The meeting was called to order at
Present: Senators Bybee, Caines, Johnson, King, Munguia, Nicholes, Racich, Rodgers,
President Martinez, VP Wak Wak, Mr. Williams, Mr. Lytle, Senate Secretary Amber Hanes-Miller
Mr. Williams: Congratulated the senators who took part in the MLK Diversity Panel activities
Brandon Lytle: Akin Zuie concert
tomorrow night in the SUB solarium, ski trip this Saturday to
President Martinez: *Also
recognized those involved in the MLK panel and added that participation was up
greatly from years past, also awards were presented to Dr. Levine and Dr.
Moore. *He had been contacted by the
commencement committee and they are gearing up and would like us to provide a
soloist for the ceremonies. Senator Nicholes suggested Senator King and Senator King did not object
so it is planned tentatively for her to sing.
Dine with Dene will not take place for January, as President Martinez
was not contacted regarding Dr. Thomas’ available times. The next one will be
held in March, as there were no available times for Dr. Thomas in
February. He feels this is good as that
is the time when we get back into student fee talks. Ken Packard, President of
the non-trad club has contacted him asking if we
might fund the non-trad lunch of $300-$350 in
conjunction with Dine with Dene. He asked that the Legislature think about
that. Lastly, President Martinez
discussed the recently filed impending lawsuit against the SBOE. He has been in constant contact with ISU
· Vice-President Wak Wak: Nothing for now.
Judicial Communications: Associate Justice Oatman said that she and Chief Justice Mosher have been discussing upcoming elections. They have been talking about sponsoring another election, doing ice cream cones and having shirts that say something to the effect of “hey I voted at LCSC” if it is financially feasible. She asked for feedback.
Senator Nicholes reported that she had attended the faculty senate meeting on January 13. She informed the group that there is a new driving policy on campus regarding 15 passenger vans. Anyone that drives one is required to do training for it. Students that want to drive the van will have to take a course and go through training. Also, she mentioned that she learned a little about the FSO chairperson, Mike Vernon, and his cancer treatments that will keep him out of the office until at least summer and that the senate should perhaps send him something.
President Martinez gave a “pat on the back” to Senator Bybee for the success of the book exchange.
Brandon Lytle has received inquiries as to when the curriculum committee will hold it’s next meeting. Senator Rodgers had no one written down as being appointed to that committee.
Senator Bybee reported that our losses on the book exchange due to mistakes was less than he’d thought, about $20 and according to his calculations we had sold about $12,000 worth of books.
Vice-President Wak Wak reported that before Christmas break the graduation committee met and they discussed details such as themes, locations, a trip, prizes. She is in the process of typing up minutes and would like to know if right before the Thursday roundtable meeting would be a good time to meet, everyone consented with some remarks that they may be late.
Senator Caines reminded the group of the clubs and orgs committee meeting in SUB 143 on January 21 at .
Senator Nicholes asked when we would be closing the acceptance of applications for the Senate positions. Senator Rodgers said the process closes Friday at . At this time he has received 6. Senators Jonnson, Nicholes, Munguia and Racich showed interest in helping Senator Rodgers with the selection process.
Senator Rodgers reported that following the meeting there would be another meeting to discuss the 2004-2005 Legacy project. He also asked that the ways and means committee meet sometime in the near future.
· Senate Bill 04-F-022- Senator Johnson made a motion to remove Senate Bill 04-F-022 from the table second Senator Racich approved. Senator Rodgers moved to amend two lines, lines 2.411 and 2.60. 2.411 is for qualifications of meeting a cumulative gpa of 2.5 one semester of which shall be from LCSC and carrying at least 8 credits per semester. 2.600 was for ASLCSC to pick up the bill to bring them down here for 2 meetings, one each semester. Senator Johnson also moved to amend that line 2.300 second line, be changed to read “constructed” rather than “instructed” the motion was seconded by Senator Munguia. Senator Rodgers relinquished the majority so he could speak on the issue of amendments to lines 2.411 and 2.600. Senator Caines reported that it has been moved by Senator Johnson and seconded by Senator Nichols to approve the amendments of both lines 2.411 and 2.600. Vote 8 yes, passed.
Amendment to pass senate bill as amended moved by Senator and seconded by Senator Johnson. Passing of Senate Bill 04-F-022 8 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions. Pass unanimously.
· Senate Bill 04-F
· Senate Bill 05-S035 Allocation of up to $1000 to pay for expenses involved in SBOE meeting. Motion to approve Senator Johnson, Second Senator Racich. Vote: 8 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstentions. Bill Passed. Motion to approve amendment that allocation will come out of the Leadership and Development account Senator Bybee, Second Senator Johnson. Vote: 8 yes, 0 No, 0 Abstentions. Amendment passed.
Discussion ensued regarding travel to SBOE Boise, Senator Nicholes asked to approve amendment stating that Senator Bybee be reimbursed for all travel expenses Vote: 6 Yes, 2 No. Amendment not passed.
Senate Information Reports:
· Senator Rodgers reported that he has received 2 comment cards, with regards to one he stated that he was not going to tell the Pathfinder what to and not to print. The other card inquired about a dental hygiene program and women’s softball team.
· Senators Nicholes and King have contacted Jamie White with regards to a student section in the activity center.
· Matt Smith voiced concerns about new lack of handicapped parking with construction. Senator Nicholes said she will look into it.
The following Tuesday meeting will be cancelled as so many will be gone
Motion to adjourn Senator Rodgers. Meeting Adjourned
Respectfully Submitted by: Amber Hanes-Miller