Tuesday, December 14, 2010 — 5:30 p.m. |Wellness Center Class Room 120-121
PRESENT: Kris Compton (Co-Chair); Charlie Bridgeford; Julie Evans; Bill Gourneau; Jason Hajdu; Birgit Hans; Grant Hauschild; Casey Hayden; Thomasine Heitkamp; Sue Jeno; Eric Lunn; Lindsey Mortinson; Tim O’Keefe; Neil Reuter; Chris Stoks; Cheri Williams (Recorder).
Absent: Bruce Smith (Co-Chair); Kara Fisher; Linda Neuerburg; Robert ‘BJ’ Rainbow; Seinquis Slater; Casey Spark.
Guests: Robert Boyd (Transition Officer); Peter Johnson (Office of University Relations); Brian Faison (Athletics Director).
Approval of November 30, 2010 Minutes – Draft minutes were provided to the task group via e-mail for their review prior to the meeting. Thomasine Heitkamp moved to accept the minutes, Eric Lunn seconded. The motion passed via a unanimous roll call vote with no discussion.
Questions/Feedback from the Last Meeting – A task group member asked for clarification regarding the use of the logo on merchandising, citing that he has seen new hockey jerseys with “Fighting Sioux Forever” printed on them. Peter Johnson responded that no new designs are being approved, but manufacturers can continue to print merchandise with the Sioux logo until June 30, 2011. Robert Boyd indicated he would inquire as to who manufactured the jerseys and if they received approval prior to the October 1, 2010 deadline. A task group member asked if all recipients of the Sioux Scholarship have been Sioux. Dr. Boyd indicated he will check.
Review and Discuss Draft Report to President Kelley – A report to the President drafted by Bruce Smith, and supporting data, were previously provided to the task group via e-mail for their review prior to the meeting. Kris Compton distributed a draft of additional or replacement language to the report. The documents were discussed and suggestions were made as to possible revisions to the report.
Tasks to be Completed by the Next Meeting – Kris Compton will revise the current draft report and supporting data as discussed. A second draft report, supporting data and appendices will be e-mailed to all task group members for their review prior to the next meeting. A reminder was made to the group that the draft report may not be discussed with the public or among the group prior to the next meeting, as the discussion must be held in the public domain. If a task group member is unable to attend the next meeting, and wants to provide input, he or she may put a letter in a sealed envelope and give to Cheri Williams (Recorder) and she will read it at the next meeting. Task group members were informed they can attend meetings via speaker conference call and provide input and a vote in that manner.
Other – Robert Boyd reported that the President is meeting with the Transition Cabinet on January 19, 2011. It is the intention of the President’s Transition Cabinet to review the recommendations made to the President from the Honoring History and Traditions Task Group. Kris Compton recommended that a task group meeting be held sooner than the next scheduled meeting on January 18 in order to review and approve the final report to the President. Ms. Compton asked that all task group members hold Tuesday, January 11, at 5:30 p.m. open for a meeting. In addition, Ms. Compton asked that members continue to hold the January 18 date in the event the group needs to meet at that time also.
Next Meeting – The next meeting will be tentatively held on January 11, 2011, at 5:30 p.m., location TBD. Task group members will be notified that the January 11 meeting date is set when co-chair Bruce Smith confirms his availability on that date.
Meeting adjourned at 6:35 p.m.