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Meeting minutes for Consolidated Student Senate, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, circa October, 1977




1977-10 (year and month approximate)


Agenda and meeting minutes for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Student Senate. CSUN Session 6 Meeting Minutes and Agendas.

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uac000154. Consolidated Students of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Records, 1965-2019. UA-00029. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


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SENATE MEETING #16 I. Call to Order The sixteenth meeting of the CSUN Senate was called to order by Chairman Ken Holt at 4:13 p.m. II. Roll Call Roll was taken by the CSUN Secretary. Members present: Members absent excused: unexcused: Rob Nielsen Elaine Mendonca Bob Biale De Ann Turpen John Duncan Ingrid Hegedus Scott Hoover Gretchen Smith Bobby Lawson Jerry Gatch Dave Bergen Bruce Bayne Chuck White Richard Simms Cindy Kiser Greg McKinley Gene Russo Marshal Willick Joe Matvay Peggy Burnham Iris McCowan Judy Sawyer Mike Verchick III. Approval of Minutes Chuck White corrected the minutes stating that on page three, he, and not Bruce Bayne had made the motion to set a sealing on the Presidential Host Fund at $1,300 Elaine Mendonca corrected the minutes stating that is was she, not Elaine Hurdico, that was appointed to the Curriculum Board. Vote passes to approve the minutes as corrected. IV. Executive Announcements 1. Ken Holt congratulated the winning Senators and thanked those that were not reelected for their service to CSUN. 2. Scott Lorenz passed out copies of the rebel postcard to the Senate. He stated that approximately $2,300 has been pledged already. Money to pay for the statue will be raised by donations through Dr. Baepler's office. A special account will be set through the business office. He went on to say that the administration is in full support of this project. The location is still to be determined. The total price of the statue will be $25,000 3. Elaine Mendonca stated that she would like to see a study made either by the Senate or some other body of the lighting on campus. She told the Senate that in her opinion there were several areas that could be better lighted. Ken stated that he would bring this idea up to the new senate. V. Open Discussion on Proposed Constitution The question was brought up as to what the meaning of the vote was on the constitution. It was the consensus that the vote meant that the majority of the students who voted on the constitution issue were in favor of adopting it. The vote served as a "vote of confidence" on the proposed constitution. Several typographical errors were brought up by the Senators and were so noted. Marshal Willick asked about the fairness of the statement that if no student members are elected to the Union Board, the student with the most votes would take the place of the non-student member with the least votes. Ken noted this conflict and stated that he would bring it up to the Committee. Rob Nielsen asked if the Vice President of the Senate had been changed into the speaker of the Senate. Ken informed him that it had. A deletion was noted that the members of the Union Board are not executive officers of CSUN. Discussion was held as to how many credits a candidate for executive office shall have taken the semester prior to the election. Some felt that full time or 12 credits should be made mandatory. Others felt that 7 or 9 would be sufficient. Also brought up by Chuck White was the section stating that in the event of a vacant senate seat, any member of the senate may nominate someone to fill that seat, as was the policy of the current administration. It was stated that as in the current constitution, the work limit for executive officers is set at 30 hours, but this could be raised by the Senate if it was felt necessary. This also applies to stipends. Marshal Willick wished the paragraph stating that all presidential appointments be approved at the following meeting changed to all appointments. Discussion was held as to the possible overlapping of terms of officers and the changing of the dates of elections and installations to alleviate this. This will also be brought up to the committee. Marshal also stated a desire to have the preamble rephrased. Elaine Mendonca moved to approve the proposed constitution as corrected. The motion was seconded by Marshal Willick. The motion to approve the proposed constitution passed unanimously. Dave Bergen asked that the Senate discuss the basketball ticket distribution. Scott explained the set up as it was decided by the Athletic Department. A question was raised as to whether this set up will be used next year. Scott assured the senate that if this system does not work, a more suitable one can be drawn up for next year. Bruce Bayne made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Ingrid Hegedus. Meeting adjourned at 5:30 p.m. / I