CAMPUS PLANNING AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS COUNCIL
September 27, 2000 College of Education
2:00 p.m. Room 345
Attendance: Darla Bell, Traci Bliss, Darrell Buffaloe, Scott Campbell, Darin
Dehle, Brenda Malepeai, Beth Miner and Priscilla Reis.
Excused: Kimberly Carter-Cram, Sherri Dienstfrey, Tony Martin, Ernie
Naftzger and Ken Prolo.
Dr. Traci Bliss opened the meeting welcoming the committee members and having
everyone introduce themselves.
1) Approval of Minutes -
The first item of business was to approve the minutes from the April 27
meeting. Due to the fact a quorum was not present, the approval of the minutes was
postponed until later in the meeting. With a quorum present at 2:30 p.m., a motion
was made by Darrell Buffaloe and seconded by Darin Dehle to approve the minutes.
Motion passed unanimously.
2) Discussion of Rendezvous Building Classroom
Traci Bliss asked for input from the committee regarding the Task Force
Report which was sent out to all members. Darrell Buffaloe gave a brief summary of
the proposal. He said the State Board of Education has committed $15 million dollars to
the project and the total cost of the building would be $34 million. There will be some
type of food service and also they are still looking at the bookstore. The deadline for the
Request for Proposals is October 31, 2000. Scott Campbell reiterated that the faculty would
be kept posted on all of the projects being undertaken by the physical plant. A discussion
followed regarding several concerns the committee brought out about the proposal.
A. Brenda Malepeai brought up the point of storage space for faculty who have equipment and other items
to be used in the classroom. Traci Bliss said she had input from several faculty and they said that lockers
were essential in their assessment.
B. Traci Bliss recommended the chairs in the amphitheater style classroom be movable because this
gives far more flexibility to faculty.
C. Darin Dehle mentioned that the acoustics in the building would be a major concern and he would keep
a very close watch over the design.
D. Brenda Malepeai brought out that the library is maxed out as far as the distance learning labs. She also
noted that the Speech Pathology Faculty could use additional distance learning labs. Darin Dehle
mentioned that he would be sure to keep the committee informed of all of the architectural design, the
Internet II and would make sure all of these concerns are addressed by the architect. Also he mentioned
when they reached a point of decision he would make sure the committee was consulted.
3. Flagpoles at Administration Building
Scott Campbell mentioned that he did not have all of the information needed to make a presentation to the
committee and would recommend tabling all action until a later meeting.
4. Times for Committee Meetings - Traci Bliss announced that a form had been sent to all committee
members and it looked as if Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. would be a time that fits with most committee
Meeting adjourned at 3:15 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by: Approved by:
____Beth Miner________________ ______Traci Bliss____________