University Center Advisory Board
February 11, 2004
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Members present: Jeff Davis, Laura Eurich, Gayla Gallegos, Ed Hughes, Ben Martin, Anthony Martinez (attending for Danny Bristol), Mary Yates
Members absent: Carmen Abeyta, Christi-Marie Butler, Becky Coffrin, Nick Dogan, Robert King, Tara Miller, Robert Wonnett, Dawn Weathers
Guest: Larissa Bonnet
Jeff Davis opened the meeting at 10:15 p.m. A meeting agenda and the previous meeting minutes were distributed.
Approval of minutes from December 11, 2003. Jeff asked that the meeting minutes be reviewed. Mary Yates moved to approve the minutes with no changes and Ben Martin seconded the motion. The vote was to approve.
Posting Policy. Jeff noted that the Posting Policy proposal is at the Facilities Committee for their approval. Their next meeting is not yet scheduled.
Semester break construction. Jeff noted that the Aerobic Room Twin "T" has been repaired, the gym floor was refinished over break, and the second floor doors were replaced. The Ansul System was inspected and a solenoid on the gas valve was replaced before the semester began.
Display / Message Sign Board. Jeff noted that the University Center and Student Government are looking at placing screens on the wall of the elevator shaft on the second floor of the University Center. Jeff noted that funding for the screens was received from the Student Tech Fee. The screens will be used to promote student activities and events on campus. They would enable the students to receive real-time information on current events and other programs. A comparison of LCD and Plasma screens is being made. Jeff noted that Plasma is susceptible to burn in images and issues of light/brightness and lifespan are being discussed. The area is a highly visible area on campus for promotion and they hope to have the screens up and running by Spring Break. The screens will be a digital format and may have two screens side-by-side. A policy will be submitted to this Board and Student Government for approval. Considerations are being made for demands in other buildings.
Food Service. Jeff noted that installation of a Freshëns is being considered in the Overlook Caf� in the Taste of the Springs area. The Taste of the Springs will be relocated to the end of the Grill area. Freshëns is a yogurt/ice cream based smoothie product versus the Oasis ice/fruit juice based smoothie currently located at Jazzman�s. The renovation is estimated at $20,000.00 that would mainly include equipment and mill work. Sodexho will cover half of the cost of the renovation. This proposal goes to the Food Service Advisory Board today at 12:30 p.m.
EBI / ACU-I Survey. Jeff noted that a web-based survey will be distributed to UCCS students. Educational Benchmarking (EBI) is a national survey and ACU-I is the Association of College Unions International. The Survey is to receive feedback from a spectrum of students covering the aspects of the University Center, such as, activities/services being offered. 400 surveys are needed and a comparison will be made with 6 schools along the Front Range, including UNC and CC.
Bookstore. Anthony Martinez noted that the Bookstore is conducting a Faculty Satisfaction Survey, but that it is delayed due to lack of involvement.
Athletics. Ed Hughes noted that Vice-Chancellor Brian Burnett has volunteered someone to look over Athletics� budgets. Girl�s basketball won last night. Ed noted that due to a complaint about fire exits during a game, Ron Honn has taped off the area designated as an egress. In addition, Ron will be taking measurements for bleacher capacity, current capacity is 297.
Scheduling. Gayla Gallegos noted that the Scheduling Office is busy.
ROAR. Mary noted that two Request For Proposals (RFP) for the Sports Complex came in on Monday. There are now 114 Clubs and Organizations registered. Campus Activities Board is sponsoring Black History Month with Harlem Cabaret Night on February 13 and presenter Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, will be in the Lodge on Wednesday, February 18. Campus Life is working on the Student Planner Handbook to be distributed Fall 2004. Carmen Abeyta is planning leadership trainings for later this Spring Semester. There was good attendance last Fall for these trainings.
Student Government. Ben noted that the Students for Higher Education (SHE) Rally in Denver went well. He suggested that everyone urge students, staff, and faculty to attend the Academic Honesty session next week.
Meeting adjourned 10:35 p.m. The next UCAB meeting is to be announced.
Respectfully submitted by Samantha Villarreal.