ASWNMU SENATE MEETING
(Recording of Meeting Tape 13)
September 12, 2001
I. Call to Order
A. The meeting was called to order by Vice President Denton at 8:30 PM.
II. Opening Ceremonies
A. Pledge of Allegiance led by Pro Tempore Preston.
III. Roll Call
A. Senator Bruchhauser, Burdette, Franzoy, Gomez, Goodliffe, Ortiz, Powers,
Preston, Rice, Romano, Spur, Talimatasi, Zankich, Senator Jensen was late.
B. Senator Goodliffe was appointed Sergeant at
IV. Approval of Agenda
A. Dr. Gilbert was added to the agenda under New Business. Senator Talimatasi
moved to approve the amended agenda. Senator Romano seconded. Motion carried
V. Approval of the Minutes
A. Senator Franzoy moved to approve the minutes from the August 28,
2001, Senate meeting. Senator Romano seconded. Motion carried 14-0.
VI. Executive Council Reports
A. President Zuniga gave her thanks for coming to the meeting
despite the national tragedy.
B. Vice President Denton announced that the Senators need to fill out
their personal profiles and turn them in as soon as possible. She also
stated that Senators need to log in their hours. She is in the process
of making a contact list and the Senators needed to make corrections on
their information if needed. Vice President Denton said that she needed
Senator Burdette's schedule.
C. Secretary Ambriz --New Senator Applications for Committees --Committee
Chairs for existing Senators:
A. Admissions and Academic--Dennis Hayslett
B. Athletic--Gail Gruber
C. Child Care/ECPC--Terry Anderson
D. Curriculum and Instruction--Rick Johnson
E. Discipline--Dr. Lopez
F. Evaluation--Dr. Saunders
G. Graduate Council--Dr. Vowell
H. Health Advisory--Griffon Campbell
I. Instructional Resource--D. Medin
J. Student Activities--Maria Rolfe
K. Student Aid--Charnelle Escobedo
L. Teacher Education--Andres Rodriguez
M. Heather in regard to the Freshman Seminar, I will let you know tomorrow
because me and Tina Rippa already discussed it.
--Information about Senate Meetings
A. Barbara James said that on Sept. 26 that
the room will be used until 2100
B. Also, Barbara said that on Wed. Nov. 21 there is no school
--Need to talk to Senator Rice after meeting
in regard to the Record
A. First issue out on Sept. 19
--Senate Hours need to be filled in. The binder
is in my office and I would like to thank Pro Tempore Preston for making
new folders. The following are lacking even one description in the binder.
A. Senator Bruchhauser
B. Senator Burdette
C. Floor Leader Gomez
D. Senator Goodliffe
E. Senator Ortiz
F. Senator Powers
G. Pro Tempore Preston
H. Senator/Secretary Rice
I. Senator Romano
J. Senator Talimatasi
K. Senator Zankich
--Thank you to Senator Franzoy, Senator Jensen, Senator Spur for filling
out your recorded hours.
--Key Check out policy.
D. Treasurer Castillo briefly spoke about Senate Rule #9 regarding scholarships.
E. Attorney General Hazlett announced that the ASWNMU is now allowed
to donate money to individuals who need it. He strongly urged that the
Senate allocate money to Maria Giraldo for her trip to India.
F. Governmental Affairs Director Rutherford announced that he has been
in contact with the New Mexico Legislative. He is allowed $5,000.00 for
the year and he needs suggestions from the Senate as to what to lobby
G. Public Relations Officer Bocanegra said that the Senate needs to pick
up raffle tickets to sell next week on Wednesday.
VII. Old Business
A. President Zuniga stated that the Student Publications Board
should be appointed with or without Editor Milligan's input. Nominees
for the Student Publications Board are; Secretary Erin Denton, Resident
Hall student Rebecca Burdette, Athletic Student Brooke Hughes, and Students
at Large Veronica Mitchell and Zeke Hazlett. Pro Tempore Preston moved
to approve the Student Publication Board appointments. Senator Ortiz seconded.
The motion carried 14-0.
A. Dr. Gilbert talked about the Assessment test given to WNMU students
in April of 2001. She said that there were 944 students who participated
in the study. The results of the survey were handed out to all of the
Senate. The date of this years Assessment Test is February 20 and 21,
B. Club Recognition
- The SAM Club was represented by Michelle Carrillo. She stated that
they would be helping out with Paint the "W".
- The Delta Mu Delta was also represented by Michelle Carrillo. This
club will also be helping with Paint the "W".
- The Native American Club was represented by Senator Jensen.
- Sports Medicine Club was represented by Chris Crater.
- The MECHA Club was represented by Public Relations Officer Bocanegra.
Pro Tempore Preston moved to approve the SAM Club, Delta Mu Delta,
Native American Club, Sports Medicine Club, and MECHA. Floor Leader
Gomez seconded. Motion carried 14-0.
C. Treasurer Castillo stated that he is purchasing business cards for
the Executive Counsel and the Senate. He is requesting allocation for
$254.62. There was a debate regarding the purchasing business cards. A
few Senators announced their disapproval of the purchase. Senator Romano
moved to approve $254.62 for business cards. Senator Ortiz seconded. The
motion carried 11-3.
D. Associated Students of New Mexico [ASNM] President
was called on the speakerphone and spoke on behalf of ASNM. There are
dues of $350.00 to be a member. The ASNM Conference is in Socorro, New
Mexico, the weekend of Thursday, September 20, 2001, through Sunday, September
23, 2001. President Zuniga requested $359.55 for a hotel for the conference.
Floor Leader Gomez moved to approve $359.55 for the Conference. Senator
Ortiz seconded. The motion carried 14-0.
E. President Zuniga announced that Homecoming is
only four weeks away and the ASWNMU needs to get started on ordering.
She requested $1100.00 for the Homecoming festivities. Floor Leader Gomez
moved to approve $1100.00 for Homecoming. Senator Ortiz seconded. Motion
F. President Zuniga announced that one person has
been nominated for Hall of Fame.
A. Vice President Denton announced the next meeting for September
26, 2001, at 8:30 PM in the Senate Chambers.
B. Pro Tempore Preston stated that the Senators
needed to stay after meeting to decide on a caucus meeting time and date.
C. Maria Rolfe announced that there will be a Candlelight Vigil in remembrance
of the victims of Tuesdays attack on New York and Washington D.C.
D. Vice President Denton announced that there will be a blood drive the
following Monday and Tuesday.
E. President Zuniga announced that Senator Altamirano donated an American
flag and a New Mexico flag for the Senate chambers.
A. Senator Romano moved to adjourn and Senator Rice seconded. Motion