New Officers for 2017-2018
President – Shelly Biesel
Vice President – Christina Lee
Treasurer – Emily Ramsey
Secretary – Jon Micon
Student-Faculty Representative: Christina Crespo
GSA Representative – N/A
Mentor Program Coordinator – Samm Holder
> Sam will send out official emails for mentoring program
> Send out message to undergraduate and graduate students to match up interests
> Main goal: be there for undergrads to help with path after graduation
> Start out with panel discussion
> Undergrads will send what they want out of the meeting (last year talking informally about our interests)
> Undergraduate students interested in Halloween Potluck on October 18th – “Murder mystery” theme.
> Want to include graduate students
> Undergraduate organization meeting Wednesdays at 5? Maybe
> Thought about including a service activity, maybe a clean-up?
> Susan and Shelly applied for AGSO funds, applied for $2000, not sure how much we will receive
> Possibly sell t-shirts to raise money for events (goat roast) maybe for 5$
> Need to plan out how we are going to spend money in advance rather than decide all at once.
> Create survey about graduate student experience to receive input that AGSO can use to meet student needs
> Ask for more diversity on class topics
> Make suggestions rather than critique (need courses on gender, race, class, etc..)
> Better mechanism for creating courses themselves, rather than just looking at listserve, too informal
> May be able to get more courses if we can coordinate with other students/professors.
> Need to communicate and plan courses earlier in advance
> Many other departments have courses listed on website, need to advertise better to undergraduate students
> Possibly putting together a poster in which different professors contribute, focus on interests
> Center on ICON students who should be taking Anthropology courses
> Find a way to allocate a corner/quiet space dedicated to Ashley Block in place of picture in the hallway.
> Talk to Susan about finding space (maybe graduate computer lab?)
Social Media/ Informal Activities
> Need more opportunities for graduate students to meet up informally
> Weekly hiking trips? not huge time commitment.
> Create a Google calendar to discuss upcoming events and activities
Update AGSO Website
> Organize a collective Grad-Undergrad information component for web page discussing everything you need to do/ useful resources.
> Divide responsibilities for posting to site.
> Meet every other week, lots of ambitious activities.
> 9:15 to 10 am on Fridays – instead of Mondays
> Announce in advance when the meetings are to department
> Next meeting Sept. 15, 9:15 to 10am