Journal of the Senate 10/21

Minutes from 10/21/2013 Senate Meeting

Speaker Dustin Beth called the meeting to order at 12 Noon in the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Ballroom.

Roll call was taken. Senators in attendance were: Beth, Dowse, Miksch, Mian, Naji, Cabral, Longrie, Garcia,Tennyson, Hoffman, and Edwards.

Senators excused were: Perdomo and Robbins due to an advisory meeting and an internship confliction.

Senators absent without an excuse were: Krawcyk

Speaker Beth announced that Senators Frazier and Jensen submitted letters of resignation due to conflicting commitments and job opportunities. The Speaker wished them well.

Dean Tammy McGuckin announced that the University of Wisconsin-Parkside was reaccredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

She also announced that they would be conducting phone interviews for the process of the Provost Search.

United Council Regional Field Officer Niabi spoke about updates on United Council. She was questioned about the $25 conference fee now levied on students as well as the $800+ stipends that officers of the board receive. She provided little response.

President Sepanski provided the Senate with the Bookstore Committee which would be an opportunity to advance change for the future of bookstore related items.

She also spoke about Faculty Senate which would be tomorrow (10/22) in Molinaro D132. Vice President DeChant updated the Senate on the Budget. We have about $25,000 remaining.

Speaker Beth updated the roster to reflect what the resignations looked like. He also stated that Alfredo Garcia was appointed to Bylaws and that Caleb Hoffman was appointed to SLC. Speaker Beth also addressed the email he recently sent out to senators regarding SUFAC.

The Senate then approved S. Res. 72013 which thanked the folks involved with the planning of the Regents Meeting. It was confirmed by unanimous consent.

The Senate adjourned to closed session per Wis. Statutes at 12:24 P.M. and with prior notice reconvened into closed session.

Prepared By: Justin Irwin, Senior Administrative Director for the Speaker

Journal of the Senate – 9/24/13

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE
September 24th 2013

Speaker Beth called the meeting to order at 5:00 P.M.

Roll Call was conducted:

Mr. Beth: Present
Ms. Bharvani: Absent- Unexcused
Mr. Delcuze: Present
Mr. Dowse: Present
Ms. Edwards: Present

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PSG Discusses University Organizations

At 1:00pm on Friday, Sept. 13 the Parkside Student Government called to order their first meeting of the new semester. Quorum was established with 4 on the floor, and after no old business was brought up, they got down to the new business for the meeting. On the docket for new business were Parkside’s organizations. One thing regarding the University Organizations was the Organization booklet, which contains all the information regarding all the different Organizations for students and staff. Proposals to amend several of the pages were made to bring the booklet up to date, since some of the information within was no longer relevant to the new semester. Resolutions were made to establish a timeline for the amendments to be made.

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UW-Parkside Student Senate impeaches president

Last week Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, Parkside Student Senate voted unanimously to impeach President Jordan Theiler. This was after a protracted debate among political circles when it was discovered that now former President Theiler was attempting to create a “Chief of Staff” position in student government. Senator Dustin Beth was believed to be the sole candidate for this position. This, according to the Parkside Student Government constitution and by-laws, is illegal, as the position does not exist.

When approached for comment, Senator Beth gave the following statement, “I felt the impeachment was rushed. I was disappointed in the process, and the reasons that were outlined in the resolution. I felt they were personal and not factually based. I did not support it, and I believe the President did not get the opportunity to speak his mind,” citing that the president did not.

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Interview with new PSG President, David Wilson

Voting took place Tuesday, 3 April 2012, and Wednesday, 4 April 2012, for the elections of the new PSG leadership. Winning the majority for presidency was David Wilson, former Parliamentarian, who ran with the newly elected Jordan Theiler for vice-president. In congratulating Wilson on his recent win, The Ranger News Staff wanted to be the first to interview the new President to find out what his plans are for his forthcoming term. Kind enough to answer a few short questions, David Wilson optimistically explained his vision for increasing Parkside Student Government’s involvement for the benefit of the student body:

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