ASWNMU SENATE MEETING
(Recording of Meeting Tape)
September 26, 2001
I. Call to Order
A. The meeting was called to order by Vice President Denton at 8:35
II. Opening Ceremonies
A. Pledge of Allegiance led by Pro Tempore Preston.
III. Roll Call
A. Senators Bruchhauser, Burdette, Franzoy, Gomez, Goodliffe, Jensen,
Ortiz, Powers, Preston, Rice, Romano, Spur, Talimatasi, Zankich were
all present. Senator Romano was name Sergeant at Arms.
IV. Approval of Agenda
A. Due to the small meeting room and the large number of students representing
their clubs, it was decided to move new business before Executive Council
Reports. Pro Tempore Preston moved to place new business before Executive
Council Reports. Senator Romano seconded. The motion carried 14-0.
B. Attorney General Hazlett announced that the Wrestling
Club, Sociology Club, and Psi Chi needed to be added to the list of
clubs being recognized. Floor Leader Gomez moved to approve adding the
three clubs to the list. Senator Zankich seconded. The motion carried
V. Approval of the Minutes
A. Floor Leader Gomez moved to approve the minutes of September
12, 2001. Senator Powers seconded. The motion carried 14-0.
VI. Executive Council Reports
A. President Zuniga reminded everyone that Paint the "W"
is this weekend and to please attend. She stated that the Homecoming
King and Queen nominations ballots are all over campus and to please
vote. President Zuniga needs the Senate to think of themes for Great
Race and Homecoming 2002. President Zuniga talked about the trip to
Socorro, NM, for the Associated Students of New Mexico conference. She
said that is was wonderful and they really learned a lot. Some of the
topics brought up by President Zuniga were lobbying for equipment, for
a tax-free bookstore in the beginning of the school year, for faculty
and staff, and for library funding.
B. Vice President Denton said that she still needs biographies
from a few Senators. She also made a Student Government contact list
and handed them out.
C. Secretary Ambriz made the following comments:
--First of all, I want to thank everyone for coming to this Senate meeting
especially because we are having this meeting in a "little" sardine
can compared to the conference room
--Secondly, Thank you Senators for allocating the necessary funds, so
we [ASWNMU] can attend the ASNM conference in Socorro, NM. The conference
was beneficial to all those who attended. Many important issues were
dealt with. Western was not under minded in any way, shape, or form
because we stood firm in our decision-making. Also, other universities/community
colleges were intimidated because we [ASWNMU] did not "give in" on their
ideological approach to handling the issues at hand, i.e. proposals
--Thirdly, I wanted to know if all the Senators have come in contact
with the necessary chairperson of their particular committee. The Senators
who haven't made contact yet, could you please come and see me in my
office when the time permits; hence, tomorrow.
--In addition, I have appointed 4 positions in the committee realm.
A. Funding Committee for AQUIP
(Senator Jensen & Senator Rice)
i. Chair-Frank Juscyzk, PhD
B. Advising Task Force (President Zuniga & Senator Burdette)
ii. Chair-Curtis Hayes, JD
1. Keeping on tangent of Senate Binders, I like to address:
Floor Leader Gomez, Senator Powers, Senator Rice, and Senator Romano
because they are still lacking even one description in their appropriated
folders. This issue is being addressed once again because the "pay period"
ended on September 14, 2001, and here we are two weeks later with no
solid proof of work.
2. This next comment is in regard to Pro Tempore Preston and Senator
Goodliffe because you two filled out the necessary information and I
want to thank you, but you forgot to put your name in the designated
place. What happens if the paper accidentally falls out from the binder
and is swept away, we have no way to find out whose it is unless there
is a name.
--Tomorrow [Thursday, September 27, 2001] I will put up the office hours
of each executive council member and also our wonderful work-study,
--Thank you for allowing me to make my report and that concludes my
Executive Council Report.
D. Treasurer Castillo said that the bike has been purchased
for $344.00. He also said that the business cards have been ordered.
Treasurer Castillo stated that out of the $1,100.00 for the Homecoming
budget, only $135.00 has been spent. There is $8,400.00 left in the
budget for the rest of the school year.
E. Attorney General Hazlett thanked the Senate for the
opportunity to attend the ASNM Fall Conference in Socorro. Attorney
General Hazlett received a letter from a student talking about his dissatisfaction
with the meal plans. Attorney General Hazlett has reviewed the Sodexho
contract and has met with the on site manager of the cafeteria and with
the VPSA. All students at WNMU are eligible for at least one of the
meal plans stipulated in the contract. The meal plans are as follows:
- Meal Plan A-Students in Dorms-$3.71 per meal and $1,182.00 for
- Meal Plan B-Students in Dorms-$4.42 per meal and $1.060.00 for
- Meal Plan C-Campus apartment residents and off-campus students
only-$4.48 per meal and $501.76 for 112 meals.
- Meal Plan D-Non-residents, commuters, faculty, and staff, Lunch
only- $3.70 per meal and $18.50 for 5 meals.
- Meal Plan E- Non-residents, commuters, faculty, and staff, Lunch
only-$3.40 per meal and $34.00 for 10 meals.
- Meal Plan F- Non-residents, commuters, faculty, and staff, Lunch
only-$3.15 and $47.25 for 15 meals.
Meal plans D, E, and F may be used to purchase meals for
F. Governmental Affairs Director Rutherford said that
the Legislative Branch of New Mexico just got out of session so he is
in the process of contacting them. GAD Rutherford is also attending
an ASNM conference in Las Cruces, NM, in November.
G. Public Relations Officer Bocanegra said that Senator
Rice, Jensen, and Spurr need to pick up their raffle tickets and the
Senators need to take their money to Treasurer Costillo. He also announced
that the Public Relations Committee needs to meet once a week.
H. Committee Reports:
- The next meeting of the Students Publications Board is October
1, 2001, at 8:00am. They are wondering where The Mustang is and
why it has not been produced.
- The Internal Activity Committee is doing great. Pro Tempore Preston
stated that their progress for Homecoming is phenomenal. She encouraged
everyone to get involved with Homecoming decorating.
- The Health Advisory Committee was represented by Senator Franzoy
and their next meeting is October 5, 2001.
- The Hall of Fame Committee has received one nominee and that person
doesn't fit the profile. Their next meeting is October 3, 2001.
VII. Old Business
A. Mariz Beatriz Giraldo has requested an allocation of funds
from the commissions on vending machine sales account. Ms. Giraldo will
be attending an international peace conference in India during October
2001. The requested funds will help pay for her travel expenses. Pro
Tempor Preston moved to allocate $250.00, from the commissions on vending
machine sales account to Mariz Beatriz Giraldo for her trip to India.
Senator Talimatasi seconded the motion. The motion carried 14-0.
A. The following clubs, having satisfied all the requirements
of Senate Standing Rule No. 11 and being represented at this meeting,
are all eligible to be recognized by the ASWNMU Senate:
- Alpha Phi Sigma
- Art Club
- Biology Club
- Cardinal Key
- Criminal Justice Club
- Fillies Spirit Line
- Music Club
- Psi Chi
- Psychology Club
- Social Science Club
- Social Work Club
- Sociology Club
- Students With Children Club
- Wrestling Club
Pro Tempore Preston moved to recognize all seventeen clubs.
Senator Talimatasi seconded the motion. The motion carried 14-0.
A. Dr. Farren said that there is a pilot study to take place
for online registration. He also stated that he would like to buy some
raffle tickets. Dr. Farren announced that the college is talking different
companies about Health Insurance for our students.
B. Attorney General Hazlett announced that he will be
selling raffle tickets during a cycling event at Penny Park on October
6, 2001, and needs volunteers. He also said that Twin Sisters Cycling
on Bullard Avenue is selling raffle tickets to the community.
C. President Zuniga said that the raffle tickets would
be sold at the volleyball games and at the talent show [Homecoming].
President Zuniga also commented on the process of naming a building
on campus and that the student memorial building is a building in question
and will come to the caucus [Tuesday, October 2, 2001] to discuss this
D. Senator Powers brought up his interest in fundraising
for a mustang mascot.
E. It was announced that there will be a caucus at 8:15pm
on Tuesday, October 2, 2001.
F. It was brought up that the next Senate meeting is scheduled
for the week of Homecoming, so it was decided that the next Senate meeting
would be scheduled for Wednesday, October 3, 2001.
A. Senator Talimatasi moved to adjourn the meeting. Senator Romano
seconded. The motion carried 14-0. The meeting was adjourned at 9:58pm.