The Staff Senate announced the winners of the quarterly Service Champ awards during its regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the Boardroom in Billingsly Student Center.

The winners were:

Brett Lyerla, University Relations and Marketing

Teresa Shufflin, Treasurer’s Office

Jeff Thompson, Admissions

Congratulations to these three key members of the Missouri Southern team!

IT Update

Al Stadler, chief information officer, gave members of the Staff Senate an update on a variety of issues related to IT.  He said that Office 2013 and Windows 8 are being integrated onto campus desktops.

He reminded those present that software packages are installed automatically on Tuesday and Friday nights on desktops that have been shut down for the night. Alternately, the packages can be installed via the Software Catalog on desktops.  Those choosing this method are encouraged to call User Services at ext. 4444  if assistance is needed.

Hodges, McGrane Welcomed

The Staff Senate welcomed Tyler Hodges from the Student Senate and Wendy McGrane from the Faculty Senate. Both delivered brief reports. Hodges and McGrane will keep the Staff Senate informed of issues of importance from their respective groups on an ongoing basis to help enhance communication on the Missouri Southern campus.

MLK Day In Planning Stages

Heather Arnold, diversity committee, said that preliminary planning has already started for next year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day commemoration. MLK Day is Monday, January 19, 2015 (the third Monday in January).