Eric Anderson agreed to send an email notifying the Conference Committee that its first meeting will take place on Friday, October 22nd at 11:30 AM in Humanities 384.
Social Committee needs to apply to programming for money to rent a room for the culminating party of the Coat and Canned Food Drive on December 3rd.
Conference Committee The conference committee needs to draft a CFP to show at the EGSO meeting on October 29th.
General so Joel Sodano does not have a heart attack, please subscribe to the GSO listserve. To do so send a blank email (leaving everything empty) to firstname.lastname@example.org. After receiving a confirmation email, follow the simple instructions.
Attendees: Christopher Jacques, Matt McGregor, Joshua Bartlett, Luke Martin,
Sara Alotaibi, Kaitlin Albertson, Tony Delgado, Joel Sodano, James Searle, and Eric Anderson.
The meeting began with attendees ridiculing Luke Martin’s absurdly small [i.e. perfectly sized- LM] Tupperware containers.
Joel Sodano then proceeded to once more attempt to coerce attendees in to subscribing to the GSO Listserv.
2:05-2:20 GSEU Announcements
GSEU Business Agent, Bill Whalen, the campus union representative, asked that graduate students respond to the email sent Friday the 15th with the subject “CWA 1104/GSEU Activist Mail: Member's Bargaining Survey COMPLETE TODAY!” The email asks graduate students to assess membership priorities, such as wages and health care, for the 2009-11 contract. It consists of a brief survey.
James Searle announced the following events:
-November 15th the University Senate will address the language program cuts.
-October 19th 12:20-1:30 George Philip will speak about the future of the university at the Downtown Campus.
-October 30th Defend Higher Education will be fliering the Open House and would love to have help distributing fliers.
2:20-2:35 Committee Updates
The Outreach Committee reported having dropped of the Coat and Canned Food Drive flyer for GSO approval. The committee plans on distributing 180 flyers around campus. Joel Sodano suggested perhaps donating directly to Warm Coats, Warm Hearts rather than the Burlington Coat factory, because dropping off a large number of coats caused some difficulty for the Burlington Coat factory drop-off last time.
The Outreach Committee also reported on its progress regarding the Books-To-Prisoners Program. James Sealre contacted Ithica’s books to prisoner program at Cornell University. He will most likely need to gather signatures to get the University Library to sponsor the project Without a library sponsor, it is impossible to get books to prisoners in the state of New York.
The Social Committee plans on making a calendar for the social events they plan on having this year. The committee could not reserve Humanities 354 or 290 for the Coat and Canned Food Drive culminating party. The committee is therefore looking to rent a room and its members plan on applying for money through programming. The party will take place on December 3rd.
The Social Committee is contemplating organizing the following events: a movie night, a trivia night, a MASSMOCA adventure, a trip to New York City, and perhaps the attendance of a hockey game.
2:35-3:05 Conference Topic Discussion
Discussion began with representatives reviewing their topic proposals. After discussion of what they wanted to accomplish with next year’s conference, attendees decided to work with the idea of the Outsider conference, suggested originally by Joshua Bartlett. The Conference Committee will meet next Friday at 11:30 AM in Humanities 384.
Tentative schedule for EGSO meeting, October 29th, 2:00 p.m.
1. Sara Al-Otaibi will present information on the new funding guidelines for graduate student conference travel.
2. Committee reports: