Sep 07

Staff Senate September 2017 Agenda

Staff Senate Meeting Agenda

September 7, 2017

10:30 AM in Cass Hall Conference Room

  1. Sign-in
  2. Welcome new full time MSU-WP employees
  3. Call To Order
      1.  Approval of Agenda
      2. Approval of Minutes (August 3, 2017)
  1. President Report (Laurie Wall)

Staff Senate Mission Statement:

The Staff Senate serves as a liaison to administration as an advocate for staff welfare and productivity, in conjunction with the University’s mission, to support, improve, innovate and promote academic excellence.

University Mission Statement:

Missouri State University-West Plains empowers students to achieve personal success and to enrich their local and global communities. As a two-year public institution, we provide accessible, affordable, and quality educational opportunities.

  1. Administrative Council Report
    1. President Elect Report- Bruce Cavitt
  2. Secretary Report (Kileene Collins)
  3. Treasurer Report (Jennifer Walker)
  4. Department/Committee Reports/Updates/Discussion
    1. t-shirts for staff senate Laurie Wall
    2. Diversity Activity Grayson Gordon
    3. Reverse Evaluation Jared Cates
    4. Chili Cook off (October) Mary Kellum
    5. Lee Denim Days (October) Jennifer Walker
  5. Announcements
    1. Citizen Scholar nominations are due by Sept. 14
    2. State of the University Address Comments
    3. MSU Benefits Fair on Oct. 11 at 11am in Lybyer 104-105


  1. Adjournment

October 5

November 2

December 7


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Aug 24

Staff Senate Meeting Minutes Aug 3, 2017

In Attendance: Jennifer Walker, Jared Cates, Grayson Gordon, Terri Combs, Christina Kerley, Bruce Cavitt, Sydney McBride, Stanley Mugeki, and Laurie Wall

Approval of Agenda: Motion to approve; Motion carried

Approval of Minutes:  Motion to approve; Motion carried

President’s Report (Laurie Wall): Given by Bruce Cavitt

  • Administrative Council Report
    • Aug 30 State of the University Address 12:30 M112
    • Oct 11 Benefits Fair
    • Hass-Darr Hall progressing

Secretary’s Report (Kileene Collins): Not present

Treasurer’s Report (Jennifer Walker): $817.64 + HURTS Donuts money raised

Department/Committee Reports/Updates/Discussion:

       Staff Senate Shirts: Aug 11 Deadline to order

       Reverse Evaluation: New form presented. Discussed & moved to have a committee to review

       Welcome Week: Jared explained the activities planned

Habitat Build:  Saturday, Aug 5

Move-in Day: Aug 19



  1. Diversity Training for Staff and Faculty on Aug 17; two sessions 9-12 or 1:30-4:30 in M112 (Mandatory)
  2. GoCat Open House Aug 10 5:30-7:30 (drop-in)
  3. Booster Club season memberships are available to faculty & staff for $250
  4. Citizen Scholar nominations are due by Sept 14; Casey Buehler was discussed
  5. Per Course workshop Aug 8 5:30-7:30
  6. Director of IT, Basketball Assistant Coach and Part-time Custodian are open positions
  7. HURTS Donuts fund raiser brought in $237.60

Next meeting is September 7

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