University of Minnesota, Morris

Commission on Women

Advisory Board Meeting Summary



Date:  November 2, 2001                  


In Attendance:  Leslie Meek, Karen Ellis, Julia Dabbs, Anna Dronzek, Sarah Mattson, LeAnn Dean, Clare Strand


Guests:  none


Not Present: Amy McGovern, Maggie Larson Dylla


Items discussed:    1) Report from Promotion and Marketing subcommittee (Karen Ellis and Amy McGovern)  2) Report from Grants subcommittee  3) Discussion of merging with Women’s Resource Center


4) The next Seminar Series will be November 27 from noon until 1 in the Moccasin Flower room.  The topic; Sexual Assault—how can you identify if a friend, student in your class, relative has been assaulted and how can you help?


Conclusions:   1) Commission on Women would like to have a more comprehensive program for promoting itself.  A logo designed by Amy McGovern will be used whenever possible, as well as templates for PSA and news releases. The CW website should reflect more current information about CW activities. A file with publicity program suggestions, templates, etc. needs to be developed and passed on to future coordinators. The coordinator will order official letterhead for the CW.

2) see below

3) After some discussion of merging with WRC all agreed that some specific proposals of how this might work for us to react to would be helpful. . It might also be useful to see how other colleges do this.  More discussion will take place especially with WRC student leaders.


Action taken: 

Based on recommendations of grants subcommittee members (Julia Dabbs and Sarah Mattson) CW approved $500 in initiative grant monies to be awarded to Black Student Union in support of the feminist hip hop speaker Joan Morgan-Murray.


LeAnn Dean  replaces Sarah Mattson on Grants subcommittee.  Sarah will focus to Lactating Mothers Room project.



Next Board Meeting:   November 16,  9:30-10:30 discussion of merger with WRC with WRC members and anyone else interested in this who can make it to the meeting.