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For January 10, 2017


Call to Order:

The meeting was called to order by Vice President Jones at 8:04 PM


Invocation: Given by Student Conduct Advisor Jordan.


Roll Call:

There were (5) executives present and (5) Senators and (13/18) organizations present.

Approval of Minutes:

A motion was made by President Demel to pass the minutes as unread. Motion passed without debate.


Open Period/Announcements:

Register for workshop

Talk to Savannah to register
Register your organization by January 16th

Committee meetings

Emily Jones- Curriculum

Different things that are changing in majors. Education is adding a class.
Beyond Google- working out a better way to have a class for incoming freshman.

Kayla Demel- Admissions and retention

Talked about incoming students coming in at semester.
Keeping up the student success center and enrolling for classes

Shayla Jordan- Academic Affairs

Difference between Practicum and Internship
Planning the graduation reception for December graduates

Organization events


Planning to take the pledge for Random Acts of Kindness.
If you take the pledge you send someone a note- in February
Making Pillows in March
Walk for the college and community April

Gaming Club

Cafeteria for a tournament the 27th of January

Contacting someone for reserving space

Contact Brittany Donley for any event planning needs.


MLK night in RPAC January 16th at 6:30

Next meeting January 24th at 8:00 pm


On a motion by President Demel to adjourn the meeting at 8:27 PM, the senate voted and the motion passed.

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:05:49 -0600 (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[SGA Meeting Minutes 11-15-2016]]> SGA Meeting Minutes 

For November 15, 2016 

Call to Order: 

The meeting was called to order by Vice President Jones at 8:07 PM 

Invocation: Given by Student Conduct Advisor Jordan. 

Roll Call: 

There were (5) executives present and (7) Senators and (12/17) organizations present. 

Approval of Minutes: 

A motion was made by Treasurer Jewett to pass the minutes as unread. Motion passed without debate. 

Officer Reports: 

All execs- Strategic Planning Forum 

 Strategic planning meeting led by the president. 

 Four different categories—Academic, Co-curricular, Financial and Building Plant 

o Helping to strategize how money should be spent 

 Another meeting Wednesday at 4 in Wroten—anyone is welcome. 

o All opinions are welcome! 


Open Period/Announcements: 

 T-shirts 

o Design approved 

 Workshop 

o SGA is putting on a workshop for organizations and students to participate in. This workshop is to help students run organizations smoothly and help them use all of the executive positions wisely. 

o Organizations are highly encouraged to attend. 

o January 22nd in the afternoon in the cafeteria, time will be determined at a later date. 

o Helping the organizations at Southwestern survive and thrive for years to come. 

o Empowering organizations on campus. 

 Organization announcements 

o Jay Buffum- SC Republicans 

 Congressman Pompeo- visited campus 3 weeks ago. 

 Biggest group he ever visited on a college campus- over 100 people in attendance. 

 Thought highly of the school. 

 Jay Buffam has been elected chair of the Cowley County Republican party 

o Campus Players 

 Closed a play last weekend. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead including The 15 minute Hamlet. 



 Participating entry for Kennedy Center theater contest. They are being held with a chance of performing at the festival. Exciting news! 

 Saturday at 7:00pm. Music theater ensemble and SC singers fall concert. SC singers will be singing Beyoncé and Disney medleys. 

 All of them have solos of common jukebox songs. 

o Gaming Club 

 Friday is a board game night in the gaming lounge it will be at 6:30. A fun way to relax before Thanksgiving. 

o Student Foundation 

 Movie night on Wednesday- tomorrow. SC spirit night, wear SC colors and yearbook staff will be there taking pictures. 

 Write down what you are thankful for and take a picture with it. 

 Doors will open at 9:00 and the movie will begin at 9:30. 

 SC Christmas 

 Weeklong event the first week of December 

 Fun events throughout the week. 

 Letter art, tree lighting ceremony, massages on campus, bingo night after the nine lives show, decorating wreaths and ornaments. 

o Tessa Caster 

 If you know anyone that needs yardwork done leadership is doing fall cleaning. Contact 

o Next meeting November 29th 

o Christmas party in early December combined with Stufu! 



On a motion by President Demel to adjourn the meeting at 8:27 PM, the senate voted and the motion passed. 

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 21:30:00 -0600 (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[SGA Meeting Minutes 10-11-2016]]> SGA Meeting Minutes 

For October 11, 2016 

Call to Order: 

The meeting was called to order by Vice President Jones at 8:06 PM 

Invocation: Given by Student Conduct Advisor Jordan. 

Roll Call: 

There were (5) executives present and (9) Senators and (12/17) Organizations. 

Approval of Minutes: 

A motion was made by Treasurer Jewett to pass the minutes as unread. Motion passed without debate. 

Officer Reports: 

President – Student Concerns Board of Trustees- Justin Williams gave a presentation about international students on campus. Alyson Moon was the faculty rep and she talked about the problems with the Wi-Fi. The institute for Discipleship got a $500,000 grant from the lily foundation. This grant is used for a project called the Summit and a masters in specialized ministry with an influence in youth ministry. At Summit, current students will help mentor high school students that come on campus for a week that believe they are called to ministry. Application to be a mentor is due before Christmas break. 

Vice President – Academic Affairs Board of Trustees- Wi-Fi is going to be improved. 10 routers are being added all around campus. They are adding one in all the major hotspots on campus. 

Secretary – Academic Affairs Board of Trustees- 100% of students that committed to southwestern came versus a normal 70% rate. Wanting to raise the retention rate 2%. 

Open Period/Announcements: 

Laser Tag in Christy 

 7-10 volunteer for shifts 

 Can play during shifts you aren’t working 


Enactus Fundraiser 

 Raising money for a campus in Florida that was damaged during the hurricane. 

 Any donation counts 

 They are selling t-shirts for probably $15. 



 Plays Saint Mary’s on Saturday 


Pre-Health Professionals 

 Go get your flu shot 10:00-2:00 bring insurance card and it is free. 

 If you don’t have insurance it will cost $25. 


SGA Open Floor 

 Voting- 216 people voted for finals for Queen and King 

 Campaigning may not be allowed within a certain area of voting—looking into it for homecoming vs senate elections 

o Option to implement new law 

 Homecoming Packets 

o Asked to be given out a little earlier, possibly 2 weeks ahead of time. 

 Sorority and Fraternity 

o Rumors of students trying to start these organizations on campus. 


T-shirt Design 

 Thanks Craig Lantz! 

 Light heather grey 

 Motion passed to approve shirt design 


Organizations Announcements 

 9-lives show October 22nd at 9:00 

 InterACT- October 21st bonfire with scary stories at 7:00 

 Ed Builders- Trunk or Treat, October 30th is open to all the community at Key Hole Drive 

 SC Republicans- Tuesday October 25th at 12:00 pm Senator Pompeo will be here. Business professors are offering extra credit. 

 Preforming Arts Department Haunted House at the Marquee- October 21st and 22nd 7-midnight both days 


Event Approval form reminder from Anjaih 

 Need to get forms completed when hosting a campus event. 

 Asked to be completed 2 weeks before event. 


Next Meeting October 25th at 8:00 


On a motion by Secretary Caro to adjourn the meeting at 8:33 PM, the senate voted and the motion passed. 

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 21:30:00 -0500 (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[SGA Meeting Minutes 09-27-2016]]> SGA Meeting Minutes 

For September 27, 2016 

Call to Order: 

The meeting was called to order by Vice President Emily Jones at 8:09PM 

Invocation: Given by Shayla Jordan. 

Roll Call: 

There were (5) executives present and (9) Senators, and 17/17 Organizations represented. 

New Officers 

-Shayla swore in all the new senate members, this includes: 

 Jenn Myers 


Officer Reports: 

President – N/A 

Vice President – N/A 

Treasurer – N/A 

Secretary – N/A 

Student Conduct Advisor – N/A 

Stufu President – N/A 


Constitutional amendments and elections- Emily Jones; Stefany Soto, Jay Buffum 

Activities and Allocations – Beth Jewett; Macy Stephens, Tanner Schartz 

Communication and Publicity- Savannah Caro; Raquel Resendiz, Quinlan Stein, Marquis Hodge 

Student Concerns- Shayla Jordan; Kale Baker, Tessa Castor 

Open Period/Announcements: 

Fools on the Hill -Wednesday night 9/28 

Home Football Game- Saturday 10/1 vs Friends 

Homecoming starts Sunday with the service project 

 Tessa Castor wants to help with cupcakes 


MBA Project- Tobacco Free Campus 

Sinead, Kirstin, Delaney, Audrey 

Project in class to make a tobacco free campus 

Group has talked to Kristin Petty and President- wants faculty staff and students on board. $25000 grant from Kansas Health Foundation. Friends University is going tobacco free July 1. President wants everyone on board- to prevent second hand smoke. Eliminating paying people to pick up cigarette butts. On the off-site facilities as well. All types of tobacco eliminated- dips and cigarettes. As soon as possible to implement this- possibly as soon as July 1: Implement before baseball gets started. Questions opposed about implementation and determining what is “getting people on board”, e-cigs, designated smoking areas, the effects this policy will have on recruitment and retention, consequences, fines, etc. MBA group considered surveying student 

body. Will meet with staff and Tracy Frederick and have received support from athletics, as they want to go tobacco free. To get the grant it could be that all tobacco has to be banned. 

Senator Jay Buffum requested senators and organization representatives have open discussion with senate and separate groups before voting on SGA support during next senate meeting. 

All agreed to send emails and questions to Audrey at or and will send final responses to SGA by Friday (9/30) 

Opened the floor to the senate to discuss. 

News you need to know about 

 SC Republicans 

o Mike Pompeo coming to speak October 25th, event open to all students. Mossman 101 at 12:00. 



 Need shirt sizes and design ideas; Heather purple? 

o If you have any design ideas or thoughts bring them to the meeting next week or send to 



 The only events SGA is participating in is cupcake making and window decorating. 

o Email or if you would like to participate. 

 The theme is “Up with knowledge” 

o If anyone asks, no dodgeball, replaced with bubble soccer. 

o Lip-sync battle 

o Cupcake competition 

o Spirit night for Volleyball against Friends. 

o Mum-making- fun for everyone. 

o Bonfire- Friday night 

o Parade- Begins at 9:00 on Saturday 


Next Meeting 

 October 11th at 8:00 pm in campus life 



On a motion by Shayla Jordan to adjourn the meeting at 9:33 PM, the senate voted and the motion passed. 

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<![CDATA[Senate Meeting Notes December 4th 2012]]> SC Christmas Tree lighting was a success, and we greatly appreciate all those who attended. Stay healthy and get plenty of rest during finals week. Massages will be offered in Campus Life, and a sign-up sheet is available for 15 time slots between 11am - noon and 1-3pm for next Tues., Wed., and Thurs....

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<![CDATA[09.18.2012 Senate Meeting]]>  

Senate Meeting Overview: 
With 4 Executives and 13 Senators present, SGA welcomed and inaugurated the 2012-2013 Freshman Class President. The senate voted on two (2) items in intro to legislation and passed three (3) items through final action.  To read more about the meeting, click the link below. 

09.18.2012 Senate Meeting


SGA meets every Tuesdays @ 5:30 PM in Pound's Lounge. Senate meetings are open the the student body and are encourage to attend to find out what is happening on campus. 

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08.28.12 Senate Meeting Minutes

09.04.12 Senate Meeting Minutes


Tuesdays @ 5:30 PM in Pound's Lounge are the weekly SGA senate meetings. Senate meetings are open and students are encouraged to attend.


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