Outreach and Engagement Council

Minutes:  Tuesday, August 2, 2016

 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

EPS 128

 Kim Obbink, Michael Fox, Kitty Saylor, Kregg Aytes, Carmen McSpadden, Mandy St. Aubyn, Becky Mahurin, Cody Stone, Suzi Taylor


Call to order

Old Business

O&E Awards

Julie Heard called meeting to talk about award changes.

Proposing changing spring convocation to only faculty awards.

Many council members had concerns about this.

Will continue to use online nomination form.

If this happens what would we do about our award?

Most council members agreed that we need to continue to award a staff member. Possible suggestions included finding a different award ceremony, fighting to keep it at spring convocation, and/or celebrating at outreach event.

Discussion on the award specifics

Announcement will go out middle Sept. Deadline is mid Oct.

Is CV necessary? Do we use it?

It was decided to not require it this year.

Separate out staff and faculty – a couple ways were discussed. Kim O. will follow up with Julie H. to see what is possible.

Outreach Event

October 26, 2016, 3-5 p.m. in Leigh Lounge – mark your calendars

Limit to seed grant winners and their partners

Discussed budget

Will ask for funds from leadership

If they do not come through, then we will pursue sponsorships


Kim will introduce president and talk about council

Seed grant awardees will set up posters

Open forum – no set program besides introduction.


Save the date MSU Today


Special invitations to specific people

Committee has intentional invite list

Need to come up with name

Bring suggestions to next meeting

Carnegie Classification update

Awarded in 2010

Renewal process will be announced in January of 2018

May-July of 2018 we will request app and pay $

April 15, 2019 application due

New Business

Information Items

Next Meeting

Sept. 6th, 2016