Staff Assembly

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Staff Assembly Meeting Minutes

GH108 (Attendance - approximately 92)

Tyler Johnston, Chair, called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone.

Committee Reports

Personal & Professional Development - Dick Hamm reported Julie Pakinham and Lindsay Birt have joined the committee. Email ideas for Microsoft Office training to Dick. The PPSD committee hopes to use the information gathered to create future computer training workshops. They are planning several workshops, such as: Safety training for Bloodborne Pathogens and Personal Protection Equipment on Oct 6th at 10:00 AM, "Cleaning for a Healthy Home" Seminar - Oct 13th @ 11:30 AM, Holiday Planning with Chef Tope in early November, Landscaping in Spring/2010 and Preparing for College in spring/2010. These workshops will be a brown bag setting with snacks provided at some workshops.

Employment Affairs -Dana Ohren

  • They are updating the directory
  • They are continually checking the suggestion boxes
  • Adrian Sheppard is joining the committee.

Nominations & Elections - No report.

Activities & Socials - Chris Davis talked about the Bulldog Tailgate on October 17. The cost will be $10 per person. Staff will receive a flyer in the campus mail.
Faculty Relations - Tyler announced for Julie Schrader.

  • Thank you to CSE for allowing them to conduct the Meet & Greet at the staff/faculty picnic
  • They are working on welcome wagon bags
  • The committee need three members
  • Bela will report on the survey findings at the next monthly meeting.

Communications - Marsha Endre reported the current newsletter is the last publication as it will now go out in the Butler Connection. They need one member.

New Business

Carrie Maffeo - H1N1 Preparations on Campus -

  • There are two types of vaccinations available, traditional and seasonal. They will have the vaccinations in the next two weeks, these vaccinations contains three non-active virus strains. The cost will be $20.
  • The new vaccination for the H1N1 virus strain will be available October 1. This is by shot or nasal spray. The nasal spray is a live virus for ages 2-49 years old, but will not be available at the Student Health Center. You can get the nasal spray at Walgreens
  • The target groups for H1N1 available next 3-4 weeks recommended for pregnant women, those with close contact to children under the age of 6 months, 18 months to 24 years old. Chronic health conditions are high rick. Health care workers, teachers.
  • Originally everyone needed two doses but adults may possibly only need one dose. Children will definitely need two doses.
  • CDC website for up to date information
  • Children must be 6 months of age


  • Wash hands for 20 seconds
  • Cover cough and sneeze
  • Sanitizer with alcohol
  • Clean workspace
  • Dick Hamm stated that battery powered hand sanitizer units will be placed around campus.

Common Symptoms - fever of 100 and up, chills, tired, sore throat or cough, vomiting and diarrhea. If you have a chronic condition, please call the doctor. Do not return to work until you are fever free for 24 hours.

Joe Indiano and Ken Creech - Revised Computer Use Policy
Why New Policy? A lot has changed since the old policy in 2001. Go to, click on Policies

  • Reviewed several university policies
  • Completely re-wrote into three policies
  • Computer use policy - high level rights
  • Fair, responsible & acceptable computer use - outline basic do's and don'ts
  • Privacy of personally created content

Related policies include: identity theft, computer support and password

Coco Acosta - ESL Classes
The first class was Monday with 18 students attending the beginning class. Conversation Partner Program (CPP) is open to everyone. Everyone is invited to go and practice Spanish with the student for a ½ hour and they can then practice English with you.

Meg Haggerty, Pulse Office

  • There have judging opportunities available to staff for the homecoming competition events
  • Spring Sports Spectacular
  • SSSoberfest - Events include: cornhole tournament, face painting, ladder gold, pumpkin painting, costume context, and a mystery event.
  • They will be raising money for the Washington Township Special Olympics. Last year they raised $10,000 between two events.

Office Supply Swap - There will be an office supply swap on September 29 from 9-3:30 in JH185. If there are any questions please contact Marsha or Julie Pakinham.


Four new staff members were introduced and welcomed to Butler.

The next Staff Assembly meeting will be on Wednesday, October 21, 2009.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:02 pm.

Cindi Holloway