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Present: Helen Clements, Barbara Miller, Michele Seikel, Kristen Burkholder, Nicole Sump-Crethar, Mary Larson, Misty Smith

Michele Seikel (Chair) called the meeting to order at 11:30 pm


Approval of January Minutes:

  • Barbara moved to approve; Helen seconded; all approved

Research Week:

  • Research week activities went really well
  • 80 attended Harriet Washington’s talk
  • 15-20 people had lunch with her
  • Award reception went well


OSU Women’s Center:

  • Decided to wait until April meeting to discuss


RFP for Child Care on Campus:

  • Nothing new reported
  • Will check with Anne Matoy about the status

Report from Faculty Council:

  • Pickens is giving 20 million for a new building for the Student Success Center for Retention
  • Energy savings from 2007 to present equal 14.5 million
  • Discussion about moving the school calendar to starting closer to September and ending closer to the end of May
  • Graduate College Dean & Assistant Provost is the new title for the Graduate College Dean
  • It has been approved that early retirees can come back to work part-time, but there isn’t money for it yet


New Business:

  • Nicole mentioned she was on the President’s Commission on the Status of Women

o Mentoring program for women faculty

o WFC can help sponsor the mentor program

o WFC members are willing to serve on the commission


  • Next meeting, April 20that 11:30 am
  • Meeting adjourned at 12:30 pm