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MINUTES

OF THE

ASUN SENATE
AT THE

SEVENTY-THIRD SESSION
Convened April 13, 2005 and Adjourned Sine Die April 12, 2006.

20052006

VOLUME 73

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA


RENO: 2006
PUBLISHED BY DIRECTION OF THE SECRETARY OF THE SENATE
OF THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

Note: This volume has been numbered to maintain


alignment with the numerical designation of the session
of the Senate during which the legislation was agreed to.
This is, in absolute terms, the first volume published
under this title.
CONTENTS
Page
MEMBERS OF THE SENATE ........................................................................ v
MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL ................................................... v

APRIL 13, 2005.......................................................................................... 1


APRIL 20, 2005.......................................................................................... 7
MAY 4, 2005 ............................................................................................ 10
MAY 20, 2005 .......................................................................................... 14
AUGUST 31, 2005 .................................................................................... 28
SEPTEMBER 7, 2005 ................................................................................ 34
SEPTEMBER 14, 2005 .............................................................................. 38
SEPTEMBER 21, 2005 .............................................................................. 45
SEPTEMBER 28, 2005 .............................................................................. 51
OCTOBER 5, 2005 .................................................................................... 59
OCTOBER 12, 2005 .................................................................................. 68
OCTOBER 19, 2005 .................................................................................. 77
OCTOBER 26, 2005 .................................................................................. 82
NOVEMBER 2, 2005 ................................................................................. 88
NOVEMBER 9, 2005 ............................................................................... 102
NOVEMBER 16, 2005 ............................................................................. 109
NOVEMBER 30, 2005 ............................................................................. 119
DECEMBER 7, 2005................................................................................ 124
DECEMBER 14, 2005.............................................................................. 145
FEBRUARY 1, 2006 ................................................................................ 157
FEBRUARY 15, 2006 .............................................................................. 163
FEBRUARY 22, 2006 .............................................................................. 173
MARCH 1, 2006...................................................................................... 183
MARCH 8, 2006...................................................................................... 188
MARCH 15, 2006.................................................................................... 195
MARCH 29, 2006.................................................................................... 201
APRIL 5, 2006 ........................................................................................ 206
APRIL 12, 2006...................................................................................... 223

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MEMBERS OF THE SENATE
DURING THE SEVENTY-THIRD SESSION

Michelle Barthuly Lindsey Lee


Speaker Speaker pro tempore

Senator Service Began Service Terminated


Ms. Jennette Ackley Apr. 13, 2005 Apr. 12, 2006
Ms. Sarah Alison-Youel* Oct. 19, 2005 Apr. 12, 2006
Mr. Travis Anderson Apr. 13, 2005 Apr. 12, 2006
Ms. Michelle Barthuly Apr. 13, 2005 Apr. 12, 2006
Mr. Jeffrey Bickett Apr. 13, 2005 Sep. 28, 2005
Mr. James Blamire Apr. 13, 2005 Feb. 1, 2006
Mr. Steven Brotman Apr. 13, 2005 Apr. 12, 2006
Ms. Christina Cassell Apr. 13, 2005 Apr. 12, 2006
Ms. Rachel DelaCruz Apr. 13, 2005 Apr. 12, 2006
Mr. Christopher Driscoll Apr. 13, 2005 Apr. 12, 2006
Mr. Ryan Dyess* Oct. 19, 2005 Apr. 12, 2006
Mr. Ross Evans Apr. 13, 2005 Summer, 2005
Ms. Dana Henry Apr. 13, 2005 Apr. 12, 2006
Mr. Markus Hill Apr. 13, 2005 Apr. 12, 2006
Ms. Lindsey Lee Apr. 13, 2005 Apr. 12, 2006
Ms. Kamrun Mukta* Feb. 22, 2006 Apr. 12, 2006
Mr. Eurik OBryant Apr. 13, 2005 Apr. 12, 2006
Mr. Mario Ponzio Apr. 13, 2005 Apr. 12, 2006
Ms. Sarah Ragsdale Apr. 13, 2005 Apr. 12, 2006
Ms. Bryana Shirley* Apr. 13, 2005 Apr. 12, 2006
Ms. Patti Tartaglia Apr. 13, 2005 Apr. 12, 2006
Mr. Pat Tomco Apr. 13, 2005 Dec. 14, 2005
Ms. Maria Urbina* Apr. 13, 2005 Apr. 12, 2006
Mr. Zach White Apr. 13, 2005 Apr. 12, 2006
Ms. Kelli Worthington Apr. 13, 2005 Apr. 12, 2006

* Denotes members is an appointee.

MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL


DURING THE SEVENTY-THIRD SESSION

Mr. Jeff Champagne, President


Mr. Matt McKnight, Executive Vice President
Ms. Carly Sweder, Vice President for Clubs and Organizations
Mr. Brad Naughton, Vice President of Programming

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MINUTES OF THE SENATE OF THE ASSOCIATED
STUDENTS AT THE SEVENTY-THIRD SESSION

April 13, 2005


Ingersoll Senate Chambers, JTSU
15. [CALL TO ORDER] 1
The meeting was called to order at 7:50 pm. Senators Ackley, Ander-
son, Barthuly, Bickett, Blamire, Brotman, Cassell, DelaCruz, Dris-
coll, Evans, Henry, Hill, Lee, OBryant, Ponzio, Ragsdale, Tartaglia,
Tomco, White, and Worthington were present at the meeting.

2. [AUDIENCE INTRODUCTION]
The audience consisted of Sandra Rodriguez, Annie Flanzraich, Erin
Lankowsky, Trevor Kuhn, Maria Urbina, Paula Naughton, Mary
Hamrick, Chelsea Brown, Yevonne Allen, Sarah Bieski, Devrin Lee,
Thomas Lee, Lori Sandoval, Ron Peak, Kathy Peak, Lauralie Ezra,
Nelly Leon, Camille Bryan, PJ Casey, Bryana Shirley, Noreen
Tartaglia, Daniel Distel, Ryan Dyess, Alison Tracy, Yon Sohn, Alicia
Dicksen, Alan Barthuly, Kathy Camper, Steve Driscoll, Carol Dris-
coll, Amanda White, Ashley Smith, and Serena Huntington.

16. SWEARING IN OF THE 2005-2006 ASUN SENATE AND


EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
a. Swearing in of the 2005-2006 ASUN Officers.
i. ASUN President, Jeff Champagne
ii. ASUN Executive Vice President, Matt McKnight
iii. ASUN Vice President for Clubs & Organizations,
Carly Sweder
iv. ASUN Vice President for Programming, Brad
Naughton
v. ASUN Senate
Rita Laden swore in the executive officers noted in 16aiii-vi. Rita
Laden swore in the ASUN Senate. Rita Laden then gave the 2005-
2006 ASUN Senate a speech to encourage their participation within
ASUN.

17. SELECTION OF OPEN 2005-2006 ASUN SENATE SEATS


c. Presentation and Selection of the 2005-2006 College of
Education Seat A.
d. Presentation and Selection of the 2005-2006 College of
Liberal Arts Seat E.
The candidates were asked to leave the room while the Senate
formulated questions to ask them. The candidates were presented in
the following order: Bryana Shirley for the College of Education
Senate Seat, and Daniel Distel and Maria Urbina for the College of

1 The minutes are recorded as approved and on file with the ASUN Accounting Office. When

language has been inserted, it is enclosed in brackets.


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Liberal Arts Senate Seat. Candidate Steven Colario for the College of
Liberal Arts Senate Seat was unable to interview due to his partici-
pation in nationals for the UNR Roller Hockey Team. Each candidate
was asked the following questions:

Senator Lee: What do you feel is the biggest problem within your
college and the university, and how do you plan to address these
problems?

Senator Ponzio: How has previous ASUN Senate decisions influenced


your choice to run for Senate?

Senator Ackley: Why are you interested in this position, and why are
you applying now?

Senator Barthuly: What are your goals for the next year as a senator?

Senator Ragsdale: How do you handle situations when not everyone


agrees with you?

Senator Worthington: How do you plan to reach your constituents


within your college?

Senator Tartaglia: Why do you believe that you are the most qualified
candidate for this position?

The candidates were asked to leave the room while the Senate
discussed them. Discussion on Bryana Shirley. Senator Barthuly
made a motion to approve Bryana Shirley for the College of Educa-
tion Seat A. Senator Lee seconded. The motion passed with Senator
Ponzio voting nay. Discussion on the College of Liberal Arts candi-
dates. Senator Ponzio made a motion to postpone selection of the
College of Liberal Arts Senate Seat until the next Senate meeting.
Senator Driscoll seconded. Discussion. Senator Driscoll called to
previous question. Senator Ponzio seconded. The motion failed with
Senators Hill, Cassell, Henry, DelaCruz, Ackley, Ponzio, White,
Driscoll, Tomco, and Brotman voting aye. Discussion on postpone-
ment. The motion failed with Senator Ponzio voting aye. Discussion
on the candidates. Senator Lee made a motion to approve Daniel
Distol for the College of Liberal Arts Senate Seat. Senator Worthing-
ton seconded. Discussion. Speaker Goldstein informed the Senate
that she made a mistake on the procedure to select the candidates
and that a roll call vote will be taken. She recommends failing the
motion and then a roll call vote will be taken. The motion failed with
Senators Lee, Worthington, and Tomco voting aye and Senator
Anderson abstaining.

Secretary Almo took a roll call vote and the results were as follows:
Maria Urbina: Senators Brotman, White, Bickett, Ragsdale, Tart-
aglia, OBryant, Barthuly, DelaCruz, Ackley, Cassell and Hill.
Steven Colario: Senators Blamire, Driscoll, Ponzio, and Henry
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Daniel Distell: Senators Worthington, Evans, Lee, Anderson, and


Tomco.

Senator Barthuly made a motion to approve Maria Urbina for the


College of Liberal Arts Senate Seat E. Senator Tartaglia seconded.
The motion passed with Senators Blamire, Worthington, and Tomco
voting nay.
e. Swearing in of the 2005-2006 Education Seat A & Lib-
eral Arts Seat E.
Speaker Goldstein swore in Bryana Shirley for the College of
Education Senate Seat A and Maria Urbina for the College of
Liberal Arts Senate Seat E.

At 9:46 pm Senator Driscoll made a motion to take a five minute


recess. Senator Tartaglia seconded. The motion passed with Senator
Ponzio abstaining.

The meeting resumed at 9:59pm.

18. SELECTION OF THE 2005-2006 ASUN SPEAKER OF THE


SENATE
e. Presentation and the Selection of the 2005-2006 ASUN
Speaker of the Senate.
The candidates were asked to leave the room while the Senators
formulated questions to ask them. The candidates were pre-
sented in the following order: Michelle Barthuly and Lindsey
Lee. The candidates were asked the following questions:

Senator Blamire: What style of leadership would you use as


Speaker, and where else have you demonstrated this style of
leadership?

Senator Driscoll: How do you plan to represent the Senate as a


voting member on the Programming Board?

Senator Brotman: What are your time commitments for the next
year, including summer and winter breaks, and to what extent
will you keep the Senate involved in decision making during
those breaks?

Senator Urbina: What characteristics or values do you posses


that are pertinent to the role of Speaker, and can you give an
example of your past experiences that can relate?

Senator Tomco: How would you ensure that your personal and
academic bias would not affect your role as Speaker?

Senator OBryant: Provide specific examples of things you have


accomplished within ASUN that have directly affected the stu-
dents you represent and how those experiences have prepared
you as Speaker?
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Senator Evans: How would you deal with a situation similar to


the Senate meeting in which the alumni protested Michael
Moore?

Senator Hill: What specific steps or training have you taken re-
cently to prepare you for Speaker?

Senator Ackley: How strictly would you interpret Roberts Rues


of Order in the Senate meetings?

The candidates were asked to leave the room while the Senate
discussed them. Each candidate was discussed in the order in
which they presented.

Secretary Almo took a roll call vote and the results were as fol-
lows:
Michelle Barthuly: Senators Brotman, White, Driscoll,
Blamire, Worthington, Evans, Ragsdale, Tartaglia,
DelaCruz, Ackley, Anderson, Cassell, Urbina, Henry, and
Tomco.
Lindsey Lee: Senators Bickett, Ponzio and OBryant.
Senators Hill and Shirley abstained.

Senator Worthington made a motion to approve Michelle Bar-


thuly as 2005-2006 Speaker of the Senate. Senator Urbina sec-
onded. The motion passed with Senators Ponzio and OBryant
voting nay and Senators Hill and Shirley abstaining.

f. Swearing in of the 2005-2006 ASUN Speaker of the


Senate.
Former Speaker Samantha Goldstein swore in Michelle Bar-
thuly as 2005-2006 Speaker of the Senate.

19. ASUN SPEAKER OF THE SENATE


a. Report of the Speaker of the Senate
Speaker Barthuly thanked the Senate for the opportunity. She
is very excited and is willing to help and serve whenever neces-
sary.

20. ASUN PRESIDENT


a. Report of the President
President Champagne thanked the Senate for taking time and
effort into taking office. He is excited to work with everyone. He
will outline his goals and how he plans to accomplish them. Eve-
ryone needs to get the committee forms into him by the end of
meeting and be aware of future dates for upcoming meetings.
Fiscal Board will meet on the 29th.

21. ASUN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT


a. Report of the Executive Vice President
Vice President McKnight reported that the editor and manager
applications are out and they are due on the 26th by 5:00pm. He
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and President Champagne will be meeting this weekend to es-


tablish a budget recommendation for Fiscal Board. Training for
his Board will be on the 20th after Senate. Selection of the edi-
tors will be between April 27th and May 3rd and he will contact
his future Board members on the best possible time.

22. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR CLUBS & ORGANIZA-


TIONS
a. Report of the Vice President for Clubs and Organiza-
tions
Vice President Sweder reported that training will be on the 20th
for all those Senators fortunate enough to be on her Board. It
should be a good year.

23. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMMING


a. Approval of the 2005-2006 ASUN Programming Board.
Senator Bickett made a motion to approve the 2005-2006 ASUN
Programming Board. Senator Hill seconded. Discussion. Vice
President Naughton presented his new Board: Serena Hunting-
ton, Contemporary Issues Chair; Chelsea Brown, Travel and
Recreation Chair; Ashley Smith, University Weeks Chair; Mi-
chael Carter, Concerts Chair; Kyle Eisenreich, Diversions and
Mini Courses Chair; Jessica Ellingson, Administrative Chair;
and Mary Hamrick, Community Service Chair. The motion
passed.

b. Swearing in of the 2005-2006 ASUN Programming


Board.
Vice President Naughton swore in the 2005-2006 Programming
Board.

c. Report of the Vice President for Programming


Vice President Naughton said he is very excited for the upcom-
ing year and the opportunity to serve in the position. He hopes
he can continue all the great work. He invites all the Senate to
give the Programmers their support through attendance at
meetings and events. All meetings will be at 9:00am on Fridays.
Maya Angelo is coming May 1st.

24. PUBLIC COMMENT


Sandy Rodriguez congratulated all the Senators. Through many life
lessons she has learned that anxiety is often turned into anticipation.
She stands before everyone with great anticipation to learn and grow.
It is the Senates purpose to uphold democracy and it is a tremendous
responsibility. You must ask questions and listen and avoid a we
versus them mentality. Do you have what is takes to be a vocal
member and leader within ASUN? It is your decision to make. We
must be willing to examine life regardless of the issue at hand but
never sacrifice civility.
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25. REMARKS
Senator Ragsdale said that the undergraduate listserv received a
report from the Provost and she encourages everyone to look at it and
give feedback.

Senator Driscoll said that there is a discrepancy in Section 420 and


430 of the ASUN Constitution that should be changed.

President Champagne said that the amended version of the new


constitution will be presented to the Senate. All Senators should
update their UNR e-mail address.

Vice President Sweder said to approach her about the underwear


fashion show.

Speaker Barthuly said she needed everyones committee/Board forms


and their mailboxes will be ready by Friday.

26. ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 12:26am.
April 20, 2005
Ingersoll Senate Chambers, JTSU
1. [CALL TO ORDER]
The meeting was called to order at 5:31 pm. Senators Ackley, Brot-
man, Cassell, Driscoll, Evans, Hill, Lee, OBryant, Ponzio, Ragsdale,
Tartaglia, Tomco, White, Worthington, and Urbina were present at
the meeting. Senators Anderson and Bickett were tardy unexcused.
Senator Henry was tardy excused. Senator Shirley was absent
excused. Senator Blamire was absent unexcused. Senator DelaCruz
was represented by proxy Potter.

2. [AUDIENCE INTRODUCTION]
The audience consisted of Sandra Rodriguez, Sage Rosen, Sarah
Bieski, Samantha Goldstein, and Jimmy Gleich.

3. [PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE]
The Senate and audience members were given the opportunity to
participate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

4. ASUN SPEAKER OF THE SENATE


a. Opening of the 2005-2006 Elections Board Chair
Senator Ponzio made a motion to open the 2005-2006 Elections
Board Chair. Senator Ragsdale seconded. Discussion. The mo-
tion passed.

b. Approval of the 2005-2006 ASUN Board and Committee


Assignments
Senator Tartaglia made a motion to approve the 2005-2006
ASUN Board and Committee Assignments. Senator Worthing-
ton seconded. Discussion. Senator Lee made an amendment to
move her to Academic Affairs Committee and move Senator Ack-
ley to Student Services Committee. Senator Ragsdale seconded.
Discussion. The amendment passed. Senator White made an
amendment to remove himself from the Rules and Actions
Committee. Senator Lee seconded. The amendment passed.
Senator Tomco made an amendment to remove himself from the
Rules and Actions Committee. Senator Hill seconded. The
amendment passed. The main motion passed.

c. Adoption of the April 6th, 2005 ASUN Senate Minutes


Senator Lee made a motion to adopt the April 13th, 2005 ASUN
Senate Minutes. Senator Ponzio seconded. Discussion. Senator
Driscoll made a friendly amendment to change the location of
the meeting to the Alumni Room. The amendment was friendly.
Senator Urbina made a friendly amendment to Section 6 to cor-
rectly spell in, in Section 9b to correctly spell Vice and
thank, and to change the first section 9 to section 8. The
amendment was friendly. Senator Driscoll made a friendly
amendment to change 9aiiA to 8aiiA. The amendment was
friendly. The main motion passed.

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d. Report of the Speaker


Speaker Barthuly reported that all Senators can leave their
nameplates and she will keep them in her office. She thanked
the Senate for checking the minutes and she will have her office
hours up as soon as her fall schedule is determined.

5. ASUN PRESIDENT
a. Report of the President
President Champagne reported that he needs a Senator to be on
the Energy and Environment Committee. Anyone interested
should see him after Senate. He met with Sandra Rodriguez and
Executive Vice President McKnight last weekend to formulate
the budget. Next Friday Fiscal will be meeting and they will see
the proposal for the budget.

6. ASUN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT


a. Report of the Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President McKnight reported that he has only re-
ceived a few responses back from his Board so he hopes they are
all receiving the e-mails. After Senate the Board will meet to dis-
cuss their responsibilities. Next week they will be selecting new
editors and it looks like the meeting time will be after Senate. He
went to the Legislature to discuss the Math and Science Building
and there is a story in the Reno Gazette if anyone is interested.

7. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR CLUBS AND ORGANIZA-


TIONS
a. Report of the Vice President For Clubs and Organiza-
tions
Vice President Sweder reported that her Board will also be meet-
ing after Senate to discuss their responsibilities and she hoped
they all looked over the by-laws. The next meeting should be May
2nd or May 3rd.

8. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMMING


a. Approval of the April 15th, 2005 ASUN Programming
Board Actions.
i. Budget Requests
1. REVISIT: Underwear Fashion Show
2. 24 Hour Study Hall
Senator Tartaglia made a motion to approve item 8a. Senator
Ponzio seconded. Discussion. Vice President Naughton reported
that an additional $45 was allocated for item 8aiA for security.
Senator Hill made a motion to change the dates of 8aiB to May
4th, 5th, and 8th. Senator Driscoll seconded. The motion passed.
The main motion passed.

b. Report of the Vice President for Programming


Vice President Naughton reported that he needed 2 or 3 Sena-
tors this summer to sit on the Homecoming Examining Commit-
tee. Senators Driscoll, Ackley, Urbina, and Tartaglia volun-
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teered. He reported that the movies series is still going on and


he hopes the weather will permit them to have it outside. Next
week is Mackay Week and the theme is Bigger is Better. Maya
Angelo tickets are still on sale. He wanted the Senators to en-
courage people to sign up for teams for Mackay Week and attend
all events. The Board will be working on summer events.

9. PUBLIC COMMENT
Sandra Rodriguez said she will send a link to all the Senators to the
Student Strategic Plan. At the ASUN retreat they will have a chance
to look at their own strategic plan. Tom Davies will be retiring and
she is in charge of the national search to fill the position. ASUN will
also be losing the Director of Escort and Security. She would like to
remind the Senate to maintain focus on their academics even though
their time commitments have increased. Everyone should make
accommodations for Dead Day.

10. REMARKS
Senator Ragsdale updated the Senate on the Task Force she men-
tioned at last Senate meeting. Everyone should read it if they havent
yet.

Senator Lee said she talked with the Dean of the College of Liberal
Arts and all Senators should meet with her to schedule a time to meet
with him.

President Champagne congratulated Vice President Sweder for


receiving the Regents Award.

Senator Cassell said there is a Tri-Delt Fashion Show on Saturday


and encouraged everyone to buy raffle tickets.

Vice President Sweder reminded the Clubs and Organizations Board


to meet after Senate.

Speaker Barthuly said that Chuck Price and Joe Neilson will be
speaking at the next Senate meeting. She also thanked everyone for
maintaining communication with her.

11. ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 6:04 pm.
May 4, 2005
Ingersoll Senate Chambers, JTSU
1. [CALL TO ORDER]
The meeting was called to order at 2:04 pm. Senators Ackley, Ander-
son, Blamire, Bickett, Brotman, Cassell, DelaCruz, Driscoll, Evans,
Hill, Henry, OBryant, Ponzio, Ragsdale, Shirley, Tartaglia, Tomco,
White, Worthington, and Urbina were present at the meeting.
Senator Lee was represented by proxy Cantu.

2. [AUDIENCE INTRODUCTION]
The audience consisted of Sandra Rodriguez, Bill Hamma, Annie
Flanzraich, Carrie Sattler, and Tommy Lee.

3. [PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE]
The Senate and audience members were given the opportunity to
participate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

4. ASUN SPEAKER OF THE SENATE


b. Approval of 2005-2006 ASUN Board & Committee As-
signments.
Senator Worthington made a motion to approve item 4a. Senator
Ponzio seconded. Discussion. Senator Ponzio made an amend-
ment to move himself, Senator Lee, and Senator Anderson to the
Legislative Lobbying committee. Senator Brotman seconded.
Discussion. The amendment passed. The main motion passed.

c. Approval of the 2005-2006 Academic Affairs Committee


Chair.
Senator Shirley made a motion to approve Senator Lee as the
Academic Affairs Committee Chair. Senator Ragsdale seconded.
The motion passed.

d. Approval of the 2005-2006 Administration and Finance


Committee Chair.
Senator Ponzio made a motion to approve himself as the Admin-
istrative and Finance Committee Chair. Senator Ragsdale sec-
onded. Discussion. Senator Brotman felt that it was inappropri-
ate for Senator Ponzio to make the motion if he was approving
himself as chair. Senator Ponzio withdrew the motion. Senator
DelaCruz made a motion to approve Senator Ponzio as the Ad-
ministrative and Finance Chair. Senator Ragsdale seconded.
The motion passed.

e. Approval of the 2005-2006 Student Services Committee


Chair.
Senator Worthington made a motion to approve Senator
Ragsdale as the Student Services Committee Chair. Senator
Shirley seconded. The motion passed.

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f. Approval of the 2005-2006 Rules and Actions Commit-


tee Chair.
Senator Shirley made a motion to approve Senator Anderson as
the Rules and Actions Committee Chair. Senator Driscoll sec-
onded. The motion passed.

g. Approval of the 2005-2006 Legislative Lobbying Com-


mittee Chair.
Senator Blamire made a motion to approve Senator Urbina as
the Legislative Lobbying Committee Chair. Senator Driscoll sec-
onded. The motion passed.

h. Adoption of the April 20th, 2005 ASUN Senate Minutes.


Senator Anderson made a motion to approve the April 20th,
2005 Senate Minutes. Senator Hill seconded. Discussion. Sena-
tor Tomco made a friendly amendment to correctly spell Maya
Angelou in section 8b. The amendment was friendly. Senator
Driscoll made an amendment to Section 1 to change Senator
Blamire to absent excused. Senator Cassell seconded. Discus-
sion. The amendment passed. The main motion passed.

i. Report of the Speaker


Speaker Barthuly reported that all Senators need to hand in
their semester schedules so meetings times can be determined.
She also needs to have their contact information and summer
schedules. She would like to meet after Senate with all Commit-
tee Chairs.

5. ASUN PRESIDENT
b. Report of the President
President Champagne reported that he needs the schedules from all
the Fiscal Board members and he would like to meet with them after
meeting. If anyone wants to serve on a committee let him know
because he is responsible for appointing Senators to those commit-
tees. He met last Friday and heard all the requests for Fiscal. A
modified budget will be presented to the Senate at the next meeting.

6. ASUN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT


b. Approval of the 2005-2006 Artemisia Editor.
c. Approval of the 2005-2006 Brushfire Editor.
d. Approval of the 2005-2006 Sagebrush Editor.
e. Approval of the 2005-2006 Wolfpack Radio Manager.
Senator Tartaglia made a motion to approve items 6a-d. Senator
Ragsdale seconded. Discussion. Executive Vice President McKnight
reported that the following candidates were selected by the Publica-
tions Board:

David Calvert- Artemisia Editor


Valen Hernandez- Brushfire Editor
Annie Flanzraich- Sagebrush Editor
Jesse Tomkins- Wolfpack Radio Manager
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The motion passed.

i. Report of the Executive Vice President


Executive Vice President McKnight reported that his new Board
held a good discussion at the last meeting. The newly approved
Editors will now go through training so as to be prepared to
start their work in the summer. He needs the schedules of all
Senators on his Board.

7. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR CLUBS AND ORGANIZA-


TIONS
a. Approval of the May 2, 2005 Clubs and Organizations
Board Actions
i. Recognition and Semester Club Funding (New
Clubs/Organizations)
1. Students in Health
2. Baptist Student Ministry
ii. Recognition and Semester Club Funding (Spring
05 quick updates)
1. IFC
2. Chi Alpha
3. Campus Crusade for Christ
Senator Worthington made a motion to approve item 7aiB.
Senator Ragsdale seconded. The motion passed. Senator Ponzio
made a motion to approve items 7aiiA-C. Senator Tartaglia sec-
onded. The motion passed.

b. Report of the Vice President For Clubs and Organiza-


tions
Speaker Barthuly read Vice President Sweders report in her ab-
sence. 137 clubs have been recognized for the spring 2005 se-
mester. Clubs and organizations have put on over 500 events on
campus. All Board members need to give her their schedules.
She will be setting up a meeting with the Provost to discuss the
New York Times program on campus.

8. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMMING


b. Report of the Vice President for Programming
Vice President Naughton reported that Mackay Week went well.
$300 was raised for charity from the underwear fashion show.
The new Board is ready to start planning for next year. Serena
Huntington was voted Vice-Chair. He encouraged everyone to
attend 24-hour Study Hall in the Pine Lounge.

9. PUBLIC COMMENT
Bill Hamma introduced himself to the new Senate. He said that he
has concerns with the current attitudes toward white males and he
feels they shouldnt feel ashamed for belonging to this category. He
encourages the idea of having student evaluations of teachers avail-
able to the UNR population.
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Sandra Rodriguez reminded the Senate to follow the proper proce-


dure for sending a proxy to meetings. She has some concern with the
large number of members on the Legislative Lobbying Committee
because it may prove difficult to reach quorum. May 20th will be the
retreat and check your e-mail for updates related to the retreat.

10. REMARKS
Proxy Cantu read a message from Senator Lee in her absence. She
apologizes for missing the meeting and she will be meeting with the
Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and she would like to know a good
time for all the College of Liberal Arts Senators to meet with him.

Senator Urbina said she needs the schedules of the new members on
the Legislative Lobbying Committee.

Executive Vice President McKnight thanked President Champagne


for the ASUN Banquet. Dr. Laden is working to get new publications
racks and will approve 6 new locations.

Speaker Barthuly and President Champagne reminded everyone to


get in their schedules as soon as possible.

11. ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 2:34 pm.
May 20, 2005
Ingersoll Senate Chambers, JTSU
1. [CALL TO ORDER]
The meeting was called to order at 11:02 am. Senators Anderson,
Bickett, Brotman, Cassell, DelaCruz, Driscoll, Hill, Henry, Ponzio,
Ragsdale, Shirley, Tartaglia, Tomco, White, Worthington, and Urbina
were present at the meeting. Senator Ackley was tardy unexcused.
Senators Lee and OBryant were tardy excused. Senator Blamire was
absent excused.

2. [AUDIENCE INTRODUCTION]
The audience consisted of Sandra Rodriguez, Paul Goddard, Alex
Newman, Dave Hansen, Heather Turk, Chuck Price, Eric Dickson,
Yon Sohn, and Ryan Dyess.

3. [PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE]
The Senate and audience members were given the opportunity to
participate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

4. ASUN SPEAKER OF THE SENATE


a. Adoption of the May 4th, 2005 ASUN Senate Minutes.
Senator Worthington made a motion to approve the May 4th,
2005 Senate Minutes. Senator Ragsdale seconded. Discussion.
Senator Worthington made an amendment to section 4d to
change Senator Brotman to Senator Driscoll. Senator Driscoll
seconded. The amendment passed. The main motion passed.

b. Board and Committee Assignment Revisions.


Senator Worthington made an amendment to remove Senator
Tomco from Student Services and place herself on the Student
Services Committee. Senator Driscoll seconded. The amendment
passed. Senator Ragsdale made a friendly amendment to cor-
rectly spell Senator Ackleys name. The amendment was
friendly. Senator Shirley made an amendment to correctly spell
her name. The amendment was friendly. Senator Ponzio made
an amendment to remove Senator Urbina from Student Services
Committee and place Senator White on the Student Services
Committee. Senator Cassell seconded. The amendment passed.
Senator Cassell made a friendly amendment to correctly spell
her name under the Rules and Actions Committee. The amend-
ment was friendly. The main motion passed.

c. Presentation of the 2005-2006 Elections Board Chair


candidates
Speaker Barthuly reported that candidate Katherine Babcock
was unable to be present for the presentations because she re-
turned home for the summer in Alaska. The Senate can chose to
go off the applications, or have interim make the decision. Sena-
tor Ponzio made a motion to consider the candidates off of their
applications. Senator Worthington seconded. The motion passed.

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d. Selection of the 2005-2006 Elections Board Chair can-


didates.
Speaker Barthuly passed out the applications of candidates
Katherine Babcock and Yon Sohn. The Senate took time to look
over the applications and discussed the candidates. Senator
Driscoll made a motion to approve Yon Sohn as the 2005-2006
Elections Board Chair. Senator Urbina seconded. Discussion. It
was decided that the best approach would be to take a roll call
vote after open discussion on both candidates. The motion failed
with Senators Driscoll and Anderson voting aye. Discussion on
the candidates. Sandra Rodriguez explained the responsibilities
of the Elections Board Chair to the Senate. Secretary Almo took
a roll call vote and the results were as follows:

Katherine Babcock: Senators Ackley, Anderson, Bickett, Brot-


man, Cassell, Driscoll, Henry, Hill, Lee, Ponzio, Shirley, Tart-
aglia, Tomco, White and Worthington.

Yon Sohn: Senators DelaCruz, Ragsdale, and Urbina.

Senator Driscoll made a motion to approve Katherine Babcock


as the 2005-2006 Elections Board Chair. Senator Lee seconded.
The motion passed unanimously.

e. Report of the Speaker


Speaker Barthuly reported that she still needs Senator Bicketts
schedule. She would like to have as many speakers as possible
for next years meetings and she plans on having President
Lilley attend once a month. All Senators should read the packet
send by Legal Services Director Joe Neilson. Senator Evans re-
signed and his spot can either be opened during Interim, or
opened the first meeting of Senate. It was decided to open the
spot during Interim. She passed out the itineraries for the re-
treat. She then introduced guest speaker Chuck Price, Director
of the JTSU. Chuck price and President Champagne gave a
presentation to the Senate about the New Student Union. Chuck
Price informed them about the progress the planning had gone
through including student surveys, open forums, and planning
team committee meetings. Undergraduates will pay a flat fee
not to exceed $94. He then showed the Senate a timeline of the
construction and encouraged them to remain active in the build-
ing process.

5. ASUN PRESIDENT
a. Approval of the May 10th, 2005 Fiscal Allocations
Board Actions
i. Bookstore Requests
1. ASUN Truck
2. Approval of Stipends and Grants for ASUN Ex-
ecutive Offices, Senators, Programmers, Jus-
tices, and Elections Board Chair.
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3. ASUN 2005-2006 Student Planner


Senator Ponzio made a motion to approve item 5a. Senator
Henry seconded. Discussion. President Champagne reported
that $14,151 was allocated for item 5aiA. $64,200 was allocated
for item 5aiB. $13,100 was allocated for item 5aiC. The motion
passed.

b. Approval of the 2005 Summer New York Times Pro-


gram
Senator Ponzio made a motion to approve item 5b. Senator
Henry seconded. Discussion. President Champagne reported
that $1,045 was allocated for item 5b. The motion passed.

c. Approval of the 2005 Summer Session Funds.


Senator Ponzio made a motion to approve item 5c. Senator Lee
seconded. Discussion. President Champagne showed the Senate
a breakdown of the Summer Session funds. The motion passed.

d. Approval of the 2005-2006 ASUN Operating Budget


Senator Ponzio made a motion to approve the 2005-2006 ASUN
Operating Budget. Senator Ragsdale seconded. Discussion.
Senator Driscoll made an amendment to move $4,000 from Fis-
cal Special Requests to Clubs and Organizations Club Support.
Senator Anderson seconded. Discussion. Senator Shirley made a
motion to call to previous question. Senator Ponzio seconded.
The call to previous question passed with Senators Urbina,
Ragsdale, and Driscoll voting nay. The amendment failed with
Senators Urbina, Bickett, OBryant, Anderson, and Driscoll vot-
ing aye. At 12:17pm Senator Driscoll made a motion to take a 10
minute recess. Senator Lee seconded. The motion passed with
Senators Ponzio and Lee voting nay. The meeting was called to
order at 1:33pm. Senator Lee made an amendment to move
$2,133.50 from Fiscal uncommitted to Brushfire operating.
Senator Ragsdale seconded. Discussion. Senator White made a
secondary amendment to take $2,500 from Programming operat-
ing and move it to Brushfire operating. Senator Driscoll sec-
onded. Discussion. Senator Hill made a motion to call to previ-
ous question on all pending business. Senator Ponzio seconded.
The call to previous question passed. The secondary amendment
failed with Senators Tartaglia, Driscoll, OBryant, and White
voting aye. The amendment passed with Speaker Barthuly
breaking the tie with a vote of aye and Senators Tartaglia, Wor-
thington, Ponzio, White, Henry, Anderson, Hill, Tomco, and
Brotman voting nay. Senator Henry made an amendment to
move $1,000 from Programming operating to Fiscal uncommit-
ted. Senator Shirley seconded. Discussion. The amendment
passed with Senator Lee voting nay. The main motion passed
unanimously.

[See budget, beginning on page 18. The minutes of this meeting


continue on page 26.]
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OPERATING BUDGET OF THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 20052006
[In dollars]

Account # Object Code Description Revenues Appropriation Actual Dollars Previous Year % of Prev.
REVENUES
1702-105-0101
68 Student Fees 799,500.00 ............................. ............................. .......................... .....................
79 Programming sales 15,000.00 ............................. ............................. .......................... .....................
79 Sagebrush Advertising 93,000.00 ............................. ............................. .......................... .....................
79 Wolf Pack Radio Advertising 5,000.00 ............................. ............................. .......................... .....................
79 Artemesia Advertising 5,000.00 ............................. ............................. .......................... .....................
79 Brushfire Advertising 500.00 ............................. ............................. .......................... .....................
80 Investment Income 4,000.00 ............................. ............................. .......................... .....................
97 Opening Balance 38,900.00 ............................. ............................. .......................... .....................
VT Wellness Ctr. Prtship 21,500.00 ............................. ............................. .......................... .....................
Total Revenues 982,400.00 863,900.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
T. Allocations T. Actual Dollars
ALLOCATIONS
1702-105-0102 Fiscal Board
30 Operating:
Special Requests ........................... 34,407.50 ............................. .......................... .....................

May 20, 2005


Programming ........................... 34,075.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
Uncommitted ........................... 1,000.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
VT Voluntary Transfers:
Performing Arts ........................... 4,000.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
Escort ........................... 11,000.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
May 20, 2005
Intramurals ........................... 40,000.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
Total Fiscal ........................... 124,482.50 124,482.50 177,067.00 70.30
T. Allocated T. Actual Dollars Previous Year % of Prev.
1702-105-0103 ASUN Senate
20 Travel ........................... 100.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
25 Host:
End of the year banquet ........................... 3,500.00 ............................. ..........................
ASUN Retreat ........................... 3,500.00 ............................. ..........................
30 Operating:
Gavels, nameplates, stoles,
........................... 1,300.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
copies
Townhall meetings ........................... 1,000.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
Total Senate ........................... 9,400.00 9,400.00 9,400.00 100.00
T. Allocated T. Actual Dollars Previous Year % of Prev.
1702-105-0104 Executive Board
20 Travel ........................... 3,000.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
25 Host ........................... 1,250.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
30 Operating ........................... 750.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
Total Exec. Board ........................... 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 100.00
T. Allocated T. Actual Dollars Previous Year % of Prev.
1702-105-0106 Elections
25 Host ........................... 500.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
30 Operating ........................... 500.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
Total Elections ........................... 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,700.00 58.82

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T. Allocated T. Actual Dollars Previous Year % of Prev.
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OPERATING BUDGET OF THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 20052006Continued
[In dollars]

Account # Object Code Description Revenues Appropriation Actual Dollars Previous Year % of Prev.
1702-105-0107 VT Contingency Fund ........................... 38,900.00 38,900.00 38,900.00 100.00
T. Allocated T. Actual Dollars Previous Year % of Prev.

1702-105-0108 Artemisia
15 Wages ........................... 8,000.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
16 Fringe ........................... 320.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
20 Travel ........................... 750.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
30 Operating ........................... 20,000.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
Advertising Revenue 5,000.00 ............................. ............................. .......................... .....................
Total Artemisia ........................... 29,070.00 24,070.00 15,320.00 189.75
T. Allocated T. Actual Dollars Previous Year % of Prev.
1702-105-0109 Brushfire
15 Wages ........................... 3,333.50 ............................. .......................... .....................
16 Fringe ........................... 50.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
30 Operating ........................... 4,000.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
Revenue 500.00 ............................. ............................. .......................... .....................

May 20, 2005


Total Brushfire ........................... 7,383.50 6,883.50 7,700.00 95.89
T. Allocated T. Actual Dollars Previous Year % of Prev.
1702-105-0110 Student Handbook ........................... ............................. ............................. .......................... .....................
May 20, 2005
1702-105-0111 Programming Board
20 Travel ........................... 5,155.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
25 Host ........................... 15,000.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
30 Operating ........................... 91,500.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
Revenue 15,000.00 ............................. ............................. .......................... .....................
Total Programming ........................... 111,655.00 96,655.00 104,560.00 106.79
T. Allocated T. Actual Dollars Previous Year % of Prev.

1702-105-0112 ASUN Office Expense


11 Professional Salaries ........................... 153,585.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
12 Graduate Assistants ........................... ............................. ............................. .......................... .....................
14 Classified Salaries ........................... 38,434.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
15 Wages:
Office, secretaries, clerks ........................... 22,000.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
Sound techs ........................... 5,000.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
Executive Assistant ........................... 3,607.50 ............................. .......................... .....................
16 Fringe:
Professional & Classified ........................... 64,982.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
Student ........................... 475.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
20 Travel ........................... 3,500.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
25 Host ........................... 1,000.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
30 Operating ........................... 32,700.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
VT JTSU wages ........................... 30,000.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
Total Office ........................... 355,283.50 355,283.50 372,071.00 95.49

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T. Allocated T. Actual Dollars Previous Year % of Prev.
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OPERATING BUDGET OF THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 20052006Continued
[In dollars]

Account # Object Code Description Revenues Appropriation Actual Dollars Previous Year % of Prev.
1702-105-0113 Inkblot Promotions
15 Wages ........................... 33,500.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
16 Fringe ........................... 500.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
20 Travel ........................... 2,000.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
30 Operating ........................... 20,000.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
Total Inkblot ........................... 56,000.00 56,000.00 55,937.00 100.11
T. Allocated T. Actual Dollars Previous Year % of Prev.
1702-105-0114 Legal Services
11 Professional Salaries/Contract ........................... 10,000.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
15 Wages ........................... 5,329.50 ............................. .......................... .....................
16 Fringe ........................... 90.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
30 Operating ........................... 900.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
Total Legal Services ........................... 16,319.50 16,319.50 17,030.00 95.83
T. Allocated T. Actual Dollars Previous Year % of Prev.
1702-105-0115 ASUN Advertising
12 Graduate Salaries ........................... 16,800.00 ............................. .......................... .....................

May 20, 2005


15 Wages ........................... 12,000.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
16 Fringe ........................... 400.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
30 Operating ........................... 1,000.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
44 Tuition & Fees ........................... 4,500.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
Total Advertising ........................... 34,700.00 34,700.00 34,700.00 100.00
May 20, 2005
T. Allocated T. Actual Dollars Previous Year % of Prev.
1702-105-0116 Sagebrush
15 Wages ........................... 70,000.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
16 Fringe ........................... 1,000.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
20 Travel ........................... 7,000.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
30 Operating ........................... 50,000.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
Advertising Revenue 93,000.00 ............................. ............................. .......................... .....................
Total Sagebrush ........................... 128,000.00 35,000.00 105,699.00 121.10
T. Allocated T. Actual Dollars Previous Year % of Prev.
1702-105-0117 Wolfpack Radio
15 Wages ........................... 20,000.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
16 Fringe ........................... 515.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
20 Travel ........................... 3,000.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
30 Operating ........................... 12,885.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
Advertising Revenue 5,000 ............................. ............................. .......................... .....................
Total Wolfpack Radio ........................... 36,400.00 31,400.00 35,346.00 102.98
T. Allocated T. Actual Dollars Previous Year % of Prev.
1702-105-0119 Leadership Programs
20 Travel ........................... ............................. ............................. .......................... .....................
25 Host ........................... 250.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
30 Operating ........................... 2,000.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
Total Leadership Programs ........................... 2,250.00 2,250.00 2,200.00 102.27
T. Allocated T. Actual Dollars Previous Year % of Prev.

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OPERATING BUDGET OF THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 20052006Continued
[In dollars]

Account # Object Code Description Revenues Appropriation Actual Dollars Previous Year % of Prev.
1702-105-0124 Recycling Program
15 Wages ........................... 760.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
16 Fringe ........................... 40.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
25 Host ........................... 250.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
30 Operating ........................... 606.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
Total Recycling ........................... 1,656.00 1,656.00 1,656.00 100.00
T. Allocated T. Actual Dollars Previous Year % of Prev.
1702-105-0126 Clubs & Orgs
25 Host ........................... 6,600.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
30 Operating ........................... 8,300.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
Club Support ........................... 4,000.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
Total Clubs and Orgs ........................... 18,900.00 18,900.00 28,500.00 66.32
T. Allocated T. Actual Dollars Previous Year % of Prev.
1702-105-0723 Safe Ride Program
30 Operating ........................... 5,000.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
Total Safe Ride Program ........................... 5,000.00 5,000.00 16,000.00 31.25

May 20, 2005


T. Allocated T. Actual Dollars Previous Year % of Prev.
May 20, 2005
Does Not Exist Publications Board
30 Operating ........................... 1,000.00 ............................. .......................... .....................
Total Publications Board ........................... 1,000.00 1,000.00 0.00 .....................
T. Allocated T. Actual Dollars Previous Year % of Prev.

TOTAL ASUN BUDGET ........................... 982,400.00 863,900.00 .......................... .....................


T. Allocated T. Actual Dollars

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e. Approval of the May 20th, 2005 Fiscal Allocations


Board Actions.
ii. Bookstore Requests
1. Campus Information Monitors
iii. Special Requests.
1. Cycling Club
Senator Ponzio made a motion to approve item 5e. Senator
Henry seconded. Discussion. Senator Tartaglia made a motion to
strike item 5eiiA. Senator Urbina seconded. The motion passed.
Discussion. President Champagne reported that $1,000 was al-
located for item 5eiiiA. The motion passed.

f. Report of the President


President Champagne thanked the Senate for approving the
budget and reminded them that extra money will be allocated as
more funds roll over. The Executive Board will be meeting over
summer so it is very important the Senate keep in contact with
Speaker Barthuly. He also needs more people to sit on Fiscal
Board.

6. ASUN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT


a. Report of the Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President McKnight reported that his Board will
be meeting at the retreat and planning a time for meetings next
year. The Artemisia came out before graduation and the Brush-
fire came out last week. He appreciated the additional money al-
located toward the Brushfire. He is working on a new layout for
the Sagebrush. Wolfpack radio will be on during the summer.
He is still looking over locations for the publications racks.

7. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR CLUBS AND ORGANIZA-


TIONS
a. Revision of the Clubs and Organizations Bylaws
Senator Lee made a motion to approve the revisions of the Clubs
and Organizations Bylaws. Senator Ponzio seconded. Discussion.
Vice President Sweder presented the changes made to the By-
laws (refer to current Clubs and Organizations Bylaws). The mo-
tion passed.

b. Report of the Vice President For Clubs and Organiza-


tions
Vice President Sweder reported that her Board will be meeting
Fridays at 1:00pm. She is working on putting together the club
packets and forming a training program for clubs.

8. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMMING


a. Report of the Vice President for Programming
Vice President Naughton reported that his Board had their
training May 19th and they are getting ready to start summer
planning. UNR students can expect Wednesday night movies
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starting July and a summer session BBQ on Thursday May


25th.

9. PUBLIC COMMENT
Sandra Rodriguez congratulated the Senate for approval of the
budget. Everyone should be thinking at the bigger picture and she
thought the discussion went well. Eric Dickson will be joining every-
one on the retreat. She needs all contact sheets.

Paul Goddard reminded the Senators to turn off their cellphones


because incoming calls disturbs the recording.

10. REMARKS
Senator Lee told the Human and Community Science Senators that
they should address the concerns that their college may be dropped.

Senator Ponzio said he wanted to write down some goals for the
Administration and Finance Committee.

President Champagne said he needed Fiscal Board members.

Vice President Sweder said that there is a reason that Board actions
are approved at Senate because it ensures checks and balances. Also,
talking out of turn during meeting is inconsiderate and it disrupts the
meeting.

President Champagne echoed Vice President Sweders comments.

Speaker Barthuly said that she appreciated the Senates patience and
she doesnt feel personally disrespected but it is rude to the other
Senators. Everyone should be courteous to one another.

President Champagne said he encourages constructive criticism.

11. ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 2:36 pm.

SEAN MCDONALD,
Secretary of the Senate.

MICHELLE BARTHULY,
Speaker of the Senate.

Approved Sept. 8, 2005.


August 31, 2005
Ingersoll Senate Chambers, JTSU
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
The Senate was called to order at 5:31 p.m., Speaker Barthuly,
presiding; Sean McDonald, secretary. Senators Ackley, Anderson,
Bickett, Blamire, Brotman, Cassell, DelaCruz, Driscoll, OBryant,
Ponzio, Ragsdale, Shirley, Tartaglia, Tomco, Urbina and Worthington
were present. Senator Hill was tardy excused. Senators Henry and
White were tardy unexcused. Senator Lee was absent unexcused. A
quorum was present.

2. AUDIENCE INTRODUCTION
The audience consisted of Ryan Walters, Jordan Butler, Sandra
Rodriguez, Bruce Shively, Valjean Bud Clark, Rene Freeman, Jared
Hostmeyer, Thomas Lee, Chuck Price, Rita Laden, and Michael
Morin. The sign in sheet is attached to the original minutes as
Exhibit A. 2

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Senate and audience members were given the opportunity to
participate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

4. ASUN SPEAKER OF THE SENATE


a. Adoption of the May 4, 2005 ASUN Senate Minutes.
The Speaker announced that the Senate previously took action
to approve the May 4 minutes; therefore, item 4a was stricken
from the agenda.

b. Speaker: Bruce Shively, on the university budget and


where student fees go.
Bruce Shively, assistant vice president of University Planning,
Budget and Analysis, delivered information about the university
budget and the breakdown of how student fees are spent. A copy
of his packet is attached to the original minutes as Exhibit B.

c. Report of the Speaker.


The Speaker introduced the new ASUN Secretary for the Sen-
ate, Sean McDonald, who delivered a brief message. He asked
that the executive officers submit their reports in writing to help
better comply with the Nevada Open Meeting Law.

The Speaker announced that paper copies of agendas and sup-


porting materials will not be distributed to senators unless spe-
cifically requested. A contact information sheet was sent around
for senators to update their information. The application for the
vacant Senate seat will be extended because it did not run in
Sagebrush for the two weeks as required by statute. Rita Laden

2 Exhibits to the minutes are on file with the ASUN Accounting Office.

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and Sally Morgan will be the speakers for next week; the alcohol
policy will be the topic. The Speaker announced that President
Lilley will be present for question and answer sessions on Sep-
tember 21 and October 19.

5. ASUN PRESIDENT
a. Report of the President
President Champagne delivered his report. His written report is
attached to the original minutes as Exhibit C. In addition to his
written report, President Champagne delivered the following.

Safe Ride Program: Restructuring of the program is occurring


to keep the program in the black. The program has been sus-
pended until university legal counsel rules on potential liability
issues. ASUN has $5000 contributed to the program. Other
revenue sources are being explored. Senator Driscoll asked if the
Program checks to see if students are under 21. President
Champagne said that it is a harm-reduction program, so no. It is
also 100 percent anonymous. Senator Blamire asked when the
program will start again. The President responded once legal
counsel reports back.

Light Poll Banners: Costs for the banners were appropriated


from the Bookstore reserves. Senator Ragsdale asked what the
cost for each poll is. The President said they cost about $94 per
full-color banner.
ERP Evaluations: This is a resource management software pack-
age the Nevada System of Higher Education is looking into pur-
chasing. The system would tie into scheduling, billing and other
human relations applications. A one-stop portal for students
would be available. It is about a $50 million project and the Sys-
tem has to figure out how to pay for it.

New Student Union: The structure is set, but the aesthetic de-
sign is not. Chartwells the campus contracted food services pro-
vider, has agreed to let the university use outside vendors for
food services in the new union. President Champagne stated
that a number of fast food vendors have expressed interest in
building in the new union. Senator Driscoll asked if anything
healthy would be included. President Champagne stated that
there are 22 interested vendors, but that he did not have a com-
plete list immediately available. President Champagne then
commented that ASUN was not financially bailed out by the
university, as was reported in the Sagebrush, because it is not
the ASUN Student Union. $1.2 million from the Bookstore re-
serves was put into the union. The Graduate Student Associa-
tion has a minimum Bookstore reserve requirement of $56,000,
but the rest of their reserve went into the new union. Senator
OBryant asked why the GSA gets part of the Bookstores reve-
nues. President Champagne stated that when the when GSA
broke off from ASUN, they didnt get anything. ASUN later
agreed to give them a portion of the funds because their stu-
30 August 31, 2005

dents support the bookstore. Director Rodriguez stated that the


agreement was signed in 1995 and is renegotiated every five
years. President Champagne then commented that the GSA op-
erates off of their share of the Bookstore reserves; ASUN does
not.

Committees: President Champagne asked for and received vol-


unteers from the Senate to serve on various New Student Union
committees.
Fiscal Board Meetings: Vice President Sweder asked if fund-
ing policies would be developed at the first meeting. President
Champagne responded in the affirmative.

Info Monitors: 42-inch LCD panels will be placed around cam-


pus to help advertise events. The pilot phase will have 10 units.
Interim funded the pilot phase. President Champagne and staff
are still figuring out how the relationship will work and tie in
with other promotional services, and how content will be man-
aged. The expected timeline is to have the pilot phase installed
in the JTSU by the end of November. It will come back to Senate
for full funding. Total budget: $133,812. Entire proposal is
available from President Champagne.

Sagebrush: The Nevada Sagebrush reorganized its budget dur-


ing Interim. An updated budget will be available at next meet-
ing

6. ASUN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT


a. Report of the Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President McKnight delivered his report. A copy
of his written report is attached to the original minutes as Ex-
hibit D. Minutes from last years board were distributed to sena-
tors who serve on the Board. Publications contact information
was distributed to senators. A copy of the policy for the publica-
tions racks was distributed. Amy Koeckes, ASUN Coordinator,
assisted with the policy. Senator Ragsdale commented that the
Sagebrush looks fantastic. Executive Vice President McKnight
stated he would pass that along. He said that his committee
would conduct evaluations for the publications to see how stu-
dents like them.

7. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR CLUBS AND ORGANIZA-


TIONS
a. Report of the Vice President for Clubs and Organiza-
tions
Vice President Sweder delivered her report orally. She stated
that her board has a new set of bylaws. A section about club
sports was changed to cover liability and to make it safer for
club sports. Clubs and Orgs have been very busy over summer.
Summer club training was held; 55 attended. The spring train-
ing retreat had 42 last year. Lots of clubs are trying to use their
Web sites. Clubs should contact her or President Champagne for
August 31, 2005 31

assistance. The fall club recognition packet is available at the


JTSU info center. It is a rolling recognition process. September 9
is the first meeting for the Clubs and Organizations Board. A
club fair will be held on September 13-14 on Hilliard Plaza. The
New Student Orientation went well. She stated she received
feedback for interest in new clubs. A display rack for all the
forms used by clubs is in the clubs room in ASUN. A new staff
member will be hired to assist ASUN Coordinator Koeckes with
club services. Advisor training is in the works for club advisors,
which is tentatively scheduled to be held by the end of Septem-
ber. The Center for Cultural Diversity will be receiving training
as well. A resource CD including forms and guidelines, instead
of paper packets, will be made available to clubs. Senator White
asked how much funding clubs will receive each semester. Vice
President Sweder said that depending on when each club is rec-
ognized, it is progressively reduced from $50 each successive
time her board meets.

8. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMMING


a. Approval of the August 25, 2005 Programming Board
Actions.
Senator Ponzio moved, Senator Henry seconded, to approve
items i-iv.
i. Revisit: Whats Happin ($2,180.00)
ii. A Psychic Affair ($1,914.00)
iii. Do You Want to be a Reality TV Star ( $3,900.00)
iv. Snowmobiling Tour ($3,086.00)

Vice President for Programming Naughton reported:


i. ASUN BBQ was a great successful program. Free food was
popular. Expressed thanks to those who attended.

ii. $1714 will be paid by Flipside. A description of the event was


given. It will be open to public, but they will pay full amount for
event.

iii. For camera and crew; travel and housing. An MTV director
will attend and talk about reality TV. Cost for students is nom-
ally $5, goes to flipside. We expect to make $15,000 at this
event.

iv. This was tried last year. $25 a ticket, up to 30 students, will
cover food and drinks. $88.20 was the cheapest service found.

The motion carried.

b. Report of the Vice President for Programming.


Vice President Naughton delivered his report orally. A tentative
Flipside calendar was distributed to Senators. Tour to Alcatraz
will be on September 17. The September 16 charity boxing event
is to be moved to September 26. It is on the agenda to be revis-
ited. Vice President Naughton stated he will distribute monthly
32 August 31, 2005

calendars to senators. Next Tuesday a committee orientation


will be held and placements made for students interested in par-
ticipating in Flipside. Poll banner signs were approved and paid
for by Interim. Orientation and Friday Festival were successes.
Flipside Taxi didnt go as well as last year. Name That Tune was
a lot of fun. Movies on the Lawn, held on Tuesdays, drew a lot of
people. The movie series will be on Thursdays this semester.
Viewers choice cards to get feedback of what students want will
be distributed at the event. The first few movies are set and
viewers will get to say what theyd like to see on these cards.
The alternate site in case of rain is in Pine Lounge. Welcome
week has been going on all week. The summer BBQs drew about
300 students, not faculty. Food ran out some of the time. ASUN
has a new sound tech director, Brendan Lund, who will write
reports about how the equipment is used and has worked. ASUN
ordered new sound equipment, about $12,000 worth, which
should arrive shortly. With the new equipment, two full events
will be able to be run at once. The Flipside suggestion box is al-
most up. The chairs are working hard to make sure we get what
students want. Student tailgates$18,000 budgeted in total
first one is next Friday. It is a Hawaiian theme.

9. PUBLIC COMMENT
ASUN Director Sandra Rodriguez stated that on the first of each
month senators will receive update reports. She will list long term
concerns for ASUN. She said she really dont want to print it. Student
Services division had a complete reorganization. It will cover all
things happening over the summer. Administrative faculty was
working hard with officers over the summer. Senators are doing an
amazing job. The GPA is the highest it has been in the seven years
since I have been hired in ASUN. You are an example. Escort
Service is now under her supervision. She stated some amazing
students work for that program.

10. REMARKS
Senator Naughton forgot to pass out flyers for Tahoe cleanup. Flyers
were distributed.

Senator Ragsdale stated the Student Services committee will meet


next week at5:30 p.m., room 242.

Senator Blamire stated that ASUN granted the business college


$50,000 last year to remodel the lounge. The College of Business
Alumni Association will contribute the other half.

Senator Hill congratulated the executive officers for their hard work
over the summer.

Vice President Sweder thanked her Clubs and Organizations senators


for their hard work.
August 31, 2005 33

The Speaker reminded senators that proxy forms must be in to her 24


hours in advance of Senate meetings, and that senators wont be
excused until they have filed notice with her. The BBQ went well and
she heard amazing things about everyone meeting other ASUN
officers. College Listserv packets are available for senators. Commit-
tee chair binders were distributed to the chairs earlier. Her office
hours will be out soon. She finally stated that senators sound control
while eating or drinking went well and it shouldnt disrupt the
recording.

Senator Blamire commented that it is a good idea to break out items


on the agenda instead of approving them en bloc. Senator Driscoll
responded that it works best if things are amended out when needed.
President Champagne stated it is more efficient to do them all at
once.

The Speaker discussed the procedure she will follow for approving
meeting minutes. Friendly amendments will no longer be allowed.

President Champagne discussed how to access ASUN e-mail through


the universitys Outlook Web Access site (http://owa.unr.edu). He
stated that Outlook can be configured on a computer to connect to the
exchange server as well. Senator Driscoll asked how the e-mail
accounts will be allocated and managed. President Champagne stated
that once a student is no longer a senator, access will be cut off. He
also stated there is some good spam protection built in. All the
Listservs will be transitioned over to this.

11. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the Senate, the
Speaker declared that the Senate stand adjourned at 7:19 p.m.

SEAN MCDONALD,
Secretary of the Senate.

MICHELLE BARTHULY,
Speaker of the Senate.

Approved Sept. 7, 2005.


September 7, 2005
Ingersoll Senate Chambers, JTSU
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
The Senate was called to order at 5:33 p.m., Speaker Barthuly,
presiding; Sean McDonald, secretary. Senators Anderson, Bickett,
Blamire, Brotman, Cassell, DelaCruz, Driscoll, Henry, Hill, Lee,
Ponzio, Ragsdale, Shirley, Tartaglia, Tomco, Urbina, White and
Worthington were present. Senator Ackley was tardy unexcused.
Senator OBryant was absent unexcused. A quorum was present.

2. AUDIENCE INTRODUCTION
The audience consisted of Jordan Butler, Ryan Dyess, Joe Neilson,
Robin Greenback, Rita Laden, Jared Hostmeyer, Dustin Saiidi,
Brendon Lynd, Shannon Ellis and Michael Morin. The sign in sheet is
attached to the original minutes as Exhibit A.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Senate and audience members were given the opportunity to
participate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

4. ASUN SPEAKER OF THE SENATE


a. Adoption of the May 20, 2005 ASUN Senate Minutes.
Senator Ponzio moved, Senator Ragsdale seconded, to adopt the
minutes as submitted. Senator Driscoll moved an amendment in
section 5d, in the annotation, to strike -2005 and insert -
2006. The amendment passed. Senator Anderson moved an
amendment to remove the comma after Senators in item 1.
The amendment passed. The motion to adopt the minutes car-
ried.

b. Speakers: Rita Laden and Sally, on the university al-


cohol policy.
Rita Laden, associate vice president for student life, and Sally
Morgan, Director of Student Mediation, Advocacy, and Judicial
Affairs, delivered information about the universitys alcohol pol-
icy and the findings of a survey given to Nevada students relat-
ing to alcohol use.

c. Report of the Speaker.


Speaker Barthuly delivered her report orally. She needs some-
one to switch with Senator Henry for Fiscal Board; otherwise,
the Senator will be forced to resign. Senators need to check their
Outlook Web Access regularly to get documents such as agendas
and minutes. She discussed the policies for unexcused absences
and impeachment. Three unexcused absences on any Board are
grounds for impeachment. Senator Lee asked if committee
chairs need to contact the Speaker to be on the agenda for com-
mittee reports. She stated yes. The speaker for next week is Pe-
ter from the New York Times.

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September 7, 2005 35

5. REPORT OF THE ASUN COMMITTEE CHAIRS


a. Sarah Ragsdale, Student Services Committee
Senator Ragsdale delivered her report orally. Each senator de-
cided to look into various topics, ranging from transportation is-
sues to food vendors in the new union. The next meeting is on
Sept. 20, 5:30 p.m., JTSU 242. The committee approved Joe
Neilson as a member at large. Senator Urbina commented that
what the committee will be doing is awesome.

6. ASUN PRESIDENT
a. Report of the President.
The President delivered his report. His written report is at-
tached as Exhibit B to the original minutes. Fiscal Board mem-
bers should have copies of the agenda, either by e-mail or in
their mailboxes. The Board will be approving the official funding
policies for this year. The Board will be reallocating money at a
future meeting. There is about $90,000 to reallocate. He dis-
cussed that there may be more price increases for the new stu-
dent union building due to Hurricane Katrina. The architects
are coming to talk to ASUN on Oct. 19. The groundbreaking
ceremony is on Friday.

7. ASUN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT


a. Report of the Executive Vice President
The Speaker read Executive Vice President McKnights report in
his absence. His written report is attached as Exhibit C to the
original minutes. Senator Driscoll asked if the police blotter is
still included in the Sagebrush. Audience member Butler stated
that it is and that they are required to publish it.

8. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR CLUBS AND ORGANIZA-


TIONS
a. Report of the Vice President for Clubs and Organiza-
tions
Vice President Sweder delivered her report. Her written report
is attached as Exhibit D to the original minutes. The first Board
meeting is Friday. Sixty-six clubs are on the agenda. That is the
largest amount that has ever been on one agenda. They are not
all returning clubs. Ten clubs have turned in recognition packets
for the next meeting.

9. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMMING


a. Approval of the August 25, 2005 Programming Board
Actions
The Speaker stated that due to an error in placing items on the
agenda, item 9a was not in order and was therefore stricken.

b. Report of the Vice President for Programming


Vice President Naughton delivered his report. His written report
is attached as Exhibit E to the original minutes. Welcome Week
had a great turnout. The mentalist, Chris Carter, had great re-
views. He discussed the WAC Play Up campaign. The commis-
36 September 7, 2005

sioner of the WAC will be at the first tailgate. President Cham-


pagne and Naughton will attend game day meetings to address
any student concerns. 15 students attended for committee meet-
ings. The Board is looking into using Lawlor and the Reno
Events Center for events. Flipside is running well.

10. PUBLIC COMMENT


ASUN Director Sandy Rodriguez stated that Senate reports would be
available by Monday. She is focusing on long-term concerns.

Shannon Ellis: On Friday, a community observance for Hurricane


Katrina victims will be held. After the service, there will be an
opportunity to discuss topics with counselors.

Rodriguez: The Deans are playing an active role in helping ASUN.

Shannon Ellis: Students displaced by the hurricane will be welcome


at this university at an in-state tuition rate. She stated it is the
communitys opportunity to help out in any way it can. President
Champagne asked if they are paying for books. She responded that all
payments would be deferred until the financial status of the victims
could be concerned. The university has eight displaced students that
are enrolling. President Champagne said that Fiscal could work
something out.

11. REMARKS
Vice President Naughton stated that he has been talking with the
local hospitals about the medical situations of refugees being moved
to Reno. 300 people are being brought to Reno. Flipside is working on
relief efforts locally at the university. These people have nothing. We
want to do something, and now we can impact the community
directly. Senators should send people to Naughton to help get
involved. Flipside wants to do it, but it will await official approval to
formally announce any efforts.

Senator Urbina stated that today the state legislature had a commis-
sion meeting. They appointed new chairs for various committees. She
needs to meet with the Legislative Lobbying Committee afterwards.

President Champagne praised for Senator Urbina for staying on top


of that committee. Senators interested in getting involved with the
Safe Ride Program policies should let him know.

Senator Blamire asked what happened with the legislative calendar.


The Senate set those items as goals and he believes that now is a
good time to proceed with it.

Senator Lee apologized for not being at the last Senate meeting. She
had some personal issues to deal with. The Academic Affairs Commit-
tee will meet Friday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. The location will be an-
nounced. Senators should send her their schedules.
September 7, 2005 37

Senator Ponzio stated that the Administration and Finance Commit-


tee will be meeting on Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Vice President Sweder asked Senator Henry to meet with her to be


briefed on the Clubs and Organizations Board. She congratulated
Vice President Naughton on the Flipside committee meeting to
welcome members.

The Speaker asked about how the sound recording is working. The
sound technician said everything was fine.

12. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the Senate, the
Speaker declared that the Senate stand adjourned at 7:24 p.m.

SEAN MCDONALD,
Secretary of the Senate.

MICHELLE BARTHULY,
Speaker of the Senate.

Approved Sept. 14, 2005.


September 14, 2005
Ingersoll Senate Chambers, JTSU
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
The Senate was called to order at 5:33 p.m., Speaker Barthuly,
presiding; Sean McDonald, secretary. Senators Ackley, Bickett,
Brotman, Cassell, DelaCruz, Driscoll, Hill, Lee, OBryant, Ponzio,
Ragsdale, Shirley, Tartaglia, Tomco, Urbina and Worthington were
present. Senator Anderson was tardy unexcused. Senator Henry was
tardy excused. Senators Blamire and White were absent unexcused.
A quorum was present.

2. AUDIENCE INTRODUCTION
The audience consisted of Peter Elidson, Tamara Hadlock, Amber
Brookshire, Jordan Butler, Adam Holland, Michael Morin, Jared
Hostmeyer, Ashley Smith, Bill Hamma, Ryan Dyess, John Frederick
and Sandra Rodriguez. The sign in sheet is attached to the original
minutes as Exhibit A.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Senate and audience members were given the opportunity to
participate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

4. ASUN SPEAKER OF THE SENATE


a. Adoption of the May 20, 2005 ASUN Senate Minutes
Senator Ponzio moved, Senator Lee seconded, to adopt the min-
utes as submitted.

Senator Ponzio moved an amendment to strike in Item 11 Rules


and Action and insert Administration and Finance. Senator
Urbina seconded. Amendment passed.

Senator Ragsdale moved an amendment to insert Anderson in


the blank on Item 4a. Senator Driscoll seconded. Amendment
passed.

Senator Lee moved an amendment to add her name to roll call


under present. Amendment passed.

The motion to adopt the minutes carried.

b. Speaker: Peter Elidson, on the New York Times pro-


gram
Peter Elidson-Rivera, Education Manager for the Pacific North-
west Region from the New York Times, discussed the New York
Times program on campus. The guest passed out gifts to sena-
tors who answered questions correctly. He distributed a hand-
out, which is attached to the original minutes as Exhibit B.

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September 14, 2005 39

c. Revision of the 2005-2006 Senate Board and Committee


Assignments
Senator Ponzio moved to remove Senator Henry from the Fiscal
Allocations Board and place her on the Clubs and Organizations
Board. Senator Urbina seconded. Motion carried.

d. Report of the Speaker


The Speaker has some thank you cards for each guest speaker to
come before the Senate. She asked the senators to sign them.
Senator Urbina asked about the agenda. The Speaker said eve-
rything will go through OWA. Documents will only be sent to
ASUN e-mail accounts. Senator Ragsdale asked about paper
copies. Senators will request paper copies from the Speaker.
Senator Lee asked about her OWA account and mail not work-
ing. The Speaker said she would look into it.

5. REPORT OF THE ASUN COMMITTEE CHAIRS


a. Sarah Ragsdale, Student Services Committee
Senator Ragsdale delivered her report orally. The Committee
will meet Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 5:30 p.m. in JTSU Room 242.
Several guest speakers will talk about how senators can reach
out to underrepresented groups on campus. The safety walk is
scheduled for Oct. 11 on the north end of campus. The exact time
will be discussed, but it will be some time in the evening.

b. Maria Urbina, Legislative Lobbying Committee


Senator Urbina delivered her report orally. Only half of her com-
mittee members have sent her schedules. She asked committee
members to circle the best time to meet on a schedule that was
passed around. She wants to meet with her senators after Sen-
ate. She needs 9 for quorum and is worried about not being able
to have it.

Without objection, Item 7a was taken up out of order at this point.

6. ASUN PRESIDENT
a. Report of the President
Without objection, Item 6 was taken up in the regular order af-
ter Item 7.

President Champagne delivered his report orally. He still needs


some senators to serve on various committees. Next week he
may not be at Senate for next week. He will be attending the
Board of Regents meeting in Las Vegas.

b. Approval of the 2005-2006 Fiscal Allocations Board


Funding Policies
Senator Henry moved, Senator Lee seconded, to approve the
Fiscal Allocations Board Funding Policies as submitted. Presi-
dent Champagne reported to the Senate the details of the Fiscal
Board funding policies. Vice President Sweder asked if these
policies would limit the amount of money a club could receive.
40 September 14, 2005

President Champagne reminded Senators that these policies are


not binding on the Board. Requests can be dealt with on a case-
by-case basis. Vice President Sweder asked if there is a limit to
how many times a club can come before the Board. It is twice
per semester. Motion to approve the policies carried.

c. Approval of the September 12, 2005 Bookstore Re-


quests:
i. Inkblot Promotions Computers
Senator Ponzio moved, Senator Lee seconded, to approve
the action. Motion carried.

d. Approval of the September 12,2005 Special Requests:


i. USAC Alumni Clubs ($780.00)
Senator Lee moved, Senator Ragsdale seconded, to approve
the request. Vice President Sweder asked if the amount to
be paid for tickets was full price. President Champagne
was unsure. Senator Ragsdale moved an amendment to
uncheck the Fundraising box in line item 2. Senator Dris-
coll seconded. The amendment passed. The motion carried.

ii. Art of Living Club ($1,500.00)


Senator Henry moved, Senator Anderson seconded, to ap-
prove the request. A representative from Art of Living Club
delivered testimony to the Senate on the request. Motion
carried.

iii. Womens Rugby Club ($505.00)


Senator Urbina moved, Senator Tartaglia seconded, to ap-
prove the request. Motion carried.

iv. UNR Anime & Manga Society ($2,453.67)


DelaCruz, Driscoll, move to approve the request. A repre-
sentative from the UNR Anime and Manga Society deliv-
ered testimony on the request. Motion carried.

v. Public Relations Student Society of America


($10,430.00)
Item v was stricken. The Fiscal Board did not consider this
item at its last meeting.

7. ASUN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT


a. Report of the Executive Vice President
Without objection, Item 7a was taken up after Item 5.

Executive Vice President McKnight delivered his report. His


written report is attached to the original minutes as Exhibit C.
A survey for the changes of the publications is to be issued to get
more feedback, such as what students want from their publica-
tions, what they like about them, etc.
September 14, 2005 41

8. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR CLUBS AND ORGANIZA-


TIONS
a. Approval of the September 9, 2005 Clubs and Orgs
Board actions:
i. Approve ASUN Recognition and Semester Club
Funding for new and returning
clubs/organizations ($50.00)
Senator Ponzio moved, Senator Worthington seconded, to
approve the actions en bloc. Senator Hill asked for a point
of clarification as to how organizations, if dropped from the
agenda, would get back on the agenda. Vice President
Sweder said that the organizations not considered due to
not sending a representative to the Board would remain on
the agenda for one more meeting. Senator Tomco asked
what a club must do to be recognized. Vice President
Sweder said they must turn in a completed recognition
packet, a constitution, and meet all qualifications. The mo-
tion carried.

ii. Approval of the September 9, 2005 Clubs and Organiza-


tions Board Budget Requests:
1. Advisor Training ($100.00)
Senator Henry moved, Senator Urbina seconded, to ap-
prove the request. Motion carried.

2. Club Retreat ($1,000.00)


Senator Ponzio moved, Senator Worthington seconded, to
approve the request. Vice President Sweder stated that a
club officer training must be held under the Boards by-
laws. This is what the request is for. She asked for $800 to
be added to the motion to pay for an off-campus location,
$500 of which would be a refundable deposit. On-campus
venues are unavailable.

Senator Urbina moved to amend to add $800 to the re-


quest. Senator Anderson seconded. Senator Hill stated he
thought a better use could be found for the $800. Vice
President Sweder said the date that has been scheduled
was the best-case scenario for the Board. Senator Urbina
stated that the Board felt that the date set is the best date
they could find. Senator Hill asked for a point of clarifica-
tion if the Senate could pass a resolution to suspend the
Boards bylaws to move the event. The Speaker opined no.
Amendment passed.

The motion carried.

b. Report of the Vice President for Clubs and Organiza-


tions
Vice President Sweder delivered her report orally. Pictures were
shown from the Club Fair today to the Senate. Clubs participat-
ing: 36 clubs yesterday; 45 today. Some of the ASUN vans were
42 September 14, 2005

damaged. Liability is being looked into. A windshield is cracked


in one of the vans. Mailboxes should be ready tomorrow for clubs
that were approved today.

9. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMMING


a. Approval of the August 25, 2005 Programming Board
actions
i. Constitution Day ($0.00)
Senator Ponzio moved, Senator Hill seconded, to approve
the action. Vice President Naughton delivered a report on
the item. Flipside will talk about the ASUN Constitution
as well as the federal constitution. It is on Sept. 21. Motion
carried.

b. Approval of the September 6, 2005 Programming


Board actions
Item v was stricken from the agenda.

Senator Worthington moved, Senator Lee seconded, to approve


en bloc Items iiv and vixiii. Vice President Naughton deliv-
ered a report on the items. He asked for an amendment to real-
locate funds from one tailgate to another.

Senator Hill moved to amend Item iv to reallocate $150 from


tailgate one to tailgate three. Senator Shirley seconded.
Amendment passed.

Programmer Smith discussed the homecoming events.

Senator Ragsdale moved an amendment to strike student


bands/musical from the terms of agreement on item xiii. Sena-
tor Lee seconded. Amendment passed.

The motion carried.

i. Revision: Flipside Bylaws


Senator Ponzio moved, Senator Henry seconded, to approve
Item xiv. Motion carried.

b. Approval of the September 13, 2005 Programming


Board actions
Items ii, vi, xv, and xvi were stricken from the agenda.

Senator Ponzio moved to approve en bloc Items i, iiiv, viixiv,


and xvii. Senator Henry seconded. Vice President Naughton de-
livered a report on the items. Motion carried.

c. Report of the Vice President for Programming


Vice President Naughton delivered his report orally. This week
the 3,500 tickets for the UNLV game have sold out. 2,000 addi-
tional tickets will be available for $5. Be sure to get your home-
coming tickets early. Senator Lee asked about student seating.
September 14, 2005 43

President Champagne said that overflow seating is used when


student seating becomes full. Naughton continued; the UNR fans
were respectful of others in comparison to the Cougar fans. UNR
PD was impressed with that. Dont wear your F-UNLV t-shirts to
the tailgate. We have agreed with CSUN that we would not. Only
150 students attended the movie night. There will be no home-
coming parade this year. The efforts were put toward the New
Student Union groundbreaking ceremony. President Champagne
commented that he would like ASUN officers to abide by the ver-
bal agreement with CSUN for the tailgate.

10. ASUN LEGISLATION


a. ASUN Directive DR-0506-A: Hurricane Katrina Relief
Senator Driscoll moved, Senator Tartaglia seconded, to adopt
the resolution. Senator Lee moved an amendment to change the
title to Hurricane Katrina Relief. Senator DelaCruz seconded.
Amendment passed.

President Champagne stated that the Bookstore will transfer


profits into the reserve. The reserve has a little over $1.1 mil-
lion. Students who have purchased materials already will be re-
funded the cost. The motion to adopt the resolution was agreed
to.

11. PUBLIC COMMENT


Bill Hamma discussed the New York Times and its political skew. He
suggested that the New York Times doesnt report things objectively.

ASUN Director Sandy Rodriguez discussed revisiting the summer


goals. She asked rhetorically how much money is left in the Flipside
Budget. Is the boxing match a liability issue? The chocolate mold
program seems to be half a program. The fun part is there, but the
educational portion should be to discuss the importance of being open.
She is very impressed with the Elections Board chair. The chair
wants to do phone banking, canvassing, door hangers, etc. She will
come to the Senate soon for financial support and volunteers. The
monthly report is available in senators boxes. ASUN had to fill 15
student positions, so services have been adversely impacted. It is
believed that over 125 students were interviewed for all of the
positions. The Bookstore when it moves into its new space will need
to have more money invested in inventory. The strategic plan has not
been revised in two years. There has been increased tension with
TMCC students participating in intramural sports. There is no
structure for accountability on the part of TMCC students.

12. REMARKS
Senator Urbina asked Legislative Lobbying Committee members
please talk to her after the meeting.

Senator OBryant apologized for his unexcused absence last week.

Senator Hill discussed vendor bids for the New Student Union.
44 September 14, 2005

Senator Lee said that the Academic Affairs Committee will meet
Friday, Sept. 16 in JTSU 242. She hopes she will have quorum. She
also commented that she is having problems with her e-mail account.

Vice President Sweder said that she is working on a recommendation


to have Buildings and Grounds sit on the SEAB board.

Vice President Naughton responded to a question posed by Director


Rodriguez; Flipside has about $34,000 in the Flipside budget. As far
as risk for the boxing event, REMSA will be at the event. There are
mandatory training sessions for the participants. For the chocolate
event, he will carry her concerns to the Board. Flipside started with
about $109,000. Senator Urbina asked if the people participating in
the boxing will sign liability forms. He said they would at the very
minimum.

The Speaker apologized for e-mail problems. Senators will receive


materials three days in advance. Senator Ragsdale has shirts de-
signed and ready for senator approval. She encouraged senators to
talk with Vice President Naughton about what his board considers.

13. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the Senate, the
Speaker declared that the Senate stand adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

SEAN MCDONALD,
Secretary of the Senate.

MICHELLE BARTHULY,
Speaker of the Senate.

Approved Sept. 21, 2005.


September 21, 2005 45

September 21, 2005


Ingersoll Senate Chambers, JTSU
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
The Senate was called to order at 5:33 p.m., Speaker Barthuly,
presiding; Sean McDonald, secretary. Senators Ackley, Anderson,
Blamire, Brotman, Cassell, DelaCruz, Driscoll, Henry, Hill, Lee,
OBryant, Ponzio, Ragsdale, Shirley, Tartaglia, Tomco (Proxy Ben
Hatchett), Urbina and Worthington were present. Senator White was
tardy unexcused. Senator Bickett was absent. A quorum was present.

2. AUDIENCE INTRODUCTION
The audience consisted of John Lilley, Rita Laden, Ryan Dyess,
Jordan Butler, Yon Sohn, Serena Huntington, Jessica Ellingson,
Corinna Cohn and Sandra Rodriguez. The sign in sheet is attached to
the original minutes as Exhibit A.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Senate and audience members were given the opportunity to
participate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

4. ASUN SPEAKER OF THE SENATE


Without objection, the Senate took up out of order Item 4c at this
point.

a. Adoption of the September 14, 2005 ASUN Senate Min-


utes
Senator Ponzio moved, Senator Lee seconded, to adopt the min-
utes.

Senator Tartaglia offered a friendly amendment to correct a


grammatical error in Item 9d. The amendment was friendly.

Senator Hill moved an amendment to strike in Item 8(a)(i) the


section beginning Senator Hill asked to one more meeting.
and in Item 8(a)(ii)(2) the section beginning Senator Hill asked
to move the event.. Senator Lee seconded. Senator Hill be-
lieved that the points of clarification should not be included in
the minutes since it would discourage others from mentioning
them. Senator Driscoll thought this was important to include in
the minutes because it was what was discussed at the meeting.
Senator Hill said it is a departure from Roberts Rules of Order.
The amendment failed.

Senator White asked about opined. The Secretary clarified the


appropriate usage of the word. The Speakers reply as stated in
the minutes does not constitute a ruling of the chair, and there-
fore is only an opinion.

Motion to adopt agreed to.

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b. Speaker: Nancy Markee. The topic will be Advising on


campus.
Nancy Markee, Director of the Academic Advising Center and
Coordinator of Undergraduate Advising, delivered to the Senate
information on advising on campus.

c. Speaker: President Lilley. This will be a brief overview


and question answer session.
Without objection, this item was taken up out of order before
Item 4a. University President John Lilley was available for a
question and answer session before the Senate.

Without objection, the Senate took up out of order Item 4e at this


point.

d. Revision of the 2005-2006 Senate Board and Committee


Assignments
Senator Henry moved to remove herself from the Legislative
Lobbying Committee. Senator Urbina seconded. Senator Urbina
said she needs nine for quorum, so if senators cant make it, they
can drop it. She would rather have committed people present.
Motion carried.

Senator Worthington moved to remove herself from the Clubs


and Organizations Board and to place herself on the Fiscal Allo-
cations Board. Senator Cassell seconded. Motion carried.

Senator Ackley moved to remove herself from the Legislative


Lobbying Committee. Senator Urbina seconded. Motion carried.

The Speaker announced that this item will be on the agenda


again for next week.

e. Report of the Speaker of the Senate


Without objection, this item was taken up out of order after Item
4b. Jessica Ellingson, Special Events Chair for the Programming
Board, discussed the UNLV game. UNLV paid for half of the
tailgate. Flipside worked for a good relationship between the two
schools at the tailgate. She said that of three people she had to
deal with two sit at the Senate table. She was concerned about
some senators not representing the school well. Senator Urbina
offered Programmer Ellingson an apology and thanked her for
coming before the Senate.

5. REPORT OF THE ASUN COMMITTEE CHAIRS


a. Sarah Ragsdale, Student Services Committee
Senator Ragsdale delivered her report orally. The Committee
had a long conversation about incorporating the underrepre-
sented student population on campus. The Committee wants to
make personal relationships with students. Next time the Com-
mittee will talk about the recycling program. The alcohol policy
September 21, 2005 47

will be discussed again. Next meeting is Oct. 4. The safety walk


is Oct. 11 at 5:30 p.m., Student Services Building.

b. Maria Urbina, Legislative Lobbying Committee


Senator Urbina delivered her report orally. The Committee met
informally. Senators on the Committee were asked to meet with
the chair. She said that if senators cant make the commitment,
please consider dropping the committee. The Committee will
meet at the Overlook. She also made a recommendation to Rules
and Actions as to why chairs have to sit on her committee.

c. Lindsey Lee, Academic Affairs Committee


Senator Lee delivered her report orally. We approved a member
at large, Brian Finch last meeting. We talked about the Com-
mittees goals. First meeting is Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

6. ASUN PRESIDENT
a. Report of the President
President Champagne was not present to deliver his report.

b. Approval of the September 19, 2005 Bookstore Re-


quests
i. ASUN Web Server ($2978.48)
ii. Revisit: Flipside Popcorn Machine ($724.50)
Senator Worthington moved to approve items i-ii. Senator Lee
seconded. ASUN Director Sandra Rodriguez provided testimony
on Item i. Vice President Naughton provided testimony on Item
ii. Motion carried.

c. Approval of the September 19, 2005 Special Requests


i. Public Relations Student Society of America
($2,000.00)
ii. Intervarsity Christian Fellowship ($1,000.00)
iii. Pilipino Undergraduate Students Organization
($874.12)
Senator Henry moved to approve items i-iii. Senator Ponzio sec-
onded. The Senate was provided with the approved dollar
amounts from Fiscal Board. Senator Blamire provided testimony
on behalf of the Fiscal Board. Senator Ragsdale asked about any
reaction about the funding formulas. Senator Brotman said that
he is sure that they werent happy, but that they understand
there is a limited amount of money. Senator DelaCruz provided
notice that she would abstain on this vote due to a relationship
with PUSO. Motion carried with Senator DelaCruz abstaining.

d. Approval of the September 19, 2005 Programming Re-


quests
i. Las Americas ($4,000.00)
Senator Urbina moved to approve. Senator Lee seconded. The
item was for $400.00. Motion carried.
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7. ASUN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT


a. Report of the Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President McKnight delivered his report. His
written report is attached to the original minutes as Exhibit B.
He passed around a tabling schedule. The policy for the publica-
tion racks is to be discussed at his boards next meeting. The
publications surveying will begin Monday.

8. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS


a. Report of the Vice President for Clubs & Organiza-
tions
Vice President Sweder delivered her report. Her written report
is attached to the original minutes as Exhibit C. 118 clubs have
turned in their paperwork.

9. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMMING


a. Approval of the September 20, 2005 Programming
Board actions
This item was stricken due to problems with the Boards agenda.

b. Report of the Vice President for Programming


Vice President Naughton delivered his report. His written report
is attached to the original minutes as Exhibit D. Senator Lee
asked about the homecoming parade. Vice President Naughton
said that at this point it will not be possible to hold it. The char-
ity boxing coordinator was concerned about how the event was
presented at Senate.

10. PUBLIC COMMENT


ASUN Director Sandra Rodriguez reminded the Senate committee
agendas must be up on time, and that minutes must be taken and
sent to the Administration Listserv. She asked senators if they had
considered doing town hall meetings with their respective colleges.
She expressed concern that students dont know what ASUN is doing.
She asked if senators are meeting with constituents and deans. She
was impressed with the advising presentation Nancy Markee deliv-
ered. She commented that advising is highly politicized on this
campus. She encouraged senators to not be afraid to ask tough
questions. She asked The Speaker to get a list of all committee
meetings to her for the secretaries.

11. REMARKS
Senator Ragsdale said she is continuing to work on Senate t-shirts
with Inkblot.

Senator Ponzio said that the Administration and Finance Committee


will meet Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in Group Study Room 3B in the
Getchell Library. Agendas will be posted.

Senator Blamire showed the Senate the goals for legislation that the
Senate developed during the retreat. He said that the Senate was
unable to meet its goals.
September 21, 2005 49

Senator Ragsdale commented that a senators job here is to not just


write legislation. The legislation can sit in the binder, but committee
chairs can look into this stuff as well. We know there are problems,
but legislation isnt necessarily the best option.
Vice President Naughton asked senators to talk with him if they
want to work on events. At the game day meeting he attended, he
said that Officer Renwick said that Nevada students were best
behaved at the last game.

Director Rodriguez said that she drove through the tailgate area the
day following the game. She was glad to see people didnt drink and
drive and they left their cars in the tailgate area.

Vice President Sweder said that 118 clubs have filed for recognition,
or 6.6 clubs a day.

The Speaker asked senators to talk to their constituents about the


BBQ tomorrow. It is $3. She said that she had a bet with the Presi-
dent of CSUNs Senate about the outcome of the UNR-UNLV game
that the loser would have to wear the opposing schools shirt at the
senate meeting. The picture will be available. Polo shirts will be put
through for senators. Committee chairs need to meet with the
Speaker; she needs to meet with senators too. Paper copies of agendas
will not be available for senators at meetings. She reminded senators
that they can have three unexcused absences before impeachment is
brought up. Having a proxy does not necessarily excuse the absence.
She is working on the legislation binder and seeing what has been
implemented. On the homecoming parade, she hears complaints, but
the Senate had student input beforehand and it only turns negative
once goes wrong. She reminded senators that when they leave the
meeting, they need a point of personal privilege. The legislation
calendar will be revised. She does not believe that the senators have
failed themselves. They just needed more motivation. Some pro-
grammers are interested in writing legislation. Her office hours are
still messed up. Senators can call her if they need something.

Without objection, it was ordered that the minutes reflect the up-
dated grants to clubs in Item 6.
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12. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the Senate, the
Speaker declared that the Senate stand adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

SEAN MCDONALD,
Secretary of the Senate.

MICHELLE BARTHULY,
Speaker of the Senate.

Approved Sept. 28, 2005.


September 28, 2005
Ingersoll Senate Chambers, JTSU
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
The Senate was called to order at 5:31 p.m., Speaker Barthuly,
presiding; Sean McDonald, secretary. Senators Ackley, Anderson,
Blamire, Cassell (Proxy Spencer Griffith), DelaCruz, Driscoll, Hill,
Lee, Ponzio, Ragsdale, Shirley, Tartaglia, Tomco, Urbina, White and
Worthington were present. Senators Brotman and Henry were absent
excused. Senator OBryant was tardy excused. A quorum was present.

2. AUDIENCE INTRODUCTION
The audience consisted of Jordan Butler, Bill Hamma, Katie Babcock,
Naomi Buser, Jared Hostmeyer, Dan Hamilton, Dustin Saidi, Ryan
Dyess, Michael Morin and Sandra Rodriguez. The sign in sheet is
attached to the original minutes as Exhibit A.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Senate and audience members were given the opportunity to
participate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

4. ASUN SPEAKER OF THE SENATE


a. Adoption of the September 21, 2005 ASUN Senate Min-
utes
Senator Hill moved, Senator Lee seconded, to approve.

Senator Worthington moved an amendment to correct various


grammatical errors. Senator Driscoll seconded. Amendment
passed.

Senator Driscoll moved an amendment to insert in Item 4e


Senator Urbina offered Programmer Ellingson an apology and
thanked her for coming before the Senate. Senator Ragsdale
seconded. Amendment passed.

Motion carried.

b. Revision of the 2005-2006 Senate Board and Committee


Assignments
No changes were made.

c. Opening of the 2005-2006 Engineering Seat B


Senator Driscoll moved, Senator Tartaglia seconded, to open the
seat to close on Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. This is the seat vacated by
Senator Bickett. Motion carried.

d. Report of the Elections Board Chair


Elections Board Chair Katie Babcock delivered her report orally.

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e. Report of the Speaker of the Senate


The Speaker delivered her report orally. She announced that the
Engineering Seat A application deadline will need to be ex-
tended again due to a printing error with the Sagebrush. The
guest speaker will be Russ Meyer from food services.

5. REPORT OF THE ASUN COMMITTEE CHAIRS


a. Sarah Ragsdale, Student Services Committee
Senator Ragsdale delivered her report orally. The Committee
will meet next Tuesday. The Committee had a lot of response to
the Safety Walk and the alcohol policy. Legislation is on the
agenda about Buildings and Grounds sitting on the Student
Events Advisory Board.

b. Maria Urbina, Legislative Lobbying Committee


Senator Urbinia delivered her report orally.

c. Lindsey Lee, Academic Affairs Committee


Senator Lee delivered her report orally. Next meeting is on Oct.
18, 7:30 p.m.

d. Mario Ponzio, Administration and Finance Committee


Senator Ponzio delivered his report orally. The first meeting was
yesterday. The Committee is looking at how student credit fees
are being spent. Next meeting is Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

e. Travis Anderson, Rules and Actions Committee


Senator Anderson delivered his report orally. The next meeting
is Wednesday at 4:10 p.m. The Committee has been tasked with
looking over the constitution and reconciling two versions of the
document and all amendments.

6. ASUN PRESIDENT
a. Report of the President
President Champagne delivered his report orally.

b. Revision of the 2005-2006 Operating Board Budget


This item was stricken.

c. Approval of the September 26 ,2005 Special Requests


i. Circle K ($920.00)
ii. Dance Team ($878.38)
Senator Worthington moved, Senator Ponzio seconded, to ap-
prove the items en bloc. Motion carried, with Senator Ragsdale
abstaining.

7. ASUN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT


Without objection, action on Items a and b was postponed to the next
Senate meeting.
a. Revision of the 2005-2006 Publication Board by-laws
b. Approval of the Policy for the ASUN Publication
Board Racks
September 28, 2005 53

c. Report of the Executive Vice President


The Speaker delivered the report of the Executive Vice Presi-
dent in his absence.

8. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS


a. Approval of the September 23, 2005 Clubs and Organi-
zation Board Actions, Approval of ASUN Recognition
and Semester Club Funding ($50.00) for new and re-
turning clubs/organizations
Senator Ponzio moved, Senator Urbina seconded, to approve the
actions en bloc. Senator Lee asked about Perkins for Governor.
The club withdrew its paperwork. Senator OBryant asked about
the Pack Patriot and whether or not it has been a recognized
club before. Vice President Sweder said that it has been. Motion
carried.

b. Approval of the September 23, 2005 Budget Requests


i. REALLOCATION: Summer Training ($332.60)
ii. REALLOCATION: Club Fair ($22.93)
iii. Windshield Repair ($140.00)
Senator Lee moved, Senator Shirley seconded, to approve the
requests en bloc. Vice President Sweder delivered a report on
the items. Motion carried.

c. Report of the Vice President for Clubs and Organiza-


tions
Vice President Sweder delivered her report orally. 125 clubs
have filed their paperwork. She will be sitting on SUAB tomor-
row. The Board will meet Oct. 7, 1 p.m., JTSU 245. Paperwork
must be in Friday to be considered at that meeting.

9. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMMING


a. Approval of the September 27, 2005 Programming
Board actions
Senator Shirley moved, Senator Anderson seconded, to approve
the actions en bloc. Vice President Naughton delivered a report
on the items.

Senator Ragsdale asked why the charity was changed on Item


iv. Vice President Naughton said that a participant was in-
volved with someone who has M.S.

Senator Blamire asked why the Board didnt do Item vi up at


Tahoe and why a bus is being chartered instead of taking the
vans. Vice President Naughton said that students werent back
yet for the Tahoe Shakespeare Festival and the experience is
better for students on the bus. Senator Blamire thought this is a
waste of money to go see something that happens regionally. If
the ASUN vans were utilized, a lot of money could be saved.
Senator Ponzio said that the Oregon Shakespearean Festival is
more renowned than the one at Tahoe.
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Senator Blamire said he was questioning spending this money


for an off-campus event. This is not what the programming is
for.

Senator Blamire moved to divide the question and consider


Items vi and xvi each separately. Senator Driscoll seconded. Mo-
tion carried.

The motion to approve the actions en bloc, with Items vi and xvi
excluded, carried.

vi. Revisit: Oregon Shakespearean Festival ($4,170.00)


Senator Ponzio moved, Senator Hill seconded, to approve
Item vi. Senator Blamire said that the Senate is becoming
a rubber stamp. The Senate is sending 50 people to Oregon
for $5,000. We need to look at the cost. This is something a
club should do, not Programming.

Senator Ponzio said this is a sizable thing for a club to put


on alone. This is a great idea, because it opens up the ex-
perience to students who can pay $25.

Senator OBryant asked if this has been done in the past.


Vice President Naughton said no. Senator OBryant
thought this would be an opportunity to do another tail-
gate instead. President Champagne said that similar
things have been done, but never to Ashland, Oregon.

Senator Shirley asked if the setup has already been done.


Vice President Naughton said that planning and publicity
are being worked on, but publicity has been a problem with
Inkblot.

Vice President Naughton said there is a cancellation clause


in the contract for the charter bus.

Senator Hill said he had looked into taking this trip last
year, but doing it on his own was too difficult. This is a
good opportunity for students to be exposed to this.

Senator Blamire asked why not hold the play at UNR. He


felt there is no reason to exclude many people.

Senator Anderson asked for a reporting of how much


money in the Programming Boards budget has been spent.
Vice President Naughton reported that $35,586.47 has
been spent and that $36,059.19 is left to be allocated.

Senator Ponzio said $5,000 isnt enough to bring the play


on campus.
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President Champagne said that Vice President Naughtons


numbers do not match the budget. He also asked when the
publicity for Inkblot is to be out. Vice President Naughton
said that Scott is meeting with Chelsea and that it can be
up tomorrow.

Senator Blamire said that $5,000 is a sizeable chunk of the


budget.

Senator Shirley asked what would happen if 50 tickets


were not sold. Vice President Naughton said that the
Board would still incur the full cost.

Senator Hill moved the previous question. Senator Lee sec-


onded. The previous question was ordered.

The motion to approve Item vi carried.

xvi. Sexual Health Awareness Week: General


($2,800.00)
Senator Ponzio moved, Senator Ragsdale seconded, to ap-
prove Item xvi.

Senator Blamire said that certain things being done just


are not necessary. The Senate needs to be more responsible
with its money. He asked that if they want to do a ground-
breaking, large event, will there be money for it.

Vice President Naughton reported that the Pine Lounge is


not available and that the Board wanted to try a different
venue.

Senator Ponzio said that the event location is on the shut-


tle route, so there will be increased traffic. He believes that
this is a justified expense.

Senator Blamire questioned the time the event is to be


held. He asked if the event can be done another week to
avoid the cost of a tent and heater. Vice President Naugh-
ton said that the appeal for doing it on the week scheduled
is World AIDS Day is that Friday.

Senator Lee said that different audiences would be reached


by holding the events at a different venue. This request
should be passed.

Senator Anderson asked if there has been an effort to get


other sexual health groups to sponsor. Vice President
Naughton said that Planned Parenthood has always
worked with Flipside. Others have as well. All that have
been contacted are willing to get involved. Senator Ander-
son asked why do they not help out with money. Vice
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President Naughton said that they had never been ap-


proached in that manner.

Senator Hill asked if the cost for the tent was for five days.
Vice President Naughton said yes, but it could be cut back
to fewer days. The other venues, however, are being used.

Senator Blamire questioned what would be done for a


week. He felt there was a minimal amount of programming
to warrant a week-long activity. Vice President Naughton
said the Board has not determined specifically what it will
do. Some tentative activities have been planned.

Senator Ragsdale asked if the propane figure to heat is for


just during the events. Vice President Naughton said yes.

Senator Driscoll asked if the cost figure for heating was a


fixed cost. Vice President Naughton said it was an esti-
mate.

Bill Hamma, a member from the public, asked what Sexual


Olympics is. Vice President Naughton answered the ques-
tion. It was to promote discussion about sexuality, that it
can be expressed. It was to put fun into a serious topic.

Senator Anderson asked if the duration of the events could


be cut back as a way to cut down the cost. The Speaker be-
lieved so.

Ryan Dyess, a member from the public, asked some ques-


tions about the tent. He asked why the tents owned by
ASUN could not be used. Vice President Naughton said the
size of the event is what matters and that they need larger
tents.

Senator Anderson moved to postpone action on this item to


next Senate meeting. Senator Driscoll seconded.

Senator OBryant said it will be beneficial for Vice Presi-


dent Naughton to know what is going on before he asks for
Senate approval.

Senator Driscoll said that this will send the message to the
Board to better present their request.

Motion to postpone carried.

The Speaker encouraged senators to attend the Program-


ming Board meeting to give their input.
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b. Report of the Vice President for Programming


Vice President Naughton delivered his report orally. His written
report is attached to the original minutes as Exhibit B. He re-
ported that Programmer Pulido resigned at the last Board meet-
ing.

10. PUBLIC COMMENT


Bill Hamma discussed history and attitudes held by liberals when it
comes to war.

ASUN Director Sandra Rodriguez: This Friday is the deadline for


programs and services to submit their reports to me. Senators will
receive reports around the first of the month. As you make decisions
to fund services, stuff pops up. Gas is now being stolen from the vans.
The policy was to check for use, to fill it up with gas, and to make it
ready to go. People have been siphoning gas from the van. We are
looking to find a solution. The bookstore manager search is on. Please
attend the open forums. I think you are asking the right questions.
Dont look at denying a request as an affront to the other boards.
When you ask questions, it gets information out to the public. I would
challenge senators to try to debate the opposite side of issues in the
spirit of helping senators to grow. When you come to this table, Id
like you to ask serious questions that you have never happened
before. This is supposed to be an open and honest discussion. I
appreciate it when there is discussion. Now there is incentive to push
the Oregon Shakespearean Festival. If a measure passes, regardless
of your vote, I ask that you support it.

11. REMARKS
President Champagne apologized for the temperature in Senate
Chambers. Apparently Buildings and Grounds cannot control the
temperature in this room. He went to the RHA retreat this weekend.
The RHA president is in attendance at these Senate meetings. He
expects everyone to be at the groundbreaking ceremony for the New
Student Union. Everyone will be paying quite a bit of money, so the
senators all should be there.

Senator Ragsdale said there has been a huge mix-up in Inkblot with
the Senate shirts. Their work on their computers appears to have
been lost. We are back to the drawing board.

Senator DelaCruz said she wanted to talk with Liberal Arts senators
to plan a college meeting time.

Vice President Naughton said the groundbreaking ceremony is at


6:30 p.m., and Senators will be joined by regents, administration,
students and clubs.

Senator Hill said he cannot make the new student union retail
committee meeting. Senator Ragsdale will go in his place.
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The Speaker said she sent out a legislation index. Some peoples e-
mails are still getting bounced back and they need to take care of that
issue with President Champagne.

12. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the Senate, the
Speaker declared that the Senate stand adjourned at 7:07 p.m.

SEAN MCDONALD,
Secretary of the Senate.

MICHELLE BARTHULY,
Speaker of the Senate.

Approved Oct. 5, 2005.


October 5, 2005
Ingersoll Senate Chambers, JTSU
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
The Senate was called to order at 5:31 p.m., Speaker Barthuly,
presiding; Sean McDonald, secretary. Senators Ackley, Anderson,
Blamire, Brotman, Cassell, DelaCruz, Driscoll, Hill, Lee, OBryant,
Ponzio, Ragsdale, Shirley, Tartaglia, Tomco, Urbina, White and
Worthington were present. Senator Henry was tardy excused. A
quorum was present.

2. AUDIENCE INTRODUCTION
The audience consisted of Russ Meyer, Chris von Glahn, Jordan
Butler, Katie Babcock, Ryan Dyess, Jared Hostmeyer, Brian Duggan,
Brendon Lund and Sandy Rodriguez. The sign in sheet is attached to
the original minutes as Exhibit A.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Senate and audience members were given the opportunity to
participate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

4. ASUN SPEAKER OF THE SENATE


a. Adoption of the September 28, 2005 ASUN Senate Min-
utes
Senator Lee moved, Senator Cassell seconded, to approve the
minutes as submitted. Senator Worthington moved an amend-
ment to correct several spelling errors. Senator Urbina sec-
onded. Amendment passed. Motion carried.

b. Revision of the 2005-2006 Senate Board and Committee


Assignments
Senator Henry moved, Senator Ragsdale seconded, to move
Senator Henry to the Publications Board in place of the Clubs
and Organizations Board. Motion carried.

c. Opening of the 2005-2006 Programming Board Admini-


stration Chair
Senator Lee moved, Senator Tartaglia seconded, to open the seat
to close on Oct. 21. Jocelyn Pulidos letter of resignation was
read into the record. It is attached to the original minutes at
Exhibit B. Motion carried.

d. Extending the deadline of the 2005-2006 Engineering


Seat A
Senator Driscoll, Senator Henry seconded, to extend the dead-
line to Oct. 13. Motion carried.

e. Opening of the 2005-2006 Engineering Seat B


This item was stricken. Action was previously taken on this
item.

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f. Report of the Elections Board Chair: Katie Babcock


Katie Babcock, Elections Board Chair, delivered her report
orally. President Champagne thanked the Chair for her hard
work. Vice President Sweder commented about the apparent in-
terest the Board is receiving.

g. Report of the Speaker of the Senate


The guest speakers were heard under this item. Russ Meyer,
Associate Director of Residential Life, Housing and Food Ser-
vices and Chris von Glahn, Resident District Manager for
Chartwells, delivered a presentation before the Senate. A copy
the presentation materials is attached to the original minutes as
Exhibit C.

The Speaker delivered her report orally. She discussed taking


pictures of the senators for the information board outside the
Senate Chambers. She wants each senator to meet with her on
an individual basis.

5. REPORT OF THE ASUN COMMITTEE CHAIRS


a. Sarah Ragsdale, Student Services Committee
Senator Ragsdale delivered her report orally. The Committee
met last night. It considered legislation regarding the Student
Events Advisory Board. The Safety Walk is scheduled for next
week, Thursday at 5:30 p.m. People should meet at the Student
Services Building. The member at large, Joe Neilson, is working
on changes to the alcohol policy. He is looking into legal issues.
The Committee will consider a draft update to the policy.

b. Maria Urbina, Legislative Lobbying Committee


Senator Urbina delivered her report orally. The next meeting is
Oct. 12 at 9 a.m., location to be announced. Agendas will be out
tomorrow.

c. Lindsey Lee, Academic Affairs Committee


Senator Lee delivered her report orally.

d. Mario Ponzio, Administration and Finance Committee


Senator Ponzio delivered his report orally. The next meeting is
Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m., Getchell Library. Legislation will be coming
out of the committee in the next month.

e. Travis Anderson, Rules and Actions Committee


Senator Anderson delivered his report orally. The Committee
met today in an informational session on what has happened in
the past few years regarding the ASUN Constitution. The Com-
mittee will meet again in two weeks.

6. ASUN PRESIDENT
a. Report of the President
President Champagne delivered his report orally. He asked for a
Liberal Arts senator to follow up on a constituent concern. Legal
October 5, 2005 61

counsel reported on the Safe Ride Program. A few changes will


need to be made. The bookstore manager search is continuing.
He encouraged senators to go to the open forums.

b. Revision of the 2005-2006 Operating Budget


Senator Worthington moved, Senator Tomco seconded, to ap-
prove the Boards action on the budget. President Champagne
delivered a report on the item. Senator Ragsdale asked why the
Publications money was cut. President Champagne said that the
program had not started yet and it could be reallocated in the
future. Motion carried.

c. Approval of the October 3, 2005 Special Requests


1. American Choral Directors Association
($4,411.32)
2. Sagebrush Conference ($6,000.00)
Senator Driscoll moved, Senator Tartaglia seconded, to approve
the actions en bloc. President Champagne delivered a report on
the items.

Senator Henry moved an amendment to change the total grant


approved to $3812.25 due to a calculation error at the Board.
Senator Anderson seconded. Senator Blamire discussed the
Boards reasoning in funding. Senator Hill asked if Sagebrush
would be paying the Board back for this expense. President
Champagne said no. Senator Ponzio said that he felt it was un-
fair for Sagebrush to receive this much money and that it was
unfair that Sagebrush be exempt from the policies. President
Champagne said that the item normally would not come out of
the special requests line item, but the timeline required it.

The Speaker announced that the amendment was not in order


because there was no calculation error.

Senator Ponzio said that he would recommend compensating for


this expense when the Board reallocates additional monies.

Motion carried.

d. Programming Requests
1. Dance Co-Op ($3,000.00)
2. Mecha ($1,500.00)
Senator Ponzio moved, Senator Driscoll seconded, to approve the
actions en bloc. President Champagne delivered a report on the
item. Senator Blamire thought Item 6(d)(1) would be a good
thing for the Programming Board to do. Motion carried.

7. ASUN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT


a. Revision of the 2005-2006 Publication Board by-laws
Senator Henry moved, Senator Tartaglia seconded, to approve
the action. Executive Vice President McKnight delivered a re-
port on the item. Motion carried.
62 October 5, 2005

b. Approval of the Policy for the ASUN Publication


Board Racks
This item was stricken.

c. Report of the Executive Vice President


Executive Vice President McKnight delivered his report orally.

8. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS


a. Report of the Vice President for Clubs and Organiza-
tions
Vice President Sweder delivered her report orally.

9. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMMING


a. Approval of the October 4, 2005 Programming Board
actions
Items 4, 8, and 22-24 were stricken.

Vice President Naughton and Programmer Serena Huntington


delivered a report on the items.

Senator Driscoll expressed concerns about the content of some of


the activities for the Sexual Health Week. Programmer Hunt-
ington said that the event would be closed off to prevent images
from being seen by those who may disapprove of them.

Senator Hill expressed concerns about some legal issues related


to the Sexual Health Week.

Executive Vice President McKnight asked about the debates.


Programmer Huntington said the debate will be structured.

Senator Ragsdale was concerned about the educational value of


some of the items included in the Sexual Health activities.

Senator Blamire asked about the purpose of the Sexual Health


week because he felt that some of the events had little education
value and that most of the events were fun events. Vice Presi-
dent Naughton said that most of the activities were about
awareness and to make people comfortable. Programmer Hunt-
ington defended that the activities had educational components
and that they are not just being held for fun.

Senator Anderson asked about expected attendance for the Sex-


ual Health week. The Board expects around 200 students per
event.

Senator Hill expressed concerns about the image this event


might give and the point of the whole week. He believed it was
about sexual health awareness and did not understand how
some activities tied into that theme. He further expressed con-
cerns about the media showing this event in a negative light.
October 5, 2005 63

Vice President Naughton believed that the Board is providing a


forum to explore these concepts. He also said that the Michael
Moore event caused people to ask questions about their beliefs,
and he believes that this event does that.

Senator Anderson expressed concerns about what is educational


on the Sexual Health week.

Senator Urbina asked about the times for the events on the
Sexual Health week.

Senator Blamire thought this is different than Michael Moore in


its scope and content. He believed that the Boards effort was
not high enough for this event to warrant the spending.

Senator Hill asked the Programming Board to consider the age-


sensitive content which could actually discourage students from
attending the event.

Senator Tartaglia believed that the Board should do a better job


of being more specific as to what would actually happen at the
events and to not use sexually explicit or vague titles.

Senator OBryant thinks the Board is doing a good job to deal


with the ideological dichotomy on campus. He believes that
there are events for everyone during this week, from people who
are open about their sexuality to those who are closed about it.

Senator White suggested that the Board consider what some


outside organizations would present at the event. Public health
organizations would have good information, but businesses like
Romantic Sensations could provide questionable information.

Programmer Huntington did not like senators comments that


this would be a half-assed event. She believed that a lot of
planning and effort and consideration has gone into this week
and it will be a worthwhile event for the students.

The unfinished business was on the postponed action from the prior
Senate meeting [Item 9(a)(xvi), Sept. 27, 2005; Item 9(a)(3), Oct. 3,
2005].

Senator Driscoll moved an amendment to increase the budget to


$2,630.00. Senator Lee seconded. Senator Hill believed senators
should consider how constituents would feel about this event and the
amount of money being spent. Amendment passed.

Senator Blamire said the reasoning behind the postponement of


action was to give the Board more time to better schedule the events
and get the best use out of the tent. Senator Driscoll believed this
event should be approved to see how events will work at the north
location on campus.
64 October 5, 2005

Vice President Sweder asked the Senate to consider the staff Flipside
has to work with. Remember that these people are students first and
programmers second.

Senator Ragsdale said she talked with constituents, and as health


majors this week is an important week because the information is
worth being shared with students.

Senator Tartaglia asked for clarification about the HIV testing.

Senator Anderson did not know why the events schedule could not be
condensed further. He said that senators are having problems with
the spending which will reach only a small portion of students.
Programmer Huntington said that 27 separate events will be held
during this week and she asked senators to consider varying sched-
ules.

Vice President Naughton did not understand the worry about spend-
ing. The Board has about $43,000 left to allocate and spend on
programming, and there are few events left to program after this
point in the semester.

Senator Lee commented that spreading out the events will reach the
most events.

Programmer Huntington reiterated that the cost for the tent for the
entire week is fixed and cutting another day will not save any money.

Senator Tartaglia praised the Board for their work and asked rhetori-
cally whether or not senators have ever helped with programming.

Vice President Sweder did not believe it is a senators job to help


Flipside with their events. If senators do want to help they should,
but it is not required of them.

Senator Cassell said the Senate could be inconsiderate of the pro-


grammers schedules and order that the event be condensed, or the
senate could be understanding of that and allow the event to be
scheduled as it is. There being no financial benefit to condensing the
week, she would support the request.

Programmer Huntington commented that the Senate has approved


spending on a much larger order for tailgates, which are for a single
day. The entire weeks funding request is less than the spending on a
single tailgate.

Senator DelaCruz asked about the cost of the quilt. Programmer


Huntington said that the Board would not be expending money for
that item.

On the unfinished business, the motion as amended carried.


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Senator Driscoll moved to approve Items 5-7, 9-16, and 18-21 en


bloc. Senator Henry seconded. Senator Driscoll noted that 7 of
the 16 events had no cost, so he had no problem voting for them.
He asked about the changes in the movie prices.

Programmer Huntington said that the price noted on the agenda


was incorrect. Vice President Naughton said the Board was still
looking into the rights to show the movies.

Motion carried.

Senator Henry moved to approve Item 17. Senator Ragsdale sec-


onded.

Executive Vice President McKnight believes this is a worthy


event.

Senator Hill thought that people should not be exposed to some-


thing they do not want to be.

Senator Driscoll thought that this item should be approved due


to the effort the Board has put in to it and the cost is negligible.

Senator Lee said, while she is not comfortable with some of the
topics, that this is a good event. She asked the Board consider
some of the content.

Senator Driscoll said that sex is not politically correct and it is


personal. The point of the event is to push ones boundaries as to
how they feel about discussing sex.

Senator Hill believed that there is a level that is best tailored for
the student body and not the public at large. He felt that some of
the events would discourage students from attending the events.

Senator Urbina said that there are several activities included


besides the fun components that will reach out to students. We
are not forcing people to attend these events.

Senator White asked if he could make a motion to remove cer-


tain items from the program. The Speaker believed that no for-
mal action should be taken in that manner, but that a recom-
mendation to the Programming Board would be appropriate.

Senator Hill asked how the Board will know about the Senates
wishes.

Senator Blamire moved the previous question. Senator Driscoll


seconded. The previous question was ordered.
66 October 5, 2005

Motion carried.

Senator Driscoll moved to approve Items 1 and 2. Senator


Ponzio seconded. Vice President Naughton delivered a report on
the items. Senator Driscoll asked what the generator was for.
Naughton said that power was not available at the location the
event is to be held. Motion carried.

b. Report of the Vice President for Programming


Vice President Naughton delivered his report orally.

10. PUBLIC COMMENT


Serena Huntington, Programmer, discussed the movie series and she
appreciated senators helping out with events.

ASUN Director Sandy Rodriguez commented about her report to the


Senate. She also pointed out that the Speaker should correct senators
in their motion making and maintaining proper decorum in the
Chambers. She asked the Secretary to maintain proper decorum and
to convey corrections through the Speaker.

11. REMARKS
Vice President Sweder expressed her thanks to several senators and
programmers for their hard work.

Senator Urbina said that the senators did a good job during discus-
sion but they should choose their words wisely. When this body votes
to approve an event, the whole body should support it in the end.

Senator DelaCruz expressed her thanks to the Programming Board.

Senator Henry asked senators to come out and support the volleyball
team.

Senator OBryant reported he went to the parking services meeting


today. He passed on that there is a free roadside assistance service on
campus.

Senator Lee asked when the College Advisory Board is meeting.

Senator Hill thanked Programmer Huntington for her hard work, and
to not take any of the discussion at Senate personally. He also
encouraged senators to really consider their votes and to consider
what their constituents would like.

The Speaker said that the guest speakers appreciated the thank you
cards that were sent out. The senators polo shirts are $31 a piece.
She is requesting for additional funding from Fiscal to mitigate the
costs. The design will go to someone else because Inkblot is really
busy. She commented about the Sagebrushs lack of coverage about
homecoming week.
October 5, 2005 67

The Secretary apologized for not exercising proper decorum in the


Senate. He said he would be more careful in the future.

12. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the Senate, the
Speaker declared that the Senate stand adjourned at 8:27 p.m.

SEAN MCDONALD,
Secretary of the Senate.

MICHELLE BARTHULY,
Speaker of the Senate.

Approved Oct. 12, 2005.


October 12, 2005
Ingersoll Senate Chambers, JTSU
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
The Senate was called to order at 5:30 p.m., Speaker Barthuly,
presiding; Sean McDonald, secretary. Senators Ackley, Anderson,
Brotman, Cassell, DelaCruz, Driscoll, Henry, Hill, Lee (Proxy Micaela
Schmanski), Ponzio, Ragsdale, Tartaglia, Tomco, Urbina and Wor-
thington were present. Senator Blamire was tardy excused. Senators
OBryant and White were tardy unexcused. Senator Shirley was
absent excused. A quorum was present.

2. AUDIENCE INTRODUCTION
The audience consisted of Rita Laden, Erin Fitzsimons Ben Hoffman,
Katie Babcock, Jake Sunderland, Jake Vela, Ryan Dyess, Chris
Jones, Jordan Butler, Tommy Lee and Sandra Rodriguez. The sign in
sheet is attached to the original minutes as Exhibit A.;

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Senate and audience were given the opportunity to participate in
the Pledge of Allegiance.

4. ASUN SPEAKER OF THE SENATE


a. Adoption of the October 5, 2005 ASUN Senate Minutes
Senator Driscoll moved to approve the minutes as corrected.
Senator Anderson seconded. Motion carried.

b. Approval of the 2005-2006 Elections Board Members


Senator Worthington moved, Senator Henry seconded, to ap-
prove the appointments. Elections Board Chair Katie Babcock
introduced the candidates. They are Jake Sunderland, Ben
Hoffman and Jake Vela. Senator Ragsdale expressed that the
Chair did good job. Motion carried.

Senator Urbina asked what the Board would start doing now
that it has its membership approved. The Chair said the Board
would be making sure electronic voting would be taken care of,
and that there would be an added focus on publicity.

Without objection, Item 4(d) was taken up at this point

c. Opening of the 2005-2006 Judicial Board Seats


Senator Driscoll moved, Senator Ragsdale seconded, to open one
regular seat and two alternate seats to close on Oct. 27. Motion
carried.

d. Guest Speaker: Erin Fitzsimons: Topic will be RTC


and Students access
Without objection, this Item was taken up after Item 4(b). Erin
Fitzsimons of the Regional Transportation Commission deliv-

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ered information to the Senate. She reported that the Sierra


Spirit route now covers stops on campus. It is a free service.

e. Report of the Elections Board Chair: Katie Babcock


No report.

f. Report of the Speaker of the Senate


The Speaker delivered her report. A few constituents contacted
her to give information to senators.

5. REPORT OF THE ASUN COMMITTEE CHAIRS


a. Sarah Ragsdale, Student Services Committee
Senator Ragsdale delivered her report. The safety walk was last
night and went well. The Committee was surprised by the lack
of handicapped accessibility. She thanked the participants. The
Committee will be considering legislation about crosswalk safety
on Sierra Street. Next meeting is Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

b. Maria Urbina, Legislative Lobbying Committee


Senator Urbina delivered her report. She apologized for misfil-
ing the agenda. The Committee will meet next Wednesday at 9
a.m. She expressed that Senator Driscoll did a good job on the
Committees minutes.

c. Lindsey Lee, Academic Affairs Committee


Proxy Schmanski delivered the report.

d. Mario Ponzio, Administration and Finance Committee


Senator Ponzio delivered his report. The Committee had a good
meeting last night. A large issue is student accessibility during
construction. The Committee will also discuss eastward expan-
sion. President Champagne recommended having John Walsh
come before the Committee to explain the plans to deal with ac-
cess disruptions during the expansion.

e. Travis Anderson, Rules and Actions Committee


Senator Anderson delivered his report. The next meeting is Oct.
19 at 4:10 p.m. Location to be determined.

6. ASUN PRESIDENT
a. Report of the President
President Champagne delivered his report. About $2,000 was
donated in bookstore inventory for students displaced by Hurri-
cane Katrina; five students received this relief. A selection for
the new bookstore manager should be made by next week. The
Fiscal Allocations Board will be considering changes to its fund-
ing policies at the next meeting. The University has purchased a
software package for students to build a digital portfolio online.
The Core Curriculum department is looking for ways to get stu-
dent input. The Student Union Green Committee is meeting Fri-
day at 11 a.m. He expressed thanks for those who attended the
New Student Groundbreaking Ceremony. He also asked sena-
70 October 12, 2005

tors to make a commitment to attend football games. He also


asked them to not get ridiculously drunk at the athletic events.
It does not reflect well on ASUN.

b. Revision of the 2005-2006 Operating Budget


Senator Henry moved, Senator Ponzio seconded, to approve the
Boards action. President Champagne delivered a report from
the Board. He explained the changes the Board made to the
budget. He said that an error was made on the Sound Techs line
and that an amendment would need to be made. Executive Vice
President McKnight asked about amending the Executive line
item for next years retreat. President Champagne said that
could be done in the spring.

Senator Driscoll moved an amendment to lower the sound tech


wages lines so it reads $9,441.00, and to move the remainder
to uncommitted. Senator Hill seconded. Amendment passed.

Motion carried.

c. Approval of the October 10, 2005 Special Requests


1. UNR Logistics Council (UNLC) ($1,500)
2. Roller Hockey Club ($6,500.00)
Senator Ponzio moved, Senator Anderson seconded, to approve
the Boards actions en bloc. President Champagne delivered a
report from the Board. Senator Hill asked what the Roller
Hockey Clubs original request was. President Champagne said
it was for $6,280.00. Senator Hill asked how many members are
on the team. A member from the audience said it is at 12 right
now, but about 30 will try out for the team.

Motion carried.

7. ASUN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT


a. Report of the Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President McKnight delivered his report. His
written report is attached to the original minute as Exhibit B.
Publications will be able to use the distribution racks without
any ASUN policy or interference. He also delivered an update
from the Brushfire editor.

8. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS


a. Report of the Vice President for Clubs and Organiza-
tions
Vice President Sweder delivered her report. The club retreat is
on Oct. 16 in the JTSU. Clubs will discuss problems they are en-
countering.
October 12, 2005 71

b. Approval of the October 7, 2005 Clubs and Organiza-


tions Board Actions: Approval of ASUN Recognition
and Semester Club Funding ($50.00) for new and re-
turning clubs/organizations:
Senator Worthington moved, Senator Urbina seconded, to ap-
prove the Boards actions en bloc. Vice President Sweder deliv-
ered a report from the Board.

Senator Henry asked why some clubs were failed. Vice President
Sweder said that the Board questioned the validity of the clubs
application.

Senator Urbina commented that Items 21-29 were brought to


the Board by the same 10 people. The constitutions also did not
provide enough substance for the Board to approve the clubs.

Senator Blamire asked why the Board even wasted its time to
consider the clubs. Senator Ragsdale said the proper paperwork
was filed so the Board had to consider them. Senator Tartaglia
said that some actions for clubs were postponed because of pa-
perwork issues.

Vice President Sweder said she did not feel uncomfortable for
the Board to deny recognition of the club seeking recognition
was not worthy. She also believed that these are the first clubs
to be denied recognition in a long time. Senator Urbina clarified
that the Board did not deny recognition based solely on the
Board not liking the club. A club must have a true purpose.

President Champagne said that this issue comes down to being


good stewards of the students money. If students are trying to
abuse the system, the Board should approve the recognition
without funding. He believed that the Board would get into un-
stable ground if it starts making decisions about what is a good
club and what is not.

ASUN Director Rodriguez commented that unless the Board can


show what provision of the Boards bylaws a club did not meet,
the club must be approved.

Senator Driscoll said that the Board felt the people seeking rec-
ognition were trying to abuse the system. For example, the clubs
could have the ASUN vans tied up for an entire semester. Sena-
tor Ragsdale was concerned about abuse of other ASUN re-
sources, not the funding.

Senator Tomco said that the system is open for abuse, but there
are people who legitimately setup more than one club. He also
does not believe that there should be limits on how many clubs
one person can organize.
72 October 12, 2005

Vice President Sweder said that the resources are for a clubs
ability to succeed. She said Senator Driscoll asked whether or
not the clubs would have nine different meetings. She also com-
mented that the nine clubs in question had the same executive
officers with some minor changes.

President Champagne asked if any of the club members were


notified that Senate would be taking final action. Vice President
Sweder said that the clubs were properly notified about that
fact. Senator Ragsdale said she went to one of the clubs meet-
ings and asked the person to come to the Senate meeting.

Motion carried.

c. Approval of ASUN Recognition and Semester Club


Funding ($40.00) for returning clubs/organizations
Senator Ragsdale moved, Senator Henry seconded, to approve
the Boards actions en bloc. Vice President Sweder delivered a
report from the Board.

Senator OBryant asked why some clubs are not receiving $50.
Vice President Sweder said that the Boards bylaws provide for
decreasing the funding made available for returning clubs. It is
essentially an incentive to get paperwork turned in quickly.

Senator Tomco asked why Greek organizations are granted rec-


ognition and what purpose it serves. Vice President Sweder said
that by being ASUN recognized, organizations can use services
without or at minimal cost. Senator Driscoll said his fraternity
seeks ASUN recognition to be able to use the services.

Senator Tomco asked if clubs are allowed to deny membership.


Vice President Sweder read from the Boards bylaws, section
430.1. She said that some groups are exempt from discrimina-
tion policies under Title IX. Senator Tomco asked if there is a
reason a club could deny him membership. Senator Hill said
that organizations are given significant latitude to choose their
membership based on other criteria. Vice President Sweder said
it is the same kind of exemption that honor societies have.

Senator Tomco believed that ASUN should not allow member-


ship-based discrimination. Senator OBryant said that not every
student can be a member of some organizations simply because
they are not eligible for membership. Senator Ackley said that
this is meant to help students gather together. Senator Tomco
said that for him it is a question of resources. Executive Vice
President McKnight was curious as to how many organizations
have selective membership.

Senator Anderson believed that there is some confusion as to


what Title IX exempts. He said that organizations do have the
right to be selective in their membership.
October 12, 2005 73

Motion carried.

d. Approval of ASUN Clubs and Organizations Name


Changes
Senator Henry moved, Senator Tartaglia seconded, to approve
the Boards actions en bloc. Vice President Sweder delivered a
report from the Board. Motion carried.

e. Approval of Budget Requests:


1. Gas Caps ($100.00)
Senator Henry moved, Senator White seconded, to approve the
Boards action. Vice President Sweder delivered a report from
the Board. Motion carried.

9. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMMING


a. Approval of the October 11, 2005 Programming Board
actions
Senator Ponzio moved, Senator Driscoll seconded, to approve the
Boards actions en bloc. Vice President Naughton delivered a re-
port from the Board.

President Champagne asked about the Open Mic Night. He be-


lieves that it is a waste of money because they have not been
successful in the past. Vice President Naughton said he wants to
have signups before the event to be sure there is a demand. If
there is not demand, the event will be cancelled. President
Champagne asked how many people would be enough to war-
rant holding the event. Vice President Naughton was thinking
about 20 people.

Senator Blamire asked for a cost breakdown. It is $350 for food


and drinks and $150 for prizes. Senator Anderson asked how
many people the food is for.

Senator Tomco said that it would be good to have more open mic
nights, but he does not believe it is necessary to spend $500 on
the event. He also thinks the venue is too large to have a nice
atmosphere. He suggested doing the event in the Wolf Perk. Vice
President Naughton said with proper lighting, the Pine Lounge
can have a nice feel to it. He also said that the Wolf Perk can
only hold about 30 people.

Senator Hill asked how many people attend these events. Vice
President Naughton said it varies. Senator Hill stated that he
would like to see the Board spend less money if the turnout is
low.

Senator Blamire moved an amendment to make the budget for


Item 8 $50. Senator Anderson seconded. Senator Blamire be-
lieved that food and prizes will not make the event better. Sena-
tor Ackley agreed. She said that people will come because they
74 October 12, 2005

want to exhibit their music. Senator Anderson said he would


rather see more money be spent on advertising. Senator Henry
said that the event conflicts with senior night for volleyball.

Senator Tomco moved an amendment to the amendment to


stipulate the event be held in the Wolf Perk. Senator Brotman
seconded. Senator Driscoll said that he does not understand the
purpose for moving the event. Senator DelaCruz agreed. She
also believes that the Pine Lounge has a better sound setup.

Senator Hill does not believe this secondary amendment should


not be passed because it does too much micromanaging.

Senator Brotman felt that the Wolf Perk is a more appropriate


location.

Senator OBryant suggested holding events at Waldens Coffee-


house because ASUN would not have to spend money on food.

President Champagne believed the Board can make the decision


as to where the event should be held. He would give the Board
the flexibility to make that decision. Vice President Naughton
understood what was being said. He said that the programmer
would not let a small, unsuccessful event be done. He believed
that the Senate should have faith in the Boards ability to plan
and execute the event. Senator Ragsdale said the Senate has
appointed programmers to program, and the Senate should be
more hands off.

Amendment to the amendment failed.

Senator Driscoll asked if $50 is enough to fund a coffee station


and some cookies. Vice President Naughton said it should be
ample funding for that.

Amendment passed.

Senator Urbina asked if Executive Vice President McKnight


could get Brushfire coverage. Executive Vice President
McKnight said there is an event for the Brushfire.

Motion carried.

b. Report of the Vice President for Programming


Vice President Naughton delivered his report. His written report
is attached to the original minutes as Exhibit C. He thanked
senators for attending the union groundbreaking ceremony. He
commented the Board is excited for being allocated additional
money. He asked senators to tell constituents about the open
administrative chair for Flipside.
October 12, 2005 75

10. PUBLIC COMMENT


ASUN Director Sandra Rodriguez asked the Speaker to list on the
agenda for Programming items not only the amount to be spent, but
the date for the event. She said the Senate should not be approving
events that are fewer than six weeks out. She said that about every
three years the discussion about clubs and organizations comes up.
She said that the senators need to remain vigilant about the clubs
that are approved and the decisions that are made. She said that
Title IX allows for separate but equal organizations and for freedom
of association. She said that some great discussion was brought to the
table. She also noted that if senators are still interested in serving as
mentors to contact the leadership program. President Champagne
said senators should volunteer.

11. REMARKS
Senator DelaCruz asked for Liberal Arts senators to remain after the
meeting.

Senator Blamire asked College of Business senators to remain after


the meeting.

Executive Vice President McKnight asked Liberal Arts senators to


attend the college meeting.

Vice President Naughton said the Programming Board would love to


have senators attend its meetings and to add to the discussion.

Vice President Sweder said that Pizza with the President is tomorrow
in the Wolf Perk. President Lilley is available for questions and
answers.

President Champagne asked senators to represent themselves as


upstanding officers of ASUN at the football game. He also said that if
issues about programming come up, it should be before the event.
When a program is approved, all senators should be supportive of it.
He also suggested that senators be more careful about what they
approve.

The Speaker asked senators to get the word out about the Shake-
speare festival. She thanked several members for attending the
groundbreaking ceremony. She also noted that UNR is ranked
number one for Title IX compliance in womens sports. Next week the
Engineering College senators will be selected. She said that senators
do not have to appoint applicants if senators do not feel they are
qualified.
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12. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the Senate, the
Speaker declared that the Senate stand adjourned at 7:28 p.m.

SEAN MCDONALD,
Secretary of the Senate.

MICHELLE BARTHULY,
Speaker of the Senate.

Approved Oct. 19, 2005.


October 19, 2005
Ingersoll Senate Chambers, JTSU
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
The Senate was called to order at 5:36 p.m., Speaker Barthuly,
presiding; Sean McDonald, secretary. Senators Ackley, Anderson,
Blamire, Brotman, Cassell, Driscoll, Henry (Proxy Hernandez), Hill,
Lee, OBryant, Ponzio, Ragsdale, Shirley, Tartaglia, Tomco, Urbina,
White and Worthington were present. Senator DelaCruz was absent
excused. A quorum was present.

2. AUDIENCE INTRODUCTION
The audience consisted of Ryan Dyess, Sarah Alison-Youel, Jordan
Butler, Michael Morin, Jared Hostmeyer, Thomas Lee, Angelique
Abney and Sandra Rodriguez. The sign in sheet is attached to the
original minutes as Exhibit A.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Flag of the United States was not in the Chambers, so the Senate
and audience were not given the opportunity to participate in the
Pledge of Allegiance.

4. ASUN SPEAKER OF THE SENATE


a. Adoption of the October 12, 2005 ASUN Senate Minutes
Senator Ponzio moved, Senator Tartaglia seconded, to approve
the minutes as submitted. Senator Worthington moved an
amendment to make several grammatical corrections. Senator
Ragsdale seconded. Amendment passed. Motion carried.

b. Guest Speaker: President Lilley


University President John Lilley was available for a question
and answer session before the Senate.

c. Guest Speakers: Chuck Price and New U Architects


Chuck Price, Director of JTSU, delivered a presentation to the
Senate along with architects for the project.

Without objection, Item 6(b) was taken up at this point.

d. Approval of the 2005-2006 Election Board members


This item was stricken.

e. Report of the Elections Board Chair: Katie Babcock


No report.

f. Selection of the 2005-2006 Engineering Seats A and B


The candidates were asked to leave the room while the Senate
developed questions to ask each candidate. Each candidates ap-
plication and supporting materials are attached to the original
minutes as Exhibit B.

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[The following list of questions represents a substantial account


of the questions that were developed. This list was then pared
down.]

Senator Ragsdale: What is the biggest problem in your


college and how would you address
it?
Senator Lee: What would be your priorities and
goals as a senator?
Senator Tartaglia: Why do you believe you are quali-
fied?
Senator Lee: What can you bring to the Senate
that would make it a better body?
Vice President Sweder: Ask them what times they are avail-
able to fit them on a Board. Specific
times for those Boards: Monday at 4
p.m.; Friday at 1 p.m.
Senator Tomco: Ask them about other time commit-
ments.
Senator Urbina: Ask about the commitment they will
make to the body.
Senator Anderson: Do you understand and can you
make the time commitment required
of your position?
Senator Tartaglia: How can you reach out to your con-
stituents?

The candidates were asked to come before the Senate one at a


time for questioning.

Sarah Alison-Youel, for Engineering Seat A, came before the


Senate for questioning.

Ryan Dyess, for Engineering Seat B, came before the Senate for
questioning.

After questioning, the Senate discussed the candidates.

Senator Ragsdale moved to appoint Sarah Alison-Youel to Seat


A. Senator Lee seconded. Senator Lee said that the candidate
knows a lot about her college and that she can get in touch with
her constituents. Senator Anderson concurred. Motion carried.

Senator Anderson moved to appoint Ryan Dyess to Seat B.


Senator Driscoll seconded. Senator Ragsdale said that he seems
to be motivated. Senator Shirley concurred. Senator Driscoll
said that the candidate will be a good asset to the Senate. Mo-
tion carried. Senator Worthington abstained.

After the votes on appointment, the Speaker proceeded to swear


in the senators-elect, Sarah Alison-Youel and Ryan Dyess, as
Senators for the College of Engineering in the Associated Stu-
October 19, 2005 79

dents of the University of Nevada Senate. The senators-elect


took the oath and took their seats at the table.

g. Report of the Speaker of the Senate


The Speaker delivered her report. The Chancellor of the Univer-
sity System will be coming before the Senate to deliver informa-
tion about tuition increases. A representative from the One
Card system will come as well at some point to help senators
get the word out about it. She will attend the meeting on Nov. 2.

5. REPORT OF THE ASUN COMMITTEE CHAIRS


a. Sarah Ragsdale, Student Service Committee
Senator Ragsdale delivered her report. Next meeting is Nov. 1.

b. Maria Urbina, Legislative Lobbying Committee


Senator Urbina delivered her report.

c. Lindsey Lee, Academic Affairs Committee


Senator Lee delivered her report. The last meeting failed to
make quorum. Senator Shirley wanted to know why Senator
Tomco could not make the last meeting. Senator Tomco said he
had a time conflict.

d. Mario Ponzio, Administration and Finance Committee


Senator Ponzio delivered his report.

e. Travis Anderson, Rules and Action Committee


Senator Anderson delivered his report. Senator Ponzio wanted
to express his thanks to Senator Anderson for his work.

The Speaker reminded committee chairs that quorum for a com-


mittee is a majority of the membership.

6. ASUN PRESIDENT
a. Revision of the 2005-2006 Fiscal Allocations Board
Funding Policies
This item was stricken.

b. Approval of the October 17, 2005 Fiscal Allocations


Board Actions
i. UNR Equestrian TeamAnnual Expenses
($6,140.00)
ii. Lambda Chi AlphaOur Big Show ($1,000.00)
iii. SigEp 2005Haunted House ($1,426.30)
iv. IFCAcademic Recognition Luncheon ($300.00)

Without objection, this item was taken up after Item 4(c).

Items ii and iii were stricken.


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Senator Anderson moved, Senator Ponzio seconded, to approve


the Boards actions on Items i and iv. Motion carried. Senator
Hill abstained.

c. Report of the President


President Champagne delivered his report.

7. ASUN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT


a. Report of the Executive Vice President
The Speaker delivered Executive Vice President McKnights re-
port in his absence. His written report is attached to the original
minutes as Exhibit C.

8. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR CLUBS AND ORGANIZA-


TIONS
a. Report of the Vice President for Clubs and Organiza-
tions
Vice President Sweder delivered her report.

9. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMMING


a. Approval of the October 18, 2005 Programming Board
actions
This item was stricken due to problems with the Boards agenda.

b. Report of the Vice President for Programming


The Speaker delivered Vice President Naughtons report in his
absence. His written report is attached to the original minutes
as Exhibit D.

10. LEGISLATION: RC-0506-A: Representation of Building


and Grounds on the Student Events Advisory Board
Senator Ponzio moved to adopt the recommendation with all of the
committee amendments. Senator Lee seconded. Vice President
Sweder delivered a report on the Recommendation on behalf of the
Committee on Student Services, which reported the legislation with
four amendments and a recommendation to pass.

Senator Worthington moved an amendment to insert the sponsoring


organization must in the fifth whereas clause after event. Senator
White seconded. Amendment passed.

Senator Ragsdale moved an amendment to add Ron Zurek, Vice


President for Administration and Finance to the recommendation.
Senator Hill seconded. Amendment passed.

Motion carried.

11. PUBLIC COMMENT


ASUN Director Sandra Rodriguez is concerned that ASUN is going to
have to submit a proposal in writing to keep space it paid for, such as
part of the JTSU. She is worried that no one is looking out for
ASUNs interests. The Senate needs to hold others accountable. There
October 19, 2005 81

is no record of decision making to give to future officers. The Safe


Ride Program delivers an incredibly valuable service. She expressed
her joy that committees are doing actual, real work. She believed that
Dr. Lilley was very impressed with this Senate. She also congratu-
lated and welcomed the two new senators to the Senate. She encour-
aged them to not let the process scare them.

12. REMARKS
Senator OBryant encouraged senators to attend a charity event
sponsored by Barber Johns.

Senator Cassell discussed Delta Delta Deltas philanthropy event.

Senator Anderson believed a subcommittee should be formed to deal


with the low football attendance.

Senator Urbina extended a welcome to the new senators.

Senator Hill apologized for the lack of information that he can report
to the Senate about the union committee he sits on. They are under
confidentiality agreements.

Vice President Sweder thanked the Senate for passing her Recom-
mendation.

13. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the Senate, the
Speaker declared that the Senate stand adjourned at 8:34 p.m.

SEAN MCDONALD,
Secretary of the Senate.

MICHELLE BARTHULY,
Speaker of the Senate.

Approved Oct. 26, 2005.


October 26, 2005
Ingersoll Senate Chambers, JTSU
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
The Senate was called to order at 5:30 p.m., Speaker Barthuly,
presiding; Sean McDonald, secretary. Senators Alison-Youel, Ander-
son, Blamire (Proxy Jordan Slotnik), Brotman, Cassell, DelaCruz,
Driscoll (Proxy Mikel Alvarez), Dyess, Henry, Hill, Lee, OBryant
(Proxy Joe Nielson), Ponzio, Ragsdale, Shirley, Tartaglia, Tomco and
Worthington were present. Senators Ackley, and White were tardy
excused. Senator Urbina was tardy unexcused. A quorum was
present.

2. AUDIENCE INTRODUCTION
The audience consisted of Sandra Rodriguez, Katie Babcock, Chris-
tine Greve, Kamrun Mukta, Breezy Stovall, Jordan Butler, Jared
Hostmeyer and Dan Hamilton. The sign in sheet is attached to the
original minutes as Exhibit A.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Senate and audience were given the opportunity to participate in
the Pledge of Allegiance.

4. ASUN SPEAKER OF THE SENATE


a. Adoption of the October 19, 2005 ASUN Senate Min-
utes.
Senator Anderson moved, Senator Hill seconded, to approve the
minutes as submitted. Under unanimous consent, Senator Wor-
thington offered a correction. Without objection, the correction
was adopted. Motion carried. Proxy Alvarez abstained.

b. Guest Speaker: Provost John Fredrick


Without objection, this Item was skipped and would be taken up
when the Provost arrived. It was taken up after Item 5.

University Provost John Fredrick was available for a question


and answer session before the Senate.

c. Board and Committee Reassignments


Senator Dyess moved to add himself onto the Clubs and Organi-
zations Board and the Committee on Administration and Fi-
nance. Senator Henry seconded. Motion carried.

Senator Worthington moved to place Senator Alison-Youel on


the Fiscal Allocations Board and the Committee on Administra-
tion and Finance. Senator Alison-Youel seconded. Motion car-
ried.

d. Report of the Elections Board Chair: Katie Babcock


Elections Board Chair Katie Babcock delivered her report. The
Board will consider making amendments to the elections stat-

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October 26, 2005 83

utes. The Board is also considering not holding primary elec-


tions.

Bill Hamma, a member of the public, suggested that the Board


consider doing run-off elections.

Senator Lee commented about the Breakaway and campaigning


at that location.

Senator Tomco asked why the campaign spending limits will be


adjusted. Chair Babcock said that some candidates are more
able to campaign on their own, and that the limits are too low.

Vice President Sweder commented that some students use the


primary as their reminder to vote in the general.

e. Report of the Speaker of the Senate


The Speaker delivered her report.

5. REPORT OF THE ASUN COMMITTEE CHAIRS


a. Travis Anderson, Rules and Actions Committee
Senator Anderson delivered his report.

b. Mario Ponzio, Administration and Finance Committee


Senator Ponzio delivered his report. Last meeting did not occur
due to an error in posting the agenda. He asked the new sena-
tors to consider sitting on his committee.

c. Maria Urbina, Legislative Lobbying Committee


Senator Urbina delivered her report. Next meeting is Nov. 9 at 9
a.m.

d. Lindsey Lee, Academic Affairs Committee


Senator Lee delivered her report. The Committee wants to con-
centrate on helping upperclassmen with graduating and under-
standing their DARS. Next meeting is Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the
JTSU Staff Training Room.

e. Sarah Ragsdale, Student Services Committee


Senator Ragsdale delivered her report. She delivered a few clari-
fications to the Sagebrushs reporting. The Committee will also
be considering some legislation soon.

6. ASUN PRESIDENT
a. Revision of the 2005-2006 Fiscal Allocations Board
Funding Policies
This Item was stricken.

b. Approval of the October 24, 2005 Bookstore Requests


1. Wrestling Club ($4,641.95)
Senator Ponzio, Henry, moved to approve the Boards action.
Motion carried.
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c. Approval of the October 24, 2005 Special Requests


1. American Society for Human Engineers Hu-
man Powered Vehicle ($4,000.00)
This Item was stricken. No Board action was taken.

d. Approval of the October 24, 2005 Programming Re-


quests
1. SigEp Haunted House ($560.00) Event Date:
10/28/05
2. Delta Delta Delta Delta House of Pancakes
($1,500.00) Event Date 11/05/05
3. IA Club 10th Annual Cultural Gala ($9,000.00)
Event Date 11/29/05
4. Indian Student Association Diwali ($1,050.00)
Event Date 11/11/05

Senator Lee moved to approve the Boards actions on Items 1, 3


and 4. Senator Henry seconded.

Senator Lee moved an amendment to strike Item 3 from ap-


proval. Senator Henry seconded. Amendment passed.

Senator Dyess asked if an amendment would need to be made to


the agenda since the dollar amounts changed. The Speaker said
that the Senate approves a Boards actions, so no.

Motion carried.

e. Report of the President


President Champagne delivered his report. He asked for a sena-
tor to sit on the Regents Scholar Award committee. Whos Who
nomination applications are out. He also provided an update on
the Fiscal Boards budget. He welcomed Senator Alison-Youel to
the Fiscal Board.

7. ASUN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT


a. Report of the Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President McKnight delivered his report. The
Board failed to meet quorum at its last meeting.

8. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR CLUBS AND ORGANIZA-


TIONS
a. Approval of the October 21 Clubs and Organizations
Board Actions: ASUN Recognition and Semester Club
Funding ($40.00) for returning clubs/organizations:
1. Panhellenic
2. Sierra Nevada Resource Economics Organiza-
tions (SNREO)
3. N.A.C.O.
4. Alpha Phi Sigma
5. Society of Independent Persian Students
October 26, 2005 85

6. Campus Girl Scouts


7. Broadcast Club
8. Student Art Assocation
9. 702 Club (Las Vegas Student Association)
10. UNR Philohr Society

Items 1, 3, 4, 7, 9 and 10 were stricken.

Senator Ponzio moved to approve the Boards actions en bloc.


Senator Tartaglia seconded. Motion carried.

b. Approval of the October 21 Clubs and Organizations


Board Actions: ASUN Recognition and Semester Club
Funding ($50.00) for returning clubs/organizations:
1. Mentor, Inc.
2. ASID Student Chapter
3. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
(SHPE)
4. Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
5. Nye Hall Council
6. Synergy Operations
7. Pi Beta Phi
8. IUPack Scientific Journalism Club
9. West 2nd
10. Celtic Societies
11. UNR Cuisine Club
12. Movie Critics Club
13. Socrates Caf Club
14. Do Nothing Club
15. International Beverage Club
16. American Cartoons Club

Items 1, 2, 8, 9 and 11 were stricken.

Senator Lee moved to approve the Boards actions en bloc. Sena-


tor DelaCruz seconded. Senator Brotman expressed concerns
about action on Item 8 being postponed at the Boards meeting.
Vice President Sweder reported that the postponement will not
affect the organizations approval. Motion carried.

c. Approval of the October 21, 2005 Budget Requests


1. Revisit: Club Retreat (+$704.42)
2. Van Maintenance and Repair ($1,000.00)

Senator Ponzio moved to approve the Boards actions en bloc.


Senator Tartaglia seconded. Motion carried.

d. Report of the Vice President for Clubs and Organiza-


tions
Vice President Sweder delivered her report. The Board will be
meeting tomorrow at 12:20 p.m. Proxy Alvarez wanted to know
86 October 26, 2005

if the Board would consider provisions in its bylaws to prevent


abuse of the system.

9. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMMING


a. Approval of the October 18, 2005 Programming Board
actions
1. Reallocation: Homecoming Royalty (Reallocat-
ing: $40.84)
2. Reallocation: Homecoming Kickoff Lunch (Real-
locating: $87.39)
3. Reallocation: Vandalize the Vandals (Reallocat-
ing: $24.50)
4. Reallocation: Homecoming Band (Reallocating:
$600.00)
5. Reallocation: Homecoming Lunch/Pep Rally
with Athletics (Reallocating: $81.65)
6. Reallocation: New Student Union Groundbreak-
ing ($3,684.75)
7. Reallocation: Wolves Frolic and Bonfire
($393.01)
8. Reallocation: Promotional Items (Reallocating:
$ 1,200.00)
9. Reallocation: Parasailing (Reallocating:
$1,690.00)
10. Revisit: Tailgates (17,306.00)
11. Revisit: Fight for a Cause
12. Revisit: Fight for a Cause Drag show (11/29;
$500.00)
13. Revisit: Visual Display/Pledge to Self- Monday
(11/28; $40.00)
14. Revisit: Visual Display/Pledge to Self- Tuesday
(11/29; $45.00)
15. Revisit: Visual Display Wednesday (11/30;
$60.00)
16. Revisit: Visual Display, Global AIDS Thurs-
day (12/1; $110.00)
17. Revisit: Monday Movie: Moolaade (11/28;
$501.00)
18. Revisit: Tuesday Movie: Sexual Orientation-
All About My Mother (11/29; $125.00)
19. Revisit: Sexual Health Week: General (11/28-
12/2; $3,396.00)
20. Dane Cook Pollstar Request ($20.00)
21. GLBT Movie Series (11/1; $500.00) Event Date
11/01/05
22. HIV Testing (11/28-12/1; $26.00) Event Date
11/28/05 12/1/05

Senator Lee moved to approve the Boards actions on Items 1-9


en bloc. Senator Henry seconded. Motion carried.
October 26, 2005 87

Proxy Alvarez moved to approve the Boards actions on Items 10


and 12-19 en bloc. Senator Ragsdale seconded. Programmer
Huntington delivered a report on the Items. Motion carried.

Senator Tartaglia moved to approve the Boards actions on


Items 21 and 22. Senator Ponzio seconded. Motion carried.

Report of the Vice President for Programming


Programmer Huntington delivered a report in Vice Presidents
Naughtons absence. The Board selected a member to fill a va-
cancy at the last meeting, subject to Senate approval.

10. LEGISLATION: RC-0506-B: Naming of the New Student


Union
This Item was stricken.

11. PUBLIC COMMENT


ASUN Director Sandra Rodriguez encouraged senators to look at the
new union plans in the JTSU Staff Room.

Bill Hamma, a member of the public, discussed attitudes held by


liberals related to communism and the Cold War.

12. REMARKS
President Champagne said that Marie Stewart was hired as the
bookstore manager.

Proxy Alvarez commented it was great to be back to sit at this table.

Senator Urbina apologized for being late. She praised the new
senators for being engaged.

The Secretary announced the quorum requirements for the various


committees.

The Speaker reminded senators to turn in their payroll packets to


Gina by Nov. 1.

13. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the Senate, the
Speaker declared that the Senate stand adjourned at 6:48 p.m.

SEAN MCDONALD,
Secretary of the Senate.

MICHELLE BARTHULY,
Speaker of the Senate.

Approved Nov. 2, 2005.


November 2, 2005
Ingersoll Senate Chambers, JTSU
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
The Senate was called to order at 5:35 p.m., Speaker Barthuly,
presiding; Sean McDonald, secretary. Senators Ackley, Alison-Youel,
Anderson, Blamire, Brotman, Cassell, DelaCruz, Driscoll, Dyess,
Henry (Proxy Nikole Oroszi), Hill, Lee (Proxy Nick Nealon),
OBryant, Ponzio, Ragsdale, Tartaglia, Tomco, White and Worthing-
ton were present. Senator Shirley was tardy excused. Senator Urbina
was absent excused. A quorum was present.

2. AUDIENCE INTRODUCTION
The audience consisted of Rita Laden, Katie Babcock, Jordan Butler,
Penny Leathley, Chuck Price, Shannon Ellis, Dave Hansen, Mikel
Alvarez and Sean McDonald. The sign in sheet is attached to the
original minutes as Exhibit A.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Senate and audience were given the opportunity to participate in
the Pledge of Allegiance.

4. ASUN SPEAKER OF THE SENATE


a. Adoption of the October 26, 2005 ASUN Senate Min-
utes.
Senator Anderson moved, Senator Ponzio seconded, to approve
the minutes as submitted.

Senator Dyess moved an amendment to make the minutes re-


flect the following: Item 8(a), strike 1, 3, 4, 7, 9 and 10. Senator
Ragsdale seconded. Amendment passed.

Senator Dyess moved an amendment to make the minutes re-


flect the following: Item 8(b), strike 1, 2, 8, 9, 11. Senator Wor-
thington seconded. Amendment passed.

Motion carried.

[Note: This motion was reconsidered to add a note that Proxy


Alvarez abstained on a vote on the minutes.] 3

b. Chuck Price and Penny Leathley: One Card System


Chuck Price, Director of the Jot Travis Student Union, and
Penny Leathley delivered to the Senate a presentation on the
One Card System.

3 Bracketed material in original.

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November 2, 2005 89

c. Approval of the 2005-2006 Programming Board Ad-


ministration Chair
Senator Worthington moved, Senator Shirley seconded, to ap-
prove the appointment of Alison Brown to the Administration
Chair for the Programming Board. Motion carried.

d. Report of the Elections Board Chair: Katie Babcock


Elections Board Chair Katie Babcock delivered her report.

e. Revision of the Election Board Statutes


Senator Hill moved, Senator Tartaglia seconded, to adopt the
ASUN Election Statutes as amended.

Senator Brotman recommended that the Board consider lan-


guage to clarify the fining process.

Vice President Naughton pointed out a few clerical errors. He


also suggested that the regulations regarding the take down of
signs be looked into.

Senator Ponzio was concerned that the increase in the spending


limit could discourage some students from running. Chair Bab-
cock believed that the increase will reflect the realistic cost to
campaign.

Senator Driscoll said that striking the clause on the debate


could make it a free for all, and he intended to introduce an
amendment to clarify the debate process.

Vice President Sweder believed that $400 is a lot of money for a


senatorial campaign. Chair Babcock noted that the Board is
planning on being more active in oversight on elections fundrais-
ing and spending. Chair Babcock noted that UNR is one of the
few schools that impose campaign spending limits.

Senator Ragsdale is concerned that the increase in spending lim-


its will not increase visibility for the elections, and that candi-
dates spending money dont allow students to learn about the
candidates, and that the Elections Board should promote elec-
tions in that fashion.

Senator Ponzio moved to strike the changes proposed to section


120.6. Senator Ragsdale seconded. Senator Ponzio believes that
the spending limits as they stand are working fine. He said that
the best campaigns will be made by personal campaigning, and
that spending more money will not make for better elections.

Senator Driscoll spoke in opposition to the amendment. He be-


lieved that the senatorial spending limits should remain at
$100.00, but the spending limits for executive offices should be
increased. Senator Tomco concurred. He did not believe that the
increase in spending limits will have an effect on apathy in elec-
90 November 2, 2005

tions. He also believed that the Senate should defer to the Elec-
tions Board in this decision making.

President Champagne agreed with Senators Driscoll and Tomco.


As an executive officer, candidates must campaign across the
whole school and reach many more people than a senator. He be-
lieved that this change will help to prevent dishonesty in report-
ing of costs.

Vice President Naughton said that a higher limit will help can-
didates become more visible.

Senator Alison-Youel spoke in opposition to the amendment and


that ASUN should keep up with other institutions in spending
limits.

Senator Ponzio said he had a hard time receiving donations, and


that the proposed change will discourage students from running.

Senator Alison-Youel stated that it is a spending limit, not a


spending minimum.

Senator Tomco asked unanimous consent that the previous


question be ordered. Without objection, the previous question
was ordered. The amendment failed.

Senator Hill asked unanimous consent that the previous ques-


tion be ordered. Senator Driscoll objected. The Speaker put the
question to a vote, and by voice vote, the motion for the previous
question failed.

Senator Driscoll moved an amendment to insert section 150.1 to


read as follows: Candidates for President, Executive Vice Presi-
dent, Vice President for Clubs and Organizations, and Vice
President for Programming shall be offered five minutes to
speak. Candidates for Senate shall be offered two minutes. More
time may be permitted to every candidate in a given race at the
discretion of the Elections Board chair. Senator Ponzio sec-
onded.

ASUN Director Sandra Rodriguez noted that allowing each can-


didate for Senate to speak would make the debate last much
longer than intended. The intent is to allow candidates a limited
time to speak and to give more access to senatorial candidates.

Chair Babcock defended the Boards position on this section.

Amendment failed.

The Secretary noted a few errors in the statutes.


November 2, 2005 91

Senator Driscoll moved an amendment: section 100, insert be


after is hereby established to; section 100.2A, insert during
after shall open filing; and section 100.2C, strike a full. Sena-
tor Tomco seconded. Amendment passed.

Senator Dyess moved an amendment: section 140.3, include di-


mensions in inches. Senator Alison-Youel seconded. Amendment
passed.

Senator Alison-Youel moved an amendment to insert a section


150.1 to include the following sentence: Debate time limits shall
be set by the Elections Board as they see fit. Senator Dyess sec-
onded. Amendment passed.

Motion carried.

f. Report of the Speaker of the Senate


The Speaker delivered her report. The guest speaker next week
will discuss DARS reports. Adam Garcia, UNR Police Chief, will
discuss pedestrian safety. Senator Driscoll encouraged members
to go to the football game to help football keep its Division I
standing.

Vice President Sweder noted that ASUN is sponsoring the next


tailgate, and IFC is running it.

5. REPORT OF THE ASUN COMMITTEE CHAIRS


a. Travis Anderson, Rules and Actions Committee
No report.

b. Mario Ponzio, Administration and Finance Committee


Senator Ponzio delivered his report. The committee met last
night. Director Rodriguez was helpful. A few recommendations
will likely come out of committee soon.

c. Maria Urbina, Legislative Lobbying Committee


No report.

d. Lindsey Lee, Academic Affairs Committee


Proxy Nealon delivered the report in Senator Lees place. The
next meeting is Nov. 8.

e. Sarah Ragsdale, Student Services Committee


Senator Ragsdale delivered her report. Next meeting is Nov. 15.
Next week is the next safety walk.

6. Approval of the November 1, 2005 Student Services Com-


mittee Actions:
a. Approval of the Agreement between Student Services
and Washoe Golf Regarding Student Rates.
b. Approval of the Recommendations to the Alcohol Pol-
icy Recommendation
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c. Approval of the Recommendations to the Sierra Street


crosswalks Recommendation
These items were stricken from the agenda.

7. ASUN PRESIDENT
a. Revision of the 2005-2006 ASUN Operating Budget
Senator Hill moved, Senator Anderson seconded, to approve the
Boards action. President Champagne delivered a report. Motion
carried.

b. Revision of the ASUN Fiscal Allocations Board By-


Laws
Senator Tomco moved, Senator Driscoll seconded, to approve the
Boards action. President Champagne delivered a report.

Senator Hill asked if there is any check regarding ASUN staff


wages. President Champagne said that ASUN is involved in the
evaluation process and can provide input there.

Motion carried.

c. Approval of the October 31, 2005 Special Requests


1. Student Art Association ($390.00)
Senator Anderson moved, Senator Shirley seconded, to approve
the Boards action.

Senator Hill asked if the organization is utilizing the ASUN


vans. President Champagne said that they are.

Senator Dyess asked how many people are going. President


Champagne said 12.

Motion carried.

d. Approval of the October 31, 2005 Programming Re-


quests
1. IA Club 10th Annual Cultural Gala ($3,000.00)
Event Date 11/29/05
Senator Driscoll moved, Senator Shirley seconded, to approve
the Boards action. Motion carried.

e. Report of the President


President Champagne delivered his report. The Fiscal Board
will not meet Monday due to an error on the agenda.

8. ASUN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT


a. Report of the Executive Vice President
No report.

9. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS


a. Approval of the October 27, 2005 Budget Requests
November 2, 2005 93

1. National Conference on Student Leadership


($1,470.06)
Senator Dyess moved, Senator Shirley seconded, to approve the
Boards action. Vice President Sweder delivered a report. Motion
carried.

b. Report of the Vice President for Clubs and Organiza-


tions
Vice President Sweder delivered her report. The Clubs Board
will meet Friday.

10. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMMING


a. Approval of the October 18, 2005 Programming Board
actions:
1. Reallocation: Chabot Space and Science Center
(Reallocating: $153.35)
2. Revisit: Savage Love
3. Revisit: HIV and 20
Senator Anderson moved, Senator Ragsdale seconded, to ap-
prove the Boards actions en bloc. Vice President Naughton de-
livered a report.

b. Approval of the November 1st, 2005 Programming


Board Actions:
1. Reallocation: Oregon Shakespearean Festival
($1,066.87)
2. Reallocation: Fight For a Cause Charity Box-
ing Match
3. Reallocation: Katrina BBQ ($639.00)
4. Reallocation: Tahoe Clean Up ($349.00)
5. Revisit: Sexual Differences (11/29 ; $0.00)
6. 24 Hour Study Hall
7. Relay For Life Kick Off ($100.00)
8. Relay For Life (4/14 - 4/15, 2006 ; $2,000.00)
9. Dane Cook ( $5,250.00)
10. Petting Place (12/15, 2005 ; $0.00)

Items 2, 5 and 6 were stricken.

Senator Driscoll moved, Senator DelaCruz seconded, to approve


the Boards actions en bloc. Vice President Naughton delivered a
report.

Senator Dyess asked how many students went on the Shake-


speare festival. Vice President Naughton reported 38.

Senator Tomco asked Vice President Naughton to clarify the


troubles regarding that event. The bus had a problem with its
fuel line and actions were taken to help to remedy the situation.

Executive Vice President McKnight congratulated Programmer


Brown for making the best of a bad situation. Senator Shirley
94 November 2, 2005

concurred. Vice President Naughton noted that the Board is


working on getting reimbursement from the bus company.

Motion carried.

c. Report of the Vice President for Programming


Vice President Naughton delivered his report. He thanked sena-
tors for participating in the charity boxing event.

11. LEGISLATION: RC-0506-B: Naming of the New Student


Union

The Secretary reported the Recommendation (RC-0506-B) by title.

Senator Hill moved to adopt the recommendation. Senator Worthing-


ton seconded.
The committee amendments were adopted.

President Champagne discussed the recommendation and his reasons


for submitting it for consideration.

Shannon Ellis, Vice President for Student Services, delivered a few


comments to the Senate about Joe Crowley and asked the Senate to
adopt the recommendation.

Dave Hansen, Associate Vice President for Student Services, dis-


cussed the contributions Joe Crowley made to the university.

Rita Laden, Associate Vice President for Student Life Services,


continued to discuss Crowleys positive contributions to the univer-
sity.

Director Rodriguez discussed the class she teaches and how Crowley
engaged the students in her class, and how he motivated the stu-
dents.

Senator Blamire believed that it is irresponsible for the Senate to


pass this without formally considering bids to name the building.
President Champagne said that development believes that bidding
the naming rights will not be worth doing.

Ellis said that the naming rights cost was suggested to be $30 million
for the new union, but that the market for these rights are incredibly
limited. It takes years to cultivate a relationship to get someone
interested in buying the rights to name the building. There are many
naming opportunities within the building, however. She also believed
that it would be embarrassing for the Senate to see how much money
they could get for this and not to honor the contributions Crowley
made to students.
November 2, 2005 95

Senator White believed that ASUN should look into receiving dona-
tions for naming rights. Ellis stated that development believed that
naming the building after Crowley would draw donors to the project.

Senator OBryant believed that it shows respect and honor by naming


buildings on this campus to memorialize past leaders on this campus.
It would show that ASUN has a lot of class to pay honor to a man
that brought UNR to where it is today.

Senator Ponzio asked if Crowley would appreciate having the union


named after him.

Senator Blamire said that this building will be named after him for
100 years, and that the Senate should be more cautious in making
this decision. By making this decision tonight, it will be an unin-
formed decision.

Proxy Oroszi believed that naming the building after Crowley would
be a positive thing. She would rather see the name be given to a great
person, not to the highest bidder.

Senator Hill believed that ASUN was blindsided by this and that the
Knowledge Center was given a priority over the student union. He
believed that the union was not given the same ability to be opened
up for naming opportunities. He wanted to know why the Union was
not a priority for the university.

Ellis responded to Senator Hills concerns. The Knowledge Center


had a deadline attached to the funding, and that is why it was placed
at the top of the list.

Senator Shirley pointed out that this is a recommendation, and the


university could go ahead with whatever it wants to do. She said that
Crowley is worthy of this honor.

Senator Dyess asked what the timeline is to make a recommendation.


President Champagne said it is immediate.

Senator Blamire felt that the Senate is being pressured into making
this decision tonight and it should take more time to consider it. He
believed that the Senate should investigate naming opportunities
further. He wants to hold off on this decision for three months.

Ellis said this discussion is very delicate, and these decisions are
usually made out of the public eye. She said she was touched by some
of the comments made at the table.

Senator Dyess moved to postpone action on this item definitely to the


Nov. 16 Senate meeting. Senator Blamire was the second.

Senator Shirley asked if this item is tabled if the senators will do the
research to find someone more worthy.
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Senator Dyess said that more time should be taken for consideration.

Senator Ragsdale does not know what will come out of sitting on this
for two weeks. She urged a no vote on the motion to postpone.

Hansen addressed the senators concerns. The university president


has the authority to take this directly to the Regents, and President
Lilley has humbly come before this body for its recommendation. He
would like student support for Crowleys name to go forward.

President Champagne agreed that President Lilley does have the


authority to make the decision on his own. He said that he asked
himself if the candidate was worthy of the honor. He said that his
answer was yes.

Senator OBryant said that he did do some research on this recom-


mendation, and that there are several notable people who are at-
tached to this campus; however, compared to Crowleys contributions
to the students, there is no comparison, and he deserves this honor.
He did more for the students than any of the notable alumni. He is
the clear-cut favorite.

Senator Hill asked to be reminded what the fee on students will be to


build the building. He said that any money to be made through
naming rights would equal money back into the students pockets.

Vice President Sweder encouraged the Senate to take a vote on the


motion and to reject it.

Vice President Naughton concurred.

Senator Blamire said that by delaying action, it gives the Senate


more time to be convinced that this is the best candidate. No harm
can come from having two weeks to research it.

Laden said that even given a one percent chance that they can find
someone better, a reporter is present and the harm to the candidate
will be done. This is a sensitive issue, and she expected this issue to
be all over the Sagebrush on Tuesday. She asked Senator Blamire to
put himself in Crowleys position, and to wait would harm him. This
could snowball out of control if the media gets a hold of it.

Senator Blamire thought it is honorable to be the only candidate.

The Speaker asked unanimous consent to move the previous ques-


tion. The vote on the Dyess amendment to postpone was taken by roll
call. The Secretary called the roll.

Senators voting in the affirmative: Anderson, Blamire, Brotman,


Dyess, Hill, Ponzio, White.
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Senators voting in the negative: Ackley, Alison-Youel, DelaCruz,


Driscoll, Henry (proxy), Lee (proxy), OBryant, Ragsdale, Shirley,
Tartaglia, Tomco, Worthington.

Absent: Cassell.

Ayes: 7 Nays: 12

The motion to postpone was not agreed to.

Vice President Naughton believes the Senate would be hard-pressed


to find a better candidate.

Senator White said that by making this recommendation, it will


become the voice of the students, and he does not believe that the
Senate can be confident in that fact. He believed that President Lilley
is just handing this to ASUN to do his bidding.

President Champagne said that there are not any donors and there
wont be any in six months. It takes time to develop relationships and
to cultivate potential donors. He did not believe that they would get
any donors if they opened it up now.

Senator White asked what the timeline for funding is. President
Champagne said that the bills must be paid before they build.

President Champagne said that his reason for getting behind this is
because of who it is. It is not ASUNs duty to name buildings, but
rather to give its support when it is warranted.

Sean McDonald, speaking as a member of the public, expressed his


views on the recommendation. He believed that ASUN would miss an
incredible opportunity to claim credit for it being named after Crow-
ley. As a student in the College of Liberal Arts, he encouraged Liberal
Arts senators to vote for the recommendation.

Senator Hill said that by getting any donation for the building will
mean less money out of students pockets. He questioned whether
constituents would support the Senates decision.

Vice President Sweder noted that the students did decide to tax
themselves at the Senate table in 2003. She also said that senators
often are privy to information that the average student just does not
know. Students likely will not know about the process or know about
what went in to naming the building. The students would probably
not have any idea who to name the building after. She believed that
the Senate does not need more information.

Senator Ragsdale said that there has been ample opportunity to


discuss this piece of legislation. She said the only thing she is hearing
is whether ASUN can get more money, and the people who are best
informed said most likely not.
98 November 2, 2005

President Champagne said that the Knowledge Center received only


$10 million for naming rights, and that Senator Hill is going against
the informed recommendation of people employed by the university to
make those recommendations to decision makers.

Senator OBryant said it is the will of the students to respect past


leaders. ASUN could name everything in the building as a means to
make a buck, but that is not the point of naming the building. It is to
honor a man worthy of that honor.

Senator Alison-Youel said that the Senate is trying to attach a dollar


value to his reputation, and the Senate should not do that.

Vice President Naughton said that it is a poor reason to not adopt


this recommendation based on money alone. That would send a
message that money is more important to this Senate than positive
contributions made to students by a good man.

Senator Anderson said does not like having to make this big decision
tonight.

Senator Ponzio asked if a sample was given to students about what


they want as a name. He said that he could not support this measure
without knowing what the will of the students is in his college. He
would like to know what the constituents want, since they are paying
for it in large part.

The Speaker believed that the Senate is not doing its job if senators
are not talking with constituents.

Senator Blamire believed that it was rude of the Speaker for her to
rush this legislation through, and that it is being treated as a black
and white issue.

Proxy Oroszi said that Senator Henry has discussed this with con-
stituents. This is the student union. It makes sense that the students
should be contributing toward the cost. Some senators believe that
the mans integrity is not in question, but it is given the discussion at
this table. She said she would be embarrassed to not be behind this
man since he was behind the students for 23 years.

Senator Ragsdale said the student have been involved in this process
from the beginning, and that Crowley deserves this honor.

Senator Blamire said that senators did not have the opportunity to
consider this with enough time.

President Champagne noted that senators receive an agenda every


week and know what will be considered at a meeting. He said that
the fact senators do not do their jobs should say volumes. The rules
November 2, 2005 99

are set up to allow for proper consideration. Senators were given


proper notice of actions to be made, and they chose to ignore it.

Senator Tomco believed this may be the only opportunity for the
building to be named after Crowley. If the media gets a hold of this
story, Crowley might be inclined to not accept the honor because
damage will have been done at that point.

Senator Anderson moved the previous question. Senator Brotman


seconded. The vote was taken by roll call. The Secretary called the
roll.

Senators voting in the affirmative: Ackley, Alison-Youel, Ander-


son, Blamire, Brotman, DelaCruz, Driscoll, Henry (proxy), Lee
(proxy), OByant, Ragsdale, Shirley, Tartaglia, Tomco, White.

Senators voting in the negative: Dyess, Hill, Ponzio, Worthington.

Absent: Cassell.

Ayes: 15 Nays: 4

Two-thirds of the senators present and voting having voted in the


affirmative, the previous question was ordered.

The question was on the adoption of the Recommendation (RC-0506-


B), which the Secretary reported by title.

By voice vote, the ayes had it.

Senator Ponzio demanded a roll call vote. The Secretary proceeded to


call the roll.

Senators voting in the affirmative: Ackley, Alison-Youel, Brot-


man, DelaCruz, Driscoll, Henry (proxy), Lee (proxy), OBryant,
Ragsdale, Shirley, Tartaglia, Tomco, Worthington.

Senators voting in the negative: Anderson, Blamire, Ponzio,


White.

Absent: Cassell.

Senators Dyess and Hill abstained. Senator Dyess stated he ab-


stained because he believed there was more to be discussed. Senator
Hill stated he abstained because he wanted more time to discuss the
issue.

Ayes: 13 Nays: 4 Present: 2

The Recommendation (RC-0506-B) was agreed to.


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RECONSIDERATION OF ITEM 4(a)


Senator Ragsdale moved to reconsider approval of the minutes.
Senator Tartaglia seconded. Motion carried.

Senator Driscoll moved, Senator Ackley seconded, to adopt the


minutes as previously amended with the addition to note Proxy
Alvarez abstained on Item 4(a). Motion carried.

12. PUBLIC COMMENT


Mikel Alvaraz discussed the debate tonight. He praised Senator
OBryant for making good contributions to the discussion. He also
said that it was encouraging to see a secretary so involved in the
process. He also thanked the Senate for approving funding to his
organization at its last meeting. He further said that senators who
agree with previous comments should simply say I concur as a
means to limit debate and save time.

ASUN Director Sandra Rodriguez believed there is a lot of integrity


in the decision that was made tonight.

Shannon Ellis thanked the Senate for passing the recommendation.


Senators should be proud they are taking the leadership position in
saying that this is the right thing to do.

13. REMARKS
The Speaker asked that reporters not conduct interviews during the
meeting. She congratulated the Senate on its longest meeting of the
year, so far.

Senator Tartaglia encouraged members to come to the Tri-Delta


pancake breakfast.

Senator Ragsdale said that a process is set up for the serious work to
happen in committee. She encouraged senators on committee to have
voiced their concerns against the legislation last night.

Senator Dyess said that he wished he had more time to discuss this
legislation with constituents.

Senator Ponzio said that they should have had more of an opportu-
nity to learn about the recommendation. He believed that everyone on
Senate this year has done their job.

Proxy Oroszi said she was impressed with this meeting, and she
thanked the Senate for the opportunity to be a proxy. She said that
she was amazed by the secretary: Holy cow! She was very impressed
with the Senate this year, and that it is making good decisions.

Senator Hill wanted to know why someone from the planning com-
mittee was not before the Senate to answer questions about fundrais-
ing opportunities. He also said he did not believe senators had enough
November 2, 2005 101

time to consider this legislation on their own. He thanked senators for


voting the way they felt was best.

Proxy Nealon thanked the Senate for being a proxy. He said that he
was proud to be here because students are involved in the process.
The senators are actually doing the students work. Constituents
want representatives to do the work on their behalf, and the senators
did that tonight. He was proud to say the Senate really does get
things done. Tonight changed his perspective about the Senate.

Senator Blamire commented about the spirited discussion tonight.

Senator Shirley liked that there was good discussion tonight.

Senator Ackley said that senators should go to see Crowley in Direc-


tor Rodriguezs class.

Senator OBryant thanked other senators for putting up with him


tonight.

Senator Tomco thanked the Senate for giving him stuff to talk about
when he goes home at night.

Vice President Sweder discussed several events on campus this week.

Vice President Naughton thought there was good discussion tonight.


He encouraged senators to simply say I concur to let their feelings
be known. He said ASUN is a lot more than money; it is about all of
the great services ASUN provides.

14. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the Senate, the
Speaker declared that the Senate stand adjourned at 9:50 p.m.

SEAN MCDONALD,
Secretary of the Senate.

MICHELLE BARTHULY,
Speaker of the Senate.

Approved Nov. 9, 2005.


November 9, 2005
Ingersoll Senate Chambers, JTSU
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
The Senate was called to order at 5:31 p.m., Speaker Barthuly,
presiding; Sean McDonald, secretary. Senators Ackley, Alison-Youel,
Anderson, Blamire, Brotman, Cassell, DelaCruz, Driscoll, Dyess,
Henry, Lee, OBryant, Ragsdale, Shirley, Tartaglia, Tomco, White
and Worthington were present. Senators Hill and Urbina were tardy
excused. Senator Ponzio was absent excused. A quorum was present.

2. AUDIENCE INTRODUCTION
The audience consisted of Matt Twichell, Jordan Butler, Dan Hamil-
ton and Sandra Rodriguez. The sign in sheet is attached to the
original minutes as Exhibit A.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Senate and audience were given the opportunity to participate in
the Pledge of Allegiance.

4. ASUN SPEAKER OF THE SENATE


a. Adoption of the November 2, 2005 ASUN Senate Min-
utes.
Senator Henry moved, Senator Anderson seconded, to approve
the minutes as submitted. Senator Tartaglia asked unanimous
consent that Senator Tomco be spelled correctly on page 3.
There was no objection. Senator Driscoll moved an amendment
to strike last paragraph of item 4(f). Senator Ragsdale seconded.
Amendment passed. Senator Driscoll asked unanimous consent
that a grammatical error be corrected on page 4. There was no
objection. Senator Dyess asked unanimous consent that a
grammatical error be corrected on page 6. There was no objec-
tion. Senator Worthington asked unanimous consent that a
technical error be corrected on page 9. There was no objection.
Motion carried.

b. Adam Garcia: Campus Safety and Crosswalks


Without objection, this item was skipped until Mr. Garcia ar-
rived. This Item was heard after Item 4(c). Adam Garcia, Uni-
versity of Nevada Police Chief, discussed pedestrian safety.

c. Maureen Cronin: DARS Reports


Maureen Cronin, Associate Registrar for DARS, delivered a
presentation on the DARS Report to the Senate.

d. Report of the Elections Board Chair: Katie Babcock


Katie Babcock, Elections Board Chair, delivered her report. The
Board will consider additional revisions to the elections statutes
at its next meeting.

102
November 9, 2005 103

e. Approval of the Judicial Board Justice Seat


Senator Lee moved, Senator Tartaglia seconded, to appoint Sara
Almo as a Justice on the Student Judicial Council. The candi-
date was asked to leave the chambers while the Senate devel-
oped questions to ask the candidate. The candidates application
and supporting materials are attached to the original minutes as
Exhibit B.

Lee: Can you recall a time when you had to make


an unbiased decision and put your own beliefs
aside?
Alison-Youel: Ask why she believes she is qualified.
Cassell: Ask about time commitments.

Senator Urbina asked what the justices do. ASUN Director San-
dra Rodriguez discussed how the Judicial Council can be in-
voked for an action and what its scope is under the ASUN Con-
stitution.

The candidate was brought back before the Senate for question-
ing.

Senator Hill said that he believes the candidate is qualified.


Senator Alison-Youel concurred. Motion carried.

Following the vote to appoint, the Speaker proceeded to swear in


Sara Almo as a Justice on the Student Judicial Council. The jus-
tice took the judicial oath.

f. Extension of the Judicial Board Justice Seat


This item was stricken.

g. Extension of the Judicial Board Alternate (1) Seat


Senator Anderson moved, Senator Henry seconded, to extend
the application deadline to Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. Motion carried.

h. Extension of the Judicial Board Alternate (2) Seat


Senator Driscoll moved, Senator Lee seconded, to extend the ap-
plication deadline to Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. Motion carried.

i. Opening of Judicial Board Justice seat for appoint-


ment Fall 2005
This item was stricken.

j. Opening of Judicial Board Justice seats (2) for ap-


pointment January 1, 2006
This item was stricken.

k. Report of the Speaker of the Senate


The Speaker delivered her report. A committee to discuss tuition
increases will be on campus on Nov. 30. President Champagne
104 November 9, 2005

said the committee is coming to receive student input. The Sen-


ate might convene in the Bookstore Annex.

5. REPORT OF THE ASUN COMMITTEE CHAIRS


a. Travis Anderson, Rules and Actions Committee
Senator Anderson delivered his report. The Committee will take
action on RS-0506-A at its next meeting.

b. Mario Ponzio, Administration and Finance Committee


No report.

c. Maria Urbina, Legislative Lobbying Committee


Senator Urbina delivered her report. The Committee met today.
City of Reno Mayor Bob Cashell and State Senate Minority
Leader Dina Titus might come before the Committee as guest
speakers. The Committee might draft legislation about the uni-
versitys next president.

d. Lindsey Lee, Academic Affairs Committee


Senator Lee delivered her report. The Committee met last night.
The Committee is looking into legislation regarding adviser
qualifications. Next meeting is Nov. 22.

e. Sarah Ragsdale, Student Services Committee


Senator Ragsdale delivered her report. The Committee con-
ducted a safety walk last night.

f. Markus Hill, Food Services Committee Member


Senator Hill delivered his report. The next meeting is Dec. 9 at
noon at the University Inn. He also discussed the timeline for
the One Card.

6. ASUN PRESIDENT
a. Report of the President
President Champagne delivered his report. He read a thank you
letter from Dr. Joseph Crowley regarding the Senates recom-
mendation to name the new union after him.

7. ASUN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT


a. Report of the Executive Vice President
The Speaker read Executive Vice President McKnights report in
his absence.

8. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS


a. Approval of the November 4, 2005 ASUN Recognition
and Semester Club Funding for returning
clubs/organizations
1. Panhellenic ($40.00)
2. N.A.C.O. ($40.00)
3. Alpha Phi Sigma ($40.00)
4. Broadcast Club ($40.00)
November 9, 2005 105

5. Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)


($40.00)
6. SEEDS ($30.00)
Items 2, 4, 5 and 6 were stricken.

Senator Anderson moved to approve the Boards actions en bloc.


Senator Dyess seconded. Vice President Sweder delivered a re-
port on the items. Motion carried.

b. Approval of the November 4, 2005 ASUN Recognition


and Semester Club Funding for new and returning
clubs/organizations
1. Mentor, Inc.
2. ASID Student Chapter
3. IUPack Scientific Journalism Club
4. West 2nd
5. Ceramic Society of the University of Nevada
6. Alpha Zeta
7. UNR Philohr Society
8. No Frills 2006
9. 702 Reno Club (Las Vegas Student Association)
Items 1, 3, 4, 6 and 7 were stricken.

Senator Henry moved to approve the Boards actions en bloc.


Senator Worthington seconded. Vice President Sweder delivered
a report on the items. Senator Brotman was concerned about not
granting approval to Item 3. Vice President Sweder clarified the
Boards position on that item.

Senator Tomco asked that the Board clarify its policies in its by-
laws.

Motion carried.

c. Report of the Vice President for Clubs and Organizations


Vice President Sweder delivered her report.

9. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMMING


a. Approval of the November 8, 2005 Programming Board
actions:
1. Reallocation: Oregon Shakespeare Festival
2. 24 Hour Study Hall ($4,100.00)
Item 1 was stricken.

Senator Driscoll moved to approve Item 2. Senator Shirley sec-


onded. Vice President Naughton delivered a report on the item.

Senator Tomco believed that the 24 hour study hall is a good


idea, but if they will be playing games it will not be a solid aca-
demic event. Vice President Naughton agreed, and that the fo-
cus of the event is to provide students an outlet to get a break
106 November 9, 2005

from studying. Senator Alison-Youel agreed with Senator


Tomco.

Senator Urbina asked how much the event cost last year. Vice
President Naughton said about $2,000.

Senator Lee asked if getting the oxygen bar donated would be


possible. Vice President Naughton said the Board is working on
such an agreement.

Senator Dyess said that 50 percent of the cost for the event was
for an oxygen bar, and he did not believe that supports the pur-
pose of the event.

Senator Hill asked that the games at the event be limited to 30


minutes.

Senator Blamire said that he supports this event. President


Champagne agreed with Senator Hill.

Senator Driscoll asked for clarification on the costs for the oxy-
gen bar. Vice President Naughton said the cost is all-inclusive.

Senator Tomco asked if the Board has plans to deal with stu-
dents coming to the study hall for reasons other than studying.
Vice President Naughton said the Board would make plans to
deal with that eventuality.

Senator Dyess asked if it is possible to overdose on oxygen.

Motion carried.

b. Report of the Vice President for Programming


Vice President Naughton delivered his report. The Speaker com-
mented that she was surprised the Senate passed the study hall
event.

10. LEGISLATION: RC-0506-C: To recommend additional


safety precautions be added to the crosswalks across Si-
erra Street

The Secretary reported the Recommendation (RC-0506-C) by title.

Senator Worthington moved to adopt the recommendation. Senator


Lee seconded.

The Secretary reported the committee amendments, printed in


Report 0506-2.

The committee amendments were adopted by voice vote.


November 9, 2005 107

Senator Worthington moved an amendment: page 2, sixth whereas


clause, strike that house students of the university; insert that
after Hausfrau Living Community; and strike all located on the
West side of Sierra Street and. Senator Hill seconded. Amendment
passed.

Senator Ragsdale discussed her recommendation and the merits for


adoption.

Senator OBryant moved an amendment: page 4, third whereas


clause, insert Dr. before Shannon Ellis. Senator Alison-Youel
seconded. Amendment passed.

Senator Ragdale moved an amendment #3 to insert at the appropri-


ate place the following: Ron Zurek, Vice President for Administration
and Finance, Buzz Nelson, Assistant Vice President for Facilities
Services, and Lyle Woodward, Director of Facilities Services.
Senator Shirley seconded. Amendment passed.

By voice vote, the recommendation was agreed to.

11. PUBLIC COMMENT


ASUN Director Sandra Rodriguez distributed and discussed a
handout about student leaders. A copy of the handout is attached to
the original minutes as Exhibit D.

12. REMARKS
Vice President Naughton asked senators to sign-up on the Flipside
Facebook or Myspace page.

Senator Urbina discussed USAC.

Senator Ragsdale thanked the Senate for passing the recommenda-


tion.

Senator Cassell thanked senators for attending the Tri-Delta pancake


breakfast.

Senator Alison-Youel thanked President Champagne for sharing Dr.


Crowleys letter.

Senator OBryant asked senators to attend his colleges town hall


meeting.

The Speaker asked for suggestions for the time for the Senates dead
day meeting.
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13. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the Senate, the
Speaker declared that the Senate stand adjourned at 8:19 p.m.

SEAN MCDONALD,
Secretary of the Senate.

MICHELLE BARTHULY,
Speaker of the Senate.

Approved Nov. 16, 2005.


November 16, 2005
Ingersoll Senate Chambers, JTSU
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
The Senate was called to order at 5:30 p.m., Speaker Barthuly,
presiding; Sean McDonald, secretary. Senators Ackley, Alison-Youel,
Anderson, Blamire, Brotman, Cassell, DelaCruz, Driscoll, Dyess,
Henry, Hill, Lee, OBryant, Ponzio, Ragsdale, Shirley, Tartaglia,
Tomco, Urbina and Worthington were present. Senator White was
late excused. A quorum was present.

2. AUDIENCE INTRODUCTION
The audience consisted of Mikel Alvarez, Mary Beth Hamrick, Jordan
Butler, Jared Hostmeyer, Dan Hamilton and Sandra Rodriguez. The
sign in sheet is attached to the original minutes as Exhibit A.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Senate and audience were given the opportunity to participate in
the Pledge of Allegiance.

4. ASUN SPEAKER OF THE SENATE


a. Reconsideration of action item 9(a)(2) from Senate
Agenda on November 9, 2005: Programming item 24
hour study hall
Without objection, this item was taken up after Item 4(f).

Senator Dyess moved to amend a previous action of the Senate,


specifically to Item 9(a)(2) to insert in the terms of agreement If
the oxygen bar is not donated, it will not be done. The Speaker
clarified what the effect of this motion is. Senator Hill seconded.
Senator Dyess explained the purpose of his motion. He felt that
it is a lot of money ($2,000) for the purpose of the event. He be-
lieved that the study hall is to provide an area for people to
study, but an oxygen bar does not support that mission. He felt
the money could be better spent elsewhere.

Senator Blamire said he supported this event as presented be-


cause it draws a lot of students to the events. He felt that if the
programmers can get students to attend a well-planned event,
they will be more likely to attend other events.

Vice President Naughton said that the Board is looking into try-
ing to get donations.

Senator Ragsdale asked how likely it is that the service will be


donated, or provided at a discount. Vice President Naughton
said that he is negotiating a special rate or a donation.

Senator Anderson asked for a clarification on the actual money


needed to hold the oxygen bar. Vice President Naughton said

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that the official rate is $2000 per day, but he was able to get a
reduced rate for $2000 total.

Senator Hill was concerned that money would not be coming


back as a result of donations. Vice President Naughton said that
it is still a real possibility that the service will be provided free
of charge.

Senator Blamire asked if it would be reasonable to charge $1 per


person per use of the service. Vice President Naughton thought
that would deter people from using it.

Senator Shirley said that it has come to her attention that real
oxygen is not provided to people because it would require a pre-
scription to be delivered, and that users would only be provided
flavored air. Vice President Naughton said that was not his
understanding of the service.

Senator Lee asked about the Boards budget for the year. Vice
President Naughton provided rough figures.

Senator Brotman said that he does not feel that the oxygen bar
will not help people study, that it will not be a helpful thing in
the studying process for students.

Senator Worthington asked if there would be time limit on stu-


dents using the service. Vice President Naughton said one has
not been set.

Senator Driscoll said that he felt that if a student uses this


event, it will be to allow students to study and to relax. He said
that he believes the point of the event is to provide a relaxing
area to study or get away from studying.

Senator OBryant asked how many people could use the service
over the course of the event. Vice President said it would depend
on the time limit. The Board will have the service for five hours
a night. Senator OBryant asked how many students attended
last years event. Vice President Naughton said it was likely
around 500 per night.

Senator Shirley asked for a summary of how much money would


need to be allocated for the spring semester. Vice President
Naughton said he believes that the Board has budgeted its funds
well and that it will be able to cover spring events.

Senator Driscoll moved to table this matter until Item 4(c) is


concluded. Senator Ragsdale seconded. Motion carried.
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Under the previous order, at the conclusion of Item 4(c), this


item was taken from the table, whereupon consideration re-
sumed on the motion to amend the previous adoption.

Senator Hill wanted to point out that given the hours of opera-
tion, it would figure to be $126 an hour for air.

Senator Dyess said there are other activities people can do to


break the stress. He said that he likes the idea to do the oxygen
bar, but not the fact that it may cost 50 percent of the entire
event. If it can get donated, then it will happen. He said that in
passing this amendment, there is a good chance the oxygen bar
will still be at the event. Vice President Naughton responded
that the possibility of something costing too much should not be
a reason to not hold something to benefit the students.

Senator Alison-Youel asked that if the oxygen bar was a hit in


the past why should the Senate deny it now. Senator Dyess said
that the Friday Festival, where the oxygen bar was held last
time, was a completely different event than a study hall. It had
an entertainment purpose.

Senator Anderson said that this event probably has the most ac-
cess to all students. He said that it would be difficult to promote
if they had to say there might be an oxygen bar.

Senator OBryant said that if 300 people come out each night, it
will cost about $2 per person. He believed that it is not that
much.

Senator Tomco said that he believes that the science behind the
service is nothing, but the placebo effect is huge.

The motion to amend the previous action failed.

b. Adoption of the November 9, 2005 ASUN Senate Min-


utes
Senator Worthington moved, Senator Shirley seconded, to ap-
prove the minutes as submitted. Motion carried.

c. Cary Groth: Topic: Athletics


This item was taken up during consideration of Item 4(a).

Cary Groth, Athletics Director, discussed athletics at the Uni-


versity of Nevada. She distributed a handout to the Senate,
which is attached to the original minutes as Exhibit B.

At the conclusion of this item, under the previous order Item


4(a) was taken from the table, whereupon consideration contin-
ued.
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d. Report of the Elections Board Chair


Elections Board Chair Katie Babcock delivered her report. She
presented the Boards proposed revisions to the Senate Statutes.
The most significant change is to section 160.11 regarding pri-
mary elections. She said that the need to hold a primary is rare.
She said that a primary election can have a chilling effect on the
electorate because different populations will come out to vote for
the primary and general election.

Other provisions dealt with scheduling and were technical in na-


ture.

e. Revision of the elections statutes


Senator Ragsdale moved, Senator Anderson seconded, to ap-
prove the revisions to the Election Statutes.

Executive Vice President McKnight said he was troubled by the


fact that in a race with five or more candidates, a person could
win with a small plurality. He said the dynamics of a presiden-
tial race would have been changed dramatically if these rules
were in place for the last race. Chair Babcock said that it would
change the dynamic, but the Board believes in a positive way.
She said this change would give smaller candidates a better op-
portunity to be more competitive. Vice President McKnight
noted that in the last election, a non-Greek won in the presiden-
tial race, and that the Greek system does not always unite be-
hind one candidate.

President Champagne said he sees both sides of the issue. He


said that winning without a majority could be a problem.

Senator Ragsdale said that in her college, 15 people could be


running for three seats before a primary election can be held.
She said she would probably vote to give this idea a chance. But
with too many candidates, constituents may not be able to make
informed decisions.

Senator Dyess said he concurred with Executive Vice President


McKnight, but he would support making the trigger for a pri-
mary to be held a lower number.

Vice President Naughton said that the Board should be granted


the ability to try new things. He said that this will allow more
people to run and get their foot into ASUN. For the executive
races, however, he would not support the change.

Senator Brotman said that this change is better at the Senate


level.

Senator Lee was concerned that in her college 35 candidates


would need to run to trigger a primary. Chair Babcock said that
the electorate should be able to vote for their first choice once,
November 16, 2005 113

and not have to compromise by the time the general election


comes around. It will be harder to get elected, but it will force
candidates to run more effective campaigns.

Senator Dyess said that seats could be won with less than five
percent of the student vote, and he felt that is scary.

Senator Tomco said that the statistics could be misleading.


Senator Hill agreed with that point. He felt that primaries to
eliminate one person are unnecessary.

Senator Blamire said that implementing a proportionality rule


with respect to seats might work better.

Senator Driscoll moved an amendment to make Section 160.11


to read: A primary election shall be held when there are five or
more applicants per senate seat in a respective office seat and
four or more applicants per executive office. Senator Shirley
seconded. Senator Driscoll explained his amendment. Chair
Babcock conceded that it is a big change for some races, but
many other universities do hold their elections in this manner.
She asked that the Senate try this method for one year.

Senator Driscoll said this change could make ASUN more ille-
gitimate if candidates can get elected when a vast majority of
the electorate may not vote for the winner. Executive Vice Presi-
dent McKnight concurred.

Chair Babcock said that the people who vote in the primaries
see their candidate as being kicked out and they dont return to
the polls in the general election.

Vice President Sweder said that the primary election can be a


useful tool for the electorate because those who know most about
the candidates tend to vote in the primaries, and the masses use
the decision of those who vote in the primary to make their final
decision.

Executive Vice President McKnight asked if the Board has seen


a decrease in turnout from the primary to the general. Chair
Babcock could not provide specific numbers. Executive Vice
President McKnight said that he could almost guarantee that
last year in the races with primaries, more people turned out for
the general. Chair Babcock said given that people do not turn
out for the primaries as it is, it makes sense to eliminate them.
Executive Vice President McKnight disagreed. He said that the
stronger the plurality a candidate can receive, the more legiti-
mate his mandate will be.

Senator Driscoll said that under his amendment a lot of stu-


dents would be required to run in large colleges. He thought it
might increase campaigning.
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Senator Hill believed that a primary would still be held in a


presidential race, but that this amendment would not really do
anything. He thought the primary should be eliminated. Chair
Babcock said the Board felt it was best to phase in that change.
Senator Hill asked what a primary would limit a race to in the
general. Chair Babcock said that with a trigger of five, it would
narrow it to five. Senator Hill said that the advantage of a pri-
mary is to limit a race to two candidates.

Senator Blamire said he liked the way this Senate was voted in
and that the system is not broken. He thought this change
would limit the ability of a special interest group to elect a can-
didate, but that is not a problem.

Senator Driscoll suggested that the statutes be further amended


to provide for what limit would be applied for the general elec-
tion.

Senator Cassell agreed that the system is not broken.

Mikel Alvarez, a member of the public, said the Senate ap-


pointed the Board to come up with ideas to try to increase voter
turnout. He said the Senate should empower the Board to do
something.

Executive Vice President McKnight thought the Board should


try to better inform the voters. He hoped that more information
be made available to the electorate. He was uncomfortable to
make the proposed change because an already small electorate
could elect candidates with even smaller numbers without a
primary.

Senator Anderson said he did not believe the change would hurt
the process. He said that if this is an issue in 20 years, it could
be changed then. Senator Lee said each year the number of can-
didates is growing simply because the university is growing.

Chair Babcock said it is a valid concern that small pluralities


could elect a candidate, but large numbers of people are not vot-
ing as it is, and any change to increase voter turnout will in-
crease the legitimacy of ASUN.

Senator Anderson said that he will not support the amendment.

Senator Cassell said that changing the numbers of people who


run in a race will not necessarily increase voter turnout. Senator
Dyess concurred.

Senator Blamire moved the previous question. Senator Henry


seconded. The previous question was ordered.
November 16, 2005 115

Amendment passed.

Senator Dyess asked moved to divide the question as to approval


on section 160.11. Senator Lee seconded. Senator Dyess said he
asked for a division of the question because he agreed with what
was said for the previous amendment, but he does not agree
with the change in the first place because the system is not bro-
ken. He felt that this change is not a viable solution to the voter
turnout problem.

Motion to divide failed.

Motion carried.

f. Board and Committee Re-Assignments


Senator Henry moved, Senator Anderson seconded, to place Pro-
grammer Allison Brown on the Fiscal Allocations Board. Motion
carried.

g. Report of the Speaker of the Senate


Student Judicial Council Chief Justice Sarah Bieski delivered a
report to the Senate under the Speakers report. She said the
primary goal of the Judicial Council is to help strengthen each
branch of ASUN through more judicial participation. She said
she has implemented a training program for new justices so they
are not thrown into the mix without knowing what they are do-
ing.

5. REPORT OF THE ASUN COMMITTEE CHAIRS


a. Travis Anderson, Rules and Actions Committee
Senator Anderson delivered his report. The Committee had a
good meeting today. The legislation on the Senate Statutes
should be reported in two meetings.

b. Mario Ponzio, Administration and Finance Committee


Senator Ponzio delivered his report.

c. Maria Urbina, Legislative Lobbying Committee


Senator Urbina delivered her report.

d. Lindsey Lee, Academic Affairs Committee


Senator Lee delivered her report.

e. Sarah Ragsdale, Student Services Committee


Senator Ragsdale delivered her report.

6. ASUN PRESIDENT
a. Revision of the 2005-2006 ASUN Fiscal Allocations
Board Funding Policies
This item was stricken.
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b. Approval of the November 14, 2005 Fiscal Allocations


Bookstore Requests
1. Campus Escort Computer Monitor ($300.00)
2. Broadcast Club HI-MD Recorders ($1,201.18)
Senator Ponzio moved, Senator Driscoll seconded, to approve the
Boards action on Item 2. Motion carried.

c. Approval of the November 14, 2005 Fiscal Allocations


Special Requests
1. Delta Sigma Pi Initiation ($2,500.00)
2. Whos Who Annual Award Reception ($400.00)
Senator Tartaglia moved, Senator Ponzio seconded, to approve
the Boards actions en bloc. President Champagne delivered a
report. Motion carried.

d. Approval of the November 14, 2005 Fiscal Allocations


Programming Requests
1. Big Brothers Big Sisters of UNR Informal Panel
($205.75) Event Date: 11/30/05
Senator Lee moved, Senator Urbina seconded, to approve the
Boards action. President Champagne delivered a report. Motion
carried.

e. Report of the President


President Champagne delivered his report.

7. ASUN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT


a. Approval of the November 8, 2005 publication board
actions
1. Revision of the Publication Board By-Laws

Senator Driscoll moved, Senator Henry seconded, to approve the


Boards action. Executive Vice President McKnight discussed
the proposed revisions to the bylaws. Senator Hill asked unani-
mous to make a technical correction to a provision in the bylaws.
There was no objection.

Motion carried.

b. Report of the Executive Vice President


Executive Vice President McKnight delivered his report.

8. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS


a. Report of the Vice President for Clubs and Organiza-
tions
Vice President Sweder delivered her report.

9. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMMING


a. Approval of the November 15, 2005 Programming
Board actions:
1. Revisit: The Drag Show
2. Revisit: Whats Happin
November 16, 2005 117

3. Revisit: Monday Display


4. Revisit: Sex Health General
5. Revisit: HIV & 20
6. Revisit: Savage Love
Item 2 was stricken.

Senator Henry moved, Senator Cassell seconded, to approve the


Boards actions en bloc. Vice President Naughton delivered a re-
port. Motion carried.

b. Report of the Vice President for Programming


Vice President Naughton delivered his report.

10. PUBLIC COMMENT


ASUN Director Sandra Rodriguez distributed the schedule for the
Senate for the remainder of the year. It is attached to the original
minutes as Exhibit C. She noted the deadline for measures to be
handed to the Elections Board for elections issues. She said there are
not a whole lot of meetings left. She asked committee chairs to note
the timeline.

11. REMARKS
Vice President Naughton encouraged members to sign up on the
Flipside MySpace or Facebook Web site.

Senator Dyess said when there is a measure before the Senate that
may have a direct impact on a senator, that senator should abstain
from voting.

Senator Blamire said that both he and Senator White are in Delta
Sigma Pi and that they both abstained from the vote in Fiscal Board
and they were not aware that they should have abstained here too.

Senator Ragsdale discussed scheduling for her committee meeting.

Senator Driscoll said that senators do not have to make or second


motions. He thanked audience members from attending this meeting
and commenting because he enjoys their feedback.

Vice President Sweder asked if Liberal Arts senators were planning


on doing a town hall meeting. Senator DelaCruz said that if there
was interest, they could do one.

The Speaker said there is no Senate meeting next week. She asked
senators to listen for complaints about registering for classes.
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12. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the Senate, the
Speaker declared that the Senate stand adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

SEAN MCDONALD,
Secretary of the Senate.

MICHELLE BARTHULY,
Speaker of the Senate.

Approved Dec. 7, 2005.


November 30, 2005
Ingersoll Senate Chambers, JTSU
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
The Senate was called to order at 5:31 p.m., Speaker Barthuly,
presiding; Sean McDonald, secretary. Senators Ackley, Alison-Youel,
Anderson, Blamire, Brotman, Cassell, DelaCruz, Driscoll, Dyess,
Henry, Lee (Proxy _____) 1, OBryant, Ragsdale, Shirley, Tartaglia,
Tomco, Urbina, White and Worthington were present. Senators Hill,
Ponzio and Shirley were absent excused. A quorum was present.

2. AUDIENCE INTRODUCTION
The audience consisted of Melanie England, Dan Klaich, Dave
Hansen, Melisa Choroszy, David Keele, Chuck Smith, Angela Taylor,
Shannon Ellis, Jeffrey Paige, Jordan Butler, Crystal McGee, Chris-
tine Greve, Angelique Abney, Alison Ault, Dan Hamilton and Sandra
Rodriguez. The sign in sheet is attached to the original minutes as
Exhibit A.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Senate and audience were given the opportunity to participate in
the Pledge of Allegiance.

4. ASUN SPEAKER OF THE SENATE


a. Adoption of the November 16, 2005 ASUN Senate Min-
utes
This item was stricken. The minutes have not yet been submit-
ted.

b. Dan Klaich, Executive Vice Chancellor. Topic: Student


Tuition Rates
Dan Klaich, Executive Vice Chancellor, delivered a presentation
about student tuition rates. He distributed to the Senate a re-
port entitled Nevada System of Higher Education Proposed
Tuition and Fee Increases 2007-2009. It is attached to the
original minutes as Exhibit B.

c. Report of the Elections Board Chair: Katie Babcock


Elections Board Chair Katie Babcock delivered her report.

d. Report of the Speaker of the Senate


Under the Speakers report, Dave Hansen and Melisa Choroszy,
Student Services, delivered a report on mandatory fees. A copy
of their materials is attached to the original minutes as Exhibit
C.

The Speaker delivered her report.

1 Blank in original. Senator Lees proxy form should be on file in the ASUN Accounting Office.

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5. REPORT OF THE ASUN COMMITTEE CHAIRS


a. Travis Anderson, Rules and Actions Committee
No report.

b. Mario Ponzio, Administration and Finance Committee


The Speaker delivered the report in his absence.

c. Maria Urbina, Legislative Lobbying Committee


Senator Urbina delivered her report. The Committee will meet
Wednesday at 9 a.m.

d. Lindsey Lee, Academic Affairs Committee


Proxy _____ delivered the report in her absence. 2

e. Sarah Ragsdale, Student Services Committee


Senator Ragsdale delivered her report.

f. Approval of the ASUN Student Services Recommendations to


the Alcohol Policy
This item was stricken.

6. ASUN PRESIDENT
a. Approval of the November 28, 2005 Fiscal Board Ac-
tions:
b. Revision of the 2005-2006 ASUN Operating Budget
1. Intramural Security Budget ($2,400.00)
2. ASUN Elections Board ($2,180.00)
Item 1 was stricken.

Senator Worthington moved, Senator Blamire seconded, to ap-


prove the Boards action on Item 2. Senator Blamire delivered a
report for the Board. Motion carried.

c. Bookstore Requests
1. Broadcast Club HI-MD Recorders ($1,201.18)
This item was stricken.

d. Special Requests
1. American Society of Mechanical Engineers
($4,000.00)
2. Sierra Nevada Resource Economics Organiza-
tion( $860.00)
3. Campus Crusade for Christ ($1,450.00)
Senator Henry moved, Senator Alison-Youel seconded, to ap-
prove the Boards actions on bloc. Senator Blamire delivered a
report for the Board. Motion carried.

2 See Footnote 1, this section.


November 30, 2005 121

e. Programming Request
1. Musical Theatre Club ($1,500.00)
Senator Alison-Youel moved, Senator Henry seconded, to ap-
prove the Boards action. Motion carried.

f. Report of the President


The Speaker laid before the Senate a communication from the
President.

The Secretary read the Presidents veto message on the Election


Statutes, which is attached to the original minutes as Exhibit D.
The veto was limited to the Senates action on November 16,
2005 to amend the Election Statutes at section 160.11.

7. ASUN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT


a. Report of the Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President McKnight delivered his report.

8. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS


[Note: the following sections organization reflects corrections made to
the numbering of the agenda. No substantive changes were made to
the agenda.] 3
a. Report of the Vice President for Clubs and Organiza-
tions
Vice President Sweder delivered her report.

b. Approval of the November 18, 2005 Clubs and Orgs Actions:


i. Approval of ASUN Recognition and Semester Club
Funding for returning clubs/organizations
1. Mentor, Inc. ($50.00)
2. IUPack Scientific Journalism Club ($50.00)
3. West 2nd ($50.00)
4. Alpha Zeta ($50.00)
5. UNR Philohr Society ($50.00)
6. N.A.C.O. ($40.00)
7. Broadcast Club ($40.00)
8. Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) ($30.00)
9. SEEDS ($30.00)
10. Campus Christian Association ($30.00)
11. Student Organization for Providers of Addiction
Services (SOPAS) ($50.00)
12. Alpha Epsilon Delta ($50.00)
Items 2, 6, 9, 11 and 12 were stricken.

Senator Anderson moved, Senator Henry seconded, to approve


the Boards actions en bloc. Vice President Sweder delivered a
report on the items. Motion carried.

3 Bracketed material in original.


122 November 30, 2005

9. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMMING


a. Approval of the November 22, 2005 Programming
Board actions:
1. Silver and Blue Cup Engraving ($10.00)
2. Welcome Back Week Promotional Items
($2,000.00)
3. Siosin ($14,300.00)
4. Emery ($14,300.00)
5. Take Action Tour ($20,000.00)
6. Comedian Welcome Back Comedian
7. Gambling Lessons
Items 3-7 were stricken.

Senator Anderson moved, Senator Henry seconded, to approve


the Boards actions en bloc. Vice President Naughton delivered a
report on the items. Motion carried.

b. Report of the Vice President for Programming


Vice President Naughton delivered his report.

10. PUBLIC COMMENT


ASUN Director Sandra Rodriguez noted that Joe Crowley will not be
able to attend her class tomorrow. He must attend the Board of
Regents meeting and he sent his apologies to the Senate for note
being able to attend the class. She said to Senator White that he
would be able to move to table approval of an item if he feels there is
not enough time to consider something, but that the information is
available from the Boards beforehand. She reminded the senators
that grade checks and credit verifications will be handled soon.

11. REMARKS
The Speaker asked committee chairs to let her know if committees
need to meet on dead day. Interim will meet the last two weeks of
break.

Senator Cassell discussed three events some journalism classes are


sponsoring.

Senator Tomco thanked Senator Brotman for attending tonight; it is


his 21st birthday.

Senator White said a COBA town hall meeting was held today. He
said that there were some problems with Inkblot in promotion.
Senator Blamire said there were more college officials there than
students and that they were able to answer student questions more
than usual.

The Speaker reported that Scott Henry, Director of Inkblot, has


tendered his resignation effective in two weeks.
November 30, 2005 123

Vice President Sweder said that Sexual Health Week has been going
well. She encouraged senators to attend the events. She wished a
happy birthday to the November birthdays.

The Speaker further reported that the Christmas party is Dec. 16 at 6


p.m. It will be a white elephant event. It will most likely be held in
the union.

Vice President Naughton apologized for not being around the past
week. He has been ill. He encouraged senators to attend Program-
ming Board meetings to express their concerns directly to the Board.

12. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the Senate, the
Speaker declared that the Senate stand adjourned at 7:44 p.m.

SEAN MCDONALD,
Secretary of the Senate.

MICHELLE BARTHULY,
Speaker of the Senate.

Approved Dec. 7, 2005.


December 7, 2005
Ingersoll Senate Chambers, JTSU
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
The Senate was called to order at 5:30 p.m., Speaker Barthuly,
presiding; Sean McDonald, secretary. Senators Ackley, Alison-Youel,
Anderson, Brotman, Cassell, DelaCruz, Driscoll, Dyess, Henry, Hill,
OBryant, Ponzio, Ragsdale, Shirley, Tartaglia, Tomco, White and
Worthington were present. Senators Lee and Urbina were absent
excused. Senator Blamire was tardy unexcused. A quorum was
present.

2. AUDIENCE INTRODUCTION
The audience consisted of Suzanne Bach, Amy Farrow, Angelique
Abney, Joseph Neiman, Jordan Butler, Sarah Bieski, Michael R.
Carter, Marvice Marcus, Joe Neilson, Sandy Rodriguez and Ben
Hoffman. The sign in sheet is attached to the original minutes as
Exhibit A.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Senate and audience were given the opportunity to participate in
the Pledge of Allegiance.

4. ASUN SPEAKER OF THE SENATE


a. Adoption of the November 16, 2005 ASUN Senate Min-
utes
Senator Hill moved, Senator Shirley seconded, to approve the
minutes as submitted. Senator Driscoll asked unanimous con-
sent to make a grammatical correction. There was no objection.
Motion carried.

b. Adoption of the November 30, 2005 ASUN Senate Min-


utes
Senator Henry moved, Senator Anderson seconded, to approve
the minutes as submitted. Motion carried.

c. Guest Speaker: Nancee Langly and Suzanne Bach:


Scholarships
Suzanne Bach, Scholarship Coordinator, delivered a presenta-
tion to the Senate on scholarships.

d. Guest Speaker: President Lilley: Update on university


and his standing
President Lilley was not present.

e. Report of the Elections Board Chair: Katie Babcock


This item was heard after Item 10.

Elections Board Chair Katie Babcock delivered her report. She


said the Board wants to clarify the intent of the Board on the
Election Statutes. She submitted a document for the record. It is

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attached to the original minutes as Exhibit B. She introduced


other Board members.

Board Member Ben Hoffman expressed his views on the matter.

f. Report of Chief Justice Sarah Bieski


Without objection, this item was taken up after Item 4(b). The
Chief Justice delivered her report.

g. Revision of the ASUN Senate Statutes


This item was stricken.

h. Report of the Speaker of the Senate.


The Speaker delivered her report.

5. REPORT OF THE ASUN COMMITTEE CHAIRS


a. Lindsey Lee, Academic Affairs Committee
No report.

b. Sarah Ragsdale, Student Services Committee


No report.

c. Maria Urbina, Legislative Lobbying Committee


No report.

d. Mario Ponzio, Administration and Finance Committee


Senator Ponzio delivered his report.

e. Travis Anderson, Rules and Actions Committee


Senator Anderson delivered his report. The Committee reported
favorably a Resolution (RS-0506-A) to amend the ASUN Senate
Statutes, and to make technical and conforming corrections
thereto.

6. ASUN PRESIDENT
a. Revision of the ASUN Fiscal Allocations Board By-
Laws
This item was stricken.

b. Approval of the December 5, 2005 Fiscal Board Ac-


tions:
i. Revision of the 2005-2006 ASUN Operating Budget
1. Intramural Security Budget ($2,400.00)
2. Clubs and Organizations Board ($3,012.12)
3. ASUN Summer Retreat Payment ($1,600.00)
c. Bookstore Requests
1. Broadcast Club HI-MD Recorders ($1,201.18)
2. ASUN Computer/Telephone Purchase
($3,284.50)
3. Stairs for ASUN Staging ($535.00)
d. Special Requests
1. Womens Rugby Club ($950.00)
126 December 7, 2005

2. Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers


($1,200.00)
The following items were stricken: 6(b)(2)(a) and 6(b)(3)(a).

Senator Henry moved, Senator Driscoll seconded, to approve the


actions en bloc. President Champagne delivered a report. Motion
carried.

e. Report of the President


President Champagne delivered his report.

7. ASUN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT


a. Report of the Executive Vice President.
The Speaker delivered Executive Vice President McKnights re-
port in his absence. His written report is attached to the original
minutes as Exhibit C.

8. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS


a. Revision of the Clubs and Organizations Board By-
Laws
Senator Anderson moved, Senator Dyess seconded, to approve
the Boards action. Vice President Sweder delivered a report.
Senator Cassell was concerned about meeting over the summer.
Vice President Sweder did not believe it is a problem as long as
it is coordinated. Vice President Naughton said they can video
conference from UNLV as well.

Senator Henry asked about recognition periods. Vice President


Sweder said the provision of the bylaws just codifies what al-
ready happens.

Senator Worthington asked if recognition would last until the


first meeting of the fall semester, or the summer meeting. Vice
President Sweder said it would be until the summer meeting.

Motion carried.

b. Approval of the December 2, 2005 ASUN Recognition


and Semester Club Funding for returning
clubs/organizations
1. IUPack Scientific Journalism Club ($50.00)
2. N.A.C.O ($40.00)
3. SEEDS ($30.00)
4. Student Organization for Providers of Addic-
tion Services (SOPAS) ($50.00)
5. Alpha Epsilon Delta ($30.00)
6. Relay for Life ($20.00)
7. University of Nevada Rock Climbing ($50.00)
8. Whipple Hall Council ($50.00)
9. UnClub ($50.00)
10. Dierks Bently Club ($50.00)
December 7, 2005 127

Without objection, this item was taken up before Item 8(a).

Items 1, 2, 4 and 8 were stricken.

Senator Ragsdale moved, Senator Hill seconded, to approve the


Boards actions en bloc. Motion carried. Senator Shirley ab-
stained.

c. Approval of the December 2, 2005 Clubs and Organiza-


tions Board Actions
1. Reallocation: National Conference on Student
Leadership ($106.70)
2. Port a Potties ($600.00)
3. Club Fair ($1,000.00)
4. Conference ($0.00)
Senator Henry moved, Senator Shirley seconded, to approve the
Boards actions en bloc. Vice President Sweder delivered a re-
port. Motion carried.

d. Report of the Vice President for Clubs and Organiza-


tions
Vice President Sweder delivered her report.

9. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMMING


a. Approval of the November 29, 2005 Programming
Board actions:
1. Siosin ($14,300.00)
This item was stricken.

2. Emery ($15,790.00)
Senator Ragsdale moved, Senator Shirley seconded, to
approve the Boards action on Item 2. Vice President
Naughton delivered a report.

Senator OBryant asked for clarification on the expected


expenditures and revenues. Programmer Carter pro-
vided the explanation. The Board is not quite at a break-
even point, but the Board feels a $1,500 loss is accept-
able.

Senator Ragsdale asked how the Board planned to publi-


cize the event. Programmer Carter said Inkblot will pro-
vide services, and they will post flyers across town. Vice
President Naughton said there will be plenty of advertis-
ing.

Senator Cassell asked if ticket sales can begin before


general admission. Programmer Carter said it is possi-
ble.

President Champagne asked how much lead time there


will be on advertising, because most has only been up for
128 December 7, 2005

a week or two. Programmer Carter said that he will


make a stronger effort to advertise for a longer time.

Senator Worthington asked if they could advertise


through radio stations. Programmer Carter said he will
talk with Wolf Pack Radio because other stations will
demand tickets or comps.

Senator Cassell said the bands Web site will have in-
formation about the performance.

Senator Anderson asked if these bands were found


through polling the students. Programmer Carter con-
firmed that. He said Emery had 19 out of 150 votes. He
said the survey generated 308 names, and Emery was
number four.

Senator Brotman said it did not seem like a large mar-


gin of support for this band. Programmer Carter said
there will not be a very high demand or interest for the
band, but it is a band the Board could get. Senator
Brotman said with 1 percent of the university polled, the
numbers seemed skewed.

Senator OBryant asked what the average draw is for


this band. Programmer Carter said in Roseville, Calif.
The venue had to turn away people; it had a capacity of
about 600.

Senator Cassell said Emery polled ahead of Linkin Park,


so she would support the funding.

Senator Brotman said he had a problem with how the


survey was conducted. He was concerned that there
would not be as much interest here as in the Sacramento
area. Programmer Carter did not present the survey to
sell his proposal, but to show that the students want it.

Senator Worthington said she knows some people who


are excited about the event.

Programmer Carter said the Board is trying to break


away from the norm. He said he would not be sad if they
lost $2,000.

Senator Anderson did not believe the poll should have


any bearing on this discussion. He did suggest that they
do a poll to generate names, and then put the top pros-
pects to a vote. Programmer Carter said that some sug-
gested to him that they allow open polling to not limit
the students options.
December 7, 2005 129

Senator Driscoll said he sat on the Programming Board


meeting for the Speaker when this item was taken up.
He said his vote was no because of presentation, but he
will support it now.

Senator Brotman said more time should be put into the


programmers part. Senator Driscoll said there was not a
clear plan earlier, but he feels there is a good plan in
place now.

Senator Cassell said some of the smaller shows can have


more interest. She believed it would sell out.

Senator Anderson concurred.

Senator Dyess said that if this measure fails today, it


will hurt advertising and thereby the event itself. He
said the Senate should take the risk to advertise as
much as possible to sell out the show.

President Champagne said he agreed with Senator


Anderson about advertising.

Vice President Sweder noted that the Board has to be


concerned with the possibility of the concert not selling
out.

Vice President Naughton discussed the Boards budget.


From a fiscal standpoint, he believed that the Board is
not hurting for money.

Senator Brotman said he would only approve this only if


there was a line item for advertising. Vice President
Naughton said there should not be a problem. Program-
mer Carter said word of mouth is the best method to sell
a concert. Senator Brotman asked that the Board buy
some other advertising space. Vice President Naughton
said the Board could consider more money for advertis-
ing.

Senator Anderson asked how the Board would pay for


advertising. Programmer Carter said through Inkblot.
Senator Anderson said he would disagree with word of
mouth especially if other ads are not out. Programmer
Carter said $500 more for advertising would probably
not help. President Champagne said a radio buy could
cost thousands. He said he agreed with Senator Ander-
son to post some big banners or something other than
handbills.
130 December 7, 2005

Senator Hill asked if it was possible to give tickets to


stations to give away on the air. President Champagne
said there are usually other strings attached.

ASUN Director Sandy Rodriguez noted that Flipside


does not have an unlimited supply through Inkblot. She
said that the Senate is challenging the Programming
Board to be more creative with advertising. She said
that 10-15 percent usually gets set aside for advertising
a concert; it is an industry average. She said money
should be added for advertising over and above what
Inkblot can do.

Senator Worthington thought the Board should use the


Lawlor sign.

Senator Anderson asked how much profit would be made


if it sells out if it was just student tickets. Programmer
Carter said it would be a loss of $1,440.

Senator Ragsdale concurred with Senator Worthington.

President Champagne said business students need to


break away from the business mentality. Student fees
should be spent entirely by the end of the year. Senator
Anderson agreed. He also noted that smaller less suc-
cessful events can help draw other bands.

Programmer Carter said that when an area does poor


concerts, other bands stay away. When things go well,
the opposite is true.

Senator Tomco said Fiscal allocated $18,000 to draw


over 1,000 students, and this could be it.

The Speaker requested that Senator Blamire abstain


since he was not present for the entire discussion.

Motion carried. Senator Blamire abstained.

3. Comedian Welcome Back Comedian ($2,597.00)


Senator Tartaglia moved, Senator Driscoll seconded, to
approve the Boards action on Item 3. Vice President
Naughton delivered a report. The comedian is Chris
Newberg. Motion carried.

4. Take Action Tour ($20,000.00)


This item was stricken.

b. Approval of the December 6, 2005 Programming Board


actions:
1. Revisit: Emery
December 7, 2005 131

Senator Ragsdale moved, Senator Dyess seconded, to


approve the Boards action on Item 1. Vice President
Naughton delivered a report. Motion carried.

2. Revisit: Whats Happin


3. Revisit: 24 Hour Study Hall
4. Revisit: Tailgates
5. Gambling Lessons ($150.00)
6. Summer Programming Board Meetings JTSU
Charges ($105.00)
7. Outdoor Ice Skating ($350.00)
8. Welcome Back Week- Mondays Lunch ($600.00)
9. Welcome Back Week Tuesdays Lunch
($600.00)
10. Welcome Back Week Wednesdays Lunch
($600.00)
11. Welcome Back Week Thursdays Lunch
($600.00)
12. Welcome Back Week Charity Game Night
($400.00)

Items 4, 5 and 12 were stricken.

Senator Dyess moved, Senator Driscoll seconded, to approve the


remaining Board actions en bloc. Vice President Naughton de-
livered a report. Motion carried.

The Speaker asked unanimous consent to take a five minute recess.


There being no objection, at 7:15 p.m. the Senate recessed subject to
the Call of the Chair.

The recess having expired, the Senate was called back to order at 7:20
p.m. by the Speaker.

c. Report of the Vice President for Programming


Vice President Naughton delivered his report.

10. LEGISLATION: RC-0506-D: Rewriting the university


alcohol policy for Greeks.
Senator Anderson moved to adopt the Recommendation. Senator
Worthington seconded.

Senator Ragsdale discussed the Recommendation and the Commit-


tees reasons for reporting it favorably.

Senator Ragsdale moved to amend the title by striking for Greeks.


Senator Driscoll seconded. Amendment passed.

Senator Anderson said a timeframe to raise violations was an issue


for him. Senator Driscoll said a number cannot be attached to the
132 December 7, 2005

policy under state law and Board of Regents policy. Senator Anderson
said he was talking about a notice requirement.

Joe Neilson, Director of ASUN Legal Services and Member-at-Large


on the Student Services Committee, said the Manzanita Lake issue is
not relevant to the policy.

Senator Anderson said he wanted there to be a limitation on the


amount of time that can pass for notice to be delivered to an alleged
violator. Senator Driscoll said that it will need to meet Regents
policy.

Senator Ragsdale said that the Committee did not discuss Senator
Anderson.

Senator Anderson moved an amendment to insert a section on page 4


between (4) and (5). Senator Henry seconded. [This amendment was
subsequently withdrawn.]

Senator Dyess suggested that 14 days be clarified to define what it


means.

President Champagne said that it should say discovery of the


violation. Senator Driscoll was not sure if that language would be
good. The language should provide a statute of limitations on prose-
cuting violations. President Champagne said that would likely violate
Regents policy.

Senator Dyess said there is no statute of limitations on when one can


be punished, but not for when discovery can be. For the time it takes
to collect evidence, there cannot be a statute of limitations. The issue
is the allegation needs to be filed within a given timeframe. The
evidence need not be presented in a timely fashion.

Senator Anderson asked unanimous consent withdrew his motion.


There was no objection, and the amendment was withdrawn.

Senator OBryant said that a statute of limitations would be a


separate issue. He sees this issue as a problem with implementation.

Senator Ackley said the goal of the Recommendation is to make the


policy more clear, not what exactly it should be. She sees this as a
first step to get the university to respond.

Senator Ragsdale concurred. She said that the policy is not being
rewritten, but they are only stating what the issues are.

Senator Anderson said that any violator should be notified in a timely


fashion. He said 10 working days should be adequate. He said the
problem he has is having violations raised months after the fact. It is
difficult to defend against that. Student Services should take action
against a violation immediately. President Champagne said that
December 7, 2005 133

setting a notice requirement should be fine, but it should be said


upon discovery of the violation because they have an indefinite
period of time to collect evidence and prosecute. If the Senate wants a
statute of limitations, this body should lobby the Board of Regents.
He said he would like to see some headway on getting timely notifica-
tion.

Vice President Naughton said that there are many problems with the
policy, and students want to be involved with perfecting it. He said
students should be involved in the process to rewrite the policy.

Senator Shirley said that discovery seems vague to her. President


Champagne said that any change should be made within Regents
policy.

Senator Driscoll said that many of the Greeks think that if the
discovery language be added, it should have a stipulation that it is
with evidence. Unless they have evidence, there is no circumstance to
back up an allegation. Greek houses do not want frivolous allegations
to be filed.

Neilson said that each point being brought up is excellent, but there
are about a dozen critical points that need to be addressed. This
Recommendation is not to address that fact, only the fact that there
are problems with the policy.

Senator Dyess said that the more they wait, the harder it will be to
collect credible and verifiable evidence. He said that clause (4) should
cover the issues. Senator Blamire said that timely should be
inserted.

Senator Ponzio said that any recommendation should be universal


and vague because it will be more likely to be accepted.

Senator Blamire moved on page 4, line 3, to insert timely after


credible. Senator Driscoll seconded. Senator Ragsdale said that it
might make more sense to place it before the word evidence in the
same line, and she moved an amendment in the nature of a substi-
tute. Senator Tartaglia seconded. The amendment in the nature of a
substitute passed. Amendment passed.

Senator Tomco was concerned that this is written by Greeks and for
Greeks. He asked that Greek members abstain. Senator Ackley said
that is true, but it impacts Greeks the most. It is not asking for
benefits, only a fair policy.

Neilson said that he thought this issue would come up, and it should
not matter which group supports this measure. Everyone is entitled
to be treated fairly, and the rules from a state agency should be clear
and not open to interpretation.
134 December 7, 2005

Senator Tomco understood, but to him it is a conflict of interest.


Senator Worthington said this policy is not just for Greeks; it affects
everyone.

President Champagne said theoretically that every decision made at


this table affects them because they are members of the university.

Senator Ponzio said he has enough faith with the Greek members to
trust their vote.

Senator Tomco said he has complete confidence that they will make a
good decision.

Senator Anderson said a conflict of interest would arise if it would


benefit an organization and member in a direct way.

Senator Ragsdale said the full committee reported the legislation.

Senator Blamire moved to strike for Greeks on page one, second


whereas clause. Senator Henry seconded. Senator Ragsdale said it
was for the policy as it is applied to the Greeks.

Senator Tomco said any reference to Greeks should be deleted.


Senator Alison-Youel agreed. Senator Brotman concurred as well.

Senator Hill asked if the senators could discuss why they have a
problem with the amendment.

Senator Brotman said people might construe this Recommendation to


exist only for Greeks, and that is not the case.

Neilson said that Rita Laden had significant input in writing this
Recommendation. He also pointed out that Greeks are no less a
student than anyone else.

Senator Brotman said this policy is to be changed for UNR, not just
for Greeks. Neilson said the reason he used the language for Greeks
is because university officials refer to the policy as that. He said there
are two policies: one in general, and one for Greeks as presented in
the relationship statement.

Senator Driscoll said the relationship statement consists of guidelines


for Greek houses. This Recommendation would affect only the
relationship statement.

Senator Ragsdale said the alcohol policy is included in the relation-


ship statement in whole. This legislation is not just for Greeks
because the policy is being applied in a discriminatory manner
against Greeks.

Senator Alison-Youel said that since it will affect others, she will
support the amendment.
December 7, 2005 135

Senator Dyess said that a majority of this body is not a member of a


social Greek organization.

Senator Brotman said that legislation should be worded for all the
students.

Senator Blamire said that this amendment does not weaken the
document in any way.

Neilson reiterated his previous comments about why he included the


language. If any protected group was being discriminated against,
even if you were not a member, would one not be concerned that the
discrimination exists? He said he takes issue with the policy because
it is unfair, not because he is Greek.

ASUN Director Rodriguez asked if it would be effective to remove the


language and insert a whereas clause to argue that the policy is being
applied unfairly to Greeks.

Amendment passed.

Senator Alison-Youel suggested that a whereas clause be inserted to


make the case for the Greeks.

Senator Driscoll read from the relationship statement. He said that


the statement itself shows that the university applies the policy in a
discriminatory manner.

Senator Alison-Youel moved an amendment to insert a whereas


clause on page 2 after the third whereas clause, to read Whereas
there has been concern that there has been discrimination specifically
against the Greeks;. Senator Tomco seconded.

Senator Anderson moved an amendment to the amendment to strike


Greeks and insert Greek community. Senator Shirley seconded.
Amendment to the amendment passed.

Senator Ragsdale read from a prior draft of the Recommendation. She


said that Rita Laden denied that the policy is applied in a discrimina-
tory manner.

Amendment passed.

Senator Brotman asked for clarification about the policy and where it
does not distinguish between two types of events. Senator Ragsdale
said that the policy does not define the types of events.

Senator Anderson said that it is up to the administration to distin-


guish between alumni events, fraternity events, and other events.
136 December 7, 2005

Senator Alison-Youel asked Neilson about clause (3). Neilson said


that there is a process to resolve the problem informally. He said
Sally and Rita want to resolve it informally. He said that that
situation can pressure a student into doing something that they
otherwise would not do. He said it is unfair because it is a clear
example of intimidation. He said it was baffling that all members
could be punished on hearsay evidence.

Senator Blamire asked who sits on the Greek Standards Board.


Neilson said he sat on it and he could not believe what was going on.

Senator Dyess said that somewhere along the road the policy changed
so two administrators, one Greek alumni and two current Greek
member sat on the Board. Neilson said that the process is completely
biased, faulty and unfair. Houses are coerced into not taking the
option for due process.

Senator Tartaglia said the whereas clauses provide the argument for
the actual Recommendation. Greeks are the biggest example of the
problem.

Senator Tomco agreed, but the facts used to make the Recommenda-
tion should be based on everyone and not just on the Greeks.

Senator Driscoll said the biggest message the Recommendation to get


across is that is an individually enforced policy, but whole fraternities
are being held to account. He said that sometimes houses are pun-
ished based on people submitting unfounded allegations.

Senator Tomco thought the Recommendation will only affect Greeks.


Senator Ragsdale said it will change the policy as a whole if applied
equally to everyone.

Senator Dyess said Greeks are students and this body needs to be
able to write recommendations for those students.

Neilson said the policy is applied uniformly in the dorms; it is not for
the Greeks. They are most affected by the policys problems.

Senator Brotman said his concern was to make it so that it could not
appear it was totally for Greeks.

Senator Cassell said a college does not kick one out for being Greek.

Senator Shirley said her understanding of why this legislation is


being considered is to have the administration apply the policy
uniformly.
December 7, 2005 137

Senator Anderson moved an amendment to strike the last whereas


clause. Senator Blamire seconded. [This amendment was subse-
quently withdrawn.] 1

President Champagne said it should be kept because the policy


specifically states how it is to be enforced, but it hasnt. The policy
should be applied equally across the board.

Senator Cassell provided an example of why the policy is an issue.


She said if she did something on her own at her house, the whole
house would get in trouble.

Senator Driscoll said a lot of the issues at this table can be solved
through ones reading of the document.

Senator Anderson said he thought the clause was vague.

Senator Ragsdale said the clause proves how vague the policy is. The
problem is with enforcement, not necessarily with the content of the
policy.

Senator Blamire said he thought Senator Andersons purpose in his


amendment was to make it a stronger document.

Vice President Sweder said that everything in the Recommendation


is deliberate and considered, and the Committee has spent a lot of
time.

Senator Ragsdale said they are directly quoting how the policy reads
in the clause under amendment. She also believed that the residen-
tial halls have a policy above and beyond the general policy.

Senator Tomco said this is a Recommendation made on behalf of the


student body when 90 percent is not part of a Greek organization.

Senator Brotman did not understand what the clause does. He said it
is very vague.

Senator OBryant said that is exactly the point, that the policy is
vague. He said language cannot be added to the quotation because
that is verbatim what the policy says.

Senator Worthington said you cannot read one whereas clause by


itself. The Recommendation compliments the whereas clauses.

Senator Anderson said he still has not heard explanation as to how


the clause supports the Recommendation.

1 Bracketed material in original.


138 December 7, 2005

Neilson said the policy clearly states certain activities are allowable,
but people are being punished over those activities.

Senator Dyess said the quotation appears in the relationship state-


ment. Each whereas clause pertains to the relationship statement.

Senator Anderson asked unanimous consent to withdraw his motion.


There was no objection, and the amendment was withdrawn.

Senator Brotman said from what he heard from Senator Dyess, it


supports his concerns.

Senator Driscoll clarified that the whereas clauses are evidence to


back up a recommendation.

Senator Alison-Youel said that she thinks the Committee did an


excellent job with this legislation. Most students she discussed this
with said they were concerned about the unfair treatment against
Greeks.

Vice President Naughton said QSU came to the Senate last year and
the Senate created a committee to investigate the problemand it
was a group of 60 students. He quoted the ASUN Constitution at its
preamble. The Senate is doing what it should be doing, the Commit-
tee did its job well, and the Senate should help represent an organiza-
tion because they are part of the constituency.

Senator Shirley asked why there is a relationship statement for the


houses. Neilson said that Laden said the university has a special
relationship for the Greeks, and they are held to a higher standard.

Senator Alison-Youel said the debate shows there is a problem with


the policy as a whole and as it applies to Greeks.

Senator Anderson asked what the procedure would be to rewrite the


policy. Neilson said that Laden said she has full control over the
policy. The authority to make changes is conferred upon the univer-
sity president, and he has delegated it to Laden.

Senator OBryant moved an amendment to insert a whereas clause on


page two, after the first one, to read Whereas it is a concern of the
entire undergraduate student body that University of Nevada policies
are easily understood and applied fairly;. Senator Hill seconded.

Senator Ackley said it is a stretch to say it is a concern of the entire


student body.

Neilson suggested that it read that it may be a concern.

Senator Ragsdale thought that maybes and ifs make documents


weak.
December 7, 2005 139

Senator Ragsdale moved an amendment to the amendment to strike


entire. Senator Ackley seconded. Amendment on the amendment
passed.

Amendment passed.

Senator Dyess moved to amendment to make any reference to


University Alcohol Policy read the same with the following ap-
pended: and the alcohol policy which appears within the University
of Nevada, Reno Relationship Agreement for the Recognition of Social
Greek Letter Organizations. Senator Henry seconded.

Senator Brotman said this would narrow the Recommendation to


Greeks.

Senator Hill said there is an additional three paragraphs for the


Greeks and that the higher standard is not defined. Senator Alison-
Youel concurred.

Senator Brotman said not to mask it behind the student body.

Senator Alison-Youel said that if this amendment passes, other


language will need to be fixed.

Amendment passed.

Senator Tomco said he would vote no on the Recommendation


because it applies to Greeks too much.

Senator Ragsdale said she feels that Senator Tomco would be voting
against the constituents, especially of he agrees with it.

Senator Hill said that this Senate should look out for all groups, and
no group should be discriminated against. Asking for fairness is not
against the will of this body.

Senator Brotman said he has heard only a few arguments as to how


this will support the whole student body.

Senator Worthington said the main problem is that the policy is used
for everybody but it is only being used for Greeks.

Senator Brotman disagreed. The dorms, athletic activities, general


student concernsthere are other examples of where students are
being discriminated.

Senator Ponzio moved the previous question. Senator Anderson


seconded. The previous question was ordered.

The Recommendation (RC-0506-D) as amended was agreed to.


140 December 7, 2005

11. Override of presidential veto


The Senate proceeded to reconsider the measure to amend the ASUN
Election Statutes, returned to the Senate in part by the President on
November 28, 2005, with his objections.

Senator Tomco moved, Senator Henry seconded, to override the veto


of the President, his objections notwithstanding.

President Champagne discussed the purpose of his veto. He said


there is no supporting data to show that fewer students turn out to a
general with a primary election. He said with the Wolf Card, ASUN
can pull data to show statistically who shows up for which elections.
He said it would be worthwhile for the Elections Board to look at hard
data. Right now, it does not exist.

Senator Blamire thought one issue was poorly educated voters. That
problem can be eliminated with better publicity. And with the
appropriated funds, that should not be a problem.

Elections Board Member Ben Hoffman said that even without data,
the Board sees nowhere to go but up in turnout. He said the Board
feels what brings people out to vote is being involved in a campaign or
knowing who is running.

President Champagne understood the argument, but it is anecdotal


that people are not voting in the primary.

Senator Dyess did not believe that eliminating the primary elections
might increase turnout is a good argument. Publicity should be made
instead.

Senator Anderson said there is not enough reason to support the veto.
Senator Shirley agreed with Senator Anderson. She said that if
money is used to publicize elections, it should be clear that a student
needs his ID to vote.

Chair Babcock said they want to eliminate primaries for a number of


reasons.

Senator Hill said that the primary election might give people notice
that the general election is coming up, it gives them more interest,
and they decide to vote.

Senator Brotman said the priorities of the Elections Board might be


out of line by wanting to get rid of primaries. The voters need to be
better educated.

Senator Anderson said the change in primaries was in no way to


increase voter turnout.
December 7, 2005 141

Senator Dyess concurred with Senator Hill. The buzz from a primary
election increases general election turnout. This move may actually
hurt voter turnout.

Chair Babcock said it may encourage more candidates to run because


they will only have to go through one election.

Senator Blamire said that when one votes in a primary election, the
view is broadest. The general election is a little more focused. Chair
Babcock said that few people vote in the primary. Senator Blamire
said that by having a primary, the same goal is accomplished, just
earlier. Ideas are established in a primary election, and if they
survive the primary, they are good enough for the general. A primary
election will weed out unpopular ideas.

Senator Cassell said she was concerned that students do not want to
vote in the primary, and by eliminating the primary, it could decrease
voter turnout.

Board Member Hoffman said that he does not see the virtue for
having a primary.

Senator Hill said there is virtue, and the expense for a primary is
worth it. While the general election may not have a voters primary
choice, it asks the students to make a better choice.

Senator Anderson said the recommendation was not to eliminate


primaries altogether, but to raise the number of candidates required
to trigger one.

Senator Tomco concurred with Senator Anderson. He said that no


ones choice is being cut out.

President Champagne said that the number of candidates in a college


to trigger a primary grows exponentially. Having a primary election
gives people a chance in a primary to have a bunch of diverse ideas,
but the general election is ones chance to vote for the better candi-
date that makes it through.

The Speaker clarified the effect of the measure.

Senator Blamire presented his case for why a primary needs to be


held. A primary asks voters to vote for issues.

Senator Anderson said in Senator Blamires argument, a primary


would be held.

Chair Babcock said that Senator Blamire had a good point, but the
primary limits the electorates choices.
142 December 7, 2005

Senator DelaCruz said that the College of Liberal Arts could have 28
candidates and still not have a primary. She said constituents said
that they would rather have a primary election in that situation.

Senator Brotman said the mission of the Elections Board was to come
up with new ideas. He believed that the Senate should override the
veto because it was the compromise measure.

Senator Ragsdale said the issue is that candidates do not run on


issues. If a primary election makes candidates focus on the issues,
that is good.

Chair Babcock said that issues will still be heard even without a
primary, and it is likely that one will be held in races anyway.

Senator Brotman said the only valid point is that the College of
Liberal Arts might have too many people running before there is a
primary. The issue is how many people the Senate wants to run
before one is held.

Senator Anderson agreed with Senator DelaCruz. If the Senate is


proposing a proportional change, that issue should be brought back.

Senator Dyess asked for a clarification on what an affirmative vote


would do.

The Speaker clarified the effect of the votes. An affirmative vote


would let the decision of the Senate as to the Statutes stand. A
negative vote would let the veto and the original language stand.

Senator Blamire discussed several scenarios.

ASUN Director Rodriguez said that it was almost a 10 percent


turnout for the general election last year. She did not understand
where the 6 percent figure came from. She said there has been a
steady decline in turnout since 2001.

Senator Tomco asked Senator Blamire to consider another scenario.


He also asked Chair Babcock to present the vote totals from last year.
He argued that the amendment would not change the number to elect
a member much.

Chair Babcock said the number of candidates filing to run has been
decreasing. She said the Senate is making some big assumptions in
debating this matter.

Senator DelaCruz said one of the goals is to get more people to run,
and that is why the Board will publicize elections earlier. The argu-
ment that primaries will eliminate only one or two people does not
apply.
December 7, 2005 143

Chair Babcock said what the trend is, and one board will not change
that in one year.

Senator Brotman moved the previous question. Senator Henry


seconded. The previous question was ordered.

By voice vote, two-thirds of the senators present, a quorum being


present, not having voted in the affirmative, the objections of the
President stand, and the measure on reconsideration is not agreed to.

12. PUBLIC COMMENT


Jordan Butler asked senators to suggest students who deserve a
profile in the Sagebrush for graduation.

ASUN Director Sandy Rodriguez said today was fun. She cautioned
the Senate against considering what-if scenarios. All of that energy
could be used for a more productive use, but it was a great discussion.
On the alcohol policy, she said she was worried about people not
understanding what was being discussed. She suggested to the
senators to listen better and to say I concur more.

13. REMARKS
The Speaker announced that next weeks meeting is at 10 a.m. If
committees need to meet, they need to make it happen.

President Champagne said the last Fiscal Board meeting is Monday.

Senator Ragsdale said the committee did put a lot of effort into the
alcohol policy legislation, and she said that it is a good compromise.
She especially wanted to extend thanks to Joe Neilson. She said he
has a passion for fairness and equality with the law and enforcement.
Members at large can be huge assets to ASUN committees. She
thanked her committee members for their work this semester.

Senator Dyess thanked the Senate for the lively debate. He apolo-
gized to the Administration and Finance Committee meeting for
being absent.

Senator Cassell encouraged members to attend a journalism event.

Senator Anderson commended the Student Services Committee this


year. He discussed an event he would like members to attend.

Senator Blamire congratulated everyone who spoke their mind


tonight. He said he has been frustrated by phantom yeses or noes.

Senator Tomco commended Senator Ragsdale for her hard work. He


said that he did not want his views tonight to be seen as anti-Greek.
He also announced that he was accepted to a PhD. program. He said
he will be resigning to move on. He said he has enjoyed his time as a
senator.
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Senator Hill commended everyone and Vice President Naughton for


getting the oxygen bar donated and wasting an hour of the Senates
time.

Senator Alison-Youel said she enjoys being at this table. She thanked
the Senate for appointed her.

Vice President Naughton said more credit needs to be extended to the


programmers.

Vice President Sweder congratulated the Senate for actually taking


action on the alcohol policy. It has been several years since it needed
to happen. She discussed several events members should attend.

President Champagne said Senator Tomco will be missed on the


Fiscal Board.

14. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the Senate, the
Speaker declared that the Senate stand adjourned at 10:04 p.m.

SEAN MCDONALD,
Secretary of the Senate.

MICHELLE BARTHULY,
Speaker of the Senate.

Approved Dec. 14, 2005.


December 14, 2005
[ASUN Auditorium, JTSU] 1
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
The Senate was called to order at 10:05 a.m., Speaker Barthuly,
presiding; Claribel Zecena, secretary. Senators Ackley, Alison-Youel,
Anderson, Blamire, Brotman, Cassell, DelaCruz, Driscoll, Dyess,
Henry, Hill, Lee, OBryant, Ragsdale, Shirley, Tartaglia, were
present. Senator Mario Ponzio was not present. A quorum was
present.

2. AUDIENCE INTRODUCTION
The audience consisted of Sean McDonald, Secretary of the Senate,
Sandy Rodriguez, Director of the ASUN, Mikel Alvarez, ASUN Chief
of Staff, and Sarah Bieski, ASUN Chief Justice. The sign in sheet was
lost and there is no additional record of the audience.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Senate and audience members were given the opportunity to
participate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

4. ASUN SPEAKER OF THE SENATE


a. Adoption of the December 7, 2005
Senator Hill moved to approve. Senator Henry seconded.

Senator Shirley moved to amend the second to last paragraph on


page by adding if it was just student tickets. Programmer
Carter said it would be a loss of $1,440. Senator Dyess sec-
onded. Amendment passed.

Senator Dyess moved to amend paragraph 7 on page 12 by


changing one current Greek member to two current Greek
members. Senator Driscoll seconded. Amendment passed.

Senator White requested that the reason people were absent be


reflected in the minutes.

Motion passed.

b. Report of the Elections Board Chair


Katie Babcock gave her report.

c. Report of Chief Justice


Sarah Bieski gave her report.

d. Opening of College of Science Seat A

1 The original minutes erroneously state that the meeting was held in the Senate Chambers. The

reference has been corrected here.

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146 December 14, 2005

Senator Anderson moved to open the College of Science Seat ef-


fective today and to close it on February 3rd at 5pm.

e. Approval of Judicial Bylaws


Senator Dyess moved to approve. Senator Shirley seconded.

Chief Justice Bieski stated that this was the first time the Judi-
cial Council had bylaws. She then went to speak about what was
in the bylaws.

Senator Worthington moved to amend the bylaws to add the


before Senate where it does not have it Senator Lee seconded.
Amendment passed

Senator Driscoll moved to amend the by-laws by striking 130.5


and 130.7. Senator Dyess seconded.

Chief Justice stated that she put 130.7 to get the job done.
Speaker Barthuly stated that she liked the by-law

Senator Driscoll stated that this seemed like common knowledge


to him. Senator Hill said that he thought it was common knowl-
edge because he knows the system but for other people for a per-
son coming in they would have no clue what to do.

Senator Driscoll withdrew his amendment.


Senator Driscoll moved to reword 130.7 to state To be responsi-
ble along with Speaker of the Senate for all () Senator Ackley
seconded.

Amendment passed.

Senator Driscoll moved to strike the last sentence. Senator


Dyess seconded.

Senator Driscoll stated that was the way the system worked al-
ready

Amendment passed.

Senator OBryant moved three-fourths two-thirds. Senator


Ackley seconded.

Senator O Bryant stated that is how the Senate is removed and


he believes that the Justices should be ruled on the same stan-
dard as the Senate.

After close examination of the Constitution, Senator OBryant


with drew his amendment.

Senator Allison-Youel moved to add person before organiza-


tion in 110.5 Senator Driscoll. Amendment passed.
December 14, 2005 147

Senator Blamire moved to strike ASUN funds and replace it


with their fund. Senator Driscoll seconded. Amendment
passed.

Senator Driscoll moved to amend 110.4 to strike reappoint and


replace with reapportion.

Senator Blamire moved to postpone until Senates next meeting.


Senator Henry seconded.

Senator Blamire stated that they should all take a good look at
it.

Motion passed.

Senator Alison-Youel moved to recess for 10 minutes. Senator


Ragsdale seconded. Motion passed.

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f. Board and Committee Reassignments


Senator Driscoll moved to be removed from the Clubs and Or-
ganizations Board and to be placed in the Fiscal Board. Senator
Allison-Youel seconded. Motion passed.

Senator Worthington moved to be removed from the Fiscal


Board and to be placed in the Clubs and Organizations Board.
Senator Driscoll seconded. Motion passed.

[
g. Extension of Judicial Council
Senator Driscoll moved to open the alternate seat until Friday,
February 3rd Senator Dyess seconded.

Motion passed

h. Judicial Appointments.
The candidates were asked to leave the room while the senate
would ask which questions would be asked.

Senator Lee-Can you recall a time when you had to make an un-
bais decision where you had to put your own moral aside?

Senator Dyess- What other time commitments do you have


within the next two years?

Senator Henry-If should you face a case that directly affected


you how would you handle it?

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148 December 14, 2005

Senator Allison-Youel- Why do you think youre qualified for the


position?

Senator OBryant- If you could make one change to the judicial


system what would it be and why?

Senator Shirley-What is your idea of the roll that Justice is sup-


posed to play?

Senator Tomco-If your arent accepted as a Justice today how


are you planning to stay involved with the ASUN judicial sys-
tem?

Senator Allison-Youel withdrew her question.

Matt Charles was brought back into the room. He gave a short
speech on why he wanted to be a justice and his qualifications.
The Senate then asked him the questions in the following order.
Senator Lees question, Senator Tomcos questions, Senator
Henrys questions, Senator OBryants, Senator Shirleys, and
Senator Dyess question. Matt Charles responded accordingly to
each question.

Matt Charles had to leave early.

Sydne Pomin was brought back in the room, gave a small speech
on why she believed she was qualified and was asked the same
questions in the same order as was Matt Charles. Ms. Pomin re-
sponded to each question accordingly.

Cicely Williams was brought back in the room, gave a small


speech on why she believed she was qualified and was asked the
same questions in the same order as was Mr. Charles and Ms.
Pomin. Ms. Williams responded to each question accordingly.

Senator Lee moved to approve Ms. Pomin as a justice. Senator


Brotman seconded.

Senator Dyess stated that he believed that Ms. Pomin gave the
best answers and that her experience will contribute to the judi-
cial board

Senators Shirley and OBryant concurred with Senator Dyess.

Motion passed.

Senator Allison-Youel moved to appoint Ms. Williams for the


second judicial seat.

Senator Shirley stated that Williams should be appointed as an


alternate. Senator Cassell concurred with Senator Shirley.
December 14, 2005 149

Senator Lee disagreed she believed that she should be a justice


due to the fact that she would bring an outside view to the Judi-
cial Board.

Senator Dyess asked if an alternate seat can be filled without


filling the judicial seats. The response was no.

Speaker Barthuly reminded the Senate that they do not have to


approve today.

Senator Allison-Youel stated that she made the motion to ap-


prove Ms. Williams because she would bring a diversified view.

Chief Justice Bieski was in favor of approving her as a Justice

Motion passed.

Senator Ragsdale moved to approve Mr. Charles for the Alter-


nate seat. Senator Driscoll seconded.

Senator Blamire believed that he gave the worst answers.

Senator Dyess stated that Mr. Charles was pressed for time,
could even stay to see if he was appointed, and that it should be
kept open.

Chief Justice believed that it should be kept open and as well as


the other seat.

Senator OBryant feels that he was not interested in the judicial


system. Senator Dyes felt from what was stated in his resume
that this justice seat was a resume booster.

Vice President Naughton stated that he should be given a sec-


ond try.

Secretary McDonald stated, from the audience, that if they do


not believe that Mr. Charles could be appointed to the justice
seat than they should not appoint him to the alternate.

Motion failed.

Ms. Williams and Ms. Pomin were brought back to the room and
were made aware that they had been approved.

Speaker Barthuly had Ms. Pomin and Ms. Williams recite the
Oath of Office. ] 3

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150 December 14, 2005

i. Approval of Administration and Finance Committees


Amendment for Statute 260.9 Concerning Scholar-
ships
No motion was sought.

j. Report of the Speaker of the Senate


Speaker Barthuly reported that another club had the Senate
Chambers so having to meet in the auditorium. She also stated
that they were waiting on one of the candidates before they
made any decision on what the judicial seats.

Senator Ragsdale asked what was going on with the strategic


plan. Speaker Barthuly replied that she would speak to her
later.

5. REPORT OF THE ASUN COMMITTEE CHAIRS AND MEM-


BERS
a. Lindsey Lee, Academic Affairs Committee Chair
Senator Lee gave her report.

b. Sarah Ragsdale, Student Services Committee Chair


Senator Ragsdale gave her report.

c. Maria Urbina, Legislative Lobbying Committee Chair


Senator Urbina gave her report

d. Mario Ponzio, Administrative and Finance Committee


Chair
Senator Ponzio was not present.

e. Travis Anderson Rules and Actions Committee Chair


Senator Anderson delivered his report.

Senator Hill also gave his report regarding the food service com-
mittee. He discussed the problems with having Wolf dollars in-
stead of Advantage cash, which gave a discount to student and
also was tax free, and how it was going to be difficult to shift
from advantage Cash to the Wolf dollar.

6. ASUN PRESIDENT
a. Revision of the Fiscal Allocations Board By Laws
No motion was sought

b. Approval of the December 12th 2005 Fiscal Board Ac-


tions
i. Revision of the 2005-2006 ASUN Operating Budget
1. 2006-2007 Executive Officer Travel to National
Conference
ii. Bookstore Requests
1. American Society of Civil Engineer
2. Broadcast Club HI-MD Recorders
3. Board with School
December 14, 2005 151

Items 1 and 3 were stricken.

iii. Special requests


1. Womens Rugby Club
2. Sigma Phi Epsilon
3. Society for Range Management
4. Delta Chi
5. Phi Beta Lambda
6. Board with School
7. Alpha Phi Sigma
8. Mens Rugby club
Item 6 was stricken

iv. Programming Requests


1. International Club

Senator Anderson moved approve items i-iv. Senator Tartaglia


seconded.

President Champagne explained the reasons why these events


were being approved.

Senator Ragsdale moved to add $300 to Alpha Phi Sigma for


registration cost. Senator Shirley seconded. Amendment passed.

President Champagne recommended that they allocate an addi-


tional funds for the t-shirts to Alpha Phi Sigma.

Senator Hill recommended that they look for some cheaper


shirts.

Senator Ackley thought that that they wanted to look nice and
presentable and she felt that they were being penalized for not
knowing the system.

Senator Ackley moved to allocate an additional $250 for t-shirts


and embroidery. Senator Henry seconded.

Senator Tartaglia asked if they have looked for different shops.

The advisor for Alpha Phi Sigma stated she had and gone out of
the city.

Amendment passed.

Senator Worthington moved to approve $800 for 8 members reg-


istration. Senator Blamire seconded.

Senator Brotman concurred with Senator Worthington and be-


lieved that money for 8 people should be allocated
152 December 14, 2005

Executive Vice President McKnight disagreed. President Cham-


pagne agreed because the University asks that they sign up in a
timely manner and the money will be reallocated back if there
are not ten people. Senator Ackley agreed as did Senator Dris-
coll. They both felt that they were being punished for not know-
ing the system.

President Champagne felt that they were being very honest and
did not want to create an environment where dishonesty is ac-
cepted

Amendment failed.

Motion Passed.

c. Report of the President


President Champagne reported that they were going to be meet-
ing the Architects of the New Student Union tomorrow and that
they would be accepting bids after that.
He also discussed the forum for the Pack Patriot and how it was
up to them to accept, but he recommend not doing so, and re-
minded them that they have other ways to contact their con-
stituents. Executive Vice President McKnight spoke on how the
Pack Patriots are not journalist and therefore do not follow the
journalist code of ethics and sometimes take things out of con-
text. President Champagne introduced Mikel Alvarez to the
Senate as his Chief of Staff. After Senator Andersons request
President Champagne stated that the state of the budget for was
Special request $8,139.16, for Programming there was still
$25,303.45 minus what they had approved today and in Un-
committed Funds there were still $22,295.40 left. Senator
Anderson felt that fiscal was starting to run out of money.

7. ASUN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT


Executive Vice President McKnight reported that the new edition of
the Artemisia would be published coming back from break and asked
the Senators to tell their constituents about it. He stated that they
were not distributing enough copies and were probably going to have
to cut back on the how many copies were made. Executive Vice
President McKnight stated that he was working on publicity policy.

[Without objection, the Senate recessed for 20 minutes.]

8. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR CLUBS AND ORGANIZA-


TIONS
a. Report of the Vice President for Clubs and Organiza-
tions
Vice President Sweder reported that she was working on a quick
update for Clubs and Organizations.
December 14, 2005 153

b. Club name change-Originally: Dierks Bentley Club,


New Name: Dierks Bentley and Country Music Club.
Senator Urbina moved to approve. Senator Lee seconded

Motion passed.

9. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMMING


a. Approval of the December 13, 2005 Programming
Board actions
1. Tailgates
No motion was sought.

2. Fall movie series


No motion was sought.

3. Fall Out Boy


Senator Dyess moved to approve Fall Out Boy.

Vice President Naughton stated that ASUN would split


the event costs evenly with Lawlor Events Center. Will
be open to student will be able to buy tickets for two
weeks before the event at a discount rate and general
admission price after that. There will be about $9,000 for
advertising like radio air time. The Total Budget request
was $31,195.60

Motioned passed.

4. Emery
5. Gambling Lessons
6. Spring Movie Series
7. Welcome Back Week Charity Game Night
Senator Henry moved to approve items 3, 4, 6, and 7. Senator
Shirley seconded.

Vice President Naughton spoke about each event individually.

Vice President Sweder stated that she felt in that the ASUN
was leaving commuter students out when programming. She
stated that in regards of Fall Out Boy being really late for com-
muter students.

Senator OBryant suggested having durable goods as the admis-


sion price for Gambling lessons instead of money.

Motion Passed.

b. Report of the Vice President for Programming


Vice President Naughton reported that the Programming Board
was still working on Emery and that they found out that they
could get Emery for a lot less money. He stated that this is one
of the ploys that agents use with college students and that Pro-
154 December 14, 2005

grammer Carter had shifted the offer letter. He stated that he


forgot that there was going to be a comedian during I Love Reno
week.

10. LEGISLATION: Resolution RS-0506-A:Amendments of the


ASUN Senate Statues
Secretary Zecena read the amendments to the Senate.

Secretary Mcdonald spoke on the individual amendments and his


opinion of them

Senator Driscoll recommended failing amendment two.

Senator Ragsdale moved to examine each amendment individually.


Senator Tartaglia seconded. Motion passed.

Executive Vice President McKnight suggested passing the amend-


ments and then postponing so and getting one document with the
changes.

Senator Anderson moved to approve amendment 1. Senator Driscoll


seconded. Motion passed.

Senator Anderson moved to approve amendment 2. Senator Lee


seconded.
Motion failed.

Senator Anderson moved to approve amendment 3. Senator Lee


seconded.

Senator Driscoll stated that this amendment made sure that the
attendance of the Senators is kept.

Motion passed.

Senator Cassell moved to approve Amendment 4. Senator Anderson


seconded. Motion passed.

Senator Anderson moved to approve amendment 5. Senator Shirley


seconded.

Vice President Naughton did not believe that they should strike 24
hour notice.

Senator Lee was in favor of striking the 24 hour notice.

Vice President Sweder concurred with Vice President Naughton as


did Executive Vice President McKnight.

President Champagne believed that it was a good idea to strike it

Motion Passed.
December 14, 2005 155

Senator Anderson moved to approve amendment 6. Senator Cassell


seconded.
Motion passed.

Senator Lee moved to approve amendment 7. Senator Cassell.

President Champagne asked not to be put on this committee.

Senator Allison-Youel moved to add the Campus Escort chair.


Senator Driscoll seconded. Amendment was withdrawn.

Secretary McDonald remarked that the President should be able to


designate.

Senator Allison-Youel moved to add or his designee after Presi-


dent. Senator Driscoll seconded. Amendment passed

Senator Anderson moved a secondary amendment to add or his


designee after ASUN President in section 260.8. Senator Allison
Youel seconded. Secondary amendment passed.

Primary amendment passed.

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Senator Allison-Youel moved to switch the Vice president for Clubs


and Organizations and the Vice President for Programming. Senator
Driscoll seconded.

Motion passed.

Senator OBryant moved to take out voting. Senator Hill seconded.

Senator OBryant stated that it contradict itself.

Senator Worthington stated that it would not allow the President to


apply for this scholarship.

Amendment fails.

Motion passed.

Senator Lee moved to postpone until next meeting where the copy
with all the changes. Senator Allison-Youel seconded. Motion passed

11. PUBLIC COMMENT


Secretary McDonald thanked the Senate for its time.

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156 December 14, 2005

Director Rodriguez remarked on how this semester Fiscal Board has


funded more trips more than the previous academic year. She also
warned that they not use outside list serves and forming consensus
out side of Senate meetings would violate Nevada open meeting law.
She also remarked on how glad she that the Judicial Council got their
by-laws done and that she would be working with their advisor to
help them out.

12. REMARKS
Speaker Barthuly reminded them about the Holiday party. She
remarked that she was going to try to get one big town hall meeting
with all the set up for February.

President Champagne stated that they could bring back the forum on
our website. He wants to use the Net ids to ensure privacy. The LCD
monitor that wad bought and will be working before the break is over.

Senator Ragsdale suggested that they talk to the future Interim


President Joe Crowley. She also stated that she will miss Senator
Tomco who will be graduating

Senator Driscoll stated that he would be working with Senator


Ragsdale on legislative in regards of Grade Point Average.

Senator Tomco said goodbye to the Senate and asked them to take
advantage of their experience and have a good time.

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13. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the Senate, the
Speaker declared that the Senate stand adjourned at 2:57 p.m.

CLARIBEL ZECENA,
Acting Secretary of the Senate.

MICHELLE BARTHULY,
Speaker of the Senate.

Approved Feb. 1, 2006.

5 Text omitted. Original text is as follows: ***** Senator DelaCruz came back at 2:55pm*****
February 1, 2006
Ingersoll Senate Chambers, JTSU
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
The Senate was called to order at 5:43 p.m., Speaker Barthuly,
presiding; Sean McDonald, secretary. Senators Ackley, Alison-Youel,
Anderson, Brotman, Cassell, DelaCruz, Driscoll, Dyess, Henry, Lee
(Proxy Vaughngalen DeWitt) OBryant (Proxy Joe Neilson), Ponzio,
Ragsdale, Shirley, Tartaglia, Urbina, White and Worthington were
present. Senator Hill was absent unexcused. A quorum was present.
Senator James Blamire resigned effective Feb. 1, 2006. His resigna-
tion letter is attached to the original minutes.

2. AUDIENCE INTRODUCTION
The audience consisted of Kelly Doyle, Jeffrey Paige, Katie Babcock,
Jeannette Goree, Matt Smith, Kaitlin Brush, Sandy Rodriguez and
Shannon Ellis. The sign in sheet is attached to the original minutes
as Exhibit A.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Senate and audience were given the opportunity to participate in
the Pledge of Allegiance.

4. ASUN SPEAKER OF THE SENATE


a. Adoption of the Adoption of the December 14, 2005
ASUN Senate Minutes
Senator Henry moved, Senator Anderson seconded, to approve
the minutes as submitted. Senator Cassell asked unanimous
consent on page 4, paragraph 4 to strike the balance of the first
sentence after the word disagreed. There was no objection.

Senator Shirley asked unanimous consent to make the last


paragraph on page 5 read Senator Shirley stated that Williams
should be appointed as an alternate. Senator Cassell concurred
with Senator Shirley.. There was no objection.

Senator DelaCruz asked unanimous consent to correct the time


noted on page 11 for when she left the meeting. It should read
2:35 p.m. There was no objection.

The minutes as amended were approved.

b. Approval of Elections Board Member


Senator Henry moved, Senator Urbina seconded, to appoint Jef-
frey Paige to the Election Board. Election Board Chair Babcock
introduced the candidate. Jeffrey Paige introduced himself to
the Senate. Motion carried.

c. Report of the Election Board Chair: Katie Babcock


Election Board Chair Katie Babcock delivered her report. The
election schedule has almost been finalized. The candidate meet-

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ing will be on a Friday and candidates will be allowed to have


that weekend to work on their campaign. The debate will be on
March 6 on the JTSU lawn. The Board is working with Flipside
to host a candidate meet-and-greet. Publicity material is up for
filing. A banner should be up by Monday on the Thompson
Building. Elections are March 1 and 2 for any primary; March 8-
9 for the general.

d. Opening of Programming Board Seats: Contemporary


Issues and Concert Chair
Senator Ponzio moved, Dyess seconded, to open the Contempo-
rary Issues and Concert Chairs on the Programming Board to
close on Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. Senator Driscoll asked how long the
programmers would be in office, and if they could be effective for
a short period of time. Vice President Naughton said the Boards
bylaws mandate that the Board fill vacancies, and that they
stay in office until the final event of the semester. He said they
would be effective.

Senator Urbina asked how the vacancies would be advertised.


Vice President Naughton said packets and posters would be dis-
tributed.

Motion carried.

e. Referral of Legislation to Student Services Committee:


Concerning the Board of Regents proposed GPA
changes.
Senator Henry moved, Senator Anderson seconded, to refer to
the Student Services Committee a measure regarding proposed
GPA changes. Senator Driscoll said this would be to provide in-
put to the Board of Regents about the proposed GPA increase.

Motion carried.

f. Approval of the Judicial Board By-Laws


This item was continued from the Dec. 14, 2005 Senate meeting,
with a motion to approve as amended pending.

Senator Dyess asked unanimous consent for several technical


corrections to be made to the bylaws. There was no objection.

Senator Shirley asked unanimous consent that the section num-


bering be corrected. There was no objection.

Senator Ragsdale expressed concerns that this document has


many problems, and that bylaws may not be necessary. She said
that any changes should come from the Judicial Council and
that the Senate should not decide what should be included.
February 1, 2006 159

Senator Ragsdale moved to postpone action on this item for one


month. Senator Alison-Youel seconded. Motion carried. Senator
Dyess abstained.

g. Board and Committee Re-Assignments


Senator Driscoll moved, Senator Ragsdale seconded, to approve
the Board and Committee assignments.

Senator Cassell moved an amendment to remove herself from


the Rules and Actions Committee. Senator Driscoll seconded.
Amendment passed.

Senator Henry moved an amendment, Senator Alison-Youel sec-


onded, to replace Allison Brown with Jessica Ellingson on the
Fiscal Allocations Board. Motion carried.

Motion carried.

h. Report of the Speaker of the Senate.


The Speaker delivered her report.

5. REPORT OF THE ASUN COMMITTEE CHAIRS and MEM-


BERS
a. Maria Urbina, Legislative Lobbying Committee Chair
Senator Urbina delivered her report. The Committee will meet
on Feb. 8 at 9 a.m. in the Mobley Room.

b. Travis Anderson, Rules and Actions Committee Chair


Senator Anderson delivered his report. The Committee will meet
on Feb. 8 at 4:10 p.m.

c. Lindsey Lee, Academic Affairs Committee Chair


Proxy DeWitt delivered Senator Lees report in her absence. The
Committee will meet Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the JTSU Staff
Training Room.

d. Sarah Ragsdale, Student Services Committee Chair


Senator Ragsdale delivered her report. The Committee will meet
on Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Mobley Room.

e. Mario Ponzio, Administration and Finance Committee


Chair
1. Revision of the ASUN Administration and Fi-
nance By-Laws
No action was taken on this item. The Committee will meet Feb.
3 at 9 a.m. in Getchell Library Group Study Room 3A.

6. ASUN PRESIDENT
a. Revision of the ASUN Fiscal Allocations Board By-
Laws
This item was stricken.
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b. Approval of the January 30, 2006 Fiscal Board Actions:


i. Bookstore Requests
1. American Society of Civil Engineers ($5,900.00)
ii. Special Requests
1. Nevada Lacrosse ($3,482.00)
2. Circle K ($1,150.00)
3. Alpha Tau Omega ($950.00)
iii. Programming Requests
1. Tunnel of Oppression ($1,600.00 Matching
Funds)
Senator Alison-Youel moved, Senator DelaCruz seconded, to ap-
prove Items i-iii en bloc. President Champagne delivered a report
from the Board.

Motion carried.

c. Report of the President.


President Champagne delivered his report.

7. ASUN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT


a. Report of the Executive Vice President
The Speaker read Executive Vice President McKnights report in
his absence. His written report is attached to the original min-
utes as Exhibit B.

8. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR CLUBS AND ORGANIZA-


TIONS
a. Report of the Vice President for Clubs and Organizations
Vice President Sweder delivered her report. The Board will meet
Friday.

9. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMMING


a. Approval of the January 10, 2006 Programming Board
Actions
1. Revisit: Snowmobiling
2. New York Times Speaker
This item was stricken. The Interim Finance Committee took
action on these requests during the winter break.

b. Approval of the January 17, 2006 Programming Board


Actions
1. Revisit: Open Mic Night
2. Speed Dating
3. Bingo Night
4. Video Game Contest
c. Approval of the January 31, 2006 Programming Board
Actions
1. Revisit: Open Mic Night
2. Revisit: Snowmobiling
3. Revisit: Speed Dating
4. Revisit: Emery
5. Revisit: Fall Out Boy
February 1, 2006 161

6. T-Shirts
Senator Dyess moved, Senator Ponzio seconded, to approve
Items (b)-(c) en bloc, with Items (b)(1), (b)(4), (c)(1) and (c)(3)
(c)(6) stricken. Vice President Naughton delivered a report from
the Board.

Senator Driscoll moved to divide the question on Item 9(b)(2).


Senator Ragsdale seconded. Motion carried.

Senator Driscoll moved to postpone action on Item 9(b)(2) until


the Feb. 8 Senate meeting. Senator Alison-Youel seconded. Mo-
tion carried.

Senator Ragsdale asked about the cost for Bingo Night. Vice
President Naughton said it is $350. She further asked if the
event is free. Vice President Naughton said yes, it is.

Motion carried.

d. Report of the Vice President for Programming


Vice President Naughton delivered his report. He said Welcome
Back Week was a success. Fallout Boy said no to Reno. The
Board is working on another big event. Dane Cook is almost
signed to come. The Board anticipates being able to fill Lawlor.

Senator Urbina asked what the likelihood is to book a big con-


cert. Vice President Naughton said that it is unlikely, but not
impossible to be done.

Vice President Sweder said she liked the events last week, and
she thought the Sagebrush was a little too critical.

Vice President Naughton said the Board will have its bylaws up
for revision for the next Senate meeting. He said he will send the
document to the senators.

10. LEGISLATION: Resolution RS-0506-A: Amendments of the


ASUN Senate Statutes
This item was skipped.

11. LEGISLATION: Resolution RS-0506-B : Reapportionment


of Senate Seats Per College
Senator Ponzio moved, Senator Worthington seconded, to adopt the
resolution. Senator Ragsdale delivered a report from the Committee.

The resolution was agreed to.

12. LEGISLATION: ASUN Constitutional Amendment CA-


0506-A
Senator Ponzio moved, Senator Ackley seconded, to adopt the Consti-
tution Amendment and send it to the students for ratification.
Senator Anderson delivered a report from the Committee.
162 February 1, 2006

Two-thirds of the Senate concurring, the Constitutional Amendment


was agreed to and sent to the students for ratification.

13. PUBLIC COMMENT


ASUN Director Sandy Rodriguez commended the Rules and Actions
Committee for its work. She said that the work sounded easy and
that it really was not. An increasing number of students are being
charged with academic dishonesty, and the Senate should expect to
receive information about that soon.

Vice President for Student Services Shannon Ellis said that the
students are represented well by President Champagne. She said that
he has been head-and-shoulders above previous presidents. She said
that the Senate should be proud of that.

14. REMARKS
President Champagne thanked Ellis for her comments. The Knowl-
edge Center bid came back 5 percent over budget, and that was the
lowest bid. Q&D Construction received the bid. ASUN is adding more
contingencies into the New Student Union to further cut costs.

Senator Ragsdale said a Campus Recreational and Wellness Advisory


Committee meeting is Friday at 1 p.m., room 202 in Lombardi
Recreation Center.

Senator Henry asked why Item 10 was not being considered at


todays meeting. The Speaker said that she decided not to take up the
item for consideration.

Senator Anderson said that he thinks Sandy gave him too much
credit for his work. He thanked the Secretary for his assistance, and
thanked Rodriguez for her guidance.

Vice President Sweder said that nine new clubs are on her Boards
agenda.

The Speaker asked senators to e-mail to her their requests for guest
speakers for Senate meetings this semester.

15. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the Senate, the
Speaker declared that the Senate stand adjourned at 6:52 p.m.

SEAN MCDONALD,
Secretary of the Senate.

MICHELLE BARTHULY,
Speaker of the Senate.

Approved Feb. 15, 2006.


February 15, 2006
Ingersoll Senate Chambers, JTSU
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
The Senate was called to order at 5:33 p.m., Speaker Barthuly,
presiding; Claribel Zecena, secretary. Senators Allison-Youel, Ander-
son, Brotman, DelaCruz, Driscoll, Dyess, Henry, Hill, Lee, Ponzio,
Ragsdale, Shirley, Tartaglia, White, and Worthington were present.
Senator OBryant was tardy excused. Senator Ackley and Cassell
were absent unexcused. A quorum was present.

2. AUDIENCE INTRODUCTION
The audience consisted of Neal Morton, of the Sagebrush, Eli Reilly,
of RHA, Lauren OBrien, of RHA, Jared Host Meyer, Thomas Pullen,
sound tech, William Harris, sound tech, Sean McDonald, on of ASUN
secretaries, Sandy Rodriguez, Director of the ASUN, Aaron Dearman,
Mary Beth Hamrick, ASUN Programmer, Rita Laden, Associate Vice
President for Student Life, and Dr. Fredrick, Provost . The sign in
sheet is attached to the original minutes as Exhibit A.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Senate and audience were given the opportunity to participate in
the Pledge of Allegiance.

4. ASUN SPEAKER OF THE SENATE


a. 2005-2006 Board and Committee Reassignment
Senator Driscoll moved to reassign Senator OBryant from Pub-
lications Board to Fiscal Allocation Board. Senator Alison-Youel
seconded. Motion passed

Senator Lee moved that she be removed from the Rules and Ac-
tions Committee. Senator Driscoll seconded. Motion passed.

Senator Brotman moved to be removed from the Legislative


Lobbying Committee. Senator Hill seconded. Motion passed.

b. Guest Speaker: Dr. Frederick


Dr. Frederick and Dr. Laden spoke about the Open Forum loca-
tions on campus and the possibilities of adding some new ones.

c. Opening of the 2006 College of Business Seat A


Senator Ponzio moved that the College of Business seat be open
until 12pm of March 2, 2006. Senator Driscoll seconded. Motion
passed.

d. Selection of 3 Senators to be re-seated to their respec-


tive boards
Senator Tartaglia moved to re-seat Senator Ponzio to Fiscal Al-
locations Board, Senator Ragsdale to Clubs and Organizations,
and Senator OBryant to Publications Board. Senator Urbina
seconded. Motion passed.

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164 February 15, 2006

e. Revision of Constitutional Amendment CA-0506-A


Senator Driscoll moved to approve. Senator Henry seconded.

Senator Driscoll moved that Section 340 be changed to 350.


Senator Shirley seconded. Amendment passed.

Senator Driscoll moved to reconsider. Senator Shirley seconded.

Senator Driscoll corrected himself and moved that 440 not 340
be changed to 450 not 350. Senator Allison-Youel seconded.
Amendment passed.

Motion passed.

f. Adoption of the February 1, 2006 ASUN Senate Minutes


Senator Ponzio moved to approve. Senator Driscoll seconded.

Motion passed.

g. Report of the Speaker of the Senate


Speaker Barthuly reported that the ASUN banquet was going to
be in April.

Elections Board Chair Katie Babcock gave her report to the Sen-
ate.

5. REPORT OF THE ASUN COMMITTEE CHAIRS


a. Sarah Ragsdale, Student Services
Senator Ragsdale gave her report.

b. Lindsey Lee, Academic Affairs


Senator Lee gave her report.

c. Travis Anderson, Rules and Actions


Senator Anderson had no report.

d. Maria Urbina, Legislative Lobbying


Senator Urbina had no report.

e. Mario Ponzio, Administration and Finance


Senator Ponzio gave his report.

f. Revision of the ASUN Administration and Finance By-


Laws
Senator Driscoll moved to approve. Senator Henry seconded.

Senator Ragsdale stated that she was in favor of the changes


that the committee made.

Motion passed.
February 15, 2006 165

6. ASUN PRESIDENT
a. Approval of the February 13, 2006 Fiscal Allocations
Board Actions
i. Special Requests
1. MARSMRS Spring Meeting ($1,800.00)
2. Department of Animal Biotechnology ($794.00-
$876.00)
Senator Allison-Youel moved to approve. Senator Lee seconded.

President Champagne informed the senate why the allocations


were approved by the Fiscal Allocations Board.

Motion passed.

b. Report of the President


President Champagne reported that he had gone to Ohio to meet
with the Architect of the new bookstore and the estimated costs
will be available soon. He informed Senate that the pilot infor-
mation monitor was up and that it would be runned through
Inkblot. President Champagne also reported that the Consultant
who will be assisting in the search of the new University presi-
dent will be coming to campus and that Candidates will be com-
ing in may.

7. ASUN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT


a. Approval of the February 7, 2006 Publications Board
Actions:
1. Approval of the Policy for Funding Sponsored
Student Publications
No motion was sought.

2. Revision of the Publication Board Bylaws


No motion was sought.

b. Report of the Executive Vice President


Executive Vice President McKnight reported that the new issue
of the Artemisia is out and will be distributed out soon and hat
the Brush fire received many submissions and that Editor Her-
nadez is finalizing the contracts for printing. He stated that the
sage brush was looking for a conservative columnist for an opin-
ion page and that the sex column is creating some controversy.
Executive Vice President McKnight also reported that Wolf Pack
Radio got new DJs and received 25 more applications. He in-
formed Senate that he got a legal response for the Publication
policy and that they would take action on that for the February
21st meeting and that they were working on getting the Cannon
of Responsible Journalism on the Regents Agenda for approval.

8. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS


a. Approval of the February 3, 2006 Clubs and Organiza-
tions Board Actions: ASUN Recognition and Semester
Club Funding for NEW clubs/organizations
166 February 15, 2006

1. Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia


2. Futbol Club
3. Financial Management Association
4. Nevada Association for the Education of Young
Children
5. Lambda Phi Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.
Senator Anderson moved to approval items 1-5. Senator Dyess
seconded.

Motion passed.

9. Approval of the February 3, 2006 Clubs and Organizations


Board Actions: ASUN Recognition and Semester Club
Funding for RETURNING clubs/organizations
1. Rolley Hockey Team
2. Womens Rugby
3. Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity
4. Lambda Chi Alpha
5. Chemistry Club
6. Nevada Triathlon Club
7. American Marketing Association
8. Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
9. Panhellenic
10. Public Relations Student Society of America
(PRSSA)
11. Sigma Phi Epsilon
12. Chi Alpha
13. Phi Alpha Delta
14. Campus Girl Scouts
15. Mens Rugby
16. Young Democrats
17. College Republicans
18. Pact Patriot
19. Tau Kappa Epsilon
20. Interfraternity Council
21. Queer Student Union
22. Nevada Cycling Club
23. Cast and Blast Outdoors Club
24. UNR Anime & Manga Society
25. Nevada Students for Peace and Solidarity
26. Campus Crusade for Christ
27. UNR Pre-Dental Club
28. Blue Crew
29. Asian American Student Association
30. Residence Hall Association
31. Nevada Lacrosse
32. University of Nevada, Reno Educators Asso-
ciation
33. American Choral Diectors Association (ACDA)
34. Materials Advantage and Research Societies
(MARS)
35. Circle K
February 15, 2006 167

36.American Cartoons Club


37.Do Nothing Club
38.International Club
39.Synergy Operations
40.Black Student Organization
41.The Dzogchen Buddhist Philosophy and Medi-
tation Organization
42. Movie Critics Club
43. Sister to Sister
44. Ceramic Society of the University of Nevada
45. American Society of Civil Engineers
46. Alpha Phi Sigma
47. Amnesty International
48. Kappa Alpha Theta
49. Pi Beta Phi
50. Equestrian Team
51. Sigma Alpha SID
52. Delta Delta Delta
Senator Urbina moved to approve item 1-52. Senator Driscoll
seconded.

Motion passed.

c. Approval of the February 3, 2006 Clubs and Organiza-


tions Board Actions, Budget Requests:
REVISIT: Conference ($1,700.00; Host: $500.00, Operating:
$1200.00)
Senator Dyess moved to approve. Senator Tartaglia seconded.

Motion passed.

d. Report of the Vice President for Clubs & Organiza-


tions
Vice President Sweder reported that her club fair was last Sun-
day and that they would be having an Advisor training work-
shop. She stated that the date for the Clubs and Organizations
Awards Recognition would be April 19th and that she would be
doing a club conference with different workshops. Vice President
Sweder informed that the club conference would be co-sponsored
with the Senate of Student Leadership.

9. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMMING


a. Approval of the January 17 Programming Board Ac-
tions
1. Speed Dating
Senator Dyess moved to approve. Senator Driscoll sec-
onded.

Motion passed.

b. Approval of the January 31, 2006 Programming Board


Actions
168 February 15, 2006

1. Programming Board By-Laws


Senator Shirley moved to approve. Senator Henry seconded.

Senator Dyess moved to strike 480.5. Senator OBryant sec-


onded. Amendment passed.

Senator Anderson moved to strike anything that related to a


ninth chair. Senator Driscoll seconded. Amendment passed.

Senator Henry moved to strike May 1st from section 470.2.


Senator Driscoll seconded. Amendment passed.

Senator Hill moved to strike Event after ASUN Programming


Board in section 480.4. Senator Driscoll seconded. Amendment
passed.

Senator Anderson moved to change back all phrases that refer


to Vice President for Programming to Vice President of Pro-
gramming. Senator Dyess seconded. Amendment passed.

Senator Ragsdale moved to strike etc from 500.16A 2. and to


add , and before pictures in that same section. Senator Henry
seconded. Amendment passed.
Senator Ragsdale moved to strike in after following. in 480.4.
Senator Henry seconded. Amendment passed.

Senator Worthington moved to add be after shall in section


560.1. Senator Urbina seconded. Amendment passed.

Senator Anderson moved to add with between in accordance


in section 560.1. Senator Worthington seconded. Amendment
passed.

Motion passed.

c. Approval of the February 7, 2006 Programming Board


Actions
1. Revisit: Open Mic Night
2. Revisit: Speed Dating
3. Revisit: Dane Cook
No motion was sought.

4. Election Programming
5. Replacement Cords
No motion was sought.

Senator Dyess moved to approve items 1, 2, 4. Senator Urbina


seconded. Motion passed.

d. Approval of the February 14, 2006 Programming Board


Actions
1. Revisit: Speed Dating
February 15, 2006 169

2. Revisit: Relay for Life


3. Replacement Cords ($60.00)
4. Flipside at Tahoe: Heavenly Trip ($8,725.00)
5. NCAA Tourney Trip ($6,550.00)
No motion was sought.

6. Dog Show ($1,425.00)


7. Flipside Interviews ($125.00)
8. Comedy Competition ($4,148.00)

Senator Anderson moved to approve items 1-4 and 6-8. Senator


Driscoll seconded. Motion passed.

e. Report of the Vice President for Programming

Senator Dyess motioned for a five minute break. Senator Shirley


seconded. Motion passed.

Speaker Barthuly reconvened the meeting at 8:03pm. She called for a


roll call vote.

Senators Ackley and Cassell were not present. Senators Delacruz,


Driscoll, Henry, Hill, OBryant, Ragsdale, Shirley, White, and Wor-
thington were present. Senators Allison-Youel, Anderson, Brotman,
Dyess, Ponzio, Tartaglia, and Urbina were tardy unexcused.

10. LEGISLATION: Resolution RS-0506-A: Amendments of the


ASUN Senate Statutes.
Senator Ponzio moved to approve. Senator Lee seconded.

Director Rodriguez gave her opinion and worries about the statutes.
She felt that the Accounting Office should have all legal documents.

Secretary McDonald gave his reasoning to address Director Rodri-


guez concerns. He recommended changing Secretary of Senate to
ASUN Accounting Office.

Senator Allison-Youel moved to change secretary of the senate in


section 230.1 and 230.2 to ASUN Accounting Office. Senator Ponzio
seconded. Amendment passed.

Senator Lee moved to strike but it must be officially sponsored by a


member of the Senate before it may be considered from section
220.2.A. Senator Ragsdale seconded.

Secretary Mc Donald felt that this clause was necessary to prevent


some from submitting phony legislation.

Vice President Sweder disagreed and felt that if a student takes the
time to write a piece of legislation than that Senate should look at it.

Amendment passed.
170 February 15, 2006

Senator Ragsdale moved to strike and indicate if and who it is being


sponsored on behalf of if other than a Senator from section 220.4.B.
Senator Allison- Youel seconded. Amendment passed.

Senator Urbina moved to change all terms that refer to the masculine
and to change them to be representative of both sexes, like him to
him/her. Senator Allison-Youel seconded. Amendment passed.

Senator Ponzio moved to add section 260.3 E. To report at the


beginning of each fall semester, the per credit student fee to the
University population in the Sagebrush; at the discretion of the
committee, other mediums may also be used. Senator Allison-Youel
seconded. Amendment passed.

Senator Allison-Youel moved to amend section 260.4.E to read Shall


close meeting to the public in accordance with state and federal law.
Senator Driscoll seconded. Amendment passed.

Senator Driscoll moved to add from a Senate meeting after unex-


cused absences in section280.3. Senator Ragsdale seconded.
Amendment passed.

Senator Allison-Youel moved to strike , Reno from section 350.1.


Senator Ragsdale seconded. Amendment passed.

Senator Worthington moved to add make or between to brake in


section 260.3.A. Senator Driscoll seconded. Amendment passed.

Senator Allison-Youel moved to strike section 340.4. Senator Henry


seconded. Amendment passed.

Senator Driscoll moved to amend the statues by renumbering accord-


ingly leaving section
240 and 250 vacant. Senator Lee seconded. Amendment passed.

Motion passed.

11. CA-0506-D: Proposing an amendment to the ASUN Consti-


tution to add a seat to the Programming Board
Senator Henry moved to approve. Senator OBryant seconded.

Senator Anderson stated that the Rules and Action committee fail the
amendment.

Vice President Naughton stated his reasons that why the Program-
ming Board needed a new Public relations Chair.

Senator Ragsdale felt that a Constitutional amendment taking an


extreme to fix a problem.
February 15, 2006 171

Senator Driscoll felt that they should combine the Diversions/Mini-


Courses Chair and the Special Events chair to make room for the
Public Relations chair.

President Champagne was in favor of not bringing in a new chair.

Senator Hill called to question. Senator Driscoll seconded. Motion


passed.

Motion failed.

12. CA-0506-I: Proposing amendments to the ASUN Constitu-


tion regarding the Vice President for Programming and
the Programming Board
Senator Henry moved to approve. Senator Ponzio seconded.

Senator Anderson stated that the Rules and Action Committee


recommended passing this amendment.

Vice President Naughton stated the reasons for these Constitutional


changes.

Motion Passed

13. RS-0506-C: Censuring Senator Zach White for excessive


unexcused absences
Senator Dyess moved to approve. Senator OBryant seconded.

Senator Anderson stated that the Rules and action committee was in
favor of censure.

Senator White disagreed and he felt that he should not be censured


by the senate only having four unexcused absences.

Motion passed.

14. REMARKS
Senator Urbina asked for any volunteer for Big Brothers and Big
sisters. Senator OBryant apologized for being a big mouth. Senator
Dyess concurred with Senator Urbina. Vice President Naughton told
the Senate the Sigma Epsilon and was having a blood drive.

15. PUBLIC COMMENT


Director Rodriguez talked about the infrastructure that needs work
and she felts that ASUN is feeling growing pains and that it is a good
think.
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16. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the Senate, the
Speaker declared that the Senate stand adjourned at 10:25 p.m.

CLARIBEL ZECENA,
Acting Secretary of the Senate.

MICHELLE BARTHULY,
Speaker of the Senate.

Approved March 1, 2006.


February 22, 2006
Ingersoll Senate Chambers, JTSU
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
The Senate was called to order at 5:33 p.m., Speaker Barthuly,
presiding; Sean McDonald, secretary. Senators Alison-Youel, Ander-
son, Brotman, Cassell, DelaCruz, Driscoll, Dyess, Henry, Hill, Lee
(Proxy Allison Brown), OBryant, Ragsdale, Shirley, Tartaglia,
Urbina, White and Worthington were present. Senator Ackley was
tardy excused. Senator Ponzio was tardy unexcused. A quorum was
present.

2. AUDIENCE INTRODUCTION
The audience consisted of .Jerome Maese, Kaitlin Brush, Kamrun
Mukta, Chris Trillo, Ricky Hoskin, Jared Hostmeyer, Lauren OBrien,
Eli Reilly, Shane Steinbauer, W. Harris, T. Pullen and Sandra
Rodriguez. The sign in sheet is attached to the original minutes as
Exhibit A.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Senate and audience were given the opportunity to participate in
the Pledge of Allegiance.

4. ASUN SPEAKER OF THE SENATE


a. Adoption of the February 15, 2006 Senate Minutes
This item was skipped. Senators requested more time to review
the minutes.

b. Selection of the 2006 Science Seat Senator


The candidates were asked to leave the room while the Senate
developed questions to ask each candidate. Each candidates ap-
plication and supporting materials are attached to the original
minutes as Exhibit B.

The Speaker suggested questions senators should ask. Senator


Alison-Youel asked if the new appointee would be paid the full
stipend. The Speaker said yes.

Senator Tartaglia: Why are you interested in the Senate


position?
SenatorUrbina: How do you plan to be involved in
ASUN once your term is up?
Senator Hill: What are the current problems in the
College of Science, and how would you
solve them?

Vice President Sweder asked if a person can hold both an elected


and appointed office at once. ASUN Director Sandra Rodriguez
said that a person can hold both elected and appointed office.

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174 February 22, 2006

Senator Hill said that the candidates should be asked if they


would serve without compensation. Executive Vice President
said that the question is a moot point because no candidate
would say that he is in it for just the money.

The candidates were asked to come before the Senate one at a


time for questioning.

Kamrun Mukta, for the vacant College of Science seat, was


brought before the Senate for questioning.

Christopher Trillo, for the vacant College of Science seat, was


brought before the Senate for questioning.

After questioning, the Senate discussed the candidates.

Senator Dyess moved, Senator Ponzio seconded, to appoint


Christopher Trillo to the vacant College of Science seat.

Senator Hill said he spoke to Mr. Trillo when he first applied for
the seat and was impressed by him.

Senator Dyess said he thought his presentation and voice would


be stronger at this table than the other candidate.

Senator Ponzio said that he would support the motion.

Senator Brotman said that although he did present himself bet-


ter, Ms. Mukta would provide more diversity in representation.
He said that the other candidate would be more fitting to the di-
versity of the Senate.

Senator Hill said that a representative need not take scorn


without fighting back, and that Mr. Trillo would stand up for his
constituents better. He said that the seat should remain vacant.

Senator Brotman concurred.

Senator Urbina said that in the case of Ms. Muktas situation, it


should not be looked too far into. She said that she was not im-
pressed with either candidate.

Senator Ragsdale said that she agreed, but that the College of
Science deserved its full representation at this table.

Senator Driscoll said that these candidates may be better suited


in other areas of ASUN.

Senator Brotman said that the person appointed will not have
much time to become acclimated to the system. If Mr. Trillo was
still running to be elected, he would most likely take the oppo-
site position.
February 22, 2006 175

Senator Hill said that if the seat remains vacant, an additional


stipend would not be released and could serve as a budgetary
savings. President Champagne said that if that is the concern,
the Fiscal Board could make a recommendation that the person
not be paid. He thought that it is a non-issue.

Senator DelaCruz questioned if they appoint no one, if the seat


would be opened again for applicants. The Speaker said that she
would likely exercise her discretion to not place the issue on the
agenda again.

The motion to appoint failed.

ASUN Director Rodriguez asked for the senators to raise their


hands if they had experience in ASUN before being elected or
appointed. She asked the senators to consider that fact.

The Speaker said that the Senate may discuss the merits of both
candidates before seeking a new motion.

Vice President Sweder said that she was concerned that some
prejudicial judgments were being made toward Ms. Mukta. She
said that she would hate to see the Senate criticize her simply
because of her background and culture. She said that she al-
ready is being a strong voice because she is here in the first
place.

Senator Driscoll said that he did not believe the Senate was con-
sidering her culture. He said that he felt both would be good
senators, and he said he urged the filling of the seat for the in-
terests of the college, but that Mr. Trillo is best qualified.

Senator Anderson said that despite the learning curve, he is


concerned that his college may be underrepresented without fill-
ing the seat. Senator Hill said that as far as representing col-
lege-specific issues, the issues have been resolved and that the
Senate likely will not address any more college-specific issues.

President Champagne said that given the fact of the method of


apportionment of the Senate, by not having them filled the col-
lege is being underrepresented by definition of the Senates ap-
portionment.

Senator Alison-Youel said that with respect to college issues,


Ms. Mukta had immediate answers; Mr. Trillo did not. She said
that a freshman could bring just as much to this table as a
sophomore.

Senator DelaCruz said that she knows Ms. Mukta and would
abstain on a vote to appoint her. She said that it is hard to make
176 February 22, 2006

a judgment on someone that one does not know. She said that
she is strong, and is opinionated.

Senator Brotman said that if either is appointed, both will be


able to grow with ASUN because they are still relatively young.

Senator Dyess said that it would be a mistake for the Senate to


select a person simply to attain some sense of diversity that it
does not have. He said that the Senate should look at experi-
ence, and not gender or race.

Senator Shirley said that Ms. Mukta would do a good job as a


senator.

Senator Urbina said that she did not think Senator Brotman
was making a racial argument, but that she could bring a differ-
ent asset to the Senate. She said that she would never vote for
someone because they are of a different race. Senator Brotman
concurred.

Senator Hill pointed out that everyone has different experiences,


and taking that argument is not rational. She said she wanted
to be appointed to expand her horizons. Being at UNR for only
one full semester might not be in the best interests of the Col-
lege of Science.

Senator Tartaglia said that some senators at this table now


were in the same position that the candidates are in now. She
said that she was able to do more to help her constituents after
learning about the system.

Senator DelaCruz said that while Ms. Mukta has only been here
for one semester, she resume shows that she is very involved.

Senator Brotman moved to appoint Kamrun Mukta to the va-


cant seat. Senator Shirley seconded. Motion carried.

After the vote on appointment, the Speaker proceeded to swear


in the senator-elect, Kamrun Mukta, as a Senator for the Col-
lege of Science in the Associated Students of the University of
Nevada Senate. The senator-elect took the oath and took her
seat at the table.

c. Selection of the Open Judicial Seat


The candidates were asked to leave the room while the Senate
developed questions to ask each candidate. Each candidates ap-
plication and supporting materials are attached to the original
minutes as Exhibit C.

Senator Dyess noted that the applications said that there are
more seats open than is in fact. ASUN Director said that these
February 22, 2006 177

applications have been rolled over. She also pointed out a poten-
tial issue with the agenda.

Senator Driscoll asked if the issue with an agenda could really


be an issue. Senator Brotman asked if the Senate was debating
the issue between seat and seats. The Speaker said that the
Senate could approve them if the Senate wants to.

Senator Ragsdale asked what could happen if someone fought


the issue. The Speaker said that the action could be declared
null and void. President Champagne cautioned the Sagebrush
about public perception.

ASUN Director Rodriguez advised the Senate to appoint just one


seat today, but hear from all candidates tonight. She said that
the issue is about process, and if the Senate will not uphold the
process, who will?

Vice President Sweder said that a candidate may gain an advan-


tage to hear it again next week because he may be able to read
the minutes.

Senator Anderson asked if a candidate would need to present be-


fore the Senate again if it is done twice.

Senator Urbina: Do you understand that the term of of-


fice is for two years? What commit-
ments do you have for those two
years?
Senator Shirley: Should face anything that directly af-
fects you, how would you handle it?
Senator Ragsdale: If there was a matter of constitutional
interpretation brought before the
Council, what role should precedent
play in your decision?

The candidates were asked to come before the Senate one at a


time for questioning.

Thomas Gennaro, for the vacant Student Judicial Council seat,


was brought before the Senate for questioning.

Shaheen Moezzi, for the vacant Student Judicial Council seat,


was brought before the Senate for questioning.

After questioning, the Senate discussed the candidates.

President Champagne said that the precedent question concerns


him. He said that he liked that the candidates would like to
gather information on constitutional issues, but that the judicial
branch should not be concerned with changing the constitution
or being overly open to new ways of doing things. Precedent
178 February 22, 2006

serves as interpretation; if the document should be changed, the


legislative branch should propose an amendment to the consti-
tution.

Senator Shirley concurred. She said that precedent is about


fairness and equity. Senator Anderson concurred too. He also
noticed that one candidate would likely study abroad, which
means two years of service out of him could be moot.

President Champagne said that the issue of precedent should be


examined more closely.

Senator Urbina asked if the justices go through training and if


this question would be addressed in training. President Cham-
pagne said that even if they did, that decision could be left up to
the adviser. The candidate should know what he believes.

Senator Brotman said that this is not law school, and that they
should not be too concerned with technicality. Sometimes prece-
dent needs to be changed because it is no longer valid. He said
that interpretation of the constitution is on the judicial branchs
court.

Senator Ragsdale said that although both candidates didnt give


the answers she wanted, both candidates appear to be qualified.
Senator Ackley concurred.

Senator Ackley moved to appoint Thomas Gennaro to a vacant


alternate seat. Senator DelaCruz seconded.

Senator DelaCruz said that he appeared to be very well pre-


pared and knowledgeable.

Senator Alison-Youel noted that at least Mr. Moezzi knew what


precedent means.

Senator Driscoll said that it goes to the learning curve, and


judgments in this nature should not be too harsh.

Senator Dyess said that it might be in the best interest to ap-


point Mr. Gennaro to fill a complete term.

Senator Anderson said that as a political science major, it is un-


acceptable to not know what precedent means. Senator Ackley,
in Mr. Gennaros defense, said that he does know what it means.

Senator Urbina said that precedent is a loaded question, and a


complex question. She said that it may be unfair to criticize Mr.
Gennaro in that respect.

Motion carried.
February 22, 2006 179

Following the vote to appoint, the Speaker proceeded to swear in


Thomas Gennaro as an Alternate Justice on the Student Judi-
cial Council. The justice took the judicial oath.

The remaining candidates were notified that the Senate would


consider appointments to the remaining alternate seat at a fu-
ture agenda.

d. Report of the Speaker of the Senate


The Speaker announced her policy with respect to campaign ma-
terials at the Senate table. They are banned. The Senate will
consider judicial bylaws at its next meeting.

5. REPORT OF THE ASUN COMMITTEE CHAIRS


a. Sarah Ragsdale, Student Services
Senator Ragsdale delivered her report. The Committee met last
night and drafted legislation regarding the free speech zones.

b. Lindsey Lee, Academic Affairs


No report.

c. Travis Anderson, Rules and Actions


Senator Anderson delivered his report. He said that Rules and
Actions has nothing on its plate at this point.

d. Maria Urbina, Legislative Lobbying


Senator Urbina delivered her report.

e. Mario Ponzio, Administration and Finance


Senator Ponzio delivered his report. The Committee will meet
Friday.

6. ASUN PRESIDENT
a. Report of the President
President Champagne delivered his report. The Bookstore Man-
ager is looking for three male and female students to sit on a
panel. He also noted that the Miller Scholarship Committee
needs a couple of students to serve on the selection committee.

The Senate congratulated President Champagne on his birthday


today. The Senate then proceeded to sing Happy Birthday to
the President.

b. Approval of the February 6, 2006 Fiscal Board Actions


1. Programming Requests
a. Kappa Delta Chi ($1,364.27)
b. Up til Dawn ($1,398.00)
c. AASA ($1,683.40)
2. Bookstore Requests
a. The Nevada SagebrushCamera ($1,649.70)
b. ASUN Clubs and Organizations Display Rack
($98.08)
180 February 22, 2006

Senator Ponzio moved, Senator Shirley seconded, to approve the


actions en bloc. President Champagne delivered a report on the
items.

Senator Alison-Youel noted the correct appropriation for Up til


Dawn.

Motion carried. Senator DelaCruz abstained.

7. ASUN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT


a. Report of the Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President McKnight delivered his report.

b. Approval of the February 21, 2006 Publications Board Ac-


tions:
1. Approval of the Policy for Funding Sponsored Student
Publications
2. Revision of the Publication Board Bylaws
These items were stricken. The items will be considered next
week to give the Senate three days to consider the policy.

8. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS


a. Approval of ASUN Recognition and Semester Club
Funding for New clubs/organizations
Item 7 was stricken. (See attached agenda).

Senator Alison-Youel moved, Senator Urbina seconded, to ap-


prove the actions en bloc.

Motion carried.

b. Approval of ASUN Recognition and Semester Club


Funding for Returning clubs/organizations
Items 12 and 52-54 were stricken. (See attached agenda).

Senator Dyess moved, Senator Henry seconded, to approve the


actions en bloc. Senator OBryant noted that he is a member of
Delta Chi. Senator Shirley noted her membership in several or-
ganizations on the agenda.

Motion carried.

c. Budget Requests
1. Revisit: Advisor Training ($6.08)
2. Reallocation: Club Fair ($4.02)
3. Club Awards Banquet ($3439.88)
Senator Dyess moved, Senator Worthington seconded, to ap-
prove the actions en bloc. Motion carried.

d. Report of the Vice President for Clubs and Organiza-


tions
February 22, 2006 181

Vice President Sweder delivered her report. The Executive


Council is reviewing the Boards strategic plan.

Senator Driscoll asked what the issues were on the previous


agenda item for the organizations that were stricken from this
agenda. Vice President Sweder explained that some administra-
tive requirements were not met.

9. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMMING


a. Opening of the 2006-2007 Programming Board Seats to
close March 31, 2006
Senator Ponzio moved, Senator Urbina seconded, to open the
seats for next years Programming Board, with the application
filing period to close on March 31, 2006. Motion carried.

b. Approval of the February 21, 2006 Programming Board


Actions
1. Revisit: Open Mic Night
2. Revisit: Speed Dating
3. Revisit: Dane Cook
4. Election Programming
The above items were stricken.

c. Report of the Vice President for Programming


Vice President Naughton delivered his report. The Board is re-
viewing its strategic plan. The Board will select appointees to fill
the vacant seats Tuesday.

10. REMARKS
Senator DelaCruz asked College of Liberal Arts senators to stay in
the chambers to discuss a town hall meeting.

Senator Driscoll said that COBA is having its town hall meeting
tomorrow.

Senator Dyess congratulated the new senator and welcomed her to


the Senate.

Vice President Naughton thanked Senator Driscoll for attending a


Programming Board meeting to discuss the Senates not passing its
proposed constitutional amendment.

11. PUBLIC COMMENT


ASUN Director Sandra Rodriguez called the Senates attention to the
term learning curve. She wondered what would have happened if
she hired people on the basis of having no experience. She said that
diversity can be an interesting concept, and it is often misconnected
to affirmative action. Diversity is about bringing different perspec-
tives to a discussion. She also asked the Senate to perhaps defer the
judicial appointment to the new Senate. She also commended Vice
President Sweder for holding an adviser training session.
182 February 22, 2006

Senator Mukta thanked the Senate for appointing her to the vacant
seat. She said she hopes the Senate enjoys having her at the table.

12. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the Senate, the
Speaker declared that the Senate stand adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

SEAN MCDONALD,
Secretary of the Senate.

MICHELLE BARTHULY,
Speaker of the Senate.

Approved March 1, 2006.


March 1, 2006
Ingersoll Senate Chambers, JTSU
1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER & ROLL CALL
The Senate was called to order at 5:33 p.m., Speaker Barthuly,
presiding; Claribel Zecena, secretary. Senators Alison-Youel, Ander-
son, Brotman, Cassell, Driscoll, Dyess, Hill, Lee, Mukta, OBryant,
Ponzio, Ragsdale, Shirley, Tartaglia, Urbina, White and Worthington
were present. Senator Ackley was tardy excused. Senator Henry was
tardy unexcused. Proxy for Senator DelaCruz was Kaitlin Brush. A
quorum was present.

2. AUDIENCE INTRODUCTION
The audience consisted of Bryce Lyman, Katie Babcock, Jared
Hostmeyer, Lauren OBrien, Eli Reilly, Craig Simons, Thomas Pullen
and Sandra Rodriguez.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Senate and audience were given the opportunity to participate in
the Pledge of Allegiance.

4. ASUN SPEAKER OF THE SENATE


a. Adoption of the February 15th, 2006 ASUN Senate
Minutes.
Senator Alison-Youel moved to approve. Senator Ragsdale sec-
onded.

Motion passed.

b. Adoption of the February 22nd, 2006 ASUN Senate


Minutes.
Senator Ponzio moved to approve. Senator Allison-Youel sec-
onded.

Senator Worthington moved to change Claribel Zecena as the


secretary to Sean McDonald. Senator Allison-Youel seconded.
Amendment passed.

Senator Shirley moved to add anything between that and di-


rectly. Senator Lee seconded. Amendment passed.

Senator Allison-Youel moved to change the amount that was al-


located on page 7 to the Sagebrush to $1,649.70. Senator Hill
seconded. Amendment passed.

Senator Driscoll moved to strike from Mr. Trillo to experi-


ences and replace it better suited else where in the ASUN.
Senator Allison-Youel seconded motion passed.

Motion passed.

183
184 March 1, 2006

c. Board and Committee Reassignments.


Senator Henry moved to place Senator Mukta on to Publications
Committee. Senator Driscoll seconded. Motion passed.

Senator Driscoll moved to place Senator Mukta on to the Aca-


demics Affair Committee. Senator Urbina seconded. Motion
passed.

d. Selection of the Open Judicial Seat.


Senator Dyess moved to approve Shaheen Moezzi to the vacant
Judicial Seat. Senator Henry seconded.

Motion passed.

e. Revision of the Judicial Council By-Laws.


Senator Driscoll moved to refer to a Rules and Action Committee
Senator Henry seconded.

Motion passed.

f. Report of the Speaker of the Senate.


Speaker Barthuly reported that the ASUN banquet was on April
2nd and that the Whos Who awards would be tomorrow at
4pm.

Elections Board Chair Katie Babcock stated that they had a pri-
mary statistics increased from the previous year.

5. REPORT OF THE ASUN COMMITTEE CHAIRS


a. Travis Anderson, Rules and Actions
Senator Anderson gave his report.

b. Mario Ponzio, Administration and Finance


Senator Ponzio gave his report.

c. Maria Urbina, Legislative Lobbying


Senator Urbina gave her report.

d. Lindsey Lee, Academic Affairs


Senator Lee gave her report.

e. Sarah Ragsdale, Student Services


Senator Ragsdale gave her report.

6. ASUN PRESIDENT
a. Report of the President
President Champagne stated that he still needs Senators on a
couple of committee. He reported that a hearing will be held to
get opinions on what the University community wants in the
new University President.
March 1, 2006 185

b. Approval of the February 27th, 2006 Fiscal Board Ac-


tions:

1. Special Requests
a. CABNR Student Ambassadors ($3,510.89
Matching Funds)
No motion was sought.
b. American Choral Directors Association
($308.00)
c. Intervarsity Christian Fellowship ($2,000.00)
d. Frisbee Club
e. American Marketing Association ($3,019.00)
f. USAC Alumni Club ($815.00)
Senator Henry moved to approve items b-f. Senator Allison-
Youel seconded.

Motion passed.

Senator Driscoll moved to reconsider and to change the money


source from Special Requests to Uncommitted. Senator Henry
seconded.

Motion passed.

7. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR CLUBS AND ORGANIZA-


TIONS
a. Report of the Vice President for Clubs and Organiza-
tions
Vice President Sweder reported the increase in club statistics.
She also reported that the student leadership conference will be
this weekend and that there were 89 confirmed RSVP. She
stated that the there will be another meeting for March 10th to
make sure that there is still room.

8. ASUN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT


a. Report of the Executive Vice President
No Report.

b. Approval of the February 21st, 2006 Publication Board


Actions
1. Approval of the Policy for Funding Sponsored
Student Publication
2. Revision of the Publication Board By-Laws
Senator Henry moved, Senator Ponzio seconded, to approve. Ex-
ecutive Vice President showed the Publication Policy that he
wanted to establish for sponsored student publication.

Motion Passed.

9. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMMING


a. Approval of the February 21st, 2006 Programming
Board Actions
186 March 1, 2006

i. NCAA Tournament
ii. Scrapbook
Senator Driscoll moved to approve both items. Senator Worthing-
ton seconded.

Vice President Naughton spoke about each item.

Motion passed.

b. Approval of the February 28th, 2006 Programming


Board Actions
i. Mackey Town
ii. Mackay Week Awards ($760.00)
iii. Residential Fair ($524.00)
iv. Mackay Week Wednesdays Lunch ($600.00)
v. Graduation Celebration
vi. Mackay Week Promotions ($2,000.00)
vii. Murder Mystery Dinner ($465.00)
viii. Relay for Life Movie ($420.00)
ix. 24 Hour Study Hall ($8,200.00)
x. Jail and Bail ($1,000.00)
xi. Underwear Fashion Show ($1,900.00)
No motion was sought for any item.

c. Approval of the 2006 Programming Board Seats:


Concerts Chair: Denver DJ Miller
Contemporary Issues Chair: Britney Walshaw

Senator Urbina moved to approve both Chairs. Senator Henry


seconded.

Vice President Naughton spoke about the chosen chairs.

Motion passed.

d. Report of the Vice President for Programming


Vice President Naughton stated that the Fiscal Board took
$18,000 that there was they would be going to fiscal to get it
back. He stated that there were several events going on and that
the constituents were very excited about some planned events.

10. LEGISLATION: RC-0506-E: Recommendations for loca-


tions of additional free speech zones.
Senator Allison-Youel moved to approve. Senator Worthington
seconded.

Senator Dyess stated that free speech zones could interfere with
classes that are held in the Lombardi center.

Senator OBryant stated that the Lombardi Center Lawn protest that
was held by MOMS AGAINST MOORE was not disruptive to the
classes.
March 1, 2006 187

President Champagne stated that he was glad that the committee


looked into this topic.

Senator Ragsdale stated that the committee just recommended


possible locations not possible policy.

Senator Allison-Youel moved to add and IGT Matthewson Knowl-


edge center after Joe Crowley Student Union in both location.
Senator Shirley seconded. Amendment passed.

Bryce Lyman felt that it was necessary to promote free speech and
but that it is necessary to place restrictions. He agreed with the
action of Senate.

Senator OBryant moved to change inefficient to insufficient.


Senator Allison-Youel seconded. Amendment passed.

Senator Driscoll moved to add Whereas the University is a bastion of


Academic freedom. Senator Allison Youel seconded. Senator Wor-
thington expressed disapproval since it was redundant. Amendment
passed.

Motion passed.

11. REMARKS
Senator Ragsdale remarked that there were over 400 veterans and
over 6,000 millennium scholars here at the University of Nevada.

Vice President Naughton stated that the Boxing nationals will be in


Reno.

12. PUBLIC COMMENT


Director Rodriguez reported that the Elections have gone great and
that the new Wolf Card will make the election process easier.
Bryce Lyman talked about the tuition increase and how that is
affecting students.

13. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the Senate, the
Speaker declared that the Senate stand adjourned at 7:03pm.

CLARIBEL ZECENA,
Acting Secretary of the Senate.

MICHELLE BARTHULY,
Speaker of the Senate.

Approved March 8, 2006.


March 8, 2006
Ingersoll Senate Chambers, JTSU
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
The Senate was called to order at 5:33 p.m., Speaker pro tempore Lee,
presiding; Sean McDonald, secretary. Senators Ackley, Alison-Youel,
Anderson, Brotman, Cassell, DelaCruz, Driscoll, Dyess, Henry, Hill,
Mukta, Ponzio, Ragsdale, Shirley (Proxy Jon Beitia), Tartaglia,
Urbina, White and Worthington were present. Speaker Barthuly was
absent excused. Senator OBryant was absent excused. A quorum was
present.

2. AUDIENCE INTRODUCTION
The audience consisted of Kirk Koester, Adam Johnson, Katie
Babcock, Janine Stone, Steven Caloiaro, Myleka Johnson, Justin
Triplett, Erin Riebe, Joseph Nelman, Shane Steinbauer, Jared
Hostmeyer, Lauren OBrien, Matt Hemsath, Stacy Colwell, John
Frederick, Mark Herron, Thomas Pullen and Sandra Rodriguez. The
sign in sheet is attached to the original minutes as Exhibit A.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Senate and audience were not given the opportunity to partici-
pate in the Pledge of Allegiance since the Flag was not in the room.

4. ASUN SPEAKER OF THE SENATE


a. Adoption of the March 1, 2006 Senate Minutes
Senator Hill moved, Senator Ponzio seconded, to approve the
minutes as submitted.

Senator Alison-Youel asked unanimous consent that any errors


in the spelling of her name be corrected. There was no objection.

Senator Driscoll moved an amendment to insert at Item 4(d) in


the first paragraph approve in between moved to and Sha-
heen Moezzi. Senator Anderson seconded. Amendment passed.

Senator Driscoll moved an amendment to insert at Item 8(b) in


the appropriate location Senator Henry moved, Senator Ponzio
seconded, to approve the actions en bloc. Senator Alison-Youel
seconded. Amendment passed.

Senator Driscoll moved an amendment at Item 9(c) that the


minutes reflect the names of the two individuals that were ap-
pointed: Denver DJ Miller, Concerts Chair; and Britney Wal-
shaw, Contemporary Issues Chair. Senator Alison-Youel sec-
onded. Amendment passed.

Senator Driscoll moved to strike at Item 10, paragraph 7 and


and insert . He Senator Alison-Youel seconded. Amendment
passed.

188
March 8, 2006 189

Senator Driscoll moved at Item 10 to insert language at the ap-


propriate place to reflect that Senator Worthington expressed
disapproval to the insertion of a new whereas clause since it was
redundant. Senator Worthington seconded. Amendment passed.

Senator Driscoll asked unanimous consent to make a grammati-


cal correction in Item 12. There was no objection.

Senator White asked unanimous consent to correct a spelling er-


ror in Item 10. There was no objection.

Motion carried.

b. Guest Speaker: Dr. Frederick


Dr. John Frederick, Executive Vice President and Provost; Mark
Herron, President and Trustee, Davidson Institute; and Stacy
Colwell, Program Director for the Davidson Academy, delivered
a presentation to the Senate on the Davidson Academy and the
space proposal for the JTSU.

c. Assessment of candidate fines from the Election Board


for Primary Elections
This item was stricken. Election Board Chair Katie Babcock
stated that the Board has not yet assessed fines.

d. Report of the Speaker of the Senate


The Speaker pro tempore delivered her report.

5. REPORT OF THE ASUN COMMITTEE CHAIRS


a. Travis Anderson, Rules and Actions
Senator Anderson delivered his report. The Committee has
drafted two constitutional amendments regarding the credit re-
quirements for executive officers to seek office. The Committee
will hold a meeting on March 29 to take final action. The Com-
mittee will also examine the Judicial Councils structure.

b. Mario Ponzio, Administration and Finance


Senator Ponzio delivered his report. The Committee will meet
next Friday at 9 a.m. in the Getchell Library. The Committee
will draft a document for future committees on how to comply
with the requirement for publishing an accounting of how ASUN
student fees are spent. The Committee will also discuss faculty
morale.

c. Maria Urbina, Legislative Lobbying


No report.

d. Lindsey Lee, Academic Affairs


Speaker pro tempore Lee delivered her report. The Committee
will have its last meeting on March 28.

e. Sarah Ragsdale, Student Services


190 March 8, 2006

Senator Ragsdale delivered her report. The Committee will meet


March 14 to discuss legislation proposed by the ACLU regarding
free speech zones. The Committee will hold an open forum on
March 29 regarding free speech zones.

6. ASUN PRESIDENT
a. Report of the President
President Champagne delivered his report.

b. Approval of the February 27, 2006 Fiscal Board Ac-


tions
1. Revision of the 2005-2006 ASUN Operating
Budget
Senator Ponzio moved, Senator Henry seconded, to approve the
Boards action. President Champagne delivered a report on this
item.

Senator Anderson moved an amendment, Senator Driscoll sec-


onded, to leave $1,000.00 in the Clubs and Organizations
Boards operating account by reducing the previous transfer of
$4,900.00 to $3,900.00 from semester club funding to uncommit-
ted and transferring the balance to the Clubs and Organizations
Boards operating account. Amendment passed.

Motion carried.

c. Approval of the March 6, 2006 Fiscal Board Actions:


1. Special Requests
a. CABNR Student Ambassadors ($3,510.89 Matching
Funds)
b. UNR Lumberjack Team ($2,931.00)
c. IFC and Panhellenic ($531.00)
Item (a) was stricken.

Senator Ragsdale moved, Senator Alison-Youel sec-


onded, to approve Items (b) and (c). President Cham-
pagne delivered a report on the requests. Senator Dris-
coll stated that he would abstain on this vote since he
has a conflict of interest on Item (c). Motion carried.
Senator Driscoll abstained.

2. Programming Requests
a. Nevada Wolf Pack Triathalon ($925.25)
b. UNR Musical Theatre ($1,810.50)
c. Art of Living Club ($2,100.00)
d. John Mackey Club ($2,420.00)
e. BSO ($4,000.00 Matching Funds)
Senator DelaCruz moved, Senator Urbina seconded, to
approve the Boards actions en bloc. Motion carried.
Senator Brotman said that a representative asked him
to thank the Senate for approving their request.
March 8, 2006 191

7. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR CLUBS AND ORGANIZA-


TIONS
a. Approval of the March 3, 2006 Clubs and Organizations
Board Actions:
1. Approval of ASUN Recognition and Semester Club
Funding for New clubs/organizations
Item (a) was stricken (see attached agenda).

Senator Urbina moved, Senator Ackley seconded, to ap-


prove the Boards actions en bloc. Motion carried. Sena-
tor DelaCruz abstained.

2. Approval of ASUN Recognition and Semester


Club Funding for Returning
clubs/organizations
Items (a), (c), and (n) were stricken (see attached
agenda).

Senator Alison-Youel moved, Senator Hill seconded, to


approve the Boards actions en bloc.

3. Revisit: Approval of ASUN Recognition and Se-


mester Club Funding for the Honors Student
Association
Senator Ragsdale moved, Senator Henry seconded, to
approve the Boards action. Vice President Sweder deliv-
ered a report. The organizations account will be frozen
until the Clubs and Organizations Board can determine
the status of the organization and the source of the mon-
ies in its ASUN club account.

Senator Brotman asked why the Board did not approve


the organization. Vice President Sweder said that the
organization used to have a departmental exemption
under Title IX. Senator Brotman said that it is unfair
that the organization was not allowed to choose its
membership. He said that a club should be able to
choose the diversity of its members. Vice President
Sweder said that since ASUN is open to the entire un-
dergraduate student body, it is unfair for ASUN to grant
public resources to organizations that discriminate on
any basis, including selective membership.

Senator Hill asked if a business fraternity can choose its


members. Vice President Sweder said that if the organi-
zation belongs to a national organization, then they can.
Senator Hill asked if the BSO can exclude racists from
joining their organization. Vice President Sweder said
no. Senator Hill said that it takes away from a clubs
purpose to let someone join that is against the clubs
purpose and mission. Vice President Sweder said that it
192 March 8, 2006

is her opinion that clubs can have a focus for certain be-
liefs, but that they must have open membership. If a
club wants to choose its members, unless they have a
statutory exemption, ASUN will not recognize it. The re-
sources of ASUN need to be open to all undergraduate
members.

ASUN Director Sandra Rodriguez said that she is


amazed when discussion goes to extreme ends. She said
that college is a time of exploration, and clubs having an
open-door policy is about having students explore differ-
ent organizations. She said that ASUN in its Constitu-
tion in Section 120 states that ASUN is for any under-
graduate student. Nothing stops any group from assem-
bling on this campus. The ASUN defers to federal law,
national organization rules, and departmental recogni-
tions when determining whether an organization can
choose its members. She said that she would think that
groups would want to have open membership to get their
message and mission out to as many people as possible.
She asked for the Senate to explore the positive benefits
for having such a policy in place.

Senator Ragsdale said that since the university has a


zero-tolerance policy with regards to violence, clubs
would have protection from disorderly behavior by its
members.

Senator Brotman said that he did not intend to open a


flood gate by raising his point, or to let clubs segregate.
He said he appreciated having the law clarified.

Motion carried. Senator Hill abstained.

b. Report of the Vice President for Clubs and Organiza-


tions
Vice President Sweder delivered her report. She presented a
slideshow of pictures from the club training conference.

8. ASUN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT


a. Report of the Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President McKnight delivered his report.

b. Approval of the March 7, 2006 Publications Board Actions:


1. Revision of the Publication Board Bylaws
Senator Henry moved, Senator Cassell seconded, to approve the
Boards action. Executive Vice President McKnight delivered a
report.

Senator Driscoll asked what an indemnification clause is. Ex-


ecutive Vice President said that it removes legal liability from
the ASUN.
March 8, 2006 193

Motion carried.

9. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMMING


a. Approval of the March 7, 2006 Programming Board Actions
1. Mackey Town
2. Mackey Week Awards ($760.00)
3. Residential Fair ($524.00)
4. Mackey WeekWednesdays Lunch ($600.00)
5. Graduation Celebration
6. Mackey Week Promotions ($2,000.00)
7. Murder Mystery Dinner ($465.00)
8. Relay for Life Movie ($420.00)
9. 24-Hour Study Hall ($8,200.00)
10. Jail and Bail ($1,000.00)
11. Underwater Fashion Show ($1,900.00)
12. Easter Egg Hunt ($800.00)
Items 4, 8 and 9 were stricken.

Senator Anderson moved, Senator Ackley seconded, to approve


the Boards actions en bloc.

Senator Hill asked if the budget for Mackey Town could be cut
because it is an event week that historically does not have a
large turnout. Vice President Naughton said that he believed
that the cost was not too high. He noted that the barbeque
planned will be of a higher quality than others have.

Senator Driscoll said that 80 percent of that events budget is in


the barbeque.

Senator Alison-Youel said that she would like to see a complete


budget breakdown when Vice President Naughton comes before
the Fiscal Board.

Senator Hill said that he was disappointed that the Program-


ming Board did not bring a large event to campus. Senator Dris-
coll said that even though there are a lot of small events during
this week, many students are reached. He asked if the Board
can explore new options for publicity. Vice President Naughton
said that the Board will have t-shirts out much sooner than
usual. Publicity will be out April 11, three weeks before the
event.

President Champagne said that Inkblot should be directed to be


less textually heavy in its print publicity.

Motion carried.

b. Report of the Vice President for Programming


Vice President Naughton delivered his report.
194 March 8, 2006

10. REMARKS
Senator Urbina said that today was International Womens Day.

Senator White said that he has been having meetings regarding the
new COBA lounge.

Senator Hill said a town hall meeting for the College of Science will
be held soon.

Executive Vice President McKnight said that Student Ambassadors is


conducting recruitment right now.

The Speaker pro tempore thanked the Senate for bearing with her
tonight.

11. PUBLIC COMMENT


ASUN Director Sandra Rodriguez discussed a hardship that she was
made aware of regarding a faculty members issue with Campus
Escort, and the limited resources available to the service. She said
that ASUN exists in the reality of limited resources. She said that she
gets frustrated when debates extend into extremes. There is complex-
ity with conducting this debate in a public setting. The Senate is
charged with allocating resources in a fair and equitable manner. She
encouraged senators to keep thinking about complex issues. She said
that it is up to them to make the tough decisions, but should also not
lose sight that real people are involved.

12. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the Senate, the
Speaker pro tempore declared that the Senate stand adjourned at
8:45 p.m.

SEAN MCDONALD,
Secretary of the Senate.

MICHELLE BARTHULY,
Speaker of the Senate.

Approved March 15, 2006.


March 15, 2006
Ingersoll Senate Chambers, JTSU
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
The Senate was called to order at 5:34 p.m., Speaker Barthuly,
presiding; Sean McDonald, secretary. Senators Ackley, Alison-Youel,
Anderson, Brotman, Cassell, DelaCruz, Driscoll (Proxy Brian Walsh),
Dyess, Henry, Hill, Lee, Mukta, OBryant, Ragsdale, Shirley, Tart-
aglia, Urbina, White and Worthington were present. Senator Ponzio
was absent unexcused. A quorum was present.

2. AUDIENCE INTRODUCTION
The audience consisted of Ashley Smith, Eli Reilly, Lauren OBrien,
Shane Steinbauer, Jared Hostmeyer, Thomas Pullen and Bryan
Daines. The sign in sheet is attached to the original minutes as
Exhibit A.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Senate and audience were not given the opportunity to partici-
pate in the Pledge of Allegiance since the Flag was not in the room.

4. ASUN SPEAKER OF THE SENATE


a. Adoption of the March 8, 2006 Senate Minutes
Senator Anderson moved to approve the minutes as submitted.
Senator Lee seconded.

Senator Anderson moved an amendment to strike the second


sentence in Item 5(a) and insert The Committee has drafted
two constitutional amendments regarding the credit require-
ments for executive officers to seek officers. Senator Henry sec-
onded. Amendment passed. Senator Worthington asked unani-
mous consent to make the second occurrence of officers to read
office in the above sentence. There was no objection.

Senator Worthington asked unanimous consent to complete the


last sentence on Item 6(c)(2) by inserting asked him to thank
the Senate for approving their request.. There was no objection.

Senator OBryant asked unanimous consent to mark his atten-


dance as absent excused. The Speaker said that this is what the
record should read. There was no objection.

Motion carried.

b. Report of the Speaker of the Senate


The Speaker delivered her report. The ASUN banquet is on
April 2 at Harrahs. Invitations will be sent out soon.

c. Report of the Election Board Chair


Election Board Chair Katie Babcock delivered her report. The
Board will meet tomorrow to assess fines against candidates for

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196 March 15, 2006

election rules violations. She discussed the formation of a new


ballot that was implemented this year on WebCT.

d. Opening for filing for Speaker of the Senate, 2006-2007


position (to close, 4/7/06)
Senator Lee moved, Senator Henry seconded, to open the filing
period for the 2006-2007 Speaker of the Senate to close on April
7, 2006. Motion carried.

e. Opening of the Human and Community Science Seats


(to close, 4/7/06)
Senator Ragsdale moved, Senator Lee seconded, to open a va-
cant seat with filing to close on April 7, 2006. Motion carried.

Items (f)(j) were stricken.


f. Opening of the College of Liberal Arts Seats (to close,
4/7/06)
g. Opening of the College of Education Seats (to close,
4/7/06)
h. Opening of the College of Education Seats (to close,
4/7/06)
i. Opening of the College of Science Seats (to close, 4/7/06)
j. Opening of the Medicine Seat (to close, 4/7/06)

k. Opening of the Elections Board Chair (to close, 4/7/06)


Senator Lee moved, Senator Urbina seconded, to open the Elec-
tion Board Chair to close on April 7, 2006. Motion carried.

5. ASUN COMMITTEE CHAIRS


a. Travis Anderson, Rules and Actions
Senator Anderson delivered his report. The Committee will meet
the Wednesday following spring break.

b. Mario Ponzio, Administration and Finance


No report.

c. Maria Urbina, Legislative Lobbying


Senator Urbina delivered her report.

d. Lindsey Lee, Academic Affairs


Senator Lee delivered her report. The last meeting will be
March 28, JTSU Room 242.

e. Sarah Ragsdale, Student Services


Senator Ragsdale delivered her report. The Committee met last
night to discuss the free speech policy. An open forum regarding
the same subject will be held on March 29. She passed out a
packet of information to the Senate, which is attached to the
original minutes as Exhibit B.
March 15, 2006 197

6. ASUN PRESIDENT
a. Report of the President
President Champagne delivered his report. The contract for the
general contractor for the New Student Union will be signed
soon. He expressed disappointment that no legislation came out
of the Senate regarding the tuition and fee increase proposal. He
said that UNLV CSUN passed a resolution to keep tuition as
low as possible.

b. Approval of the March 6, 2006 Fiscal Board Actions:


1. Revision of the 2005-2006 ASUN Operating
Budget
Senator Lee moved, Senator Ragsdale seconded, to approve the
Boards action. President Champagne delivered a report. Motion
carried.

c. Approval of the March 13, 2006 Fiscal Board Actions:


1. Revision of the 2005-2006 ASUN Operating
Budget
Senator Alison-Youel moved, Senator Henry seconded, to ap-
prove the Boards action. President Champagne delivered a re-
port. Senator Alison-Youel noted that the amounts may be inac-
curate. President Champagne said that he would double-check
the record.

d. Approval of the Fiscal Board Actions:


1. SPECIAL REQUESTS:
a. CABNR Student Ambassadors ($3,510.89
Matching Funds)
b. Young Democrats ($500.00)
c. Progressive Organization Council ($600.00)
d. Student Member Section of NAEYC ($1,000.00)
e. Sigma Alpha Epsilon ($1,326.00)
f. Model United Nations ($5,775.00)
g. Board With School ($115.67)
h. ASUN Van Repair ($300.00)
Item (a) was stricken.

Senator Ragsdale moved to approve the Boards actions


on Items (b)(h) en bloc. Senator Alison-Youel seconded.
President Champagne delivered a report on the items.
Motion carried.

2. BOOKSTORE REQUESTS:
a. ASUN Computer ($1,267.25)
b. ASUN Accounting Office Furniture ($5,912.30)
This item was stricken.

7. ASUN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT


a. Report of the Executive Vice President
No report.
198 March 15, 2006

8. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR CLUBS AND ORGANIZA-


TIONS
a. Approval of the March 10th, 2006 Clubs and Organizations
Board Actions:
1. Approval of ASUN Recognition and Semester Club
Funding for new and returning clubs/organizations:
a. Lambda Pi Eta
Senator Urbina moved, Senator Tartaglia seconded, to
approve the Boards action. Motion carried.

2. Approval of ASUN Recognition and Semester Club


Funding for returning clubs/organizations
a. Nevada Physical Therapy Club
b. Alpha Epsilon Delta
c. Wrestling Club
d. Phi Delta Theta
Senator Dyess moved, Senator Anderson seconded, to
approve the Boards actions en bloc. Motion carried.

b. Report of the Vice President for Clubs and Organiza-


tions
The Speaker read Vice President Sweders report in her absence.
Her written report is attached to the original minutes as Exhibit
C.

9. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMMING


a. Approval of the March 14th, 2006 Programming Board Ac-
tions
1. 24 Hour Study Hall ($3500.00)
2. Relay for Life Movie ($426.00)
3. Mackey WeekWednesdays Lunch ($600.00)
4. Revisit: Dog Show
5. Revisit: Comedy Competition
6. Summer Charges JTSU ($105.00)
7. Boxing Rally
8. Foam Party
9. Open Mic Night II
Items (2), (3) and (9) were stricken.

Programmers Smith and Ellingson delivered a report on the


items in the absence of Vice President Naughton.

Senator Henry moved, Senator Lee seconded, to approve the


Boards actions on Items (1) and (4)(8) en bloc.

Senator Ragsdale expressed concerns about the cost on Item (8).


Senator Hill agreed.

Senator Hill moved to divide the question on Item (8). Senator


Anderson seconded. Motion carried.

On Items (1) and (4)(7), the motion carried.


March 15, 2006 199

Item (8)
Senator Anderson said that if it is not warm out, people will get
wet and cold. Senator Alison-Youel said that the Fiscal Board
had concerns about the turnout for the event. She asked what
promotion will be done on the event. Programmer Smith ex-
plained the plans for the entire week in which this event is be-
ing held.

Senator Alison-Youel said that the Board needs to make an ef-


fort to ensure that people will turn out for the event. She also
said that the time at which the event is scheduled could be a
problem. Programmer Ellingson said that the time selected was
an effort to accommodate as many Greek houses as possible.

Senator Hill said that this event might be a fun event for wel-
come back week, but that it is inappropriate for Mackey Week.

Senator Anderson said that he could not see approving this


event for $6,000. He said that he did not see that the participa-
tion would be there.

Senator Dyess asked for a clarification on the travel item in the


budget request. Programmer Ellingson said that it is to ship
equipment to campus.

Senator Lee said that she thought it was a good idea. She said
that the Senate has asked the Programming Board to do unique
events, and when they do the Senate tries to breakdown the
events. She said that the Board should have the opportunity to
try.

Senator Brotman said that the weather could be a hindrance on


the events success. The weather might make this event a fail-
ure.

Senator Alison-Youel said that if 100 people show up, the cost
per person is about $62. Programmer Ellingson said that the
event is also a fundraiser for a charity.

Senator Hill said he thought the event could be planned more


fiscally conservatively.

The Speaker reminded senators that Flipside operates with the


goal of maintaining a zero-balance budget.

Senator Brotman suggested that the Programming Board look


into other options if the weather is poor.

On Item (8), the motion carried with ayes 11; nays 8.


200 March 15, 2006

Senator Lee suggested that the Programming Board advertise


the event directly to the Greek organizations.

Senator Henry said that the old gym should be available for the
event given the hour and date of the event.

b. Report of the Vice President for Programming


Programmer Smith delivered Vice President Naughtons report
in his absence. Senator Ragsdale asked for an explanation as to
why the Programming Board did not offer tickets for the NCAA
Tournament. Programmer Ellingson said that it was due to the
bracket Nevada was placed in. She said that the Board planned
to do a trip over spring break if possible.

10. REMARKS
Senator DelaCruz asked for the Liberal Arts senators to stay after
the meeting.

Senator Ragsdale reminded the Senate about the free speech open
forum.

Senator Urbina announced the College Republicans poker tourna-


ment tomorrow at The Wall.

Senator Henry said that there will be not be a meeting for the
Committee on Administration and Finance since Senator Ponzio did
not post agendas on time.

11. PUBLIC COMMENT


Ben Smith discussed a campaign regarding student debt. He said
that there is interest to develop a task force to examine the issue at
UNR.

The Speaker congratulated those who were elected and re-elected.

12. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the Senate, the
Speaker declared that the Senate stand adjourned at 6:32 p.m.

SEAN MCDONALD,
Secretary of the Senate.

MICHELLE BARTHULY,
Speaker of the Senate.

Approved March 29, 2006.


March 29, 2006
Ingersoll Senate Chambers, JTSU
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
The Senate was called to order at 5:35 p.m., Speaker Barthuly,
presiding; Sean McDonald, secretary. Senators Ackley, Alison-Youel,
Anderson (Proxy Kaitlin Brush) Brotman, Cassell, DelaCruz, Driscoll,
Dyess, Henry, Hill, Lee, Mukta, OBryant, Ponzio, Ragsdale, Shirley,
Tartaglia, Urbina (Proxy Brian Finch), White and Worthington were
present. A quorum was present.

2. AUDIENCE INTRODUCTION
The audience consisted of Kate Grey, Brandon Stewart, Shawn
Lemmon, Chris Flangas, Shane Steinbauer, Erin Riebe, Lauren
OBrien, Eli Reilly, Jared Hostmeyer, Greg Green, Matt Beisner,
Amber Brookshire, Katie Babcock, Bryan Daines and Sandra Rodri-
guez. The sign in sheet is attached to the original minutes as Exhibit
A.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Senate and audience were not given the opportunity to partici-
pate in the Pledge of Allegiance since the Flag was not in the room.

4. ASUN SPEAKER OF THE SENATE


a. Adoption of the March 15, 2006 Senate Minutes
Senator Hill moved, Senator Ragsdale seconded, to approve the
minutes as submitted. Senator Worthington asked unanimous
consent to correct a reference to Election Board Chair Katie
Babcock on page two. There was no objection.

Motion carried. Senator Driscoll abstained.

b. Approval of Election Board Fines


Election Board Chair Katie Babcock delivered a report on behalf
of the Board. She presented the Boards fines for elections rules
violations. It is attached to the original minutes as Exhibit B.
The Board is seeking approval for fines that total more than
$25.00, as required under the Election Statutes.

Senator Ponzio moved, Senator Henry seconded, to approve the


fines as follows: Brad Naughton, $30; Luis Barba, $35; Greg
Green, $50; and Jeff Champagne, $35.

Senator Driscoll asked about the willful neglect provision. Chair


Babcock said that the provision was applied to lawn signs.

Motion carried.

Chair Babcock delivered her report. She distributed the results


of the election survey, which is attached to the original minutes
as Exhibit C.

201
202 March 29, 2006

c. Selection of Administration and Finance Committee


Chair
This item was skipped.

d. Revision of Board and Committee Assignments


The Speaker announced that Senator Ponzio has submitted his
resignation as chairman of the Committee on Administration
and Finance. Senator Ponzio moved, Senator Dyess seconded, to
approve Senator Henry to be chairman of the Committee on
Administration and Finance. Motion carried.

e. Report of the Speaker of the Senate


The Speaker delivered her report.

i. Senator of the Year


The Speaker passed out blank ballots for senators to vote
for a senator of the year.

5. ASUN COMMITTEE CHAIRS


a. Travis Anderson, Rules and Actions
No report.

b. Mario Ponzio, Administration and Finance


No report.

c. Maria Urbina, Legislative Lobbying


Senator Ragsdale delivered Senator Urbinas report in her ab-
sence.

d. Lindsey Lee, Academic Affairs


Senator Lee delivered her report. Next meeting is April 4 at 7:30
p.m.

e. Sarah Ragsdale, Student Services


Senator Ragsdale delivered her report. The Committee will meet
next week. She encouraged members to attend the open forum
about the free speech policy tonight. The Committee will draft
legislation about the food services price increase.

6. ASUN PRESIDENT
a. Report of the President
President Champagne delivered his report.

b. Approval of the content policy proposed by University


Marketing and Communications for the Information
Monitors ASUN is funding
Senator Lee moved, Senator Ponzio seconded, to approve the
Boards action.

President Champagne delivered a report. The draft policy is at-


tached to the original minutes as Exhibit D. Brandon Stewart of
March 29, 2006 203

Marketing and Communications clarified that this system is a


marketing device and not a publication.

Kate Grey, Director of Digital Communications, discussed the


benefits of placing events on the university Web site events cal-
endar.

Motion carried.

c. Approval of the March 27, 2006 Fiscal Board Actions:


1. BOOKSTORE REQUESTS:
a. ASUN Computer ($1,267.25)
b. ASUN Accounting Office Furniture ($5,912.30)
2. SPECIAL REQUESTS:
a. Nevada Wolf Pack Triathlon ($897.75)
b. UNR Climbing Club ($3,143.50)
c. STAND ($1,521.00)
d. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
e. American Society of Civil Engineers
($1,627.76)
f. CABNR Student Ambassadors ($1,200.00)
g. Sigma Alpha Sorority ($535.00)
h. Residential Hall Association ($1,778.40)
3. PROGRAMMING REQUESTS:
a. Native American Organization ($900.00)
b. UNR Musical Theater Club ($1,810.50)
c. Art of Living Club ($2,100.00)
d. John Mackay Club ($2,420.00)
e. BSO ($4,000.00 Matching Funds)
Senator Henry moved to approve the Boards actions on Items
(1), (2) and (3) en bloc, with Items (2)(b), (2)(f) and (3)(b)(e)
stricken. Senator Lee seconded. President Champagne delivered
a report from the Board.

Senator Ragsdale moved to amend Item (1)(a) to read $400.00.


Senator Alison-Youel seconded. Amendment passed.

Motion carried.

7. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR CLUBS AND ORGANIZA-


TIONS
a. Report of the Vice President for Clubs and Organiza-
tions
Vice President Sweder delivered her report. The Board will meet
Friday at 1 p.m.

8. ASUN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT


a. Report of the Executive Vice President
The Speaker delivered Executive Vice President McKnights re-
port in his absence.
204 March 29, 2006

b. Approval of the March 7, 2006 Publication Board Ac-


tions
1. Revision of the Publication Board By-Laws
This item was stricken. This item was approved by the Sen-
ate on March 8.

9. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMMING


a. Approval of the March28, 2006 Programming Board
Actions
1. Recycled Percussion ($15,250.00)
2. Disabilities Awareness ($200.00)
3. Foam Party Mix Show ($400.00)
4. Revisit: Relay for Life
5. Revisit: Welcome Back Week Charity Game
Night
6. Revisit: Graduation Celebration
Senator Henry moved, Senator Driscoll seconded, to approve the
Boards actions en bloc, with Items 4 and 6 stricken. Vice Presi-
dent Naughton delivered a report from the Board. Motion car-
ried.

b. Report of the Vice President for Programming


Vice President Naughton delivered his report.

10. LEGISLATION:
a. CA-0506-J: Proposed change regarding the credit re-
quirement for Executive Officers of ASUN
b. CA-0506-K: Proposed change regarding residency re-
quirements for Executive Officers of ASUN
These items were skipped.

11. REMARKS
Senator Ragsdale said that one of Circle Ks members won a car on
The Price is Right.

Senator Driscoll said that the College of Business Administration has


finalized its plans for the lounge in the Business Building.

Senator Henry thanked those who donated to her fund for Miss
University of Nevada. She won.

Senator DelaCruz thanked several senators for coming to the town


hall meeting.

Vice President Sweder commended Senator DelaCruz for holding a


good town hall meeting. She said that the Senate needs to work on
continuity with events like that.

Senator Dyess said that this Friday the College of Engineering his
holding a pizza with the dean event.
March 29, 2006 205

12. PUBLIC COMMENT


ASUN Director Sandra Rodriguez discussed the dates and times for
the open forums for the candidates for Associate Vice President for
Student Life Services.

13. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the Senate, the
Speaker declared that the Senate stand adjourned at 6:43 p.m.

SEAN MCDONALD,
Secretary of the Senate.

MICHELLE BARTHULY,
Speaker of the Senate.

Approved April 5, 2006.


April 5, 2006
Ingersoll Senate Chambers, JTSU
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
The Senate was called to order at 5:37 p.m., Speaker Barthuly,
presiding; Sean McDonald, secretary. Senators Ackley, Alison-Youel,
Anderson, Cassell, DelaCruz, Driscoll, Dyess, Henry, Lee, Mukta,
OBryant, Ragsdale, Shirley, Tartaglia, Urbina, White and Worthing-
ton were present. Senator Hill was tardy excused. Senator Brotman
was absent excused. Senator Ponzio was absent unexcused. A quorum
was present.

2. AUDIENCE INTRODUCTION
The audience consisted of James Girnus, Zach Michalka, Camille
Byram, Shevawn Von Tobel, Jared Hostmeyer, Shane Steinbauer, Eli
Reilly, Lauren OBrien, Cameron Roberson, Allan Tan, Clarissa Leon,
Greg Green, Matt Beisner, Thomas Hullin, Brian Benedict, Joe
Neilson, Jake Vela, Richie Bednarski and Sandra Rodriguez The sign
in sheet is attached to the original minutes as Exhibit A.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Senate and audience were given the opportunity to participate in
the Pledge of Allegiance.

4. ASUN SPEAKER OF THE SENATE


a. Adoption of the March 29, 2006 Senate Minutes
Senator Alison-Youel moved, Senator Henry seconded, to ap-
prove the minutes as submitted. Motion carried.

b. Report of the Speaker of the Senate


The Speaker delivered her report. The next Senate meeting is in
the Raggio Building, Room 1003.

5. ASUN COMMITTEE CHAIRS


a. Travis Anderson, Rules and Actions
Senator Anderson delivered his report. The Committee dis-
cussed legislation regarding the judicial council and two consti-
tutional amendments.

b. Dana Henry, Administration and Finance


Senator Henry delivered her report. The Committee discussed
fee increases.

c. Maria Urbina, Legislative Lobbying


Senator Urbina delivered her report.

d. Lindsey Lee, Academic Affairs


Senator Lee delivered her report. The Committees meeting yes-
terday was cancelled.

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April 5, 2006 207

e. Sarah Ragsdale, Student Services


Senator Ragsdale delivered her report.

6. ASUN PRESIDENT
a. Report of the President
President Champagne delivered his report.

b. Revision of the 2005-2006 ASUN Operating Budget


Senator Ragsdale moved, Senator Alison-Youel seconded, to ap-
prove the Boards action. President Champagne delivered a re-
port from the Board. Motion carried.

c. Approval of the April 3, 2006 Fiscal Board Actions:


1. BOOKSTORE REQUESTS:
a. ASUN Office Supplies ($2,260.00)
b. ASUN Scholarships ($5,200.00)
c. Campus Information Monitors Phase II
($101,439.00)
2. SPECIAL REQUESTS:
a. UNR Climbing Club ($3,143.50)
b. CABNR Student Ambassadors ($1,200.00)
c. John Mackey Club ($3,500.00 MATCHING)
d. Lambda Chi Alpha ($1,783.55)
e. Phi Beta Lambda ($2,380.00)
f. Tri Delta ($1,600.00)
3. PROGRAMMING REQUESTS:
a. Residence Hall Association ($450.00 LAWLOR
RENTAL)
Item (2)
Senator Lee moved, Senator Urbina seconded, to approve the
Boards actions on Item (2), with Items (2)(a) and (c) stricken.
President Champagne delivered a report from the Board. Motion
carried.

Item (1)
Senator Henry moved, Senator Alison-Youel seconded, to ap-
prove the Boards actions on Item (3)(a). President Champagne
delivered a report from the Board. Motion carried.

Item (3)
Senator Henry moved, Senator Alison-Youel seconded, to ap-
prove the Boards actions on Item (1) with Item (1)(a) stricken.
President Champagne delivered a report from the Board.

Kate Grey, Director of Electronic Communications for Market-


ing and Communications, and Brandon Stewart, Web Content
Specialist, delivered a presentation to the Senate on Item (1)(c),
Campus Information Monitors Phase II.

Senator Anderson asked what the cost is to maintain the system


or to replace a monitor. President Champagne said that the cost
per monitor is $3,600.
208 April 5, 2006

Senator Ragsdale moved to divide the question. Senator Alison-


Youel seconded. Motion carried.

Senator Dyess moved, Senator Worthington seconded, to ap-


prove Item b, the ASUN Scholarships. Motion carried.

Senator Ackley moved, Senator Alison-Youel seconded, to ap-


prove Item c, the Campus Information Monitors Phase II.

Ms. Grey said that the ASUN will provide the capital and the
university will provide the labor for the system.

Senator Anderson asked if there would be any expected revenue


for advertising on this system. Ms. Grey said that it was not
considered because it would not generate enough revenue, and it
also was not part of the purpose of the project.

Senator White said as far as maintenance of the hardware is


concerned, if it fails out of warranty, the ASUN will be responsi-
ble for replacement.

Senator Ragsdale asked if the monitors can be moved. President


Champagne said that the monitor in the JTSU can be moved to
the new union.

Senator Dyess asked how the estimate for the traffic counts was
generated. Mr. Stewart said they were just raw traffic estimates
and did not take into account those who actually spent time
looking at the monitor.

Senator Anderson expressed concerns that the formatting of the


displays might not be able to be improved to keep all of the ele-
ments that are supposed to be on the display.

Senator Alison-Youel reminded the Senate that the debate


should remain focused on approval of the funding, and not on
the specifics of the project.

Senator OBryant asked what drove the size of the monitors. Ms.
Grey said it was pricing and reliability of the equipment that
drove that decision.

Senator Ragsdale asked if students were polled on their reaction


to the monitor. Ms. Grey said that it would not be advisable to
issue a survey with only one monitor on campus.

Senator Driscoll said that he was concerned that formatting


changes were not made in the pilot phase. He said that that
makes him feel that Marketing and Communications did not
feel that it would receive the grant from ASUN. Ms. Grey said
that Web Services is handling the software for the system and
April 5, 2006 209

that changes could not be made to the pilot phase. Senator Dris-
coll asked if changes could be made to the pilot phase before
Phase II goes up. Ms. Grey said that that could be done, but she
cautioned that she could not speak for Web Services schedule.
Mr. Stewart said that there is a cost of about $5,000 on Web
Services to redesign the software, and that it will not be a high
priority to make changes that will only affect one monitor.

Senator Dyess said that the Senate is concerned that the project
will work and that the design of the displays will develop a posi-
tive reputation for the institution. The content should work.

Senator Anderson asked if there would be a cost to more slowly


implement the project. Ms. Grey said that it would be less costly
to implement more monitors at once. Mr. Stewart said that the
project will have a larger impact with more monitors.

Mr. Greg Green, a member of the audience, asked why eight


PCs are necessary to display the content. Ms. Grey said that the
software must be at each location to run the system, and that
cost considerations came into play to use this system.

Senator Henry said that she is concerned that there are no


north campus locations in this phase. Ms. Grey said that a
medical school location is planned for Phase III.

ASUN Director Sandra Rodriguez said that the cost issue is an


economy of scale argument. It would be cheaper to

Thomas Hullin, a member of the audience, asked what the crite-


rion is to determine success of the project and what it would cost
to take the system down. Ms. Grey said that she does not have a
formal measurement of that success, but that anecdotal com-
ments about the project would be used to determine the success-
fulness of the project.

Senator Anderson moved an amendment to fund only four moni-


tors, which would cut the grant by half. Senator Dyess seconded.
Senator Anderson said that he would like to see more momen-
tum behind the project before fully funding the second phase.

Senator Dyess asked if there are formal plans for new phases.
Ms. Grey said that formal plans have not been made yet because
they wanted to have the second phase up first.

Senator OBryant concurred with Senator Anderson. He said


that the ASUN needs to see a return on the investment before
fully funding the project. He said that the pilot phase was the
stage to make the case for fully funding the next stage. Ms. Grey
said that only funding four monitors will not have the same im-
pact as fully funding the project.
210 April 5, 2006

President Champagne said that Phase I was funded to explore


the technical issues behind the system. Phase II is to provide
the market saturation to determine of there will be a return on
the investment. President Champagne also said that there is
plenty of money available to fund the project.

Senator Alison-Youel said that the Senate should have faith


that this project will work, and that the senators should trust
the committees handling the specifics of this project.

Senator Driscoll said that it is important to fully fund the phase,


and that he does not support the amendment. Eight monitors
will saturate the market better.

Senator Anderson said that the pilot was executed perfectly, but
that if four are put up in strategic locations, momentum can be
built to expand the program at a faster rate. He said that the
project might fail and that students might not like it.

Chelsea Conboy, a member of the audience and an Inkblot em-


ployee, said that since February, every club filing a work order
with Inkblot has asked how to get the ad on the screen. She said
that she feels that there is interest in just the pilot and that the
system is already working.

Senator Ackley said that eight should be put up; the more that
there are, the more the students will use the resource. She said
that the amendment should be rejected. Every new project is a
risk, but it will be worth the cost and is a good resource.

Senator Alison-Youel said that a lot of money has been invested


in staff hours by many departments at the university.

Senator Mukta said that the project should be supported. All


new things will raise a lot of questions, but the project should be
funded if the money is there. President Champagne said that
the ASUN has funded many large, expensive projects in the
past.

Senator Anderson said that he has not heard any concrete evi-
dence that this system will work. He thinks that it will be a
quick process to scale up the system. He said that he would like
to see the problems fixed before the system is fully funded.

Senator Driscoll said that this issue would be back before the
Senate once the four monitors are up by the beginning of the fall
semester. Breaking up the second phase will just delay approval
of the full phase. President Champagne noted that it may take a
considerable amount of time to approve the next four if only four
are approved tonight.
April 5, 2006 211

Senator Anderson said he did not understand why it would take


a lot of time to scale the project. President Champagne said that
the bureaucracy takes time to work and thats what ASUN
would be up against. Ms. Grey agreed, and said that it would be
easier to do eight instead of four.

Senator Dyess thanked the Inkblot representative for providing


testimony to the Senate. He said, though, that he has not seen
concrete proof that people will stop to read the news on the
monitors. He said that with four monitors, a decision could be
made as to whether or not the project is working.

Mr. Stewart said that it would be cost prohibitive to generate


the concrete evidence that is requested. He said that every year,
he has heard a call for more student engagement on this cam-
pus, and this is the opportunity.

President Champagne asked for a clear explanation for what


purpose is served by cutting the project in half. He said that
there was a reason for doing eight.

Senator Ackley said that the added time in receiving the proper
approval again does not make sense.

Senator Alison-Youel said that the goal is to get up as many


monitors as possible to inform the students. She said that she is
for fully funding the phase.

On the amendment, the motion failed ayes 7; nays 11.

The motion carried, ayes 14; nays 4.

7. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR CLUBS AND ORGANIZA-


TIONS
a. Approval of the March 31, 2006 Clubs and Organiza-
tions Board Actions
1. Approval of the ASUN Clubs and Organizations
Board By-Laws
Senator Ragsdale moved, Senator Urbina seconded, to
approve the Boards action. Vice President Sweder deliv-
ered a report from the Board. She said that the amend-
ments will conform the ASUNs policy to practice.

Senator Hill arrived at 7:05 p.m.

Senator Henry said that she is concerned with the but


not limited to clause. She said that this would give the
Board the opportunity to find a reason to deny recogni-
tion. Vice President Sweder said that it is in relation to
the second sentence.
212 April 5, 2006

Senator Anderson said that clause is in place to give the


Board flexibility to adapt to situations that it may not
have anticipated.

Vice President Sweder said that the constitutional basis


for this change is at Section 120 of the ASUN Constitu-
tion.

Senator Alison-Youel said that the language would al-


low the Board to decide.

Senator Driscoll said that discrimination is discrimina-


tion.

Senator Shirley said that the Board is not trying to limit


the number of clubs on campus.

Senator OBryant asked if a quantitative figure should


be added to Section 420.12. Senator Anderson said that
the intention was to provide that at least one be held.

Senator Mukta moved an amendment to insert at least


once per year at the end of Section 420.12. Senator
Dyess seconded. Senator Alison-Youel thought the
amendment would be redundant.

Senator Dyess said that this amendment would provide


for accountability to provide the training at a specific in-
terval.

Amendment passed.

Motion carried.

2. Approval of ASUN Recognition and Semester


Club Funding for Returning Clubs and Or-
ganizations
a. Nevada Cheerleaders
Senator Anderson moved, Senator Dyess seconded, to
approve the Boards action. Motion carried.

3. Approval of ASUN Recognition and Semester


Club Funding for New Clubs and Organiza-
tions
a. Superfriends, A Moving Classroom
b. Dragons of Thespis
c. STAND
d. Women Without Borders
Senator Driscoll moved, Senator OBryant seconded, to
approve the Boards actions en bloc. Vice President
Sweder delivered a report from the Board. Motion car-
ried.
April 5, 2006 213

b. Report of the Vice President for Clubs and Organiza-


tions
Vice President Sweder delivered her report.

8. ASUN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT


a. Report of the Executive Vice President
The Speaker delivered Executive Vice President McKnights re-
port in his absence.

9. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMMING


a. Approval of the April 4, 2006 Programming Board Ac-
tions
1. Revisit: Graduation Celebration
2. Reallocation: Heavenly Trip
This item was stricken.

b. Report of the Vice President for Programming


Vice President Naughton delivered his report. The application
period for programmers will be reopened next week due to the
low number of applicants. Interviews will be April 23.

Senator Alison-Youel moved to recess for five minutes. Senator Henry


seconded. Motion carried, whereupon at 7:32 p.m. the Senate stood in
recess.

The recess having expired, the Senate was called to order at 7:42 p.m.
with Senators Brotman and Ponzio absent.

10. LEGISLATION:
a. CA-0506-J: Proposed change regarding the credit re-
quirement for Executive Officers of ASUN
Senator Alison-Youel moved to adopt the constitutional amend-
ment. Senator Lee seconded. Senator Anderson delivered a re-
port.

Senator Henry said that transfer students would effectively be


disallowed from running and that that is wrong. Transfer stu-
dents should be able to run for office.

Senator Driscoll delivered a statement from the Committee on


CA-0506-J and K. He explained the Committees reasoning for
the two amendments.

Senator OBryant asked how the number of credits taken at


UNR will determine the experience and leadership abilities. He
did not see how there is a correlation

Senator Alison-Youel said the reasoning for this amendment is


that a presidential candidate should be more experienced with
this campus.
214 April 5, 2006

Senator Henry said that it should be up to the voters to make


that determination.

Senator Dyess said that the students will vote on whether this
change is put into play or not.

Mr. Joe Neilson, a member of the audience, said that this


amendment would not exclude any undergraduate student from
being able to run, once he has reached the requisites.

Senator Driscoll said that the proposed change does not estab-
lish a leadership requirement, but tenure in residency require-
ment.

Senator OBryant said he is hesitant to limit who can run in this


manner. The students should decide who can run. The number
of credits earned here should not be a requirement. If the con-
cern is involvement, a requirement should be added to require
experience within ASUN before running for president.

Senator Alison-Youel said that there are many requirements on


the federal offices. Senator Dyess concurred.

Senator Anderson said that this is not a limitation, but a stan-


dard. This amendment will protect all the students. The ASUN
needs as president that has experience on this campus. If a can-
didate feels he should run, he can wait to run.

Mr. Neilson said that by Senator OBryants statement, there


should be no standards to run for office.

Senator OBryant said that there should be standards, but he


did not see how this change would protect the students from
having unqualified candidates running for office.

Senator Cassell said that she supports the amendment.

Senator Henry said that for transfer students, they would have
to stay on this campus longer if they wish to run for office. They
would have to be on this campus for seven years to become eligi-
ble for the office of president under the proposed standard.

Senator Dyess said that this amendment would apply to the


other elected executive officers. Candidates for ASUN president
need to have experience on this campus before running.

Vice President Sweder said that any transfer student could be-
come an appointee or a senator.

Mr. Neilson said that the students want these executives to ad-
here to minimum standards.
April 5, 2006 215

Senator Ragsdale said that the best way to understand colle-


giate life is to understand it on this campus.

Senator White said that a transfer student who has been a sena-
tor for a year could be more qualified than a non-transfer stu-
dent who has been here for four years. Correlating knowledge to
credits is not proper.

Senator OBryant said that a punitive measure will be applied to


transfer students if this amendment is adopted. He said that he
is a transfer student, and the fact that a person may not have 60
UNR credits does not mean that he is not qualified.

Senator Hill said that he generally is in favor of this, but gov-


ernment should be least restrictive as possible, especially in the
constitution. He said that maybe this should apply to only the
president.

Senator Alison-Youel said that this might inconvenience a few


transfer students, but it will protect the student body.

Mr. Neilson said that this has been the standard until this year
when the Student Judicial Council ruled differently than it has
in the past.

Mr. Shane Steinbauer, a member of the audience, asked if this


Senate even has the right to place this question before the stu-
dents. Is it the right of a majority to restrict freedom in this
manner? Do you want an open system, or a system which is
predicated on distrust of the students?

Vice President Naughton said that he is disturbed by the argu-


ment that a few people would be inconvenienced for a greater
good. He said that that should not be okay. He said that Presi-
dent Champagne is qualified, but the fact that he had 60 UNR
credits had nothing to do with him getting reelected.

Senator Ackley said that this is being proposed to keep anyone


from being able to run for president.

Senator Dyess said that as it stands, some students are being


inconvenienced, because an incoming freshman does not qualify
to run for executive office. He said that it is his opinion that this
standard would make tough decisions easier for constituents.

Vice President Sweder said that this is to codify the policy and
interpretation that has been in place for countless years. She
said that a student does not have to be an executive officer or a
member of the government to make change on this campus.

Senator OBryant asked why anyone should not be able to run


for president if the students have the choice.
216 April 5, 2006

Senator Urbina said that it is important to understand that


there are rules and standards to abide by. If a person wants to
serve the students, he will wait until he qualifies.

Mr. Eli Reilly, a member of the audience, said this proposed


amendment would not unduly burden transfer students.

Mr. Neilson said that this standard is no different than the GPA
requirement.

Senator Henry said that with the Davidson Academy, those stu-
dents will be earning credits on this campus, so a young person
could be eligible over an older transfer student.

Mr. Allan Tan, a member of the audience, questioned if the 60-


credit requirement is the correct standard. Is a residency re-
quirement more important? He said that the credit requirement
is arbitrary.

Mr. James Girnus, a member of the audience, said in his case, it


would take him an additional two years to run for ASUN presi-
dent. He said that he could provide fresh ideas simply because
he went to another institution. He said that the number should
be lowered. He said that what he has heard is that he is not
good enough because he has not been here long enough.

Senator Driscoll said that the executives have the least amount
of power in the Senate, and he can certainly run for Senate. He
said that the 60-credit requirement is to state that the president
must be an upperclassman.

Mr. Kyle Frankiewich, a member of the audience, said that stu-


dents can earn UNR credits that do not require a student to step
on this campus. If the Senate is trying to require experience,
this is not the most effective way to do that.

Vice President Naughton said that transfer students can run for
office.

Senator Hill asked if it would be better to insert a requirement


to have experience within ASUN.

President Champagne said that the discussion should be does a


candidate have experience.

Vice President Naughton said that people run for offices because
they want that office. Is it okay to say that because you dont
have enough credits from this institution, you cant run?

Mr. Neilson said that one would say that you cannot run yet.
April 5, 2006 217

Senator Ragsdale said that most students take classes here and
go home. Why should there not be a requirement that they take
classes on this campus.

Senator OBryant said that he is not convinced that this change


will create the correct standard to create the kinds of candidates
requested.

Senator Anderson said that he did not understand Senator


OBryants argument.

Senator Alison-Youel moved the previous question. Senator


Driscoll seconded. The previous question was ordered.

On the question of adoption of the constitutional amendment:


ayes 14, nays 4, and abstentions 1. Two-thirds of the Senate con-
curring, the constitutional amendment was agreed to and sent
to the students for ratification.

Without objection, Item 10(c) was taken up at this point.

b. CA-0506-K: Proposed change regarding residency re-


quirements for Executive Officers of ASUN
Senator Alison-Youel moved to adopt the constitutional amend-
ment. Senator Henry seconded.

Mr. Greg Green, a member of the audience, said that the policy
the Senate adopts needs to be crystal clear.

Senator Anderson explained the Committees position on the leg-


islation.

Senator Driscoll said that the language should be clarified to ex-


plicitly state the policy about dropping credits and remaining
eligible.

Ms. Corinna Cohn, a member of the audience, expressed her con-


cerns about students who may be called away in the armed ser-
vices and would lose eligibility under this amendment.

ASUN Director Sandra Rodriguez said that she interprets Sec-


tion 360.4 in the ASUN Constitution to be a residency require-
ment. She said that the Constitution already addresses resi-
dency.

Senator Hill said that this proposed change would help to pro-
tect the students.

Senator Driscoll said that the Rules and Actions Committee felt
that a candidate for office should qualify for office for more than
one semester.
218 April 5, 2006

Senator Dyess said that this amendment should be rejected.

Senator Anderson moved to postpone action on this item until


the next Senate meeting. Senator Alison-Youel seconded.

Senator Dyess said that the basis for bringing this amendment
was not well founded, and it should just be failed.

Senator Driscoll said that the Committee may have acted in


haste in writing and proposing this amendment. He said that
this should just be postponed.

Motion to postpone carried.

c. RS-0506-D: Free speech


Without objection, this item was taken up after Item 10(a).
Senator Ragsdale moved, Senator Henry seconded, to adopt the
resolution.

Senator Ragsdale said that the Committee on Student Services


held a meeting to discuss this legislation. The Committee rec-
ommends that the resolution do not pass. The Committee agrees
that there is a problem with the free speech policy, but this reso-
lution is not the best way to address the problem.

Mr. Joe Neilson, a member-at-large of the Committee on Stu-


dent Services, said that there is no such thing as a free speech
zone. It does not exist. He said that the university policy should
be clarified, but not written as proposed under this legislation.

Senator Anderson said that the main restriction that students


are having problems with is the process required to demonstrate
in the designated areas. There should be no planning meeting or
approval for students to demonstrate; the administration should
only be informed about it.

President Champagne said that he feels that there is misconcep-


tion about the policy.

Mr. Kyle Frankiewich, the sponsor of the resolution, said it was


his intention to show the Board of Regents that it is the inten-
tion of the students to exercise the rights guaranteed under the
Constitution and university policy. He said that the resolution
calls for broadening free speech rights on the campus, but not in
any way that is contrary to law.

Senator Anderson said that of all the students present at the


free speech open forum, none of them supported any free speech
zone or regulation. They were in support of an open campus.
April 5, 2006 219

Senator Alison-Youel said the policy itself does not restrict free-
dom of speech. She said that the policy in place now is com-
pletely legal.

Senator Dyess said that a lot of people at the forum were talking
about how they did not like the protestors exercising their
rights. He also said that the resolution calls for opening up the
whole of the campus as a public forum. He said that there is a
distinction between speech and demonstration.

Ms. Corinna Cohn, a member of the audience, said that this ar-
gument is about the time and place of assembly, and not about
freedom of speech itself. She said that if the whole campus be-
comes a public forum, students will not like this. She said that
she supports the designated locations for assembly.

Senator DelaCruz said that her constituents initially wanted her


to support this resolution; they had clarified their point of view
on free speech.

Senator Anderson said that this resolution just asks for negotia-
tion about the issue, and not to do any one specific thing.

Mr. Neilson said that under law, universities are not obligated
to provide public forum space. He said that the university policy
reflects federal law and court decisions. He said that to pass this
legislation is to give credibility to the idea that there are speech
zones wherein speech is allowed and places where it is not al-
lowed.

President Champagne said that people do not have the right to


not be offended on this campus if they want the right to free
speech. He said that the Senate should listen to the students. He
also said that university officials are willing to listen to the voice
of the students and that going to the Board of Regents may be
too extreme a step.

Mr. James Girnus, a member of the audience, expressed his


views on the policy and the resolution, and he submitted mate-
rials to be included in the record. His materials are attached to
the original minutes as Exhibit B.

Mr. Neilson said that speech is not outlawed in limited-use ar-


eas.

Senator Dyess agreed that the process to use the demonstration


zones is too cumbersome. He said that speech and assembly are
two different concepts. The policy is meant to restrict the time,
place and manner of assembly, and not to limit speech.

Senator Alison-Youel said that debate should be focused on the


resolution before the Senate. She said that senators should focus
220 April 5, 2006

on what will be the best solution for constituents. She said that
this issue should be explored in more detail in committee.

Mr. Frankiewich said that the term regulation is just a euphe-


mism for restriction. He said that the issue is that the university
policy is unconstitutional as it current stands.

Mr. Greg Green, a member of the audience, expressed his views


regarding the bureaucracy required to go through to hold cam-
pus events. He said that the process is what brought this debate
about.

Senator Hill explained the differences between a public forum


and a limited public forum. He said that the university is classi-
fied as a limited public forum except for those areas designated
as public forums. He said that the Student Services Committee
discussed this resolution for hours, and the Committee found
that this resolution does address a valid concern, but that it is
not the best manner to solve the problem.

Mr. Zach Michalka, a member of the audience, said that univer-


sity policy already provides for the prohibition of disruptive ac-
tivity.

President Champagne said that he would like this issue dis-


cussed: Should scheduling of campus locations be abolished?

Mr. Girnus expressed his views on how the resolution should be


worded.

Senator Ragsdale said that she found policies in place that regu-
lated the content of speech, so to call UNRs policy the worst is
just not true. She said that events do not need content approval,
just to let the university know what they will be doing and to
schedule a location.

Mr. Frankiewich said that no one is suggesting that a person


has the right to disrupt a class. He said that he would support
scheduling policies. He said that the right to be left alone is not
as important as the right to free speech.

Ms. Cohn said that one thing most people agree on is that the
process to exercise use of the universitys public forum spaces is
what needs change.

Senator Alison-Youel said that even if this resolution is rejected,


the push for change should continue.

Mr. Michalka asked if it would do any harm to pass this resolu-


tion.
April 5, 2006 221

President Champagne said that it may not be a big deal to pass


this resolution, over the history of the ASUN, when the Senate
speaks it is the unified voice of the undergraduate students on
this campus. If this problem can be solved at the campus level, it
should be done in that manner. If the Board of Regents gets in-
volved, they may implement a policy without student input.

Senator Anderson said that this resolution calls for what the
students want. The fear in adopting this is fear of a response
based on this resolution.

By voice vote, the resolution was not agreed to. Senator


Ragsdale demanded a roll call vote. The Secretary proceeded to
call the roll.

Senators voting in the affirmative: Henry.

Senators voting in the negative: Ackley, Alison-Youel,


Anderson, Cassell, DelaCruz, Driscoll, Dyess, Hill, Lee, Mukta,
OBryant, Ragsdale, Shirley, Tartaglia, Urbina, White, Wor-
thington.

Absent: Brotman, Ponzio.

Ayes: 1 Nays: 18

The resolution (RS-0506-D) was not agreed to.

At this point, Item 10(b) was taken up.

d. __-0506-__: Fee increase


This item was stricken.

11. REMARKS
Senator Urbina congratulated Senator Ragsdale on being named
Senator of the Year.

Senator Ragsdale said that she welcomed the debate on the free
speech resolution.

President Champagne said that if members RSVPd for the banquet


but did not attend, $25 is due to the Board of Regents.

Senator Dyess said that the ASUN Web site needs to be fixed. The
JTSU staff also may need to be better trained on ASUN related
issues.

Senator OBryant commended Senator Ragsdale on a job well done


this year.

Senator Hill thanked the Senate for a good discussion tonight.


222 April 5, 2006

Senator Mukta extended an invitation to the Night of All Nations


Friday from 6-11 p.m.

Vice President Sweder encouraged members to attend a play put on


by a student organization. She thanked Senator White for sending
out the information about the Parking Services meeting. She also
asked members to look at the flag outside the JTSU information desk.

12. PUBLIC COMMENT


Mr. Zach Michalka, a member of the audience, said that it was
suggested to him that he contact his senators. He said that he tried to
get contact info online, but the ASUN Web site was down. He said
that it is hard to get a hold of elected officials.

Ms. Corinna Cohn, a member of the audience, volunteered Pack


Patriot Web space to post contact information.

Mr. Greg Green, a member of the audience, said that he feels dis-
couraged that no senator asked him about the constitutional issues
that he was a direct party to. He said that it is upsetting that the
Senate wants to restrict things. He said that CA-0506-J will not solve
any problem. When it comes to the students for a vote, he will urge its
rejection. He said that the Senate made the wrong decision tonight.

Ms. Clarissa Leon, a member of the audience, said that Sagebrush


reporters have had difficulty getting a hold of senators.

ASUN Director Sandra Rodriguez said she found it interesting that


the president of the United States must be born in this country when
it is a country founded on immigrants. She discussed various cases
when the ASUN thought big and took a risk and when it paid off. She
discussed the Student Events Advisory Board. She was the chair for
five years. She distributed information about the charge of the SEAB,
which is attached to the original minutes as Exhibit C. She said that
she would like the SEAB to be given a fair shake.

13. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the Senate, the
Speaker declared that the Senate stand adjourned at 10:50 p.m.

SEAN MCDONALD,
Secretary of the Senate.

MICHELLE BARTHULY,
Speaker of the Senate.

Approved April 12, 2006.


April 12, 2006
Ingersoll Senate Chambers, JTSU
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
The Senate was called to order at 5:37 p.m., Speaker Barthuly,
presiding; Amber Brookshire, secretary. Senators Ackley, Alison-
Youel, Anderson, Brotman, Cassell, DelaCruz, Driscoll, Dyess, Henry,
Hill, Lee, OBryant, Ragsdale, Shirley, Tartaglia, Urbina, White, and
Worthington were present. Senator Mukta was tardy, excused.
Senator Ponzio was absent, unexcused. A quorum was present.

2. AUDIENCE INTRODUCTION
The audience consisted of Gregory Green, James Stickely, Kaitlin
Brush, Eli Reilly, Angela Verry, Danny Gleich, Dave Caloiaro,
Ruthlee Caloiaro, Kylee Mischke, Tony Perreira, Dee Hess, Daniel
Holman, Averill Kelley, Renee Cantu, Wyatt Aping, Brian Walsh,
Alex Gevedon, Steven Caloiaro, Lisa Tran, Kimberly Knudson, Elyse
Anderson, Benjamin Hansen, Jessica Hoge-Peters, Sanj Johan,
Allison Brown, Joe Perreira, and Shane Steinbauer. The sign in sheet
is attached to the original minutes as Exhibit A.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Senate and audience were given the opportunity to participate in
the Pledge of Allegiance.

4. ASUN SPEAKER OF THE SENATE


a. Adoption of the April 5, 2006 Senate Minutes
Senator Hill moved, Senator Dyess seconded, to approve the
minutes as submitted.

Senator DelaCruz asked unanimous consent to change her word-


ing on page 14.

Motion carried.

b. Report of the Speaker of the Senate


Speaker Barthuly delivered her report.

5. ASUN COMMITTEE CHAIRS


a. Sarah Ragsdale, Student Services
Senator Ragsdale delivered her report.

b. Travis Anderson, Rules and Actions


No report.

c. Maria Urbina, Legislative Lobbying


Senator Urbina delivered her report.

d. Lindsey Lee, Academic Affairs


No report.

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e. Dana Henry, Administration and Finance


No report.

6. ASUN PRESIDENT
a. Report of the President
President Champagne delivered his report.

7. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR CLUBS AND ORGANIZA-


TIONS
a. Report of the Vice President for Clubs and Organiza-
tions
Vice President Sweder delivered her report.

8. ASUN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT


a. Approval of the March 28th, 2006 Publication Board
Actions:
1. Opening of the Artemisia, Brushfire, and Sage-
brush Editor Positions and the Wolf Pack Ra-
dio Manager Position, to close May 3
Senator Driscoll moved to approve the Boards action. Senator
Henry seconded. Motion passed.

b. Report of the Executive Vice President


Executive Vice President McKnight delivered his report.

9. ASUN VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMMING


a. Re-Opening of the 2006-2007 ASUN Programming
Board Chairs
Senator Ragsdale moved for the re-opening of the 2006-2007
ASUN Programming Board Chairs, Senator Shirley seconded.
Motion passed.

b. Approval of the April 11th, 2006 Programming Board Actions


1. Revisit: Graduation Celebration
2. Reallocation: Heavenly Trip
3. Revisit: Foam Party
4. Revisit: The Boxing Relay
5. Revisit: Easter Egg Hunt
6. Revisit: Recycled Percussion
7. Revisit: Graduation Celebration
8. Revisit: Mackey Week Promotions
9. Revisit: Mackay Town-not doing
10. Revisit: Mackay Week: Wednesdays Lunch
Items 1, 2, 6-10 were stricken.

Senator Henry moved to approve the boards action on items 3,


4, and 5, Senator Worthington seconded. Motion passed.

c. Report of the Vice President for Programming


Vice President Naughton delivered his report.
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10. LEGISLATION:
a. CA-0506-K: Proposed Change regarding residency re-
quirements for Executive Officers of ASUN
This item was skipped.

b. __ -0506-: Fee Increase


This item was stricken.

c. RS-0506-E: Nevada mens basketball team congratula-


tions.
Senator Ragsdale moved to approve RS-0506-E. Senator Lee sec-
onded.

Senator OBryant suggested adding that Nick Fazekas won an


All American Award.
Senator Driscoll suggested not adding that because the award is
not as prestigious as the other awards mentioned, plus he did
not hear of award when the resolution was written.

Senator Dyess moved to approve Committee Amendment #1,


printed in Report No. 0506-14. Senator DelaCruz seconded.
Amendment passed.

The Resolution (RS-0506-E) was agreed to.

d. RS-0506-F: Nevada football team congratulations.


Senator Lee moved to approve RS-0506-F, Senator Dyess sec-
onded.

Senator Driscoll thanked the Senators for considering the reso-


lution as it is the first time team has success in a while.

Senator Driscoll moved to approve Committee Amendment #1,


printed in Report No. 0506-15. Senator Urbina seconded.
Amendment passed.

The Resolution (RS-0506-F) was agreed to.

11. REMARKS
Speaker Barthuly read her remarks thanking each senator for their
work (attached as Exhibit B).

Executive Vice President McKnight said it was fun working with


everyone. He thanked the editors and the Publication Board. He
stated will miss ASUN to a degree and he wished Senator Driscoll
good luck.

Vice President Sweder told the Senate about the SOS and Ambassa-
dors fundraiser. She also encouraged the Senators to attend the Club
Awards Banquet.

Senator DelaCruz thanked everyone for the experience.


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Senator White said he learned about being a senator from everyone.

Senator Ackley thanked everyone and said she learned much about
the university and the students.

Senator Hill thanked everyone. He said he learned a lot and considers


himself a better person for being a part of Senate.

Senator OBryant thanked everyone for putting up with him, and he


wished the best of luck to the senators who wont be here next year.

Senator Mukta thanked everyone for helping her learn a new experi-
ence. She has gotten better at speaking and she is sad it is ending.

Senator Brotman said thanks so much and that he was proud to be


member of board.

Senator Henry thanked everyone for putting up with her and her
whole athletic talk. She will get on legislative bandwagon next year.

Senator Anderson thanked everyone. He stated he was really proud of


the Senate. He thanked his committee and said he will have a hard
time filling Vice President Sweders shoes.

Senator Urbina said she wish she could say something to everyone.
She is really grateful and learned a lot. She has a passion for stu-
dents and that it was very rewarding helping students out. It gets
increasingly more rewarding year after year.

Tartaglia: gained much perspective and experience from everyone,


everyone will go on to bigger and better things

Senator Ragsdale read her remarks.

Senator Driscoll said today is a bittersweet as ASUN will be losing


very important people but also gaining much potential. He thanked
everyone in Senate and the Executive Board.

Senator Worthington read her remarks.

Senator Dyess said as the Senate definitely faced difficult issues, and
knowing from various publications that ASUN gets praise very little,
the Senate is here for students and what is best for them. He thanked
everyone from Executive Board and thanked secretary of the senate
Sean McDonald.

Senator Lee said ASUN took a large portion of her college years and
now she wont know what to do on Wednesdays. This was the third
board she served on and this Senate had the most intellectual
comments. She appreciated all the comments given and was sur-
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prised at how much she could learn. Her advice for new senators was
to learn how to say I concur.

Senator Shirley thanked Senator Lee for informing her about the
open seat on Senate. She had a blast on this board.

Senator Cassell thanked everyone and said she learned more the past
year in senate than in all her classes.

Senator Alison-Youel said that she is really sad that she cannot serve
on ASUN anymore but she is really excited for the new senate. She
said the Senate taught her to be a better person and she will miss
Wednesday nights.

Vice President Sweder told Senator Anderson that hell do great job.
He wont have hard time filling shoes because she wears flip flops and
that he has better organizational skills than she does. Also the Clubs
and Organizations Board is the best.

Vice President of Programming Naughton told everyone that they


rock. Also, Programming Board is the best board

President Champagne thanked everyone on board for their dedica-


tion. He thanked individual senators as well as the Executive Board.

Senator Anderson thanked ASUN Director Sandra Rodriguez for her


passion and dedication to students benefits. She has given 100% of
time to anybody who needed it.

President Champagne thanked Dr. Rita Laden and said he appreci-


ated her company and help.

Senator Worthington thanked the whole board. She had been nervous
when she was first appointed but now has become more confident.

Senator Alison-Youel reminded the Senate of Speaker Barthulys


birthday. The Senate proceeded to sing Happy Birthday.

Barthuly reminded the Senators to make sure they all clean their
boxes and thanked various senators for attendance in Senate.

12. PUBLIC COMMENT


ASUN Director Sandra Rodriguez thanked everyones time and said
that it has been amazing watching 26 members grow within a year.
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13. ADJOURNMENT SINE DIE, SEVENTY-THIRD SESSION


There being no further business to come before the Senate, the
Speaker declared that the Seventy-Third Session of the ASUN Senate
stand adjourned sine die at 6:54 p.m.

SEAN MCDONALD,
Secretary of the Senate.

MICHELLE BARTHULY,
Speaker of the Senate.

Approved April 19, 2006.