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January 13, 2016

Summary of the Committee's regular monthly meeting.

Present

L. Abersold, C. Boring, J. Cingel, A. Clark, M. Fultz, J. Garrison, W. Harter, 
T. Heikes, L. Hough, T. Ingram, J. Klaue, A. Kocher, A. Maney, K. Pletcher, 
M. Reightler

Staff Retreat

Staff Retreat will most likely be scheduled for May 19th.  The Ag Arena has been booked for us and this will be the site of our luncheon.

The cost to use the Arboretum will be $400.00.  The cost is increased because we are serving food.

Discussions about whether to present the annual college staff awards at the luncheon or at the end of the day with ice cream. 

Session ideas were discussed.  We may have to limit the number of session participants based on the location of the session.

  • Barns
  • Farm
  • Arboretum
  • Greenhouses
  • Flower arranging
  • Entomology museum
  • Creamery tours
  • Meats lab

Due to the cost of the Arboretum, the group discussed ending the day at a central location on campus with ice cream.  This would allow retreat participants to be closer to their cars at the end of the day.

The group discussed different ideas and suggestions on how to keep people engaged at the end of the day.

Call to Committee & Units

LaTrisha asked everyone to be thinking of session ideas.  Encouraged all to go back to their departments to see what may be a topic of interest for the retreat.

Future Meetings

  • February 10 (2:00 p.m., 324 ASI)
  • March 16 (2:00 p.m., 324 ASI) Quarterly Committee Meeting with the Dean
  • April 13 (2:00 p.m., 324 ASI)