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Student Senate minutes, Nov. 3

November 4, 2020


Student Senate – Nov. 3

The meeting was called to order by President Kendall Archer at 7:01 p.m.

A prayer was said by Collin van Waardenberg.

Members present: Cece Abel, Kendall Archer, Samantha Carlson, Larkin Clem, Jake Emeott, Sarah Fowler (proxy Giselle Centello), Mary Furlong, Gabriel Graves, Noah Kimel, Lillian Klein, Megan Kowalis, Jonathon Krull, Abigail Lang, Thomas Magnavite, Allison Moysis, Tara Nikolich, Nicole Noreen, Lyanna Novak, Sophia O’Neil, Marcos Pedroza, Angel Sacta Espinoza, Joseph Schauf, Ryan Stoynich, Collin van Waardenburg, Destiny Walker, and Elijah Williams

Members absent: Enitan Onayiga

Members excused: Sarah Fowler (proxy Giselle Centello)

Discussion items

  • Ballroom Dance Club financial request
    • Provided overview of club
      • They have been teaching their own classes this year; and desire to hire a trained instructor
    • Requested instructor fees for fall and spring semester (Total of $1,820)
      • Recommended funding of $936 by the finance committee
        • Not funding tonight’s lesson (bylaws)
        • 80% funding of instructor fee (bylaws)
        • 20% cut due to being late (bylaws)
      • Question from Joseph Schauf
        • How many people attend each session?
      • Answer by club representatives
        • Average of six or seven members per night
      • Question from Joseph Schauf
        • Why was your budget late?
      • Answer from club representatives
        • Due to the previous treasurer leaving (no longer a Saint Mary’s student), who did not contact incoming members and provide information to them
      • Question from Joseph Schauf
        • Did you attend transition meetings for club leaders?
      • Answer from vice president of Finance Nicole Noreen
        • They are not the only club who didn’t get their budget in; they did attend the transitional meeting.
      • Move by Joseph Schauf to fund at $936
      • Second by Collin van Waardenburg
        • Passed unanimously by senate to fund at $936
  • Executive Board updates
    • Kendall Archer, president
      • Go Home Safely Campaign
        • Starting two weeks prior to the end of the semester on campus
      • You can still vote if you go before 8 p.m. tonight.
    • Marcos Pedroza, vice president of Media and Communications
      • Follow Saint Mary’s social media if you have yet to 
    • Angel Sacta Espinosa, vice president for Campus Affairs
      • No updates
    • Nicole Noreen, vice president for Financial Affairs
      • No updates
    • Destiny Walker, vice president for Multicultural Affairs
      • SAGA hosting training next Wednesday, more info next week
    • Mary Furlong, vice president for Academic Affairs
      • Registration for classes begin next Monday
        • If you have questions, reach out to Mary Furlong.
    • Elijah Williams, vice president for Student Life
      • Residence Life door decorating contest completed
      • Mental Health Initiative 
        • Information will be published in CommUNITY newsletters along with posters around campus
        • Holding another Green Bandana training before the end of the semester
      • Chartwells Food Committee
        • Still looking for members
    • Megan Kowalis, vice president for Public Affairs
      • Serving as Saint Mary’s student representative for MPCC (Minnesota Private College Council)  
    • Jonathon Krull, executive aAssistant
      •  The ethics committee is formed, voting on appointment next meeting
        • Will be looking into repercussions for members unexcused/excessive absences 
    • Sarah Fowler, SAC President
      • Thursday: Jackbox Games
      • Friday: Marvel Trivia
      • Saturday: Build a bonfire
  • Class Officer Reports
    • Freshman: No report
    • Sophomore: No report
    • Junior: Question regarding cleaning air purifiers and if there are fines associated?
      • No fines yet
    • Senior: No report
  • Motion to Adjourn
    • Motioned by Joseph Schauf
    • Seconded by Collin van Waardenburg
    • Time 7:26 p.m.