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EGSA Meeting Minutes

EGSA Meeting Information

Time: 5 PM
Day: 2nd Monday of every month (subject to change)
Location: Gardner Hall, Conference Room
Only held during the academic school year


Meeting Minutes



Date: 11 August 2015

First meeting for 2015-2016 academic year


TBD                      Welcome BBQ

August 22           Packapalooza

September 19    BugFest

September 25    EGSA Symposium 



Social                  4 Happy hours, 1 clean up, and 1 movie night since last EGSA meeting 

Treasury             Overall financial outlook is the same.

President            Will be pushing faculty to pay fees for all students beginning Fall 2015



Bugfest Sales Decision (Sophia, James) 

Selling at bugfest: Tshirts, onesies, koozies

o   No new tee designs, revisit in spring. We can do new colors for size fill-in

o   “Frass Happens”; “Everyday I’m shuffling” on the onesies

o   Koozies, one color print, Ent logo on one side and pun on the other.

- I mite be drunk – Getting Buzzed – (unless Ent logo must be solo)

- Need these designs soon – ready by 8/28 – submitted by 8/31

o   Selling price: tees - $20, onesies - $20, Koozies - $5


Packapalooza (Fallon) 

o   Need more volunteers! – showing bugs and engaging the public


EGSA Symposium (Katharine) 

o   NCES wants to contribute and speak – need times arranged (8:30-9?)

 o   Half day of talks and half day of posters

o   Potentially follow up with the Welcome BBQ after this event


Outreach Training (Kristi) 

o   Lesson plans and arthropod info sheets available soon

o   Training sessions will be provided this fall – dates TBD

o   UAB has pop-up tents for rent – or Gabe has one

o   Can we bring non-state-employee/ undergrads with us on undergrads? 


Forming Committees

Outreach, Symposium, Mike Duke, Social, Fundraising

o   Emails will follow - please sign up if you can help – Jobs can be delegated to different members of the committee to help spread the work load.

  o   Send Gabe Committee description and how many people you anticipate needing

- He will send a sign up and info sheet

 o   10 new students in department

 o   We need to schedule another clean-up!