February 1, 2012
February 1, 2012
II. Approval of Minutes
III. Approval of Agenda
IV. Guest Speaker
a. Pete Peacock: I’m here to talk about the Gunnison skate park project. We are trying to expand the current skate park and add 12,000 square feet, which is a retention tool for WSC. I want to see how we can get SGA involved to tie Western State College of Colorado to the project. We have applied for several grants, and we have more momentum now. We have raised thousands of dollars but we need more.
i. Have you utilized the Tony Hawk foundation?
1. We have an existing facility under this grant, and emailed Tony directly. I would love a vertical ramp.
ii. Is there any way we can design it for year round use (snowboards and ski)?
1. That’s a bit ambitious, eventually it would be nice to see an indoor facility.
iii. What would be the total cost?
1. About 350,000, we are just shy of 300K.
iv. What kind of time frame are considering?
1. We are working for next year, starting to build this summer.
v. We want to get a real student initiative, and there are students very excited, fundraiser and a video premiere, any additional insight is helpful. It will be BMX friendly.
b. Enid Holden: The artist of all of the paintings around here. The art is from South African artists. The show is put together by the Embassy of the Millennium.
V. Action Items
a. Triathlon Club: I got the idea to start a triathlon club at WSC recently, and several people are already training. There’s a lot of interest on campus, 10 kids are already members, and they are excited about it! They are swimming and doing spin classes. A professional coach is interested in helping out, Jenny Smith. We want to bring her on as a paid coach, and we have found some triathlons that we will be attending, both indoor and outdoors. Many Universities in Colorado have a triathlon clubs. We would love to get sponsors in town.
i. Will you be doing an XTERRA event?
1. There’s a lot of stuff.
ii. Are you training now?
1. We need to find a good time for everyone to run, but otherwise we are training.
iii. Vote for senators verifying the triathlon club (11/11) PASSES!
VI. Discussion Items
a. Adaptive Education Speaker Bill:
i. What day would the speaker come?
1. Hopefully sometime this spring
ii. Could you get funding from other departments?
1. Yes, we will have to figure out the best departments to go to.
VII. Advisor Report
· When we talked about the living learning communities, we wanted to talk more about it. It is more within discipline than major. Any more questions, please ask and we could have a speaker come in. The Alley Loop is this Saturday in crested butte, a Nordic race in the alley’s, 10am-1pm. Monday from 10a-2p study abroad fair. The last day for disenrollment with a 50% refund is next week. Sign up for Rave, getrave.com, for text message notifications for news on campus.
VIII. Senator Reports
Adam Nickerson: We decided we would take care of the bylaws internally for funding conferences.
Erika Espinoza: Nebraska Math Conference this weekend, it was good and long. A meeting with Kim for reimbursements.
Katie Roos: Violent crimes have occurred for some people on campus, particularly men running into apartments and violently attacking people. Watch out, and we are working on Safe Walk on campus. Call security if you have to cross campus past 8pm (970)-209-1020.
Nicole Real: Sushi Night February 8th, just come to MCC
Rodney Moyer: Went to the foundation board meeting, they talked about the ski team and the free ride ski team taking their place.
D’Andre: Email about the shadow by Friday if you are interested.
IX. Committee Reports
X. Advisory Reports
Sarah Newberry – President: Next Friday Feb. 10th is the board of trustees meeting in Denver. The name change will be on the agenda. If you’re interested in giving a report email Sarah.
Haleigh Hanifen-VP Internal Affairs: New office hour sign in.
Nick Edwards -VP External Affairs: No city council last night, 21+ committee is thinking March 13th or 14th for responsible alcohol behavior (TIPS training).
Erika White - Secretary: Math Lab meet and greet Thursday 3:30pm-5:00pm.
Grace Eggleston - Treasurer: The chocolate tasting, free is 7pm Tuesday in the Ballroom put on by honors department, Wednesday at 8:30-10:30 Sex positive will be hosting speed dating $1 and free spaghetti and meatballs.
Blake Krenke -Athletic Ambassador: 7pm Thursday Wrestling Adams, Red Out, wear red go to the meet. Basketball on the road, Track is in New Mexico.
Travis Elliott - Intramural Director: Water Polo starts up next week.
Hayden Kinnear - Club Sports Ambassador: Alpine skiing at Snowmass Friday 530 pm hockey team playing mines 8am Saturday morning
Elijah Redding - Program Council Director: Tuesday 7pm Taylor Auditorium Performance Poets
Aurora Lindholm - Student Affairs:
Noah Metz - Wilderness Pursuits: Backcountry skiing, cross-country skiing with hot springs next week. Ask people what they would like to see WP offer in the next week, shoot Noah an email.
Karen Howe - Sustainability Coordinator: Recycle Mania is starting of the 4th, the basketball game is having a half time show with prizes and a Monarch day pass.
XI. Special Topics
XII. Remarks for the Good of the Order
a. WordeHord tomorrow night at Mocha’s
b. Please check your boxes for posters. It is part of senators responsibilities.
XIII. Late Roll Call