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Student Senate meeting minutes – March 2, 2021

March 4, 2021


Student Senate – March 2, 2021

Meeting called to order by President Kendall Archer at 7 p.m.

Prayer by Collin van Waardenburg

Members present: Cece Abel, Kendall Archer, Samantha Carlson, Larkin Clem, Jake Emeott, Sarah Fowler, Mary Furlong, Gabriel Graves, Riley Hall, Noah Kimel (proxy Breanna Tews), Megan Kowalis, Jonathon Krull, Abigail Lang, Thomas Magnavite, Allison Moysis, Tara Nikolich (proxy Danielle Harris), Lyanna Novak, Enitan Onayiga, Sophia O’Neil, Angel Sacta Espinoza, Joseph Schauf, Collin van Waardenburg, Destiny Walker, Elijah Williams

Members absent: none

Members excused: Noah Kimel (proxy Breanna Tews), Tara Nikolich (proxy Danielle Harris), Ryan Stoynich

Discussion items

  • Executive board updates
    • Kendall Archer, president
      • Thank you for following COVID guidelines; we’re doing well!
      • Wellness Day is Tuesday, March 9
        • Senate is still meeting
      • Presidential election
        • Petitions due Monday at noon
        • Tuesday nominations at Senate
      • All elections
        • The ballot cannot be sent out in a mass email this year
        • Entry points are: QR codes around campus, CommUNITY email (link in the issue on Monday before, won’t go live until Election Day), posted on @SMUMNSENATE Instagram, tabling on election day during lunch
    • Jonathon Krull, VP of Media and Communications and executive assistant
      • No updates
    • Angel Sacta Espinosa, VP for Campus Affairs
      • Capital improvements are live!
    • Nicole Noreen, VP for Financial Affairs
      • Budgets start next week
      • The finance committee has met for the first round of budgets
    • Destiny Walker, VP for Multicultural Affairs
      • No updates
    • Mary Furlong, VP for Academic Affairs
      • Wellness Day on Tuesday, March 9
    • Elijah Williams, VP for Student Life
      • New discernment houses on campus
        • Apartments in Saint Yon’s Hall
        • Applications open now, reach out to Student Affairs with questions (applications close March 12)
      • Commuter students will be receiving a survey soon; please fill it out
      • Document coming out soon in regards to the on-campus food pantry
    • Megan Kowalis, VP for Public Affairs
      • Dress business casual for your Student Voices meeting with MN legislature
    • Sarah Fowler, SAC president
      • Alcohol Tile Art on Thursday, March 4, in the Game Room
      • Women’s History Movie on March 5
      • Among Us Tournament on March 6
      • Monday passing out stress kits
    • Marisa Naryka, adviser
      • No updates
  • Class officer reports
    • Freshman: No updates
    • Sophomore: No updates
    • Junior: No updates
    • Senior: No updates
  • Motion to adjourn
    • Motioned by Joseph Schauf
    • Seconded by Collin van Waardenburg
    • Time 7:14 p.m.