Session of January 21, 2016

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Minutes recorded by: Alisa Wilson, Senate Secretary

Guests: Chris Martin

Call to order at 11:02 am.

Roll called at 11:04 am.

P.P.T. Goode: Regarding the student life project, I said it would be decided by the end of this month, not the end of this week.

Minutes approved.

Officer Reports

Sen. Meadows: I have been noticing that dress code has become more and more not followed. Dress code is no jeans, no shorts, khakis, dress pants, Senate polo, or shirt and tie. Follow dress code and be recognized if you speak.

P.P.T. Goode: I have two nominations to make to committees: Senator Iverson to Student Life and Senator Wise to Elections.

Nominations approved.

Committee Reports

Sen. Washington-Jones: If anyone is available to help with ice cream especially for the Heritage preview it would be appreciated. Friday at 3:30.

Sen. J. Swehla: Academics committee, put your times on the when2meet. I will decide on a meeting time at 3:00 today. We'll be meeting to discuss the situation with the library. We'll be working with Dr. Ostendorff on that.

Sen. Largent: The Public Records committee did some stuff over break. We're still working on minor edits to the wiki. If you have anything that needs to be edited or added, email me.

Old Business

New Business

Sen. Meadows: Bill brought to the floor: "Club and Organization Recognition Act of Spring 2016 Part 1," formally recognizing LeTourneau Futsal Club.

Bill passes.

Open Forum

Sen. Lee: I want to remind Senator Hartsfield about the vacuums.

Sen. Hartsfield: I was told that this was a suggestion for the Student Life project. I think vacuums would be facilities. Someone from each floor please see how many vacuums you have and email them to me.

Sen. J. Swehla: Should we include non-functional vacuums?

Sen. Hartsfield: Note how many functional and non-functional.

Sen. Meadows: My floor has a vacuum, but every time we use it the belt starts smoking.

Sen. Butler: Turn in non-functioning ones to your RA who will turn them into Facilities. The cost of new vacuums is something Senate should not be responsible for.

Sen. Hartsfield: Email me and I can go to Facilities and talk to them. I was meeting with the Director of Facilities last week and he said recycling has become an annoyance to them. They're going to do it, but they said that a lot of the floors are putting regular trash into recycling bin so they've been having to put it all in regular trash. Talk to your floor and tell them to only put recyclable items in those bins.

V.P. Hollis: If you are on one of the floors that has a vacancy, did you get posters up? Those need to be taken down Monday and brought back to me. We need to get new senators trained. Those who need shirts, we're waiting to see how much money we have and will look at how many we need to buy.

P.P.T. Goode: Budget presentations should happen two weeks from now.

Sen. Davis: At what point will floors be able to submit suggestions for the Student Life project?

V.P. Hollis: Student Life has always taken suggestions. Email Monica. I think they've already narrowed it down for this year, but have any suggestions sent to Monica.

Sen. Rose: I have a stack of Student Life survey cards. If people would like one, just ask me and I can give some to you for them to fill out.

V.P. Hollis: Look at the dates for Executive Cabinet elections. We're looking for volunteers to do set up for one of the events. Bring numbers. The voting will be done differently this year. You'll see in chapel.

P.P.T. Goode: The deadline is January 29th to sign up to run for Executive Cabinet. If you are interested or know someone who is, spread the word, we want as many people to run as possible.

Sen. Wise: The first step in that process is to email Catharina Whipple. That counts as your application and they will guide you through whole process.

Sen. J. Swehla: I wanted to bring up the matter of the clock in Saga. They removed the old clock which was broken and replaced it with a clock bearing floor logos and is also small. Some people were wondering if Senate could replace that with a larger clock or recommend that to Facilities to try and replace it.

V.P. Hollis: Email Senator Hartsfield and discuss what to do.

Sen. Wise: I think there was a comment that was going to come up about Saga compositing unused food.

Chris Martin: I'm not sure what Bon Appetit does with unused food. I'm talking to management about composting on campus. If they could write it off as a business expense, it could be a win-win for LeTourneau and Bon Appetit.

V.P. Hollis: Monica is head of the Student Life committee. Talk to her and she can direct you to someone who can help with that.

Meeting adjourned at 11:18 am.