Senate’s Weekly Whereabouts

Where is everyone? Check out the top five things happening this week!

AGD Egg Toss: Tuesday, 1-3 PM.

  • For charity! We assume. Please leave details in the comments and we will add them to the page!

Pryor Legacy Sand Volleyball Tournament: Tuesday, 6-10 PM.

  • Sign up here or in the Union this week: 7 dollars a person and six people per team.
  • all proceeds will benefit the Urban Christian Academy.
  • all of this is part of the 2016 Pryor Legacy Project
  • Facebook Link

Senate Cabinet Petitions due: Friday by 5 PM.

  • Petitions must have all four cabinet members sign and be completed with student signatures.

FIJI Islander Party: Friday, April 8 10 PM-2 AM.

  • The FIJI’s blanket their basement with sand, build a fence, and will be “super dope” according to inside sources.
  • 3 dollar admission in advance (buy tickets in the Union).
  • 5 dollar admission at the door.
  • ALL income goes to charity.
  • Facebook Link

CUA/Senate Wheels of Glory: Saturday, 9:30-11:30 PM.

  • at the Northland Rolladium Skate Center: 1020 Kent Street, Liberty MO 64048
  • 18 minute drive from Jewell
  • FREE with Jewell student ID
  • Facebook Link

 

3/24/15 Meeting Minutes

Minutes for March 24th, 2014

 

Meeting Called to Order: 6:04pm

Invocation: Harry Schwartz

Cabinet Reports:

  • o Treasurer – Chelsea Price
    • o No report

 

  • o Secretary – Cameron VanDyke
    • o No report

 

  • o Vice-President – Logan Routh
    • o No report

 

  • o President – Harry Schwartz:
    • o No report

 

Old Business:

  • Haircuts on Campus
    • We have a sign to advertise
    • We can hang this up in the Union and set up a table to make people aware of this
    • Table can work in unison with NY Times table

 

Committee Reports

 

  • o Privacy Amendments
    • o Grace Smith is meeting with Sara Bailey later this week
    • o Talked with Elise Fischer about setting up an Online Citizenship course for students to take
      • Make people aware of our rights online, what we can do, what the school can do, etc.
    • o IP Rights
      • o Kate McFerren and Landon Young created a proposal
        • They will send this to Sara Bailey à just needs to be approved by the school and then we can evaluate what further action to take
      • o Alcohol Policy
        • o We have composed a survey
        • o Survey will be sent to Sara Bailey, who will get it approved
          • After approval, survey will be sent out to student body
        • o Outdoor Student Life
          • o Bryson Waibel emailed Stephanie Guest to get approval to put hammocks around campus
            • After she responds and we get this approved, we will be able to purchase hammocks and make them available for students to check out and use around campus
          • o There is still interest in the outdoor classroom
            • This project can be continued throughout the remainder of this year and the beginning of next year
          • o Food Committee
            • o Kyle Gammon is in communication with dining hall workers about setting up a table to get feedback from students about dining hall services and food options

 

Meeting adjourned: 6:20pm

3/3/15 Meeting Minutes

Minutes for March 3rd, 2014

Meeting Called to Order: 5:31pm

Invocation: Sara Bailey

Cabinet Reports:

  • o Treasurer – Chelsea Price
    • o We have about $2,600 left in our budget
  • o Secretary – Cameron VanDyke
    • o Attendance is still lacking
    • o Please let me know if you won’t be here, but please make your greatest effort to attend!
  • o Vice-President – Logan Routh
    • o No report
  • o President – Harry Schwartz
    • o No report

 

New Business:

  • Funds Request
    • Pryor Leadership Legacy Class of 2015 à Guest speaker: Emily Scott
      • Pryor Legacy Project: working with MOCSA to implement Stewards of Children training program about child sexual abuse in Independence school district
        • Creating a blueprint that MOCSA will be able to implement in other school districts in the future
      • Raising money for this project: Pryor class is having a 5K on March 28 at 9:00am
        • 5K will take place here in Liberty
      • Funds request is for $400 to be used for t-shirts to hand out at the 5K
        • This is an incentive for people to come to the 5K, participate, and donate
      • Senate discussion
        • Motion to vote on funding Pryor Legacy Class with $400 for t-shirts
          • Majority vote rules
          • Senate will fund the 2015 Pryor Legacy class with $400
      • Senate discussion à senators should participate in the 5K to support the Pryor Legacy class
        • Motion to vote on all senators participating in the 5K
          • This will contribute a total of $250 to the Pryor Legacy class
        • Majority vote rules
        • Senators will participate in 5K and donate $250 to Pryor Legacy class
  • Discussion
    • Every senator is to give a brief report of what he or she has contributed to senate this semester, and/or what they would like to see for senate for the remainder of the year

Old Business:

  • Funds Request
    • Jewell Express à Kirsten McCoy presented a funds request to Senate on February 3rd, 2015
      • What is Senate willing to do for this program?
      • We gave initial $200 in funding to this program
      • Student drivers?
  • New York Times table
    • How has this been going?
    • Most of the people who stop by have already signed up for the New York Times
    • Needs more advertisement

 

Committee Reports

  • o Privacy Amendments
    • o Grace Smith is still working on this process and has a meeting set up with Ernie Stufflebean
  • o IP Rights
    • o Kate McFerren and Ty Pecoraro have a meeting with Landon Young tomorrow
  • o Alcohol Policy
    • o Discussion of alcohol survey and policy abstract
      • We need to more specifically define what types of things we want to see changed in the alcohol policy
    • o Stephen Priesig: proposal of “21 and over” wristbands to be worn on the weekends, at parties, etc.
    • o Alcohol education process
      • If there is to be an amendment, we need to have a corresponding new system of education (ex: AlcoholEdu)
    • o Next steps: survey in the union regarding alcohol policies
      • We need to make sure the questions on the survey are directing us toward specific answers regarding what we change in the policy
    • o Outdoor Student Life
      • o Hammocks are becoming a reality!
        • Designated hammocking locations
      • o Our next step is to look more into pricing of hammocks
      • o Committee is going to set up a meeting with facilities
    • o Food Committee
      • o We need to publicize comment cards in the dining hall
      • o Can we make this digital?
      • o We could set up a table where people can leave comments, we can put something on the EllucianGo app, we can involve the PLC input boards, we can send out an email survey, etc.
      • o Joe Gunn and Kyle Gammon are going to speak to Keke and report back next week

 

Meeting adjourned: 6:07pm

Meeting Minutes 2/24

Minutes for February 24, 2014

Meeting Called to Order: 5:32pm

Invocation: Harry Schwartz

Cabinet Reports:

  • o Treasurer – Chelsea Price
    • o We have about $2,600 left in our budget
      • We don’t have that much time left to spend this money, so we shouldn’t be afraid to find ways to spend it!
    • o Pryor Legacy Class may be asking for funds request
      • We will likely hear more about this next week
      • Pryor Legacy class has asked for money/funds requests in the past, and this is something that Senate does normally fund
  • o Secretary – Cameron VanDyke
    • o Attendance
      • These people should be concerned about their attendance record:
        • Max Bennett
        • Kyle Gammon
        • Alan Kline
        • Mikayla Roller
        • Brian Kongs
        • Jillian Bush
  • o Vice-President – Logan Routh
    • o Updates on cabinet elections
      • Coming up 2nd or 3rd week of April
      • Goal is to have a smooth turnover and have the new cabinet lead at least one meeting before the end of the year
    • o Senate retreat before the end of the year
  • o President – Harry Schwartz:
    • o Follow up on Vice-President’s report

 

Old Business:

  • Senior speaker
    • Email will be sent to all seniors requesting nominations
    • Student Senate will tally the ballots and sent out another ballot with the top five nominated seniors
  • New York Times table (Alex Bush)
    • We will have table next week with free stuff to give out, giving people incentive to sign up for NYT
    • Currently have $2,500 in the NYT fund
      • We have received another $1,500 from the library to go toward the NYT fund, so $2,500 is the total now
  • Haircuts on Campus
    • Updates: no opportunity for girls haircuts
    • Men’s haircuts would be priced at $9

 

Committee Reports

  • o Privacy Amendments
    • o Last meeting did not show a lot of progress
      • Faculty members had reasons for everything they did
    • o Next meeting will be with Ernie Stufflebean
      • Next step is to determine when they have the right to start an investigation
        • When is this boundary crossed and when must students be informed that they are being investigated?
      • o IP Rights
        • o Researching what other schools are doing regarding IP Rights
        • o Kate realized Landon Young is working on similar initiatives so will start working with him as a collaborative effort
        • o Looking for a bigger committee from Senate to work with her on IP Rights and meet with Landon as soon as possible
          • She sent out email about this opportunity.
  • o Alcohol Policy
    • o No progress since last meeting
  • o Outdoor Student Life
    • o Sent out an email survey asking for preferences and suggestions
      • People are especially excited about the idea of hammocks
      • Also like outdoor classroom/gazebo
      • Suggestions for garden and picnic tables
    • o Committee is working on logistics now that they have more information, so will report back with information about pricing, etc.
  • o Food Committee
    • o Looking to set up meeting with Keke and Taylor from Fresh Ideas

Meeting adjourned: 5:52pm