Dec. 10, 2009

Winter storm stalls senate

by Erin Rosacker

The Dec. 8 Faculty Senate meeting fell victim to a winter storm, postponing senate business until it meets again in January. In an e-mail sent to senators, president Arnold van der Valk said the senate's executive board is authorized to vote on the fall graduation list, which requires approval before the next senate meeting.

Items postponed until Jan. 19 include motions to:

  • Change the names of two undergraduate majors: apparel, merchandising, design and production (to apparel, merchandising and design); and hotel, restaurant and institution management (to hospitality management)
  • Change the names of two graduate majors: textiles and clothing (to apparel, merchandising and design); and foodservice and lodging management (to hospitality management)
  • Merge two undergraduate majors (logistics and supply chain management; and operations and supply chain management) to form one supply chain management major