EGSA Minutes Meeting #15 May 4, at 9:00am
AMS Dial-in: 772416
Phone Dial-in (509) 358-7935 meeting ID: 2416
In attendance: Adrian, Robert, Abbey, Megan, Dane, Rachel, Joseph, Abigail, Kunle, Robert (acting secretary)
PBESA June 10-13. Would students be interested in using a department van to carpool to Reno? Ask Megan Asche to join van she will send an email
New officers- President: Megan Asche
Vice President: Joseph Taylor
Secretary: James Helper
Treasurer: Abigail Cohen
Faculty Liaison: Liesl Oeller
Communications Director: Abbey
Club Advisor: Dr. Zack
BUGSS Update: Mark Schwarzland is UI contact for university guest speaker vent. There was some confusion this year. Dave is WSU speaker. UI and WSU students will co-organize a guest speaker. One faculty and student will be on committee for each school. WSU: Crowder, Abbey and Abigail. Goal is to do event in Fall, but might be spring. I would invite a high profile speaker that will attract school of biological science department memebers.
I will be working on transitioning the new officers onto CougSync. Thank you all for helping this club run as efficiently as possible, it has been a great year.
Vice President (Ben)
GPSA is slow at updating funding but our club account is doing just fine. Dr. Zack donated some boxes for making displays. Kunle says we got funding
Kunle suggests that Josh M (our new rep) has a person in Pullman to attend meetings. Joseph volunteered
It is good for students to attend PDI events
Abbey is going to communicate with the extension person who spoke at colloquium to make a database of grid research, interests, so they can solicit speakers for public talks
Kunle reports EGSA received funding. Not many groups got funding this year, meaning we are awesome. The packet was good- we followed instructions.
Faculty Liason (Rachel)
Laura Lavine is interim chair (announced by Dean) for 2 years because the dean recognized “division” in the department. Laura starts July 1st, Steve stays on until August, so there is overlap.
Two new students, both will be in Pullman In August
We are not getting the spousal hire after all
Good luck Liesl
Communications Director (Abbey)
We are making a twitter and Instagram
May 12th garden community fair, EGSA will be there
Primary Committee Reports
- Advertising (Rachel: Megan): na
- Merchandise (Abigail: Robert): Rachel will join merch committee
- Social (Olivia, Leisl): Updates through Adrian, May 11 Zeppoz
- Debate team (Ben: Abbey, Abigail, Jim, Adrian)- The team is occurring
- Library: Please check out books and allow people that are taking prelims privacy
- Meta team
- Mini grants: Sent applications
- Linnean games: practices continue
Good of the Order
Jeb Owen wants greater participation in Art/Sci over the summer so email him if interested. Megan says it’s fun.
If you’re interested in giving an elevator speech at PBESA contact Kunle