August 2021 Campus Updates

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Update Provided By: JaLee Lynnes

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Update Provided By: Laura Fetting

  • DSU Staff Senate’s next meeting is September 1st.
  • Fundraising Committee is planning events to raise funds for the Staff Senate Scholarship and Staff Appreciation opportunities.
  • Employee Development Committee is working on professional development opportunities to bring to campus.

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Update Provided By: Teresa Agnes

  • Mayville State University has been busy welcoming back students! There have been a number of activities including yard games, a street dance, and a drive in movie.
  • President Van Horn gave an address to all faculty and staff.
  • Staff Senate hosted an end of the summer potluck on August 11th.
  • August Monthly Staff Senate meeting – elected VP and Secretary.
  • Planning for Farmer’s Bowl Festivities is in full commence for our “It’s a Big Deal” celebration weekend.

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Update Provided By: Nick Kraft

  • We have finished the remodel of our welding lab just in time for the start of the academic year.
  • We are currently in the final stages of remodel of our school bookstore.
  • We are in the process of selecting nominees for the Presidential Selection Committee, to find the replacement for our president after his retirement this December. We have nominated Leslie Shirek and me, as we are the Staff Senate President and VP, in the hopes that Staff Senate will have some direct representation in the selection process.

Update Provided By: Al Bernardo

  • No update. NDSU Staff Senate did not meet in August.

Update Provided By: Paula Cox

  • Senate leadership held its monthly meeting with UND Pres. Armacost. 
  • Community Relations Committee continues to run Jeans Give Back every Friday, donating to local nonprofits. 
  • Events: Coffee with Kathy starts again on September 22, in the Memorial Union. Potato Bowl Parade Staff Senate representation with a vehicle and senators. Staff Recognition with Night employee breakfast, pie social and staff luncheon towards the end of September. Looking into the future: 31 Days of Glory start selling mid-October.
  • Continuing to discuss a variety of tuition waiver benefit questions, increasingly a big issue to tackle. 
  • Seeds for Staff Success applications have been received and will be awarded.
  • Continue with the Monthly UShine awards.
  • Senate finishing up its 2021-22 budget process.
  • Exploring partnership with UND’s Shared Service Center for financial matters
  • Exploring establishing an endowment with UND Alumni Association & Foundation to grow Seeds for Staff Success funds and to better benefit staff professional development.
  • Assigning staffers to various University Senate committees.

Update Provided By: Kelsie Carter

  • Welcomed our new members to staff senate.
  • We had a hot dog lunch and lawn-game day (afternoon) for our staff before the semester started.
  • Our staff also welcomed our new staff employees with t-shirts.
  • Our broadband meetings are scheduled at the end of the semester.

Update Provided By: Kristina Kitchens

  • No updates.

Updates Provided By: Ramona Breuer

  • CTSO Staff Senate did not meet in August.
  • Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 8th.