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Present:  Misty Smith, Merrall Price, Nicole Sump-Crethar, Barbara Miller, Helen Clements, Mary Larson, Kristen Burkholder, Jen Macken
Merrall Price (Chair) called the meeting to order at 12:35 pm (then had to leave shortly thereafter)

Approval of March Minutes:

  • Nicole made a move to approve, Kristen seconded, all in favor; minutes of March meeting approved


  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • The Clothesline Project – April 5-9 from 10:00-2:00 on Library Lawn
  • Take Back the Night – April 7
  • Women for OSU Leadership and Philanthropy Council 201 Symposium – April 7 from 8:00-1:00 in the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center, Click Hall
  • Women’s Programs Advisory Committee – looking for people to join

Old Business:

  • Childcare – discussed Renaissance making a proposal to OSU administration; also discussed holding off until new provost has been hired and in office for a couple of months
  • Provost Candidates – discussed provost candidates views on childcare, elder care and faculty retention

New Business:

  • Officer Election - decided to send an email out to all women faculty asking for volunteers to run for office, after which we will send out a ballot with the candidates so all women faculty can vote in the election
  • Graduate Student Representative – discussed having a graduate student representative for Women’s Faculty Council

Other Business:

  • Liasions – decided to put on the agenda for May
  • Meeting Location – since the Student Union is under construction and we may not be able to meet there next year, we are going to look into having our meetings either in Murray or the Library
  • Discussed some proposed by-law changes; Barbara moved that we submit them to Merrall (Chair) for approval and then put them on the officer election ballot to vote on, Kristen seconded, all approved
  • Barbara reported that she asked about when the meeting for partner hires would be at the last Faculty Council meeting


  • Next meeting will be May 5th at 12:30 p.m. in Room 250 Student Union
  • Meeting adjourned at 1:05 pm