Student Senate

Minutes 3.24.08


Tuesday March 25, 2008

6:30 p.m. Mills Library


I. Call to Order

II. Special Business        

III. Announcements and Constituent Concerns

  • Wednesday night, Kelly Zalocusky was walking on campus and ran into her professor who just got out of a 3-hour meeting about shirttails
  • She suggests a formal list of grievances sent to Senate in order to move forward and get things resolved in the Shirttails ordeal since faculty still has issues.
  • Derek says a friend is not on an e-mail list from any senator and BJ will see that she gets on one. If you know anyone like Derek’s friend, tell them there is still hope! If you know anyone who has this problem, report their names to your senator so they can get on a list.

IV. Departmental Liaison Reports

V. Committee Reports

  • Multicultural Development Committee with James Murray
    o   Baron Vaughn, Comedian tonight in the Burrow!
  • Social Committee with Sam Jackson
    o   Saturday, April 5th: Campus wide relay from 2-6!!! Wide variety of exciting events… come out to see and have a good time! This is NOT something you want to miss. Only 15 teams will be able to participate, and the only way to get qualified is to do the Wikipedia word search! The team who takes the least amount of jumps from the first word to the second word will get to start the relay first!
    o   The Wikipedia Qualifiers for the relay race begin this Friday at 11:30 am and close on Tuesday of next week at 7pm. Amelia Wildenborg ( will be handing out the info at lunch on Friday, but teams can also just email her.
    o   15 teams, $500 for winning dorm, $250 for runner-up dorm; 8-10 persons per team! Talk up the relay to your friends.
  • Volunteer Action Committee with Katie Pratt
    o   Reported 400 signatures on petitions.
    o   “Sand and Sorry” documentary showing in the Burrow in mid-April before finals
  • Media Committee with Megan Wooley
  • Council on Residence Life with Bob Fureigh
  • Campus Kitty with Hina Mehta
    • Tuesday (March 25): MDC hosts Comedian Baron Vaughn at 8 p.m. in the Burrow; $3 admission
    • Wednesday-Thursday (March 26-27): MegaTwister in the Brick Pit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; $1 to play!
    • Wednesday (March 26): Martin/Veasey Auction in the Burrow 7-10 p.m. $2 to watch
    • Thursday (March 27): The Price is Right at 8 p.m. in Reves Recital Hall; $3 for Hendrix students
    • Friday (March 28): Red Light Revue 8-11 p.m. at the fountain; $3 admission. Come watch an entertaining and classy talent show!
    • Saturday (March 29): MISS HENDRIX at 7:30 p.m. in Staples Auditorium; $12/student, $15/other
      Miss Hendrix Tickets will be sold Friday at 4:30 in Staples. Even if you have an all-events pass, you STILL NEED to come pick up a ticket (for no price)! 
      MISS HENDRIX AFTER-PARTY in HULEN after the big show (10ish?) and it is FREE!!!
    • Coin Wars in the Sunporch! Will end on Friday at 2 or 3 p.m.
    • This schedule of events is given in the common room of the dorms as each day goes by! If you have any questions, shoot an e-mail to Hina or anyone else you know on Campus Kitty!
      Theme Day in the cafeteria: have your face all over the Café, a Table Talk bio, and your favorite food served! AWESOME parking spots are also being auctioned off, along with a bunch of other fun and worth-the-money items and events hosted by your very own professors and other faculty in the sunporch. Check it out!!!
  • Environmental Concerns Committee with Maggie McKinney
    • Coal Plant Rally (word from VAC notes)
      This is volunteering of a very different kind. Some VACers, ECC people, as well as other concerned individuals have been donating their time in an effort to stop the building of coal-fired power plants here in AR and urging investments in renewable energy sources (solar and wind are some examples). In case you don't know, there are two proposed plants (one in southwest AR and an additional unit for one under construction in northeast AR). We've all heard a lot about global warming and carbon emissions. Now this is a chance to voice your opinion and make a difference.
    • Saturday at noon ECC will be meeting at the Eco House to attend this protest rally against coal plants. Plan on being back after 2 (the rally is from 1-2 in the LR Riverwalk Pavilion).
    • E-mail Maggie ( Thursday at the latest if you can give rides or want a ride!!!
  • Academic Policy with Samantha Bode
  • Student and Academic Concerns Committee with Jayce Hafner and Samantha Bode
    • Abroad students and housing re-application problems will be treated as displaced persons with special privileges to make things fair (since the bid point system does not particularly work in their favor because they cannot be assigned a bid number!).
  • Finance Committee with Alex Graddy-Reed
    • The bike club and the Ultimate Frisbee team want to offer a Light-Up Frisbee Game open to the campus pretty soon in which players wear light-up wrist bands and play with a glow disc. The equipment used to designate the different players will be safety equipment that can be used for nighttime biking. They want $420.00 to purchase the light-up wrist bands, droplit discos, and glow discs. APPROVED: $420.00!!!
    • Newspaper proposal: Continue to receive the NYT, the Arkansas Gazette, and the Log Cabin on campus. Ben requests $4000 to run this program for the next two years. Senate decides to give $2000 for one year and if things go well, Ben’s successor can make another proposal for the next year. APPROVED: $2000!!!
    • Future Business Leaders of America teams up with Future Investors to bring in a financial planner/magician, Dr. Mary Ann Campbell; Theme: the Seven Deadly Sins. $300 worth of gift cards will be passed out at her presentation. She normally charges $5000, but she’s only charging us $2000. They’ve received a SIP grant of $800, $250 from PBL, and $100 from Future Investors. So, all they need is $850. The event will be held in one of the Mills lecture halls sometime in April, open to the entire campus. APPROVED: $850.00!!
  • Communications Committee with Kristi Vo
      The town crier will cry out the weekly announcements via megaphone atop the DW balcony on Fridays during lunch. Different criers will take turns or rotate by the hour each week, depending on how many are interested in being a crier. The position is simply volunteering to inform the student body of what is going on around campus, especially those who don’t check their e-mail!
    • Please e-mail me ( your other suggestions to fulfill this fun announcer position.
  • Committee on Committees with Nick Balée
    • Appointments to be made for SoCo, MDC, ECC, Media, and Campus Kitty chairs.
    • Filing is open! More info coming soon.
  • Executive Committee with BJ Fogleman
    • New advisor for senate is on the search. Send suggestion to BJ.
    • Each senator is on at least 1 committee! Committee chairs will contact you as concerns and meetings come up.
    • Galloway Senator filing to be re-opened soon.  

VI. Unfinished Business

  •  Shirttails documents were not well-received. Faculty appreciates the work we have done. Student Life is going to meet and go over the weaknesses of the documents. Dance practice is lowered to two hours a day. Final contracts and Shirttails Document will be sent to senators soon! Check them out.
  • Faculty is worried that we do not have an alternative event for students who do not participate in Shirttails. We need to find something for these students to do instead of the Shirttails dance for a similar bonding experience. Serenade/Teasers, dance, or both are the options right now.
  • Chance suggests that whoever coordinates Shirttails for the dorms has a group of students organize the Serenade/Teasers and another group organize the dance, and student will have the choice to participate in one or the other, or both. This will avoid having a whole new event aside from Shirttails and keep things simple and uniform. If freshman choose to still not participate, that’s their decision.
  • Dr. Hardin asks for a more organized document and contracts to give a better visual sense of the overall event.
  • Several faculty members do not want to see Shirttails go, and neither do the students. A sexual harassment section has been added to the code of conduct, the sexual connotations have been removed as much as possible… The Shirttails situation is still being worked on.

VII. New Business

VIII. Adjournment until April 1, 2008

Clean up:  EVERYONE!