Feb 04

Staff Senate Meeting Minutes 2/4/16

In attendance: Kileene Collins,  Jennifer Walker,  Mary Kellum, Jared Cates,  Karla Bean, Sylvia Kuhlmeier, Bronwen Madden, Naomi Minahan, Laurie Wall, Joe Kammerer, and Jill Stephens

I. Updates

Chancellor:

  • BOG meeting in Springfield Feb. 6; New board chair, Peter Hofer will attend some West Plains events.

Minutes: Last month’s minutes approved.

Treasurer’s Report: $658.64

Administrative Council:

  • A reminder that conversations can legally be recorded. Be mindful of what you say and to whom.

II. Departmental Updates

Development (Joe Kammerer):

  • True Blue Auction – April 8. Tickets can be purchased through the Development office at a reduced price $20/person, limit 2 per faculty & staff; Inter-Departmental contest proceeds to benefit Hass-Darr Hall.

SBTDC (Bronwen Madden):

  • Introduced her new assistant, Naomi Minahan
  • FEB 27 Craft Entrepreneurship (5-part training series – must attend all 5 classes) Saturday, February 27, March 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST) – No Cost to Attend Location: MSU-WP Campus, Lybyer Technology Center, 605 West Main Street, West Plains, MO 65775
    MAR 15 Agribusiness Marketing Forum – National Agriculture Day
    Wednesday, March 15, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CDT) – No Cost to Attend Location: West Plains Civic Center, 110 Saint Louis Street, West Plains, MO 65775

TRiO (Mary Kellum):

  • Accepting student applications; First generation, low income and/or disabled.
  • Search is ongoing for an Academic Specialist – deadline for apps Feb. 12

Career Development Center (Jared Cates):

  • Career Passport Program – students sign up at TRiO or Career Development. Contact Kathy Mann 255-7926 or Jared 255-7230 for more information.

Garnett Library (Sylvia Kuhlmeier):

  • Donation of historical DVD’s and books were received
  • Friends of the Garnett Library luncheon Friday, Feb. 12; Ana Estrella and Joseph Rugutt will be the speakers.

University Community Programs (Jennifer Moore):

  • All full-time and part-time faculty and staff now have access to one ticket for each University/Community Programs theater event. The ticket is available on a first-come first-serve basis at the West Plains Civic Center Box Office upon showing the employee BearPass ID. The ticket can and should be obtained prior to the day of the event.
  • Feb. 25 events:
    • Understanding Syria: A War Doctor’s Memoir – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM,
      West Plains Civic Center Theater
    • Central Asia & Mideast Fashion Show, Reception – 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM,
      Civic Center Lobby
    • February Film Series: The Kite Runner – 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
      Civic Center Theater

III. Old Business

Chili Cook-Off: Thanks to Grayson Gordon, his family, and Karla Bean

Intruder Training: 45 in attendance

Volunteer Opportunities: 

  • Home Show, March 4 & 5. Contact Jared to volunteer

IV. New Business

  • Nominations sought for Granville Vaughn Founder’s Award; Watch for an email with an opportunity to submit your vote on a nominee.
  • Nominations sought for Staff Excellence in Public Affairs Award; Watch for an email with an opportunity to submit your vote on a nominee.
  • Nominations sought for Honorary Degree recipient; Laurel Thompson will be the nomination from Staff Senate.
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Feb 02

Staff Senate Agenda February 4, 2016

I  Updates

Chancellor

Minutes

Treasurer

Administrative Council

II Departmental Updates

Development-Annual Auction

Additional Updates

III  Old Business

Chili Cook-off  Thank you to  Grayson, his family, and Karla Bean

Intruder Training-45 in attendance

Volunteer with Habitat

IV  New Business

Granville Vaughn Founder’s Award Nomination from Staff

Staff Excellence in Public Affairs Nomination from Staff

V Open Discussion

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