FORMAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Marquette, Michigan

October 7-8, 2004

 

 

A.      Minutes:

 

   1.   That the minutes of the August 5-6, 2004 meeting of the Board be approved. (Backup)

 

 

B.      Gifts, Grants, Agreements and Contracts:

 

   1.   A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Craig Chartier, Marquette, Michigan, a 1995 Chevrolet Blazer (appraised value: $4,000).

 

   2.   A gift to Aviation from Andrew Waidner, Gladstone, Michigan, a partially completed amateur built Osprey II aircraft (appraised value: $2,000).

 

   3.   A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Marquette County Sheriffs Department, Marquette, Michigan, a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria (appraised value: $1,500).

 

   4.   A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Mark Ulrickson, Marquette, Michigan, a 1990 Acura Two-Door (appraised value: $1,200).

 

   5.   A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Judd Spray and Patricia Micklow, Marquette, Michigan, a 1991 Volkswagen Vanagon (appraised value: $1,000).

 

   6.   A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Blu Gregory Tenbrink, Marquette, Michigan, a 1985 GMC Pick-Up (appraised value: $800).

 

   7.   A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from The Peninsula Bank, Ishpeming, Michigan, a 1987 Dodge Dakota Pick-Up (appraised value: $600).

 

   8.   A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Roger Steele, Marquette, Michigan, a 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass (appraised value: $400).

 

   9.   A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Blu Gregory Tenbrink, Marquette, Michigan, a 1994 Dodge Shadow (appraised value: $400).

 

 10.   A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Lynn and Ronald L'Huillier, Marquette, Michigan, a 1991 Chevrolet Lumina (appraised value: $300).

 

 11.   A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Patrice Maki Mingay and Heather Mingay, Marquette, Michigan, a 1990 Dodge Four-Door (appraised value: $300).

 

 12.   The grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Economic Development Job Training (EDJT) Program, to train 400 employees at 15 companies in the area of Maintenance and Technical Training, in the amount of $142,185, with $289,810 cash and in-kind match from the 15 companies receiving training, for a total award of $431,995, for the period March 1, 2004 through March 31, 2005, under the direction of Mr. Joseph Holman. 

 

 13.   The grant from the Michigan Department of Education for vocational/technical education program improvement activities, in the amount of $231,096, for the period July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005, under the direction of Mr. Chris Fries. 

 

 14.   The grant between Northern Michigan University and the National Archives and Records Administration, to complete the archival arrangement and description of five major manuscript collections representing the life and career of five politicians who made a significant impact on the historical development of the Central Upper Peninsula of Michigan, in the amount of $47,849, with an in-kind University match of $43,206, for a total award of $81,055, for the period September 1, 2004 through August 31, 2005, under the direction of Associate Professor Marcus C. Robyns. 

 

 15.   The Gender Development in Infants and Toddlers grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, to develop and pilot test measures for exploring gender development in children under the age of three (3) years, in the amount of $67,500, for the period September 1, 2004 through August 31, 2005, under the direction of Dr. Maya Sen. 

 

 16.   The agreement between the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, and Northern Michigan University, in the amount of $27,555, with an NMU in-kind march of $27,165, for a total award of $54,720 to stock coaster brook trout and examine interactions with exotic salmonids in streams throughout Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, for the period September 16, 2004 through May 31, 2006, under the direction of Dr. Jill Leonard.

 

 17.   The contract between Northern Michigan University and Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency (formerly Marquette-Alger Intermediate School District), to provide secondary vocational education for high school students in the MARESA district, in the amount of $36,400, for the period August 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005, under the direction of Dr. William Rigby.

 

 18.   The contract from the State of Michigan, Marquette Operations Service Center, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, to create a one hour television documentary on the gray wolf population in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, in the amount of $2,400, which will start on May 10, 2004, under the direction of Dr. Dwight Brady. 

 


C.      Personnel Actions: 

 

   1.   That the following tenure-earning appointment be approved: (Supersedes recommendation approved on August 6, 2004.)

 

                   Name                                Title                                                                  Effective Date

 

                   David Switzer                    Assistant Professor, Economics                         August 25, 2004

 

   2.   That the following non-academic appointments for the period October 1, 2003 through September 30, 2004, be approved.

 

                   Name                                Title                                                                  Effective Date

 

                   Nathan Ament                   Senior Admissions Counselor                            August 2, 2004

                   Michele Bertucci                Food Service Worker 1                                    January 5, 2004

                   Kevin Conlin                      Resident Director Halverson Hall                   July 25, 2004

                   Leonard Dawson               Training Coord Public Safety Institute             April 12, 2004

                   Jovan DeWitt                     Assistant Football Coach                                  April 2, 2004

                   James Dunneback              Buildings and Grounds Attendant                      July 28, 2004

                   Shannyn Gillespie               Women's Wrestling Program Coord                  July 12, 2004

                   Bradley Gischia                  Buildings and Grounds Attendant                      August 16, 2004

                   Kathy Gischia                    Food Service Worker 1                                    January 5, 2004

                   Eric Johnson                      Web Developer/Content Manager                    June 28, 2004

                   Keith Jordan                      Assistant Football Coach                                  July 8, 2004

                   Robin Kennedy                  Project Archivist                                               September 1, 2004

                   Jennifer Lauren                  Senior Clerk                                                     October 6, 2003

                   Christopher Lewis              Mgr-Micro Repr/Asset Mgt Sys/Web Prog      June 14, 2004

                   Robert Lion                       Asst Dir Housing and Residence Life              June 11, 2004

                   Eric Moe                           Dining Service Supervisor Univ Center           September 6, 2004

                   Sara Norton-Ejnik             Director Upward Bound                                July 12, 2004

                   Jason Paul                         Operator/Technician Learning Resources       July 26, 2004

                   Bradley Rachuy                 Buildings and Grounds Attendant                      July 28, 2004

                   Douglas Ramsay                Gifts Officer Development Fund                     July 21, 2004

                   William Richards                Admissions Counselor                                      August 11, 2004

                   Elizabeth Rochford             Resident Director Hunt Hall                           July 25, 2004

                   Linda Roe                          Principal Secretary                                            July 8, 2004

                   Harvey Scherer                  Buildings and Grounds Attendant                      April 5, 2004

                   John Seiter                         Operator/Technician Learning Resources       July 12, 2004

                   Gregory Sulik                    Staff Physician Health Center                         August 9, 2004

                   John Timonen                    Steam Plant Operator                                       August 2, 2004            

 

D.     Degrees:

 

   1.   That the final list of Summer 2004 graduates be approved.  A copy of the list is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees.

 

 

E.      Property and Finance:

 

   1.   That the 2005-2006 Operating Budget Request be approved.  A summary of the request is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees.  (Backup)

 

   2.   That the 2005-2006 Capital Outlay Project Request be approved.  A summary of the request is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees. (Backup)

 

   3.   That the Northern Michigan University Facilities Five Year Master Plan, as required by the Department of Management and Budget, be approved.  A copy of the plan is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees.

 

   4.   That the resolution of the Board of Trustees of Northern Michigan University authorizing the issuance and delivery of General Revenue Bonds, Series 2004, and providing for other matters relating thereto be approved.  A copy of the resolution is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees.

 

   5.   That the financial report for Northern Michigan University for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2004, and all related transactions be approved.  The audit of these statements was conducted by Andrews Hooper & Pavlik, P.L.C. Certified Public Accountants.  The statements were reviewed and approved by the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees.  A copy of the financial report is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees. 

 

   6.   That the funding for the Housing and Residence Life Magers Hall renovation project be revised as follows:

 

                                    Proceeds from 2001 Bond Issue                                               $4,600,000

                                      (available by not moving forward with Quad II renovation)

                                    Proceeds from 2004 Bond Issue                                                 1,500,000

 

                                                                                                            Total                $6,100,000

 

 

F.      Special Items: 

 

   1.   That the following individuals be appointed as board members for the following Public School Academies:

 

         North Star Public School Academy:         Gary Ebrecht                Expiration date:  June 30, 2006

         Walton Public School Academy:              Sherry D. Harper          Expiration date:  June 30, 2007

 

   2.   That the addition of the Education Specialist Degree in Literacy Leadership (Spin Off), effective Fall 2004, be approved.