SGA Minutes from April 10, 2013

Student Government Association

Senate Agenda

10th of April 2013

1. Call to Order – at 8:39 pm

2. Roll Call/Prayer

3. Approval of Minutes – Minutes passed.

4. Announcements

a. Welcome to new 2013-2014 exec. – New exec and this year’s Senators will be recognized next week in Chapel.

b. Campus Pastor Candidates (April 15, 19, 22) – Ken spoke that they are bringing in candidates for campus pastor position. The first candidate is Carmen Schrock-Hurst.  Student leaders will be meeting with each from 12:15-1:00pm on the day they are here. SGA in encouraged to attend chapel as well as the lunch meeting. James Ellis is the second candidate. The third candidate is Lana Miller.

5. Old Business

6. New Business

a. Librarians talking about drinks in the library – Stephanie Bush and Jennifer Ulrich came to determine if drinks in the library should be offered and how SGA might support this endeavor. They are thinking of selling coffee there to be more convenient for students, but do not want to compete with Common Grounds. They are thinking of having a trial period to sell during times when Common Grounds is not open to see how popular it is. They have thought about working with Common Grounds for such a project. Senators had differing opinions if this is a need on campus and if they should have a trial run. A trial run would be best for the fall was the common consensus.

b. Phoenix Funding Request – Brendan Erb and Hannah Patterson came to ask SGA for $1000 in order to print more copies to distribute across campus. They have thought about more electronic copies (one is currently online), but hard copies are more widely seen. The new copy is of a bigger size. Currently 260 are in print, and they would like to print 250 more (at a cost of $4 each). They are distributed to students for free. It will be released this year on April 18. Last year they printed 500 and ran out (most of which went to current students). Seth made a motion to give them the $1000 with the stipulations to increase student access, next year consider putting in an ad to cut the costs, and document the distribution of all the copies (such as which departments get which). Becca seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

c. Funding Request, Games in the Library – Elias brought a list of games that were voted on Facebook. The total cost of the games people suggested came to $307.09. The library wants to put these in heavy-duty bags ranging from 3 to 10 dollars. So for 15 games, that would be around $100. The total request is $400. Becca made a motion to approve the funding request for $400. Christine seconded. Motion passed.

d. Final Budget Allocation Vote –ISO requests an additional $1500 this year to help with costs and raising awareness on campus. Zach said he would be willing to subtract $500 from Student Lecture Series and giving it ISO. Peace Fellowship also asked for an increase to $800 since they are an active club on campus and could use money for more on-campus events in collaboration with other clubs as well as helping bring in other speakers. John motioned to approve the budget. Matt N. seconded. Motion passes unanimously.

7. Open Floor

a. Carissa had a Cross Cultural Committee meeting. They talked about who might take over the open position. The current group in Colombia is split up with different MCC workers right now. The committee is also waiting for 2016 proposals.

b. Carissa also announced that this week is the last week for Friday announcements.

8. Adjournment

a. Tyler made motion.

b. Chantelle seconded.

c. Motion passed.