Friday, March 24, 2023



Friday, January 27, 2023, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (CST)


Present: Amber Alaniz, Robert Butler, Kirk Corey, Diane Crosby, Anne Crotty, Amelia DeRynck, Brad Ferrier, Kristina Gordon, Jen Knights, Megan Meyer, Emily Mozena, Jerad Nylin, Michael Penniman, David Rooney, Rita Soenksen, Abbie Steuhm, Bri Swope, Elizabeth Wallace, TM Weissenberger,
Sarah ?, Captioner - Brooke

Guests: Joni Troester, Tanya Villhauer


Approval of Minutes for previous meeting (David / Michael)

1st motion: TM Weissenberger

2nd motion: Amber Alaniz

All in favor, approved as amended

Treasury Report (Brad) - $639.94 remaining, without proposed social gathering

Announcements / Updates:

  • Guests Joni Troester & Tanya Villhauer shared about Campus Well-Being & Mental Health Collaborative
    • See attached slide deck presentation
    • Input is welcomed and encouraged, use link:
    • How can this group intersect and create synergy with CDA?
      • Creating an environment that all members of the UI community feels a safe space to speak about mental health topics
  • Social media campaign update / call for participants (Elizabeth, Hallie)
    • Brad shared that the “stories project” is seeking to collaborate with potential exhibit in UI Libraries about Wild Bill (Bill Sackter)
      • Share synergies to make the overall messages of both projects the most impactful and meaningful as possible
        • Leads on each project will meet separately to discuss specifics/plans

Tabled to next meeting:

  • Live Captioning proposal – funding proposal status (David / Erin)
  • UISDAA – updates (Spring semester plans?)
  • CDA Spring Social (SMA or Wild Bill’s) May 26 meeting time

Planning (Spring semester meetings - January – May 2023):

  • Rundown – draft agenda thru May 2023
  • Spring initiative (February Meeting)? – “One thing”

Action Items (before next meeting):

  • Brad will coordinate scheduling meeting of collaboration discussion of Stories Project + Bill Sackter exhibit
  • Reach out to Elizabeth Wallace if you’re okay with your story being shared:

Next meeting: Friday, February 24, 2023, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (CST) - Zoom