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Minutes for February 4, 2004

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  • Meeting Minutes - February 4, 2004

    Pledge of Allegiance
    Roll Call
    Senators present: Jana Atkins, Lovilla Cochran, Alisa Dollar, Kerri Ford, Eddie Ramirez, Evelyn Armstrong, Jake Syma, Dawn Moreno, Doug Crocket, Chance Dragich, Michael Hurlow, Bryan Carson, Jeff Foxhoven, Ken Gassiot, Brent Guinn, Scott Hall, Gene Bals, Patrick Hancock, Judy Hunter, Carolyn Kennedy, Susan Kitten, Sheri Lewis, Pat McConnel, Bill McDonald, Richard Verrone, Maurice Welch, Everne Williams, Jeff Burns, Nick Chavez, Gerald Cunningham, Maria Vasquez, Estella Barron, Robin Cooper, Gary Johnson, Carol Ann Stanley, Tim Wolf
    Senators absent: Louisa Arriaga, Suzanne Bowen, Sandy Gellner, Diane Reid, Judy Tiner, Scott Rubino, Camille Chen, Maria Fernandez, Terry Moore, David Naugher, Jeanne Jasper, Guadalupe Luna, Larry Rocha, Tim Segura

    Motion made to accept the December minutes by Richard Verrone, seconded by Patrick Hancock – motion passed
    Motion made to accept the January minutes as corrected by Sheri Lewis, seconded by Judy Hunter – motion passed

    Treasurer's Report
    Motion made to accept the report by Gary Johnson, seconded by Carol Ann Stanley – motion passed

    Communications and PR – Sheri Lewis
    Next meeting is February 11, 2004 at 10:00am Student Media Center
    February 18, 2004 , 3:00pm – 4:30pm Meet and Greet – location To Be Announced

    Scholarship – Robin Cooper
    60 applications were received
    The first three recipients are: Irene Burger, Margie Collins, Jennifer Plantier

    Portal Channel Technology – Kay Whyburn and Vickie Gustafson
    A survey was issued to the attending Senate members requesting suggestions and input for use in the enhancement of the University Portal. TTU services that could be seen in the portal include : course registration, financial aid information, budget information, sports information, TTU sponsored entertainment information, University calendar, housing and dining information/registration, tech express balances/ information, student organization information, staff organization information, faculty organization information, course/degree advising information, TechFIM balances, University Daily headlines, campus webcams, vacation/sick leave balances, and email. General services that could be seen in the portal include: weather, local news, local entertainment information, stocks, movie listings, and TV listings.
    If you would like to make a suggestion you may email Vickie Gustafson at vickie.gustafson@ttu.edu by February 27, 2004 .

    President's Report
    Letter from Max Hinojosa – thanking the Staff Senate for coming together in support of the David Naugher family

    Childcare – Due to budget shortfalls this item is not currently on the priority list

    New Business and Issues
    Russell Crosby is leaving Texas Tech moving to the City of Lubbock – Jeff Burns will replace him on the Executive Board
    Camille Chen will be leaving to attend graduate school – Sandy Ellis will replace her on the Staff Senate
    General elections will take place in April. 15 senators will be leaving: 4 Clerical, 2 Crafts and Trade, 2 Executive, 4 Professional, 2 Service and 1 Technical/Paraprofessional
    A motion was made by Doug Crocket that the attendance rules be waived for David Naugher, seconded by Bill McDonald – motion passed unanimously.

    Motion made to adjourn by Gary Johnson, seconded by Maurice Welch – motion passed


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