October 2004 meeting minutes

Minutes of the Pleasantville/Briarcliff Administrative Staff Council Meeting

Wednesday, October 6, 2004

Butcher Suite, Kessel Campus Center, Pleasantville


The meeting was called to order at 8:45 a.m. by Joe Kelly, co-chair.  Introductions were made.



  • Pat Kelly – University Fest.  Registration form on website.  First celebration –
    Homecoming/family weekend NY/PLV transportation.  All invited
    October 22 –24, 2004.  Contact: ckelly@pace.edu or Barbara Haight at bhaight@pace.edu
  • Barbara Cunningham: - Upcoming IMO meetings
    Project Sparta
    IT needs – IT website
  • Connie Serafin: - Health Care Unit
    Due to vaccine shortage announced Oct. 6, 2004, flu shots will not be held.
    Menegitis shots will be available Nov. 3rd 12 – 4pm in PLV and Nov. 4th 12 – 4pm in NY.  Further information will be forthcoming from Yvonne Ramirez.
    Race for the Cure – Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004, Ext. 33208 – cserafin@pace.edu.
  • Carolyn Lengers – Online Learn to Excel calendar.  New Program Business Communications, White Plains, Oct. 19, 2004 Communication skills.
  • Karen Geldart, Diversity Week is next week – Jean Day – Monday, Oct. 11th
    Contact Shanelle Henry Robinson at shenry@pace.edu.

Committee Reports

  • Phyllis Bradbury, Telecommunications: Benefits Committee – Review aspects, visibility, make recommendations, video conferencing, emergency day care, flexible –discussed.

Nominations for additional representatives – people have to be elected.  A Sign up list was distributed

The Service Committee needs volunteers for its two programs:

                        Clout toy drive

                        Daffadill program

Picnic Committee needs volunteers


  • Administrative Staff Council and Faculty Council have proposed a joint Holiday party on December 10, 2004.  We will be asking you via email to vote yay or nay to this joint celebration. 
  • PUAC – Barabara Cunningham repoted that this committee is not active at this point.


Guest Speaker – William Batina – Energy Conservation


Con Ed provides energy for Pace.  We will be going to Hybrid in the future.

Energy Annual Cost – 6 million dollars for Pace

Natural gas pricing


Energy Awareness begins in October and will continue through Spring 2005.

  • Smart environment
  • Renewable Environment
  • Project Environment
  • Web based meters
  • Energy Saving contests
  • Poster Design contests

Motto is “Save a watt – save a dollar”

Solar project in the Environmental Center on PLV campus is pending


Guest Speakers - Peggy Carracio, Alex Burka – DOIT

  doithelpdesk@pace.edu must be accessed only through Internet Explorer


Have your IMO do critical updates on your office computers by Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004.  All computers that are vulnerable will be disabled from the Internet.