Tuesday April 12,
6:30 p.m. Mills
Student Life and
I. Call to Order
II. Special Business
III. Announcements and Constituent Concerns
Adelia: constituents are having trouble
connecting to the wireless network with an ipad/kindle/etc. through their
account? Is there a way they can connect?
Zack will ask IT
Hunter: is there a way to opt out of Senate
Desh will ask
IV. Departmental Liaison Reports
- WAC Paddles
- Anvesh talked to Karl
Lenser at the WAC about getting additional paddles, Karl is already in
the process of buying them!
- Signage at the Village
- Dean Wiltgen looked into
Taylor Kidd’s request for signs in the interior stairwells in the
Village, new signage is in the process of being put up on each floor, in
- Raney Bunk Beds
- Dean Wiltgen looked into
this and the actual cost would be closer to $15,000.
- This is a request that
should be put into the capital funding from the college.
V. Committee Reports
- Financial Committee with Clay
- Motion to Pass the New
Owen, Kate Moran, Weston Weeks, Lauren Whitmore, Zack Hausle
Large Members (spring allocations only)
B. Williams, Hannah Hudspeth, Brad Martins, Hari Vasudevan, Susanna
at large member will be added to the permanent FinCom after the Spring
passed no objections or abstentions
would like to add salaries to the vice co-chaired position on Senate.
Exec recommended that this be tabled for the first official financial
to Table, passed no objections/abstentions
for 5 new bikes
is all for the bikes (they are used all the time, we rarely see them
freely available outside of the library), but does not recommend using
discretionary funding for this proposal
to not fund, but recommend to Bike Revolution to add it to their spring
allocation budget, passed no abstentions or rejections
bring DJ Developed to Toga
to fund in full, passed, no objections or abstentions
- $248.77 to reimburse for gas (gas prices rose
unexpectedly during the trip)
- Motion to fund in full, no objections
- again, we do not condone retroactive
funding, unless special circumstances arise
Aonian presented a formal proposal to Exec this week regarding their
need for funds to cover additional printing costs. The Aonian has grown
extensively this year, they had 320 submissions from 140 students and
the quality of the magazine is improving (awesome!) They originally went
to the printer with these numbers, and their original quote was within
their budget. However, at the last minute, the printer gave them a new,
much higher quote.
Aonian has had the same budget for 12 years and their staff is unpaid.
They are due for a larger budget, however, this is something they should
have brought up earlier (they should definitely consider applying for
additional funding for next year’s issue! During spring allocations)
kept accepting submissions until their last meeting (Sunday of spring
break), in the future they now know they need to have a cut off.
to democratically cut work at this point (panel of judges choose work to
be published during each meeting, cannot have a meeting this late in the
game—due to the publisher tomorrow to keep up with their deadline,
cannot extend the deadline because the release is co-sponsored by the
have copies vs. pages? They really do not want to cut the amount of
copies, it would be slightly easier to cut some of the work (although
this too is a lot of work, and all of this has to be done tonight)
We realize this is a sticky situation, but it is irresponsible for us to
fund all of this, considering how late the proposal came, and how much
we have left in the discretionary budget. Although some of the
additional funding was out of your hands, as heads of this organization
it is up to you guys to make executive decisions, especially regarding
when to stop accepting submissions.
recommended funding $3,437.00 for 800 copies @ 160 pages
to fund exec’s recommendation, rejected
Motion to pass 900 copies @ 160 pgs (2nd Anvesh) and cut
certain submissions from students that sent in multiples
funding of $3854.00
objection, 3 abstentions
- Committee on Everything
Jim Wiltgen and Dr. Karla Carney-Hall
has been a lot of frustration, especially amongst the junior class
regarding this years housing process. In recent years most juniors have
been able to get apartments, however, because the rising senior class is
so large, increased amount of squatters (50% increase in squatters this
year!), and decreased amount of front street apartments housing 3
residents (most will be housing 2) res life’s predictive model was thrown
off, and the after getting to the 100th person in the junior
class, there were no more spaces in on campus apartments.
how things change… three years ago they could not pay people to live in
some of the apartments…
Life/Housing is doing their best, there is no exact science, and there
are only about 218 people left to house (due to the increased amount of
- There will be drop outs, and we will
end up with 100% housing, but we will have a better predictor towards
the end of the year when the college has a much better idea about the
size of the incoming class, as well as the number of drop outs.
144 people are living off campus (less than usual) and few people are on
the off campus waitlist (RES LIFE
IS STILL ACCEPTING OFF-CAMPUS REQUESTS, in the past two years, these
lists HAVE been exhausted during the summer, so if you are interested
- The college is doing it’s best to
accommodate everyone, and is looking for information to make the process
better in the future:
will be looking into collecting information regarding how many upper
classman have underclassman roommates so they can create a more fair
process for the future for those who have seniority.
the fall, the Dean and Dr. Carney-Hall will be asking senate to form a
committee for feedback.
- Environmental Concerns
Committee with Emily and Katherine
Thursday at 7, check out Hendrix Today for the Location
day 3-6pm Friday April 22 (ACTUAL EARTH DAY!) at the Village.
Dreams (Hendrix band), Don’t Stop Please (UCA based band) will both be
justice week: There will be talks each day with diverse focuses
(confirmed focuses include food justice, oil burning (with Amnesty))
there will also be tabling, petitions and videos. Be on the lookout for
more info or email Katherine or Emily!
- Media Committee with Courtney
Johnson (Bruce Layman proxy)
to Bruce Layman, Jodyn Spenato, Ashley Scorsone, the new student at large
members of the media committee
- Applicants who applied for multiple
is concerned because this made their application process difficult (had
to bring in both interviewers to interview the applicant at once, which
is awkward, and can lead to the interviewers having a poor reflection
of the applicant (are the indecisive? Or do they really just want to be
part of this committee, no matter what job they are doing?)
the media constitution so that they can only apply for one position
(must be brought to senate for approval)
a ranking system as part of the application, and then it is up to your
discretion to decide which position you think is best for that
can still email Courtney regarding applications for positions for next
- Multicultural Development
Committee with Molly Miller
DAO week went well (however, there was poor turn out for the movie night
so that was canceled, and because we have the rights to the movie MDC can
still show the film next year) Sassy Gay Friend was great, and had
outstanding turn out (the entire bottom floor of staple was filled, no
one was turned away)
Explosion was also a success!
were some issues with checks for Forever Jones
reminder to club exec’s
- PICK UP CHECKS FROM THE BUISNESS
OFFICE BY 4PM ON FRIDAY
- Campus Kitty with Malena
will be distributing funds soon!
- Social Committee with Will
in movie is Saturday, parking starts at 8:30, True Grit at 9, followed by
the King’s Speech
drinking and driving! Remember, once you are on Harkrider driving over,
you are NOT on Hendrix property, so you will have to answer to local
police, not PSafe/Hendrix if anything goes wrong.
will be selling snacks!
- Volunteer Action Committee
with Michaela Fraser
AWARENESS WEEK IS GOING ON NOW!
- Michaela is still looking for
volunteers for the 21st to help out when the 4th
graders come to visit! Email her ASAP if you are interested!
- SPRING AWARENESS EVENT SCHEDULE: Educational
- Thursday, April 14 Lunchtime at
the SLTC Technology Clusters: Spotlight on Current Controversial
Issues in the Education System. Stop by Tech Cluster 3 or 4 between
11am-1pm to get informed. Refreshments from Ed's Bakery will be
- **Tuesday, April 19th at 6 pm in Mills A:
Education In Arkansas: Panel Discussion. Featuring Dr. Anne
Goldberg, Dr. Dionne Jackson, Dr. James Jennings, Ida Burns Counselor
Donna Wilchie, and Bob Courtway Principle Amy Jordan (Moderated by Dr.
Jay Barth). The panel will focus on local issues and how we can work to
improve the system. This event will be catered by La Princesa!
- Thursday, April
21st from 11am-1pm SLTC/Campus Wide: Ida Burns Elementary 4th Grade
Campus Visit. 90 4th graders will be on campus for student/faculty
demonstrations from 11-12 and lunch/campus tours from 12-1.
It's going to be an awesome day.
WAYS TO HELP OUT/VOLUNTEER
** - Please ATTEND The Lottery event (April 12) and the
Panel Discussion(April 19)! We need all the support we can get, so bring
your friends. They will be low key and fun, but informative.
- Make sure to walk by the
tech clusters during lunch on April 14
- We NEED VOLUNTEERS for the
Ida Burns Event (April 21) - To sign up to volunteer, stop by the
VAC Office (in the Miller Center/Religious Life Suite) in the SLTC.
The sign up sheets with all relevant information are posted on the
door. We are asking volunteers to sign up by THIS FRIDAY, April 8.
- Academic Policy with
professor search will be finalized for the fall
new philosophy professors for the fall
of the candidates will be teaching in Dr. Ablondi’s class from 11-12pm
in the Raney building tomorrow
APC discussed this year’s spring break which was one week later than
usual (to align with Arkansas public school breaks).
proved difficult for the staff, and there is discussion of pushing for a
long weekend early in the semester, or perhaps a longer break.
email LaRhonda with any feedback, if we are going to try to get a better
break system during the spring term WE NEED FEEDBACK!
- Student and Academic
Concerns Committee with Emily and LaRonda
into new ideas they have received regarding the rollover funds.
- Communications Committee
with Adelia Shiffraw
want to form a committee by the next meeting, please email me if you
would like to be on it.
EMAIL ME A PICTURE YOU DON’T MIND HAVING UP IN THE SENATE CASE!
- Committee on Committees
with Gabe Breshears
motion recommend the following chair positions:
Outhay, Campus Kitty
Phillips, Social Committee
Cannon, Environment Concerns Committee
Pun, Multicultural Development Committee
for Vice Chairs closes tonight
is looking for students for the following committee’s (see attachment), SENATORS please
RECOMMEND anyone you think would be good for the job and also include
these in your notes, any interested students should email Gabe!
- Executive Committee with
VII. New Business
- Please respond to Glenda’s
email if you can go to dinner with the President, Dr. Cloyd (it will be in
the Campbell dining room an hour before our meeting)
- If you are interested in
joining the IT committee email Desh!
- Dean: Red Brick Film
Festival Submissions due Friday, check out a camera at the OTC, only a 3
minute movie CASH MONAYYY PRIZES!
- Shakespeare scurry Friday
at the Village
- This weekend is Alumni Weekend, BE ON YOUR BEST BEHAVIOR, know
that there will be increased scrutiny regarding any damage which happens
- There has been
Galloway-light damage, consistently (each weekend for at least the past 3
- Thank you for those who
have confronted students damaging the lights, or have provided any info
to the dean.