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Minutes 11.19.2013

Student Senate XXVI

Meeting 9: November 19th, 2013






President’s Report: Andrew Callahan 
Last meeting of semester: Tuesday December 3 at 4:15pm

If you cannot be a member of Senate next semester please let us know! (study abroad, co-op, decided not to continue, etc) 

Exec Committee Spotlight: Transportation

CLIP Chairs: prepare report for what you accomplished this semester


Vice President’s Report: Kerry Mallett
No Admin next week because of Thanksgiving, but please reply all to my email with update 
Big/Little challenge--attend a Lehigh/Laf week event together! 
Senator of the Week (for Senate related contributions): Ege & Levent
Senator of the Week (for work outside Senate): Alex Stephanou 


Treasurer: Harry Nimoityn


Secretary: Anna D’Ginto
please bring items to fill Holiday Hope Chests to CLIP meetings or text me to meet up
Thanks to everyone who helped out with Senate’s activities at DM! 


Parliamentarian: Alex Stephanou





Allocations: Harry Nimoityn
SSR26AL015 - Psychology Club PASS
Co-Sponsorship Request (Additional Funding)
SSR26AL016 - Engineers Without Borders  PASS
o New Event Request (Additional Funding)
SSR26AL017 - Friends of Israel  PASS 
o New Event Request (Additional Funding)


Club Affairs: Rachael Martel
SSR26CA012- previously tabled; CA recommendation: accept preliminary recognition 

Friendly Amend: “deny preliminary recognition”; PASS
SSR26CA014; CA recommendation: deny preliminary recognition  PASS 
SSR26CA015; CA recommendation: accept preliminary recognition  PASS 
SSR26CA016; CA recommendation: accept preliminary recognition  PASS 
SSR26CA017; CA recommendation: accept full recognition PASS 
SSR26CA018; CA recommendation: accept full recognition  PASS 
SSR26CA019; CA recommendation: accept full recognition  PASS 
SSR26CA020; CA recommendation: accept preliminary recognition PASS 


Public Relations: Dave Melynczuk
Need consent to get your Bio online
Sweatshirts are still a work in progress
Newsletter?? Admins please begin to compile your ‘blurb’ for the month of November


Facilities and Technology: Sarah Glickstein
Meeting with Bruce Taggart and James Young Dec 5th (our last meeting of the semester)
Athletics: Doug Strange
Lehigh App updates
In contact about NY Times and Wall Street Journal and with Facilities


Transportation: Jose Sierra 
Share the EventBrite on your facebook wall! Find the link in Senate’s page; 23 tickets sold
Met with Bob Bruneio, Chris Christian, and Monika Samuelson and discussed several transportation topics.


Safety: Yujia Huo
Van Dobson meeting with us to discuss poor lighting on Campus
James and Louis are getting back to us with dates for light up off campus
Meeting with andrew Callahan to go over logistics of light up off campus
Meeting with chief shupp and Matt kitchie about Hawk Walkers escort service
Possible Spring project: replacing blue lights 


Best of Bethlehem: Cristina DeScisciolo
Focus Group with Lauren a success!
o thanks for those who helped
o follow up meeting with her next week
Top 10 Lists new format - next slide
For next semester

o “Best of Bethlehem” Panel
o Event with local schools


Unity: Tiffany Kuperschmidt
Thanks to everyone who came to the Masquerade Ball! We had over 350 people in attendance! And thanks for everyone’s help at Dance Marathon- loved Zumba z
Working with Graduate Student Senate on spring formal

Talking to Chad Davis about a Kickstarter

Try to sponsor more games in the fall: basketball, wrestling and baseball

Working on new meeting time


Green Initiatvies: Katelyn Armbruster 
Working on compiling lists of green/sustainability points to be incorporated into walking tours for prospective students
Are in process of contacting Nicole Nugent & Jacob Silber (ASA) 


Ad Hoc on Campus Inclusion (Wade): meeting tomorrow (11/20) at 8 PM in Lucy’s; are planning campus wide discussion; Provost will send out email; committee planning on meeting with minority groups
Ad Hoc on Peer Advising (Sonja): program was successful-had 30-40 participants; Candice Sierzega sent out survey to get feedback; working on transferring program to respective colleges


Tiffany: Senior Night at McGrady’s 6-8 PM; is also Senior Class Gift night-seniors, donate to class gift
Nick: 7 PM tonight is women’s basketball game; volleyball team is in playoffs; at end of Lehigh-Laf game, watch out for “one”/”won” Lehigh University
Sarah: Leadership Consultant applications due 12/1
Don: Marilyn Manson once said “We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves.” It is time to stop accepting hateful language and be vigilant about injustices occurring on our campus.