Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

SUB 233

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Waded Cruzado Daniel Adams Kenning Arlitsch Kregg Aytes Michael Babcock Charles Boyer
Matt Caires Kylar Clifton Leon Costello Tracy Ellig Chris Fastnow Brett Gunnink
Alison Harmon Cathy Hasenpflug Maggie Hayes Robert Hawks Bob Hietala Karlene Hoo
James Joyce Chris Kearns Greg Kegel Ron Larsen Ilse-Mari Lee Terry Leist
Shelley McKamey Bob Mokwa Chris Murray Kim Obbink Ramie Pederson Kellie Peterson
Renee Reijo Pera Nicol Rae Jyl Shaffer Sarah Shannon Jerry Sheehan Royce Smith
Dan Stevenson Cody Stone James Tobin Susan Wolff    
  • Call to Order
    Provost Bob Mokwa
    • Provost Bob Mokwa called the meeting to order at 8:32 AM. Provost Mokwa thanked the group and shared that he will be chairing the meeting for President Cruzado, as she is meeting with NWCCU in Seattle today regarding MSU's accreditation. Provost Mokwa shared details of the 125th Anniversary, which will kick off at Noon on Friday, February 16th and will continue through Saturday, February 17th.
  • Approval of Minutes for December 6th, 2017
    • Royce Smith moved to approve the minutes; Sarah Shannon seconded and the minutes were approved unanimously.
  • University Wide Information/ Announcements
    • See announcements above.
  • Old Items
    • New Space Managment Policy
      John How, Space Planning Manager
      • First reading took place on December 6th, 2017; John How shared the proposed updates to the policy that were provided by the public over the past thirty days. Provost Mokwa thanked John for his efforts in coordinating this policy. Brett Gunnink moved to vote on the policy; Terry Leist seconded. Pollicy passed unanimously.
    • Sports Facilities Policy Manual
      Kellie Peterson, Legal Counsel
      • There were no comments ove the last thirty days, thus Kellie Peterson recommended that we approve as is drafted. Chris Fastnow moved to approve the policy; Terry Leist seconded. Matt thanked Melanie Stocks for stewarding this policy. Policy approved unanimously.
  • Informational Items
    • Knowing Your MSU: Center for Biofilm Engineering (CBE)
      Matthew Fields, Director, Center for Biofilm Engineering and Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
      • Matthew fields thanked Provost Mokwa and President Cruzado for inviting him to speak at University Council. CBE was established in 1990. They have many research projects currently taking place. Their research aligns with MSU via healthcare, engineering, precision agriculture and energy and environment. Money and space are the Center's largest challenges.
  • Public Comment
    • Senator Bob Hawks shared a few words. There was no other public comment offered.
  • Updates
    • Each member of the Council provided an update regarding his or her department.

Note: The next University Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 7th, 2018.