EGSA Meetings will be held the second Monday of every month (during the school year) after seminar (12:30pm) Meeting location TBA
EGSA Meeting Date:_3/11/2013_____
12:30 PM Gardner Hall, Conference Room
Voting Members Present: Jonathan Cammack, Amber Arrington, Keith Bayless, Heather Campbell, Rachel Suits, Mary Talley, Matt Green, Zaidee Powers, Emily Meineke, Colin Funaro, Holden Appler, Kristen Hopperstad, Yvonne Matos, Angela Bucci
Faculty Representative: Clyde Sorenson
President: Jonathan Cammack
At the faculty meeting the student symposium was discussed and it was decided that the symposium should be changed to a Friday and Saturday. On Friday the symposium would occur and Saturday would be devoted to recruiting.
Vice President & UGSA Rep: Yvonne Matos
Secretary: Mary Talley
Treasurer: Heather Campbell
Current total balance: $1,991.59
Outreach Coordinator(s): Stephanie Gorski or Emily Meineke
Emily is going to make Ant ID posters. Clyde discussed participation in two upcoming
events: A Festival at the Arboretum on April 6 and the Weymouth Woods Bioblitz on May 18.
Seminar Coordinator(s): Amber Arrington or David Bednar
The plane ticket has been purchased and the Mike Duke seminar speaker will arrive on
May 8 and stay through May 11.
Seminar: Amber Arrington or David Bednar
Fundraising: Colin Funaro
Colin is putting together a letter to send to corporations like Syngenta, Bayer, and BASF
to ask for sponsorship.
Social: Sally Taylor & Rachel Suits
There will be a camping trip to Raven Rock sometime before spring.
Outreach: Emily Meineke & Stephanie Gorski
Hospitality: Amber Arrington
Clyde: The department will be producing a quarterly newsletter once again, and we would like to have graduate students involved in some capacity, either through writing articles of their own, or helping to solicit/ compile information for each issue. This newsletter will be sent out electronically to upper administration and department alumni.
All of the amendments to the constitution were passed. Amendments made are:
Article VI, Section 1A: “escept as noted in Section 2, Article III of the By-Laws” will be added to the end of the statement.
By-Laws, Section 2, Article III, Duties of the Elected Officers:
Vice President: All duties of the UGSA Representative will now be
duties of the VP.
Outreach Coordinators: The following statement will be added: “Outreach
Coordinators A and B will serve as student representatives on the department
Mike Duke Seminar Coordinators: The following statement will be added: “One
of the Mike Duke Coordinators will serve as the student representative on the
department seminar committee.”
The nominations are as followed: President: Keith Bayless, Sally Taylor; VP: Colin; Treasurer: April Hamblin; Secretary: Holden Appler; Outreach Coordin.: Sally Taylor, Angela Bucci, April Hamblin; Mike Duke Coordin.: Amber Arrington, Yvonne Matos; Social Chairs.: Sally Taylor, Kristen Hopperstad
Meeting Closed at: _6:30_pm