3/24/15 Meeting Minutes

Minutes for March 24th, 2014

 

Meeting Called to Order: 6:04pm

Invocation: Harry Schwartz

Cabinet Reports:

  • o Treasurer – Chelsea Price
    • o No report

 

  • o Secretary – Cameron VanDyke
    • o No report

 

  • o Vice-President – Logan Routh
    • o No report

 

  • o President – Harry Schwartz:
    • o No report

 

Old Business:

  • Haircuts on Campus
    • We have a sign to advertise
    • We can hang this up in the Union and set up a table to make people aware of this
    • Table can work in unison with NY Times table

 

Committee Reports

 

  • o Privacy Amendments
    • o Grace Smith is meeting with Sara Bailey later this week
    • o Talked with Elise Fischer about setting up an Online Citizenship course for students to take
      • Make people aware of our rights online, what we can do, what the school can do, etc.
    • o IP Rights
      • o Kate McFerren and Landon Young created a proposal
        • They will send this to Sara Bailey à just needs to be approved by the school and then we can evaluate what further action to take
      • o Alcohol Policy
        • o We have composed a survey
        • o Survey will be sent to Sara Bailey, who will get it approved
          • After approval, survey will be sent out to student body
        • o Outdoor Student Life
          • o Bryson Waibel emailed Stephanie Guest to get approval to put hammocks around campus
            • After she responds and we get this approved, we will be able to purchase hammocks and make them available for students to check out and use around campus
          • o There is still interest in the outdoor classroom
            • This project can be continued throughout the remainder of this year and the beginning of next year
          • o Food Committee
            • o Kyle Gammon is in communication with dining hall workers about setting up a table to get feedback from students about dining hall services and food options

 

Meeting adjourned: 6:20pm

3/3/15 Meeting Minutes

Minutes for March 3rd, 2014

Meeting Called to Order: 5:31pm

Invocation: Sara Bailey

Cabinet Reports:

  • o Treasurer – Chelsea Price
    • o We have about $2,600 left in our budget
  • o Secretary – Cameron VanDyke
    • o Attendance is still lacking
    • o Please let me know if you won’t be here, but please make your greatest effort to attend!
  • o Vice-President – Logan Routh
    • o No report
  • o President – Harry Schwartz
    • o No report

 

New Business:

  • Funds Request
    • Pryor Leadership Legacy Class of 2015 à Guest speaker: Emily Scott
      • Pryor Legacy Project: working with MOCSA to implement Stewards of Children training program about child sexual abuse in Independence school district
        • Creating a blueprint that MOCSA will be able to implement in other school districts in the future
      • Raising money for this project: Pryor class is having a 5K on March 28 at 9:00am
        • 5K will take place here in Liberty
      • Funds request is for $400 to be used for t-shirts to hand out at the 5K
        • This is an incentive for people to come to the 5K, participate, and donate
      • Senate discussion
        • Motion to vote on funding Pryor Legacy Class with $400 for t-shirts
          • Majority vote rules
          • Senate will fund the 2015 Pryor Legacy class with $400
      • Senate discussion à senators should participate in the 5K to support the Pryor Legacy class
        • Motion to vote on all senators participating in the 5K
          • This will contribute a total of $250 to the Pryor Legacy class
        • Majority vote rules
        • Senators will participate in 5K and donate $250 to Pryor Legacy class
  • Discussion
    • Every senator is to give a brief report of what he or she has contributed to senate this semester, and/or what they would like to see for senate for the remainder of the year

Old Business:

  • Funds Request
    • Jewell Express à Kirsten McCoy presented a funds request to Senate on February 3rd, 2015
      • What is Senate willing to do for this program?
      • We gave initial $200 in funding to this program
      • Student drivers?
  • New York Times table
    • How has this been going?
    • Most of the people who stop by have already signed up for the New York Times
    • Needs more advertisement

 

Committee Reports

  • o Privacy Amendments
    • o Grace Smith is still working on this process and has a meeting set up with Ernie Stufflebean
  • o IP Rights
    • o Kate McFerren and Ty Pecoraro have a meeting with Landon Young tomorrow
  • o Alcohol Policy
    • o Discussion of alcohol survey and policy abstract
      • We need to more specifically define what types of things we want to see changed in the alcohol policy
    • o Stephen Priesig: proposal of “21 and over” wristbands to be worn on the weekends, at parties, etc.
    • o Alcohol education process
      • If there is to be an amendment, we need to have a corresponding new system of education (ex: AlcoholEdu)
    • o Next steps: survey in the union regarding alcohol policies
      • We need to make sure the questions on the survey are directing us toward specific answers regarding what we change in the policy
    • o Outdoor Student Life
      • o Hammocks are becoming a reality!
        • Designated hammocking locations
      • o Our next step is to look more into pricing of hammocks
      • o Committee is going to set up a meeting with facilities
    • o Food Committee
      • o We need to publicize comment cards in the dining hall
      • o Can we make this digital?
      • o We could set up a table where people can leave comments, we can put something on the EllucianGo app, we can involve the PLC input boards, we can send out an email survey, etc.
      • o Joe Gunn and Kyle Gammon are going to speak to Keke and report back next week

 

Meeting adjourned: 6:07pm

Meeting Minutes 2/24

Minutes for February 24, 2014

Meeting Called to Order: 5:32pm

Invocation: Harry Schwartz

Cabinet Reports:

  • o Treasurer – Chelsea Price
    • o We have about $2,600 left in our budget
      • We don’t have that much time left to spend this money, so we shouldn’t be afraid to find ways to spend it!
    • o Pryor Legacy Class may be asking for funds request
      • We will likely hear more about this next week
      • Pryor Legacy class has asked for money/funds requests in the past, and this is something that Senate does normally fund
  • o Secretary – Cameron VanDyke
    • o Attendance
      • These people should be concerned about their attendance record:
        • Max Bennett
        • Kyle Gammon
        • Alan Kline
        • Mikayla Roller
        • Brian Kongs
        • Jillian Bush
  • o Vice-President – Logan Routh
    • o Updates on cabinet elections
      • Coming up 2nd or 3rd week of April
      • Goal is to have a smooth turnover and have the new cabinet lead at least one meeting before the end of the year
    • o Senate retreat before the end of the year
  • o President – Harry Schwartz:
    • o Follow up on Vice-President’s report

 

Old Business:

  • Senior speaker
    • Email will be sent to all seniors requesting nominations
    • Student Senate will tally the ballots and sent out another ballot with the top five nominated seniors
  • New York Times table (Alex Bush)
    • We will have table next week with free stuff to give out, giving people incentive to sign up for NYT
    • Currently have $2,500 in the NYT fund
      • We have received another $1,500 from the library to go toward the NYT fund, so $2,500 is the total now
  • Haircuts on Campus
    • Updates: no opportunity for girls haircuts
    • Men’s haircuts would be priced at $9

 

Committee Reports

  • o Privacy Amendments
    • o Last meeting did not show a lot of progress
      • Faculty members had reasons for everything they did
    • o Next meeting will be with Ernie Stufflebean
      • Next step is to determine when they have the right to start an investigation
        • When is this boundary crossed and when must students be informed that they are being investigated?
      • o IP Rights
        • o Researching what other schools are doing regarding IP Rights
        • o Kate realized Landon Young is working on similar initiatives so will start working with him as a collaborative effort
        • o Looking for a bigger committee from Senate to work with her on IP Rights and meet with Landon as soon as possible
          • She sent out email about this opportunity.
  • o Alcohol Policy
    • o No progress since last meeting
  • o Outdoor Student Life
    • o Sent out an email survey asking for preferences and suggestions
      • People are especially excited about the idea of hammocks
      • Also like outdoor classroom/gazebo
      • Suggestions for garden and picnic tables
    • o Committee is working on logistics now that they have more information, so will report back with information about pricing, etc.
  • o Food Committee
    • o Looking to set up meeting with Keke and Taylor from Fresh Ideas

Meeting adjourned: 5:52pm

Meeting Minutes 2/17/15

Minutes for February 17, 2014

 

Meeting Called to Order: 5:31pm

Invocation: Carter Quirk

Cabinet Reports:

  • o Treasurer – Chelsea Price
    • o Budget is $2,900
  • o Secretary – Cameron VanDyke
    • o No report
  • o Vice-President – Logan Routh
    • o No report
  • o President – Harry Schwartz:
    • o Cafeteria
      • There have been many complaints that the food is very inadequate and not meeting health standards
        • Athletes are unhappy about nutritional value and are looking into switching to a commuter plan or getting cafeteria standards changed
        • People have come to Senate asking if we can do something about it
        • Possibility to set up meetings with Keke and Taylor (and other Fresh Ideas employees) to discuss this issue
      • Is this something that we are interested in and something that we feel we can make improvements on?
        • Would someone like to start working on this?
          • o Kyle Gammon and Joe Gunn have volunteered to work on this
            • Logan will be overseeing this project

 

Old Business:

  • Admissions Event
    • Admissions is hosting two “Jewell Scholar Day” events for potential incoming students on February 21st and March 7th from 12:00pm-1:30pm
    • Student Senate would like to have a table set up
      • We will need senators to help work the table
  • Senior Speaker
    • We will soon be doing nominations and voting for the Senior Speaker at graduation
    • Most likely this will be done through an email process

 

New Business:

  • New York Times 2015-2016
    • o Update from Alex Bush
      • We have short-term sources of funding, but moving forward we will very likely need a more sustainable/permanent single source of funding

 

Committee Reports

  • o Privacy Amendments
    • o Logan and Grace met with Elise Fischer and Lan Gao to review amendment and go over recent changes
      • Offered insight as to how monitoring processes work
        • They view the entire network every day
          • o If they see something abnormal, they look into it a little bit
          • o If they notice a student is involved, they take it to Ernie Stufflebean and work on an action plan
          • o Grace would now like to meet with Ernie Stufflebean and discuss his role in this process, as well as when students must be notified that their network is being investigated
  • o IP Rights
    • o Found Rockhurst’s IP Policy
      • Form to fill out
        • What your project is, how much school aid used, etc.
        • Negotiate with someone at the school involved with IP rights
        • This policy is focused on a project-by-project basis
        • Jewell may start looking further into this to alter our policy
  • o Alcohol Policy
    • o No updates
  • o Outdoor Student Life
    • o We have a survey completed to send to all students
      • Asks what students would be interested in implementing for an outdoor community
    • o This will be sent out through email
  • o Jewell Barber Shop
    • o Stephen called Office Max when looking into advertising strategies
      • For $1.99/square foot, we can get a 3×5 sign to advertise for haircuts on campus
      • Funds request for approximately $30
        • Bryson Waibel: we may be able to get this same service through the WJC
        •  Mailroom
          • o Just need to get fonts and content approved
        • o Possibility to start this project next Wednesday

 

Meeting adjourned: 5:47pm

2/10/15 Minutes

Minutes for February 10, 2014

Meeting Called to Order: 5:31pm

Invocation: Ty Pecoraro

Cabinet Reports:

  • o Treasurer – Chelsea Price
    • o Budget is $2,900
  • o Secretary – Cameron VanDyke
    • o No report
  • o Vice-President – Logan Routh
    • o No report
  • o President – Harry Schwartz
    • o We would like to start doing more work with publicizing Senate again
      • Twitter, Facebook, giveaways, etc.

New Business:

  • Guest Speakers
    • Erin Melton (Nonprofit Leadership Association)
      • Skip-a-Meal
        • Sign up to give up one of your weekly meals (if you don’t have an unlimited meal plan)
          • This $6 can pay for two family meals
    • Dom Bisesi (IFC)
      • Alcohol Policy discussion
      • Alcohol issues were discussed at IFC Top 5 Leadership Event at the beginning of the school year
      • IFC is in full support of revising the current alcohol policies in place
        • In favor of making policies more reasonable and allowing some “leeway” for students that are of drinking age
        • Would like to place more emphasis on individual accountability, rather than placing blame on fraternity houses where an event occurred (for example) à right now Greek fraternity houses are held with a lot of liability issues
          • Potentially make Jewell’s alcohol policies more in line with the law (consistency)
      • Possibility of making the alcohol policy survey mandatory?
  • New York Times Report – Alex Bush
    • Alex has reached out to the following people to seek funding to cover the NYT subscription:
      • Stephanie DeClue (Library), Kevin Shaffstall (Pryor), Dr. Gina Lane (Communication Dept. Chair), Dr. Gardner (Education Dept. Chair), Dr. Armstrong (Political Sci/Core Curriculum), Whittaker and Schutte (Business/Econ), the Debate Coaches, and Andy Pratt
    • Alex will be meeting with Dr. Pratt tomorrow
    • It sounds like most academic department budgets are pretty small, so they might not be the best bet.
    • Our goal is for Senate to pay zero, but Alex thinks we could be fine paying up to approximately $500 if we have to
      • Can Student Life help at all?
    • Total cost for a year-long subscription will be $3000
  • Admissions Event
    • Admissions is hosting two “Jewell Scholar Day” events for potential incoming students on February 21st and March 7th from 12:00pm-1:30pm
    • Student Senate would like to have a table set up
      • We will need senators to help work the table
  • Senior Speaker
    • We will soon be doing nominations and voting for the Senior Speaker at graduation
    • Most likely this will be done through an email process

Committee Reports

  • o Privacy Amendments
    • o Meeting scheduled in two weeks
  • o IP Rights
    • o Emailed Jim Baxendale and he responded with some example IP Policies
      • They are very long and complicated
      • Kate is going to work with Grace (chair of privacy amendments) to try and incorporate these two committees in some ways
    • o Alcohol Policy
      • o Survey of twelve questions
      • o Looking for a committee of about five people to work on getting the survey launched
    • o Outdoor Student Life
      • o Developed a plan and in the process of gathering all information to carry out the plan
    • o Haircuts on campus?
      • o John the Barber was supposed to be here tonight to speak, but got held up with business
      • o Willing to do William Jewell Haircut Day on Wednesdays or Saturdays for $9 per haircut (with Student IDs)
      • o We may be able to work with him to sell William Jewell apparel or merchandise at his Barber Shop

Meeting adjourned: 5:49pm

Meeting Minutes 2/3/15

Minutes for February 3, 2014

Meeting Called to Order: 5:32pm

Invocation: Bryson Waibel

Cabinet Reports:

  • o Treasurer – Chelsea Price
    • o Budget is $2,900
  • o Secretary – Cameron VanDyke
    • o Remember to email or text me if you will not be at meeting. I expect a valid excuse if you will not be attending
  • o Vice-President – Logan Routh
    • o No report
  • o President – Harry Schwartz:
    • o No report

 

New Business:

  • Funds Request – Kirsten McCoy
    • Jewell Express
      • New service on campus
      • Purpose is to help out international students on campus with transportation (provide them with a way to get to convenience stores, etc.)
      • Set days – twice per month?
    • Currently unsure how much money is needed
      • $400-$450??
    • May eventually grow to be a service available for any student without a car on Jewell’s campus?
    • Senate Discussion:
      • $450 may be too excessive
        • We would be more willing to fund $100 and then have Kirsten report back to evaluate how the service has grown and how effective it is
      • Would/should this be a service that Student Life can take on rather than Student Senate?
      • The project is not quite fully developed yet…do we need it to have a more concrete basis before we agree to funding it?
    • Motion to vote on funding for $200 to start the program
      • Motion passes
      • We may be willing to give additional funding after seeing how well the program is accepted
  • Senate Goals for 2nd Semester
    • Current projects:
      • Privacy amendments (Grace Smith), IP Rights (Kate McFerren), alcohol policy (Stephen Priesig), outdoor student life (Yoav Yaacobi, Jeff Nickel)
        • Reports given about current state of each project
    • Brainstorming for new projects:
      • Haircuts on campus – local barber
        • Proposed by Stephen Priesig
    • General goals:
      • More tangible progress each week
  • Committee Realignment
    • We feel as though the committees we had last semester (spirit, communication, student life, spirit) were not very effective
    • We would like to implement “task forces” instead, which are focused on specific projects rather than vague topics
      • Projects listed above in Senate Goals for 2nd semester
  • To Complete for next week:
    • Contact someone who is affiliated with each project
    • Each senator should select a group he or she would like to work with for the remainder of the semester.

Meeting adjourned: 6:03pm

Meeting Minutes 1/27/15

Minutes for January 27, 2015

Meeting Called to Order: 5:19pm

Invocation: Harry Schwartz

Cabinet Reports:

  • o Treasurer – Chelsea Price
    • o Budget is $2,900
  • o Secretary – Cameron VanDyke
    • o Remember to let me know if you cannot be here for meeting
  • o Vice-President – Logan Routh
    • o New York Times iPad App
    • o Academic Affairs and Student Life Committee
      • Logan and Ty attended this meeting last week
      • Presented alcohol policies and privacy amendment changes to the trustee comittee
  • o President – Harry Schwartz
    • o We are probably moving Cabinet and Senate elections to an earlier date this year so that the new cabinet and senate can run their own meeting as a trial before next year
    • o We are also looking to implementing a new encampment for a smoother Cabinet and Senate transition/turnover
    • o We have a funds request for Jewell Express that we will discuss next week
    • o We are going to try and promote ourselves more this semester via Twitter, Facebook, and the Senate website

 

New Business:

  • Senate Goals for 2nd Semester
    • We would like to see more work done externally (outside of meetings
      • Come into meetings feeling like we have accomplished something tangible each week
      • We want people to see and understand what we are doing
    • We will discuss this is more detail next week due to lack of attendance this week
  • WJC Photo
    • Policy is very likely not going to change
      • People working with this are not very willing to budge, so Senate will probably drop this as a task
      • Pictures are not going to be free anymore
        • If the main customer base (non-students) has to pay for photos, they feel as though students should have to pay as well
  • Committee Realignment
    • We feel as though the committees we had last semester (spirit, communication, student life, spirit) were not very effective
    • We would like to implement “task forces” instead, which are focused on specific projects rather than vague topics
      • Example: alcohol policy, privacy, IP Rights, outdoor student life
      • We would also like a committee that comes into meeting every week with new ideas
        • Bring in things they have heard/seen as desired around campus and are potentially new projects that we can take on
        • But, everyone is still responsible for listening to what the students want
    • We need to hold ourselves more accountable for making progress on these projects
    • We will be able to define these committees more next week when more people are in attendance and after we define our goals as senate for this semester
  • Meeting Times
    • Some Senate students have class on Tuesdays at 6:00pm
      • But, this is only a 7-week class
    • Do we want to keep meetings on Tuesdays? Do we want to move the meeting time?
    • Discussion about meeting times
      • Possibly move meeting time to 5:30 for these first weeks, and then return to 6:00 meeting time

Meeting adjourned: 5:38pm