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Meeting minutes for Consolidated Student Senate, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, November 8, 1977






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

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SENATE MEETING #18 November 8, 1977 I. Call to Order The eighteenth meeting of the Consolidated Student Senate was called to order by Chairman Ken Holt at 4:15 p.m. in Lounge 203 of the Student Union Building. II. Roll Call Members in attendance: absent excused: absent unexcused: Dawn DuCharme Lise Wyman Bob Biale DeAnn Turpen John Dunkin Ingrid Hegedus Scott Hoover Lorraine Alderman Leon Leavitt Gretchen Smith Dave Bergen Jerry Gatch Chuck White Cindy Kiser Richard Simms Bill Botos Peggy Burnham Greg McKinley Rob Nielsen Susana Reyes Gene Russo John Ensign Don Sodorberg Andre Bell Joe Matvay none Bruce Bayne III. Approval of Minutes Jerry Gatch said he would like to see more detail in the minutes, especially topics under "Open Discussion." Motion by Jerry Gatch to approve the minutes, seconded by Dave Bergen. Motion passes. IV. Executive Board Announcements A. Discussion was held on graduation procedures. Gretchen Smith moved to write a letter stating that we express a desire to see more graduates and faculty attending and that names be called off for those graduating. Seconded by Scott Hoover. Motion passes with one abstention. B. Graduates paying CSUN fees Scott turned the floor over to Marshall Willick who had researched the topic. He recommended that the Senate establish a flat rate of about $20.00 to $25.00. Scott recommended that a subcommittee be appointed. John Duncan and Dave Bergen volunteered. Scott appointed Marshall Willick as chairman. These are to be considered Presidential nominations to be voted on at the next meeting. C. Ken announced that those leaving before the end of the meeting will be counted as absent unless first clearing it with him. D. Presidential Host Fund Ken asked that discussion of the host fund be delayed another week so that the rest of the material for the report could be prepared. He opened to discussion the question of a ceiling on the host fund. No motions were made. V. Open Discussion The meeting went to open discussion for 25 minutes. Discussion topics include the question of when a committee member is a working member, after nomination or after Senate approval. This was brought up by Chuck White with regards to a letter to Clarence Ray from Scott announcing committee members before they were approved by the Senate. Cindy Kiser announced Colleen Newton's desire for all Senators to go to the Yell for their pictures to be taken. She offered to be a liason between the Yell and the Senate due to a lack of misunder-standing. Scott suggested that a basketball subcommittee be set up. Volunteers for the committee were Rob Nielsen, Dave Bergen, Leon Leavitt, Chuck White and Bill Botos. These are Presidential nominations to be voted on at the next meeting. Jerry Gatch asked Scott about the price of basketball tickets for the 300 chosen names in the lottery. Scott announced that students could buy one ticket for $25.00 and the second ticket also for .$25.00. With a second I.D. Scott stated he would straighten this out with the Athletic Department. Scott Hoover announced that Colleen Newton was challenging CSUN to a volleyball tournament after Thanksgiving. Those interested were to contact Scott after the meeting. Scott Lorenz appointed Joe Matvay as the official CSUN Softball team captain as Chuck White had resigned. VI. Committee Reports A. Activities Board Steve Francis reported for the board. He announced the upcoming Homecoming activities, including the Presidential Jackass Race, traditional Dungkicker Dance and the Victory Dance. He also reported that the Leonard Nimoy Lecture was the best we ever had. Ken opened the floor for discussion on the Kenny Rankin concert. Vote on the Kenny Rankin contract passes with one abstention. Greg McKinley moved to give Scott the Senate "done good" award for his performance in the Jackass Race. Seconded by Gene Russo. Motion passes. Bob Biale commends Steve Francis on the last coffeehouse. B. Organizations Committee 1. Matching funds requests. Ken announced that Item C, the hotel request for $250.00 was revoked because they made so much money, they felt bad taking our money. Bob Biale motioned to vote on the items separately. Seconded by Don Sodorberg. Motion passes with one opposed and one abstention. Vote on IGC's request for $100.00 passes unanimously. Chuck White made a motion to table indefinitely Emanon's request for $500.00 as there was no representative from Emanon present. Seconded by Dave Bergen. Motion passes. Vote on Christian Science's request for $97.00 passed with one opposed and one abstention. Vote on the Ski Club's request for $500.00 passed with one opposed and two abstentions. Vote on Psi Chi's request for $100.00 passed with 14 abstentions. C. Radio Station Scott Lorenz announced that the Radio Board has just completed the scheduled programming, a letter and a survey form to be sent to different community leaders. This has to be ascertained before the station can be licensed. The program along with a partial FCC application will be sent to a lawyer in Washington. Hope-fully, the station will be on the air in March or April. Instead of hiring a manager now, Scott stated that the board will wait until we send the application to Washington before announcing the job. Interviews will be held in February and hiring will be done in March. Discussion was held on the practice of paying expenses for persons traveling to Las Vegas for interviews before they actually accept the position. Ken limited discussion for another five minutes only. Bon Biale made a motion to reimburse the applicants for travel expenses to Las Vegas only if they accept the job. Seconded by Lorraine Alderman. Discussion continued. Rob Nielson called for the question. Motion passes to vote immediately with two opposed. Motion passes with six opposed. Chair entertained a motion for a ten minute recess. Motion made by Gretchen Smith, seconded by Jerry Gatch. Motion passes. Meeting called back to order at 5:55 p.m. VII. Old Business A. Presidential Nominations. Vote on Steve Compton for Chief Justicne passes. Greg McKinley motioned to table indefinitely the vote on Jim Rosenberger for Associate Justice as he was not at the meeting. Seconded by Jerry Gatch. Motion passes. VIII.New Business Richard Simms made a motion to require an organization to have a representative at the Senate meeting on the day of approval for appropriation of funds. Seconded by John Duncan. Chuck White amended the motion to add that their appearance could be in writing, with Richard's approval. Motion passes. Presidential nominations were submitted to the Election Board. They are: 1. Steve Orrico 2. Margarite Ambrosia 3. Cathy Tanaka Rob Nielson moved to adjourn, seconded by Scott Hoover. Motion passes. Meeting adjourned at 6:10 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Linda Martin, Acting CSUN Secretary