January 25, 2012



Action Meeting

January 25, 2012


            I.        Roll Call

    II.  Approval of Agenda

          III. Guest Speaker

a.    Debra Clark: Registrar at Western, degree works is a program the college has purchased to help students and faculty to gauge graduation requirements. This is an attempt to pull all this information together. This tool will be in the WOL account. It takes all academic records and it applies it to the check sheets. It allows you to play with the ‘what ifs’ of adding majors and minors.

        IV. Action Items

a.    Induction of Karen Howe as Sustainability Coordinator

b.    Resolution of Bylaws: We have had trouble with the wording of the bylaws of funding conferences off campus. We have interpreted that we can only fund on campus events, not conferences. We have a resolution to get around this until we can vote to change the constitution. A detailed plan of action of how information will get back from conferences. We will decide how to fund conferences on a case-by-case basis.   

                                              i.     We want to be able to move the bills that we have now. (Tabled until Special Topics)

c.    Bill # 10-01-18-12 NAFME Bill: Vote for full allocation of $580 for registration fee(8/13) Does not pass. They took money from CCE from student fees to pay for the faculty hotel room. Motion to vote on $579.99 (10/13)

d.     Bill # 11-01-18-12 ChemistryClub Conference: Motion to allocate the full amount $654, (12/13).

    V. Discussion Items

     VI.  Advisor Report

a. StartSmart Salary Negotiating Workshop: Juniors and senior females at WSC women togo to metro-state program all about negotiating salaries. Saturday April 14thand March 10th $5

  VII. Senator Reports

Adam Nickerson: I wrote two bills last semester, and the avalanche awareness billhad 160 students, they used all the money

Erika Espinoza: The way the money is being spent annoying, they are using SGA first,travel support and then the department. I don’t know exactly how much the money is being allocated.

Rodney Moyer: For the retreat we talked about setting up for facilities. Paul would rather try to come up with the money and try to throw a party with SGA and clean up and set up. The tour of the campus apartments will be next Wednesday4pm. Meet at 3:50 at SGA office.

Sarah McClernan: I sponsor Native American council bill, it got our name out there,there is a movie tomorrow with free popcorn in the conference room at 7pm.

Shayne Keller: During the retreat we talked about community service.

     VIII. Committee Reports

Academic policies: met to talk about the catalog for the first year experience, and the three-part implementation. Discussed how Degree Works will affect advising.  

21+ given us the go-ahead to plan an event that will be only for 21+ students.

Food committee: the chef is hosting once a month lunch talks about certain foods. Let D’Andre know if you are interested in these talks. Also looking into H.S. shadows.  

     IX.  Advisory Reports

Sarah Newberry – President: no new grad programs on the horizon. Power stop now accepts mountaineer cash.

Haleigh Hanifen-VP Internal Affairs: Great retreat!

Nick Edwards -VP External Affairs: City Council interviewed three people for internships and loved one student’s presentations. They are excited about the interest and potential of the program. Pro Cycle Challenge is coming, more coverage, and more excitement.

Erika White - Secretary: Check out the whiteboard in the SGA office!

Grace Eggleston - Treasurer: Nice new board in front of office, asking about bills. Good budget committee meeting. Check your email about presentations that will be starting feb. 22. Bill money remaining$4,497.

Meg Ansteensen – CCE: Auditions 4pm in studio theatre for musical and play “How I learned to drive”, improv performance group is looking for new members Thursday 7pm.

Blake Krenke -Athletic Ambassador: Home wrestling duel over Mesa. GOOD LUCK KATIE! Wrestling at mines and on Saturday home basketball game.

Mark Schechter - Interclub Council: Club fair tomorrow 12:30-1:30 wear We R Western T’s. SGA Table

Travis Elliott - Intramural Director: Last Thursday 3 on 3 tournaments. Basketball league started Monday night. Indoor soccer starts February 2nd. Inner-tube water polo is official. 450player profiles

Hayden Kinnear - Club Sports Ambassador:Nordic ski team in Grand Junction

Elijah Redding - Program Council Director: Mayhem Poets Feb 7th7pm Taylor auditorium

Aurora Lindholm - Student Affairs: Tomorrow debate team is going to state

Noah Metz  - Wilderness Pursuits: Last ever backcountry course, next week firstbackcountry skiing course.

Karen Howe - Sustainability Coordinator: Revamped process for applying for grants, small grants vs. big grants. Concerned that adeadline and a review process intimidated the students. How to get a calendarof events, Recycle mania is coming up soon and it would be nice to get that inout calendar.

   X.   Special Topics

a. Resolution ofBylaws Continued…

   XI.     Remarks for the Good of the Order

a.    Nick mentioned the US pro challenge,but the event is before school starts, August 22nd.

b.    WRAP coordinator had her baby girl thisweek. We will have a card in the office.

c.    21+ committee maybe approaching Amigo’sfor next year’s carnival Friday February 17th. We were pushing for on campus events.

d.    April 14th is the day ofSpringFest, the same day as the women’s salary bargaining workshop. 

  XII.    Late Roll Call

 XIII.       Adjournment