Student Senate

Minutes 04.26.11



Tuesday April 26, 2011 

6:30 p.m. Campbell Dinning Room 

Student Life and Technology Center 

I. Call to Order 


II. Special Business 


III. Announcements and Constituent Concerns 

  • Hunter- Hendrix Today has been coming out late, people who have 9am classes are having trouble scheduling their day… 
    • A student worker is in charge of Hendrix Today, we will Contact Rob O’Connor… 
  • Hunter- Front St. security issues: constituents are wondering if cameras can be put up, there has been recent theft… 
    • We will contact Public Safety 


IV. Departmental Liaison Reports 

V. Committee Reports 

  • Financial Committee with Clay Christian  
    • RLC  
      • requests $400 to screen Chocolat at Chocolate Extravaganza (FinCom recommends to fund in full) 
      • Motion to fund in full passes, no objections or abstentions 
  • Spring Allocation Revisits 
    • Westphalian Society  
      • Came back to FinCom this weekend with a reduced funding proposal of $2400 (FinCom recommends to fund in full with extreme reservations) 
        • Caveats: Students going to the conference must audit the class; they can’t take it for credit. 8 students will be funded, if less than 8 go, Westphalian Society will have to pay back the money that would have been used. 
          •  We revisited the following questions-Is this the right use of student activities funding? Is it right to fund $300 of the student activity fund, would these students be getting more out of the student activities fee than they put in? 
          • Other discussion: will Westphalian society be able to raise the money that we do not fund them? 
            • Motion to fund for $2400 
              • 4 votes to pass, 6 objections, 4 abstentions 
              • Motion fails to pass 
    • Habitat and Humanity  
      • FinCom asked Habitat to come back with a more detailed proposal 
      • FinCom recommends to fund for $350 for gas for their builds for first semester next year$310 for gas for next year for first semester 
      • FinCom emphasized that Habitat, and all other clubs need to be careful about their discretionary proposals for next year, we will not be retroactively funding.  
        • Motion to fund for $310 passes no objections or abstentions 
    • Sword Club  
      • Sword Club requested FinCom to fund the material fees for to maintain their weapons. These materials will be used to make weaponry that will be held by Sword club, and will not be ‘walk away’ items.  
      • FinCom treated Sword Club like other club sports (Frisbee, Quidditch, Warrior Wranglers); Senate will pay for some of the materials, but the club is also responsible for providing some of their own materials. FinCom Recommends to fund for ¾ of their request: $387.83 
        • Motion to fund for $387.83 passes, no objection or abstentions 
  • Salaries 
    • Profile: FinCom recommends to fund in full as submitted 
    • Troubador: FinCom recommends to fund in full as submitted 
    • Hendrix Bike Revolution: FinCom recommends to fund for $1000 per mechanic per year (their own amended submission) 
    • KHDX: FinCom recommends to fund $800.00 per year to their Web Master, funding for the other two non-Constitutional salaries were denied 
      • There seems to be overlap in the non-constitutional salaries. 
    • Campus Kitty: FinCom Recommends to decline funding for 2nd Vice Chair and Treasurer 
      • FinCom was concerned that funding more internal costs would take away from their non-profit status. 
    • ECC: FinCom recommends to decline funding salaries for the new vice chair positions 
      • Emily (ECC chair): Worries that some of the programming won’t be as successful without more paid positions (A LOT of work!) and that her job could become more difficult because others have less of an incentive to work. Bottom line, these are tough jobs, ECC provides great events, and they need creative leadership. 
      • FinCom believes these positions need to run through a trial year before salaries can be decided upon 
      • FinCom was hesitant to salary a position which has needed to be re-opened for filing. 
      • General FinCom discussion about salaries: 
        • FinCom spent A LOT of time discussing both spring allocations, as well as salaried positions and after much debate came up with the above recommendations. Many campus leadership positions require a lot of work, but not all of them can be paid, it would be fiscally irresponsible to devote so much of our student activity fees toward salaries) All paid positions (constitutional and other) need to be reviewed (some are overpaid some underpaid) and will be in the fall.  


  •  Committee on Everything Awesome with Dean Jim Wiltgen and Dr. Karla Carney-Hall 
    • TOGA! 
      • Last large event of the year 
      • Goal of ‘open cup’ events are to reduce binge drinking, if we abuse the open cup policy it may have to be reviewed. 
        • Bottom line the College wants students to have fun, but, PLEASE be responsible, healthy and safe… make good decisions! 


  • Environmental Concerns Committee with Emily Canon 
    • Earth day was a huge success, at least 250-300 people attended! 
    • Trash to treasure, looking for 8 people, Wednesday May 11-15, to stay to be a part of the Trash to Treasure green team. Anyone who wants to volunteer should contact Emily. 
    • Sustainability 
      • Yesterday we stopped providing the small black condiment cups in the cafeteria 
        • ECC found that nearly 1000 of these cups are thrown away. The cups are recyclable but not when they are dirty, so we will no longer be using them.  


  • Media Committee with Courtney Johnson 
    • Still needs a student at large member 
    • Appointments 
    • Aonian:  Hannah Al-Jibouri-Editor in Chief, Johnny English-Associate Editor
      Profile:  Emily Smith-Editor in Chief, Kimberly Lane-Managing Editor, Connor Thompson-Associate Editor
      Troubadour:  Neelam Vyas-Editor in Chief
      • Motion to appoint these positions passed no objections or abstentions

  • Multicultural Development Committee with Calvin Pun 
  • Mystical Arts of Tibet at Hendrix (THE MONKS!) 
  • Here is a list of events, you can find more details at  
    • Saturday, April 30th, 10:00 a.m., Mills Library
      Practicum: “Meditation:  A Tool for Conscious Living”
    • Saturday, April 30th, 7:00 p.m., Mills A
      Presentation: “Tibet Today: The History of a Diaspora”
    • Sunday, May 1st, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Worsham 172/173
      Ritual Performance: Lama Chöpa Ceremony (Invocation of Blessings from the Lineage)
    • Monday, May 2nd, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Worsham 173
      Presentation: “Opening the Heart:  Arousing the Mind of Universal Kindness”
    • Monday, May 2nd, 7:00 p.m., Worsham 173
      Ritual Performance: Dug-Sher-Seng Sum Ceremony (Prayers for the Removal of Obstacles)


  • Campus Kitty with Malena Outhay 
  • No report 


  • Social Committee with Will Phillips   


    • Free Movie Night Monday May 2nd (Time TBA) 
    • Event is pending, there are some scheduling issues, but they should be settled in time! 
  • Volunteer Action Committee with Rachel Robbins 


    • Little Rock Service Saturday, meet at the bell at 12:30, contact Rachel with questions. 


  • Academic Policy with LaRonda Mitchell 
    • No report 


  • Student and Academic Concerns Committee with Daniel Williams and LaRonda Mitchell  
    • LaRonda and Daniel will be putting together request forms for funding which should be available by the end of the week. These proposals will begin to be considered at the beginning of the fall semester.  

  • Communications Committee with Adelia Shiffraw 
  • No report 


  • Committee on Committees with Gabe Breshears 


    • Campus committees will be appointed at the next meeting 
    • Interviewing  ECC potential co-chairs this weekend 


  • Executive Committee with Desh Deepak 
    • Meeting next Tuesday (READING DAY, ONLY 15 MINS) 
      • 6:30-:6:45 (ECC first vice/committee appointments) 
    • Desh appoints Jessica LIn as Senior Committee Chair 
      • Motion passed to appoint Jessica no objections or abstentions 


VII. New Business 


VIII. Adjournment