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College loses, drops staff members

Justin Tardiff | Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Saint Mary’s Board of Governance (BOG) members discussed several changes to the College’s staff that occurred over the semester break at their first meeting of the semester Monday night.

Student body president Susan McIlduff said two staff members have left Student Activities and Vice President of Student Affairs Karen Johnson will start attending BOG meetings.

Georgeanna Rosenbush, former director of the Office of Student Activities, helped BOG and attended meetings in past semesters, but she has retired due to medical needs, McIlduff said.

Frances Bruder’s position as assistant director of Student Activities has been eliminated from the hierarchy in the Office of Student Activities, McIlduff said.

Johnson attended the meeting and promised the Board that all the events planned for this semester would still happen, despite the office shake-up.

“Everything is under control,” Johnson said. “We have lots of people volunteering to help us out [with the events].”

She also said she wants to keep student government involved in the search process for a new director of Student Activities.

“I want you to know that we aren’t going to leave [BOG] out,” Johnson said.

In other BOG news:

u Saint Mary’s is in the process of changing its e-mail system. Students must switch to the new Zimbra Zmail system by Jan. 30. Links and a five-minute overview can be found on the Saint Mary’s @Home page.

u Heritage Week is Jan. 21 through Jan. 27. There will be events each day, culminating in the Heritage Week dinner Friday evening.

u Plans have been finalized for the Saint Mary’s Formal on Feb. 3. The event will take place at the Palais Royale in downtown South Bend from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The theme is “All That Jazz,” and tickets will be on sale starting today for $10 per person.