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EGO Minutes- March 18, 2013

Start Time: 3 p.m.


Attendees: Jake Runge, Jess Mason McFadden, Nicole Hagstrom Schmidt, John Degregorio, Beth Clothier, Danielle Ortiz, Kris Gilbert, Laura Black, Dr. Morrow


Actual Agenda:


  • EGO Picnic
    • April 13, 2013. 12-5 p.m. actually at 2-5 p.m.
    • Location-Everly Park
    • Need announcements made-Secretary and Morrow put together faculty announcement.
    • Put potluck sign-up in faculty room-have divisions

-Chips, salads, buns, drinks, main dishes types

  • Need a grillmaster.-Kris will help cook with Beth and Laura
  • Reserve Shelter-Evergreen
  • Will have some funds for picnic from English Department-roughly $100-$200

-Burgers, veg burgers,

-Money will mostly be for main dishes

  • Will need foil and charcoal/light fluid, plated, cups, etcetera
  • Graduate Committee-Haven’t met, but had 2nd panel discussion

                -Graduate Workshops started- 1st one last week. 2nd one was Monday, March 4, 2013 at 3 p.m. in Simpkins Writing Center-On writing abstracts, responding to CFPs, and writing papers for                 conferences.

                -Low turn-out last time only 3 people

                -3rd panel date TBA-Put together a sign-up sheet prior to panel.

  • Be more inviting to other English students

                -Can we put up a window outside mailroom to show what EGO is.

                -Why it’s important to be a member

                -CV building

                -Networking and learning important things for graduate students

                -Skype? Media aspect that might connect students who can’t make it.

                -Fliers/ posters-to make it more inviting.

                -Ego presentation at Graduate Student Orientation

  • Writing Committee-
    • T.A. teaching award
    • Must fill out applications and submit requires documents from Magdelyn’s email.
    • Conference 2013-
      • Draft of CFP available on Dropbox for everyone’s access to make notes
      • We ranked possible speakers to ask to speak at conference.


Next Meeting: April 1, 2013 3 p.m. in Simpkins Writing Center


End Time: 3:42 p.m.