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 Religion Student Council Report 2013 -­‐ 2014 Submitted by Shelby Hamm Table of Contents Officers ..................................................................................................................................................... 3 Fall 2013 Events .................................................................................................................................... 4 Spring 2014 Events ............................................................................................................................... 5 Budget ....................................................................................................................................................... 6 Meeting Minutes .................................................................................................................................... 7 September 6, 2013 .......................................................................................................................................... 7 September 10, 2013 ....................................................................................................................................... 9 October 13, 2013 .......................................................................................................................................... 11 October 7, 2013 ............................................................................................................................................. 13 October 21, 2013 .......................................................................................................................................... 14 October 28, 2013 .......................................................................................................................................... 15 November 12, 2013 ..................................................................................................................................... 16 December 2, 2013 ........................................................................................................................................ 17 February 6, 2014 .......................................................................................................................................... 18 February 26, 2014 ........................................................................................................................................ 19 March, 14 2014 ............................................................................................................................................. 19 April, 3 2014 .................................................................................................................................................. 20 May, 20 2014 .................................................................................................................................................. 20 2
Officers President:
Shelby Hamm
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Technology Officer:
Courtney Rabada
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Constitutional Officer:
Shelby Hamm
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Social Coordinator:
Courtney Rabada
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Treasurer:
Shelby Hamm
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GSC Representative:
Sean Butler
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GSC Representative:
Shelby Hamm
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Academic Enrichment Officer:
Teresa Crist
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Student Journal Editor-in-Chief: Sean Butler
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GSC Delegate:
Alex Griffin
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AAR Delegate (non-voting):
John Tubera
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SBL Delegate (non-voting):
Seth Ruston
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Fall 2013 Events Thursday, September 6th
Executive Officers Retreat Meeting
Tuesday, September 10th
Meeting
Friday, September 27th
Close Nominations for Officers
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Saturday, September 28
Open Voting
Wednesday, October 2nd
Close Voting
Thursday, October 3rd
Announce Election Results
Monday, October 7th
Officer Only Meeting
Friday, October 8th
Welcome Back Wine & Cheese Reception
Sunday, October 13th
Meeting
Wednesday, October 16
th
Religion Student Survey Sent Out
Monday, October 21st
Meeting
Monday, October 28th
Meeting
Tuesday, October 29th
Survey Winner Announced
Monday, November 6th
th
SBL – Mock Paper Presentations
Tuesday, November 12
Meeting
Thursday, November 15th
Talk: Lori Anne Ferrell “Religion and Transdisciplinarity”
Monday, December 2nd
Meeting
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Spring 2014 Events Thursday, February 6th
Claremont Journal of Religion Release Party
Thursday, February 6th
Meeting
Wednesday, February 12th Welcome Back Ice Cream Social
Monday, February 17th
Ray Ryan Panel
Wednesday, February 19th Town Hall & Decennial Review Panel
Friday, February 21-22nd
Religion in Conversation Conference
Wednesday, February 26th Meeting
Wednesday, February 26th Essay Contest Deadline
Friday, March 14th
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Meeting
Saturday, April 5
Society of Philosophy and Religion Conference
Thursday, April 3rd
Graduate Student Panel
Thursday, April 3rd
Meeting
Wednesday, April 16th
Call for Election Nominations Sent Out
Thursday, May 1st
Graduation Party
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Thursday, May 15
New Officers Elected
Tuesday, May 20th
Handoff Meeting
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Budget Income:
SAH
GSC
Total
$1,500.00
$1,064.94
$2,564.94
Remainder:
Total
$5.34
Expenditures:
Welcome Back
Town Hall Food
Mason's Talk
Journal Check
Retreat Refreshments
Grad Panel
Ray Ryan
SPARC Event
Akko Movie
Student-Faculty Forum
Ice Cream Social
Graduation Reception
Meeting Refreshments
Meeting Refreshments
Gift Cards
Total
$100.17
$173.59
$68.67
$250.00
$61.44
$78.48
$80.00
$285.72
$50.00
$78.48
$96.00
$740.45
$96.60
$150.00
250.00
$2,559.60
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Meeting Minutes September 6, 2013 Executive Officer Meeting at Shelby Hamm’s Residence
Minutes taken by Shelby Hamm
Attending:
• Shelby Hamm: President
• Amanda Pumphrey: Treasurer & Technology Officer
• Anjeanette LeBoeuf: Constitutional Officer
• Sean Butler: GSC Representative
• Nick Pumphrey: Former RSC president
• Teresa Crist: Potential Officer
• Kay Lamar: Host
Budget:
• $1,500
• Need amount of gift cards left from last year
Welcome Back Wine & Cheese
• Tuesday October 8th from 4-6pm outside the IAC
Elections
• Announce Opening of Nominations by email and the open meeting
• Friday, September 27th - Close Nominations for Officers (midnight)
• Saturday, September 28th - Open Voting
• Wednesday, October 2nd - Close Voting (midnight)
• Thursday, October 3rd - Announce Election Results
• Open Positions
1. Individualized Inter-field Programs Representative
2. Religion for Professionals Representative
3. Religion and American Politics Representative
4. History of Christianity Religions of North America Representative
5. Islamic Studies Representative
6. General Religious Studies Representative
Projects
• RSC website
• RSC Student Handbook
• Survey each semester
o $25 prize
o Ask what events, projects, etc. RSC should conduct.
• Student Journal
o Contact Kyle
o Wait to see if new officers want to take on project and survey results.
o Once per year, at end of year?
• Essay Contest in Spring
• End of Year Party
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Food for Finals
Town Hall
o Wait for survey
• Professor Talks/Panels
• Panel for grad experience
o Senor students
o Qualifying exam process
o No professors
o Processes – how to recover
o Dissertation
• Scholarship and Publishing
o Strategies for sustainable writing, the publishing
o how to find a journal, get started publishing – book reviews
• The Tenure Process Opportunities and Dangers
o How to be effective in navigating the demands of academic life to achieve
tenure, current debates about tenure track positions.
• Non Tenure Track Teaching
o The difference to adjunct contracts
• Early Experiences as Faculty
o Sharing experiences about one’s first year as faculty, and emerging
principles for navigating entry into academia.
• Walking an Ethical Line
o Insights into and experiences with the ethics of research and teaching,
what new faculty should be aware of.
• Optimizing Conferences
o Ideas and strategies for finding conferences appropriate to one’s research
interests, making the most of conferences to connect and share work or
interests, finding opportunities for collaboration.
• Creating an Online Academic Presence:
o Opportunities and Dangers
o How does one develop an online academic presence, experiences with
academic.edu, research gate, use of social networking tools like, LinkedIn,
academic use of Facebook, e-portfolios, blogs, or personal webpages.
Community Outreach
• Contact Ariel Carpenter at Chaplin’s office
• Pub Theology
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September 10, 2013 Meeting at the Arts & Humanities Student Lounge
Minutes taken by Shelby Hamm
Attending
o Officers
! Shelby Hamm – President & GSC Representative
! Amanda Pumphrey – Technology Officer & Treasurer
! Anjeanette LeBeauf – Constitutional Officer
! Sean Butler – GSC Representative
o Non-voting
! AAR – John Tubera
! SBL – Seth Ruston
o Students
! Teresa Crist
! Courtney Rabada
Dropbox - Login
o https://mymail.cgu.edu/owa/auth/logon.aspx?replaceCurrent=1&url=https%3a%2
f%2fmymail.cgu.edu%2fowa%2f
o [email protected]
o religion2013
Elections
o Amendments
! All voted in favor of a temporary amendment that added “Mormon
Studies” to the representative positions that will be elected in the Fall
semester.
! Anjeanette will write a temporary amendment to the election process to
clarify how it works. It might be added permanently if it works well and
passes the amendment process.
o Timeline
! Friday, September 27th
Close Nominations for Officers
! Saturday, September 28th
Open Voting
nd
! Wednesday, October 2
Close Voting
! Thursday, October 3rd
Announce Election Results
Projects & Events
o Welcome Back Wine & Cheese
! Tuesday October 8th from 4-6pm outside the IAC
! Courtney & Amanda will go to Costco that morning
! Everyone help set up at 3:30pm
o RSC website
! Shelby talked to Mandy and will get a login
o RSC Student Handbook
! External resources
! One meeting to assign sections then edit them all together
o Survey each semester
! $25 prize
! Best time to meet?
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! What needs?
! What events?
! Ask what events, projects, etc. RSC should conduct.
! Everyone write at least 10 questions that should be added to the survey
Claremont Journal of Religion
! Kyle Jones & Kyle Thompson
! Invite to next open meeting to discuss working together
Town Hall
! Ask for needs in Fall Survey
! Then create a separate survey for town hall
CST
! Concerned about differences in hours assigned for each class. CST
only allows half credits to come from CGU each semester, but because
CGU classes are 4 hours each and CST classes are 3 hours each, CST
students can only take one CGU class per semester.
Professor Talks/Panels
! Invite undergrad professors & undergrads
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October 13, 2013 Meeting at Shelby’s House
Minutes taken by Shelby Hamm
• Attending
o Officers
! Shelby
! Anjeanette
! Amanda
! Teresa
! Courtney
! Sean
! Alex
o Students
! Kay Lamar
• Announcements
o Sean is meeting with Kyle on Tuesday for Journal Proposal
• Last meeting
o Review
o Questions
• Reoccurring Meeting Time & Day
o Every other Monday from 4-5 in the lounge
o Next meeting is on the 21st of October
• Budget
o Wine & Cheese cost
! Projected = $150
! Actual = $100.17
o Budget last meeting
! Review
! No Changes
• Advertising
o Make fliers
o Give to Professors in their box & ask to give to students
• Year’s Activities
o Fall
! Welcome Back
! Fall Survey
• Send out a.s.a.p.
! Town Hall
• Week of the 4th November
! Social – Speaker
• Week of the 18th November
! End of Semester
• Week of the 2nd December
o Spring
! Welcome back
! Panel
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RICC
SPARK
Town Hall – Panel
Essay Contest
Survey
End of Semester
Survey
o Send out a.s.a.p.
o Open for one week
Town Hall
o Record it – post online
o Cards for anonymous questions
o Use results from survey
Handbook
o Thesis Forms – Teresa
o Dissertation Forms – Sean
o Contacts & Campus Resources – Shelby
o Timeline – Anjeanette
o Annual Events – Courtney
o Student Organizations – Courtney
o Qualifying Exams – Amanda
o Language Exams – Alex
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October 7, 2013 Meeting at Religion Student Lounge
Minutes taken by Shelby Hamm
• Attending
o Officers
! Shelby
! Courtney
! Sean
! Teresa
• Announcements
o GSC first meeting occurred on October 5th
! Approved $1,000 for Day of the Dead event
o Spark – 23rd
! Debate – Kyle Jones & Sean Scientism
• New Officers
o Vote to Break Officer Tie
! Seth Wins
o Expectations & Duties
o Questions
• Journal Proposal
o Asked for $1,000
o Printing, editor pay, party, advertisement, etc.
o Note in the back with announcements and student achievements
o One year trial
• Welcome Back Wine & Cheese
o Tuesday October 8th from 4-6pm outside the IAC
o Courtney & Amanda will shop
• Survey
o Add questions to Google document
o Decide next meeting
• Elections
o Open positions
! One GSC Delegate
• Projects
o RSC Student Handbook
! One meeting dedicated to this
o Town Hall
! Wait for survey
• Set program for events
o Have a whole list for the year
o Can change but great to post titles for students to reserve date
• Budget
o Approved, formal copy in next minutes
• Meetings
o Next meeting October 13 at Shelby’s
o Two Meetings per month
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October 21, 2013 Meeting at Religion Student Lounge, 4:00pm
Minutes taken by Shelby Hamm
• Attending
o Officers
! Shelby
! Alex
! Sean
! Teresa
! Courtney
• Journal Proposal
o 2-3 page note at end of issue
! Academic accomplishments
! Announcements
! Voting privileges
! Top papers – by the conference organizations
• SPARK
• RICC
o $600 – Promotion and printing for libraries
o $400 – Promotion, Facebook & postcard/fliers
• Open Positions Vote
o Treasurer – Shelby
o Technology – Courtney
o Editor – Sean
• Survey
o Preliminary Review of Results
o Send email for email addresses, not in survey
• Town Hall
o Week of Nov. 4th
o 1.5 hours
o Follow up question will be sent to all student via email
o One person on panel answer the question if possible
o Topics
i. Courses time & topics
ii. Fellowships, RA, TA
iii. What have you been doing since last year to improve funding for
Fellowships, RA, TA?
iv. Commuter issues
1. (How many commuter students?)
v. What are the long term goals of the department?
1. Is PRT shutting down?
o Panelists – Tammi, Mason, Min Khan
• Handbook
o Amanda’s Section – Courtney will take
• Next Meetings
o October 28th at 6pm in the lounge
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October 28, 2013 Meeting at Religion Student Lounge, 6:00pm
Minutes taken by Shelby Hamm
• Attending
o Officers
! Shelby
! Alex
! Sean
! Anjeanette
! Courtney
• Journal Proposal
o $250 (+ $150 if GSC gives us money)
o Courtney & Sean will make a contract
• Survey
o Review Results
o Prize winners
! Matt Thompson
! Mellissa Williamson
! Elizabeth Staszak
• Town Hall
o November 4th from 4-5:30pm in Albrecht
o Follow up question will be sent to all student via email
o Should be recorded for commuter students
o One person on panel answer the question if possible
o Discussed Topics
o Panelists:
! Tammi
! Mason
! Ingolf
! Khan
• Future Events
o Courtney and Teresa will follow up with topics and times
• Next Meetings
o November 11th at 6pm in the lounge
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November 12, 2013 Meeting at Religion Student Lounge, 6:00pm
Minutes taken by Shelby Hamm
• Attending
o Officers
! Shelby
! Alex
! Sean
! Courtney
• Town Hall
o 21 video views so far
o Next meeting take down video link
o On website have a note for people to email us a request to see it
• Journal Proposal
o Contract reviewed and agreed upon
• Events
o No end of year party
o Moved funds for larger welcome back party in Spring
! Vote = unanimous
• Arts & Humanities Student Association
o Email Lori Ann Ferrell for contact information - Shelby
! Invite them to a collaborative meeting
o Mandatory meeting for RSC & Seth in January for main points
o Humanities Forums?
! Ask Lori Ann Ferrell
• Handbook
o Invited Sara Jack Ross come to a RSC meeting to add to handbook
o Members review it over the break submit an outline by the end of January for
proposed changes
• Next Meeting
o December 2nd at 6pm in the lounge
o Agenda
! Journal Additions
• Courtney will email faculty & students for submissions
! Spring Events
! Handbook
o Next meeting
! Early meeting in January to discuss A&H Association
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December 2, 2013 Meeting at Religion Student Lounge, 6:00pm
Minutes taken by Shelby Hamm
• Attending
o Officers
! Shelby
! Alex
! Teresa
! Courtney
• Budget Update
o $1,250 from GSC
o Set aside some money for the retreat
o Need SPARC dates by February 1st
• Arts & Humanities Student Association
o Invite student associations and all A&H students to a collaborative meeting
• Handbook
o Members review handbook over the break submit an outline by the end of January
for proposed changes
• Fridge
o Ask A&H for money
• Next Meeting: Retreat
o Agenda
! A&H Constitution
! Plan next semester
o Next meeting
! Send doodle poll via email
! After January 11th but asap
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February 6, 2014 Meeting in the IAC Library
Minutes taken by Shelby Hamm
• Attending
o Officers
! Shelby
! Alex
! Teresa
! Courtney
! Sean
• Signed Agreement with Claremont Journal of Religion
o Agreed on terms of funding
• Budget Update
o Under budget
• Upcoming Events
o Next event is the Ice Cream Social
! Courtney is in charge
o Ray Ryan
! Teresa in charge
o Town Hall
! Teresa in charge
• New Student Council - SCAH
o Discussed relationship with new council - undecided
• Next Meeting
o Send doodle poll via email
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February 26, 2014 Meeting in the Religion Lounge
Minutes taken by Shelby Hamm
• Attending
o Officers
! Shelby
! Alex
! Teresa
! Courtney
! Sean
• Budget Update
o Everything balanced
o Moving money from essay contest to end of year party
• Essay Contest
o No entries so contest is canceled
o Teresa will just ask people to speak for the panel
• Next Meeting
o After grad panel
March, 14 2014 Meeting in the Student Success Center
Minutes taken by Shelby Hamm
• Attending
o Officers
! Shelby
! Alex
! Teresa
! Courtney
! Sean
• Budget Update
o GSC funding passed
• Upcoming Events
o SPARC speaker needed
o Grad panel all set
• Next Meeting
o TBD
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April, 3 2014 Meeting at Burkle 16
Minutes taken by Shelby Hamm
• Attending
o Officers
! Shelby
! Alex
! Teresa
! Courtney
! Sean
• Panel
o Went well, 10-15 attended
• Budget Update
o Move all left over funds to graduation party and last meeting
o Consider buying a fridge for the lounge
• Upcoming Events
o Send out nominations for officers
o If no one responds will talk more about future of RSC
• Next Meeting
o Send doodle poll via email after elections
May, 20 2014 Meeting at El Ranchero
Minutes taken by Shelby Hamm
• Attending
o Officers
! Shelby
! Courtney
! Sean
o New Officers
! James Rogers
! Melisa Williamson
• Budget
o Went over the budget for the year
• End of Year Report
o Went over the report
o Small corrections made
o Approved
• Switch Over
o Closet in IAC: shared between RSC & SCAH
o Gave new officers all passwords & records
• Last Meeting of the Year
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