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SAC Minutes January 11 2012

SAC Minutes January 11 2012

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Minutes of the University of Denver Staff Advisory Council January 2012 meeting
Minutes of the University of Denver Staff Advisory Council January 2012 meeting

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SAC Minutes Page 1
MINUTES
January 11, 2012Executive CommitteeSaskia Sawyer, President, Saskia.sawyer@du.edu,x12704 Ashley Beaudry, Vice-President, Ashley.beaudry@du.edu,x16068 Katherine Aliaga, Treasurer,kaliaga@du.edu, x13284Jordan Ames, Webmaster,  jordan.ames@du.edu,x12781 Lisa Cox, Secretary, lisa.cox@du.edu , x12366 Nicky Bruckhart, Past President, nbruckha@du.edu,x14241 Members in attendance:
Ashley Beaudry, The Women’s College
 Nicky Bruckhart, Athletics and RecreationAnne Gross, AdmissionTherese Mathis, AHSS/Languages and LiteratureSaskia Sawyer, University AdvancementJordan Ames, University CommunicationsDavid Rossi, GSSWKelly Raeburn, Natural Science MathmaticsLynne Briggs, University AdvancementKeri Grundstein, College of LawKathy Aliaga, Facilities ManagementCatherine Dixon, Inst. Research and AnalysisNick Chabot-Olsen, RegistrarBecky Gonzalez, Student Financial AffairsDon Hower, Facilities ManagementCindy Koch, Daniels College of BusinessMichelle Kyner, Penrose LibraryKen Pinnock, Human ResourcesSteve Rundle, University CollegeCarrie Shrader, AHSS/Social ScienceThe meeting was called to order.1)
 
Introduction of the Council Members.2)
 
Guest speakers:a)
 
Ty Mills, Campus Safetyi)
 
Ty came to talk to SAC about Campus Safety, RAD and CINS.(1)
 
Safety on campus: The person that is attacking women on High Street is being called the
“Pioneer Pincher”. Crime Alerts have been sent via email. This is being brought up today
 
 
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because this person seems to hit about every 30 days, this is the timeframe of whensomeone is attacked. A description of this person is on the Campus Safety website.(2)
 
Make sure offices are locked and secured. Do not leave keys on desk. If you have purses,briefcases make sure they are out of site and in a drawer or file cabinet.(3)
 
When leaving the office make sure that you are always aware of your surroundings,always stay alert. When walking out to your car have your keys ready. Always
have”What if’s” in mind think about scen
arios that can possibly happen.(4)
 
R.A.D is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. TheR.A.D. system is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness,prevention, risk reductions and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense. This is a 12 hour course; hours are flexible, but you have to completethree, four hour sessions. The last four hour session is a simulation where you get the
chance to demonstrate what you have learned. It’s fun
and it helps build your self-confidence. If your ever in a situation you will have the tools to help yourself in anysituation. The class fee is $25 per person.b)
 
Kelly Raeburn, Daffodil daysi)
 
Kelly wanted to inform SAC about the American Cancer Society (ASC) Daffodil DaysProgram. Kelly lost her mother to breast cancer in 2009. ASC gave her mother a grant for anemergency mammogram and important resources from their Denver office, giving her 5more precious years with her family. Kelly participates in this fundraiser every year to honor
her mother’s memory and to help others who need the valuable assistance that ACS provides.
The money that is raised stays here in Denver to helping people fight cancer in ourcommunity. You can show your support by ordering flowers from $10-$25 with a teddy bear.You can also make anonymous donations through February 17
th
. Kelly will be deliveringflowers the first week of March
. There is also a link to Kelly’s personal page to view her 
personal story and fundraising goals. http://main.acsevents.org/goto/kraeburn.  c)
 
December meeting minutes were approved.d)
 
Committee reports:i)
 
Events(1)
 
Coat Drive: The coat drive will be from January 16
th
-30
th
. Collection date will be onJanuary 31
st
or February 1
st
. An email blast will be sent out with the flyer that has datesand location of collection bins.(2)
 
Task Force: Working on Professional Development will be focusing on finding a way tolimit redundancy.(3)
 
Outreach Committee: Was at the new employee orientation. Cindy Koch asked if wecould get a list of new employees for each department so that we know who is new in thatdepartment. Kelly Raeburn suggested we add new employee names on the SAC websiteas a welcoming to DU. Cindy talked to Kelly at Student Life about having staff andfaculty participate in the chili cook off on February 8
th
, it will be at the Fritz KnoebelSchool. If anyone is interested please email Cindy Koch. Staff and faculty are welcome tothe Winter Carnival which is February 3
rd
-9
th
.e)
 
Departmental Announcements
 
 
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i)
 
Athletics: As of January 1
st
DU are owners of the Highlands Ranch Golf Course. The facilityis open year round. The Moore family donated the facility to DU. In the future everyone willhave access to the facility more detail will come out later in February. Contact for the facilityis Stu Hasall, who is running main operations.ii)
 
Women’s College: All positions have been filled. It had been two years that they have had
vacant positions.iii)
 
Student Financial Services: are knee deep in billing and colleting payments. Late fall the latefee was increased to $75. Students have 30 days before late fees are accessed.iv)
 
Registrar’s Office: has projects going on at University Hall with the main floor renovations.
They are busy with the 1
st
2 weeks of quarter and students changing classes.v)
 
University Communications: As of Monday, January 9
th
the department has changed theirname to the Division of Marketing and Communications. The department will focus onmarketing, branding and communications outside and within each academic and non-academic units across campus. The department will bring in new staff. An internal websitewill be going out for faculty and staff. There will be a new webCentral which will only bereserved for health and important issues on campus.vi)
 
University Advancement: End of year gifts have been booked.vii)
 
Law School: Today is the official first day of law school.viii)
 
Penrose Library: Law library catalogs will merge with Penrose. The facility will still beseparate.ix)
 
Admissions: Have submitted acceptance letters. Going through 2
nd
round of applications.x)
 
University College: No announcementsxi)
 
GSSW: Next week hosting special events for Martin Luther King Day, this event is onlyopen by RSVP because of security issues and seating capacity.xii)
 
AHSS: There is an appointed Student Advisory council will serve one the board.xiii)
 
DCB: Exclusive excellence case competition starting, call will go out in 2 weeks. Differentschools get involved with creating a solution for inclusive excellence for companies. TheFritz Knoebel will have a guest chef, press release on Monday, January, 16
th
.xiv)
 
University Chaplin: Spent the last year restructuring the division and is now restructured.xv)
 
Facilities: Is busy keeping everyone warm and cleaning snowxvi)
 
AHSS: Arianna will not be serving this quarter; Therese Mathis will take her place unlesssomeone else wants to be in her place. There is also a Director of Budget and Planningposition open from Patsy Hernandez leaving and a Graduate Student Service Representativeposition available, please apply online. Julie Alvarez author coming in spring. Book clubstarted and is open to everyone. Please go to AHSS website to see who will be coming tospeak in April or May.xvii)
 
Institutional Research and Analysis: Implemented systems
 – 
online course evaluationsxviii)
 
Geography has an interim Dean for Academic unit.xix)
 
NSM : Tristy from the bookstore is the new Budget Director.xx)
 
HR: Sunday is the Faculty/Staff Appreciation event with a basketball game. You can bringfamily and friends. Please RSVP online. Also working on health and retirement plan, Startingliaison roundtable session, this will not replace the HR liaison meetings.f)
 
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