E-News
March 4, 2013

Campus Events
Auditions for Open Mic Night - New
Simple OS - New
Ancient Maya Society
STEM Diversity Summit - New
Learning Supplies Needed for West African Children - New
333- a Documentary Film - New
Saturday Hours at the Writing Center - New
International Energy and Sustainability Conference 2013
Technology Accelerator Fund
Visiting Writers Program dates for Spring 2013
Irene Luetje Poetry Award - New
His and Hers: The Poste Art of Seymour Chwast and Paula Scher - New
Applied Economics and Mathematics Seminar Series
PTK Book Drive
Free - Dental Hygiene Treatment - New
Spring 2013 Colloquium
Farmingdale Fit: Healthy Salad Bowl Luncheon - New
Multicultural Gala
Dress for Success Fashion Show
Retirement Pension & Retirement Education Program
Expanding Awareness, Developing Tools: In-Depth Diversity Training
SBDC Workshops

Opportunities
Career News (.pdf)

Alumni Events
Save the Date - Alumni Awards Dinner
View All Alumni Events

Announcements
Institute for Learning in Retirement
Dining Survey - New
From the Department of Human Resources
TIAA_CREF Representative on Campus
Deadline for CCPs & GEPs – 4/12
All Teaching Faculty and Staff: Give Your Students The Best of Both Worlds
Committee Minutes Posted to the Intranet




Etc.
Official State Holidays
Activities Calendar
Athletics Calendar


Campus Events


Auditions for Open Mic Night

DETAILS: The Golden Key Honor Society seeks singers, musicians, poets and more.  Unique talents are welcome.
Audition dates:  Tuesday, March 5 from 5-7pm or Wednesday, March 6 from 3-5pm in Ward Hall.
Open Mic Night date:  Thursday, March 14 from 5pm-7pm in Ward Hall.
Proceeds to benefit the Robin Hood Foundation.
For more information, contact Emily at aguaec@farmingdale.edu.
 
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Simple OS

WHO:

Dr. Arthur Hoskey – Computer Systems Department

WHAT:

School of Business Colloquium, open to all

WHEN:

Tuesday, March 19 at 11am

WHERE:

Whitman Hall 108

DETAILS: "Simple OS: A Component-Based Operating System Simulator in the Spirit of the Little Man."

[...] Simple OS (Operating System) makes the internals of the OS transparent to the user and promotes a greater understanding of how the components of an OS work together. Simple OS was created in order to address the problem of giving students hands-on experience writing OS code that is also manageable for them to complete.

 
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Ancient Maya Society

WHAT:

Performing in Mythic Space, Counting in Sacred Time: The Role of Kings in Ancient Maya Society – a lecture by WILLIAM SATURNO

WHEN:

Wednesday, March 6 at 6 pm

WHERE:

Roosevelt Hall’s Little Theatre

DETAILS:

Boston University archaeologist William Saturno has received numerous National Geographic grants to support his excavation of ancient Maya murals and artifacts. His breakthrough discovery at San Bartolo of the oldest intact Maya murals yet found because the focus of the January 2006 National Geographic magazine article "The Dawn of Maya Gods and Kings," and the June 2012 issue described his recent unearthing of murals at Xultun. Bill has also served as Field Director of the Rio Amarillo Archaeological project in Western Honduras, examining the relationships of Maya cities around Copan.

Part of the Humanitiies Institute

Farmingdale State College’s Humanities Institute welcomes you – and your students – to a lecture presented by prestigious archeologist and renowned scholar William Saturno. William Saturno has received numerous National Geographic grants to support his excavation of ancient Maya murals and artifacts. His breakthrough discovery at San Bartolo of the oldest intact Maya murals yet found became the focus of the January 2006 National Geographic magazine article “The Dawn of Maya Gods and Kings,” and the June 2012 issue described his recent unearthing of murals at Xultún. He has also served as Field Director of the Río Amarillo Archaeological Project in Western Honduras, examining the relationships of Maya cities around Copán.

 
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STEM Diversity Summit

WHEN:

Tuesday, March 19 ~ 8 am-1:30 pm

WHERE:

Roosevelt Hall

DETAILS:

Organized by Dr. Veronica Henry, executive assistant to the president, the 2013 STEM Diversity Summit will bring together leaders from business, education, government and non-profit organizations to understand recent developments, learn from others at the state and national level, and engage in shaping solutions relevant to our region. Best practices and research exhibits in STEM will be featured by public school students in grades 8-12, as well as presentations on sustainable energy technologies and biotechnologies by national, regional, and local businesses. The Summit is expected to draw over 500 attendees from industry, education and community. Distinguished national and local speakers will be featured. Generous business and organizational sponsors include Verizon, United Way, the Bank of America, North Shore – LIH Health System and the Farmingdale College Foundation.

There is no fee for the summit but registration is requested through this link: http://www.farmingdale.edu/stem/. For more information, contact Dr. Henry, at 631.420-2622 or veronica.henry@farmingdale.edu.

 
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Learning Supplies Needed for West African Children

WHAT:

Support the K-6 curriculum of children in rural Ghana, West Africa

WHEN:

Contribute or drop off materials at the Department of Psychology in Knapp Hall until March 22

DETAILS:

Materials are needed to support the K-6 curriculum of children in rural Ghana, West Africa are being collected through an initiative by the Psychology Club. Needed are the following: prisms, magnets and iron filings, solar calculators, clocks, small pots for plants, non-mercury thermometers, magnifying glasses, mirrors, posters/models of human body systems, scales with weights, durable maps of the world, models/posters of the solar system, air-tight containers, and electrical circuits. The club will also accept monetary donations to purchase the items listed above. All donations can be dropped off at the Psychology Department, second floor, Knapp Hall. Please either donate items or donate funds. If you have questions, contact Dr. Marya Howell-Carter, Psychology Club Adviser, at x2581 or carterm@farmingdale.edu.

 
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333 – a Documentary Film

WHEN:

Tuesday, March 5 at 11 am

WHERE:

Roosevelt Hall’s Little Theatre

DETAILS:

333 is designed to increase understanding through the world of the Ancient Manuscripts of Mali and of the fundamental approach of these manuscripts, i.e. the resolution of conflicts through dialogue, tolerance and forgiveness. The goal of the documentary is to create recognition, awareness and interest in and among an African society of a cultural and moral tradition that in recent times has been too rarely observed. The film showcases Mali’s historic role as a democratic nation-state in Africa and presents an accurate portrait of this Muslim society, a society based upon the true tenets of Islam. Produced by Michael Covitt, Chairman and CEO of Sabatier Film Group, this event is sponsored by the Provost’s Office.

 
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Saturday Hours at the Writing Center

DETAILS:

The Writing Center will be open on the following Saturdays from 10 am - 2 pm: March 16, March 23, April 6, April 20, April 27 and May 4.

Regular hours of operation for spring 2013 are: Monday - Thursday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm, and Friday 10 am - 2 pm. Online tutoring is available after normal hours of operation and requires 24 hour advanced appointments. Please contact the Writing Center at 420-2082 or writingcenter@farmingdale.edu if you would like to make an appointment, or would like further information.

 
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International Energy and Sustainability Conference 2013
Farmingdale State College to repeat success of last year’s conference

WHAT:

"Renewables in Smart Grid Technology for a Sustainable Future"

WHEN:

Friday, March 22 ~ 7:30 am -5 pm

WHERE:

Roosevelt Hall

Details:

Conference fees have been waived for faculty and staff. For complete details, click here: http://www.farmingdale.edu/academics/centers-institutes/resc/conferences/iesc2013/index.shtml To register, go to: http://www.farmingdale.edu/academics/centers-institutes/resc/conferences/iesc2013/registration.shtml. For more information, send inquiries to smartgrid@farmingdale.edu.

 
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Technology Accelerator Fund

WHAT:

Awards of up to $50,000 are available to accelerate the development and commercialization of select SUNY technologies.

WHEN:

Deadline is March 15

DETAILS:

Sponsored by the Research Foundation, the application and administrative guidelines are posted here: https://portal.rfsuny.org/portal/page/portal/The%20Research%20Foundation%20of%20SUNY/home/commercialization/commercialization_staff/taf/taf_current_funding or email TAF@rfsuny.org.

 
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Visiting Writers Program, Spring 2013

DETAILS:
  • March 14 - Christopher Bursk, Paumanok Runnerup
  • April 18 - Frank Kelly will read from his memoir in poetry, Becoming Me.

All events are in Ward Hall at 11 am.

 

 
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Irene Luetje Poetry Award

DETAILS:

The Multicultural Committee would like to announce that the Multicultural Poetry Award has been renamed the Irene Luetje Poetry Award to honor Irene's memory. Irene, who worked as secretary for the Office of Diversity, was an independent scholar and poet. Poetry submission are due March 25 and may be sent to Dr. Marcia Littenberg. Submissions must in some way – really any way – address or reflect some aspect of diversity/multiculturalism. Farmingdale students are eligible.

If you would like to contribute to this Poetry Award, your check payable to the Farmingdale College Foundation, account number 242301, and send it to Charlene Russert in Horton 120. Credit card charges will also be accepted.

 
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His and Hers: The Poster Art of Seymour Chwast and Paula Scher

WHAT: Memorial Gallery Exhibit
WHEN; Exhibition Dates: March 4– April 12
Reception: Tuesday, April 9, 6 - 8 pm.
Lecture: Paula Scher Lecture is Thursday, March 21, 11 am – noon, Gleeson 202
Lecture: Seymour Chwast Lecture is Tuesday, April 9, 11 am – noon, Gleeson 202
WHERE: Hale Hall
Open M- F from 10 am-4:00 pm. Admission is free and the gallery is accessible to persons with mobility impairments.
For additional information, please call 631-420-6118 / 631-420-2181.
DETAILS:  Graphic designer Paula Scher and Illustrator Seymour Chwast, share more than an extraordinary command of the visual language. Individualy they helped change and define a new expressive vernacular which continues to inspire graphic designers around the world. Each one has created some of the most powerful iconic images in our culture. Together they are two American Icons of the graphic design world, who happen to be married. They are perhaps the most influential creative couple in graphic design. Steven Heller, prolific design writer and longtime friend of the couple, says; "Both have invented more than one visual language that draws on other sources but can be discerned as their own."

The two maintain independent careers and very rarely show their work together. This is truly an extraordinary opportunity, to see their work side by side in Memorial Gallery.

SHORT BIO— Seymour Chwast, co-founder of Push Pin Studios and now director of the Pushpin Group, reintroduced graphic styles and transformed them into a contemporary vocabulary. His designs and illustrations have been used in advertising, animated films, and editorial, corporate, and environmental graphics.  He has created over 100 posters and has designed and illustrated more than thirty children's books. His work has been the subject of Seymour Chwast: The Left Handed Designer (Abrams, 1985) and Seymour: The Obsessive Images of Seymour Chwast (Chronicle, 2009). The Museum of Modern Art and the Library of Congress have collected his posters. He has lectured and exhibited worldwide and is in the Art Directors Hall of Fame. Seymour is an AIGA Medal recipient, awarded in 1985.

SHORT BIO— Paula Scher studied at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and began her graphic design career as a record cover art director at both Atlantic and CBS Records in the 1970s. In 1984 she co-founded Koppel & Scher, and in 1991 she joined Pentagram as a partner. She has developed identity and branding systems, promotional materials, environmental graphics, packaging, and publication designs for a broad range of clients that include, Coca-Cola, The Museum of Modern Art, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Opera, and many others.  In 1996, Scher's widely imitated identity for The Public Theater won the coveted Beacon Award for integrated corporate design strategy. Scher creates images that speak to contemporary audiences with emotional impact and appeal. Three decades into her career, these images have come to be visually identified with the cultural life of New York City.
Scher is a member of the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame and a recipient of many Awards, including the Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design, the AIGA Medal, and the Type Directors Club Medal. Her work has been exhibited all over the world and is represented in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, and Library of Congress in Washington, DC. In 2002, Scher published her career monograph Make It Bigger.

 
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Applied Economics and Mathematics Seminar Series

DETAILS:

All are invited to these free seminars:

Thursday, 3/14 11 am Whitman 183 "Natural Disasters and the Economy: Mitigation, Profitability, and Economic Growth." Dr. Richard Vogel

Thursday, 4/04 11 am Whitman 183 "The role of Fed on the housing markets in American Cities." Dr. Abeba Mussa

Monday, 4/08 3:30 pm GLSN 318 “Do Rural Men and Women Behave Differently in Job Location Choices? Evidence from China” Dr. Xu Zhang

Thursday, 4/18 11 am Whitman 183 "Climate Variability impact on Malaria Prevalence: The case of Ghana." Dr. Wisdom Akpalu

Tuesday, 4/23 11 am Whitman 183 "Macroeconomic Policies and their Impact on Health in Sierra Leone. An Analysis of the Prevalence of Malaria, Malnutrition and Maternal Mortality." Dr. Ambrose Jusu

Thursday, 5/02 11 am Whitman 183 "Bioeconomic Model of Externalities and Foreign Capital in Aquaculture Production in Africa." Dr. Worku Bitew

Monday, 5/06 3:30 pm GLSN 318 Applied Economics Student Senior Research Presentations Students from Applied Economics Program

Thursday, 5/16 TBD Applied Economics Student Senior Research Presentations Students from Applied Economics Program

 
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PTK Book Drive

WHEN:

Now through March 22 (spring break)

WHERE:

Lobbies of Gleeson, Hale, and Whitman and in various locations in Knapp, Lupton, and Thompson

DETAILS:

Please bring your unwanted books to be used by those who need them. 

               New/Used College Textbooks (as long as their copyright date is 2000 or later)

               Trade Paperbacks

               New Study Guides or Workbooks

               Gently Used Children’s Books

               Mass Market Paperbacks

               Travel Books (as long as their copyright date is 2005 or later)

               Books on CDs (must be new)

               Hardcover Fiction and Non Fiction

For more information, contact Dr. Evan Cooper at 631-420-2751.

   
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FREE – dental hygiene treatment

DETAILS:

Free dental hygiene treatment for Farmingdale State College students, faculty and staff!  Treatment includes: oral exam, digital radiographs, fluoride treatment, oral prophylaxis, oral cancer screening, nutritional counseling, and sealants.  For a nominal fee, tooth whitening is also provided.
Call 631-420-2128 for an appointment.
Hours: M, 5:30 – 9:30 pm; T, 12:30 – 4:30 pm and 5:30 – 9:30 pm;Th, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 – 5:30 pm.
Treatment is provided in the state-of-the-art Dental Hygiene Care Center located in Gleeson Hall.

 
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Spring 2013 Colloquium

DETAILS:

The School of Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce the Dr. Eleanor Fapohunda Colloquium Series for Spring 2013:

  • March 7: Door of Return: My Time in a Rural Village in Ghana, presented by Dr. Marya Howell-Carter, Department of Psychology
  • April 11: Who Needs Chemistry?, presented by Dr. Glen Hinckley, Department of Chemistry

    The Colloquium Series will be held in the Ward Hall Great Room at 11:00 am
 
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Farmingdale Fit

WHAT: Healthy Salad Bowl Luncheon with balsamic vinegar and infused olive oil tasting hosted by The Crushed Olive
WHEN: Wednesday, March 6 ~ 1 pm
WHERE:

Campus Center Dining Room

DETAILS:

A fee of $7.70 per person includes lunch and tasting.

Unleash your culinary genius and become inspired to create delicious and healthy meals for yourself and those you love. Here’s a great way to create salads with ingredients you may not have tried in the past. The Farmingdale Fit Committee invites you to sample and really taste the difference they can make in your cooking. Seating is limited so rsvp …asap! Please to Judi by Monday,March 4.

 
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Join Us for the Return of the Multicultural Gala

WHAT: The Return of the Multicultural Gala
WHEN: Thursday, March 7  ~ 4:00  - 7:00 pm
WHERE: Roosevelt Hall, Multi-Purpose Room & Little Theater
DETAILS:

The Multicultural Committee invites you to The Return of the Multicultural Gala.
The gala will offer a celebration of diversity and the chance to learn about our diverse communities. Food, Dance, Exhibits, Speakers, Fun, Education will be part of the gala.

Confirmed events include a welcome from President Keen, remarks by both Spencer Ross, president of the National Institute of World Trade and by Elizabeth Thunderbird Haile, Shinnecock Nation Elder. Dr. Anthony Giffone will serve as master of ceremonies.

Contact Anjana Mebane-Cruz (x2106), Fran Cherkis (x2720), or Sylvia Nicosia (x2529) for more information. or view Mini-Gala flyer

 
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Dress for Success Fashion Show

WHEN: Tuesday, April 9, 2013  ~ 11 am -12:15 pm
WHERE: Roosevelt Hall Little Theater
DETAILS:

Sponsored by The Career Development Center. Seating is limited so reservations are required. Anyone interested in attending is asked to send his/her name and email address to careercenter@farmingdale.edu by Monday, March 18.

 
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New York State Teachers Retirement Pension & Retirement Education - NYSTRS PREP

WHAT: New York State Teachers Retirement Pension & Retirement Education Program - NYSTRS PREP
WHEN & WHERE: PREP Seminars – click here (http://www.nystrs.org/main/retirement-planning/preplan-seminars.htm )
DETAILS:

Many retirees wish they began focusing on financial and retirement planning much earlier in their lives. The truth is: no matter how far along you are in your career, careful financial and retirement planning is critical. NYSTRS' Pension & Retirement Education Program (PREP) is designed to help members of all ages prepare for retirement. PREP is structured to allow you to tailor the program to fit your needs. Stay for the entire seminar (see the full agenda) or just the modules that would be of greatest significance to you.

 
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Expanding Awareness, Developing Tools: In-Depth Diversity Training For Farmingdale State College Faculty And Staff

WHAT:

The Farmingdale State College Multicultural Committee Proudly Presents: Expanding Awareness, Developing Tools: In-Depth Diversity Training For Farmingdale State College Faculty And Staff

WHEN:

Friday April 5, 2013 ~ 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

WHERE:

University Club ~ Lunch provided

DETAILS:

Follow-up session on Thursday, April 11, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, University Club Continental Breakfast will be served at 8:30 am on both days. REGISTRATION IS FREE, but you must sign up by March 29 to guarantee your seat. Diversity Training Registration.

 
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Alumni


Annual Alumni Association Awards Dinner

WHEN: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 6:00 -11:00pm
WHERE: The Woodlands, Woodbury, NY
DETAILS:

Join us as we celebrate distinguished Farmingdale State College Alumni. This year we honor Alumnus of the Year Kevin Egan, Food Technology Class of ’77. We will also be celebrating Outstanding Alumni Supporter - Zorn’s Bethpage, Outstanding Alumnus - Mike Cutino, Business Administration Class of ’73, as well as inductees into our Alumni Centurion Club.

Price is $100 pp and includes cocktail hour, dinner, entertainment, prizes and raffles.

For reservations and information, contact Eileen Hasson x2369 or Regina Vazquez x6218.

 
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Announcements


Institute for Learning in Retirement
DETAILS:

The ILR will offer classes, workshops, lectures, special events and tours starting March 4, 2013. For further information, please contact ILR@farmingdale.edu or call 631.420.2160 to receive a brochure.

 
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From the Department of Human Resources:
DETAILS:

The exams for  Keyboard Specialist 2  (Grade  9), Secretary 1 (Grade 11), and Secretary 2 (Grade 15) are being held on April 27 or April 28, 2013.   All qualified clerical staff are encouraged to apply for these exams.  Applications must be submitted or postmarked by March 11, 2013.  The exam announcements, minimum qualifications and instructions on how to apply can be found at  

www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/announcements/prom/36-733.cfm   

www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/announcements/prom/36-730.cfm

 
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TIAA-CREF Represenative on Campus
WHO:

Catie Keane - Senior Consultant Individual Client Services
(Contact Kendis Riley at 516-454-4006 to schedule an appointment  )

WHAT:

SUNY Optional Retirement Program and 403(b) Voluntary Supplemental Retirement Program
A detailed evaluation tells you everything you need to know and do.

WHEN:

March 4, 2013 
April 4, 2013
May 3, 2013
June 10, 2013

WHERE:

Whitman Hall Conference Room/MATH CENTER

 
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Dining Survey
DETAILS: Opportunity to win a $150 e-Gift Card or one of three $50 e-Gift Cards.
Aramark is conducting a survey to better understand your campus lifestyle and preferences. By sharing your thoughts, staff will gain valuable insight to help improve your overall campus experience.
This online survey will take 5-10 minutes and your responses are confidential.
Click the link below to begin the survey: http://www.college-survey.com/farmingdale
If you cannot click on the link, copy and paste the URL into your Internet browser address bar and hit enter.
Aramark appreciates your time and thanks you for your assistance!
 
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Deadline for CCPs & GEPs – 4/12
DETAILS:

Deadline for submission of CCPs and GEPs to the College-Wide Curriculum Committee will be Friday, April 12, 2013 for the Spring 2013 semester. Please submit the CCPs and GEPs electronically to Sarah Gross and Barbara Serr and send the original form plus two copies of the signature page to Sarah Gross in Hale 103. Use the following instructions as a guide in preparing the CCPs and GEPs: https://intranet.farmingdale.edu/admin_docs/instructions_CCP.pdf

 
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All Teaching Faculty and Staff: Give Your Students The Best of Both Worlds
DETAILS:

The Library and Writing Center have joined forces to offer a total experience in student help. We have combined the Writing Center Overview with the Information Literacy Workshops to give your students a double dose of help; research and writing, all in one session. The Information Literacy workshops are hands-on using the Virtual Library and proprietary web-based resources. Workshops can be tailored to any subject, and are held in Greenley Room 105, the Information Literacy Lab. Give your students the tools they need to help them research and write accurate papers and reports. Contact: Jim Macinick, x2173, macinijw@farmingdale.edu or Terry Zahor, x2472, zahorta@farmingdale.edu.

 
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Committee Minutes Posted to the Intranet
DETAILS:

Check for Current Standing Committee Minutes: Minutes

 
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