Sep 01

Staff Senate Meeting Minutes 9/1/2016

In attendance: Michelle Branton, Kileene Collins, Jennifer Walker, Moiria Seiber,  Janet Surface,  Grayson Gordon, Alexandra Graham, Bruce Cavitt, Angela Marcak, Othniel Emunah, Jared Cates, Laurie Wall, Jill Stephens, CJ Collins, Sylvia Kuhlmeier, and Scott Schneider

Agenda: Approved

Minutes: Approved

Guest Speaker(s): 

  • Dr. Bennett 
    • Sept. 1 Improv Comedy show at Civic Center 7pm; Staff will be granted 1 free ticket each
    • Grizzly Booster Club memberships available at a discounted rate for staff. $125 includes your family.
    • Volleyball season has kicked off (Record 3-1 from first tourn.)  Sept. 9 first homegame with a BBQ provided by Almost Famous BBQ, prior to the game.  BBQ and Volleyball game are both FREE for all.

President’s Report: Michelle recently met with Ryan Wilson, Staff Senate Chair from Springfield campus. Conversations and researching the possibility of our Staff Senate merging with Springfield as one unified group. More information will be shared in future.

President Elect Report: Not present, no report

Secretary Report: No report given

Treasurer Report: $558.64

Department/Committee Reports/Updates: 

  • Student Life
    • Welcome back picnic had over 300 participants
    • SGA cabinet members have been chosen; Meetings are every Thursday in Melton 211 at 4pm
    • New game ticket program and Jared has the student tickets printed for distribution
    • Sept. 20 Blood Drive 12pm-5pm
    • Oct. 11 Student Leaders/Honors Ice Cream Social from 5:30pm-7pm at the Richard’s House
  • Career Development
    • Volunteer Opportunity: Oct. 8 Ozarks Buddy Walk; Contact Moiria Seiber for more information
    • Revision of Staff Senate Mission Statement was shared. Watch your email for the opportunity to vote on approval of the revision.
  • Hass-Darr Update
    • September 9 & 10 revised dates for current post office to vacate 

Old Business: Revision of Staff Senate Mission Statement is tabled until decision is made regarding the merge with Springfield Staff Senate

New Business: Meeting day and time will remain the first Thursday of every month in Lybyer 104-104 at 10:30am

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Aug 11

Staff Senate Meeting Minutes 8/11/2016

In attendance: Michelle Branton, Kileene Collins, Jennifer Walker, Moiria Seiber, Geoffrey Ping, Janet Surface, Tara Hensley, Thora Broyles, Grayson Gordon, Alexandra Graham, Bruce Cavitt, Carrie Steen, Sharath Rongali, Eryn Walters, Chris Popp, Kris Brinkerhoff, and Bill Brown

Welcome new MSU-WP employees: Carrie Steen, Institutional Research and Chris Popp, Grizzly Basketball Head Coach

Agenda: Approved

Minutes: Approved

Guest Speaker(s): 

  • Dr. Bennett 
    • As of Monday, August 8, 2016, enrollment is up approx. 5%.
    • Some positive comments were received from the Safety auditors who visited the West Plains campus last week to evaluate safety and security.  A formal report with recommendations will be forthcoming
    • Safety & Security measures have been and will continue to be taken. 100% of all classrooms on West Plains campus and Mountain Grove campus are now able to be locked from the inside.
      • An instructional video is available on Experts for the locks using an allen key (see link below):

           https://experts.missouristate.edu/display/WP13/Door+Locking

President’s Report: No report given

President Elect Report: Not present, no report

Secretary Report: No report given

Treasurer Report: $558.64

Department/Committee Reports/Updates: 

  • Welcome Week Events (Faculty & Staff invited)
    • August 18 11:30-12:30 Registration & Lunch (Grassy area between Looney Hall and the Garnett Library
    • August 18 1:30-3:00 Spring Dipper Ice Cream Social in Lybyer 104-105
  • Windows 10 updates still in progress 

Old Business

  • Revision of Staff Senate Mission Statement was shared. Watch your email for the opportunity to vote on approval of the revision.

New Business Nothing brought forward

Next meeting: September 1, 2016

 

 

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