10/13/2011 Community Meeting Notes

We kick things off quickly, as classes are nigh.

  • Announcements
    • SUSDA Funding and Finance meeting Friday October 21st 12:30pm-3pm Pavilion 051
  • Sarah Thomson leads an ice breaker
  • First Year Election Speeches (introduced by Stephanie Weiskopf. Letters of intent have been attached for your reference).
    • Laura-Lynn Horst gives a speech reflecting her ideas for First Year specific programming that targets the Mind, Body and Soul
    • Jacquis Watters  gives a speech reflecting her passion for the position, highlights her experience in undergrad planning events.
    • Dustin asks the candidates specifically about aiding first year transitions. Both candidates point to current struggles, and want to create support network for new students.
  • Alumni Engagement led by Courtney Stringer, Nathan Fanning, and Sarah.
    • Met with Erin Swezey and Jeremy Stringer to plan strategic involvement of alumni for SUSDA and the program.
    • Sarah beginning a quarterly Newsletter for Alumni
    • Courtney to explore Alumni mentoring program for second years.
    • First years interested in getting involved should contact Sarah Thomson or Courtney Stringer.
  • Career in Student Affairs month led by Courtney.
    • Information Fair occurring Thursday, October 27th from 4:00pm-6:00pm in Casey Atrium (First floor of the Casey building).
    • Designed to educate current SDA students, and undergrad students as well.
    • Event will feature 6 speakers (first year in transition, second year, and four current professionals).
    • Name tag system to discern who is SDA professional, and who is an undergraduate.
    • Event is reception style, drop-in, drop-out (so you can come late if necessary)
    • Formal Invitation forthcoming.
  • MAGIS Editor Editor Training led by Ester and Kelly
    • Occurring November 4th from 3:00pm-5:00pm in Pigott 102.
    • There is an Info Session on October 20th 5:00pm-6:00pm in Pigott 106.
  • Committee Updates as needed
    • BYO Pumpkin event will be happening at Nick Cubita’s house. Formal invite to come soon.
    • NODA and ACUHO-I information meeting (National and Regional Internships!) on November 7th 4:00pm-5:45pm in Loyola 202 and 203.
  • Inspiration led by Dustin Grabsch
    • Interested in leading an inspiration at a SUSDA community meeting? (Contact Dustin).
    • Dustin shows a TED video.

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