The next EGSO meeting will take place on March 25th at 2:45 in Humanities 354.
Tasks to Be Completed
General The EGSO needs to attend an MCAA event. Sara Alotaibi proposed seeing A Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wilde on 3/24 at the Performance Art Center. If you are interested in attending email her at email@example.com.
Joel Sodano, Sara Alotaibi, Kaitlin Albertson, Tony Delgado, Luke Martin, Joel Sodano, Eric Anderson, Joshua Bartlett, and Chris Jacques.
The EGSO needs to fulfill its MCAA requirement. Sara Alotaibi proposed going to see the play A Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wilde. The event takes place on 3/24. For the EGSO to receive credit for attending an MCAA event, an attendee must pickup a form available at the GSO Office and then have it signed at the event by one of the event organizers.
Joel Sodano reported on the faculty meeting he attended. The meeting involved the department’s response to the proposed changes to the undergraduate requirement. He advised that attendees review the department’s official response, which was sent out in an email by Helene Schechk through FYE.
Sara Alotaibi reported on constitutional proposals for the GSO. Students have proposed changing the required number of terms a GSO E-Board Officer must serve. It was changed from 5 terms (semesters) to 2 terms. Sara also reported that the GSO will host the following events:
- Bowling Event: Sunset Bowling Lanes, 1160 Central Avenue. Sunday March 20th, 6pm.
- End of the year Gala Event: Prom themed Dance Party on April 29, 7pm at Dutch Apple Cruises. There will be a DJ.
- The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (MCAA event) March 24, Performing Arts Center.
The Conference Committee reported not have received the budge yet. The group has sent out acceptances and is still waiting for confirmations. Luke Martin noted that Matt McGregor was the only University at Albany student whose abstract was rejected. The grounds for this rejection were scandalous subject matter and a lack of scholarly rigor. Sunday the committee will meet to put together the conference schedule will be made. Friday night will contain the conference’s creative component and Saturday its critical.
Chris Jacques proposed that the Social Committee, which does in fact exist, organize a recurring bar night. Joel Sodano rolled his eyes to Chris’ proposal, which Chris noticed and noted. He was refrained by Sara Alotaibi from blackening Joel’s eye. Luke Martin will take up Luke’s suggestion with the Social Committee.
Chris Jacques reported that there is still time to email him or Michael with suggestions regarding the EGSO Constitution. Email Chris at CJ752665@albany.edu or Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org. Prior to the constitution’s ratification, our Founding Fathers will send a copy of the document to all English graduate students by way of Engrad. Chris also suggested that EGSO E-board elections occur after Spring Break, which would occur alongside GAC and UAC elections.
Tony Delgado reported “Not having done much with the google thing.” He picked a template and made a new calendar for EGSO events. Luke Martin suggested listing events like the Initiatives in Teaching Series and Americanist and 18th-Century reading group meetings on the calendar. He also suggested that future Communication Officers might oversee the EGSO event calendar.