Meeting Minutes from December 8, 2000

December 8th, 2000 by Mary

PCSW Minutes 12/08/2000

Present: Anne Kulig, Annie Valdmanis, Irene Cucina, Mary Ellen Godville, Liza Tallarita, Maura Dougherty, Mia Poliquin

October 27, 2000 minutes were approved as written.

The first Women’s History Month Planning Committee Meeting will be on 12/11/00 at 5:30 in HUB 119. Mia will be chairing this committee and will bring information back to PCSW. Liza is also interested in planning. All are welcome to attend the meetings or email suggestions to Mia.

Mary Ellen reported on the joint PCSW meeting with PCSW’s from other campuses. The tentative agenda will include topics such as: common bonds, goals, networking, sharing accomplishments and programs, etc. Mary Ellen will contact Retha about writing a letter to Gov. Shaheen to see if she would speak at this event. The letter will specify a few dates that the meeting could happen and see when the Gov. is available. Those dates are March 1,2,6,7,8,26-30. The Gov. will be asked to reply by 12/15 by email or snail mail. The Gov.’s speech during the PCSW meeting will be open to the campus.

We will have a webpage update at the next meeting.

Anne talked about having other women’s committees report to PCSW periodically in order to share resources and current happenings. It was discussed that Cathie might be willing to report for the Women’s Studies Council and that Mia will report what’s happening at WSGR and for Women’s History Month.

Mia gave an update on what has been going on regarding Ryan Rush and his Boozecan column in the Clock. Basically, he wrote an offensive column in the 11/17/00 issue and then Mia and Gary Richie met with him to discuss the implications of such a column. We will keep and eye on his writing in future editions of the Clock.

Anne passed out an article on equal pay and suggested that this might be a good time for PCSW to take a look at pay equity at PSU. Irene mentioned that this was a timely issue because money has come to PSU to bring salaries up to the UNH level and there has been much discussion on how to use that money. Irene mentioned that Naomi Kline has been very active in those discussions and that she’d make a good member of PCSW in the future or a speaker if the Gov. can’t make it. It was decided that we will discuss this topic at the next meeting.

Irene will keep us updated on what happens to the professor who has been publicly making fun of the campus clean-up crew.

In January, we will talk about inviting President Wharton to a meeting as well as someone to give us an update on the Sexual Harassment Policy once the cabinet and the constituency groups ratify it.

There will be no meeting on 12/15. Mary Ellen will update via email about the Gov.

Next two meetings will be 1/12 and 1/26 at 9am.

Submitted by: Mia Poliquin, scribe for a day

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