Tasks that Need to Be Completed:
-Joel Sodano needs to submit the collection of essays from last year’s conference to Etopia.
-Chris Jacques needs to book University Hall for April 2nd and 3rd.
-Aaron Whitman must begin fulfilling the obligations necessitated by the leadership role for which he volunteered.
-General Graduate students should sign the sheet in the mail room encouraging the Literature, Languages, and Culture Department to offer an intensive language course in the Spring which would fulfill our department’s foreign language requirement.
-The Social Committee needs to decide on a location for the culminating party of the Canned Food and Coat Drive. The suggested date for this event is December 3rd.
Attendees: Sara Alotaibi, Kaitlin Albertson, Tony Delgado, Janelle Adsit, Joshua Bartlett, Aaron Wittman, Luke Martin, Matt McGregor, Amy Mallory-Kani, Elaina Frulla, Joel Sodano, Eric Anderson, Amy Mallory-Kani, Chris Jacques, and Micahel Amrozowicz
Joel Sodano encouraged attendees to join the Graduate Student Listserve. Go tohttp://www.albany.edu/~gso/LISTSERV.htm and follow directions for subscribing. In addition to having access to the Graduate Student Lounge, located, in Business Administration 120, graduate students can print 100 pages per week and make faxes and phone calls from GSO Office in the Campus Center room 165B. The fall hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 AM to 7 PM and from 11 AM to 5 PM on Friday.
Joel Sodano also encouraged students, whether they have fulfilled their language requirement or not, to sign a petition urging the Literatures, Languages, and Culture Department to offer intensive language courses, like French 500, which fulfill our department’s foreign language requirement. The sign-up sheet is in the mailroom in the EGSO box. Please support your fellow graduate students by signing your name.
Luke Martin announced restrictions relevant to GSO funding. GSO funds may not be used for:
A potluck or any event where food is the main focus.
Purchasing alcoholic beverages.
Food and drink at any scheduled meetings.
Luke also announced that requests for funds regarding social events must go through the programming committee.
Joel Sodano announced that Sarah Taylor, Vice President of the GSO, holds officer hours in Business Administration 112, the graduate student lounge. Students can meet with her on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11 and from 4-5.
Joel Sodano announced that he has collected all of the submissions necessary for submission to Etopia.
Joel Sodano announced that an email must be sent to book University Hall on April 2nd and 3rd for the Spring conference. He urged someone from the Conference Committee to volunteer to book the room. Chris Jacques agreed to take on this responsibility and email Joel, so Joel could give him further instruction as to how to book the room.
Aaron Whitman suggested assigning a person from each committee who would organize meeting times and contact committee members. He said the following and commanded that I record it: “I am not taking a leadership role.”
Joel Sodano suggested December third as the day for the culminating party of the Canned Food and Coat drive. A location for the event needs to be decided by the Social Committee. Ever Repressive, Joel Sodano would like to have an EGSO meeting prior to the event.
Michael Amrozowicz is interested in putting together an 18th Century Literature reading group. If anyone is interested or has any questions about the group, email Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2:45-2:55 Committee Updates
Tony Delgado showed the potential flyer he made for the Canned Food and Coat Drive.
When making copies for a GSO sponsored event, go to Rapid Copy for color copies. The GSO will do black and whites for free. Prior to the making and distribution of flyers, two copies must be dropped off at Campus Center 130. A form must be filled out which requests the days when the flyers will be posted on campus. Once approved, the GSO stamps the flyer, which may be reproduced and posted around campus.
Chris Jacques reported that the Constitution Committee is currently working on a mission statement for the GSO. Contact Chris at email@example.com or Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any suggestions you would like to make regarding the constitution or the mission statement.
2:55-3:45 Conference Topic Proposals
Luke Martin, Chris Jacques, Amy Mallory-Kani, James Searle (by way of written proposal as he could not attend the meeting), and Joshua Bartlett all proposed potential topics for the Spring conference. You can view their written proposals through Google documents by signing in to the email@example.com account using the password “foucault.” Attendees decided to think over each proposal and discuss them in more detail at the next meeting.
Tentative agenda for EGSO meeting 10/11/10, HU290, 2:00 p.m.
1. 2010 Conference: Christopher Jacques will report on the website transfer.
1. Joel Sodano will discuss the upcoming deadline for funding from the GSO Programming Committee.
2. Committee reports:
B. Outreach Committee: Update on the can/coat drive.
A. Social Committee: Update on party for aforementioned can/coat drive.
C. Constitution Committee.
3. Carpooling to the department party that evening.
4. Conference Proposals:
A. Review of proposals as well as any changes or amendments made to previously presented materials.
B. Concerns and questions. This will serve as an opportunity to raise any concerns about the proposals as well as question the presenters on further information about their proposals.
C. Open discussion. This will be an opportunity to debate the proposals and consider possible compromises. It is also a time when suggestions for possible keynote speakers, panel proposals, etc. will be invited from the audience.
D. Vote by ballot on conference proposals.
5. Members of the conference committee in attendance will come up with possible meeting times for subsequent meetings.