Inside Iowa State
September 11, 1998
P&S Council returns to university club proposal
by Anne Dolan
Professional and Scientific Council members resumed their discussion of a university club at their Sept. 3 meeting. Faculty Senate past president Bill Woodman attended and requested a council resolution that supports a university club proposal spearheaded last year by Woodman and written by an ad hoc planning committee. The proposal was approved by the Faculty Senate and Memorial Union leaders and awaits a decision from President Martin Jischke.
Last spring, the P&S council passed a resolution "not opposing" further study of a university club concept at Iowa State.
Council members expressed concern about the start-up costs of a university club and the funding source, "elitist" perceptions attached to a members-only club, and the viability of a fine-dining option on campus.
The council discussed a motion to support establishment of a university club with the primary purpose of encouraging social interaction among ISU employees. The motion will be voted on at the Oct. 1 meeting.
In other business:
The next council meeting will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in the Memorial Union Pioneer Room. A noon open forum will feature a presentation by members of the ISU safety committee.
- Council president Rob Bowers reported the executive committee members prepared a response for vice presidents Warren Madden and Tom Hill, supporting a food services merger proposed last spring by a consultant team. The proposal is to blend the food operations of the Memorial Union and the Residence Department to more efficiently serve the expectations of students, employees and visitors.
- Vice president for external affairs Murray Blackwelder discussed highlights of the George Washington Carver All- University Celebration this year. A brochure, listing fall semester events, will be mailed to all employees this month. A second brochure, printed in December, will list spring semester events. Blackwelder said the Carver celebration also will include a campus-wide service project (see Habitat story on page 1); a student exchange program with Tuskegee University next spring; and ISU representation next summer at a race relations conference in Memphis.
- Associate provost Ed Lewis reported that the search has reopened for a dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Members of the search committee will begin reviewing applications Sept. 15.
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