January 2008

Staff Advisory Council 

Thursday, January 10, 2008

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
ND Room, LaFortune Center


Present: Mo Marnocha, Laura Gerber, Penny McIntire, Amie Davis, Joy Schosker, Patricia Smith, Marie Revak, 
Sharon Konopka, Frederick Sonneborn, Diana Singleton, Kathy Stopczynski, Joe Wheeler, Kathy Troth, Barb Wadley




Unexcused: John Mackowicz, Janice Owens, Kevin Jones


HR Liaison: John Whelan


  • Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 1:05 p.m. by Patty Smith.


  • Approval of December 13, 2007 Council Minutes

Joy Schosker made a motion to approve the minutes and Amie Davis seconded.


  • Committee Reviews

By-laws Committee

No news.


Parking Appeals

No news.


Election Committee

Ballots for the election are due tomorrow, January 11th.   


Promotions Committee 

Relay for Life will be held April 25 & 26 on South Quad.



              No news.


Webpage Committee 

No news.


Compassion Fund

A decision was made in December to grant a gift of some money for someone who was in need.


IV.         Additional Business


  • Dan Skendzel
    • Dan Skendzel met with John Affleck Graves and Jim Lyphout regarding the changes to the Staff/Faculty Shuttle.    
    • Dan mentioned that access to Mason Center and D6 was important, particularly for the 7:00 a.m. shift. 
    • The recommendation is to use the current buses and open them up to the whole campus rather than exclusively for the Main Building.  A loop of campus will offer opportunities for everyone.
    • The frequency of the loop will move from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes to cover the new stops.
    • SAC discussed with Dan several ways to communicate this to employees.  Ideas included a campus-wide email, posting of the schedule, telling managers, posting on insideND and a possible article in ND Works. 

V.          Adjournment

With no further topics to discuss, Mo Marnocha made a motion to adjourn at 2:09 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Laura Gerber and passed.


Respectfully submitted,


Human Resources