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Student Government meeting minutes from Oct. 29

By

Evan Blievernicht

November 10, 2019

Student Government Meeting Agenda

October 29, 2019

Call to Order 

  • 9:17 p.m. Oct. 29

Attendance

Approval of Meeting Minutes

  • Motion to approve the minutes from Oct. 15
  • Passed

Special Guests

Elections

  • Junior Senator
  • None present to run
  • Senior Senator
  • None present to run

Public Comments

Cabinet Reports

President: Micah Pahl ’20 (mpahl@carthage.edu)

  • Welcomed the senators back to Student Government after the long recess
  • Discussed resolutions
  • Proud of everyone for contribution
  • If someone is listed in the resolution in the action clauses of a resolution, senators should reach out to them to make sure they have the ability to carry out that action 

Vice President: Abi Linnemann ’21 (alinnemann@carthage.edu)

  • Discussed PLC Board Meeting
  • Abi and Evan attended the meeting on the Monday of fall break. The board is made up of faculty and alumni. Abi and Evan spoke about retention rate on campus and new liabilities for Greek life during the meeting
  • Discussed Guvvie Buddies
  • Discussed attendance in Committees

Speaker of the Senate: Claire Sievert ’22 (sgspeaker@carthage.edu)

  • Thanked the senator for enduring the changes in positions
  • Discussed reports
  • Reports that are going to be added to the agenda need to be sent if you are an organization or committee chair 

Secretary: Evan Blievernicht ’22 (eblievernicht@carthage.edu)

  • Discussed Mascot tabling
  • Discussed Political Parties

Committee Reports

Ethics Committee

  • Motion for Removal
  • Motion to vacate Nicole Kipngetich’s position
  • Passed: returning to floor on Nov. 12

Finance Committee

  • Special allocations
  • Adventurers Anonymous
  • Motion to grant recommended amount
  • Passed
  • Habitat for Humanity 
  • Motion to grant recommended amount
  • Passed
  • Reminder:
  • Budgets are due Nov. 7 via Harbor page

Student Organization Committee

  • Meeting at 4:15 p.m. Oct. 29 (First meeting)
  • Met with Dean Goldsberry about categorizing types of organizations and groupings
  • Discussed organization starting process

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Liaison: Jasmine Ratcliff ’20 (sgdei@carthage.edu)

  • Diversity Leadership Summit report:
  • Ended last week; good feedback
  • Advisory Board Meeting: Nov. 13
  • Contents of report to President:
  • Mascot change
  • Upcoming events:
  • Better Together: Interfaith Introduction 6 p.m. Nov. 7 in Erhler in Chapel 

Student Organization Liaison: Gracelyn Footit ’23 (sgorg@carthage.edu)

  • MCAT
  • 30 day trial 
  • Medical college admissions test
  • Presenting to Student Government on Nov. 19
  • Let’s Just Talk (LJT)
  • 30 day trial
  • Presenting to Student Government on Nov. 19

Title IX Liaison: Taylor Kafer ’21 (sgtitlexi@carthage.edu)

  • Forum: noon Oct. 29
  • ten faculty present; one student present
  • Discussed lack of forum attendance

Title IX Committee

  • Looking to add more student members to the committee (from Greek life, athletics, others)
  • Application on The Bridge (closing on the 31st)
  • Upcoming events:
  • “A Woman’s Work” - noon Oct. 10 Niemann Theatre 
  • “The Handbook” - Nov. 1-3, Nov. 7-9
  • World premiere on Friday 
  • Opening night tied in with 150 Years of Women at Carthage
  • Refreshments and cake
  • Thursdays in Black
  • Blackout Day - Nov. 7

Academic Senate: Eleni Fialo ’20 and Petula Walsh-Grant ’22 (efialo@carthage.edu, pwalshgrant@carthage.edu

  • Academic Senate Meeting
  • Special presentation with President Swallow
  • Discussed:
  • Declining birth rate
  • Adding some academic programs
  • Adding three additional sports
  • Focusing on transfer programs
  • Working on awareness for students with on-campus jobs
  • Adjusting add and drop deadline
  • A lot of discussion among faculty in favor and opposed 

Organization Reports

  • Enactus days for girls project (kits made already)
  • MUN high school conference on Friday
  • Wave and Cab hosted a successful Halloween event 
  • Circle K;  trick or treating at 5:30 p.m. on Friday 

New Business

  • Political Parties
  • Current Student Government goal: get senators and representatives engaged in meeting
  • Discussion on accessibility of Student Government:
  • Discussed:
  • Dress code of Student Government 
  • Meeting time of Student Government
  • Enforcement of dress code
  • Parliamentary Procedure difficulties 
  • Outside familiarization
  • Topics for engagement
  • Intimidation
  • Guvvie Buddies
  • Freshmen access to information
  • Team Google Drive
  • Contact information sheet
  • Attendance to Student Government events

Reminders/Announcements

  • There will be 500 high school Model UN members in The Caf on Friday
  • Junior/senior empty seats
  • SLE survey on bridge
  • Budgets are due 11:59 p.m. Nov. 7 through Harbor

Adjournment

  • 10:26 p.m.

If you would like something added to the Agenda, email it to sgspeaker@carthage.edu (check rules and procedures in team drive)

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