective.
Kothe: Possibly switching to i-clickers for ballot voting?
Johnson: Speak twice on a motion but with an amendment to the motion, you can speak twice on the “new” amendment.
2018- R-12 | Supporting the Passing of the 6-Mill Levy
Mulvaney: Tuition increases off the board or instate vs. out of state?
Across the board.
Branch: Add Branch as a cosponsor.
Murali: Line 19, strike the word “and.” Add the word “and” on Line 31.
Lyon: What percentage do taxes go down if it is not passed?
12 cents for every 1000$ of property tax.
VOTE: 16 - 2, Approved
2018-R-13 | C.U.P.S. Resolution
Murali: Add a comma on last line after ASMSU President.
Schmitz: Love the amendment. Harder to come into office if we don’t have this amenity.
Hall: Notice that a lot of students already have their own coffee mug.
Elias: How will the cups get cleaned?
Brough: Buss bin, then taken care of.
Jurovich: Front desk people do a lot of the welcoming.
Killian: Resolution decreasing a lot of single-use items that we consume. Thinking about moving coffee in order to talk to us.
VOTE: 16 – 2, Approved
- Appointments (cont.):
- Finance Board At-Large
Killian: Leckie, currently not paying the University Student Activity Fee.
Mulvaney: Stipulation that if he were to be appointed, that fee must be paid.
Hall: Motion to move to club sports funding board at-large now and then finance.
- Club Sports Funding Board At-Large
Motion to table “i” and “ii” until Mac gets here.
Hall: Amendment to motion, table just “i” until Mac gets here.
Lyon: One minute intro, three questions, and one minute conclusion.
Killian: Like to hear what people that showed up have to say.
Murali: Q1: Why is it important to fund student organizations?
Kothe: Q2: What perspective can you bring to the Club Finding Board?
Killian: Q3: How do you plan to avoid conflicts of interest?
Opening: Been at MSU since 2012, grad assistant and highly involved in rec sports.
Q1: Don’t know how much funding that these teams do on their own.
Q2: Not on any club sports, perspective seen mostly as students.
Q3: Part of what I do as a grad assistant. Rules and stipulations for the club in laws for board.
Closing: Important to be a voting member of this board, been involved as an advisor. Gives more of a voice in making bigger decision.
Branch: Considering all applicants?
Yes, all that applied to be considered.
Lyon: Spent a lot of time around club funding board, good fit for the job.
VOTE: Barnhart: 0 Garcia: 18
- Student Organization Funding Board At-Large
Johnson: Move to 3 minutes to look over applications and then proceed with the discussion.
Killian: Like to see the application deadline extended.
Murali: Willing to extend deadline for RSO board, but need to appoint finance board.
Branch: If we have a risk of running out of quorum. I don’t think we will get better applications in the 48-hour extension. Move forward with what we have.
Murali: Courtney seems like a good choice, we need two students.
Jurovich: I say we wait.
Killian: Important that these decisions get made, but I don’t feel comfortable giving power to these students that may not necessarily want to be here. Motion to extend the deadline one week.
Reinhart: Like to brainstorm better advertising.
Murali: Don’t feel comfortable only considering these applications.
Hall: In support of extension, give them time to talk.
Schmitz: Echo Branch.
Reinhart: Amend to two Tuesdays from now. Tuesday 25th would be the new deadline.
Killian: Like this better than original motion.
Motion passes, deadline extended two weeks
- Finance Board At-Large (continued)
Murali: Move to 3 minutes intro and 3 predetermined questions and one minute conclusion.
Hall: Two predetermined question. Up to three minutes.
Hall Q1: What is the most important aspect of Student Activity Fees?
Pelkie: Q2: What criteria will you use to allocate student fees?
Murali: Amend… efficiently?
Killian: Against amendment.
Pelkie: Echo Killian.
Opening: Sat on finance board, study under Killian. Want to provide guidance for other board members. Sat on HOA board. Accounting major focused on auditing. Developed a questioning approach. Values important with the decision-making process but we have to make decisions on student consensus. Want to represent the graduate students.
Q1: Depends. Econ, can figure out what benefits the most students quantitatively. But then qualitative reasoning come in. The balance is key.
Q2: Numbers aspect. But trying to reach out to more students.
Closing: Love Finance Board. Woo.
Opening: Trying to get involved with ASMSU. Want to make sure that a lot of students are touched by this funding.
Q1: Making sure that student programs and activities are funded. Want to make sure that it is very important that we are paying them.
Q2: Make sure that the option that does the most good for the most students for the longest amount of time.
Closing: I want to do the most good for the most students for the longest amount of time.
Opening: Studying economics and community health. Through all roles like to believe have gained a large scope of student perspective. Managed 11 student programming directors. Intrigued because this is such a powerful, dynamic position.
Q1: Being intentional. Make sure that fees are spent responsibly.
Q2: Being a good listener and other skills learned would benefit the decision-making process with integrity.
Closing: Love to continue involvement with ASMSU.
Hall: Feels McFeely has a good grasp on how these funding request affects students.
Schmitz: Endorse Todd Lackmann
Johnson: Lackmann currently at welcome back BBQ, good listener with thorough eye.
Killian: Endorse Leckie, McFeely and Lackmann
Gilbertson: Supporting Lackmann
Murali: Supporting Leckie, McFeely and Lackmann
Abbot: Support McFeely and Leckie
VOTE: Lackmann: 14, Leckie:14, Loving: 1, McFeely: 16, Nells:0, Stutheit: 1, Wheeler: 4
Lackmann, Leckie and McFeely appointed
2018-R-14 | 2020-2021 Academic Calendars
Swenson: First Reading
2018-R-15 | Support of the Streamline Late-night Route Updates
Swenson: First Reading
2018-B-10 | Campaign Finance Updates
Swenson: First Reading
Killian: Bill to get ASMSU committee to track bills that state legislature is going over. Thursdays 9 -5pm, couches on the mall. Congratulations Karl.
Abbot: Karl’s birthday on Wednesday. Sing him T-swizzle.
Motion to adjourn by Senator Johnson at 8:49 pm.