University Center Advisory Board
December 2, 2004
11:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Members present: Jeff Davis, Laura Eurich, Gayla Gallegos, Dawn House, Ed Hughes, Ben Martin, Anthony Martinez, Teresa Rudd, Jessica Wood
Members absent: Carmen Abeyta, Michelle Leyvas, Robert Wonnett, Dawn Weathers, Mary Yates
Guest: Larissa Bonnet
Jeff Davis opened the meeting at 11:13 a.m. A meeting agenda, the November 4, 2004 meeting minutes, and the Sodexho October Report were distributed.
Approval of minutes from November 4, 2004. Teresa Rudd motioned to approve and Jessica Wood seconded the motion. Minutes approved.
Student Athletic Bulletin Board. Jeff noted that Sarah Cartwright with Athletics asked if SAAC (Student Athletic Advisory Committee) could place a bulletin board on the wall outside the gym for posting of their activities and events. Jeff noted that this would set precedence for specific organizations and clubs to have bulleting boards and there was not enough wall space in the University Center for this. Ed Hughes noted that the SAAC mission is to be a liaison for Athletics and the community and that this bulletin board would let the campus and community know of activities and events. Jeff an easel could be placed on the second level of the University Center for upcoming SAAC activities and events until the LCD screens are installed in the University Center. Teresa suggested that SAAC work with student clubs and organizations to assist with promoting activities and events for the campus and the community.
LCD Project. Jeff noted that the equipment bid was going out today for the LCD project. He noted that Larissa Bonnet is arranging Digital Signage Software demonstrations to be compared. Jeff noted that the software would allow individual departments, clubs, organizations to submit items with a password, but that the University Center would review the item for approval and scheduling the time slot. Jeff noted that the Residence Hall dining is installing MTV-U with screens, so the University Hall installation of the LCD project might be considered before placement in the Residence Hall. The switch will be able to take 4 additional screens and will allow for DVD, Video CD, VHS, and Cable. Ed asked how the individual screens cam be programmed and Larissa noted that a CPU is all that is needed at the individual screen sites. Jeff noted that the Judicial Board, clubs such as Snowriders, and Athletics have already expressed interest in posting video clips.
Bookstore. Anthony Martinez reported that book buyback is scheduled for 12/10-18/04. He noted that the Spring 05 book orders are coming in soon, so please do not park in the bookstore dock delivery area. The bookstore is looking at sharing the Virtual Bookstore space with clubs and organizations.
Athletics. Jessica Wood noted that Mens and Womens Cross Country were 8th -Mens and 11th -Womens in the nation. Volleyball made it to the playoffs and that two athletes were nominated as All Conference. Basketball beat Grand Canyon last night. Ed Hughes noted that SAAC has been working with Public Safety and the SYDNE Project for alcohol awareness. He noted that trash is being left on the 4th floor of the University Center in front of the Athletics cage. Jeff noted that he has spoken to custodial and Facility Services about the accumulation of excess trash in the past couple of months. Jeff stated that several gym lights are out and he has arranged for the lift to change these. Ed announced that Boomer is the Grand Marshall of the Festival of Lights Parade.
ROAR. Mary Yates noted that a reception for students completing the Leadership Training Series is being held in University Center room 303 today. Seventy students are being recognized. Mary noted that the student clubs and organizations are growing and that Snowriders has about 50 people signed up for a Jackson Hole Wyoming ski trip.
Teresa noted that 83 people attended the Phi Chi Terrorism presentation. Adelphia Cable will play the debates, a couple of information sessions are planned to student fees discussions, and the April ballot will have the student vote for Choice Teacher of the Year award. A bronze trophy will be presented to the teacher selected with a legacy plaque. The Chancellor will announce the recipient in her end of year awards.
Office of Campus Life. Mary noted that this Saturday, 12/14/04, the UCCS float will be in the Festival of Lights Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. This is the second year that OCA has prepared a float for the parade and the theme is the Emerald City. This activity creates goodwill and exposure for UCCS with the community.
Summer/Fall Graduation. Mary announced the August/December graduation is on 12/9/04 in the Unversity Center gymnasium. The Summer and Fall graduates are being recognized and honored at this event. This is by invitation only and approximately 400 are expected to attend.
Campus Recreation. Mary noted that Campus Recreation is finishing Intramurals, Flag Football and the Weight Lifting Competition. She noted that usage of the Fitness Center and gymnasium is increased from previous years.
SGA. Ben announced that the SGA Budget Advisory Committee has met with all UCCS Department Directors concerning student fees. He noted that the Campus Recreation Center fee will be looked at for options on keeping this fee at a minimum. Ben noted a SGA rally is planned for February 2005. He noted that the last SGA meeting for this semester is 12/3/04. SGA is forming a committee to discuss co-curricular transcripts. He noted that SGA is working on distributing information on the College Opportunity Fund to campus. Mary noted that Ben and Austin Simonson are working to form a committee to discuss off-campus students needs and concerns. Ben noted that he is working on commencement venues because the World Arena is becoming too small for the Spring Commencement. Options being considered are holding Winter Commencement, separating Graduate and Undergraduate commencement, and limit number of family / friend invitees to the commencement.
Operations. Jeff noted that the first Student Government Association raffle is took place on 11/12/04 in the University Center. The Filmmakers Club netted a little over $100.00 with the raffle. He noted that starting today and every Thursday at 1:00pm in the Pavilion, outside the Library entrance, the Campus Recreation Center Committee will be there with information. The students will vote on the Campus Recreation Center student fee approval April 2005. Once passed, the center is expected to open 2007. The committee would like input from students, and a website about the proposed Campus Recreation Center will be up and available for Spring 2005.
Meeting adjourned at 12:10 p.m. The next UCAB meeting is February 3, 2005.
Respectfully submitted by Samantha Villarreal.