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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.

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