Tasks that Need to Be Completed:
Sara Alotaibi volunteered to email Christine Preble to ask about an application that would get Programming to cosponsor the culminating event for the Winter Coat Drive.
-Eric Anderson agreed to send out an email with the names and emails of all Committee members.
-Chris Jacques volunteered to talk with Brenda about moving the 2010 EGSO Graduate Student Conference Blog to the English Department website.
-Luke Martin agreed to submit the EGSO budget to the GSO by September 27; and he agreed to submit the application for additional conference funds from University Auxillary Services by October 1st.
-The Philanthropy Committee needs to report back at the next EGSO meeting about its plans for the Winter Coat Drive.
-General: Students interested in proposing topics for the 2011 EGSO conference should attend the next EGSO meeting on October 1st at 2:00 PM in Humanities 354. Proposals can be written or delivered orally.
Sara Alotaibi, Anna Eyre, Kaitlin Albertson, Tony Delgado, Janelle Adsit, Mark Ambrose, Joshua Bartlett, Aaron Wittman, Luke Martin, Matt McGregor, James Searle, Elaina Frulla, Joel Sodano, Eric Anderson, Chris Jacques, and Michael Amrozowicz.
2:05-10 Jawbone and Yes Reading Series Announcement, Etopia Update, and 2010 Conference Website Transfer.
Anna Eyre is looking for other English graduate students to take over Jawbone and the YES Reading Series. Anyone interested in learning more about or taking part in either of these organizations should email Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joel Sodano, Chris Jacques, and Luke Martin are awaiting one last submission before submitting a collection of papers delivered at last Spring’s EGSO conference to Etopia for possible publication.
Chris Jacques pledge to move the “Turning on Rights” Wordpress Blog over to the English Department website.
210-2:25 Discussion of the Americanist group and a Future Symposium.
Josh Bartlett spoke about the Americanist Group and encouraged attendees with interest in American literature to come to the next meeting on October 1st at 4 PM in the Graduate Library (located on the third floor of the Humanities Building).
The Americanist Group would like to do a symposium in the spring, as well as possibly pursing an exchange where members of the Americanist Group and faculty from SUNY Albany would visit another regional school to see the kind of work being done at another university and exchange ideas. On a different date, students and faculty from the other university would then visit SUNY Albany and the Americanist Group would display the kind of work they are doing here.
The Americanist Group is interested in working with the EGSO to fund the symposium; it would also provide a greater degree of cooperation and communication between the two groups.
If you have question about the Americanist Group or would like more information, email Josh Bartlett at email@example.com.
2:25-35 Sara Alotaibi Gave a Report About the GSO Meeting She Attended on 9/3.
Sara announced that in order for the EGSO to continue as a GSO member, the budget must be submitted by 9/27.
Sara also reported that graduate students are eligible to receive three Research/Travel Grants from the University’s Graduate Student Organization. Students may be awarded up to $650 per application. The deadline for submitting Grant applications are: September 22 (Fall), January 30th (Spring), and June 1st (Summer). Students must submit their applications before they attend the conference. Here is a link to Conference Travel Grant guidelines and application: http://www.albany.edu/~gso/Docs/grant_guidelines07_08_2.pdf.
The deadline for submitting MCAA funding requests is October 3.
2:35-45 Coat/Canned Food Drive Update
Joel Sodano proposed that this year’s Coat Drive be held in conjunction with the Writing Center’s Canned Food drive, should the Writing Center be willing to partner with the EGSO.
Janelle Adsit volunteered to serve as a liaison between EGSO and the Writing Center for the Fall Winter Coat and Canned Food Drive.
Anna Eyre suggested throwing a culminating party, which must be advertised, open to the public, and ADA accessible.
Sara Alotaibi volunteered to email Christine Preble to ask about an application that would get Programming to cosponsor the Coat and Canned Food Drive culminating event (this would cover the cost of advertising). The Social Committee will be in charge of planning and organizing the party.
Joel Sodano proposed November 12th through the 29th as dates for this year’s Coat and Canned Food Drive.
Next meeting, someone from the Philanthropy Committee will report back at EGSO meeting to finalize the Coat and Canned Food Drive.
2:45-3:00 Overview of Past Conferences and Proposed Date for Upcoming Conference
Chris Jacques announced that initial proposals for the upcoming conference topic will be made and debated next meeting. Proposals can be written or delivered orally.
Chris Jacques also proposed the following tentative dates for the 2011 EGSO Conference:
October 1st: Topics Presented and Drafting of CFP begins
December 3rd: CFP presented at EGSO meeting
February 4th: Initial Deadline for Abstract Submissions
February 18th: Final Deadline for Abstract Submissions
March 15th: Catering Ordered and Promotional Materials Completed and Ready for Distribution
April 1st and 2nd Tentative Dates for Conference
For those unfamiliar with the genre of Conference Calls for Papers, go to:
Joel Sodano proposed that this year’s conference topic be the 18th century British novel. Attendees shot down this idea immediately.
3:05-15 Luke Martin Discussed the Proposed EGSO Budget
Attendees decided not to apply for money to start the Dissertation in Progress Reading Series. Attendees decided that instead of applying for money for a potential Dissertation in Progress Reading Series, the EGSO should apply for money to bring a visiting scholar to an Americanist Group meeting.
This is the tentative schedule for EGSO meeting on 10/1/10, at 2:00
p.m., in HUM 290.
A. Old business:
1. Budget: Luke Martin will report on the status of our budget submission to the GSO. Luke will also discuss the necessary qualifications for an activity or event to receive GSO funding to consider for the spring budget.
2. The 2010 Conference: Joel Sodano will report on the status of the eTopia submission. Christopher Jacques will report on the status of the transfer of the conference website from wordpress to UAlbany web space.
B. New business:
1. Reports (if applicable) from the committees:
a. Philanthropy: the status of the Can/Coat Drive.
2. Report from Joel Sodano regarding the RGSO Leaders Workshop.
3. 2011 Conference proposals.
a. New proposals will be presented.
b. An open discussion will follow to ask follow-up questions, make constructive suggestions and consider affinities between proposals.