The Staff Senate met on July 9 on the third floor of Billingsly Student Center.

Two upcoming events were discussed:

The Employee Appreciation Picnic will be held on Thursday, Aug. 7.  Employees are encouraged to bring one or more store-purchased canned goods. (Sorry, foods in glass containers or home-canned foods cannot be accepted.)

Canned goods will be donated to the Ozark Food Harvest, which serves 180,000 people in a 28-county service area in Southwest Missouri.

The Back to School Celebration will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15.  Organizers are working to secure an appropriate location off campus for this event. More details will be released as the date draws near.