|The CSA council met March 14
at 9 a.m. at the Pangburn Dining Room.
Paulette Palladino, Becky Dovre, Jeanne Hanson, Ellen
Melaragno, Marilyn Luscombe, Gloria Spitler, Ginny
Sunding, Corinne Hansen, Deatta Chapel and Myron
Sullivan. Not present were Margaret Kleinsasser and Linda
President Paulette Palladino called the meeting to
Minutes of the Feb 8, meeting were read and amended to
change the spelling of Cheryl Leahy's name. Minutes were
then approved, motion by Gloria Spitler, second by
Treasurer's report was presented by Marilyn Luscombe.
Safety and Facilities: Becky Dovre reported on
the Feb. 10th meeting. The committee does not
have scheduled meetings, just as the need arises.
Discussion was held on the University's compliance to ADA
standards, and on a resolution presented by the Student
Senate regarding the Dec. 13 vandalism incident, the
status of the investigation, options for additional
security and student awareness. Fire extinguisher
training is in the process of being scheduled and
individual departments will be notified when training
sessions will be available.
Paulette Palladino suggested that safety tips be
included on the website.
Regarding the ADA issue, Paulette Palladino had been
told that all classes, for a student with disabilities,
were being relocated to first floor Jonas because the
elevator in that building was not functioning. Jeanne
Hanson reported that to the knowledge of facilities
services, the elevator was operating properly. A
custodian checks it every day and documents that it is
functioning. If problems occur, instructions are to
notify facilities services as soon as possible so that
repair can be scheduled. Myron Sullivan noted that for
safety issues, it was probably best the student have
classes on first floor anyway.
Strategic Planning: At the Feb. 25 and March 3
meetings discussion was held on a proposed change in the
admission policy relative to ACT scores; the need for a
firmer appeal process; and implementation of additional
programs for internships, cooperative & other
Welcome Baskets: Corinne Hansen
reported she had a list of all new employees since July
1, 1998, and baskets had been delivered to everyone who
had started in 1999 and later. She asked if we should go
back earlier on the list because some people may be
offended they were not
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|welcomed earlier. Discussion
was held and it was determined those employees should
indeed receive baskets but with a humorous explanation
that the welcome committee was in transition, and that a
better late than never welcome was appropriate.
Ellen Melaragno received an e-mail from Cheryl Leahy
that stated the colleges will be making recommendations
for students that meet the CSA scholarship criteria, and
are to have those applications submitted by March 27.
Cheryl indicated we may only receive three applications.
The CSA awards banquet is scheduled for April 28. If all
other deadlines are met, the committee should have time
to make a recommendation to the council for the
Corinne Hansen reported that there are eight welcome
baskets prepared and ready to be delivered when
necessary. The council thanked the committee for their
efforts in keeping this activity ahead of
Gloria Spitler presented a logo design concept to the
council. Jeanne Hanson will contact Paul Kopco to see if
a student in his class would create a logo using this or
another concept as a class project.
It was reported that holding the June 13 meeting
scheduled in the student assistance center is still okay.
Linda Torgerson has resigned her position on the CSA
council. She has been reclassified as an exempt employee
and is not eligible to serve on the council.
Since Deatta Chapel's office has moved to Cook, she
will fill Linda Torgerson's position in that building.
Eligible employees from Wenona Cook and the Young Center
will be contacted by e-mail to see if there is interest
in filling the vacant position. The replacement or
election process will be determined after response has
Linda Torgerson's committee positions on scholarship
and picnic will be filled by Deatta Chappel. Corinne
Hansen will fill the position on the election committee.
Corinne Hansen will also serve on the picnic committee.
Paulette Palladino will contact David Salomon to
schedule an appointment for a yearbook picture for the
council. We will use that picture for the website if
available, or take an additional photo at that time.
The next CSA meeting is set for April 11, at 9 a.m. in
the Pangburn Dining Room.
Recorded by Jeanne Hanson, CSA secretary