May 26, 2005
meeting was held in 161 Brehm Lab. Joyce Howes, USAC Chair called the
meeting to order
The next meeting of USAC will be held Thursday, June 30 in 161 Brehm
Joyce Howes, College of Science
Edwin Mayes, University College
Jill Oroszi, Nursing
Curt Pederson, Psychology
Roderick Perry, Athletics
Mike Reynolds, College of Science
Jen Rice, Admissions
John Scheidler, School of Medicine
Marianne Shreck, Research and Sponsored Programs
Gary Sutton, Bursar/Student Loan Collection
Lenora Sykes, Payroll
Chris Watson, University Libraries
Susan Wehmeyer, University Libraries
Susan Yeoman, College of Science
Rick Zech, Budget Planning
The Athletics Council met on 4/29/05. There was no March
1. Judy Chivers distributed the W05 Grade Report. For the quarter, the
student-athletes' GPA was 3.041. University wide, it was 2.963.
Cumulative for the AY, student-athletes are at 2.977 and the rest of the
student body is 2.910. Women's Swimming & Diving topped the team
rankings for W05 with a 3.491. Cumulative, the Women's Cross Country team
is at 3.348, followed closely by the Men's team at 3.341 and Women's
Swimming & Diving with a 3.334 so far for the year.
2. Judy also presented information on the NCAA's new Academic Progress
Report (APR) criteria for Division I schools. Using a formula of
eligibility, retention, and graduation rates, teams are assigned an APR
number. Based on that number and associated confidence intervals,
scholarships can be retained or lost.
3. Guidelines for 5th year grants for athletes were distributed. The
goal is to assist financially, selected student-athletes who have
exhausted their athletic eligibility but have not completed academic
requirements to work professionally in their major.
4. In the Athletic Director's report, Dr. Cusack talked about the status
of the various coaching searches, performance of the spring sports teams,
and a construction update on the Pavilion.
5. Upcoming events include the annual Academic & Athletic Banquet
honoring WSU's student-athletes and coaches on 6/5 at the Hope Hotel.
Tickets are $15. A buffet lunch at 1:30 starts the program.
6. The next AC meeting is Friday morning, 5/27, from 8 to 9:45 followed
by a "hard hat" tour of the Pavilion.
Working on appeals process and parking policies
Rec and Wellness
University Dining Services
Minutes for April 21, 2005
Attendees: Diana Atkins, Dan Bertsos, Pam Daniels, Jackie Eschen,
Mike Gessner, Art Neff, Jamie Norris, Ron Ralston, Gloria Sickles, and
Minutes from March meeting were approved.
1. Pepsi/Sierra Mist Tasting
This event is a nationwide promotion for Pepsi. It is done
every year on the quad.
2. Steak Night
Steak Night was April 13 and, as always, a success. In an hour and half
there were 180 steak dinners sold compared to 140 steaks last month. This
shows the event is popular. Ron said there were spouses of the staff that
came to the dinner.
3. Etiquette Luncheon
Ron conducted an Etiquette Luncheon for the Black Bilingual Culture last
Saturday. On April 22, he will be at the Junior Leadership of Dayton. It
entails the proper way to set a dinner table and etiquette regarding the
use of silver and china. Many students have never had the opportunity to
learn these skills. There is no charge for this service except $.85 for
the pamphlets. Ron said it is very well received and he would be happy to
hold a class anytime.
4. OACUBO Annual Meeting
The annual meeting for the OACUBO (Ohio Association of College and
University Business Officers) is being hosted here at Wright State. There
will be a formal dinner on Sunday, April 24 and meetings on Monday, April
25 and Tuesday, April 26. The Sodexho regional office is sponsoring the
formal dinner event.
5. Java ‘n Jazz Series
Maggie Green entertained on April 20 and was a success. They ran out of
coffee mugs in an hour. David Simpson will be here on May 18.
6. Pepsi Day
Pepsi Day will be May 18 this year. It will be on the Quad
from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
7. Caring Cans
This is Sodexho’s Stop Hunger Campaign. Last year they gave 1,100 lbs of
cans to the Dayton Emergency Fund. The managers of Sodexho also help by
volunteering to clean or cook at the soup kitchen. This year they are
going to help pack the food for distribution.
8. New Specials
The Chef’s Kitchen in the Union Market is now offering two chicken egg
rolls for $2.99 and two hot dogs for $1.09. Both promotions have been a
success. The first week there were 400 hot dogs sold. Also Sushi has
come to Wright State. A California roll that is fully cooked is
prepackaged in the “Good to Go” section of the Hangar and Union Market.
The Landing Strip is also offering them. Shrimp is the best seller at
9. Board Plan Program (2005-2006)
Art and Matt Filipic met with the Student Government regarding the Campus
Board Plan for next fall. The University sold tax exempt bonds for the
building of the Union Market. It was refinanced with a good rate but the
length of time for the loan is shorter. The Union Market is not as
profitable as projected. The tuition is fund is being used to support
Dining Services. This is not appropriate creating the need to raise the
Board Plan. Wright State remains the lowest food board plan in the state
regardless of the fact the plan increases $100 next year.
10. Comments and Discussions
1. Mike asked if the faculty will be paying into a quarterly plan
with a fee for Dining Services. He asked how much will the price of food
increase. It was stated approximately 3%.
2. Mike also asked if the food plan cost go up, will the food
prices go up too. Art said we are going to take a hard look at prices. A
few may go up but we will try to maintain or lower prices where possible.
3. Art said Ira Simon, a consultant in food services, has been
asked to come to campus to help with the options to increase revenues and
reduce expenses of our food contractor.
4. It was suggested having a Fish Fry in the place of Steak
Night. It would be a great change of pace.
5. Jackie asked if Dining Services to donate ice for a competition
between the colleges. It will be held May 20 from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Ron said he would be happy to get that for them.
6. The next meeting in May will be the last Dining Services
Advisory Committee meeting for this year.
7. The Hangar will be open this summer for an “all you care to
take” similar to past years. The menu will be the same as the Summer Camp
students’ meals. The prices are: Breakfast, $5.40; Lunch, $6.95; and
Dinner, $8.15 for WSU faculty and staff.
Next Meeting: May 19, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. in Room E157A Student Union
University Diversity Advisory Council
WSU Staff Council
Summary of Budget report by Keith Ralston
Reserves are growing
Tuition still low
Will be some type of raise
Staff Development Day
Each Council has three representatives on the Staff
Development Day council. Need to get plans in motion for next event.
Final discussions are underway
Optimistic that new plan will include Premier Network
Cost estimates came in much lower than expected
Premier/UHC signed 5 year agreement
Will have an open enrollment in June for new coverage then
second in December to get back on normal schedule
Moving ahead slowly
Two sample job families are being reviewed
If the job families reviews go well, then they will move
forward with more action
Will not be done in July but will release a new timeline soon
30 reviews submitted
deadline to submit June 30, 2005
some things may change
informal process-email, memo giving more description of job
duties, changes in place by July 1
Hope to put in place with payroll August 1
Working on a plan so no one is financially disadvantaged
About 20 nominees in each constituency
Election ballots will go out next week
4-5 in Academic have agreed to run, 3 in Academic Support have agreed to
New members will be introduced at the June Meeting
Early Retirement Issues
In WSU Staff Council meeting—told there will be no early
Two faculty proposals are out there for faculty only buyouts