Can you believe it? Spring break is only a few hours away from beginning- or has already began for quite a few students today (lucky!). This semester, actually this whole year has been flying by. I know that I need a week off from classes, I'm sure you all need to as well!
During the CSA Full Board meeting today, there was plenty of discussion on a few major topics, including: residential life, budget crisis, campus master plan, and several events at UMC which are quickly approaching.
Anyways, I will make this posting short since the last one was quite long, hopefully I did not put you to sleep!
Everyone have a fun, relaxing and safe spring break!!!!
p.s.- The next CSA Full Board Meeting is on March 25 at 12PM in Dowell Hall 225.
CSA blog is back in action! We apologize for the lack of posts this year, but
we promise there will be frequent posts for now on :)
Recently, the CSA Executive Board has been working extremely
hard on several different tasks. Last week we had Spring Convocation- which
went extremely well! As Brittany Novak said last week, Convocation was a bit
short and sweet, but that is how we like things here at UMC, right? Amber
Evans-Daily spoke at last week's Convocation; touching on some important issues
here on campus regarding retention- How can you help UMC to retain more
students? Join a retention committee!! Ask Amber Evans-Daily or anyone from the
CSA Executive board for more information in regards to joining a retention
committee- we need your help students!
Speaking of committees, the Student fees committee has decided to lower the
student services fee for all full time students to $195.50 for the 2010-2011
academic year. This year we have been paying over $200 in student fees each
semester, so next fall and spring we will be saving some green! On another
note, members of the executive board- especially Greg Summers- has been working
diligently on submitting recommendations for the Campus Master Plan. This
"Master Plan" is basically UMC's outline of goals for development of new
buildings and infrastructure. Currently, some recommendations include expansion
and new construction projects of a wellness center/admissions center, academic
sites, UTOC, athletic facilities, a new residence hall, and expansion of
parking. Students and faculty/staff have until March 15th to submit
any recommendations and comments in regards to the Campus Master Plan.
As you know, the UMC campus is participating in Recyclemania. This is still
going on, so remember to recycle everything that you can!
This week, we will be taking nominations for faculty/staff
awards. This includes 4 awards which are given out at the Student Awards
Ceremony on Thursday, April 22. The 4 awards are: Outstanding Educator, Most
supportive of students, most creative use of technology, and outstanding
service to students. We will have nomination ballots located in Centennial
front desk, and the Student center information desk from March 8-March 12, so
remember to nominate a faculty/staff member!!!!
Some other events that are coming up brought to you by CSA are:
- March 30: Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day
- April 14: Campus Showdown
- April 22: Student Awards Ceremony
This Thursday- March 11 at 12:00 PM we have our CSA Full
Board Meeting in Dowell 225. Everyone is welcome to attend!!