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Dickinson State University Staff Senate Minutes August 14, 2008, 2:30 p.m. – Klinefelter Conference Room 107 Members Present: Bonnie Bohlman, Deana Carstens, Christie Chernich, Jay Danbom, Aaron Johansen, Cody Ketterling, Heidi Larson, Chris Meek, Kathleen Meyer, Joshua Nichols, Jacob Siegler, Kelly Steffes, Stacy Wilkinson, Corina Zalesky Members Absent: Jane Fischer, Roberta Kudrna, Lori Wagner, Anthony Willer Call to Order: Meeting was called to order at 2:30 p.m. by President Kelly Steffes Adoption of Agenda: Bonnie Bohlman made a motion to accept the agenda. Cody Ketterling seconded. Approval of Minutes: Christie Chernich made a motion to accept the minutes. Josh Nichols seconded.

COMMITTEE REPORTS Standing Committees: Continuing Education Committee: Christie Chernich reported the committee met on July 28. Christie will work with Joanne Fields in setting up a continuing education opportunity regarding Microsoft Office 2007. Several staff members have asked for this training. The committee set this as priority because Computer Services is installing this version on all computers. In review of the continuing education survey of staff, CPR, conflict resolution, and dealing with change in work and life were selected as topics of interest. Hiring Process of Staff Committee: Bonnie Bohlman reported Human Resources has posted documentation and encouraged all to visit their home page regarding staff hiring process. Emergency Management Preparedness Committee: Deana Carstens reported that Hal Haynes will give an update at fall orientation and letters are being sent with information. A test is scheduled with cabinet. A campus wide drill will be scheduled sometime after that in the fall. Budget Committee: The committee did not meet. Kelly Steffes asked that the committee members meet and choose a chair. Heidi Larson suggested the President’s social take the place of the August social. Old Business: 1. Staff Retiree Status: No report. New Business: 1. Volunteers for President’s Strategic Planning Committee: Christie Chernich reported that Dr. McCallum is asking for two staff senate members to serve on the President’s Strategic Planning Committee. The committee will meet 4 times this fall. The first is a breakfast meeting on Aug. 28, 7:30pm. On September 30 the meeting is scheduled at 5:00pm. Kelly Steffes and Josh Nichols volunteered, pending supervisor approval. Staff Senate Minutes 08-14-08


2. Fall meeting date and time schedule: Due to a conflict Kelly Steffes asked if any members objected to switching the meeting time back to 1:30. Senate agreed to meet the third Thursday of every month at 1:30pm. 3. Campus Senates August Luncheon Report: No report. Campus senates did not meet. 4. Other: Kelly Steffes encouraged all members to be present for the Staff Senate group photo at the next meeting, September 18. 5. Adjournment: Kelly Steffes adjourned the meeting at 2:50 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS 1. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. in Klinefelter Conference Room 107. 2. Congratulations to this month’s Moment of Excellence winner: Johnna Douthit

Respectfully Submitted,

Corina Zalesky ~ Staff Senate Secretary

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