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Older Student Commission Minutes

September 29th, 2008

  • Location: Hicks Center Room 111
  • Time: 9:01 pm
  • Present: Patrick Tanis, Alex Morgan, Derek Gianino, Joel Greenblatt, Hannah Kallewaard, Alyssa McNamara, Mark Korn, Kelly Lepper, Michelle Gigowski, Jessica Adams, Amber Lee, Andrea Bedway, Karl Wasmuth, Taylor Allard, Meredith Quinlan, Calder Burgam, Marissa Kilkka, Sarah Small, Leeor Schweitzer, Andrew Tyner, Brad Bower, Juli Scalf, and Ted Sweetser.
  • Absent: None.
  • Guests: Owen Willis, Sindhura Kompella, and Rico Javier.
  • Secretary: Hannah Kallewaard
  • Keywords: Opening Meeting

Student Commission Minutes

September 27, 2008

As taken by Hannah Kallewaard, Secretary

I.    Call to Order at 21:01

II.    Roll Call

a.    All present

III.    Oath of Office

IV.    Officer Business

a.    President

i.    The following people are appointed to fill a position on the Student Commission: Rico Javier to EPC, Owen Willis to IS, and Sindurah Kompella to IPEEC.

1.    Marc Korn motions to accept the above people into their positions, and Joel Greenblatt seconds the motion. The motion carries.

ii.    The following people are nominated the chairs for their committee: Marc Korn for AC; Leeor Schweitzer for EPC; Juli Scalf for IPEEC; Brad Bower for IS; and Derek Gianino for CI

1.    Joel motions to accept the above people into the chair position of their committee, Karl Wasmuth seconds the motion, and the motion carries.

iii.    The meetings need to be set each Monday at 9 p.m. through 10th week.

1.    Theodore Sweetser motions, Derek Gianino seconds the motion, and it carries.

iv.    President’s Committee

1.    Looking for two people that are leaders in the community to fill positions on the committee. Please suggest students by e-mailing Patrick, or talking with him after the meeting.

v.    Deans Student Life Advisory Council

1.    Looking for two or three people with in the commission to fill positions on the council. The council is in the departments that the Dean overseas such as Residential Life. If you are interested, send an e-mail to Patrick.

vi.    Think about for next week:

1.    We will be creating an Outreach committee so that more students understand what Student Commission is, and how we can help them either in or out of student organizations. These people will come up with events that we sponsor to get the word out. E-mail Patrick if you are interested.

b.    Financial Director

i.    The following people are nominated for Financial Policies Commitee: Joel Greenblatt, Marissa Kilkka, and Calder Burgam.

1.    Marc Korn motions to accept these people into FPC, Rico Javier seconds, and the motion carries.

ii.    The money for this quarter’s student organizations is $21,345.98, with $500 for the gift fund.

1.    To find out how much for each quarter, the allotted amount for the entire year, $78,301 is divided.

a.    Seven percent ($5,481.07) is removed for crisis, in case an organization goes over an approved amount

b.    Ten percent is removed for Student Commission. For the year, StuCom’s budget is $7,281.99.

c.    Then the amount ($65,537.94) is divided quarterly ($21,345.98)

iii.    Binders

1.    Contact Sheet with name, phone, position, e-mail, box number

2.    Constitution and By-laws

a.    Will be making changes so newer versions will be

c.    Vice President

i.    Student Trustee link

1.    Looking for a few people to help with the Student Trustee link, which brings students and trustees together, usually over lunch or dinner. Homecoming is the next time the Trustees will be on campus, which is a short time away, but it’s a great way to express campus concerns, and also to network.

2.    Derek needs to talk to Marissa and Sarah regarding CCC after the meeting in regards to the forum.

d.    Public Relations Director

i.    A new website will be functional in a few weeks, and Joel is taking suggestions for things to be added to the website.

e.    Secretary

i.    Hannah needs 2 or 3 people to help with making T-shirts for StuCom, come see her after the meeting.

ii.    A Sign up for Office Hours is passed around so people can put their name down for 2 hours

iii.    Introductions of everyone on the commission with Name, position, and year at K

V.    Committee Reports

a.    Athletic Committee

i.    In contact with the Athletic Director

ii.    Thinking about hosting a Frisbee Golf tournament on campus – would like to bounce this off people.

b.    Constitutional Integrity Committee

i.    Need a new committee to assist in going over the bylaws as well. The two people that worked with last year are abroad, it would be best if the students were underclassmen so there is continuity in upcoming years. This committee will be voted upon next week.

ii.    For those who sit on faculty committees and were not at the lunch on Saturday (September 27, 2008), every chair has the right to vote on their committee, and if they have a problem doing so, should contact Derek or Patrick immediately.

1.    Appendix B was created after there was a discrepency between the Student Commission and the Educational Policies Committee

c.    Educational Policies Committee

i.    Contact has been made for the meetings

ii.    Conducting a Registrar Search, let Leeor know if you have any ideas, or preferences on a Registrar.

d.    Financial Policies Committee

i.    Meeting on Thursday at 4 p.m.

e.    Informational Services

i.    In contact about meeting times.

ii.    Patrick suggests sending Brian an e-mail regarding the preferences toward faculty in the Media Services Office.

f.    International Policies/Experiential Education Committee

i.    Meetings 4 - 5 p.m on Mondays.

ii.    A member will be sitting on the Director of Career Development Search Committee

VI.    Old Business

a.    Elections

i.    The software that was used in the Elections was created 4 -5 years ago by some Computer Science majors, and Carolyn Zinn adopted the software. There are major flaws with the software including no paper trail for recounting if needed. Looking into new election software or possibly going back to paper ballots. The new voting method will be in place by the beginning of next quarter

ii.    Turn out was 367 students which was better than the voting turn out for Patrick and Alex in the spring.

VII.    New Business

VIII.    Good of the Order

IX.    Adjournment at 21:31

a.    Motioned by: Leeor Schweitzer

b.    Second by: Derek Gianino